News Briefs: Design Student’s Essay Earns National Scholarship

Weber State University sophomore Amy Bowman, Bountiful, won first prize in the 2003 Student Designer Scholarship Essay contest sponsored by The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and Kitchen & Bath Design News (KBDN).  Bowman, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in interior design, won a $2,500 scholarship. In her award-winning essay, she wrote that the most important quality of a good kitchen and bath design professional is enthusiasm for one’s work.  To underscore her point, Bowman recalled the words of Frank Lloyd Wright, "A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by a cultivated, enriched heart." Her essay was selected from among 37 entries submitted from across the country. A national panel of kitchen and bath design professionals judged the competition.

CONTACT: Jan Slabaugh (801) 626-7920  ·


Signpost  Honored by Utah Press Association

WSU’s student newspaper, The Signpost,  won first place overall in its division at the annual Utah Press Association awards.  The Signpost  competed against professional non-daily papers of the same size.  In addition to the overall award, it took first-place prizes for best news story, best special section, best feature column, best feature story and best ad campaign. The paper also received three second-place and three third-place awards for photography, promotions, social coverage and columns.

CONTACT: Allison Barlow-Hess (801) 626-7499  ·

WSU to Host Demonstration of New Software

WSU will host “Visual Studio .NET,” a demonstration of the latest Microsoft software applications for Windows and the web, 1-3 p.m. April 7 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The only event of its kind scheduled for Utah, students, faculty and computer programmers from around the state will be gathering to get the latest information on developing computer applications.  The demonstration will feature Windows and web-browser applications, as well as products for cell phones and PDAs.  “.NET” services, including internet-wide calendaring and information sharing will be promoted.  The demonstration will also benefit programmers who currently work with Java, C++, Visual Basic and other programming languages.  The event, sponsored by WSU’s student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery, is free to the public. Participants who register in advance will be eligible for prize drawings. 

CONTACT: Ron Peterson (801) 626-6795  ·

Earth Awareness Mall Promotes Environmental Efforts

WSU’s Environmental Issues Committee will host its fifth annual Earth Awareness Mall, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 at the lower Bell Tower Plaza.  The mall is offered as a forum to the campus and community to share information about organizations in Utah that are actively involved in addressing environmental issues. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Shepherd Union Building.  The event is free to the public.

CONTACT: Bryan Dorsey (801) 626-6944   ·


John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 ·

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 ·

Michelle Evans, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212