Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-071
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-tip- The O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY A: :U Cocldard School of Business nationally accredited See page 4 ' i V ?s. J I 4 '"1 t i i i i i i t I I t Slippery sidewalks cause trouble;the cleanup crew 'weary and battle-worn' PHOrO BY CATHERINE MORTIMER It SICNI'OS I The walk down Weber State University campus Tuesday was conti-nously covered with snow. The unshoveled walkway covered layers of ice that caused several slips on campus. Maintenence crew has had a tough time keeping the walkways clear due to the frequent snowfall. By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost Jack Frost has made his presence known throughout Utah, and he has made no efforts to spare Weber State University. WSU students and faculty members alike have become subject to the winter conditions that have set in since before winter break. These conditions show no sign of letting up. WSU Associate Professor of Communications Beck Johns said she's seen many students slip and fail on die ice-packed sidewalks of campus and have trouble navigating through tire onslaught of snow. "There was a young woman trying to get into Social Science in a wheelchair," Johns said. "If students hadn't helped her, I don't know how she would have gotten in. It was completely impossible for her to get tlirough die snow and into die Social Science Building. ... If she hadn't been helped by some great students who pushed her into die building and made sure she got in, I don't think she could have done it by herself. The snow is just too much for those students, they're just not capable of dealing widi it. So I feel particularly bad for them that they're having difficulty right now." Rick Sline, anodier WSU communications professor, battled the snow in the A2 parking lot on his way to work Monday morning. Sline said he thought he was walking on packed snow, but soon found it was a think layer of snow that hid the ice under his feet. See Snow page 5 WU(0)nro(g Westk U 4 WSUSA offers students week-long activities including free custom T-shirts for neon party By Heidi LeBaron news editor I The Signpost Since the start of the spring semester at Weber State University, the Student Union Building Atrium has been buzzing with Welcome Week activities. On a table smeared with neon paint in front of a set of booming speakers, students have been making neon T-shirts to wear to the first major activity of the school year: a neon dance party. WSU sophomore Mauz Aleulaijam designed his shirt Tuesday morning, and said he is planning on wearing it to the dance Friday. "I just barely heard about it," Aleulaijam said. "ItV cool, I like it." Me said he4ikes the activities at WSU and is planning to go with a group of friends. One of his friends, WSU freshman Mohammed Almuqall, also made a T-shirt Tuesday morning. Almuqall, an engineering major, said he has never been to a dance at WSU before. But he said he was excited and was going to dress up for maximum neon glow for the party. Ana Velasquez, the WSU student activities director this year, said she wanted the first activity to be a hit. "I went to a neon dance party down in Salt Lake and I thought it was awesome," Velasquez said. "So I talked to the DJ." Velasquez pitched the idea to the Weber State University Student Activities Committee. "I thought, 'Weber State needs a big party,'" Velasquez said, '"a big dance party to start off the new year, just to get everybody excited about the upcoming activities this year.'" Brandon Flores is the vice president of clubs and organizations, community involvement, and diversity, and has been helping Nathan Brown, who is in charge of welcome week, making sure things at the booth run smoothly. "So far its been going really good," Flores said. "It's been a lot of fun. We haven't had a quiet moment here at our booth." He said the table will be set up from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day this week before the dance. The dance will be in the Student Union Building Ballrooms on Friday and will go from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The dance is free to students with a wildcard and will feature strobe lights and black lights. "And neon is kind of the 'in' thing right now," Velasquez said. "It's fun." "L" I"1"."1"'- ll.M-....-......ll...l.