Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-10-151
|Previous||1 of 10||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
Loading content ...
O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Stilched-up McCoy lends 'Cats to win over Eagles See page 6 Y i h -, 01 py Jens in Brief WSU hopes to increase security with more than 50 newly installed cameras By Jessica Schreifels editor-in-chief I The Signpost Students in the Shepherd Union Building last week may have noticed lines of black wire being run throughout the Phase Two-half of the building. The wires that were being installed were for security cameras that Weber State University had installed throughout the entire building. The building is currently housing approximately 50 to 55 cameras, 'Dreams, Myths, Reality' Critchlow Lecture Series published By Heidi LeBaron news editor I The Signpost Jean White questioned the creation of the Utah State Constitution. An Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Weber State University, White began researching as the centennial celebration of Utah Statehood approached. After two years of research, she presented her findings in the Critchlow Lecture Series on WSU campus in the centennial year, 1996. The lecture entitled "Dreams, Myths, and Reality," might have been lost were it not for the efforts of two WSU faculty. Now, thanks to William Allison and Susan Matt's efforts, "Dreams, Myths, and Reality" is the title essay of a book of published lectures given at 15 years of the Critchlow Lecture Series. Yesterday, Matt and Richard Sadler, the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, presented the book to the WSU Board of Trustees. The book represents a decade of compilation and editing work done by Allison and Matt. "She's an extraordinary scholar," Sadler said of Matt. "This is a great thing." Sadler noted that Matt, now the History Department Chair, has also published her own book, "Keeping up with the Joneses: 500 free vaccines still available for students By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost The Weber State University Health Center has been giving students free flu shots for roughly 15 years. Even though the price for vaccines has gone up this year, the center is continuing to provide them at no charge for students. "I think we're giving as many as 800 this year, and that's been pretty standard," said WSU Health Center Phys Shawn McQuilkin. were able to give more in the past but then the vaccination became more expensive. They doubled the price this year. So we will buy as many flu shots as our budget will afford, then we open the doors to the students. We try to post it through a number of different venues; it'sfirst-come-first-serve. We do hold a certain number of shots back for people with chronic conditions." Studies have shown that people with diabetes, asthma ician I "We L?"' accordint to Jim Harris, campus development manager with facilities management. The switchboard can hold up to 64 cameras, and he said that they haven't quite filled that up with cameras yet. He said the cameras were always in the budget of the SUB, and they were installed last week because they were still finishing up with construction on the building. "Part of it was timing, scheduling the Envy in the American consumer society," in addition to her work on the compilation of the Critchlow Lectures. "I got to learn about Utah history, right after arriving at WSU and in Utah," Matt said. "The good thing was most of the work was done by the people giving the lectures. Dr. Alison and I really just edited them and streamlined them." Alison and Matt formatted and sequenced 20 years of western history lectures. Topics included the journeys of Lewis and Clark, responses of local Indian societies and cultural impacts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. William Critchlow, namesake to the lecture series, set up a fund in 1990, independent of the college budget, to ensure the university could continue to have distinguished historians visit campus. "This really allows us the luxury of getting people from all over to come to campus," Matt said, "and getting new perspectives on American history in general and western history in particular." Next week, the series will continue with Historian Donald Worster. Worster received his doctorate in history at Yale, and has published several books, mostly about environmental history. He teaches at the University of Kansas. He has lectured in Europe, Asia and Africa. Next Wednesday, Oct. 23, he will add WSU to his tour. "Professor Worster is one of the See Dreams page 7 and other chronic illnesses are not only more susceptible to the flu, but the virus can be more severe, and, in some cases, fatal. McQuilkin said it's this group mat tne T T rieaun seiner is hoping to target and bring in to get their vaccination. While those with chronic illnesses are more likely to catch the flu, it does not go to say that fit and healthy people will not come down with the flu. According to McQuilkin, one-in-five healthy college students will come down with the flu this season. "So even college students that are otherwise healthy, come on in and get a vaccination," McQuilkin said. "These are people who don't want to miss seven or 10 days of class." Students have already begun See Vaccine page 5 V v., SO?