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I' Diversity Center glass removed f ' See page 6 vs.. Ti rvr-rv Ts mr s 1.). n H n Mlir an L Jens in Grief TUp f O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY t f I n .MLQ9DU Sparks fly after student senate suspends Davis campus rep By Joshua Pedersen correspondent I The Signpost Just days before the new Weber State University Davis Campus vice presidential candidates would appear on the ballot, Senators voted 12-4 to temporarily strike the position from the upcoming elections. "It seems a little premature to eliminate a position before we've had a chance to try it out," said Senator James Davis. Davis spoke in favor of retaining the vice president position for the Davis Campus. The position was added to the Weber State University constitution just last year to accommodate growth at the satellite campus. Opponents felt the growth did not warrant an addition to the executive branch. "This isn't the best timing it's not needed right now," said Senator Todd Gilbert. Gilbert co-sponsored the legislation that postponed the election of a new vice president until the senate voted in favor of the position in future school years. Student Body President Dan Schwab agreed with postponing the new vice president, citing that no other executive branch position requires a candidate to attend a certain campus. "We don't have any other special constituency vice president at this point," Schwab said. Election packets with applications to run for the new position were available this week and now need to be pulled back. Elections Chair Mike Kofoed already had one student file to run for the new vice president and knows of three others that were interested. "Those interested in running should understand 1 will be going to the Supreme Court -to appeal this decision," Kofoed said. "This issue is not resolved; I believe the Supreme Court will strike this down." Kofoed said he felt the timing of the vole was unethical und similar to changing the rules in the middle of a game. Speaking in support of the new vice president position, Kofoed took time to explain that election laws should not be tampered with during the open elections process. "Before you pass a law, you should see if it is legal," Kofoed said. Kofoed invited students to contact their senators and tell them how they feel about this issue. "I think every student should be outraged to see the bylaws trampled on," Kofoed said. "If the senate will not obey their own laws, then they are no more than just an activities committee." See Davis page 6 r f ? ' .' I ' '- 1 7. 'y t " . . . ; , . 1 . 1 ' V -v. . ' K - - - A I I PHOTO BY KRISTA BOYD Tilt SIGNKKT WSU Health Professions Senator Jamey Price speaks at Student Senate Monday. Price was in support of postponing the VP position. Green is golden Eco-conscious model speaks to WSU about being environmentally-friendly By Heidi Le Baron news editor I The Signpost When Summer Rayne Oakes attended Cornell, her friends liked to call her "park ranger" because she was studying environmental science. "Sometimes the people closest to you don't get what you do," Oaks said in her presentation to Weber State University students Tuesday in the Wildcat Theater. She spoke twice, first at noon, then at 7 p.m. During her lecture at noon, Oakes said her friends would give her a hard time, but she never let that change her passion for the environment. However, she said it caused'-her to question how powerful her voice was. She said her friends helped her recognize how popular media could be a powerful tool in conveying a message. She chose fashion and modeling to help her boost her message. Soon she was working with some of the top in the fashion industry, promoting sustainable fashion. "I think the key to building movement is to really go and do," Oakes said, "not really to the top, but to the people most wanting change." Oakes said she is dedicated to change and to inspiring youth to take action. Monday, four WSU students attended Oakes' lecture in Washington D.C. at the 2009 Power Shift Conference. Chris Bentley, president of the WSU Environmental Club, as well as members Chris Brown, Lucy Akabrand and Holly Pale flew to Washington D.C. to take part in the conference. He said they looked at the possibilities for taking control of climate change. "If we look more globally," Bentley said, "it really just requires a mental shift; it doesn't cost anything to think." Bentley said the group was able to make useful connections ' with students in the region. He said they may form a sort of region coalition to determine ways to protect the area from environmental damage. He said the group also attended workshops with useful going-See Green page 1 0 ! ' " - .,- - ! - - ..