2015 Archives

Elementary Students Launch ‘Mission to Mars’ from WSU

Weber State University’s College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology will host two events, “Mission to Mars!” and “Explore the Possibilities,” to excite children about science, technology, engineering and math.

Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 18

More than 2,435 WSU students have applied for graduation and will be honored during WSU’s 146th commencement at the Dee Events Center on Dec. 18 beginning at 1 p.m.

WSU Hosts Ogden City Candidates Panel

Citizens will have the chance to hear and question candidates at the Ogden City Municipal Election Candidate Panel Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall at Weber State University.

WSU Brings Civil War Artwork of Mort Künstler to Ogden

Original works of Civil War artist Mort Künstler will be exhibited as part of the Lampros Lecture Series hosted by the history department. “Civil War Stories” will be free and open to the public Oct. 15-7 from noon-7 p.m.

WSU Students to Pitch Business Ideas for $1,000 Prize

WSU’s Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center and Weber State Credit Union are making Wildcats’ dreams happen. On Oct. 16 students will have one minute 30 seconds to present their business ideas for a chance to win $1,000.

Physics Department to Host Open House for All Ages

WSU’s Department of Physics hosts the ninth annual Physics Open House, Oct. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, which is free and open to all ages, features activities conducted by physics faculty and students.

WSU Political Forum Targets Millennials

Engaging millennials in political and policy debates is the subject of the Haven J. Barlow Fall Civic Leadership Forum at WSU. The public is invited to a panel discussion Oct. 8 at noon.

WSU Announces Two New Master’s Degree Programs

The Board of Regents approved two new master’s degree programs for Weber State University: an accelerated Master of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner.

WSU To Host Technology Sustainability Conference

WSU will host more than 100 scientists and engineers from around the world at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, July 30-Aug. 1.

WSU Honored As ‘Great College to Work For’

Weber State University was honored as a “2015 Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle for Higher Education. The results are based on an employee survey conducted at 281 colleges and universities nationwide.

WSU Offers Fishing for Physical Education Credit

Weber State University’s physical education program offers an accredited fishing class during late July and early August. The class, which is geared toward beginners, is open to participants from all skill levels.

WSU with another high MBB attendance ranking

For the fifth year Weber State men’s basketball ranked in the top 100 in the nation in attendance. The Wildcats finished with the 73rd highest attendance average in the country according to the NCAA.

Dean Miner Selected as Provost

Madonne Miner, dean of WSU's Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, has been named provost of the university. The WSU Board of Trustees approved the selection at its monthly meeting held Tuesday.

WSU Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

The Newman Civic Fellow Awards honor students who demonstrate a commitment to solving problems in communities nationwide. Student Kristen Mitchell has been honored for her work establishing a youth shelter.

WSU Contingent to Help Orphanage in Thailand

Weber State University students, faculty and staff will travel to a Thailand orphanage May 3-28 to construct a new kitchen and dining hall. The team will work with a WSU alumnus and Thailand native Ninnet Phurininnat.

WSU Helps Launch Community Solar Program

On May 28, WSU is launching the Susie Hulet Community Solar Program, one of the first-ever university-led solar purchasing programs. The program will help community members purchase affordable residential solar paneling.

CNN Reporter Shares Global Perspective with WSU

Reporter Lisa Ling will share her conviction about “The Importance of Keeping a Global Perspective” as part of Weber State University’s Convocations series, April 20 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

WSU Offers Cash for Student Startup Competition

Students can receive an award to jump-start their recreation business during the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center’s Startup Weber competition. The competition on April 18 will last from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medal of Honor Winner Returns to WSU

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and WSU alumnus Brian M. Thacker will share memories of the Vietnam War. His presentation will be held April 9 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.

WSU hosts “Out of the Darkness” Suicide Walk

The WSU Program and Honors Student Advisory Board host the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Out of the Darkness Campus Walk,"April 4 from 8 a.m.-noon. The walk begins at the Shepherd Union Atrium.

Two from WSU Receive Dixon Award

Judy Elsley, English professor and Honors Program director, and Michael B. Vaughan, provost and Academic Affairs vice president, are the 2015 Dixon Award recipients. Elsley and Vaughan will be honored March 18.