Announcements

Course Fees Submission



COURSE FEE DEADLINE APPROACHING

 

1st deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020

2nd deadline: Wednesday, December 2, 20202

 

All new/changing courses that you would like to have a course fee in AY 2021-2022 must be taken through the course fee approval process this year. This includes any classes with anticipated course fees that are in the curriculum approval pipeline. Course fee approval is contingent upon successful completion of the curriculum process.

In addition, all courses in Arts & Humanities (including LEAP) and Social and Behavioral Sciences are up for mandatory review. Please be sure to submit these courses for review even if the fees are not changing. Any courses in these colleges not submitted for review will have their course fees removed and will not be eligible for reapplication until the following year.

More information, including both the Mandatory and New/Changing Applications, is available on the Course Fee Committee website.

We strongly suggest that you follow the first deadline so that any issues can be resolved in order to meet the second deadline!

Contact Information

Name
Ann Gessel
Department
College of Health Professions
Email
coursefees@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7127

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Attention Google Drive users



Google is changing the way the Trash works in their Google Drive Cloud Application.  Beginning 13 October 2020, Google Drive will automatically delete items in the Trash after 30 days.  All items currently in the Google Drive Trash on 13 October 2020 will have 30 days from the 13th before deletion. 

Contact Information

Name
Edd Ramer
Department
IT System Administration Services
Email
eramer@weber.edu
Phone
7843

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Message for UTA ED Passholders



Dear UTA Rider,

We’re excited to offer a new communication tool for our riders! UTA’s new Service Alerts program allows you to sign up to receive text or email alerts about your favorite routes, as well as general communication about important things going on at UTA, including COVID-19 safety updates and requests for community input. Service information including bus detours, major rail delays, and system-wide disruptions is provided seven days a week through this program. You can change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time if your information needs change. We know how important having current information is, especially when it comes to your transit trips! To sign up and opt-in to receive alerts and communication from UTA, visit rideuta.com/signup.

 Thanks for riding!

Contact Information

Name
Crystal
Email
dolson@rideuta.com
Phone
7801

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22nd Annual Diversity Conference Oct. 1 and 2



We are pleased to invite you to the 22nd Annual Weber State University Diversity Conference on Oct. 1-2. It is another opportunity for our community to learn and implement the practices that will build a more inclusive campus. This year’s conference will explore issues surrounding systemic racism and human connections with the theme “Connections, Obstacles, and Opportunities: Employing Intersectionality to Transform Racial Hierarchy into Humanity.” 

Our keynote speakers are Tim Wise, who is among the nation's most prominent antiracist essayists and educators, and Weber State’s own sociologist Pepper Glass. Dr. Glass’ recent book, Misplacing Ogden, Utah: Race, Class, Immigration, and the Construction of Urban Reputations, asks us to consider how the urban reputation of a place can divide and ostracize members of a community, and create disconnection.

 

Additionally, the conference will feature a number of workshops from connections through dance, athletics and STEM to community engagement and collaboration in the age of coronavirus.

 

As you would expect, this year’s conference will be held virtually, but will showcase the same robust, thought-provoking content of years past. The virtual format provides a greater opportunity for attendance. So, consider attending and inviting your students and colleagues to participate as well. All of the events are free to the public. Participants just need to register here.

For the conference schedule, and to register, visit https://www.weber.edu/diversity/diversityconference.html

Let’s work together to build a Weber State community in which we can all thrive.

 

Contact Information

Name
Sherri Cox
Department
President's Office
Email
sherricox@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6001

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College of Science Undergraduate Research Awards



The Weber State University College of Science is pleased to solicit proposals for Undergraduate Research Awards in the following categories:

  • Frantz Family Research Endowment

    One award per year is available to undergraduate students with a 12 credit-hour minimum load that have their declared major in the College of Science at the time of application. Preference is given to qualifying students with a demonstrated financial need where they can show that the award will allow them to decrease hours worked on jobs or increase their ability to stay in school while taking into account other scholarships, fellowships, awards, or stipends. A total of $6,000 is available to fund one fellowship.

  • Jim S. Bateman Undergraduate Research Fund

    Funding is available to defray the costs of the College of Science student field camps, science-related study abroad research experiences, science-related internships, fellowships for undergraduate research, and undergraduate research material costs. A total of $10,000 is available for multiple awards.

  • Thompson Science Research Program

    Funds are available for stipends for one or more student researchers as well as research project material expenses that are outlined in a faculty-approved research project budget. Proposals are also accepted to help defray publication fees to disseminate co-authored research publications and student and faculty travel expenses to disseminate the results of research at professional conferences. A total of $2,000 is available for multiple awards.

The web application link is on the website and is due Monday, November 2, 2020.

Contact Information

Name
John C. Armstrong
Email
jcarmstrong@weber.edu

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Staff Advisory Council Meeting--Come share your voice! 



Please join us for this month's Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting.

