2003 Archives

WSU Invites Everyone to Feel Fit-Tastic

Weber State University's Campus Recreation department presents its annual Fit-Tastic event, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 6. Sponsored by the Campus Recreation aerobics department, Fit-Tastic offers students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to learn about and try different types of aerobic activity.

ROTC Alumni Spend Holidays Far From Home

Unlike years past, U.S. Army Major Matt Garner won't be cutting down a fresh Christmas tree with his family this year. That's because the Weber State University alumnus will spend the holiday in Afghanistan.

122nd Commencement Ceremony Set for Friday

Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,100 candidates for graduation this December. WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates Dec. 12 during its 122nd commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center.

Children with ADD/ADHD Needed for Study

A Weber State University psychology professor is looking for children to participate in a study evaluating the efficacy of stimulant medications in preschoolers with Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD).

Major Fest Helps Students Plan College, Futures

Weber State University's Major Fest 2003 will be held October 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The event is aimed at helping current college students and high school seniors decide on a major of study.

Gallery to Host Exhibit by Acclaimed Chinese Artist

OGDEN, Utah - The Weber State University Department of Visual Arts will present "Yida Wang: Works on Paper," an exhibition on display Nov. 10 through Jan. 10, 2004, in the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center.

Political Science Professor Honored as Tops in Utah

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Frank Guliuzza at Weber State University the 2003 Utah Professor of the Year.

Affirmative Action Focus of Hinckley Lecture

Political science professor Frank Guliuzza, Weber State University's 2003 Hinckley Fellow, will examine the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and diversity in higher education when he presents the 4th Annual Hinckley Lecture at 3 p.m. December 1 in Stewart Library's Special Collections.

Hoover Dam Construction Focus of Symposium

An insider's view of the Depression-era construction of the Hoover Dam and a discussion of water and power in the contemporary American West will be featured at the third-annual Utah Construction/Utah International Symposium, Nov. 5-6 at Weber State University.

Students Organize Drive to Share Warmth

With the recent drop in temperatures, a group of Weber State students is sponsoring the "Share the Warmth" blanket drive. For senior citizens and children, drastic temperature changes can be devastating and sometimes deadly.

French Artist to Shed Light on Illumination

The Weber State University Department of Visual Arts will sponsor "The Art of Illumination," a lecture by artist Richard Leray at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Lindquist Lecture Hall in the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center.

History Writer to Speak at WSU

The Weber State University Department of History will present the 2003 Critchlow Lecture featuring writer David Haward Bain at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the WSU Stewart Library.

Scientist to Speak on Breakthroughs in Medicine

The Harold W. Ritchey Lecture Series and Weber State University's College of Science will present "New Medicines from Tropical Island Plants," a lecture by Dr. Paul Alan Cox, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Lind Lecture Hall.

Vietnam War Hero to Share Experiences

Former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War veteran Max Cleland will speak on "Strong at the Broken Places" as part of Weber State University's convocation lecture series, at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

NASA Funding Has Professor Looking to the Stars

John Armstrong, a professor in Weber State University's Department of Physics, has received funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to support his work to more easily identify Earth-like planets elsewhere in the galaxy.

Rare Opportunity to Learn of Change in Business

The Salt Lake City Chapter of the Educational Society of Resource Management (APICS) will host a seminar featuring Eliyahu Goldratt, renowned author and business leader, on Oct. 20 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Student Group to Honor Local Hispanic Businesses

In conjunction with Weber State University's Hispanic Emphasis Week (Oct. 6-Oct. 10), Hispanic Area Council students will host a banquet honoring local Hispanic businesses on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m at the WSU Alumni Center.

WSU to Host Community Resource Fair

Weber State University's Services for Women Students will host a Community Resource Fair Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The fair is free to the public and will offer information on a wide range of topics.

Lecture Looks at Late-Night Bandits

Raccoons – stealthy, late-night visitors in many northern Utah neighborhoods – will be the topic of Sam Zeveloff's presentation on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. in Weber State University’s Stewart Library Special Collections.

WSU ROTC Staff Member Receives Top National Honor

Army Sgt. 1st Class Corbett L. Whitmore, an assistant professor of military science at Weber State University, was recently recognized as "2003 Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year" for the U.S. Army Cadet Command.

2003 Diversity Conference Addresses Disabilities

I. King Jordan, president of Gallaudet University, will be the keynote speaker at Weber State University's 5th Annual Diversity Conference on Oct. 3. The conference will be held in the Shepherd Union Building from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Professor/Administrator to Receive Peace Award

Forrest C. Crawford, Weber State University professor of education and assistant to the president for diversity, will receive a Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award from the Salt Lake City-based Gandhi Alliance for Peace.

