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, 1 I f O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY , ( mm l L . n v Mens tennis wins final three matches -A k yf-) I .::r,:-,. , , , ; , ,, I Ik II 1 r n n n ; . 7 .. . ' o - s t ' s ; ? -- i I - s r 1 . . I I 1 psess ill Lathem, senators sworn in Tyler Lathem getting sworn in as President. By Frances Kelsey managing editor I The Signpost The Weber State University Student Association held its annual Inauguration this Wednesday where the new members of student senate were sworn into office. ' The ceremony began with welcoming remarks from 2008-09 Student President Dan Schwab and WSU Vice President Jan Winniford. Farewell addresses from graduating Vice Presidents followed the welcome. Campus, Community and Diversity Vice President Brandon Flores, Programming Vice President Troy Poll and President Schwab recalled memories from the past year they were involved in student government. Schwab said leaving the office of President was bittersweet, but .that he was confident the new members of the senate would continue to improve Student Involvement. "We're excited to see this year's new crew," Schwab said. "This new group, they will do an absolutely phenomenal job. We've had an incredible year this past year and I'm very grateful for all that we've been able to accomplish. This group will pick things up where we left off and continue to progress, I feel very confident in them. It's kind of bittersweet. We've been able to accomplish a lot, we've dedicated a lot of time and effort, we've poured our hearts and souls, blood, sweat and tears into this program and into Weber State. To move on is a little bitter but it's exciting to see this new group and to be able to look back and see that we have accomplished a lot. That we don't have any regrets." All 24 new senators were sworn in individually by current members of the Supreme Court, each swearing an oath to uphold their offices to the best of their ability. Chief Justice Ryan Jessen said it was important to swear the members in individually rather than as a group and to do so would ensure a personal drive to uphold the position to the highest level possible. "The swearing in of new officers is the Constitution Bylaws in action," Jessen said, "and the Supreme Court hopes that the documents will be preserved, protected like the new officers swore to do." Each of the graduating members gave See Senate page 5 Cancer never sleeps Participants will walk 12 hours to fight cancer as part of Relay For Life By Eric Turner correspondent I The Signpost It Jias been a little more than a year since Weber State University sophomore Piper Arnold first found out her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a disease that had already claimed the lives of two of her great aunts. "My mom had just gone in for a routine checkup," Arnold said. "She knew she was at risk because it runs in our family but she waan't-expecting it. No one ever does. "She calls it a silent killer. She didn't feel anything. She didn't know anything was wrong." Fortunately for Arnold and her mother, wlib. was 44-years-old when she was diagnosed, the cancer was detected early enough that the doctors were able to completely remove it in two standard surgical procedures. "My mom feels lucky and proud to be a survivor or something that has killed so many people that is something that has given us a new perspective on life," Arnold said. Friday, Arnold and her mother will be two of the many people supporting the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 12-hour Relay For Life at' the WSU duck pond. Beginning at 7 p.m., the purpose of the relay is to provide people in the community with an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. This year marks the 25th year of the relay as the ACS's main, na tional fundraising event. "The Delta Chi Omega' sorority, Acer Placer, the WSU Purchasing Department and the WSU Bookstore are the primary supporters of the Relay For Life of WSU. "It is important for students to get involved in community events like the Relay For Life," said Adri-elle Schofield, president of Delta Chi Omega, "because it helps them break out of themselves. "A university is a place where students should not only develop their minds through going to class but also develop their community mindset by supporting See Cancer page 5 mm m mm By Cimaron Neugebauer sr. reporter I The Signpost Stress rises, patience shortens and the clock seems to tick faster this time of year. Finals are just around the corner for stressing students. The testing center and tutoring support staff offer advice for students in a jam. "Know the hours, be sure you know when the professor is closing the exam," said Tracey Smith, coordinator of testing at WSU. For students who have tighter schedules, the testing center gives options. One option may be reserving a computer time at Lampros Hall to take a Chi-Tester exam. "If they are in line on time," Smith said, "we guarantee they can test." Smith urged students to plan ahead and give themselves ample time to take the exam. "If they are on a tight schedule, they need to plan ahead," he said. With busy schedules, a perceived, easy way out can cost students more than just a grade. Not only will a student possibly fail the class, but the record of their cheating is put on record with the dean of students. Smith said trends on cheating are going up. "Cheating has increased more in the last month, more than we have ever imagined," he said. Smith said he doesn't know why cheating has increased so much but added, "It's a risk not worth taking." Smuggling in notes is the most common form of cheating at the center. Another thing students should know when coming to take a test is what test they are taking. Smith said the center cannot know which test every student is there to take. If you forget your lucky No. 2 pencil, don't expect the proctor to give you a loaner. Students must now buy a pencil if they forget