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Ail-American rm Weber State University distance , runners compete ,j at NCAA A; i r- i i L n E I The Signpost wins 10 Utah Press Association awards tVSl group yusf behind Stanford an IT H TTD) o nn .r; I HI M OJtL f' ii AJr n IL AkJ Ji J' n n n a . . n n i i msh It sal . 1 , 1 ; , ' - . . ' v t : '' A- A - V ' Jc " V ;' -, ' i I i ; V " ' J t . j i- : - ; ' - ; . 1 . i '.. SOURCE: ANIHONY SAUNUfcRS Mock Trial Team: Front Row left to light: Laura Sheffield and Ann Western. Back Row left to right: Denae Suchy, Kate Taylor, Anthony Saunders, Shaun Densly, Rael Brewer and Dr. Guliuzza Senators may add Numbers in senate rise though school days numbered By Lynn Wilde news editor I The Signpost In the student senate on Monday, the representatives ratified ' David DeCarlo, and presented Sean Wood to represent honorsBIS students. DeCarlo was presented to the senate for ratification as a senator for the College of Applied Science and Technology. President of the Senate Chris Bentley . said DeCarlo will bring great ideas to the. senate as well as to COAST. "I think m mm he's going to be an excellent resource to the student body," Bentley said. Bentley encouraged the senate to ratify DeCarlo. Residence hall senator Michael Kofoed endorsed the ratification of Decarlo. He said he has talked to DeCarlo and thinks he would make a great addition to the senate. DeCarlo said he is an automotive technology and technical sales major. "I love Weber State so far," DeCarlo said. He said he is looking forward to serving his constituency. He said he plans to serve students by introducing a degree audit program because the "what if" analysis is not serving COAST Adrian gone b Scholarship keeps son alive By Jestina Clayton sr. news reporter I 7ie Signpost FT r add one, another students. "It is in need of some improvement," DeCarlo said. He said his plan would increase the speed and numbers of graduates from COAST. He also wants to find out the plans of approximately 2000 upper division undeclared majors from his college via letters and what he and the college can do to get them to . declare a major. The senate voted to accept DeCarlo into their numbers. Supreme Court Associate Justice Destry East swore the new senator into his new position. Bentley presented Wood as honorsBIS nominee left vacant by Ariana Escalante. He said Wood, whose areas of concentration are technical sales, political m science, and Asian studies, has worked closely with the former senator and will be an excellent addition to the program and the senate. Wood said people he has talked to are interested in tire BIS program but do not know much about the program. Wood said he plans to introduce legislation to change emphasis week, a legislation that was in the works from when Ecalante held the position. He wants to switch weeks with the residence halls emphasis. He said he is excited to tell people about the integrated program. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. On April 3 2007, Utah news media reported thedeath of Adrian Maxson who was accidentally killed when he stepped out of a stopped car to look for his glasses that had fallen out of a window. Adrian and his friends were on their way home after attending a benefit concert hosted by the Weber State University Chapter of Amnesty International when the accident occurred on I lan ison Boulevard just opposite Weber State. But that is not the whole story. His father, Mark Maxson, who has worked for Weber Slate for more than a decade, said his son was a very responsible young man. lie said In: knows his son was trying to be responsible by attempting to retrieve his glasses because Adrian may not have Jayme Warner, from Hyrum sits front of her science fair project. She and her brother Taylor, 11, worked together on researching the affects of texting while driving. "It's worse than being under the influence of alcohol," Jayme said. Taylor said that a textcr is not even looking at the road. . The project displayed pictures of victims of accidents caused by distraction of texting in Utah. The brother and sister were interested in the topic after a friend of the family's was killed in an accident caused by texting while driving a year ago. ui not v orgott wanted to tell Maxson and his mother that he needed a new pair. As a result of this tragedy, the Maxson family and friends have announced the creation of the "Adrian Maxson Scholarship for Social Justice," which will benefit one student each year in the sum of $1000. The successful applicant must he an incoming or a current Weber State student who has demonstrated a commitment to humanity through active community involvement locally or internationally. Interested students should file a scholarship application by March 27, 2008. A committee will announce the winner on April A at a benefit concert geared toward the funding of the scholarship fund. Maxson said Adrian liked politics and he was involved in By Shirrel Cooper sr. news reporter I The Signpost Weber State University's Mock Trial Team placed third in the Silver Nationals over Spring Break after placing eighth in the Regional competition that was" held in Portland, Ore. The team, led by Coach Frank Guliuzza and