2002 Archives

WSU Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

Weber State University will award honorary degrees to a former university president, a former faculty member, and a couple with long-time ties to the campus at the university's 120th commencement December 13 at 2 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.

Santa Claus Takes On "Anti-Claus"

For years, Kay Gillespie, chairman of Weber State University's criminal justice department, has delivered his annual "Anti-Claus" lecture, ringing in the holiday season with a warning about the evils of Santa Claus. But this year, Gillespie may have met his match.

Men's Soccer Club Wins Championship

The Weber State University men’s soccer club defeated Brigham Young University 2-0 to win the NIRSA College Soccer Sports Club Championship in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday.

Radiologic Sciences Program Named Top in Nation

Weber State University's Department of Radiologic Sciences was named the best training program in the country by Auntminnie.com, the web site of a national organization of radiologists and medical imaging professionals.

Former Plural Wife Shares Her Story

Joanna Joseph, former wife of polygamist Alex Joseph, will present "Reflections of a Plural Wife – My Life with Alex Joseph" November 20 at 11 a.m. in Weber State University’s Stewart Library Special Collections.

WSU, Weber School District Land History Grant

Weber State University's Department of History, in partnership with Weber County School District, has received a federal grant worth almost $1 million targeted at finding new ways to improve elementary and secondary students’ knowledge of American history.

Student Volunteers Organize to Winterize

For more than 60 years, Serenity House has been helping people with alcohol and drug addictions rebuild their lives. Now it's Serenity House that's in need of rehabilitation.

Diversity Conference to Focus on Cultural Competency

Are you culturally competent? In a global society, no one can escape the need - or the opportunity - to learn about other cultures. As a result, educational programs, from preschool to graduate school, are emphasizing the importance of cultural competence.

WSU Festival to Feature Tall Tales and Stories for All Ages

Weber State University will host the seventh-annual Storytelling Festival Nov. 11-13. The three-day event will be held at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center and Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. in Ogden, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.

Major Fest Helps Puzzled Students Plan College, Futures

Weber State University's Major Fest 2002 will be held November 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The event is aimed at helping high school seniors and current college students decide on a major of study.

Award-winning Actress Rita Moreno to Visit WSU

Rita Moreno, the only female performer ever to win the four major entertainment awards (the Oscar, the Tony, the Grammy, and the Emmy), will speak at Weber State University on Thursday (Oct. 3) at 10 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom, sharing her experiences from a career that has spanned seven decades.

Program Helps Companies Protect Data from Cyber Attack

As a society we have become increasingly dependent on technology, all the while putting ourselves at greater risk for theft of data, damage from computer-borne viruses and worms, and the take-over of company networks by hackers.

Scholarship Honors Thompsons' Dedication

In recognition of Paul and Carolyn Thompson's 12 years of service and commitment to Weber State University, the school's board of trustees has created a scholarship in honor of the couple.

Renewed Wildcat Tradition Rings a Bell

When the Weber State University Wildcats take the field for their first home football game of 2002, the WSU Victory Bell will once again be part of the action.

Stewart Education Foundation Recognized for Ongoing Commitment

In honor of the Stewart Education Foundation's longstanding support of Weber State University and its key role in the university's capital campaign with over $25 million in gifts and pledges, three buildings on campus will be named in honor of the foundation's trustees.

Conference Offers Ways to Strengthen Marriages

The "Governor's Northern Utah Marriage Celebration" will be held at Weber State University on September 20. Join with hundreds of couples for an evening of education, entertainment and fun.

WSU to Celebrate Freedom on 9/11 Anniversary

Weber State University will join with the community and nation in remembering the events of September 11, 2001 by hosting "A Patriotic Celebration of Freedom," at 6:30 p.m. on September 11, 2002.

Ann Millner Named President of WSU

The State Board of Regents has selected Dr. F. Ann Millner, currently Vice President for University Relations at Weber State, as the 11th President of Weber State University.

Fulbright Honors Have WSU Couple Seeing Double

For Linda Eaton, anthropology professor at Weber State University, receiving a Fulbright scholarship to teach Native American Studies at Charles University in Prague was only half the story.

WSU to Break Ground on New Davis Campus

Construction will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony April 30 at noon along University Park Boulevard (1200 W.) & 2700 N., Layton, just east of the TRW complex.

WSU is a Family Affair for New V.P.

When Norman Tarbox, Jr. accepted the offer to become the new vice president of administrative services at Weber State University, it was akin to a family reunion.

Thompson Stepping Down as President

Paul Thompson announced today he is stepping down as president of Weber State University. He has asked the Board of Regents to begin a search to find his successor.