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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The Wildcats end 7 game loosing streak see page 6 Budgeting tips for college students see page 5 f.'J 1 S-i r K MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2006 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 57 n rni u -i bTOirlKJOSlL V-X t a At,a t ,1 zy v,x VJ3 P S J u 2L'J3 CHIEFS Ogden streetcars Jeffrey Boothe, a public transportation expert, will speak today at 12 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building Wildcat Theatre. Boothe will present "Intro to Streetcars: TOD 101: (Transit-Oriented Development)." Boothe's speech will explore the advantages and disadvantages of a streetcar system as compared to those of the gondola project already proposed in Ogden. Boothe has a long history of working in economic development, including serving as chairman and executive director of the National Community Streetcar Coalition, a founding board member of Reconnecting American and its Center for Transit-Oriented Development, abaordmember of Governors of the American Public Transportation Association and Chairman of the transportation team for Holland and Knight L.LP. Boothe will also speak at the Lindquist Alumni Center at 6:30 p.m. Preceding his speech will be a presentation by WSU library science professor John Silito about Ogden's history with streetcars. For more information about the event, call 399-3279. Hotel Rwanda hero to speak Paul Rusesabagina will speak as part of tire Weber state University Convocations program Wednesday at 12"p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building Ballroom. Rusesabagina was the manager of a hotel that housed several Rwandan refugees and protected them during the country's genocide in 1994. His efforts saved the lives of thousands in a hostile part of the country. His actions inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda." For more information , call 626-6349. The event is part of the College of Arts and Humanities emphasis week. Other events include a "Market Yourself Effectively Self-Promotion Seminar" at noon in tire Shepherd Union Building computer lab on today. Scholarship orientation Services for Women Students will hold a scholarship orientation Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center Room 152. The orientation will teach students hints when applying for scholarships. It will also explain the factors are looked at in determining scholarship elegibility. Deadline for scholarship priority status is Feb. 1. For more information call 626-6090. Research study Weber State University clinical laboratory sciences will conduct a medical research study under the direction of Dr. Yasmen Simonian. The research is in need of male participants who frequently suffer from migraine headaches. The project will test to see if migraine headaches are related to male sex hormone fluctuations. Participants will be compensated. For more information, call 626-7080. . ... I f f C V- v - ' 1 Ml PMOIU & MAI I CLASS I lilt VGM'O.W WSU student disk jockeys Curtis Wilkenson (left) and Mike Klein (right) read from The Signpost "Campus Police Blotter" Thursday during their daily afternoon radio show, "Shift Crashers." The station has recently changed their format from edgy, screaming music to more Top 40, popular music. From screamo to Top 40 By Andrea Bean asst. news editor The Signpost A new sound will soon be heard on KWCR music from Billboard's Top 40. KWCR, Weber State University's radio station, will now play popular rock favorites such as songs from Green Day. "Previously, the station played music from new, unknown bands and hard rock, which wasn't meeting the needs of WSU students and faculty," said Mark Howard, KWCR general manager. "We've done quite a few small reformats where we've tweaked some of the music we were playing, but with moving the KWCR offices to the library we felt it would be really good for us to do a major change of the station." Dave Caulfored, KWCR program director, said the new music consists of a selective mix of contemporary rock favorites and a "light rotation" of rock from the 1990s." The station won't play "cookie cutter" songs from pop and hip-hop artists such as Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys or Jessica Simposon. "Less Kelly Clarkson, more Weezer," Caulford said. Instead of having a playlist of around 5,000 songs, it will be narrowed down to between 300 and 500 songs. "Some people enjoyed the previous music played on KWCR because it introduced songs from new bands that weren't played on other stations," Howard said. Students, including many high school students, ih 'ned to KWCR for the hard rock. See KWCR page 3 i M , hum Pod casts come to By Corina Laufiso and Cory Duclos staff writers The Signpost Weber State University is now offering free Podcast downloads of campus lectures and speeches. Podcasting is all the. buzz in the technology world. It is fast becoming a communication medium tor listening to audio and video files placed on the web that users can listen to when they want, where they want and how they want. Podcasts are offered in a wide range of genres, from talk and music shows to commentaries or sportscasts. Users can subscribe to Really Simple Syndication feed, which automatically updates the Podcast they subscribe