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mi Holiday concert at St. Joseph's Cathedral O WBERSTATE UNIVERSITY i Men's basketball team loses to IgllDOSI: ,r' : , J University of Utah See page 6 r.,. l. ..... -- -.... - fTi! ? its t i i Payment plan offered to ease student tuition and fee burdens Five payments make paying hundreds more manageable By Jennifer Landers sr. news reporter The Signpost Tuition is one of the biggest obstacles for college students, and many will drop because they can't make (he payments alone. The process for financial aid can be daunting, and the interest on these loans makes it harder to pay off. 1 Iowever, Cindy Brewer and Nancy Jarvis, in Weber State University's Accounting Services, have been working hard to ensure students can make their tuition payments feasible, without taking out a loan, with a five monthly payment plan. "I remember when I was a student you had to go to a bank and get loans, where this isn't a loan," said Nancy Jarvis, payment plan coordinator for WSU Accounting Services. "It's so much nicer." Changing from a quarter schedule to the semester schedule has made it harder for students to pay their tuition, according to Cindy Brewer, treasurer for WSU Accounting Services. "Back when we wen t from quarters to semesters, students were having to come up with three different payments during the year for the quarter system," Brewer said. "The tuition increased because we're now on semesters, just having two periods of time, and students were saying, 'I can't make this.'" According to Brewer, the WSU had tuition payment plans through Key Bank years ago, which were not as successful. With WSU's in-house five monthly payment plan, students can sec. the money deducted immediately, and if they were to receive additional money from another source, such as a scholarship, the payment would be recalculated to reflect the scholarship. "It's really good," said WSU freshman Devin Stevens. "It's easier paying it month to month, or else I would spend it all before it was due." The plan also extends to a four monthly payment plan after the five monthly payment plan enrollment date has expired. Then there is a three monthly payment plan after the four monthly payment plan enrollment date has expired. See Payment page 5 a 161113 t ". v r. .. ' s s ' n 1 . V.. ii ' -tet..,-.;"- v 1111 If PHOTO BY MARIA VILLASENOR IHt MGNfOif Charles "Chick" Hislop, Weber State University Men's Cross Country and Track Head Coach chats with middle-distance runner Brad Osguthorpe, who stretches after running a few laps around the Stromberg Physical Center. Hislop announced his retirement Nov. 29. fa ism Cross country, track head coach retires after 38 ' years and 21 titles By Jon McBride sports editor The Signpost He's not an attractive lady, nor is he a small barnyard bird, but Chick is the longest-serving coach, in any sport, in the history of the Big Sky Conference. Charles "Chick" Hislop, Weber State University cross country and track head coach, announced yesterday that he will be bringing his 38-years of coaching at WSU to an end when he officially retires Dec. 31. Hislop said he doesn't anticipate an easy transition away from his coaching duties, but he said he is excited to spend time with his wife and take time to unwind. "It will be difficult," Hislop said. "Even our family vacations have been planned around track meets. I'll be going to some track meets, but we're planning on doing quite a bit of traveling and moving around and so forth. I am going to get away and let the program continue with the people in charge." Hislop was given the nickname Chick, common among boys during prohibition times, as a young boy and it has stuck ever since. The 70-year-old Hislop recalled a time when he sat in school and the teacher called out the name Charles while taking attendance. It never dawned on Hislop that the teacher was calling his name. The track and cross country programs at WSU won't soon forget Chick's name. "Seeing Coach Hislop around is like seeing the sun out," said WSU Assistant Track and Field Coach Wiley King. "It's just consistent, you always have that sense of security that no matter what, things are going to be OK." King is one of many of the former athletes coached by Hislop. King excelled on the track, bringing national and conference honors to WSU and ultimately Hislop. Hislop picked up 14 Big Sky championships in track and field, including seven of the last See Hislop page 5 Family, friends mourn loss of longtime Wildcat fan, employee I .....Jl;fl A, SOURCE: KAIAH CHANG Greeory Pack passed away Nov. 23. He worked in Weber State University's purchasing department for nearly 25 years. By Maria Villasenor editor in chief The Signpost Gregory Pack worked in Weber State University's purchasing department for about 25 years. His friends and family said the WSU alumnus was a big Wildcat fan who loved working on campus and supporting various events. On Nov. 23, the WSU employee passed away unexpectedly at age 61. "He was a very good man, he was kind to everybody," said his daughter Kaziah Chang. "He was a very, very good man, a good dad and good grandpa, and we miss him." Chang said her father's sudden illness and death surprised the family. "He started getting sick probably about a month and a half ago," she said. "I don't think anybody had any idea how sick he really was." He worked as a purchasing buyer until he went into the hospital. Chang said kidney problems got him into the hospital, and then doctors discovered more critical problems such as a blood clot and sepsis. Pack loved to read. "He read everything," Chang said. "He was always reading." His other favorite pastimes were fishing and being with his family. Chang said one of his other passions was WSU. "He loved Weber State, he loved it he graduated from Weber State with his bachelor's and then he loved working there," she said. "He showed up at all the events and everything." In all of his years at WSU, Pack befriended several other WSU staff. "I always found him to be a very pleasant person," said Stan Greenhalgh in human resources, "very kind and caring about other people." Robb Alexander, a WSU See Pack page 5 Nudsnfis discuss 2003 candidates arid elaction resuSts Honors Issues Forum panel talks about Iraq, Hillary Clinton among other issues By Ryan Sherman asst. news editor The Signpost This month's Weber State University Honors Issues Forum featured three student panelists sharing their political views on issues in a discussion session entitled "The Postmortem of the Midterm Elections." The forum was moderated by Paul Edward Clayton, and was sparsely attended, with more professors in the audience, three, than students. The discussion topics included the outcome of the midterm elections, the resulting political atmosphere, the