Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-201
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O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Team stays on top , in early season See page 6 ' t Ski club prepares for snowy competitions See page 4 l" ON : 'V, tfZ)) !. "By showing only part of her work, you didn't get the full message. Caril Jennings Universe City art gallery director and WSU performing arts marketing director it 4 '' ) 1 ;0 I ! U 1 v 1 PHOIOS BV 1RICIA CERRARL) ( IHf. M.M'OST Top: Robert Fudge, WSU philosophy professor, (center left) and his wife, Sylvia Newman, WSU English professor, (center right) discuss the issue of censoring several photographs by artist Tomiko Jones. Some of the photos can be seen behind Fudge and Newman. The photographs depict a nude woman (the artist) urinating. Bottom: Caril Jennings, gallery director, talks about the artwork and her derision to exclude certain prints. Art, nudity and nnnc Censored art at Ogden's Universe City inspires community to debate issue By J Marko Zivkovic sr. news reporter The Signpost Caril Jennings, director of marketing for Weber State University's performing arts department, chose to censor a recent photography exhibit and now said she regrets her decision. "I've always been a radical student," Jennings said, "and it's just a horror to find myself on the other side of the generation gap." Jennings is also responsible for Universe City, an " art gallery in downtown Ogden, which she co-runs with her son. The gallery had arranged to work in conjunction with the visual arts department of WSU to host a month-long event for the Society for Photographic Education. Because of the nature of these arrangements, she was put in a position to display some art in her gallery before having seen it. When she received the works from the artist on Thursday, Nov. 2, she was impressed by the beauty of the photographs: a series of twelve black-and-white images featuring a lone woman in stunning outdoor scenes from locations such as Hawaii and the Oregon coast. "Dark room techniques, everything about the photos were beautiful," Jennings said. It wasn't until a friend of Jennings commented on the pieces that she realized, in each image, the lone woman is urinating. Since the exhibit was scheduled to open the next evening, she made a quick decision to display only half of the series. The pieces not displayed were the ones in which the subject the artist herself, Tomiko Jones was standing upright so that her anatomy was in full view. The grounds for her decision were fear of outrage from offended community members and the legal action that could have been taken against her. "If I had a lawyer, I know I'd win," Jennings said. "But I can't afford a lawyer." See Art page 9 ' ' 1 I : ; 0' V - - - ' - -T " " - - Hons in brief Information Technology adds security question option to Wildcat account Students can now update their Wildcat passwords without calling the Information Technology Division. By updating their account to include a security question, students can answer this question when they need to reset a password because it has either expired or been forgotten. The changes are in response to increased security requirements. Passwords must be at least eight characters, contain at least one number and include at least one uppercase and lowercase letter. To update their accounts, students should visit the Password Self Service Web site, http:help.weber.edupasswords and follow the instructions listed. Female students can apply for higher education assistance award to help pay tuition, books, supplies Female students can apply for the Women's Opportunity Award, which provides money for necessary expenditures associated with higher education. The award can be applied toward necessities like tuition, books and supplies, transportation or childcare. To apply for the award, pick up an application from the Ogden Weber Applied Technology College Financial Aid Office OWATC. Applications must be completed by Dec. 15. The award will be given to women who are the primary provider of their families, have financial need and demonstrate motivation for success. They must also be working toward an undergraduate degree program, enrolled in a vocationalskills training program or accepted to a college or university. Women who have already earned an undergraduate degree cannot apply. For more information, call the OWATC Financial Aid Office at 627-8327. Nontraditional Student Program holds Sub-For-Santa for WSU students' children Weber State University students, faculty and staff can purchase a holiday present for one of 26 children of low-income WSU students. The Nontraditional Student Programs' Pinnacle I lonor Society has placed a tree outside of the Nontraditional Student Center in the Student Service Center, Room 154. The tree is decorated with tags listing the children's desired gifts. People can also choose cards with food items for a holiday dinner. The gifts must be delivered to the Nontraditional Student Center by Dec. 15. Scholarships, financial aid help students complete their studies Monies includes single-mom scholarship By Danielle Esler and Amber Hall news reporters The Signpost Getting help paying for school can be difficult, especially if a student doesn't know where to look. The admissions office