Dr. Jack Christianson Appointed to New Engaged Learning Position

Reading Time: 2 minutes Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Dr. Jack Christianson, is taking on additional responsibilities as he enters his new role of Special Assistant to the President of Engaged Learning, effective July 20. This new position will see his former responsibilities sustained and intensified with emphasis put on the development of new institutional strategies and external alliances.

Woodbury School of Business Collaborating with Notre Dame Professor

Reading Time: < 1 minutes 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.

Leadership Positions Filled For UVU’s Two Newest Academic Bodies

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.

Students Dominate SkillsUSA National Competition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whatever you may say about UVU students enrolled in the trade, technical, and skilled service professional programs, they’ve proved again that they are not to be messed with. UVU students recently returned home from the 45th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Ukrainian Students Brought to U.S. Through Nursing Exchange Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six Ukrainian students from the Medical University of Bukovyna had the opportunity to observe U.S. medical practices for two weeks beginning July 6 through UVU’s nursing exchange program. Gary Measom, an associate professor in the nursing department, and Mina Wayman associate professor of nursing and chair of the Ukraine program at UVU, started the nursing exchange program two years ago at the suggestion of the mayor’s office of Salt Lake City The four medical students, one nursing student and one medical technology student were able to shadow medical professionals at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

The Valley Guide

Reading Time: 8 minutes There is a lot going on during the next few weeks. August 1 is the final showing of the Walter Wick exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art. Wick, who is also the author of the children’s books, “I Spy,” and, “Can You See What I See?” incorporates this style of artwork treasures including buttons, marbles, and dice into his collection.

Interview with Nick of Nicolitalia

Reading Time: 3 minutes How did you get started in the pizza industry? Well, it actually all started with my family. My family has had a pizzeria in Arlington, Massachusetts for about 36 years now and so pretty much me and my sister were raised in the business. Before we could drive or anything else we were making pizza at the shop.

All the world’s a stage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Living in Utah and not visiting the Utah Shakespearean Festival is comparable to living here and never seeing Zion or the Great Salt Lake. The caliber of theater produced there is not only rare for Utah, but for most states. The Festival, now in its 48th season, produces six full-length plays and two pre-show acts which open in the summer, followed by three plays in the fall.

East coast pizzeria offers Utah Valley a slice of fresh air

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Boston stares away from Orem at a roughly 2500 miles. Italy, much farther. Luckily, a man named Nicola DellaCioppa Jr. has transplanted a little slice of both to the happy confines of the Orem/Provo area. That slice, (offering slices) is Nicolitalia Pizzeria, which provides – per its tagline – “Homemade Boston Italian Style” pizza.

Pioneer Day–country style

Reading Time: 2 minutes Collin Raye and Restless Heart, two of Utah’s favorite visiting country acts, will share the stage together at the SCERA Shell Amphitheatre on July 24th. Their music has electrified audiences around the world for 25 years. Booth groups have earned their place in country music history with their countless hits.