2010 Archives

Palumbo Recognized as Outstanding Music Educator

WSU professor Michael Palumbo has been selected to receive Utah's Outstanding Music Educator Award for 2008-2009 by the Utah Music Educators Association for his contribution to music education in the state.

WSU Professor Earns Top Health Care Management Credential

Ken Johnson, associate dean and professor of WSU’s Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.

NAACP Chairman to Speak at WSU

Longtime civil rights advocate and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond will speak at WSU on Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Honors Eccles Fellowship Combines Research and Teaching

Three members of the Weber State University faculty have been named Honors Eccles Fellows for the 2010-2011 academic year, receiving more time to pursue their research interests, while also sharing that research with students in an honors course.

WSU Plans Awareness Day at State Capitol

Plenty of purple pride will be on display when WSU students, faculty mentors, and alumni head to the state capitol in Salt Lake City on Feb. 11 to raise awareness about the university and its accomplishments.

WSU Plans Engineers Week Events

Biomedical engineer Celeste Baine will present "Engineering Makes the World Go Round" on Feb. 19 at noon in Shepherd Union Ballroom B.

New York Times Editor to Speak at WSU

Writer and editor for the New York Times, Tom Zeller Jr. will discuss climate change and the environment on Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Goeckeritz Plans Sneak Peek of Latest Film

Issac Goeckeritz, an award-winning filmmaker and WSU student, will host a special screening and reception for his latest film, "Pimp This Bum," on March 12 at Peery's Egyptian Theater.

WSU Recognized Nationally for Community Service

For the fourth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named Weber State University to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service.

WSU Names Hinckley, Collaboration Award Winners

Weber State University economics professor Clifford Nowell has been named the 2010 John S. Hinckley Fellow, while WSU’s Sticks and Stones Project team is the 2010 Exemplary Collaboration Award winner.

Professor to Discuss History of Spirit Rapping

The Weber Historical Society and the Weber State University Alumni Association will host a presentation on the history of spirit rapping on March 22 at 7 p.m. in WSU's Lindquist Alumni Center.

Four WSU Projects Awarded USTAR Grants

Four innovative research projects at WSU have received $139,600 in grant money from the Utah Science Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Technology Commercialization Grants (TCG) program.

Empowerment Conference Offers Resources for Parents

In partnership with Ogden School District and other community partners, WSU will sponsor the Northern Utah Family Empowerment Conference 2010 on March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Highland Junior High School in Ogden.

Student Wins National Competition and Steinway Piano

Last week at the Music Teachers National Association competition in Albuquerque, N.M., WSU sophomore pianist Fan-Ya Lin dazzled the judges and audience with her performance. Then it was Lin’s turn to be dazzled.

Presenters to Revisit Utah in the 20th Century

The WSU Alumni Association and the Weber Historical Society will host “Utah in the Twentieth Century” presented by BYU history professors Brian Q. Cannon and Jessie L. Embry, April 19 at 7 p.m.

LDS President to Speak at Weber State Commencement

Weber State University will recognize Thomas S. Monson, Leola L. Davidson, Nancy L. Davidson and Carol Watkins Hurst with honorary degrees at its 135th commencement ceremonies on April 23 at 8 a.m. in the Dee Events Center.

Detroit Lions Make Toone Mr. Irrelevant 2010

Tim Toone, the Wildcats all-time receiving leader in yardage, receptions and touchdowns, was the last player taken in the 2010 NFL Draft on Saturday. The Detroit Lions selected Toone with the 255th pick.

New Honor Society Recognizes Student Veterans

Weber State University is one of five schools in the nation to be charter members of SALUTE, a new honor society for student veterans at two- and four-year institutions of higher education.

Science in the Parks Program to Return for Fourth Summer

The fourth annual Science in the Parks program will take place throughout the parks of Ogden City. The program was developed to show the community, primarily children, that science is something fun that can take place anywhere.

WSU Welcomes the Utah Boys' State Class of 2010

High school students from across Utah will be on the Ogden campus June 7-11 to learn about civic engagement and government processes from local and state leaders, as Utah Boys' State celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Professor Presents Research to Royal Astronomical Society

Assistant physics professor John Armstrong recently presented his research to the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in London. In the process, he also had a chance to promote his WSU students and their scientific work to an international audience.

Hall Elected to Lead Board of Trustees

Alan Hall has been elected chair of the Weber State University Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting Aug. 10. Trustee James Beardall was elected vice chair.

WSU Salutes to Honor Outstanding Alumni

During the 41st Annual WSU Salutes program, Weber State University will honor outstanding alumni and friends for their contributions to campus and the community on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Grad School Fair Coming to WSU Sept. 23

The 2010 Utah Graduate School Fair will visit Weber State University on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. Representatives from 70 graduate schools and professional programs will attend.

WSU Researchers Predicted Astronomical Discovery

The National Science Foundation’s announcement that an earth-like planet has been found in the universe with a high probability for harboring life created a buzz this week. For two WSU astronomers, the news confirmed a scientific prediction they made more than a year ago.

WSU Hovercraft Project Cleared for Takeoff

Someday in the near future, years’ worth of labor by WSU students may be blown to smithereens, and computer and electronics engineering technology professor Bill Clapp couldn’t be happier.

Campus Construction Project Creates Traffic Detour

Beginning Monday, Oct. 11, a construction project will change traffic patterns on campus for drivers accessing parking lot A-10, the public pay lot and the drop-off loop in front of the Browning Center.

U.S. Army Drafts Professor to Lead Culture Strategy

Two years ago anthropology professor Ron Holt spent a year with the U.S. Army including a tour in eastern Afghanistan. Now that experience has led to a new assignment with the military back in the States.

Goddard School Named a Top Business Program

For the fourth consecutive year, WSU’s John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best 300 Business Schools” publication.

Acclaimed Nature Photographer to Visit Ogden

Acclaimed nature photographer James Balog, who is using time-lapse video and photography to document the retreat of glaciers worldwide, will visit Weber State University Nov. 16-20.

Mark Rudd to Speak on His Life with SDS and the Weathermen

Long-standing activist and organizer Mark Rudd will speak in a special lecture on his memoir “Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen” in the Weber State University Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room on Oct. 26 from 7-9 p.m.

Workshop Encourages Women to Consider Medical School

Only 20 percent of all medical school applicants from Utah are women. To improve those numbers, the College of Science has joined with physicians at McKay-Dee Hospital to sponsor the “Girls Exploring Medicine” workshop.

Wildcats Rally for 27-26 Win at NAU

The Wildcats overcame a 14-point deficit to score the winning touchdown with :38 seconds to play, defeating the Lumberjacks 27-26 on the road Saturday.

JanSport Co-Founder to Speak at WSU

Skip Yowell, Vice President for Global Public Relations of JanSport corporation, will be the featured speaker at the Ralph Nye Executive Lecture Series Nov. 18 at noon in the Wattis Business Building Smith Auditorium.

WSU Recognized for Producing Fulbright Scholars

Weber State University has been recognized by the Institute of International Education for being among the leading master's institutions in the nation for producing Fulbright Scholars in 2010-11.

Three WSU Projects Awarded USTAR Grants

Three innovative research projects at Weber State University have received $84,500 in grant money from the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Technology Commercialization Grants (TCG) program.

Shoeboxes for Veterans Sees Another Holiday Success

The Weber State University Veterans Upward Bound office held its ninth annual “Shoeboxes for Homeless Veterans” drive this fall. The goal was to collect shoeboxes filled with essentials such as clothing and toiletries for area veterans who are homeless.