Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-09-071
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I ' 1 I A: :U Wiii?iut State University Creating Demolition See page 4 TTPlVriD) H .j;liiV ci!l,',!:)d; .-Aim OST rikdz Odd mrmnnnrnKo tmd V. Vi VmT l-l U WJJ As rent goes down, occupancy reaches highest in five years By Bree Ann Hoffman sr. news reporter The Signpost Many Weber State students are finding that on-campus housing has a lot of things to offer. The convenience of living only a few minutes from campus, having your meals planned for you, and the recent decrease in housing costs have led to a waiting list for campus housing. "You don't need a vehicle and it's a decent price," said freshman student and Promontory Tower resident Kyle Debungie. Debungie said that the pros outweigh the cons but that drawbacks to campus housing do exist. "The cafeteria is really expensive." Debungie is not the only student who dislikes having to eat on campus. Blake Niflis, a freshman student who also lives in Promontory Tower said he dislikes the distance between his dorm and the Gallery. He also said open later. "You have "We are completely full at University Village and Promontory Tower and we have about five girls waiting to move in... he wishes it was to go to the Gallery to get food, and it closes at 5:30." Despite the negative aspects, more students have chosen to live on-campusthis semester than there have been in the past four years. "We are completely full at University Village and Promontory Tower," said Wendy Craggs, the marketing director Wendy Craggs, Marketing Director, WSU Housing for WSU housing, "and we have about five girls waiting to move into Promontory Tower or University Village." Craggs said that a waiting list is an unusual occurrence. "It's the first year in about five years," she said. Craggs said the increase is partly due to lower rent prices and the convenience of living on campus. Brittney Bateman, an office manager for campus housing, said she believes that the dorms are not only reasonably priced and convenient, but also provide opportunities to meet friends. "It's a really good deal," Bateman said. Bateman's feelings appear to be common among residents. "I'm from out of state," Niflis said. "I don't have a car. The shuttle is close or I can walk to class. It's close, and you get to meet a lot of people since we live close. It's nice for me because I don't have a roommate," Niflis said. Promontory Tower is located at the south end of campus. University Village is on 4600 South, which is five blocks south of campus. . WSU offers shuttle service to and from University Village, which is free to all students. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com r Left: Gareth Turner plays guitar and sings during open mic night at Promontory Tower. The event was one of several activities organized to facilitate social interaction for dormitory residents. Campus Housing Student Numbers 2007 2006 re Right: demand for on-... campus housing has . dramatically increased since last year. Campus Housing administration says the increase has occurred partly due to a decrease in the cost of rent. 2005 2004 155 110 Promontory Tower S University Village 200 400 600 Number of Students 800 PHOTO BY BRICE KELSCH THE SIGNPOST I Stydent Men-TradlBtioinia Ceimteir offers stress relief By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter The Signpost The old rhyme: school has begun, no more laughing, no more fun; must have been talking about college. For many university students, the unfamiliarity of college life causes stress. Everyone is unique, but each person needs a feeling of personalsecurityacceptance, comfort and support. Toss in college factors like trying to find parking, roommates, paying for textbooks and finding a class among thousands of strangers and it's easy to forget to enjoy the experience. Somethingsaboutbeingat a university can't be changed. "You can't stop the waves," said Dr. Craig Oreshnick, counseling psychologist at Weber State University. "But you can learn to surf." A dozen students showed up to the free non-traditional student lecture given by Oreshnik to learn to better manage time, recognize stress signals and offer stress management techniques. Oreshnick asked students, "Why are you here?" The possible answers were: A) To get an education B) To get a degree or C) Both. To make all the hours of studying, money spent and sacrifices worth it, the answer is both, said Oreshnick. Oreshnick, a former ski instructor, gave an analogy of a skier trying to navigate down the slope. To get to the bottom safely, constant shifts and changes are required to stay balanced. Student life is the same he said. "How do you stay balanced?" asked Oreshnick. The answer varies for each student. The wellness concept offers five areas of concentration to try to balance in life: physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual. If you start "skimming" any of the areas you will begin to have a problem explained Oreshnick. A walk around campus reveals students are feeling stressed whether they're freshman or seniors. "People don't know how to react to me," said David Fowler, a senior majoring in Electronics Engineering Technology, who uses a wheelchair. "They're afraid." Just trying to get into the classrooms for his classes is stressful for Fowler. He has to See Stress page 5 -'-0 7 r : f I; I ..... it . . j . HMUlUb HI MACKlNZIt HUNTER I IHt SIGNPOST Above: WSU counseling psychologist for Craig Oreshnick speaks to students