Grassroots organization finds fertile soil

April 16, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill McKibben’s lecture created hope for chapter creation of his coalition,   Bill McKibben’s recent visit to UVU spurred a collective enthusiasm about current environmental issues, and Associate Professor in Philosophy and Humanities Michael Minch thinks UVU is the perfect place for a chapter to take root.   “When McKibben was here on […]

Seniors ‘pay it forward’

April 16, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes The announcement no sooner left Nancy Smith’s lips before being drowned out by the thunderous applause of over 500 attendees. As Senior Director of UVU’s Donor Relations and Scholarships, Smith was privileged to announce the grand total of $55,488 in scholarship donations over the past seven years by Elder Quest members.   “Without these scholarships, […]

Elders will ‘Quest’ for scholarships at seminar

April 9, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes The day a 101-year-old member of Elder Quest ceased participation in the group’s activities was the day she died.   A little-known “lifelong learning” organization for senior students over 55, Elder Quest has been supporting UVU since 1992 as an integral part of UVU’s Community and Continuing Education Department. Not only has the self-sustaining organization […]

Student nominees’ night to shine

April 9, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Co-hosts lend novel perspective to 17-year-old event.   Seeing how the Wolverine Achievement Awards program hasn’t changed much from the previous 17 years, emcees Dr. Bob Rasmussen and Phil Clegg took the evening’s entertainment upon themselves.   Following an extended absence from the Ragan Theatre stage, Clegg, the assistant dean of students, acquiesced to Rasmussen’s […]

Two classes breathe life into summer term

March 26, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students yearning for a means to meld academia and notions of pop culture may find deliverance this summer in two classes taught by Humanities Professor Steven Hall.   Originally developed to attract more students to the Humanities program, “Post-Modern Hollywood” and “From Mozart to Michael,” both revived for their second summer, have attracted students from […]

Popular author returns for 71st commencement

March 12, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Erin Gruwell will once again grace the UCCU Center to speak at UVU’s 71st Commencement Ceremony on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Graduates and members of the community will recognize Gruwell as the author of “The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them,” […]

Miss Africa Utah pageant selects 2012 queen

March 1, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amidst familiar romantic 90s pop ballads and an animated crowd, nine young women clad in little black dresses and colorful feather boas paraded across the stage at Ragan Theatre, welcoming the audience to the Miss Africa Utah pageant.   The second annual event, held on Sat., Feb. 25, and founded by UVU senior Gloria Kajo, […]

African beauties showcase culture in pageant

February 20, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Africa, meet Utah: Second annual pageant at UVU.   African culture is coming to Utah Valley on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the form of the second annual Miss Africa Utah pageant. Founded by senior Journalism major Gloria Kajo, the pageant will feature eight young women representing various African countries with traditional dress, talents and platforms […]

Indoor 5K benefiting Habitat house

February 20, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saturday-morning students beware – the vast, interconnected hallways of UVU will be transformed into a 3.1-mile track on Feb. 25. The fourth annual No Snow Indoor 5K will commence at Center Stage in the Sorensen Center at 9 a.m., opening the campus’ corridors to more than 100 anticipated participants.   UVU Vice President for University […]

Students’ ‘Lazy Jedi’ short goes viral

February 13, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU student Mike Brown and BYU students Casen and Landon Sperry gain Internet fame with weekly YouTube shorts.   Freshman Mike Brown, a 24-year-old Digital Media major, has been collaborating with business partners Casen and Landon Sperry since he was 12 years old.   “One of the very first things we talked about was that […]