Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-01-131
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY ( Th Former WSU student releases Wildcats lose against tough x ( against toi opponent r s. , i i l ,t ' own CD 7t f I 5 1 r .1 i sec 5 see page 6 I ! t i i a t-. .i - - FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2006 wsusignpost.com VOLUME 68 ISSUE 51 :Tj3 DHIZSrS 11 V..- n "AN. I I f i I 1 1 1 1 W MR;. ' , J Studsntplsvs in a day In the course of 24 hours, Weber State University performing arts students will write, direct, produce, rehearse and perform five plays. The end result of this work will be a live performance Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Eccles Theater. "It's nervous and nerve-racking, but it's one of the funnest things I've done in theater," said Nathan Dame, WSU theatre arts major. Unlike tomorrow's performances, the one-day plays Dame acted in last semester were written in two to three weeks. Dame and Sandy Cohen, also a WSU theater student, are organizing the 24-hour Play Festival. They asked any students interested in acting in the plays to audition yesterday with a costume or a prop. Pictures were taken of the students, and today at 10:30 p.m., five student-playwrights will draw a few of those pictures from a hat and write a play based on those characters, costumes and props on the spot. "A lot of people will challenge themselves," Dame said. "A lot of people could write a stupid play and say, 'Well, this is all I could do with a grapefruit and a cowboy,' but a lot of the writers want to challenge themselves to write a dramatic or really comedic play." At 6 a.m. tomorrow, the playwrights, scripts fresh in hands, will meet with the directors, who will also select which play they direct from a hat, to go over the plays. Then, at 8:30 a.m. the actors will come in and rehearse the plays until 5 p.m. ' The 10-minute plays will be performed at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Nursing innovations The Weber State University nursing faculty is organizing a new method for teaching the next generation of nurses. The program will be based out of the Utah State University Cooperative Extension in Logan. WSU nursing faculty members will focus on teaching nurses critical thinking in real-world situations. "Nursing students traditionally learn skills in a step-by-step 'cookbook fashion' with an emphasis on how to do something," said Charlotte Harris, assistant nursing professor at the Logan Outreach location, in a WSU news release. "As a result, critical thinking regarding patient care usually occurs only after students enter the workforce." The program gives students a chance to put their skills to test and think critically in a mini-hospital lab. Students test their skills on mannequin patients with names, medical histories, and intravenous fluids. This is designed to help nurses think more critically when they fill out on-the-job patient reports. The new program has been implemented in classes being offered this current semester at the extension location in Logan. Project aims to serve campus, community By Rebecca Palmer sr. news reporter The Signpost Weber State University is one step closer to implementing a sign project that may, over the next five to 10 years, cost SI million. Wednesday afternoon, a public presentation about the project was given. About 10 people attended, including WSU students, faculty and staff, said Norm Tarbox, Vice President of Administrative Services. As funding permits over the next several years, signs will be placed in and around campus. Known as "Wayfinding" signs, they will direct people to WSU from the freeway, to parking lots at the university "We want people to participate, to offer their thoughts. It is important to this administration that they provide opportunities for the campus to give feedback. " F. Ann Miilner, WSU president and then to buildings on campus. Large signs will mark campus entrances, clarifying campus borders for community benefit. Wednesday's meeting, which was scheduled both to provide information to the campus public and to generate feedback, was the first public presentation concerning the signs. "I think that at WSU we have, we value sharing with the campus community," said F. Ann. Millner, WSU president. "We want people I : ; "m - - .v j .... - ' . J ..... V ft- - i I - - i ....-.a it i I (Right to left) Amada Chavez, Megan Jones and Richard Peterson read the news as Brad Denney operates the camera last semester. Weber State News took first place in six out of seven categories at the National Broadcasting Society Regional Competition. News team wins awards, faces challenges By Andrea Bean asst. news editor 7ie Sifinpit Six winning entries from Weber State UniuMMly broadcast journalism students will advance to the National Broadcasting Society national convention in March. Students from WSU won first place at the NHS regional competition in six categories. Matt Hugie and Brad Denney won for their "Commuter Rail" news package. "I am excited," said Denney, a WSU communication senior, "h was one of the first stories I ever worked on. I had help from Matt Hugie. I could have never done it without him." V J to participate, to offer their thoughts. It is important to this administration that they provide opportunities for the campus to give feedback." More meetings will follow, said WSU project manager Jim Harris, as implementation nears. One issue discussed during the meeting concerned multi-lingual signage, Tarbox said. WSU aims to be inclusive of all cultures and languages, so there is a desire to reflect that in directional materials. 