estimated the cost of attending Weber State University full-time for two semesters is between $6,834 and $7,834 for Utah residents, including tuition and fees, books and room and board, and it is between $14,717 and $15,717 for out-of-state students. The Gump and Ayers Scholarship Fund GASF have a scholarship available for a WSU single mother for the 2007-2008 school year. "There are millions of dollars in scholarships; students just don't know how to access it," said Carol Merrill, coordinator forWSU's Services forWomen Students SWS. "Some scholarships are general specific, others are based off of life stories and experience." Students can get more information about specific scholarships by visiting the scholarship office in the Student Service Center or by going to www.weber.edu scholarships. Through the financial aid department, there are grants and gifts, student loans and employment. The most common grant is the Federal Pell Grant, which is available to undergraduates, with a maximum of $4,050 per school year. Students can apply for the grant for free at www. fa fs a . e d . g o v. Other grants include the- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, with a maximum of $4,000, the LEAP and UCOPE grant for Utah residents and the UIIEAA grant. If a student qualifies for financial aid, they can apply to Student Support Services SSS . Kim McGregor, SSS front desk receptionist, explained that SSS gives scholarships with a minimum of $400 through the government on a need-basis and offers other services to students involved in die program. Student loans usually have a low er interest rate and don't have to be paid back until after the student graduates. The two loans most recommended for students are the Perkins and Stafford loans. "I had started school over 10 years ago before I got married and quit when I got married," said Maren Burnside, single mother of two and a co-facilitator and counselor for SWS. "Going back was scary and hard, and I wondered how I could do it as a struggling single mom." Meeting with an SWS counselor could prove to be a more valuable experience than just receiving scholarship advice; they also offer many other programs and events for single mothers. ; "We are advocates for putting together programs and activities for single moms," Merrill said. "We hold many social engagements, such as a spring semester luncheon for single moms. We help with study skills, managing children and school." A single moms support group is one of the main programs used in SWS, and it normally starts around the second or third week in the semester during a luncheon hour. "Our main mission is to help single moms achieve their goals through workshops and guest speakers offered," said Lindscy Macdonald, SWS counselor. There is also another opportunity to be involved in the group. Every year, a co-facilitator is selected through an application process. The person selected receives a full tuition waiver and helps plan for all events and helps provide support for other single mothers. "With the new skills I learned through single moms group and with awesome counselors in Services for Women Students, I am well on my way," Burnside said. Burnside is now majoring in social work so she can be able to help other single moms like herself to overcome obstacles and be self-sufficient. "Without my schooling at WSU, I don't know where I would be," Burnside said. "School has given me hope, and being involved with Services forWomen Students has helped me to grow and be more self-confident." The support group is open to all students and community members. SWS is looking for single moms who would be willing to be involved in a focus group to discuss die needs of single mothers. This information will be used to assess how SWS can better serve die single modiers in the support group by providing workshops and resources that are up to date and meeting dieir specific needs. For more information about single mom programs, the scholarship or interest contact SWS at 626-6090 or email Lindsey at Lindseymacdonaldfs'weber.edu. The GASF was established in memory of Marjorie B. Gump, and it is designed to enable single mothers to obtain the education necessary to provide financial security and support for themselves and their children. Applicants for this scholarship must be single mothers who are residents of the estate of Utah. They must be graduates of an accredited high school or have equivalent educational trainings (GFD) and display high scholastic standards and seriousness of purpose. Students interested can apply even if they are receiving other grants and or scholarships. There are five categories that are important in all applications for scholarship and grant money: financial need, academic plans, career goals, life experiencebarriers and volunteercommunity services. A meeting with a SWS counselor would help with applying for these five categories as well as helping find other scholarships. Applications for the Gump and Ayers scholarship must be mailed no later than Feb. 1, 2007. Applications can be picked up in the SWS office in the Student Services Center Room 150. You can leave a message for reporters Danielle Esler and Amber Hall by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-11-20, Vol. 69, No. 40|
|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.|