Events

Spring 2016

      January

January 25- The Weber Historical Society lecture series welcomes Jedediah Rogers, co-managing editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly, giving the lecture, “The Council of Fifty in Western History.” Rogers will examine the physical and spiritual geography of the Great Basin through the journals and records of the members of the Council of Fifty, the Mormon Church's brief governing body of what would become Utah Territory, Dumke Legacy Hall, 7 p.m., free and open to the public. 
 
January 28- Amnesty International will host a viewing of the film "Syrian Refugee Crisis" followed by a short discussion, Social Science room 203, 6 p.m, free and open to public. 
 

     February

February 3-  Douglas Biber will kick off the "Language Matters Speakers Series" in his lecture about corpus linguistics, Elizabeth Hall 6 p.m., free and open to the public.  

February 22- The Weber Historical Society lecture series welcomes Devery Anderson, presenting his lecture,  “Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World.” Anderson will draw upon his research and acquaintance with Till's mother, the late Mamie Till-Mobley, Dumke Legacy Hall, 7 p.m., free and open to the public. 

February 26- The Richard Richards Institute for Ethics invites you to attend the premier showing of, "Richard Richards: A Conversation on Ethics." The film documents the life and career of Richard Richards, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Peery's Egyptian Theatre, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Guests to be seated by 7:15, dress business casual. Tickets $5, purchase online at smithstix.com, search "Richard Richards." 

      March

March 3- The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents the 2016 Distinguished Lecture: “How Does Gender Inequality Persist in the Modern World?” with Dr. Cecilia Ridgeway. 

March 7 – 11 2016 Big Sky Conference Basketball Championships

March 16 – Walker Political Leadership Institute Series: Campaign Organization and Finance

March 17 – Ethics Day Scholarship Banquet

March 21 – The Weber Historical Society welcomes Alexandria Waltz "Punk Culture in Southern California” for a discussion of personal politics of the punk culture. March 21st, 7:00 p.m., Dumke Hall, Hurst Learning Center. 

March 23 - Pizza and Politics with U.S. Senator Mike Lee, Fireplace Lounge, Shepherd Union at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Weber State University College Republicans and the Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service. For more information, contact Joshua Stock at joshuastock@mail.weber.edu

March 23 - Democratic Candidates for Utah Governor Debate with candidates Vaughn R. Cook and Mike Weinholtz. Moderated by Doug Gibson of the Standard Examiner and Jessica Hastings, 6-7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall 229, Ogden Campus. Sponsored by the Weber County Democratic Party, Weber State University College Democrats, and the Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service. 

March 30 – Walker Political Leadership Institute Series: Meet the Candidates Night

       April

April 4 - Psychology Research Symposium

April 13 - WSU Dream 125 Celebration. Please join us at the WSU Clubs and Organization Carnival in the Shepherd Union to celebrate the final stretch of Dream 125: The Campaign for Weber State. Events begin at 1 p.m., and the countdown starts at 1:25 p.m. 

Fall 2015

September 

September 4- Wildcat Block Party, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free and open to the public. 

September 9- Amnesty International will sponsor Hakim Bellamy, in the talk "Human Rights, Structural Racism and Activism," Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theater, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free and open to the public. 
 
September 9- WSU’s Department of History hosts Lone Martinsen and Morten Ottosen, University of Southern Denmark scholars discussing 19th Century Politics and Emotions in Europe, 1:30 p.m., Stewart Library Room 236, free, public welcome, contact Dr. Susan Matt, 801-626-7325 or smatt@weber.edu. 

September 10- Amnesty International will sponsor a poetry reading by Hakim Bellamy, Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theater, 12-1:15 p.m., free and open to the public. 

September 16- The American Democracy Project will sponsor "How to Amend the Constitution," Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theater, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free and open to the public. 
 
September 16-December 2- The Fall History Teacher's Seminar will focus on American history of the 19th century and counts for two graduate credits, Social Science room 119, 4-6:30 p.m., contact Dr. LaRae Larkin (llarkin@weber.edu.) 

September 17- The Walker Institute presents the Constitution Day Address: "Silencing Dissent: The End of Free Speech and Debate?" by Kirsten Powers of USA Today, The Daily Beast and Fox News, Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theater, 12 p.m., free and open to the public.

September 21- The Weber Historical Society lecture series welcomes Virginia Tech professor Richard Hirsch, giving the lecture "A Revisionist Look at Rural Electrification," a re-examination of the standard history of electrification, Dumke Legacy Hall, 7 p.m., free and open to the public. 

September 23 and 30- Ogden City and WSU Continuing Education will co-sponsor Citizens Academy, a four-session course to educate participants about how city government works and why civic participation is necessary for the successful operation of government, WSU Campus Downtown, classroom 210, 6-8 p.m., continue.weber.edu/citizensacademy. 

September 30- Career Services and The Walker Institute will host "Career Cafe: Internships-The New Interview," a panel discussion of the value of government, political and public service internships with Walker Institute interns who served internships at the state, local and national levels of government in Utah and Washington, D.C., Student Services Center, room 230, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free and open to the public. 
 

October 

October 7 and 14- Ogden City and WSU Continuing Education will co-sponsor Citizens Academy, a four-session course to educate participants about how city government works and why civic participation is necessary for the successful operation of government, WSU Campus Downtown, classroom 210, 6-8 p.m., continue.weber.edu/citizensacademy, free and open to the public. 

October 8- Fall Walker Institute internship applications due, Utah State legislative paid internship applications are accepted until program is full, Walker Institute, Social Science rooms 346 and 348.

October 8- The Walker Institute will host the Haven J. Barlow Fall Civic Leadership Forum: Millennials and a New Politics beyond Partisanship, a panel discussion about the Millennials' politics and public policies that give their life direction; moderated by Whittney Evans, KUER, with panelists Utah lieutenant governor, Spencer Cox, state senator, Luz Escamilla, Karen Peterson of Clinton City Council and Darin Mellot of CBRE, Shepherd Union Ballrooms A and B, 12 p.m., free and open to the public. 
 
October 14-17- The Department of History welcomes artist Mort Kunstler for the 2015 Lampros Lecture Series. Kunstler is the artist of several famous works depicting the Civil War, his work will be on public display at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, contact Susan Matt (smatt@weber.edu.) 
 
October 15- The Department of Political Science and Philosophy presents the third annual Philosophy Distinguished Lecture, featuring Philip Cafaro of Colorado State University in the lecture "Three Ways to Think About the Sixth Mass Extinction," Wildcat Theater, 1:30 p.m., free and open to the public, contact Robert Fudge (robertfudge@weber.edu.) 

October 19- The Weber Historical Society lecture series welcomes Hal Crimmel, Weber State professor, and Isaac Goeckeritz, Utah-based documentary filmmaker, discussing "Water in Utah" after a screening of  two short films on water in Utah, based Crimmel's recently edited book "Desert Water: The Future of Utah's Water Resources," Wildcat Theater, 7 p.m., free and open to the public. 
 
October 21- WSU's history department, along with EAST and the Engaged Learning Lecture Series, will sponsor "The History of Time (and wasting it) in America," Alexis McCrossen, Southern Methodist University, Special Collections Room, Stewart Library, 1:30 p.m., free and open to the public. 
 

November 

November 16- The Weber Historical Society lecture series welcomes William Adler, journalist and author, presenting the lecture "The Man Who Never Died: The Life and Legacy of Joe Hill After a Century," an examination of Hill's legacy as a radical labor activist and songwriter, Dumke Legacy Hall, 7 p.m., free and open to the public. 

 

December