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CEO speaks to WSU students page 4 WSU Project Lead teaches students about leadership By Laurie Reiner asst. news editor I The Signpost Weber State University students learned leadership and team- building skills at the third annual Project Lead conference Thursday and Friday. The conference has been called the Academy of Leadership for the past two years, but this year the name was changed to Project Lead. The event started off with a two-hour keynote address by Patrick Grady, author of Who Packs the Parachute? Grady also gave another talk at the beginning of the second day. During one of his speeches, Grady told the story of his one-year wedding anniversary. He said he wanted to surprise his wife with a sky-diving trip, but he ended up going to a small sky-diving place where they had to pack their own parachutes. He said this experience helped him think about mistakes. "If you have made a mistake or observed someone else making a mistake, if you learn or help them learn from that mistake, then it becomes a lesson — a lesson you can share with others as a leader," Grady said. He also said people just need to open their minds to see things differently. "Open your mind to opportunity. Your mind is like a parachute; it only works when it's open," he said. At the conference, attendees were given T-shirts with Abraham Lincoln's face wearing "hipster-style" glasses on it. They were also given free plastic glasses. "We kind of wanted to put a retro spin on being a leader," said Dan Atkinson, a trainer for StrengthsQuest. "That's why we have the pictures of Abraham Lincoln with the glasses, since the glasses nowadays are getting into this hipster fad." Mandie Barnes, See Leadership page 5 Football earns first victory 'Everything finally clicked for us today on offense and defense, and we all did what we were supposed to do." — Xavian Johnson wide receiver SOURCE: CARTER WILLIAMS, SUU NEWS Weber State University's Mike Hoke passes the ball during the game at Southern Utah University. The Wildcats defeated the Thunderbirds 24-22, earning their first victory of the season. See Rage 6 for the full story. Wildcat to compete in "Cheapster" SOURCE: ZION'S BANK Students from around the country compete in the second season of Cheapster. Jamie Trujillo (front center in purple shirt), a Weber State University junior, will be competing in this year's show. By Raychel Johnson news editor I The Signpost Zion's Bank selected Weber State University junior and criminal justice major famie Trujillo to compete in the Cheapster Challenge. The online reality series, presented by Zion's Bank, features 13 students competing head to head in specially designed challenges to show off how thrifty they are. The grand prizewinner will be awarded $10,000 cash, and the winning school's student association will also receive $10,000. According to Trujillo, almost all of the challenges were filmed in one day. The lowest-scoring participant was eliminated at the end of each round. She also said the challenges will be aired in weekly increments online, and the last one will be filmed sometime in November. An e-mail is what prompted Trujillo to participate in the Cheapster Challenge. She said she received it from WSU, and that it was one of the few e-mails from WSU that she has ever read. "I saw it and I was like, 'Oh, well, that's what I want to do. That's easy,'" Trujillo said. "I wanted to jump on it." Trujillo's 60-second entry video was selected out of more than 1,000 other entries from students attending different colleges and universities in Idaho and Utah, including one student from each of See Cheapster page 5 Party at the Rock By Thomas Alberts news reporter I The Signpost The Weber State University Student Association put together a new event over the weekend to celebrate the newest monument on campus. Last month, a large boulder was placed in the Tracy Plaza and etched with a giant 'W to mark the 100th anniversary of the WSU Bookstore. WSUSA voted to partner with WSU Campus Stores to host a dance party at Tracy Plaza as a way to commemorate the new addition to campus. The bookstore donated most of the money to set up the event. Abelardo Saucedo, vice president of Clubs and Organizations, came up with the idea for the event. Mandie Barnes, the leadership vice president for WSUSA, was one of the members who voted to host the party. "I really supported it," Barnes said. "I told my friends and invited people and marketed a little bit." Barnes came to the event and stayed for about two hours. During that time, she said, ev eryone seemed to have a good time. "Everyone was dancing," she said. "The DI was really fun; they threw out balloons and confetti, and gave out Pop Rocks to everyone." According to Sauce- do, 350-400 people attended the dance. The party featured DI Li- shus, a light show and giveaways, with a Pop Rocks finale. There was also a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:45 p.m. to officially commemorate the new monument. The idea for the dance came around two weeks ago. Saucedo said he felt the event was a success, considering its last-minute planning. He talked about the importance of students being aware of the new monument and what it symbolizes. He also talked about his desire to repeat the event in coming years. "Students create new traditions every year," Saucedo said. "But I hope having a dance by the rock every year becomes a new tradition." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-10-22, Vol. 83, No. 29|
|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|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University of Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|