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Big Sky Championships ; taking over Weber Stare O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Spring Break n See page 4 : rc i i t. UNIVERSITY i npost Set' page ft University president in the spotlight Millner voices her opinion on leading university liy Amber Hall sr. news reporter I The Signpost litis is a first in two-part scries examining the role of a university president. The second part will he printed March 7. This last year, two university presidents received votes of no confidence and were ousted because of decisions misappropriation of funds, misconduct in office and inflammatory comments made while in off ice. With a rocky five years at Harvard University, and after making gender-biased comments, former University President Lawrence II. Summers resigned almost a. year ago after receiving a no-confidence vole from faculty. Harvard then appointed its first female president, Drew Gilpin Faust, in February. "Because Harvard is the oldest and best endowed university in the U.S., people pay attention to what happens at Harvard," said Weber State University President F. Ann Millner, WSU's first woman president. "I think . having a woman I'MOIUli'l BKKtKtLM-H llll JH.AI'IDI WSU President F. Ann Millner step into that position will be noticed." Other controversial presidencies include David A. Caputo of Pace University; who dramatically increased tuition while enrollment had been dropping and his compensation had increased. There is also a large gap between his salary and other Pace faculty, causing some unrest among the colleagues. "With her outstanding track record mere is no comparison to be made between the presidents in question and Dr. Millner," said John Kowalewski, WSU media relations director. Unlike these university presidents, Weber State University President F. Ann Millner has continued to earn her $173,897 annual compensation, which is decided by the Utah Board of Regents. The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that presidents in Utah's public colleges and universities earn less than the national average, though the study did not weigh cost-of-living differences across the country. But even in state, Millner earns less than her counterparts at the University of Utah and Utah State University. U of U President Michael K. Young earns $360,884 and USU President Stan L. Albrecht makes $300,398. "I'm here because I care about WSU, not about the money," Millner said. "It's about the university and what's best for it." WSU Faculty Senate Chair Bruce Handley said the cases of the Pace and Flarvard universities presidents were isolated, and that there is no similar discord with any college presidents in Utah. The WSU culture includes shared governance between all at the school. "We are all really engaged in making this the best learning environment for students," Millner said. "We work to be collaborative and work together." WSU Department of Political Science and Philosophy Chair Fraiik Guliuzza said there might be disagreements between professors and presidents, but open communication is necessary. "I think you want to have people even if you don't always agree with them with integrity and people that are accessible," Guliuzza said, "and I think we've found both of those things to be the case with the president and the provost Michael Vaiighan." Another cause for tumult at the universities that are having trouble with their presidents is finding a middle ground and having good communication between the faculty and administration to accomplish goals. See President page 8 ml : M ( r a. 1 f rwl.; 3-1. J A i n. V Weber State University senior and creative writing major David Thacker reads at Lincoln Elementary on March 2. HHOIO B MAIT CLASS I THE SIGNPOST Lincoln Elementary School teacher Edon Zollinger introduces her students during the poetry event. WSU hosts tutoring Tutors learn and share experiences at the 1 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference By Jennifer Landers sr. news reporter I The Signpost Friday night kicked off the 14th annual Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference with music, poetry and tutors from all over the Rocky Mountain region at Weber State University's Val A. Browning Center. "Basically it's to get together to just share our skills and our ideas, to have fun with each other and to realize the link that we have that we're all writing tutors," said Samantha Balaich, WSU writing tutor. "I think writing is one of the best ways wre express ourselves and I enjoy being able to help people express themselves in a great way." The conference is held at one of the 13 colleges in the Rocky Mountain region each year, and consists of a full day of workshops to educate writing tutors so they are better able tojtutor fellow students on the writing issues each one faces. "Tutoring is sort of a challenging thing to master because tutors encounter all kinds of different challenges with every session," said WSU writing tutor Chris Bentley. Friday niRht's event was an A. "v - r r 4 I V Lincoln Elementary School holds a 'poetry cafe' Friday night By Shirrel Cooper sr. news reporter I The Signpost Edon Zollinger's sixth grade class is not in elementary school. Though technically they are, Zollinger tells her students they are smarter than that. Though these sixth graders might have been introduced to poetry through grade-school lullabies, Zollinger has atte.pted to show her students that "poetry is the heart of the song." When Amir Jackson, a former employee of Lincoln Elementary