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The WSU marching band performs at last year's Block Party. (Ariana Berkemeier/ The Signpost)
The WSU marching band performs at last year’s Block Party. (Ariana Berkemeier/ The Signpost)

The WSU College of Applied Science and Technology (COAST) announced early last month that they had changed the college’s name to Engineering, Applied Science and Technology (EAST).

“We’ve wanted to change the name of the college to add (engineering) for a while,” said Dean of EAST David Ferro. “But we held off until we received news on our new graduate program in Computer Engineering.”

Weber State announced in July the addition of a Master of Science in Computer Engineering program that begins this fall. The program is the first graduate degree offered by the college, which also offers 20 four-year degrees and 14 two-year degrees.

UTA bus to service Dee Events Center shuttle stop

This fall students will have a new way to get to campus from the Dee Events Center parking lot thanks to the Utah Transit Authority.

The Route 645 bus started making stops at the Dee Events Center on Aug. 16. The bus will make six trips from the Dee Events Center weekday mornings between 7 and 10 and can drop students off near the Social Science building or Lind Lecture Hall. During the morning runs from the Dee Events Center the 645 bus will bypass its normally scheduled stops by McKay-Dee Hospital.

The 645 bus will make six return trips to the Dee Events Center stop weekday afternoons between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. During these runs, the 645 bus will service the stops located near McKay-Dee Hospital.

Professor Emeritus of Theater Arts T. Leonard Rowley dies at 91

Longtime Weber State theater arts professor T. Leonard Rowley died at age 91 on Aug. 2.

Rowley served as faculty at Weber State for 33 years back when it was know as Weber State College.  For 17 years, he served as Weber State’s chairman of the Theater Arts program.

Weber State to kick off new school year with annual block party

As the new school year begins, Weber State University will kick it off once again with the annual block party this Friday.

This year’s party theme is “This is the Future,” drawing influence from the 1985 movie, “Back to the Future.” Events throughout the day will raise support and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which focuses on providing research and awareness for Parkinson’s disease.

Highlights from the party will include a free purple pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., a DeLorean—the car that is turned into the time machine in “Back to the Future”—which will be on display and the first “Back to the Future” film will be screened in the Wildcat Room and the Wildcat Theater throughout the afternoon beginning at 2.

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