Dental hygiene students take first place for smoking research

March 16, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes A team of Utah Valley University dental hygiene students recently received first-place honors for their research and presentation on third-hand smoke at the annual Utah Dental Association convention in Salt Lake City. Each year, dental hygiene schools across the state compete for honors at the conference through their respective table clinic presentations on various topics in oral health.

Turkmen leaders visit Utah

March 16, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Five government leaders from the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan came to Utah in the first week of March to examine the U.S. audit system. They came as part of UVU’s Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy who hosted the delegation for OpenWorld.

Art students use internships to gain career experience

February 23, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students in Utah Valley University’s Department of Art & Visual Communications know that the first step in getting a great job out of college is paying their dues during an internship. This semester 20 students, whose interests vary from graphic design to photography to painting, are participating in the department’s internship program.

Synergy Dance Company presents Velocity

February 23, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute UVU’s Synergy Dance Company, along with the Department of Dance and the School of the Arts, present “Velocity,” an evening of dynamic and reflective contemporary dance. The event will be held on March 6, with shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan Theater.

Business expert to teach artists and performers how to market themselves

February 16, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute As good jobs become harder to find, Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts is offering a unique opportunity for students pursuing careers as creative professionals to learn how to market their skills and abilities. “Creating a Perpetual Job Machine: Marketing Artists and Performers” is a day-long seminar presented by UVU’s own executive-in-residence Mark Stoddard, an expert in teaching creative professionals how to “be their own business.