As 2011 comes to a close, we revisit some of the people and developments that made news at Weber State University this year.
Groups of Weber State University students will learn about applying their skills, working in teams and helping Haiti earthquake victims during a special event in early January.
UTA will observe the New Year’s holiday on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. As a result, there will be no bus, TRAX or FrontRunner service that day, which is also the first day of school for spring semester at Weber State University.
With the fall semester finished, the weeks leading up to the holidays have been hectic for many Weber State University student groups, offices and departments involved in volunteer and charitable efforts.
Among the more than 1,370 graduates at the Dec. 9 Weber State University commencement exercises was one with a unique distinction: Heather Wokurka is the first-ever graduate of the new electronics engineering bachelor’s degree program.
Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,370 candidates for graduation this December. WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates on Dec. 9 during its 138th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center. The commencement exercises will begin at 1 p.m.
Weber State University will award an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to Paul Alan Cox at the university’s 138th commencement on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.
Weber State University Davis campus will reopen Dec. 3 with Saturday classes, services and activities being held as scheduled.
WSU has canceled all daytime classes for Dec. 1 due to high winds. All evening classes are expected to be held as scheduled, except at WSU’s Kaysville Center at Davis High School.
John L. Smith is coming home to his alma mater. WSU Athletics announced the hiring of Smith as the new head football coach Tuesday.
Santa Claus and his reindeer are teaming up with the Weber State University Bookstore (Campus Stores) for the third annual “Fill the Sleigh” donation drive event on Dec. 7 from 1 to 7 p.m.
A Weber State University senior has garnered big research experience studying the world’s smallest rabbit.
The Department of Communication will hold an information session about its Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 407.
The Weber State University men’s soccer club defeated the University of Missouri Saturday night in Phoenix to win the 2011 National Campus Championship Series soccer title.
A Weber State University Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team once again is headed to the national finals.
As the demand for mobile technology increases, WSU is making a concerted effort to meet the mobile needs of those on campus — whether on an iPhone, Android or tablet.
Research conducted by two WSU psychology professors may provide hope for parents and others who believe that teenagers are merely acting on impulses when they engage in risky behavior about which there is nothing they can do.
The Wildcats' C.J. Tuckett turned in another huge performance, rushing for five touchdowns and 211 yards, to lead WSU to a 48-33 win over Portland State in coach Ron McBride's final game.
The Community Involvement Center’s upcoming Hunger Banquet will provide food donors not only a meal, but also some insight into Ogden-area poverty.
John McCormick, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Salt Lake Community College, and John Sillito, WSU professor emeritus, will discuss their new book, “A History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialist and Decidedly Revolutionary,” on Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.
Weber State University’s Department of Zoology will sponsor the Respect and Protect: Rhino Art Auction Nov. 14-16 to help raise awareness and support for the world’s endangered rhinoceros species.
Susan J. Matt, a Weber State University history professor and department chair, will discuss her new book, “Homesickness: An American History,” on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.
Legendary football head coach Ron McBride announced today he will retire at the end of the 2011 season, following seven years at WSU and nearly 50 years of Division I coaching.
WSU will host the 17th Annual Multicultural Youth Conference Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building. This year’s theme is “Success is Our Culture.”
A Weber State University building has earned a top honor in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency competition focused on energy savings.
David Matty, the new dean of WSU’s College of Science, comes to Ogden fresh off a two-year assignment with the National Science Foundation.
A paper written by a WSU assistant economics professor has been recognized as the best article of the year by the academic journal Public Budgeting & Finance.
The Weber State women's cross country team captured the Big Sky Championships Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho. The Wildcat women won their fifth conference title and first since 2006.
Former college and professional football standout Herschel Walker will speak about “Mental Health and Wellness of the Athlete in 2011” on Nov. 8 at noon at Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the expansion of Weber State University’s Davis campus will take place Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at 2750 N. University Park Blvd., Layton.
For the fifth consecutive year, WSU’s John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is included in the Princeton Review’s list of best business schools.
Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for The New York Times, will present “What’s Wrong With the American Economy?” Oct. 27 at noon at WSU’s Wattis Business Building Smith Lecture Hall Room 206/207.
