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%. m* WSU students sell Moliere's Tartuffe ...page 4 Women finish conference play ^w without win P* * ...page 6 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 • VOL 82 ISSUE 75 AY, MARCH 5, 2012 WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM Gardiner wins student body president Campus news By Eric Jensen news editor I The Signpost Andrew Gardiner picked up 974 votes to become next year's Weber State University student body president. All results of the student government elections were announced during the Weber's Got Talent talent show Saturday night. More than 1,900 students voted during the elections. The office winners are: Student body president: Andrew Gardiner Legislative vice president: Brady Harris Programming vice president: Michael Diamond Diversity and unity vice president: Mindy Chamberlin Service vice president: Julia Saxton Clubs and organizations vice president: Abelardo Saucedo Leadership vice president: Mandie Barnes Davis campus vice president: Alexis Mar- quez "I feel so grateful for the opportunity to serve," Gardiner said. "I can't fathom how great next year is going to be. The thing that makes me most excited is that I look at all of the candidates, and they're all so qualified and all so willing to work as a team. I want to go right now to a desk and start writing out plans and start getting to work." Gardiner won the election with 41 percent of the vote. Student body president candidates Landon Stoker and Lonald Wishom received 27 percent and 25 percent ofthe vote, respectively. Other winning candidates shared Gar- PHOTO BY ERIC JENSEN | THE SIGNPOST The newly elected student government officials take the stage during Weber's Got Talent Friday. diner's enthusiasm for teamwork in next year's student government. "It's going to be a good year," Chamber- Tin said. "We're going to have a very good team, and I'm very happy with the results ofthe campaign." Chamberlin said the campaign process was a difficult one, especially with the anti-gay sentiment she and legislative vice president candidate Harrison Spendlove saw last week. "This campaign has been so rough," Chamberlin said. "It's a real blessing that there are people out there who love us and support us, and that there are people who see me as more than just the Gay-Straight Alliance secretary." Saxton also said the past week was physically and emotionally draining. "I'm relieved," Saxton said. "When you run for office, it's an emotional, financial, physical investment. For the past five days I've been up on campus for 18 hours a day, trying to get students to realize that I can do this." While the newly elected candidates spoke highly of their desires to utilize teamwork in enhancing student experi- See Elections page 5 Student art on display wsu alum hosts surfing competition PHOTO BY AMANDA LEWARK | THE SIGNPOST Student art on display in the Elizabeth Shaw Gallery at Weber State University. Shaw Gallery hosts student artwork exhibit By Laurie Reiner news reporter I The Signpost The Elizabeth Shaw Gallery currently features an exhibit dedicated to student work. The students had to submit their artwork to be judged by a jury of three faculty members. The show contained everything from painting to photography to sculpture. About 120 works were submitted for judging. Matthew Choberka, a member of the jury, said many factors went into the judging. "We paired it down to 50, 60 works," Choberka said, "by way of trying to think of not only qualities from the different areas of our department, but also looking to see how we could explain to an outside viewer the breadth and depth of what we do in the department." One of the artists submitted into the show was WSU student Aisha Hamra-Pinto, a 2-D art major. "I've gone to school here for three years, and I haven't really gone out and entered anything or put my art up to be judged, except for the normal class critiques," Hamra-Pinto said. "I figured that I would give it a shot and see what happens." Hamra-Pinto had two pieces accepted, one into the main gallery and the other into the Salon Des Refuses gallery. Her main gallery piece consists of four canvases that each look like different kinds of clothing closures, such as a zipper. See Art page 5 By Lauren Gardner correspondent I The Signpost For Weber State University alum Shaun Hancock, owning one of the only indoor sky-diving/surfing facilities in the country is hard but satisfying work. Thanks to his unique business, Hancock and others were able to host The Trifecta of Shred this weekend, where athletes competed in three events: skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding. The surfing competition was held at the Salomon Center in Ogden, which Hancock runs and manages. "I have a passion for the sport of flow- boarding," Hancock said. "I want to share it to continue to grow the sport. The Trifecta is a great way to meet new friends and find new hobbies." Flowboarding can be compared to surfing and wakeboarding, though most athletes said the sport is still very unique. Instead of being pulled behind a boat or riding waves in the ocean, boarders can "surf" right in Ogden. "It's unlike any board sport," said competitor Tessie Morgan, 24. "Wakeboarding and surfing are probably the closest, and knowing how to do either of those helps, but it requires a lot of a different kind of balance." Morgan said her favorite part about participating in the Trifecta last weekend was the chance to get out and do something. See Flowboarding page 5 Spendlove reports discrimination to university police: Harrison Spendlove, an openly gay Weber State University student who said he was discriminated against while he campaigned for legislative vice president last week, reported the incidents to university police Friday morning. Spendlove said he found a note on his car Tuesday night in which the author mentioned his campaign, threatened to cause him physical harm and doomed him to hell because of his sexual orientation. When the story about the alleged discrimination was published online Thursday Spendlove had yet to report the incident to police, but after speaking with his advisers Friday morning, he decided it was in the best interest of both himself and the campus community to file the report. A day before he received the note, Spendlove said he was approached by students who said they would not vote for him while he campaigned in the Shepherd Union Building Atrium. When he asked them why, they said it was because he is gay. Voting for student senate begins Monday: Students can begin voting for student senate positions Monday. The voting will continue through Thursday. Next week's senate elections follow one of the best voting turnouts for executive positions in recent years, with more than 2,200 students voting for the student body president. There are 21 senate positions and 29 candidates. An election booth will be available for voters in the Shepherd Union Atrium. Students can also vote at www.weber.edu. Rep. Rob Bishop gives campaign tips: U.S. Representative Rob Bishop (R), of Utah's First District, spoke about effective campaigning in the Alumni Center Friday afternoon. He said that after Tason Chaffetz won his congressional seat, Chaffetz probably gave too much credit to social media. He said Chaffetz's hard work knocking on doors and meeting constituents was his most important campaigning. Bishop spoke extensively about campaign signs, stressing that good signs are simple and professional. He said 'cute' signs don't work and candidates who don't have the right look shouldn't usually put their faces on signs. "I have never put my sign on anything, for obvious reasons," Bishop joked. He also spoke about the significant increase in campaign spending, since he spent only $300 during his first winning campaign for the Utah State House of Representatives in 1979. He said candidates now spend as much as $60,000 during a campaign. Bishop's speech was part of WSU's Political Leadership Institute Seminar Series.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-03-05, Vol. 82, No. 75|
|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.|