2009 Archives

Math on Their Own TERMs

The Weber State University developmental math program is moving toward a new, technological way of offering its courses.

Six WSU Projects Receive $189,000 in Grant Money

Christmas came early at WSU as six research projects were among the initial 10 projects statewide to receive Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Technology Commercialization Grants (TCG).

Students Honored for Entrepreneurial Spirit

Like so many CEOs, Curtis Funk and Weston Thayne worry about customer satisfaction, growing their businesses and watching the bottom line. But unlike other CEOs, they also worry about their grades and earning a college degree.

Atkinson to Receive Honorary Degree

WSU will award an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to Pamela J. Atkinson at the university’s 134th commencement on Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.

WSU to Celebrate Fall Commencement on Dec. 11

University officials are expecting more than 1,300 candidates for graduation this December at its 134th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center. The exercises will begin at 1 p.m.

WSU to Host Debate on Proposed Ethics Initiative

WSU’s Richard Richards Institute for Politics, Decency and Ethical Conduct will host a debate on a proposed state ethics initiative, Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Historian to Speak on Everett Ruess

WSU and the Weber Historical Society will host historian W.L. "Bud" Rusho on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center speaking about Everett Ruess, an artist and writer who explored much of the American West alone.

Campus Mourns Professor's Passing

Colleagues and students on campus are mourning the death of Weber State University electronics engineering technology professor Robert Summers, who passed away suddenly on Nov. 7 due to a heart attack.

WSU to Host Luncheon for Veterans

WSU will host a luncheon and program to honor its veterans on Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning's Dumke Legacy Hall.

Alexandra Cousteau to Speak at WSU

Alexandra Cousteau - granddaughter of oceanographer Jaques-Yves Cousteau - will present "Preserving a Healthy Planet" on Nov. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater

Ballam to Discuss Utah's Opera History

Michael Ballam, operatic performer and Utah State University music professor, will present "The History of Opera in Utah" on Nov. 11 at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Congress Recognizes 120 Years of Success at WSU

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution introduced by Congressman Rob Bishop on Oct. 27 recognizing Weber State University for the 120th anniversary of its founding as an institution of higher education.

Ritchey Lecture to Commemorate Darwin’s 200th Birthday

Dr. Ian Tattersall will present the lecture “Becoming Human,” Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall Room 125-126 on the Ogden campus. Tattersall’s lecture will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his monumental publication “On the Origin of Species.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the office of the Provost, and the College of Science Ritchey Lecture Series.

Dean Simonian Elected to National Board

Yasmen Simonian, dean of the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions at WSU, has been elected to the Executive Board of Directors of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Goddard School Named a Top Business Program

OGDEN, Utah – For the third consecutive year, Weber State University's John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is included in the Princeton Review's "Best 301 Business Schools" publication.

WSU Salutes to Honor Outstanding Alumni

During the 40th Annual WSU Salutes program, Weber State University will honor outstanding alumni and friends for their contributions to campus and the community.

WSU Announces 2009 Homecoming Activities

Headlining the Weber State University Homecoming 2009 activities this year will be a pair of performances by Buckets and Tap Shoes—a unique company of internationally touring musicians, percussionists and dancers—and a 5K race.

Health Professions to Hold Information Sessions

The Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions will hold two pre-application meetings to help students learn more about enrolling in programs and training available in the college.

R.C. Willey Chairman to Speak about New Book

Bill Child, the chairman of the board for R.C. Willey Home Furnishings will discuss his new book, “How to Build a Business Warren Buffett Would Buy,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at WSU Davis.

Graybeal Announces Plans to Step Aside as AD

Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Jerry Graybeal surprised members of Wildcat Athletics today by announcing that he is stepping aside as athletic director at Weber State University.

Stevenson Elected Chair of Trustees

Jerry Stevenson was elected chair of the Weber State University Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting on Aug. 11. Trustee Alan Hall was elected vice chair.

WSU Hosting Disney Institute Presentation

Weber State University's Continuing Education, the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions and the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics are sponsoring the Disney Institute's professional development program "Disney Keys to Excellence."

KUED to Show Student's Documentaries

PBS affiliate KUED 7 will show Weber State University student Issac Goeckeritz's 2008 documentary "Uintah United" at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12, followed by his 2007 work "Ogden: Junction City of the West" at 9 p.m.

Wildcats Earn Big Sky Presidents' Cup--Again

The Big Sky Conference Sterling Savings Bank Presidents' Cup is staying put. WSU has captured the prestigious award for the second straight year, and the fourth time in the seven-year history of the honor.

WSU to Host NCUR 2012

Weber State University has been selected to host the 26th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2012. The conference, which is expected to attract nearly 3,000 students and faculty, is the foremost undergraduate research conference in the nation.

WSU Professor Featured on Mormon Channel

Weber State University music professor and director of choral studies Mark Henderson was featured on the inaugural taping of the Mormon Channel’s “Everything Creative,” program.