Weber State University will host a Graduate School Fair on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 2011 WSU Lampros Lecture will feature Civil War historian William W. Freehling, who will present “Excruciating Labor: How the Secessionist Minority of Southerners Broke Up the Union,” on Oct. 25.
WSU’s Department of Automotive Technology and the Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program recently aced the T-TEN Validation.
WSU's English professor Diane Krantz will deliver her “last lecture” on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.
For the fourth year in a row, WSU’s enrollment has set a new milestone, topping 25,000 students for the first time.
As part of the Fall 2011 Critchlow Lecture Series, American history professor Elliott West will present “The West Before Lewis And Clark: Three Lives.”
WSU's Stewart Library Special Collections is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a new exhibit, “Treasures Brought to Light.” The exhibit will feature photographs, rare books and historic artifacts from more than 200 collections.
During its 42nd Annual WSU Salutes program, Weber State University will honor outstanding alumni for their vast and varied contributions to campus and the community.
WSU students, alumni and community members are all invited for a busy week of homecoming activities that begin Oct. 7 and conclude Oct. 15 with a football game and fireworks.
Jim Fay, an acclaimed innovator of practical teaching and parenting techniques, will headline a conference focused on improving families Oct. 13–15.
Students and the public can learn more about Ogden’s mayoral candidates during an hour-long debate Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
“Unpacking the Knapsack of Invisible (And Not So Invisible) Disabilities is the theme of WSU’s 13th Annual Diversity Conference Oct. 6 & 7, 2011.
What do glowing pickles, floating soap, cats and game shows have in common? Come find out Oct. 14. from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Lind Lecture Hall.
The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities will celebrate the designation of WSU as an All-Steinway School with a free concert Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium.
In these jet-set times, it’s hard to imagine that homesickness could prove fatal. Yet Civil War army doctors often discharged soldiers who exhibited symptoms of missing home for fear they might otherwise expire from the malady.
Matisyahu, a Hasidic musician who blends reggae, rock and hip-hop with traditional Jewish themes, will speak at WSU on Sept. 22 at noon, in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
The Weber Historical Society hosts scholars Newell Bringhurst and Craig Foster, who will present “The FLDS and the Outside World,” at 7 p.m., Sept. 19. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
Two family studies students have received national recognition for their undergraduate research examining how religion affects stepfamily interactions.
In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Weber State University’s Constitution Week will focus on the importance of the military and its role in defending the U.S. Constitution.
In an ongoing effort to be more energy efficient, Weber State University has kept busy this summer installing solar panels on both of its campuses.
The Department of Communication will hold an information session about its Master of Professional Communication degree Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 406.
Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to put on their tie-dye t-shirts, crank up the vintage Volkswagen Beetle, and go totally retro when WSU hosts the seventh annual Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 26 at the university’s Ogden campus.
Computer science professor David Ferro has been selected as the dean of Weber State University’s College of Applied Science & Technology.
On Aug. 15, WSU will celebrate the grand opening of Wildcat Village, a new residence hall complex, with a ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. and an open house immediately after, from 3-5 p.m.
WSU and local agencies will conduct a training exercise to test response to a simulated hazardous material/chemical spill on August 11 at University Village.
Area businesses are invited to be a part of Weber State University’s Seventh Annual Wildcat Block Party, scheduled for Friday, August 26.
Sticks + Stones, a collaborative design project led in part by visual arts professor Mark Biddle, was recently named winner of the international Core77 Design Education Initiatives Award.
Francis Harrold, the new dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, brings nearly four decades of experience as a graduate student, professor and administrator to his new role.
WSU has received a $4,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to support the Ogden Venture Course in the Humanities.
Weber State University students Samantha Casey and Tylor Turnblom took first in the nation in business ethics at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 27.
Doug Fullerton, the Big Sky Conference Commissioner, will address recent changes in the conference and and their impact on WSU athletics during a special presentation at 7 p.m. July 14 in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
New findings about the DNA of Great Salt Lake brine flies are taking a Weber State University student to one of the most important molecular genetics research conferences in the world.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to WSU to enjoy the Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks, scheduled for July 17.
