WSU to ‘Make a Difference’ in Ogden

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University students, faculty and staff are invited to spruce up their surroundings May 8 during WSU Makes a Difference in Ogden Day.

“We’re happy to support Ogden and do some spring cleaning,” said Mike Moon, assistant director for WSU’s Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL).
Volunteers can lend a hand at two locations:
  • Ogden’s Pioneer Stadium  (668 17th St.)
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., campus and community will gather at the stadium and give it a new coat of paint. Supplies will be provided, but volunteers should wear older clothing that can get splattered.
  • Ogden River Parkway (various locations)
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers can restore and beautify the Ogden River Parkway. Participants should first sign in at CCEL’s office, located in Shepherd Union Room 327, where they will receive gloves and be directed to an area of the trail.

This is the second year that WSU Makes a Difference in Ogden Day has taken place, and WSU President Charles A. Wight said it supports strong bonds between the city and university.

“The destinies of Weber State University and its surrounding community will always be intertwined,” Wight said. “This day of service is one important way that Weber State contributes to a city that has been a huge supporter of our institution over its 125-year history.”

While improving their community, faculty and staff who volunteer stand to strengthen campus connections as well, said Scott Ball, CCEL community partner coordinator.

“In addition to performing service, it’s an opportunity for different departments and staff members to introduce themselves to other areas of the campus,” he said. 

Those interested in participating should RSVP by May 5 to scottball@weber.edu.

Visit weber.edu/ccel for more information about CCEL.

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Contact:
Scott Ball, community partner coordinator
801-626-7737 scottball@weber.edu
Author:
Shane Farver, executive communication coordinator
801-626-7439 shanefarver@weber.edu