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DECA club offers students marketing experience ...page 4 WSU wins big at home Saturday ... page 6 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 BUSINESS&SCIENCE 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 11 Sharing India's culture PHOTO BY RACHEL NEIL I THE SIGNPOST CORRESPONDENT (Above) A woman gets treated to some traditional India body art Saturday afternoon at Your Community Connection of Ogden. (Below) An assortment of Gulab Jamun, a popular dessert of the Indian subcontinent, is on display during Saturday's Marketplace of India. Fundraiser to support foreign school founded by former WSU employees By Gina Barker editor in chief I The Signpost A part of India was coming to life in the tight quarters of an Ogden community center on Saturday and Weber State University was there to be a part of it. The Marketplace of India fundraiser pulled in WSU students and Ogden locals under one roof to raise money for the American Endowment for Education in India. The Ogden community lingered over the small silver elephants and intricately carved wooden boxes, bidding in a silent auction or helping themselves to servings of Indian cuisine. Girls stood, waiting patiently, as a line collected for henna tattoos and colorful saris hung around the walls. While crowds were enjoying aplate of naan and chana masala, they were also helping to fund an education halfway around the world. Marketplace of India began as a simple idea to help children's education in India, an idea that belonged to WSU's former vice president of student affairs, Anand Dyal Chand. "The idea was to start a quality school in a very poor and very economically and socially backward part of India," Chand said. The American Endowment for Education See India page 5 PHOTO BY GHAZALEH JAZI | THE SIGNPOST New way to pay Library makes online payment an option By Ryan Hatch correspondent I The Signpost The Stewart Library has introduced an alternative method for making payments by utilizing the library's website. In addition to making payments by telephone or in person, Weber State University students are now able to make payments to the library online. Students can pay library fines, reserve fines, lost or damaged book fees, interlibrary loans and their masters of education project fees by credit card online. Sandi Andrews, Stewart Library circulation manager, described the process by which this option became available. "Many students were asking me if they could pay their fees online, so I began to check into how the online process would work," Andrews said. "I found out that the campus could start a store very similar to the parking department." The newly established online payment center, which began in September, is simple to use. Students can access the payment center by going to the Stewart Library's home page, http://library.weber.edu. The student then selects "my library account" on the left-hand side, then "library payment center." From there, students may select which type of payment they would like to make. The website can also be accessed on WSU's homepage on the index under "e-store." Andrews said that student credit card information will remain secure. "I don't receive the credit card information, just what type of fine or fee the student is paying," Andrews explained. "Nobody checks the See Change page 5 Discussing the merits of teacher evaluations Professor presents research on ^H the value of student surveys ***•>** By Trevor Lowe correspondent I The Signpost As another semester comes to a close at Weber State University, many students will be given the opportunity to evaluate their professors. But do these evaluations really mean anything? Do they really make a difference? Clifford Nowell, a professor of economics at WSU and the 2010 Hinckley Fellow, wanted to find out. Nowell, who has done extensive research on the subject of student evaluations of teaching, shared what he learned at the annual Hinckley Lecture held in the Stewart Library last Friday afternoon. Nowell spoke to a group of about 30 people, consisting of students and faculty. "I was curious to know why some professors were given good reviews some semesters and not-so-good reviews other semesters," Nowell said. Nowell shared the experience of reading through student evaluations from one class and thinking, "I didn't know I was that bad." He then read reviews from students who were in a different class and thought, "Man, were they generous." Students' evaluations of teaching are determined by many factors, the greatest being the students' expected grade in the class. While actual grades See Evaluations page 5 icherage gender dent age gender PHOTO BY SPENCER CARN | THE SIGNPOST Cliff Nowell, interim dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics, presents his research on student evaluations to a group of faculty and students Friday.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2010-11-08, Vol. 81, No. 40|
|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.|