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a. Purple jnd while game displays season's talent See paf,''.' 6 The Q WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY I l.llloWCCMT hauntings Sec page 4 M Humanii buildin four! list of 00 i.a I projects Top five projects fully funded last year By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost Weber State University's bid for a new humanities building to replace Buildings 1 and 2 sits at a higher position for state funding than it did last year. Last week, the Utah State Building Board released its prioritized list of state building projects andWSU's nearly $23 million proposal was fourth, last year it was in sixth place. The humanities building, which will cost $30.9 million in total, had topped the Utah Board of Regents' list, which ranks higher education building projects. Last year, VVSU had also topped that list. "The Building Board has to rank projects from all across the state government, not just higher education, so we are still the top higher education project on the Building Board's list," said Brad Mortensen, WSU legislative liaison. Last year, the Building Board ranked this university lower than a Utah Valley State College project, which WSU had outranked on the Regents' list. Sitting at sixth place during the legislative session early this year, WSU just missed receiving full funding. "We feel like we're in a better position than last year," Mortensen said. Only the top five Building Board projects were completely funded last year. WSU only received $2 million for the building's design, which was completed in September. The commitment the Legislature showed by giving the university $2 million See Building page 5 Top five building projects and their total cost 1) Health services lab $30.8 million 2) Driver licenseDMV building $5.3 million 3) DATCTechonology building $15 million 4) WSU humanities building $30.9 million 5) Snow College libraryclassroom $20.9 million For a complete list of projects, visit www.buildingboard.utjh.gov. -4 J -A, S i mCJIOSC.'CXJKIbSV NH HOLAbMAI lltWS A high school Jr. ROTC member (in black shirt) works through his physical training under the watch of a Weber State University ROTC cadet. WSU hosted the annual Wildcat Challenge for eight high school teams last week. versity' Wildcat C iiaaieMc! By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter The Signpost Eight Jr. ROTC teams from area high schools competed Tuesday at Weber State University ROTC's annual Wildcat Challenge. j "The competition instills leadership, motivation, familiarity with the military training, physical fitness, and teamwork," said Travis Oxborrow, senior ROTC Cadet. After the nine-member teams warmed up with some push-ups and sit-ups, the games began. Events included a one-rope bridge, knot tying, an obstacle course and a 5K ruck sack run around campus carrying 20 pounds. Families cheered on their cadets as they crawled on their stomachs and then backs under simulated barbed wire. Each team had to carry a casualty team member on a litter through the rest of the course in silence, using only hand signals. The final task was to get all their equipment, each team member and tlie litter across a five-foot high rope. "Some teams were really creative," Oxborrow said. "One made a human pyramid to get everyone over. Another used the litter to go up and over." Senior cadet Roger Mulholland, a criminal justice major with a double minor in military science and Spanish, ran the knot-tying competition. He enjoyed showing what ROTC was about. "It was nice for tire kids from high school to see the real ROTC," Mulholland said. Mulholland watched hands became a blur, as the teams had 40 seconds to tie each of the six different knots. "Accuracy was die most important tiling," Mulholland said. "Teams earned points for the most correct knots." The overall winners of die competition were Northridge High School Team A, Taylorsville High School Team A was second, and V f" - y V r it Junior ROTC members help each other complete an excercise. Northridge Team B was diird. The cadet's after-action review concluded the event was a success. High school cadets were exposed to a post-high school education environment and die rigors of military fitness and training. The competition gives high school cadets a taste of what the See ROTC page 5 .'f,'i--.-- l('l''V .i.. -.ifl;; ..' ,U:'r ::: -vfiiu'. : li.il'. : i. : .-til.i:. r .- s u X Utah Senate 21 candidates push education and transportation By Amber Hall sr. news reporter 77)e Signpost Pour candidates are running for election in this year's Senate District 21, which includes west Davis County. Joshua Bennett, Constitution Bennett is a lawyer, transcriber and author of "The Gospel of the Great Spirit." lie was not available for comment, but students can get more information about Bennett and the constitutional party online at iisconstitutionaldefensecouncil.org JoshuaBennettUtahSenate.htm or www.cputah.org. Sheldon Killpack, Republican Killpack, who has been in office since 2003, is a Weber State University alumnus, lie supports charter schools and has increased funding for them while in office. In the State Legislature, Killpack sponsored a bill to give permission