Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-131
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TUp fi O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY rv Diverse department projects benefit local communities r By Eric Turner correspondent I The Signpost . The Community Involvement Center at Weber State University hosted an inaugural Service Symposium last Friday by showcasing poster presentations for 20 community-based, service-learn- f ing and fac- j", ulty-assigned volunteer projects. "Every proj ect and discipline presented here, whether it seems like the most abstract field or the most practi- cal, ultimately gave students a chance to work with and help other people," said Eric Stern, the faculty advisor for one of the showcased projects. "That is why ser- ' vice-based learning is the way of our century." ; The project Stern ad- vised was an eight-member dance company that traveled to many local schools where they used dancing to teach groups of 300 to 500 children. Stern said some of i, the fields of study and concepts addressed by the company's performance were the arts, self-expression, motivation, communication and even special thinking and mathematics. Some of the other projects that were showcased represented a wide array of service styles, methods and purposes; everything from volunteer work with homeless people in Ogden to volunteer work with the Middle East Policy Council in Washington, D.C. "What we are doing is showcasing projects the students are engaged in," said Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, co-director of the Com munity Involve- m e n t Center, said, "because we think they are really worthwhile projects and it is worthwhile contributions that are being made to the community." Dylan Feik, a i 23-year-old WSU seinor in the political science program said he was J ' pleased with the amount of service WSU students have given. -o "We as students at Weber State," Feik said, "should feel very proud that we have so many students engaged in the community - we log so many f hours. ' "If we can only build on that and get even more people involved," Feik said, "that would just say all the more about Weber State and the kind of schooling students get when they come here." Feik was at the symposium to represent a project entitled Hie DC Experience, a program that sends See Service page 2 to tostl GMta Signpost staff of 75 years to reunite for the first time By Heidi LeBaron news editor I The Signpost When Natalie Clemens was a student at WSU, she worked for The Signpost. An unexpected announcement from hereditor-in-chief soon shaped her life. "When I was the news editor there," Clemens said, "I remember the editor-i n - c h i e f saying, 'We have a new sports editor. He is a new student here. He's cute, and I think probably someone is going to end up liking him. So, I met him, and I liked him.'" Clemens eventually married the sports editor. Theirs is one of 75 years' worth of students involved in production of The Signpost invited to attend the first ever Weber State University Signpost Reunion. Hundreds of editors, reporters and photographers have worked for "You could see in the back of her mind, she was thinking, 'You are crazy, but I am going to let you do it anyway and she did ... the reality was she said, 'This is your paper" Lisa Roskelly, Communications director for the governor Former EIC of The Signpost the students of WSU in those 75 years. All are invited to meet again at WSU for a chance to see the new campus changes, including the Bell Tower Plaza, the office of The Signpost, and Elizabeth Hall. Former and current staff members will also have a chance to see the changes that came from their years at The Signpost. Former Signpost editor, Lisa Roskelly, now the communications director for Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., uses the skills she learned as one of many of the newspaper. She said her advisor, Sheree Josephson, was excellent at letting the students take control and be in charge of the newspaper. "She did a phenomenal job of coming into the newsroom and saying, 'This is your paper,'" Roskelly said. "You could see in the back of her mind, she was See Reunion page 7 ) V 1 n IV' ' ' - n, -J ;) ; & I vVl It ... Ms i M 1 ftri 1.- PHOTO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD THt SICNI'Uil Dancers circle Winston Mason, spiritual leader and member of the Hidatsa tribe, as he introduces the first flag, followed by the flags of the United States and Utah state flag opening the powwow Saturday. WSU American Indian Council hosts 38th Annual Pow Wow By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost The Weber State University American Indian Council hosted its annual Pow Wow last Saturday in the Shepherd Union Ballroom as part of Native American Emphasis week. This year's event was the 38th Annual Pow Wow. Unlike the traditional style, WSU's powwow was not a full-fledged contest and only took place from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, whereas traditional powwows last all weekend. "This is a college-based powwow; it's not a traditional one," said University of Utah student Thomas Bluestone. "A See Native page 2 Young girls dance to the drum beats. See photo spread page 10. Bleeding purple in Hood Battle' Blood competition with Utah State fights donor shortage for American Red Cross V "' K ' 'i j :-. 1 i . i I By Eric Call sr. re'porter I The Signpost Last week at Weber State University, students not only bled purple, but also donated it as a part of the "Blood Battle" with Utah State University. For the battle, each university marketed to students to come donate blood at the American f Red Cross. "It's not so much a real competition," said Arianna Escalante, a student atWSU and organizer of the event. "The 'Blood Battle' aspect is more of a marketing method used to draw people out to donate." There was an excellent turnout of donors at WSU, which has been listed in the past as a school that has less success with blood drives. "Weber has been labeled as a school that the Red Cross has not wanted to come to due to the lack of donors," said Escalante. "This year we've done really well with donating, enough to put us on the same level as bigger schools like U of U and USU." According to Escalante, WSU donating has seen about a 400 percent increase this year. The success has been attributed to more student involvement on campus. Many students came out not only to donate, but also to volunteer to work at the drive, registering donors and handing out juice and snacks to those who had donated. "I had a communications class come to me See Blood p.ige 7 - H KJIU HI BRYAN BUIttRHELU I HL Vl.Ml A A WSU student tries to relax while donating blood in the Shepherd Union Building Thursday afternoon. Javier Outdoor Invitational results See pige 6 I! ens in Grief IliUfc tflO iilluglfiuuaij wujm University of Utah Professor of medicine and pathology, Dr. Gerard Spangrude, will speak at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theatre on stem cell research. Spangrude's lecture is a part of a week-long series of activities for Health Professions Emphasis week. In addition to the lecture on stem cell research, students can learn about the healthcare professions on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building and participate in a blood drive on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Union. Activities for the week include laser tag and mini-golf at Toads Fun Zone from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, an overnight Relay for Life Friday evening at the Duck Pond, and a 5K at the Davis Campus on Saturday morning. The Relay for Life will benefit the American Cancer Society and the 5K will benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute. l..t'oti .itl The Weber State University Pre PA Club is hosting Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the information desk in the Shepherd Union Building, the Science Lab Building microbiology secretary's office and by contacting members of the Pre PA Club. There will also be a baked goods auction. Proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find a cure for blood cancers. For more information, contact Holly Ahem at (801) 710-9285. I7srrsf2sss discuss Weber State University's Center forDiversity and Unity will host two presentations about displacement and internment during World War II. The. first presentation will feature Alice Ilirai, a Japanese American who was interred at Topaz, the former U.S. Japanese internment camp that was located in Central Utah. I lirai will share her experiences at Topaz and give a drum performance to conclude her presentation. The event will he field April 20, 6 p.m., at the Shepherd Union Diversity Center (Room 232). The following day, German immigrant lnngard Dixon, who was displaced from her home in Germany during WWII and sought refuge in the United States, will discuss her experiences. Dixon's presentation will be held April 21, (j p.m., in the I laven Commons area at the WSU Davis Campus. Both events are free and are open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Unity, Stop the Hate and WSU Davis Student Council. For more information, contact Myles Davis at my lesd a visfy1 vveber.edu.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-13, Vol. 79, No. 87|
|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.|