2006 Stories

Nike VP Selected to Lead New Technology Outreach Center at WSU

Curt Roberts, a vice president for Nike and an alumnus of Weber State University, has been selected to serve as vice provost for Innovation & Economic Development at the university. In this role he will direct a new technology innovation center on campus that will support the Utah Science, Technology and Research (USTAR) economic development initiative.

New Coaches Announced

Weber State University has named Dan Walker the new head coach for men’s track and field. Walker replaces Chick Hislop who retired last week after 38 years as the head coach. In addition, Paul Pilkington has been named the head cross country coach.

WSU Bookstore Awards Inaugural Scholarships

Eight Weber State University juniors will soon benefit from a new scholarship program. As part of what the WSU Bookstore is calling its “Reinvestment in Campus” initiative, each of the students will receive up to $800 toward the purchase of their textbooks for the 2007 academic year.

Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 15

Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,200 candidates for graduation this December. WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates Dec. 15 during its 128th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center.

Amsel to Give Annual Hinckley Lecture

Eric Amsel, the 2006 Hinckley Fellow and Utah Professor of the Year, will deliver the annual Hinckley Lecture Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. in Social Science Building 119.

WSU Receives Healthy Worksite Award

Weber State University, along with several other Utah employers, recently received the 2006 Healthy Worksite Platinum Award from the Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion.

Historian to Offer New Perspective on American West Violence

Weber State University's Critchlow Lecture Series will feature John Mack Faragher, professor of American studies at Yale University, who will present "A New Look at Violence in the American West," on Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

Dr. Ruth to Speak at WSU

Ruth Westheimer, a pioneer of media psychology commonly known as Dr. Ruth, will speak at Weber State University on Nov. 27 at noon in the Shepherd Union Gallery.

Federal Grant Helps Students Prepare for College

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Weber State University and the Ogden City School District are combining and increasing their efforts to guide local high school and middle school students on the path to a college degree.

Concurrent Enrollment Accredited by NACEP

Weber State University Continuing Education’s Concurrent Enrollment Program has received accredited status from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

Major Fest Helps Students Plan Future

Weber State University's Major Fest 2006 will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Gallery. The event is aimed at helping current WSU students decide on programs of study.

Law and Medical Ethics Professor to Speak at WSU

In connection with its Eighth Annual Diversity Conference, Weber State University will offer a presentation by Pilar Ossorio, a professor of law and medical ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Oct. 4 at noon in the Shepherd Union Gallery as part of the Convocations Lecture Series.

'Remember the Titans' Coach to Speak at WSU

Herman Boone, the head football coach at Virginia's T.C. Williams High School in 1971, will speak at Weber State University on Sept. 20 at noon in the Shepherd Union Gallery. Boone's team was the subject of the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," with Denzel Washington playing Boone.

CLS Students Place First at Posters Competition

Two Weber State University clinical laboratory sciences students placed first at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science's student posters competition during the organization's annual meetings in Chicago.

Events Planned to Celebrate U.S. Constitution

Students and faculty in Weber State University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences have scheduled a series of discussions and activities leading up to Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

Nurses to Study Threats, Crises Management

Five years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Weber State University nursing students are gaining new perspective on nursing in crisis situations thanks to a unique WSU course.

Steve Forbes to Speak at WSU Wednesday

Steve Forbes, president and chief executive officer of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, will speak at noon, Aug. 30 in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater on Weber State University’s Ogden campus. The event, which is free to the public, is presented by The Ogden/Weber Chamber in partnership with EDCUtah, Zions Bank and Weber State University.

'Earthquake Lady' to Speak at WSU

The Weber State University Alumni Association will host a free earthquake preparedness presentation by Maralin Hoff, also known as the "Earthquake Lady," Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Petersen Named to WSU Board of Trustees

The Weber State University Board of Trustees officially announced at its monthly meeting Tuesday that Steven Petersen, co-founder and president of Petersen Inc., will serve a three-year term as a trustee.

“A” Lot Parking Permits Go on Sale August 12 at Lampros Hall

The sale of 2006-07 Weber State University parking permits for “A” lots will be held starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Lampros Hall. The original online sale, scheduled for July 31, had to be postponed when the sheer volume of requests overloaded the software application.

Rost Named Assistant Vice President at WSU

William Rost has been named assistant vice president of Development at Weber State University. Rost comes to WSU from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he served as the assistant chancellor for University Advancement.

WSU Professor Conducts Fossil Research at Bryce Canyon

Weber State University geosciences professor Jeff Eaton will spend six weeks this summer initiating a complete paleontology survey of the Cretaceous rocks of Bryce Canyon National Park for the park’s administration.

Program Benefits Students Interested in Health Care Careers

Thanks to a federally funded grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration and support from the Bamberger Foundation and Utah Medical Association Foundation, 30 high school students will prepare for careers in health care by attending the Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP) at Weber State University this summer.

WSU Seeking Retired Staffers for Luncheon

In preparation for a special luncheon this fall, the Weber State University Alumni Association is seeking current contact information for staff who retired from the university.

UMT Cast Showcases Homegrown Talent

When the 2006 Utah Musical Theatre season opens in early July, Artistic and Managing Director Bruce Cohen hopes audiences will feel right at home.

