Find yourself, help others: LGBT Student Services director Emily Branvold

February 26, 2020

Reading Time: 6 minutes Emily Branvold, the program director of LGBT Student Services at UVU, started in the position on January 1, 2020 and has already hit the ground running, picking up the programs which their predecessor established before leaving the position in October 2020. The mission of LGBT Student Services is to serve “students who are seeking LGBTQIA*-related […]

National Science Foundation gives UVU Biology Department $1 million grant

January 27, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a shortage of well-educated STEM workers in the US threatens the nation’s competitiveness in the global economy, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is researching ways to increase retention and graduation rates of STEM majors.  The million dollar grant from the NSF’s S-STEM program will give 31 students a full-tuition scholarship for up to 6 […]

“This music is for everyone,” says Utah Symphony Conductor

December 5, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes World-class art at student’s fingertips With their hopes and dreams on the line, juggling the many responsibilities of adulthood and student life can leave a student feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. But with world-class art at their fingertips in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, the decision to pause and be transformed by magnificent works […]

Humans of UVU: 50-year-old freshman

October 29, 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes Oscar award-winning sound mixer turned Wolverine sets his sights on medical school as a 50-year-old freshman. It’s 6:16 a.m., and David Parker a freshman studying biology is waiting at the Trax station in Salt Lake City for his ride to the Frontrunner. He will take that train to UVU and back by 3 p.m. to […]

InterVarsity Faith Discussion lets students get personal

September 11, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students freely asked each other questions and took turns sharing their beliefs in small groups Thursday Aug. 5 at the Reflection Center. Faith Discussions is a monthly event designed to facilitate conversation between Latter-day Saint and Evangelical students.  The casual and friendly environment put newcomers at ease as students meandered into the Reflection Center’s convening […]

More than one way to disenfranchise voters

November 9, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Census Bureau, the number of people who are eligible to vote and have actually voted fluctuated between 49 percent and 58 percent in the last 30 years. That number drops to between 30 percent and 40 percent during mid-term elections. Percentages continue to drop at the local level. The number of eligible […]

Forget ghosts, look to the cosmos this Halloween

October 31, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Humans have always been pattern-seeking creatures, captivated by all they do not understand and driven by survival to find truth in their surroundings. With just a simple glance at cave art or a reading of early folklore, one will see the rudimentary attempts of early humans seeking to explain the natural world. Of course, […]

Becoming climate conscious: reducing your carbon footprint

October 6, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Category 5 hurricanes, including Irma and Maria, made landfall six times in 2017, more than ever since recording began in 1851, according to Brenden Moses, a researcher at the National Hurricane Center. Millions of US citizens in Puerto Rico are without power and clean water as they face overwhelmed hospitals, extensive flooding, and widespread food […]