Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-02-151
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY The 'Cats look to start new winning streak see page 6 Business - graduates i 'v tell all V see page 5 I 0 I a WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2006 ir. wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 64 Larger budget could help WSU on Capitol Hill i By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost The Utah State Legislature estimated Monday its final budget was $132.1 million larger than previous figures. The millions are being added to a budget that already enjoys a billion-dollar surplus. The extra money could mean Weber State University will have a better shot of funding a replacement for Buildings 1 and 2. "We're glad that they went up, 'cause that helps both the operating budget and the building," said Brad Mortensen, In the capital facilities WSU legislative liaison, who appropriation committee of the serves as a representative legislature, WSU's $24.6- for WSU and keeps effjo million proposed the university administration informed of the haDDenines on tJ' ' 1 .. r Capitol Hill The legislature separated the $132. million into $68.9 million in one-time funds estimated to last only one year, and $63.2 million in on-going monies which are projected to continue for the coming years. 0 replacement buildin;; was prioritized sixth in a list of 10 state building projects. But the committee recommended that only the first five projects receive full funding. This extra money might help WSU gain complete funding for the building, as well as pay for increased costs in operating and managing the university, such as utility costs. However, there will be several rounds of discussion before the senate and house floors are presented with the proposals. "Well, it certainly doesn't hurt our chances to have more onetime available, it probably gives us a better shot," Mortensen said of the surplus. "But there are still budgetary and political negotiations that have to go on. So we're just hanging on and we'll try to keep getting the word out for this project." You can reach reporter Maria Villasenor by calling 626-7121. High schoolers display art at university s- -: 5-;. j j 1 V PHOIO liV DYLAN COOMER Jilt iCNPOlT Art work by high school students from Davis and Weber school districts is displayed at Weber State University in the Elizabeth Shaw Gallery. Participating artists will have their work judged based on originality and quality. Pieces currently exhibited include photographs, paintings, sculptures and ceramics. J .!.. - , Ii PHOTO IC 1 KICIA GtKKAKL) nil MiAruM Weber State University President F. Ann Millner (right) presents psychology professor Eric Amsel (left) with the John S. Hinckley Fellow Award during a luncheon held Monday afternoon. 6CiSS top honors By Jason Staley managing editor The Signpost Professor and chairman of the psychology department Eric Amsel, is the new Hinckley Fellow. The Hinckley Fellowship is an award given to an outstanding professor at Weber State University and is in honor of John S. Hinckley, an Ogden businessperson and WSU supporter who died in 1990. According to WSU President Ann Millner, at the centennial celebration for Weber State College, Hinckley pushed for university status for the then-college. "As a gift he made at that time he established the Hinckley faculty award," Millner said of the awards namesake. "Because he believed having great faculty at Weber State University was very important to having a quality teaching university and he wanted to be able to recognize the faculty who really brought prominence to the institution." For an individual to receive the award, they must be nominated first. Anybody on campus (students, faculty and staff) can nominate a professor. Then, a small selection committee rank orders the candidates. Once the committee establishes the rank, they give the recommendations to the school president for the final decision. The recipient must meet four criteria to receive the award: Student success and satisfaction, department and university peer respect, professional recognition beyond the university and influence on the university's learning environment, atmosphere and image. According to Millner, Amsel was a qualified recipient for the award. "Dr. Amsel is really a faculty member who cares very' much about high quality teaching and student experiences," Millner said. "He has done a masterful job of being able to balance his own research agenda in a way diat benefits students and the university, so he found a way to incorporate and provide opportunities for students to participate in research." Prior to coming to WSU, Amsel taught and was educated at a multitude of universities across North America. He obtained his bachelor's degree from McGill university in Montreal. From there he went to Harvard for his master's, Columbia for his Ph.D. and Yale for post-doctorate work. See Hinckley page 3 Career Fair brings employers to campus By Anna Rabe sr. business reporter The Signpost Employers from across the nation will be looking for potential employees at the Career Fair, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Shepherd Union Building Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Employers will be there looking for hourly help, summer jobs, internships, and they'll be there looking for