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T O rr TT Tn 1 r US Wednesday, February 21, 1996 Volume 58 Number 55 nnn J j J j Mock wedding symbolizes Greek unity By Nicole Canfield Signpost news writer The vows are being rehearsed and the togas fitted in preparation for a Greek wedding to be held today, and everyone is on the guest list. This Greek event symbolizes a new beginning for the 11 fraternity and sorority chapters at Weber State University.The wedding will begin at 10:30 a.m. outside the Stewart Bell Tower. Honored guests will include Lt. Gov. Olene Walker, President Paul Thompson, and members from the Board of Trustees. Warren Hill will officiate the ceremony. "We've typically had a bad reputation on campus, and we hope this wedding is a start of a new focus," said Jonathan Black, a member of Beta Theta Pi and coordinator of the event. Black said he hopes the wedding will also promote more brotherhood and sisterhood between the Greeks on campus. The wedding line will include representatives from each of the Greek chapters. Black will represent his fraternity as groom. Elizabeth Dean will be the blushing bride from the La Dianaeda sorority. All member of the wedding party will be dressed in authentic Greek togas and will wear laurel wreaths on their heads. "Each chapter representative will be introduced and give a brief explanation of their chapter," Black said. "We will also light a candle, which symbolizes each of the chapters on campus." Black said the main purpose for the wedding is to educate students on campus about the Greek system. He said he wants the studentbody to be aware of the various service projects both on campus and in the community the Greek organizations provide. More than 400 WSU students are currently involved in a Greek fraternity or sorority, and Black said he hopes the wedding will encourage more students See Greeks page 3 f .. . s V ' stf x -v-. I j a ' :' " I '- : - ' '.; L i , . - t ' i " 'V ,i L : A , . : 4WJ ' : f " r-v,.v;- .- ., ' ' ' ... : . ' , : I - 1 ! . ... ) 1 ; .;. . - -I In IMiMBinMiii an umiiiM infrrtcwiiiii i nil' in mm i n i ini -HIliW li 1B - n in miiMi FRANK DANKWATHE SIGNPOST These two Greeks, who were chosen to symbolize the unity of marriage, practice for the big day. Today they will be actors in a mock wedding. Model United Nations held on campus By Dalene Bavelas Signpost news writer The United Nations is a forum where nation-states gather together to try to solve world problems. It is a place where men and women would have a respite from madness. The U.N. is also where nations come together and pursue their country's policies with other countries. Thisbuilds consensus and compromise to save future generations from the scourge of war, according to the opening statement from John McMorris, director of Utah State Model United Nations for high schools at the first annual Northern Utah Model United Nation held at Weber State University Saturday. "Our goal is simulating an actual committee session at the U.N. and trying to pass resolu tions," said Karen Miner, a Bonneville High School teacher. Funding for this event was attained through a Hemingway Grant and awarded to WSU faculty members LaRae Larkin, from the Social Science Education Center and Nancy Haanstad, from the political science department. NUMUN will continue" as an annual event working with the high school Model U.N. through modest school and delegate fees. "The Hemingway Grant is dedicating to improve education and offer funding to WSU faculty for different programs," Larkin said. Students from WSU's Model U.N. are involved with facilitating, judging and helping high school students move along, as well as the MUN itself.The MUN has been decreasing in high schools the last few years and WSU is trying to build up more involvement and enthusiasm from high schools in this area. "It's always been a goal of mine to See Model page 7 mmmmwm uiiiimi i..whiiiiwi News: Technology helps disabled students with difficulties of life. See page 6 Opinion: Letter alleges bad information used in Feb. 14 Signpost opinion. See page 4 Sports: Tennis player spends time off the court studying ways to spend tournament winnings. Sec page 12 Sexuality debate rages Gay, lesbian issue discussed by students, faculty By Christine Bush Signpost senior reporter An open meeting on discrimination occurred with Weber State University administration and faculty members as they discussed topics including gay and lesbian issues. The meeting was held Thursday in reaction to the gay and lesbian rights allegedly being withheld from East High School students wanting to form a gay and lesbian club. Several WSU faculty and administration members believe any discrimination by state legislature is wrong. "We, the undersigned, oppose discrimination against any per son or group based on their school or education. Legal unlawful discrimination based on moral issues diminishes us all," said Lyall Crawford, professor of communication in charge of the meeting. Another issue brought up in the meeting disturbing administration and faculty members was the fact the state legislature called a illegal closed meeting a few months ago about the gay and lesbian issue. "This illegal meeting held by the caucus is a way for the legislature to control. Power is a big issue here," said Gray Dohrer, a faculty member in the English department. "This is just a way for the See Gay page II , ) i - Lyall Crawford, WSU communication professor, explains the issues involved with the pending questions.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1996-02-21, Vol. 58, No. 55|
|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.|