Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-10-251
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O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Exira-caffeine in now drink with Wide receiver makes big difference (y in close game ft1 4? U7 name meant to shock See pige 4 7 See- page 6 est Buddies builds lasting friendships The DOS i V. l." i. .... -1 PI IOTO BY MATT GLASS THE SICNK)ST Majesta Gagne (left) plays a video game with her Best Buddy volunteer Amanda Hollbrook at the Wildcat Lanes arcade last fall semester. This is Hollbrook's fourth year as a "buddy." Program pairs students with buddy By Rob Brenneman correspondent The Signpost The Best Buddies program aims to give equal opportunities in life to everyone including individuals with intellectual disabilities. The organization provides one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Best Buddies has programs across the nation throughout middle schools, high schools, colleges, as well as online, with private citizens and employers. Ninety-two percent of all revenue goes directly to Best Buddies and its programs. Weber State University is one of more than 360 chapters of the Best Buddies college programs. College students from WSU are paired with buddies from the Ogden Adult Transition program. "The adult transition program is a community-based program for 18- to22-year-old students with developmental disabilities," said Gary Fritz, coordinator of the transition program. "The program offers buddies the opportunity to enjoy leisure recreation and community-based activity, but mostly it's the friendship they obtain by being matched with a college buddy that is their same age." Fritz said the program at Weber State University was one of the first in the country and has been around for more than 15 years. "This is my fourth year in the program," said WSU student Mandy ITollbrock. "It's taught me the importance of relationships and how we take for granted how easily we can make friends." Hollbrock said she is her buddy's only friend and that it's a shame this program has to exist, but at the moment it is necessary. ITollbrock and her friend do exactly what other friends do: they go to the See Buddies page 4 ' New athletic graduate degree in the works Proposal underway for athletic training master's By Andrew Crow correspondent 'The Signpost Pending final approval, Weber State University will offer a master's in athletic training, beginning as early as next fall; the first of its kind in this state or any surrounding state. Montana is the nearest neighbor with the same program. The Board of Trustees and the Board of Regents must agree, but the WSU Faculty Senate unanimously approved the proposal following some debate at its monthly meeting last week. The proposed master's is not for students who already have an undergraduate degree in athletic training, but for everyone else. It's n... . Kl U.. ccuieu cui enuy- can simply finish out that undergraduate then move into our master's program rather seamlessly Valerie Herzog WSU athletic training program director level program because it's for people who have one degree and realize what they want degree and ist, f riceer . O athletic training "What we see many times now is that students decide they want to major in athletic training after completing close to 100 hours in their original field and literally have to start all over from scratch," said Valerie Herzog, WSU athletic training program director. "What we get in essence is a student widi a 200-hour bachelor's now striving to get their athletic training certification. Now, they can simply finish out that undergraduate degree and then move into our master's program rather seamlessly." Herzog said she is excited at the additional options diis gives students. "The program would be unique in the fact that students can study at the undergraduate level, here, subjects like anatomy, physics, math, etc.," Herzog added. "Now students can enter into die master's program for adtletic training here at WSU and not have to go somewhere else." The program would require 51 hours of graduate work, plus 3 1 hours of undergraduate prerequisites. Currendy, there are two full-time professors in die department widi anodier tiiree adjunct instructors onboard. The total number of teachers versus die potential students who will choose diis graduate route raised some questions in die senate. "I'm really concerned drat die math doesn't add up in terms of faculty staffing versus die number of required hours and versus die number of students who will be enrolled in diis program," said WSU Physics Professor John Sohl. "It doesn't seem like there will be enough teachers to teach every semester, even if they're all teaching at a full-schedule slate." See Graduate page 4 vl "4 ' v i-U W ' V' J" i-k; V') ; 1 -y - . it , j :.t. .