Rodeo Club Lassos Scholarship Money

Members of the Weber State University Rodeo Club brought home more than $9,000 in scholarship money thanks to their performances in regional and national competitions.

Sept. 11 Hero to Speak at WSU

Salvatore "Sal" D'Agostino, a member of the New York City Fire Department's Ladder Company 6, was among a small group of firefighters to survive the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack, despite being in the building when it collapsed.

News Tips: Students and Faculty Had Eventful Summer

With school back in session at Weber State University, everyone is sharing summer vacation highlights. The break from school proved eventful for several members of the campus community. Here's just a sample of how members of the campus community spent their summer.

Utah Poet LaVon Carroll to Present Works at WSU

The Weber State University Poetry Reading Series will present well known Utah poet LaVon B. Carroll, reading from her works September 9, at 1 p.m., in the Stewart Library Special Collections.

Exhibit Illustrates Work of Derek Boshier

Derek Boshier's Works on Paper: A Retrospective 1955-2003 will be on display this fall in the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center's Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery.

Library Photo Exhibit Features "Captured Moments"

An extensive photographic exhibit by Gregory Stauffer, celebrating Canyonlands and images of the Southwest, will be on display in the Stewart Library from September 5-29. The exhibit is free to the public.

Trustees Elect Brewer to Lead Board

Jane Brewer, of North Ogden, was elected chair of the Weber State University Board of Trustees during its monthly meeting today. Trustee Dan James was elected vice chair of the board.

UMT Season Finale Aims to Update Familiar Musical

When Utah Musical Theatre concludes its 2003 season with Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun," Utah audiences will get their first chance to see the modernized adaptation of this popular Broadway musical.

WSU Receives Grant to Address Health Care Shortage

Weber State University's Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions has received a federal grant worth nearly half a million dollars to provide health care training to rural communities. The money is aimed at addressing the shortage of nurses and health professionals in Utah and around the nation.

Annual Pops Concert Celebrates 25th Anniversary July 13

This year marks the silver anniversary of the John and Telitha Lindquist Summer Pops Concert and Fireworks at Weber State University. An event initiated by the Lindquist family of Ogden to bring the community together now attracts crowds from throughout the state.

WSU Wins Inaugural Big Sky Presidents Cup

Weber State University is the winner of the inaugural Sterling Savings Big Sky Conference Presidents Cup, an award that recognizes a combination of academic and athletic achievement.

UMT Announces Hill Air Force Base Night

Utah Musical Theatre will honor the men and women of Hill Air Force Base by sponsoring Hill Air Force Base Night on July 3. Base personnel will be able to purchase tickets to that evening's performance of UMT's Honk! at a reduced rate.

WSU to Host Youth Sports Program

Economically disadvantaged youth from the Ogden area will have an opportunity to engage in physical fitness activities and learn life skills at the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP), June 9-July 11, at Weber State University.

Weber State Baseball Club Wins National Title

The Weber State University baseball club team won the National Club Baseball Association world championship on Monday. WSU defeated the defending national champion Texas A&M Aggies, 4-0.

WSU Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

Weber State University will award honorary degrees to an economic advisor to three presidents, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, a former director of the student union, and a renowned architect at the university’s 121st commencement May 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.

WSU Commencement Ceremonies Planned May 8-9

Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2003 to total more than 3,000 graduates. More than 2,200 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored May 8-9 during WSU's 121st commencement.

FAA Accreditation Allows Department to Soar

Weber State University's Computer & Electronic Engineering Technology Department (CEET) is soaring to new heights, thanks to a new partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

International Banquet Offers A Taste of the World

Sample dishes from nine different countries while being entertained with an array of cultural pieces from around the globe at Weber State University's International Banquet. The banquet will be held April 19 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Weekend Forecast Calls for "Wasatch Thunder"

While the U.S. military continues to fight the conflict in Iraq, more than 125 ROTC cadets from across Utah will participate in "Wasatch Thunder," an Army ROTC military exercise designed to train future officers.

Student’s Compassion Leads to Scholarship

A junior at Weber State University, who put aside adversity in her personal life to help others in the community, has received a scholarship in recognition of her compassion.

Wildcats Give Back to the Community

Student athletes from Weber State University will give back to the community this Saturday (April 5) by taking part in National Student Athletes Day.

