As 2013 comes to a close, we revisit some of the people and developments that made news at Weber State University this year.
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The WSU debate team has concluded the first half of its season and currently is ranked 17th in the country in varsity standings.
A team of WSU computer science students has created a new system to help a HAFB restaurant, which primarily employs adults with special needs, to fill orders more smoothly.
In celebration of the holiday season and science, President Wight, chemistry professor Michelle Paustenbaugh and chemistry instructor Carol Campbell will conduct the first Faraday Lectures at WSU on Dec. 16 and 17.
More than 1,500 graduates are expected for WSU's commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center, Dec. 13 beginning at 1 p.m.
Health care executive and business owner Joné Law Koford will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities during WSU’s 142nd commencement ceremony.
Lesbian and bisexual college-aged women suffer depression and attempt suicide at a significantly higher rate than average, according to a WSU researcher.
Alleviating older Americans’ depression won’t automatically result in them having more cash for the holidays, according to a study co-published by Brandon Koford, WSU assistant professor of economics.
The Weber State University Ethics Bowl earned a bid to the upcoming national championship after winning the Wasatch Regional Ethics Bowl Nov. 9.
The grand opening of the new Weber State Downtown building will continue to strengthen ties between the Ogden community and the university. The ribbon cutting will occur Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Four WSU professors in child and family studies have partnered with the Department of Workforce Services to study intergenerational poverty in Utah with a focus on children.
The Weber Historical Society’s Fall Lecture Series presents “Ogden’s Famous and Infamous,” Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
The WSU Chapter of the American Medical Student Association is sponsoring an event to discuss the the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 15 in Elizabeth Hall Room 229.
The Walker Institute continues an education discussion with the Haven J. Barlow Fall Leadership Forum: “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow," on Nov. 12 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A.
WSU will honor student veterans, their friends and families, at an awards luncheon, Nov. 11 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom A.
A laminated world map on the wall of Kathleen Cadman’s office depicts all the countries she has lived in or visited. In less than 34 years, Cadman has visited 108 countries and seven continents.
The March of Dimes has partnered with WSU's Professional Business Leaders(PBL)Chapter to bring a "Teddy Bear Den" to new, low-income mothers in the Weber County area.
WSU welcomes renowned Johns Hopkins University geographer Antoinette WinklerPrins, who will present “Amazonian Dark Earths: Implications for Conservation and Development of the Region” Nov. 8.
The weeklong 40th anniversary celebration of the WSU Social Science Building will include an open house with family-friendly games and activities, a college reunion and a lecture from a renowned historian.
Environmental and political activist Chip Ward will present “Please, No More Environmentalists: Embodiment as a Path to Ecological Citizenship” as part of WSU’s yearlong dialogue about air quality.
The Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions has received a $2.5 million “capacity-building grant” to double the size of two high-demand programs.
WSU will host the statewide Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the theme "Preparing for the Real World."
Master of Business Administration in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at WSU has made Princeton Review’s annual “Best Business Schools” book for seven years consecutively.
WSU staff, students, faculty and community members are invited to make a difference by getting their hands dirty.
The public is invited to the Oct. 22 grand opening of the renovated Weber County Sports Complex, located west of the Dee Events Center,
An assistant professor of health promotion and human performance has created a positive educational experience for children with disabilities in and out of the swimming pool.
WSU today announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has given a $3 million donation to the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities.
Biographer and independent historian Val Holley will discuss the subject of his new book, the shady history of Ogden’s infamous 25th Street, on Oct. 18 and Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
Breast cancer survivor is president of WSU’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and an inspiration to her two children and many others.
WSU’s Department of History announces the 2013 Lampros Lecture on the Civil War: “The ‘Negro Fever,’ the South, and the Ignoble Effort to Re-Open the Atlantic Slave Trade” on Oct. 15.
WSU will celebrate the inauguration of its 12th president, Charles A. Wight, with an Oct. 22 ceremony and a week’s worth of activities.
The WSU Master of Health Administration program is holding a reception on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center to celebrate its accreditation.
WSU’s pre-medical programs and McKay-Dee Hospital Center are cosponsoring the annual Girls Exploring Medicine Conference (GEM) on Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKay-Dee Hospital Center.
Ogden City and Weber State University held a College Town charter signing on Oct. 1 to formalize an ongoing partnership between the two entities.
