2011 Stories

First Degree Recipient in New WSU Program Graduates

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.

Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 9

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.

WSU Cleaning Up After Wind Storm

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.

WSU Ramps Up Mobile Effort

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.

Pair to Discuss New Book on Utah Radicalism

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.

Zoology Department Promotes Rhino Awareness

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.

History Professor to Discuss New Book on Homesickness

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.

WSU Building Earns EPA Honor

A Weber State University building has earned a top honor in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency competition focused on energy savings.

WSU Women Win Big Sky Cross Country Title

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.

New York Times Correspondent to Discuss Economy

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.

WSU Earns Toyota T-TEN Validation

WSU’s Department of Automotive Technology and the Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program recently aced the T-TEN Validation.

Everyone Is a Wildcat for Homecoming

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.

WSU to Host Ogden Mayoral Debate

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.

History Professor’s Book Explores Homesickness

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.

Mormon Scholars to Discuss Recent FLDS History

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.

Constitution Week to Recognize U.S. Military

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.

Block Party Blasts Back to the ’60s

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.

Harrold to Lead Social & Behavioral Sciences

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.

Big Sky Commissioner to Address Future of Conference

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.

Goddard School of Business Welcomes New Dean

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.

WSU Names 2011 Honorary Degree Recipients

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.

Ogden Gang Injunction Proponent to Speak

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.

Ogden Gang Injunction Proponent to Speak

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.

Recent Math Graduate Composes With Numbers

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.

WSU Names Hinckley, Collaboration Award Winners

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.

Guest Lecture Addresses Search for Habitable Planets

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.

Presentation Examines Ogden’s Gang Injunction

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 Honors Dedicated Duo With Dixon Awards

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.

Exhibit Highlights Historic Utah Artists

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 to Help ‘Give Kids a Smile’

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.

Award-winning Historian Speaks for Black History Month

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.

Rotary Donation Supports Overseas Outreach Project

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.

Columnist to Discuss Life of Larry H. Miller

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.

WSU Plans Engineering Day

“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.

Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C. Coming to WSU

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.