Todd Fairbourne: softball coach

Yes, softball is his life. That is one thing that makes Todd Fairbourne such a great coach. He is our hero for the week. Here is what he had to say: Q: What is your position at UVU? A: I am the head softball coach and have worked here at Utah Valley since 1992.

Pre-law students better prepared for the beyond

The Pre-Law Club just had their biannual Dean’s Night on Oct. 21. Nearly a hundred pre-law students attended the two-hour event. They were able to interact with law school deans who were there to answer their various questions and help them decide on what law schools would benefit them most.

Uchtdorf advises honesty in a globalizing world

During the life of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, the world consisted of division and walls. Cultures and ideas remained hidden until the fall of the Berlin Wall. But today, Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said a world that was once isolated is now integrated.

Hillary Clinton in Utah

Utah took steps past fly-over state status and welcomed political heavyweight Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) to the consistently red state in the midst of this heated election season. The former presidential candidate used the opportunity to lend her support to the Utah Democratic Party in the elections on both the local and national levels.

News briefs

Campus news: INTERESTED IN ROCKET SCIENCE? – On Nov. 13, the UVU College of Science and Health will present a lecture on rocket propulsion at noon to 12:50 p.m. in LI 120. Michael Jacobs, of ATK Launch Systems, will be talking about the Ares I rocket program.

Call for proposals

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration will focus on civil rights. The Commemoration Advisory Board is now accepting proposals for the celebration. The primary focus for the proposals should be able to expand into civil rights issues. Accepted proposals will be incorporated into the Martin Luther King Jr.

Fire engine donated to UFRA

The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy has a new team member. It comes in the form of a 1986 FMC fire engine that the Layton City Fire Department donated on the 13th of this month. When Layton’s Fire Department recently purchased new firefighting equipment, they decided to donate the sleek red machine to the Emergency Services Department at UVU instead of selling it to another fire department in the area.

When opportunity knocks

The Entrepreneur’s Club is participating in the annual Opportunity Quest business plan competition, which offers prizes up to $3,000 for finalists, who then go to the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge competition to compete for up to $40,000 in prize money. “You learn more about writing a business plan by doing a competition than by reading a bunch of books,” said Pete Robinson, entrepreneurship professor and mentor for the E-Club.