2014 Archives

WSU Students Improving Conservation Agriculture Practices in Africa

WSU economics students and faculty traveled to Malawi, Africa, this summer to record data on the willingness of farmers to engage in programs that promote conservation.

10th Annual Wildcat Block Party to Kick Off Year

The 10th annual Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 29 will draw thousands to an outdoor festival that celebrates WSU and highlights many campus departments, programs and clubs.

WSU’s Stewart Library Seeking Help to Tell Early Immigrants’ Stories

A new oral-history project, will document Chinese, Japanese, Greek and Italian populations in Ogden, but Special Collections needs help to find photographs and interviews.

Ticket Office Site is Down

The Weber State University Ticket Office website is experiencing technical difficulties. As a result, we are unable to process ticket sales online.

WSU Informing Campus of Computer Breach

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University is notifying 1,200 students, faculty and staff about a potential breach of information obtained from computers in the student computer lab in the Science Lab Building and Building 4.

Grand Opening Planned for WSU’s New Public Safety Building

The public is invited to the grand opening of Weber State University’s new Public Safety Building, located on the northwest corner of campus (3734 Dixon Parkway) on Aug. 14 from 1-4 p.m.

WSU Professor Receives Fulbright to Teach Wildlife Conservation in Austria

Zoology professor Sam Zeveloff was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will teach as a visiting professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna in Austria.

WSU Alumni Golf Tournament Funds Student Scholarships

The Alumni Association (WSUAA) Golf Classic raised over $40,000 in scholarship money and one golfer won a new car. The tournament is held annually at The Barn Golf Club in Pleasant View.

WSU Student Receives International Award for Thesis on Gratitude in the Workplace

Crystalee Beck, recent professional communications master's graduate, won award for best paper at a Corporate Communication International Conference on Corporate Communication in Hong Kong.

WSU Students Place in Top Spots at Future Business Leaders Competition

A WSU student earned first place in the nation in the category of Future Business Educator at the recent Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) conference.

Former WSU Senate President Named Student Regent on Utah Board of Regents

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed student Brady Harris as the student regent on the Utah State Board of Regents for the 2014-15 academic year.

36th Annual Lindquist Pops Concert Set for July 13

Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks at Weber State University on July 13 at 9 p.m.

World Traveling WSU Nurse Bikes Canada to Mexico for Charity

After returning from a month-long research trip to Southeast Africa, one Weber State University faculty member has jumped on her bike and is riding for charity from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific.

Former WSU Archivist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists awarded former WSU Archivist and Curator of Special Collections John Sillito with the 2014 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award.

WSU Students, Professor First to Track Bird Species

Zoology professor John Cavitt, alongside three students, is the first person to track the migration of the American Avocet, a bird native to the Western United States, using satellite technology.

An Indoor Ambulance Lets WSU Students Simulate Emergencies

Weber State University’s Department of Emergency Care and Rescue (ECR) is set to unveil its new, state-of-the-art ambulance simulator. The simulator is the first of its kind in the Intermountain West.

Summer Video Game Camp Emphasizes Shift to Female Gamers

WSU’s Summer Game Development Camp will engage high school students in the challenges and rewards of video game design and development from June 16-20.

WSU’s Inaugural Endowed Chair Using 3-D Medical Imaging to Advance Health Care Education

Dr. Robert Walker, WSU's chair of radiologic sciences, has been selected as the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Inaugural University Endowed Chair.

WSU Sponsors Both Boys State and Girls State for the First Time

During the first two weeks of June, Weber State University will trade purple for red, white and blue. WSU has been home to Boys State for 28 years, and for the first time in its 66-year history, Utah Girls State also will convene at the university.

WSU Turns Parks Into Educational Hubs for Arts, Science

WSU will partner with Ogden School District for the eighth annual Science in the Parks and the fifth annual Arts in the Parks programs. The programs will run for six weeks in June and July.

Computer Science Grads Reach Finals in National Design Competition

A group of WSU computer science graduates who designed software for a local restaurant that employs adults with special needs has placed in the finals of a national design competition.

CANCELED - WSU Leads Effort to Designate ‘Dark-Sky’ Park

Weber State University, along with the Ogden Valley Starry Nights organization, hopes to preserve a view of the stars from North Fork Park in Weber County by applying for accreditation as an International Dark-Sky Park.

WSU Researchers Compare Rocky Mountains to Andes

OGDEN, Utah – A $325,000 NSF grant will allow WSU geosciences faculty and students to compare forming mountain ranges in Argentina to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming.

Groundbreaking for New WSU Science Building Set for May 16

Utah Gov. Herbert will join Weber State University President Wight and other dignitaries for the new Tracy Hall Science Center groundbreaking on May 16 at noon at the Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.

97 Years of WSU Student Newspaper Now Online

Stewart Library's Digital and Archival Collections has digitized 97 years of WSU's student newspaper, and it's now all online.

WSU to ‘Make a Difference’ in Ogden

Weber State University students, faculty and staff are invited to spruce up their surroundings May 8 during WSU Makes a Difference in Ogden.

