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Happy Birthday, WSU ...

First Published      Last Updated Jan 07 2014 12:56 pm

Weber State University is 125 years old today.

(Wichita State University is 15-0 and ranked No. 6 in the country. Not as important, I know. But it's all this Wheatshocker's got.)

Celebrating 125 years of teaching excellence at Weber State University — Charles Wight, WSU president | For The Salt Lake Tribune

" ... As an open-enrollment university, WSU's contribution to the state is a vital one: it offers the chance for a better life. The university has always prided itself on opening the door to dreams. ..."

WSU shows how regional universities work for Utah — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

"... WSU and its sister institutions are the workhorses of Utah's System of Higher Education. But in terms of funding, they lag behind peer institutions in other states. That neglect will have to change if Utah higher education is to meet the needs of businesses for trained employees. ..."

WSU: 125 great years — Ogden Standard-Examiner Editorial

" ... The world will change a lot in another 125 years. The biggest mover now is technology. We are more than confident that Weber State University will meet the challenges of changing times and provide quality to students and the Top of Utah."