Fall 2018 Newsletter

The Grand Opening of Lindquist Hall 

Save the date!

Weber State has something extra special to celebrate on its 130th Founder’s Day — the grand opening of the completely renovated Lindquist Hall. Join in the celebration, watch the ribbon-cutting and tour the renovated building beginning Jan. 7, 2019, at 2 p.m.

The building will have an additional 13,000 square feet, a welcoming main entry, natural lighting, modern labs, classrooms and collaboration spaces. The heavily used building has been a landmark at Weber State for nearly 50 years and houses all 12 departments and programs in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

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Volunteering in Uganda

How a trip to Uganda changed one volunteer's life forever

More than 50 gawking, giggling children stood in line, so excited they could hardly stand still, each one trying to see over the one in front, waiting for that first sip of water from a water fountain — the first one they had ever seen in their village in Uganda — and Weber State University geography major Kyia Hill was there to see their faces light up as they slurped the cool water.

Kyia, who was there as part of a three-week service trip hosted by WSU’s Global Community Engaged Learning (GCEL) initiative in June 2018, said the experience changed her.

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A Second Chance

The life-changing decision to return to school

 Life doesn’t always go as planned. Just ask Colby Baty, who, in December 2018, will graduate from Weber State University at age 43, finally finishing what he started over two decades ago.

Colby grew up playing and loving sports, so much, in fact, that he drew up football plays for the second-grade talent show. As the years went by, he began to appreciate sports even more, not only for the physical activity but also for the life lessons, like teamwork, hard work and dedication.

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