2020 Archives

2020 at Weber State University

Amid the many challenges of 2020 Weber State University worked to provide a high-quality student-centered educational experience. Here is a look back at WSUs many highlights of the year.

WSU Food Pantry in Need of Donations

The Weber Cares Program that provides free food and resources to students in need of food donations. The COVID-19 virus has put an unusual strain on the pantry and use is much higher than normal.

WSU Helps Families in Need for the Holidays

Weber State University is helping ease holiday uncertainties for families in need by partnering with the Community Christmas program organized by the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership

WSU Ritchey Science Fair Finalist Heads to Nationals

Angela Zhan was chosen as one of the 300 participants after she won the Ritchey Junior Engineering & Science Fair hosted by Weber State. Her project was titled Discovery of Novel Soil Microbes for Efficient Plastic Degradation.

WSU Fall 2020 Enrollment Remains Steady

Total enrollment for Weber State University remains steady for fall 2020. According to the annual third-week fall headcount the total number of students at Weber State stands at 29596 compared to 29644 in fall 2019.

WSU Celebrates Homecoming at Home

Weber State University will hold its homecoming celebrations Oct. 2-10. The campus community is invited to celebrate Stay-at-Homecoming with a variety of virtual and socially distanced events.

New Solar Covered Parking Array Opens at WSU

Weber State University installed a solar covered array over the W10 parking lot on the northwest side of the Ogden campus. The parking array opened to the campus community just in time for the start of the new semester.

WSU Named 2019 Tree Campus USA by Arbor Day Foundation

Weber State University has been named a 2019 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the ninth straight year Weber State has been recognized for its commitment to conservation and promoting healthy trees.

WSU Student Finds Joy in the Midst of Change

When Weber State transitioned spring semester 2020 to a virtual format many students also faced changes to their home life. Sophie Beck was no exception to this as she made the decision to move back with her family.

Share Your COVID-19 Pandemic Stories with WSU

Weber State University Archives and Special Collections are gathering stories photos and other mementos from the WSU community to document events surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and its overall impact.

Weber State Summer STEM Program Goes Virtual

Weber State is going virtual this year to host a rigorous summer course in science technology engineering and math for students in seventh to ninth grades. The program will be held June 29 through Aug. 6.

WSU Begins Construction on Solar Covered Parking Lot

Weber State University is taking another step in its goal of becoming a sustainable carbon-neutral campus by installing a solar covered array over the W10 parking lot on the northwest side of the Ogden campus.

WSU Names 2020 Brady Distinguished Professors

Two Weber State University professors acclaimed for contributions to their disciplines of history and zoology and who share a passion for conservation have been named the 2020 Brady Presidential Distinguished Professors.

WSU Sets Date for Spring 2020 Commencement

Weber State University has selected Aug. 29, 2020 to host its 155th Commencement, originally scheduled for April 24. More than 3,000 students have applied for spring semester graduation.

WSU Reveals Ceremony of Excellence Honorees

The recognition of this year’s 10 awardees occurred on the center’s website, and includes a video tribute and bio highlighting each student’s academic accomplishments.

Two WSU Faculty Honored with Lindquist Award

Two professors received the John A. Lindquist Award for 2020. Teacher education professor Forrest Crawford and physics professor Adam Johnston have worked to enhance community connections.

WSU Faculty and Students Navigate New Normal

While the world battles with the COVID-19 pandemic, students and faculty at Weber State University have been adjusting to rapid changes and trying to find a new sense of normal amid a global crisis.

WSU Part of National Climate Change Webinar

SPARC, along with WSU’s Environmental Initiatives Committee, will host a statewide live-webcast on climate solutions, April 7 from 5-7 p.m. President Mortensen will join the panel.

WSU Theatre Presents ‘The 39 Steps’

WSU's theatre program will present a production of “The 39 Steps,” a two-time Tony Award winning play based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, beginning Feb. 21.

Academy Award Winning Costume Designer to Speak at WSU

Ruth Carter, the 2019 Academy Award winner for Best Achievement in Costume Design for her work on “Black Panther,” will speak at Weber State University Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater.

WSU Hosts Youth Robotics Competitions

The College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology will host two robotics events for K-12 students Feb. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms, and Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Swenson Gymnasium.

WSU Hosts MLK Week of Service

Weber State University will host a week of service activities, Jan. 20-25. Students and community members will continue the legacy of King’s work through service projects and events that benefit Ogden and the surrounding area.

WSU Invites Community to Star Party

The Ott Planetarium is hosting a series of star parties to help people learn about the night sky. The first will be held Jan. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the fourth floor observatory in Tracy Hall Science Center.

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