Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-07-051
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The Coodbve kS&ptS Hockey 'tff''-''" SO Iraq, Hello ti ( ' ; if, team out 7T : tVJ U 1 Doilv! of deb, ' , I UJ I ! i Seepase6 Seepase5 SH a&S i- TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 4 Radio station promotes iocal businesses By TREVOR WARNER sr. news reporter The Signpost Weber State University radio station KWCR FM 88.1 The Edge hosted a live remote broadcast on July 2 to help out a few local businesses kick off a busy Fourth of July holiday weekend. Big Rock Ice Creamery, Costa Vida Mexican Restaurant, Decade Snow and Skate Store and KWCR were the groups sponsoring and getting advertisement for the event. Jason Irvine, marketing major at WSU and sales and sponsorship director of 88.1, said the radio station prepared for this event for nearly three weeks. He said it was a lot of hard work trying to figure out what the times were going to be and whether Shaun McBride, a skater for the Decade Team, and other team riders showed off their moves at the remotes. or not the weather was going to cooperate. "It takes a lot of pre-planning and dedication to plan an event like this," Irvine said. "Remotes are usually only three hours and this one is going to be six. We had to make sure we got the time spots available and make sure the weather was going to work with us." Irvine said the reason for this is to help out the new local businesses and help out the radio station as well. "We are a nonprofit organization," Irvine said. "I wanted to go out to the local businesses and let them know the benefits of advertising to let people know about their businesses. We want the radio station to be an integral part of WSU and the Ogden community." Big Rock Ice Creamery had the radio station in the vicinity from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. Greg and Kym King own the ice cream shop. They said everyone loves ice cream and that it's a "happy food." Another business showcased was Costa Vida Mexican Restaurant. Costa Vida means "Coastal Life" and that is exactly See Radio page 3 WHEELS grant ends By MARK BERCER correspondent The Signpost Vanessa and Karen Gonzalez are sisters who have mentored potential college-bound, bilingual students in junior high and high schools in Weber and Davis counties for the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education's STAR program for the past two years. After June 30, they stopped working there. "It's been a good experience," Vanessa said. "It's too bad it has to end." STAR, which stands for Students Teaming for Achievement and Retention, is a program that falls under a $1.5 million federal bilingual education grant called WHEELS, We Help Enterprising English Language Students. When the five-year grant See Grant page 3 By CORY DUCLOS asst. news editor The Signpost Eight entering freshmen students from diverse backgrounds who have cleared a high academic bar were recently selected to receive the Presidential Founders Scholarship at Weber State University this year. "It's the biggest award on campus," said Charlotte Argyle, WSU scholarship coordinator. The eight students are Kathryn Palkki of Timpview High School in Provo; Whitney Larson of Scotts Bluff High School in Scottsdale, Neb.; Kris Lindley of Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Joshua Floyd of Davis High School in Kaysville; Kimberly Pace of Kanab High School in Kanab; Kelly J. Callister of Delta High School in Delta; and Nicole Lewis of West Jordan High School in West Jordan. The scholarship provides full tuition waivers for eight semesters. It also provides housing and an additional $500 stipend for each semester. - To be eligible for the scholarship, the students needed to have an index of 128, which is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT scores. This requires the students maintain a GPA ranging from 3.2 to 4.0 throughout their high school career and receive an ACT composite score of 28 to 36. " I was very involved in extracurricular activities and that kind of helped to keep me focused and pushed me to get better grades and I always just knew that I wanted to be able to help my family pay for my college education," Larson said. '7 always just knew that I wanted to be able to help my family pay for my college education." Whitney Larson WSU entering freshman The eligible students had to compete for a chance at the scholarship. The students were divided into groups and given a tour of the campus. They then interviewed with several panels of judges made up of WSU faculty, staff and students. "I didn't know anything about it at first, so the interview part of it was pretty nerve-racking," Floyd said. The group this year is particularly interesting because several of them come from outside Weber and Davis counties with two coming from outside the state, Argyle said, showing that WSU is growing beyond its traditional role as a "commuter campus." "I've always wanted to do something in the medical field and WSU has a very good health professions school," Larson said. Seven out of eight of the recipients are female, even though a fairly even number of male and female students competed for the award, Floyd said. For more information on applying for a scholarship, contact the scholarship office at 626-6747. You can reach reporter Cory Duclos by calling 626-7655. Library gets revamped f ti'dil 1 " s 9 , Kevin Hardy, left, and Kurt Adams, right, remodel the drainage system near the Stewart Library's main entrance. Previous renovation of the stairs leading into the. library continually suffered water damaged, so the stairs were destroyed and the main entrance to the library will be on the ground floor. Until then, students must use the east entrance on the opposite side of the building to enter the library. The constrvic-tion began in early May and is scheduled to finish before the fall semester begins.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-07-05, Vol. 68, No. 4|
|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.|