Computer Science Department Hosts Gaming Camps

While some high school students spend their summer vacation playing Playstation, Wii or Xbox, more than 40 area high school students are learning firsthand what it takes to develop and create the next generation of video games.

WSU Names 2009 Honorary Degree Recipients

During its 133rd commencement, Weber State University will award honorary degrees to the president of Overland West, Inc.; a longtime supporter of the Ogden/Weber community; a legendary former WSU track coach; and a local philanthropist who established a scholarship endowment for WSU students.

State Lawmakers to Review 2009 Legislative Session

On April 22, the Honors Issues Forum will host a group of state lawmakers who will recap Utah's 2009 legislative session. The discussion will be held at 1 p.m., in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

German Immigrant Will Share WWII Experiences

WSU’s Center for Diversity and Unity will host a presentation by Irmgard Dixon, who was displaced from her home in Germany during WWII and sought refuge in the United States.

Medical Professor to Address Stem Cell Science

The Dumke College of Health Professions will host “Stem Cells and Clones: The State of the Art," presented by Dr. Gerald Spangrude on April 15 at 11 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Stop the Presses for the Signpost Staff Reunion

Weber State University's Alumni Association will host a reunion for all former staff members of The Signpost, the university's student newspaper, on April 17 and 18 in the Shepherd Union Building.

WSU Broadcasters Bring Home National Awards

Broadcast students from Weber State University recently received two grand-prize awards at the National Broadcasting Society’s student electronic media national competition.

Spirit Squad Takes First at Nationals

The Weber State University spirit squad claimed first place in the Cheer Division I competition at the NCA/NDA National Championships held in Florida on April 10.

Fulbright Scholar Headed to Ecuador

Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, Weber State University Child and Family Studies professor Paul Schvaneveldt will work and teach in Ecuador this fall.

WSU to Host Literature Conference

Authors Michael Chabon, Maile Maloy and poet Michael Sowder will interact with student writers from across the country at WSU's 24th Annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference April 2-4.

WSU Names Institute After Former GOP Chairman

On April 3, Weber State University will recognize Richard Richards, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, by formally naming the Institute for Politics, Decency and Ethical Conduct after him.

WSU Names Collaboration, Hinckley Award Winners

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University English professor Judy Elsley has been named the 2009 John S. Hinckley Fellow, while WSU’s High Altitude Reconnaissance Balloon for Outreach and Research (HARBOR) team is the 2009 Exemplary Collaboration Award winner.

WSU to Host Spring Break Luau

Weber State University’s Nontraditional Student Center will be sponsoring a luau during spring break on March 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Truth in Tuition Open Hearing Set for March 5

The annual Truth in Tuition public hearing will held 1 p.m. March 5 in Shepherd Union Room 305. Come learn about WSU's proposed second-tier tuition increase for the 2009-2010 school year.

Women Invited to Trades and Technology Fair

On Feb. 25, Weber State University's College of Applied Science & Technology (COAST) will join the Davis Applied Technology College and Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College in hosting an event designed to encourage women to pursue trade and technical careers.

LDS Scholar to Speak at WSU

A prominent scholar of the history of the LDS Church will speak at Weber State University on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

New Learning Opportunities Are in the DNA

Four Weber State University science professors recently attended a workshop on a national genome research project, which could soon lead to new educational opportunities for their students.

Storytelling Festival Celebrates 13th Year at WSU

Weber State University’s 13th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 23-25, celebrating the ancient custom of storytelling with special guest storytellers and a variety of other activities.

Football Signing Party Set for Wednesday

The annual Weber State University football signing party is set for Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. The free party will be held on the third floor of the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites.

Convocation to Feature NPR’s Juan Williams

Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists and former host of National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation,” will speak at two events Feb. 4 in conjunction with WSU’s observance of Black History Month.

Events Examine Climate Change, Mass Transit

Dumpster diving, teach-ins and presentations by a transit-oriented development expert from Reconnecting America are planned as part of a weeklong focus on climate change at Weber State University.

Issues Forum to Examine Changing Face of Europe

For those who grew up during the Cold War, it’s hard to imagine that 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. WSU’s Honors Issues Forum will explore “The Changing Face of Europe” on Jan. 28 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Women Stun Utes in a Nail-Biter

Sarah Conner's two free throws in the waning seconds lift the Wildcats to a 65-63 win Friday night at the Dee Events Center.

Wildcats Host Northern Colorado for Mascot Night

The men's basketball team will open Big Sky Conference play on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. against Northern Colorado. The game is also the annual Mascot Night, with area mascots in attendance to entertain the fans.

Goddard School Accreditation Reaffirmed by AACSB

The John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at WSU has received notice of continued accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Students Plan to Watch, Discuss Obama’s Inauguration

WSU's Center for Diversity & Unity will host “A Time for Change” event Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A. All are welcome to watch the swearing-in of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

University Recognized for Community Service

For the third consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named Weber State University to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.