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W Wf 4 u New club helps V ' ' - TTl P f" WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY i lCt WSU track ahoaT801 athletes qualify V ) I U (I )) . Seepages See page 4 K, J' J L -LL. fej piiRj;v: ,,rJ;)l i, ,;,; , ( " J - - - .-. - - ursg(gcow A police officer stands guard near Norris Hall at Virginia Weber State students respond to violence at Virginia Tech Named by police as the gunman in the Virginia Tech shootings Cho Seung- Hui 1984 Born in South Korea 1992 Entered the United States via Detroit; settled with his family in Centreville, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C.; had legal permanent immigrant status 2003 Graduated from Westfield High School in Fairfax County, Va.; was a member of the science club as a sophomore At Virginia Tech English major in his senior year; described as a loner by his roommate and teachers March 13, 2007 Bought 9 mm handgun in a Roanoke, Va., gun store; weapon found with Cho's fingerprints at scene of shootings 2007 MCT Source: AP. ABC News. MCT Photo Service Graphic: Judy Treibte, Angela Smith University to exchange land with S. Ogden, LDS Church Weber State to gain $8,700 in transfer with South Ogden By Cassie Adams sr. news reporter The Signpost Weber State is proposing a land exchange with the city of South Ogden, and Davis Campus is proposing a land exchange with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The land Weber State would be getting from the exchange with South Ogden would be used potentially for the construction of an indoor football practice facility. In exchange, South Ogden would gain direct access to the existing underground water storage tank. Weber State would gain an additional S6.710 after subtracting estimated title insurance and recording fees from the original difference in value of $8,500. "The land swap with South Ogden City will be a win-win situation," said Facilities Management Jim Harris, "for both entities in the South Ogden City will have unrestricted access to their underground water storage tank which is presently accessed by driving through WSU property, and WSU will receive in exchange, property adjacent to existing WSU property, for possible future development." r ' V ', i J i . ; ' f ' By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter The Signpost Weber State University students and faculty reacted with worry, shock, sadness and anger as word spread of the death of 33 people at Virginia Tech campus on April 16. Cho Seung-Hui, 23-year-old English major and native of South Korea studying in the United States as a resident alien at Virginia Tech, is responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. "1 was in class when I got a text message from home asking me if 1 had heard," said Virginia native Erin McKoy, a WSU freshman and communication major. "I got up and left my class to call a friend at Tech." McKoy has about 1 00 classmates from her high school attending Virginia Tech. She said she was relieved to find that no one from her hometown had been killed or injured. "Everybody I talked to personally knew someone who had been, though," McKoy said. McKoy was wearing a Virginia See Violence page 5 TO 5 'V Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, where Massacre leads colleges to review own emergency plans, possibilities of similar attacks Virginia Tech timeline What is known so far about events on Monday, April 16, when the largest mass shooting in U.S. history claimed 33 lives: 7:15 a.m. Gunfire reported in West Ambler Johnston dorm; male and female found dead 8:00 a.m. Dorm locked down; police believe double homicide is isolated incident 8:25 a.m. Campus officials meet to assess murder investigation 9:26 a.m. Campuswide email alerts students to incident at dorm; caution urged 9:45 a.m. 91 1 call alerts police to gunfire at Norris Hall; police find 31 dead including gunman 9:50 a.m. Campus email says gunman loose on campus; warns students to stay inside 75 km 75 miles VV.Va. Source: Virginia Tech, McClatchy Washington Bureau Graphic: Lee Hulteng, Melina Yingling, JudyTreible 2007 MCT Davis Campus and the LDS Church are proposing an additional land exchange. Weber State would gain the land containing Davis Campus' secondary water lines See Land page 1 0 WSU TO LDS SIS 7 J : - PHOTO BY JASON ARTHURS MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE 32 people were killed and more injured April 1 6. T Drillfield . Blacksburg " sooft 150 m. Ogden Mayor: Gondola is the answer Mayor Matthew Godfrey speaks to students about gondola plan By Heather Carter news editor The Signpost Even though Weber State University students were unable to find anyone who would dispute Mayor Godfrey's gondola vision, the mayor visited WSU on Monday to promote a metro gondola in Ogden. "It's about becoming the mecca for high-adventure recreation," Godfrey said. "We have an ability to create a reallv unique community that's metro to mountain, and the gondola is a key piece because it is that connection." The discussion was arranged by a group of English 2010 students, who wanted to hold a gondola debate for their class assignment. Several of the English 2010 students said they were disappointed that no one was willing to contest Mayor Godfrey in a formal debate. 'i was one of the students who went to talk to each of the other professors and the people from the Sierra Club, Weber Pathways and Smart Growth," said WSU premedical See Gondola page 1 0 1 By Michael Fisher correspondent The Signpost Warnings spread by e-mail and word-of-mouth during Monday's Virginia Tech massacre. A single gunman killed 32 students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. No alarm sounded. The university's official warning came by e-mail, and this may be the standard procedure at universities across the nation. "It could happen anywhere," said Weber State University Media Relations Director John Kowalewski. "Sadly, it is a reflection on our society." If a gunman attacks the campus, there are procedures to follow that will keep students safe. These procedures are found within WSU's Emergency Response Plan, a document that hasn't been released to the public. After the Sept. 11 See Emergency page 1 1 Mens in Brief Moment of silence for Virginia Tech students The Weber State University Student Association will hold two moments of silence on Thursday at 7:15 a.m. when the Bell Tower will toll twice and then at 9:15 a.m. when it will toll again 30 times in . remembrance of the victims. Tables will also be set up in the Gallery today and the Bell Tower tomorrow from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. WSU flags will be available upon which students can write messages forVirginia Tech students. The flags will be sent to them. Last Lecture speaker nominations deadline TheTeaching and Learning Forum is seeking candidates for its Last Lecture program until April 30. Weber State University staff, faculty and students can nominate a professor to give their hypothetical "last lecture" highlighting any topic they would like to speak on. Nominations can be made at the TLA office in the Stewart Library, Room 57 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call the TLA office at 626-7667. Day of Silence against LGBT discrimination Students in high schools and colleges across the nation will take a vow of silence for one day today for the national day of silence. April 18 marks the 11th year of the Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is an annual event where students remain silent for the day to represent the silence lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students and their allies feel they must keep. This silence is due to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination experienced by many. The event is one of the largest student-led actions in the country. CEET students get honorary society It's the first in the Weber State University College of Applied Science and Technology and the second in the State of Utah. COAST's department of Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology has its new honorary society for students, Tau Alpha Phi. Eight students from several CEET programs were inducted into the lifetime society last week, said CEET Department Chair Bill Clapp, who is also the TAP campus adviser. He said these students have had to keep their grade point averages above 3.70, an achievement considering they have to take several mathematics and science courses. "We have agreed to follow a high standard of conduct and ethics, which is respected nationwide," Clapp said. There are only about 70TAP chapters in the nation. The CEET students inducted into TAP are WSU TAP President Jake Tobin (manufacturing engineering technology), Brad Nelson (manufacturing engineering technology), Bayron Gutierrez (electronics engineering technology), Timothy Parcel (computer engineering technology), Bradley Boyce (design graphics engineering technology), Madeline Petersen (design graphics engineering technology), Michael Forsman (design graphics engineering technology) and Ronald Groberg (mechanical engineering technology). The students will also be part of a college-wide awards ceremony to honor scholarship recipients and outstanding graduates at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Shepherd Union Building Gallery.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-04-18, Vol. 69, No. 85|
|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.|