Tuesday, October 6th at 2:30 PM
Join via Zoom
Passcode: 222324

SAC meetings will be held via Zoom in fall semester and are open to all WSU staff members. Come share your voice! If you have questions or concerns in advance, please email them to sac@weber.edu

 

Contact Information

Name
Luke Jenkins
Email
sac@weber.edu

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Presidential Teaching Excellence Award ~ Nominations



Nominate Faculty for the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award

The Presidential Teaching Excellence Award recognizes 12 outstanding teachers at Weber State University annually.  Students, faculty, staff and administrators can nominate the faculty members who have made a meaningful impact in the lives of students.

 

Nominations for the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award will open October 1st and close November 15th.  Please go to https://www.weber.edu/academicaffairs/presidential-teaching-excellence.html to learn more and access the online nomination form.

Contact Information

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

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Research, Innovation Sucess and Entrepreneurship Spirit Awards



Virtual RISE Awards Invitation

Contact Information

Name
James Taylor
Department
Sponsored Projects & Technology Commercialization
Email
jamestaylor8@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6055

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Drive-thru Flu Shots for Employees 9/30 & 10/1



Weber State University Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic

When: September 30th and October 1st 2020  

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day

Who: Weber State Employees with PEHP benefits

As part of this year's virtual benefits fair, Weber State University will be holding a drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic for all of our salaried faculty and staff who have PEHP medical benefits. This clinic is for EMPLOYEES only. The clinic will be held at the Dee Events Center parking lot by the Rich Lounge.  Please enter from 4600 South and then turn right by the Rich Lounge. (Click here to view map. Enter shown with yellow arrow and exits shown with green arrows.) After receiving the flu shot, you will exit out through the lot to Taylor or back out onto 4600 South. Please help us make this event successful by adhering to the following safety precautions: 

1. Attend the clinic on your scheduled day based on the first letter of your last name:

  •     A-M  September 30th  
  •     N-Z   October 1st  

2. Bring your PEHP ID Card or number. (You must have your PEHP number to receive your shot.)

3. Wear a face covering.

4. Stay in your vehicle at all times.

If you participate in the drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic, you will be entered into a drawing for some fantastic prizes!

Be sure to watch your announcements for information regarding this year's Virtual Benefits Fair! 

We look forward to seeing you and remember...WEBER STATE IS GREAT! GREAT! GREAT!

 

Contact Information

Name
Bethany Rasmussen
Department
Human Resources
Email
bethanyrasmussen@weber.edu
Office
Benefits Coordinator
Phone
801-626-7230

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Mount Ogden Hike Homecoming Tradition



Join us in keeping a Weber State tradition alive - even through a pandemic!

We will have a free guided hike on October 3rd from the base of Snowbasin Resort to the top of Mount Ogden. Pre-registration is required, groups will be limited to 10, start times will be staggered and masks will be required when not actively hiking.

We can't wait to see you all there! Bring your friends, family and kiddos along.

 

To register and for more information on the tradition, check out our website! 

Contact Information

Name
Hayley Prine
Department
Campus Recreation
Email
hayleyprine@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6373

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Outdoor Program 15th Annual Gear Sale



The Weber State Outdoor Program Annual Gear Sale is happening on October 14th!

To keep everyone safe, this year's event will look quite a bit different. We will be offering shopping by appointment only with three appointments every 15 minutes. All shopping will happen outside at the Outdoor Program Rental Center and masks will be required.

The Appointment calendar will be posted to our website on Wednesday (9/30) at 8:30 a.m. and the full gear list with prices will be posted the morning of the event 10/14.

Check out the event page over the next two weeks to get ideas of gear and prices we have had in past years.

Contact Information

Name
Daniel Turner
Department
Campus Recreation
Email
danielturner1@weber.edu
Office
Weber State Outdoor
Phone
801-626-6373

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Virtual Open Hours for Starfish



Do you have questions about Starfish? We are here to help! This virtual "open hour" is available to help WSU faculty and staff set-up office hours through Starfish, answer questions about progress surveys or raising tracking items manually, or answer any questions you may have about Starfish. This training is an open forum where several Starfish experts can help solve your questions and/or concerns.  

Sign-up through Training Tracker #145-24 for the available days and times listed below: 

  • Sept. 29 @ 11 am
  • Oct. 8 @ 10 am
  • Oct. 22 @ 10 am

Also, see our Starfish homepage for any quick questions you may have in regards to Starfish: https://weber.edu/starfish or email starfish@weber.edu

Contact Information

Name
Daniel Jensen
Department
Student Success Center
Email
danieljensen3@weber.edu

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WSU Service Day of Remembrance - VIRTUAL (Homecoming Week Event)



9th Annual Service Day of Remembrance

Wed., Oct. 7, 2020 | 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. | Zoom

This VIRTUAL event will be hosted by the Center for Community Engaged Learning during Homecoming Week for all students, community members, faculty, and staff to serve the community in honor of someone who has passed away or for those who embody service in the community.

Register here: bit.ly/WSU-SDR20

We will host two virtual opportunities for folks to sign up. Please review the registration form for full details about each project.

