Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-09-231
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- ' " ,,r-.t.M.i.,..- 1 i -r. i oTHie n ' INSIDE Volume 65 Issue 20 www.wsusignpost.com Monday, September 23, 2002 'Cats topple the Mountaineers again, See page 5 f . o " ....r ace r3 C3 1170 Most buildings meet special needs By Mike Mtichell special assignments The Signpost The doors of academia are open to many, but the walkways leading to them may not be. That's why Weber State University's services for students with disabilities center pushes for equal accessibility. Jeff Morris, SSD's director, said his center tries to provide equal opportunity to the same education all students have on campus. The center provides interpreters for students with hearing impairments, amplification systems, dictated books, a volunteer note-taking system, in-center tutoring and a golf cart. WSU senior Jennifer Boyce has a mild form of cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that affects-her movement. The severity of this disorder varies from person to person. For some, it , makes muscles flop or stop functioning; for others, it tightens muscles, making them rigid like sticks. Though hers is a mild case, she said she still has difficulty traveling campus, especially in bad weather and winter months. "I can't walk from the education building to the Swenson gym in the 10 minutes in betwsen classes," Boyce said. As a result she "It isn't fair if you have a class of 20 students and everybody's down around the instructor and the student in the wheelchair is at the top of the classroom." Jeff Morris director of services for students with disabilities rides the SSD's golf cart to class. "Someone who is mobility impaired has to have equal access," Morris said. "They can hear, they can see and they can sit in class if they can get to class. They have to be able to get to class." Morris said WSU is 99 percent physically accessible. Every building on campus has a ramp, elevator or both, except the Collett Art Building. "Lind Lecture is more difficult," Morris said. Lind Lecture Hall has an elevator, but the classrooms are tiered, he said. "It isn't fair if you have a class of 20 students and everybody's down around the instructor and the student in the wheelchair is at the top of the See Access page 3 ' 1 L-'-rJ.- , ....,.-.....1 ,, .,. . r -, . .. . ..... i . ) ' ( 1 ! ' t- J - . --r-.--.. : (Clockwise from top) The Collett Art Building's iop floor is inaccesible to handicapped students. Jennifer Boyce is student who often has difficulty finding a handicap parking stall. While the Lind Lecture Hall is accessable, it is hard for students to get close to the professor. It'.. k . ..; I. .. : - .., ! Quick feet bring great rewards By Trent Dortzbach sr. news reporter The Signpost Running rich with tradition and attended by more than just students and staff, the annual Mount Ogden -. hike drew more than 50 people to the summit overlooking Cache Valley and Ogden, Utah. Partially reenacting the original ., Mount Ogden hike of 1922, members of the community, alumni, . . students, staff, and faculty met at the Saddle for a brief bit of history, prizes, and the traditional singing of "Purple and White." The original hike took place on Oct. 4, 1922, with a group of more than 350 Weber College students, faculty, and administration hiking through Taylor Canyon and Malan's Basin to the summit of Mount Ogden. There they erected a 20-foot "-steel flagpole to proudly wave their school's flag, and sang "Purple and White." In following years, students and staff reenacted the hike intermittently, with no real support from the school. In 1987, Stephen Nadauld, President of Weber State College, reorganized the hike and asked Gary Willden, member of the Health Promotion Human Performance Department, to lead. Keeping with tradition, hikers sang "Purple and White" in a small ceremony .-"V A,fv ' V' r Iff L t X .-..- 'm- -: . :i1Sw. vk C--- z Hikers take in the view as they commemorate the 80th year of the Mt. Ogden hike. celebrating the first Mount Ogden Hike. Participants of Saturday's hike were offered three different routes to reach the summit, and allowed to start at their own time and pace. The only things asked of them were that they would reach the summit by 11 a.m. so they could enjoy the view before the ceremony at the Saddle at noon. The routes varied in difficulty, with the original trail through Taylor Canyon being the hardest one. Beus Canyon and a portion of the "Great Western Trail" was the longest, and the SnowBasin trail was the most popular as the shortest. Some of the participants were avid hikers, enjoying the outdoors and the scenery, even if the trails were difficult and challenging for the first-timers. "That's what makes hiking fun, pushing yourself hard and to the limits," said Weber State L'niversity student Dave Whelan. Deann Erickson agreed, mentioning she would be willing to try the Mount Ogden Hike again. Student Brynley Poll came with her mother. Jill Poll, a graduate of WSU. They both agreed it was worth coming, sasing that making it to the top was the best part. "It's great to break av. ay from the norm and see something new and beautiful," Poll said. Many participants returned from last year's hike. Some community See Rewards page 3 ' if n n u v - 1 1 (-. i Racing to read results Participants of Saturday's 5K Challenge at Wcbcr State University check their standings after the race. Laura Dcckar and Brian Stromberg won first place in the .'JK walk and 5K run respectively. Organizers of the runwalk celebrated its 20th year on campus. Proceeds of the race went to WSU's Alumni Scholarship Fund.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-09-23, Vol. 65, No. 20|
|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.|