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msiDE nn ojljh 0 Volume 64 Issue 83 Secretaries bring life to campus Jose Carvajal managing editor . Be " onnie Van Cleave shows up to work every morning at 7 o'clock. A secretary in Student Affairs, Van Cleave likes to come in early for several reasons. At 7 a.m. there is little interruption, and she can get a lot of work done. The phone does not ring as often and the foot traffic is light. The main reason, though, is that she loves her job. "I enjoy being here," said Van Cleave, who will celebrate her 12th year with Weber State University in September. Van Cleave is one of more than 100 secretaries on campus who make sure that offices run on schedule and who are often the first person a student sees when they walk into an administrative or departmental office. Ask any one of them what their favorite part of their job is and there will likely be one answer: The students. Georgene Ady, secretary for Adjunct professors enjoy best of Heather Wheatley features editor College students often find themselves balancing more than one job to meet expenses. Many professors at Weber State University are doing the same, but many do so for the enjoyment of teaching, not necessarily to just help pay bills. Adjunct professors are a benefit to college campuses in many ways. When a college is unable to match a professor with a class, they find someone in the community to help out on campus. "The beauty of an adjunct professor is that they are coming from the industry," Holly Hirst. WSU employment supervisor, said. According to Hirst, adjunct professors can bring more of a real world approach to the classes because they are in the work force doing what they are teaching every day. Adjunct professors also save the university money. While adjunct professors do enjoy regular privileges such as the bookstore discount for faculty members and use of the physical edu- fi wsusignpost.com Both Leanna Riddle (above) and Bonnie Van Cleave (right) have worked at WSU for many years. the Department of Performing Arts, said that interaction with the students is what makes her job worth it. 'That interaction I really enjoy," she said. Leanna Riddle, secretary for the Honors Department agreed. "That's what keeps the vitality in your job," she said. Riddle began at WSU 18 years ago in the economics department. For the last seven years, she's been with the Honors Department. Last week, Riddle was honored for her service when she was awarded the Crystal Crest Award for Friend of Students. "If so genuine," she said. "I'm very emotional about it because it is the most important thing to i r' V . ; "The beauty of an adjunct professor is that they are coming from the industry' -Holly Hirst WSU employment supervisor cation facilities, they do not receive insurance benefits. Using adjunct professors allows WSU to offer more sections of classes particularly the lower level classes at more locations. Adjunct professors teach one or more courses for a specific semester and are paid at aper-credit-hour-of-instruction rate negotiated at the time of hire. John Sadler, vice principal at Woods Cross High School, has taught a few classes at WSU in the past. Sadler has a bachelor's degree from University of Utah, a master's from WSU and his doctorate from Utah State University. Sadler is not teaching this semester, but he has been teaching a social studies method course that helps prospective teachers leam n ' f I Friday, April 26, 2002 do to touch a student's life and have them touch yours." For Van Cleave, working with university students has also been very rewarding. "I love the students," she said. about different ways to teach social studies in public schools. This is his 1 5th year as a public school administrator and his seventh year at Woods Cross. He enjoys teaching, which is one of the reasons he teaches at both schools concurrently. "I like the openness of the students," Sadler said. "I like the candor that the students have. I particularly like the total interaction of discussing things and getting ideas." Though being an adjunct professor is rewarding for Sadler, the job does have its bad side. "1 don't particularly like grading the exams," Sadler said. "Particularly when I assign an essay. Those are killers." According to Sadler, essay WSU dancers will participate in a national festival at the Kennedy Center in May, see Page 4. 4 "Honestly, that's what keeps me here." Twelve years ago, she was the See Secretary page 3 both worlds tests are easy to make but hanjl to grade. The multiple choice format is the other way around. Sadler is scheduled to teach the next two sessions of the social studies method class this summer starting May 20 and next summer also. The possibilities of applying for a full-time professor are there for Sadler, especially if financial aspects were equal to his position as a public administrator. "I might after I retire," Sadler said. "I thoroughly love teaching more than a public aclministrator." For Sadler, teaching as a professor would be a highlight in his life. He watches his brother, who teaches full-time at WSU, and admires his life. "I don't think you can beat the life of a college professor," Sadler said. "I'll probably have a lot of people up there disagree with me. 1 guess the grass is always greener." Tim Border, CEO of Self Management Systems, neogiated an adjunct professor position at WSU. "My mentor, Dan Litchford See Adjunct page 3 JJ n 17SU Toji 10 1. Secretaries Secretaries are the backbone of each department on campus. Often they work for little pay and recognition, but most do their job with a cheerful disposition. 2. Adjuncts Adjunct professors bring a wealth of applicable experience to class and are an often-unrecognized asset to WSU. 3. Paul H. Thompson President Thompson has worked hard for 12 years. He was both a role model and an advocate for students. 4. Tutoring services Supplemental Instruction WSU students are given every opportunity to succeed with these two incredibly helpful ; programs. 5. Online classes WSU leads the nation in online class programs. There classes offer busy students convenient options. 6. ConvocationsHonors Issue Forum These programs create debate on campus and are a great way for students to get in touch with the rest of the world. 7. Swenson Gym Wilderness Recreation Not only are they great facilities, but they also provide programs that impact student lives. 8. Shuttle Service On a campus where parking will always be a problem, the shuttle service's convenience and availability help alleviate the congestion. 9. Facilities Management WSU has one. of the most attractive campuses in the stale. If there's a problem with something, facilities management is nght on top of it. 1 0. Val A. Browning Center This versatile facility is not only an asset for the Department of Performing Ai ts, but it is also a great place for students to get together. List compiled by The Signpost editorial board.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-04-26, Vol. 64, No. 83|
|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.|