- .,.,11...,,. ., - , -' ' f i 1 : !; ; ' .... i . ... ; .x' . jk , .14 llf J ) " H C I j ;" V ! if --1 PHOTO BY HEIDI LEBARON 'I HE SIGNPOST WSU sophomore Mauz Aleulaijam (left) paints a free T-shirt while Activities Director Ana Velasquez (right) prepares to hand out another to be worn at the Neon Dance this Friday at 9 p.m. The dance was organized by Weber State University Student Association for Welcome Week. The booth for free T-shirts will be set up in the Student Union Building Atrium every day leading up to the dance from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the committee runs out of T-shirts. Velasquez said she thinks the people she's spoken with are very excited about the activity and that she thinks is a great thing for university morale. She said she thinks the Neon dance will be important for setting the tone of student activities throughout the semester. "I think it has a big impression on Weber State," Velasquez said. "The first activity of the year is so crucial." Every day leading up to the dance, WSUSA will have a different group of students in charge of the events for that day. Tuesday included presentations from the service activities and organizations on campus including the Special Olympics, Freedom Riders and Intervarsity. Wednesday, the arts and lectures group will be holding a snowman-building contest with a $1 00 prize as well as live bands in the Atrium. Thursday will feature mask-making, put on by students representing the diversity center. See Glows page 5 Nontraditional Student Center plan sirs O 3M1 IE lil DUi Tubing, Mardi Gras and Valentines parties all on the agenda for WSU students in the next few months By Ben Sorensen correspondent I 77ie Signpost With the beginning of anything new comes different challenges, opportunities and a little bit of the unknown. The start of a new semester is no different. That's why the Weber State University Nontraditional Student Center hopes all "non-trads" will take advantage of their services and many activities to help ease the burdens of the coming semester. "We are here to help," said Misty Hearnesberger, who is one of four peer mentors who work in the center. "We can answer questions and help students find their way around campus." The mentors' specific job is to help nontraditional students have a smooth and easy college experience. Approximately 45 to 52 percent of WSU's student body is made up of nontraditional students. Nontraditional students are defined as older than 25, married, divorced, widowed, disabled, parents or veterans. The center is located in the Shepherd Union Building on the third floor in Room 322, and is open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a. m. -7 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The center is more than just a place to have questions answered. It is equipped with a computer lab where non-trads can make 20 copies free per day. "It's a great place to network," Hearnesberger said. "It will get you through the grind easier. You can share with other students about what classes you've taken and what to expect from certain professors." Steven Pearce is the WSU See Spring page 5 Tubing Party Valentine Choc'tail Party Mardi Gras Party r 1 C Polynesian Luau Finances Workshops Easter Egg Hunt Ride Your Bike Day .. - Jan 17 Feb 13 Feb 24 Mar 13 Mar 18-19 April 11 April 22 Hons in Oriel nui nuunj Ituwli I! Bob Aamodt Inc. is seeking a marketing intern for publicity with the upcoming Vertical Challenge.The event is a benefit for the Trapper Trails Council Boy Scouts of America. On Friday, Feb. 27 Snowbasin Ski Resort will be open to teams of skiers and snowboard-ers. Teams will compete for the most verical feet, most money raised, and best uniform. Prizes will be awarded. The intern would receive $500 for their services. They would need to promote the event and obtain donations. Interested persons should contact Andrea Abbot, the Office Manager. Contact at801-447-4200, 877-477-4202 or fax 801-447-4201. IVP"H!CII I IbiuvMVI wtliaaa'aaiuoiiiKa Weber State University Presidential Distinguished Professor Program is announcing a call for nominations. The purpose of the program is to recognize outstanding faculty, encourage scholarship and recruitment, and provide funds that will enable faculty to pursue academic objectives. Faculty members will receive the title of WSU Presidential Distinguished Professor for the duration of their tenure at WSU. Nominees must have been faculty at WSU for five years, must be tenured and carry the title of Full Professor. Administrators are not eligible. The awardees will formally recive the award at the 2009 spring commencement exercises. Each Distinguished Professor will receive a cash award of $16,000 during the course of four years. Those wishing to nominate faculty for the WSU Presidential Distinguished Professor Award must submit a letter of nomination to the Provost's Office, Mail Code 1004, by Ian. 23. It is anticipated that three faculty will be honored. YCC seeks Volunteer Advocates in Ogden The Ogden Youth Community Connection needs volunteer advocates to provide support for rape victims. Those interested in volunteering need to attend a free forty-hour training presented by the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Training will be held February 24, 25, 26, 28 in the YCC building. Midweek training sessions are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday training is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers must fill out a registration form in order to participate. Forms can be picked up at the YCC's front desk, located at 2261 Adams Ave. Ogden, Utah. For questions, call Phyllis Foster at 801-689-1737.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-01-07, Vol. 79, No. 51|
|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.|