A Look Back at 2014 at WSU
A review of the top stories from 2014 at Weber State University.
A review of the top stories from 2014 at Weber State University.
WSU’s 20th annual Multicultural Youth Conference will draw hundreds of underrepresented students, from grades nine to 12, to the Shepherd Union Building on Jan. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WSU will present the 15th Annual Gospel Music Festival Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Austad Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Utah folk artist Eric Dowdle, famous for his paintings and puzzles, has depicted WSU and its history in his most recent work of art. He unveiled the new piece at a private reception on Dec. 10 at the Lindquist Alumni Center.
During the past 50 years, the Browning Center has become a highly regarded community venue. On January 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., the venue will celebrate its rich history with a free, public concert featuring acclaimed performers.
WSU will host the Faraday Lectures Dec. 15 and 16 with scientific demonstrations aimed at creating curiosity in children of all ages. The free lectures will take place on both dates at 7 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall Rooms 125-126.
2,305 candidates for graduation are expected to take part in WSU's 144th commencement ceremony on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor emeritus Daniel Walker Howe will share his wisdom with graduates during WSU’s 144th commencement ceremony.
Students in the design engineering technology program have created a state-of-the-art fire training maze for the South Davis Metro Fire Agency, which will soon be put to use.
Weber State University officials today received notice of an NCAA decision regarding a self-reported case of academic dishonesty in the university’s football program dating back to spring 2013.
Communication student Dylan Allred may have roots in radio broadcasting, but he has taken his talents to television for an internship at Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in New York City.
The Social Work Club at Weber State University is collecting food items to provide Thanksgiving dinner for northern Utah families in need.
Psychologist and author Steven Szykula will discuss the myths surrounding psychotherapy and self-help books, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.
WSU will celebrate international students during International Education Week, Nov. 17-21. Events will highlight different cultures from around the globe.
The digital media program has launched WildcatONE-TV, to showcase students’ video projects and provide 24-7 TV programing to the campus community.
Darren B. Parry, a historian of the Northwest Shoshone Nation, will discuss the Bear River Massacre on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.
WSU will host the Ninth Annual Native American Symposium Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wildcat Theater. The keynote speaker is Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota Sioux Nation.
Lisa M. Brady, the 2014 Lampros lecturer, will examine the Civil War’s environmental origins and legacies during a free lecture at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.
The youngest deputy chief of staff to serve in the White House will speak at Weber State University’s Convocations, Nov. 6 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
The Friends of the Stewart Library Annual Book Sale will be held Nov. 13-16 at the Stewart Library on Weber State University's Ogden campus.
Weber State University is celebrating five commendations from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation evaluation committee following the committee’s Oct. 27-29 visit to campus.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, WSU will host environmental activist Porter Fox on Nov. 4 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Richard Stallman, a computer programmer and activist, will present "Free Software and Your Freedom," at Weber State University on Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Hall George S. Eccles Lecture Hall Room 229.
WSU professor Jennifer A. Kokai named one of seven playwrights to participate in 21st annual playwrights’ week in New York City. "Girl of Glass" recognized for revealing "unheard and vital perspectives."
WSU volunteers will participate in two service projects for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25 — the kind of service that has brought national recognition to the university.
WSU will host the Ninth Annual Nursing Research Conference on Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
The Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, will discuss “The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy” on Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Elizabeth Hall Room 229.
The Weber Historical Society will host local author and Howard Hughes expert Jim Whetton on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.
Film, television and Broadway stage actor Jeffrey Tambor will share his talents and life experiences when he speaks on Oct. 28 at noon in the WSU Shepherd Union Ballrooms. The event is free and open to the public.
WSU will host a panel discussion of the Count My Vote Compromise on Oct. 13 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
Four Weber State University interior design students are competing at the 2014 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Fashion Remix in Salt Lake City on Oct. 16 to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Students will detail their experiences helping build a women’s center in Mozambique on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Andrew Bell, senior researcher for the International Food Policy Research Institute, will speak at noon Oct. 7 in Elizabeth Hall room 229 as part of the Food Matters Lecture Series.
