A Look Back at 2015 at WSU
A review of the top stories from 2015 at Weber State University.
A review of the top stories from 2015 at Weber State University.
The public now has access to the rich history of the Ogden Stockyards, thanks to an online exhibit from WSU’s Stewart Library Digital Collections.
WSU’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery and the Utah Film Center have teamed up for free screenings of both narrative dramas and documentaries at the Egyptian Theater in Ogden.
In celebration of the holiday season and science, WSU will host the Faraday Lectures in the Lind Lecture Hall Rooms 125-126, Dec. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m.
Thanks to a partnership with supply chain management students from WSU's Goddard School of Business & Economics, for Catholic Community Services, Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank operates more efficiently.
A new literacy program provides tutoring to drug offenders with the goal of helping them complete their GED and prepare for post-secondary education.
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.
A former Weber State football player who turned a family-owned wine business into an international brand will share his secrets to success during the university’s 146th commencement ceremony.
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.
An ongoing study by students from WSU’s Department of Psychology is examining the levels of empathy shown by health care professionals and pre-health students.
High school students from all over Utah will present their business ideas to a panel of judges in a competition for a $1,000 startup prize at Weber State University.
Renowned climate scientist and glaciologist Richard Alley will discuss the history of climate change and possible solutions during two presentations on Dec. 11 at 12:30 and 5:30.
Labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill was executed for murder in Utah in 1914. He is the focus of Weber Historical Society’s lecture, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
MSNBC host and New York Times best-selling author Janet Mock will discuss “living authentically,” during Convocations at Weber State University Nov.17 at noon.
The Friends of the Stewart Library Annual Book Sale will begin Nov. 12 at the Stewart Library on Weber State University’s Ogden campus.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the grand opening of Weber State Farmington Station, a professional education center located at 270 N. East Promontory, Farmington, Utah on Nov. 17.
Smartphone addiction is a contributing factor to reduced test performance and anxiety, according to research from WSU psychology students.
The 10th Annual Native Symposium at WSU, Nov. 10, will include tribal representatives in Utah to discuss sacred land.
WSU will hold a series of Veterans Day events Nov. 11 that culminate with a 4:30 p.m. ceremony, “A Light to Remember,” at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.
Facebook usage is influenced by personality traits, according to a study by students in WSU’s Department of Psychology.
Scrapbooks filled with memories of Ogden and Ben Lomond High Schools are being preserved and digitized by Weber State University’s Stewart Library Digital Collections.
The role of forgiveness will be explored in an art exhibition and panel discussion at WSU Nov. 5 from 10:30 a.m.- noon in the Shepherd Union Building Room 316.
WSU is hosting several programs and events to help meet the needs of community members during the holidays.
A panel of four state representatives will weigh the potential benefits and disadvantages of medical marijuana during a discussion Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in WSU’s Shepherd Union Fireplace Lounge.
WSU Friends of the Stewart Library presents “Design Arts Utah,” part of Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibition Program on display in the library until Dec. 17.
New York City-based playwright Chana Porter will share her work during a reading of her play “SPEAK!” at WSU, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Weber State University’s Women’s Center will host a variety of events to raise awareness and support for women who are in treatment or in recovery from breast cancer.
In today’s busy, technology-driven world, time is of the essence. Alexis McCrossen of Southern Methodist University will discuss how previous generations have grappled with wasted time at WSU Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.
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 students will give $6,000 to charities dedicated to poverty and inequality. Professor Michael Vaughan has donated funds for teams of students to disperse $2,000 to non-profits in Weber or Davis County.
In light of Utah's dry conditions, the public is invited to screen two short films based on a recently published collection of essays “Desert Water: The Future of Utah’s Water Resources,” Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
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’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.
Weber State University is among five universities chosen this year to receive the 2015 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards presented by The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation.
Students who earn their MBA in the Goddard School of Business & Economics at WSU are enrolled in a program that has made Princeton Review’s annual “Best Business Schools” rankings for nine consecutive years.
Education leaders from across Utah will gather at WSU Oct. 8-9 to examine the causes of teacher shortages in Utah and nationwide, and discuss strategies to change perceptions about the teaching profession.
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.
High school students and community members are invited to learn about higher education and careers during the Expect the Great conference especially for the African-American community on Oct. 10.
WSU's Diversity Conference studies issues of race with the theme "So You Think You're Blind to Color? Questioning Interpersonal, Institutional and Structural Systems of Racial Oppression" October 8-9.
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.
Isaac Farley knows what it’s like to be homeless. He’s been there. A WSU entrepreneurship minor, Farley created O-Town Kitchen, an organization that employs homeless parents to make and sell food.
Community members can enroll in Citizens Academy, a WSU civic-education course led by Ogden City’s government officials. It gives participants a look at how government works and what role they can play.
WSU will get a chance to show off its muscle and facilities from September 25-27, when it hosts the 2015 USA Weightlifting National University Championships.
History credits government for rural electrification, but it was utilities and colleges that helped deliver electricity. Virginia Tech professor Richard Hirsh has reexamined electrification and will discuss his findings at WSU.
WSU Service Day of Remembrance will be held Sept. 16 for all students, community members, faculty and staff to serve in honor of someone who has passed away. Events begin in the Shepherd Union Lair at 8 a.m.
