Announcements

Faculty and Staff Town Hall - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 3:30 pm



 

The next Faculty and Staff Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. We encourage you to join and participate to hear latest information and answers to questions.

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
 https://weber.zoom.us/j/228380837

 

Please submit questions prior to the meeting by using this form:   https://forms.gle/YpLeSsZy1aAjRdDT9

TO VIEW PAST TOWN HALL MEETINGS, please visit the President's webpage at this link.

 

Contact Information

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

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COVID Town Hall - Students



Please join us for a town hall this Wednesday from 4:30-5:15 pm to discuss recent changes COVID protocols including the removal of the mask mandate on campus.

Please join us via Zoom.

Contact Information

Name
Kelly Simerick
Department
Student Affairs
Email
kellysimerick@weber.edu

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Student Employment at the Stewart Library



Do you enjoy customer service and working with the Weber State community? Looking for on campus employment opportunities while attending classes? The Stewart Library is hiring Circulation Student Assistants for Summer and Fall 2021! 

To apply, go to the following link: https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/13420    

or search Circulation Services Assistant at https://jobs.weber.edu/

 

Contact Information

Name
Roxanne Derda
Department
Library
Email
roxannederda@weber.edu
Office
Circulation Services
Phone
801-626-6546

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CAUTION -- Temporary One-Lane Access to A-2 Lot May 17-21



As part of the ongoing Noorda project, Big-D Construction and the geothermal well-drilling contractor will need to temporarily reduce the western entrance to lot A-2 to just one lane. Dates are tentative and subject to change, but lane closure is currently planned during the week of May 17-21.

Please use caution as you approach. There will be a flagger present to direct traffic and help people enter and exit safely.

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
Office
Planning & Construct
Phone
801-626-6642

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Call for Applications: Assistant Director of Interdisciplinary Collaborations



The Office of Interdisciplinary Collaboration is seeking a full-time faculty member to serve as Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will mentor students in the BIS program, on occasion teach the BIS capstone course, and collaborate with the Director to create new interdisciplinary partnerships and activities across campus. The position comes with a 1 course release per semester and will start Fall semester 2021. To apply, submit a CV and a letter detailing your experience with interdisciplinary teaching, research, and mentorship to Phylicia Mccord at: phyliciamccord@weber.edu Review of applications will begin May 24, 2021.

Contact Information

Name
Phylicia McCord
Department
Office of Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Email
Phyliciamccord@weber.edu

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Additional Campus BRT Construction Closures Begin This Week



 

 

Construction of the Bus Rapid Transit line through central campus has added additional roadway and sidewalk closures this week.


To keep pedestrians safe, the area between Kimball Visual Arts and the Browning Center over to the Shepherd Union is closed, as is the area around Ada Lindquist Plaza, bordering the west side of the Student Services Center and the south side of Miller Administration. 

The horseshoe west of Browning Center, the driveway east of the public pay lot, and the northwest quadrant of the pay lot are also closed.

Buildings will remain open during construction, but some entrances may be closed or accessed via a detour. Please see the map for details about closures and detours.

We expect vehicle traffic, dust and noise in and around the construction zone and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. The BRT construction area will expand and shift locations as needed until completion of the project. 

Watch this video illustration to see what the finished line will look like.

You can find timely information about the project from UTA.

If you want to learn more about the history of the project, you can watch the groundbreaking event hosted at Weber State on April 13. 

Contact Information

Name
Allison Hess
Department
Marketing & Communications
Email
ahess@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7948

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FERPA Training: Online and Required Every Two Years



Employees who access student records in Banner, Canvas, Starfish, or other University systems must complete the FERPA Online Training to maintain federal compliance. FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, governs the access, retention, and release of all student data at secondary and postsecondary institutions.

Important Update: FERPA training is now required every two years to support data security and reduce liability.

The good news is that FERPA training is online and easy to complete! Sign up in Training Tracker for 190-09 FERPA Online Training. This course should take about one hour, and upon successful completion your certificate will be stored in Training Tracker for easy access.

FERPA information is also available at weber.edu/registrar/FERPA.html or under "FERPA" in the A-Z Index. Questions about FERPA are always welcome at the Office of the Registrar.

Contact Information

Name
Office of the Registrar
Department
Office of the Registrar
Email
registrar@weber.edu
Office
SC 101
Phone
801-626-6100

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Master of Education Applications Due May 15!



We support educators in education, business, industry, and higher education through advancing the theoretical and practical applications of teaching and leadership through the following Master of Education four emphases: 

Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for candidates seeking more in-depth knowledge and skill for classroom instruction. In addition to foundation courses, students may select from a variety of electives, including courses leading to license endorsements. Candidates will complete a classroom or school-based project as a culminating experience.

