There comes a time when you’re hit once again with reality. Not the reality of school, work or even life — but with something greater and more terrible. That is what UVU professor Laura Hamblin experienced this last year. Hamblin spoke on Sept. 16 as part of Ethics Week and drew a large crowd as the aisles and walls were packed to capacity and beyond.
A time capsule representing our school becoming a university this year has been prepared and will be placed in UVU’s new library. The time capsule, to be opened in 50 years, contains many objects that will give insight about us to those who open it. The time capsule was set up as part of Founder’s Day, a celebration of our school’s birthday.
Anyone who has dreamed of bright cascading waters can now own a piece of Bridal Veil Falls. In June Bridal Veil Falls, LLC, began talking to the Grow family about obtaining the Bridal Veil Falls property. The Grows have owned the property for many years and had hoped to reopen the ruined restaurant that stands at the base of the falls.
On Sept. 3 students had the opportunity to learn more about the democratic process. Professor JaNae Brown Haas spoke about the subject in the monthly ethics forum Great Thinkers in the History of Democracy.
If there is one class that could possibly benefit every student at UVU it is “Language: A Most Dangerous Possession.” Scott Abbott and Alex Caldiero are teaming together to bring students the chance to learn more about language and furthermore, themselves.
As students begin to assemble once more at UVU, they may notice little orange tags next to textbooks in the campus bookstore. These orange tags indicate that the books to which they are affixed are available for purchase as e-books. While the bookstore has been offering this service for a couple of years, the practice is now gaining more widespread attention.
On Aug. 4, Utah state facilities began a four-day workweek. Utah’s governor, Jon Huntsman Jr., has been developing this plan for a while now, hoping to create a more economically efficient state system. The plan is known as “Working 4 Utah.”
This fall, students have the opportunity to take a class based off the history of Yellowstone National Park. Even though the name of the class is “the Yellowstone country,” according to David Wilson, the instructor, it will include most of eastern Wyoming and eastern Montana.
This fall, as we embrace the new experience of being a university, students will also have the opportunity to embrace a new class that is being offered. The philosophy department at UVU is giving students, according to Professor Hanewicz, the opportunity to discover more about a foreign culture, “so that it won’t be so foreign to them.”