It is love at first "fight" in this charming Tony Award-winning musical set in 1930's-era Budapest. Coworkers Georg and Amalia cannot seem to get along. Little do they realize that each other is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads.
Thanks to the work of a WSU computer science student, medical-design tests can now be done on a computer, reducing the need for human or animal testing.
On Sept. 29 at WSU, K. Arkesh, the former inspector general of India’s Central Reserve Police Force, will discuss his work combating terrorism during multiple presentations.
WSU's 16th Annual Diversity Conference will explore the importance of diversity in education, Sept. 25-26. All events are free and open to the public.
Two professors have combined history and microbiology in the university’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Microbes Rule the World: Effects of Disease on History.”
WSU's Department of Child and Family Studies will host the Families Alive Conference 2014 on Sept.18-20, which offers help to strengthen and maintain relationships.
A debate on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, and a panel exploring the First Amendment are key events scheduled for Constitution Week at Sept. 15-18.
Interior design and design engineering technology students will have 48 hours to come up with plans for a cultural center for the Timbisha Shoshone Native American tribe during their annual design competition, beginning Sept. 11.
A Cold War expert from Germany will be the first visiting international professor in Weber State University’s Department of History.
The second annual Allen Holmes Diversity Symposium on Sept. 9, will host Wade Davis II, a former WSU football star who spent a brief stint in the NFL and announced he was gay in 2012.
The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities announced the opening of the Department of Visual Art & Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m.
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WSU presents the 17th annual Greek Festival, Sept. 15-17. The Euripedes’ play "Hecuba," produced by The Classical Greek Theater Festival will be presented Sept. 17.
Community members and students are invited to learn from city officials about how city government works and ways to become involved.
WSU economics students and faculty traveled to Malawi, Africa, this summer to record data on the willingness of farmers to engage in programs that promote conservation.
The 10th annual Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 29 will draw thousands to an outdoor festival that celebrates WSU and highlights many campus departments, programs and clubs.
OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University is notifying 1,200 students, faculty and staff about a potential breach of information obtained from computers in the student computer lab in the Science Lab Building and Building 4.
The public is invited to the grand opening of Weber State University’s new Public Safety Building, located on the northwest corner of campus (3734 Dixon Parkway) on Aug. 14 from 1-4 p.m.
A new oral-history project, will document Chinese, Japanese, Greek and Italian populations in Ogden, but Special Collections needs help to find photographs and interviews.
Zoology professor Sam Zeveloff was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will teach as a visiting professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna in Austria.
The Alumni Association (WSUAA) Golf Classic raised over $40,000 in scholarship money and one golfer won a new car. The tournament is held annually at The Barn Golf Club in Pleasant View.
Crystalee Beck, recent professional communications master's graduate, won award for best paper at a Corporate Communication International Conference on Corporate Communication in Hong Kong.
A WSU student earned first place in the nation in the category of Future Business Educator at the recent Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) conference.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed student Brady Harris as the student regent on the Utah State Board of Regents for the 2014-15 academic year.
After returning from a month-long research trip to Southeast Africa, one Weber State University faculty member has jumped on her bike and is riding for charity from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific.
The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists awarded former WSU Archivist and Curator of Special Collections John Sillito with the 2014 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award.
Weber State University’s Department of Emergency Care and Rescue (ECR) is set to unveil its new, state-of-the-art ambulance simulator. The simulator is the first of its kind in the Intermountain West.
Zoology professor John Cavitt, alongside three students, is the first person to track the migration of the American Avocet, a bird native to the Western United States, using satellite technology.
WSU’s Summer Game Development Camp will engage high school students in the challenges and rewards of video game design and development from June 16-20.
WSU will partner with Ogden School District for the eighth annual Science in the Parks and the fifth annual Arts in the Parks programs. The programs will run for six weeks in June and July.
Dr. Robert Walker, WSU's chair of radiologic sciences, has been selected as the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Inaugural University Endowed Chair.
A group of WSU computer science graduates who designed software for a local restaurant that employs adults with special needs has placed in the finals of a national design competition.