captains Anthony Saunders and Denae Suchy, competed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Silver Nationals in Tucson, Ariz. "We thought we'd do OK at nationals, but at regions we were the last team to qualify," said Laura Sheffield, a junior. As a witness for the team, she won outstanding witness in both regionals and nationals. Dean Richard Calkins of Drake Law School started the American MockTrial program in 1985. WSU's 13 See page 4 in m'nrintcr Ahoarl ;f -a p-i v, "' v ' ! ' ' ... j Ul I MIlJV r ' j i : I ''A 5 " "Mill SI j i ' i 'Til ' I ... jJ' j A l ' ': j- i j , j .. j I ... ' , A ' A A ' ' . ' . ... -. r ; : . '' -- v. - f I ' ' -'. I : ...... ii !; A en by family student leadership at his high school. Also, he said after Adrian won an essay contest and was given a scholarship to attend a national youth leadership conference in Washington, D.C, he was elected as the president at the meeting, lie said Adrian and the other students did a mock world crisis and they successfully came up with solutions. "When he came home from (he conference and began telling me about it," Maxson said. "I thought, 'please don't tell me that you said "let's just nuke 'em." 'And he didn't. That was a very good experience for him." He said dial experience increased Adrian's desire to participate in politics. Adrian was a father's boy. "I had a special connection wilh him," Maxson said. "When he was born, I held him even before his mother did of course, I didn't program was started more recently in 1995-1996 by Frank Guliuzza. "It is an outlet for our students," Guliuzza said. The MockTrial team consists of 12 to 20 members on a given year. Students join the team by taking the Mock Trial class or trying out for the team. The team is made up of students of all different majors. Those majoring in political science areas are not the only ones welcome on the team. Nevertheless, the team does have an excellent law school record - 100 percent of MockTrial students who have applied to law school have been accepted. The mock trial team also has members who compete in Moot Court. Moot Court consists of teams of two who argue cases. Matt Kiisel and Saunders competed See Mock page 5 I'llOlO ll MOLLY UENNL1T . iH.NI'DSI know that at the time. I le said he continued to enjoy a special lie with Adrian until his death. Despite the followed after Maxson said he thankful for. "I'm certain "darkness" that Adrian's death, has a lot to be that something good will come out of this scholarship," he said. Maxson said a friend and teacher of his son suggested the idea of creating a scholarship in Adrian's honor. "At the lime, I was slill in shock and I didn't want to think about it," Maxson said. But when people began donating money following (he funeral, he said he (hen knew (hat (hey should create a scholarship in Adrian's honor. I le said the scholarship is open to all students and (hose who are Sec Son page r The Weber State University Signpostwon 10 awards at the Utah Press Association. The Signpost competed against other college and community newspapers with similar circulation. The sports section received first place for best sports section. The Signpost also placed in die following areas: Best feature photo Best use of ad color Best special section Best feature story Best sports photograph Best editorial Best editors column Best sports column Best in-house produced ad Jens in Grief Undergraduate research symsium Weber State University will host the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building. The symposium offers a forum for students to present their research findings and share experiences with the campus and community. The event will include approximately 107 student presentations, involving 39 oral presentations, 66 poster presentations and two performing arts presentations. The oral and poster presentations represent a broad cross section of departments and disciplines atWSU. . Finding inspiration at the Kimball Visual Arts Center On Monday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. the Kimball Visual Arts Center is sponsoring the lecture, "Finding Inspiration in Lives Cut Short by the Holocaust," by Donald Byrd, choreographer and director. In creating Spectrum Dance Theater's production, "The Theater of Needless Talents," Byrd was inspired by the music of Erwin Schujhoff (1894-1942), a Czech composer of German-Jewish extract who died in mid-career at Wiilzburg concentration camp. The work enables the audience to make connections between the Holocaust and the present day sufferings of the world that result from prejudice, oppression and persecution. Donald Byrd will discuss how he used music composed by artists who perished in the Holocaust as his inspiration for contemporary dance. Duck water dyed green The Weber State University thick pond was dyed green sometime last weekend, supposedly for St. Patrick's Day. WSU representatives did not have a part in dyeing the pond, according to Media Relations Director lohn Kovvalevvski, but i( will not be reported as vandalism. The only worry, Kowalewski said, was for the wildlife in the pond.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-03-19, Vol. 78, No. 74|
|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.|