WSU and the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics will formally kick off the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Program on Oct. 16.
The 15th Annual Diversity Conference at WSU will explore the nuances and difficulties of today’s immigration issues beginning the evening of Oct. 10 and ending the afternoon of Oct. 11.
WSU's Department of Performing Arts presents the world premiere of, The Plain Princess,scheduled for October 4-12 in the Allred Theatre.
Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and the governor’s senior environmental advisor Alan Matheson will present “Let’s Clear the Air,” as the kick-off event of WSU’s year-long dialogue about air quality.
The newest addition to the Ogden City College Town Initiative is a center designed to attract more community members to help them obtain a post-secondary education.
WSU’s Department of Physics will host the seventh annual Physics Open House, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Wildcat Center for Health Education and Wellness on Sept. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The authors of the new book “Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith’s Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844 to 1890” (Volume II) will speak Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.
WSU’s homecoming begins Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m. with a free showing of “Monsters University” on the west lawn of the Davis campus and ends on Sept. 28 with a football game and fireworks.
The women’s soccer team wrapped up a strong opening weekend in the Big Sky Conference season by dismantling Eastern Washington 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Field.
The public is invited to the 45th Annual WSU Salutes ceremony as WSU honors outstanding students and alumni on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning, Dumke Legacy Hall.
Presentations by Sen. Mike Lee and “New York Times” media reporter Brian Stelter are two of a number of activities planned to celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 16-20.
When the John and Telitha E. Lindquist WSU Alumni Center needed a face-lift, the director turned to interior design students for plans.
A civil rights legend and member of the 1961 Freedom Riders will share her story at Weber State University on Sept. 13 from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. and then again from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
The WSU electronics engineering program was recently awarded accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Alan Hall has been re-elected chair of the Weber State University Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting Sept. 3. Trustee Kevin Sullivan was elected vice chair.
The Utah Academic Library Consortium and Mountain West Digital Library have partnered to create a statewide online collection of original pioneer manuscripts that still remain in private hands.
The WSU Department of Performing Arts announced a workshop production of "Mockingbird," directed by professor, Tracy Callahan. The department will present the Kennedy Center’s newly commissioned play this spring.
WSU’s Asian Studies program presents the 25th semester of the Asian Film Festival beginning Sept. 4.
Construction on the south side of the Dee Events Center parking lot will move both parking and the location of the campus shuttle service to the northeast side of the lot through Sept. 30.
The ninth annual WSU Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 30 will draw thousands to an outdoor festival that highlights the many departments, programs and clubs available on and around campus.
Weber State University’s Department of Communication will hold an information session about its Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 406.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the newest building at WSU Davis on Aug. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
WSU and the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education invite the public to the grand opening of the WSU Charter Academy (WSUCA)held on Aug. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m.
A ribbon cutting and open house will take place Aug. 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the newest addition to WSU’s Wildcat Village student-housing community.
A multi-agency training with WSU, Ogden police, fire and SWAT teams as well as local hospitals will test the emergency readiness of the campus in a daylong exercise on Aug. 15.
WSU’s College of Applied Science & Technology and College of Science will sponsor a camp Aug. 5-9 where 35 local public teachers will learn how to make science principles more relevant to students.
WSU alumnus Zackery Hatch said the richest reward he has enjoyed as Utah’s Paramedic of the Year was meeting the people he helped save in unusual and life-threatening circumstances.
When the popular rock band Imagine Dragons performs at the Dee Events Center Oct. 25, Kennedy Hansen will be just one of thousands of adoring fans — and that’s exactly what the 15-year-old wants.
The Utah Amateur Hockey Association will present WSU head hockey coach Joe Pfleegor with the Coach of the Year award Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.
A team of five WSU students placed second in the nation at the recent Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) leadership conference.
Weber State University joins with the greater Ogden community in mourning the passing of alumnus and philanthropist John A. Lindquist '39.
Engaged learning has garnered a WSU professor national distinction while also prompting a name change for the university’s Community Involvement Center.
Thousands of people are expected to attend WSU’s annual Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks, scheduled for July 14.
In order to save a native flower from extinction, faculty and students joined a collaborative effort to plant 350 autumn buttercup near Panguitch, Utah.
Fifteen WSU students are in Guatemala helping Mayan women start and improve small businesses during a two-week study abroad class ending June 26.
To better prepare for medical emergencies, the first group of WSU athletic trainers ready to certify as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) will graduate soon.
Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) has ranked WSU as 17th nationally on its list of low-cost colleges with graduates who earn high starting salaries.
WSU Athletics and Ogden City are joining together to host Damian Lillard Day on Saturday, June 15 to honor the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year.
The Stewart Library Special Collections department will conduct oral history interviews as part of its “Business at the Crossroads” project.
WSU’s computer science department will host a week-long camp for 30 high school students from June 10-14, exploring the challenges and rewards of video game design and development.
Eric Swedin just published his 11th book, despite limited financial reward and a brain aneurysm that nearly took his life.
The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) released its annual list of Top University Sales Programs, highlighting WSU as one of the best locations for hiring sales professionals.
The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service at WSU will host a public forum to examine the costs and benefits of the Weber County library bond.
WSU's history department chair, Susan Matt, has been honored with the 2013 German Residency Fellowship.
Hundreds of Utah school children will create, invent and lean about science and the arts all while having fun at the park this summer.
Hundreds of Utah school children will create, invent and lean about science all while having fun at the park this summer.
WSU President Charles Wight has appointed Adrienne Gillespie Andrews as the new Assistant to the President for Diversity, beginning July 1.
The popular Arts in the Parks program sponsored by WSU will offer experiences in theater, literature, dance, music and visual arts to hundreds of Utah children.
The Stewart Library Special Collections department announces its new, year-long project to document the history of Ogden’s 25th Street. Community members are invited to share their photographs of Ogden with Special Collections staff members.
LDS apostle Boyd K. Packer and his wife, Donna S. Packer, are being honored at WSU with a new center for families in the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education.
The Community Involvement Center (CIC) is hosting WSU Make a Difference Day in Ogden, May 9 beginning at 9 a.m.
The Dee Events Center has earned a top honor for improving energy efficiency in an EPA energy-reduction competition.
The Department of Performing Arts presents a solo piano recital by senior Fan-Ya Lin, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater.
More than 2,889 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored April 26 during WSU’s 141st commencement at the Dee Events Center. The ceremony’s academic processional will begin at 8 a.m.
WSU’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery invites the public to a showing of works by Department of Visual Arts graduates through May 4.
In advance of Earth Day, WSU will hold a Spring Bicycle Festival April 17 at noon on the plaza between the Shepherd Union and Elizabeth Hall.
The “Charitable Chair” auction, featuring 30 one-of-a-kind chairs, will be held April 19 in the Val A. Browning Center Eccles Theater. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m.
Big-game hunting, ancient settlement patterns, subsistence systems and Native American cultural continuity are just some of the research interests of WSU anthropology professor Brooke Arkush.
Three WSU professors, each acclaimed nationally for professional, academic and civic contributions, have been named the 2013 Brady Presidential Distinguished Professors.
The Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service will host the Haven J. Barlow Spring Leadership Forum with the panel discussion “Education in Utah: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?”
The WSU Stewart Library Special Collections department announces its new, year-long project to document the history of Ogden’s 25th Street.
Associate athletic training professor Valerie Herzog has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the John A. Lindquist Award at WSU.
The WSU Community Involvement Center is hosting its fifth annual Service Symposium to give students an opportunity to present what they have learned through community-based volunteer work and research.
Thanks to WSU computer science students, Northern Utah Food Bank donations can now be recorded and managed through a sophisticated inventory-control database.
WSU will discuss the school-to-prison pipeline at the third annual Civil Liberties Forum in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater, April 3 at 10:30 a.m.
WSU student selected to present research about sleep patterns of children with autism to nation's lawmakers at Posters on the Hill.
The lead whistle blower in a major corporate fraud scheme will speak about business ethics, April 2 at 6 p.m. in WSU’s Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.
A historian and author of two books on the life and thought of reformer Jane Addams will speak at WSU as part of Women’s History Month, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.
In addition to getting ready for graduation and applying for graduate programs, including at Julliard and Yale, WSU pianist Fan-Ya Lin is practicing for her debut concert at Carnegie Hall on March 31.
The WSU Board of Trustees swore in two new members during its March meeting on Tuesday.
In 1988 WSU held the 42nd Annual National Debate Tournament; 25 years later, WSU will host the 67th National Debate Tournament March 28-April 1.
Students will present findings at WSU’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building.
Award-winning author will speak about his book “Parley P. Pratt, the Apostle Paul of Mormonism,” March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.
