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" Randy Rahe extends contract see page 6 O THE i'ciy ivr ft'ftrj 2 009-10 FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010 VOL 80 ISSUE 75 jejuni JJQj n AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT . 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS ... ... .9 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM ri ri r-r UU U V- nn n r Women paid over $8,000 less then men in faculty positions this year Fomnlc faculty: $50,392.87 By Gina Barker managing editor I The Signpost One of the biggest differences between men and women working at Weber State University is the pay. Despite years trying to close the gender equity gap, men working at the university still average thousands more each year, leaving a $8,500 imbalance that doesn't fit the notion of 'equal pay for equal work.' Women on campus made nearly $8,500 less than men this school year. At the faculty-level, considering just professors, that equity gap between men and women still hits higher at nearly $9,000. Female professors trail behind men's wages at the university earning an average of $57,100, where male professors average $65,900. "I can't speak specifically to Weber State's "Clearly, our goal ...is to make sure that our salaries move toward parity for men and women." Ann Millner WSU President nearly experience and I was unaware of that magnitude of a gap here at the university," said Norm Tarbox, the Vice President of Administrative Services. WSU actually follows state and nationwide trends in earning gaps between men and women. According to the D.C. -based non-profit, AAUW, full-time female workers in Utah who had a college education earned $45,500. Full-time men with a college education pulled in $20,300 more on average at a total of $65,800, leaving women trailing with 69 cents to every dollar a man earned in the state. "Clearly, our goal at Weber State University over time," said WSU President Ann Millner, "is to make sure that our salaries move towards parity for men and women." This school year, 39 employees pulled in salaries at $100,000 or more, including Millner and men's basketball coach Randy EQUITY GAP $0,519.11 Rahe. But of those 39, only seven were women. The other 32 highest earners on campus are all men. This holds true on more than one level on campus. Of the nine deans on campus, two are women, and both women were recently hired as deans. "I'm not so naive to believe that everyone is going to get equal pay when they come in," said Women's Center GRAPHIC BY HUNTER SAIZ THt SIGNPOST Director, Carol Merrill. "I'm not that naive, but I do see that Weber State is trying to acknowledge that there is an equity in the salaries of the people that work at Weber State." Dr. Yasmen Simonian was promoted to the Dean of Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions at WSU in 2008, See Equity page 5 V : f n ; i i -f rr is . FT i ? 1 ( l i Producer of Late Show takes W behind the icene PHOTO fiY NAIHAN CAULF-OKD IHE SICNPOSf Matt Roberts (right) Executive Producer for the Late Night Show with David Letterman speaks with electronic media major Wyatt Winnie (left) and Gay-Straight Alliance president Robbie Garcia. By Cimaron Neugebauer news editor I Ttie Signpost Matt Roberts didn't know anyone in the television industry when he was 11 years old and started to watch the Late Show with David Letterman. With no connections, Roberts had a. desire to one day work for the show he adored and according to Roberts, that desire made all the difference. "A combination of persistence and desire and focus can get a person a long way," said Late Show with David Letterman Executive Producer Matt Roberts. Roberts took a day away from the show to fly out to Utah and talk to students and community members at Weber State University on Thursday, March 25 about how he worked his way into becoming a producer for a national television show. His story of progression begins in the small town of Rock Island, Illinois, where he grew up watching the Late Show. Roberts told the crowd he had a "burning desire" to work at Letterman show in some capacity since he was 1 1 years old. It wasn't until his junior year as an English major at a small liberal arts college in Maine when he got his first big break. He worked on a committee that brought talent to the university. One of these talent groups was the comedy troupe Pen and Teller. Roberts was the person in charge of picking up the talent from the airport and seeing to their accommodations. "On the way back from the airport I have lunch with Teller and I told him See Letterman page 1 0 Raising awarenes: for a dp WSU American Indian panel addresses students g language By Thomas Alberts news reporter 1 77ie Signpost The Weber State University American Indian Council organized a panel discussion that was held at 11:30 am this past Wednesday. The object of the panel was to combat negative stereotypes and perceptions of American Indians, as well as to discuss some of the problems facing native communities today. The main organizer of the event was WSU Native American Senator Olivia Keith. Christa Boyd, a WSU sophomore and sociology major, acted as the panel's inodeiator. The panelists started off by discussing the issue of language preservation among Native Americans. Dr. Linda Eaton, a professor of anthropology at WSU, spoke about the negative consequences of lingual assimilation. "People think different thoughts in different languages," Eaton said. "And if you really want to conquer somebody you want to make them as much like you as you can; to get rid of die language becomes a very important weapon. And most people my age who went to boarding schools can tell you stories about being punished for speaking their own languages." As a result of these kinds of practices, many American- Indians are not taught how to speak in their own languages. Other speakers on the panel spoke about what is being done to combat this. "There are steps being taken to See American Indian page 5 WSU applauds professors Top undergraduate research recognized By Lindsay Robison news reporter I The Signpost What do a professor of zoology, a professor of psychology and a professor of chemistry at Weber State University have in common? Each is receiving the 2010 Presidential Distinguished Professors Award at the 2010 Spring Commencement on April 23. Professor of zoology John Cavitt, professor of psychology Lauren Fowler and professor of chemistry Edward Walker have been selected for recognition for their undergraduate research efforts at WSU. The recipients of this award are nominated by current or past WSU colleagues, administrators andor students. Nominees are screened and evaluated by a selected group of senior faculty and academic administrators appointed by the provost. The finalists are recommended by the president of WSU to the Board of Trustees for approval. John Cavitt, one of die world's leading shorebird biologists and expert on the snowy plover, has been a Weber State University faculty member since .'.999. Cavitt has engaged nearly 100 students in research opportunities and has served as director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at WSU since 2004. He also submitted a successful bid to host the 2010 CUR National Conference at WSU. Cavitt and his student researchers have received more than $850,000 in See Professors page 1 0 1 1 L bOUKl t. WSU MEDIA KfcLAI IONS John Cavitt, Lauren Fowler and Edward Walker will receive the Presidential Distinguished Professors Award during Spring Commencement April 23. Professors were nominated by WSU administration and senior faculty.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2010-03-26, Vol. 80, No. 75|
|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.|