to. RSS feeds are offered on websites such as iTunes or Juice and can be downloaded using either a PC or a Mac, and played on iPods or other MP3 players. Recently it has made its way to college campuses through recordings of guest speakers and lectures. WSU professors and departments are catching on to the new technology and have made available many lectures and presentations for students to access from home. Anyone can subscribe to the WSU Podcasts through iTunes by following the directions found at weber.eduWSUToday podcasts.html. Tony Spanos, professor of Spanish in the foreign languages and literatures' department, discovered Podcasting about two years ago and has since worked within his own classroom and department to promote Podcasting at WSU. "It can be used in any discipline and in any business," Spanos said, "ll can be used in growth and development and as a supplement for education." For this very reason, University Communications has recently set up a website offering students the chance to download Podcasts of guest speakers or lectures on campus. University Communications also provides equipment to record the lectures for the Podcasts. "Weber State is always looking for ways to provide learning opportunities for students as well as the community," said University Communications ; writer Travis Clemens. "We saw that Podcasting would be a way of offering more of that education, and jumped at it pretty quickly." University Communications is hoping, professors throughout campus will allow their lectures and classes to be recorded. However, because it is such a new idea, they are taking it slowly, and concentrating on collaborating and making downloads available with things such as student compositions and campus entertainment. "The courts haven't caught up with Podcasting yet," Clemens said. "They don't really know what to do yet with this new technology, so we're only taking it so far at this point." Spanos said he thinks Podcasts are a ' good medium through which students can express their feelings and ideas. "The other thing that I really like about Podcasting is that students can use their language skills to produce Podcasts, different types of Podcasts," Spanos said. "Most of our students have lived in a foreign See Podcasts page 3 EdPass raises questions SFRC members hear final presentations By Jason Staley managing editor The Signpost Friday's student fee recommendation committee ended with heated questions, even though it started slowly with the first presenter, along with several other members of the committee, showing up late. Weber State University Student Assocation president Ryan Starks presented the $75,000 EdPass proposal, the final request of the afternoon. Norm Tarbox, WSU vice-president of administrative services, was present to help Starks take questions. The presentation sparked a fire under the seats of the committee members, sending a flood of questions to Tarbox. "I'm glad the questions were fired that way and not at me," Starks said to the committee. First off the block, Karleton Munn, WSU Student Association chief of staff, expressed some of his concerns about the proposal. According to Munn's rough calculations, the EdPass costs $375 per student. "So 18,000 students are paying for 608 people to ride the bus this year?" Munn asked. According to Stark's presentation and Tarbox, the EdPass is an attempt to slow increased needs for more parking. "There is nothing left to pave here at Weber State; we have paved everything we possibly can,, there are no more flat parking stalls to have," Tarbox said. Seeing that the parking on campus is stretched thin, the next step in creating parking is building a parking terrace. Currently it costs $2,000 for a parking stall in a regular parking lot, and according to Tarbox, if WSU builds a terraced lot, the stalls will cost $15,000, creating a need for an increased price on parking permits. Other committee concerns, alongside Munn's, were the funding of the EdPass for faculty out of student fees and the rationale of asking for $75,000 in a tight budget year. See SFRC page 3 Student Fee Budget Requests January 27th, 2006 0506 Budget 0607 Request Signpost TV Station Services for Women Students Debate Student Computer Labs Union Building Performing Arts Office of Undergraduate Research $62,000.00 $146,338.00 $6,274.00 $9,000.00 $49,445.63 $53,528.00 $48,690.00 $53,384.00 $311,000.00 $320,765.00 $683,723.73 $714,000.00 $119,000.00 $124,350.00 $12,852.00 $22,491.00 1 v7. v "p) nl "sv ....... T" ' ... .)' i -7 r m , A i " V- .;., ( ilu 111 IKK IA (,( KKAKIJ Inl si .:,( ,s f-iime battle roya The Bonneville High School mascot drives the lane during the half-time show al Saturday's men's basketball game in the Dee Events Center. This year roughly 30 mascots attended the annual Mascot Night The mascots represented multiple organizations, including Fazoli's, Wells Fargo Bank and Coca-Cola. Waldo the Wildcat was also one of the mascots in attendance for the power packed half-time show. Waldo stepped up big for his team scoring three baskets during the match. After an up and down first half for the men's team, the half-time show brought smiles to the fans faces and some excitement in the stands.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-01-30, Vol. 68, No. 57|
|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.|