Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-301
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Soccer pkiyor continues WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Musician brings bike-powered tunes to UV family's presence on campus See page 6 See page 4 i i t Mi The rrr m r o Wednesdays wlih Mitch Fans turn out to hear 'Tuesdays with Morrie' author speak at WSU By Darren C. Boekweg correspondent I The Signpost A nationally recognized author spoke on the campus of Weber State University Wednesday. As part of WSU's Convocation Lecture Series, writer, sportswriter, newspaper columnist, radio host and TV commentator Mitch Albom spoke in the Mark Evans Austad Auditorium in the Val A. Browning Center. The event was originally scheduled to be in the Caller', and was moved to the Austad Auditorium. "I didn't come to meet him, I just wanted to hear what he had to say," said WSU English junior John Mill. Mill said he had read "Tuesdays With Morrie," one of Albom's best sellers. "It's a great book," Mill said. "It is about an old man coming to terms with death." Albom has written nine books Author Mitch Albom shares his insights and experiences to a large crowd at Weber State University on Wednesday. A lesson on the opposite sex WSU professors discuss differences between men and women By Shayla Craig i -orrespondcnt I The Signpost In celebration ol'Wbmen's 1 listory Month, Weber Slate University professors Azenett Cara and lames 1 lulchins presented "What's Sex Cot to On with It," a discussion on the biological and cultural differences in men and women. "As much as we'd like to say that there is a nice bright line between what it means to be a man or what it means to be a woman, we lind that that line doesn't exist." said 1 lulchins. WSU health sciences professor. Weber Stale University Health Science Professor James Hutchins discusses hormones and physical aspects of sex on Wednesday. and many of them are New York Times best sellers. Two of his books, "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Meaven," have been made into television movies for ABC. Albom majored in journalism and mastered in business administration at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Albom spoke about his book "Tuesdays With Morrie," which chronicles his relationship with Morrie Schwartz, a professor he studied under while attending BU. Albom said that after graduating, he made a promise to Schwartz he would keep in touch. After graduation, Albom's career took off and he said he did not keep in touch with Schwartz. "We forget the people," Albom said, "... that made us have success." See Mitch page 7 Mutchins spoke about the biological and mechanistic aspects of how it is that we become one gender or another, particularly how our brains are wired. "We can all agree on certain aspects of what it means to be a man or a woman," Mutchins said. "We call them primary sexual characteristics. But you'll lind the more you examine each one of those definitions, each one of them starts to break down." See Lesson page 5 MUI Cl-V.Vi A, ' ' i! mx ML North Elevation GRAPHIC COURTESY OF IM HARRIS The above graphic shows an artist's conceptual rendering of the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning facing the north. The Hurst Center will be connect to the Weber State University Alumni Center (on the right), and its projected completion date is set for February 2009. The center is one of many construction projects that WSU will undergo during the next decade. LJ LJ V&l Lai Ldtl - -J Vw LuJ La n n n a Shepherd Union Building to enter new phase, Hurst Center to be constructed By Deborah Ramsay sr. news reporter I The Signpost Hidden behind plywood and draped under plastic is the partially complete phase one of the Weber State University Shepherd Union Building, which is scheduled to be done the second week of August. The recent power outages on campus are a sign that progress is being made, as permanent electrical power was reconnected to the building. Patience, understanding and cooperation promises to be rewarded when students return to campus this fall. The new phase will offer a northsouth main street feel with a new bookstore on the first and second floors, a Hogi Yogi's, a new food court area and an open and bright, new atrium. "The atrium will be a very nice place to gather," said WSU Facilities Management Director Jim Harris. "The east side will have concrete steps that can be used for seating and small clusters of furniture will be scattered around." Harris said he anticipates the new fireplace lounge to be a popular interactive area where students will congregate. Also close to the lounge will be an area t .; ... : u - .... r ;L Weber State tion project. University's Shepherd Union Building is shown above during the early stages of the construc-The estimated completion of the SUB project is set for June 2008. Large WSU Construction Projects Project Cost Completion Date Shepherd Union Building $29,500,000 June 2008 Elizabeth Hall (Humanities $29,500,000 October 2008 Classroom Building) and new chiller plant Stewart Bell Tower $3,500,000 August 2008 renovation landscaping Hurst Center for Lifelong $8,000,000 . February 2009 ' Learning Harrison Blvd. realignment " $2,000,000 August 2008 Transportation master Unknown 2030 j plan used to exhibit student artwork. "It will be a destination," Harris said. Phase one is not the end of the SUB's renovation. "We will pause long enough to let the dust settle, move everyone out and then start on the second phase," Harris said. "The second phase will only take about a year and should be done in May or June of 2008." The completion dates mean that not many of the students, whose $25 million in student fees over the last three years paid for the renovation, will still be around to see the total SUB renovation completed. Another addition to WSU in about a year will be the Dean W. I hirst Center for LifclongLearning. The Lindquist Alumni Center will soon have a new neighbor on the southwest corner of the parking lot between the center and Promontory Towers. Parking will become even more difficult -71 1 - as construction begins early next year. Closure of the 40th Street entrance to campus off Harrison will provide more parking to help make up for the loss. "It will take up the area from the back of the parking lot and come right up and connect to our building," said Becky Thompson, Alumni Center program coordinator looking out from the center. "We don't know the impact it will have on us during the construction, but we're excited." Continuing Education Dean Laird Hartman said he is also excited about the new building Continuing Education is helping to fund and pointed out that the construction would have minimal impact on the Alumni Center, including the gardens in the back. Hartman said great care would be given in combining both buildings. It will feature a connecting structure similar to what the SUB used to have. The See Changes page 7 SOI h( l: JIM M.'kklS lens in Brief Undergraduate literature conference celebrated at WSU The 23rd Annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference, the only literature conference in the nation that focuses solely on undergraduates, will be held on March 29-30 at Weber State University. Students from all over the country will have the opportunity to present their work at the three-day conference in one of the seven categories: American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Works in Spanish. Former New York Times Fellow Ana Menendez and Utah's first Poet Laureate David Lee will be the keynote speakers at this year's event on March 30. Lee will speak at 11 a. m., and Menendez will speak at 4 p.m. in the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites. All of the conference sessions and readings will be free and open to the public, except for the banquet held on March 29. For furdier information, contact Carl Porter at 626-6872; view a complete schedule of die conference at weber.edunulc. Utah's Science QlymniadheldatWSU Fifty-two teams composed of approximately 15 students from 43 secondary schools statewide will put their science skills to the test during the 18dr Annual Utah's Science Olympiad on March 21 at Weber State University. The science competition will test the students' knowledge of science concepts, thinking processes and science application and technology. Contests of the day will include an egg drop, tower building, bottle rocket, plane, glider and robot competition. Students will compete from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and an awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at Austad Auditorium in tine Val A. Browning Center. All of the competitions that will be open to the public will be held at the Dee Events Center. Event times can be viewed at departments. weber. edusciencecenterevents opentothepublic.htm. For further information about Utah's Science Olympiad, contact Sharon Ohlhorst at 626-6160. Stewart Library sells its books at annual book sale The Friends of the Annual Book Sale is held March 29-31 at the Weber State University Stewart Library. Clothbound books will be sold for $1 each, or six for S.r). Paperback books will be available for three for SI, or 50 cents each. Specially priced books, series, videotapes and magazines will also be sold at the sale. The book sale will be held on the main floor atrium near the library's west entrance on Marc h 30 from 8 a.m. tf) 8 p.m., and March 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The books that will be sold have been donated, are duplicates or are ina ppropriate for the library's collections. All proceeds will benefit the Stewart Library. For more information, contact Jamie Weeks, the assistant to the university librarian for projects and events, at 626-6405.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2007-03-30, Vol. 69, No. 77|
|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.|