Weber State University Department of Performing Arts’ fall production of “Charm” was selected for the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Region VIII competition on Feb. 15.
As 2012 comes to a close, we revisit some of the people and developments that made news at Weber State University this year.
To help students identify their beliefs and then evaluate the implications for a demanding profession, a WSU professor has developed a one-of-kind, interactive survey.
Weber State University students will ask extreme snow sports athletes to let them monitor their epic crashes, wipeouts and wrecks at the Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge, Colo. Dec. 13-16.
Weber State University’s Department of Communication will hold an information session about its Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 407.
Gail Miller will receive an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from WSU at its 140th commencement.
WSU officials are expecting more than 1,447 candidates for graduation on Dec. 14, during its 140th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center.
WSU invites the public to hear guest speaker, former professional basketball star, Mark Eaton on Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
WSU’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery invites the public to the opening reception of works by Department of Visual Arts’ graduates Dec.7 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Teams of fifth graders will complete a Mission to Mars with the culmination of “Link-Up Day” in WSU’s Shepherd Union Ballrooms on Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Santa’s sled will run a little off course and make a stop at WSU to collect donations for the fourth annual “Fill the Sleigh” event in the bookstore Dec. 5 from 1 to 7 p.m.
WSU’s Department of Visual Arts invite families to participate in “Snow Days,” on Dec. 1, Feb. 2, and March 2 at 10 a.m. to noon in the Kimball Visual Arts Center Lobby.
WSU’s Women’s Center will host the workshop “Learning: It Starts Before School” on Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Shepherd Union Room 321.
WSU signed head coach Jody Sears to a three-year contract to lead the Wildcat football program. Sears immediately announced Timm Rosenbach as the new offensive coordinator.
Political science professor Leah Murray shares insights about the election results in her presentation “The Election of 2012: Outcome and Analysis” Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the WSU Alumni Center.
The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education recently named WSU one of 50 institutions designated as a model for civic learning and democratic engagement.
WSU has been named winner of the “Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program” by the Minnies, a prestigious award bestowed by professional peers in the field of medical imaging.
C.J. Tuckett set a school rushing record and the Weber State football team finished its season on a high note with a 40-14 win at Idaho State Saturday in Holt Arena.
The Weber State women's cross country team repeated as Big Sky Champions Saturday at the 2012 conference meet in Flagstaff, Ariz.
WSU's women's soccer team earned a spot in the 2012 Big Sky Conference championship tournament following a 1-1 draw with the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Field.
WSU’s Community Involvement Center will hold a Hunger Banquet, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom, bringing awareness to a global epidemic that also affects people locally.
WSU's women's cross country team won their first ever NCAA Mountain Region title Friday and qualified for the NCAA Championships.
WSu adjunct faculty among team of scientists from the USA and Sweden who announced that they have discovered AEG within cyanobacteria, which are believed to be some of the most primitive organisms on earth.
Why do so many people give gift cards? Do they consider gift cards the same as cash, or do they view them like traditional gifts?
The horse thieves, heroes and everyday citizens who shaped Ogden’s history are featured in a new book authored by two employees of WSU’s Special Collections.
WSU’s Stewart Library will hold its annual book sale Nov. 8-10 in the lower-level entrance.
WSU's Women’s Center will host the “Books Are Our Friends!” workshop on Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Shepherd Union Room 321.
The public is invited to an exhibit featuring artwork from two Chinese artists which will be on display at WSU’s Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall, Nov. 10-12 from noon-6 p.m.
WSU will honor student veterans, military members, support organizations and their friends and families at an awards ceremony and veterans appreciation luncheon, Nov. 7.
Hoping to make breathing easier a pulmonologist from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana will visit the respiratory therapy program at Weber State University Nov. 3-8.
WSU's economics professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow John Mukum Mbaku has been honored with the 2012 Topp’s African-centered Scholars of the Decade Award.
