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Weber State University WILDCATS BEAT BENGALS n Lady 'Cats head to Big Sky Tourney. See page 8 Volume 66 Issue 72 wsusignpost.com Monday, March 8, 2004 me 1 P o Events to celebrate historys Legislative impact on campus ramous, greatest ladies By Tracy L. Chartier sr. news reporter The Signpost In March 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week to recognize and celebrate women's historical accomplishments. Seven years later, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to extend the national commemoration through the entire month of March. During the month of March and the beginning of April, Weber State University will offer many events in honor of the month's national celebration of women, including seminars, special speakers, art exhibits and writing contests. . As countless women throughout history organized, wrote, marched, lobbied and broke ground in every area possible, they permanently changed a woman's place in the world and brought much attention and recognition to women. The importance of National Women's History Month is to continue this effort, to acknowledge the fact that women played a vital role in history, and to bring women hope and a sense of possibility i that has come from inspirational j women of the past and present, i Carol Merrill, WSU coordinator for women services, said that history tends to focus on the history of well-known men, and it is important to acknowledge the fact that women have played a very important role in this country. "The importance of highlighting Women's History Month is to bring awareness to women and to give them the ! credit they deserve for their j accomplishments," Merrill said. "The young women of today ! are looking to other women who have accomplished so much in their lives, and it brings awareness to women to show the ways they can move forward." Maria Parrilla de Kokal, WSU professor and women's ' studies coordinator, said there are more opportunities for women than ever before, but See Ladies page 3 i By Wendy Leonard editor in chief The Signpost Among the debates for funding on Capitol Hill during the 2004 legislative session, enough money was found to give the faculty and staff at Weber State University a 1 percent salary increase and approve the renovation project for the Swenson Gymnasium. "I'd really hoped that we'd be able to leave the session with a 2 percent salary increase; I just felt that was very important," WSU President F. Ann Milkier said during Friday's legislative report to faculty and staff in the Wattis Business Building Smith Auditorium. "This was a tough session, as they all are," Millner said. Millner explained that when the state does a salary increase, they don't just increase the salaries within higher education. The legislature must increase salaries for all state employees, including public education and the bill for that is close to $100 million. "That's difficult money to come up with," she said. Higher education went into the legislative session with three priorities: salary -N. Ns.-sss - - .: .... President F. Ann Millner discusses the results from the 2004 legislative session with faculty and staff Friday afternoon in the Smith Auditorium of Wattis Business Building. and compensation, operations and maintenance money, and enrollment growth funding. "The good news is that we didn't talk about budget cuts this year," Milner said. "The bad news is the state has had some economic growth, but not enough economic growth to fund all the pent-up demand out there. We have lots of needs, and they did not have enough money to fund all of them." For compensation purposes, the state found $663,900 in ongoing monies for WSU and a one-time allocation of $556,000. The one-time money is specifically meant for a onetime bonus for faculty and staff this coming December. Also dealing with compensation for faculty and staff a higher education institutions, See Campus page 1 1 Wilderness recreation snowshoes by moonlight By Jeremy Romero correspondent The Signpost While trekking through snow-covered terrain on a cold, dark night may not be appealing to some, for a small group of 13 it was the perfect Friday night activity. Though Fidry night's full moon "We had fast hikers who were very enthusiastic. They were super troopers' Rebecca Ciccone WSU Wilderness Recreaction Center guide was the guest of h nnor for the "Moonlight Snowshoe Hike," Luna was rarely visible, as .'.: was hidden by a sky full of clouds. Despite her absence, high spirits, hot chocolate and beautiful scenery were present as hikers of all abilities embarked on the two-hour trek just off Old Snowbasin Road. "I was really impressed with the group of hikers we had," said Rebecca Ciccone, a guide from Weber State University's Wilderness Recreation Center. "We had fast hikers who were very enthusiastic. They were super troopers." See Snowshoes page 1 1 By Heather Hunt-Wood sr. news reporter The Signpost Thursday nights at Weber State University's Lair, students crazy for Japanese animation, better known as anime, meet at 6:30 p.m. and stay until midnight to watch anime and play games. The students are part of a registered club at WSU called Wyvern. According to Wyvern's Web site, the goal is to give students the chance to participate in a variety of tournament, entertainment and animation events. "People can just show up; it's totally free," said Zack Haugen, vice president of the club and Asian studies minor at WSU. "I love Japan," Haugen said. "I love the Asian culture." And he loves Japanese animation. Haugen said a friend introduced him to anime, and it only took one night before he was hooked. 'Anime has had a bad reputation for a long time as just kiddy shows or porn," Haugen said. "But those are actually only the minor parts of the whole genre." Brian Armstrong, a club member, said anime was developed to cover all genres. "It's a different view from another culture," Armstrong said. Armstrong said after World War n, it took Japan time to build its movie industry back up; in the See Anime page 11 Oh My Goddess characters represent the trend-setting animation that originated in japan. Coming up: Students receive scholarships for organ donation recruitment Peter Milton participates as Hurst artist in residence Professors compile work on hit TV show "The Sopranos"
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-03-08, Vol. 66, No. 72|
|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.|