2007 Archives

WSU to Rename Track in Honor of Coach Hislop

Weber State University's track, located inside Stewart Stadium, will be renamed in honor of recently retired track and field coach Charles “Chick” Hislop. Hislop retired in December 2006 after 38 seasons at WSU.

WSU to Host Screening and Discussion on 'An Inconvenient Truth'

Weber State University will host a special screening of the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Following the presentation, assistant geography professor Daniel Bedford will lead a discussion about the film and environmental issues.

DFCM Shares Results of Geologic Study with Trustees

A new study commissioned by the State of Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) shows Weber State University has nearly 58 acres of undeveloped, useable land east of Skyline Drive, which could support a million square feet of academic space.

Automotive Technology to Offer New Ford Program

Weber State University's Department of Automotive Technology and the Ford Motor Company have entered a partnership to offer the Ford Maintenance and Light Repair program at the university.

WSU to Host 10th Annual Mascot Night on Saturday

Approximately 30 mascots from local businesses, organizations and schools will join Waldo the Wildcat, the Weber State University mascot, to entertain fans at Saturday’s (Jan. 27) men’s basketball game vs. Eastern Washington. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.

Local Youth Art Exhibit on Display

The Weber State University Student Association recently sponsored an art contest to encourage local youth to pursue a college education.

National Writing Project Comes to Ogden

Weber State University's Department of English recently became a local site for the National Writing Project, an organization dedicated to improving the nation's writing skills.

Renowned Explorer, Author to Speak about Arctic

Jonathan Waterman, a renowned explorer and author, will present a visual lecture about his journeys, including a recent trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Weber State University.

Attorney to Speak about Howard Hughes Will

George Handy, one of Melvin Dummar’s former attorneys, will present “Howard Hughes’ Will: True or False? You be the Judge,” on March 8 at 7 p.m. at Weber State University.

Economic Analysis of WSU Hillside Complete

An economic analysis study conducted by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research has found the cost to replace Weber State University property east of Skyline Drive would, “at a minimum be $40 million and could be as high as $47.7 million.”

Mitch Albom to Speak at WSU

Award-winning author and journalist Mitch Albom will speak at Weber State University March 28 at noon in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center.

National Business Leader to Speak at WSU

Laura D'Andrea Tyson, a former national economic adviser to the White House, will be the speaker at the inaugural Vernon M. and MaRee Buehler Leadership Lecture March 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center.

Student Discovers Previously Unknown Star

Weber State University student Michael Malmrose, a senior majoring in physics in the College of Science, recently announced the likely discovery of a previously unknown star using a new planet-hunting method developed at the university.

Emergency Care and Rescue Accredited

Weber State University's Department of Emergency Care & Rescue recently was awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Legendary WSU Track Coach Chick Hislop to Speak at Alumni Center

Chick Hislop, who retired as the head coach of the Weber State University track and field and cross country teams in 2006, will discuss his career during a presentation on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lindquist Alumni Center, located on the school’s Ogden campus.

Rahe Agrees to Contract Extension

Weber State University has announced that head men’s basketball coach Randy Rahe has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the Wildcat sidelines through the 2011-2012 season.

Continuous Process Improvement Symposium Scheduled for May

Weber State University Continuing Education and the College of Applied Science and Technology, together with Control Point Technologies, will host the 2007 Continuous Process Improvement Symposium May 8-10 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah.

WSU Broadcasters Receive National Awards

Broadcast students from Weber State University recently received three grand-prize awards and one honorable mention at the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) national student electronic media competition, earning recognition in each category they entered.

Student Creates Documentary of Ogden

Issac Goeckeritz, a junior at Weber Sate University majoring in geography, will show his documentary "Ogden: Junction City of the West" for the first time at 7 p.m. on April 25 at Peery's Egyptian Theater (2415 Washington Blvd.).

WSU Names Honorary Degree Recipients

During its 129th commencement, Weber State University will award honorary degrees to the president and chief executive officer of a well-known wireless communications provider; a veteran and retired professor who is known for his philanthropic activities; a community volunteer and advocate for children, education and the arts; and a former WSU professor who helped build a dynamic child and family studies department.

WSU Commencement Ceremonies Celebrate Class of 2007

Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2007 to total more than 3,450 graduates. More than 2,250 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored May 3-4 during WSU’s 129th commencement. An additional 1,209 members of the Class of 2007 received their degrees in conjunction with the university’s winter commencement last December.

Student to Represent Utah at National Seminar

Brittnie Holmgren, a junior majoring in athletic training at Weber State University, recently was selected as one of 20 students to attend the 2nd Annual Athletic Training Student Leadership Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., May 17-19.

Mize Elected President of National Organization

Weber State University physical education professor Monica Mize recently was named president-elect for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), an organization dedicated to promoting creative and healthy lifestyles.

Student’s Poetry Receives National Accolade

Weber State University English major Kory Fluckiger will have a collection of his poems published as a result of being selected as the best in the nation by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS).

Chapman Elected to Chair Trustees

Barney Chapman was elected chair of the Weber State University Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting held Tuesday. Trustee Jerry Stevenson was elected vice-chair.

