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MLIMEPP. OS IIBdDinnissfioc Women's Center spreads awarness By Gina Barker asst. news editor I The Signpost Weber State University's Women's Center brought Domestic violence Awareness Month to the forefront of students' minds over the past month with numerous events across campus. Last Tuesday a self-defense seminar on campus helped women to know how to escape and avoid predators. Mike and Nate Zeleznick, the instructors for the seminar, run a local martial arts school that offers women empowerment seminars. "You pay hundreds of dollars a year for car insurance," Mike Zeleznick, instructor for the women's empowerment seminar said, "yet the likelihood of you being hit is only a certain percentage. This is a real problem, and yet people don't adequately address it. In fact they turn their nose the other way and say 'This will never happen to me.' Self protection is the best possible insurance you could have." Earlier this month the center presented an information table, "Speak Up and Speak Out against Domestic Violence," with Amir Jackson from Nurturing the Creative Mind. The table was available for students to stop by and hear about domestic violence's impact in society. "The general public needs to be aware of the things that are happening in our society," said Kaitlin Stuart, the Women's Center public relations. "This is about educating people in the world and at WSU about domestic violence."Bright red cutouts of victims were posted all around campus, telling stories of victims of domestic violence. October is drawing to a close, and with it ends Domestic Violence Awareness month, leaving WSU students more informed regarding domestic violence, its significance and its occurrences in the country and in the state of Utah. The Women's Center's initiative over the past month shows commitment to ending domestic violence, a serious problem for Utahans. In a Salt Lake Tribune story last month, statistics put Utah's rape rate higher than the national average, with many cases still never reported to the police, indicating thousands more women were sexually abused and were not counted as part of this statistic. A phone study in 2007 suggested only 12 percent of rape victims actually filed a report with police. Domestic violence stories constandy appear in newspapers, on the radio or television, stories like Tracie Williamson in Mayofthisyear.Williamson'sfamily expressed concern over her abusive boyfriend Peter Perez to the police, but no evidence of abuse was found even though Perez made death ( threats against Williamson. She never went to die police out of fear of Perez's reaction. After a few days of no contact from Williamson, her family grew concerned. In her apartment her dead body, along with her child Linzie Williamson and Perez's daughter Jessica Perez were found with multiple gunshot wounds. Peter Perez was found dead too, with one gunshot wound in apparent suicide. Stories like Williamson's are not uncommon. See Violence page 8 PHOIO BY CATHERINE MORTIMER IHt SIGNPOST Zeleznick brothers demonstrate self defense. if., I - - ' 0. -A--. ' " fr'V l f I , ' J H J Cats 1 , VP Above: J.D. Folsom, shown here at a recent home game, had an interception at NAU at the 14 yard line, setting WSU up for a touchdown in Saturday's historic game. Inset: The Wildcats celebrate a win last November. After Saturday's 42-14 stomp at previously undefeated Northern Arizona University, the 'Cats f re now 5-0 in the conference, which is the first time in WSU history that the team has started conference play with a perfect record after five games. See full story on page 6. Professors will old furniture to By Jessica Schreifels editor-in-chief I The Signpost Faculty members moving into Elizabeth Hall this December have had to make a big change, when they will have to bring their existing furniture from their old departments rather than getting new office furniture for their offices. The departments were told they would receive new furniture, but have now been told these replatements were never in the budget. Official word from Norm Tarbox, WSU Vice President of Administrative Services, is Elizabeth Hall is on budget, but they still will be bringing over all of the faculty's furniture to the new building. "It is standard operating procedure around here to go in and inventory the existing furniture that we have, make a decision about how much of this stuff is good enough, and then spend the available budget money to fill the pieces of equipment we can't find on campus somewhere else," he said. "We did that in Swenson (Gym), we did that in the Student Union Building. Even though you might think it's all new, it's not." Bringing old furniture is upsetting to some professors, because they were told they couldn't bring their old furniture to the building, and they would be using new furniture. "Early on, facilities management told (the faculty) that they will have new computers and new furniture," Madonne Miner, Dean of Aits and Humanities, said. "Everything was going to be new. That's what the faculty was expecting the whole time." Tarbox said the issue of furniture for faculty offices