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AT a GLANCE EDITORIAL BUSINESS SPORTS . CLASSIFIEDS O THE Former WSU player drafted Folsom gets chance with Dolphins. PageS .0 A;- WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009 WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM L? LTCB L7 D DI Gil 'ffL? "S G TJ M DD Ncus in Grief Ogden fires up in case QGSI -k. II II II II VOL 80 ISSUE 01 (() of a natural disaster By Gina Barker managing editor The Signpost Natural disasters preparation in Ogden gained new ground last weekend where a citywide earthquake exercise took place. Departments from across the city combined efforts to simulate a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and respond to different disaster scenarios. The Fire Department, Police Department, Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT), Civic Air Patrol and City Council pooled resources to respond to a number of earthquake-related simulations, from gas leaks and fires to a train derailment to mass evacuations, including the evacuation of Promontory Tower on Weber State University's campus. Early in the morning city officials evacuated six city blocks, removing citizens from their homes and offices. The evacuation was followed by fires set on a number of condemned homes near Grant Ave. Firemen on the scene used river water to fight the flames because in a real disaster access to water might not be available. "When an earthquake hits," said Paul Swaner, a captain in Ogden's Fire Department, "we'll have a little bit of knowledge on how best to work without all the resources we have." Volunteers knocked on doors throughout Ogden later in the day to provide CERT information and promote safety awareness. Ron Ball, Ogden's City Emergency Manager and Risk Manager, said 1,200 volunteers preformed a "city-wide canvas" to check on any requests for special needs registry in the event of an emergency. Special needs registry provides emergency services for a number of disabilities. Oxygen dependent or bed ridden patients, deaf and blind citizens all have services available to them in the event of an emergency. See Preparing page 8 Abstract home on .Mi! J.V ... ' Reknown modern artist's piece is constructed at WSU By Cimaron Neugebauer news editor 1 The Signpost The grassy knoll near Elizabeth Hall is now home to the work of a modern artist. Alice Aycock's public sculptures have been on display since the 1970s. Her newest sculpture, "Entangling Disentangling Space" spans 29 feet long and more than 17 feet high. The polished-metal suuc- ture is located west of Elizabeth Hall on WSU campus. The sculpture was chosen from more man 200 artists' ideas by a committee comprised of students and faculty. "We tried to suggest to the artists to communicate the spirit of education and humanities in their "I look at it and it makes me feel joyful. College work," said Madonne Miner, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. Miner was also on the committee and helped pick the sculpture. Interviews were conducted to give the committee a better idea of what artists wanted to depict in their work. After the sculpture was created, an art installation company from Denver came to install the piece early last week. The sculpture was attached to footings, which were buried into the ground to secure the artwork. Aycock was on hand to give die piece a final polish and make sure the metal sculpture was being constructed the way she Ogden art finds campus V - .-.-v PHOTO BY NATHAN CAULFORD IH SIGNPOST envisioned it. "Many of Aycock's other sculptures have forms that resemble notes or musical instruments, but I look at and it makes me feel joyful," Miner said. "It is really meant to be a piece that is meant to capture a. happy spirit." Utah law requires one percent of public funds used for the construction of buildings to have an art element with them. Fa cilities management worked to make sure the final of two art pieces promised to Elizabetii I lall were completed. Artwork from another artist is located on the soutii side, inside the building.Aycock's work was included along with 200 other artists selected by the Madonne Miner, dean of the of Arts and Humanities Utah Arts Counsel, who receives proposals from public artists. Her public sculptures can be found in major cities throughout the United States including New Yoik City, San Francisco, Nashville, Dallas, and Philadelphia. Creations from Aycock are exhibited at museums and galleries in the Americas, Europe and Japan. "She is a major sculptor of our period and we have one of her pieces and I'm really proud of it," Miner said. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. City Firefighters put out a fire, as part Face-lift for A-2 parking lot Confusion on timing of parking construction project By Cimaron Neugebauer news editor I The Signpost Changes are underway for the A2 parking lot. The parking lot north of the recently constructed Elizabeth Hall is being resurfaced and a sidewalk will be installed around the perimeter of the lot. Parking services is currently honoring A2 permits in other lots around campus, but some on campus feel like communication of the parking lot construction on campus was unclear. "No one really told us about it," said Ron Carter, industrial designer for Utah Center for Aeronautical Innovation & Design (UCAID). Carter works in Building 3, which is just south of the parking lot. Carter wasn't the only one confused about what was happening in the area. "We weren't kept in any real good loop," Richard Bush said. "We came in one morning and the parking lot was fenced off." Bush works for a company that leases part of Building 3 from the university for use. Bush said his boss called Parking Services and told them there was no parking lot for them and asked if there was anywhere they could park. Bush said they were told they could use the A4 and A5 lot, two buildings east of Building 3. "It creates a little . walk," Bush said, but we are used to it now." The corn-in u n i c a-tion fallout about the construction may have been due to the project needing to be completed quicker than 'i i ft t . " ' i pi - if ' ! 