Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-09-101
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY 1 The voneyod Blues night draws campus crowds at Brewski's see page 7 0 o team SL-ii maimed by fy't; Memphis Tigers see page 7 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2004 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 67 ISSUE 12 Presidential candidates vie for votes Republican presidential candidate President George W. Bush. WSU community gets into the fray By KATIE VAN AUSDAL sr. news reporter The Signpost When questioned by Pope Julius II about when the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel would be done, Michelangelo consistently gave the same answer. "When I am finished," the artist said. President Bush says the same thing when asked when we'll pull out of Iraq. We'll put out of Iraq when we're finished. The war and the economy are two of the most pressing issues in this year's presidential election. Frank Guliuzza, professor of political science and adviser to the College Republicans, believes management of the war in Iraq may be one area where George Bush did not show a high competency level. Bush acted so quickly he had difficulties in determining a course of action after the initial strikes in Iraq, Guliuzza believes. He did not enter Iraq with sufficient forces and did not anticipate difficulties. "But there's not a doubt in my mind the country is safer," Guliuzza said. Bush also enforced deadlines for a new government in Iraq. The first elections there are expected to occur in January. "Bush has a clear direction with See Vie page 3 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Changes made to enhance campus convocations By BECKY PALMER sr. news reporter The Signpost This year administrators in charge of convocations, a series of speeches held on campus, are attempting to reach out to students and prove that convocations are important. Convocation speeches will be held on Wednesdays at noon, instead of Thursdays at 10 a.m., throughout the fall semester in order to better accommodate student class schedules. The Shepherd Union Building staff published the Educational Benchmarking Report, which stated that a greater percentage of students would be available to attend convocations on Wednesdays rather than Thursdays at 10 a.m. The committee on Arts and Lectures, which is over convocations, decided last year to change the scheduled time in accordance with those findings. "We just did not get the numbers we hoped for last year," said Nikki Nicholas, coordinator for student programs. "The biggest chunk of class time was between 8 and 12 on Wednesdays. Thursday at 10 was not working for the students or the staff." See Convocations page 3 Regents approve SUB renovation By MARIA VILLASENOR managing editor The Signpost The Utah State Board of Regents met at Weber State University yesterday and, as part of other business, approved the $14 million to $20 million renovation of the Shepherd Union Building. "We're very pleased that they've approved it and we can pass one more milestone," said F. Ann Millner, WSU president. The next step the SUB renovation takes is toward approval from the Utah Legislature. The renovation will be funded by student fees and is not an issue of appropriating money from tax dollars. The Board of Regents meetings continue a second day, and a decision will be made today whether to approve WSU's bid to tear down buildings one and two and build one new structure. This is WSU's top priority and was up against eight other projects from other state colleges and universities. Nine higher-education institutions presented their primary goals to the board, which will vote on which proposals to support. "The timing couldn't be better for us to present these proposals to the regents because they're here," said Norm Tarbox, vice president of administrative services. "They'll be in the Union Building as they're discussing and debating the merits of that project. Buildings one and two will be just right across the mall, and we're going to take the opportunity to have as many of the regents as possible go through those buildings as well." See Regents page 9 -: " - THF REC0VERY VERSI0 A BIBLE YOU CAb UNDERSTAND 11? f s x; - ; " hV r i . " V- t 'V- i - ' . : I , i t - U xt m Members of Bibles for America speak to Weber State University students near the Stewart Bell Tower. The Bibles for America van visited campus Wednesday to pass out copies of the Recovery Version New Testament. The Recovery Version is revised in hopes that the New Testament will be more understandable.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-09-10, Vol. 67, 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.|