1 lowever, Tarbox said a title is a title in any language. Multiple languages, therefore, won't be printed on the proposed signage. Information in many languages will be available at the information center, however, and directional signs will give clear directions there. "It's an exciting project, "Tarbox said. "We like the design. We would like to make progress, and we will." The project, if completed now, is estimated to cost 5850,000, Harris said. Over time, however, prices will increase. The project will probably take at least five years, and may take 10 Millner said. No schedule exists for implementation at this time, and none will until funding plans are cemented. Money will probably come from three sources: Capital building See Signs page 3 Camille I.arkin anil Hugie won first place in the sports package category for their "New Hockey Coach" entry and Megan Jones's segments titled "Fans in the Stands" won first place in the features package category. Jason White took first place in the video program opener category for his entry for the comedic program "As If Live." Students from the advanced audio and video production class won first place for the video they produced, "Outstanding in Our Field." The students created this arts and humanities video last spring. The Weber State News show that aired April 1, 2005 was Ji. I he high p (Left to right) WSU students Michael Bowman, Kevin Linehan and Nadim Pajevic see who can handle the pressure longest by holding their books up in the air. Bowman went on to win the competition and took home $400 in credit at the WSU bookstore as his prize. The competition was part of welcome week activities presented by the WSU Student Association. I'l 11 IK ) H'i OKI IXK IOS ll II si Al l JM awarded "Best News Program." This was the sixth year in a row the news team received this honor. Weber State News journalists swept the news program, news package and features package categories. "When 1 e-mailed to find out when we would get the results, the professor at Central Washington University said he'd gel the results to me as soon as possible," said Terri Reddout, Weber State News advisor, "lie said, 'Don't worry, you won a lot.' And he was right." Denney, Weber State News graphic artistbroadcast designer, anticipates the news team will See News page 3 1 rice of textbooks Students Wilderness Recreation Center holds outdoor winter activities By Steven Mouritsen sr. news reporter The Signpost Jan. 14 marks the beginning of many thrilling wintertime activities hosted by the Wilderness Recreation Center. Every full moon will be commemorated by a different event, starting with a snowshoeing expedition along the Wasatch Mountains. "We go to safe, but exciting, places on our snowshoe expeditions," said Scott Rogers, a training supervisor for the WRC. Rogers has been involved with many snowshoeing voyages and other outdoor activities. With nearly 10 guides and trainers specializing in different areas of outdoor recreation, participants are given a chance to experience the great outdoors. Winter sport excursions scheduled for the next few months include snowboarding, cross-country skiing and ice climbing. Every event offered by the WRC incorporates additional perks, such as the chance to ski or snowboard terrain at Powder Mountain accessible only by means of a Snowcat. Hot cocoa, along with spoken poetry, accompany "The Victor Valentine Soiree," a snowshoe excursion the weekend following Valentine's Day. "Plan ahead to be late in celebrat ingValen tine's, "said And ie Kunzler, WRC administrative supervisor. "It's a cheap date and a blast." For adventurers who would like to experience winter activities on their own time, the WRC offers demonstrations educating PHOIOBY BRANDY A. LEE j it A ,'U out in cold beginners and novices about ice climbing, cross-country skiing and, in preparation for die spring and summer seasons, even kayaking. WRC also offers workshops in avalanche awareness, using maps and compasses correctly and maintaining ski and snowboard equipment properly. Visiting the WRC can be beneficial to any person. An array of equipment is readily available for rental, the most popular being a variety of Burton snowboards in all styles and sizes. Other types of tools on-hand consist of camping gear, river and lake supplies and traditional sport sets. Instructional books, guides and maps can also be rented from the resource library. The library includes adventure videos and DVDs, free to rent. The ability to create a three-dimensional topographical map, focusing on any portion of Utah, is on hand at the WRC. Staff members can create maps 13 inches by 19 inches on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Software used to generate the maps can show a setting from any angle and illustrate GPS giidlines and waypoints. Staff members take advantage of their respective positions with the WRC. Ben Banter, WSU general education student and WRC employee, enjoys working around snowboarding equipment, but is scared to use the rental snowboards. "My luck hasn't been great with snowboards lately," Banter said. "I tried a back flip but over-rotated and landed directly on the nose of my board. The laminate separated from the wooden core which was snapped. Now the deck is basically garbage." You can leave a message for reporter Sloven Mouritsen by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2006-01-13, Vol. 68, No. 51|
|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.|