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Theme: Worthy of Your Dreams

This event occurred on
February 28, 2014
10:00am - 2:30pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Ogden, UT
United States

Weber State University is excited to showcase "ideas worth spreading" on February 28, 2014. This year will feature students, faculty, and alumni. Join us for this exciting event.

Eccles Theater
3848 Harrison Boulevard
Ogden, UT, 84403
United States
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Tim Border

Tim Border has taught in the Department of Professional Sales at Weber State University since 1992. Over the last 25 years Tim has consulted many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies throughout the world in the areas of sales, customer service and leadership. He has also owned several successful businesses and has extensive field experience in sales and negotiations. Tim loves to write music and has written over 20 original songs that have been recorded on his CD called “Whatever You Dream”. He also loves extreme sports such as going inverted on his wakeboard and racing motorcycles in the desert. He lives by the mantra “go big or go home”.

Adam Johnston

Adam Johnston is a professor of physics at Weber State University where he teaches courses in general physics and science education. His research in science learning has led him to co-organize a national conference in science education reform, Science Education at the Crossroads, as well as local outreach programs such as Science in the Parks, hosted in Ogden city during the summer. Adam works closely with teaching majors at Weber State, as well as with practicing teachers locally and around the state through various programs and presentations. Before coming to Weber State, Adam completed a Ph.D. in science education and a M.S. in physics from the University of Utah, and a B.S. in physics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Walker Institute Interns

Interns with the Olene Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service will be presenting on the value of internships and how they are not only the foundation to your dreams, but how they are your dream. Presenting today will be Stuart Call, a senior in Political Science, India Nielsen, a senior in Communication, and Mandie Barnes, a recent graduate in Communication.

Charles Wight

Charles A. Wight took office as the 12th president of Weber State University in January 2013. A distinguished scholar and academic leader, he has more than 28 years of experience in higher education. President Wight earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He is the co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and two books. The title of his presentation is “Colleges Should Share the Pain of Student Loan Defaults.”

Stacy Palen

Stacy Palen is an astronomer and professor in the Physics Department at Weber State University. Her primary focus in her work is bringing physics and astronomy to life for students, in ways that have concrete impact on their daily lives. At home, she has a small farm, where she applies principles of physics to the pursuit of a sustainable lifestyle. Today, she will be telling us about "Nature's Creation Story".

Karlee Berezay

Karlee Berezay is a Senior at Weber State University studying Sociology and Psychology. She currently holds the position of LGBT Advocate for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual, and Transgender Resources on campus. She has previously held positions on the diversity board and club presidencies. She is 24 and loves her partner, friends, family, and her two cats. She someday hopes to be a Counselor working specifically with Transgender Youth and Transgender Awareness Issues. She is inspired by social movements, student organizations, and Equality. She will be presenting today on the topic You Are Worthy of Your Dreams a guide to appreciating where you are now and other clever tales of being a student.

Sarah Steimel

Sarah Steimel is an assistant professor in the Communication Department at Weber State. She has both research and teaching interests in organizational communication, gender and communication, and research methods. Specifically, her current research focuses on communication in nonprofit organizations, especially between organizational staff and the diverse clients they serve. Through her research and teaching, Sarah has found that our society's focus on aggressive persuasion divides us. Sarah today will talk about invitational rhetoric, which focuses more on creating understanding through communication. By fostering invitational rhetoric, communication can help us pursue our collective dreams.

Bill Allred

Bill Allred is a native of Ogden, Utah. He attended public school and Weber State College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre. He then went on to Penn State where he did three years work on a Master’s Degree in acting. Bill then pursued a career as an actor, finding work at regional theater companies around the country and off-off Broadway in New York City. Since 1980, Bill’s full time job has been in Radio. He worked at KJQ and has been part of the Radio From Hell Show on X-96 since it began over 20 years ago. When Bill left Weber for the wide world he found out that his education had been pretty good. If it failed him it was because he allowed it. He should have paid more attention.

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