Many faces of autism

Portrait project puts a face on autism at Mental Health Symposium Four years ago, Congress passed the Combating Autism Act of 2006, which authorized $700 million in Federal funding towards autism through 2011. However, come September, the act will die. April is autism awareness month, and because of that the College of Humanities & Social […]

Student speaks out on mental illness

Students and staff overflowed the library auditorium to attend The Awareness of Mental Illness symposium, led by Dr. Fullmer’s English 276R Heavy Metal class. UVU student Will Sears was the big attention grabber for the audience. “I was 21 years old and ready to go on a mission,” Sears said. “I was 6 weeks into […]

Silence the Violence

T-shirts promote awareness of sexual assault Over 1,000 voices will be free from storage boxes and hung on the clothesline again, ready to strengthen their right to be heard and support the new voices that will join them this year. Each April and October, t-shirts are created by survivors of violence and displayed side by […]

‘Avatar’ videogame score composer comes to campus

The epic science fiction film, James Cameron’s Avatar, became the highest grossing film of all time worldwide after its release in 2009. It is the first film to gross over $2 billion. The music composer for Avatar: The Game, Chance Thomas, is coming to speak on campus March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan […]

A day of mental awareness

Throughout the semester, the students of Dr. Fullmer’s heavy metal class create and carry out a class project. Fullmer uses this project as a tool for hands-on learning on how to organize a large event. Ultimately, however, it’s a hands-on experience of putting on a concert. Psychology major Jan Spencer is a student in the […]

UVU masters accreditation

Associate and bachelor’s accreditation reaffirmed The university has been accredited at all three levels of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In November of last year, a committee from the Northwestern Commissions on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) came to Orem to reaffirm accreditation for the associate and bachelor’s level and to evaluate the master’s programs. Since […]

Art and mass media: The Art History Symposium

Out of twenty submissions, five students and three faculty members have been selected to present their unique scholarly paper contributions in the second annual Art History Symposium on March 11. This year’s topic is art and mass media. In the fall through the early winter, the Art History faculty had a call for papers and […]

New dean for School of the Arts

When the School of the Arts dean stepped down in December, the faculty’s search and hiring committees needed to act quickly to find a replacement. About a month later, Dr. Newell Dayley was appointed as the new dean. Dayley began his part-time responsibilities as the new dean for the School of the Arts on February […]