Author: McKhelyn Jones

New food options are coming to campus

Several new food options are coming to campus during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters to replace the Valley View Café and The Rotisserie. Guru’s, The Roll Up Crepe, J Dawgs and Panda Express will be completed during the fall semester, while Chick-fil-A will be completed in spring. According to an information sheet provided by dining services, Chick-fil-A will open Jan. 2, 2018. Panda Express will be open in October. J Dawgs will replace Farr’s Fresh in the Student Life and Wellness Center in September; The Roll Up Crepe will also be completed in September. Farr’s will be...

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Board of trustees not a reflection of UVU’s diversity

40 years ago this spring, Latter Day Saint prophet Spencer W. Kimball gave the dedicatory prayer at the opening of the school’s Orem campus. Kimball concluded his prayer with “we now dedicate this total institution to Thee for Thy holy purposes, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.” In 2012, the university named a science scholarship after Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Now in 2017, there is this representation of a single religion in the four highest levels of the university. In fact, three new board members with the same affiliation were just...

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PR coordinator moves to VP of university marketing and communication

Stephen Whyte, beloved professor and former PR emphasis coordinator, was named associate vice president of university marketing and communication May 1. This important position could not have gone to a more capable person than Whyte. He has over 15 years of experience in public relations and has worked around the country and world. He’s been with UVU for over eight years now and has made incredible changes to the university. Whyte entered the PR program at a time when it lacked a vision, said Janet Colvin, chair of the communication department. “I think [Whyte’s] vision was that we were...

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How to report sexual assault

The first few semesters in college are exciting. Most of us are fresh out of high school or have never been to an institution of higher education; this may be the first time many of us have been on our own, so the possibilities seem endless. However, there is also a dark side to college. The first five to 10 weeks of school are known as the “Red Zone.” This is a period of increased risk for sexual assault. According to the Rape and Incest National Network “more than 50 percent of college sexual assaults occur in either August,...

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Clarifying consent: Preventing sexual assault starts with partners communicating

Universities around the U.S. are engaged in conversations about consent to educate students about sexual assault. However, consent is such a complex and important issue that one discussion is not enough to fully understand the nuances of it. Here’s what the experts say about consent. “Mostly what you learn while discussing consent is that no one really knows what it is. It’s scary. We don’t have good role models or conversations around it,” said Jessica Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, positive consent is:...

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