Missing Maps Map-a-thon with American Red Cross

Competition between students and faculty/staff. Volunteers will be assigned a missing map to help create a virtual map of a pre-selected country for first-responders to use when natural disasters or health crises occur. This is designed for all levels of tech users from beginner to expert.

Virtual Storybook Kit Drive with OWCAP Head Start

Help assemble storybook kits for every OWCAP Head Start child's home. Pick up the pieces for your kit at CCEL, cut out and assemble the kit (pair of scissors for every 10 kits), then drop back off at CCEL to be delivered to OWCAP. Volunteers will also be encouraged to help fundraise and get folks to buy books associated with the kits for the families to use from OWCAP's Amazon Wish List.

This event qualifies as an eligible Service Leave activity under PPM 3-66. Eligible WSU employees, please communicate with your supervisor for approval to participate.

Contact Information

Name
Teresa Martinez
Department
Center for Community Engaged Learng
Email
teresamartinez1@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7718

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Virtual Personal Training and Group Exercise Now Available



Join Weber State Campus Recreation for virtual GroupX classes and Personal Training sessions!

Try out HIIT IT!, Yoga and ZUMBA from anywhere with our new virtual program! Group Exercise classes are free with an active Wildcard - community passes are available.

Achieve your exercise goals by hiring a personal trainer who will keep you motivated for your next workout! Sessions are available in person or virtually and start at $20. 

Contact Information

Name
Jonathan Rivera
Department
Campus Recreation
Email
jonathanrivera@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7519

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Computer & Automotive Engineering Building Ribbon Cutting



Please join us virtually for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Computer & Automotive Engineering Building Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4 p.m. Brief program followed by building tour. You can watch the event live at facebook.com/weberstate.

Contact Information

Name
Becky Thompson
Department
University Advancement
Email
rthompson1@weber.edu
Office
Hurst Center Room 20
Phone
801-626-6468

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Faculty Co-Advisor for the Community Research Team Position



The Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to serve as a Co-Advisor to the Community Research Team. The Co-Advisor for the Community Research Team works with one other faculty co-advisor to mentor and guide students as the students work with community partners on research projects. We seek a faculty member who can begin sometime during spring 2021.


NOTE: during COVID-19 and through academic year 2020-2021, the CRT is meeting virtually.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with other faculty advisor to run and advise the community research team, which includes training students on research design, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Mentor students as they work with community partners to design and conduct relevant and appropriate community-based research.
  • Commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week, including at least 3-5 office hours at the Community Research Extension off campus (2955 Harrison Blvd.).


REPORTING STRUCTURE

  • Reports to the CCEL Executive Director and collaborates with the Director of the Research Extension.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Tenure-track faculty member.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research design and data analysis.
  • Experience collaborating on research with community organizations, faculty, staff and/or students.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated record of effectively advising, mentoring, and guiding students individually and in groups.

RE-ASSIGNED TIME OR OTHER COMPENSATION

  • Course re-assigned time or stipend, negotiable with academic department and CCEL.

Applicants should send a brief vita (focusing on relevant experiences) and a letter outlining interest in the position and relevant experiences to Becky Jo Gesteland, Executive Director of CCEL, bgesteland@weber.edu. Priority review of applicants begins October 16, 2020.

Contact Information

Name
Becky Jo Gesteland
Department
Center for Community Engaged Learning
Email
bgesteland@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7737

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BRIDGE THE GAP: Socially Distanced Service Project - Join us!!



As part of our DO SOMETHING GREAT Customer Service Conference, Weber State University is partnering with Catholic Community Services to provide weekend "Pantry Packs" for Ogden School District students. 

54% of all SNAP (food stamp) households in Utah include children, and according to the Utah Office of Education, 34.7% of all Utah schoolchildren were enrolled in free or reduced school meal programs in 2017. In the Ogden & Weber school districts, that number even higher at 44.2%, which means there are almost 20,000 kids who utilize these meal programs during the week. Bridging the Gap is targeted towards our community’s children who depend on receiving breakfast and lunch at their schools each day, but may be going without proper nutrition on the weekends.

Register for our morning session where we focus on DO SOMETHING GREAT For yourself and For Another (required). 
Then come to the Ogden Campus to DO SOMETHING GREAT For the Community. Our goal is to provide 400-500 Pantry Packs for distribution to kids who aren't always sure where their next meal is coming from. Lunch is included!

Click on the Flyer link for more information about the CCS Program Bridging the Gap. 

Register in Training Tracker! 
Customer Service Conference #400-20
Customer Service Conference Service Project #400-21

Contact Information

Name
Cindy Reinhard
Department
Human Resources
Email
cynthiareinhard@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7710

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Office of Workplace Learning Fall Courses NOW ONLINE!



The Office of Workplace Learning (OWL) has been hard at work transitioning trainings to an online format for the fall!

Check out Training Tracker in the eWeber Portal and review the classes that are already available this fall AND be sure to touch base over the next few weeks as more classes are added!

Weber State University is a learning organization. A "Learning Organization" is one in which people at all levels, individually and collectively, are continually increasing their capacity to produce results they really care about.

