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Lady 'Cats prepare for Thunderbirds see page 6 CALENDAR 2 EDITORIAL 3 BUSINESS& SCIENCE 4 SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS 9 THE 1 934 (3 I'ettSt rffc rsrj 2 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM 009 I QSI More vaccines than Shorter lines than expected for H1N1 shots By Spencer Garn assL news editor I The Signpost Despite e-mails, automated phone calls, text messages and a notification via the student Weber Portal, the Weber Morgan Health Department (WMHD) only administered roughly 80 of '8,000 available H1N1 vaccines Monday and Tuesday in the Dee Events Center. Lori Buttars, the WMHD Adjunct faculty oppose benefits change Billiards teachers say tuition benefit decrease may jeopardize future of a i i . ii Wildcat Lanes and class availability It's going to put a strain on me financially, i Alan Monson Alan Monson, adjunct billiards teacher and WSU junior, looks on while playing billiards at Wildcat Lanes in the Shepherd Union Building. New Web Information Technology looking for ways to improve services on campus By Shauna Westergard news reporter I The Signpost Students who have questions or comments for Information Technology (IT) on campus now have an easier way to share their thoughts. WSU's IT division has launched a new Web site this semester that is specifically designed for feedback, both positive and negative. The Web site, "Tell Us About IT," allows students, staff and faculty to leave comments, as vvells view comments from other people. There is also a link under each category that offers information about the category and the information technology that is offered. Alan Livingston, director of research, development and plan public information spokesperson, attributed the moderate turnout to cold weather. She also said the WMHD didn't actively notify the entire public about the vaccinations until after they had targeted students of Weber State University. "We weren't sure we would get a lot of college students coming down to our offices," Buttars said. "We wanted to make sure that they had an opportunity to at least say 'I wanted it' or 'I didn't.'" Clearfield resident Ta-Niesha Hansen started waiting for a vaccination outside the Dee Events Center two hours before the doors opened Tuesday morning. "I got turned away last See Vaccines page 5 PHOTO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD THF SC.NT057 site welcomes user's ning, first got the idea of creating this Web site while traveling in Europe. There is a Web site called EuroCheapo.com that is similar to Travelocity where people can find hotels that are rated by other customers in several different areas. This makes it possible for travelers to find a hotel within their budget and to know ahead of time what the service will be like. Livingston said he wanted students and faculty to be able to give feedback in a way similar to these hotel Web sites. "We should let people review our services the way they let us review hotels." Livingston said. "That was the source of the idea." Just as other travelers can share feedback on Travelocity, Tell Us About IT provides an avenue for t PHOTO RY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD THE SIGNPOST Members of the Ogden community and WSU students line up an hour before the doors open for the H1N1 vaccinations on Monday morning, Nov. 16. The Weber-Morgan Health Department did not see the turnout they expected and during the event asked the university to do additional advertising. tU Alan Monson, a Weber State University junior, moved from California t0 ogden, utah, be- cause of the financial ben efits he would receive for being an adjunct professor. When Monson first started teaching billiards in the Shepherd Union Building's Wildcat Lanes, he received srx hours of tuition waiver for every hour of class he taught. Now, due to a change in policy, which gives adjuncts one hour of tuition benefit for every hour taught, Monson said he is worried not only about his own education but also about the effects the change could have on Wildcat Lanes as a whole. "It's going to put a strain on me financially," Monson said. "I moved back here from California; I lived in California for five years. I moved back to finish school because I got the benefit and now that I'm only going to be able to get one credit hour free, I don't know if I'm going to be able to take a full load or what I'm going to do money wise to actually make it every semester and get done on time." Monson said he would like to finish school at WSU but rather than the planned year and a half it would take him to finish, he's now looking at three years of school in order to make things work with his finances and schedule. "As far as teaching, I may teach one class, if I can fit it into my schedule," Monson said, "but students to share their experiences with other students and faculty in 11 different areas. These areas include phone and voicemail, computer and software, WSU e-mail, and support for events and activities. If a student wants to know, what other students are saying about WSU e-mail they can go to the Tell Us About IT Web site. Students that use the e-mail service can leave their comments for other students as well as for the IT division. If the IT division recognizes a problem, they will be able to fix it. Ben Barraza, a Web site architect with IT, has worked on the programming of this Web site and said this is one of the ways