Every college student, no matter their major, is required to do intensive and often tedious reading. So why consider reading anything that isn’t an essential part of the curriculum? In his freshman welcome letter, President Holland encouraged incoming students to read two novels; Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and journalist David Oliver Relin, and Revolutionary Characters, by Gordon Wood.
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There is a fully involved residential fire in your city, the bite is, the fire team is on their way, and you are the fire captain in charge of managing the entire crew and saving civilian lives. Professional firefighters across Utah will have more preparation for scenarios such as this because of the new mobile training facility recently presented by the Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA).
Making a new aluminum can from an old one saves 95 percent of the total energy required to make one from scratch. In short, recycling one aluminum can saves as much energy as you use by leaving a 100W light bulb on for 8 hours. Facts such as this are the fundamental concern of The Sustainability Committee, who is teaming up with many campus organizations in order to create a more environmentally friendly establishment.
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch will lead an economic forum known as “The Fiscal Future of America” to be held in the Ragan Theatre on August 28 at 9 a.m. “Our nation is at a critical juncture,” stated Senator Hatch. “The runaway spending train enveloping Washington, D.
UVU Professor of marketing, Paul Dishman, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and research at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG) in Montenegro during Spring 2010. “The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to bring American cultural exchange down to a very personal level, for both the scholars and those they touch in the host country,” Dishman said.
UVU’s new Master of Business Administration Program was unanimously approved by the Utah State Board of Regents July 17, 2009 and is scheduled to launch in fall 2010. “There has been an incredible demand for this program,” said Scott Hammond, an associate professor of business management and assistant academic vice president in the Office of Academic Affairs.
It has become essential for many students to incorporate Distance Education into their schedule whether their time is consumed with activities, work or a family. Distance Education (DE) is UVU’s way of catering to students without sufficient time available to take courses on campus.
Six Ukrainian students from the Medical University of Bukovyna had the opportunity to observe U.S. medical practices for two weeks beginning July 6 through UVU’s nursing exchange program. Gary Measom, an associate professor in the nursing department, and Mina Wayman associate professor of nursing and chair of the Ukraine program at UVU, started the nursing exchange program two years ago at the suggestion of the mayor’s office of Salt Lake City The four medical students, one nursing student and one medical technology student were able to shadow medical professionals at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Dr. Jack Christianson, is taking on additional responsibilities as he enters his new role of Special Assistant to the President of Engaged Learning, effective July 20. This new position will see his former responsibilities sustained and intensified with emphasis put on the development of new institutional strategies and external alliances.
UVU sociology major Aaron Wood has recently returned from a two-week delegation to Israel and Palestine during which he spoke with both Israelis and Palestinians regarding the ongoing conflict. The delegation, co-sponsored by Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) and the National Peace Foundation (NPF), gave 16 American students the opportunity to travel through the conflict zone during President Obama’s visit to discuss the halt of illegal Israeli settlement and the reintroduction of peace negotiations.