Available to all Faculty and Staff - OWL offers professional and personal development training to enhance your personal well-being and professional performance. 

We look forward to seeing you this fall online!
 

Contact Information

Name
Cindy Reinhard
Department
Human Resources
Email
cynthiareinhard@weber.edu
Office
Office of Workplace
Phone
801-626-7710

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October Swim Lesson Registration is Open!



Did you know that the world's oldest swimming stroke is the breaststroke? Even cooler than that fun fact, there's never a bad time to learn breaststroke or any other swimming skill!

October swim lessons are now open for registration!

You can register online at https://www.weber.edu/aquatics/group.html

As usual, we have offerings for all ages and skill abilities. We are currently operating with smaller class sizes so register early to guarantee a spot! Additional precautions include no gathering on the pool deck and our instructors are making plastic face shields a new trend in swim instructor apparel. If you have questions about our swim lesson program, check out our website, or email me at rebeccamabile@weber.edu

Hope to see you at Swenson Pool soon!

Contact Information

Name
Rebecca Mabile
Department
Campus Recreation
Email
rebeccamabile@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-8674

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**REMINDER** Staff Award Nominations Due 10/2



2020 Presidential Outstanding Staff Award Nominations

We need more nominations! Please take a minute to nominate a coworker or someone on campus that you feel deserves recognition. 

WSU is once again seeking nominations for the Presidential Outstanding Staff Awards. The university will present awards to two outstanding non-exempt staff members and two outstanding exempt staff members.  

For more information or to nominate non-exempt or exempt staff for these awards, please visit the webpage below and upload your nomination letter. You will need to list three people who have agreed to submit reference letters supporting your nomination. To be eligible for nomination, an individual must have been employed in a salaried position for a minimum of five years.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Contact Information

Name
Jodi Shupp
Department
Human Resources
Email
jodishupp@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6178

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DO SOMETHING GREAT | 2020 Customer Service Virtual Conference



Contact Information

Name
Cindy Reinhard
Department
Human Resources
Email
cynthiareinhard@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7710

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New Executive Director of Government Relations and the Olene S. Walker Institute



Weber State University welcomes Devin Wiser as the new executive director of government relations and executive director of the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service.

Devin brings 10 years of experience in work relating to government and the legislative process, most recently serving as the Chief of Staff to Utah's First Congressional District Representative, Rob Bishop. Devin has worked closely with diverse partners at the state and federal levels on various policy matters, including those affecting higher education.

Devin earned his Juris Doctor at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, and his bachelor's in law and constitutional studies at Utah State University.

Following a national search, a committee of campus and community leaders selected Devin for this role. He will begin his work at the university on Nov. 2.

Contact Information

Name
Helen Fink
Department
VP University Advancement
Email
hfink@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6002

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TIAA Retirement & Financial Webinars



TIAA has some great educational webinars for employees in the next few months. Please click on the following link and add these webinars to your calendar if you would like to learn more about any of these financial/retirement topics."  TIAA.org/webinars 

Planning with Retirement Assets

October 13

10 a.m. MT

Understanding Medicare

October 13

1 p.m. MT

Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA's Chief Investment Strategist

October 14

10 a.m. MT

TIAA Real Estate Account

October 14

1 p.m. MT

Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

October 15

10 a.m. MT

Cybersecurity

October 15

1 p.m. MT

Making Gifts to Loved Ones and Charities

November 10

10 a.m. MT

Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing

November 10

1 p.m. MT

The Power of Saving

November 11

10 a.m. MT

Making it Easier for You: Online tools and resources

November 11

1 p.m. MT

Retiring in the 'New Normal'

November 12

10 a.m. MT

Inside Money: Managing income and debt

December 8

1 p.m. MT

Lifetime Income: Marketproof your retirement

December 9

10 a.m. MT

Strategies for Staying on Track

December 9

1 p.m. MT

Postcards from the Future: A woman’s guide to financially ever after

December 10

10 a.m. MT

Contact Information

Name
Bethany Rasmussen
Department
Human Resources
Email
bethanyrasmussen@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7230

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URS Virtual Retirement Planning Sessions & Webinars



URS One on One Sessions

The URS team of Retirement Planning Advisors will be conducting individual retirement planning sessions by phone for members who are interested. Members may sign up, as before, via their myURS account. Because these sessions will be done by telephone, it is important that members have their phone numbers updated in their myURS account. In addition to the usual required preparation, it is helpful for these telephone sessions if members are at a computer at the time of the appointment.

If you are interested in webinars (live and recorded), click here to see what URS has to offer. 

Utah Retirement Systems will be available for one-on-one Retirement Planning Sessions via phone calls for the coming weeks.  These Planning Sessions are designed for ALL career stages: beginning, middle, end. See the instructions below to register for a phone appointment.

