Author: Andrea Lindgren

Stay in the know

In a world where constantly updating information is at our fingertips, most students can easily stay in the know. While a feeling of information overload may arise, there are details that are important for students to know, especially about the world directly around them, including their school by text message. Through the Opt in program, students, as well as faculty and staff, have the opportunity to receive access to valuable and important information concerning this school. The Opt in system has four levels to choose from, depending on the amount of information desired. The first level will only send texts about emergencies; the second will send messages from President Holland, as well as messages about emergencies. The third level of Opt in will include messages from student government, which includes messages about upcoming activities, as well as emergency messages. The last level will send texts regarding all three: emergencies, President’s messages and student government messages. Signing up for Opt in is quick and easy. To do so visit: http://www.UVU.edu/oit/campus/etxtmsg.html. After clicking on the Opt in button, the user will then be asked to sign in to UVLink where they will fill out a short form. Once that is completed and the terms of use have been accepted, a quick text test can be administered to ensure the correct number has been entered. Those interested in Opt in should check...

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2 die in UVU plane crash

On Wednesday afternoon, a Diamond Aircraft DA 20-C1 plane registered to Utah Valley University crashed in Payson, near Wilson Elementary. “[There are] two confirmed dead, a UVU student and a certified flight instructor,” said Brad Plothow, from University Marketing. The deceased are a male student and a female instructor. The plane came down in the front yard of a house, avoiding both the school and nearby residences. No other injuries related to the crash are reported. Soon after hearing about the accident, President Holland offered the following statement via email: “It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that two members of our UVU community — a student and certified flight instructor — were killed when a UVU plane went down in Payson today. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. We do know that this is the first fatality involving a UVU aircraft in the long history of our aviation program. I know that we all join together in offering our deepest condolences to the family and acquaintances of those whose lives were cut short today as well as our friends in the Aviation Science department.” In a press conference, Chris Taylor, associate vice president for university marketing and communication, said that this is “a terrible, terrible day for us”, and that the  school “has lost two family members.” He emphasized that the aviation...

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Up to par

The NWCCU will be coming to visit and review UVU to assess accreditation status When this institution became a university, most were thrilled with the new status. Yet many may not consider the process and work that was, and still must be, put into receiving and maintaining university status. On Nov. 3, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities will be coming to campus to review it. The NWCCU is in place to assess the caliber of education, as well as the successfulness, of colleges and universities in the Northwest region. It is acknowledged as the authority on higher education by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. “The main purpose of accreditation is to assure all our students, the public and all those involved that our degrees mean something, and that all of our hours will transfer to other institutions,” said Linda Pierce, associate dean of the School of Education and NWCCU coordinator. “The rest of the country recognizes that we are a legitimate institution.” As part of the review process, a self-study is put together by the university’s accreditation board. In the self-study, this board looks at several aspects of the university and how they are functioning. They also look at the accomplishments of the university and look at areas of concern that may need improvement. “It’s a very important process when...

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The real world of PR: UVU chapter of PRSSA visits Washington, D.C.

Most students work tirelessly throughout the school year to get good grades, create good contacts, find the perfect internship and get the hands-on experience that will land them their dream job upon graduation. Last week, the National PRSSA conference was held in Washington, D.C. and 15 public relations students had the opportunity to represent this school at the annual conference. As a push for engaged learning is integrated into each major, the university works hard to provide opportunities like this one to many students. This trip was made possible through the combined efforts of the Office of Student Involvement, the Communications department and the students who attended. During the conference, the UVU chapter of PRSSA was honored with the prestigious Star Chapter award, being one of only seven universities in the nation to receive this award. Though this PRSSA chapter is very new,  founded in the fall of 2009, the winning of the Star Chapter award is an indication of all the hard work that has been put in by professors, advisors, chairs and students over several years to build up the PR program here. During the conference, the students were able to attend various workshops and classes taught by the top PR professionals in the nation, and for these students, having the opportunity to make these connections may prove pivotal in their futures. “Because of some of the...

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Spring registration has sprung

Spring registration began Monday, Oct. 25. While many students choose to wait until the beginning of the semester to register, with constantly growing numbers, many academic advisors are encouraging students to register early in order to get into the classes they need and want. For those looking for an elective or even just an interesting class, the UVU Review staff has put together a list of classes that have caught our interest, and perhaps they will just thing to slip into upcoming spring schedules. To find more exciting classes to enroll in, check out the course catalog at http://www.UVU.edu/catalog/ To register, students can sign into their UVLink account, click on “Registration Menu,” then “Add/Drop Classes.” From there, students can enter the course numbers for their desired and required courses and before they know it, spring will be here and classes will begin. Here are some exciting courses and there are many, many more. These descriptions and more can be found in the course catalog http://www.UVU.edu/catalog/ ANTH 3220 Women, Food and the Body MWF 2:00-2:50 Instructor: Joylin Namie This class studies the complicated relationships between food and women’s bodies. Students will examine how food affects women physically, economically, socially and culturally, from women’s roles as food bearers to controversies surrounding breastfeeding. ANTH 4200 Biology of Religion M 5:00-7:30 Instructor: Mark E. Jeffreys Biologists and life scientists are beginning to understand...

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