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Top smartphone appsj college students should utilize CALENDAR 2 EDITORIAL 3 SCIENCE&TECH 4 SPORTS 6 HELP WANTED 7 • VOL 84 ISSUE 31 MONDAY, OCTOBER 21,2013 WWW.WSUSIGNP0ST.COM Shutdown affects more than just government workers BY MATTHEW HOLMES correspondent | The Signpost Ogden businesses, from chain restaurants to ma-and-pa shops, are feeling the effects of the government shutdown. For example, many of the downtown eateries lost their frequent foot traffic from the many IRS buildings in the area. "Once the government shut down, it really cut down our lunch rush," said Nichole Munford, an employee at Lucky Slice Pizza. "Our main lunch crowd is people from the IRS . . . but not even our regulars came in during the shutdown." The shutdown also had an effect on the contractors who worked on Hill Air Force Base. Rio Vista Management, a small-business government contractor, works across the nation on various government installations. Adam Roberts, a Weber State University alumnus and contract manager for Rio Vista Management, said the fallout from the government shutdown has been widely felt in his line of work. Many people who worked on Hill Air Force Base were put out of work by the shutdown and had to sit tight while their jobs were put on hold due to stipulations from the government. "We received stop- work orders on three of our projects from three different government agencies, and that means no cash flow for the duration of the shutdown for Rio Vista and its subcontractors working on those projects," Roberts said. For many already living paycheck to paycheck, having their only source of income cease has made life difficult. "It's hard enough to keep cash flows consistent in the construction in dustry, and the shutdown really complicated that," Roberts said. The shutdown didn't only affect people in the work force. It also affected people's plans to visit the recreational venues Utah has to offer. Utah officials opened up a few national parks using state funding so the parks could still be enjoyed. Some hunters were unable to participate in the migratory waterfowl hunt, which opened on Oct. 5, when the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge and the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge closed. However, those who flocked to local swampland and the marshlands around the Great Salt Lake, such as WSU sales major Scott DeYoung, were still able to get out and enjoy hunting on opening day. Ducks Unlimited has ranked the Great Salt Lake wetland area eighth in the nation among the best places to chase waterfowl. The shutdown forced hunters who would normally hunt at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge to the local spots, such as the Harold S. Crane Waterfowl Management Area or Ogden Bay, causing safety is sues among hunters and stress on the birds. "The opener of the 2013 waterfowl season was the most dismal opener since I can remember," DeYoung said. "Due to the fact that Bear River Bird Refuge was closed because of the government shutdown, it forced hunters to hunt in two locations rather than three." The government now reopened, local businesses, restaurants, companies and people can likely look forward to things getting back to normal. Comment on this story at wsusignpost.com College Town Color Dash unites students, community BY DANIELLE MURPHY news reporter | The Signpost Weber State University hosted the College Town Color Dash in conjunction with WSU President Charles Wght's inauguration on Oct. 19. Students ran from the WSU campus to Ogden Municipal Gardens on 25th Street. Participants had color thrown at them at the finish line. "President Wight is an avid runner, so we wanted, during his inauguration week, some portion of that week to reflect who he is (and) what he believes in," said Bev Rudd, director of special events at WSU. "So we came up with a run. It originally was a half marathon, but that became way too complicated. There are a lot of people in the community that would not run a half marathon, so we thought, to get the students involved, we would just do a 5K, the college color run." This is the first year WSU has hosted a color run, and students were geared up and ready to run the 5K with Wight, who has participated in 35 marathons. "We put advertising out into the Ogden city," Rudd said. "We put a challenge PHOTO BY TYLER BROWN | THE SIGNPOST Weber State University President Charles Wight celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the Color Dash. out to all of the clubs and organizations at WSU that if they sign up using the promo code 'runlO,' then there is another section of the registration page that asks for the club or organization. The club or organization that has the most runners will receive $500." The race drew in around 700 participants. PHOTO BY TONY POST | THE SIGNPOST A group of Weber State University students hold hands while people throw colored chalk at them during Chuck's College Town Color Dash. "It was Bev Rudd's brain," said Wight before the run. "She knew I had been a runner in my past . . . and she came up with the idea of a color run and ran it by me, and I said OK. I have never actually done a color run before, so this will be a new thing for me as well." Registration started on Iune 1 and went up to Oct. 18, the last day before the race. All the proceeds went to the Dream Weber program. "Dream Weber is a need- based scholarship program that was started here in about 2010, and it leverages federal Pell grants," Wight said. He said the scholarship is good for up to eight semesters. "It's a really good scholarship. It's a full ride." Following the race, runners and community members could enjoy a DI and another color throw. Community members and students who are not runners were able to participate in the color toss at the end of the race and show WSU pride. "I think this is wonderful for the community as far as promoting health goes," said Susan Thor- nock, nursing department chair. "It also helps us recognize WSU as being pro-health. I think it starts the year off by focusing on a healthy attitude." Dane Lobdell, the first runner to make it to the finish line, came in covered in purple and a smile. See COLOR DASH page 5 New donation will integrate arts into children's education BYRAYCHEL JOHNSON editor-in-chief | The Signpost In an effort to promote the arts at the elementary education level, the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities announced last week a $3 million donation from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. The grant, which will fund an endowed arts program in elementary schools, will partially fund the endowed chair, who will implement and oversee art-integration programs. "In this time, when arts are under fire in schools, this is a gift, a very generous gift," said Tamara Goldbo- gen, the newly appointed Beverley Taylor Soren- son-endowed chair for arts learning. Goldenbogen, whose background is in children's theater, has taught and presented workshops all over the world, including Australia and South Korea. Goldenbogen said she believes engaging children's curiosity and imagination through the arts will benefit them in the long run. "I think the arts do that uniquely — engage the imagination," she said. "They can engage curiosi- ty." ' Goldenbogen said integrating kinesthetic and visual elements into subjects like science, math and social studies helps students remember the material. Although the idea of integrated arts program is nothing new to schools in the community, Goldbo- gen's job is to expand the existing program and help teach university students how to incorporate the arts into the core curriculum. Due to the grant, WSU See GIFTS page 5 SOURCE: LINDQUIST COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES Tamara Goldbogen, the newly appointed Beverley Taylor Sorenson-endowed chair for arts learning, will create and expand arts-integration programs.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2013-10-21, Vol. 84, No. 31|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|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|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University of Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|