Author: Meggie Woodfield

Team Elevate wins student elections

Student body officers for the 2010-2011 school year were announced March 3 after three days of hard campaigning. Team Elevate, consisting of Richard Portwood, Clint Pulver, Chris Loumeau and Sarah Standing won by nearly double the votes of team UVUnited. Members of team UVUnited included Michael Spurrier, Nathan Lambson, Daniel Diaz and Tess Seymour. Of the 21,944 eligible voters, 9.72 percent voted at a total of 2,134 votes. Linzee Bonner was elected as Vice President for Clubs over Joe Jurisic with 18/30 of the eligible 134 club votes. For video footage of the announcing of the election results by Trevor Tooke and for interviews with Portwood and Spurrier after the announcement visit...

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Finding truth in tuition

Feb. 23 President Holland lead his first yearly “Truth and Tuition” hearing in which he emphasized the need for the university to buckle down through this tough economic time. “It is a difficult situation we are in, but it is not the worst situation we could be in,” said Holland. “The reality of our situation has to be accepted.” “Truth and Tuition” hearings are required by statute and allow students to ask questions about changes to second tier tuition and the allocation of university funds. Second tier tuition is controlled by the institution with approval from the Trustees and Regents. While not all schools have second tier tuition it allows UVU to consult with students while determining the utilization of funds at the institutional level. First tier tuition is set by the Regents for all Utah higher education institutions and is determined by state budget. While most students do not have input on first tier, Trevor Tooke, UVUSA Student Body President, and some of his council did on Student Legislative Day, Feb. 18. “The Legislators’ responsibilities might be difficult for students to understand,” said Tooke. “I think they do a good job and though I too don’t like tuition increases having a better understanding of why they are necessary makes me feel a whole lot better about them.” When talking about dollar amount changes to tuition Holland said “a...

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Vote!

Two team’s campaign efforts will culminate March 1-3 for UVUSA student body elections. Student body officers for the 2010-2011 year will be elected by the general student body. The two teams running are Team Elevate and Team UVUnited. Team elevate is headed by Richard Portwood, running for Student Body President. Portwood has served on UVUSA for three years now where he currently resides as UVUSA Executive Vice President. Clint Pulver, current UVUSA Communications department representative, is running as Portwood’s Executive Vice President. Chris Loumeau, current UVUSA Woodbury School of Business representative, is running for Vice President of Academics and Sarah Standing, current UVUSA Activities Chair, is running for Vice President of Student Life. “Our name is synonymous with everything we want to do,” said Portwood. Team Elevate hopes to help students and the university climb the mountain of success as represented by the ‘V’ in their logo. Portwood said he feels we still had a lot to do to fully achieve serious university status. “There are no limits to what we can do,” he said. When asked about their platforms Portwood mentioned he would like to keep the focus on more academic things without loosing the “social aspect important to any university experience.” Team Elevate wants to use their influence as part of student government to work with the many on-campus organizations to maximize student success. Team UVUnited is...

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PR students face unprecedented opportunity to work with U.S. Census Bureau

Students from the UVU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America have begun working on the national Bateman Competition for the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 census. The decennial census determines how state and federal funding will be spent each year on schools, roads, health care services, veteran care, education grants, housing assistance, rehabilitation loans, public transportation services and more. This year’s census will be the shortest to date consisting of just ten questions and, according to the PRSSA, will only take ten minutes to complete. “The fact that ten minutes in 2010 will help allocate $400 billion...

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Arouse the neglected areas of your love life

While Victoria’s Secret stores dot almost every mall across the United States, below are some shops where you can get some more personalized unmentionables. I mean, how embarrassing would it be if you found out you and your best friend wore the exact same underwear to bed on your special night? Not cool and not very sexy. Let the pros help you enact the night of your dreams this Valentines Day. Simply Sweet Marriage Website: www.simplysweetmarriage.com Location: Online only, based in Orem Description and Audience: Best for those who want to spend time purchasing “intimacy enhancers” without having to...

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