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Wildcats earn second volleyball victory of season ...page 6 JTTS The GSA strut their stuff af'She'sthemanand he's the woman" ...page 4 AT A GLANCE 2 EDITORIAL 3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4 SPORTS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 7 NIOHT on we*** fn&i A witch was one of the main attractions for children attending the Nightmare on Weber Street. In its third year, Nightmare on Weber Street still focused on a family-friendly atmosphere for WSU students and their little ghosts and goblins. WSU Davis campus gets a one-night spooky makeover By Lyndee McKay correspondent I The Signpost The hallways of Weber State University Davis campus were haunted on Saturday October 29 from 6p.m. to 9 p.m. with the sounds of witch cackles, bubbling potions and haunted carnival music. Students, people from the community and children experienced both tricks and treats at the third annual Nightmare on Weber Street, a family oriented activity for students with and without children. Sarah Lowe, sophomore at WSU and director of Nontraditional Student Activities for Davis Campus planned the event for the past 6 months. Her and Assistant Director Karen Gonzales wanted students and their families to be involved in school and have fun for Halloween. "This activity is great be- cause the kids get to see where Mom and Dad go to school and see how fun college is. It promotes furthering our education," Lowe said. The first floor of WSU's Davis campus was filled with witches, superheroes, princesses and every type of costume imaginable, even an adult-sized Winnie the See Nightmare page 5 Building high on priority By Spencer Garn editor-in-chief I The Signpost Although ground hasn't broken for the new Davis campus building, Weber State University already has another multi-million dollar building high on Utah's Board of Regents recommendation list. The list — which ranks a new science building for WSU second—will be considered by both the state's building board and the legislative committee assigned to capital projects as they put together their own priority lists for the Utah State Legislature. Together, these three lists will have considerable sway as the legislature decides which buildings to fund. "We're very pleasandy surprised to be number two on the list," said Vice Provost Bruce Davis. "That's a ranking that we were never able to achieve with the Davis campus building." Even without the high ranking, WSU received $30 million in building funds during the last legislative session to help cover the more than $39.9 cost of the new 120,146 square- foot building at the Davis Campus. It's unusual then, Davis explained, that WSU would already have another building ranked so highly. "There's always a kind of an unstated factor in the prioritization process which is, you need to wait your turn," Davis said. "We just received $30 million of building money from the legislature this year. So, for us to expect another $60 million in the very next year is probably, well it would be, remarkable." If the legislature does choose to fund the science building this spring, the 200,000 square-foot building would be built in place of buildings three and four and would replace the current 120,000 square-foot science building. It would be about 15,000 square feet larger than the Union Building, and after the science building and the buildings it's replacing are torn down, it would add about 30,000 See Building page 5 Student recruitment adopts social media Facebook, blogging and apps are the newest form of student recruitment By Kellie Glass correspondent I The Signpost Social media is used for many different purposes like networking or advertising. Here at Weber State University, student recruiters now use social media to contact future students. The use of Face- book, YouTube, and blogs is becoming a new avenue for student recruiters to reach future students. "E-mail is a thing of the past. For most people, it's still important, but communica tion is online and in front of everybody," said Student Ambassador Connor Harrison. Patrick Moody, admissions advisor, said, "If you want to reach your target audience, especially high school students, it will be through social media." Student recruitment has a mobile application as well, which will essentially allow students to apply to Weber State University on their mobile device. They will also see important dates and activities that are happening, on WSU campus. Another thing in development is a QR (Quick Response) code, so that student with iPhones or iPads can scan the code and get the application on their tablet devices as well. Student recruiters formed a Facebook page called "Get Into Weber." This page has links which connect future students directly to the WSU's application process for those who are thinking about WSU as an option for their college experience. There is also a link for their Twitter and YouTube sites as well. One of the features on this Facebook page is it allows students to See Recruitment page 5 PHOTOS BY KASEY VAN DYKE | THE SIGNPOST Students check their Facebook profiles between studying. Brent Peterson, a sophomore in business, said he likes staying updated.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2011-10-31, Vol. 82, No. 37|
|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.|