2012 Archives

'Charm' Selected for ACTF

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts’ fall production of “Charm” was selected for the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Region VIII competition on Feb. 15.

Students Study Concussions at Winter Dew Tour

Weber State University students will ask extreme snow sports athletes to let them monitor their epic crashes, wipeouts and wrecks at the Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge, Colo. Dec. 13-16.

Visual Arts Students Exhibit Work

WSU’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery invites the public to the opening reception of works by Department of Visual Arts’ graduates Dec.7 from 7 to 9 p.m.

‘Tis the Season to Fill the Sleigh at WSU

Santa’s sled will run a little off course and make a stop at WSU to collect donations for the fourth annual “Fill the Sleigh” event in the bookstore Dec. 5 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Get Out of the House with WSU Snow Days

WSU’s Department of Visual Arts invite families to participate in “Snow Days,” on Dec. 1, Feb. 2, and March 2 at 10 a.m. to noon in the Kimball Visual Arts Center Lobby.

WSU Events Educate Voters and Parents

Political science professor Leah Murray shares insights about the election results in her presentation “The Election of 2012: Outcome and Analysis” Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the WSU Alumni Center.

WSU Named Model of Civic Learning

The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education recently named WSU one of 50 institutions designated as a model for civic learning and democratic engagement.

WSU Receives Top Honor In Radiologic Training

WSU has been named winner of the “Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program” by the Minnies, a prestigious award bestowed by professional peers in the field of medical imaging.

'Cats Earn Big Sky Berth in Soccer

WSU's women's soccer team earned a spot in the 2012 Big Sky Conference championship tournament following a 1-1 draw with the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Field.

Banquet at WSU Raises Hunger Awareness

WSU’s Community Involvement Center will hold a Hunger Banquet, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom, bringing awareness to a global epidemic that also affects people locally.

Ogden’s Legends Celebrated in New Book

The horse thieves, heroes and everyday citizens who shaped Ogden’s history are featured in a new book authored by two employees of WSU’s Special Collections.

Military Veterans and Supporters Honored

WSU will honor student veterans, military members, support organizations and their friends and families at an awards ceremony and veterans appreciation luncheon, Nov. 7.

WSU Helps Ghana Breathe Easier

Hoping to make breathing easier a pulmonologist from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana will visit the respiratory therapy program at Weber State University Nov. 3-8.

African-American Teens Get College Ready at WSU

African-American high school students from throughout Utah will learn how academics can translate into career opportunities during the “Expect The Great” outreach event at WSU on Nov. 3.

Students Organize To ‘Make A Difference’

The public is invited to join WSU students for Make A Difference Day, Oct. 27 by assisting with maintenance on the Skyline exercise trail and with brush removal on Antelope Island State Park.

WSU’s Stewart Library Celebrates Legacy of Local Company

The public is invited to a white-glove event hosted by Weber State University’s Stewart Library to mark the arrival of a large historical donation,adding to the Utah Construction/Utah International Collection, on Oct. 20 beginning at 2 p.m.

WSU’s Veterans Upward Bound Receives $1.6 Million

Veterans will continue to receive free help to prepare and progress in post-secondary education thanks to a $1.6 million Department of Education (DOE) grant that finances Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Weber State University for another five years.

Innovation Leads to Invitation

WSU’s Alex Lawrence was one of a select group of people nationwide who participated in The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University held in Washington, D.C.

WSU Salutes Honors Outstanding Alumni

During its 44th Annual WSU Salutes program, Weber State will honor outstanding alumni for their vast and varied contributions to campus and the community.

Duck Stamp Art Competition Comes to WSU

The 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition will be held Sept. 28 and 29 in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Ballrooms where judges will select the nation’s 80th Duck Stamp.

Award-Winning Mathematics Professor to Speak at WSU

An award-winning professor of mathematics will discuss what mathematics reveals about people’s behavior during his lecture, “Voting in Agreeable Societies,” Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall.

WSU’s MBA Students Receive Top Scores on National Test

Students graduating from WSU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program recently scored in the 98th percentile overall on the Major Field Test for MBA, a standardized national test. The 99th percentile is the highest score possible.

