Author: Carrie Laudie

Hoagies with Holland highlights a year of success and growth at UVU

The annual Hoagies with Holland event was held April 20 in the Grande Ballroom. President Matthew S. Holland covers the legislative season and gives a review of the past year for UVU while faculty and staff eat sandwiches. Holland assured everyone in attendance that the event would not be switched to Haggis with Holland in coming years. Different events were highlighted in the presentation including the annual hike of Mount Timpanogos that Holland does with students, graduation and freshman convocation. “Behind each slide(of the presentation) of student success are faculty,” said Holland. Some of the programs that were highlighted...

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Five new master’s degrees approved by Board of Trustees

The addition of five new master’s degrees was approved by the Board of Trustees March 30. This will potentially bring the total number of graduate degrees offered by the university to eight. The proposed degrees are Master of Computer Science; Master of Public Service; Master of Social Work; Master of Accountancy; and Master of Science in Cybersecurity. The addition of these degrees will go to the Utah State Board of Regents in August  and the accreditation of the Northwest Commission on College and Universities in the following months for approval before they begin to be implemented. The degrees are...

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Arts building approved by the legislature

At the conclusion of the 2016 legislative session the $32 million dollars needed for the arts building was approved by the legislature. UVU will receive money for the building over the next two years. Architectural plans will be completed this fall and the groundbreaking for the facility is projected to happen in November. “We believe this exciting announcement solidifies just how important the arts are to the community and state,” said UVU President Matthew Holland in a written statement. “This is a crucial piece in providing a full university experience and atmosphere. Among other things, exposure to the arts...

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UVUSA debate takes Centre Stage

It was an hour of tension, drama and surprise, particularly for the candidates who were under fire from the moderators and the audience. The most shocking moment in the debate was when Jared Stirland, one of the four presidential candidates and the news editor for The Review, withdrew his name from the race. “I never wanted to be president,” said Stirland in his opening statement. “I put my name in to prove a point and try to create some awareness around mental health and student fees and try to get some student engagement.” After pulling his name from the...

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Tuition expected to increase 2.5-5.5 percent in 2016-17 school year

The annual Truth in Tuition hearing is a state requirement from the Utah System of Higher Education, and is an opportunity for students to give their input on any proposed raise in tuition. The hearing Feb. 17 with 10 students in attendance, most of whom were members of UVUSA, had low participation, a problem that plagues this meeting every year. With the continued low attendance at the hearing it was proposed that in the coming years they combine this hearing with the presentation of the increased tuition in the UVUSA Council meeting and leave the meeting open to other...

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