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Global warming a hot topic See page 4 t j , VVarburton tops WEBERSJTATE UNIVERSITY t 'Si.ff her 1'000tn pint 1 i vT-AX in Wildcat win , ' See page 6 -J! - .?i testes ThefO 51 Committee finishes sessions with extra recommendations SFRC encourages oversight in fiscal notes meeting By Jennifer Landers sr. news reporter The Signpost The 13-member Student Fee Recommendation Committee, which recently divvied more than $6 million in students fees to 25 Weber State University groups, met one last time Feb. 9 to make fiscal notes for next year's committee. These fiscal notes allow this year's committee to inform the SFRC in 2008 by making clear documented statements as to why decisions were made concerning certain groups and also to make suggestions. The Debate Team, which caused controversy after the committee discovered they had reallocated $15,000 in student fees to pay for a new debate coach, was the first group the committee made a fiscal note for. According to committee member Karleton Munn, the Debate Team took away money from student travel and student scholarships to pay for a new coach. As a consequence for making such a move, the committee decided to put the group on review and, according to the fiscal note that was made, if the Debate Team should make this same mistake again, next year's committee has the right to reduce the group's funding. According to committee member Cole Spicker, the move made by the Debate Team needed to be addressed to all 25 'groups so they would avoid making a simiiar mistake. The committee made a fiscal note for the Mock Trial Team recommending the regional tournament be moved back to WSU to cut the travel expense for the group, which would have been about $4,000-5,000 per team. According to Mock Trial Coach Frank Guliuzza's response to the committee's questionnaire, the WSU team was one of the few teams competing in the area, so the American Collegiate Moot Court Association sent teams from Texas, California, Oregon and other states to compete at WSU. This was expensive for other teams and it was easier to have the regional tournament in the other states, such as Texas or Oregon, where there were more teams competing in one area. WSU team gave up hosting the regional tournament "for the greater good of the organization," Guliuzza said. The committee still felt that having the regional competition would not only cut the cost of travel for the team, but also bring recognition to the WSU campus. Another group that concerned the committee was the Nontraditional Student Programs and Services. After losing an $80,000 grant by two points, the group is relying on student fees to keep them afloat until they can apply for another grant three years from now. While the group's coordinator, Debbie Cragun eased the burden on student fees in the past years by applying for outside grants, the committee made a fiscal note requesting that this group continue to seek external funding as soon as possible. According to committee member Jon Irish, who represented the Performing Arts group during presentations in January, that group was displeased that they were only given 15 minutes to present their fee request and felt they couldn't make their reasons clear in that amount of time. While time may have not been enough, the committee's concern was with the clarity of the requests being made, not only the Performing Arts group, but a number of other groups. According to faculty committee member Suzanne Harley, this was the first year the groups were required to justify in a written statement why they needed additional funding. For example, they brought up KWCR's request forcost-of-living expenses, a request the committee felt was not clear enough. As the committee continued to evaluate each group, they came across a clarification issue of their own making. During the deliberations, the See Extra page 5 Talking about love With the a The gift of music for the younger generations Alumni give back to Ogden High School marching band By Heather Carter news editor The Signpost Ogden High School's auditorium erupted with applause when Brent Hadley from Weber State University's MBA Alumni Association announced that $6,000 was donated to the school to buy new instruments for the music department. The alumni presented the high school with five new bass drums, an obo and a bass clarinet during a talent assembly last Friday. Ogden High School retired its old bass drums, which it had purchased from WSU's marching band more than eight years ago. "We're really excited about this," said Steve Park, Ogden High's band teacher. "It is going to make a big difference because the old stuff is also really heavy." Park explained that the old equipment was not only worn out, but the drums caused back trouble for several of his students during countless hours of practice. Ogden High School sophomore Jacob Kelly was last year's fourth bass in the marching band. Kelly said his first impression of the new drum when he strapped it on was that it was going to be more manageable because it was a lot lighter. "I collapsed once," Kelly said. "I am excited to have new drums because I want to be the bottom end position now." Although Park's main goal was to outfit his marching band with new bass drums, he said he was also excited that there was enough money to buy other musical instruments. "I use to play a crappier instrument," said Ogden High School junior five languages lot can got lost By Gina Barton correspondent The Signpost Students at Weber State University were introduced to a tool known as "The Five Love Languages" to improve their personal relationships. "You've got to speak the right language if you want S people to understand you," said Joyce Buck, WSU child studies professor, at the Alumni Center ( SOURCE: (Top) Members of Weber State University's marching band perform during Ogden High School's