war in Iraq and speculation about the 2008 presidential elections. The panel featured Berry Stratford, a WSU history major and republican, Jestina Val-Mudge, a WSU political science major and independent, and Walter Scott, a WSU computer science major and an independent with a leftist lean. The opening question was, "How much do you think the recent election was a referendum on the War in Iraq?" "The election was more of an rejection of the Republican Party," Stratford said "rather than an embracing of the Democratic Party." Val-Mudge added that the Democrat Party's landslide success reflected voters' hope that Democrats "would bring in a new voice, and a new light," and that "Rumsfeld resigning, or being fired, however you want to look at it, is a reflection on the elections." Donald Rumsfeld handed in his resignation almost immediately after the Democratic landslide. "The resignation of Rumsfeld was a clear indicator," Scott said. "We now have a new body in congress to discuss the topics." While voters have favored Democrats this time around, the party's newly gained power also raises the bar for introducing innovative and effective policies. "The election was anti-Bush, and anti-Iraq,' Val-Mudge said. "If the democrats don't deliver on the Iraq war, they will have problems in the 2008 elections." Both Syria and Iran have shown support toward the Iraqi president. However, the Bush Administration's communication with Iran has been rough. When asked what he thought of the Democrats' policies concerning Iran would look like, Stratford answered, "I honesty couldn't tell you what the Democrats will do, but I think that they will be more in favor of talking to Iran, as opposed to stonewalling them, which is the current policy." When Stratford asked Scott whether he thought there would be a significant movement in the Republican Party away from their current policies, Scott answered, "I think we'll see a move back to Bush Sr.'s policies, more realistic, versus Bush Jr.'s idealistic policies. But I'm not sure." With no end to the Iraqi war in sight, guesswork about how the possible future administrations might handle the war has been rampant. "Hillary Clinton is the name that is constantly thrown around," Stratford said. Clinton's presidential campaign has been scrutinized for similarities between the previous Clinton administration and because of her potential to become the first woman president. "She's been gearing up for the elections," See Honors page 5 Gardner pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges Edward Gardiner, a "Weber State University psychology instructor, pleaded not guilty to charges filed against him Oct. 23 that accused him of sexual battery of a student. Gardiner appeared in Davis County's 2nd District Court in Farmington Nov. 29 for his arraignment. Since the charges were filed, Gardiner was put on paid leave. He was teaching four psychology courses at the WSU-Davis Campus. The charges allege that Gardiner inappropriately touched a female student Aug. 22 while giving her counseling at the Layton campus. His next court date is scheduled Jan. 8 at 8:30 a.m. Students hold benefit concert for class project Three local Ogden bands, some of which feature some of Weber State' University's own talent, will perform Dec. 2 at the Shepherd Union Building in a benefit concert. The concert, organized by a group of students in one of WSU Communication Instructor Bonnie Million's courses, will feature the bands Mean Molly's Trio, The Invisible Rays and Fox Van Cleef. "I cannot wait to rock it out," said Dustin "Dusty Smokes" Bessire, lead vocalist and guitarist of Fox Van Cleef. "It will all be for a good cause, which makes it so much more enjoyable. We are grateful for the chance to play with such fine and talented musicians." Money, food, and non-food donations will be collected for low-income and no-income families in the Ogden area. All funds will be donatedto a local family through the Ogden Community Connection, and food items, as well as nonfood items, will be collected and distributed by Harmon's Grocery. "And my seventh-grade counselor said playing guitar would never amount to any good," said "Big Daddy" of Mean Molly's Trio. Especially needed will be food items, such as canned goods, pastas, beans, and baby food. Also appreciated are items such as diapers, toilet paper, and toothpaste. The group organized the event aspart of a service project for their Small Group Communications class. Clint Stanger, a member of the group, is also part of Molly's Trio. "It was just kind of natural for us to do this," Stanger said of the project. "Some of our group had experience with fund raising and I played in a band, so we decided to put the two together." The group that organized the event is comprised of five WSU students. One group member will be making a documentary on the project to be shown to WSU students. "We'd like to do another concert in the summer or next year," Stanger said. "We've had a great response. 88.1 Weber FM has been talking about it, and the Standard Examiner is going to run a story on it too." The music starts at 8 p.m. and will end after 11 p.m. on Dec. 2. Refreshments will be served and there will be room for dancing and socializing at the event. Jordan Yospe Japanese swordsmanship class offered this spring Weber State University students have the opportunity to learn the techniques of traditional Japanese swordsmanship this spring. Students will study three of the "Five Rings" of Shinkendo: sword swinging drills, solo forms and drawing methods. The Japanese culture, history and manners will also be discussed. The class is called PE 1435 Shinkendo - Japanese Swordsmanship. Under the course catalog, the course is referred to as "Kempo, Level I - 33820 - PE 1435 - 0." Kurt Johnson is the instructor. Students must register for this particular section (33820) if they wish to learn the Shinkendo methods. Toshishiro Obata, who established the International Shinkendo Federation, was Johnson's instructor for 13 years. The only supply required for the class is the Bokken, a wooden sword. Tutor positions available at WSU Davis Campus Students who have completed English 1 0 1 0 and 2010 with an A- or better may apply for an Englishwriting tutoring position at the Weber State University Davis Campus. Students who have completed Math 0950 through Math 1050 with an A- or better may also apply for the math tutor positions. The WSU Roy Campus also needs math tutors. To apply for the positions, visit Career Services at the WSU Ogden Campus, which is in the Student Service Center Room 230. Students can also apply at the WSU Davis Campus in Room 2 1 1 or call 395-3524.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-12-01, Vol. 69, No. 44|
|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.|