the IT department is listening to the student body. "We are continually looking for feedback in the direction with the campus community on the services that we provide," Barraza said. "This is one of the first ways we are people I won't be able teach multiple classes to get multiple credits. I don't think with my schedule the way it is now, I would be able to pick up more classes. Maybe one more but that's not going to do much." Wildcat Lanes Coordinator and Intercollegiate Bowling Coach Fred Meaders said the adjuncts who teach bowling and billiards, along with other physical education classes, have been grateful for the benefit system before the change. "It's been a program that's been really a very effective one in a partnership with the P.E. department because adjuncts are very inexpensive as teachers go," Meaders said, "especially the ones that don't have degrees but are still experts in the field that they are teaching in for an activity class, which is what the P.E. ones are." Meaders said he is worried for all of the adjuncts that are students, but is particularly concerned for those that are juniors and seniors that, due to inflexible schedules, may result in some of them not being able to teach or even attend school. "It affects our students because now all of a sudden, many of them who have been counting on this, knowing it was that way in the past as a way to finance their education and like any other student, if all of a sudden if you take that away from them now it's raising their tuition an amazing amount compared to what they were paying or what See Benefits page 5 feedback going about doing that." The IT division's theme for this year is, "If it's broken, fix it. If it isn't broken, improve it." By getting feedback from the faculty and student body through this Web site, the IT division will have a better idea of what is causing the most grief and what needs improvement.Another IT Web site that goes along with this theme is the FixIT Web site. This site is not online yet but will be soon and is intended to allow students and faculty to inform the IT division when something is broken. Senior Alyssia Pyne said she thinks this Web site is a good idea. "I think it's great that the IT program has found a way to connect with people without having to go to them directly, and it really opens a lot of doors," Pyne said. Livingston said the IT division See Feedback page 5 News in brief Retired accounting professor dies. Funeral services to be held Thursday SALT LAKE CITY, Utah Donald Pari Holman died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at Salt Lake Regional Hospital from complications due to pneumonia. Holman was best known as an assistant professor of accounting for 30 years at Weber State University. Holman viewed his life, even after paralysis from polio as a 'most interesting ride'. Holman is survived by his wife, daughters, eight grandchildren and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at the LDS Stake Center 220 W. 975 N. Sunset, UT 84015. Viewings will take place on both Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 5865 S. 1900 W. Roy, UT 84067, and from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at the Sunset Stake Center prior to Friday's services. Interment will be at die Murray City Cemetery 5490 S Vine St." Murray, UT 84107. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myers-mortuary.com. Twin girls joined at top of heads successfully separated after 25-hour surgery in AustraliaMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A team of 16 surgeons and nurses successfully concluded 25 hours of delicate surgery Tuesday to separate twin Bangladeshi girls who had been joined at their heads, sharing blood vessels and brain tissue. It is too early to know whether the two-year-old girls, Trishna and Krishna, suffered any brain damage during the marathon operation an outcome doctors said had a 50-50 chance. The girls will remain in an induced coma for monitoring for several days after the completion of the surgery. The medical team began the work Monday morning on separating the girls, who were brought to Australia as infants by an aid organization. "The teams managed to separate their brains and they are both very well," Royal Children's Hospital chief Leo Don-nan told reporters. "Now we have the long task of the reconstructive surgery, which will go on for many hours." NY man attacked by buck while tossing firewood MOIRA, N.Y. (AP) A northern New York man is recovering after being attacked by a 10-point buck while he was loading firewood. Authorities said Gerald Dabiew, 56, was cut and bruised from head-to-toe by the buck outside his house in Moira, 200 miles north of Albany. "He got me down on the ground, and it was then I knew that he really wanted to kill me," Dabiew told The Watertown Daily Times. Dabiew's house is surrounded by woods, so he didn't think twice Friday when he saw the buck crossing the road until the animal charged and knocked him down. Dabiew wrapped his legs around the animal's neck and held onto its antlers as it battered him. Every time Dabiew tried to wrestle himself loose, the buck would ram him again, he said. The attack on Friday lasted several minutes before the buck ran off. "I don't know why he came around. All I was doing was throwing wood," he said. "I'm not even a hunter."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-11-18, Vol. 80, No. 42|
|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.|