Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-071
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r - I mnirm r - 1 i -J j K Jdhtt'fidilmin' Best buys for book buys See page 4 V WEBtK 5IA1E UNIVERSITY i f , S? 'f ICTlDOSt &W - MMEQM2 4 . m . . Full tourney coverage See page 6 6 9 Mi Jt r-'.'i An artist's rendering of what the buildings along the mountainside parcel east of Skyline Drive would look like near the Swenson Stadium and Science Lab Building on the main Weber State University campus. About 56 of the parcel's 120 acres are buildable. President Millner wears 'many hats' Millner's job includes several roles and tasks that often go unnoticed By Amber Hall sr. news reporter I The Signpost This is the second of a two-part series examining the role of a university president. The first part was printed on March 5. With a unique background to qualify her for the role of university president, E Ann Millner became the 11th president of Weber State University in 2002. She has been a teacher, funclraTser.WSU vice-president of university relations and on many boards in the community, including president of the OgdenWeber Chamber of Commerce. "President Millner has a unique series of roles that qualify her for the multiple roles she is asked to handle," said John Kowalewski, WSU Media Relations director. Millner said fundraising for WSU has become an important part of her job. "To keep tuition down, President Millner has been out mere tapping into other sources of revenue because the legislature gives less and less money for running a school," said Frank Guliuzza, political science and philosophy See President page 5 WSU ROTC is best in the West ROTC receives General Douglas MacArthur Award for best battalion By Amber Hall sr. news reporter I The Signpost The Weber State University Army ROTC program received the General Douglas MacArthur Award for best battalion in the Western region for large school category. The award recognizes outstanding Army ROTC programs based on physical fitness, academic -performance, the number of second lieutenants commissioned by the unit and performance at the summer ROTC Leadership Development Course. See ROTC page 5 3K -'V-I- I'lKIIOBYMAKIAVIUAStNORl " M .M' ' Lt. Col. James Adams (left) and Sgt. Major Alan Higgs (right) discuss the award given to Weber State University's ROTC program. . M V TIM ' T .: i fcsci - tn.'. SOUKCfc: VVSU MtDIA KbLAIIUNS 'Big Sky, 'Big hopes J x - Special agent tells of life in the FBI FBI Special Agent importance of the By Amber Hall sr. news reporter I The Signpost To kick off the annual Weber State University BISHonors week, and in conjunction with the annual Criminal Justice Career Fair, FBI Special Agent Dan Bingham spoke to a group of students. Bingham, who worked on his schooling through the HonorsBIS program, said an integrated program is critical and gives a student balance. "It gives you the chance to be effective," Bingham said. "Every day is different in the FBI, which the integrated studies program helped with." WSU IIonorsBIS Senator Brad Wahlstrom said he and many others Report: Mountainside land is worth more if kept and developed than if sold By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost Barney B. Chapman said he considers the Weber State University-owned land east of Skyline Drive to be the WSU's "golden egg-" "And that golden egg is the future of the university," said Chapman, vice chair of the WSU Board of Trustees. "In order for us to grow and expand we need property to do that. This will allow us to do just that." Chapman and other members of the Board of Trustees met with university a v ' t :v 3 v i w y X ., PHOIOS BY MATT CLASS Bingham emphasizes BISHonors program have been planning this week's events since last summer. "We are trying to emphasize die importance of tire honors programs and what it contributes to tire campus," Wahlstrom said. "The entire campus is invited and can benefit from the events going on this week." This week there will be two more guest speakers who have graduated from the BIS I Ionors program at WSU. "We are having them come to show students how tire program can be beneficial to a career in the government, military and in the private sector," Bingham said. "The kinds of classes you have been taking and the political science classes that I took and the languages classes and some of the struggles thai you're finding through talking about counterterrorism - 1 " ' "7 . - ' " ...... :. ... . . h . f . k ; 4 L . , I - r-'v - S 1 i t. e leaders Tuesday at the WSU-Davis Campus to hear an economic analysis of the land. Ultimately, the report found that if WSU were to sell the land to a residential builder, the university would bring in $10 million, but the land's value as a site for new campus buildings is between $40 million and $47 million. The study concluded "the Mountainside Parcel is considerably more valuable to Weber State University as expansion land than the alternative use of developed residential land." See Land page 7 ------j Wildcats head to Championship The Weber State University Men's Basketball Team will play in the Big Sky Conference Championship final after deafeating Portland State University, 77-74. The Wildcats will face the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks tonight at 7:05 p.m. in a game to be broadcast on ESPN2. Above: Dezmon Harris drives the ball to the hoop. Harris led the 'Cats with 15 points. Left: David Patten shoots through Portland State defenders. Patten scored 14 points in the game. IHt iC.NPCb tiiese classes start sticking out." Bingham has worked for the FBI in many places and positions, including Washington D.C. during 9-11 and in Europe. "He has a FBI Agent Dan Bingham unique perspective and brings a lot of experience," said WSU criminal justice senior Karl Gold. Bingham advised students to get involved in the IIonorsBIS program to get diversity in education as well as traveling. "Whatever you do in your studies or careers," Bingham said, "go and take a trip Sec FBI page 5 v i r v A Hens in Brief WSU takes hit in student enrollment According to the Utah System of 1 ligher Education, Weber State University had the largest slump in enrollment for this year's spring semester compared to the other institutions of higher education within Utah. WSU's enrollment is currently 17,013, which reflects a drop of 581 students compared to last spring. Although spring semester's enrollment was down, WSU only had a decrease of 233 full-time students. "The number we focus on more carefully is the full-time equivalent," said WSU Provost Michael Vaughan. "Term to term fluctuations aren't unusual, and are not especially meaningful." Vaughan said It, was more important to ' look at the enrollment trend throughout a twenty-year period of time. "The long run trend is clearly up," Vaughan said, "and there has never been a significant period where we didn't have an increase in enrollment. If you go back about ten years, we're up about 4 thousand, actually over 4 thousand students over that decade." Only two of the nine USHE institutions saw an increase in the enrollment of full time students this spring. Utah Valley State College's increase of 406 full-time students was the largest in the state, followed bySouthern Utah University with 184 additional full-time students. OgsJen City to stress its Transportation Horizons' The Ogden City Council will meet March 8 at 5 p.m. to examine Ogden's growing transportation needs. The work session will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 2549 Washington Blvd, and is open to the public. Several organizations will present, issues relating to the current transportation situation and Ogden's future in transportation. Although the public will not be able to address the council or the presenters during the meeting, there will be time before and after the session to meet with them. The public will be able to view displays that will be set up in the hall outside of the Council Chambers, and can download information packetsafterthepresentation at www.ogdencity.com. For further information about Ogden City Council's "Transportation Horizons" work session, contact Ogden City Council Communications Specialist Chad Phares at 629-8629, or e-mail chadphares ci. ogden. ut. us. Faculty awarded for years of service Weber State University honored faculty members and retirees on Tuesday for their many years of service at the Faculty Awards Luncheon. VVSU Provost Michael Vaughan presented the service awards and recognized the retirees, while WSU president E Ann Millner awarded the John S. 1 linckley Fellow Award to English professor Michael YVutz ami the Exemplary Collaboration Award to those who produced, directed and participated in WSU's performance of "Demolition Derby."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-07, Vol. 69, No. 70|
|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.|