Layton Hills Mall

 

Bring you family and join us for the grand opening of the newly designed play area at Layton Hills Mall sponsored by Weber State University. The play area features custom-designed WSU and northern Utah pieces including the WSU clock tower, Waldo at the entry way, and a wildcat on the play area.

Join the fun at the Layton Hills Mall center court on Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. for the ribbon cutting, face painting, balloon animals, and goodie bags (with valuable coupons included) to the first 200 visitors. Waldo and members of the WSU Spirit Squad along with the WSU drum line will be there for fun and photos with the kids.

WSU Football: Homecoming game!

Last Saturday, October 15 Weber State’s football team dominated Idaho State University, taking the victory with a score of 39-12!

Family Fun: Nightmare on Weber Street

Attention Ghosts and Ghouls!

On Saturday, October 29 the Davis Campus will be hosting the ever-popular Nightmare on Weber Street. You won’t want to miss out on anything so check out the list of activities and times:

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Family games; face painting; live snakes, lizards, and creepy crawlies.  Photo booth for $1 and food for purchase at Waldo’s on the 2nd floor.
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Costume Contest and Pumpkin-Carving Contest.  Bring your pre-carved/decorated pumpkin and enter to win a prize!
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Nightmare on Weber Street’s Haunted House for ages 13 and up.

List of items to bring

1. You and your family, decked out in your Halloween attire.

2. Carved Pumpkins if you would like to be part of the contest. (Check out these awesome carved pumpkins if you need ideas!)

3. Some garlic in case you run into any vampires along the way.

So grab your family and come enjoy one spooky night!

Saturday, October 29, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, 1st floor
For more info call Erik Ashby at 801 395-3514, or erikashby@weber.edu

Family Fun: FREE Bowling & Magic Show at WSU

The Nontraditional Student Center is offering free bowling from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m at the Wildcat Lanes in Shepherd Union this Friday, September 23. Later that night there will be two free magic shows in the Lair (room next to the Wildcat Lanes) at 7:00 p.m. and at 7:50 p.m. Cupcakes and lemonade will also be provided (for free!). So if you’re a skilled bowler, or if it’s a feat just keeping the ball out of the gutter, come bowl and enjoy this free event with the whole family.
Friday, September, 23 2011

5pm-10pm

Wildcat Lanes, Ogden Campus

Call 801 626-7794 for more information.

Get your tickets now: Weber State Athletics

With the football home opener coming up this Saturday (Go Wildcats!), now’s a great time to go over how to get tickets for some of the most popular Weber State events.

It starts at the Dee

The Dee Event Center ticket office is the best place to go if you want tickets in advance. It’s open Monday-Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Here you can get tickets for Performing Arts events as well as Weber State football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball. You can get tickets for other Weber State sports teams at the venue where they play (like the hockey team at the ice sheet) or some of them are just free to go and watch (like Soccer). Football tickets start at $10 for general admission, volleyball starts at $5. Kids tickets are a few bucks cheaper and you can watch for ads in the Standard Examiner for family pass deals. The Dee also sells tickets for Performing Arts events.

You can also order tickets for Weber State sports online or call 801-626-8500.

Don’t forget your Wildcard

Your student ID will get you into football and volleyball games for free. Just show them to the usher on your way in. You don’t need to pick up tickets in advance. But student seating at football games is usually on the east side of the stadium, where it can be a little hot at the start of the game and a little rowdy at the end.

Of course there’s construction on campus…

The Dee Event Center can be a little tricky to navigate with all the construction up there, so you’ll need to enter from 4600 off Harrison Blvd. Check out the pics below for additional directions.

Family Fun: WSU Davis Carnival/Outdoor Movie

The Davis Campus Student Council is planning a free Carnival and Outdoor Movie on Saturday, September 10th at 6 p.m. So grab your friends and family, bring some blankets and camping chairs, and join Weber State Wildcats at the Davis Campus Carnival and Outdoor Movie.

 

 

8 things that you don’t want to miss out on

  1. Bouncing around on the inflatables
  2. Getting soaked in the dunk tank
  3. Taking silly pictures at the photo booth
  4. Snacking on delicious Dominos pizza
  5. Watching the free showing of Pirates of the Caribbean 4
  6. Meeting Jack Sparrow’s cousin, White Rock Willey
  7. Playing all the awesome carnival games
  8. Watching the K9 unit and search dogs demonstration

This event is free to the public. The only cost is if you want to grab some Dominos pizza for the family.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Carnival

8 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 9-11 service tribute

8:30 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

 

 

WSU Summer Tour: Davis County Fair

Megan shows off her new lasso skills.

The 2011 Davis County Fair wrapped up this weekend after four days of everything from snake charmers to Elvis cutouts. We played Just Dance at our booth and had a lot of fun with the fair-goers who were willing to shake their groove thing. We also tried to pick up some important fair skills, check out the videos below.

 

Budget Bites: Easy Homemade Pizza

We all know pizza is delicious, right? Right. Another thing we know is that take out pizza is both expensive and excessively unhealthy.  Let’s say that you order an ordinary pizza from a pizza chain that will remain unnamed.  For starters it costs around $11.00 just for the pizza, that’s not including if you get a couple of two liters of soda or an order of breadsticks. Let’s say you add those things.  That’s going to cost you a total of $19.61 and that’s before you tip the delivery boy.  Let’s say you do that once a week.  That’s $1,019.72 per year.  Cut that out and you can say hello to some extra money (you could put it towards the cost of tuition, perhaps?)

Don’t even get me started on the nutrition! Just your basic pepperoni pizza is going to cost you about 310 calories per slice. Per slice! Who in their right mind stops at one slice when confronted with a large pizza? and if you get a specialty pizza with any type of fancy sauce, go ahead and add a whole bunch of calories to that.

So, clearly there must be a better solution. Surprise! I have one and It’s so easy you could even turn it into a fun family activity with everyone making their pizza exactly how they like it.

 

What you’ll need:

1 tube refrigerated biscuits

1 bottle spaghetti sauce (or homemade if you prefer)

cheese to taste

Pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, canadian bacon, pineapple or any other toppings your family likes.

 

Directions:

Open the tube of biscuits and separate them giving each pizza two biscuits. Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the package. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and use your hands to warm up the dough and spread them into appropriate personal pizza shapes. Spread each pizza with about a tablespoon of sauce (or more if you prefer.)  The next part is where you let your creativity flow.  Add the toppings that you like and put them in the oven according the directions on the package. Then, Voila! Your pizzas are done.  This is especially good with a lettuce salad and the dressing of your choice.

As you can see, I take the term “recipe” rather loosely. Cooking should be fun! I like to cook and adjust the recipe as I go depending on how I think my family will like it.  So check back later for more of my “recipes.”

 Do you have some recipes of your own that you think would help busy moms and dads like you? Share them! Leave me a note in the comments section.