Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-02-05, Love And Marriage A Signpost Special Edition1
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-. - f . K . - Injured player leads team to win See page 7 $6 mi Debate team's request a primary concern during deliberations By Jennifer Landers sr. news reporter I The Signpost The Weber State University Student Fee Recommendation Committee spent four long hours Friday deciding where more than $6 million in student fees should go among 25 WSU groups. While deliberations went fairly smooth, tension filled the room when it came time to allocate fees for the Debate Team. High school students compete in campus auto contest Students get hands-on experience in automotive technology through competition By Shayla Craig correspondent I The Signpost Weber State University held the skills and hands-on portion of its 21st Annual Automotive Contest Feb. 1. The WSU automotive contest is for high school students enrolled in an automotive program. Top automotive students from Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming competed for scholarships, tools and a vehicle for their school. There were two parts to the automotive contest. The first part was a written test, which took place Dec. 7, 2006. Approximately 600 participants from 54 schools participated in the written portion. The students took a 50-question test that covered five automotive ASE areas. Out of the 54 schools that participated in the first portion, 24 of them qualified for the skills and hands-on portion of the contest. Two students were then selected by their teacher to compete in the final portion of the contest. "This contest is a good way to get students to come to our school," said John Kelly, department chairman for the automotive program. "It's great exposure." He said the program has been around for years and he thinks it's a great experience for high school ' x I - Blackfoot High School students Katie Bigler (left) and Steve Ison are named the grand champions of the 2007 Automotive Contest by Weber State University President F. Ann Millner during the halftime show of the Feb. 1 men's basketball game. 1V frfr,fjA v p dignpost ion in student mone On Friday, Jan. 26, the last day of presentations, the Debate Team requested not only for an increase in travel funds, but a $2,000 compensation increase to retain the team's new debate coach, John Foy. The request became an issue when committee member Jon Irish confronted the group about reallocating $15,000 worth of student fees last year to pay for the new coach without coming to committee first for approval. According to the Debate Team's students to have. The contest was started in 1987 and was coordinated for 17 years by Rondo Erickson as a recruiting tool for the WSU automotive program. "I've been coming since 1998 and am very thankful to Weber State for putting it on," said Randy Daniel, a high school teacher from Burly High in Burly, Idaho. Daniel said the contest gives the students a chance to put their knowledge to use. He also said its good exposure to a college where students can further their education. The hands-on portion of the contest consisted of twelve stations with different skills that needed to be accomplished at each one. The contest lasted four hours with judges grading at each station. "This is a great hands-on experience," explained Kevin Snodgrass, parent of 17-year-old Daniel Snodgrass who participated in the contest. "The students are excited to be here and they have earned the spot to get here. It's exciting to be here because we're from a small community so its great exposure for my kid." He said the students get to know other students and thinks the contest really helped with students' self-esteem. You can leave a message for reporter Shayla Craig by calling 626-7655. 1 PH Jit J B MAIT CLASS I I II SU,l'(ISl AXIL'S J O WEBER representative and previous coach, Veronica Guevara, the team was forced to hire a coach to take her place due to personal reasons. Because Guevara had offered her services for free, there was never any need to request money for the position. Guevara explained to the committee that the group thought they could use that money from student fees to hire Foy. A memo from Debate Team Director Omar Guevara was distributed to the committee Friday during deliberations explaining the mistake that was made and expressing his apologies. "I panicked and thought, mistakenly, that I could use the "compensation" line of the budget (a line which I had inherited from the -7 if ! : h Athletes in a speed-skating event compete during the Special Olympics Utah 2007 Winter Games at the Ice Sheet. Competitions were held Friday and Saturday at the Ice Sheet, as well as North Fork Park and Powder Mountain. Athletes showed their skills in skating, skiing and snowboarding. A moment to shine Special Olympics Winter Games hosted by WSU By Jacqueline Jensen correspondent I The Signpost More than 300 athletes and coaches traveled from across the state to compete in the 37th annual Special Olympics Utah Winter Games last Friday and Saturday. Weber State University has sponsored these games for more than 10 years now, along with many student, alumni and community