Author: Alex Gee

UVU Theatre receives honor at National Theater Festival

UVU students and faculty traveled to the John F.  Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to receive an honor award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. UVU made history this year by being the first university in the country to win back-to-back top honors at the national competition. The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a large program that began in 1969 and includes 18,000 students from colleges and universities across the nation. A goal of the program is to contribute to improving college theater across the country. UVU competes in the KCACT...

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Art Students Take Over GT Building

Photo Credit: Laura Fox and Byron Howard This month, UVU art students invaded the GT building with a first-of-its kind campus exhibit centered on installations and performance art. The art focused on challenging the boundaries and definition of contemporary art. The idea for this student-produced art exhibit began last fall. “I really liked the idea of students actually creating a conceptual work of art, rather than simply researching and writing about other artists’ conceptual creations,” said Courtney Davis, assistant professor of Art History and professor of the students involved in this on-campus exhibit. One art student, Larry Revoir, chose...

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How UVU Tuition Will Change

Graphic by Trevor Robertson Last month, the Utah State Board of Regents gathered at Dixie State University to discuss and set tuition rates for the upcoming year for the eight public colleges and universities that make up The Utah System of Higher Education. The decisions made at the Utah State Board of Regents recent meeting have led to the smallest statewide tuition increase in over a decade. The universities and colleges that make up USHE will see a 4 percent increase in tuition this following year, while a few colleges in the USHE will receive an additional second-tier—which are...

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2014’s Distinguished Employee Award winners announced

UVU’s Professional Association of Campus Employees has recently announced the 12 winners of PACE’s 2014 Distinguished Employee Award.  This year’s awardees consisted of eight full-time and four part-time staff members. Every year PACE sponsors the Distinguished Employee Award, and on their website they offer a look back at all the awardees over the years since 2002.  The award exists to recognize exceptional UVU employees.  This year’s full-time employees that were selected for the award are Sam Banford, Michael Snapp, Jason McKenna, Curtis Puze, Clint Burgi, Malinda Randall, Eileen Crane, and Susan Palmer.  The four part-time employees who received this...

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UVU Student Campaigns for State Office

UVU student Colby Johnson has officially announced his candidacy for the District 63 seat in the Utah House of Representatives. Johnson, who formally announced his candidacy for a seat in the Utah House of Representatives on March 3, 2014, hopes one of the messages his campaign sends is that we can all get involved with political office. Johnson is campaigning for seat 63 of Utah’s 75 districts, which covers a portion of Provo.  If elected, teaching others how to run for office will be a focus for Johnson. “The process is kind of difficult and you almost have to...

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