Curriculum and Instruction Details

Educational Leadership

The Master of Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership is designed for candidates seeking administrative positions in K–12 schools and is focused on the Utah Educational Leadership Standards. After completion of an intensive administrative internship, candidates will be eligible to be recommended to the Utah State Board of Education for an administrative/supervisory license.

Educational Leadership Details

Family Life Education

This Master of Education with an emphasis on Family Life Education is designed for candidates seeking careers in family life and community education, and those seeking a more in-depth study of the historical foundations, policies and psychology of education and the theory, research and structure of family life education and family systems in general. Candidates will also integrate the best practices for theory-based program delivery, management, evaluation, and research.

Family Life Education Details

Higher Education Leadership

The Master of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership is designed for candidates seeking to work in a higher education environment to gain a deep understanding of the roles, mechanisms, and policies that impact higher education. Candidates can select an intensive internship or a site-based research project as a culminating experience.

Higher Education Leadership Details

 

Teachers are the difference! 

 

Contact: 

Melinda Bowers

 

Department: 

Master of Education in the Moyes College of Education

Email: 

med@weber.edu

 

Phone: 

(801) 626-6278

Contact Information

Name
Melinda Bowers
Department
Teacher Education
Email
melindabowers@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6278

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Revisions to NACE Core Competencies (Career Readiness)



Weber State University is invested in preparing students for their careers. To support this work, we focus on eight career readiness competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). These core competencies transcend industry and academic major.

NACE recently announced revisions to its core competencies. Two years in the making, the revisions reflect the work of a member task force, research conducted by NACE in partnership with SkillSurvey, and recommendations gathered through the NACE membership. With the goal of simplifying and clarifying the competencies, the revisions broadened the scope of the competencies to be inclusive of lifelong career management rather than just a successful transition into the workplace.

The task force revised names and definitions of the competencies and added sample behaviors. View the revised definitions and sample behaviors at either NACE or Work@Weber. The revised names are as follows:

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving → Critical Thinking
Teamwork & Collaboration → Teamwork
Professionalism & Work Ethic → Professionalism
Oral & Written Communication → Communication
Digital Technology → Technology
Leadership → Leadership
Career Management → Career & Self Development
Global & Intercultural Fluency → Equity & Inclusion

If you are using the NACE competencies in any way, please update your materials to reflect these revisions.

What does this mean for Career Ready Guide and SkillSurvey?
Career Ready Guide and SkillSurvey are two tools that are based on the NACE competencies and used to support career readiness within student employment.

CareerSpots is in the process of updating the Career Ready Guide to include all the revisions. This update will be released sometime this summer and will be ready to go before fall semester begins. The exact date of the release has not been announced.

SkillSurvey will have a seamless transition to the revised competencies. All Career Readiness reports that are generated after June 28, 2021 will include the revised competencies. 

How do I gain access to these career readiness tools?
You can learn more about Career Ready Guide and SkillSurvey and request access to these tools by visiting Work@Weber.

How do I learn more?
If you are a part of the Student Affairs Division, attend the Student Affairs Academy session and panel "Creating Student Employability In Student Affairs" on Wednesday, May 12, 12:45-2:30 pm, to find out more about the NACE competencies and their recent revisions.

If you are not a part of the Student Affairs Division, please contact Katie Swainston for more information or to request a presentation.

GetSET (Student Employee Training) on September 24 will also focus on the NACE competencies. This training is open to student employees across all divisions.

Contact Information

Name
Katie Swainston
Department
Career Services
Email
katieswainston@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-8797

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Discounted Disinfecting Wipes and PPE



Contact Information

Name
Jennifer Hill
Department
Wildcat Stores
Email
jenniferhill5@weber.edu
Phone
8016266353

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Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival: Black Joy



Celebrate Juneteeth as we come together to honor our past with live events, fun activities, pageants, musical performances and more!

Events all of June!

Learn more at: weber.edu/juneteenth

Contact Information

Name
Betty Sawyer
Department
Access & Diversity
Email
projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com

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Outdoor Program Summer Meet-Ups & Rentals!



The Outdoor Program Summer Rentals are up and running - stop by or call now to reserve your gear and plan your next summer adventure! 

Not sure what your next adventure should be? Make sure to check out our schedule of upcoming meet-ups and trips
We have mountain biking, paddleboarding, hiking, rappelling, adaptive climbing and so much more, check out our website for additional information. 

 

Don't forget, students faculty, staff and active alumni members get 30% off of rentals and discounted adventure program pricing! 

