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Nakamura FI3S" out for Fv?s NEWS 2 EDITORIAL 3 BUSINESS 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 11 WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM O THE 1934 ?eie 7f QerrJ 2( season k.V , r ! see page 6 r "'v L WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 VOL 80 ISSUE 19 n n 1 W J til I I w It CIST 7T ! Mixed feelings emerge in quick decision to piece of legislation By Shauna Westergard news reporter I The Signpost A new position for Business and Economics Senator Justin Neville and ratification of bylaws were the topics of discussion during the Student Senate meeting on Monday at the Shepherd Union Building. Neville was voted to the position of senate vice chair. Neville, along with Traditional Senator Tawni Choi and Education Senator Amanda Pace, were nominated for this position two weeks earlier. All three senators encouraged the other senators to elect them to the vice chair position, President's Council discusses flu season By Frances Kelsey editor-in-chief I The Signpost Twice a month Weber State University President E Ann Milkier, the assistant to the president and five vice presidents over different divisions of the university get together to form what is known as the President's Council. 'The council provides a chance to Millner and her staff to discuss issues and topics that may affect numerous areas or departments around campus. "The purpose is to make sure there's communication," Millner said. "If one group is thinking about something that has implications for another group, they have an opportunity to discuss it and it makes it so everyone's involved." The council covers topics ranging from smaller issues, such as WSU Web site content, to See Council page 5 resulting in Neville's election. Neville said the purpose of the vice chair is to lead meetings if the legislative vice president isn't able to attend because of illness or a conflict of interest in a discussion. This position is in addition to Neville's other duties. He will continue to be involved with business and economics with an emphasis on activities and the Campus and Community Committee. Among his new responsibilities, Neville said he will be receiving an assignment to monitor and work with the budget for Student Senate. If Senate President Elene Kvernadze wants to vote on an issue she can, See Bylaws page 5 I XC : FIIOIOB'l CHRIS IA BOV I) I It Ml'(Jb I Student Senate Vice Chair Justin Neville addresses the Senate on Monday. Working in the fall air 'III V t PHOIO BY BRYAN BUI fbRHELD j Wt SICNPOil Seth Gilmore, an electrician on campus, uses sealants to waterproof new compact fluorescent floodlights being installed on the floor of a fountain pool that is being renovated south of the Shepherd Union Building. I Y Underwater explorer to speak In conjunction with many Pirate Week events, Barry Clifford, world-renowned underwater explorer and treasure hunter, will speak at Weber State University at noon, Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. He is best known for a pirate shipwreck known as "The Wydah." Clifford's work has helped bring new discovery to 18th centtiry piracy. His discoveries have helped uncover shipwrecks off the east coast and the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. Clifford's presentation is part of WSU's Convocation lecture series and is free to the public. Be Ready for College WSU's Education Access" and Outreach will sponsor a two-day online webinar on college readiness called "Designing K-12 Interventions to Improve College Knowledge and Increase Access." Students can view the first session for free on Wednesday, Sept: 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Lampros Hall Room 201. Hie second session will be held on Oct. 2. Call 801-626-7006 for more information. Free Money Management On Wednesday, Sept. 23, students can attend a free workshop on money management, presented by WSU's Women's Center. The workshop will nan from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Shepherd Union Room 312. Call 801-626-6090 for more details. I learing Awareness Presentation On Thursday, Sept. 24, WSU's Center for Diversity and Unity will present "Do You I Iear What I Hear: Hearing Awareness" as part of its Celebrations and Traditions series. Students can attend the presentation for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Shepherd Ui ion Room 232. Call 801-626-7243 for more information. Rollover tragedy turns into benefit run Students participate to help car accident paralyzed victim to walk again By Thomas Alberts news reporter I The Signpost . On April 25th, 2009, Kris Sanford and his friend Jordan Cunningham were driving down the road when suddenly, Sanford's car veered off the road and rolled over several times before finally coming to a stop. Sanford was knocked unconscious almost immediately and cannot recall the incident. Jordan, on the other hand, was alert during the entire experience. "It seemed unreal, like a dream," Jordan said. "I just kept thinking this isn't happening. I just closed my eyes and waited for it to be over." Four days later Sanford woke up in the hospital only to find he couldn't move or get up. "I woke up in the hospital. I tried to get up to get a drink; I couldn't move." Later on, doctors informed him that he was paralyzed from the neck down. Despite this trauma, Sanford has maintained a positive outlook on the situation. "Kris .has a wonderful attitude about this situation," said Dave Sanford, Kris' father. "He and I talk about it quite a bit. And almost verbatim what he says is: T nnis 0H his V en unis HICK ON HIS I .J A, 4 BKVN BeTliKI llll) . ,l .v.. Friends of Kris Sanford push him to the registration table to greet participants on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Fisher Park in Clearfield. Sanford met those involved in the 5k run to raise money for Sanford's physical therapy cost and recovery efforts. will walk out of this but until I do I got to accept where I'm at and learn as much as I can from it.'" After Sanford fully recovers from his paralysis he said that he is considering attending Weber State University or another university to continue in his schooling. Doctors have said that Sanford's paralysis is most likely temporary. This is a relief to him, his family, and his friends, who continue to support him until he recovers. "I just started counting days until he starts walking again," said Cunningham, a freshman studying generals at WSU. Ever since the car accident, Sanford and his family have received donations and support from their communities. "Everyone who has been made aware of Kris' situation and been asked for help has stepped up to the plate," Dave Sanford said. "For me it's been such an eye-opening experience about how much compassion there is, not just here but everywhere. Most people are fantastic and phenomenal." Recently Kris had the idea to raise funds for his physical therapy by holding 5ks'and other running even is. The first 5k took place on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Twelve people participated along with family and friends, including Cunningham and his mother. Sanford said he is appreciative of all the help he has received. "It's cool," Sanford said. "I'm grateful for sure. I love them for just the support and everything. I like it a lot." Another 5k is planned for late October, and a triathlon is in the early planning stages for November, in order to raise more money for Sanford's recovery. Sanford's story is just one example of running events used to raise charity funds. Other events are happening throughout the area to raise money for a cause. Another event is the Vent 5k that is organized to benefit the American Respiratory Care Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. on the Ogden River Parkway. Janelle Gardiner of Weber State University's Respiratory Therapy Department is organizing the event on behalf oftheARCF. This is the third year Gardiner and her students have organized the event. The previous two years they have done it as part of a national competition and won both times. This year they hope to win again. Gardiner gets a lot of support from her student's, who participate in the event. "My students decorate a respiratory ventilator and push it the length of the 5k along-side the runners," Gardiner said. A number of Weber State University students are expected to participate. The event was intended to raise at least $500 in pledge money, and has already exceeded that amount. Participants in the race have a chance to win an iPod Shuffle by participating in the event. All funds collected from the run will be used to benefit those suffering from lung and respiratory ailments. Much of the money will be used specifically for mechanical ventilators used to help people breathe who cannot do so on their own. More information can be found on the event's Web site at www.givca-breathollife.com. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-09-23, Vol. 80, No. 19|
|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.|