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ff Track teams fall i- short at Regionals The O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY A: : W " i1 r r rr n 51SI110OS n a n Ju J U Survivors and supporters relay for a cure By Cimaron Neugebauer news editor I 7ie Signpost The Utah Jazz Bear and hundreds of supporters and cancer survivors gathered at Stewart stadium for the Relay For Life Friday and Saturday last week. The Relay For Life event, combined with the Ride For Life helped raise money for the American Cancer Society. This year is the 25 anniversary of the charity which began in Tacoma, Washington and is now a world-wide event in 19 countries. "This is a good foundation. It is fun to see everyone together and to support them," said Austin McCafferty, a motorcycle biker who came to support the cause for the second year in a row. McCafferty had family members who struggled with cancer and found the event a good way to show his support. Bikers who rode in the Ride For Life with the Utah Jazz Bear started in Ogden canyon, going up to Trapper's Loop near Huntsville. The police-led biker caravan rode through Weber canyon and ended at Weber State University's Stewart Stadium. The Bear rode into the track to lead a beginning survivor lap, where survivors ran once around the track. The relay offered many in the community a chance to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camped out at WSU Stewart Stadium and took turns walking or running around a track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. On the track, Jadan Mathis, a junior at WSU, ran in support of her family. "My grandmother died of cancer," Mathis said. Among the many booths set up to raise money for cancer research, Mathis and her family had a "Dodgin' for a Cure" booth set up. Mathis planned to runwalk all night long. The relay is an overnight event lasting up to 24 hours in length. "I'll shoot for 40 laps," Mathis said. "We got all night." More than 50 booths were set up around the stadium's infield to raise money for cancer research. Each booth sold anything from bottled water to massages. Kedrick Ridges, an Alumni of WSU, set up a "Tag the Elf" Nerf dart game with his family and had J H r , 1 1 t " 7 w r si I RELAY M FOR LIFE t i i ..J n T ' f ; - f v ? O sni'RCFA'ICKI COX Survivors walk the first lap of the Relay For Life with the Utah Jazz Bear at Stewart stadium. The relay took place Friday night through Saturday morning. homemade cinnamon rolls for purchase. "My mom is a survivor (of cancer) and we found out about this event at Weber State and said, 'We are totally going to this one,'" Ridges said. His grandfather passed away from cancer years ago and figured this would be a way to help others. Ridge's "Team Red" had many signs and materials donated by various companies and people in the area who wanted to help. One cancer survivor knows the comfort a Relay For Life event can bring to families of those who have been affected by cancer. "It's nice to see other people here who struggle with the same thing," said Archie Toole, a four-time cancer survivor. Toole was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1989, then after beating it, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 1996. Ten years later Toole had colon cancer and then in 2009 was diagnosed with skin cancer and his prostate cancer came back. After completing the final of 37 treatments, Toole said he is optimistic for the future. "At 80 years old, and being retired for 20 years, I haven't missed a day of work since," Toole said laughing. "I think it's great so many people turn out, volunteer and do what they can." Vicki Cox, a 10-year cancer survivor, and her husband Brent co-chair the Relay For Life event with a committee of 22 people to help organize the annual event. Cox has been involved the last nine years with the Relay For Life. The past two years the Cox's have co-chaired the event and said it's a lot of work, but worth it. "It makes me have a lump in my throat and makes me cry," Cox said. Around 15-25 people make up a team. This year more than 50 teams participated. Some corporate sponsors contributed as much as $500-$10,000 toward teams. "A lot of these are just teams without corporate sponsors," Cox said as she pointed at the track full of runners. The event does not have any vendors; all involved are to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Teams do not pay for the amount of laps run, like other fundraising events; however, they are encouraged to raise at least $100. The relay began at 7 p.m. on Friday and went until Saturday morning. "Most people do stay up. We say 'cancer never sleeps, so why should we?'" Cox said. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. r"""" ! "w I.-: i i i i - r ) S 7 ) 1 v.