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Weber State University Morgan Center Celebrates 10 Years in Morgan County

Article Date: 
2 September, 2011 (All day)

 

Ten years ago when the Morgan School District gave the temporary use of one of its buildings to have a Weber State University  information center in Morgan, no one could foresee the progress the center has made today. Barbara Anderson who has worked at the center from the time of opening, has seen this higher education learning center grow from an information center, to a testing center, to now a place where students can learn by taking classes via video conferencing (IVC).  Through video conferencing students can interact with the course instructor teaching from a distant campus.

The WSU Morgan center provides a convenience that attracts many nontraditional students such as single parents, older students wishing to go back to school, as well as traditional college students and high school students.  Teresa Pentz who is the busy mother of six children, and whose husband works out of state, has found the center to be a great convenience for easing into a university setting without the hassle of driving out of county when she needs to take tests.  “The thing I love the most about the Morgan Weber Center, is to see students come in having apprehensions and fears about college, to gaining confidence in overcoming obstacles, and going forward to obtaining their degrees, ” Anderson says.

The WSU Morgan center offers classes to help students fulfill their general education requirements. Students can get up to an associates degree at the center with online Ed Net classes, and classes offered through video & live courses taught at the Morgan Middle and High Schools.  

High School students can also get required college credit classes.  The center is set up as a testing center where students from other colleges and universities can do testing. The WSU center  can also proctor tests to students of various colleges for a fee.  It also administers testing for the Accuplacer test for Math and English. 

In the very near future the WSU center will also be providing free conference learning  seminars for the community.

The WSU Morgan center is open Tue. & Thurs. from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The testing center is open Tue. & Thurs. from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the last test administered by 5:00 p.m.  Additional times available Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat. by appointment. 

The current classes being taught are:

 Dance 1010

Music 1010 

TBE 1700 (Computer Class)

CHF 1500 (Child & Family Studies) 

PSY 1010 (Psychology) 

There has never been a better time to finish what you started.  With close to home convenience, and the helpful staff at the WSU Morgan center there’s every good reason to get your degree.  Barbara Anderson or Fran Turner are readily on hand to walk you through Academic and Financial aid advisement and registration. 

With 10 years and holding strong, the Weber State University Morgan Center has something for everyone! To register for Spring 2012 classes or for more information call (801)829-3136 or email banderson10@weber.edu or email go to weber.edu/morgan 

The Morgan Campus is located at 241 E. Young Street (Behind the Morgan High School)