|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
I THE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL• SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY• FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1998 THE CAMPUS Open houses scouting students By fIM ROBINSON CAMPUS EDITOR High school students interested in attending SUU are being invited to attend open houses scheduled at 19 sites in Utah, N evada, and Arizona beginni ng Jan. 13 and running through Feb. 3. "Parents of potential SUU studen ts are also invited and encouraged to attend," said Sandra Lord, director of school relations. "We want anyone considering SUU as the place to continue his or her education to have accurate and timely infom1ation about the universi ty. The open houses are one way for those interested in SUU to get direct information and to have their questions addressed face-to-face." The open houses are designed especially for high school juniors and seniors and students completing their work at community and junior colleges. Information about university demographics, scholarships, financial aid, onand off-campus housing, admissions, clubs and organizations, and registration procedures will be available. Utah open houses will be held in Ogden, St. George, Vernal, Park City, Price, Richfield, Brigham City, Sandy, Loga n, Provo, Kanab, Monticello, and Fillmore. Nevada open houses will be at two sites in Las Vegas and in Mesquite. An open house is also planned for early February in southern Arizona. Interested students from any high school or college may attend the open houses. Individuals or husband-and-wife teams who are part of an admissions adviser program established at SUU will be hosting the open houses and helping to provide assistance in .....------------1 understanding the programs, policies, and procedures of the university. Hosting the open houses is just one of the duties of the admissions advisers, who are al umni of the university. "Students who have expressed an interest in attending SUU by applying for admission or by having their ACT (American College Test) scores sent to the university are referred to an adviser or adviser team in their geographic area," Lord said. "The advisers then do whatever they can to assist these-or any other interested students. The open houses provide one veh icle for that assistance." The schedule for January and February open houses is listed below. The m eetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Jan. 13, Ogden, Ogden Egyptian Center, 2415 Washington Boulevard; St. George, Holiday Inn, 850 S. Bluff; Jan. 14, Vernal, Uintah High School, 1880 West 500 North; Park City, Stein Erickson Lodge, 7700 Stein Way; Jan. 15, Price, Holiday Inn, 838 Westwood Blvd.; Richfield, Richfield High School, 510 W. 100 South. Jan . 20, Salt Lake City, site TBA; Brigham City, Crystal Inn, 480 Westland Drive; Jan. 2 1, Sandy, Jordan School District Auxiliary Services Building Auditorium, 9150 S. 500 West; Logan , site TBA; Jan . 22, Provo, Provo Park Hotel, 10 1 W. 100 North; Jan.-26, Fallon, Nev., 737 N. T aylor Street. Jan. 27, Kanab, Zion Bank, 41 E. Center; Monticello, Monticello High School, 164 S. 200 West; Jan. 28, Las Vegas, Nev., site TBA; Mesquite, Nev., Virgin Valley Credit Union, 590 W. Mesquite Boulevard; Jan. 29, Las Vegas, Nev., site TBA; Fillmore, Millard High School, 200 W. Center, 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 3, Scottsdale, Ariz., site TBA, 7:30-9 p.m. SENATE CLOSE-UP .....___ _ _ __ Adams working on Education Week Education Week which will take place later this month. Adams said, "Speakers will include a teacher-of-the-year nominee, June JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Miller, a story teller, and other educators." "She's my sister. She's cool, and she has the Adams said, "Students can also expect administrators that will help you with your most positive outlook on life. I can only think resume and give mock interviews, and of of two times that I have ever seen her mad in my entire life," said SUUSA Science Senator course there will be a free dinner." Adams said she is also "working with other Dave Adams. That is quite a sales pitch from Julie Adams' brother. Julie agreed senators to install pencil that Dave is right. "I have a sharpeners in Old Main, because there aren't any." Adams said positive attitude because that she would also like to see something good can come out of more professors getting involved everything, and it usually does. I and coming to their emphasis am a red head, but the exact week. "They can also learn opposite of what you would expect," she said. something and show the Julie Adams, an SUUSA students they care." Said Adams, "There are committees education senator, said that she loves what she does. In high looking at Old Main to make some changes. When it was school, Adams said she served as built, it was meant to house its student body vice president at Monticello High. Adams spent 50 students; last time I checked, the 1996-1997 school year enrollment for education majors was 42 percent of the school." working as an appointed legislative aide for the SUUSA. Along with Adams' work in She said that she decided to fulie Adams the senate, she said that she is a - - - - - - - - - - - Presidential Ambassador. She campaign for a senator when said that she loves working with people and Stephen Allen asked her to run with the Time party last year. showing them what SUU has to offer. Adams said that last quarter she finished a practicum Adams said she came to SUU planning to leave in a while. "I really didn't plan on in Las Vegas, "where there was a lot of diversity and children living under the poverty staying, but I loved it here, and I especially level. The children had many differences loved the outdoors." As an elementary education and special education major, Adams which was fun and helped me a lot. I especially liked working with their parents and said she wants to make a difference while she is here. Adams is currently working on teachers. 11 By HEIDI HATCH Library Special Collections is home to unique documents By ERIN MCCARTHY JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Many students will never make it to the lower level of the Sherratt Library or even know what is down there. They are missing a unique experience in the Special Collections area of the Library. Special Collections is administered to by its librarian, Matt Nickerson, and coordinator, Janet Segmiller. Special Collections is-exactly that, many different collections that have been donated to the school for students to use and enjoy. The main collections are on southern Utah history, southern Paiute history, Shakespeare, and rare books from the 18th and 19th century. Special Collections also includes an exact replica of the books Columbus wrote which are found in Spain. It houses rare manuscripts, personal journals, a large photographic collection, and a music collection. The items in Special Collections cannot be checked out by students, although copies can be made and students can spend as much time as they like in the room Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment only. Segmiller said that the Special Collections area also serves as the university archives. It maintains several materials of former SUU president Gerald Sherratt. The Special Collections area contains several different rooms, dedicated to four people who contributed greatly to the Library. Grace A. Tanner, John Seymour, Burch Mann and William R. Palmer. Segmiller explained, John Seymour had a room in the former SUU library where he could compose. He was a professor of English and linguistics. A native of California, Seymour visited southern Utah and the Shakespearean festival and fell in love with the area. Seymour loved South America and many items from the area can be found in his room. The Seymour Room contains artifacts and Victorian furniture originally owned by his mother. The Palmer Room contains pictures and artifacts from the Paiute Indians. According to Segmiller, Palmer was a Cedar City native. There are various kinds of ceramics and pictures depicting Paiute history. The room originally designed to by the Shakespeare room will now be made an addition to the Palmer room. The final room that Segrniller explained is dedicated to Burch Mann. Mann founded the American Folk Ballet and started the dance department at SUU. Her room is the comfortable reading area that is first encountered up entering Special Collections. The room has five arm-chairs for students to sit and look at the many rare books donated by Mann. According to Segmiller, the Special Collections area is always increasing; since July there have been 17 collections donated. Segrniller said the goal of Special Collections in the future is, "to give access to collections through the Internet."