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No shame during No- Shave November ... page 4 Lillard returns from injury in blowout win ... page 6 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 FEATURES 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 wsuaium Breaking ground mayor By Spencer Garn editor-in-chief I The Signpost A Weber State University alumnus was elected mayor of Ogden Tuesday, defeating a fellow alumnus. "We're absolutely thrilled with the victory," said Mike Caldwell, the mayor elect. "It's been a long six months. I mean, to be honest right now, we feel really tired." Caldwell, 40, will replace another WSU graduate, Matthew Godfrey — who decided not to run for re-election after 12 years of service — when he is sworn in as the next mayor of Ogden next lanuary He is currently the Weber County public information officer, and his opponent, Brandon Stephenson, has been a member of the Ogden City Council for the last seven years. Caldwell defeated Stephenson with 61 percent of the vote. More than 7,000 Ogden residents voted, or 24 percent of the total number of registered voters. Caldwell credited volunteers and a message that resonated with voters for Tuesday's victory. "We're very, very happy," he said. Caldwell graduated from WSU in 1994 with a degree in communications. He spent part of his campaign meeting with WSU professors and administrators. "I think Weber State's a great institution, and I look forward to working with everybody there," Caldwell said. "I think we've got some great opportunities in front of us." Caldwell said one of those opportunities is to help WSU students become more integrated into downtown Ogden. "We've had some participation in the past, but I think there's some opportunities to plug Weber State student body into different internship programs and different programs and different job opportunities and some of the economic devlopement that's going on downtown," Caldwell said Tuesday night. "I think Weber's one of the key assets and resources in Ogden, and I think it's critical that we are chearleading the university and we give all of the students reasons to come downtown and really get involved in and love Ogden." Caldwell said his election was helped by his WSU education. "Weber State is first-class, unique opportunities," Caldwell said. "It's a really unique university education and I really appreciated it." WSU is unique, he explained, because of how accessible professors are. He said he believes the student-friendly environment See Election page 10 Coach Mac says "bye" By Nathan Davis sports editor I The Signpost After 20 years of coaching Division I football and seven years as the head coach ofWe- ber State University's football team, Ron McBride has announced his retirement at the end of the 2011 season in a press conference at Stewart Stadium on Tuesday McBride said he decided it was time to step down because, while he feels the team is in a good position and has a bright future, a new voice is needed. "It was my decision, nobody else's decision," McBride said. "I looked at where this program is. All the players are in the right classes, the program is exactly where it needs to be, and I just felt they need a new voice at the top." WSU Athletic Director ferry Bovee said, while McBride wanted to quietly step away, it was important to give the fans a chance to say goodbye. "Coach came to me last week," Bovee said, "and started to talk about in his mind howre- tirement would go for him and frankly, doing this today was important to our program so that our fans have the opportunity on Saturday to be here and celebrate his career." An emotional McBride said coaching has been a part of his life for so long, he isn't sure what he will do now. "The last 60 years has been football only," McBride said. "That has really been my whole life." McBride came to WSU in December 2004 and took over a struggling WSU football program. In his seven years in Ogden, McBride revitalized the program and led the Wildcats to the Football Championship Series playoffs two years in a row. He had an overall record of 38-32 and a Big Sky Conference record of 29- PHOTO BY AMANDA LEWARK I THE SIGNPOST Administrators make the first groundbreaking digs at the new WSU Davis campus building location. The building is expected to be use in June 2013. Campus expansion starts at WSU Davis By Brandon Arnett correspondent I 77?e Signpost It was a historical day for Weber State University Tuesday as they broke ground for a new building at WSU's Davis campus. "We could not have done it without the leg islatures," Millner said. "They are the ones that make a difference and make this project happen, and they do that because they believe in higher education." University officials said they believe the ground-breaking is a new building block for the Davis community for the coming years. "It literally does take a community to build a campus," said WSU President Ann Millner. See Expansion page 5 PHOTO BY SPENCER GARN I THE SIGNPOST Ron McBride pauses during his retirement announcement Tuesday afternoon. Walker pushes students to succeed Famed Heisman Trophy-winner discusses mental illness in athletics By Thomas Alberts asst. news editor l 77?e Signpost Former National Football League player and Heisman trophy winner Herschel Walker spoke in the Shepherd Union Building Tuesday. "All my life, I was told I wasn't good enough," Walker said. "So I made somebody who was good enough." WSU Convocations brought Walker to speak on overcoming life's challenges. Amongst his own personal struggles was overcoming dissociative identity disorder during the high point of his career. "We chose Herschel Walker be cause he really embodied what we're going for in mainly overcoming any obstacle that you can overcome throughout all the challenges in your life," said Thomas fudd, a WSU sophomore and arts and lectures chair for the WSU Student Association. During his lecture, Walker talked about his early childhood and moments he experienced when peers and students would tell him he wasn't good enough. Walker said this pushed him to prove to his naysayers that he was good enough and caused him to excel in both academics and sports. See Illness page 5 PHOTO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD I THE SIGNPOST Former national football player Herschel Walker spoke Tuesday about mental illness in athletics. Walker was brought to WSU as the convocations speaker.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2011-11-09, Vol. 82, No. 41|
|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|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University of Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|