volunteers. "The biggest thing that I have seen develop from these Special Olympians is the development of such high self-esteems as well as development of better social skills with others," said Laura Haislip, a coach and Special Olympic skating director for more than 21 years. "The thing that keeps me going is watching these athletes excel, watching the excitement they get, the camaraderie they get when competing... their families are so appreciative." One of Haislip's students, 14-year-old figure skater I lailey Halsted, and member of the WSU-sponsored team, spoke at a practice session Friday, the night before her event. "I'm very excited to have or STATE UNIVERSITY 1 . V ; 1 people, family and friends watching me," Halsted said. With a smile, Halsted then added a personal motto: "Try your best, it doesn't matter if you win or lose." Halsted competed in the unified pairs event on Saturday as well as singles. The competition used help from many WSU volunteers as well as students from other schools. WSU chemistry senior Brady Yates has been involved with the Special Olympics volunteer program for years. Yates best friend is autistic r nl I Hi ! Special Olympics Utah athletes take a group photograph after competing in an ice-skating event at the Ice Sheet. f diwi ) 6 previous Director) to pay a part-time assistant a very modest salary so that he would be available a year," Omar's memo said. "I had used that line to pay for judging assistance in the previous year (typically ranging between $5,000-$10,000), and I assumed that I could use that line to pay for a single permanent part-time staff member." According to faculty committee member Suzanne Harley the group not only made a mistake, but broke a SFRC policy. Student fees are not supposed to be used to pay for this type of instructional staff. "We do not fund coaches," said Student Affairs Administration Specialist Bonnie Van See SFRC page 8 PHOfO BY BRiCE KELSCH THE SIGNPOST and first got him interested with involvement. "The Special Olympic program is something persons with disabilities can always be involved in, there is no limit in age, and it is good for friendship, team work, commitment and to help them learn to win as well as how to lose," said Yates, who is the College of Sciences Senator and WSU Special Olympic public relations chair. Yates helps recruit volunteers, contact media, fundraise and create banners and signs for the winter games. The WSU team helps create Special Olympic teams from the community as well as from other See Olympics page 10 I'HOIOHN BRICE KELSCH nil M(A7'().V v -, L -V A geek test for the hopelessly romantic See page 3 Nens in Drief An Inconvenient Truth' back for second screening Weber State University students and the community will have a second chance to attend a free screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. The turnout for last month's screening of tire film was so large that a number of people had to be turned away. "An Inconvenient Truth" is a documentary that depicts the realities of global warming, ' and outlines the actions that need to be taken to fix the growing threat. The film is presented by former vice president Al Gore, and depicts his ongoing struggle to create awareness. The documentary has been selected for this year's Academy Award in the Best Documentary category. The film will be shown in the Undquist Theater of the fCimbaU Visual Arts Building. Free pizza will be given to the first 100 people in attendance, and the Wilderness Recreation Center will be giving away door prizes. WSU Geography Department's Daniel Bedford will hold a discussion after the film. Crystal Crest nominations begin Wednesday Nominations for the 2007 Crystal Crest Awards will be accepted from Feb. 7 through Feb. 28. This year will mark the Crystal Crest Awards' 24th year of recognizing exceptional Weber State University faculty, staff and students. There are 12 award categories in which nominations can be submitted. Some of the categories recognize athletic achievement, man and woman of the year, Wildcat achievement and personality . of the year. For those interested in recognizing a WSU faculty, staff andor student, visit the Crystal Crest Awards Web site at weber.educrystalcrest. Free performance of iBocon!' Weber State University students who are interested in seeing ";Bocdn!" can attend a free performance on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. "jBocdn!" is a bilingual one-act play that is appropriate for the entire family. The free tickets will be handed out at the Val A. Browning Center Box Office that evening at 6:30 p.m. to those who present their student wildcard. The play will be shown at die Eccles Theater in the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets will be available on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. Non-WSU students are welcome to purchase tickets for the performance. For further information about iBocon!," visit weber.eduDailyBulletins HvcryoneFree theatrel. html.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-02-05, Love And Marriage A Signpost Special Edition, Vol. 69, No. 58|
|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.|
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