Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-01-261
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Wrestling gaining strength 0 WEBER STATE UNIVERSIT nposi Gospel music on display See page 4 See pje 6 I ' r, -.-i n r-jr ttn r--t r-r 6 2 s CsK., J 51 WW rVTr- L-J - University presidents, local businesses support initiative By Maria VilLisenor editor in chief I The Signpost Representatives from Weber State University, Utah Slate University, Hill Air Force Base and several Utah businesses spoke to legislators yesterday about the need for their support of an electrical engineering program Students bring hope to v f Weber State University students assist doctors in performing dental work in one of the remote areas of Peru. Students involved in the pre-dental program received on-the-job experience throughout the humanitarian aid trip. Auto Tech offers new Ford program Ford Maintenance and Light Repair program to enhance opportunities By Shayla Craig correspondent 1 The Signpost The Ford Motor Company and Weber State University's Automotive Technology Department recently entered a partnership allowing the Ford Maintenance and Light Repair program, or MLR, to be offered at the university. "The new Ford Maintenance and Light Repair MLR program at Weber State is the only one of its kind in Utah," said John Kelly, Department of Automotive Technology chair. "This partnership with Ford is good for WSU because Ford donates new vehicles and equipment to us to help ensure that our MLR program is successful and meets their needs." The new official MLR program admitted its first batch of 28 students on Jan. 9. The 15 credit-hour curriculum is 24 weeks long, and students who complete the program will becomeFord-certified in electrical systems, brakes, co-operated byWSU and USU. Senate Bill 53 provides funding to VVSU and USU to create an electrical engineering program that would supply engineers for the state and at IIAFB. "We felt that was really important: Meeting the demands of the largest employer in our state and all the defense contractors r iOUKLt; steering suspension, and climate control. Each of the MLR students will complete the training program with approximately 25 percent of the Ford certifications needed by any Ford, Lincoln or Mercury dealership. The MLR graduates will also have the ability to work for any independent shop that repairs Ford motor products. "This program came about because some of the local dealers came to us with a need for certified Ford technicians," Kelly said. "Local businesses will now be able to hire more certified technicians, which will benefit local Ford owners."The partnership is view ed as an excellent benefit to the community by many of the automotive technology department students. "A program like this will create a ton of local jobs that will really help northern Utah businesses," See Ford page 5 that are located contingent with that," said WSU President F. Ann Millner at the Higher Fducation Appropriations Subcommittee. About two years ago, Millner presented the USU administration with the idea to combine the WSU pre-engineering program with their electrical engineering program and offer the courses at the WSU-Davis Campus in Layton, near I IAFB. A colonel from IIAFB spoke about the challenges facing their engineering division: 140 to 160 of their current scientists and engineers are eligible for By Heather Carter news editor I The Signpost Instead of taking it easy during the 2006 Christmas break, a group of Weber State University students journeyed to the remote areas of Peru to help those in need. With the support of WSU professors and experienced doctors and dentists, students worked long days in the heat and humidity to provide aid to hundreds of people who came to them for help. I lope Alliance supplies humanitarian aid to the people of Third World countries who are in desperate need of health care. WSU is currently the only undergraduate school that works with the Hope Alliance foundation. WSU students who are aspiring to become doctors, optometrists and dentists had the opportunity to learn firsthand how to care N BAKBAKA 1 KAbk Dating violence prevention and safety Communication Be assertive Be aware of surroundings and potentially dangerous situations. Trust your feelings and act on your instincts. Alcohol and drugs are wild cards ... don't do them! Set limits Establish sexual boundaries.Refuse rides or invitations to be alone with someone you've just met. Be willing to inconvenience others for your personal safety. Compiled from an As Safe As Possible presentation. For help or information about dating violence or other issues, call Services for Women Students at 626-6090 or visithttp:depart-ments.vveber.edusws. retirement. There's a decline in the supply of U.S.