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Football to face off against UC Davis page 6 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4 SPORTS 6 HELP WANTED 7 Fair shows students grad school options By Thomas Alberts news reporter I The Signpost On Wednesday, Weber State University hosted the Graduate School Fair in the Shepherd Union Building Ballrooms to give graduate schools at WSU and from other schools around the state and country a chance to showcase themselves to WSU students. Generally, those with a master's degree can make 20 percent more than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the fair's webpage on the WSU website. As a result, some students at WSU express interest in graduate programs at the university or at other schools throughout the state and region. Many of them showed up Wednesday to tour the booths that were set up for the fair. While checking off a list of graduate school booths to visit during the fair, Kayla Blackford, Students gather at flagpole to pray By Laurie Reiner asst. news editor I The Signpost See You at the Pole is an event that started back in 1990. Now millions of people gather around flagpoles at their schools and pray on the fourth Wednesday of every September. At Weber State University, students gathered around the flagpole at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning to pray. This is WSU's third year participating in See You at the Pole. The event is usually organized through InterVarsity, the Christian fellowship organization on campus. "To be able to join the rest of the country is something powerful," said Michael Vazquez, a Bible study leader with InterVarsity. This was Vazquez's second year attending See You at the Pole, and this year he helped organize the event. He said it is powerful to know people are praying at the same time all around the country. InterVarsity did not need to get permission from the university to gather at the flagpole, and there are no rules against praying in public at WSU, but that is not the case at all universities. "In some universities, InterVarsity is banned," Vazquez said. "It's important we gather and pray about that. We See Flagpole page 5 PHOTO BY CADE CLARK I THE SIGNPOST Mike Hinschberger (left) from the University of North Dakota answers questions from WSU student Mindy Brown. one of the students in attendance on Wednesday, said she is looking for certain aspects in a graduate program. "I'm looking for professors who are going to help me get to the next place in my career, good resources and good research mentors," Blackford said. Blackford said she has an interest in microbi ology and that, despite WSU's graduate opportunities, she would need to find her resources elsewhere. "It (WSU) just doesn't have the programs I'm looking for," she said. English professor Hal Crimmel, who manned the English master's booth for WSU, said See Grad Fair page 5 Smart's parents speak on power of prayer By Raychel Johnson news editor I The Signpost On lune 5, 2002, Elizabeth Smart, a 14-year- old child, was kidnapped from her bedroom by Brian David Mitchell. She was missing from her family for nine months and was found only a few miles from their home. Ed and Lois Smart, parents of Elizabeth and six other children, came together with many members from their community and church to find their missing child. On Wednesday, 10 years after Elizabeth Smart's abduction and return, Ed and Lois Smart spoke to Weber State University students at the Ogden LDS Institute of Religion at 12:30 p.m. The Smarts are both members of the Church of fe- sus Christ of Latter-day Saints and shared with attending students their See Prayer page 5 Symphony Orchestra stages surprise performance By Laurie Reiner asst. news editor I 7/?e Signpost Standing in the Bell Tower Plaza, seven students wait, holding instruments. More students with instruments are scattered around the plaza, some standing by the bell tower, others sitting on the stairs. When the bell tower rings at 2:30 p.m., the students in the center of the plaza start playing. As the music progresses, more of the students walk to the center of the plaza with their instruments and join in. On Wednesday, the Weber State University Symphony Orchestra held a surprise performance. "We saw them around and knew something was going to happen," said physics major Andrew Browning, who was sitting in the plaza when the orchestra started playing. "I liked it; it was spontaneous and cool. String-instrument people don't usually do things like that. They should do spontaneous things all the time." The idea first came from a video of an orchestra flash mob that was posted on the orchestra's Facebook page over the summer. Courtney Ellis, a violinist, commented on the video and told her orchestra professor, Michael Palumbo, about it. Palumbo then decided it would be a good idea and a great way to advertise the orchestra's concert on Sunday. "I thought we were just kidding," said Ellis about the initial idea. Ellis is a communications PHOTO BY TYLER BROWN I THE SIGNPOST In the Bell Tower Plaza, the Weber State University Symphony Orchestra performs a surprise concert. The concert was to practice for its upcoming performance on Sunday. major and music minor who has been playing for 17 years. The orchestra played one song called "Hoe- down" by Aaron Copland. "I love that kind of western music," said English major Kiera Gardiner, another student who saw the performance. "I liked it quite a bit." As the orchestra performed, people gathered around and many pulled out their phones to record "Everyone was definitely excited, more excited than for a normal performance." — Mitch Jenkins cellist the performance. Once the performance was finished, the orchestra immediately left the plaza. "Everyone was definitely excited, more excited than for a normal performance," said cellist and accounting major Mitch fenkins about the orchestra. Ie nki n s has been playing the cello for 16 years and has been with the orchestra for three. He said playing outside was more of a chal lenge than playing inside because it was harder to hear all the other instruments. "I don't think any of us were super nervous," Ellis said. She said the only thing she was nervous about was playing outside. She also said she thought it went really well, but wished there was more traffic at the plaza. The orchestra chose to perform at that time because it was the only time all the members were available. Ellis said she didn't know if the orchestra will do another flash mob in the future. "I hope so; it was really successful," she said. "Peo ple were asking us if we were doing it again." She said the problem would be if the orchestra did it too often and it became routine. The WSU Symphony Orchestra usually has concerts twice a semester. "Hoedown" will be performed in the orchestra's upcoming concert on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature songs that progress over the past 50 years of composing: The performance will start with classical music and end with a piece written last year. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-09-28, Vol. 83, No. 21|
|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.|