Author: Shaylene Nistler

Faculty & Staff Engaged in Service United Way Day of Caring

1,200 volunteers assembled beneath BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium early Sept. 10 for a pancake breakfast to kick off United Way’s Day of Caring. Pancake flippers included many local leaders such as LaVell Edwards, Provo and Lindon Mayors Lewis K. Billings and Jim Dain, County Commissioners, BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson and UVU President Matthew Holland. After breakfast, volunteer teams drove to their assigned non-profit service locations throughout Utah County. Service included painting, landscaping, cleaning and minor repairs of area homes. UVU faculty and staff were assigned a Provo home in which they assisted an elderly resident with her landscaping by weeding and pruning. “UVU is happy to provide this service to the community,” said Mike Moon, program coordinator for Volunteer & Service-Learning at UVU. “As part of our mission, we are an engaged campus. The fact that so many faculty and staff members are willing to give part of their day to this Day of Caring gives manifest to our commitment to that mission. Volunteers consisted mainly of employees from local companies whose employers encourage involvement in the Day of Caring annually. The Home Depot, Intermountain Healthcare, Lowe’s, UVU and BYU staff, Nordstrom, Novell, Nu Skin and Omniture were just a few of the companies represented.   Noting the increase in volunteers, Bill Hulterstrom, President and CEO at United Way, said, “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that when things...

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Why, of course she can dance!

“Dance is my life, and performing is what I love to do most,” said Randi Evans, 23-year-old UVU student and top ten finalist on season five of So You Think You Can Dance. Born in Provo and currently residing in Springville, Randi admits it’s surreal for people to recognize her and know her name.

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Simulated campus attack practice

Local SWAT teams, fire and police departments, and medical evacuation teams by land and air rushed UVU campus on June 14; dodging the explosives and smoke to disarm 12 gunmen holding hostages during a mass-scale training exercise. “The officers that responded into the campus buildings reacted better than anticipated,” said Detective Kelly Liddiard of the UVU Police Department, “[They] took control and neutralized any threats that they came across faster and better than we as the planning team expected.

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Diet Experiment – Part 3 of 3

The HCG program encourages you to stick with it by promising quick and dramatic weight loss each day. Here are three local people’s experiences with the diet. Each participant followed Dr. A.T.W. Simeons’ program detailed in his manuscript Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity.

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Diet Experiment – Part 2 of 3

Finding my motivation to continue on the HCG diet program was easy after experiencing a dramatic loss of weight in the first 5 days. I’m beginning to think maybe it’s NOT too good to be true. As outlined in Dr. A.T.W. Simeons’ manuscript entitled Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity, the HCG program includes a 500 calorie diet limiting food selections down to 26 liquids, fruits, vegetables and breads — eliminating dairy completely.

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