May 11, 2021

Month: September 2010

SEC: Sports Editor’s Choice

It has been an excellent couple of weeks in the fabulous world of sports. The National Football League started its regular season. Fans are enjoying the love of college football, along with the occasional heartache of a loss. Tennis crowned a new winner at the U.S. Open and some colleges are looking for new mascots.
5- Admiral Ackbar, really?

New coach means new coaching philosophy and attitude

“My family is the most important thing to me, they are the reason I get up in the morning and the reason that I go to work. My wife and children mean everything to me,” says the new head coach of the CEU women’s volleyball team. He admits to being a family man; nothing means more to him than his wife and two kids.

Women, sports and fashion

In the early 20th century, women were nothing like they are today. It wasn’t thought important for women to win or even participate in competitive sports. Women have come along way since; it took time and hard work to prove themselves and play in a man’s world.
Through the years, women’s attire changed drastically; women started showing more and more skin. At first it was for freedom of movement to help take their game to the next level, but soon it was to appeal to men.

Next on the tee: Honesty

The other day I was reading an article about a 14-year-old young man named Zach Nash. Nash had just won the junior Wisconsin PGA tournament but later noticed that he had 15-golf clubs in his golf bag, one club too many, according to the rules. Nash could have kept the medal for winning but did what many people wouldn’t do; he went back and disqualified himself from the tournament and gave up the medal.

Reading series’ first poet from Idaho

USU-CEU department of English hosted Gary Gildner to its first poetry reading of the year in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Alumni Room on Tuesday night. Students, faculty and staff listened to Gildner tell stories.
Jason Olsen and Kent Templeton, English instructors, were interested in bringing Gildner to campus both because of his past readings in Price and the quality and accessibility of Gildner’s work.

Student counseling center adds two interns to its staff this year

Jan Thornton, USU-CEU long trusted counselor/therapist, expressed how excited she is for Skip Henrie and Terri Yelonek to join the Student Counseling Service staff for the 2010-2011 school year.
Thornton also expressed how having a male on staff will help the counseling services immensely. This year, students will be able to receive therapy from three different professionals. This provides more students with more opportunities to receive the care that they need.

Hosts Old Lyric Repertory Theatre production of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare”

Limited to ONE weekend ONLY, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, is performing three shows at The Rio Theater in Historic Helper Utah, Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. This bold irreverent romp through the Bards complete works is Produced by the Old Lyric Repertory Theatre in Logan Utah, and sponsored by USU/CEU, The OtherSide Players and the Helper Arts Council.

Student strives to help others with SUN Center

Courtney Reynolds, from a young age, has been involved in service. As this year’s co-vice president of the SUN Center, she is excited to continue helping others. “My parents are very service oriented,” she explained. “They are always watching for people who are in need, and never hesitate to jump in and do what they can.”

Librarian has passion for books; cares about students

Lori Brassaw is the newly appointed library director at USU-CEU after serving a year as interim.
Some of Brassaw’s goals for the CEU library are to maintain the mission of the college, for the resources to reflect an academic library, great customer service, and to increase electronic access. There is an electronic card catalog and electronic subscription databases. She would like to improve the electronic faculty reserves, and to eventually have an electronic self-checkout.

“Sweeney” scheduled to please audiences

Despite the loss of several cast members and conflicting schedules, “Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is progressing nicely.
Corey Ewan Ph.D., director of“Sweeney Todd,” said that directing a musical is different from directing legitimate theatre. “To begin with, you really need a good musical director and accompanist. They make all the difference in the world.”

Years of paint stripped from “Gibby”

Something has been stripped down and naked… it is something you would surely notice as you walked past it. Wouldn’t you think? Many students at Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah pass by this historic marker on the campus everyday as they walk to class or pass through the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center.
This marker is Gibby, a large rock located near the student center. Students are allowed to paint Gibby at anytime and repaint it nearly every week with announcements, ads and art. The true name of the rock is Gibraltar. However, later on it was given the nickname “Gibby.”

Videogames as a professional sport?

Until recently, videogame players were a small niche audience, but as the technology that goes into making them grows and expands, so too does its audience. While the old stigmas attached to video games are finally changing in America, they have completely changed another country.

Donkeys, monkeys and elephants . . . all must support the U.S. president

Exactly nine years ago last week, Americans commemorated the terrorist attack, which destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The world mourned the lost of friends, families and citizens. This event shook the world and not only America. Almost every country lost someone.
Every American was in shock and fear. But the highlight of this tragic event was when Democrats, Republicans and small parties held hands and sang “God Bless America” at Capitol Hill. It brought tears to my eyes, and still today, I have goose bumps when I think of that.

Technology of the near future: iArm?

This is a nerdy way to start an article, but does anyone remember that Nickelodeon cartoon called “Invader Zim”? Well, there is an episode where Zim, an alien bent on the destruction of the world, is fighting—as usual—with Dib, a paranoid human trying to stop Zim, and somehow, by the end of the episode, Dib’s sister, Gaz, ends up with her handheld game console inside her leg (yet she still plays on it, as she did in the beginning of the episode). This is a wide stretch, but that episode came to mind when I read about Skinput.