Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1996-10-141
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If rir- l Murder on the Menu "Your Worst Knightmare" comes true Oct. 15-19. See a&e page 6 Monday, October 1 4, 1 996 Volume 59 Number 18 " -,. It i - l- fe- '"71 1 Three amigos in the stands. . . Brothers George Ford (middle), Albert Ford (right), and friend Jim Flossom sit back and relax while watching the Homecoming game Saturday afternoon. The three friends are all graduates of Weber State College and have been watching WSU football since 1972. Even though WSU didn't quite achieve victory for its 1996 Homecoming game, the three fans spent a lovely afternoon together watching the Weber State Wildcats thrill the crowd with some spectacular plays. For further details regarding the Saturday's big game, turn to Brandon Rodak's article on page 8. Accreditation team on campus this week By Sue Spillane-Bramlette established columnist-5gnposf Weber State University Librarian Joan Hubbard expressed optimism Friday about the on-site visitof the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges' Committee, the primary collegiate accrediting agency in the northwest-em United States. The committee will convene on campus Tuesday at 9 a.m. to evaluate WSU's progress toward correcting three violations of agency standards. The violations could place WSU in danger of losing accreditation with the organization.The NASC recommended improvements in library holdings, inconsistencies in faculty evaluation policies and human relations instruction in many associate's degree programs. "I'm confident that we have taken some significant steps toward improvement in our library given where WSU is presently in terms of funding," Hubbard said. "I think we'vecome a long way since October, 1994, and I'm hoping, praying, that the Committee will see that." Library deficiencies cited in the October, 1994 NASC evaluation report included low dollar expenditures per student, a low number of bound volumes per student, a low number of periodical subscriptions and a low percentage of the institution's budget going to the library. WSU spends an average of $56.74 per student, while the average at 1 1 different peer institutions was $ 1 05. 1 6. Bound volumes at WSU average only three per student and the numberof periodical subscriptions in 1994 was 2,005, compared with 2,564 at peer institutions.Notified of the three apparent NASC policy violations after their regular, 1 0-year interval review, WSU agreed to host the upcoming interim committee visit that will cost $800 per evaluator. WSU President Paul Thompson said in ajan. 1 9, 1 995 memorandum to WSU faculty and staff, that the violations were "viewed seriously" by the agency. Thompson has since organized task groups and called upon educators to "identify the changes we need to make to address the three recommendations." Loss of accreditation with NASC could jeopardize WSU's federal Title IV entitlements and See Accredit page 10 Flu bug cometh get shots now, health officials say By Carole McKenna staff writer-5fiposf Good news. You don't have to come down with the flu during finals if you get your annual flu shot at the clinics this month. According to Davis and Weber County Health Department representatives, a flu shot taken in early October means that antibodies will peak in December when the flu virus begins to attack in earnest. Flu shot clinics in Weber and Davis counties will provide shots for $7. The Weber State University Student Health Services will provide the flu shot to staff and faculty for $ 1 0, and at no charge to students beginning today. This service will be available until the 500 dose supply of vaccine is exhausted. Weber and Davis County Health Departments will administer flu shots until Jan. 1 or until their supply of vaccine runs out. The reason for the difference in the cost of the shot is that county health departments receive their supply of vaccine from a state contractor, according to Claudia Price, director of nurses at the Weber County Health Department. WSU Director of Student Health Services, Juliana Larsen, said that the vaccine supply for flu shots administered at WSU comes directly from the manufacturer. "We get the vaccine for 50 cents to a dollar less than the private sector," Price said. According to a report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, even if you had a flu shot last year, you'll still need one for this year. The flu virus mutates creating different strains of the virus every year. The current vaccine is made up of the Texas, Nanchang, and Harbin flu strains. All the viruses in the vaccine are killed so you can't get the flu from the vaccine. Reportedly some possible side effects of the vaccine are soreness, mild redness, or swelling at the injection site, fever and aches. These symptoms usually occur soon after the vaccination and usually lasts for one to two days. The most severe side effect that can occur after a flu vaccination is an allergic reaction in people who have an allergy to eggs, since the viruses used in the vaccines are grown in hens' eggs For this reason, people who have an allergy to eggs should not receive the flu shot without first consulting their physician.Larsen suggests that the faculty , staff, and students who are interested in receiving the flu shot be healthy. "We would like to give the shot to See Flu page 2 ffei. - j V ? J ' pi I ........ . jfcw "H Ray Stoffers may just have the sniffles, he may be coming down with the flu. or Voters form own opinions after hearing candidates inside post By Melissa Karren assignments editor-Signpost Four Northridge High School students didn't know much about Rep. Jim Hansen or Candidate Greg Sanders when they went to the KUE.D congressional debate Friday night in the Val A. Browning Center's Austad Auditorium. They did, however, leave the debate with opinions of their own. "I don'tknow whowants what," Marisa Beasley, 1 6 of Layton, said. "I've seen the signs, but I don't know who these people are." StefanieLacefield, 16, of Clinton, said, "I came to find out more about the people and what they plan to do." Robynn Kendall, 16, of Sunset and Erica Kent, 16, of Clinton said they also came to learn what the candidates wanted to do. In a traditional debate format, Rep. Jim Hansen and District 1 Congressional Candidate Greg Sanders had differing opinions on just about every issue discussed: education, political action committees, land usage. They only agreed on not having a national law controlling concealed weapons, like Utah has. JockGlidden, aWeberState University political science professor, asked if they would vote for the right of concealed weapons for all Americans. Sanders said, "I consider that a state issue." Rep. Hansen said Amen. Hansen said the way President Clinton created Escalante National Monument in southern Utah was basically "flipping Utah off." The debate started and words flew.- Marcie Smith, a U of U student and student coordinator for Greg Sanders' campaign, asked Hansen what Congress had done to help students. He dispelled the myth that Congress had cut funding for student financial aid. He said itwasall fullyfunded. As the chair of the educational subcommittee, Hansen said Pell grants and loans were increased, not cut. Sanders didn't agree. He said Congress initially cut 1 3 of the programs in the education budget this year, but at the last minute cut a deal with President Clinton over the controversial national parks bill. That bill includes the Snowbasin land swap. "We traded Snowbasin for the education of our kids," Sanders said. Stephen Behunin, a WSU student, asked the candidates about accepting money from political-ac See District one page 10 opinion: see page 4 a&e: see page 6 sports: see page 8 classifieds: see page 1 1 crossword: see page 12 i I I.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1996-10-14, Vol. 59, No. 18|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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.|