one. "It has never been our goal to supply this campus with pencils," Smith said. "It's just too expensive."The testing center now provides a dispenser where students can purchase a pencil for a quarter.For students who have thrown in the towel for this semester and might need to retake a course, there is hope for next semester. Dorothy Hill, Learning Skills Specialist, said tutors will help students all semester long. The tutoring program is a Trio Program funded by the government, this means students must first qualify before receiving tutoring. To qualify, a student must be one of the following: low income, first generation students, or disability students. Hill said normally the program See Tutoring page 5 Fancy FootworKINGz PHOTO BY BRYAN BUTTERFIELD I THE SIGNPOST FootworKINGz take WSU students by storm at the final Convocations event of the year on Thursday. They performed multiple times and worked with classes in the Browning Center. See Full Story page 5 Students abducting themselves STAND raises awareness for children forced into the army By Rebecca Bertasso correspondent I The Signpost Weber State University students will take a stand Saturday, April 25, as they walk along a rope, single-file from the Rice Ecclcs Stadium to the Gallivan Center. The students will be abducting themselves as a way to raise awareness for the abducted children forced to fight for Joseph Kony's rebel army. "With this film we hope to capture Kony, bring him to trial, and bring the kids home," said Cameron Morgan, founder and president of STAND, who welcomed the group and introduced the film. This Generation and STAND hosted a showing of "The Rescue: of Joseph Kony's Child Soldiers" in the Wildcat Theater Tuesday night. A small gathering viewed the video depicted the 23-year- long war taking place in Uganda. The video talks showed what has happened since the previous Invisible Children's productions, and calls for action in saving the children fighting for the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to put an end to the suffering of the people being threatened by die LRA. "We want to spread the word, and we felt this was "The first time I saw the movie I bawled. It is so powerful and intense. I'm praying that (Kony) will be put to justice because of so many deaths' Dylan Brook, student a worthy cause to align ourselves with," said Vincent Longa, worship leader and co-director for This Generation, who spoke passionately about The Rescue. "Here faith makes sense. We want to think beyond religion and make a difference and that's why our motto is 'Go Beyond Religion."' According to information presented in the video and on the Invisible Children's Web site, the 23-year-long war between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda has affected more than two million innocent civilians, and since September of 2008 the tension has intensified. LRA attacks have become more hostile and frequent, and on Christmas day, 2008, the LRA retaliated against the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo murdering more than 600 people and abducting more than 160 children to fight for the rebel army. The attacks have left more than 104,000 Congolese people displaced in an attempt to flee the LRA forces. "The first time I saw the movie I bawled," said Dylan Brook, a student and member of This Generation. "It is so powerful and intense. I'm praying that (Kony) will be put to justice because of so many deaths." See Abducting page 5 Jens in Brief iimlfcwl LkuoiiI jiiO nop rftvnw9 Weber State University's Interior Design Technology program was recently awarded full accreditation, becoming one of only two interior design programs in the state accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Representatives from CIDA evaluated curriculum, faculty, facilities and student work in their analysis of the program during a November visit. Program Director Jan Slabaugh received written confirmation for the accreditation in March. The interior design program is part of the Department of Sales and Service Technology. Currently, 60 students are pursuing an interior design degree at WSU. The program is also endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. If I !ktA lo luu J The Child and Families Studies Student Association will present "On Track to Reading," a hands-on workshop for adults, on Wednesday, April 22, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Treehouse Museum at 347 22nd Street in Ogden. The workshop is aimed at teaching attendees how to share literature with children. Light dinner will be served, and a drawing will be held for four student memberships to the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Childcare will not be provided. Attendance is limited to 25 people. For more information, contact Pam Perry at pamperrymail.weber.edu or call 801-390-6796. J lOOuitel The Weber State University Wilderness Recreation Center will be presenting their second annual Ogden Climbing Festival Friday and Saturday this week. At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, there will be a Free Gear Climbing Demo and Climbing Clinic with Colette Mclnerney. The event will teach , participants about climbing gear, including shoes harnesses and more. On Saturday, there will be a Boulder Competition from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Ogden Boulder Field, located at the top of 27th Street. There is a $20 registration fee for the competition, to help support boulder field clean-up. In addition, there is a slide show presentation by Joe Kinder being conducted at 7 p.m. in the WSU Wildcat Theater. There will then be an after-party from 8:30 p.m. until midnight at Rooster's Grill, located in Ogden on 25th Street. For more information about the event, contact the Wilderness Recreation Center at 801-626-6373 or visit theirWeb site at www.weber.eduwrc.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-04-17, Vol. 79, No. 89|
|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.|