When it comes to sports coverage, The Signpost plays ball. Weber State University’s student-run newspaper won first place.
The fifth annual Science in the Parks program will take place throughout the parks of Ogden City.
High school students from across Utah will be on the Ogden campus June 6-10 to learn about civic engagement and government processes from local and state leaders.
Jeff Steagall is the new dean for the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics. He brings more than two decades of experience as an economist and professor to his new role.
The Shepherd Union Gallery is asking the public for assistance with an upcoming exhibit.
Weber State University’s Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education will present the 27th Annual Reading & Writing Conference June 10-11 in the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named WSU to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service.
The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine holds its inaugural conference June 3 in the Shepherd Union.
What toll does fatigue take on pharmacists who work 12-hour shifts? That was the question psychology student Amy Friend set out to address back in 2009 when she took part in a research experience.
Weber State University and the Ogden School District will sponsor the “Northern Utah Family Empowerment Expo” at Ben Lomond High School on May 12 at 5 p.m.
The Weber State men's golf team rallied coming home to overtake Sacramento State for a three-shot victory at the America Sky Golf Conference Championships on Wednesday at Troon North Golf Club.
Amir Jackson, a WSU student who started a nonprofit organization to help at-risk youth, is one of the first individuals nationwide to be recognized as a Newman Civic Fellow by the Boston-based Campus Compact.
The Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) recently honored WSU construction management professor Steven Peterson with its Outstanding Educator Award for 2010-2011.
This May, 33 Weber State University students are going to prison, thanks to their professor Bruce Bayley. Once they arrive, a riot is expected to break out.
Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2011 to total more than 3,633 graduates.
During its 137th commencement, Weber State University will award honorary degrees to a former Utah governor; a renowned Utah clothier; president of a prominent construction company; and a former Weber State educator and administrator.
An archeologist, writer and pianist at Weber State University have been named the 2011 Presidential Distinguished Professors.
For her emphasis and hard work in promoting family literacy, the Weber State Literacy Program will honor Utah first lady Jeanette Herbert with its first ever “Friend of Family Literacy” award on April 21.
James S. Petersen will present “Restoring Historic Wendover Airfield” on April 18 at 7 p.m. at Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.
Weber State University’s Master of Business Administration program has raised $9,000 for the nonprofit, Central Asia Institute (CAI).
Professor Mikel Vause may be part of history this spring as he embarks on an expedition to Mt. Everest this April, with the goal of solving a decades-long historical mystery: Who was the first man to scale the world’s tallest peak?
Health Promotion and Human Performance (HPHP) assistant professor Patricia Cost has been named the 2011 John A. Lindquist Award winner.
WSU Athletics announced Wednesday the hiring of Bethann Shapiro Ord as the new women’s basketball head coach.
Alex Lawrence, a serial entrepreneur, has been named vice provost for Innovation & Economic Development at Weber State University.
Branden Miles, a Deputy Weber County Attorney, will discuss the Ogden gang injunction April 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Weber State University’s Elizabeth Hall, Room 229.
Drawing on his own experience as a young man living on the streets of Michigan, motivational speaker Eric Thomas will share his message, “Secrets to Success” at Weber State University on April 7.
Branden Miles, a Deputy Weber County Attorney, will discuss the Ogden gang injunction April 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Weber State University’s Elizabeth Hall, Room 229.
The Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions at Weber State University plans to hold an interdisciplinary medical skills exercise on April 1.
According to the U.S. State Department 300,000 children in the United States are at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking.
Community members, faculty, staff and students joined state legislators and Gov. Herbert on March 30, as he signed legislation to fund a new building at Weber State University Davis.
With a record number of homeowners nationwide facing foreclosure and worldwide unrest driving up the cost of energy, a group of WSU students have an answer: “tiny houses.”
Shawn Fowers isn’t looking to replace Mozart or Beethoven with a mathematical formula, but he hopes that his recently completed math project might be a source of inspiration for future composers.
James V. D’Arc, curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive, will present “Movie Making in Utah” on March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
Weber State University will host the eighth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building.
