Students Dominate SkillsUSA National Competition

Whatever you may say about UVU students enrolled in the trade, technical, and skilled service professional programs, they’ve proved again that they are not to be messed with. UVU students recently returned home from the 45th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

UVolunteer Week

“We’ve been very pleased by the turnout of students to each of the events and we have felt a great excitement on campus to volunteer, which is exactly what we wanted,” said Richard Portwood, president of UVU Service Council. “It is inspiring to see everyone’s willingness to make a positive difference in the world we live in.

New briefs

Campus briefs RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS TO LECTURE AT UVU – Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Federation Ambassador to the United Nations, will lecture at Utah Valley University’s Timpanogos Room located in the Library on Monday, March 16, from 10-11 a.

Olsen leads by example on and off the court

Leaders are essential in order for a sports team to succeed. When most people think of a leader in sports, they think of the person in front who is the most vocal. The most important quality for leaders to possess is leading by example. Senior guard Josh Olsen is the quiet, reserved type who does all his talking on the court.

Want more for your buck?

Have hard times gotten you bugaboo or made you frustrated with the often high cost of being a student? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Even the best of us have to search for creative ways to make sure every dollar we spend goes as far as it possibly can.

A new president

The bitter cold wasn’t enough to stop 1.8 million Americans from attending the inauguration of the United States’ new president, Barack Obama. “Today, I say to you that the challenges we face are real,” Mr. Obama said in his inaugural address, delivered from the west front of the Capitol, to over nearly two million people.

News briefs

Campus Briefs: PROFESSOR WINS COVETED AWARD – The UVU Foundation recently presented its 2008 Distinguished Faculty Award to David Heldenbrand, chair of computer science and pre-engineering. The Distinguished Faculty Award is an annual honor first given in 2006.