Students call for energy conservation, improved recycling system

April 23, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Jonah Hokit UVU continues to add to its sustainability plans and commitments, aimed at improving campus sustainability, but some students believe that the university should be doing more. “Sustainability on campus feels poor,” said Russell Hatch, a senior in philosophy and environmental studies. “Either awareness of the issue is lacking, or students are […]

New sustainability coordinator arriving Spring 2019

April 23, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Jonah Hokit UVU administration recently added new elements to the sustainability resolution, including hiring its first full-time sustainability coordinator, beginning spring of 2019. The sustainability committee is currently comprised of staff and faculty who meet monthly to discuss issues on campus and works with the faculty senate to implement changes.  “President Holland’s commitment […]

Students voice concerns to the Presidential Transition Committee

April 5, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photos by Lincoln Op’t Hof The Presidential Transition Committee sent four representatives to the Student Voice forum to gain student feedback and to ensure a smooth transition from one president to the next, April 3 at Centre Stage. Unlike the Presidential Search Committee, the Presidential Transition Committee is transparent with their process of sending President […]

Differing opinions rise about religious inclusivity  

April 4, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Jonah Hokit Politics and religion were discussed at length Thursday and Friday at the Symposium on Religious Pluralism and Democracy held in the Classroom Building in order to bring perspectives on the escalated violence against religious minorities that undermine core values, respect and interfaith dialogue. More than six visiting professors from around the […]

Candidates present for diversity officer position

March 19, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Candidates for the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer presented to students, faculty and staff on March 14 and 15. The candidates include Alicia Chavira-Prado, Yudi Lewis, Daniel Teraguchi and Tommy Stevenson. Chavira-Prado received her doctorate in anthropology at the University of California and became a diversity administrator at Ohio University following a career as a […]

Extreme bionics is redefining the term disability

March 7, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Michelle Rivas Hugh Herr, athlete, scientist, innovator and futurist, envisions a world free of human disability through the technology of biomechatronics. As the Presidential Lecture Series speaker, he shared his research, results and goals with students and community March 7 in the Classroom Building. “Imagine a future where we can actually solve depression, […]

Campus commits to carbon neutrality

March 7, 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Photo by Jay Arcansalin A commitment to decrease the carbon footprint on campus was passed in the Faculty Senate with 32 votes in favor for such, two dissenting votes and one abstention. Currently, the carbon neutrality action plan achievement date is set in the year of 2050. This plan would include the building of a […]

German entrepreneur compares Putin and President Trump

February 8, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Jonah Hokit Franz Sedelmayer, German entrepreneur and former friend of Vladimir Putin, gives first-hand insights into Putin’s Russia. Sedelmayer addressed students at Center Stage Feb. 8, after being invited by the Globle Engagement office. Sedelmayer recently published his book, Welcome to Putingrad, with John Weisman, where he explores his story working with and […]

Kyle Maynard tells students to never give up

February 1, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photos by Jonah Hokit Quadruple amputee and award-winning extreme athlete, Kyle Maynard, spoke to inspire students Feb. 1 in the Grande Ballroom. Maynard was born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, which left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees. The doctors told his parents […]