Author: Hillary Kirkman

The new role of women in business

In the CommunityWhen the first issue of Wasatch Woman Magazine showed up on her doorstep, the founding editor was elated. "I was so excited, it was like Christmas. I thought, ‘It will take off like crazy.’" Starting a business is always an undertaking, but is starting a business as a woman harder?  Barbara Vineyard is the founding editor for Wasatch Woman Magazine and has experienced the excitement and worries of owning her own company.

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Business plan competition

The Utah Valley State College "Business Plan Competition" is a competition that is available to all UVSC students. Teams will present a business plan to a panel of judges. The judges determine the winner by a list of criteria: company, product and service, marketing strategy, management team and financial strategy. Winners will receive a cash reward and the opportunity to implement their business ideas. The registration deadline is Nov. 10 and the final proposals are due Jan. 28. Once judging is completed, five finalists will be presented Feb. 4.  These finalists automatically qualify for the Utah entrepreneur challenge in 2008. "I encourage everyone to apply," Silvia Lobendahn assisant to the Entrepreneur Institute said, "even business majors that just had to write a plan for a class […] They gain experience and see what other people are doing, or they might have a wow idea and come out with money." The UVSC business plan competition has been organized by the Entrepreneurship Institute, as well as multiple student volunteers-with a day-to-day student director to assist, and a team of directors who receive advice from a board of cooperate professionals and faculty members. "The competition fosters and promotes business growth at the college and university level," read the UVSC entrepreneur’s club Web site, "by giving students a chance to organize, direct and present a business idea to a panel of judges." The...

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UVSC professor speaks at national conference

UVSC’s assistant professor of earth science, Bill Dinklage, will be presenting at the 119th Geological Society of America Conference. The conference will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Oct. 27-31. There will be more than 6,000 geoscientists attending this year’s "2007: Earth Sciences for Society." "I’m looking forward to getting in some discussion with others who will be there," Dinklage said, according to College Marketing a press release. "That’s what these conferences are all about. We get together, talk, share ideas and get some feedback from each other. There are some things I don’t fully understand, and I’ll hopefully meet some people there who can shed some light on that." Dinklage specializes in metamorphic rocks and the development of metamorphic fabric and mineral growth. He also works with students and professors, going on geological explorations throughout Utah and parts of Nevada. Dinklage will be speaking about his research with the titanium-in-biotite geothermometer. All the research he will be presenting is supported by the School of Science and Health. He and two UVSC students, Thane St. Clair and Jenn Muir, went to Nevada and did field research in May using the geothermometer. Dinklage said they were "looking for new samples to collect that would expand their data." For more information about Dinklage or his research, visit...

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