Weber State University is a public university in Ogden, Utah. It was founded in 1889 as Weber Stake Academy, it gained university status 29 years ago in 1991, when it was renamed to its current name of Weber State University. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Universities. Weber State University was founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Weber Stake Academy in 1889. "Weber" comes from the name of the county. Weber County was named after an early fur trader; the university opened for students in 1889 with 98 students enrolled for classes on January 7. The first principal of Weber Stake Academy was Louis F. Moench. In the latter year, Moench was succeeded as principal by David O. McKay, who served in that position until 1908. From 1914 to 1917, James L. Barker was the principal of the Weber Stake Academy. In the early 20th century, the school underwent multiple name changes: Weber Stake Academy from its founding in 1889 to 1897, Weber Academy in 1902, Weber Normal College in 1918, Weber College in 1922.
By the late 1920s, the college was in financial difficulty, the LDS Church faced four choices—transfer the college to a partnership of the city of Ogden and Weber County, transfer it to the University of Utah as a branch campus, transfer it to the state of Utah as a junior college, or shut it down. In 1931, the Utah Legislature passed a law providing for the acquisition of Weber College and Snow College from the LDS Church. In 1933, Weber College became a state-supported junior college. In 1954 the college moved from its downtown location in Ogden to a spacious and scenic area in the southeast bench area of the city; the school became Weber State College in 1962, in 1964 became a four-year college. It was a charter member of the Big Sky Conference in 1963; the first graduate program, was added in 1984, it gained university status on January 1, 1991. Weber State University has developed into a major state undergraduate institution serving northern Utah and areas beyond, including American and international students.
Weber State University offers more than 250 degree programs. They are offered through the following seven colleges: College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions College of Science College of Social & Behavioral SciencesIn addition to these primary colleges, the university offers several structured interdisciplinary programs; these include: Asian Studies Ethnic Studies European Studies Latin American Studies Legal Studies Neuroscience Program Urban & Regional Planning Women's StudiesUnstructured interdisciplinary degrees are overseen by the Bachelor of Integrated Studies department. The university sits along the east bench of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden. There is two centers in Morgan and Roy. In addition to its physical locations, Weber State University has been a pioneer in the development of online education for the Utah System of Higher Education.
The Ogden campus covers more than 500 acres, houses 63 buildings and features residence halls that accommodate more than 1,000 students. The Davis campus has two buildings. In 2013, Weber State opened WSU Downtown, an 18,000-square-foot building on 2314 Washington Blvd. which houses a WSU Wildcat Store, the WSU Small Business Development Center, Startup Ogden, an open co-working space. Weber State has centers in Roy, Kaysville and Morgan, Utah, in addition to the Community Education Center in Ogden. Weber State University's colors are purple and white and their nickname is the Wildcats; the teams participate in NCAA Division I in the Big Sky Conference. The men's and women's basketball teams both play at the Dee Events Center. Additional athletic programs are men's and women's track and field, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, women's soccer, dance and softball; when the University of Idaho and Boise State University left the Big Sky in 1996, Idaho State University in nearby Pocatello became Weber State's main rival in both football and basketball.
Southern Utah University is the main in-state rival. Weber State has 17 club sports through Campus Recreation, including ice hockey and women's rugby, baseball, bowling, fencing, martial arts, rock climbing, snowboarding, weightlifting and lacrosse. Weber State University has an independent, student-run newspaper, The Signpost, published every Monday and Thursday, an online radio station, KWCR, Ogden's Radio Station, an undergraduate interdisciplinary literary journal, a television news program, Weber State News, that broadcasts online; the national literature and culture journal, Weber Studies, is based at Weber State. Joseph Bishop - Past president of Weber State. J. Willard Marriott – business magnate Fawn Brodie – author/historian David O. McKay – past LDS Church president Mark Evans Austad – communications expert H. Tracy Hall – inventor of the industrial diamond David M. Kennedy – U. S. Secretary of the Treasury Ernest L. Wilkinson – prominent lawyer and university president Nolan
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Benton Park is a neighborhood in southside St. Louis, just west of the Soulard neighborhood; the official boundaries of the area are Gravois Avenue on the north, Cherokee Street on the south, I-55 on the east, Jefferson Avenue on the west. Benton Park is unrelated to a private street located in Lafayette Square, St. Louis; the area now comprising Benton Park proper was first used as the City Cemetery, from 1842-1865. Those buried in the cemetery were relocated in 1865, the neighborhood was created on June 25, 1866, by city ordinance; the site of the park was 17 acres, but was reduced to 14 1/3 acres to accommodate perimeter streets. Noted horticulturist Edward F. Krausnick landscaped the park, incorporating a greenhouse, a footbridge, two ponds; the park was used for botanical instruction and community activities and today is a popular recreational area. Named City Park, the park was renamed after Thomas Hart Benton, the first U. S. Senator representing the people of Missouri; as the neighborhood grew, it attracted several breweries due to its location above a system of caves that were ideal for beer storage, or "lagering" in German, as many of the popular German styles require.
The caves maintain a constant 55 degree temperature, ideal for beer storage. Today, all of the cave entrances are sealed. One such cave, the English Cave, is said to run underneath Benton Park to the Lemp Brewery, several blocks to the southeast; the Lemp Brewery was one of the most notable of the city's breweries, which still stands today, although defunct. In 2010 Benton Park's racial makeup was 68.2% White, 25.1% Black, 0.3% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 3.8% two or more races, 1.2% some other race. 3.2 % of the population was of Latino origin. Gus's Pretzels the local pretzel bakery, open since 1920. Cafe Piazza the local pizzeria, open since 2017. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, the non-profit & DIY performance space, art gallery, community center, open since 1994. Benton Park Neighborhood Association Benton Park neighborhood, St. Louis The Park of Benton Park Benton Park District Slide Collection