1.       Go to www.urs.org.

2.       Log into your myURS account.

3.       Click on the Education Tab.

4.       Click on “Individual Retirement Planning Sessions”.

5.       Find the Telephone Session that works best for you.  Select the session to reserve your appointment.  You will immediately receive an email confirming your registration.  THE DATE and TIME OF THE APPOINTMENT YOU SELECTED WILL ALSO BE NOTED TOWARDS THE TOP OF THE REGISTRATION PAGE, IF YOU NEED TO REFERENCE IT LATER.

6.    Please be sure to bring your current gross pay rate, any retirement plan balances outside of URS, your URS account log in information (user ID and password) and your Social Security statement (get yours at www.ssa.gov). It is also helpful if you are at a computer at the time of the appointment.

Note:  These sessions are NOT to apply for retirement.

These appointments are planning sessions, designed for employees in ALL stages of their careers, where a comprehensive analysis will be performed to determine if you are on track to retire with the amount of income you want, when you reach the time you would like to retire. To make an appointment to retire, contact the URS Pension Department at (800) 695-4877. 

Contact Information

Name
Jodi Shupp
Department
Human Resources
Email
jodishupp@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6178

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Net Zero House: Virtual Open House and Ribbon Cutting



October 13, 4 p.m.

Celebrate Weber State University's newly completed, all-electric home in central Ogden. Students designed and managed construction of the net-zero home, which is also a top-10 finalist internationally for the 2020 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For more information about the house, visit weber.edu/solardecathlon.

Contact Information

Name
Becky Thompson
Department
University Advancement
Email
rthompson1@weber.edu
Office
Hurst Center Room 20
Phone
801-626-6468

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Career and Internship Fair Featuring STEM Employers - Oct. 14



Join us for this virtual event and find tons of employers offering careers and internships!

  • October 14
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Virtual: https://weber.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/15964
  • Register through Handshake, then sign up with employers for one-on-one or group sessions.

Contact Information

Name
Career Services
Email
careerservices@weber.edu

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month



Join us in bringing attention to domestic violence and supporting survivors - especially during these pandemic times when so many are stuck at home. Check out the trainings, support, and events throughout the month of October! All events are virtual.

  • Clothesline Project: October 2020, SU Atrium. The Clothesline Project is a visual display dedicated to raising awareness about the reality of violence in our society. The display is composed of t-shirts created by survivors of violence or in honor of someone who has experienced violence. Stop by the Shepherd Union during the month of October to see this powerful display! Learn more about the Clothesline Project
  • Boo'd Up: October 8, 11 a.m. Join us to learn about beginning relationships, defining your boundaries, open communication, and consent!
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Virtual Event: October 17, 6:30 p.m. In collaboration with Stop The Violence Utah, YCC and the Weber-Morgan County Domestic Violence Coalition will be hosting a virtual event for Domestic Violence Awareness month. On Saturday, October 17th, participants can tune into a live feed on either the coalition or YCC’s Facebook pages. The live feed will feature community advocates placing purple flags and having a moment of silence. At 7 p.m. a video will be posted honoring the lives lost to domestic violence in 2019 as well as lives helped by organizations around the state.
  • LUNAFEST: October 21, Noon. The Women's Center is proud to present our  5th annual Lunafest film festival! Lunafest features films by, for, and about women. Join us virtually to watch award-winning short films and bid on prizes in our silent auction. Don’t forget to pick up your free pre-packaged concession bag from our office before the event! Proceeds from Lunafest go to supporting our Safe@Weber Survivor Emergency Fund.
  • Safe@Weber Supporting Survivors Training: October 22, 10 a.m., Zoom.Learn about Safe@Weber Advocacy Services, and how you can support a survivor of sexual misconduct!
  • Sister Circle: October 29, 1 p.m. Join us for a discussion of nature as a teacher of healing and organizing. Don't forget to pick up your free snack and activity kit from our office before the event!

Learn More & Find Zoom Links for Events

 

Contact Information

Name
Women's Center
Email
womenscenter@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6090

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Get Ready for Homecoming 2020



Get Ready for Homecoming 2020!!! 

 

Weber State University students may pick up their free homecoming shirt at the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership, SU 326 (Ogden campus), starting at 9 am on Monday, October 5, 2020 (limit one per student). Students will be asked to scan a QR code for their shirt. Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first come basis, with no sizes guaranteed. Please remember to wear your mask and social distancing will be enforced.

WSU faculty and staff, along with members of the community may purchase their shirts at Wildcat Stores starting Monday, October 5, 2020. Departments sponsoring shirts for their employees may use their department cost code upon checkout. Shirts are $5/piece and are also on a first come basis. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding homecoming shirts, contact Tara Peris at taraperis@weber.edu. For more information and a list of events happening throughout the week, visit: https://www.weber.edu/homecoming

 

Contact Information

Name
Tara Peris
Department
Student Involvement & Leadership
Email
taraperis@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6349

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Office of Undergraduate Research 2020-21 Calendar



The Office of Undergraduate Research 2020-2021 calendar is now posted.  Please visit https://weber.edu/OUR/calendar.html for dates and details.