WSU Students Plan ‘WeberTown,’ Music Festival with Ogden City

Due to weather, the WeberTown music festival, scheduled for April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Ogden Amphitheater, has been canceled.

Princeton Review Recognizes WSU in ‘Green Guide’

The university bleeds purple, but lives green. “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition,” made that designation official with WSU’s inclusion in the annual guide.

Impact of World War I Discussed at WSU History Series

The Weber Historical Society will present “Taking Stock of World War I, 1914 – 2014,” April 28 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.

Presidential Distinguished Professors Recognized

Jennifer Turley of the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance, and Kirk D. Hagen chair of the Department of Engineering, will receive the awards April 25 at commencement.

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable

Planets that lean one way and then change orientation in a short time might be habitable, according to new modeling by NASA and university scientists including WSU's John Armstrong.

Commencement Celebrates Class of 2014

Weber State University officials expect the class of 2013-14 to total more than 4,938 graduates, 2,804 have applied for spring graduation and will be honored April 25 during WSU’s 143rd commencement.

WSU Weather Balloon Will Take Flight April 19

WSU’s High Altitude Reconnaissance Balloon will take flight April 19 from Duchesne Municipal Airport. The team will leave WSU at 6 a.m. and launch the flight at 9:30 a.m.

Crystal Crest Highlights WSU's 'Best of Best'

The 32nd annual Crystal Crest Awards will honor outstanding Weber State University students, faculty and staff on April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.

WSU Students Celebrate Year of Community Service

The Sixth Annual Community Engagement Symposium will showcase a year of student service, April 16 in the Shepherd Union. Author and activist Rye Barcott, will speak at 11:30 a.m.

Community Invited to Annual Club Carnival

WSU’s Clubs and Organizations invites the community to the Annual Club Carnival, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shepherd Union Building and west side of Stewart Bell Tower Plaza.

Panelists Discuss Police Use of Military Tools and Tactics

WSU’s American Democracy Project will sponsor a panel discussion, “Military Tools & Tactics — Now In YOUR Community!” April 9 at 10:45 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

WSU Screens Matthew Shepard Documentary

The Center for Diversity & Unity presents “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” a film exploring the life and death of gay student Matthew Shepard, April 7 in the Wildcat Theater at 12:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m.

WSU Walker Institute Invites Public to Meet Political Candidates

The Walker Institute invites candidates, delegates and voters in Weber, Davis and Morgan counties to a Meet the 2014 Candidates Night, April 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hurst Center Dumke Hall.

WSU Recognized For Highest ROI Among Utah Public Institutions

Weber State University has been recognized as the No. 1 public institution in Utah for return on investment (ROI). PayScale released the first-place ranking March 26.

WSU’s Stewart Library Spotlights Ogden’s Historic 25th Street

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Stewart Library Special Collections will present “25th: The Street that Never Slept,” an exhibit about Ogden’s notorious street at Union Station’s Gallery 51.

Longtime Political Analyst Tackles State of American Politics

Norman J. Ornstein, political analyst, presents “The Sorry State of American Politics: A Searching Look at Our Dysfunction and What Lies Ahead,” April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hurst Center.

WSU Honored for Reducing Energy Use by 1/3

Rocky Mountain Power announced WSU as the 2014 wattsmart Business Partner of the Year for its commitment to energy efficiency.

Undergraduate Research Presented at Conference

Students developed a device that could help scientists understand inversions and climate change. They will present their project at WSU’s 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium March 31.

WSU’s Wounded Warrior 8K Run to Assist Veterans

The WSU community is invited to support injured veterans by participating in the second annual Wounded Warrior 8K run, March 29 at 9 a.m. starting at Stewart Stadium.

20 Years Later: Rwanda Genocide Remembered During International Conference at WSU

International scholars will join WSU for a three-day conference, “Rwanda 20 Years After: Memory, Justice and Recovery in the Shadow of Genocide,” March 28-30.

Department of Performing Arts presents "Mockingbird"

The Department of Performing Arts presents "Mockingbird," a play that explores critical issues involving autism and gun violence in schools from March 28 to April 5 at the Browning Center.

International Service Leads to 2014 Lindquist Award at WSU

Lisa Trujillo, respiratory therapy assistant professor, will receive the John A. Lindquist Award to be given at a luncheon, March 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms.

Legislature Approves WSU’s Tracy Hall Science Center

WSU plans to break ground on the new Tracy Hall Science Center following the Legislature’s $57 million funding approval. Tracy Hall, a WSU alumnus, invented synthetic industrial diamonds.

Solar Power Entrepreneur at WSU to Share Insights on Ethics

Robert Workman, a local entrepreneur, will speak about business ethics on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Weber State University’s Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.

WSU Students Raise Funds to Build Mozambique Women’s Center

WSU's Mozambique Women’s Center Project hosts “UNITY: An Evening of Culture and Art to Benefit the Women of Mozambique” March 15.

