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Expensive car, ruined credit See page 4 : ' I ; I A; :W pie I. ' - - m 1 Weber State University ii F Mens in Brief n PHOTO BY BRICE KELSCH THE SIGNPOST Weber State university students study research presented by students at various colleges. Some of the researchers were selected to present at the national conference. Symposium allows researchers to disseminate information fey James Elmer correspondent I The Signpost Weber State University Sponsored the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday at the Shepherd Union Building, j Tracy Lynn Parker, Weber State University senior in education, presented her autism Seniors chance io park in lottery i- Church and state debated By Lynn Wilde news editor I The Signpost In a student senate meeting on Monday at Weber State University, Lisa Allen-Martinez and Wendell Rich presented a new program to distribute "A" parking lot passes. Allen-Martinez said that she and others spent a year looking at different parking options. They then came up with a plan. The plan is a seniority-based lottery. WSU students with the most credit hours would be first to get into the lottery. "So, we are very happy and very excited that we have the software capability to do a seniority-based jottery for parking permits," Allen-Martinez said. The program is a hybrid version of two proposals: one that went through the student senate last year and one that was presented to parking services. With this plan, parking services would send messages to students via the WSU online portal asking If they would be interested in participating in the program. Students that want to participate would have their names entered into a new software program that randomly selects participants. , Those who are selected would be notified through the WSU portal and would be given a certain amount of time to pay for and procure the passes. " The student will have the ability to choose which parking lot pass they would like and are given nine it 5 research at the symposium. Her study, titled, "Family Dynamics, Coping Strategies, Perceptions of Ambiguity and Impacts on Parents Raising a Child with Autism," focuses on finding stress reduction techniques to help familymembers-turned-caregivers cope with the stress of dealing with an autistic child. She said she hopes her alternate choices as well. "Now, I can only choose each lot one time," she said. "I can't go in and choose A2, A2, A2, A2 and increase my chances nine fold." Allen-Martinez said the days of camping at Lampros Hall are over. In the past, people would wait by the Lampros Hall to get an A pass using the old way of "first come, first serve." Veteran's senator Daron Nelson said veterans traditionally get senior status at WSU, and asked if the new system would still allow them the same status. Allen-Martinez said the software recognizes the amount of credit hours, not any other form of status. Ex-officio In the ex-bfficio portion of the senate, Cody Jones said the LDS Institute invited all of the candidates to Thursday lunch to meet their constituents and to campaign. Though campaigning off-campus is against the senate bylaws, Jones said the bylaws would be suspended for the lunch. I lowever, he said no written STUDEI1T materials would be allowed only verbal campaigning. Senator Jared Olsen took issue with the suspension of bylaws. He said that it wasn't just campaigning off-campus, but because it was also a religious institution. "My interpretation is the reason they list it is for separate church and stale," Olsen said. President of the senate Chris Bentley suggested an appeal to the Supreme Court. Senator Mike Kofoed said by the candidates campaigning at See Senate page 5 i txj 33 13 research will help educators eventually gain a better understanding of how to help children with autism learn, and thus be able to provide them with a better quality education. She said she found her findings to be reassuring. Many of the cases she studied found that the caregivers were doing a more than adequate job F i- A i '1 A '1 ii r - 1 Author Celebrates Queen By Andreas Aguila correspondent I The Signpost On Monday, May 24, Carole Levin from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln came to speak on Queen Elizabeth at Weber State University as part of the university's Women's History Month, hosted by the WSU history department. The speech was hosted at the WSU alumni center, and about 25 people attended. Levin has written several books that focused on telling the story about women during various eras, such as the middle ages and the renaissance, among others. She is traveling around talking about Queen Elizabeth's life as a female ruler in Kith century England. V caring for their loved one with autism. One thing she suggested in' her findings is "cognitive refraining," or helping the child tin a case-by-case basis deal with the individual situations as they present themselves so as not to overwhelm the child. Another presenter, WSU sociology senior Lori Lundell SOURCE: OPEN DOMAIN Levin said she has always had a strong interest in Queen Elizabeth. During her speech, Levin wore portrait pins of Elizabeth, and said she always wears something with Elizabeth's portrait on it. The author described Elizabeth's life prior to becoming ruler of England, as very dangerous and dramatic. Her family was described as "being part of a soap opera," Levis said, and in 1541, at the age of 15, she