1 I ' r of a full-scale disaster drill on 20th anticipated, according to WSU spokesman John Kowalewski. "This particular project came about quicker than anticipated," Kowalewski said. The university was having a difficult time finding a contractor to who would be able to take the project on with a deadline of the first week of August, according to Kowalewski. As soon as a contractor "emerged" the university started working to inform those that would be impacted by the lack of parking. "The' project was communicated to the deans of the colleges, department chairs and secretaries, who surround and us the A2 lot," Kowalewski said. The lot was closed on June 8 after a broadcast telephone message was sent out a few days prior informing those of the closed lot. But that message didn't seem to get out to many who were affected on campus. "It wasn't well communicated," said Masters of Education secretary Lynda Goucher. Faculty in the Education building voiced concern of not having a clear idea of what was happening, but Goucher said she doesn't think the construction is having too big of an impact on Education students be PHOIO BY NATHAN CAULFOKD NIL SK.NPUSl The WSU A-2 parking lot was torn up in preparation to be resurfaced on June 8. : Vv ! ' PHOTOS BY BRYAN BUTTERFItLD IHt SIGNPOST Street and Grant Ave. on Saturday. cause the summer classes start after 4 p.m. when parking requirements aren't as highly enforced. "I'm sure they are doing the best they can," Goucher said. "But most of our students have found out by word of 'mouth." Goucher found out from another faculty member of the construction announcement. As part of the construction, the Information Booth, which has seen many temporary locations will be built in a more permanent form in between the round-a-bouts on Dixon Drive. efforts in making it happen. Kowalewski said Parking Services admits they had less lead-time than they were accustomed to, but did the best they could with the time they had. Facilities Management has a deadline for the construction of the lot to be completed by Aug. 10. Students can help with the project being completed on time by making sure to stay out of the fenced-off area. Kowalewski mentioned it may be an inconvenience for students right now but cutting across the lot is "not only unsafe for the student, but the project is delayed because workers can't do anything while civilians are diere." Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com. Z 1 ' : 4 ! si ; a -.5 !" ! - , t- . Financial workslicp a! WSU west campus On Thursday June 20, the "Financial Securities" a free workshop will be at die WSU West in Roy, 3-4:30pm. Topics include die use the professional approach to build financial security with a solid base; three considerations in developing a sound plan include: risk, cash management, and emergency reserves. Call 801-626-8975 Free admissions en Saturday Weber County RAM.R (recreation arts museums parks) will provide free admission to local attractions each Saturday this summer for Weber County residents. This Saturday, June 20, residents will be able to go to the Hill Aerospace Museum, Lorin Farr Pool, the Ogden Nature Center, and BSA Ropes Challenge Course for free. For more information such as times or locations for attractions and to see a calendar of upcoming attractiosn, visit www.co.weber. ut.usrampindex.him. WSU athletic trainer, student receive honors Weber State University' assistant athletic trainer Nancy Weir and Michelle Hansen Dawson, a student in the Master of Science in Athletic training program, will be recognized during the first National Trainers' Association (NATA) convention June 17-20 in San Antonio. Weir will be presented the NATA Service award and Dawson will receive a scholarship. Weir has been working on the WSU Staff since 1983 and is also an adjunct teacher for the athletic training program. Dawson is the first WSU student to receive the NATA scholarship. She graduated from Utah State Univerisity and is currently working on a master's degree. Science in the Parks Program begins The Science in the Parks program has announced the summer 2009 tour. The interactive program is intended to get children excited about science. From June 15- July 23 the program will spend several days at six Ogden-area parks and hold interactive science demonstrations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each weekday, excluding holidays. Planned activities include rudimentary telephones, playing with soap bubbles, and building objects with magnets. The demonstrations start this week at Lorin Farr Park and continue at five other various parks in the Ogden area. For more information and locations of other demonstations visit community.weber.eduottreach. Engineering professor earns Boeing Fellowship Engineering professor earns Boeing Fellowship George Comber, the associate Manufacturing Engineering Technology professor, will spend eight weeks of the summer with Boeing Corporation. Comber was named one of nine for the 2009 Welliver Faculty Fellows. He will learn about key research and technology programs at Boeing and sharing his perspectives as a part of the Welliver Faculty Fellowship Program. For more information about the Welliver Faculty Fellowship Program, visit boeing. com educational relations facultyfellowship.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2009-06-16, Vol. 80, No. 1|
|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.|