6th Annual Deliberative Democracy Day to Examine College Athletics

“Sports in College: Helping or Hurting Us?” will be the focus of this year’s Deliberative Democracy Day, March 19 with a panel discussion from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

WSU Nurses Demonstrate Deadly Results of Texting and Driving

Nursing faculty and students hope to commit hundreds of Bonneville High School students to safer driving during a March 20 presentation about the dangers of texting while behind the wheel.

Former U.S. Senator, Maj. Gen. to Speak at WSU's Intermountain Contract Management Seminar

The Goddard School of Business & Economics and the National Contract Management Association will sponsor the Intermountain Contract Management Seminar March 13 at WSU Davis.

Historian Discusses Changes, Trends in Nursing

Deborah Judd, associate professor of nursing and primary author of “A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras,” will share her research, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

1,200 Youth to Participate in Latinos in Action Conference at WSU

America Ferrera, known for her role on “Ugly Betty,” will address junior high and high school students at the Latinos in Action (LIA) conference at Weber State University, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secretary of the Interior to speak at WSU’s Fifth Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will speak March 6 at 10 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms to headline the WSU's fifth annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit.

WSU Dixon Awards Bestowed on Deserving Duo

Forrest C. Crawford,former assistant to the president for diversity, and Norm Tarbox, vice president for Administrative Services, are the 2014 recipients of the Alumni Association’s H. Aldous Dixon Award.

WSU Celebrates Day at the Capitol

WSU alumni, faculty and students will participate in the 11th annual WSU Day at the Capitol March 3 meeting legislators from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda.

Student to Ride Hand-Cycle 1,100 Miles for a Dream

WSU communication student now training to break the hand-cycle world record during his ride for charity.

WSU Hosts First TEDx Talks with ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’

Nine presenters will share a few “Ideas Worth Spreading” during Weber State University’s first TEDx Talks. The event will take place during two sessions on Feb. 28.

Remaking Places: Author Discusses the Effects of Place-Making in Utah

The Weber Historical Society will present “The Making and Unmaking of Utah,” Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

WSU Celebrates 18th Annual Storytelling Festival

WSU’s 18th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 24-26. Each year the public is invited to enjoy the performances of national, local and student storytellers.

Fusion of Sales and Psychology Discussed

The psychology and professional sales departments present “The Art and Science of Selling” featuring Alan Hall, Feb. 18 at 12:30 p.m in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Actor Who Portrayed 'Breaking Bad' Arch-Villain to Share Experiences on Program

Giancarlo Esposito, who portrayed Breaking Bad’s Gustavo “Gus” Fring, will speak at Convocations Feb. 18 in Shepherd Union Ballrooms A and B at 12:30 p.m.

WSU Hosts Charter Academy Lottery and Art Show

WSU Charter Academy will host its admissions lottery March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. Parents wishing for a chance to enroll a child must submit an online lottery application.

Lt. Gov. at WSU to Discuss Caucus System

The Walker Political Leadership Institute will host Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox to discuss elections and the Utah caucus system Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning Dumke Legacy Hall.

Some Alien Planets Might be Better for Life than Earth, According to WSU Physicist

Don’t pack your bags just yet, because the closest possibility is 22 light years away, but according to a WSU physicist, planets very unlike our own might actually be more habitable — “superinhabitable,” in fact.

27th Annual Automotive Contest Attracts High School Teams

High school teams from Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Texas will get all “revved up” Feb. 13 during Weber State University’s 27th annual Automotive Scholarship Contest.

Rise and Fall of Black Panther Party Discussed at WSU for Black History Month

Author and historian Waldo E. Martin Jr. will dissect the history, politics, growth and decline of the Black Panther Party Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

WSU Helps Individuals Apply for Financial Aid and Prepare Taxes

To support high school seniors and undergraduate students in their application for financial aid, WSU sponsors “FAFSA February” with staff available for one-on-one help.

WSU Center for Sales Excellence Appoints Director

After serving for one year as the volunteer interim director, Aaron Hall has been selected as the director of WSU’s Alan E. Hall Center for Sales Excellence.

Largest Massacre of American Indians Discussed at WSU History Series

The Weber Historical Society will present “Massacre at Bear River,” Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in WSU’s Lindquist Alumni Center.

WSU Hosts Air Quality Expert Panel Discussion

The Engaged Learning Series will host the Utah Air Quality Expert Panel Discussion Jan. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

WSU Professor Wins Quality Management Literature Prize in Japan

Professor of supply chain management was honored for research with colleagues in Japan that examines the relationship between perceived quality, customer satisfaction and market share.

Donzaleigh Abernathy Kicks Off Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Civil rights activist Donzaleigh Abernathy will discuss her experiences during the American civil rights movement to begin the events commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

WSU Targets Women to Offer Election Training

The Walker Institute will host Real Women Run, an organization that encourages and educates women to run successfully for public office on Jan. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning Dumke Legacy Hall.

WSU Announces $125 Million Fundraising Campaign

In conjunction with its 125th anniversary, Weber State University has announced Dream 125: The Campaign for Weber State, the largest fundraising initiative in the institution’s history.

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