Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-09-201
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INSIDE Play "Where on Weber is it?" See page 1 1 Volume 65 Issue 19 www.wsusignpost.com Friday, September 20, 2002 ni oThe h SnimpdDSU r i ' ' 1 1 I i : .i - i A-v 0(lodG MOe? hwks mi Gmmpumm By Trent Dortzbach sr. news reporter The Signpost As the risk of contracting meningitis on U.S. college campuses increases, Dr. Shawn McQuilkin, a clinical physician at the student health center, shared two videos Thursday and answered questions about this deadly disease. Meningococcal disease, commonly referred to as meningitis, is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection that afflicts 3,000 people yearly nationwide, including an average of 600 students attending colleges and universities. The number of cases reported on college campuses has doubled from the 300 cases reported 10 years ago, McQuilkin said. " didn't even know what it meningitis was until I had talked to Dr. Quilkin." Logan Smith honors issues forum chair After seeing a special on the scientific magazine "Nova" on PBS, Quilkin contacted Logan Smith, chair of the honors issues forum, to do a presentation about meningitis, and to spread the word about the vaccine. "I didn't even know what it meningitis was until I had talked to Dr. Quilkin," Smith said. Meningitis is spread by direct contact with anyone with the disease by sharing items like drinking glasses or cigarettes, kissing or through the air after someone has coughed or sneezed. For those reasons, students living in dormitories, who smoke andor drink alcohol are more likely to contract meningitis, according to the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningitis can occur in two forms, both - ( tl , ... i 3 New residency has students dancing By Jake Christensen a&e editor The Signpost In recent years, Joanne L. Lawrence, a dance professor at Weber State University, has watched local high school dance programs crumble. She's counted them as they go, considering the loss. "We've lost about five dance programs out of our high schools. It's turned into just drill team or nothing," Lawrence said. Lawrence interjected this observation while describing a new dance residency at WSU. She hopes it will counter the negative trend in high schools. Jonathan Ricdel, a member of the renowned Limon Dance Company in New York, was chosen for the residency. Ricdel was a featured dancer in "Limon and Jazz," which premiered at WSU during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. Ricdel is holding intensive sessions with WSU dancers. They meet up to six hours a day over three weeks, in addition to the students' regular classes. More significantly, the students helped pay for a residency they had to audition for. Orchesis Dance Theater, a student ensemble, donated some of its student fee money to cover the residency's costs. Expenses included licensing the copyrighted dance Ricdel is teaching the students. The late Jose Limon premiered the piece in 1964. WSU now ,has the .rights to, perform the : 4 V Jonathon Riedel instructs dancers during rehearsal session. work in its dance concerts and at local schools. For Lawrence, giving WSU dancers a chance to learn a historic dance work is important and necessary. Repertory study, where students recreate preeminent works is commonplace in theater and music curriculums. Why not dance too? "It's done all the time. In dance though, it's so time-intensive and expensive to do that it's been beyond us," Lawrence said. Early on, Lawrence wondered if mounting the expensive residency would be possible. However Nina Watt, Limon Dance Company's artistic associate, assured her it could happen.. The Limon Foundation. provided discounts to make the residency affordable for the university. With funding in place, Ricdel came on board. According to both Riedel and Lawrence, he was chosen because he has set the piece before. "Setting the piece," simply means teaching it to dancers. According to Lawrence, the Limon Foundation described Riedel as someone who, "would understand and be able to convey the richness of the material , not just the steps." "He has turned out to be everything that was promised," Lawrence said. See Residency page 3 See Killer page 3 Shawn McQuilkin discusses meningitis. Si'; j t ' r . ? , . :,' - . i ' ' ' f V 5 " -' I f : - o .in 0 3 v I - To a job well done Gary Dohrer, WSU English department chair, presents President Paul H. Thompson with a plaque during faculty senate. A reception was held Wednesday in Thompson's honor. This is just one of the honors the university has given Thompson.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-09-20, Vol. 65, No. 19|
|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.|