From screen to streets: Westminster community rallies for MLK Jr.Westminster faculty and student discuss the importance of marching for MLK and how to engage in a community.
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Westminster community honors MLK at rally and march Jan 12Dr. Tamara Stevenson, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer, discusses the essential responsibility of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy as a Westminster College community. Shot & edited by Vanessa Eveleth & Zidia Gibson.
To tattoo or not to tattoo? Westminster students delve into the significance of body artIn this VoxPop, former Forum reporter Zidia Gibson asks students whether or not they have tattoos, and why.
Kyle Pickering, junior business management major, discusses goals with "2006. Space Oddity"Westminster College students Kyle Pickering, a junior business management major, and Nya Peterson, a junior fine arts major with an emphasis in ceramic art and photography, said they are in the process of reopening a multipurpose arts space on 2006 South and 900 E called 2006. Space Oddity.
“December 9 is our first event and is just a big collection of artists,” Pickering said. “We're having 100 artists, everybody gets one entry, but we want to cover this place wall to wall with just art from community members around the area.”
Peterson said 2006. Space Oddity is very exciting for her, and credits attending art history courses at Westminster in helping her develop skills, like putting value on art and operating art spaces, to manage 2006. Space Oddity.
Mitzi Farnsworth, Giovale Library circulation desk manager, uses her job to explore her passionsGiovale Library has resources for students that should be utilized more, according to circulation desk worker Mitzi Farnsworth, a 47-year-old history major. Farnsworth said she has worked at the library since last February and is currently completing an internship with the archives.
“If you need a laptop, or if you need to log into the computer, or you’re trying to print something, or you need AV equipment, the library's got it,” Farnsworth said. “It’s amazing.”
Katherine Tucker Paterson, the student engagement librarian, said students should also utilize the researchers at Giovale Library who are there to assist with student research.
Farnsworth said one of the goals she's been able to pursue at her job is getting into archival work.
"I have a side project that I do for the library where I'm cataloging all of the books that we have on the shelves published prior to 1940 and doing that was how I realized, 'Oh, I definitely want to work in the archives,'" Farnsworth said. "This is my thing. It’s definitely my thing."
Food inspires memories and brings happiness for Director of Dining Services Nikki HardingerShot & Edited by Forum Staff Reporter Zidia Gibson.
Bon Appétit Director of Dining Services Nikki Hardinger has served the Westminster Community for eight years and said one of the highlights of her job is making people happy with food.
"I think just in general, if you can make the students happy and want to keep coming back every day, then that’s worth it, right?" Hardinger said.
Shaw Student Center received a makeover this year, with the return of the salad bar, global foods line and a new food display case, according to Bon Appétit General Manager Tony DiRaddo. These updates have been praised by students, according to DiRaddo.
“These are like, the nicest [first-years] I think we’ve ever had on campus,” Hardinger said. “I think a lot of it, too, is because all these kids were in high school when the pandemic hit, and now they’re starting college and it’s a whole new world for them, so they’re all excited about [campus dining].”
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If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?Shot & Edited by Forum Staff Reporter Tommy Howells.
In this VoxPop, The Forum asks Westminster students, "if you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?"
AmeriCorps VISTA leader serves the Westminster community through The Purple BasketShot & Edited by Forum Staff Reporter Vanessa Eveleth.
AmeriCorps VISTA leader Nayethzi Hernandez has served the Westminster College community through The Purple Basket since the start of the 2020–21 school year.
“The Purple Basket aims to basically meet students' needs at Westminster,” said Fatima Santos, a senior justice studies major and student worker at The Purple Basket.
Although The Purple Basket is a campus resource for students, Hernandez said her role as the food insecurity volunteer is through a Utah Food Corps grant the college applied for. VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) manages the financial transactions between Westminster and the Utah Food Corps, according to Hernandez.
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Fostering dogs breeds patienceShot & Edited by QW.
Connie Etter, a justice studies professor, and her partner Brent Olson, an environmental studies professor currently on sabbatical, foster dogs through the Western Border Collie Rescue.
“Fostering is work of the heart,” according to the Western Border Collie Rescue website. “Fosters help a dog to feel safe, to grow, to learn about love and happiness and find their place in the world.”
Janine Wittwer, a math professor and former puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, said she wants to foster again when she has the ability to do so.
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If you could see any concert by any artist, who would it be?Shot & Edited by Forum Staff Reporter KC Carter.
In this VoxPop, staff reporter KC Carter asks students and faculty who they would go see, if they could see a concert by any artist past or present.
Westminster students share what winter olympic sport they'd compete inShot & Edited by Forum staff reporter Vanessa Eveleth.
In this VoxPop, the Forum asks Westminster students, "What olympic sport would you want to compete in, and why?"
Kayaker, paraglider Macie Brendlinger on managing risk, passion for extreme sportsShot & Edited by Forum production manager and layout editor Ella Viesturs.
Macie Brendlinger, a sophomore nursing major at Westminster College, has a zest for thrill, with paragliding and whitewater kayaking being her adrenaline-inducing mechanisms of choice.
Brendlinger said she grew up whitewater rafting with her family in her hometown of Carbondale, Colorado and has always loved the river.
Brendlinger started her college career Fall 2019 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, which is also where she first started kayaking before she transferred to Westminster College Jan. 2021.
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