Author: Julia Posey

Students need to take part in the benefits of school breakfast

Breakfast has been considered the most important meal of the day. At breakfast time, it has been a while since people have put some calories in the body and they are preparing to start the most active part of your day. Working at night, sleeping in the day, then supper is the most important meal of the day. You need something in your stomach to nourish your daily activities. At some point in the day, consumption of carbonated drinks, energy drinks, and coffee is a large part of any students’ daily meal. A lifestyle factor, such as daily breakfast choices have a significant impact on the health of every student on campus. It is very easy to get into a breakfast rut. I confess that every morning for about two years, I had a bowl of oatmeal, two slices of buttered toast and a glass of juice for breakfast. Nothing really wrong with that, but we all know that a variety is the spice of life. As I have grown older, I have come to look forward to breakfast as my favorite meal. Since I try to add a variety to the menu just so it will keep things interesting I pity students who start their day with a bottle of Pepsi or a bowl of crunchy flakes with skim milk as they are running out the door to...

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Students ask the doctor

Getting in to see the doctor got a lot easier for at least future and current premedical students attending the first ever Intermountain Pre-Med Conference at UVU on May 20-21.   The conference was mainly geared towards high school students and college students interested in medical careers. They were given the opportunity to hear from top-rated local physicians and also interact with medical school representatives while attending workshops on a variety of topics including cancer research, surgery, healthcare reform and how to prepare a competitive application to medical school.   Parents and faculty were also invited to attend the conference, which was hosted by the Utah Valley Pre-Med Club and the Center for Pre-Professional Advisement. It was held at the Sorenson Student Center.   Admission to medical school is a highly competitive process. Approximately half or more of the students who apply to medical school each year do not get accepted. There are simply more applicants than there are seats available. Because of this, it is vitally important that students who want to pursue a medical degree thoroughly prepare themselves to be competitive applicants during the premedical years of their career.   It is important to note that Medical schools determine their own individual requirements. The average accepted GPA is a 3.5 to 3.6 and the average accepted MCAT score is 30 out of 45. The usual medical college...

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Iraqi Ambassador receives award on behalf of UVU

The Middle East is a region known for turmoil. However, UVU looked to bring insight from a man who has experienced war and changed his circumstances. Iraqi Ambassador T. Hamid Al-Bayati, a permanent representative of Iraq to the United Nations since April 2006, spoke on the Middle East state’s transitory challenges on June 1.   The event was held in SC 213B and was free and open to the public.   “Obviously there’s considerable interest in any areas where the United States is heavily engaged,” said Rusty Butler, UVU’s associate Vice President of International Affairs and diplomacy. “Iraqi Ambassador Al-Bayati was a natural to befriend and talk to about coming to UVU to share his perspective on what the future holds for Iraq.”   Previously, Butler met with Al-Bayati last fall at his U.N. mission in New York City, in which he agreed to speak at UVU.   After living in exile for many years in London, Al-Bayati worked to educate the world on the human rights violations taking place under the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. In addition, he led campaigns to win the support of the international community in order to remove Hussein from power.   For some time, Al-Bayati was also imprisoned in Iraq but eventually fled out of the country to avoid execution. Several of Al-Bayati’s family members also faced adversity. Criminals of the former...

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Dedicated tree honors Sederburg

A celebration on Aug. 17 honored former president and current Utah Commissioner of Utah Higher Education, William Sederburg, for his extensive commitment to the Skilled2Succeed program that was launched in 2004. Local influential community members and school administration came together to support Sederburg’s commitment to the program. Notable attendees included President Matthew Holland and Certiport CEO Ray Kelly. Sederburg, along with Certiport located in American Fork, launched the Skilled2Succeed program in 2005 for individuals in the local community. It offers training in basic computer knowledge with the hope that better job opportunities will arise. For individuals to participate in the Skilled2Succeed program, Certiport offers scholarships to qualified individuals. “We want to thank Commissioner Sederburg for all of his support with the Skilled2Succeed program, a program that is dedicated to providing less fortunate individuals with the digital skills needed to secure career and life opportunities,” Kelly said. “When public and private sectors of a community come together to discover solutions to real-world challenges, there is no limit to what they can achieve, individually and collectively.” Sederburg and the first 12 graduates of Skilled2Succeed planted a tree to commemorate the beginning of the program, in a location west of the Browning Administration building. It is meant to represent the development of students and a commitment to help individuals in the community succeed. “A job can disappear in the blink of an...

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Prospective programs

This school  is known for its advanced curriculum, quality faculty and graduates who continue to learn and achieve throughout their careers. With upcoming changes in several departments and programs, the school offers the most unique and diverse atmosphere in Utah County. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offer degrees in Behavioral Science, Communication, English and Literature, History, Integrated Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Secondary Education and more. With several avenues to explore, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is dedicated to helping students with critical thinking and writing skills to support them in years to come. The College of Science and Health offer degrees in Nursing, Biology, Dental Hygiene, Mathematics, Physical Recreation and more. Over the last few years, the Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs have grown extensively. The College of Technology and Computing offer degrees in Aviation, Business and Marketing Education, Computer Science, Construction Management, Criminal Justice, Digital Media, Forensic Science as well as others. The School of Education offers licenses in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and an early care certificate in Education. The School of the Arts offers degrees in Art and Visual Communications, Dance, Graphic Design, Music, Theatre Arts, Photography and Design and Illustration. The Advisory Board of the School of the Arts consists of  members that provide valuable counsel and assistance in creative areas of scholarly activity, development, fund raising and increased...

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