- . i contractor," he said. "The ceilings had to be completed, and the walls had to be completed." The cameras dot the building on every floor and record the activity in the area. Bill Fruth, the Shepherd Union Building director, said all of the cameras are installed in the building now, except for one. One hot spot that is especially benefiting from the new cameras is the bookstore. The Phase One area of the building, where the bookstore is located, has had their cameras in and working since their side of the building was done last year. "Primarily, they are very useful in the prosecution of shoplifting," said innpsitoii god p!teBEisipliiiy " am 'WWW IW , Y 'I -m ! . ' r J ,' 'l t ? t ft I i-v t ;n ; I1! ; t rV i I ' -4-'r - i -"i-t-l,! ' . - '- it. V I V ' . Y ' - Statewide exhibit in WSU library shows struggle of Utah immigration By Michiya Honda correspondent I The Signpost In 2006, more than 43,000 people walked on the streets of Salt Lake City trying to send the message that the immigration system needs to be reformed. It is still known as the largest public demonstration in the Utah history. Weber State University will present an exhibit of Latino immigration. "Invisible No More: Latinos' Dignity March in Utah," will have an official opening at the Stewart Library on Thursday, Oct. 16. WSU is one of the stations for the exhibit's travels this year. The purpose of the exhibit is to remind people of the significance of the march. The exhibit has already been displayed at Salt Lake City Public Library, Marriott Library, University of Utah and Westminster Hispanic focus in student senate By Chris Brown correspondent 1 The Signpost Joined by Weber State University students from the history department and members of the Hispanic Area Council, the WSU senate room was filled to capacity as the last senate session before Fall Break came to order. In less than an hour-and-a-half, the senate went through their entire agenda and issues forum. Brad Wahlstrom, the president of Greek life on campus, greeted the senate. Wahlstrom reported on Greek life with the three fraternities and two sororities that are gn campus. "With the Greeks on campus, - .' it-"; -"-' i,'1 "iYY r INVISIBLE College. According to Jamie Weeks, WSU assistant librarian for projects and events, WSU scheduled the exhibit about a year and half ago. The university was offered this opportunity by Armando Solorzano, an associate professor of family and consumer studies at the U of U who has been involved in this project as a financial supporter for several of the organizations in Utah. "We have really large Latino population in Ogden," Weeks said. "We feel it was really important to bring (the exhibit) in." All photos at the exhibit were selected from a collection of about 5,000, and were taken by five local community photographers, one of whom was Solorzano. See Immigration page 7 and one more sorority coming to campus the end of this month, Greek life is becoming more important," Wahlstrom said. Wahlstrom also reported that the Greeks had more than 30 new members this year, along with an eager prospect list of more than 350 students. "We participated in the Wildcat block party, where we were able to find the interested students," Wahlstrom said. "We also got a lot of interest with the Mafia party that was held this last weekend." The Greeks on campus are Planning to do a service project 'ater on tiiis semester. Students who would like to participate in Greek life can contact the Greeks in their new office location on the i l " Y u :. hi : y I I'l KJlO HV CAIHIKINE MORTIMtK lilt iH.NriJSI WSU electronics technician Greg Clements installs security cameras in Phase 2 of the SUB. Michael Richter, manager of the bookstore. "That information (on the video tape) is very valuable as we pass that on to law enforcement." Richter said the cameras are often manned, so those who may be attempting to shoplift can be caught before they leave the campus. He said the bookstore doesn't have a specific area between the clothing store and the See Union page 7 . . 4 r- c 'i Y, i. 4 2a - main floor of Promontory Tower. WSU Social Science Senator Michelle Johnson informed the senate of Deliberate Democracy Day (DpD). Created by the center for Deliberative Democracy located at Stanford University, Weber State University is one of 16 campuses participating this year. "The senate has been asked to pick one of the topics to be polled on during DDD," Johnson said. "This would be a great time to reach out to your different constituencies." Deliberative Democracy Day will involve sampling, informing, involving and allowing students to ask questions and deliberate See Senate page 5 Apple Open-House at campus bookstore The Weber State bookstore will sponsor an Apple Open House. The bookstore will be offering free food and fun for everyone who wants to visit the bookstore between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. All attendees will receive 20 free iTunes in addition to other extras at the event. Religion and ethics lunch discussion As part of National Dental Hygiene Month, the WSU dental Hygiene department is sponsoring free oral cancer screenings in the Student Union Building Atrium from 11 a.m. -3p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The WSU Dental Hygiene Clinic rate for a cleaning will be $28, complete prophylaxis service and an X-ray, radiograph, will be $2. Last Lecture to fosrs PsycRcIgy instructor Psychology instructor Maria D. Parrilla de Kokal will deliver her "last lecture" on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in Shepherd Union Ballroom C. Parrilla de Kokal will present, "Education: The Key to Freedom," extolling the importance of being a lifelong learner. The Last Lecture Series showcases and honors the work of outstanding WSU professors. Each year WSU's Teaching & Learning Forum accepts nominations for professors that inspire, entertain or challenge their students. One professor is chosen and honored with the distinction of giving the lecture of a lifetime the lecture she would give if she could never lecture again. Parrilla de Kokal's lecture will kick off the fifth annual Faculty Forum at WSU, an event that offers faculty the opportunity to share their research and scholarship with students, colleagues and the public. This year's forum features 16 presentations on a wide variety of topics by more than 27 faculty representing disciplines from across campus. A faculty forum concert will be held that evening. The lecture, forum and concert are free to the public. The forum, featuring oral and poster presentations, will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building. Oral presentations will be held simultaneously at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. in rooms 312 and 316 of the Shepherd Union Building. The faculty forum concert featuring dance, music and theater performed by various WSU faculty members will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts Eccles Theater.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-10-15, Vol. 79, No. 29|
|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.|