during a lecture sponsored by thenon-traditional student center, on how to manage stress. Left: Moises Leon concentrates on a handout given to students at the free lecture on stress management Thursday. ws U chosen to host 2010 conference Undergraduate research activities catch the attention of national organization By Becky Rigby correspondent The Signpost Weber State University was chosen to host the Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference in 2010. Many schools all over the nation placed bids to hold the conference and Weber came out on top. The selection process includes a 10-page bid that is broken down into five sections: facilities, meals, housing, activities, and miscellaneous. After Weber confirmed its ability to meet the needs of the conference, it proved to be the best option for the 2010 conference. "Over the past five years WSU faculty, staff and administrators have worked very hard to build a successful undergraduate research program," said John Cavitt, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. "We are becoming well-known as an institution with a strong emphasis on undergraduate research." Cavitt said this likely played into die selection process. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) was established in 1978 and holds conferences every two years. Weber's current CUR councilors are Lauren Fowler, Brenda Kowalewski and Chris Millard. This conference brings together faculty, administrators, policy makers, representatives of funding agencies and other stakeholders with an interest in doing and promoting undergraduate research. While students can participate, this is specifically designed for faculty and administrators at the college level. "Weber State is well-known among primarily undergraduate institutions for its excellence in undergraduate research," Fowler said. "This will bring national attention to Weber State, and faculty from many other institutions will be visiting us and learning all about Weber State." She further explained that it also increases the student's chances for getting into graduate school. Nate Hadley, a junior majoring in psychology, is participating in the research as part of a National Science Foundation grant. "I think that the undergraduate research program that I participated in was extremely beneficial in allowing me a venue to practice the principles that I have been learning here at Weber State," Hadley said. "It has also given me a boost in feeling confident enough to do further research." There are approximately 100 students receiving funding for undergraduate See CUR page 5 News in Brief Taylor appointed to administrative position Carla Taylor, Weber State University head women's basketball coach, has been selected for the position of Senior Women's Administrator for WSU Athletics. Taylor's responsibilities within the position will include: advising university administration and athletics department on gender-equity issues, participating in Big Sky Conference committees as a representative ofWSU, and being an advocate for WSU's women's sports teams. Taylor will remain head women's basketball coach in addition to her new responsibilities. Taylor has been involved in WSU athletics on and off since 1980 when she participated as a student-athlete in both basketball and track-and-field. During her time on the basketball team she was twice named team captain. Taylor has coached the WSU women's basketball team since 1988. She currently holds the second place record for most wins in Big Sky Conference women's basketball history with 270 victories. Farewell luncheon to he held for WRC coordinator A farewell luncheon for Wilderness Recreation Coordinator Kurt Hanniger will be held Sept. 13 at the Lindquist Alumni Center. Hanniger has been the WRC coordinator for four years and is leaving to pursue a career in nursing. University of Idaho graduate Daniel Turner has been selected as the new WRC coordinator. He will take over on Sept. 14, Hanniger's last day. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Companies gather for Career Expo Career Expo 2007, sponsored by the Utah Department of Workforce Services will be held Friday Sept. 7, and Saturday Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. both days. More than 89 employers will be present at the event including: American Express, Ameritech College, Atria Healthcare, Bonneville Machinery, Brighton Gardens, Deluxe Corp, Discover Card, Farmers Insurance, Fidelity Investments, Flying J, Granger Medical, H&R Block, Healthcare Insight, Henry Schein Practice, Honeywell, IKEA, Ingenix, Intercontinental Hotels, Kennecott Copper, Marriott Vacation Club, Mass Mutual, McKesson, Media One Utah, Memorial Mortuaries, Mona Vie, Mustang Development, OC Tanner, O'Currance, Park City Transportation, Praxair, Preferred Real Estate, Radisson Downtown, Securitas USA, Senior Solutions, Skywest, Sorenson Communications, SOS Staffing, Sports Chalet, Spring Communications, Steelco, Stevens-IIenager, Swift Transporation, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, Teleperformance, Tesoro, TMP - CPS Security, United Parcel Service, US Magnesium, Utah Transit Authority, Verizon Wireless, Vertis Communication, Wells Fargo, Xango, Zoltek Corporations, as well as various government agencies. Workshops on resume building, interviewing strategies and other career-related topics will be offered free of charge.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-09-07, Vol. 73, No. 13|
|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.|