African-American high school students from throughout Utah will learn how academics can translate into career opportunities during the “Expect The Great” outreach event at WSU on Nov. 3.
Wishful entrepreneurs will start the clock for a marathon 54-hour session of pitching, planning and perfecting their business ideas Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ogden.
WSU botany student, Monica Romney didn’t plan on getting divorced, becoming a single mother or receiving food stamps.
The survey, conducted for the Princeton Review’s annual guidebook, named WSU’s Goddard School of Business & Economics one of the best schools in the 2013 edition.
The public is invited to join WSU students for Make A Difference Day, Oct. 27 by assisting with maintenance on the Skyline exercise trail and with brush removal on Antelope Island State Park.
WSU geoscience students rock hounded during the summer, to collect specimens so local elementary school children can experience hands-on science.
The public is invited to a white-glove event hosted by Weber State University’s Stewart Library to mark the arrival of a large historical donation,adding to the Utah Construction/Utah International Collection, on Oct. 20 beginning at 2 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, WSU’s enrollment has set a new milestone, exceeding 26,000 students for the first time. This fall WSU has a total headcount of 26,680 students
Sculptor Andy Dufford will discuss his new work of public art on display along the Ogden River Parkway in a convocation hosted by WSU, Oct. 18 at noon in the Browning Center Allred Theater.
WSU teacher education professor Forrest Crawford will share when he delivers his “Last Lecture” on Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Wattis Business Building Room 206.
Veterans will continue to receive free help to prepare and progress in post-secondary education thanks to a $1.6 million Department of Education (DOE) grant that finances Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Weber State University for another five years.
Weber State University is encouraging public discussion during Debate Watch, a series of three community presidential debates, Oct. 11, 16, 22 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A.
Students interested in applying for health profession programs at Weber State University are invited to attend one of two orientation meetings held Oct. 15 at 2:30 or 5:30 p.m. in the Marriott Allied Health Building, Room 101.
The State Board of Regents have selected Dr. Charles A. Wight as the 12th President of Weber State University.
The Weber Historical Society will present “Black, White and Mormon: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness,” Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Weber State University Alumni Center as part of its fall 2012 lecture series.
WSU’s Alex Lawrence was one of a select group of people nationwide who participated in The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University held in Washington, D.C.
WSU’s Department of Engineering, received an encouraging visit from ABET, the organization that accredits engineering programs nationally.
The State Board of Regents announced Thursday the four finalists who will interview for the position of President of Weber State University.
The Department of History Special Lecture will examine “The Liberty Bell in Peace and War: An American Icon,” Oct. 12 at noon in the Shepherd Union Room 404A.
Utah has experienced below average snowfall and precipitation this year — a critical issue in a desert state. Weber State University will host Utah’s state climatologist, Robert Gillies, Oct. 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Room 404.
“Survive and Thrive,” a workshop for single parents, will be held Oct. 13, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
Former and current Utah governors will help kick-off the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service at WSU, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
An exhibit that follows the trade routes responsible for the development of the civilizations of China, India, Persia, Europe and Arabia is on display at WSU’s Stewart Library.
Two historians will take an in-depth look at how Mormonism has been portrayed by both the press and the public during the current presidential campaign.
WSU’s Department of Physics will host the sixth annual Physics Open House, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall.
During its 44th Annual WSU Salutes program, Weber State will honor outstanding alumni for their vast and varied contributions to campus and the community.
“LGBTQ Changing the Conversation” is the theme of WSU’s 14th Annual Diversity Conference Oct. 4 and 5 on the Ogden and Davis campuses.
The 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition will be held Sept. 28 and 29 in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Ballrooms where judges will select the nation’s 80th Duck Stamp.
An award-winning professor of mathematics will discuss what mathematics reveals about people’s behavior during his lecture, “Voting in Agreeable Societies,” Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall.
