UVU Theatre receives honor at National Theater Festival

April 21, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU students and faculty traveled to the John F.  Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to receive an honor award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. UVU made history this year by being the first university in the country to win back-to-back top honors at the national competition. The Kennedy […]

Art Students Take Over GT Building

April 12, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo Credit: Laura Fox and Byron Howard This month, UVU art students invaded the GT building with a first-of-its kind campus exhibit centered on installations and performance art. The art focused on challenging the boundaries and definition of contemporary art. The idea for this student-produced art exhibit began last fall. “I really liked the idea […]

How UVU Tuition Will Change

April 7, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes Graphic by Trevor Robertson Last month, the Utah State Board of Regents gathered at Dixie State University to discuss and set tuition rates for the upcoming year for the eight public colleges and universities that make up The Utah System of Higher Education. The decisions made at the Utah State Board of Regents recent meeting […]

2014’s Distinguished Employee Award winners announced

March 31, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU’s Professional Association of Campus Employees has recently announced the 12 winners of PACE’s 2014 Distinguished Employee Award.  This year’s awardees consisted of eight full-time and four part-time staff members. Every year PACE sponsors the Distinguished Employee Award, and on their website they offer a look back at all the awardees over the years since […]

UVU Student Campaigns for State Office

March 17, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutes UVU student Colby Johnson has officially announced his candidacy for the District 63 seat in the Utah House of Representatives. Johnson, who formally announced his candidacy for a seat in the Utah House of Representatives on March 3, 2014, hopes one of the messages his campaign sends is that we can all get involved with […]

UVU Plant ID Team Identifies Success at Competition

March 1, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a stellar performance in an international plant identification competition, UVU held a reception to celebrate the success of their plant identification team. Recently the Plant Identification team of UVU’s Botany Club placed 6th in an international plant identification competition held by the Society for Range Management in Miami Florida.  Schools across the nation, Mexico, […]

U.S. Expert on Afghanistan Visits UVU

March 1, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UVU Center for Constitutional Studies hosted a visit from Dr. Roger Kangas, a leading U.S. expert on Afghanistan and Central Asia. Kangas currently is the academic dean and professor of Central Asian studies at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. Kangas came to the school on […]

Elizabeth Smart offers inspirational guidance to troubled youth

February 15, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutes At an event for Heritage School’s first annual fundraising dinner, Elizabeth Smart met with struggling youth and gave a keynote address detailing her ordeals with a message of hope. On February 6, Heritage School invited Elizabeth Smart, survivor of a kidnapping that lasted nine months, to deliver a keynote address and visit with at-risk youth […]

Making Big Advances in Diagnosing Cancer

February 11, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes An Austrian cancer research institute has invited a UVU research team to further develop their work on a method for identifying cancerous tissue. Dr. Timothy Doyle and a team of physics students are currently researching a new method of detecting cancer. Using a high-frequency ultrasound system, Doyle is leading research into technology that may aid […]

UVU weighs in on school’s policy for student/professor dating

February 10, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a thought that some college students have had in class.  A moment of realization where one might think, “Hey… my professor is kind of attractive.  I wonder if they are single?” For obvious reasons, there is a negative stigma surrounding the idea of a professor and student pursuing an amorous relationship.  On the other […]