Announcements

Entrance to Lot A-4 Closed Aug. 3-23



As part of the ongoing Noorda Building construction, access to the A-4 parking lot will be closed beginning today, Aug. 3. It is anticipated that it will remain closed until Aug. 23.

We appreciate your patience with the dirt, noise and inconveniences as we continue to grow and improve campus. 

 

Contact Information

Name
Chad Downs
Department
Facilities Management
Email
chaddowns@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6642

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Need funding for professional development?



Need funding for professional development?


Staff Development Grant Funding Round 1
Accepting applications Aug. 1 - Aug. 31, 2021

This program provides funding for professional development of Weber State’s exempt and non-exempt staff members. Grants are available for conferences, trainings, certifications and more.
Training is Aug. 17, 9 a.m. on zoom. Register on Training Tracker (class 135-01): Applying For and Using a Staff Development Grant



For more information and to apply:
 weber.edu/staffdevelopment  

Contact Information

Name
Emily Caraballo
Email
emilycaraballo@weber.edu

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Library Faculty Research Carrels



The Stewart Library has 10 faculty carrels available on the north side of the library's third floor. They are each equipped with a small table/desk, chair, and a small bookcase. They also have wifi access to campus internet.

Contact Information

Name
Jennifer Jasper
Department
Library
Email
jenniferjasper1@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6403

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Scholarship for Geospatial Programs



Interested in creating informative and interesting maps? What about manipulating big environmental data?

NUGeoTec is a nationally recognized and certified program to provide education about GIS, remote sensing, digital cartography, and global positioning systems. Earn a certificate of proficiency in Geospatial Analysis or Geospatial Technology in 9 months and begin your career. The best part, have it paid for in full!

Applications for 2021-2022 tuition and books scholarships are now being accepted through Aug. 16th!

 

Contact Information

Name
Ryan Frazier
Email
ryanfrazier@weber.edu

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Back-to-school training: Canvas, course design, and testing workshops!



Join WSU Online and colleagues in August 2021 for our fall back-to-school training workshops! We've got a full line-up, including some new and updated topics. 

Full training line-up

See the full schedule of topics and times on our website and sign up for each session in Training Tracker:

  • Canvas Basics sessions
    Navigating Canvas, content, assignments, testing, gradebook
    • Tuesday, August 10 - face-to-face in Lampros Hall (limited capacity) OR
    • Tuesday, August 17 - virtual via Zoom
  • Canvas Advanced sessions
    Visual design, using video, creating tests, Proctorio
    • Wednesday, August 18 - virtual via Zoom
  • NEW: Special topic sessions
    Annoto, designing assessments, Proctorio
    • Thursday, August 19 - virtual via Zoom

Chitester to Canvas preparation

We've also prepared a special line-up to prepare for the move from Chitester to Canvas for testing:

  • Canvas Quizzes basic features -  Tuesday, August 17
  • NEW: Creating Tests in Canvas - Start to Finish (Q&A panel) -  Wednesday, August 18
  • NEW: Designing Effective Assessments and Multiple Choice Items - Thursday, August 19
  • NEW: Using Proctorio for Secure Tests - Wednesday, August 18 OR Thursday, August 19

Open lab help

Need some last minute help? Join us in the newly designed Digital District for drop in help with WSU Online Instructional Designers. No need to sign up, just drop by Lampros Hall, room 215, with your laptop:

  • Tuesday, August 24
  • Friday, August 27

We hope you can join us!

Contact Information

Name
RC Callahan
Department
Digital Learning and Prof Education
Email
rccallahan@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6063

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Upcoming TIAA Live Webinars



Register Now For TIAA's Live Webinars

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars. Reserve your spot today

REGISTER HERE

Money at work 1
Discover how you can manage risk versus reward as well as understand the role of
investing and managing risks, ways to help accelerate savings and tools that can help
sustain a portfolio.
August 17 at 10 a.m. (MT)


Market proof your retirement
You’ve worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create
a diversified retirement income plan that protects you against key retirement risks.
August 17 at 1 p.m. (MT)
 

Looking to turn your retirement savings into a paycheck for life?
You diversify your investment portfolio before retirement to help offset risk. A similar
strategy can help see you through retirement. Learn how creating a diversified income
plan—one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income
that’s guaranteed for life—can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and
ensure you have income that never runs out.
August 18 at 10 a.m. (MT)


Postcards from the Future: A woman’s guide to saving and investing
Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face
unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help
make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.
August 18 at 1 p.m. (MT)


Social Security strategies for married couples
Married couples can take advantage of strategies that may help to increase lifetime
Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand
the many variables involved in claiming strategies and how married couples can boost
their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.
August 19 at 10 a.m. (MT)


Financial housekeeping for now and later
Get insights into your current financial situation and learn some practical steps you can
take to help position yourself for future success.
August 19 at 1 p.m. (MT)

REGISTER HERE

Contact Information

Name
Bethany Rasmussen
Department
Human Resources
Email
Bethanyrasmussen@weber.edu

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Promoting Student Success Series - Dr. Tim Renick



Please plan to join us on Monday, Aug. 23 as Weber State hosts Tim Renick, nationally recognized champion of student success. 