Pedro to Speak at WSU

Although he won't be taking his bike off any sweet jumps or displaying his tetherball skills with his pal Napoleon, Efren Ramirez, better known as Pedro from the 2004 movie "Napoleon Dynamite," will speak at Weber State University Aug. 31.

"Images for Survival" Commemorates Bombing of Hiroshima

"Images for Survival," the Shaw Gallery's opening exhibition for the 2007-2008 school year, showcases posters of U.S. graphic designers that commemorate the 40th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

WSU Davis, NUAMES Partnership Produces Plenty of Synergy

When students from the Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (NUAMES) leave school to attend early college courses this fall, they can simply walk across campus or down the hall, thanks to a new partnership with Weber State University Davis in Layton.

WSU Salutes to Honor Outstanding Alumni and Friends

The 38th Annual WSU Salutes program will be held Sept. 20 at the David Eccles Conference Center in Ogden. The awards program, hosted by the Weber State University Alumni Association, is designed to recognize outstanding WSU alumni and friends for their contributions to campus and the community.

WSU Begins NCAA Recertification Process

Weber State University President Ann Millner has appointed a committee of faculty, staff, students and community members to guide the university through the recertification of its athletic programs with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).

Lampros Lecture Features Civil War Historian

Weber State University's Department of History will host the eighth annual Lampros Lecture, featuring National Defense University international relations professor James S. Robbins. He will present "Last in Their Class: The Goats of West Point and the American Civil War" on Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

Class Without a Quiz to Feature Armored Car Factory CEO

Mark Burton, CEO of the International Armoring Corporation, will be the featured presenter for the Alumni Association's Oct. 3 Class Without a Quiz. Burton will discuss his work with armored cars and the process of making a passenger car bullet-resistant.

Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee to Speak at WSU

Richard Richards, author of "Climbing the Political Ladder One Rung at a Time" and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, will discuss "The History and Nature of Presidential Campaigns" on Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center on the WSU Ogden campus.

English Department Offers Writing Workshop for Veterans

The Weber State University Department of English and the Wasatch Range Writing Project will offer a writing workshop for military veterans starting Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Weber County Library Southwest Branch (1950 W. 4800 South, Roy).

Students to Host Ogden Mayoral Candidates Debate

Two Weber State University student organizations will host a debate between Ogden mayoral candidates Matthew Godfrey and Susan Van Hooser on Oct. 12 at noon in the Wattis Business Smith Lecture Hall.

Leadership Program Receives Award for Innovation

The Utah chapter of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators recently awarded Weber State University's Lessons in Leadership & Civic Responsibility Seminar its annual award for most innovative program.

Faculty Forum to Feature Botany Professor’s “Last Lecture”

Do scientific biases sell plants short? Do these biases give rise to misunderstandings about how nature works? Botany professor and department chair Eugene Bozniak will attempt to set the record straight when he presents "Biological Truths, Falsehoods and Consequences" as WSU's fourth annual Last Lecture, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. in Wattis Business Building Smith Lecture Hall.

Performance Tackles Racism, Language of Hate

Weber State University's Student Association, in conjunction with Kingsbury Hall, has arranged for two local performances of a production that candidly explores the language of hate in an effort to provide greater understanding and enlightenment.

Alumni Center to Host CSI at WSU

The Weber State University Alumni Association will host the annual CSI at WSU event in the Lindquist Alumni Center on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Union Building to Host Open House Party

The Weber State University Shepherd Union Building will host a Union Open House Party on Oct. 18 to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated union and kick off this year's fall break.

NY Times Reporter to Speak at WSU

The chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times will speak about his experiences covering the White House at a presentation at Weber State University on Oct. 26 at noon in the Wattis Business Building Smith Lecture Hall.

WSU to Host Parenting Conference

Weber State University's Nontraditional Student Center will be sponsoring a parenting conference on Nov. 8 in the Shepherd Union Building. The conference is free to attendees, and lunch will be provided.

Convocation Examines Race and the Language of Hate

The cast and creators of a provocative play that directly tackles the language of hate and racism will speak at Weber State University on Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the foyer area outside the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.

Wutz to Present Lecture on Modern Media Ecology

Michael Wutz, a professor of English and the 2007 Hinckley Fellow, will deliver the annual Hinckley Lecture on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. in Weber State University's Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

Dee Events Center Celebrates 30 Years of History, Magic

In 1977, Jimmy Carter was in his first year as president, ABC televised the ground-breaking miniseries "Roots," Fleetwood Mac's Grammy-winning album "Rumours" hit the airwaves, and Elvis Presley died at age 42. It also was the year the Dee Events Center first opened.

McGuinn Convocation and Concerts Canceled

Roger McGuinn's scheduled convocation and concerts at Weber State University on Dec. 6-8 have been canceled. McGuinn recently suffered a broken wrist forcing him to cancel the planned events at Weber State. Those who had purchased tickets should contact the Dee Events Center Ticket Office by calling 801-626-8500 for refunds

Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 14

Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,275 candidates for graduation this December. WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates on Dec. 14 during its 130th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center. The commencement exercises will begin at 1 p.m.