2004 Archives

Former Hostage Terry Waite to Speak at WSU

Hostage negotiator, humanitarian and author Terry Waite will speak at Weber State University at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The presentation is free to the public.

Forum to Discuss Ethics of Biological Warfare

Is it less ethical to kill a nation's enemies with anthrax or plague than to target them with a smart bomb? Is there ever a proper time and place for the use of biological warfare?

"Simpsons" Producer to Visit Campus

Mike Reiss, the Emmy Award-winning producer of "The Simpsons," will speak at Weber State University at noon Feb. 12 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

News Tips: WSU Faculty and Student Honored

James Christian, a Department of Performing Arts professor, has been awarded the 2004 Theatre Teacher of Excellence Award from Region 8 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

Scholar to Address Plural Marriage and Women's Rights

In celebration of Women's History Month, Sarah Barringer Gordon, professor of law and of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Plural Marriage, Women's Rights and the Constitution in the 19th Century" at 4 p.m. March 3 in Weber State University's Stewart Library Special Collections.

Visiting Scholar to Address American Air Power

Thomas A. Hughes, military history professor at the United States Air Force School for Advanced Air & Space Studies, will present "American Air Power: Where We've Been, Where We Are & Where We're Headed." The lecture, which is free to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Stewart Library Special Collections Room on the Weber State University Ogden campus.

Honors Forum to Discuss Organ Donation

Advancements in organ transplant surgeries and the critical need for more organ donors will be discussed in the Honors Issues Forum, noon March 11 at Weber State University.

Celebrate Shakespeare! Festival Returns to Ogden

The fifth annual Celebrate Shakespeare! festival will feature “Twelfth Night," William Shakespeare's best loved comedy. A free performance in the Ogden High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. March 26, highlights a series of free public events between March 23 and April 8.

It's Never Too Late at WSU Davis Campus

The Weber State University Davis Campus will host "It's Never Too Late," from 8:30 a.m.-noon, March 27. This special event is aimed at community members who want to resume or start a college career, even if it's been years since they attended school.

Holocaust Commemoration Focuses on Bystanders

OGDEN, Utah – In the last century, more than 60 million people were murdered in government-sponsored genocide. Weber State University's 10th Annual Holocaust Commemoration, "Courage and Complacency in the Face of Evil," will focus on the role of bystanders in the Holocaust.

Summer Session Offers Last Chance for Some

The 2004 summer session at Weber State University represents the last chance for some students to earn their bachelor's degree using graduation requirements established under the old quarter system.

"Apprentice" Becomes Catalyst for Ethics Discussion

While it's debatable whether Donald Trump would be viewed as a paragon of good business ethics, Weber State University business students hope his show "The Apprentice" might jumpstart conversations about morality in the boardroom.

PBL Students Win at State Competition

WSU students claimed six first-place finishes at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference held March 26-27 in Provo, Utah. Fifteen WSU students attended the event, which featured 180 students from colleges and universities across the state, competing in nearly 40 different events.

Professor Honored for Job Well Done

WSU's second annual "Last Lecture" will be taught by assistant professor of teacher education Paul Pitts on April 14 in the Lindquist Lecture Hall. The "Last Lecture" honor is given to a WSU professor who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help students achieve academic success and prepare for future careers.

Class Project Redresses Museum Figures

Some theatre arts students at Weber State University are putting their costume design skills to use for an off-stage production—refurbishing an old display at the Treehouse Children's Museum in Ogden.

WSU Commencement Ceremonies Planned May 6-7

Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2004 to total more than 3,900 graduates. More than 2,100 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored May 6-7 during WSU's 123rd commencement. The ceremony will be Web cast live May 6 at 5:30 p.m. (MDT) at weber.edu/commencement.

WSU Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

Weber State University will award honorary degrees to a nationally recognized voice for the Palestinian people and advocate for peace in the Middle East, a former faculty member, a longtime WSU employee, and a prominent leader in the construction industry at the university's 123rd commencement May 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.

WSU Students Compete at International Conference

Students from Weber State University's Delta Epsilon Chi chapter (DEX) competed along with 2,500 college students at the International Career Development Conference held last month in Nashville, Tenn.

WSU Program Enhances Teachers' Skills

While most students and teachers view summer as a time to take a break from schoolwork, some public school math teachers will use summer vacation as a chance to head back to the classroom—as students.

Exquisite Swordplay True Mark of UMT's "Zorro"

When Utah Musical Theatre decided to open its 2004 season with "Zorro," Bruce Cohen, the company's Artistic and Managing Director, knew he needed an expert. In "Zorro" director Drew Fracher, Cohen not only landed a master swordsman and internationally renowned fight director, but also the co-author of the play.

Summer Camp Offers View of Health Careers

For three days in June, high school students serious about pursing professions in the health field will have that opportunity first hand at Weber State University thanks to the Northern Utah Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

WSU Summer Program Gives Local Youth a Sporting Chance

Each summer, Weber State University's Department of Health Promotion & Human Performance hosts a free summer sports program for local children. This year's program will run from June 7 to July 9 at WSU's Ogden campus.

