David Hatchett

Prove renting tightens up

On March 24, 2009 the Provo Municipal Council met to discuss a number of issues including zoning laws in Provo, specifically R1 zones with an A and S overlay. According to the minutes, the Council wants to redefine the terms owner-occupant, primary residence and trust.

Clearing up misconceptions about pagans

Members from the Utah Pagan Alliance came to UVU Thursday March 26, 2009 to clear up misconceptions about Paganism, Wicca, witches and magic to students and others wishing to learn and understand more about the oft-misunderstood practices and religion of these groups.

Field station offers resources to students and community

Bringing attention and recognition to the Capital Reef Field station was the goal of the celebration held in the Sorensen Center on Thursday, Feb. 19. The celebration featured many performances from live music to dances. Alongside the performances were several booths run by different organizations and a film showing pictures of the station and important related events.

Celebrating unique field station

The Capital Reef Field Station, an eight year-long project completed last October, will be recognized in a celebration held at Center Stage in the Sorensen Student Center Thursday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Alongside giveaways and a performance commemorating the field station completion, the celebration will also provide opportunities and information for students to become involved.

Faculty member wins global engagement award

Dr. Liliana Riboldi, a professor of Spanish, has worked to provide meaningful global learning experiences for UVU students since 1997. For her part in study abroad programs at UVU, Riboldi was given the UVU Faculty Member of the Year: Global Engagement Award on Nov.

Falling Behind on Credit Cards

As great as a tool a credit card may be, sometimes people find themselves in over their head with debt incurred from its use. When someone falls behind on a credit card, a few things can happen. First, there is almost always a late fee added to the balance, usually ranging from $15 to $50 depending on the balance and company.

Watch for phishing schemes

Information is valuable. Personal information such as bank account numbers, usernames and passwords, and Social Security numbers are especially valuable to those who would exploit them. There are many tactics and tricks used to gain access to personal information, one of which is phishing.

Campus shooting calls in security measures

Over the past few years, headlines across the country have readily mentioned shootings on college campuses. Shootings and other emergencies could happen here at UVU. Knowing when it happens and what to do is important. Around campus there are red and black booklets titled Emergency Procedures that contain information on what one should do in a given situation.

New station at Capitol Reef

New experiences and learning opportunities await students with the opening of the Capitol Reef Field Station. “You can read about it in a book, but seeing it is a different thing. When you’re there and seeing it, it becomes much more powerful,” said Kim Reynolds, manager of the Outdoor Adventure Center, which plans on using the field station for its next excursion.

Making use of the ombuds

When facing the problems of student life, sometimes help is needed. Knowing where to go for help makes finding a solution easier. UVU has an ombuds program to help students with any problem. Ashley Robertson, UVU ombuds, said that the most important right students have is access to an ombuds.