Getting an education just got easier

UVU is expanding again, all the way to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Beginning this summer, students can enjoy the convenience of an additional campus: UVU North at Thanksgiving Point, located upstairs in the new Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) at 2301 West Ashton Blvd. in Lehi. The Office of Extended Studies coordinates off-campus sites to […]

The UWEP continues to promote higher education for young women

More research from the Utah Women and Education Project, UWEP, indicates extracurricular activities, finances and aspirations are significant influences as to whether or not young women attend and graduate from college. Results from the study are presented to the public in the form of easy-to-understand research snapshots intended to inform young women and anyone influential […]

UWEP releases vital information

Young women need “very strong” collegiate influences Editor’s note:  The first set of snapshots in this series was published in the February 21, 2011 edition of the paper. Women in Utah have the lowest college graduation rates in America and research is being done to find out why and how to fix it. The Utah […]

Speech competition winners announced

Participants, judges and spectators gathered in the library auditorium on the evening of Thursday, March 10 for the final round of the fourth annual Marie Clegg Jones Speech Competition. Many students entered the competition, but it was Janelle Neal who walked away with first place and a $500 award. Neal said she participated in debate […]

A creative brain awareness fair

The School of Education held its second annual Brain Awareness Fair on March 4 in the McKay Education building to creatively increase understanding of the human brain, its abilities and cognitive functions. This year the focus of the fair was based on John Medina’s book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, […]

‘For the Love of Reading’

School of Education plans a literacy conference with a passion The Forum on Engaged Reading is looking forward to inspiring people to share with children and teens its passion for reading at their upcoming literacy conference. This year, the conference, appropriately named “For the Love of Reading,” will be held off-campus March 11-12 at the […]

Spring into Shape

Students and faculty participating in the Spring into Shape health and wellness challenge are accumulating points and earning prizes as they improve their eating habits, engage in physical activity and practice stress management. The free challenge offered by Wellness Programs started on Feb. 14, with 160 participants committed to living a healthier lifestyle. Because it […]

Women and post-secondary education

Utahns fall short of the national average According to Utah Women and Education Project research, Utah ranks last in the country in the percentage of female students enrolled in postsecondary institutions. A two-year study conducted by the UWEP, however, reveals how low college attendance and graduation rates can be changed. The results will be presented […]