to the Utah Department of Transportation to join with a private partner to finance and build toll roads in exchange for keeping toll revenue. Killpack, who was not available for comment, stated in an interview with Deseret Morning News, "Making promises and criticizing is easy. I believe my district deserves someone who can deliv er. My track record speaks for itself as someone who is effective." See Senate 2 1 page 5 State House 19 candidates encourages students to vote By Ryan Sherman asst. news editor The Signpost The Utah State House Representative for District 19 serves residents in northeast Bountiful. Richard J.Watson, Democrat Richard I.Watson has been the chair of the Davis County Democratic Party for the last six years. He has been on the Bountiful Elementary School Council, and is currently a member of the Davis County Tobacco-Free Coalition. lie encourages Weber State University students to vote to help fight the rising cost of college tuition, worrying that the higher costs will discourage attendance fromout-of-state students and increase the amount of Utah students going out of state. "College grads are a source of economic development," Watson said in an interview Thursday, "and we want ours to slay here in Utah." I le advised students to get involved with local politics. "It's a great opportunity to learn how the system works," he said. "Young democrats are the best democrats since they are the most active." Shcryl L. Allen, Republican Sheryl L. Allen works at the Davis County Education Foundation director. She earned a bachelor's degree See District 19 page 5 Two WSU alumni running for State House District 14 post By J Marko Zivkovic senior news reporter 7ie Signpost District 14 represents most of the voters living in Clearfield and some parts of Layton. Laurence Abel said he hopes to take the seat from incumbent Curtis Oda. "My military service with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 19th Special Forces set me apart from my opponent," Abel said. Oda is a "businessman who believes in fair competition and limited government." I le has over a dozen community and leadership positions to his credit, including the Japanese American Citizen League and Clearfield City Council. He attended Weber State University when it was still Weber State College. "So I have strong interests in seeingWSU grow," he said. Abel is also a WSU alumnus. "Funding for the humanities building would be a high priority for me," he said. "The Davis branch of the university has been helpful to our county." One point where the candidates' points of view differ is in Oda's track record as a legislator. "In the two sessions I served," Oda said, "1 have become known as someone who reaches across the aisle for solutions to common problems." See District 14 page 8 Hons in Dricf Major Fest to show students different studies on Wednesday Weber State University will host its annual Major Fest on Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the Shepherd Union Building Gallery. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will have the opportunity to explore majors and ask departmental advisers questions. Studems can also learn the process of declaring a major. An A-10 lot parking pass will be given away as a drawing at the event, as well as free popcorn. More than 3,000 attended this free event last year. For more information, call 626-6752, option five. Commencement speaker sought for fall The Weber State University Dean of Students office and the Student Involvement and Leadership office are looking for students to speak during Fall Commencement Exercises. Students who would like to audition should inform the Dean of Students office or the Student Involvement and Leadership office no later than Tuesday, Oct. 31, and turn in a copy of their speech and a resumed Proposed speeches should be no longer than four minutes. Students earning any degree are able to audition. The auditions will be held Nov. 1-2, and the commencement exercises will be held Dec. 15. Vote early in general elections until Nov. 3 Students can vote during the early voting period until Nov. 3. Any registered voter is able to vote during this period. Voters must present a photo ID at the polling place or two forms of ID with their name and address. Polls are required to be open for at least four hours each voting day. On Nov. 3, they will close at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Weber County Clerk's office at 399-8400 or the Davis County Clerk's office at 451-3213. 'Macbeth' free for students on Halloween Students will be able to attend William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Tuesday, Oct. 31 for free if they bring their Wildcard. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater, but students can arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. Other performances will be held Nov. 1-4. Tickets cost $8.50 and $5.50 and can be purchased at the Dee Event Center ticket office or by calling (800) 978-8457. Unlike other free student nights, for this performance the public is welcome to buy tickets for the Halloween showing.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-10-30, Vol. 69, No. 33|
|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.|