Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-02-091
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Polygamy: enough love to go around? i -'L The (H 0 w"" STAIE u"iv"sity,i ifj & See page 4 gv:g in Grief d " f) - - M - : rzi nn nn n.P n . I T7 i. -r NCAA warns WSU, eight other Division I teams about post-season bans PHOTO BY CATHERINE MORTIMER IHt 5CNPOM Members of the WSU football team look up at the JumboTron at the University of Utah game Sept. 27 last year. The team is one of eight schools that are facing possible sanctions for poor academic progress. By Matt Gerrish sports editor I The Signpost After the national high school signing day last Wednesday, the Weber State University Football Team looked like all the cards were falling into place for a successful 2009 season. However, a dark cloud surfaced over die weekend when the NCAA announced it is preparing to hand down postseason bans because of academic deficiencies in nine Division One schools, with WSU football being one of the candidates. This marks a significant move for the NCAA, which has slapped many athletic programs with bans on bowl appearances and other postseason play for serious violations of non-academic related rules, but now they are tipping the ante on academic issues. "We are in the process of demonstrating to the NCAA the progress that has been made widi regards to our football team's academic performance and APR scores," said WSU Athletic Director Jerry Graybeal in a press release. The Wildcat football team has been sanctioned for unsatisfactory academic progress before. Last May, the NCAA implemented sanctions on WSU for having an Academic Progress Report of 853, which at the time, was in the bottom 10 percent of Division I football teams. As a result, WSU lost nearly five full scholarships for potential recruits and were forced to cut practices from the normal 20 hours per week down to 16. The other four hours were used for regular team study sessions. See Sancfions page 5 rasing campus Officers attribute local rise in crime to economic strife By Heidi Le Baron news editor I The Signpost A notice taped on one of the glass doors of the Weber State Univeristy Student Services Building requested the assistance of students in finding a stolen laptop. The poster described the lost computer and included a contact number. It's the mark of a trend. In the past two weeks, WSU police have reported three stolen laptop computers, only one of which they have reported as recovered. "All the law enforcement agencies are seeing a spike," said Dane LeBlanc, WSU Chief of Police. He said WSU has seen a definite increase in crime as the economy has been taking a hit. "Anytime you see the economy get the way it is," LeBlanc said, "and the unemployment rates start to rise like it is and (there are) no jobs out there. There's not many jobs. People start to get a little bit desperate so you do see a spike in crime and we're seeing it here." He said in the past six months, WSU has seen an increase in crime. Last semester, See Crime page 5 w eber .Rocks Weber Rocks, Weber State University's first Climbing Compitition took off Saturday morning, Feb. 7. Ken Cisco (right) from Westminister Collage competed in the intermediate level. Prizes were awarded in three divisions. Climbers earned points for difficulty of courses and number of attempts to complete a course. The event was held in the Swenson Gym on WSU campus. Tracy Hansford (below) was one of the many competitors. The competition was classified as a "bouldering competition" which means compe-titiors climbed without harnesses on a marked course. Aproxamately fifty people competed Saturday morning. Winners recieved a Crazy Creek chair and a climbing rope. ' : :-';:-: : " : L , . ----- - !''.' ' ' -iy . r ' S .' 4 , 4- : i i !v-. " ' v - ' 'h HHUIOS B1 BRYAN BUTTERHtLD IHt SGM'OM Petitions for student i-fee money concluded Friday By Cimaron Neugebauer correspondent I The Signpost The Weber State University Student Fee Recommendation Committee (SFRC) held their final week of presentations on Friday. The Non-Traditional Center requested a $22,422 increase. The increase would enable the hiring of a low-salary part-time advisor. More than 56 percent of WSU campus is considered non-traditional, this includes married students and those 25 and older. Jan Winniford, vice president of Student Affairs, mentioned the Dossibilitv of taking $5,000 from the Student Affairs division to help fund the Non-Traditional Center for a much-needed increase. "We have identified some money from an unfilled position that we may allocate towards that position," Win niford said, "if the committee agrees." The Debate team rescinded their initial request of $2,000 increase to no in-crease.The team has transformed its program in recent years on a meager budget. Out of 114 nationwide debate programs, WSU Debate currently "We just keep working through each area and have conversation until we get to that bottom line where we eve out requests with allocations." Jan Winniford, Student Affairs vice president ranks 31st, beating out several Ivy League schools with massive funding. Debate is primarily funded by the SFRC; only 19 percent of their funding comes from the government.The Women's Center helps provide mentoring and support to all women on campus. They plan to use carry-forward money from previous years to fund their program for the next year. They are asking for no increase. TIw Signpost asked for a onetime $5,102 increase to their base funding for new computers to replace outdated electronic hardware and software programs. The Signpost receives 45 percent of their allocated fiscal budget from student fees; the remaining 55 percent comes from marketed advertisements. A one-time $1,250 increase was also requested by Weber State News, die WSU TV station, See Petitions page 5 Race for the cure WSU chapter of Relay For Life kick-off to spring semester fighting cancer By Megan Heiner correspondent I The Signpost Relay For Life is a great way to remember someone who has lost their life to cancer and also to celebrate those who have won' the fight. Each team has a common goal of earning at least $1,000. All of the money teams raise goes to the American Cancer Society for research to help find out more information and cures for all types of cancer. "It was not only one of the r1 j "' f v m " X '-- funnest things I have ever participated in," said Sheryl Layton, a Relay For Life participant, "but 1 felt like I was really making a difference." Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while V ll K( I KI.I.A1IOKI.III ORG See Race page 5 ,tiilOu J uauMio iuun Monday, Feb. 9, 1-2 p.m.: FederalState Security Agencies Panel Discussion A panel discussion will be held with eight federal and state agencies in the Wildcat Theater for students regarding available positions within each agency. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.: "Rock Band" competition Students are invited to participate in the video game "Rock Band" contest held at the Union Fireplace Lounge. Participants will compete for prizes, and all students are welcome to enter. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. -3 p.m.: WSU Career Fair 2009 The WSU Career Fair is an opportunity for students and alumni to network with employers and For more information, contact Career Services at 626-6393, or visit them in the Room 230 of the Student Services Building. StcrytsH3R3 festival ccn:i::D rc!j. 23-25 Weber State University's 13th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 23-25, celebrating storytelling with special guest storytellers and a variety of odier activities. Festival events will take place at the Davis Conference Center, OgdenEccles Conference Center, Peery's Egyptian Theater, Treehouse Children's Museum, various local schools and across WSU's Ogden campus. The 2009 festival will feature four nationally renowned storytellers: Diane Ferlatte, Angela Lloyd, Randel McGee and Tim Tingle. Ferlatte and Lloyd have been audience favorites at previous WSU storytelling festivals. It will be the first festival appearance for McGee and Tingle. The festival also will feature performances from approximately 30 local storytellers and about 70 stiident storytellers from Davis, Morgan, Ogden and Weber school districts. Festival organizers hold auditions every other year to choose participants. This is one of the few opportunities in the country for children to share their tales on stage. LcvoCcctcrmt::3 i t- PI H )i'J I., liKlAN III) I II k, IIIIJ i i i II .(,;.( )., Pete Correale, a comedian from New York, preformed in the Student Union Building Ballroom A Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. He has been on David letter-man, comedy central, and the tonight show. Correale talked about being from New York, his fear of flying, dating, and marriage. May 30, Correale will debut his first 1 hour special. The show will be titled "Things We Do For Love" and will air on Comedy Central.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-02-09, Vol. 79, No. 64|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|