-, w , ... ij ; ,.. - i - - - y V! Smaslh PHOTOS BY TRICIA CERRARD THE SIGNPOST mm s Tearing down the wall of hate Students take a swing with a sledgehammer at the Wall of Hate to tear it down, brick by brick Oct. 23 at noon. The wall was erected Oct. 13 in the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza. On both sides of the wall were written the different degrees of hate from prejudice and discrimination to violence and genocide. The Wall of Hate was a tool set up by the Weber State University Student Association's Diversity Committee to show students how the smaller degrees of hate can escalate into violence. (V: - &k' ' A . y. -,;. .r ( wm I .1 . K"-'sr rffjtX Walk to car after night classes concerns some Several students say they feel nervous walking in dark By Hayley Cox correspondent The Signpost It's 8:20 p.m. night class just got out. You head out the building with a crowd of students, but soon you find you're all alone as you make your way to the parking lot. You didn't camp out for an A lot parking pass, so you've got a 300-yard hike to a W lot. The campus is shadowy and it echoes as your stilettos pound the sidewalk. As we creep into the latter part of October, the sun sets at 7 p.m. Many female students are nervous at night. Others won't admit it, and some don't even blink an eye at the thought. When CleAnn Jenkins, WSU BIS graduate, started working as the WSU weekend library supervisor, she was slightly uneasy at first but got used to the dark, vacant campus after hours. "I'm aware of my surroundings and WSU campus is safer than others," Jenkins said. Char-Lee Hansen, WSU technical theater freshman, said that the lighting could be better in some places. "It used to be scary but you get used to it. If I'm a little scared, I just walk really fast," Hansen said. Paige Beech, WSU interior design junior, Parking Lot Safety Always lock your car. Place valuables in the trunk or under the seats. Have your keys in hand before you leave to go to your car. Have someone walk you to your car, especially at night (if possible). Utilize your campus' escort service if you feel you might be in clanger. Check your backseat before entering your car. Virtual Campus Tours, Slaying Safe on Campus For more tips go to www.wsusignposl.com and search "safety." could see the potential for scariness. "If I didn't have someone with me, I'd be scared," Beech said. Detective Sgt. Robin Helton has been with the WSU Police Department for 12 years and said the WSU campus is safe. Despite WSU's 24-hour police coverage and facility management's efforts to keep university grounds well lit, WSU has 13. codeblue emergency phones on the main campus and nine at University Village as a precaution. The code See Night classes page 4 Ileus in Drisf Student senator wants to move meeting places Weber State University Davis Campus Student Senator Jim West brought a proposal before the student senate on Oct. 23 that would encourage senate meetings to be moved to a different location every week, depending on which constituency holds their emphasis week. The legislation was written to make the senate more active on campus and aid in the voter turnout for WSU. Unfortunately, die bill could do just the opposite, according to WSU Traditional Student Senator Chris Bentiey. "By moving the meeting each week, the students might not be able to know in advance to find where the meeting is and make adjustments to be there," Bentiey said. "It's a great idea in principal, but it could have a bad result." The proposal will be debated during senate meeting on Monday, Oct. 30. Senate meeting is held Mondays at 1:30 p.m. in Room 352 of die Shepherd Union Building. Pie the professor to raise Louisiana funds Weber State University business students are holding a fundraiser for die Acadiana Outreach Center by having students vote on a professor to get pied. Students are encouraged to go to the northwest side of the Wattis Building where they can vote from Oct. 23 to Oct. 26 after 1 1:30 a.m. for whichever business professor they would like to see get pied. . Whichever professor receives the most votes will be pied on October 27 at noon. Voting is $2 a person and all proceeds will be donated to the AOC, which will in-turn go towards die Katrina Relief. "People have lost interest," said Aaron Cleveland, WSU Business Student Senator of the Katrina Relief. "It's no longer a priority." The business club will also be having otiier activities throughout the week tiiat include an etiquette luncheon today from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Nye Lecture Series will be presented tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Volunteer and traveling option for students Representatives from International Student Volunteers (ISV) will be on campus tomorrow to conduct information meetings about volunteer opportunities for students in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Thailand. Students involved with the SIV participate in projects ranging from working with Australian wildlife, teaching kids English, building houses for refugees, working with endangered sea turtles, improving the quality of life in impoverished villages and working in refuges for endangered monkeys in tropical rainforests. The trips usually last four weeks. Academic credit can be obtained. Students learn about the social and environmental issues facing that country, spend time in volunteer service and can take time to be a tourist. Meetings will be held tomorrow in the Shepherd Union Building Room 352, starting every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-10-25, Vol. 69, No. 31|
|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.|