A Look Back at 2013 at WSU
As 2013 comes to a close, we revisit some of the people and developments that made news at Weber State University this year.
As 2013 comes to a close, we revisit some of the people and developments that made news at Weber State University this year.
WSU celebrated 125 years on Jan. 7, 2014, with parties, entertainment and the announcement of a $125-million fundraising campaign.
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The WSU debate team has concluded the first half of its season and currently is ranked 17th in the country in varsity standings.
A team of WSU computer science students has created a new system to help a HAFB restaurant, which primarily employs adults with special needs, to fill orders more smoothly.
In celebration of the holiday season and science, President Wight, chemistry professor Michelle Paustenbaugh and chemistry instructor Carol Campbell will conduct the first Faraday Lectures at WSU on Dec. 16 and 17.
More than 1,500 graduates are expected for WSU's commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center, Dec. 13 beginning at 1 p.m.
Health care executive and business owner Joné Law Koford will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities during WSU’s 142nd commencement ceremony.
Lesbian and bisexual college-aged women suffer depression and attempt suicide at a significantly higher rate than average, according to a WSU researcher.
Alleviating older Americans’ depression won’t automatically result in them having more cash for the holidays, according to a study co-published by Brandon Koford, WSU assistant professor of economics.
The Weber State University Ethics Bowl earned a bid to the upcoming national championship after winning the Wasatch Regional Ethics Bowl Nov. 9.
The grand opening of the new Weber State Downtown building will continue to strengthen ties between the Ogden community and the university. The ribbon cutting will occur Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Four WSU professors in child and family studies have partnered with the Department of Workforce Services to study intergenerational poverty in Utah with a focus on children.
The Weber Historical Society’s Fall Lecture Series presents “Ogden’s Famous and Infamous,” Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
The WSU Chapter of the American Medical Student Association is sponsoring an event to discuss the the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 15 in Elizabeth Hall Room 229.
The Walker Institute continues an education discussion with the Haven J. Barlow Fall Leadership Forum: “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow," on Nov. 12 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A.
WSU will honor student veterans, their friends and families, at an awards luncheon, Nov. 11 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A.
A laminated world map on the wall of Kathleen Cadman’s office depicts all the countries she has lived in or visited. In less than 34 years, Cadman has visited 108 countries and seven continents.
The March of Dimes has partnered with WSU's Professional Business Leaders(PBL)Chapter to bring a "Teddy Bear Den" to new, low-income mothers in the Weber County area.
WSU welcomes renowned Johns Hopkins University geographer Antoinette WinklerPrins, who will present “Amazonian Dark Earths: Implications for Conservation and Development of the Region” Nov. 8.
The weeklong 40th anniversary celebration of the WSU Social Science Building will include an open house with family-friendly games and activities, a college reunion and a lecture from a renowned historian.
Environmental and political activist Chip Ward will present “Please, No More Environmentalists: Embodiment as a Path to Ecological Citizenship” as part of WSU’s yearlong dialogue about air quality.
The Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions has received a $2.5 million “capacity-building grant” to double the size of two high-demand programs.
WSU will host the statewide Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the theme "Preparing for the Real World."
Master of Business Administration in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at WSU has made Princeton Review’s annual “Best Business Schools” book for seven years consecutively.
WSU staff, students, faculty and community members are invited to make a difference by getting their hands dirty.
The public is invited to the Oct. 22 grand opening of the renovated Weber County Sports Complex, located west of the Dee Events Center,
An assistant professor of health promotion and human performance has created a positive educational experience for children with disabilities in and out of the swimming pool.
WSU today announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has given a $3 million donation to the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities.
Biographer and independent historian Val Holley will discuss the subject of his new book, the shady history of Ogden’s infamous 25th Street, on Oct. 18 and Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
Breast cancer survivor is president of WSU’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and an inspiration to her two children and many others.
WSU’s Department of History announces the 2013 Lampros Lecture on the Civil War: “The ‘Negro Fever,’ the South, and the Ignoble Effort to Re-Open the Atlantic Slave Trade” on Oct. 15.
WSU will celebrate the inauguration of its 12th president, Charles A. Wight, with an Oct. 22 ceremony and a week’s worth of activities.
The WSU Master of Health Administration program is holding a reception on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center to celebrate its accreditation.
WSU’s pre-medical programs and McKay-Dee Hospital Center are cosponsoring the annual Girls Exploring Medicine Conference (GEM) on Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKay-Dee Hospital Center.
Ogden City and Weber State University held a College Town charter signing on Oct. 1 to formalize an ongoing partnership between the two entities.
WSU and the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics will formally kick off the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Program on Oct. 16.
The 15th Annual Diversity Conference at WSU will explore the nuances and difficulties of today’s immigration issues beginning the evening of Oct. 10 and ending the afternoon of Oct. 11.
WSU's Department of Performing Arts presents the world premiere of, The Plain Princess,scheduled for October 4-12 in the Allred Theatre.
Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and the governor’s senior environmental advisor Alan Matheson will present “Let’s Clear the Air,” as the kick-off event of WSU’s year-long dialogue about air quality.
The newest addition to the Ogden City College Town Initiative is a center designed to attract more community members to help them obtain a post-secondary education.
WSU’s Department of Physics will host the seventh annual Physics Open House, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Wildcat Center for Health Education and Wellness on Sept. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The authors of the new book “Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith’s Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844 to 1890” (Volume II) will speak Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
The women’s soccer team wrapped up a strong opening weekend in the Big Sky Conference season by dismantling Eastern Washington 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Field.
Presentations by Sen. Mike Lee and “New York Times” media reporter Brian Stelter are two of a number of activities planned to celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 16-20.
When the John and Telitha E. Lindquist WSU Alumni Center needed a face-lift, the director turned to interior design students for plans.