- -J ; ) 1 V ,.J ; "s PHOIO BY BKYAN BUTTERFIELD I lie SI(,NI'()SI Kids from the WSU Children's School gather around a llama near the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza between the Shepherd Union Building and Elizabeth Hall. Local tutoring service AcerPlacer brought two llamas on campus Tuesday to help promote their math tutoring services for students. They were offering pictures to students who were walking by. WSU March Bras d once party I'HOiO B1 BRIAN BUlTbKllbLO Ihl .H Eco-friendly model Summer Rayne Oakes spoke in the Wildcat Theater Tuesday to students about living a lifestyle that is conscious of the environment. By Natalie Buttars correspondent I The Signpost Green, gold and purple glitter and sequins concealed hundreds of Weber State Univ ersity students' faces Saturday. It was a Mardi Gras Masquerade, popular with campus life. WSU communication major David White joked about the massive amounts of sparkle that evening. "1 put a mask on and it puked glitter all over my face and my shirt," White said. Many students wore the colorful Mardi Gras beads and masks that were provided. Those who remov ed their masks were still left with glitter as proof on their faces. White attended the bash with a group of six friends, and said they were all having a good time. "During the song, 'Poker Face' I had the chance to dance with three fine ladies," White said. Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans every year on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is called "Fat Tuesday." This year, Fat Tuesday landed on Feb. 24. "We wanted to do a dance party to celebrate Mardi Gras," said WSUSA Director of the Activities Committee Ana Velasquez. "Wc wanted to do something a little different so we brought in a tarot card reader and the airbrush tattoo body paint." The Mardi Gras Bash 2009 was presented by the WSUSA and the Greek Council. It was held in the Student Union Atrium Saturday from 9 p.ni- to midnight. "This party is crazy," said WSU freshman Joey Puntasecca. "I'm bustin' it." The Mardi Gras Bash featured a live DJ, smoothie samples as refreshments, a tarot card reader, and an airbrush tattoo artist. The Mardi Gras Bash also provided colorful Mardi Gras beads and glittery Mardi Gras masks. "This is amazing," said WSU freshman accounting major Dahlen Langston. "You can go and have fun, and nobody cares See Party page 6 KsvjYcrt Times rccrtOTcn c Elizabeth Bumiller, a reporter for the The New York Times will be on campus Wednesday to speak about women in leadership. She will be speaking in the Shepherd Union Building R oom 404 at 7 p.m. She is bringing brought to campus by the Provost's Office to speak about women in leadership as part of Women's History month. Bumiller was a Times White House correspondent for five years, who also wrote a weekly column, "White House Letter," about the people and behind-the-scenes events of the presidency. She was the Times City Hall bureau chief from 1999 to 2001 and is currently writing a biography of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The Foursite Film Festival is coming to the Weber State University Wildcat Theater Thursday. The festival will begin at 3 p.m. with the feature-documentary "Hi My Name is Ryan," a 73-minute film about an adolescent boy's madcap quest to find "sheer awesome," and the included shuit film "Space." At 5 p.m., a screenwriting workshop with Screenwriter . Jim Henderson will take place, followed by a reception at 6 p.m. and a flood of short films from 7-9 p.m. One of the short films featured at 7 p.m. will be the WSU Interdisciplinary Project "Her Sister's Keeper" a film directed, shot, and edited by WSU students. At 9 p.m, the feature documentary "Fagbug" will screen, followed by a reception at the Wine Cellar to finish off the night. For complete listings on show times, visit foursitefilmfest. com. An all-day ticket to Thursday's event is $10, and can be purchased online or at the Wildcat Theater box office. taisrctisn issues to ta discussed IVel Weber State University students will have the opportunity to examine immigration issues as part of a national program designed to improve democratic processes. WSU is one of 16 campuses in the country participating in a Deliberative Democracy initiative. During the spring semester, 1,000 WSU students were asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding their views and attitudes toward immigration issues in the United States. The topic was chosen by the WSU Student Senate. On Wednesday, students who took the survey are invited to participate in a discussion about the issues raised in the questionnaire. A panel discussion about immigration will take place at 1 p.m. and will be held in the Shepherd Union Building Ballrooms. It is onen to the nublic.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-03-04, Vol. 79, No. 73|
|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.|