Dr. Renick is the executive director for the National Institute for Student Success at Georgia State University. He led efforts at Georgia State which increased graduation rates by 23 points over a decade and reduced time to degree by a half semester. 

As our first Promoting Student Success series speaker of 2021-22, Dr. Renick will kick off the implementation of our strategic plan and highlight the possibilities of greater student success outcomes.

Tim Renick will lead a presentation for all WSU faculty and staff from 10:15-11:30 a.m. (immediately after the annual Back to School Breakfast).

Reserve the time on your calendar now, and watch for more details.

Who: Dr. Tim Renick, executive director for Georgia State’s National Institute for Student Success

When: Aug. 23, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Theater  (In-person and Zoom options will be available)

What: Tim Renick will help kick off the new academic year Weber State’s new strategic plan, with a presentation of how to make student success work.

Contact Information

Name
Brenda Kowalewski
Department
Provost's Office
Email
bkowalewski@weber.edu

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URS Pre-Retirement Seminar - Aug 6, or Nov 5



URS Pre-Retirement Seminar

Is retirement sneaking up on you? The following topics will be addressed – Retirement Income/Pension; 401(k), 457, and IRAs, and Social Security. Other topics, like Estate Planning, Investor Fraud Protection, and Creating Your Retirement Lifestyle, will be pre-recorded.

August 6, or November 5

8:30-Noon

To register and learn more, log into myURS and click on the Education tab.

Contact Information

Name
Bethany Rasmussen
Department
Human Resources
Email
bethanyrasmussen@weber.edu

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Mindful Meditation Sessions for Faculty/Staff



Mindful Meditation Sessions

Hannah Muetzelfeld will be hosting 30-minute mindful meditation sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:30-1:00pm. To participate in the sessions, please join via the following link. (Click here)

​If you would like to be added to a recurring appointment for either or both of these days, please email Jessica Oyler (joyler@weber.edu)

Contact Information

Name
Brianna Ellison
Department
Human Resources
Email
briannaellison@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6178

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Grant Opportunity - Create Affordable Course Materials



Stewart Library is excited to announce a new OER/Affordable Course Materials Grant Program, funded through WSU HEERF funding for 2021-2022. 


This grant, available to campus faculty, adjuncts, and staff, can be used to adopt an existing resource that will reduce costs for students or even to create new learning material that will be licensed openly. More information about OER and about the grant application are available on the library webpage. 

 

We are also offering an introductory course to learn more about OER. Instructors, adjuncts, and staff that complete this three-hour course will receive a $250 stipend. The final completion date for the course is April 1st, 2022, with several payout dates between now and then. To be enrolled in the course fill out this form.  

 

For more information or if you have any questions, please email us at oer@weber.edu.

Contact Information

Name
Misty Allen
Department
Library
Email
oer@weber.edu
Office
Resource Sharing & C
Phone
801-626-7820

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18th Annual Blood Battle



Weber State University will host the 18th Annual American Red Cross Blood Battle Aug. 30 through Sept. 3 in the Dee Events Center on the Ogden campus from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

This event pits WSU against Utah State University in a friendly competition to find out which community can donate more during the five-day blood drive. The winner will be the university with the highest number of donations, but the goal is for each school to collect at least 1,000 units of blood.

The event is open to all, including students, faculty, staff and community members. Donors will receive a Blood Battle T-shirt while supplies last.

As a COVID-19 safety precaution, participants are required to schedule an appointment to donate before arriving at the donation center. To register or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To register and support Weber State, donors should use the sponsor code: BleedPurple.

Contact Information

Name
Ron Goch
Department
Athletics
Email
rongoch@weber.edu
Office
SK 246
Phone
801-626-6731

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Weber Cares Pantry - Grab and Go Event



Weber Cares Pantry Grab and Go!

We need to downsize our food pantry inventory before our relocation this fall to the Stewart Library. Come to our GRAB AND GO Pantry Event and stock your pantry! Everyone with a W# is invited-- students, staff, and faculty! Come grab groceries for yourself, or for someone you know who may be in need. The two bag limit will be waived, and curbside pickup can be arranged. 

9am - 4 pm

Thursday, August 5th &

Friday, August 6th

Shepherd Union, Room 320

(Can request parking validation for 1 hour for attending.)

Contact Information

Name
Rebecca Wolford
Department
Center for Community Engaged Learning
Email
rebeccawolford@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7737

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Back to the Roots!



The College of Science at Weber State is bringing science hikes back to Discovery Loop! The final guided hike for this summer will be offered along Discovery Loop, a science-based interpretive trail located above (east) of Weber State University. The hike starts at the Skyline Trail Head, lasts for about an hour and a half, and covers another fascinating science topic. The hike is free and will be kid-friendly, so anyone that likes to take a short walk in nature is welcome to join! 

