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O Weber State university A SMILE. ! Serve the community by jvbecoming f sa mentor R Monday, January 12, 2004 Volume 66 Issue 50 wsusignpost.com DO eS i f, I Mi page Friends, family remember life of loved one By Natalie Cutler news editor The Signpost Nineteen-year-old Aurelie Wheatley was a musical theater major who loved to sing. Her talent was displayed during several events throughout her life. "She was always singing, constantly she loved it," said Jarrett Wheatley her younger brother. That is one thing Jarrett will always remember about Aurelie who was killed in a tragic car accident over the holiday break. On Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at 3 a.m., the Wheatley family was trav- "She was always breaking ground for me. She was always a year ahead. I was always in similar experiences as her so I knew what to do." Jarrett Wheatley WSU freshman eling.home from a Christmas visit to see Aurelie's older stepsister, Rebecca Goodwin, in Pueblo. Colo. They left Pueblo Saturday evening and as they traveled near Rock Springs, Wyo., they hit a patch of ice which caused the car to roll. Aurelie was traveling with Jarrett, her parents William and Janna Wheatley. and her stepbrother Sean Tabler, who was driving. Sean, William and Jarrett received only minor injuries but Janna broke her leg and spent some time in the surgical intensive care unit at the University of Utah Medical Center. Aurelie will be greatly missed by those who knew her. "She's my daughter," William Wheatly said. "I loved her a lot. She was a real talented and wonderful person ." Aurelie was attending Weber State University on an F.Ann Millner four-year presidential scholarship. "She was always breaking ground for me," Jarrett said. "She was always a year ahead. I was always in similar experiences as her so I knew what to do." See Remember page 24 Aurelie Wheatley Faculty senate: No again to Administration decides, students pa faculty evaluation proposal By D. Louise Brown correspondent The Sigr.oost It took the faculty sena:e a little over two hours to amend , ac' d to , then table indefinitely a proposal from a senate-appointed committee to improve Weber State University's faculty evaluation process at their regular meeting held Dec. 4. "We've been working on these eight questions for a year," said Addy Hall, student body executive vice president. "In two hours they add a question, then change another one to make them feel better." The meeting also included the dissemination of unauthorized anti-evaluation materials from a faculty member, a vote to table the discussion made illegal by the participation of a nonvoting administrator, and heated debate, Kathleen Herndon, committee chairwoman and teaching and learning coordinator, explained the long process to create an improved, eight-question evaluation had been done "seriously and purposefully." "We asked how best to help a student select instructors and courses; how to provide more meaningful information," Herndon said. But the discussion quickly overrode the eight questions and leaped to the issue of how collected information would be disseminated. The committee's proposal to make the information available online met with strong opposition. Kyle Poll, student body president, explained that current evaluation information in the form of two general questions about the effectiveness of the course and the professor and located in a binder in the basement of the library is rarely used by students for two reasons: "The way it is disseminated, and the two questions aren't informative," Poll said. Faculty members countered with concerns that posting faculty evaluation results online would make that information available to anyone. "Right now I don't have access to . anyone's evaluation. If this happened, the faculty might think this is a popularity contest and that some faculty See Evaluation page 26 EdPass trial completed, funds need to be found elsewhere By Analynne Killingbeck correspondent The Signpost Since the administration's recent decision to accept the EdPass for a second year, the student senate and student fee committees will accept the reality of funding issues that will trickle down to each Weber State University student. "We did our best to communicate the way we wanted to structure this decision-making process," said Norm Tarbox, WSU vice president of Administrative Services. "Year one we decided whether we are going to do it or not, and then year two we decide how to pay it, because year one is free." "We don't want to make this decision twice," Tarbox said. "We want to make it once and then focus our attention and energies into year two on the appropriate way to pay for it, and that's what we're try- 1 ( Ji r! .iff i r -t - Weber State University studen's Kevin Meehan and Emil Mecrok board a UTA bus on campus Saturday morning. ing to do this year." According to Art Bowen, regional general manager for the Ogden area, the EdPass is still in the trial stages at WSU. "It's on a trial basis; we're using their current student IDs as fare," Bowen said. "We contacted Weber University, and we negotiated with them to start this program with the CMAQ funds. We'll analyze it an we'll have discussions with themo whether or not they wish to contim and then pay for it as an institution No decisions have been made as yet." If WSU decides to keep tli EdPass permanently, this will cauS' See Students page 1 Snow removal jams parking By Maria Villasenor asst. news editor The Signpost Mother Nature lets it fall, WSU picks it up. Weber State University, along with the Northern Wasatch area, experienced heavy snowfall during the semester break, and although students might have been too busy shoveling their own driveways, someone had to work on WSU's sidewalks and parking lots for the new semester. "This is real heavy snow, real deep," said Larry Jensen, landscape supervisor at facilities management, of some of the .,.- - - - .- - " . - ..: -o 5 - ' : 3 "w. ... : -:v. "' ' I 1 r g ; C' ' - - - -.--.U. ---- 3 See Snow page 1 5 Maintenance crews work around the clock to remove snow from parking lots. Coming up: Utah Federation of College Republicans recruiting on campus. New plans for the renovation of the Shepherd Union Building. SEE IT WEDNESDAY IN THE SIGNPOST.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-01-12, Vol. 66, No. 50|
|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.|