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/ Students bowl over their mid- semester woes ... page 5 Women's soccer qualifies for Big Sky ... page 5 ^ AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 FEATURES 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 IUTJ VOL 82 ISSUE 35 DNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM WSU welcomes grad schools Graduate student fair brings more than 100 outside schools to Weber By Amy Fiscus correspondent I The Signpost Weber State University's Career Services will be hosting a Graduate School Fair Wednesday, where prospective graduate students have the opportunity to speak with representatives of graduate programs from more than 100 different schools. "They (students) get an opportunity to talk with a representative from the university that they're interested in attending," said Winn Stanger, director of Career Services. "They can find out application procedures, can talk to them about qualities that they're looking for in applicants. They can find out about the graduate exams they can take and get some idea of what acceptable scores are on the exams. Stanger also said that students should research the programs they are interested in and come prepared with questions. He recommends that students ask questions about program admission rates, tuition costs and the application process, like if an interview is required. He said students should also make sure they are prepared to get their applications in on time. "I recommend (students) come dressed professionally," Stanger said. "In many cases, the individual they See Fair page 5 Dramming up some culture PHOTO BY JERRICA ARCHIBALD | THE SIGNPOST Panel talks religion in politics By Kasey Van Dyke news editor I The Signpost Weber State University's student senate and Multicultural Student Center hosted a panel Tuesday discussing the role religion has in national politics. Led by WSUSA Diversity Vice President Lonald Wishom, "In God We Trust? Religion vs. State" featured several professors from campus, as well as community leaders and students. Wishom opened the discussion by playing footage of a recent campaign rally for Rick Perry, in which a Texas evangelical leader and Perry supporter stated his belief that GOP candidate Mitt Romney is not a Christian because of his Mormon faith. Romney's religious views have been called into question on many occasions since his 2008 campaign. This controversy has acted as a segue to the question: How much should religious views affect a campaign or voter? Kelsey Capoferri, president of the Gay-Straight Alliance and a self-proclaimed atheist, said religion should have little to no effect on a person's campaign platform or a voter's decision on a political matter. "What faith you have isn't important," she said. "I think it shouldn't be the deciding factor." Steve Olsen, chair for the Weber County Democrats, said it can be hard finding balance between religion and politics. "People who say you can't be a good Latter-day Saint and a good Democrat are liars," he said. Thorn Kuehls, a WSU political science professor, said he remembers the controversy four years ago. He said the decision to run a strongly religious campaign should be made by the candidate. "If a candidate wants to use their faith, that's their choice," he said. The role of religion for voters was also brought up. Betty Sawyer, coordinator for the GEAR-UP Division of Student Affairs, said voters often rely on religious values to make their See Politics page 5 A group of drummers thumped out beats in the Atrium Tuesday for the Center for Diversity and Unity's monthly "Sessions on the Ledge." In the past, Sessions has featured a cellist and mariachi band, among other groups, in order to showcase cultural diversity. Inspiring qualities of leadership Conference highlights women in business By Tracy Dunlap news reporter I The Signpost Business women gathered for the Ogden Weber Chamber Conference, an event aimed at inspiring and empowering leadership qualities in attendance. This year, the eighth annual Business Women's Conference, with the theme "Women Empowerment: A Leadership Journey," was held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building Ballrooms. The conference consisted of a few breakout sessions and two speeches by Barbara Matthews and Amanda Dickson. "Our purpose for these conferences is to tell women they can do more than they think they're capable of doing," said Mari New- bold, a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Matthews, founder of the Wasatch Woman Magazine, discussed "true leadership," which she defined as leading in the small moments in life. She told her audience they should not only worry about what they say or do in public, but also what they say and do in private moments with family and close friends, including themselves. "People matter more than business," Matthews said. "Your contribution to those you influence is a compilation of the small decisions you make every day." Matthews later told her story of dealing with depression from being a stay-at-home mother and having a divorce. She said she realized it See Empower page 5 PHOTO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD | THE SIGNPOST Amanda Dickson spoke about the need for women to make sure they don't get too ahead of themselves when striving for their goals at the Business Women's Conference.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2011-10-26, Vol. 82, No. 35|
|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.|