Professor Honored for Contributions to Air Force

Weber State University professor William Clapp has received the Legion of Merit medal from the United States Air Force in recognition of his work at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

WSU to Host Pre-Primary Debate

The Weber State University College Republicans are sponsoring a debate between Lt. Governor candidates Enid Greene and Gary Herbert, at 6 p.m. June 19 in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Annual Pops Concert to be Held July 11

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Weber State University to enjoy the John and Telitha Lindquist Summer Pops Concert and Fireworks, scheduled for July 11.

Grant Funds Research On Ancient Mountain Chain

Weber State University, along with several other institutions, has received a collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study how curved mountain chains form.

Fulbright Opportunity Takes Alumnus to Taiwan

Jason Palmer is trying to cram in as much study of Mandarin Chinese as possible before he leaves for Taiwan at the end of July. Palmer, who graduated from Weber State University in May, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Taiwan in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Student Travels Around the World in 40 Days

Sounding like something out of a Jules Verne novel, Weber State University student Kedrick Ridges has just returned from an Olympic odyssey that took him to four continents, nine countries, and 12 cities in approximately 40 days. In lieu of a hot air balloon, he logged more than 40,000 frequent flier miles.

UMT Befriends "Pal Joey"

Bruce Cohen makes his directorial debut for Utah Musical Theatre with "Pal Joey," a show that may be relatively unfamiliar to Utah audiences, despite being a landmark American musical.

Former Iraqi POW to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – U.S. Army Specialist Shoshana Johnson, the first African-American woman to be held as a prisoner of war, will speak at Weber State University, noon, Sept. 1 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Mortensen Named Assistant Vice President

Brad Mortensen has been named assistant vice president for Support and Auxiliary Services at Weber State University. Mortensen comes to WSU from the Utah System of Higher Education, where he served as assistant commissioner for Finance and Facilities the past two years.

WSU Offers Extended Hours for Student Services

WSU has been experiencing problems with its Internet connection. If you have been attempting to transact business on-line and have been unable to do so, we invite you to call or come to the Ogden campus for needed services. We have extended our hours in order to assist you.

Master Printmaker Christopher Creyts to Speak at WSU

Salt Lake City based Master Printmaker Christopher Creyts will deliver a slide lecture on the WSU campus Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center, Lindquist Lecture Hall. The event is free to the public.

Athletic Director Candidates to Visit Campus

Weber State University has announced the names of three finalists for the position of athletic director. Each candidate will visit the campus to interview with the university search committee and to meet various campus and community audiences.

Provost Candidates Announced

The provost search committee at Weber State University has announced the names of three candidates scheduled to interview on campus later this month.

Chef to Share "Munchies" Recipes

Nationally renowned chef Kevin Roberts is coming to Weber State University to share his expertise for quick, easy-to-make snacks that college students love.

Community Invited to Meet AD Candidates

Weber State University will host a series of open-house meetings so the community can meet and interact with the three candidates interviewing for the Wildcats athletic director position.

Constitutional Art Collection to be Shown at WSU

Weber State University will host the first public appearance of artist Chad S. Hawkins' collection of five pieces of art featuring the U. S. Constitution at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

Campus Celebrates 50 Years on Harrison

Fifty years ago this fall, Dwight D. Eisenhower was halfway through his first term as president and America was still adjusting to the post-Korean War era. 1954 was the year "Sports Illustrated" debuted on newsstands, Elvis Presley recorded his first record, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring" was published and M&M Peanut Chocolate Candies were introduced. Amidst all these notable debuts, 1954 was also a milestone year in Weber State University's history.

Annual WSU Hike Gets a Lift

In 1922, members of the then Weber Academy set out to celebrate the last weekend of summer with a hike up Mount Ogden. This year, Weber State University's annual tradition has a new twist: Participants can take the Snowbasin gondola nearly to the summit for $8 (round-trip), or they can ride it down for free this Saturday (Sept. 18).

Symposium Focuses on Ogden's Railroad Heritage

The Utah Construction Company's start in railroading and Ogden's wealth of railroad lore will be celebrated at "Making Tracks: Railroading 1900-1930," the fourth annual Utah Construction/Utah International Symposium, Oct. 7, in the Stewart Library Special Collections.

Conference to Focus on Religious Diversity

"Spirituality and Religion in a Pluralistic Community" is the theme for Weber State University's 6th Annual Diversity Conference, scheduled for Oct. 7-8 in the Shepherd Union Building.

Honors Issues Forum Tackles Two Topics this Week

The costs of identity theft and cyber crime, and intelligent design creationism are the topics that will be explored at two separate Honors Issues Forums this week. "Identity Theft and Cybercrime" will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. Author Barbara Forest will present a lecture on intelligent design creationism at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 in Stewart Library Special Collections.