Former United States Naval Academy professor, Craig L. Symonds, will discuss his new book, “Lincoln and His Admirals,” Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
WSU’s homecoming begins Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. with a free showing of “Brave” on the west lawn of the Davis campus and ends Sept. 22 with a football game and fireworks.
The WSU Department of Performing Arts will celebrate the dedication of the Sid & Mary Foulger School of Music with a musical gala Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts Austad Auditorium.
There are cool schools, and then there are “Cool Schools,” and according to Sierra Magazine’s rankings, Weber State University is officially one of them.
The eighth annual Weber State University Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 31 will draw thousands to an outdoor festival that highlights the many clubs, organizations and activities available on and around campus.
The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at WSU will host the 2012 Biennial Faculty Exhibition from Sept. 7- Nov. 23 in the Kimball Visual Arts Center.
A ribbon cutting and open house will take place Aug. 14 to celebrate the grand opening of Stewart Wasatch Hall, the newest addition to Weber State University’s student-housing project – Wildcat Village.
Weber State University’s Department of Communication will hold an information session about its Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 406.
The new director of Weber State University’s Office of Sponsored Projects and Technology Commercialization is in the business of finding and sharing ideas that solve problems.
Students graduating from WSU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program recently scored in the 98th percentile overall on the Major Field Test for MBA, a standardized national test. The 99th percentile is the highest score possible.
Hey Wildcat fans, Damian Lillard will be signing autographs at the Pro Image store in Layton Hills Mall Aug. 3 from 4-5 p.m. Come out and meet the newest member of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.
WSU graduate and former Olympian Lindsey Anderson reached her dream of competing in the 2008 summer games. She's still running. No matter what your dream is, we can help you get on track. Discover a whole wide world of possibilities at Weber State University. Worthy of Your Dreams. [VIDEO]
Area businesses are invited to be a part of the Eighth Annual Wildcat Block Party, scheduled for Aug. 31.
For the past three summers, if assistant zoology professor Christopher Hoagstrom wasn’t teaching in his classroom, he and his students were trout fishing in creeks along the Wasatch Front.
A Weber State University student earned first place in the nation in the category of Future Business Teacher at the recent Phi Beta Lambda-Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference.
WSU's Damian Lillard was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to WSU to enjoy the Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks, scheduled for July 15.
A group of WSU Master of Professional Communication students recently came up with a business plan to benefit local photographers as part of an MBA class. [VIDEO]
Employees at Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield, Utah, now work more quickly, efficiently and accurately thanks to an advanced inventory system created by three WSU students.
Alan Martin, founder and CEO of Campus Book Rentals and WSU alumnus, is the 2012 Ernst & Young Utah Region Entrepreneur of the Year award winner in the Retail and Consumer Products category.
As Jeff Steagall marks his first anniversary as dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, the school now has a strategic plan to build five programs capable of attracting national attention.
Race can play a critical role in how eyewitnesses identify criminal suspects, according to a WSU professor who has 25 years experience conducting eye-tracking research.
WSU’s Stewart Library in conjunction with the Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum will host an event June 5 to release the new book, “Stories from the Collection of the Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum.”
A Clearfield, Utah, resident, Patricia Erdman started a food distribution program in 2009 that has helped feed more than 5,000 low-income families in her community.
A recent piano concert in Washington, D.C. began on a high note with news of a $5 million pledge to endow a school of music at Weber State University.
WSU will host a grand opening for its new Center for Continuing Education May 24.
Of the 1,200 students competing at the DECA Collegiate International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City in April, three Weber State University students placed first.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service selected Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, to host the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition on September 28 and 29, 2012.
The State Board of Regents and Weber State University have launched a presidential search website to keep the public informed during the process of selecting WSU’s next president.
Students of the Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) and the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (OWATC) now have an approved path to transfer credits to WSU.
For their work in promoting family literacy and learning activities, Robert and Kathi Garff will be honored with the second annual “Friend of Family Literacy” award on April 26 by the WSU Family Literacy Program.