A civil rights legend and member of the 1961 Freedom Riders will share her story at Weber State University on Sept. 13 from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. and then again from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
The WSU electronics engineering program was recently awarded accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Alan Hall has been re-elected chair of the Weber State University Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting Sept. 3. Trustee Kevin Sullivan was elected vice chair.
The Utah Academic Library Consortium and Mountain West Digital Library have partnered to create a statewide online collection of original pioneer manuscripts that still remain in private hands.
The WSU Department of Performing Arts announced a workshop production of "Mockingbird," directed by professor, Tracy Callahan. The department will present the Kennedy Center’s newly commissioned play this spring.
WSU’s Asian Studies program presents the 25th semester of the Asian Film Festival beginning Sept. 4.
Construction on the south side of the Dee Events Center parking lot will move both parking and the location of the campus shuttle service to the northeast side of the lot through Sept. 30.
The ninth annual WSU Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 30 will draw thousands to an outdoor festival that highlights the many departments, programs and clubs available on and around campus.
Weber State University’s Department of Communication will hold an information session about its Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 406.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the newest building at WSU Davis on Aug. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
WSU and the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education invite the public to the grand opening of the WSU Charter Academy (WSUCA)held on Aug. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m.
A ribbon cutting and open house will take place Aug. 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the newest addition to WSU’s Wildcat Village student-housing community.
A multi-agency training with WSU, Ogden police, fire and SWAT teams as well as local hospitals will test the emergency readiness of the campus in a daylong exercise on Aug. 15.
WSU’s College of Applied Science & Technology and College of Science will sponsor a camp Aug. 5-9 where 35 local public teachers will learn how to make science principles more relevant to students.
WSU alumnus Zackery Hatch said the richest reward he has enjoyed as Utah’s Paramedic of the Year was meeting the people he helped save in unusual and life-threatening circumstances.
When the popular rock band Imagine Dragons performs at the Dee Events Center Oct. 25, Kennedy Hansen will be just one of thousands of adoring fans — and that’s exactly what the 15-year-old wants.
The Utah Amateur Hockey Association will present WSU head hockey coach Joe Pfleegor with the Coach of the Year award Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.
A team of five WSU students placed second in the nation at the recent Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) leadership conference.
Weber State University joins with the greater Ogden community in mourning the passing of alumnus and philanthropist John A. Lindquist '39.
Engaged learning has garnered a WSU professor national distinction while also prompting a name change for the university’s Community Involvement Center.
In order to save a native flower from extinction, faculty and students joined a collaborative effort to plant 350 autumn buttercup near Panguitch, Utah.
Fifteen WSU students are in Guatemala helping Mayan women start and improve small businesses during a two-week study abroad class ending June 26.
To better prepare for medical emergencies, the first group of WSU athletic trainers ready to certify as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) will graduate soon.
Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) has ranked WSU as 17th nationally on its list of low-cost colleges with graduates who earn high starting salaries.
WSU Athletics and Ogden City are joining together to host Damian Lillard Day on Saturday, June 15 to honor the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year.
The Stewart Library Special Collections department will conduct oral history interviews as part of its “Business at the Crossroads” project.
WSU’s computer science department will host a week-long camp for 30 high school students from June 10-14, exploring the challenges and rewards of video game design and development.
Eric Swedin just published his 11th book, despite limited financial reward and a brain aneurysm that nearly took his life.
The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) released its annual list of Top University Sales Programs, highlighting WSU as one of the best locations for hiring sales professionals.
The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service at WSU will host a public forum to examine the costs and benefits of the Weber County library bond.
WSU's history department chair, Susan Matt, has been honored with the 2013 German Residency Fellowship.
Hundreds of Utah school children will create, invent and lean about science and the arts all while having fun at the park this summer.
Hundreds of Utah school children will create, invent and lean about science all while having fun at the park this summer.
WSU President Charles Wight has appointed Adrienne Gillespie Andrews as the new Assistant to the President for Diversity, beginning July 1.
The popular Arts in the Parks program sponsored by WSU will offer experiences in theater, literature, dance, music and visual arts to hundreds of Utah children.
The Stewart Library Special Collections department announces its new, year-long project to document the history of Ogden’s 25th Street. Community members are invited to share their photographs of Ogden with Special Collections staff members.
LDS apostle Boyd K. Packer and his wife, Donna S. Packer, are being honored at WSU with a new center for families in the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education.
The Community Involvement Center (CIC) is hosting WSU Make a Difference Day in Ogden, May 9 beginning at 9 a.m.
The Dee Events Center has earned a top honor for improving energy efficiency in an EPA energy-reduction competition.
The Department of Performing Arts presents a solo piano recital by senior Fan-Ya Lin, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater.
More than 2,889 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored April 26 during WSU’s 141st commencement at the Dee Events Center. The ceremony’s academic processional will begin at 8 a.m.
WSU’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery invites the public to a showing of works by Department of Visual Arts graduates through May 4.
In advance of Earth Day, WSU will hold a Spring Bicycle Festival April 17 at noon on the plaza between the Shepherd Union and Elizabeth Hall.
The “Charitable Chair” auction, featuring 30 one-of-a-kind chairs, will be held April 19 in the Val A. Browning Center Eccles Theater. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m.
Big-game hunting, ancient settlement patterns, subsistence systems and Native American cultural continuity are just some of the research interests of WSU anthropology professor Brooke Arkush.
The Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service will host the Haven J. Barlow Spring Leadership Forum with the panel discussion “Education in Utah: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?”
The WSU Stewart Library Special Collections department announces its new, year-long project to document the history of Ogden’s 25th Street.
Associate athletic training professor Valerie Herzog has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the John A. Lindquist Award at WSU.
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