From the “Once upon a time…” beginnings of childhood to the “… and that’s when she broke up with me,” endings that are all too familiar to college students, nothing engages the imagination like a good story. We can’t avoid them – stories are the basis for everything from movies to job applications. And Orem is home to the nation’s second largest storytelling event, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.
My name is Lindsey and I am a procrastinator.*
From the “Once upon a time…” beginnings of childhood to the “… and that’s when she broke up with me,” endings that are all too familiar to college students, nothing engages the imagination like a good story. We can’t avoid them – stories are the basis for everything from movies to job applications.
My name is Lindsey and I am a procrastinator.* Unfortunately, there is not a Procrastinators Anonymous group nearby that I can attend. Then again, I haven’t looked it up yet. I thought about starting one, but I didn’t get around to that either. I figured that people would always be coming to the meeting “next week” anyway.
Dr. Bob Rasmussen, Dean of Students, sees it all. The students who visit him range from those who want to start clubs to ones who are struggling with medical challenges. The issues they face might be roommate arguments or they could be student arrests. He engages hundreds of new students during the orientation sessions, but his job description also involves taking the time to help individuals.
What do Captain Kirk, a copy machine and the writing center have in common? They are all part of a giant game of Clue, the classic murder mystery deduction game. In order to orient the campus community to the services it has to offer, the UVU library is using the format of this longtime favorite to host a competition.
Glitz, glitter and tie-dye make its way to Orem with the SCERA’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed by recent UVU graduate, Jeremy Showgren. While Joseph has always been a modern presentation of the Biblical story, this production takes it a step further by taking a Las Vegas-style approach.
Punk rock summer camp hits the Utah scene August 8. The Vans Warped Tour, in its 15th year, is a summer music staple and includes as diverse a lineup as a punk-based tour can handle. Alongside classics such as Bad Religion, current favorites like 3OH!3 and wildcards like country singer Shooter Jennings, Utah groups will have their share of stage time.
“Harry Potter rocks!” shouted Draco Malfoy. No, this is not a line from the new Harry Potter movie – rather, it was Bill, a college student dressed as Harry’s rival. Surrounding him, witches and wizards of all ages mingled with muggles at a midnight release for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Northplatte Records, the label of local favorites such as RuRu, Desert Noises, and Joshua James, recently signed another band: The Vibrant Sound. Their fresh and catchy tunes will have the audience dancing at the Velour during their CD release party on June 27 at 8:00 p.