Weber State University — Worthy of Your Dreams

WSU graduate and former Olympian Lindsey Anderson reached her dream of competing in the 2008 summer games. She's still running. No matter what your dream is, we can help you get on track. Discover a whole wide world of possibilities at Weber State University. Worthy of Your Dreams. [VIDEO]

WSU Professor, Students Fish for Conservation

For the past three summers, if assistant zoology professor Christopher Hoagstrom wasn’t teaching in his classroom, he and his students were trout fishing in creeks along the Wasatch Front.

WSU Alumnus Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Alan Martin, founder and CEO of Campus Book Rentals and WSU alumnus, is the 2012 Ernst & Young Utah Region Entrepreneur of the Year award winner in the Retail and Consumer Products category.

Goddard School Identifies Five Areas of Emphasis

As Jeff Steagall marks his first anniversary as dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, the school now has a strategic plan to build five programs capable of attracting national attention.

WSU Stewart Library to Host Daughters of Utah Pioneers Event

WSU’s Stewart Library in conjunction with the Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum will host an event June 5 to release the new book, “Stories from the Collection of the Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum.”

New Path from Technical College to WSU

Students of the Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) and the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (OWATC) now have an approved path to transfer credits to WSU.

WSU Family Literacy Program Honors Donors

For their work in promoting family literacy and learning activities, Robert and Kathi Garff will be honored with the second annual “Friend of Family Literacy” award on April 26 by the WSU Family Literacy Program.

WSU Named a Tree Campus USA

The Arbor Day Foundation has named WSU a 2011 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective community forestry management.

WSU Names 2012 Honorary Degree Recipients

During its 139th commencement, WSU will award honorary degrees to the president and CEO of a Fortune 500 company; a retired English professor; a respected dentist and investor; and a prominent banker.

Weber State Saluted For Climate Support

WSU has been recognized for its cutting-edge work in promoting environmental sustainability by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) during the “Celebrating Sustainability” series leading up to Earth Day.

Civil Liberties Forum to Discuss Polygamy

Dan Mach, the national American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) director of Freedom of Religion, will present “Polygamy, Peyote and the Pledge of Allegiance” in WSU’s Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater April 4 at 10:30 a.m.

WSU Alumni Hosting Housing Reunion

The WSU Alumni Association is seeking roommates. More precisely, the WSUAA is interested in reconnecting with anyone who once called Lasal, Stansbury, Wasatch halls, Promontory Tower or University Village home.

WSU Celebrates American Indian Heritage

WSU will host “An American Indian Tribute to Education and Heritage,” including the seventh annual American Indian Symposium and 40th annual Competition Powwow.

Historian to Discuss Nigerian Women’s War

Susan Kent, history professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, will present the Women’s History Lecture at WSU March 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

Dixon Awards Honor Distinguished Pair

Botany professor Dawn M. Gatherum and Alumni Relations executive director Lynell L. Gardner are the recipients of the WSU Alumni Association’s 2012 H. Aldous Dixon Awards.

Women Win 2012 Big Sky Indoor Track Title

The WSU women's indoor track team edged the two-time defending champs by a single point (132-131), to win the 2012 Big Sky Conference Indoor Track Championship on Saturday. The Wildcats' Sarah Callister was named female track athlete of the meet.

WSU Encourages Girls to Explore World of Engineering

Parent-Daughter Engineering Day will be held Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WSU’s Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning. The event is designed to spark the interest of 40 junior high school-age girls and get them thinking like engineers.

WSU Plans Awareness Day at State Capitol

A contingent of Weber State University students, faculty mentors and alumni will head to the state Capitol in Salt Lake City Feb. 2 to raise awareness about the university and its accomplishments.

WSU Faculty to Lead Civil War Discussions

On the 150th anniversary of the conflict, a pair of Weber State University faculty will facilitate an upcoming reading and discussion program focused on the Civil War, starting Jan. 18.

Dee Events Center Parking Advisory for Jan. 11

The Dee Events Center will hold a viewing and funeral services for Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom on Jan. 11. Event organizers are expecting a large turnout for the services and are issuing a traffic and parking advisory.

Free Film Screening Addresses Climate Change and Winter Sports

WSU’s Environmental Issues Committee will hold a free screening of two winter-themed films, “Generations: A Skiers’ and Snowboarders’ Perspective on Climate Change” and “Breaking Trail,” in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

Historian to Discuss LDS Church History

The Weber Historical Society Spring 2012 Lecture Series will kick off Jan. 23. Michael MacKay, a historian and adjunct history professor at WSU, will present “A Textual Analysis: Joseph Smith’s 1839 History and the Priesthood.”