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INSIDE i oThe ugimpdD Volume 64 Issue 36 www.weber.edusignpost Wednesday, October 31, 2001 Utah Paranormal Exploration and Research Team has many sites in Utah they are researching, See page 6.- f : 1 S !( I J J i . - -' 1 Zl J By Casey Cummings campus affairs editor The Signpost The saying that military personnel must be flexible, adapt and overcome became well known to the Weber State University Student Association senate last week. The position of veterans senator had to be filled by Ben Carpenter after former senator, Shane Kibler, was called to active duty. "Since Shane had to leave with such short notice, a lot of things have been dumped in my lap," said Carpenter, who worked in the veterans office atWSU. Kibler received his orders just three weeks before the veterans emphasis week. Because of the short amount of time, the normal application and interview process prior to appointing a new senator was bypassed."I basically just went in and said I could do it," said Carpenter, a telecommunications major. "We needed a guy that could hit the ground running," said Jari Vesterinen, coordinator of veterans affairs. "I am very pleased to have Ben doing this. He is a realgo-getter." According to Vesterinen, close to a dozen WSU students have been called to active duty since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Around 700 veterans attend WSU. Carpenter is originally from Alaska, but started attending WSU after being transferred to the area. He was just released from active duty last July. He served in the Air Force for four years as a crew chief, working mostly on F-16 fighter jets. "I was really just a glorified grease monkey," Carpenter said. He now takes on the position of student senator and will help in organizing an emphasis week that last year was almost nonexistent. "We have several plans for the upcoming emphasis week," Carpenter said. Some of the events scheduled for the week include the placing of flags on campus, a flag-lowering cer- . See Duty page 9 Shane Kibler i Many WSU students on scholarships By Heather Wheatley senior features writer The Signpost One-thi rd of Weber State Uni versity 's popu lation currently has one. Those that brand new freshmen hold outnumber the athletic department's by 83. And Phillip Linford would not be able to stay home and take care of his kids during the morning and then attend night school without one. Scholarships enable students from different ethnicities, life styles, ages and genders to attend college. Contrary to many assumptions, football players are not the main recipients of scholarships. Three academic scholarship divisions top the 223 tuition waivers the athletic department receives. According to Charlotte Argyle, scholarship supervisor at WSU, scholarships are divided around campus based on the percentage enrolled in each college. Bias is not a determiner. Scholarships don't have to go through federal guidelines like financial aid. Many students have been able to stay in school because scholarships covered their education when financial aid fell through and their financial situation changed. The number of stories accumulate each semester when students fall into a tough situation and scholarships are able to pull them out. "They are all so personal," Argyle said. Linford was recommended by Argyle for the Abreilea Hinckley scholarship. This scholarship funds 70 students at WSU each year. The award is based strictly on grade point average and is only given to juniors and seniors. Argyle said that all of the students currently on this scholarship have a 3.9 GPA or above. Every area of study riicnDEHicsciwuinsniPS Western Undergraduate Exchange 105 Transfer students 95 H Special academics 43 Continuing out of state 35 D Academic masters 24 Early college 12 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 on campus receives some of these scholarships. Linford is a junior and a nontraditional student. His high school GPA was a 2.5. He currently maintains a 3.96 GPA at WSU and plans to reapply for the Hinckley scholarship next year. And he just turned 32. Since he filled out the general application for a scholarship, he has been able to rearrange his life to where home, school and work don't fight for attention. See Scholarships page 3 Hearings postponed in marijuana related case By Tanna Barry editor in chief The Signpost Arraignment hearings have been postponed for Michael Bryant and Nathan Hallmeyer who face charges in an alleged drug incident. Both Bryant and Hallmeyer's charges stem from an alleged incident on Oct. 6 when the debate team was competing in a tournament in Cedar City. Keith Barnes, an attorney representing Bryant, appeared in court Oct. 29 to request for Bryant's hearing to be moved to Nov. 1 3 at 1 : 1 5 p.m. when Hallmeyer's hearing is scheduled. The request was granted. Bryant, who resigned as a Weber State University communication professor Oct. 1 1 , is charged with three class B misdemeanors: possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with arrest. Hallmeyer, a WSU student and debate team member, is charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia. You can reach reporter Tanna Barry by calling 626-7121. SFRC begins interviewing applicants to fill student chairs By ill Halbasch news editor The Signpost The Student Fee Recommendation Committee started the interview process for five students who will assist in allocating S5 million in student fees. This year SFRC received 17 applications for the five positions available to students. According to Weber Slate University Student Association President Steve Starks. the SFRC received more applications this year than any other, and he feels that the applicants are a good representation of the campus community. Two former students who sat on SFRC, international students and students from various organizations on campus have turned in applications. "This is a very serious position," said Starks. "It is important that COT those who sit on this committee take it very seriously be cause they are dealing with a lot of money and it is the students'." Approximately 25 areas are run strictly by student fees. Each SFRC member is assigned to an organization to act as its liaison. That liaison and the specific organization decide how much money needs to be asked of the SFRC for the upcoming academic year. The SFRC member then goes back and requests the dollar amount from the entire committee, and its decision is passed on to the President's Coun cil for approval. Vice President of Student Affairs Anand Dyal-Chand and Starks co-chair the committee, along with WSUSA Ex- ecutivt Vice President Doug Rose, WSUSA Academic Vice President John Valleta, Faculty Senate Chair Gene Sessions, two other faculty members, two senators and five positions that go to students at large. Dyal-Chand has been on the committee for four years. "I have enjoyed it thoroughly," said Dyal-Chand. "It is great thing to be able to work with students." Dyal-Chand and Starks are looking for applicants who have no personal interest or agenda for the student fees, who understand how student fees work, w ho will commit their time and work well with groups. "Students have to give up a lot of time," said Dyal-Chand "It is a large commitment, and they have to be dedicated." The committee is starting earlier than years past due to the extended break in February. SFRC will begin its meeting for training sessions in November, and the first week of Spring semester will start official meetings every Friday afternoon. "It is a great opportunity to be involved with SFRC," Starks said. "Most universities don't allow students a chance to be involved, and WSU does." You can reach reporter Jill Halbasch by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2001-10-31, Vol. 64, No. 36|
|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.|