2008 Archives

Read-a-thon to kick off "Weber Reads" Series

Weber State University will host a read-a-thon of "Beowulf" on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Shepherd Student Union Atrium to kick off a series of events promoting the "Weber Reads" program.

WSU Considers Becoming Tobacco-Free Campus

Weber State University's Student Health Center and the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance (HPHP) have received a $5,000 grant from the Weber-Morgan Health Department to explore the possibility of becoming a tobacco-free campus.

University Offers Condolences to NIU

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students at Weber State University, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the entire Northern Illinois University community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by this horrific tragedy. Today, we are all Huskies in spirit.

WSU Professor Trades Classroom for War Zone

At the start of this semester, when most of his colleagues were passing out syllabi, Weber State University anthropology professor Ron Holt was spending his days at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, preparing to be deployed with U.S. forces in Afghanistan or Iraq.

WSU Names Collaboration, Hinckley Award Winners

Weber State University geosciences professor Jeffrey Eaton has been named the 2008 John S. Hinckley Fellow, while the faculty members who teach "Interpersonal and Small Group Communication" have been named the winners of the 2008 Exemplary Collaboration Award.

WSU Alumni Association Bestows Annual Dixon Awards

Marie Kotter, professor and chair of the Department of Health Sciences, and John Knight, recently retired executive director of student life, are the recipients of the WSU Alumni Association’s 2008 H. Aldous Dixon Awards.

WSU Broadcasters Receive National Awards

Broadcast students from Weber State University recently received three grand-prize awards at the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) national student electronic media competition held in Anaheim, Calif.

Bataan Death March Survivor to Visit WSU

Utahn Harry Poole, one of the few living survivors of the notorious Bataan Death March of World War II, will visit campus on April 17 at 6 p.m. in Shepherd Union Room 316.

WSU Commencement Ceremonies Celebrate Class of 2008

Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2008 to total more than 3,356 graduates. More than 2,085 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored May 2 during WSU’s 131st commencement.

Dumke Foundation Gives $1 Million to WSU

The Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation has announced a $1 million gift to Weber State University, the largest single gift ever given by the foundation.

Patinkin to Perform in Concert at WSU May 15

Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert to WSU for one performance only May 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Emeritus Professor Releases Mystery Novel Sequel

When Michael Norman, an emeritus professor of criminal justice at Weber State University, was drafting his first attempt at a novel, a work that later became "The Commission," he never thought he would finish.

WSU, Ogden to Participate in National Bike to Work Day

Weber State University will join with Ogden City on May 16 to support National Bike to Work Day 2008. As part of the activities, a group will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the A1 parking lot on the WSU campus and ride to the Ogden Amphitheater and Plaza for the Arts.

Construction Project Closes Dixon Drive

The Utah Department of Transportation is beginning a realignment of Dixon Drive at Weber State University, aimed at improving the flow of traffic on and off the Ogden campus.

Computer Science Department Hosts Video Gaming Camp

While some high school students spend their summer vacation playing Playstation, Wii or Xbox, 27 area high school students are learning firsthand what it takes to develop and create the next generation of video games.

Pops Concert Celebrates 30 Years

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Weber State University to enjoy the Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks, scheduled for July 13.

4100 S. Entrance to Campus Now Closed

As of July 21, the redesigned 3850 S. entrance to WSU's Ogden campus has reopened. At the same time, the 4100 S. entrance has closed permanently. While construction continues on Dixon Drive, vehicles can access the south side of campus via Taylor Avenue off 42nd Street.

Bret R. Ellis Named VP for IT

Bret R. Ellis has been named vice president for Information Technology at Weber State University by the Board of Trustees.

WSU Salutes to Honor Outstanding Alumni

WSU Alumni Association event honoring alumni for their contributions to campus and the community will be held Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

“Bargaining for Eden” Author to Speak at WSU

Author, photographer and environmentalist Stephen Trimble will read excerpts from his award-winning book, “Bargaining for Eden,” as part of a presentation at Weber State University on Sept. 17.

Honors Issues Will Host Political Discussion Today at Noon

The Honors Issues Forum will host a political discussion today at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. The event will feature Todd Weiler, Republican Vice-Chair, and Rob Miller, Democratic Vice-Chair, as they debate some of the issues that will affect you.

Goeckeritz to Premiere Latest Documentary

Issac Goeckeritz, a filmmaker and Weber State University geography student, will show his latest documentary, "Uintah United," at Peery's Egyptian Theater (2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden) on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Auto Competition Brings Hundreds of Students to Campus

The Department of Automotive Technology expects more than 550 high school students from the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions to visit campus Dec. 4 for the qualifying round of its annual WSU Auto Tech Competition.

Eaton to Discuss Misconceptions About Evolution

Jeff Eaton, a professor of geosciences and the 2008 Hinckley Fellow, will deliver the annual Hinckley Lecture on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. in Weber State University's Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

Wildcats Reach Journey's End in Montana

Two first-quarter turnovers proved insurmountable, as the Wildcats memorable 2008 football season came to an end with a 24-13 loss at Montana in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. Congratulations to Coach McBride and the Wildcats on an outstanding season.

Congratulations Class of 2008!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Weber State University, congratulations to all our students who graduated at the December 2008 commencement. Way to go!