UVU ballet dancers shine nationwide

Coveted awards and scholarships were swept up by dancers and choreographers in the two ballet companies that consider UVU their home at the Regional Dance America National Festival in Montreal, Canada. “Art does not flourish in isolation,” claims Regional Dance America. “It grows in an atmosphere of candor and understanding.” Think about the number of […]

Breaking the law to liberate the animals

Breaking the law to liberate the animals

UVU’s Animals and the Law Conference may have been under secret FBI surveillance, with animal rights activist Peter Young as the primary target.   At the conference, held April 5 and 6, attendees were given an evaluation form in order to rate each speaker on various criteria. One of the evaluation sheets that was turned […]

An intimate look inside a classic: The Nutcracker Ballet

An intimate look inside a classic: The Nutcracker Ballet

It was dark backstage.   The blue, yellow and red lights flooded the stage from the wings and reflected a multi-hued rainbow on the backstage full-length mirror. My heart was racing and I thought I might choke on the flurry of butterflies in my stomach, but I had practiced long and hard for this role. […]

Animals have the right to live

Animals have the right to live

How often does a child watch Charlotte’s Web, or the film Babe, cheering for the pigs Wilber and Babe to live, only to have the film end and their parents take them to McDonalds? There was even a Babe-themed Happy Meal at one point.   Faith Outreach, an interfaith council, was held by the U.S. […]

Living traditions celebrated at Native American Powwow

Living traditions celebrated at Native American Powwow

On Friday Nov.11, there was a momentous gathering of Native Americans. From very young children to the respected elders, people from many different tribes came together to keep an important aspect of their heritage alive.   The grand finale of UVU’s Global Engagement week was the 8th Annual Native American Powwow, sponsored by the Native […]

Teaching outside the box

Some students spent Fall Break basking in the sun on a southern beach. Others spent it studying for mid-term exams. Teachers of educational technology and instructional design from around the state, however, gathered to share ideas, troubleshoot problems and get to the heart of the issue of innovative teaching.   The second Instructional Design Summit, […]

New center for constitutional studies

New center for constitutional studies

President Matthew Holland has officially announced that UVU will now be home to a new Center for Constitutional Studies, thanks to a $1 million donation from anonymous sources. In a time of political and economic instability both nationally and internationally, the center will be an invaluable academic resource. Rick Griffin, J.D., Ph.D., LL.M., an associate […]