Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-09-051
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(V- "7 DJ "Pedro" at Weber State University IGNP0S1 Wbu diock party H J s. r s S " & w n n si r qj on dJ OTIS' mm JU u tu 'W 1 Students with disabilities find the best way to class By Molly Bennett editor in chief The Signpost What seems a nightmare for students to get around campus will be a dream. Don Guthrie has been on Weber State University campus for 20 years as a student and as staff. He has seen campus through all sorts of different modification. "When I started," Guthrie said, "there were maybe two buildings with door openers." Door openers are the buttons that open a door automatically to help students with disabilities. Guthrie, who is in a wheelchair, said with all the construction, getting around campus is not much worse than it's ever been. "It's a matter of the knowledge of how to get from place to place," Guthrie said. The biggest issues for students with disabilities, Guthrie said, are getting up hills and using elevators. If an elevator goes out, then there will be problems for them. There are 800 to 850 students on campus with any disability, according to Guthrie, with approximately 12 to 20 in manual or motorized wheelchairs. Tyler Lathem is studying economics with a legal emphasis. Lathem uses a wheelchair and works for the Services for Students with Disabilities office. He said the construction has changed things, though not necessarily made them more difficult. "It's the same amount of work, just a different way," Lathem said. "We are r getting a lot more usage out of other sidewalks." Lathem is willing to take students around campus to show them different paths they can take to get around. He has taken one student on the tour. "Takes five more minutes to get to class," Lathem said. "After construction, campus will be like a dream." There has been a decrease in enrollment for students with disabilities, according to Lathem, in the last three semesters. "The single complaint," Guthrie said, "is some buildings don't have two door openers." The students travel through a building and use one door opener and then there is not a second one on the other side. "It's complicated," Guthrie said. "Door openers are not a requirement." He said very few students are inconvenienced by not having a door opener. But many who would be inconvenienced by no access to the building, which would be the consequence "Takes five more minutes to get to class. After construction, campus will be like a dream." Tyler Lathem, WSU economics student throughout the installation of a door opener. Guthrie makes one trip per week around campus to see what impact construction has. He said students with disabilities are not being cut out by not being priority. They just need someone to go teach them the best paths to use. The Disability Services are trying to make more students aware of their existence. "It's different to teach someone visually impaired," Guthrie said. "The program is individualized, everything we do is individual." Brian Giles has known about the disablity services center since he started at WSU five years ago. He is blind and likes to hang out there at the center. "It's chill," Giles said. Giles said the construction has made it more difficult to get around. "I have to use the shuttle more," Giles said. "That sucks." Since he lives in Promontory Towers, Giles said he used to go straight through the breezeway to get to the Social Sciences building. Now Giles takes the shuttle, which adds about 10 minutes to his travel time. Giles said the shuttle buses are fine. "We all know Brian," said Ross LaRue, the fleet manager for the shuttle buses, "he is a regular." LaRue said he has not seen an increase with students with disabilities riding the buses. "We thought to see more riding from the Social Services building," LaRue said. "We wanted to be ready just in case." Out of the 10 buses in the fleet, eight have lifts. LaRue said none have Braille or are well- equipped for deaf. "Drivers are not required to know a second language," LaRue said. "Deaf people in society can communicate very well in society today." Six to seven buses run during busy hours in the morning. The only bus that doesn't have a lift is the one that does the express route. The express route services three stops. It starts at the Dee Events Center, goes to the Social Sciences Building, to the Lynn Lecture Hall then returns to the Dee Events Center. Every five to seven minutes a bus from any given route passes, according to LaRue. Aside from the temporary campus traffic problems it's causing, Giles said, "Their making progress." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com Weber State University welcomes (51 mew faculty aeic3 staff for Akombo, David Allen, Christopher Anderson, Sheila Arellano, Tricia Avalos, Marlen Bailey, Donald Bayley, Bruce Bell, Stephanie Bishop, Cynthia Brower, Matthew Brady Buck, Julie Alison Callahan, RC Caporoz, Verna Chung, Brian Cocos, Mihail DeGraw, Nathan ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PERFORMING ARTS PLUMBERPLUMBING SHOP INSTRUCTOR CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES ADMISSIONSTRANSFER EVALUATOR EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCHSECRETARY II ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ASSISTANNT GENERAL COUNSEL INSTRUCTORCOMMUNICATION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR HISTORY ASSISTANT PROFESSORCRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATORHUMAN RESOURCES CUSTODIAN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOGY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS ASSISTANT PROFESSORCOMPUTER SCIENCE Dennison, Suzanne SUPERVISING TEACHER England, Jean Fcrrin, Tiffany Gallegos, Dawn Goodrich, Laura I laas, Debra I laniilton, Clifford 1 laynie, Louis Heath, Stephanie I lernandez, Williams .Hodges, Linda I lolbrook, Chad 1 lorspool, Jamie Jackson, Justin Johnson, Jeanette Kraaima.Tina Lopez-Sanchez, Miguel Malone, David Marchaut, Becky McGuire. Ken Melvcher. Micliae Miner, Madonne Moss, Cory Naylor, Carol Ondrus, Matt Omelas, Lori Perez, Amando Proul. Anita Russell-Stamp, Melinda Snow, Michelle Song. Seokwoo Stagg. Matt Stilwell. Cathy Struhs, Natalie Sun, Shaojing Suppha-Atthasitt, Tyler Turner, Daniel Valletta, Alisa Volmar, Christian Wagner, Cindy Wilson, Tonia Wimber, Michelle Winegar, Joshua