Learning is like getting a tattoo

People come from all over the world to visit Utah. Some for its natural surroundings, hiking, rock climbing, and some for the culture and aspects of a religion that dominate the area and its inhabitants. Professor David Scott, however, has come with the hope to challenge young minds and give “sheltered Utah County” a taste of the real world.

Jac Scott: Behind the lens

Originally from Arcata, California, Jac (pronounced as Jake not Jack) Scott has spent his life in what he calls his own Bermuda Triangle, traveling from California to Utah to Idaho, and back again. Lucky for Utah Valley University, however, he made his most recent stop here.

Todd Fairbourne: softball coach

Yes, softball is his life. That is one thing that makes Todd Fairbourne such a great coach. He is our hero for the week. Here is what he had to say: Q: What is your position at UVU? A: I am the head softball coach and have worked here at Utah Valley since 1992.

Dennis Potter: the reasonable one

The documentary “This Divided State,” created around Michael Moore’s infamous visit to UVU, shows a young professor posing hard and forceful questions to Sean Hannity. Because he speaks against Hannity’s beliefs, the professor is quickly quieted, ignored and even booed by the crowd before he can finish his sentence.

Jay DeSart: forecasting the outcome

The months before a presidential election are anxiety packed for most Americans. It is a time of great change. People stand on edge, and slander fly as the November deadline approaches. But what if you could know with some certainty which candidate was going to win before the actual vote? That is a prediction, and probable fact, that one Utah Valley University professor has granted the public.

Professor’s election forecast model used by the Wall Street Journal

Utah Valley University professor of political science Jay A. DeSart was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal blog for an election forecast model determining a presidential victory for Obama in November. It was a model that DeSart and co-author Dr. Thomas Holbrook from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee created nearly 10 years ago.

Survey looks at students’ political choices

When it comes to being informed about political decisions, as a whole neither Republicans nor Democrats at UVU take the time. On both sides of the fence, students are failing to consistently research their party’s candidates, yet they will vote and consider it very important.