Author: Drew Ipson

President Holland announces areas of focus in his last State of the University address

Photos by Jonah Hokit In President Matthew Holland’s final State of the University address, he announced the five major areas of focus for the university in the last year and the school’s plans for its continued growth Jan. 19, at Center Stage. Holland proudly announced UVU’s recent evaluation by Northwest Accreditors that student success is number one in UVU’s culture and focus. “They said they saw it everywhere, in every division and on every level,” Holland said. Part of focusing on student success meant shifting focus on Student Mental Health Services, Holland said. “We’ve been very active on the...

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UTA, UVU, BYU partner to provide free public transit to students

Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Administrators from Utah Transit Authority, UVU and BYU, announced a combined public transportation and university 10-year initiative to provide free access for transportation via public transit to over 100,000 students staff and their families by August 2018. The special announcement was celebrated with a small group of UTA employees, project planners, university administrators, including UVU President Holland, and current transit riders. They were framed by two of UTA’s brand new, hybrid-electric busses set to begin their routes in coming months. Jerry Benson, president of UTA, Kevin Worthen, president of BYU and Holland spearheaded the project...

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Gun control discussed by local gun owner, Democratic Party vice chairman, students

Illustration by Tyler Carpenter  It’s rare for gun owners and democratic leadership to come to a mutual understanding on gun control measures, as shown during the Pizza and Politics event Nov. 14 in the Ragan Theater. The best way to make a difference is to get involved locally, according to the pane that included Stuart Wallam, owner of local gun store Get Some Guns and Ammo, Justin Anderson, vice chairman of the Utah County Democratic Party and Jaxon Olsen, chief justice of UVUSA and organizer of the Pizza and Politics event. “We all want to get rid of violence...

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Gun control issues, solutions discussed by students

Photo by Michelle Rivas (Left to Right) Amber Hendrickson Community Partnerships Coordinator, Volunteer & Service- Learning Center, Jackson Olsen A solution to gun control is difficult but not impossible to reach, according to Jackson Miner, president of UVU’s service council. National and global gun control was discussed and broken down by students during Real Talk, a dialogue organized by the Volunteer and Service Learning Center Nov. 8. Students gathered in a circle to share their researched presentations and personal experiences. A solution will take a lot of local involvement, educated discussion and participation from various professions, according to Miner. Chief...

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