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V: A. V The cOz O WEDER STATE UNIVERSITY hi A II 011 DOS' Q) IU- - ' . v v 1 V 1 V J u Devil corp scores at encore Bv Frances kelsey managing editor I The S:gnpot The west side of Welvr State LIniversity's Stewart Stadium was packed with -1.27) people last 1'hursday. The crowd gathers together once a year to watch some of die top marching bands, color guaals and drum corps in the Nation. Corp Encore has been an ongoing ev ent and is a highlight of many local guard and corps memlx'rs" summers. "It's probably one of tlie best concerts that will come through Utah - one of the best-kept secrets." said Mountain Crest High School's Ivuid Pinvtor Jason Perrovich. "The pure acoustical sound is amazing, it's pure. It's not distorted or anything, it can please anytxxly." Performing in shows; such as Qrps Incon- isn't just a lifesty le and passion for the current roster of performers. Those who have participated in the past and are still participating in other organizations within riie marching Kind and color guard world --till make going to the show a high priority. "Its nice ro xv the Velvet Misfit- h.u k." v.: f W-Nt lUgh Schools tAilor C.u.ird Instructor leu ljdilell. I was on their stall when they pulled it in lli,'. vi n s nice to see them back. 1 think the fad mat they sh wed up is reallv cool. It's fun to come and see ev ery lx k!v. from e erywhere. It's like a homecoming really." Corps Encore is not only a formof entertainment for the community members, but it is also an additional opportunity for the participating guards to compete before they head to the DCI World Championships, which will be held August 5-9 in Bloomington. Indiana Sylvester Sybilski. the Visual Capture head for the Santa Clara Vanguard, said the shows are about the bonds made and the experiences the guard and band members are receiving. "Drum corps is about the lifelong friendships the kids make," Sybilski said. "The camaraderie, the bonds. During the shawl in always hoping that we are better than last time. And I'm looking for things that we can do better next time." The Vanguard took third place in the exhibition, with an overall score of 82.750. Each corps is measured on every aspect of their performance, from musicality, to costumes, dancing done by the color guard, the individual steps of the band members, and much more. The Blue Devils of Denver, Colorado took first place with 86.050, followed by the Phantom Regiment at 84.400, then the Santa Clara Vanguard, and Blue Knights, the hosts for Corp Encore, came in at fourth and 79.050 points, with the Troopers of Casper, Wyoming in fifth with a score of 72.550. MaryAnn Brown, a senior and WSU band member, said the experience was also good for community members and younger band members. "It does a lot to help the high school students who are in band to be able to see drum corps and see what those people can do," Brown said. "It's a way for them to look into their own futures." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. w 7 A . A ; i A M tll It I I S : Br, 9 WSU skies ablaze Bv Jessie.l Sc hrcil'ck editor in i h:e! I I'u- !,,", When Chailes I leslunan saw I In- ( annoneeis of the Wasan h" tiling their i.innuiis dining a petformance seven or eight ve.ns ago. he new he wanted to get inv olv ed w llh the gi nip. v. Im h !i av els through the si.ue lighting cannons to aiiompany different on hestr.is "I Injured, dev. I want one- i.f liaise c aununs'." I reshman said s 1 r l e then ties jmMk ip.it. 1 r. .! ::. : i : Vailev a!.. I I. a. sti.ppeil e.i l r.i: al V.' ! I ' !..! Hiuvelsitv Willi t!ie gmup I" light the ( .iniums 1 it the I unit 11 list I amilv Vvm phony I 'ops ami I i lew mi s dui llig 1 1 haikov sky s 1H1J Ovetluie. peilointed bv the New American Symphony ( )u hestia "We like this one the best." leslunan said "It's the safest one with the pond, and you ian hear the music well. We are shooting these (.unions to music." I'reshman said members of the group make the cannons. David Hoybal. 2"). a spectator w ho's been going to the event since he was a kid. said one of his fondest memories involv ed the cannons that the group shot off 10 years ago. I le said he knew someone who let him come onto the island that was lined with 17 cannons at the Ada I.indquist Plaza and thought it was cool tr) be so dose to the cannons going off. "One year. I got to sit on the island when the cannons went off," Rovbal said. 1 he l.ind(Uist family ( clebt.ilcd 30 years of putting on the Pops ( oni ett on Sunday, whit h is a tiadition lot many families in Northern Utah. "It s a way they (the Lindquists) wanted to hiing the i (immunity of ( gdcn together." said Marsha Mu liter. M I spe( i.il projei t ( ootdinator. "It's one of the biggest ev ents in the ale. i A lot of loy al fans ( ome (: i nil ev el V plat e " A (.'I minute (omen began at ') pin. with the Svmphonv plawng show tunes, old favorites, and ilassual musii . An hour later, the fitewoiks lit up U St I ( an ipus. lit f nun the palling lot of the Hi owning ( elltel Minus. iliilsiilspeit.ittilsliiiedupbl.ilile Is, Hound : .e i!a. I p. unl ami ! i i : i a ' g! a nil ( a n i ;hi s t i v, ..! i 1 1 i ! ie :;cc t.:t I . ai..5 !. u n t. .!:..;...!... v. ! .a ! . v..e. 1. p.. i, .! I.-..- mi V.. ! : s ta.!a. Mamm t ( li .' 