Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-10-021
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r INSIDE The 1 o n 1 Baby boomers to Gen-Xers, See page 5 v. 4 "&mnw. Gimme...' Volume 65 Issue 24 www.wsusignpost.com Wednesday, October 2, 2002 l - .V. Mow pirsn$in) ami By Jennifer Larson news editor The Signpost After 20 years of work as an educator and administrator, F. Ann Millner brings her experience to her new position as the president of Weber State University. Encouragement from her colleagues and a strong commitment to WSU caused Millner to apply for the presidency. "I applied for the presidency because I love WSU," Millner said. The faculty works very well with students, and she said sheloves that WSU is a very learner-centered school. "I was there when they announced Ann as the next president. I was very pleased," said Craige Hall, associate vice president for administrative services. "It says a great deal about Ann and the university's development." Millner earned her bachelor's in education at the University of Diverse senators for diverse students By John Humphrey campus affairs The Signpost Monday's senate meeting brought discussion of diversity at Weber State University. Senators spoke of starting a diversity discussion forum for students from many cultures to promote diversity on campus. "Lack of diversity is a main issue at Weber State," Josh Pulido, health professions senator, said. The senate represents diversity at WSU. African American students are represented by Ekancm Effiong, Asian and Polynesian American students are represented by Donavan Aoki, international students are represented by Mike Danso, Latino-Chicano-I lispanic students are represented by Nallely Ruiz, and Native American students are represented by Tirsea McNcal. "Diversity is very important," Mike Danso, international students senator, said. "Diversity, in a positive sense, is good because we really get to know each other." WSU offers services to support students with various backgrounds. Services for multicultural students and services for international students, located in the Students Services Center, help students to adjust to new environments at the university. "I think diversity is going to help us get more students on campus and make our campus more attractive," Nallely Ruiz, Tennessee, her master's degree at Southwest Texas State University in health education and management, and her doctorate from Brigham Young University in higher education leadership. Millner came to WSU in 1982 after being hired by professor of history Richard Ulibarri as an associate dean of continuing education. "She really cares about her students," Ulibarri said. "I would encourage all students to go meet her and talk with her; they will be surprised." In 1993, Millner assumed the position of vice president of university relations. As the vice president, partnered with colleagues, Millner conducted the $75 million capital campaign in the name of her grandparents. The Pope and Grace Burkhart Undergraduate Research Fellowship was designed to give undergraduate students in the science department a chance to work with faculty in a research setting. Latino, Chicano and Hispanic students senator, said. "For those that are here, you feel more comfortable if it is more diverse." Senators are trying to get international and multicultural students involved on campus. Involvement is a significant means to promote diversity. "One of my main goals this year is to get the Hispanic population on campus more involved in campus activities," Ruiz said. Senators encourage international and multicultural students to interact with other students. This kind of interaction increases student knowledge of different cultures around the world. "I advise my fellow students to respect where they come from, but I believe since we live in America, we have to bring Americans into our midst," Danso said. Students from every background have a great opportunity to learn and to grow at WSU. Another way students can learn about other cultures is through the center for services for international students. The center provides international students help to enhance their academic, social and cultural life at WSU. Students may also visit the diversity center in the Shepherd Union Building. "It's good to be at Weber State. They receive international students from everywhere," Danso said. "I think the diversity of this campus is great" You can reach reporter John Humphrey at 626-7655. Aside from the capital campaign, Millner also pushed for the new Davis Center, helped develop WSU Online and launched integrated marketing strategies. There was a need for a campus in Davis county, Millner said, because 36 percent of WSU students are from Davis county, a very important step for the regional service. During the past 20 years