Contact Information

Name
Erin Kendall
Department
Office of Undergraduate Research
Email
erinkendall@weber.edu

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Stay-At-Homecoming Shirt



2020 LIMITED EDITION STAY-AT-HOME HOMECOMING TEE"
Only $14.89 while supplies last. 

Contact Information

Name
Wildcat Store
Department
Wildcat Stores
Email
wildcatstore@weber.edu
Office
Wildcat Store
Phone
8016266353

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Get Virtual Support With Anxiety, Mindfulness, Connection & More!



Check out the online groups offered through the Counseling & Psychological Services Center! Get support from trained staff and make connections with others on the same path. Most groups are drop-in. Find the best fit for you: https://weber.edu/CounselingCenter/groups.html

Contact Information

Name
Counseling & Psychological Services Center
Email
studentaffairs@weber.edu

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The Walker Institute Presents VOTER EDUCATION WEEK



Voter Education Week

All Events are Virtual

Monday Oct. 5th - "Vote by Mail"  Presented by Shelly Jackson Davis County Deputy Clerk 1:30 pm

Tuesday Oct. 6th - "Can Democracy Solve Collective Problems" - Presented by Dr. Leah Murray 12:00-1:15 pm

Wednesday Oct.7th - "Judging the Judges: How to cast and informed vote- Presented by Jennifer Yim, Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee 1:30 pm

Wednesday October 7th "Vice Presidential Debate" - 7:00 pm

 

 

Contact Information

Name
Becky Stromberg
Department
Walker Institute
Email
rebeccastromberg1@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6252

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Homecoming Recycle Run (Virtual Edition)



5K fun run for homecoming week.

  • Participants can run anywhere!
  • Homecoming Week: October 2-10

REGISTER

Cost:

$10 for students

$15 for Alumni

$20 for Faculty/staff

$25 for community

Contact Information

Name
Rebecca Mabile
Email
rebeccamabile@weber.edu

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2020 Annual WSU Diversity Conference - Oct. 1 and 2



We are virtual this year!

Join us for virtual sessions based on the conference topic of  CONNECTIONS, OBSTACLES, AND OPPORTUNITIES: Employing Intersectionality to Transform Racial Hierarchy into Humanity

October 1 Opening & Keynote: Dr. Pepper Glass
Register in advance 

October 2 Sessions: take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Learn more and join us: weber.edu/diversity/diversityconference.html

October 2 Closing & Keynote: Tim Wise
Register in advance 

Learn more about the keynotes, sessions and speakers: weber.edu/diversity/diversityconference.html

Contact Information

Name
Tia Nero
Email
tianero@weber.edu

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Sign Up Now! Utah's Election Campus Cup



Utah's Election Campus Cup

October 9th, 2020

 

 We are looking for Expedition Vote Competitive Teams to compete in this year's Utah Campus Cup! This is our year to WIN and we are excited to share with you the many ways you can get you and your team to finally bring home the coveted Campus Cup! 

 

• Expedition Vote is a 24-hour challenge. The list of challenges is released to the participating school approximately 48 hours before the challenge begins, but teams may not receive points for challenges completed before and after the 24-hour time frame. The date for Expedition Vote is October 9th

. • Each team scoring the highest points at their school will receive a prize from the Lt. Governor. The second and third place teams at Weber State will receive prizes from the Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service. The team in the state who scores the highest points will receive a GRAND PRIZE

. • All participants must be at least 18 years of age and MUST sign the Expedition Vote Waiver prior to participating in the challenge. All participants must adhere to applicable federal, state, or local laws or ordinances while performing the challenges

. • Any team that falsifies a challenge or falsely attributes points to their team will be disqualified

. • Teams must contain a majority of school affiliates. This means that in teams of: School affiliates include faculty, staff, alumni, students, and concurrent enrollment students. Each Expedition Vote team can have between 2-6 people. Each team must complete the challenges as a team – team members cannot separate at any time during the challenge. Team composition must have a majority of school affiliates. So, if there are 2 people on the team, both must be school affiliates. If 6 people are on a team, 4 must be school affiliates

. • Teams receive points by performing challenges listed in the official challenge list. In order to get credit for performing the challenge, teams must submit their photos and videos to Leah Murray at lmurray@weber.edu along with the challenge list.

 

 

 

Contact Information

Name
Leah Murray
Department
Walker Institute
Email
lmurray@weber.edu

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Weber State University Theatre Area Announces Digital Season



The Weber State University theatre area in the Department of Performing Arts will present an original six-part series titled “Crushing the Curve: An Experiment in Digital Theatre” for the university’s autumn 2020 performing arts season.  

Three of the pieces in the series will be fully-produced and filmed theatrical showcases, while the other three will give audience members an exclusive look at the creative processes happening behind-the-scenes of live productions.

“This season is unlike anything we’ve ever done before at Weber State University,” says Catherine Zublin, professor and co-coordinator of the theatre program. “It’s been both a challenge and an incredible opportunity to create original art for this particular moment in history. I’ve been so impressed by the creativity of our students, faculty and staff as we put together ‘Crushing the Curve’ and cannot wait to share the series with the public.”

