PETERSBORO, Utah -- Gloom like a Bulwer-Lyttonesque
pall hung heavily over the Cache Valley as
word came that the WORD had gone.
"As he stared at her ample bosom, he
daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors
in his vintage Triumph Spitfire. . . ."
No, wait. . . . That's actual Bulwer-Lyttonism.
We conclude, with joy and trumpets and a tankard
or two, the 10th season of TODAY'S WORD ON
JOURNALISM. What began in 1995 as a professor's
strategy to get his students to read email
(guess that worked!) now has spread, birdflu-like,
far beyond that unwilling audience to self-flagellating
WORD volunteers on five-and-a-half continents.
But the willing and unwilling alike--the halt
and addled and addicted and deluded--will
have to get a life and smell the roses, for
a while anyway.
Today marks the end of the WORD for this academic
season. Even ere the rosy dawn that didth
bust o'er this glade, this vale, this happy
home. . . . ooops. Avert already, Sir Bulwer,
you mangy cur!!!!
THE NEW LLC: Student
housing is under construction and will be ready
when students come to USU in the fall. The Living
and Learning Center is right by the TSC and Old
Main. / A photo tour by Julie Garcia
When students first walk in,
there is the main area office on the right. This
is where students can get their mail, check outrecreational
equipment, and get any questions they have answered.
There is also a student lounge /mingling area right
by the office.
There are separate areas within
each of the buildings where students can study
or have group activities. This includes multimedia
conferences rooms. It also includes lounge areas
with flat-screen TVs.
There are also a couple of full
community kitchens. So, if residents don't want
to use their meal plans for a day or two, they can
prepare their own meals.
Students can have their own
private rooms or they can share. Private rooms
cost $2,690 for an entire school year. Shared
rooms are $2,465. That includes 10 meals per week
at the Carousel or Junction.
An interior designer was hired
to make all of the buildings in the Living and Learning
Center more inviting and warm.
Each suite has two wings within
it. There are two rooms per wing. There are also
two bathrooms with the sinks separate from the shower
In the middle of the six buildings
is a patio area that is still under
construction as well. Students will be able to
have barbecues and other social events there.
The new housing area also has covered parking
available that will be completed by Fall Semester
2006. The parking terrace will be four stories
tall and hold 600 cars.
There will be an open-house for
students to tour the area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
12 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13. There will also
be furniture vendors so that residents can give
feedback and help choose the furniture that goes
into the new residential halls.
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