News Tips: Young Alumni Association Hosting 5K for Scholarships

Weber State University's Young Alumni Association will hold its annual Coca-Cola 5K Challenge on September 20 to raise money for scholarships. Proceeds from the event support the WSU Alumni Scholarship Fund. Check in and late registration will be from 8-8:50 a.m. The event consists of two races, a 5K run and 3K walk. Both begin at 9 a.m. As in years past, the course will start and finish at the C. William Stromberg Complex (formerly HPEC). Pre-registration for the 5K run is $10 for students with ID; $13 for all other runners, due by Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. All pre-registered runners will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt at the race. The entry fee for the 3K walk is $10. Prizes will be awarded for both races. Participants can register online at For more information call 626-7535.

CONTACT: Becky Thompson, WSU Alumni Relations, 801-626-6564

ScholarshipsSlavery Scholar to Speak at WSU

David B. Davis, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, will present “Some New Thoughts on Events Leading to the Civil War,” 3 p.m., Sept. 18, in Weber State University’s Stewart Library’s Special Collections Room. His presentation is free to the public. Davis is this year’s Lampros Lecturer at WSU, an annual lecture series presented through a gift from Jack and Betty Lampros. Davis has taught history at Yale for 31 years and is the Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. He received the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 1967 and the National Book Award for History and Biography in 1976. Among his best-known books are: The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, and Slavery and Human Progress.

CONTACT: Susan Matt, associate history professor, 801-626-7325.


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