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t b t K STAT E UNIVERSITY The Weber football signs 27 new athletes see page 8 tTIJCDCTm- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2005 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 58 MOTTO St ii. Administrate SacEde major issues at Legislature Union Building bond, salary increases are items of concern By NATALIE CLEMENS editor in chief The Signpost Although a lone senator voted against a bond for the renovation of the Shepherd Union Building, Weber State University administrators may have the opportunity to persuade the senators to change their minds. WSU President F. Ann Millner said that sometimes legislators want to send messages about thing they believe in and "We couldn't afford $20 million except by being able to get a bond and you have that to pay the contractor as the building is built' F. Ann Millner, WSU president things they don't believe in. "What happened yesterday (Monday) was not about Weber State University..." Millner said. "We have some legislators who don't support revenue bonds." The $20 million revenue bond for the Shepherd Union Building renovation passed in the Utah House of Representatives but was voted down Monday by Sen. Bill Hickman, R-St. George, a member of the Capital Facilities Appropriation. WSU Vice President of Adrninstrative Services Norm Tarbox said, the administrators were dead last to present Monday and were asked to rush through their presentation. "I don't think the nature of the presentation had anything to do with the outcome and the voting," Tarbox said. "My sense is that senator Hickman has some resistance tostudent-fee-supported revenue bonds because he used them as a tax increase on students. I'm not sure he was completely aware of the fact that we went through a process last year, a pretty involved process, to involve students in the decision to let them essentially make the decision through a student referendum." Tarbox said he thinks Sen. Hickman softened a little on his position after the meeting when administrators explained the referendum. "We couldn't afford $20 million except by being able to get a bond, and you have that to pay the contractor as the building See Legislature page 1 1 Snowboard club grinds onto campus O ....... I -Jii' L y&V ',V 1 "U ;.$ - 4 X 1 i Weber State University freshman Adam Yost glides along a rail at Snowbasin. Yost is the captain of the WSU Snowboard Club. Yost moved to Utah from Michigan to pursue snowboarding. At one time he was ranked in the top 25 in the nation for snowboarding. By TREVOR WARNER sr. news reporter The Signpost It is said and believed that Utah has the "Best Snow on Earth." Members of the Weber State University Snowboard Club agree. The WSU Snowboard Club is in its first year. In the past there has always been a ski club, but never an official snowboard club. "No one really wanted to spend the time putting it together," said Lynn Neil, club vice president. "We- had a lot of people interested in it, so I got a hold of the ski club coach, Jamie, and got some stuff put together so we could do a competition series and things like that." The snowboard club starts in the fall semester with dry land practice. Dry land, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Swenson Gym, involves working g on stretching and exercises specific n for the sport, body motions related g to snowboarding, and balancing and 1 coordination exercises pertaining to 2 specific snowboard positions. Wednesdays the club goes to the Elite See Snowboard page 10 Students rank third in National Undergraduate Moot Court Championship By MONIKA WAWRZYNIAK correspondent The Signpost Two Weber State University students took third place in the National Undergraduate Moot Court Championship Tournament hosted by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association in Arlington, Texas. "Moot court is a simulated legal competition much like intercollegiate mock trial," said political science professor Frank Guliuzza. "The difference is that, "Hugie and Gividen are the sixth team from Weber State University to place in the top 10 atACMCA Nationals since 2002. The other moot court competitors are now attending law schools at Southern California Cal Western, Utah, Vermont and Georgetown' Frank Guliuzza, political science professor unlike mock trial, the attorneys simulate appellate argument before a 'Supreme Court' made up of attorneys and judges." According to ACMCA, the goal is to build a system of top-quality moot court competitions in the United States. John Hugie and Danial Gividen competed Jan. 21 and 22 with total of 64 teams. "Hugie and Gividen are the See Students page 3 "5 C,f 1 'J fj , Danial Gividen (left) and John Hugie (right) stand with their award.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2005-02-04, Vol. 67, No. 58|
|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.|