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Today's word on journalism

Monday, May 15, 2006


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. Scratch it.

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!!!!

See you in the fall. . . TP

An early peek inside the Living Learning Center

TOUR 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 and
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 and

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. April
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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