Utah Jazz CEO Randy Rigby will discuss “Ethics in Sports” at WSU, March 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Shepherd Union Ballroom A.
Award-winning author and director of publications for the history department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak about his book “Parley P. Pratt, the Apostle Paul of Mormonism” March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.
WSU Researchers ran a six-month study to determine what factors would influence households to increase their curbside recycling.
David C. Trujillo, director of the Upward Bound program, and Brenda M. Kowalewski, professor of sociology, are the 2013 recipients of the WSU Alumni Association’s H. Aldous Dixon Award.
Gun control will be the topic of Deliberative Democracy Day 2013. The WSU Senate chose the theme, “Firearms and the Law?”
The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery will host “Topography: Recording Place – Mapping Surface,” a solo exhibition of work by U.K.-based, Greek artist and designer Ismini Samanidou, from March 15 to April 12.
WSU economics professor Therese Grijalva has been named the 2013 John S. Hinckley Fellow, and WSU’s executive committee for NCUR is the 2013 Exemplary Collaboration Award winner.
Helping faculty and staff serve the unique needs of veterans is the focus of “Veteran Student Success on Campus: A Higher Education Symposium” sponsored by WSU.
Is violent media making us violent? That’s the question for the Social & Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series at WSU.
Friends of the Stewart Library present “The Last Fifty: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Utah State Fine Art Collection,” on exhibit throughout WSU’s Stewart Library Feb. 19 to May 14.
The Women’s History Month Open House will kick off WSU’s events on March 12 at 10 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Women’s Center Room 322.
Mathematician, researcher and author Kenneth Golden will discuss how mathematical models are being used to improve projections of the fate of Earth's sea ice packs when he speaks Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lind Lecture Hall Rooms 125 and 126.
WSU’s 17th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 25-27.
WSU and the Utah Recycling Alliance present the Fourth Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit, Feb. 28 and March 1 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.
WSU is hosting Parent-Daughter Engineering Day Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.
The Weber State Historical Society will present “Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, New Discoveries and Observations” Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room.
Utah’s poet laureate, Lance Larsen, will speak at WSU Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 229.
WSU will open Utah’s first charter academy authorized by an institution of higher education.
The WSU Chinese Club invites the community to join in its biggest celebration of the year — Chinese New Year, Feb. 15 in the Shepherd Union beginning at 6 p.m.
To assist students seeking federal money for education, WSU is sponsoring “FAFSA February,” with sessions throughout the month in various locations in Ogden, Layton and Roy.
The Alan E. Hall Center for Sales Excellence is launching in 2013 and will advance and elevate sales techniques by redefining sales around the customer.
WSU alumni, faculty and students will parade proudly in front of legislators at the 10th annual WSU Day at the Capitol, Feb. 7.
Former members of the House of Representatives will encourage WSU students to get involved in the democratic process as part of the Congress to Campus program Feb. 4 and 5.
At 15, Jessica Brooke is a senior at WSU and plans to apply to medical school before most teens her age graduate from high school.
How to boil rawhide until its edible, or preserve food through the winter without refrigeration or prepare sego lily roots are some of the topics for an upcoming history lecture at WSU.
In a 48-hour period, teams of WSU students will create, present and be judged on plans to redesign the lobby and restaurant of the Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel in Ogden.
WSU names Stanley Fawcett to the John B. Goddard Endowed Chair in Global Supply Chain Management.
Comparing victims of stalking to cyberstalking is the focus of new research from a Weber State University criminal justice professor.
Adam Johnston has been honored as one of this year’s recipients of the Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology in the category of Science Education.
Auditions for the 2013 Orchesis Dance Theatre have been canceled due to the winter storm. Click the headline above for more information.
Internationally recognized ecologist, author and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber will share her story and research at Jan. 17 at noon in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
The 2013 Utah & Wyoming Regional USA Yoga Asana Championship will be held in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
J.R. Westmoreland, a senior in computer science has broken through the visual barrier of app creation by writing an iPhone app prototype.
Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. will discuss “Eracism” at Weber State University to begin the events commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Gossett will speak Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Weber State University presents the 13th annual Gospel Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, in the Val A. Browning Center Austad Auditorium.
Freshman Jackson Carter is a contestant on this season’s NBC series, “The Biggest Loser.” The community is invited to watch the second night of the two-part season premiere, Jan. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
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