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Author: Amie Wells

Wolverine Hero Spotlight: Joseph Watkins

Joseph Watkins, current UVUSA Student Body President, has had many memorable experiences thought the school year. He calls himself “the crazy student government kid out in the halls trying to get everyone involved.” In addition to his position as president, Watkins is a Business Management major who has one more year left till graduation.

Changes to Student Government Election Format

This year, the two teams running for student government will see a change that will impact their approach to campaigning — silent campaigning. “Basically what we’re letting the teams do this year is let them put up 11″ x 17″ posters on the cork boards throughout campus and allow them to put up a website the week before their hard campaigning begins,” said Joseph Watkins, election committee chair and current Student Body President.

Students gain practical experience from PR Firm

The communications department added a new course to its lineup fall semester. The course is so popular that the number of students enrolled has increased from seventeen to fifty over one semester. The course, the Wolverine Public Relations Firm, is a student-run PR firm which allows students to obtain practical knowledge and working experience of public relations by working with real clients.

President Hitch terminates employment, Wasatch Campus takes heavy hit

Hitch downsizes Wasatch Campus Staff A dismal atmosphere surrounded the Wasatch Campus Thursday afternoon after six of the eleven members of the support staff were told their employment would be terminated due to budget cuts as of May 1. University spokesperson Bradley Plothow said the campus is not shutting down and that the restructuring will only affect the student service functions at the campus.

Student job market declining

Due to the current economic situation, students are finding it increasingly difficult to find jobs on campus as well as within the community. Laura Carlson, UVU Student Employment Manager, said that there are two main contributors to this problem: first, there are more students competing for the same number of jobs and second, there is a lack of available jobs on campus and in the community.

Internship and Career Fair: a great resource for students

The spring internship and career fair will be held in the Grande Ballroom January 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bi-annual fair, hosted by the Career Services and Student Employment Office, is boasting a list of over 70 employers to be on campus recruiting during the event.

Get in the Zone

If you want to learn tips on cooking or maybe need some financial questions answered, you need to visit the Zone on campus. The Student Engaged Learning Zone (the Zone), located inside the Sorensen Student Center west hallway, is an environment where students can participate for free in action learning activities and hobbies each weekday around noon.

Student public relations firm: a real class with real clients

The Communications Department added a new course to their lineup this semester; the course is so popular that the department increased the number of students from 30 to 50. The course, the Student Public Relations Firm, is a student-run P.R. firm that allows students to obtain practical knowledge and working experience of public relations by working with real clients.

Wolverines celebrate homecoming week

Last week, the UVU community celebrated its first homecoming as a university. Some of the festivities included a T-shirt swap, a dodge ball tournament, a polar bear swim, the True Wolverine Bonfire and the main event: the UVU men’s basketball team playing the University of California, Santa Barbara.