Each event in the virtual series is fully-produced by WSU’s theatre area and is free to the public. Tickets to access digital performances may be reserved at weber.edu/artscalendar.

Event Series:

Crushing the Curve: Fever
October 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Fever is a student-driven showcase of scenes and songs, fully produced by the Associated Arts of the Theatre at Weber State University, a student-run organization of theatre performers and practitioners. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 

Crushing the Curve: Working
October 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Working is a panel discussion with performance professionals in a range of unusual theatrical careers. Learn about working in the live events sector and the current state of the industry from the perspectives of professionals from Broadway and beyond. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Crushing the Curve: Behind the Curtain
October 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Curtain takes audiences behind-the scenes for Weber State University’s musical production, Pippin. Catch a glimpse of song and dance, hear from and see the work of designers, and meet the cast and crew who put in the work to make the magic happen. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Crushing the Curve: Alice
November 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Alice is a dark comedy radio play written by Michael Ivan Bennett, based on the classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This production is reimagined for the digital medium and audience members will see the original tale’s iconic characters, but with a twist of gruesomeness. Expect to be both delighted and aghast in a play perfect for the fall season. Recommended for ages 13 and up.


Crushing the Curve: Illumination
November 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Illumination features the premiere reading of four new works created specifically for digital theatre by students at Weber State University. The performance on November 19 is recommended for ages 13 and up. A second performance date for audiences ages 18 and up featuring an additional fifth play will be added soon.


Crushing the Curve: A New World
December 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

A New World is a musical showcase exploring life and the world we live in through the art of song. Experience all the highs and lows, joys and sorrows, and messy in-betweens life has to offer from the comfort of your own screen. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Reserve tickets and find more information on all WSU arts events at weber.edu/artscalendar

Contact Information

Name
Cassie Smith
Department
College of Arts and Humanities
Email
cassiesmith1@weber.edu
Phone
801-450-7189

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Translation Week 2020: Virtual Panels Free & Open to the Public on Translation, Localization and Connecting with Other Cultures



Did you know that language services make up a $50 billion industry?

The world's largest organizations need employees who are adept in translation, interpretation and localization, which is the art of adapting products or services to meet the needs of a language or culture.

Translation Week highlights Weber State's new programs in translation and localization. By engaging with these topics, students learn concepts such as how to overcome technical or cultural issues in digital applications like software, websites, videos or video games. An associate's degree or minor in localization is the perfect complement to a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, communication and many more. Plus, the skills and knowledge students learn in the program will help them stand out when applying for jobs in a competitive global market.

Translation Week is sponsored by Weber State University's Department of Foreign Languages and we look forward to a great week of events!

Featured Events:

Navigating Healthcare Interpreting
Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

U.N. Interpreting: What A Rush!
Date: Tuesday, September 29
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch - WSU Programs in Translation & Localization: What You Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

"Arrival" Movie Discussion & Social Hour
Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

To promote the safety and well-being of our students and guests, all Translation Week activities for 2020 will happen over Zoom. To learn more about events, enter contests for prizes and register for Zoom discussions, please visit https://weber.edu/ForeignLanguages/translation-week.html.

 

Contact Information

Name
Cassie Smith
Department
College of Arts and Humanities
Email
cassiesmith1@weber.edu
Phone
801-450-7189

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WSU Speech & Debate Team to Host Virtual Debate Watch Parties with Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service



Alongside the Walker Institute, the Weber State Speech and Debate team will hostvirtual Debate Watch gatherings for students and community members to join in on an important conversation. We will be live streaming the debates on Zoom and following up with a half-hour set of small group discussions about the debates with our fellow citizens!

Please register in advance for virtual discussions with the links provided below.

Utah’s 1st Congressional Debate
When: Sep 24, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)  
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://weber.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcOGhrjgqHNQBhPGbaAtfzPMqiDSgg3hE 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Presidential Debate
When: Sep 29, 2020 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://weber.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMscOmuqTItGNRrtZ5yWMTRgtbWT6ayfEge 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Vice Presidential Debate
When: Oct 7, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://weber.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcuGvrjgrG9Km5q-N0XfWN-laEXH5z5nC  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Contact Information

Name
Cassie Smith
Department
College of Arts & Humanities
Email
cassiesmith1@weber.edu

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Translation Week - Sept. 28-Oct. 2



Weber State University Translation Week 2020

September 28 - October 2 | Virtual Events and a Contest! Translation Week Banner

 

Did you know that language services make up a $50 billion industry?

The world's largest organizations need employees who are adept in translation, interpretation and localization, which is the art of adapting products or services to meet the needs of a language or culture.

Translation Week highlights Weber State's new programs in translation and localization. By engaging with these topics, students learn concepts such as how to overcome technical or cultural issues in digital applications like software, websites, videos or video games. An associate's degree or minor in localization is the perfect complement to a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, communication and many more. Plus, the skills and knowledge students learn in the program will help them stand out when applying for jobs in a competitive global market.

Translation Week is sponsored by Weber State University's Department of Foreign Languages and we look forward to a great week of events!