Descendants of Thomas Jefferson to Present "Affairs of Race in America"

Julia Jefferson and Shay Banks-Young can trace their ancestry back to President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings. The distant cousins will present "The Affairs of Race In America, A Conversation In Black And White" when they visit Weber State University at noon, Sept. 29 in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Forensic Dentist to Present "Teeth, Bones & Bodies in the Desert"

Nationally renowned forensic dentist Dr. Raymond Rawson will speak at WSU at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. Rawson, a Nevada state senator, is a strong proponent for creating a research laboratory in his state to study how human bodies decompose in the desert.

Community Connection Fair Aims to Promote Balanced Living

Weber State University will host the Community Connection Fair Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. Organizations, businesses and agencies from the local community will staff information booths at the fair.

Country Duo to Perform at Dee Events Center

As part of Homecoming festivities, Weber State University Student Activities will host up-and-coming country duo Blue County in concert Oct. 21, 8 p.m., in the Dee Events Center.

Major Fest Helps Students Plan College, Futures

Weber State University's Major Fest 2004 will be held Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. The event is aimed at helping current WSU students and high school seniors decide on a program of study.

WSU Hosts Meet the Candidate Event

Scott Matheson Jr., Democratic candidate for governor, will visit Weber State University on Oct. 6 from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Lair.

Student Blanket Drive Aims to Share the Warmth

Weber State University's 2004 Share the Warmth blanket drive, organized by WSU students, is building upon the tremendous success of the 2003 drive when 250 blankets were donated. This year's drive runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1 with the goal of collecting 1,000 blankets.

DebateWatch Group Announces Additional Session

Due to the overwhelming response for the first three DebateWatch events this fall, WSU's American Democracy Project has added one more session to coincide with the final presidential debate Oct. 13.

Van De Graaff to Present Annual Hinckley Lecture

Zoology professor Kent Van De Graaff, Weber State University's 2004 Hinckley Fellow, will discuss the similarities and differences between chimpanzees and humans Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall 126.

Former FBI Agent to Address Weber State

For those who love murder mystery novels or CBS's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigations," Weber State University will host criminal profiler Robert Ressler Oct. 27 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

WSU Offers Nursing Courses to Rural Locales

Weber State University will offer distance learning courses in nursing to hospitals and health care centers in Payson and Richfield, Utah, in an effort to address the tremendous demand for more nurses in rural locales.

Multicultural Youth Conference Targets Minority High School Students

Junior and senior minority students from Utah high schools are invited to attend Weber State University's annual Multicultural Youth Conference, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The event will conclude with a banquet for the students and their parents, held at 6 p.m.

UMT Adds "Kiss Me Kate" to 2005 Lineup

Utah Musical Theatre will present "Kiss Me Kate" in 2005 after a national tour of "Annie" forced the company to cancel its planned production of that show.

WSU Broadcasters Win Big at Regional NBS Event

Broadcast students from Weber State University won first place in eight out of 15 categories at a recent National Broadcasting Society regional competition, including a sweep of the video news program category.

Student Blanket Drive Extended

Weber State University's 2004 Share the Warmth blanket drive, organized by WSU students, is building upon the tremendous success of the 2003 drive when 250 blankets were donated. This year's drive has been extended until Dec. 31 in an effort to collect 1,000 blankets.

Educator, Entrepreneur to be Honored at Commencement

Weber State University will award an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to Harvard business professor Clayton M. Christensen at the university's 124th commencement Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.

Winter Commencement Ceremony Planned at WSU

Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,200 candidates for graduation this December. WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates Dec. 17 during its 124th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center. The commencement exercises will begin at 1 p.m. and will be available to view live via the Internet.

Army "Outbreak" Expert to Speak at WSU

U.S. Army Col. Nancy Jaax, infectious disease expert, will address the public at noon on Dec. 1 at Weber State University's Ogden campus in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. She will speak about her experiences dealing with Ebola and other infectious diseases.

Graybeal Steps Down as Head Coach

Weber State University head football coach Jerry Graybeal has asked to be relieved of his duties following a 1-10 season, the worst in the program’s 43-year history.

Honors Issues Forum to Address Gender Roles

Michael Kimmel, expert on the evolution of gender roles, will speak at an Honors Issues Forum at Weber State University Nov. 15 at noon in the Special Collections Area, Stewart Library.

WSU Continuing Education Hosting Open House

Weber State University is hosting an open house on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lindquist Alumni Center (1305 E. 41st St., Ogden) to help former (or new) students complete their college degree.

WSU Recognizes Allied Health Professions Week

Weber State University’s Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions and the Northern Utah Area Health Education Center (AHEC) would like to invite the public to join in acknowledging National Allied Health Professions Week, which runs from Nov 7-13.

Chunk to Bring ‘Truffle Shuffle’ to WSU

Jeff Cohen, better known as Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen from the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie “The Goonies,” will speak at Weber State University Nov. 10 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. Cohen will talk to the audience about the famous movie, the rest of the cast and the new Goonies movie.