The Allen Holmes Diversity Symposium at Weber State University will feature a viewing and discussion about the documentary “In Football We Trust,” which explores the story behind the Polynesian NFL pipeline.
The public is invited to the free event titled “Silencing Dissent: the End of Free Speech and Debate?” by Kirsten Powers, Fox News commentator, on Sept. 17 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Weber State University’s John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics will host Juan Llopis on Sept. 8 from noon to 1:15 p.m. to discuss the status of the Spanish economy.
Students of interior design, construction management and design engineering technology at WSU will have 48 hours to design a women’s community center and a police station for a town in Peru, beginning Sept. 10.
The nutrition cooking class is about to become more self-sufficient with a greenhouse east of Building 3 at WSU Davis. Crews broke ground in July and it is scheduled for completion soon after fall semester begins.
The 11th annual Weber State University Wildcat Block Party on Sept. 4 will draw thousands to an outdoor, back-to-school celebration.
Professor Kirk Hagen, chair of the engineering department, published a textbook for beginning engineers on renewable energy.
As part of a National Science Foundation grant to study water usage in Utah, WSU students found residents don’t appreciate the true value of water and suggest policy changes.
WSU is offering new students a chance to get acquainted with the university and each other on an overnight camp at Causey Reservoir or at the back-to-school party, "Late Night at Weber."
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 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.
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.
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.
69 seventh-grade students will exhibit their projects at a celebration on July 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms following a summer course at Weber State University in science, technology, engineering and math.
Chris Woods, who played for WSU before playing professional basketball in Europe, has written a book which provides a guide to success. The book is titled “One Mailbox @ a Time, Your Step By Step Guide to Success.”
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.
The College of Arts & Humanities has announced the appointment of Catherine Zublin as the new interim dean and Becky Jo Gesteland as interim associate dean.
WSU associate professor Valerie Herzog was named as a 2015 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recipient.
WSU will host various youth summer science camps beginning June 15 that run throughout June and July for youth ages 8 to 15.
WSU, in partnership with Utah MESA, will host the MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition June 17-20.
Michael Vaughan was honored June 4 with the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities created the award to recognize leadership.
WSU and Ogden City’s College Town Initiative was honored on June 2 with the Larry Abernathy Award in Washington D.C.
The ninth annual Science in the Parks and the sixth annual Arts in the Park programs run for six weeks in June and July from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at various parks in the Ogden area.
WSU’s Richard Richards Institute for Ethics will recognize former Davis County Commissioner Louenda Downs as the first winner of the institute’s Ethical Leadership Award.
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.
Former WSU basketball player and current NBA All-Star Damian Lillard will speak at WSU's 145th commencement ceremony.
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.
Weber State University will host 75 seventh graders for an academic enrichment course June 9-July 22. The program is designed to motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Weber State University officials expect the class of 2014-15 to total more than 5,337 graduates. So far 3,053 candidates have applied for spring graduation and will be honored May 1 during WSU’s 145th commencement.
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.
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.
The 33rd annual Crystal Crest Awards will honor outstanding WSU students, faculty and staff in Academy Awards style on April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
Weber State and University of Utah students have worked with the UTA to study transit options for Ogden and South Ogden. They will present their findings to South Ogden City on April 21 and Ogden City on April 28.
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.
Weber-Morgan Health Department and WSU are inviting the public to visit the health department to view and vote on a project as part of the Weber-Morgan Community Health Assessment.
Interior design students will auction vintage chairs April 24 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Copper Nickel (2450 Grant Ave., Ogden) during the fourth annual Charitable Chair event.
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.
A panel of journalists will debate the evolution and adaptation of news in the digital age and its impact on an informed citizenry April 15 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
In 1965, the FCC granted licensing for Weber State College to operate a 10-watt FM radio station. This year, WSU is celebrating the 50th anniversary of KWCR 88.1 April 13-17 with live remote broadcasts, a birthday party and concert.
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta’s signing, and the document’s significance will be honored at Weber Historical Society’s upcoming lecture and with a traveling exhibit.
Weber State's Outdoor Program, GEAR:30 and The Front Climbing Club presents the eighth annual Ogden Climbing Festival (OCF8) April 9-11. This year’s festival will include the Ogden premiere of “Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia.”
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.
Weber State University President Charles A. Wight will finger paint with approximately 100 children enrolled in the WSU Charter Academy April 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Melba S. Lehner Children’s School playground.
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.
Mike Moon and Leah Murray have been selected to receive the John A. Lindquist Award at Weber State University. They will be honored at a luncheon April 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Shepherd Union Ballroom B.
In support of a scholarship program that will benefit diversity in nursing, Intermountain Healthcare donated $75,000 to Weber State University’s School of Nursing.
WSU Convocations will host women’s- and Mormon-history expert Kate Holbrook March 24 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
Michael Marquardt recently co-wrote “Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism’s Original Quorum of Twelve" that tells the history of six of the LDS church’s first apostles. He will discuss his book March 23 at 7 p.m.
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.
Sending a text can wait. That is the message Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel will share March 19 at noon in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. The event is free and open to the public.