Author: Abby Van Buren

Astrid Tuminez selected as UVU’s first female president

Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez   The Utah State Board of Regents selected Astrid Tuminez as UVU’s next university president, April 20 at Centre Stage. “She’s been proven to be an adynamic and effective leader across academic, non-profit, public policy and corporate sectors,” said Daniel Campbell, chairman of the state’s Board of Regents. “She is focused on bridging gaps in education and opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. We look forward to our future association with President Tuminez.” Tuminez currently acts as a regional director for Microsoft. Prior to arriving at the tech company, she worked as the...

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Four finalists selected for next UVU president

UVU’s Presidential Search Committee has proposed four finalists to the State Board of Regents to fill the university president position April 12. The 24-person search committee, which includes UVU employees and local community leaders, has selected these individuals after several months of public input and in-person interviews. Three men and one woman have been selected. The candidates include Bradley Cook; the provost, executive vice president and professor of history at Southern Utah University, John Rosenberg; the associate director of the Brigham Young University Faculty Center and Washington Irving Professor of Spanish and American Relations, Astrid Tuminez; the regional director...

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UVU community says farewell to Holland

Video messages recorded to send memories, best wishes Photos by Abby Van Buren During the 9 years of Matthew Holland’s presidency, students, faculty and the UVU community have made memories that they were able to share through video recordings across campus March 29, April 4 and 5. Video booths were set up in various locations on campus so individuals could share memories and give well-wishes. Clips will be compiled into a single video that will be presented to Holland. “He’s been a phenomenal president,” said the dean of University College and video participant, Forrest Williams. “I’ve been here for...

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UCAS students join national walkout 1 month after Parkland shooting

Students mourn lives lost and protest gun control Photos by Kimberly Bojorquez A month after the Parkland school shooting, UCAS students participated in a planned protest by walking out of class March 14, for 17 minutes, to honor the 17 who died. UVU students across campus participated in the walkout, while dozens of UCAS students, a small charter high school in association with UVU, united outside of their classrooms at 10 a.m. and lay down on the ground. “Walking out is not only a way to show respect for those who have suffered, but also to stand up for what...

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Orem City Council votes to approve new student housing project

Rendering shows potential student housing. Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes student housing project The Orem City Council voted 5-2 to approve a rezone that will allow the construction of the Palos Verdes student housing project, east of UVU.   The vote came at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 13 after residents and students voiced their opinions regarding the housing project. The site is designed to be used as private student housing that will include 450 units. This will provide four single-occupant bedrooms and four bathrooms per apartment, for a total of 1,605 beds. A main concern from the neighbors and residents...

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