Stewart Library to Hold Annual Book Sale

Books galore – fiction, literature, texts, biography and more – will join classical long-playing records on sale at the Friends of the Stewart Library annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 3-4.

Authors to Share Chapters of Experience with Students

Weber State University will hold the 18th-annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference April 3-5. More than 115 students from 33 colleges and universities nationwide will present critical and creative papers to an audience of peers. The event is the largest undergraduate gathering of its kind in the country.

History Professor to Hold Book Reading, Signing

Weber State University history professor Susan Matt, author of Keeping Up with the Joneses, will hold a reading and book signing in WSU’s Stewart Library Special Collections at 7 p.m. March 31.

An Evening of Physics and Astronomy at WSU

Weber State University's Department of Physics will present a lecture on early life on Earth and a physics demonstration show on March 28. The evening will conclude with a star party.

Ogden to Hold Pep Rally for Wildcats

The City of Ogden will hold a pep rally for the Weber State University men’s and women’s basketball teams tonight at 7 p.m. at the Ogden Amphitheater.

Author Shares A Beautiful Mind

Sylvia Nasar, author of the book, A Beautiful Mind, will be Weber State University’s convocation speaker March 13 at 10 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

WSU Students to Present Research at National Conference

On the eve of spring break, when many students are confirming flights, buying sunscreen and packing bathing suits, more than 45 Weber State University students will be presenting their research at the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research in Salt Lake City.

President Millner Recognized for Innovative Leadership

The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) has presented one of its 2003 Community of Practice Awards to Weber State University President F. Ann Millner in recognition of her leadership and ongoing efforts to provide higher education opportunities, through a variety of means, to the community.

Celebrate Shakespeare! Returns to Ogden

The fourth annual Celebrate Shakespeare! festival will bring star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet to Ogden for two performances on March 28. The performances, as well as a series of films and lectures, are free to the public.

Visiting Monks to Share Mystical Arts of Tibet

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling monastery will visit Weber State University March 24-28. They will present “The Mystical Arts of Tibet,” a Richard Gere and Drepung Loseling production, sharing with the greater Ogden community insights into their arts, beliefs, culture and music.

WSU to Host Evening of Bilingual Poetry

The Weber State University Poetry Reading Series will present an evening of bilingual poetry featuring border poet Raquel Valle Sentíes and local poet Mary Rosa Moraga-Barrow, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Stewart Library Special Collections.

Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio to Heat Up WSU

Mark O'Connor has redefined the parameters of fiddling in his 30-year career. O’Connor and his Hot Swing Trio will present a "Tribute to Stephane Grappelli," arch 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Center for the Performing Arts.

Art Students Revitalize Ogden Building

What do you get when you cross a 1920s bottling plant, 3,000 cobalt-blue, glass bottles, vintage World War II military-grade steel mats and a dozen Weber State University visual arts students? The answer is a new sculpture mounted on the side of the Utah Bottling Works Building in Ogden.

Exhibit Showcases Faculty’s Artistic Talents

Weber State University’s Department of Visual Arts will present Faculty Exhibition 2003, February 24-March 22, in the Mary Dee Shaw Gallery of the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center.

Renowned Cello-Piano Duo Brings Russian Classics to WSU

International musicians David Finckel and Wu Han have emerged as one of the most popular cello-piano duos on the musical scene today. They will perform their Russian Classics program at the Browning Center for the Performing Arts, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

WSU to Host Ripe Tomatoes

The Non-Traditional Students Program at Weber State University is sponsoring The Ripe Tomatoes music and comedy show in the Shepherd Union Ballroom, February 22 at 7 p.m.

Resume Café Serves Up Career Assistance

With Weber State University’s Career Fair scheduled for February 13, now is the time to review and update your resume to make sure it will catch the eye of prospective employers.

Lecture to Focus on "Unrepentant Curmudgeon"

The life and writings of Bernard DeVoto, historian, novelist and unrepentant curmudgeon, will be discussed by Russell Burrows, assistant professor of English at Weber State University, January 22 at 1 p.m., in the Stewart Library Special Collections.

ROTC Program Presents WSU with Piece of Pentagon

In recognition of Weber State University’s continuing commitment to its Army ROTC program, the university was presented with a plaque featuring a portion of the Pentagon damaged in the September 11 terrorist attack.

Melba S. Lehner Children’s School Earns NAEYC Accreditation

The Melba S. Lehner Children’s School at Weber State University was recently granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This prestigious recognition has been achieved by less than seven percent of early childhood programs nationwide.