Subject matter may not be the problem with a young child’s inability to succeed at math and reading; instead the difficulty may lie with the student’s memory.
Weber State University Athletics has named Jody Sears interim head football coach. Sears will coach the Wildcats for the 2012 season.
The Arbor Day Foundation has named WSU a 2011 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective community forestry management.
High school students will explore higher education, financial aid and leadership opportunities during the “Preparing for the Real World” conference April 27 and 28 at Weber State University.
Nancy Weir, assistant athletic trainer at WSU, will be inducted in to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association (RMATA) Hall of Fame April 21 in Mesa, Ariz.
A team of six manufacturing and design engineering technology students are completing a senior project that will help smaller and single-runway airfields run more smoothly.
Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2012 to total more than 4,000 graduates.
During its 139th commencement, WSU will award honorary degrees to the president and CEO of a Fortune 500 company; a retired English professor; a respected dentist and investor; and a prominent banker.
Radiologic sciences professor Diane M. Kawamura and economics professor John Mukum Mbaku were selected by WSU’s Board of Trustees as the 2012 Presidential Distinguished Professors.
Outstanding students, faculty and staff of WSU will be honored in Academy Awards style at the 30th annual Crystal Crest Awards on April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.
WSU has been recognized for its cutting-edge work in promoting environmental sustainability by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) during the “Celebrating Sustainability” series leading up to Earth Day.
Assistant geography professor Julie Rich has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the John A. Lindquist Award.
Interior design students at WSU are applying their knowledge and working hard to restore or create historically authentic chairs that will be auctioned for charity.
The National Undergraduate Literature Conference (NULC) is coming to WSU April 5-7.
For the sixth 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.
April 6 and 7, WSU is inviting the community to learn more about the likelihood of a major earthquake along the Wasatch Front and how to prepare for it.
The Richard Richards Institute for Politics, Decency & Ethical Conduct at WSU will host events examining ethical issues and dilemmas as part of its Ethics Day event April 3 and 4.
Dan Mach, the national American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) director of Freedom of Religion, will present “Polygamy, Peyote and the Pledge of Allegiance” in WSU’s Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater April 4 at 10:30 a.m.
WSU has partnered with the Utah Education Network and Autism Council of Utah to host “Autism: Coming of Age” March 27 at 6 p.m. at Marriott Allied Health, Room 101.
WSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting a benefit dance and online auction to raise awareness and funds for the Africa Heartwood Project, March 23 from 8-11 p.m.
More than 2,700 undergraduate students and 400 faculty members from across the country will spend three days at WSU during the 26th National Conference on Undergraduate Research March 29-31.
Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, will present “Nature and People: Conservation Benefits for All Life on Earth” March 26 at 12:30 p.m. in Weber State University’s Wildcat Theater.
The WSU Alumni Association is seeking roommates. More precisely, the WSUAA is interested in reconnecting with anyone who once called Lasal, Stansbury, Wasatch halls, Promontory Tower or University Village home.
WSU music professor Yu-Jane Yang has been named the 2012 John S. Hinckley Fellow, while WSU’s International Economics program is the 2012 Exemplary Collaboration Award winner.
WSU’s Community Involvement Center will host a “Cardboard Campout for the Homeless” March 23 at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.
The WSU men's basketball team edged in-state rival Utah Valley 72-69 on Tuesday night at the Dee Events Center in the first round of the CIT tournament.
During a presentation March 19 at WSU, Eric Swedin, WSU associate professor of history, will analyze what could have happened if the Cuban Missile Crisis had not been avoided.
Healthcare for veterans, minorities and the underserved will be discussed during the “National Perspectives on Dentistry” presentation.
NPR's popular "From the Top" program with host Christopher O'Riley will tape a broadcast at WSU's Browning Center Austad Auditorium on March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
F. Ann Millner announced Friday that she plans to step down as president of Weber State University.
F. Ann Millner announced Friday that she plans to step down as president of Weber State University.
WSU will host “An American Indian Tribute to Education and Heritage,” including the seventh annual American Indian Symposium and 40th annual Competition Powwow.
