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Volleyball drops tw games WSU proposes new science building page 4 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 BUSINESS & SCIENCE 4 SPORTS 6 JOBS 11 Homecoming doubles last year's turnout By Raychel Johnson news editor I The Signpost The theme for the Homecoming dances, held on Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight, was "a night of pure imagination." In harmony with the theme, the Weber State University Student Association turned the Shepherd Union Ballrooms into Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. The promised 30-foot chocolate river, however, was not featured at the dance. According to Thomas Judd, activities director and a public relations/advertising major, the river was a last-minute idea and wasn't going to be completed in time. 'At this point, it was go ing to be more trouble than it was worth," Judd said. "It was kind of an afterthought." Regardless of the river idea flopping, students were able to use a chocolate fondue fountain and a snack bar with a large selection of chocolates and goodies. The ballroom featured hanging candy-shaped decorations and green turf as a welcome carpet, and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was projected on the wall behind DJ David Hancock-Taylor, who was also the DJ for the pep rally on Monday, Sept. 17. Judd said he had high expectations for student turnout this year due to the creative and laid-back theme, and the attendance doubled from last year's Homecoming Dance. "This is your way to get involved and have fun," Judd said. "These are the memories that we'll always remember." Courtney Ellis, special events director, assisted Judd in planning out the dance and Homecoming Week in its entirety. According to Ellis, at least 450 students attended the dance. "It was a blast," she said. "I think everyone on the team had a good time, and we are super grateful to everyone who came." Although students weren't required to dress up, Heather Gray See Wonka page 5 PHOTO BY CADE CLARK | THE SIGNPOST During the "Night of Pure Imagination," students dance to the music on Friday. The theme was based on the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Eagles defeat Wildcats 32-26 Vti ^J. 2* \ / - '-5r PHOTO BY WHITNEY YOUNG | THE SIGNPOST Weber State University's corner Tyson Tiatia (52) breaks through Eastern Washington University's offensive line in the game Saturday night. The Wildcats fell to EWU 32-26 in WSU's Homecoming Game. Criminal justice grad program moves online By Tyler Saal news reporter I The Signpost Starting in spring of 2013, the Weber State University criminal justice graduate program will move to a fully online format, becoming the first graduate program at the university to do so. The move was undertaken in order to further the program's regional reach and make the program more flexible for students who are pursuing, or would like to pursue, a master's in criminal justice. Bruce Bayley is an associate professor and the director of the master's program of criminal justice. He said the change's outcome is win-win, benefiting both students and the program. "It just increases the flexibility," Bayley said. "(Students) can still continue on with their coursework, but now they don't have to drive up from Salt Lake, they don't have to pay for parking, they don't have See Football page 6 to fight the traffic they can do their work at 2 o'clock in the morning if they want to. Before, you had to be here on campus at a certain time, on a certain day. Now, for our current students, we've expanded the flexibility. They're still getting the quality education, but now it meets their schedule, not ours." Stacie Smith, a senior and criminal justice major at WSU, reflected this sentiment. Smith said she thinks a graduate program for criminal justice completely online would be great. "I love taking undergraduate classes online, especially with work," Smith said. "When I work during the day, I can do my homework whenever I need to. Online, I think, works really well." Bayley said flexibility is especially important to criminal justice master's students, because many are working professionals in a field that See Online page 5 Alumni 5K run raises scholarship funds By Thomas Alberts news reporter I The Signpost The Weber State University Young Alumni Association hosted a 5K jog and walk for both adults and children to raise money for student scholarships on Saturday. After signing up, participants awoke to meet at the Lindquist Alumni Center at 8:30 a.m. to participate in a family-inclusive event, open to both WSU and the surrounding community, in order to raise funds for future WSU students. Adults paid $20 to participate and their children participated in a free "Kids K," which consisted of one lap around the practice field on the WSU Ogden campus. The Young Alumni Association sponsored the event. The mission of the Young Alumni Association is to strengthen the connection between members of the WSU campus and the community by encouraging and participating in leadership, mentoring, service and networking opportunities. "The Young Alumni Association is totally based on scholarships and getting students involved with the community and different events like this," said Justin Voorhees of the Young Alumni Association. Voorhees was responsible for setting up the event. "All of the proceeds from this go directly to scholarship funds, so that's primarily what this is set up for." In exchange for the $20 fee for the race entry, adults also received free T-shirts and a pancake breakfast held at the end of the event. Children who attended also received free T-shirts and breakfast. Voorhees talked about the association's desire See Alumni page 5 PHOTO BY WHITNEY YOUNG I THE SIGNPOST During the "Run For the Fund of It" race, adults and children ran to raise money for scholarships. The WSU Young Alumni Association hosted the race.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-09-24, Vol. 83, No. 19|
|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.|