Contact Information

Name
Sarah MacKay
Department
Campus Recreation
Email
sarahmackay1@weber.edu
Office
Weber State Outdoor
Phone
801-626-6373

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Highlight your department for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day



For this year's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day we are asking departments/individuals to send in a video recording to teach kids about your career field and/or industry.

We are expecting up-to 200 children, ages 8-18, to join us for this year's event. In addition to a keynote and some 'in-person' activities, we are providing a full suite of virtual activities that can be accessed the entire week. In lieu of participants doing in-person tours we'd like to provide, as one option for the event, online links for kids to learn about different careers on campus. 

Those willing to participate should keep their video under 5 minutes. Here are some ideas to consider sharing/talking about in your video:

  • Person emceeing the video could share his/her name, the department name, job title and how long you've been at WSU in your role.
  • What training/school is required to enter your field of work?
  • What does a typical work day look like in this position?
  • If possible, take us on a quick video tour of your office, department or facility, let others in the department wave and say hello, introduce your team.
  • How/why did you choose this job or field of work?
  • What's the most fun/your favorite part of your job?
  • If an academic dept. you could share if there are famous/well known people who graduated from your area.
  • Share something exciting and/or fun you have done in your job.

Do anything you want in your video that will tie into this year's theme of 'Boldly Moving Forward.' Is there something your department has done this past year to move forward in a bold way? Keep videos no longer than 5 minutes in length (3-5 min. is great).

Not all videos need to be the same. Be creative and do what 'feels' right for you and your department. Videos can be recorded on a smart phone and do not need to be professional. If you have a WSU Kaltura account, please load your video there and send the link to owl@weber.edu. Otherwise, send the video file to owl@weber.edu (upload to box/google drive first if too large to email).

Entries need to be submitted by June 15th in order to be included in this year's event. Email owl@weber.edu with questions.

Contact Information

Name
TODASTWD Committee
Email
owl@weber.edu
Office
Office of Workplace

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Outdoor Program Challenge Course - Bring your team back together!



The Outdoor Program Challenge Course is Now Open! 

Are you looking for a way to bring your team or group together? Coming up with ideas to reintegrate your team as they return from remote work? Maybe you just want (or need!) a fun day together? 

We've got you covered. The Outdoor Program challenge course is designed to provide an educational experience requiring a combination of creativity, physical involvement, teamwork skills and individual commitment. 

The course offers an atmosphere of trust and cooperation resulting in a more effective team in just one afternoon!

The Challenge Program can be tailored to benefit the mission of any group it serves, such as Academic classes, clubs and student organizations, residence life groups, sports teams, faculty/staff development groups, corporate groups, and civic and community groups.

Ready to book a slot for your team? Give us a call at 801-626-7905 or check out more info at https://www.weber.edu/outdoor/ChallengeProgram.html

Contact Information

Name
Hayley Prine
Department
Campus Recreation
Email
hayleyprine@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-7905

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Weber State hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Dee Events Center



Weber State University, in partnership with Weber-Morgan Health Department (WMHD), has scheduled three clinics for members of the WSU community to get their free COVID-19 vaccine.

The clinics will be held: 

  • May 11

  • May 18

  • May 25

from 4-8 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.

No appointment is necessary and walk-ups are welcome. If you’d prefer, you can schedule an appointment for these clinics by visiting the WMHD appointment website.

While supplies last, Weber State will be handing out free T-shirts for anyone who gets vaccinated at these clinics.

Contact Information

Name
Dane Leblanc
Email
covid19@weber.edu

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Wildcat Store Transition to New Point of Sale System  Last Two Weeks to get Reprints



Contact Information

Name
Jennifer Hill
Department
WSU Wildcat Stores
Email
storeinfodesk@weber.edu
Phone
8016266353

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Summer Climbing Camps for 14 to 18 year-olds!



Join us in our fun, recreational program, introducing teens to the sport of climbing. Participants will be introduced to bouldering, top-roping, rappelling and will have the opportunity to climb both within our facility and outdoors! 

 

Climbing Camp - Ages 14 & 15

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about bouldering, top-roping, belaying and rappelling, including harness fit and figure-eight follow-through knots! Participants will also learn how to rappel safely and get to experience climbing on real rock.

Pricing:  $144

Dates: 

June 7, 14, 21, 28

9 - 11 a.m.

OR

July 6, 13, 20, 27

9 - 11 a.m.

 

Climbing Camp - Ages 16 to 18

 

The following clinics will be taught throughout the four-week course!

  • Bouldering: Hold selection, route reading and movement
  • Top Roping: Proper harness fit, figure-eight follow-through knots and top rope belay instruction
  • Rappelling: Checking rappel gear, rappel commands and proper rappel technique both indoors and out 
  • Outdoor Climbing: Practicing the week's skills in an outdoor setting

Pricing: $144

Dates: 

June 9, 16, 23, 30

9 -11 a.m.

