A VolksWalk, celebrity volleyball game, faculty boast and toast, a political satirist and the annual H. Aldous Dixon award luncheon are part of this year's Weber State College Centennial Founders' Day.
Daniel L. Martino, director of Cultural Affairs, will be honored with the H. Aldous Dixon award during the Founders' Day luncheon May 5. Martino has been at the college since 1965, started the convocation lecture series and has brought a wide array of internationally known orchestras, operas, ballets and other performers to the Ogden area.The faculty boast and toast, which will highlight faculty and academic department accomplishments, is scheduled May 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Shepherd Union Building.
"We've added a number of things that we've never done before to Founders' Day to help us round out our efforts for the centennial," said Edie George, executive director of the alumni association, which is sponsoring the events.
The VolksWalk, a German tradition in which participants walk a designated course, begins May 6 at noon in Wildcat Stadium and is co-sponsored by Golden Spike Striders.
Participants will walk 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in an area that encompasses a number of campus sites.
The WSC Symphonic Band Ensemble will perform May 2 at 8 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Center, and noted political satirist Mark Russell will perform May 3 at 8 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium.
An academic dinner and auction, where WSC services and items from faculty and staff will be auctioned to raise scholarship funds, begins May 6 at 6 p.m. at Union Station, and the third annual VIP volleyball game starts the same day at 7 p.m. in the Swenson Gym.
Further information is available from the alumni office at 626-6564.