graduates," said Pat Wheeler, career services liaison for the Goddard School of Business and Economics. "If you don't fit into any of those categories, I would go just to start my networking." A list of participating employers was made available Monday. This list indicates whether employers will accept resumes and it tells students to whom to address cover letters. This list is available at the Career Service Center. Students can do several things to prepare for their future careers. A resume and a personalized cover letter are two ways students can leave a strong impression with a recruiter. "The thing about the fair that we want students to know is that they need to be sure that they have polished their resumes," said Winn Stanger, director of the Career Service Center. "We need them to get that list and target companies. Do the research about diose companies, and then tailor your resume and do a cover letter for those specific companies. With that, you'll get the name of the company, the name of that individual that's going to be here, and then hand-deliver it to diem, and diat really sets you apart from other individuals." Wheeler also suggests that students research companies before attending the Career Fair and write company-specific cover letters. ' 22, ..W"-1""' i :t ., 1 ' Mr " v -- --M-, .. - . - . I ; ; i 1 1 1 i UiU CI KK -Ki I i : Winn Stanger, director of the Career Services Center, helps a student prepare her resume for tomorrow's career fair. The fair will bring a variety of employers to campus who are looking for students in different disciplines. "If they (students) are serious about gaining employment, they should go home and write those cover letters," Wheeler said. "The companies truly expect the students to have done some homework on them. Students have a responsibility to do that if they are seeking some kind of a job. If they're just going to network, the more they know, the more impressed they the recruiter will be." Many students overlook the importance of a diank-you note, according to Stanger. "Get a business card from the recruiter and mail them a thank-you card for the time they took with them personally," Stanger said. "Probably one percent of students that do that and it says a lot about the person who does that." Stanger also recommends hand writing thank-you notes and mailing it directly to the person a student talked with rather than sending an e-mail thank-you. Students should dress appropriately. Seniors should dress in suits and students seeking internships should wear nice attire. See Career Fair page 3 Senators discuss upcoming events African American emphasis week, 'Cashflow' top student 'egislature's agenda By Nate Bringhurt campus affairs editor The Signpost The Student Senate Association met this Monday to discuss the many activities coming up on Weber State University's campus. This current week is African American emphasis week. Thomas aconiers, vvsu a senior majoring in prc-med, is WSU's African American Student Senator. Michael Styles will be the guest Wednesday at the Davis Campus, and will speak from noon to 1 p.m. "He will be talking about the situation of African Americans in the state of Utah," Sconiers said. "He will also talk about the history of African Americans from and within the state." Ryan Starks, WSU Student Association president, will be busy the next couple of weeks, which are action-packed with activities. "It's going to he crazy," Starks said. "But we have a lot of great activities coming up." This Thursday starting at 9 a.m. WSU will be hosting the Career Fair at the Shepherd Union Building in the Ballrooms. Students will be able to meet potential future employers and get to know more about their chosen areas of studv. "It's going to be crazy, but we have a lot of great activities coming up' Ryan Starks, WSU Student Association President This Thursday the Goddard School of Business and Economics will have "Cashflow Night." Chris Ross, WSU senior majoring in business administration, is WSU's Business and Economics student senator. "We will be playing Cashflow 101," Ross said. "It's a game based on the principles taught in the 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' hook series. It teaches you financial independence, rather than security." Ross hopes to better educate people in financial literacy and how to look at their own finances. "They will gain a better understanding of how investments work," Ross said. "And a basic idea of how to invest and different investment strategies to take." Ross hopes that "Cashflow" will educate WSU students and prevent them from getting themselves into debt. "A recent study has show n that U.S. savings, per family, has been declining and this past year, it actually became negative," Ross said. "This means that more people arc in debt to a greater extent than those who save money in the bank. This is appalling and needs to change. People- need to take control of their lives and their finances. This game Cashflow will help them with these problems." Cashflow night will be Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 325 of the Union Building. There is no cost, and pizza with other refreshments will be provided. You can leave a message for reporter Nate Bringhurst by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-02-15, Vol. 68, No. 64|
|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.|