Fall 2014 College Events

August

Aug. 29 – Departments in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences will have booths to visit at the WSU Block Party.
 

September

Sept. 3 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, together with the League of Women Voters, will hold a public forum about Weber County government, 7 p.m., Shepherd Union Ballroom A.

Sept. 4 – WSU's chapter of Amnesty International will host a talk, "The Dark Side of Chocolate," 3:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 237.

Sept. 4 – the sociology and anthropology Brown Bag lecture series will host sociology professor Pepper Glass, who grew up in St. Louis, in the discussion "Why Did Ferguson, Missouri, Blow Up?" Glass will analyze the recent shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests in, with a focus on the controversial factors behind the unrest, including racial segregation, police control and the economic disparity that impacts these events, 1:30 p.m., free and open to all, Social Science Building Room 103.

Sept. 10 – Professor Georg Schild from the University of Tübingen, the history department's first faculty member in the Visiting International Professor Program, will give the lecture "The Most Dangerous Year of the Cold War," 1:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 219.
 

Sept. 11 – Amnesty International general meeting,1:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 237.

Sept. 12 – The Department of Political Science and Philosophy will welcome Alison Jaggar from the University of Colorado, Boulder, to give the talk for the Distinguished Philosophy Lecture Series, 4 p.m., Shepherd Union Ballroom C, free and open to public.


Sept. 17 – Amnesty International will host a talk, "Women, Children and War," 12:30 p.m., Stewart Library.
 
Sept. 17 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, together with Ogden City and Continuing Education, will host a Citizens Academy to educate Ogden City residents, WSU students and community members about city government and civic participation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., $95/all four sessions or $30/class, continue.weber.edu/citizensacademy.
 
Sept. 18 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, with the American Democracy Project, presents William Duncan, director of the Center for Family and Society at the Sutherland Institute, and Clifford J. Rosky, professor at the University of Utah College of Law, for the Constitution Day address “Debating Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution,” 1:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall Room 229.
 

Sept. 23 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service and the Utah Debate Commission welcome Rob Bishop (R) and Donna McAleer (D) in a 1st Congressional District debate, limited tickets available through the Walker Institute, debate will be televised.

Sept. 25 – Amnesty International general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 237.


Sept. 29 – The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of English welcome K. Arkesh, inspector general of police in India, for three talks about combating terrorism in India: "Social Incongruity and Left Wing Extremism in India," 9:30 a.m., SS119; "Banditry: A Case of Veerappan, India's Al Capone," 10:30 a.m. SS119; and "Combating Terrorism: Indian Experience," 12:30 p.m., Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, all talks free and open to all. 


October

Oct. 9 – Amnesty International general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 237.

Oct. 10 – Fall applications for Walker Institute are due at 4 p.m. in Social Science Building Room 346 or 348.
 
Oct. 13 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service will host the Haven J. Barlow Fall Civic Leadership Forum, “the Count My Vote Compromise: What’s Next,” to discuss the compromise between the caucus/convention system and the primary system, Sen. Curtis Bramble, Rich McKeown and Daryl Acumen will lead the discussion with Sen. Pat Jones as moderator, 12 p.m., Shepherd Union Ballrooms A and B.

Oct. 14  – Harold Holzer, renowned scholar of Lincoln history, will give this year's Lampros Lecture, "Lincoln and the Press," free and open to the public, time and location to be determined.
 
Oct. 15 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, together with Ogden City and Continuing Education, will host a Citizens Academy to educate Ogden City residents, WSU students and community members about city government and civic participation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., $95/all four sessions or $30/class, continue.weber.edu/citizensacademy.

Oct. 21 – The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service will welcome US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller for a lecture, "The Future of US Nuclear Weapons Policy," 1:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall Room 229, free and open to all.

Oct. 23 – Amnesty International general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 237.


 

November

Nov. 6 – Amnesty International general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 237.

Nov. 11  – This year's Lampros Lecture will be presented by Lisa M. Brady from Boise State University, "Down and Dirty in Dixie: An Environmental History of the Civil War," 7 p.m., Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall, free and open to all.

Nov. 19 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, together with Ogden City and Continuing Education, will host a Citizens Academy to educate Ogden City residents, WSU students and community members about city government and civic participation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., $95/all four sessions or $30/class, continue.weber.edu/citizensacademy.

Nov. 20Amnesty International general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 237.

 

December

 Dec. 10 – The Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, together with Ogden City and Continuing Education, will host a Citizens Academy to educate Ogden City residents, WSU students and community members about city government and civic participation, 6:30 – 8 p.m., $95/all four sessions or $30/class, continue.weber.edu/citizensacademy.