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in, -n r"1 i 1 Wednesday, March 11, 1998 www.weber.edusignpost Volume 60 Number 64 Nominations, process begin for Crystal Crest "I found that lucky sock!" Meet some people that make up a part of WSU. see Features page 8 1"LJfeJ fen -.V V-w f - J x r--M . . 7 j S Get that weak stuff out of here March madness hits the courts at Weber State University during an intramural game at Swenson Gym. The first round of the NCAA tournament begins Thursday. Testing center extends hours during finals week By Dawn Gipson news writer-The Signpost Finals week is quickly approaching, and many Weber State University students are wondering when they can take their finals. In the past, students who took finals in the various testing centers have faced long lines and full rooms. Andrea Littleficld, a sophomore at WSU, said she had this problem before."Once, I had to wait for almost an hour before I could get in to take my final. I was already stressed out over the final. The wait just added to my stress," Littleficld said. Other WSU students have also felt this way, but one student offered a suggestion. Wayne Gipson, a freshman, said, inside post - news seepage 2&3 editorial see page 4 features see page 8 SDOftS see page 12 classifieds . . . .see page 15 By Angela Wadman news editor-The Signpost Crystal Crest is considered the biggest event Weber State University hosts all year an evening to recognize students, faculty, campus organizations, and community members. Chad Montgomery, publicity chairman, said Crystal Crest was created by the university to recognize those people who have achieved greatness and excelled academically in leaving their legacy at WSU. It has been an ongoing tradition, i 4k j "If they'd open up more than one room it would help." The testing centers understand there is a problem and have tried to accommodate students. One way they are trying to help is by increasing the number of employees working during finals week. The social science building testing center is increasing their hours to help students. Testing-center employees said to avoid a longer wait, students need to bring their Wildcat ID card. A photo ID has to be shown before students can take their finals. Becky Sneddon, a testing-center employee, said to avoid a long wait or line, students need to plan their time accordingly. "Early in the morning or late in the See Test page 10 he said. This is the 16th-annual awards ceremony. "Crystal Crest is the most prestigious award given from Weber State," Montgomery said. Though the ceremony will not be held until June 6, the nomination process and planning has begun. This year, 1 2 distinct awards will be given to individuals and groups who have excelled in the various areas such as scholarship, talent, leadership, achievement and instruction. "Any student can be nominated and be awarded a Crystal Crest Students make Olympic dreams concrete during spring break By Stacy Coles news writer-The Signpost While some students head for the famous hot-spots for spring break, some construction management technology students at Weber State University will be laying concrete in preparation for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Students have been given the opportunity to lay concrete and work on major projects, including the Interstate 15 reconstruction, said Scott Amos, coordinator of the program. They will also be involved in hotel construction and work on other Olympics-related sites throughout the state, he continued. These students have spent the past 10 weeks studying the fundamental award," Montgomery said. He added the awards do not only pertain to seniors. Boxes have been set up all over campus and in every building for students and people affiliated with WSU to nominate and select others in those categories until April 10. "Every person who has been nominated for a category will be given an application to fill out," he said. "Even if you receive one nomination, you still will be considered. It is not based on quantity." This year, the Crystal Crest com Keep eyes open to danger of drowsy spring break driving By Amy Carpenter news writer-The Signpost It happened during Spring Break, and he was only 27 years old. Weber State University senior Todd Paul Summerill was engaged to be married in less than three weeks when it all ended fatally March 23, 1997. Summerill was driving northbound on I-1 5 near Brigham City, on his way to begin his 5 a.m. shift at Morton International, when he hit a delineator post at impact speed of 90 mph, overcorrected and rolled his car several times across both northbound lanes. An eyewitness to the accident, Mario Battisti, who was driving in the opposite direction, said, "I saw a car coming toward me. I thought it was turning off the freeway then I saw red and yellow from the lights on Summerill 's car and saw that the car was flipping." Summerill was killed instantly after being ejected through the pas- properties of concrete. Their knowledge in applying, placing, finishing and curing will be beneficial during their services. All of the lessons from their textbooks, lectures from their professors, and time in the laboratory will now come to life as they gain practical experience in the work field. Having a knowledge of concrete, the most widely used building material in the world, will make WSU students valuable assets to the state's construction industry, Amos said. These students know there's more to concrete than just pouring it They are able to predict the performance and strength of the mixture, before it has been poured, through a scries of tests that analyze the yield, air and water contents of freshly mixed concrete. Having these skills can identify mittee is expecting over 800 nominations.Justin Miller, Crystal Crest co-chair, said, "We want as many nominations as possible." Yet, nominations are not enough. Every person and organization nominated will be sent an application to fill out, Miller said. Students then have a choice whether to complete the application and return it to the Crystal Crest selection committee. If they do not See Crest page 14 Todd Summerill and Julie Osmond senger side window. Because there is little evidence to prove the cause of the accident, Battisti said from what he witnessed, the most probable cause was falling asleep at the wheel. See Eyes page 10 problems before they start and can result in significant savings for both the contractor and the project owners."Concrete will be the foundation for much of Utah's Olympics preparation," Amos said. "To take part in construction projects of this magnitude is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for our students." The names of these volunteers were not available, but you know who you are, and we commend you for volunteering your break time to get a concrete look at the foundation of the Games. So while some students grab their beach towels or mountain bikes during spring break '98, others will be grabbing a shovel to help pave the way for the 2002 Utah Winter Olympics.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1998-03-11, Vol. 60, No. 64|
|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|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|