was accused of being pregnant with her stepfather's child. Besides this, levin said Elizabeth suffered other allegations, including some by her sister, Queen Mary, who had inherited the throne from Sec Queen page r 1 was hired by the National Science Foundation to conduct research about personality traits of soldiers' and its effects on fatigue. In her study, titled, "Predictors of Fatigue and Performance in Air Force Personnel," she found that a soldier's personality may have an impact on the soldier's fatigue and, thus, their ability to be effective in a military setting. According to Lundell, her research "has the potential to help decrease human error resulting from fatigue while on the job.". The WSU Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), directed by zoology professor John Cavitt, sponsored the symposium. Conferences give student researchers the ability to make contacts, distribute their research abroad, and compare their project to other research being done in their field of study, according to Cavitt. Those three elements help students not only complete their research, but also promote it. "We like to give our students the opportunities to disseminate their research because it shows the work they have put into it," Cavitt said. "Research isn't done until it's disseminated. That's what we're going for dissemination of research." Parker is among the 24 Weber State University undergraduates selected by the Uuniversity to make the trip to the National Convention of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Salisbury, Md. on April 9-13. Lundell is also going to NCUR; it will be her second trip to the national convention.' Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Student body demographics causes involvement issues By Shii rel Cooper asst. news editor I The Signpost Student involvement has been on the forefront of many Weber State University students' minds recently, especially as WSU enters into the elections for the 2008-2009 school year. In comparison to other campuses across America, voter turnout is low at WSU. Richard Sline, former Dean of Students from 82-90, said that student involvement in the civics of student government was low when he was the dean, but he has noticed that it has decreased even further since then. He believes that one of the reasons WSU students aren't as involved is because the university is primarily a commuter campus. "In terms of how plugged in I am to campus life," Sline said, "if I am married and supporting a family, it is different than if I am 19 and living on campus." Most WSU students aren't 19 and don't live on campus. Thus, many aren't involved in the happenings at Weber State. Brittany Christensen, a WSU sophomore majoring in nutrition, transferred to Weber State University from Southern Utah University because living on her own became too expensive. Since her move she has noticed a difference in her campus involvement. "I don't feel as involved at Weber as I did at Southern Utah University," Christensen said. "I think that it's because when I was Set" Involve page 5 Weber State News places in national WW The Weber State News team was recognized at a national convention for the National Broadcasting Society in California. There were finalists in eight of the categories and the team came home with grand prize trophies . in three of the categories. David Caulford won for his entry in the Audio PSA category. David Caulford and Steven Bagley won the grand prize in the Music. Video category. This is the second year in a row Weber. State has won the Grand Prize in this category. Last year Anthony Park and Ron Proctor turned another song David composed into a music video. The Weber State News Team brought home the Grand Prize music entertainment program category. They submitted an edition of Studio 76. This is the second consecutive year Weber has taken home the Grand Prize in this category. Weber State was a finalist in five other categories. The students who were finalists are: Tim Sessions for Audio Commercial. John Carrillo for News Segment. Trevor Warner, Christian Westergard and Luke Eddy for Sports Segment. Jon Schade for News Feature. Jon Schade also in the sports package category. Utah Science Olypiad comes to WSU Utah's Science Olympiad, a 26-event, statewide competition for both middle and high school students, will be held at Weber State University Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Forty-four teams of up to 15 members each from 41 middle and high schools will compete in three areas: science concepts and knowledge, science processes and thinkingskills, and science application and technology. This is the 19th-annual competition at WSU. Winners of this competition will go on to compete nationally. Competitions will be held at WSU, with spectator events at the Dee Event Center. An award ceremony will be held in Val A. Browning Center's Austad Auditorium at 6 p.m. For more information visit h 1 1 p : d e p a r t m e n t s . weber.edusciencecenter S c i e n c e O 1 y m p i a d spcctatorevents.htm or call 626-6160. ' Remember to vote To vote in the WSU primary elections for student body government, which ends Thursday: Log in to student portal Click 'My Weber' tab 'Vote' link is on the bottom right hand coi ner of screen. Choose 'Primary 2008' in drop down box.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-03-26, Vol. 78, No. 77|
|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.|