Truth in tuition 2022: 2.3 to 5% increase in tuition expected

February 24, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two proposals from UVU’s President Council are projecting to increase tuition costs for students by either 2.3% or 5% in the coming academic year. The Student Council convened Feb. 17 to hear from Linda Makin, vice president of planning, budgeting, and finance at UVU, to start off the annual Truth in Tuition hearings. This hearing […]

UVUSA Elections: Meet the Candidates

February 22, 2022

Reading Time: 10 minutes With the opening candidate press conference on Feb. 1, the campaign to choose UVUSA’s next body of leaders officially began. Students were introduced to the candidates running for Student Body President, Vice President of Academics, Vice President of Engagement, and Vice President of Activities. During the conference, the candidates shared their vision for what UVU […]

Seven dollar increase approved by student council

February 15, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Student Council has unanimously passed their proposal for student fees which will increase student fees by $7. Voting on Feb. 10, the council passed the student drafted proposal for student fees during the 2022-2023 academic year. The proposal approves a $7 increase overall for students, the second-largest increase in the last five years. The […]

Grande Ballroom becomes focal point for Club Rush

February 14, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students and faculty alike gathered in the Grande Ballroom for the Inter-Club Council’s biannual Club Rush. Students had the opportunity to meet and sign up for various student-run clubs during the event hosted Feb. 9-10. The scope of these clubs and their objectives were diverse and far-reaching, allowing students of every walk of life to […]

Fee proposals change to accommodate larger COLA estimate

February 13, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Student fee proposals are being subjected to increases due to a higher projected cost of living adjustment than previously estimated. The compensation/COLA increase is established by the state to be competitive with the rising cost of living. These pay increases are the result of that action. Through the Office of Legislative Affairs on campus, the […]

African Diaspora Initiative offers opportunities to black students

February 4, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The African Diaspora Initiative offers scholarship and leadership opportunities to Black students on campus and seeks to build community among students. “Our collective mission is to serve as a home away from home and to provide scholarship, networking, and leadership opportunities for students of the African Diaspora,” ADI’s website reads.  Diaspora, as defined by DePaul […]

UVUSA fights to keep one-credit courses

February 3, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Members of the Student Council have drafted a petition to prevent the cancellation of one-credit physical education science courses at UVU. Ethan Morse, vice president of academics, was informed by students that many P.E.S. courses will no longer be available after the spring semester. Morse states, “Classes like yoga, palliates, and women’s self-defense would be […]

Athletics seeking decrease in student fees favoring tuition

January 30, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the latest, and final student fee hearing, the UVU Athletics department requested a $6.50 decrease in their student fee per semester in order to transition their funding to student tuition. The final day of student fee hearings reviewed proposals from Student Health Services, UVU Athletics and from the School of The Arts on Jan. […]

Student Life seeks to increase fees, day two of student fee hearings

January 25, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Student Development & Well Being department is seeking a $2.47 increase to its portion of student fees to continue funding for running programs and to account for a future Cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA). The hearing was conducted on Jan. 20 in the student council chamber. Marissa King, director of student leadership and involvement, presented on behalf […]

State of the University Address 2022: President Tuminez offers message of hope

January 23, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Utah Valley University President Astrid Tuminez shared a message of hope with students and faculty during her 2022 State of the University address. Delivered Jan. 19, Tuminez’s speech shared insights on how the university is performing, and what expectations are for the future. Looking back on all that the institution has accomplished this last year […]