Author: Scott Jessop

German club celebrates twentieth anniversary of the end of the Cold War

On Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hall of flags, the German Club hosted 500 students from all over the valley to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Students from local junior high and high schools were invited to participate by recreating their own section of the wall on cardboard. The sections were then connected with the entries of other students to create a foot-high replica of the Berlin Wall, spanning the length of the hall. Connie Manwaring spoke to students on what it was like living in East Germany...

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Press for the PRSSA

Last Tuesday, the PR Club convened for its Fall Social where an election was held and members handed out prizes and discussed upcoming events. The PR Club is finalizing paperwork to become an official charter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The PRSSA has been around for more than 40 years and has charters on 284 campuses across the country. Its parent group, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), has 124 chapters and over 20,000 members in every major market in the US. The goal of the PRSSA is to help students foster understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession, adopt the highest ethical ideals and create awareness of an appropriate professional attitude. “Being a part of PRSSA will give students access to jobs, networking, and even more credibility to the UVU Public Relations program, it’s a win for students and the University,” said club advisor Farah Chase-Dunn. Newly elected club officers include Vice President of Fundraising, Keri Miller; Vice President of Events, Jessica Fillmore; Vice President of Internships, Armen Sarsgsyan; Vice President of Digital Communication, Chad Waite and Vice President of Service, Lara Taylor. “We’ve been waiting years to be eligible for a charter with PRSSA,” said new club Vice President of Service, Lara Taylor. The club’s next event will be a PR Professional Night on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in...

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Interested in Law school?

The Second Annual Law School Deans Night will be Oct. 20 from 6-8 p.m. in SC206 a,b and c where thirty law schools will be recruiting for their law programs. The first hour is a mock-admissions panel where deans read over actual applications and then say why they would or would not accept the applicants’ paper. The second hour is a speed-dating-like law fair where students will go table to table to speak to the different recruiters. This unique opportunity gives students a chance to get to know faculty and programs in a personal way that participators can’t find anywhere else. Participants will find out what experts think about applications in case they ever planning on applying to law school as well as make great contacts. Zachary Davis, Vice President of the Pre-Law Club, feels that events like this are giving students better chances at getting into law school as deans begin to realize students from UVU are ready and capable for any challenge law school could bring. The event is a being sponsored by the Pre-Law Club, which was established in spring 2008. The club focus is to prepare students for acceptance to, and success in, law school. Club events include Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) preparation and bi-annual service projects. “Your job search starts today,” said Eileen Doyle Crane, the pre-law advisor. “The purpose of a club...

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Fire Arm Permit Class

On Oct. 7 and 8 in the student center, the College Republicans will be hosting the Utah/ Multi-state concealed firearm permit class. The cost is $40 for club members and $45 for guests. The class is open to anyone wishing to obtain a concealed firearm permit or anyone wishing to learn more about the Second Amendment. Nick Moyes, chapter president, said “We feel that this is one aspect of the Constitution that we can bring back to the forefront of people’s minds, reminding them that it is on the same plane as our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press and that it should be treated as such.” He also feels that the Republican Party has compromised its principles and values in recent years and that as the new GOP youth movement, they are here to “ring a bell to bring the Republican Party back to the fundamental values the founding fathers originally intended when they so brilliantly shaped the foundation of our great nation.” Those 18 and older wishing to attend can show up to SC 213b on either day and pay at the door. The class is from 6 p.m-10 p.m. and includes photos, fingerprints, notary applications and a reference book. College Republicans is a part of the Utah Federation of College Republicans which has clubs in every College or University in Utah, all of which are...

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Who ya gonna call?

He’s not as mean as Dirty Harry but not as soft as Barney Fife, but UVU’s own Chief of Police John C. Brewer is the man in charge here on campus. From theft to risk management, he means business. Chief Brewer has been at UVU for a little over two years, but has been a police officer since 1973. He began his career in Mesa, Ariz. and then moved to Gilbert, Ariz., finally settling  here in Orem. Below are excerpts from an interview conducted with Chief Brewer about his experience as a cop, and more importantly his experience on campus. Q. What brought you to UVU? A. It sounded like a challenge. It’s an area in law enforcement that I’d never worked in before. Everything that happens in Mesa, happens in Orem — it’s just a matter of scale. Q. What crime do you deal with most at UVU? A. The biggest problem we have on campus is theft, and it’s not all that big. One thing I’d encourage students or anyone else to do is just to keep an eye on their own belongings. I see a lot of students sleeping on the couches or sleeping in the chairs and they’ll have their backpack with them on the ground where it’s an easy target for theft. Or they’ll leave their backpacks unattended in the bathroom and someone can...

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