Department of Labor ruling may mean a shortage of instructors for spring semester

October 3, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new Department of Labor ruling could keep up to 250 academic advisors and other non-faculty employees from teaching UVU classes, leaving departments scrambling to find instructors for spring semester. The update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, also known as the “Final Rule,” was announced May 18 and requires employers to reclassify their full-time, […]

Community talks continue as UVU and Orem work toward a master plan for growth

September 8, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Kim Bojorquez Orem residents met Aug. 31 to propose solutions to problems they see as caused by the rapid encroachment of development, driven by the UVU growth, into their quiet, largely single-family neighborhoods. Rising crime rates, illegal rentals, increased traffic and parking issues are their main concerns—issues that, many fear, will get worse […]

The UVU library gets an unwelcome visitor

May 13, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU Police say a man in his early 20s broke into the Library Building around 8:30 p.m., May 6, by shattering a window panel on the East side of the building. At the time of the incident, the library was closed due to shortened summer hours. Sergeant Kelly Liddiard said a report of a suspicious […]

Animal rights activists target UCCU circus

February 8, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo credit: Preston Yardley   Students from the Animal Allies club protested the Jordan World Circus last week saying they believe the circus animals are mistreated. As circus-goers arrived at the North entrance of the UCCU Center they were greeted by a line of protesters holding signs with slogans such as “Circuses Hurt Animals” and “Elephants […]

$20 million in private funds announced for new arts building

February 4, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo credit: Collin Cooper | Photo Senior Staff | @coop.97 President Holland announced Feb. 3 that the school has raised $20 million in private funding to build the new center of the arts building that was proposed in 2014. The initiative began with the goal of raising $15 million. Through the generosity of the Ray […]

Police blotter

January 29, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Seizure assist Jan. 20-Orem Paramedics evaluated a female student who suffered a seizure on campus. A family member was called to pick her up. Criminal mischief Jan. 20-A vending machine in the UCCU Center was vandalized. The responding officer found that the outer glass had been smashed out, but no products were stolen. Stalking […]

Psychoanalysis and the unconscious in America

January 22, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo credit: Mike Richardson   Psychoanalysis can introduce a different way of being human into the world and could inevitably change society for the better according to Nathan Gorelick, assistant chair of the English and Literature department. Gorelick was invited to speak as part of Global Spotlight Canada Jan. 21 because of his work with […]

Police blotter

January 22, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blind traffic Jan. 12-An officer responded to a report of a possibly mentally ill man walking in traffic. The officer quickly realized that the man was blind and offered assistance. The scene was cleared with no further action. Minor accident Jan. 13-A traffic accident was reported in Parking Lot 13. No injuries were reported but […]

Law enforcement officials answer important questions

January 19, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Photo credit: Julie Ostler | Assistant Photo Editor | @jules1lo   January’s Pizza and Politics event gave students the opportunity to ask Keith Squires, Utah’s Commissioner of Public Safety, and Utah County Sheriff James Tracy, questions about local law enforcement. Tracy said it was a great opportunity for them to find out what students […]

Cultural Rhythms has students dancing

January 11, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo courtesy of Multicultural Club Cultural Rhythms is a free monthly event held by the Multicultural Student Council. The event provides a space where people can get together and learn about different cultures through dancing. The event is free and open to everyone. The first half hour is set aside for dance instruction then the […]