1 I M I (mil .Mill bevel. ig.es Well aNo .callable at the event, and the SI I I'.ookstoie gav e aw ay popsides and scild pops i oni eit t-shuts for So. WSM's i onstiui tion sites dnl not compromise ( din eitgoeis' experience, said Hu liter. "I v civ thing is hasii ally the same." she said. "I )ixon Drive has alwavs been i Inscd. Some areas don't have grass, but every thing is open like before." After the event was over, police officers were required to usher traffic at every exit of WSU while cars jammed through the parking lots and roads on campus. "I love it" said Hoybal. "But the worst is people honking and the traffic on the way out." Comment on this story af wsusignpnst.com. t r I Art (icry World ( up fvcnls .iihioijik ed for 0;l-n - - (Left) Peggy Wheelwright, first violinist for the New American Symphony Orchestra, warms up Sunday with the orchestra as cannoneers (right) wait to accompany the orchestra during Tchaikovsky's 1812 Oveture. X J J road . J ' ' ' CLOSED Due to road construction, the north entrance to Weber State University's Ogden campus at Ldvalson Street will be closed on Monday, July 14, through Tuesday, July 22.The north side of campus can be accessed by using Birch Avenue off 3Gih Street or along Skyline Drive. The soutli entrance at 4100 South and Harrison Boulevard will remain open. Details on the impact to U IA bus routes will follow. 1 :.njriirnirnp2j 1 he American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recently selected Dr. Catherine Earl, chair of the Department of Nursing in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions at Weber State University, as a 2008 Academic Executive Leadership Fellowship Program member. The 2008 fellows will attend a five-day workshop in August in Washington, D.C., during which fellows participate in classes and receive consultation to achieve long-term goals for their departments and schools. Each year, the AACN selects 55 to 60 fellows nationwide. This is the latest in a series of honors Earl has received in 2008. Earlier this year, Earl was elected president of Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarship Society of Nursing, Nu Nu Chapter, and elected as president of die Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders, Academic Leadership Team. Earl joined the WSU faculty in the Dumke College of Health Professions in 2005. Bell-tower plaza project impacts pedestrian campus access Construction impostion to continue through winter By Scott Chamberlain correspondent I The Signpost In the midst of a disaster-like campus, the Stewart Bell Tower Project keeps rolling along. When the project finishes, Weber State University students and faculty can enjoy a new area to relax with an increased amount of tranquility on campus. "This will all be finished up hopefully by late November or early December," Jim Harris, director of campus development for WSU, said. "I-ess open concrete, more shaded areas and a couple of water features is the goal of the Stewart Bell lower Project." During the construction period, students should expect limited access to the Shepherd Union Building and the Stewart Library, which means no access to the library's west side or the Union Building's west side. Students must use the Stewart Library's east entrance as the main entrance to the building until construction concludes. The east-to-west pedestrian access on the north side of the UB atrium to the Stewart Library will open back up sometime in July as soon as construction workers complete the walkway between the two buildings. "We have carefully planned pedestrian access in coordination with Students with, Disabilities." I larris said. Ramps between Lampros Hall and (he Tracey Plaza are still accessible for use. When finished, the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza project will have an increased Wi-l'i signal, more shade, two water fountains, and increased seating. Weber Stale budgeted $5.2 million to renovate the Plaza. Since school funds pay for the construction, students will feel the construction's effect on their upcoming bills from the university. "I didn't choose to change up the Plaza, so why should I have to pay for such construction?" said frustrated WSU sophomore Tiffany J. Nichols, "That's like forcing an unnecessary cost increase on current and future students." An employee of the WSU cashier's office said tuition pays for the professors' time and the fees go toward all sorts of things for the school, including upkeep and construction. With the cost of petroleum products and living rising, WSU students must keep paying a steadily increasing price for their education. Right now campus looks torn up and the students will pay for it. Undergraduate students paid $480.40 in tuition for three credits, and $130.00 in student fees. Tuition and student fees will rise in the fall to $542.32 and $139.40 respectively, for the . same amount of credits. On average, students will pay $250.00 more per semester. Comment on this story .1 wsusignpost.com. :-l I - V ' ----- 1 H ' '! " - 4- 1 1 11 1 1 m nhia KtiHMlni ii, W' 4 A student watches as construction continues outside Stuart Library.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2008-07-15, Vol. 79, No. 6|
|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.|