Wolfe, Joseph COSTUME SI IOP MANAGERPERFORMING ARTS COPY CENTER SUPERVISOR EMERGENCY DISPATCH CENTER SPECIALIST SUPERVISING TEACHER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR-WSUUSU CAMPUSNURSING UNIVERSLTY POLICE OFFICER UNIVERSITY POLICE OFITCER RECRU m:.R DEAN OF EDUCATION CUSTODIAN INSTRUCTOR IN NURSING CONCURRENT ENROU.MENT COORDINATOR PURCI IASING ASSISTANT 1NSTRUCTORCOMPU1TR & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SECRETARY II HPHP ASSISTANT PROFESSOR NURSING CUSTODIAL MANAGER ASSOCIATE rROFESSORSCI IOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY DEVELOPMENTAL ENGI.1S1 1 FACULTY INSTRUCTOR UNlTRSrTY POLICE OFFICER DFAN COLLEGE OF ARTS & 1 lUMWITIES HAS ENROLLMENT DIRECTOR INSTRUCTOR1 IEA1.TH SCIENCES ASSISTANT PROFESSORMTI IEMAT1CS CE REGISTRATION CLERK CUSTODIAN CUSTOMER SERIYCE SPECIALISTSECRETARY II AUrOMOTAT SERVICE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PSYCI IOLOGY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 1 1EALTH ADMIN SF.RUCES ASSOCIATE PROFESSORINFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR AUTOMOTrT TEC! I'OI.(X3Y ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SCXTUWORK ADMISSIONSTR-YNSFER EVALUATOR INSTRUCTORCOMMUNICYHON PHOTO TECHNIOAN COORDINATOR WILDERNESS RECREATION CENTER SUPERVISING TEACI II R ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR SECRETARY II NURSING SECRETARY III ACCOUNTING EATNING WEEKEND SU1T.RMSOR, STEWART LIBRARY-DAMS CAMPUS PI IOTOGRAPI IY FACULTY ASSISTANT PROFESSORCONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Local snoujboarders cool off at Decade's Beat the Heat Rail Jam 3 ... . try 1 - J - 1 I ?, -z "65-., Weber State University environmental engineering sophomore and WSU Snowboard club member Billy Sweeney grinds a rail at Decades Beat the Heat Rail Jam open session. All skiers and snowboarders were invited to attend this event on Saturday, September 1. WSU gets millions for projects WSU Office of Sponsored Projects Management Report - - - - . .--.. Academic Allairs 2 81,734.00 Administrative Service I 455.55100 Career ami Technical EJucalion 14 371.288.17 College of Applied Science and Technology 16 9X5.946 87 Collccof Applied Science and Technology - Perkins 10 259.146.00 Collegeof Amand Humanities 10 93.637 00 College of Business and Economics - Perkins 1 33.742.00 College of Education 12 I .0O6.X47.29 College of Health Professions 1 1 I J59.330.OO College of Health Professions- Perkins 12 22 1 .92 1 S3 College of Science 15 1.781.632.33 College of Science - Perk:rts 2 45.000 00 Collegeof Soci3l and Behavioral Science 7 252.4S9.00 Collegeof Social and Behavioral Science-Perkins 2 12.700 00 Continuing Education 4 644.632.72 John B Goddard School of Business and Economics I H4.000 00 John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics-Perkins 1 23,636.00 Student Affairs 3 5 50.69 66 Student Affairs - Perkins 2 109,149.00 Student Services 7 1 .34 1 .406 (X) Apart from grants and donations, which are considered gifts, Weber State University also recieves millions of dollars a year for sponsored projects. "A sponsored project is a contract or a grant or an agreement of services with deliverables." Chris Millard, director of the Office of Sponsored Projects, said. Millard explained that money for sponsored projects is given with the expectation of something in return. "Even if it's just a report of the results." Millard said. Jens in Brief John B. Goddard School chosen as one of nations best The Princeton Review, an education services company based in New York, has selected Weber State University's John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics for inclusion in its publication "Best 290 Business Schools." WSU's Master of Business Administration Program will be included in the 2008 edition of the book, which is a compilation of the best business schools and programs in tire nation. Inclusion is based on varied criteria including: academic programs, institutional data such as selectivity and career placement statistics, and opinions of students attending tire schools. The publication does not assign the schools a rank but groups them into categories such as "Toughest to Get Into" and "Best Career Prospects." The publication will be available to the public Oct. 9, 2007, at bookstores throughout the United State Becky Thompson chosen to head Wildcat Club Becky Thompson, program director for Alumni Relations, has been chosen as the new director for WSU's Wildcat Club. Thompson has worked with Alumni Relations since 1998 and lias taken part in many campus events and organizations including die grand opening of the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites in 2001 and tlie formation of Purple Pak a student organization. The Wildcat Club was established in 1962 and is now made up of more than 780 members. The purpose of die club is to support WSU athletics by donating to scholarship funds, organizing road trips to offer support at away-games and organizing booster activities. The club organizes and hosts a variety of fund-raising activities throughout the year. This year's events include: coaches' luncheons, the Wildcat Club Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Cat Bash dinner and auction, game day "split-the-pot" rallies and the annual Gary Crompton Golf Classic. Tor more information about the events see the club's website: http: departments. weber.edualblclicsWildcat Clubcalendar.hlm. Thompson will assume her new role on September 4. Hiroshima remembered through posters The 2007-200H opening exhibition entitled "Images for Survival" is now on display at the Mary blizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery in the Hthci Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center. The exhibition features posters created in remembrance of the dropping of the atomic bomb on I liroshima Japan in 1945. Larry Clarkson, who is fea lured in the exhibition, will give a lecture regarding the display on Thursday October 4 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kimball Visual Arts Center Lindcjuist Lecture 1 lall. 'I he exhibition runs from August 27 - October 12. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. This exhibition is the first time the collection will be displayed in Utah.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-09-05, Vol. 72, No. 12|
|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.|