Author: Blake McClary

UVU Students Turn Class Project Into Thriving Local Business

As part of their Engaged Learning initiative, Utah Valley University’s curriculum often incorporates projects that students could likely be hired to do in a professional setting. That hands-­on learning experience was taken even a step further for four classmates after a presentation they completed last December as part of a school assignment. Six months and many sleepless nights later, this unlikely team of UVU students has turned their homework into a thriving local startup marketing firm. Komodo Integrated Marketing Communications, or Komodo IMC, is officially open for business. Beginning in December 2013, Chase Adams, Derek Cohen, Neal Ferrell, and Wyatt Semanek...

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UVU TO OPEN NEW STUDENT LIFE AND WELLNESS CENTER

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton, 801-863-6807 For more information:  Amy Grubbs, director of Campus Recreation & Wellness, 801-863-8127, grubbsam@uvu.edu   UVU TO OPEN NEW STUDENT LIFE AND WELLNESS CENTER APRIL 17 In an effort to enhance student success and foster student engagement and social interaction, Utah Valley University will open its new Student Life and Wellness Center on April 17. The grand opening will focus on the center’s theme of “recreation and fitness opportunities for the mind, body and soul.”   The ribbon-cutting will begin at 2 p.m. on the on the basketball courts (located on the 3rd...

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UVU Aviation Tour

Last week I went and visited the UVU Aviation Hanger at Provo Airport. From what I gather, a good majority of students on the main campus (even the involved ones) have no idea what the aviation program is, and have never even been there. I was very impressed with the state-of-the-art equipment they had and the caliber of staff running the program. Some of the coolest stuff there included:   – A brand new, state-of-the-art facility – Dozens of cool planes students actually fly – 2 RED cameras and a robotic arm that you pre-program to get the shot...

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UVUSA Debate

  The 2014 UVUSA debate has come to a close, and both teams had great arguments. Thank you to  all of those who attended. If you weren’t able to come you can see the UVU Review live tweet feed or by visiting uvuradio.com. For those of you who attended we want to hear your opinion. What did you think of the debate? Below are some sample questions for responses we’d like to hear.             – Which team seemed to have a clear advantage? – What did team Rise say that you didn’t like? What...

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iPad Air ready for lift off

The all-new iPad Air announced by Apple on October 22 is now available for purchase. Although touted as being the lightest iPad ever built, it still packs quite the technical punch. With the new A7 chip, you’ll get twice the CPU performance and graphics performance with the same 10-hour battery life. The thinness and lightness of the device is what’s really making a splash in the tech scene. “iPad created an entirely new mobile computing experience, and the new iPad Air is another big leap ahead,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “It is so...

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