Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2010-04-121
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' '-- ! ! A " L JM7 ' .f t 1 ; r Hi I '"r"' - lyf ) )'V " OHE 1934 V 2009-10 . A : j t M M 1 f I i V -v. Welcoming TEElKlfl Students enjoy program By Craig Halbasch news reporter I The Signpost With one semester under its belt, the Technology Enhanced Redesign of Mathematics (TERM) has been well received by students. TERM, a computer-based program, was implemented by Weber State University to help students learn math more effectively and efficiently. To this point, students in the program have found it to be a welcomed change. "I really like the new program," said Kathryn Bollig, a freshman at WSU. "I like it much more than a traditional math class. I find it's easier for me and I can go and learn at my own pace, which has helped a lot." Bollig said she has always had difficulty understanding math but TERM has helped her to better understand and apply mathematical concepts. Students said they also like the flexibility the course provides. Students are expected to attend one hour of class and complete one hour of lab work each week. Any additional work can be completed anywhere students are able to access the Internet. Angelic Jaime, a freshman at WSU, said that flexibility is what makes TERM a great program. "I think TERM is great," Jaime, said. "I am a single mother of two, so it's nice that I am able to do homework and things at work and. home." John Thaeler, director of developmental math, said the design of See TERM page 5 FooiworKINGz scoot on in Chicago-style footwork dance crew comes back to WSU By Lindsay Robison news reporter I The Signpost The WeberState University Wildcat Theater was home to the FootworK-EMGz dance group Thursday afternoon and night. SUidents had an opportunity to see and learn about the Chicago footwork dance culture and The FootworKINGz dance group Si' A participant competes during on Saturday, April 10. The 39th perhaps learn some new moves for the dance floor. This was the group's second appearance to the WSU Ogden campus. "They were really, really good," said physiology theory freshman Courtney Donehoo. "I would see it again." The group's dance numbers included songs by Paramore, Black Eyed Peas and Ludacris. The moves were I performs for a crowd in the Wildcat 1 . 'I ' 1 7 V- the concluding event of the WSU American Indian Emphasis Week Annual Powwow took place in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. fast and at times seemed to defy gravity. Dancing is a major part of the team's culture. As they travel and express their culture the team also has an opportunity to learn about other cultures as well, including that of WSU. See FootworKINGz page 5 Theatre on Thursday, April 9. 1AV 7 5 1 PHOIU B1 BKVAN UUI ILKI ItLD li lt i(t,i'O.W MEGS smriRra aft UliSI By Gina Barker managing editor I The Signpost Political campaigns painted across campus Saturday morning broke up the typically serene landscape and replaced it with the chaos of Utah's primary races. Both the Republican and Democratic parties held the Weber County conventions at Weber State University on the same day at the same time, housing Republicans in the Browning Student journalists take first, second and third places at Region 9 Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence competition Student journalists for Weber Stole I'ciis and 11 ie Signpost, received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists', Mark of Excellence competition for four-year colleges Saturday, April 10 at the Denver Press Club. The Signpost News Editor Cimaron N'eugcbaucr's investigative piece "felons working in higher education" won first place for in-depth reporting. Jessica Schrcik-ls. Cimaron Neugebauer ami Malt Cranford each received third place in editorial writing. Man Gerrish's article, "Cats win big in black" won second place for sports writing. Moving beyond divisions The line between gay rights and religious liberties By Thomas Alberts news reporter l Vie Signpost Last Thursday Weber State University held a discussion panel on the conflict between upholding gay rights and protecting religious liberties, Beyond the Division. The event was sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Unity and the WSU Gay-Straight Alliance. The panelists of the event were Brigham Young University law professor Fred Gedicks, Reverend Claudia Seiter of St. Michael's Episcopal Church of Brigham City, Reverend Theresa Novak of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden and associate law professor at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law, Clifford Rosky. The room was nearly full with an audience of WSU faculty and students, as well as members of the surrounding religious and LGBT communities. The moderator for the event, director of Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity at WSU, Barry Gomberg, reminded everyone that the point of the panel was to discuss this issue in a polite manner and to respect everyone's differing beliefs and ideas. WSU English instructor Sylvia Newman was in the audience for the discussion. The need for civil conversation is one of the platforms she uses to teach her English classes. See Divisions page 5 Center for Performing Arts and the Democrats in the Wildcat Theater. Both venues were packed with attendees, filling the theaters and surrounding parking lots. In a politically charged atmosphere, following major health care reform, new faces are popping into all levels of government. One convention attendee, Dianne Clydesdale, is a first-time delegate in this Saturday. , See Politics page 1 3 Kyle Cm kayne of Welter State Netvs received first place in television spoils photography. Lindsay Poll received second place in general news reporting for her story "iLA tax demonstration" and Justin Taioya finished third for his story, "Domestic violence battle of the bancls." Michelle Montgomery received third place television for her stoiy "Turkey Triathlon." Tylor Sherman received second place in television sports reporting for liis story "Wildcat basket ball champs." Neugebai'.pr's and Cotkavne's work will compete nationally in October's national convention in Las Vegas.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2010-04-12, Vol. 80, No. 82|
|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.|