Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-02-061
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'company: Performing Arts Weber State University TheO o department acts out n '70s musical. See , Page Volume 66 Issue 60 wsusignpost.com Friday, February 6, 2004 O" jrjj Tp O JiT O r r Controlling e-mail spam Laws, regulations may help diminish' e-mail overload By Ronnie Gustaveson correspondent The Signpost There were a number of impressive products on the market last year. Things like digital technology and wireless networking have changed the way business is done. But when Basex, a research and consulting firm based in New York City, tried to determine which product had made the greatest impact on business in the year 2003, tire results surprised just about everyone. According to Basex, the top product of 2003 was junk e-mail, better known as spam. Basex found that spam cost businesses an estimated $20 billion last year, and those costs are growing at a rate of 100 percent a year. Also, anti-spam software became a $600 million industry last year and is expected to grow to $2 billion by 2005. . "I wasn't that big of a deal to me until I got super-spamrned," said Russ Hansen, WSU junior majoring in electronic media. "Now, whenever spam comes, I report it and block it." Laura Yecies, senior director of e-mail at Yahoo.com, said over 75 percent of Yahoo's users would rather clean their toilets than their , e-mail boxes. More than an inconvenience, spamming has become a breeding ground for all kinds of online scams. The Federal Trade Commission recently prosecuted a web-based scam that targeted college-bound students. The scam promised to procure 100 percent of the funding e sDuOe.QDs DoulD EleeE See Spam page 3 Campus impfsmsnls new recycling program By Maria Villasenor assistant news editor The Signpost Gone are the days of separating papers from plastics to recycle. Gradually, and in some places already, Weber State University is transitioning toward a new campus-wide recycling program where everything can be tossed into only one bin. After a trial run at the Davis Campus, the measure is extending to different areas on the main campus. Apart from the new recycling facilities at Waste Management, the persistence of a staff member at the Davis Campus helped start the new program. After moving to die new Davis Campus, Myrna Burbank, in enrollment services and member of the Environmental Issues Committee, noticed there was nowhere to recycle all the waste from offices and soda machines. "It all came about because I'm looking around thinking, 'Where do we recycle our paper? We don't have bins, we don't have containers,'" Burbank said. Waste Management recendy opened a recycling center in the Salt Lake City area that can sort and recycle various materials. After an arrangement with Waste Management, Burbank sent cardboard boxes to the offices of those who wished to participate. The boxes are the size of personal trash bins and are meant to meet the needs of office waste. The office boxes cost $1 each. Intermediate boxes cost $3 and will be placed in areas close to the offices where faculty and staff can empty their smaller boxes. Custodians won't empty the recycling boxes because the costs would add up on a full-time staff and the resources would have to be taken from other areas since there is no recycling department on campus. "There's no University recycling policy," said Bryan Dorsey, geography professor and chair of the Environmental Issues Committee. Though he said he applauds the work that has been done by Wade, the administration has not made recycling a clear objective. "I think it's really important that the administration actually draft a formal policy; that it's a program that we want to commit to for the long-term," Dorsey said. Dorsey said recycling is an immediate address to environmental issues, but the committee, meeting Feb. 26 and is open to students, tries to also address transportation, energy and water conservation. The office boxes and intermediate boxes were donated by Waste Management, and most have been issued out: There will also be receptacles that students can use. On the Davis Campus f l' I . i z & z .:: ' ' 3 .i- Miiiinir - -i 3 WSU student Halbert Pete throws away the garbage from his lunch. Many of the items that students regularly throw away will be able to be recycled in the future. See page 3 for a list of recyclable and nonrecyclable items. are bins near computer labs and kiosks as well as next to soda machines. "We could be recycling over double what we're doing now if the students and faculty would cooperate, but it's just so easy to drink a can and toss it in the garbage." Burbank said. See Recycling page 3 : J j i V J j 1 J WSU dental hygiene students Matthew Keefer and Erin Adams screen Micah Rizzuto for oral cancer Wednesday. WSU dental hygiene students offered free oral cancer screenings and gave away toothbrushes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The event was sponsored by the Student American Dental Hygiene Association. The WSU dental hygiene clinic offers students $24 teeth cleaning services and charges $1 per X-ray needed. Ministry offers cultural worship service By Heather Hunt-Wood sr. news reporter The Signpost Weber State University students don't have to leave campus to have a rockin' good time while learning about the Bible. This Generation is an mterdenominational Christian ministry and an officially recognized club at WSU. "We pretty much accept anybody with an evangelical view," said campus minister David Bemesser. Bernesser is the college and young adult pastor at the nondenominational Alpine Community Church in Riverdale. This Generation is basically an affiliation of the Alpine Community Church and has been at WSU for 5 years. A worship service is held at 7 p.m. in the "We call it 'Prayer in the Lair Its pretty laid back. We encourage people to pray the way they feel most comfortable' David Bernesser campus minister WSU Wildcat Theater on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, providing students with teachings from the Bible and rock 'n' roll music. "I don't know exacdy how to describe the music; there is a guitarist, bassist, singer and keyboardist. It's upbeat music, more rock 'n' roll than anything," Bernesser said. "Its full participation; everyone joins in." Bernesser said the worship service is geared specifically toward collfige students and utilizes music that is more culturally relevant. Frank Guliuzza, WSU political science professor and minister, said it would make sense for This Generation to play music that college students would respond to. "I think people want to respond to their own music," Guliuzza said. "I think more churches are moving toward a more contemporary style of worship; really it's all about the message contained in the songs." See Worship page 3 Coming up: Committee wraps up student fee allocation; Monday, see how next year's student fees will be spent. Students for the Second Amendment, new organization on campus.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-02-06, Vol. 66, No. 60|
|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.|