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fft Getting Jjtf i ."J',) ready for - "L 4 basketball (.'" Space, the Ogden frontier see page 4 O WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY if see page 4 TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2006 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 69 ISSUE 8 The dorm life I MV. I 1 PIIBO. PHOTO BY TRICIA CERRARD I THE SIGNPOST On a for f stofeMs oitsing for singles, marrieds By Shirrel Cooper sr. news reporter The Signpost Wendy Craggs, marketing coordinator of student housing at Weber State University, said the student housing offered for fall semester is 75 percent full. Last fall, WSU housing rented out 68 percent of the 668 beds. Rentals for this year grew 12 percent. Since the addition of University Village and the new Married Housing, WSU offers housing for single students and married students without children. University Village was added to WSU for the 2002 Winter Olympics as a dormitory for the athletes. When the athletes left, the housing was available for the students of WSU. "University Village was needed when it was put in because we needed updated housing," Craggs said. Because of the newer amenities, University Village is where most students want to live. It is also the hardest place for students to get into because of its high demand. "On-campus housinghas so many things to offer," said Marketing Coordinating Assistant Brianna Bingham. On top of the one flat rate students pay for housing, rather than separate bills for utilities, she said the social atmosphere is better. "The freshman year will either make or break college, and living on campus ups your chances of liking college," Bingham said. ShesaidbecauseWSUhousingemployees matche students up by majors and spends time deciding which roommate should go where, students often have roommates who they have a lot in common with. Married student" housing is also a relatively recent addition. "We want people to know that married housing is a new option," Craggs said. Married housing is offered at Stansbury and LaSal Halls, and offers all the amenities the normal student housing does. Also new this year to the student housing is the Living and Learning Communities (LLCs). For fall 2006 there are three; the Math 1010 LLC, the Casa de Espanol LLC and the Outdoor LLC. The Math 1010 LLC allows students to move into University Village three weeks early, at no cost, and to begin taking 1010 with other students. A tutor will be available at University Village for the students and if they complete the course, they receive a $180 refund for their next rent payments. The Casa de Espanol LLC gives students an opportunity to live in a Spanish-speaking environment. A course is offered to entry-level Spanish speakers and the more advanced students. A total of three credit hours can be earned with the benefit of $180 refund. The Outdoor LLC has a camping trip the week before school starts and plans other outdoor events throughout the year. It gives students who enjoy the same types of activities not only an environment for the activities, but instant friends to accompany them. Student housing has a variety of amenities from on-campus meal plans, to Living Learning Communities. Along with the married housing, every WSU student looking for a place to live while attending WSU has a wide variety of options to fit their specific needs. You can leave a message for reporter Shirrel Cooper by calling 626-7655. Leadership conference aims to 'change' students By Nick Dragon sr. business reporter The Signpost Students attending the Academy of Leadership convention this year are encouraged to "Be the change." The 2006 Academy of Leadership will be held at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah, Aug. 16-18. The conference will teach leadership and communication skills from nationally recognized presenters. The focus for tire theme is to encourage students to be die change, rather than try to influence change in things around them. "One of the main tilings that die committee wants to teach these students is die knowledge and ability to network with one another so diat diey know who the club presidents are and who diey can go to for help, or to get involved," said Fran Hopkin, Academy of Leadership staff committee member. The conference workshops will focus on topics such as effective communication styles, leadership training, multicultural sensitivity issues and a variety of odier subjects. There will be team-building exercises and opportunities for students to network and get to know each other. The trip is not all speeches and conferences however; activities on the agenda include a late-night, Hawaiian-themed pool party. Chelsey Winegar has been involved with various student activities on campus for tiiree years. She is currently a member of the Academy of Leadership committee and is also the Weber State University Student Association Chief of Staff. "You get involved, you meet a lot of people and you have friends everywhere," Winegar said. "I was really shy before I got involved and it completely changed me." The committee encourages students who are interested in becoming involved to attend the conference this year. "We want people to get involved and to better their college experience and to leam tilings that diey can take with them into their futi: ;s and into dieir careers," Winegar said. She said being involved has taught her a lot of leadership and communication skills, and how to work widi different types of people. Students who want to get involved can go to die Student Involvement Office in die Shepherd Union Building Room 419. "I wasn't born a leader," Winegar said. "I think you can have leadership skills, but unless you develop them, you're not going to be a good leader." The keynote speaker is Delatorro McNeal. Retired Col. Rayfel M. Bachiller, who is on die Board of Directors for die Filipino-American U.S. Marines Association, will also speak. Students are encouraged to apply early for this event due to the limited number of accommodations tiiat have been reserved. You can leave a message for reporter Nick Drason bv calling 626-7655. Breeze way now breezier ,J r n n o r J W kJ W Im CONSTRUCTION AREA HMI l ) IJV UAVIU fAIKtHILD II II V .N'IAW The breezeway connecting the east and west wings of the Shepherd Union Building sits demolished, leaving very little to remember the old sky-walk way used by students less than three months ago. The outside area between the two wings will be enclosed during the construction in the years ahead to create a large interior commons area for Weber State University students. The west wing of the SUB is closed and being treated for asbestos before construction can begin within. lens in brief New gallery exhibit opening tomorrow in the Dee Shaw From Aug. 2 until Oct. 7, the Weber State University Department of Visual Arts will present the exhibit "LatirwAmerican Graphics: The Evolution of Identity from the Mythical to the Personal." The exhibit showcases the work of 49 artists and is on loan from the Museum of Latin-American Art. The art shows the development of Latin-American print-making from the mid-20th century to current times. The exhibit features artists who attempted to describe national identity by incorporating traditional and mythological imagery from their native countries. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, featuring the award-winning Felix Angel, a Colombian architect, print-maker and curator. The exhibit will be held in the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of the Kimball Visual Arts Center. The gallery is open Monday through Fridays from 1 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. A list of the 2006-2007 exhibition schedule is available at departments. weber.edudova. For more information, call 626-6420. Outdoor activity to be sponsored by wilderness center The Wilderness Recreation Center will host an excursion before the start of the fall semester. The trip will be a family backpacking adventure to Ruth Lake in the Uinta Mountains during this weekend. Registration is needed in advance and a mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held today at 7 p.m. in Wasatch Hall 1. The meeting place for the trip will be the Ruth Lake Trailhead on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. The cost for this family outing is $16 per person. A second outing, scheduled up Waterfall Canyon to have a full moon climb via ferrata, a mountain route where cables, ladders and bridges are drilled into the rock surface, was canceled. The trip which was supposed to take place at the 29th Street Trailhead over the weekend was canceled. WRC was unable to get a contract to allow it to use the via fcrratas For more information on the family backpacking trip, call 626-6373 or visit weber.eduwrc. Upcoming issue of The Signpost to hit stands Aug. 28 The Aug. 1 issue of The Signpost will be the last printing for the summer. The newspaper will return at the start of the fall semester with a special Campus Survival edition. That copy will come out Monday, Aug. 21 and will feature information on student services around Weber State University. During the fall and spring semesters, The Signpost is printed three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the exception of holidays.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-08-01, Vol. 69, No. 8|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University|
|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|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|