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-V - O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Football team begins training See page 6 Wildcats take first udos place in Big Sky J o uuu 5lg Philosophy 2200 is not transferable to other state universities as a quantitative literacy requirement By Heather Carter news editor I The Signpost The new deductive logic philosophy class that was approved by Weber State University last fall semester as a quantitative literacy requirement will not be accepted as a transfer credit to other universities within the state. Although WSU will still recognize the philosophy 2200 class as a fulfillment of the quantitative literacy requirement, other institutions of the Utah System of Higher Education recently decided that they would not accept the new substitute. Frank Guliuzza, the chair of the Political Science and Philosophy Department, played a major role in encouraging the Groups make final plea for student fee money Student Fee Recommendation Committee will make final decisions on how to distribute $6 million By Jennifer Landers sr. news reporter I The Signpost The final 10 Weber State University groups made requests for student fees from the Student Fee Recommendation Committee Friday, and now all 25 groups can only hope that their requests are fulfilled as deliberations start this Friday. To prepare for deliberations, each committee member will work on allocation sheets that will help them to make suggestions on how to split up more than $6 million in student fees. "I'm really nervous about all of it actually," said Marya Wall, committee member. "It's going to be hard." The committee members have until 9 a.m. Tuesday, four days since their last meeting, to submit the allocation sheets. "My sense is that people have been very diligent in reviewing all of the materials prior to the presentation and they've asked some good questions," said Vice President of Student Affairs Jan Winniford. "I have some ideas of some changes that I'd like to see us consider making in next year's process simply because I feel like we don't necessarily have enough time to clarify all the information in that 15-minute period that might allow the group to make the kind of decision that they're going to be forced to make." The decisions this committee will have to make were not made any easier after the final 10 groups presented their requests Friday. The Mock Trial Team, an Student Fee Requests made Jan. 26, 2007 Weber State University 2006-07 2007-08 Organization Budget Request Mock Trial $22,000 $31,000 WSU News TV Station $9,000 $9,000 Services for Women Students $51,132 $54,271 Debate $53,000 $57,550 Student Computer Labs $311,000 $332,000 1-800 Line $13,500 $10,000 UTA $25,000 $70,000 Day Care " $103,505 $108,887 KWCR Radio Station $33,297 $34,295 The Signpost $108,718 $111,534 faculty senate to approve the deductive logic course as a quantitative literacy requirement. While the proposal was going through Faculty Senate, Guliuzza said they were aware PHILO 2200 might not be transferable, and so the department tries to inform those students taking the course. "Ultimately, the Faculty Senate voted for the proposal because it is a good idea. It gives students another rigorous and substantial way to demonstrate quantitative literacy," Guliuzza wrote in an e-mail sent Saturday night. He added that the decision was made to do what was in the best interest of those students who planned to graduate from WSU. intercollegiate team that competes with schools like Yale and Berkeley, and has helped WSU students gain admission to some of the top law schools in the country, made a request for an additional $9,000 for traveling expenses. The additional money will allow the team to compete on the highest level, allowing them a chance to gain one of the 64 slots at the Championship Tournament. Weber State News, which has played a role in helping nearly 90 percent of graduates find jobs in television and video production, requested its base fundingof $9,000. No additional money was requested. Services for Women Students made a request for an additional $11,759. Part of this increase is for the mandatory compensation increase, while the rest would be allocated for supplies, equipment, new programs and materials for events. The highly accomplished Debate Team, which has been a WSU tradition for 78 years and ranks third in the Rocky Mountain District, requested an additional $4,550 for traveling expenses and money to retain the current coach. i Student Computer Labs requested an additional $ 1 1 ,000 to raise the student hourly wages, which haven't been increased in five years. The 1-800 line, which is a toll-See Fees page 5 WSU students who are planning to transfer to another university with completed credits andor an associate's degree in general studies will have to take the accepted math courses instead of the philosophy class. Over the years, countless WSU students have felt anxiety about taking the required Math 1010, 1030 and 1050 courses. Many of the students enrolled in the deductive logic classes are excited about having an alternative to math. "Having been through the Weber State math cycle for two semesters," said Chandra Guibord, a WSU senior in anthropology, "there just didn't seem like there was a lot of options or help from the math department." Guibord said she felt she has already Above: John Henry Kelly reads about his experiences at the Veteran's Writing Workshop as Samantha Lawrence, one of the workshop's co-founders, listens. Below: Kelly writes in his notebook during the workshop. WWII memories shared at Veteran's Writing Workshop Veterans learn how to effectively record their wartime experiences By Cynthia Loveland managing editor I The Signpost John Henry Kelly flew 33 missions over Germany as a B-17 ball-turret gunner -a position considered one of the most dangerous on a fighter plane. On Jan: 22, he sat at die end of a conference table wearing a blue beret with 12 typewritten pages in his hands. He read the pages aloud. Listeners laughed when he read about propane-tainted sandwiches and gasped when he read about the silent 19-year-old who turned down an opportunity , to go home