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INSIDE oTfae n Volume 64 Issue 49 wsusignpost.com Friday, January 4, 2002 Will Harry or Frodo stand tallest in the eyes of moviegoers? t"- .... c r a ill ' J.c'-?-1 r ?r) tit. rm TO7 VIS Olympic workers prepare for unique experience Jose Carvajal managing editor The Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games are close. They're so close that Bryan Schutz is finally beginning to realize how exciting the event is. "It really didn't sink in until now," Schutz said. It did not sink in because back in Novem ber when he applied to be a volunteer, the Salt Lake Games seemed so far away. But now, only 35 days are left. Like many Weber State University students, faculty members, staff mem bers and administrators, Schutz decided a while ago that he wanted to be involved in one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. He originally applied to be a volunteer and was assigned to be a radio assistant, helping with communications. He then was reassigned to drive athletes to and from the Olympic Village. "I volunteered because during that time there won't be school, and I'm still going to be here," he said. "It's aonce-in-a-lifetime kind of thing." Schutz would have been happy to simply volunteer at the Games, but when he learned that he could participate and earn money, he jumped right on r the opportunity. Representatives from the Salt Lake Organizing Committee actively recruited. WSU students for paid positions, and Schutz took advantage of their offer. He was reassigned to SLOC headquarters in Salt Lake City where he will serve as an event specialist. According to Schutz, he will work mainly in security. A junior from Rock Springs, Wyo., Schutz chose WSU four years ago for sev eral reasons. Among those reasons were its proximity to home and its computer science program. "I wanted to go to a school that was close by and that would have the degree. I was looking at," he said. After submitting applications to WSU and other schools and weighing the pros and cons, Ogden seemed like a nice fit to Schutz. And now, his decision to attend WSU has led Schutz to a rare opportunity. He will be one of the many faces of the Salt Lake Games. According to Julie Snowball, director of community partnership, one of the reasons students were given, a three-week break during the Games was so that they could become part of the event. "I think it was one of many reasons," Snowball said. "The university wanted to provide stu- See Workers page 3 35 days until The Games Kumen Taylor swims laps at the Swenson Gym's pool (above). This bulletin board marks the success of the participants of the fitness program that asks people to swim 2002 laps by the Olympics (below). Laps lead to " success for some Tanna Barry edilor in chief More than 45 people are nearing the deadline to swim 2002 laps by either backstroke or butterfly. Only two people have reached the 2002 laps, which is equal to about 57 miles. David Durkee, an associate accounting professor, is one of these people. 'That's a lot of swimming," he said. Durkee said he swam 90 laps three times a week, allowing him to reach the 2002- t:"7 f-- ' -- . I'rz ;.i ; Ss jsse l .oar : 3 a r "1 4 - .-i i - i lap goal the week before Thanksgiving."If you don't put physical exercise into your life when you're in school, it's unlikely to hap pen when you enter into your profession," Durkee said. "Just an hour or so using the See Laps page 3 Kt t in r(n . m 1t ' , Residents prepare for Olympic eviction Students living in the residence halls will have to move out during the Olympic break. Casey Cummings campus affairs editor The upcoming Olympic break in February forced many Weber State University students living in the residential halls to make an abrupt decision either stay or go. Residents living in both Promontory ; Tower and Wasatch Hall will be required : to vacate their rooms to make space for Olympic guests. The two buildings will house Salt Lake Organizing Committee volunteers and the Olympic Security Team during the upcoming Games. La h Sal and Stansbury Halls will continue to r house students. 'It's going to take hard work on 2 everyone's part, but we're ready," said 2 WSU Housing Services Assistant Director Mylynn Davis. The two halls that are remaining available for students can only hold 120 of the nearly 450 residents this semester. The other residents will pack up their belongings and leave. "I'm not sure where they plan to go," Davis said. 'The University assumes they will go home." She also said that as' of now all but around 30 students have decided whether they are going or staying during the break. "Those students will be contacted this week." she said. "We're pretty confident we will be able to find rooms for everyone."If too many residents wish to remain, some options would be to fit three students into double rooms or to house students with families in the area. "A lot of people in the community are willing to host students during that time," Davis said. Residents leaving will be given up to 1 1 boxes, in which to pack their belongings. The items will be moved and stored by Bailey's Moving Company. Davis also said that the university will figure out ways to store larger items such as bicycles.The moving will begin on Jan. 30, and the deadline for students to be checked out is Feb. 1. They will be allowed back Feb. 25 after 5 p.m. Incentives will be given to make sure residents' departures are punctual. Students who have all their items boxed by Jan. 30 will receive a WSU Bookstore gift certificate and those who are checked-out by Feb. 1 will receive a WSU ski hat and an Olympic pin. Davis also assures that halls will be cleaned and ready for students on their return. "There will be a lot of information coming in the next few weeks," Davis said. Residents will be called, sent letters, and invited to open meetings. "We'll be ready," she said. You can reach Casey Cummings by calling 626-7655.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2002-01-04, Vol. 64, No. 49|
|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.|