- "It. r 4 A ' v ''A ; ' ' ,s A . '"' v - ii ,i .. .. i i . . . j i . j i. . Air Force We takes over the ril( 111 ) ti C.INA BAKktR : I Ht l,,' President Ann Millner and donors stand in front of the new Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning during the ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, last week. Learning center opens doors Continuing education moves into new home By Cina Barker managing editor I 77e Signpost Lasth"uesday, Weber State University's Continuing Education Program opened its doors to the community. The program is now located in its own building next to the Lindquist Alumni Center, moving from Promontory Tower into the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning. Cheerleaders, the WSU Band, and even Wally the Wildcat attended the building's ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate WSU's most recent campus addition. At the ceremony, WSU President Milner, with the building's donors standing behind her, spoke on the importance of continuing education and the symbolic effect the new building would have on WSU's campus. President Milner cut the ribbon and purple and white confetti ex ploded into the air, sprinkling down onto the crowd. "New acorns will drop and be planted and nourished," Milner said. "And in the future we will see more oaks that have been made possible across this campus because of building this center today." The $9 million, 42,000-square-foot building center adopted the acorn motif as a theme because of a small grove of oak trees preserved and incorporated into the design of the building. The new building was designed by MHTN Architects, a company based in Salt Lake City. MHTN worked with WSU before on the Tfrand new Elizabeth Hall Building and on an earlier project, Lampros Hall. But the Hurst Center was a unique project that connects to the Lindquist Alumni Center and houses both the Continuing Education Program and the University Advancement Offices. "It really becomes part of a gateway to the campus," Eric Migacz, an MHTN architect, said. "Rut our challenge was to put a fairly large building on this site but in a way that didn't distract from the Lindquist Center because the Lindquist Center is an icon building." Now Continuing Education's facilities support more activities that draw outsiders to WSU's campus, including two large conference rooms, both of which are already scheduled with meetings and conferences. The University Advancement offices, which raises $12 to $15 million each year to help fund projects and scholarships around the campus, found a new home on the second floor. Full time students on campus might not be familiar with Continuing Education, a program developed to See Learning page 6 By Gina Barker managing editor 1 The Signpost Fighter jets roared overhead this weekend as the Utah communities near Hill Air Force Base watched the Air Force Week Air Show. The Air Show was only the finale, a part of the community outreach that Hill AFB was involved with over the last week. In total, Hill AFB and the Air Force participated in 32 events throughout Utah, from Eagle Mountain City to the more local Ogden City. "I wouldn't want to do anything else," said Captain Zac Love, a member of Utah's Air Guard and a pilot for the KC-135, the refueling plane for F-16s while they are in flight. "I love to fly, I love the mission; I love the fact that we're serving our country." The Air Show, one of only three in the county this year, was aimed at building a stronger relationship with the communities surrounding the base and also to showcase airmen's role in the community and national security. The event drew in the Thunderbirds, a crowd favorite among aviation enthusiasts. Hill AFB is a depot maintenance base for F-16's, which have been in action with the U.S. military since 1976, just after the Vietnam War. The base supports a number of wings with a variety of missions, including the 388'1' Fighter Wing. The 388"' employs roughly 2,200 airmen and houses over 70 F-16's. Its Air Force mission is to "recruit, train and deploy combat ready regular and citizen airmen to fly, fight, and win current and future conflict." The base is best known in the Air Force for its depot maintenance. Depot refers to the complete disassembly of badly damaged planes and missiles. Hill is only one of three bases in the entire Air Force that offers depot maintenance and is so important to the F-16 that the planes are brought in from world-wide locations, from many different nations, for maintenance. See Air Force page f f i'i Iuiim KAN( tS kfcLSL . Hit W ..' Two F-16 Fighting Falcons fly parallel to a KC-135 in a tanking excercise provided by the United States Air Force as an Air Force Week demonstration.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-06-09, Vol. 79, No. 92|
|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.|