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'Cats to play 6 ranked William & Mary see page 6 CALENDAR EDITORIAL BUSINESS & SCIENCE SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS O THE 1934 )Xei'ciy CPV'e Wrrrj 2 009 n WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM fo) Li Li 1 rw 3 I a VOL 80 ISSUE 45 yl, J J TO Accreditation board validates school's efforts By Spencer Garn asst. news editor I Vie Signpost The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NCCU) recently published a report for Weber State University about the school's current standing as an accredited institution of higher education. The PHUIO iM.MiMiTirnwimiiir -j flf--- V'' mm amm nimbi i ' Scott Barr, vocalist and bass player for the Blue Storks, plays at The Basement in downtown Ogden on Saturday, Nov. 21. Keeping hope alive for the holidays KWCR hosts benefit concert By Brad Williams correspondent I The Signpost The second annual Hope for the Holidays, sponsored by Weber State University's student-run KWCR 88.1 radio station, was held last week to help raise money and donate food for the Ogden Rescue Mission. Mike Adams, KWCR station manager, said the benefit concert held last Saturday was good "but it wasn't nearly what we expected." From a goal preset by the radio station of $1,000, only $234 was raised at the concert. One hundred percent of the Spreading the word on campus Senate discusses options for most effective advertisement By Shauna Westergard news reporter 1 The Signpost Student senate had an unusual number of students in attendance on Monday as part of an assignment for a history class. Non-traditional senator Steve Hanson said he felt that having these students present provided an opportunity to include them in the meeting and to have them vote as a way to poll a sample of the student body. "Because there are so many students in here, it would be cool to see how many people read The Signpost and take a tally," Hanson said. "How many people have noticed the posters mat say 'don't sweat the flu,' and how many report did not include any recommendations for the school, which is very unusual, according to WSU's Provost Michael Vaughan. "It's really just a confirmation that we're on the right track so we're not going to do any drastic change in direction," Vaughan said. "We're just going to continue to pursue BY BRYAN BUT 1 tRFIELD I Ht blCNI'Ob I proceeds went directly to help those in need. ' "It was a humbling experience dropping off the money to the Rescue Mission," Adams said. "We saw people sleeping anywhere there was a space on the ground. If anything, this event has made me more grateful for what I have." The radio station helped fill 103 bags of food at Macey's grocery store on 36th St. a week before. Each of those bags had a complete dinner minus the turkey. Every bag went to a family in need for the holidays. See Hope page 5 people read their e-mails just to see what we're looking at with the students that are here." After polling the 36 students and senators present, the tally showed the majority of students see posters around campus and check their Weber e-mail while about half said they read Tlie Signpost regularly. The senate used this information to continue their discussion about the best methods to get information to the student body. The senate agreed that they want to provide information through e-mail as well as the newspaper, but was unsure about posters because of die possible costs. See Spreading page 5 the course we're on because the report just actually validates the course we're on." To keep WSU on the right track, the NCCU made two recommendations after a more extensive evaluation five years ago. They recommended that the school improve its training and evaluation of adjunct faculty. They also recommended that WSU regularly and systematically assess the general education program. "(The report) stated Leaving a place for Shake University remembers former Athletic Director's son By Frances Kelsey editor in chief I The Signpost Brent "Shake" Crompton loved three things: the Oakland Raiders, Michael Jordan and Weber State University Athletics. As the son of former Athletic Director Gary Crompton, Shake was hooked on WSU sports at an early age. Shake died on Nov. 4, but his presence will not leave the WSU campus as his seat at the Dee Events Center will be reserved for the season and a cover bearing the name that everyone knew him as, Shake. "I think it all goes back to Brent when he was growing up with his father being the director of athletics, he was always on campus, always at all the events," said Jerry Graybeal, WSU assistant vice president for Administrative Support Services and former athletic director. "He was a real special person that people were naturally drawn to." Learning about A Professor informs on the effects By Thomas Alberts news reporter 1 7he Signpost In the world today, millions of people are dying of AIDS, and millions more children are being orphaned in their infancy. HIV AIDS was first detected by doctors in 1981 in the U.S. and since then has killed over 30 million people, and 33.2 million people are now estimated by UNAIDS to be living with the disease today. Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, having been celebrated since 1988. It is a day to promote awareness of the HIV AIDS epidemic. The Weber State University Center for Diversity & Unity decided to host a World AIDS Day speaking event Monday, Nov. 23. Mousa AlMulla, the celebrations chair of the Diversity Center came up with the idea. For die event, die diversity center invited Karen Nakaoka, a professor of microbiology at WSU, to speak about the HIV vims and its effects. "I thought the event was pretty good," said Adam Cunningham, a senior majoring in athletic training. "Things like that have been going on for a while and you just don't hear about it a lot anymore. It's not in the news that we had done an exceptional job of addressing the previous two recommendations," Vaughan said. After the recommendations were made, WSU made a few university-wide changes. The General Education Improvement and Assessment Committee was created to empower the faculty to monitor and improve the general education program on an ongoing