after his brother died in combat. Tutoring Students needing help with math and English can log on to Web site By Shayla Craig correspondent I The Signpost Free English, writing and math tutoring are all now available online through Weber State University's tutoring services. Students can log in through WSU's home page and instantly have access to the live tutoring center, a question and answer center, a live online classroom and an archive center. I 3k 'X":. Kelly read on, detailing the age and size of everyone in his flight crew and what it was like waiting in Texas to be called to active duty. Kelly said when the time came, his flight overseas had to be postponed because of persistent rain. HP ' t nin.i.ui i L m i ' IHI.A.MH u um-V JFWW i. H. I. il. ..lliUM , .. . ' 1 V help available online "A lot of people are under the impression that online tutoring is a page you go read," said Cristine Jennings, the Math Tutoring Center supervisor, "and they don't realize that when they log on what they are getting is a live WSU student who is going to customize their response to meet the needs of the question." The online tutors are WSU students who have successfully completed the course for which they are tutoring and most have been recommended by their instructors. All tutors receive training in tutoring skills and have attended a credit training course nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. received more support and better instruction in the philosophy class from the faculty, tutors and supplemental instructors than she experienced in her math classes. "When the philosophy 2200 came up as an option, it was like, well I know it is going to be difficult," Guibord said. "I have never had a philosophy class in my life, but it can't be any harder than dealing with the people over there." Guliuzza explained in an interview earlier last week that he has seen a lot of bright and intelligent students, who were going on to law schools and graduate schools, who could not get through the required math. "What we wanted to do was just to provide students with another route, another option to satisfy the quantitative literacy requirement," Guliuzza said. Although the new course can be taken in place of both the Math 1010 and 1030 or 1050 classes, Guliuzza warned that the See Math page 5 7 4 PHOTOS BY MATT CLASS I THE SIGNPOST "Due to the delay, we missed the June 6 Normandy invasion," Kelly said. That was in 1944 - 63 years ago. Today, Kelly is 85 years old and learning how to write about his experiences in World War II. He has been attending the Veteran's Writing Workshop, an extension of the National Writing Project, and writing about his experiences in his spare time. The workshop is held on Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hill Aerospace Museum conference room. With Kelly at the writing workshop was veteran L. Giles, also 85, who made it out of the house without his hearing aid. See Veterans page 5 The tutors are also available Monday through Thursday nights in the drop-in lab to give full tutorials to new users who may not be so compute-sawy. "It isn't quite as efficient as talking to someone face to face," Jennings said, "but the beauty of it is that if you live far away from campus, if you have childcare issues, if you need tutoring but can't find the time to come all the way to campus and meet with someone or if you're in a foreign country and happen to be doing your homework you have all of the services available to you from home." One of the biggest complaints See Online page 5 Jews in Brief Honors Issues Forum presents speech on Muslims in Europe Kathy Herndon will speak on contemporary Muslim communities in two European nations. Herndon is the chair of the Weber State University English Department and received a grant to attend a seminar in Paris and Leiden by the Council for International Educational Exchange. The speech will cover issues of European attempts to help native and immigrant populations peaceably live together as well as the question facing the European Union of who is "European." The speech, presented by the Honors Program, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31 at noon in the Shepherd Union Building in Room 417, upstairs from the Gallery. Tips on making, keeping friends to be revealed The Davis Campus Lunch and Learn Series will instruct WSU students how to create long and lasting friendships on Jan. 30 at the Davis Campus in Room 117 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lindsey MacDonald will help students learn the various ways of how they can make friends, while also providing tips on how to keep those same friends throughout one's college years. Free pizza will be given to the first ten students who arrive for the lecture, and a drawing will be held for free movie tickets. Students who would like to attend are encouraged to bring a friend along with them to the meeting. For further information, contact Adrienne Gillespie at 395-3514 or at adriennegillespieweber.edu. WSU costume designers, adjunct faculty to be featured at local gallery Beginning Feb. 2 artists of the Department of Performing Arts theater costume designers and the Weber State University adjunct faculty will be highlighted at the Arte" Gras exhibition at the Strawberry Gallery at Universe City on 2556 Washington Blvd. WSU Professor Catherine Zublin and Instructor Jennifer McGrew of the College of Arts and Humanities have designed many costumes for the WSU Department of Performing Arts and other dance and theater companies throughout the United States. WSU student costume designers will also be displayed at the exhibit. Zublin will display a number of her costumes, color renderings, photographs of costumes and other aspects involved in the design process at the gallery. Keller's exhibit will include a sneak peek of some of her costume designs for the upcoming WSU productions of "jBocdn!" and "Sweet Charity." For further information about the feature artists, contact Caril Jennings at 626-6431 or by e-mail at c r j e n n i n gs web e r. e d u .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-01-29, Vol. 69, No. 55|
|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.|