During the first two weeks of June, Weber State University will trade purple for red, white and blue. WSU has been home to Boys State for 28 years, and for the first time in its 66-year history, Utah Girls State also will convene at the university.
Weber State University, along with the Ogden Valley Starry Nights organization, hopes to preserve a view of the stars from North Fork Park in Weber County by applying for accreditation as an International Dark-Sky Park.
OGDEN, Utah – A $325,000 NSF grant will allow WSU geosciences faculty and students to compare forming mountain ranges in Argentina to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming.
Weber State University students, faculty and staff are invited to spruce up their surroundings May 8 during WSU Makes a Difference in Ogden.
Utah Gov. Herbert will join Weber State University President Wight and other dignitaries for the new Tracy Hall Science Center groundbreaking on May 16 at noon at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.
Stewart Library's Digital and Archival Collections has digitized 97 years of WSU's student newspaper, and it's now all online.
The Weber Historical Society will present “Taking Stock of World War I, 1914 – 2014,” April 28 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.
The university bleeds purple, but lives green. “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition,” made that designation official with WSU’s inclusion in the annual guide.
Due to weather, the WeberTown music festival, scheduled for April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Ogden Amphitheater, has been canceled.
Weber State University officials expect the class of 2013-14 to total more than 4,938 graduates, 2,804 have applied for spring graduation and will be honored April 25 during WSU’s 143rd commencement.
Planets that lean one way and then change orientation in a short time might be habitable, according to new modeling by NASA and university scientists including WSU's John Armstrong.
WSU’s High Altitude Reconnaissance Balloon will take flight April 19 from Duchesne Municipal Airport. The team will leave WSU at 6 a.m. and launch the flight at 9:30 a.m.
The 32nd annual Crystal Crest Awards will honor outstanding Weber State University students, faculty and staff on April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
WSU’s Clubs and Organizations invites the community to the Annual Club Carnival, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shepherd Union Building and west side of Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.
WSU’s American Democracy Project will sponsor a panel discussion, “Military Tools & Tactics — Now In YOUR Community!” April 9 at 10:45 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
The Center for Diversity & Unity presents “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” a film exploring the life and death of gay student Matthew Shepard, April 7 in the Wildcat Theater at 12:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m.
The Sixth Annual Community Engagement Symposium will showcase a year of student service, April 16 in the Shepherd Union. Author and activist Rye Barcott, will speak at 11:30 a.m.
The Walker Institute invites candidates, delegates and voters in Weber, Davis and Morgan counties to a Meet the 2014 Candidates Night, April 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hurst Center Dumke Hall.
OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Stewart Library Special Collections will present “25th: The Street that Never Slept,” an exhibit about Ogden’s notorious street at Union Station’s Gallery 51.
Weber State University has been recognized as the No. 1 public institution in Utah for return on investment (ROI). PayScale released the first-place ranking March 26.
Norman J. Ornstein, political analyst, presents “The Sorry State of American Politics: A Searching Look at Our Dysfunction and What Lies Ahead,” April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hurst Center.
Rocky Mountain Power announced WSU as the 2014 wattsmart Business Partner of the Year for its commitment to energy efficiency.
Students developed a device that could help scientists understand inversions and climate change. They will present their project at WSU’s 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium March 31.
International scholars will join WSU for a three-day conference, “Rwanda 20 Years After: Memory, Justice and Recovery in the Shadow of Genocide,” March 28-30.
The WSU community is invited to support injured veterans by participating in the second annual Wounded Warrior 8K run, March 29 at 9 a.m. starting at Stewart Stadium.
The Department of Performing Arts presents "Mockingbird," a play that explores critical issues involving autism and gun violence in schools from March 28 to April 5 at the Browning Center.
Lisa Trujillo, respiratory therapy assistant professor, will receive the John A. Lindquist Award to be given at a luncheon, March 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
WSU plans to break ground on the new Tracy Hall Science Center following the Legislature’s $57 million funding approval. Tracy Hall, a WSU alumnus, invented synthetic industrial diamonds.
Robert Workman, a local entrepreneur, will speak about business ethics on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Weber State University’s Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.
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