basis. The NCCU's report called Gary Crompton was the director of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1977-1987 and, according to Graybeal, was one of the most influential directors at WSU. "Shake was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and went deaf shortly after birth but continued to succeed in spite of doctors saying he would never walk or lead a normal life," said Shake's mother, Carol Crompton. "His father was the athletic director and before that he was the ticket manager and assistant athletic director so ever since Brent was young we've been involved with Weber State and he's gone to all the ball games and very much a part of athletics," Carol said. After his father died in 2001, Shake was taken under the wings of various athletic directors who succeeded Crompton. "I think over the years after his father was no longer the AD (athletic director) and he passed away, unfortunately at an early age," Graybeal as much as it was five or 10 years ago as far as I perceive it." During the lecture, Nakaoka explained what exactly makes the HIV virus so deadly. Those infected with the disease start out having only the HIV virus. HIV works to destroy the body's T cells, which are the core defense of the immune system. Once enough T cells have been destroyed by the replicating virus, the patient then has AIDS, in which their immune system is debilitated and can no longer fight off other infections and diseases. Nakaoka talked about the regions in which HIV AIDS has affected people die most, including Africa. WSU student Mousa Almalia thanks microbiology professor Karen Nakaoka after she spoke about HIV. the university's progress in this area impressive and stated that the university should be "lauded for both energy and focus in these areas." WSU also responded to the recommendation that it improve its training of adjunct faculty by having all-day weekend training sessions for adjunct faculty. Adjunct faculty member Adrienne Gillespie attended one of the training sessions. "All of the workshops I See Praise page 5 h ; -: i t : v SUbRCt: LtAVITT MORTUARY Brent "Shake" Crompton said, "everyone that's been in that position has had their moments getting that . special bond with Brent in that position in the athletics department and always made sure that he was part of the department." Graybeal took Shake to see every Super Bowl game, former athletic director Dutch Belnap took him to lunch once a week, and many other athletic directors did their part in spending See Shake page 5 of the disease The dynamics of HTVAIDS in Africa are quite different from that of the U.S. In Africa, treatments that would extend life with HIV for 20 to 30 years here are unavailable there or are in limited supply. This has led to higher rates of infection and a much higher death rate than the U.S. The types of people who are infected in Africa are also different than in America. In the U.S., the majority of those with HIV AIDS have in the past been homosexuals. In Africa, the vast majority of those infected in the past have been heterosexuals. The most common way to contract the I IIV virus is through unprotected sex, See AIDS page 5 If AN BU I I bKI IUU .III. IDS International news in brief 11 more bodies found in mass grave, raising Philippine massacre death toll to 46 AMPATUAN, Philippines (AP) A police official says 11 more bodies have been unearthed from a mass grave in the southern Philippines, bringing the death toll from a massacre of political supporters and journalists to 46. Police Chief Superintendent Josefino Cataluna says 11 bodies were recovered before sundown Tuesday from a hillside grave. Eleven other victims were discovered there earlier in the day-Police said a convoy of about 40 people was going to register Ismael Mangudadatu, vice mayor of Buluan township, Monday, to run for provincial governor when they were stopped by about 100 gunmen. Soldiers and police found 24 bullet-riddled bodies Monday including those of Manguda-datu's wife Genalyn and his two sisters. Pakistan launches fresh offensive against militants blamed for bloody northwestern bombingsPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) Pakistani troops killed 18 militants in a fresh offensive Tuesday against insurgents blamed for a wave of recent bombings in the main northwestern city of Peshawar.The operation in Bara region was the latest salvo in a broadening campaign against al-Qaida and the Taliban in the lawless lands close to the Afghan border since last year. Authorities claim hundreds of militants have been killed, yet the assaults do not appear lo have dented the insurgents' ability to strike. Maj. Fazlur Rehman, a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps, said ground troops, helicopters and artillery were being used in the operation in Bara close to Peshawar. The aim of the assault was to capture mountain heights and strategic locations from the militants who had been attacking Peshawar, he said, adding 18 militants had been killed. China executes 2 for their roles in tainted milk powder scandal in which 6 children died BEIJING (AP) China executed two people Tuesday for their roles in a tainted milk powder scandal in which at least six children died and more tiian 300,000 became sick. Zhang Yujun was executed for endangering public safety and Geng Jinping was executed for producing and selling toxic food, according lo the official Xinhua News Agency. Their sentences were upheld in March by an appellate court in the northern city of Shijiazhuang. China requires deatli sentences lo receive final approval from the Supreme People's Court in Beijing, after which most are carried out by lethal injection. Xinhua said news of the execution had been issued by the Shijiazhuang Municipal Intermediate People's Court, although a court clerk who answered the phone Tuesday said he was unable to confirm the sentences had been carried out. The case was one of China's worst-ever food safety scandals, involving tainting of infant formula with the industrial chemical mclamine, which can cause kidney stones and kidney failure.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-11-25, Vol. 80, No. 45|
|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.|