New student services ready for fall

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    By AMY BARTHOLOMEW

    BYU offers several services to students who will be attending BYU for the first time this fall. Students returning to school after the summer break may also take advantage of new services that have been created during the summer.

    The University Station Post Office is located on the first floor of the Wilkinson Center and offers several postal services.

    “We offer all postal services except passport applications and registering for the draft,” said Michele Folsom, manager of the post office. “We don’t carry tax forms,” Folsom added.

    P.O. boxes are available to both BYU students and employees. A box holder must be a current BYU student or a full-time BYU employee and must use the box for personal mail only. A business may not be run from a P.O. box. According to the post office, these guidelines are important because they allow the University Station to keep rental costs low.

    The P.O. Boxes, mail drop boxes and stamp machine are now located directly to the east of the post office. The stamp machine is available to students during regular business hours, as well as after hours, a convenience Folsom said would be nice for students to be aware of.

    The Post Office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., but closes for devotionals from 10:45 to 12:15.

    Campus Craft and Floral is a shop that offers students several gift ideas from flowers to stickers. Customers may come in and purchase fresh flowers, as well as silk flowers, said Melanie Suggs, a florist for Campus Craft and Floral.

    Green plants are also available.

    Customers may also purchase scrapbook materials.

    “We have anything you need for a scrapbook,” Suggs said. All kinds of giftware are available, along with candles and stickers of all kinds, Suggs said.

    Campus Craft and Floral is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed for devotionals.

    Cougar Creations is a copy center that has a regular copy center, a color center and a multi-media lab.

    Services offered by the color center include color copying, color posters, and printing from color disks. “We don’t do black and white printing at this facility,” said Cindy Gibby, an employee of Cougar Creations.

    A special service offered by the color copy center is T-shirt transfers. Customers simply need to bring in a copy of an original photograph and employees will put it on a shirt, Gibby said. The cost for the transfer is $4.50 for an 8 1/2 inch wide by 11 inch high photograph. Customers can either bring in their own shirt or purchase a shirt from Cougar Creations.

    Photographs can also be transferred to pillowcases or other forms of fabric. Family pictures can be transferred to squares of fabric that customers can use to make a quilt, Gibby said.

    “It’s getting to be really popular,” she said.

    The multi-media lab is a self-service lab that is available for $3 an hour. Students can do scanning, burn CDs and work on Macs or PCs.

    “There are lab assistants that can answer questions and give a little bit of direction,” Gibby said.

    Gibby stressed that Cougar Creations can not copy any professionally copyrighted photographs unless the copyright has expired or a note of permission can be obtained from the copyright holder.

    Cougar Creations is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

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