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PHOTO BY TYLER BROWN I THE SIGNPOST Michael Gross and The Statuettes played at the free concert for College Radio Day presented by KWCR 88.1 Weber FM and Grounds for Coffee. Concert celebrates College Radio Day By Raychel Johnson news editor I The Signpost In celebration of College Radio Day on Tuesday, Weber State University's radio station, KWCR 88.1 Weber FM, had special guests perform in studio performances and interviews. The radio station also presented the WSU free concert series in the ballrooms of the Shepherd Union Building later that evening. This was the first year that WSU has participated in College Radio Day, and this is also the first year that College Radio Day has gone international. According to www.collegera- dioday.com, Oct. 11, 2011 was the first College Radio Day ever recognized. This year, radio stations from more than 28 countries participated, with four other radio stations from Utah. Matt Ross, a sophomore at Utah State University studying business, said Aggie Radio is currently just doing online streaming, but also participated in College Radio Day. His radio show, "Ratboy's Ra dio Show," plays music from local artists along the Wasatch Front and in Cache County. "College radio is the best way for local bands to get heard," Ross said. He said he believes college radio isn't dying, but actually growing. "Students might not See Radio page 5 Senate changes budget By Laurie Reiner asst. news editor I The Signpost This semester, the Weber State University Student Senate has changed how it handles its budget. Instead of each senator getting a separate amount of money, the money will be compiled into a collective budget that the entire senate will use. During the meeting on Monday, the senate voted on its first request for money. Every time a sena- "It will make us more accountable for the (student) fees that we spend because we are over all of student fees on campus." — Brady Harris WSUSA vice president tor wants to receive some money, he or she must create a bill that senate then discusses and votes on. "It will make us more accountable for the (student) fees that we spend because we are over all of student fees on campus," said Brady Harris, the WSU Student Association legislative vice president. Before the senate voted on the first bill, it first had to change a senate rule. Usually bills are presented one week in the senate meeting and then voted on in the next meeting. The senate voted to change these rules to allow bills that request funding below $100 to be voted on the same day they are presented to the senate. Harris said the reason for the budget change is because the focus of the senate has changed. "We used to focus more on individual areas and not campus-wide changes," he said. "But over the last few See Senate page 5 WSU pres. candidates visit Ogden campus By Cozette Jenkins editor-in-chief I The Signpost Finalists in the Weber State University presidential search, whose names will be released Thursday, will come to campus on Monday to meet with groups representing WSU students, faculty, staff and administration. The groups will comprise about 20 individuals, whose names will also be released Thursday, selected by the members of the Presidential Search Committee, according to Cameron Martin, associate commissioner for economic development in higher education. Martin said the list of group members is still being finalized, since some people the search committee recommended cannot commit a full day to meeting with finalists. Andrew Gardiner, the WSU student body president, said the group representing students will consist of the six WSU Student Association vice presidents, 14 student senators and himself. "They'll be meeting with the candidates and sharing their observations of those candidates with the Board of Regents through this process," Martin said. Each candidate will meet with each of the four groups in different rooms of the Shepherd Union Building. Martin said a representative from the Commissioner of Higher Education's Office will sit in on each meeting while the candidate presents to the group. After the candidate finishes and leaves, the representative will ask the group members to share their impressions and pros and cons of that candidate. The representative from the commissioner's office will take notes and repeat the pros and cons back See President page 9 Students gather to watch pres. debates By David Prete news reporter I The Signpost As the presidential debates for the upcoming elections begin, Weber State University has given students a way to watch the debates and discuss them as a group. Today from 7-8:30 p.m., and again on Oct. 11, students are invited to join the American Democracy Department for a livestream broadcast of the presidential debate and participate in an open discussion afterward. "We wanted a place for all students to be able to come, watch and participate," said Mandie Barnes, the WSU Student Association leadership vice president. "Some students may not have access to the debates, and since this is so important, we wanted to make the opportunity available to everyone." The debate, which is the first in a series of four — three for the presidential candidates and one for their running mates — will focus primarily on domestic policies like the See Debate page 5 Diversity Board honors Gandhi's birthday By Tyler Saal news reporter I The Signpost In honor of the 143rd anniversary of Mahat- ma Gandhi's birth, the Weber State University Student Association's Diversity Board held a celebration for the civil rights leader and father of the Indian independence movement. The event was held in the Center for Diversity and Unity in the Shepherd Union Building, and lasted from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday. Cake was served to attendants, and the cake read "Happy Birthday Gandhi!" "I saw Gandhi's birth day on the calendar and it just jumped out at me," said Ryan Smith, celebrations and traditions chair for the Center for Diversity and Unity, who coordinated the event. "It was perfect for an event to start off October. We wanted to educate people on his beliefs and his effect. I really look up to peaceful protesting." For the event, Prasanna Reddy, director of academic support services and programs, gave a presentation on Gandhi. She presented a PowerPoint showing pictures and detailing his life and significance not only to India and Indian people, but also people throughout the rest of the world. A brief Q-and-A session followed the presentation, and then the cake was served. lonathan Taylor, a WSU student majoring in psychology, said he enjoyed attending the celebration and called Gandhi "amongst the most impressive protesters I've ever heard of," citing how widespread Gandhi's influence has been on civil rights movements around the globe. See Gandhi page 5 PHOTO BY TYLER BROWN I THE SIGNPOST Prasanna Reddy, director of academic support services and programs, gave a presentation on Gandhi to commemorate his 143rd birthday. A birthday cake was served to attendees.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2012-10-03, Vol. 83, No. 22|
|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.|