Visit: https://weber.edu/ForeignLanguages/translation-week.html for all of the calendar details

Contact Information

Name
Cynthia Jones
Email
cynthiajones1@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6729

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Join Us! Net Zero House Virtual Open House and Ribbon Cutting




Tuesday, October 13, 2020  |  4 p.m. MDT

You can watch the event live at facebook.com/weberstate

Celebrate Weber State University's newly completed, all-electric home in central Ogden. Students designed and managed construction of the net zero home, which is also a top-10 finalist internationally for the 2020 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. For more information about the house, visit weber.edu/solardecathlon.

 

Contact Information

Name
Becky Thompson
Email
rthompson@weber.edu
Phone
8016266468

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Beyond Suffrage Exhibit Extended



The "Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Northern Utah Women Making History" exhibit has been extended at the Museums at Union Station. The exhibit will be available to view until October 31, 2020. The hours of the museum are Wednesday-Saturday from Noon-4:00 p.m.

The exhibit highlights 300 women from Northern Utah and WSU that have shaped, strengthened and served their communities from 1870-2020.

For more information about the project, please visit beyondsuffrage.org

Contact Information

Name
Sarah Langsdon
Department
Library
Email
slangsdon@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6337

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Tips and Techniques for Applying to Graduate School



Tips and Techniques for Applying to Graduate School

All Major and Minors Welcome!

When: Tuesday October 6th

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM

Who: Dr Aminda O'Hare, Director of the WSU Neuroscience Program

Where: https://weber.zoom.us/j/95852558853

 

As part of the Neuroscience Lecture Series, Dr. O'Hare will provide essential information about the graduate school application process that will help students become competitive candidates for acceptance.

This Zoom workshop will cover how to identify graduate programs, prepare personal statements, solicit letters of recommendation and much more.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A

 

 

Contact Information

Name
Aminda O'Hare
Department
Neuroscience
Email
amindaohare@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6729

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Podcast #2 of Wildcat Conversations: Racism Series



On week 2 of our Wildcat Conversations: Racism podcast/videocast series our guest is Emma Houston as we continue to learn about racism and discover how we can become more involved and engaged about racism in Utah. Join your hosts, Dr. James Zagrodnik, Dr. Andrea Martinez, and Dr. Ryan Zimmerman for an engaging and educational series on Racism at www.weber.edu/wildcatconversations/

Wildcat Conversations: Racism is a podcast/videocast series for all WSU students, staff, and faculty to learn and explore racism in ourselves, our society, and at WSU.  Our weekly podcast series with distinguished guests will cover what racism is, how we establish and engage in difficult conversations, what WSU is doing about racism across campus and the community, and how racism impacts our lives.

Contact Information

Name
James Zagrodnik
Department
HPER
Email
jameszagrodnik@weber.edu
Phone
8016267084

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Virtual Seminar — "Characterization of Porous Media with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance"



 

Presented by Dr. Ben Anger
Research Physicist, Shell Global Solutions  
WSU Physics Alumnus

Date:  Wednesday, October 7, 2020 |  1:30 pm MDT

Join us via Zoom:
https://weber.zoom.us/j/95767043472
Meeting ID: 957 6704 3472
Or: https://tinyurl.com/PhysSeminar 

Abstract:

Porous media are ubiquitous, both in nature as well as in technology.  The physical, chemical, and biological behaviors and functions of porous media are strongly dependent on internal structure, with important length scales covering orders of magnitude.  In particular, the interactions between porous media and fluids within pore networks are of great importance and interest.  Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful, noninvasive tool useful for the characterization of important structural and fluid transport properties, including pore size distributions and permeability.  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also provide insights into fluid distributions and dynamics.  In this talk, I will discuss the physics of NMR and MRI and share a few applications of these methods to the characterization of fluid behavior in porous reservoir rocks.

Contact Information

Name
John Sohl
Department
Physics
Email
jsohl@weber.edu
Office
TY 326
Phone
801-626-7907

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Sustainable Actions October Webinar -- Join us!




Social Sustainability Webinar

October 7, 2020  |  12:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Sustainable Actions webinar for October is all about social sustainability. We will discuss how society fits into the broader context of sustainability, as well as discussion points on matters such as environmental justice, equity vs. equality, civic engagement, and personal wellness.

All students, staff and faculty are welcome. You can even win a gift card for participating in webinars and actions!

RSVP to Kyia Hill, kyiahill@weber.edu by Oct. 6 for a Zoom link.


Sustainable Actions is a monthly webinar series presented by the WSU Energy & Sustainability Office. 

The goal of the Sustainable Actions webinars is to provide learning opportunities in various areas of sustainability and starting points for participants to take action in their own lives. Webinars begin with education and discussion on the event topic and conclude with a presentation of useful tools and actions to take.

Upcoming webinars:

Food Sustainability; Nov. 4, 2020, 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Waste & Purchasing; Dec. 2, 2020, 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Contact Information

Name
Kyia Hill
Department
Energy & Sustainability Office
Email
kyiahill@weber.edu
Phone
8016266539

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