Students have the opportunity for their student ID to double as a tap on/tap off pass for the UTA system. This includes buses, express buses, all TRAX lines and the new FrontRunner train connecting Salt Lake, Utah, Southern Davis, Weber and North Davis and Box Elder counties.
Author: Meggie Woodfield
Over twenty countries from around the globe were represented on Thursday, August 20 in students wandering the hallways looking for guidance. The majority of these students had only been in the United States for a week and none had been on campus before. “We get up to 120 international students per semester,” said Najib Niazi, vice president of the International Student Council (ISC).
The Utah Board of Regents was pleased to announce that the New Century Scholarship Program (NSCP) will be fully funded. The recently sent letter contained information about the percentage of tuition to be paid for the 2009-2010 academic year. New Century was created to pay for 75 percent of tuition over two years for students who earned an associate’s degree before graduating from high school.
Kyle Reyes, UVU staff and community service volunteer was said to be ‘the glue of campus’ in July when he accepted the position as Director of Student Success and Retention. Reyes set the focus of the dean’s presence on campus toward informing, listening to, supporting and engaging of students in order to help them achieve their goals.
Community and Continuing Education is planning to offer new training programs this fall in response to community needs. Their goal is to enrich the lives of participants, keep them at the forefront of technological and educational advances and strengthen the regional community and economy.
Academic and corporate leaders met in the beginning of July to launch Utah Student 25 to recognize the 25 fastest-growing student businesses in the state of Utah. Utah Student 25 is an awards program designed to celebrate the achievements of student entrepreneurs, the businesses they have created, and their economic impact.
UVU students joined in one of many protests on Sun. July 19 in response to the citation of two men kissing on LDS Church property at the beginning of the month. According to a statement released by the church on the matter, Derek Jones and Matt Aune were detained by LDS security guards for “engaging in inappropriate behavior,” and then cited for trespassing by Salt Lake police on July 8.
Bruce L. Christensen and David P. Yells have been selected as deans for the 2009-2010 academic year. When UVU attained University status the School of Humanities and the school of Arts and Social Sciences split into two distinct Academic bodies. Bruce Christensen has accepted a one-year appointment as Interim Dean of the School of the Arts and will bring a wealth of experience as he spent seven years as dean of Brigham Young University’s College of Fine Arts.
James H. Davis, Ph.D., visited the school July 6-9 to collaborate on a business ethics research project and to assist in developing strategic objectives for the University’s Entrepreneurship Institute. Davis is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches courses in strategic planning, change management, entrepreneurship and international management.