Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-10-131
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The O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY )iy in the life of a hunter See p.i,'0 4 1 Jens in Brio A imp o si. rnrftf( firm mmn u u u u m. I J i rr i n Challenges of change confront WSU students with disabilities By Brian Giles correspondent I 77)e Signpost The new Shepherd Union Building is bringing praise, but also a new set of challenges for some of the constituents of the Weber State University Disability Center. Approximately 200 WSU students have some kind of physical disability, according to Services for Students with Disabilities Director Jeff Morris. WSU Disability Student Senator Ben Price is visually impaired and .said he hasn't found the new building any easier to navigate than the old one. "The open spaces I think make it difficult," Price said. "Plus, the vendors are a little bit difficult to access." Despite that, Price said he prefers the new Union Building to the old one. "I like the new one because it's larger, to be honest," he said. "It gives people more room to spread out, and there's more places to go in it." Price said he didn't have any ideas on what could have been done to make the building more accessible to blind students. The other group affected by the building's design is the group of students with mobility impairments. WSU Zoology freshman Melissa Chandler, who uses a wheelchair, said the new building is pretty good for accessibility. "I wish that they would group all of the student support stuff together maybe a bit better than they have it," she said. Chandler said it is difficult to find all the building has to offer for someone who isn't well acquainted with the area, particularly since wheelchairs require ramps and elevators. "At least on the third floor, I find that very much the case," she said. "1 didn't know they had a bowling alley back there behind the pool tables." Chandler said she wished there were more signs directing people where to go. Chandler also said the openness of the building allows people to separate into smaller groups, like cliques. She said she doesn't like the location of the food court because it is the same area used for the booths set up in the atrium. Chandler said the set-up of the booths : V 10 ' J ' themselves are another problem. "If you're having accessibility issues and they put stuff there and people are sitting there talking, you can't get through there." Chandler said the booths could be moved to the third floor because of all the space. Oneareathat Chandler said couldhaveimproved accessibility is the top level of the bookstore. The merchandise makes it difficult to maneuver. "They're not very accessible for wheelchairs," Chandler said. The issues are quite different for the deaf students. Amelia Williams, ASL interpreter for Services for Students with Disabilities, said communicating with food vendors isn't See Adapt page 5 SOUK t: M .1111 1 II ii !! 115 Art exhibit captures Swedish culture By Cimaron Neugebauer correspondet I The Signpost In the west end of Weber State University's Shepherd Union Building is a wall marked up in the name of art. Many students may miss the Shepherd Union Gallery as they rush past it into the breezeway that links the Union and the Student Services Building together. WSU art major Amanda Akebrand marked up this very gallery wall in honor of her Swedish heritage and considers her future cleanup worth the effort. "I have to paint. I thought I would be able to wash it off, but no." Akebrand said, regarding the cleanup of her project. "I think it is worth it, you might as well go all out if you are going to do it." The idea for the project began when Akebrand noticed she could understand and know her country through song. She was born in Germany, and speaks Swedish as her native tongue. Akebrand said that as she felt a need to come to know her heritage, she began to understand and know her country through song, which she said is the "Swedish tradition." She was very interested to find that words, songs and melodies could shape a person's idea of a place. This is the first time she has done anything with music. The walls of the art exhibit are scribbled with lyrics the See Exhibit page 5 " ' 'i sr.--. : ' J Wildcats get cold feet PHOrO BY CATHERINE MORTIMER I IHt SK.NI'OSI WSU rugby player Vita Sainu struggles to break free of a Utah Valley University player on a snowy Saturday afternoon. See this week's Signpost for full coverage on the 27-6 loss the Wildcats endured. a moio s Weber S . -11 - - ' mi limlliim i,, t- , - ,m 'i rr t tat Greek community builds campus involvement with mob-style party rooms PI KJIU HY ERiL CALL lilt SICNPOSf With Stephanie Toponce (left) on one arm and Jessica West (right) on the other, Greek godfather Brad Wahlstrom (center) makes an entrance at the Mafia party, flanked by bodyguards for the evening. By Eric Call sr. reporter 1 The Signpost Fedoras, suits and flapper dresses are all things that reminice of the Roaring '20s. At the Mafia party held Thursday night by the WSU Greek Council, all were present. "It's a first-time thing, its another recruitment opportunity for us," said Rachel Bohorquez, WSU Media Relations Director for the Greek Council. "We put this on forthe campus," said Brad Wahlstrom, President of Greek Life at WSU. "This is more of an entertainment kind of a thing with a theme. We put on an ad campaign, we papered the residency halls. We're just trying to get people involved and have fun doing it." Despite the proximity to Halloween, the idea for the Mafia party was conceived in June of last year to draw students out and get them involved. "Almost all of our Greeks came out for this," Wahlstrom said. "This is the heart and soul of what the Greek community is." The Greek Council all appeared dressed in their best mafia garb. Wahlstrom introduced all of the different presidents of sororities and fraternities at the beginning of the party. The Greek Council held an audience oriented costume contest, and gave prizes for the best-dressed male and female. A wide variety of brightly colored suits and fedoras decorated the stage and the audience cheered the most vibrant colored mobsters. The person who received the most cheers won the prize. A live band then performed various Big Band swing selections enticing partygoers to dance and have some fun to their favorite '20s music. Along with the guitar, bass and drums, there were the traditional brass instruments of jazz and swing. See Mafia page 5 Diversity cctfsrsnce to feature music The WSU 10th annual Diversity conference, beginning Thursday Oct. 23 through Friday Oct. 24, will highlight diversity in music. The keynote address will be given by Dr. James . Makubaya, an enthomusicologist from Wabash College, Indiana. Makubaya will open the conference with a conversation and performance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be breakout sessions on Latin influence, Jazz, Negro Spirituals, Pioneer and Polk traditions of Utah and Lthnofusion. Featured performers include the Taiko Drums of Ogden, Joe McQueen and Brad Wheeler. Religion and etrJcs lunch discass&n In partnership with the WSU Diversity center, the Center for Religion and Ethics will host a campus discussion on Religion and Ethics Wednesday, Oct 15 at 1 p.m. in the food court. This weekly event is free and open to all WSU students, staff, faculty and anyone from the Ogden community wIki is imi-resied. The discussion series is based on the PBS program "Religion and Ethics News weekly." This week's discussion will include three programs. "Kosher Ethics," is a video story of kosher food production and worker safety. "Reverend Forrest Church" is a profile on the leading Unitarian Universalist minister Forrest Church and his perspectives on life and death after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Also included is a film about the religious perspective of young voters in "Young Evangelicals and the Candidates." r:3stsRicil3prexr The Weber State Snowboard Team will present the "Guns Out" video premier on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Wildcat Theater. Admission for a raffle ticket and pizza will be $5, admission without pizza will be $3. An Atomic snowboard will be among raffle prizes that evening. Interested individuals can visit the WSST myspace page www.myspace.com wsusnowboardclub. Gr2tfH2!3SrjS5f2Sr tOCGKiStOO'J On Tuesday Oct. 28, Career Services will be hosting the annual Grad School Fair. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building ballrooms. The fair will offer students near graduation networking options and information resources for multiple graduate programs. All students are welcome to attend.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-10-13, Vol. 79, No. 28|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State University|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|