talent assembly last Friday. (Right) Ogden High School Band Teacher Steve Park (left) and OHS sophmore Jacob Kelly (right) show off a donated drums. Stephanie Falls, who plays the bass clarinet. "Sometimes I couldn't go very high, or I couldn't go very low. Having a new instrument makes me more excited to improve on my instrument." The charitable contribution that supplied Ogden High School's music department with new instruments was the result of WSU's MBA Alumni Association's Sub for Santa program that is supported by Jack Goddard's donations. The goal of the program is to help out the communities within Ogden City and Weber County. "Last year it was brought to our attention that the Ogden High band this year was an award-winning band," said Brent Hadley a chairman of the WSU's MBA alumni. "The band director has taken the program from really struggling to really doing well. We thought this would be a great way, and instruments are always a challenge." 1 ladley said the Sub for Santa program had also donated several thousand dollars . - J i-W"- fi.-t.-i ."-.-:. -. ? , - : if; ' : of love, in translation on Feb. 8. "Keep in mind this is not a fix all, just a tool." "The Five Love Languages" is a book written by Gary Chapman, who has worked in marriage counseling for more than 30 years. "Your emotional love language and the language of your spouse may be as different as Chinese from English," Chapman's book states. "No matter how hard you try to express love in English, if your spouse understands Chinese, you will never understand how to love each other. There are five distinct languages in which people use to express love." Buck said those who care about their relationships will out of caring and loving their partner try and learn to speak a language their partner would understand. Buck presented the five love languages with examples to understand each one. The first language is words of ainrmation telling a significant other how nice they look, or ?now mucli tney are appreciated. This language is spoken words that can also help build a partner's self image and confidence. The next love language is the language of gifts. They don't have to be i1 i. expensive or elaborate to send the message of love. A spouse who possibly forgets birthdays or anniversaries could hurt the other spouse if that spouse's love language is gifts. .y 'I he third love language is quality time. Some spouses believe being together, doing things together and focusing in on one another is the best way to show love. "You need both quality and quantity when See Love page 5 SXC.HU SOURCE: CHRISTOPHER ROGERS of computer equipment to the Christmas Box Flouse. WSU freshman Chase Naisbitt is one of the members of WSU's marching band who attended the assembly to represent WSU and exhibit his drumming skills. Naisbitt graduated from Ogden High School last year and had used the outdated equipment. "They weighed about 50 pounds each," Naisbitt said, "and sounded like crap. I would say that it is a privilege to be getting new equipment in such good condition, never been used, because I had to deal with the previous." Yoti cm ivjch reporter Heather Carter by calling 6'o-76.S5. " f i I ? ? j i News in Brief Black Panther Party founder to speak Weber State University's Convocations Lecture Scries will commemorate Black History Month by hosting Bobby Scale and his lecture on the "I Iistory and Impact of die Black Panther Party." In 1966 Scale founded the Black Panther Party For Self Defense, and spent four years in prison after attempting to disrupt the court while he was tried for conspiracy and inciting a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convection. Seale started working on making an impact within the community in 2002 by helping out the Reach! program, with the to improve youth education programs. The Bobby Seale lecture will be held in the Shepherd Union Gallery on Feb. 14 at noon, and it is free to the public. For further information, contact Jose Gomez of the WSU's Student Involvement and Leadership at 626-6349. Honors Issues Forum to focus on impact, issues of fair trade Another presentation on Feb. 14 at noon will focus on the impact fair trade has on farm workers and their communities throughout the world. "Fair Trade Certification Empowers" is an Honors Issue Forum that will discuss the how investments in farms and communities help farmers to overcome poverty, while also promoting environmental conservation. The fair trade seminar will be held in the Weber State University Shepherd Union Building in Room 348. For more information about the Honors Issue Forum, contact Leanna Riddle at 626-7591. Fair trade is a system that helps workers earn a living wage and encourages a safe and healthy work environments. To purchase fair trade products on campus, the anthropology will sell fair trade chocolates Feb. 13 arid 14 on the east side of the Social Sciences Building from 9 a.m. to noon. WSU history professor receives top humanities honor Weber State University associate history professor Kathryn MacKay was honored by the Utah Humanities Council with the 2007 Distinguished Humanities Award. MacKay received the Utah Humanities Council's most prestigious award for her lifetime dedication to promoting the social sciences. MacKay's research and teaching areas include Native American, women, American West and public history. Over the years, MacKay has helped out local museums by planning historical exhibits, holding book discussions at colleges and libraries throughout the state and she is also the primary scholar for Utah tours of the new Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit entitled "Between Fences." For further information about MacKay and the Distinguished 1 lumanities Award, contact MacKay at 626-6782.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-02-12, Vol. 69, No. 61|
|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.|