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Davis campus' D3 officially open BYSKYLERPYLE news editor | The Signpost Aug. 29 marked the official opening of Weber State University's newest addition, the Davis campus' D3. Guest speakers created an evening filled with enthusiasm, accomplishment, and Wildcat pride. The speakers were Lt. Gov. Greg Bell; Jim Smith, Davis Chamber of Commerce president and CEO; Sue lohnson, president/CEO of Futu- ra Industries and chair for the Northern Utah Academy of Math, Engineering and Science; WSU President Charles Wight, and David Wilson, WSU student body president. "This is very exciting. It has taken a lot of people working together to get to this point, and it is a spectacular building," Wight said. "We are so pleased for the students . . . We have great community members with Hill Air Force Base and the city; it's just wonderful." D3 puts WSU's Davis campus one step closer to its master plan of 10- plus buildings, which will include a student union building, library, garden for the botany program, solar panel field, and a multitude of major and minor opportunities. PHOTO BYTYLER BROWN |THE SIGNPOST Weber State University President Charles Wight and Waldo the Wildcat cut the D3 ceremonial ribbon. "This building has been in progress for three years now, so it's been really exciting to see the unity in the school and everybody come together to make this building happen," said Brady Harris, student senate president. "The benefits for students are going to be wonderful." As Wight and Waldo the Wildcat cut the ceremonial ribbon with gigantic scissors, the hockey team sprayed the crowed with purple and white confetti, and then Waldo performed gymnastic moves to entertain the children up front. "What an amazing experience for Weber to grow," Wilson said. "We're just extending our reach; it's awesome. For someone who didn't sign up for Davis classes, I'm very, very jealous right now." An array ofWSU faculty and students assisted in answering questions about the new building and taking people on tours. NUAMES has been educating its students in mobile units on the west corner of campus, but will now occupy one floor of D3 during the day. Many NUAMES students walked around their new facilities with big eyes, trying to take everything in. "I think it's awesome," said NUAMES sophomore Tucker Banz. "You are more spread out, you don't have to wor ry about seeing people you don't want to see, and I like the style of the building, it's pretty cool, and we have lots of room. Parson Construction has donated a lot of money to the construction management technology program. "We're thrilled to see the program move here to Davis," said Scott Parson, president of Parson Construction. "It's going See DAVIS page 8 )ck Party 2013 is a Wildcat Wonderland BY DANIELLE MURPHY news reporter | The Signpost The Block Party, themed Wildcat Wonderland this year, kicked off the last day of Welcome Week with Weber State University President Chuck Wight serving purple pancakes to hungry students. Booths started setting up early, and the party began at 8:30 a.m. All morning, students wandered from booth to booth, playing games, winning prizes and collecting information about opportunities on and off campus. The Block Party provides clubs and organizations the opportunity to showcase what they can offer students and allows students to find how they can get involved. "I learned about different clubs I didn't know we even had," said Bailey Bingham, a freshman majoring in history- See BLOCK PARTY page 10 PHOTO BYTYLER BROWN | THE SIGNPOST Members of the Weber State University Student Association play in the foam pit during the annual Foam Party. The event, "Foam Nation," brought in more than 300 people who danced until midnight. WSU NEWS -in- BRIEF Redshirt freshman supsended for fighting BY MARCUS JENSEN sports editor | The Signpost Weber State University football player Oran Maxwell has been suspended for his involvement in a fight, announced Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton and WSU on Tuesday. Maxwell, a redshirt freshman running back from Orlando, Fla., left the bench area and threw a punch with two minutes and 45 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of WSU's 50-40 victory over Stephen F. Austin State University on Saturday. Maxwell was ejected from the game. The NCAA football rules state that a player involved in a fight during the second half of a contest is disqualified for the remainder of the game, as well as the first half of the following contest. NCAA rules also state that if a player is flagged and ejected for fighting a second time in the same season, that player will be suspended for the remainder of the game and the remainder of the season. WSU head coach Jody Sears accepted the first-half suspension issued by the Big Sky and chose to enforce the suspension for a full game. Maxwell will sit out WSU's game at the University of Utah this Saturday. "We take these issues very seriously and will not tolerate this type of behavior from members of our football program," Sears said. In a statement released by the Big Sky, the league approved the extra disciplinary action the university staff has taken. "We commend Weber State Athletics director lerry Bovee and head coach lody Sears for taking the lead and issuing a full-game suspension," Fullerton is quoted as saying in the press release. "The decision shows that Weber State University will not tolerate this type of behavior in its football program. By rule, the conference can only issue a half- game suspension. We fully support Weber State's decision to opt for an entire game."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2013-09-04, Vol. 84, No. 12|
|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.|