was a misunderstanding by an old project manager, and it was never planned for faculty offices to have new furniture. While the faculty furniture will be old, all of the classrooms will have new furniture, as well as lounge areas, and the computers in the classrooms will also be new. O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY make history ' V A' .7 - i 4 v J S. -; ' be bringing their Elizabeth Hall The faculty were told about their new furniture at least up until December of last year when floor plans were printed with the new furniture placed, but have been told they will be bringing their old furniture and computers to the new building with them. "We were told we couldn't bring old stuff over, that it wouldn't fit the esthetics of the building," Randy Scott, Chair for the Department of Communications, said. Scott said he has felt uncertain about the whole situation with the furniture, while he has been relaying information to the faculty in his department. "I would report one thing (about the furniture), and then I would report something else," he said. "I wanted to be able to tell them something. I got to the point where I was like 'This is the story this week.' " Some used furniture will be coming .., (E V'CE oPWV oJiMT ' L tafe sf ijjWsf vinlif ijiHbsf ggLjiJ-igguJBijri 7'P CORRIDJB-I I I I t- .r ' ' g ' u ma ir n faculty 11 0 " J m WncH &ti RDosn W S peps) oWfl 'u'u'u'u' offices. Pl IOTO BY CATHERINE MORTIMER THE SIGNPOST JL L 1 PHOIOS BY MATT CLASS THt SIGNPOST from Promontory Tower once the Hurst Center is complete. The old furniture there does not fit the layout of the new center, so they will bring the castoffs to Elizabeth Hall after spring semester. "A lot of faculty, their furnishings need to be upgraded," Bruce Daley, Project Manager for Elizabeth Hall, said. But some professors don't mind the furniture, but are more concerned about office space. The 95 new faculty office spaces are small in comparison to some of the other offices throughout campus. Ron Deeter, an English professor who is moving to Elizabeth Hall with the rest of the staff in December, said he doesn't mind bringing his old furniture over because he already replaced the original furniture with some he bought it himself. "I got sick of having furniture that looked like it was surplus from Hillfield," he said. His main concern is the size, and See Building page 8 DTJ0 1 1 rLjp-n Left: A finished hallway in Elizabeth Hall where faculty members will have their offices. Above: Building plan of the third floor of Elizabeth Hall. This was distributed in December 2007, and featured new furniture for faculty Sri .a rvX Fears explored yU " See page 7 Eteuati suspended Indefinitely suspended after multiple arrests By Jessica Schreifels editor-in-chief I The Signpost ' f t f f ( 1 J Weber State University has officially suspended football senior wide receiver Bryant Eteuati from the football team following his Wednesday night arrest for three outstanding warrants. Weber State University issued this statement on Friday about Eteuati: "We have a long-standing practice in the Wildcat athletic department with regards to student athlete discipline. Based on that long-standing practice and the current circumstances, Bryant Eteuati has been suspended from the football team indefinitely for disciplinary reasons." Eteuati was arrested on Wednesday evening in Ogden after being pulled over for failing to change lanes for a police car pulling over another vehicle. He was found with no insurance, and had diree outstanding warrants for his arrest His first warrant was for communications theft, a third degree felony. In June of 2006, Eteuati was working as a sales clerk at The Buckle in the Layton Hills Mall. According to court documents from Davis County, while he was working at the cash register at his job, his friends and fellow associates would See Eteuati page 8 Hons in Brief Grad Fair for Western U.S. programs The Weber State University Graduate Council and Career Services will host die 2008 Utah Graduate School Fair this week. Admissions officers from graduate schools and professional programs from throughout the western United States will be in the Shepherd Union Building to present their schools and programs to WSU students. The fair will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It will go from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and is free. For more information, call 626-6393. Meet the Candidates opportunity at WSU The WSU Social Science Area Council is hosting a Meet the Candidates night. Potential local and state representatives from the Republican, Democratic, and Independent parties have been invited. A total of 15 candidates are expected to attend. The candidates will make a brief presentation, and will take questions after. The candidates will also distribute campaign material. The event is Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m., in the . Shepherd Union Ballroom A, and is free to the public. For more information, contact Michelle Johnson at 801-791-0245.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-10-27, Vol. 79, No. 33|
|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.|