Millner has made her mark on WSU campus and throughout the community. She was recognized by WSU students with a Crystal Crest Award and by the alumni center with WSU's Distinguished Service Award. She has also received the OgdenWeber Chamber's Athena Award, which recognizes outstanding professional women in the community. "WSU is a wonderful place. We have a great connection with the community and alumni. We're not a See New page 3 Cold, flu By Wendy Leonard correspondent The Signpost Unfortunately, with the chilling weather comes sniffing, sneezing, aching and other symptoms associated with the common cold and flu. Cases of cold and flu surge between now and spring. According to the President's Council on Physical Fitness, the average adult gets two to four respiratory infections a year and children even more. To prevent an infection, the best defense is a good offense. "There are more cases of illness in these fall and winter months only because people are spending more time indoors, and that allows more chance for upper-respiratory diseases and conditions to develop," said Gwen Hadley, director of Weber-Morgan County Health Department. She said students should do what they can to maintain a healthy lifestyle. "Get 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night and drink plenty of fluids to wash out the bugs," Hadley said, "Ninety percent of viral illnesses can also be prevented by good hand washing techniques." Shifting from the busiest time of the year, the start of a new school year, to the cold-weather season . the Weber State University Health Clinic does not sec much of a change in patronage. "Student lifestyles contribute to a lot of the illnesses found at WSU. Patients are most often seen during the seasonal illness times of the year and more commonly at the end of the semesters," said Juliana Larscn, registered nurse and clinic director. ddw ft yyyyyy-yyyyy.y-yyyyyyyyyyyyy.. yy i ::. - . yyyyyy-y.yyyyy Wy: yy:y yi yyyyyyyy :y f:-vKS;v: !i ' Y " ' - : y:: y :4 Y yyyyyyy-yy . : !:" . " Y'siiif:-.:.:. . yp--myyyyym::yiy- m:K:il :yyyyyy::iy-tiyyyyyy : W-Mr; iii:iilir .-"..'V .. yy immA: jK 'ijij: yWmm ' yyVyy'MyyVy:mfimmmy y -igZMm, - , ',' , - i ' ' WP'ySyiWt''1"'' !:!;;: :iS'!:YiHiiS:i5;si;i::isf:K;s:;fi; S President F. Ann Millner unpacks files as she moves into her new office in the Miller Administration Building.' in season "Get 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night and drink plenty of fluids to wash out the bugs." Gwen Hadley director of Weber-Morgan County Health Department "If students would eat correctly, get enough rest and realize they aren't bionic, they'd be a lot healthier," Larsen said. In addition to the increase of cold symptoms, influenza will be picking up shortly. Flu symptoms differ from those of a cold. Fever is higher, headaches and muscle pains are worse, and coughing is intense. Flu shots have been given through the health center, free of charge in the past. Due to the shortage of vaccinations in the country last year, fewer manufacturers have been producing the vaccine. This has increased the cost and decreased the availability of flu shots. WSU Health Center will not be offering this service to students this year but has partnered with the county in offering discounted shots to students at a later date. Larsen promised to alert students when the shots are available. Since 1 992, the clinic has been furthering developments on a "Quality improvement Plan" that offers students cost effective health care, overall patient satisfaction, and quality service. WSGJJ for winter Flu shots are recomended for the elderly and for young adults with underlying medical problems. The American College Health Association promotes such an idea and Larsen hopes to continually increase the benefits for the students at WSU. "Our staff is very good. Wc pride ourselves on trying to please everyone before and after they walk out the door," Larscn said. Before the end of this year, an online survey will be available to students in order to evaluate and increase the level of satisfaction. Last year, the health center saw approximately 7,000 patients and estimated 96 percent satisfaction from students. The health center at WSU is unique from other universities in that it offers almost all services completely free of charge to students. There are minimal charges on lab work and x-rays, in order to send them to the proper researchers to be read correctly. In addition to the physician services offered, the health center has an on-site, low-cost and easy access pharmacy, dispensing roughly 50 commonly prescribed medications. See Cold pac 3 "1 : v VW.,-......- ... . ' -J- J"-- T ... ..... -'V-yd "l.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-10-02, Vol. 65, No. 24|
|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.|