WSU to Host Reading and Writing Conference

Weber State University, in conjunction with the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), will host the 22nd Annual Reading & Writing Conference June 16-17 in the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites.

WSU Professor Wins Technology Award in United Arab Emirates

Weber State University professor and library supervisor Carol Hansen, currently on leave from WSU at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates, was declared one of 16 winners in the United Arab Emirates Educational I.T. Challenge 2006.

WSU Health Student Receives Award

Nicole Miller, a recent WSU graduate in health information management, has been named outstanding student of the year by the Utah Health Information Management Association.

WSU Creates New Service-Learning Position

Weber State University has created a new position, director of the Office of Community-Based and Experiential Learning, to encourage community-based service learning in its courses.

WSU Group to Teach, Distribute Supplies in Ghana

From May 27 to June 19, Lisa Trujillo, director of clinical education and respiratory therapy instructor at Weber State University, will take her expertise in respiratory therapy and thousands of dollars worth of donated supplies to Africa.

WSU to Host Critical Incident Stress Conference

Weber State University Continuing Education will host the first-ever training conference in the state of Utah by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) May 18-21 at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel (150 S. 500 W.) in Salt Lake City.

WSU Commencement Ceremonies Celebrate Class of 2006

Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2006 to total more than 3,300 graduates. More than 2,130 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored May 4-5 during WSU’s 127th commencement.

Four to Receive Honorary Degrees at WSU Commencement

Weber State University will award honorary degrees to a CEO of one of the world’s largest lodging and hospitality companies; a former professor who pioneered online education; a former trustee and community advocate for education and the arts; and a nationally recognized volunteer advocate at the university’s 127th commencement May 4 at 6 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.

WSU Students to Present Projects to Public

Two Weber State University student organizations – chapters of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Welding Society – will host a car show and senior projects display April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in WSU parking lots A4 and A5.

WSU Faculty Honored by State for Use of Technology

A Weber State University associate clinical laboratory sciences professor and a team of librarians from Stewart Library are among those honored by the Utah System of Higher Education for outstanding use of technology.

Second WSU Student Invited to Present on Capitol Hill

OGDEN, Utah – For the second year in a row, a Weber State University student has been invited to present undergraduate research at the prestigious Posters on the Hill event, scheduled for April 25 in Washington, D.C.

WSU to Host Sexual Assault Awareness Symposium

In an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, Weber State University will host a symposium April 20 where individuals throughout the community will present on their roles in handling sexual assault cases.

WSU Broadcasters Receive National Awards

After winning six first-place awards at the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) regional competition, broadcast students from Weber State University recently received two grand-prize awards at the NBS national student electronic media competition.

WSU to Host Alcohol Awareness Activities

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan will visit Weber State University April 6 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom B in conjunction with National Alcohol Screening Day.

WSU to Host 2006 Science Olympiad

Utah's Science Olympiad, featuring 49 teams representing schools from across the state, will be held April 1 at Weber State University.

WSU Professors Elected to National Research Council

Two Weber State University professors were recently elected to three-year terms as councilors for the Council on Undergraduate Research, making WSU one of only five universities in the country with four or more representatives on the national body.

International Students Bring the World to WSU

Weber State University invites the community to enjoy a night of dinner and entertainment at the international student banquet “Bringing the World to WSU,” March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Nurse to Address Her Global Humanitarian Efforts

Mary Lightfine, a self-proclaimed “nurse without boundaries,” will speak at Weber State University March 8 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. Her presentation will focus on her time spent traveling to render medical aid to people throughout the world.

Cravens Relieved of Head Coaching Duties

Weber State University announced today that Joe Cravens has been released from his duties as head coach of the men’s basketball team following back-to-back losing seasons.

WSU Set to Host Second Annual Faculty Forum

Weber State University will host the Second Annual Faculty Forum: A Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activities, March 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building.

WSU Student Organizations to Examine Issues of War

Weber State University’s Honors Issues Forum and Amnesty International chapter will sponsor “Tortured American Values” week Feb. 21-24 with a variety of lectures, discussions and theater events.

GM Honors Automotive Technology Professors

Two Weber State University automotive technology professors were honored recently by General Motors Corp. for their outstanding service, which may in turn provide the automotive technology program and its students with greater resources.

Speaker to Address ‘Science of Compatibility’ at WSU

Two years after teaching Weber State University students “The Art of Kissing,” Michael Christian returns to Ogden to discuss “Mate Smart: The Science of Compatibility” Feb. 22 at noon in the WSU Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Planetarium Programming Reaches Out to Hispanics

As visitors to the Ott Planetarium settle into their seats, the lights dim and a voice from the speaker system fills the auditorium and says, “Damas y caballeros, bienvenidos a nuestro planetario. Para él que visita por primera vez, éste puede ser un lugar extraño...”

Speaker to Share ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Experience

The hotel manager who saved more than 1,000 people during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” will speak at Weber State University Feb. 1 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Popular Mascot Night Returns Saturday

Approximately 30 mascots from area businesses, organizations, and high schools will join Waldo the Wildcat to entertain fans at the Saturday's men’s basketball game vs. Idaho State. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.

‘CSI’ Consultant to Speak at WSU Convocation

Dr. Gary Telgenhoff, a forensic pathologist and consultant to CBS’s hit television series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” will discuss his work with the show Jan. 25 at noon in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.