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Protestors, speakers at Environmental Ethics Symposium strive for open conversations

“We think conservation is a big issue that should be educated about, but also the rights of individual animals, as well as species, should be something that is also discussed. Not just how humans can help conservation efforts,” Nicasio Nango said.

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UVU professor Shannon Musset returns from sabbatical with new book in tow

Mussett went on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 school year. During that year, she researched and wrote a book, which is being published by Rowman & Littlefield and is slated to come out next year.

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Proposed revisions to UVU mission framework brews controversy

“I’m worried that the administration hasn’t so far considered faculty concerns,” Christa Albrecht-Crane, an English professor said. “I’m really surprised the university statement is made without much mention of the actual work we do, which is education.”

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Music Students: New Noorda Center ‘fantastic’ for UVU’s program

Lauren Erickson and Brendan Wiggins both play in the UVU Wind Symphony, and each of them praised the music department and the Noorda Performing Art Center, the newly opened art building. Wiggins, a sophomore Music Education major, plays the french horn in both the wind symphony and a brass quintet. “Performing with the different groups […]

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Women fly first on Bumble: How app’s features offer potential change to dating game

Arts and Culture editor Robby Poffenberger and I recently looked at the dating apps Tinder and Mutual. Though these studies were not scientifically rigorous, we did find some interesting trends. This week, we looked into Bumble. This app has a distinct difference—women message first. Alec Osborne, a Bumble user in the area, explained why he […]

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Choirs premiere original work at St. Francis church

Each of the music department’s choirs performed their latest pieces at the St. Francis of Assisi Church on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Women’s, Men’s and Chamber Choirs all performed, along with the American Fork High School Choir and UVU musicians and dancers. These choirs performed several classic pieces with standout soloists. Additionally, the Chamber Choir […]

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UVU choirs sing the way into Christmas season

UVU men’s and women’s choirs showed off their semester’s work at their Christmas concert, Sing Choirs of Angels, held at the Nu Skin Atrium. The women’s choir sang almost exclusively reverent, expressive pieces, like“Beau Soir” by Claude Debussy. Many enjoyed two Scandinavian folk songs the women’s choir sang, “Mu Vaibmu Vadjul Doppe” and “Jubilanen.” “I […]

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Over 100 dancers impress at year-end concert

Utah Valley University’s Ballroom Dance Company performed their semester-end concert before the Thanksgiving break at the Ragan Theater. This concert was a way to show off and celebrate the efforts made by the company. “I couldn’t be happier with the concert,” said ballroom coach Christopher Witt. “The dancers in the Company performed with a high […]

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Painful memories shared, comfort found with The Clothesline Project

Rather than the ghouls and goblins usually found during Halloween, UVU’s Center for Social Impact explored some of the actual horrors of life by participating in the Clothesline Project in UVU’s Grande Ballroom. The National Clothesline Project is a way to create awareness for the prevalence of violence against women. Survivors can write messages on […]

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Dancers honor local community members and stun the audience

The Utah Metropolitan Ballet (UMB) performed their show “Tribute” at UVU’s Ragan Theater, bringing four local choreographers together to create pieces for members of the art community. “Swedish Suite”, composed by Hugo Alfvén and choreographed by Jacqueline Colledge, was dedicated to Bill Evans and was the first performance. This piece was a folksy, classical ballet […]

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