A new photograph exhibit, “Say Little, Do Much: St. Benedict’s School of Nursing 1947-1968,” will open in Weber State University’s Stewart Library on April 8.
Stephanie Coontz, a nationally known historian, will present “The Unadulterated History of Marriage” on March 22 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.
On Saturday night at the Dee Events Center, the Wildcats avenged an earlier loss to Eastern Washington, rallying for a 79-70 win. The victory sends them to the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament.
Physics professor John Sohl has been named the 2011 Utah Engineering Educator of the Year by the Utah Engineers Council (UEC).
WSU announced on Wednesday it will not renew the contract of head women's basketball coach Carla Taylor.
Physics professor Adam Johnston has been named the 2011 John S. Hinckley Fellow, while WSU’s Technology Enhanced Redesign of Mathematics (TERM) Steering Committee is the 2011 Exemplary Collaboration Award winner.
“Health Care Reform: What’s in it for Students?” will be the focus of this year’s Deliberative Democracy Day, March 9 at Weber State University.
Professor James Kasting will discuss techniques for planet finding and possible alternative indicators for life during his presentation, “How to Find a Habitable Planet,” March 10 at 7 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall Room 126.
Economics professor John Mukum Mbaku has been named a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the influential Brookings Institution based in Washington, D.C.
Weber State University’s American Democracy Project will host “Constitutional Rights in the Balance: Ogden’s Gang Injunction,” March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A.
WSU's Richard Richards Institute for Politics, Decency & Ethical Conduct will host a series of discussions examining ethical issues and dilemmas as part of its inaugural Ethics Day event, March 1 and 2.
Gordon T. Allred, professor of English, and Joel A. Bass, head athletic trainer, are the recipients of the Weber State University Alumni Association’s 2011 H. Aldous Dixon Awards.
Weber State University will host college students and staff from across Utah at a TRIO Day Celebration, Feb. 28 in the Shepherd Union Building.
Weber State University’s Stewart Library presents “Early Utah Masterpieces,” a Utah Arts Council’s Traveling Exhibition highlighting a selection of important and historically significant works in the Utah State Fine Art Collection.
WSU's Dental Hygiene Clinic and local dental professionals are working together to fight dental disease in children from low-income families on Feb. 26, and that’s reason to smile.
Jacqueline Jones, an award-winning historian, will present “Be Careful What you Secede for: The Unanticipated Consequences of the Civil War in Savannah,” on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.
Thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Ogden, 11 computer science students are traveling to Ghana in March for an extended spring break. In the process, they hope to improve the efficiency of medical care in that nation.
Doug Robinson, a columnist and feature writer for the Deseret News, will present “Larry H. Miller: Driven” on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.
“Parent-Daughter Engineering Day” will be held on Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. in the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning at Weber State University.
WSU physics professor Adam Johnston has been named the 2010 Outstanding University Science Educator by the Utah Science Teachers Association (USTA).
Roberts, James and Edwards need not apply. This year’s Weber State University Storytelling Festival (Feb. 22-24) is giving Williams top billing — forgive the pun.
Joseph Simmons, formerly known as DJ Run the founder of Run–D.M.C., will speak on Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University.
WSU's Nontraditional Student Center presents Little Hands, Big Art: a fundraising exhibit of art by children of nontraditional students, Feb. 4-19.
Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert will be the keynote speaker for the second annual Intermountain Recycling & Sustainability Summit, March 4 at WSU’s Ogden campus.
Award-winning filmmaker Issac Goeckeritz will premiere his latest documentary, “Street Vets,” at two local screenings, prior to the film’s broadcast debut Jan. 31 on KUED.
Senior Issac Goeckeritz, an award-winning filmmaker, will present “Making Documentary Films” on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
Internationally acclaimed photographer Curtis Mann will speak at Weber State University, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.
Alina Fernandez, the exiled daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, will speak Jan. 20 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater at Weber State University.
“What I wished I’d known before I attended medical school?” That’s the tough question doctors in Northern Utah are volunteering to tackle with students in a new class at Weber State University this spring.