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s j INSIDE oThe WSU Volleyball team practices to "n stay first in the Big , T- West Conference, see Page 1 2. sew TTs TT TN-i: r Volume 64 Issue 27 www.weber.edusignpost Wednesday, October 1 0, 2001 By Casey Cummings campus affairs editor The Signpost The student senate at Weber State University voted on four bills Monday in hopes of changing ambiguous bylaws in the election rules. The senate passed three of the four bills introduced by nontraditional Sen. Aaron Nail. "This was a great process," said WSU Student Association President Steve Starks. The idea that certain bylaws needed to be easier to interpret came from the results of last year's student " wanted to make it clear that it can only be one time. That means they can only run formally once. If they later want to be a write-in candidate, this bill allows that." Aaron Nail nontraditional student senator elections. During that election, students questioned many issues, including the eligibility of write-in candidates, retail value of campaign products purchased by candidates and procedures for contesting an election.One bill handled by the senate dealt with the issue of a formal candidate changing his or her candidacy to a different office as a write-in candidate. The bill states directly that a candidate can formally run for one and only one position. The key word to the piece of legislation is "formally." "I wanted to make it clear that it can only be one time," Nail said. "That means they can only run formally once. If they later want to be a write-in candidate, this bill allows that." The bill passed with a 15-1 vote. Starks said he was in favor of this bill, but is worried that the bill still needs "some fine-tuning." A bill that Starks did not support was also the only bill not passed by student senate. The bill deals with the issue of exactly when a candidate is allowed to change from his or her formal campaign and become a write-in candidate for another position.Last year Starks changed from the position he was running for and became a write-in candidate. Other candidates contested his action. This bill was designed to change the ambiguous bylaws that were used to determine the outcome. The new bill stated that a formal candidate could only change his or See Election page 3 University' s capital campaign just $ 1 3 million from goal Faculty and student campaigns kick off with their own goals and objectives By Jill Halbasch news editor The Signpost Weber State University is finishing up the final years of its capital campaign and is confident that the $75 million goal will be met by December 2003. A capital campaign is when a university aactively seeks donations. Even though WSU is always seeking donations, during the campaign it has stepped up its efforts dramatically. WSU launched the capital campaign in July 1998 in hopes to enhance support for students, including scholarships, and to add more professional development opportunities for faculty and staff and have more support facilities on campus and in each department. "We are very fortunate to have such great support," said Ann Millner, vice president of university relations. "The community is wonderful in all they do for the university." As of the last trustee meeting, the capital campaign has $6 1. 5 million committed in pledges. Some major contributions went to construct Elizabeth D. Shaw Stewart Stadium Sky Suites and Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center. There has also been significant donations to the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics and Jerry and Vickie Moves College of Education. Ten years ago WSU raised around S3 million a year, and in the year 2000-2001 WSU raised an estimated $10 million in one year. Faculty and Senate Capital Campaign In fall 2000. the faculty and senate were asked to beiiiii their own. capital campaign. This side of the campaign is not concentrating on the money aspect, but more of a participation goal. There are more than 2,000 employees on campus; 500 are faculty and 1,500 are on staff. "Behind every faculty member on campus there are about three staff members helping them do their jobs," said Kathleen Lukken, associate provost.The goal of the facultysenate campaign is to reach 50 percent of employees who are contributing something to the campaign. As of right now, they only have 25 percent. . "We understand that there is a variety of salaries on campus, and that is why we are putting a goal with a participation amount in- ;tead of a dollar amount," Lukken said. "We want everyone to feel a part of what is going on." There are five ar- eas that the facultysenate are working on improving and starting. The funds will help the library, student scholarships, a benevolence fund for employees who are experiencing a catastrophe and need help with money, support development for staff members to improve their skills and there is a donor choice that faculty and staff can choose where they would like the funds to be distributed. "It is hard for 2,000 employees to feel like a team," Lukken said. "With this campaign, everyone can feel like a team. You really have an opportunity to show you are part of something. We can all come together and make a big difference."Student Capital Campaign WSU Student Association has picked up on the fund-raising bandwagon with hopes to offer something special I o students '? """jni iv vJ' .uv.jj.u, ,v,vr,nmVi .pui'j etc -r '. n''l'S7',i'"'" n ..... , 1 w utuuil f " . itji)uA.:iiJH;. 9"- 1 unaunj illllllq raw-Ay Some major contributions of the university's sponsored capital campaign went to construct Elizabeth D. Shaw Stewart Stadium Sky Suites and Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center. through the student capital campaign.The initial campaign began last year. Student captial campaign committee wanted to find something that students would enjoy and be able to use. The original goal was to raise S50.000 that would renovate the lounge area around the fire place in the Union Building. But See Election page 3 ' 1 ....
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2001-10-10, Vol. 64, No. 27|
|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.|