September 2003 • The monthly newsletter for UWT faculty
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2B nears completion
new view: UWT Chancellor Vicky Carwein looks over
the Phase 2B construction site from what will become the new
student center inside the Mattress Factory building.
doors, stairways and offices with floor-to-ceiling windows are
taking shape inside the Cherry Parkes
and Mattress Factory buildings as contractors near the December
deadline for completing the project.
Crutcher Lewis, the general contractor for Phase 2B, has led select
groups on tours of the building. More tours will be organized
employees are scheduled to move into the new buildings in December.
MORE PHASE 2B PHOTOS
Back Week begins Sept. 29
will launch the new academic year with festivities including rides
on a wild mechanical bull, live music, mouthwatering food and
more during the first week of classes Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.
weeklong welcome-back celebration is sponsored by ASUWT in an
effort to get more students involved in campus activities.
theme this year is to show students that they have access to power
through student government,” ASUWT President Mark Dodson
said. “Even though we are a small campus, they can still
Sept. 29 is Rodeo Day, a nod to the campus’ new Rodeo Club,
led by award-winning bull rider Zach Holt. A county music DJ will
spin tunes and barbecue will be served.
Welcome Back Week events are held from 12:45 to 5 p.m. outside
the GWP building.
Sept. 29: Rodeo Day. Ride a mechanical bull, listen
to country music and eat barbecue.
Sept. 30: "Tacomastock" rock music festival.
Listen to folk rock artist Vicci Martinez and eat food from
neighborhood eatery Fast Frank’s.
Oct. 1: Politics Day. Meet Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma
and members of the Tacoma City Council.
Oct. 2 - Saturday, Oct. 4: ASUWT days. Meet members
of the UWT student government.
at 105 percent for Autumn Quarter
only a few weeks left before classes begin, enrollment is at 105
percent of this year’s target, according to OESSA Director
1,563.7 FTEs are enrolled for Autumn Quarter. That’s well
under last year’s 1,657.3 FTEs, which was 112 percent of
target, Garcia said.
year we had too many enrolled, so this year we’re glad to
be just over our target,” Garcia said.
Stevens, Virus Detective
a computer virus hit the UW Tacoma campus and began to spread
to other locations. Mike Wark, director of the Public Relations
and Communications Office, quickly learned that his computer was
involved. Rather than write the usual news account, Wark covers
the story from a first-person perspective for Inside Track.
virus had stolen my identity.
sent its nasty surprise to every computer at UW Tacoma in a message
allegedly from the Public Relations and Communications Office.
And it showed up in a Tacoma Community College inbox – with
my name attached.
when John Stevens took the case. His mission: to protect my data
and the campus network from the sleazy virus that had gotten through
our security defenses.
big difference between John and the gumshoes played by the likes
of Humphrey Bogart is that John wears tennis shoes and actually
runs, at top speed, across campus to track down the computer harboring
the villain virus.
can’t get behind it, it’s bouncing around so much,”
he said, more to himself than to me or my computer. He was staring
intently at the code displayed on my monitor, clues lodged within
a message from TCC that informed me I had sent the virus. He was
trying to find which computer among the 850 on campus was actually
sending things in my name.
was sure the critter was harbored in only one computer—but
READ THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION!