2013 Archives

A Look Back at 2013 at WSU

As 2013 comes to a close, we revisit some of the people and developments that made news at Weber State University this year.

Faraday Lecturers to Instill Scientific Wonder

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.

Economics Study: Happiness Doesn't Buy Money

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.

Professors Study Intergenerational Poverty

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.

Globetrotting Nurse Returns as WSU Faculty Member

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.

WSU Helps Open 'Teddy Bear Den' in Ogden

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.

Lt. Gov. at WSU to Discuss Air Quality

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.

Authors to Discuss New Polygamy Book at WSU

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 Salutes Outstanding Students and Alumni

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.

Freedom Rider to Speak About Civil Rights Movement

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.

Theatre Department Presents Kennedy Center Play

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.

Full-Scale Training Tests Crisis Preparation

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.

Alumnus Honored as Paramedic of the Year

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.

WSU Hockey Coach Named Coach of the Year

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.

Athletic Trainers Study as EMTs

To better prepare for medical emergencies, the first group of WSU athletic trainers ready to certify as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) will graduate soon.

WSU Offers Video Game Camp

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.

Stewart Library Launches 25th Street History Project

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.

Commencement Celebrates Class of 2013

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 Recognizes Distinguished Professors

Three WSU professors, each acclaimed nationally for professional, academic and civic contributions, have been named the 2013 Brady Presidential Distinguished Professors.

Leadership Forum Reviews Education in Utah

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?”

WSU Student Service Showcased at Symposium

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.

Historian Provides Feminist Perspective

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.

Carnegie Concert Part of Senior's Graduation

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.

Author Discusses Early Mormon Apostle Parley P. Pratt

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.

Dixon Award Honors Two From WSU

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.

WSU Celebrates Women’s History

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.

Math Models Used to Predict Ice Melt

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 Celebrates Year of the Snake

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.

Pioneer Cuisine Topic of History Lecture

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.

WSU Names Endowed Chair

WSU names Stanley Fawcett to the John B. Goddard Endowed Chair in Global Supply Chain Management.

Acclaimed Ecologist and Author to Speak at WSU

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.

Louis Gossett Jr. Kicks Off Martin Luther King Jr. Events

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.

Student a Contestant on TV’s ‘The Biggest Loser’

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.