Brett Moulding with the Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching & Learning will discuss science education reform and what it means for the future, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall 121.
Susan Kent, history professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, will present the Women’s History Lecture at WSU March 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.
Botany professor Dawn M. Gatherum and Alumni Relations executive director Lynell L. Gardner are the recipients of the WSU Alumni Association’s 2012 H. Aldous Dixon Awards.
The WSU women's indoor track team edged the two-time defending champs by a single point (132-131), to win the 2012 Big Sky Conference Indoor Track Championship on Saturday. The Wildcats' Sarah Callister was named female track athlete of the meet.
Lauren Meyers will present the 2012 Ritchey Lecture titled “Tracking and Curbing the Next Pandemic,” Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
The Third Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit, March 7 and 8, will help individuals and organizations make informed decisions about their environmental practices.
Weber State University students and faculty will explore issues surrounding legal rights and same-sex marriage as part of American Democracy Day 2012, on Feb. 22.
The Buehler Lecture featuring Jeremy Rifkin, scheduled for Feb. 28, has been canceled due to a scheduling problem.
Poet, author and activist Amiri Baraka will recite from his collection of poems and prose Feb. 16 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Elizabeth Eckford, one of the “Little Rock Nine” who left an indelible mark on the civil rights movement, will speak at Weber State University, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
Adjunct history professor Nathan Rives will address the past and present meaning of religious liberty and the concept of religion in politics at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
Parent-Daughter Engineering Day will be held Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WSU’s Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning. The event is designed to spark the interest of 40 junior high school-age girls and get them thinking like engineers.
Encore Performances (and fund raisers) of "Xanadu," run Feb. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., in the Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
WSU's 16th Annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 27-29. The award-winning festival will include performances from various storytellers.
WSU's Athletic Training Education Program and Winning Medicine International Corp. (WMI) have signed a contract that allows WSU students to continue to gain sports medicine experience at Dew Tour events.
A contingent of Weber State University students, faculty mentors and alumni will head to the state Capitol in Salt Lake City Feb. 2 to raise awareness about the university and its accomplishments.
A new exhibit, “Willow Stories: Utah Navajo Story Baskets,” is on display at Weber State University’s Stewart Library.
During a presentation on campus Feb. 2 at noon, William Powers, author of New York Times bestseller “Hamlet’s Blackberry,” will offer advice on how to balance our digital lives.
Weber State University economics professor, Mary V. Wrenn, will be conducting research and teaching at the University of Cambridge.
On the 150th anniversary of the conflict, a pair of Weber State University faculty will facilitate an upcoming reading and discussion program focused on the Civil War, starting Jan. 18.
Nathan Rives, adjunct history professor at Weber State University, will address the past and present meaning of religious liberty and the concept of religion in politics at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.
Chris Powell, host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” will speak Jan. 19 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.
The Dee Events Center will hold a viewing and funeral services for Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom on Jan. 11. Event organizers are expecting a large turnout for the services and are issuing a traffic and parking advisory.
Geologist Scott Burns will discuss the hazards and preparation for earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis near the “Cascadia Subduction Zone,” Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Lind Lecture Hall Room 124.
WSU’s Environmental Issues Committee will hold a free screening of two winter-themed films, “Generations: A Skiers’ and Snowboarders’ Perspective on Climate Change” and “Breaking Trail,” in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
About 200 youngsters will convene Jan. 14 at Weber State University for an innovation and robotics competition aimed at sparking interest in science and technology.
The Weber Historical Society Spring 2012 Lecture Series will kick off Jan. 23. Michael MacKay, a historian and adjunct history professor at WSU, will present “A Textual Analysis: Joseph Smith’s 1839 History and the Priesthood.”
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