Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2001-06-191
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INSIDE oThe ngimpdD n Eccels Art Center showcases the Helper Dolls, page 6. 'A - - -S Volume 64 Issue 2 Tuesday, June 19, 2001 i New scholarship comes to WSU By Casey Cummings campus affairs editor The Signpost A new four-year, full-tution scholarship will be available next year. The scholarship, sponsored by Zions Bank, will be given annually to one student. "This award is in honor of our founder Brigham Young and his commitment to education," said Scott Anderson, president and.chief executive officer of Zions Bank. Zions Bank has been serving Utah's communities for more than 125 years. The Zions Bank Founders Scholarship Program will be awarded to 1 0 other higher learning institutions in Utah. Scholarship recipients will be selected by each respective university or college based on scholarship, citizenship and community involvement. The student will also need to achieve a GPAof 3.0 or better to maintain the scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be awarded in an annual luncheon and will be involved with the students as they progress through their years in higher education. Public relations consultant for Zions Bank, said that information about the scholarship will quickly be made available. He also said that students wishing to apply should contact WSU directly. Zions Bank is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches. Zions operates 1 24 full service branches throughout Utah and more than 200 ATMs. The bank was founded by Brigham Young on July 6, 1 873 in the Utah Territory. Gflgj G3se: "D Dwe HeadleB'sG-uiip) WW By Jose Carvajal managing editor The Signpost Weber State University Student Association Executive Vice President Doug Rose has one thing on his mind: leadership. "I love leadership and I think that leadership exists in everyday life," he said. "Leadership is not someone standing in front of everyone telling them what to do. That's not leadership." And according to WSUSA President Steve Starks, Rose will be charged with overseeing WSUSA's leadership program. Although it's still early in the summer, he's busy at work. "Me being in this position, I think I almost don't do it justice," Rose said. "I think it's a wonderful position." Majoring in psychology, Rose hopes to graduate in two years, becoming another member of the Rose family to graduate from WSU. "My mom, my dad, my brothers, they've all graduated from here, so this is home to me," he said. His pride in WSU is what drives his service. With the position, Rose wants to expand leadership opportunities for WSU students. Rose's top priority is establishing a leadership minor. According to him, the minor would fall under the college of business and would allow students to take a variety of classes that would enhance their leadership skills. TT i ; v ... "V I ml. Mm Mem Part l ' 2 of 3 j 'There are so many students out there that have leadership skills that don't get a chance to show them," he said. 'They might not even know they have them. This minor is all about taking people, showing them what leadership is, and then they'll realize that they have that potential." While the proposed minor has gained support among some WSU faculty, opposition also has been voiced. "For some reason, there are faculty members who don't think it's a good thing," Rose said. Executive Vice President Doug Rose is the second member of the new WSU student presidency to be profiled in the series. "Everything you do in life, there's always going to come opposition. There has to be opposition in all things. If there's not, then it's probably not worth doing." He'll work on it. Rose also is working on a scholarship program for graduates of 16 Ogden area high schools interested in leadership opportunities. "I want to make that a respectable program," he said. He also wants to make student government more respectable. Not that it isn't already, but he wants students to better take advantage of the things that he and the rest of the student body officers have to offer. "I want the students to know they can See Rose page 3 Members of first MBA graduating class put skills to use By Jill Halbasch news editor The Signpost After four years of studying, writing papers, taking tests and fighting for parking spaces on campus, most students can't wait to get out of school with a diploma in hand. Not Jon Calvert. He came back for more. Calvert graduated in spring 1999, with an accounting degree from Weber Suite University. But he decided that was not enough. Calvert was back at the register's office the following spring to enroll in WSU's first . academic year of the Master of Business Administration program. . In today s job held in order to get ; ahead of the competition, a bachelor's decree sometimes is not sood i enough," Calvert said. "You need to be one step ahead of the competition." After John B. Goddard donated more than $5 million to the School ' of Business and Economics, he chal- enged WSU to look into starting a MBA program. The Utah Board of Regents approved the program in January 2000. Six months later, MBA enrollment director Mark Stevenson was receiving applications. "WSU is one of four universities to have the highest level of accreditation in the state of Utah, so this program is necessary," Stevenson said. Calvert applied for Utah State ( 1 .A "This is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but worth it. I have done nothing but school for what seems like forever." Jon Calvert, MBA Graduate Jon Calvert, a marketing research analyst for America First Credit Union, spends most of his day working onhis computer. University's MBA and was accepted. He was ready to begin classes at one of USU's extensions when Stevenson visited Calvert's employer, America First Credit Union, to talk about WSU's MBA program. "I was excited to hear that WSU was offering a MBA program," Calvert said. "I was going to be able to finish the program in one year. All of the classes were going to be at night, so it wasn't going to interfere with work. And I was already familiar and comfortable with the Goddard School of Business and Economics at WSU." The MBA program is designed for 5 the nontraditional student. The 0 classes are taueht at nicht at the Davis Center because it is a more central 1 location along the Wasatch Front. The 1 program is designed so students can R finish at their own pace, either in one - year or more. The classes are in eight-S week sessions. Half of the class con- 2 sists of a night class and the other half 3 is on the Internet. "The best thing about WSU's program is that it is flexible for the students," Stevenson said. " The classes are more demanding and more time-consuming, but that is how they are going to get ahead." Because of an overwhelming demand the first year of the program, WSU could only accept half of the applicants, approximately 43 students. More students have applied for 2001-2002, the second year of the program. Calvert decided to finish the program in one year. Balancing a full-time job as a market research analyst, family and other responsibilities, he attended two different classes twice a week. Each class lasted eight weeks. There were no breaks and no finals week. 'This is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but worth it," Calvert said. " I have done nothing but school for what seems like forever." All of Calvert's hard work paid off this spring when he was one of 1 1 students who completed the program in one year and received the first MBAs from WSU. "I don't know what I am going to do now that I am not in school anymore, " Calvert said. "I have been in school for so long I have forgotten what it is like not to have homework or studying to do. It will be nice."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2001-06-19, Vol. 64, No. 2|
|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.|