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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The CJ u Cross-country 'Cats f -r r cruise through invitational see p7ge 5 hookah Joe (1 J' TV 1 see pflge 6 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 23 ce president or suiaem awairs i ff Q -r - A J 4 Liquor laws and ia H r in 0 136 selected 1 nursday Mmi (3. raoiiiiiSIj!!!!! Associate vice president for student affairs Texas A&M University, Texas PEalllp I BOflGSfiQ lJMMUi ! i .,.L 1995-present "Who we are as human beings is so much more than the piece that relates to our knowledge." Vice president for student services Dixie State College, Utah 2003-pres nt ' We have to make it as easy as we can on students to organize and develop." QUC3 Hiii Miei ,. .'A .-.L.i .7 Associate chief student affairs officer Bradley University, 111. 2000 -present f V j y v 1 . Its ' ' ! "What are some creative things we can do to get this student through the semester?" Final candidate for position promises to bring open mind, creativity 'advocating for students By Becky Palmer special assign, editor The Signpost The third and final candi date for vice president of student affairs talked Monday about her com UilUWClll IU HI 1UL1 dUUdlC students and her leadership style. In conferences with various Weber Slate University faculty and leadership groups and in a public meeting, Joyce Ann Shotick, currently Bradley University associate chief of student affairs in Peoria 111., emphasized her desire to help students by being avail- able to them. Between meetings, she proved her commitment to students by spending time Si on the telephone help ing a Bradley student in an emergency. Shotick received a call during her meeting with WSU faculty irom a member of the Kappa Delta. -sorority, which she advises. A sorority sister needed assistance her brother was being accused of murder. The woman wanted to leave Bradley, but Shotick thought she'd be better off stay ing through the semester. Shotick reacted as quickly as possible, spending what was to be her lunch hour trying to contact the woman. "The girl should not leave our campus," Shotick said. "If she leaves, she'll just get in the thick of things. She's insulated at Bradley."Later, Shotick related how her concern for Bradley students would transfer to WSU. "That's just what I do," Shotick said, explaining why she jumped to help. "Who else would she turn to? She'd just What does the vice president of student affairs do? Who will make the final hiring decision? What qualities will the new vice president need? sluice president selection wrap-up page 9 walk away." During a luncheon with student leaders, Shotick told of other rimes she'd intervened for students with disabilities in her role of responsibility. She also stated her concern for academic excellence in students she advised. "What can I do to help ensure that you're academically success ful?" she asked assembled student leaders. Shotick said her role would be as a liaison between students and faculty, but added that she couldn't tell faculty what to do. "I can't cross the line," Shotick said. "Ultimately, faculty members have complete purview of their classrooms." In another part of the lun cheon discussion, Josh Borges, WSU Student Association College of Business and Economics senator, asked Shotick why she wanted to move her career to WSU. He also asked how she'd manage leaving a private university of about 6,000 students for WSU, a public university of See Selected page 9 Student association constitution ratified by student senate By Chris Ripplinger campus affairs editor The Signpost Students will vote in March on the Weber State University Student Association constitution that was unanimously ratified Monday. According to the bill presented during tire WSU senate meeting, the current revision "will bring consistency to the wording, citing and format" of the constitution. The new document itself says the new design will "allow the students to understand the mission, objectives, and responsibilities" of the student senate. Most revisions were done over the summer during the senate training sessions. Final corrections were made and Justin Harper, WSU Student Association science senator, presented the completed constitution to the senators. After a unanimous ratification, senators began planning for a student ballot next March. The ballot is designed to present the changes to the WSU community in a clear and concise manner so voters will not necessarily need to read the entire constitution. In order for this to pass, voters need to be aware of the changes before they appear on the ballot. "The ballot that will be created for students should be completed within the next two weeks," Harper said. "Publicizing for the ballot will be very important." During 2005 spring semester, the senate attempted to change its name to "Associated Students of WSU" as to avoid the sometimes confusing WSUSA acronym. "This change was not properly publicized so students didn't know about it," said Chris Russel, WSU Student Association legislative vice president. "As a result, the bill didn't pass." With proper planning, the senators hope to avoid that situation when See Ratified page 3 Students consider campus safety after dark Dover sity coniference will (feeyss privilege, power Perceived privilege of 'male Mormons' at WSU to be debated 3y Trevor Warner ;r. news reporter The Signpost The Seventh Annual Diversity Conference, "Examining Privilege and 3ower," will be held Thursday and Friday it Weber State University. Robert Jensen, author of the recently )ublished, "The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege," is the keynote speaker. He is icheduled to speak Thursday at 5:30 p.m. tbout "Power and Privilege" in the Barnes Janking Lecture Flail at the WSU-Davis Campus. Jensen participates in the anti-racism, anti-pornography and anti-violence against women movements. His keynote address, "Getting Beyond Guilt: Confronting Unearned Privilege and Contributing to Social Justice," is set for Friday at 9 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. Rick Sline, WSU Department of Communication associate professor, and Kathy Jean Edwards, WSU University Communications executive director, invited Jensen to speak after Edwards discovered his work on the Internet. Jensen is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. "We did extensive research and called all of his references and there wasn't a bad thing said about him," Sline said. "He was just glowing. Fie presents his points, his ideas and his thoughts and does it in a way to not offend." The conference will include 10 workshop sessions Friday, which will be dispersed throughout the union building. The topics will focus on things such as the influence of wealth on individual health care, the political influence of professors in the classroom and the privileges of living in the United States. "Usually the most popular presentation is the one that the student panel puts on," said Sandra Powell, diversity conference planning committee chairwoman. "This year, the student panel will be doing a winners and losers in the Ovarian Lottery presentation." The Ovarian Lottery will be held in the union building's Wildcat Theater at 10 a.m. See Diversity page 3 By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost Sylvia To tries not to stay on campus when it gets too dark. But she's been staying late recentiy to study for tests. "I hate it," said To, Weber State University accounting junior. When there are other people at the bus stop, To said she feels more comfortable. Though the shuttle service is on call for students, To said it can still be a long wait by the dark bus stop north of the Social Science Building. "It's kind of scary there," To said Campus might seem unsafe at night, but WSU Police Sgt. Robin Helton said in the 10 years she's policed WSU, she can't recall a night-time assault of anyone walking back from a night class. She said there is always an officer on duty, and as the week gets closer to the weekend, that number increases to three. Though To feels uncomfortable, several students who walk to their cars at night feel safe. "I don't know, maybe it's just 'cause I'm in Utah," said Michael Egbert, WSU freshman, about why he feels safe walking back to his car around 8:30 p.m. after his English class. "Usually I've got peop'le I'm talking with, or people around me." Helton said most crimes at night on WSU campus tend to be physical or sexual assaults in the dorms, since there are fewer students on campus in the evenings. WSU police instituted the Resident Watch program in the dorms to teach students about safety. Helton said she tries to teach one class every month at the residence halls. "When we do I think we open a lot of eyes to just doing simple things, you know like having your keys ready to get in your car, keeping your cell phone handy," Helton said, who added that the keys can be used as a weapon, if needed. She also suggests students park their cars under a streetlight, rather than in a dark spot. Egbert said he tries to park his car near the Social Science Building. Andrea Smith, WSU chemistry senior, said she also feels safe on campus since people are usually around. She stays on campus See Safety page 3 I M - - j H I l'' T 2 Z O ,..,,.' 3 Laurie Gunther, WSU special education senior, waits for the UTA bus Monday night. Gunther said she usually waits in the David O. McKay Education Building for the bus.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-10-05, Vol. 68, No. 23|
|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.|