2018 Archives

WSU Economists Find Generosity on Behalf of Others

When planning for the future, individuals are more willing to save to benefit others than to benefit themselves, according to two Weber State University economic faculty Therese Grijalva and Matt Gnagey.

WSU Professors Examine Compulsive Use of Technology

Constantly looking at your phone? Two Weber State University professors found that’s no accident. Their research examined what causes the habitual use of technology and when a habit turns into a compulsion.

WSU Hosts World Radiology Day Conference

Weber State University is hosting a "World Radiology Day" conference Nov. 8 to showcase the important contributions radiographers, technologists, and radiation therapists make to improving global health.

WSU Ritchey Science Fair Finalist Heads to Nationals

For 60 years, Weber State University has hosted the Ritchey Science & Engineering Fair to support science education in public schools. Winner Gary Zhan was chosen to compete in a national science fair Oct. 19-23 in Washington, D.C.

WSU Hosts Conference to Strengthen Families

The Department of Child and Family Studies will host the 2018 Families Alive conference, a three-day event focused on strengthening and improving relationships, Sept. 27-29 in the Shepherd Union Building.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at WSU

Weber State University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free campus events Sept. 15-Oct. 15, including a presentation by activist Dolores Huerta, local artist Ayne Velazquez and Peruvian photographer Warner Rios.

WSU Students Spend Summer Serving Around the World

Six summer study abroad programs included community engagement components, which provided opportunities to serve and learn more about the local needs in places such as Ghana, Thailand, China, Uganda and Nordic countries.

WSU Graduate Spends Summer at The New York Times

WSU graduate Briana Whatcott knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age. Even so, she didn’t expect to work alongside journalists at The New York Times as a participant in its 2018 Journalism Institute.

WSU’s President’s Annual Report Selected Top in Nation

Weber State University’s 2016-17 President’s Annual Report publication received national recognition after winning a Grand Gold award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Circle of Excellence program.

WSU Welcomes New College of Science Dean

Andrea Easter-Pilcher, the new dean of the College of Science, will assume her responsibilities on Aug. 1. She plans to facilitate collaborative efforts that will improve enrollment, retention and time to graduation for students.

WSU Volunteers to ‘Make a Difference’ in Ogden

Weber State University students, alumni, faculty and staff will join the community in sprucing up their surroundings for the sixth annual WSU Makes a Difference in Ogden Day, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WSU Commencement Celebrates Class of 2018

WSU officials expect the class of 2017-18 to total more than 5,772 graduates — the largest class on record. So far, 3,150 candidates have applied for spring graduation and will be honored April 27 during WSU’s 151st commencement.

WSU Helps Cut Pollution to Celebrate Earth Day

Weber State University is contributing to a greener and cleaner community during its annual Earth Day celebrations. Activities will include an electric lawn mower exchange and an opportunity to plant trees on campus.

WSU Interior Design Students Restore Chairs for Charity

Architecturally significant chairs refurbished by Weber State University interior design students will be available for auction April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Copper Nickel in Ogden during the seventh annual Charitable Chair Event.

WSU, Ogden City Team Up to Promote World Civility Day

Weber State University, Ogden City and local businesses are teaming up to engage the community in civility-based behavior April 6-12. The challenge will kick off at 11:30 a.m. at WSU with another event downtown at 6 p.m.

Dixon Award Bestowed on Three from WSU

Vice provost Bruce Davis, English professor L. Mikel Vause, and Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Zoology Samuel I. Zeveloff are recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2018 H. Aldous Dixon Award.

WSU Helps Sponsor Electric Mower Exchange

The Cut Pollution - Mow Electric lottery will help 762 Utahns exchange for electric mowers. Those who enter the lottery and are selected can exchange their operable gas mower for a new Kobalt 40-volt cordless electric lawn mower.

Perozzi Named Student Affairs Vice President at WSU

Brett Perozzi has been named vice president for Student Affairs effective March 1. Perozzi, who first came to WSU as associate vice president for Student Affairs in 2007, was selected following a national search.

Outdoor Weber Contest Finalists Announced This Week

After weeks of polling and more than 100,000 votes, 10 finalists have been selected for the Outdoor Weber pitch contest, hosted by WSU’s Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center and sponsored by Camping World Holdings.

WSU Women’s Center Presents LUNAFEST Film Festival

The LUNAFEST traveling film festival will screen nine short films at WSU to support female filmmakers and promote awareness of women’s issues, Feb. 23 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Storytelling Festival Celebrates 22 Years at WSU

Storytellers will gather to share tales with audiences of all ages at WSU’s annual Storytelling Festival, Feb. 26-28. For 22 years, the award-winning festival has been a place for both national talent and local storytellers to perform.

Cubanidad Art Exhibit at WSU Stewart Library

The rich cultural heritage of Cuba as seen through the lens of eight Utah photographers will be on display Feb. 14 through April 23 in the Weber State University Stewart Library.

WSU to Host ‘Lingofest’ Voice Technology Conference

Weber State University will host Lingofest, a two-day conference bringing together students and professionals working in voice-command technology. The conference will kick off at the Browning Center Allred Theater Jan. 25.

Rube Goldberg Whimsy Connects STEM Students to WSU

Students of all ages will have the chance to explore the fun side of STEM as Weber State University and the Utah Air Force Association sponsor the Rube Goldberg Competition Jan. 19 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

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