Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-09-101
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O WEBER STATgJj n 1 VE R S I T Y WSU podcasts See page 4 A M I,...,...,, .., - .-..r---r-,. Homecoming kicks off for WSU students f ' .-if pi ssngiaai' j PHOIO By CATHERINE MORTIMER I HE SIGNPOST Students amp up with music, food, and the promise of football By David Freeland correspondent I The Signpost Homecoming week has officially started. Monday night was the Homecoming Kickoff Party. The party took place at 25th Street and Kiesel and was put on by the Weber State University Student Activities Comittee. Troy Poll, event organizer, and his fellow students started off by serving the students and other party goers a dinner of pizza from Ligori's Pizza. The food was a big hit. "I was expecting maybe some sandwiches and chips," said Brooke Leary a sophomore at WSU, "not something like pizza from Ligori's. It was really good." Students were serenaded by bands playing in the background while they filled up on the pizza and Coca-cola products. As the party revved up, more and more people came. The pizza tables became a social haven as people who had never seen each other struck up conversations. One of the reasons a lot of the students came to the party was to have a good time and to meet new people. Others admitted to coming mainly for the pizza and other food provided by the WSU Student Activities. That wasn't the only part of the party. After the pizza and drinks, the party goers were pumped up by the pep rally, where everyone cheered for the football team and got visibly excited for the upcoming homecoming game. During the pep rally, Wildcat spirit was very high. For others, the best part of the night was the free concert. Two bands played for the crowd of WSU enthusiasts. The first band up was Double or Nothing. This band warmed the crowd up for the next act, Allred. The party-goers said they were not dissapointed as the bands put on a show for them. "I wish that there had been a little bit more buzz about the party," said Sandi Tibbets, a WSU freshman. "It sounds like it would have been fun." She was not alone. Many people on campus had either not heard about the event, or already had plans when they found out about it. Others just couldn't make it. "Things like that sound like they would be fun," said WSU senior Nicole Thompson, "but I'm trying to do school, work, and take care of my one-year-old son all at the same time. I don't have much time to myself." The party was a success, and Homecoming Week started off with a bang. The WSUSA did a good job of organizing and executing the events of the evening. It provided the people that were See Kick off page 5 mm r ,Vv,: I !' r Rsint the Town Purple remains a tradition for students to get involved with the Ogden community and promote WSU. Students with permission paint school colors on store fronts. 0) (0 I 1. 1 Vf. 5 --f (! : 'III.-1' : r. I tmumt.r. . -I." " r ..: , .- i . v.1" ' w I "I 4. "L "- r . - j. 1L -J , y - .... j i : I Ferrall Shepherd, for whom the Union Building is named, in 1958. PHOTO BY CATHERINE MORTIMER THt SICNPOST The renovated Shepherd Union Building stands as proof of WSU long history. Just outside the northern entrance of the building, chalk artists came by as part of Homecoming Week to create works of art. All around campus artists were sponsored by campus departments to depict older versions of the different buildings at WSU. Sheph erd returns to WSU to see J. Farrel! Shepherd Union Buiiiling u PI IOFO BY CATHERINE MORTIMER IHt SIGNPOST Farrell Shepherd and his wife, Louis Shepherd, celebrate the new Union Building over a glass of sparkling cider. By Jessica Schrieffels editor in chief I The Signpost When Farrell Shepherd ran the Union Building more than 50 years ago, the building wasn't much to look at. It was an old WWII barrack that was converted and moved from 25th Street to Weber State University. Called the TUB (Temporary Union Building), housed many of the same things the current Union Building does today. "We had the cafeteria, the bookstore, and toward the end, we had student officers," Shepherd said. "We used to feed the students in the daytime, and at night, we'd move the chairs back do some dancing." A lot has changed since the TUB, with the building of a new facility in the 60's to the remodeled Shepherd Union Building, which took Shepherd's' name because he was so involved through the process of moving from the TUB to the new building. Tuesday, the renovated Shepherd Union Building was dedicated in a luncheon that was held in conjunction with the Past President and Trustee Luncheon. The lunch was to thank the supporters of the renovation and those who helped with the project. "Thank you for helping us to not only