School who worked in the Learning Center, volunteered to help Zollinger teach her class poetry, these poets were born. The first obstacle Jackson andZollinger faced was getting the children to open up to poetry. Zollinger said that at first opportunity for all of the tutors to get acquainted with each other before the workshops started on Saturday. "Last year I felt kind of badly because we didn't really know what to do," Bentley said. "There wasn't an enjoy just playing with people on event to bring all the tutors together, so we just wandered around Provo." Bentley took charge of putting their papers, laughing with people, cracking jokes back and forth, and helping them to understand what they're doing. When they reach that point of understanding, that's the most fun' together a Friday night event this year, which included food, entertainment from a local band and an opportunity for the tutors to entertain each other by sharing their poems, stories and other writing talents on stage. "It's been my desire ever since I found out that this year Weber State would be hostina the event." Bentlev said. "I iust 1" i " . iiniL PHOIO BY MATT CLASS JHt iGNPOi one of his poems to a room full of people the students didn't really like poetry. But they did like music. "I got the kids to make the connection with music," Zollinger said. "I got them to realize that music is poetry." She had her class bring their favorite songs to school and then they read the songs like they were poetry. Once the doors to poetry were open, poetry became an outlet for the students to express their feelings, which is what Zollinger and Jackson said they were hoping for. "I think that these kids transitioning to-junior high need to learn to express themselves," Zollinger said. The first poem she had her students write was to serve this point. It was called See Poetry page 7 conference wanted to put together an event so that we could draw all the tutors together so they can interact and get to know each other." One of the WSU writing tutors, Andie Kunzler, recited a poem she wrote called, "18." The poem expressed the struggles of being 18-years-old in a short and humorous way. Kunzler has been writing p o e since was t r y she in the third grade and has been working for the writing center since August. "I enjoy just playing with people on their papers, laughing Andie Kunzler, WSU writing tutor with people, cracking jokes back and forth, and helping them to understand what they're doing," Kunzler said. "When they reach that point of understanding, that's the most fun." The conference's theme this year was See Tutor page 7 Hews in Grief WSU's Storytelling Festival returns for its 11th year This week, storytellers and audiences will flock to Weber State University to hear the tales that will be told during the 11th Annual Storytelling Festival. Nationally recognized storytellers Patrick Ball, Dianne l'eiiatte, Sid Lieberman and Olga Loya will join a score of other local, regional and student narrators to share their story telling talents with the public. While the majority of die festival will take place on WSU's campus, on March 5 and 6 the festival will be housed in the Ogdcn Eccles Conference Center and Peery's Egyptian Theater (2415 Washington, Blvd.). The last day of the festival will be held at the Davis Conference Center (762 Heritage Park, Layton) on March 7. Presentations will also be made at a number of grade schools in Davis, Morgan and Weber counties. WSU's Storytelling Festival is the only storytelling festival in the country that is sponsored by a university and local school districts. People who attend the three-day conference will have the option to choose from a number of various storytelling genres. Organizers of the festival believe that more than 14 thousand people will attend this year's event. The festival, which has traditionally been held in November, was moved to March in order to give storytellers more time to prepare their tales, while also increasing grade school involvement in the event. For further information about the festival, storytellers and the schedule of events, visit weber.edustorytelling. Those who are interested in the festival can also contact WSU Storytelling Festival chair Ann Ellis at 626-7343, or aellis4weber.edu. Career fair hosted by WSU's criminal justice department More than 30 criminal justice agencies will be present at Weber State University's annual criminal justice career fair today at 9 a.m. till noon in the Shepherd Union Gallery. WSUstudentsandthepublic are invited to participate in the event, which will provide the opportunity to make connections with possible employers. For further information about the criminal justice career fair, contact WSU criminal justice professor Michelle Fleward at 626-6151, or e-mail her at mhewardweber.edu. Student looks for his lost violin Weber State University freshman Artur Javadov is asking WSU faculty, staff and students to help him find his handcrafted violin. Javadov, a music major, last saw his violin during a WSU symphony orchestra rehearsal on Feb. 27. The violin has a unique "gargoyle" head scrollwork at the top of the neck, and was secured inside a black, nylon zippered case. One of the zippers of the case had been damaged, and the case also included extra strings, rosin, a pick-up device, two bows, a shoulder rest, sheet music and music books. If anyone has found the violin, please return it to the WSU Police Department. .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-05, Vol. 69, No. 69|
|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.|