OR

July 8, 15, 22, 29

9 - 11 a.m.

Contact Information

Name
Amy Knight
Department
Campus Recreation
Email
amyknight1@weber.edu
Office
Weber State Outdoor
Phone
801-626-6373

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Save the Date! HOMECOMING 2021



Save the Date! 

Homecoming 2021 ~ Friday, October 8, 2021 - Saturday, October, 16, 2021

The 2021 Homecoming Planning Committee is excited as we gear up for the next WSU Homecoming Week. This year Homecoming will be from Friday, October 8, 2021- Saturday, October 16, 2021 (Game Day!). We are asking all departments across campus, Academic and Student Affairs, to submit information about their Homecoming Week festivities to taraperis@weber.edu. Event/activity information submitted by (or before) Monday, August 2, 2021 will have a chance to be included in Homecoming marketing and information advertised across campus and in the surrounding Ogden community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Tara Perisl at taraperis@weber.edu

Contact Information

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

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Hike and Discover!



The College of Science at Weber State is bringing science hikes back to Discovery Loop! Throughout the summer, guided hikes will be offered along Discovery Loop, a science-based interpretive trail located above (east) of Weber State University. Each hike will start at the Skyline Trail Head, last for about an hour and a half, and cover various fascinating science topics. All hikes are free and will be kid-friendly, so anyone that likes to take a short walk in nature is welcome to join! Below is the summer schedule and hike topic:

Join us this Saturday, May 22 at 10 am for the Shake, Rattle, and Roll hike and learn about the hazards of the Wasatch Fault Zone.

SAVE THE DATES:

Saturday, June 12, 10 am – Mini Monsters – The Story of Things Lurking on the Trail.

Friday, July 16, 5 pm – Don’t Touch Lava! – You are Actually a Lava Monster and Why Water is Important.

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

Contact Information

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

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"Forging the Norsatch" - Episode #19 Director Dan Hemmert of the Governors Office Of Economic Opportunity - Go Utah



 

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

We meet with Director Hemmert and learn about the new vision and strategies for Utah’s Economic Opportunity office - Go Utah. 

Also:  Dr. Matthew Mouritsen, Dean of Weber State University’s Goddard School of Business and Economics will visit with us and share insights on balance sheets.

Listen via Anchor: https://anchor.fm/norastch-podcast/episodes/19--Director-Dan-Hemmert-of-the-Governors-Office-Of-Economic-Opportunity---Go-Utah-e10korh

Listen via Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1VqkBgLsJyu790X7Fa1rsI?si=a366215bee4f4b17

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
Phone
801 510-6889

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Up for another challenge?



The YWCA Utah is hosting a 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge for 2021.

We are looking for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members who are up for the challenge!

What:
The purpose of this challenge is to help us further our education and encourage community conversations. The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to learn about racial equity and build more effective social justice habits.

By signing up together, we will receive an email with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you will join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!

When:
The 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge starts June 21st, though you can join any time! All resources will be available the following day on the website below, so if you miss a day or want to revisit any content, you’ll be able to.

Where: https://www.ywcautah.org/challenge/

How:
Step 1: Fill out this Google form - https://forms.gle/ecMqNbLHgb6XmHDa9
Step 2: On June 21st, Tia will email everyone who signed up on the Google form with the materials each day.
Step 3: Complete the challenge of the day and log your reflections.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Tia Nero at tianero@weber.edu

Contact Information

Name
Tia Nero
Department
Office of Diversity
Email
tianero@weber.edu
Phone
801-626-6030

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Instilling Vision & Trust Through Leadership



Join us for our Spring 2021 Nubiz Symposium, held virtually on Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m. Hear three perspectives from dynamic community leaders as they share thoughts on "Instilling Vision and Trust Through Leadership." This event is made possible through a partnership with the Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce.

Presenters include:
Kym Buttschardt, Owner, Roosters/Union Grill
Glen Keysaw, Vice President of Distribution, Associated Food Stores
Colonel Jenise Carroll, Commander, 75th Air Base Wing, Hill Air Force Base

 

Date and Time

Thursday, May 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM MST

This virtual event will begin with each of our three presenters sharing their perspectives on leadership followed by Q&A. After the three presentations, a moderated panel discussion on Stakeholder Trust Model will take place.

Location

This virtual event will take place via a Zoom Webinar. Registrants will receive meeting details.
 

Fees/Admission

This event is free for all employees of Chamber members, first-time guests, WSU students and faculty. To register please visit the Chamber website.

 

Contact Information

Name
Bailey Lefthand
Email
bailey@ogdenweberchamber.com

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