originally build this building, but also to renovate the building so that it is ready for the next generation of Weber State University students," said WSU President Ann Millner to the attendees of the noon luncheon. The SUB was funded by student fees and was voted on to be renovated in 2004 after the old building, which Shepherd helped to plan the erection of, was out of health code. "It takes students a lot to have a real vision to take their pocketbooks out and to make that kind of commitment for the future of the campus arid make it the quality experience it," said Jan Winniford, vice president for student affairs. One grateful Wildcat was student body president Dan Schwab. "The space is so incredible," he said. "And this facility is so incredible. It's awesome." Schwab also emphasized the importance the students played in the renovation of the SUB. "We voted for it, we passed it, we got the funding for it, and that's awesome." After the luncheon, the trustees and those at the See SUB page 5 Mens in Brief Jsa dancer csrosh fcr train uorpstieRt The Utah Jazz dancers will hold a car wash on Saturday, Sept. 13, at RB's gas station in Clearfield, across the street from Job Corps. The car wash will benefit Marisa Galvan, a senior at Northridge High School who was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, which is a rare brain tumor located in the back of her head. The money raised from the dancer's car wash will go to Marisa's family to pay for surgery costs. "Bargaining for Eden" coming to WSU Stephen Trimble, author, photographer and environmentalist, will be reading excerpts from his book, "Bargaining for Eden" on Sept. 17. The event is free for the public and will be held at noon in the Lindquist Lecture Hall of the Kimball Arts Visual Center. Trimble will talk about the steps of the Snowbasin Ski Resort took in order to be one of the skiing venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics, along with the issue of shrinking open space in the West. 3ShlVSUSai'atssto honor past alumni The 39th Annual WSU Salutes will recognize past achievements of alumni on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The program will feature biographical videos of the recipients and their lifetime achievements and contributions to the campus. Lt.Gov. sneaks at HSU Lt. Gov. Gary R. Herbert will be speaking at WSU as part of a celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17. Herbert was elected Utah's lieutenant governor in 2004 and leads efforts in the state involving homeland security, transportation, water, and rural affairs. Constitution Week was requested by Congress in 1952 as a recognized week. aie swears in new officer: By Chris Brown correspondent I The Signpost With the drop of Tyler Lathem's gavel, Weber State University's first student senate meeting of the fall semester was underway. The new faces of the student senate were relieved when waves of laughter rolled across during their time in Room 320 of the Shepherd Union Building. Many dressed to kill, student senate members listened attentively to the Senate Internal Affairs Committee (IAC) as they tried to ratify the dress code section of the student senate constitution. After a lengthy debate that ranged from blouses to flip-flops, the senate moved to refer the motion back to the IAC for rewording and defining of the dress code regulations. In special business, the senate welcomed newly sworn in Arts and Humanities Senator Justin Neville. The senate also welcomed newly appointed African-American Senator David Otieo, Davis Campus Senator Victoria Thompson, and Non-Traditional Senator Steven Pearce. The senate will vote on the newly appointed members in next week's meeting. Arts and Humanities Senator Justin Neville said the student senate has many long-term goals, focused mainly on student involvement and awareness of school-sponsored events. Neville and Senator Denae Hoog are two members of the WSUSA that are going to the American Student Government Association (ASGA) conference in Washington DC this year. The conference runs from Sept. 24 to 28. . "There will be a lot of student workshops at the conference that will help us become ' better student leaders," Hoog said. "I'm so excited to go, I have never been to DC before." Neville said he was excited to go to DC because it would be a good opportunity to learn what student government is all about. The student senate then welcomed the See Senate page 5 V f I'HOIO HY RILEY SMIIH lilt SK..NPOS1 The Student Senate held their first meeting in room 320 of the Shepard Union Building, where WSU student Justin Neville as the new Arts and Humanities Senator.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-09-10, Vol. 79, No. 15|
|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.|