-citizen scientists and engineers, as well as a high demand internationally and nationally for engineers. "We'd like to see a large number of entry-level,right-out-of-college graduates come onto our workforce so that we can grow our own talent and provide them with the experience that they need to be the leaders of the future," Col. Wandry said. He added that courses offered nearby at the Davis campus and in the evening would be beneficial WSU students team up with Hope Alliance to offer health care to Third World countries ..,.111 IJMl.l.llUJII.I 0 " -I III .III. I '"I ' v r r - I...,..., If '-Ml - - - - SOURCt: BAKBAKA I KASK A Weber State University student demonstrates the proper way to take care of one's teeth. Hope Alliance believes that it is just as important to teach people how to take care of themselves as it is to provide them with medical care. HB28 to help minors in violent dating situations By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter I The Signpost It was a relationship about power and control. "I was 15 years old, going out with a guy who was 19," said a female Weber State University student, who asked that her name not be used. "He had a car, job and money." She was impressed by the material things and his attention to her. They started dating, but not long after she began to see the classic signs of an unhealthy relationship starting. "Hewasreallyjealousofother guys I talked to and possessive about me and the time I spent with my girlfriends," she said. A few months into the relationship, she found out that her boyfriend had another older girlfriend his same age that he had been dating for four years. "I found out and tried to break off the relationshiD." the N Legislation)! for HAFB mechanics who work during the day but would benefit from advancing their education. Julianne Grant of L-3 Communication Systems West in Salt Lake City also supported the initiative. Grant said this year alone, her company will need more than 200 engineers. "As a former recruiter of the engineering group, I know how hard it is to find talented engineers and how important it is to be working with these schools," Grant said. See Engineering page 7 Perm for a wide variety of illnesses. "This is not a vacation by any means," warned Chris Palmer, a WSU senior in microbiology. "If you want to go on vacation, please, flat out, don't come with us because that is not what it is all about. We work ten-hour days while we are there, sun up to sun down." Students who volunteered for last year's trip not only paid for their own travel expenses, but helped raise $10,000 to buy the supplies needed for the expedition. Although Palmer mentioned that the Peruvian humanitarian trip was a lot of work, he stated that it was a great and humbling experience. "It is rewarding to make them feel better; See Peru page 5 WSU student said. "He wouldn't leave me alone. He would call me and come to my school. His girlfriend would wait for me outside my house and follow me when I would drive places with my friends. I was scared." She tried changing her phone number and avoiding him, but was unsure of when or how to get help. She felt intimidated by him and the age difference. "One day I went on a date with another guy and he tried to run us off the road," she said. It became apparent that the time had come to get some help. She didn't qualify for a protective order, which can be issued if the ictim feels their personal safety is threatened. Currendy, Utah law only grants protective orders to a victim whose abuser is a spouse, a person they have lived with, a relative, or someone they have had or are having a child with. See Violent page 5 News in Grief Students win Super Bowl ad competition Two Weber State University students' ad won "Best Use of Humor in a CBS' "The Early Show" competition . After a week of online voting, Michael Eddy and Michael Jordan's entry "Football Dreams" was again aired on national television on yesterday's "The Early Show." Their commercial had been broadcast last week as one of three choices for the "Best Use of Humor." Eddy and Jordan had submitted their ad to the "Chevy Super Bowl College Ad Challenge," a national competition for university students. Though Eddy and Jordan's ad was not selected for the Chevy-SuperBowl challenge, "The Early Show" chose it for its contest highlighting some of the best ads submitted into the larger contest. WSU highlights local youth art In an attempt to promote higher education, the Weber State University Student Association sponsored an art contest for the youth of Ogden. The Dream of Art Contest encouraged students who participate in Head Start, Children at Risk Extended School and Project Central to present their artwork. The art, music and writing submitted by the students had an overall theme of how a college education can help them realize their dreams. Children from the age of three to fourteen years old were allowed to participate. The winning pieces of artwork will be on display in the Stewart Library and the Shepherd Union Building until February. Information on how WSU students can help the communities' youth will accompany the artwork. For further information aboutthecontest, contactthe WSU Student Association at 626-6349. Social work students collect clothes for the needy Three Weber State University students will be collecting winter clothing to donate to the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center through March 12. WSU social work majors Candace Arbogast, Brenda Holland and Kim Mack decided to do a community service project to not only fulfill a course requirement, but to provide men in the state's correction program with much-needed clothing. Mask explained that it was very important for the men to have the proper attire during the winter months in order to maintain their jobs and steer clear of making repeat offenses. The students said they are hoping to gather enough clothing to provide 150 men who are living at the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center with enough clothing to survive the winter months. Donations of all sizes of men's boots, coats, gloves and hats will be greatly appreciated. To find out more about the men's winter clothing donation drive, contact 626-6155.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-01-26, Vol. 69, No. 54|
|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.|