Join us Saturday, August 14 at 10 am for the Back to the Roots – The Tips of a Plant’s Roots are Like a Brain hike.

 

Contact Information

Name
Amanda Gentry
Department
College of Science
Email
amandagentry@weber.edu

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Get Free Help With FAFSA



Get FREE help completing your FAFSA! Schedule your appointment with a financial advisor today. You can meet virtually if you prefer and you can bring your parents. https://weber.edu/moneymanagement

Contact Information

Name
Money Management
Email
moneymanagement@weber.edu

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Summer Bridge



The Summer Bridge to College Success program is designed to help First Generation students make the transition from high school to college. Participating in this online summer program helps students learn important skills to help them with their transition to college.

Summer Bridge will be offered online this year due to COVID-19. First-time students that meet the requirements can participate between August 1 and 13.

Sign up here: weber.edu/summerbridge

Contact Information

Name
Marissa Smith
Department
Access & Diversity
Email
marissasmith3@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7320

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Join the Wildcat Marching Band!




The Weber State University Wildcat Marching Band is an exciting and up-and-coming group that is looking for new members. It is a fixture at Weber State University athletic events, as well as many campus and community activities. Membership in the Wildcat Marching band makes college life a little easier and helps to form friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Wildcat Marching Band is a class that receives two academic credits. The time commitment for this group is a minimum of six hours per week, including rehearsals on MWF from 12:30-2:30pm.

You do not have to be a music major to join the marching band! In fact, most of the Wildcat Marching Band consists of non-music majors. Anyone with any experience in band may join, regardless of whether you have marched before. My priority is that all students in the Wildcat Marching Band have a rewarding and enjoyable experience, while still maintaining their highest level of academic achievement possible. There are scholarships and financial aid available to all marching band students!

To join, please enroll in either the lower-level MUS 1752 or upper-level MUS 3752. Once enrolled, information will be sent out to the class concerning band camp and the start of the season. As the new director, I am truly looking forward to continuing the success of the marching band and having a wonderful, fun semester with the Wildcat Marching Band.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at justinwomack@weber.edu.

 

All the best,
Dr. Womack

 

Contact Information

Name
JT Womack
Department
Weber State Music
Email
justinwomack@weber.edu

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Fall 2021 Textbook List



Fall 2021 Textbooks are available Starting on Aug 2, 2021,

Hey Wildcats, You can shop us 24/7 at www.wildcatstores.com. We'll have the majority of the fall 2021 textbooks in stock starting August 2. Not sure whether to buy or rent a textbook? Let us help you make the right choice. Wildcat Store gives you your total price comparison, which means that we factor in shipping and take off the sales tax so you always know the total price of your textbook and there are no costly surprises. No need to search for the best deal. We’ve already done that for you. Textbook List Fall 2021 Need a little help paying for textbooks or new technology? We can help. with that starting on August 2 as well. The Wildcat Store offers an easy payment plan. For more information, visit Wildcat Store Payment Plans; the application site doesn't let us know if you applied, so send us an email at storeinfodesk@weber.edu when completed.

Contact Information

Name
Ryan Stewart
Department
WSU Wildcat Stores
Email
ryanstewart6@weber.edu
Office
Wildcat Course Mater
Phone
801-626-8579

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Weber Cares Pantry Grab and Go: FREE FOOD!



When: Thursday, August 5 & Friday, August 6
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Shepherd Union Room 320, Ogden Campus

Help us downsize to move to our new location. Grab a bag and fill it up! Save yourself a trip to the grocery story. Arrangements can be made for curbside pickup or parking validation.

Contact Becca rebeccawolford@weber.edu to arrange pick up, or for any questions. 

Contact Information

Name
Becca Wolford
Department
CCEL
Email
rebeccawolford@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7737

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"Forging the Norsatch" - Episode #23 Cory Tholl of Klymit and the announcement of their acquisition



 

See https://www.weber.edu/econdev/forging the norsatch.html for helpful and informative links.

We meet with Cory Tholl of Klymit discusses the history and growth of Klymit and announces the great news of being acquired by MPG.

Topic of the Week:  We meet with Mike Stevens of Weber State University to discuss leadership and a positive culture as your business grows.

Listen via Anchor: https://anchor.fm/norastch-podcast/episodes/Episode-23--Cory-Tholl-of-Klymit-and-the-Announcement-of-their-Acquisition-e152d66

Listen via Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5FMpaHGu0IL87uRz9eLicx?si=n3TctNaaReGOLZVz__M1mg&dl_branch=1

Other helpful links: 

Follow the 'Forging the Norsatch’ on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Forging-the-Norsatch-111814073983039

Contact Information

Name
Guy Letendre
Department
Economic Development
Email
guyletendre@weber.edu
Office
Economic Development
Phone
801.510.6889

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