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f t\^ Weber State wins on the road 8-4 ...page 6 a WSU student designs swimwear ...page 4 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 FEATURES 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 eWeber gets new, flexible look By Cozette Jenkins asst. news editor I The Signpost Weber State University's Information Technology Division has launched a beta version of the new eWeber portal. Everyone at WSU will automatically transition to this new version on March 5. Students can explore the beta portal by visiting www.weber.edu and clicking the new eWeber graphic under the traditional login area. "The current portal was not very flexible and was running on code that was many years old," said Peter Waite, web service Contract extends Dew Tour connection PHOTO BY NATHAN CAULFORD I THE SIGNPOST In this 2011 file photo, a crowd watches as a skier flies through the air upside down during the Dew Tour at Snowbasin. Weber State University's athletic training education program and Winning Medical International Corporation have signed a contract that will allow WSU students to continue to gain sports medicine experience at Dew Tour events. manager. "It was somewhat outdated and didn't allow us to incorporate the new Web 2.0 features that users expect, so we launched this project to develop a portal that had a lot See eWeber page 5 Social work students visit with lawmakers Capitol field trip educates students on legislative process By Lauren Gardner correspondent I The Signpost Weber State University's American Social Welfare Policy class attended "Day at the Legislature" at the State Capitol building Monday. Students witnessed debates and sessions inside the Utah House of Representatives and senate chambers. The class also met Senator Ross Romero, who has introduced the Adoption by a Co-Parent bill to the legislature. "It basically says if you are the parent of a child, you can decide who will be the co- parent," Romero said. "It allows the parent to decide who they think would be the best co-parent for their child." Many students in the American Social Welfare Policy class plan to pursue social work careers at adoption agencies or similar companies. The bill would allow a parent to legally make another person who would not normally have parental rights a "co-parent" to a child, whether it's a family member, friend or life partner. "It does have implications for the LGBT community," Romero said. "However, it has implications for a lot of people. If you think your sister would be the best parent to your child should you pass away, you can legally make it so. As our community gets more diverse, and as families become more integrated, it's important to remember we are all Utahns." Professor Sean Pressey, who teaches the American Social Welfare Policy class, said there is no better way to learn about how legislation can affect certain areas within social work than to see it actually happening. "I want my students to ask questions," Pressey said. "I want them to start opening See Capitol page 5 Leadership door opens for grad students Student senate makes it easier for grad students to hold elected office By Laurie Reiner news reporter I The Signpost The Weber State University Student Senate discussed in its weekly senate meeting Monday a proposed bill that would allow a WSU graduate student to hold elected student office while only enrolled in nine credit hours. According to the WSU policies and procedures manual, graduate students are considered full- time students if they are taking nine or more credit hours. However, in order to hold office in student government, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Students will vote on the bill during this year's election. "They can (hold office), but they have to hold 12 credit hours to run for it," said Brady Harris, Davis campus senator. "In the graduate programs, none of them have 12 credit hours. It's mostly 6-9, so asking a graduate student to take 12 is not a fair load for them." If the bill passes, graduate students will be able to run for an elected office with a lower amount of credit hours next year. "This is something that, if ratified, it would need to be presented See Senate page 5 PHOTO BY TYLER BROWN | THE SIGNPOST Weber State University's Davis campus senator, Brady Harris, proposes a bill to allow WSU graduate students to hold elected student offices while only enrolled in nine credit hours.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-02-01, Vol. 82, No. 63|
|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.|