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Campus Briefs STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS – All members of the university community are invited to attend the first “State of the University” address which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at noon in the Ragan Theater. The annual State of the University address provides an opportunity for President Hitch to communicate to faculty, staff, students and stakeholders information on key issues that will impact the University and higher education.

Traffic school options

Red and blue lights flash in the rear view mirror. Frantic fumbling through the glove box, looking for license and registration. The incident ends with a little piece of paper that will end up costing a lot of money. Receiving a ticket, be it a speeding ticket or some other moving violation, is an unpleasant and costly experience for most.

Faculty member wins global engagement award

Dr. Liliana Riboldi, a professor of Spanish, has worked to provide meaningful global learning experiences for UVU students since 1997. For her part in study abroad programs at UVU, Riboldi was given the UVU Faculty Member of the Year: Global Engagement Award on Nov.

Police Blotter 1-21-09

Jan. 16 – DISORDLY CONDUCT – UVU Police responded to a report of a fight at College Drive in Orem. Officers arrived on the scene and found a male and female arguing while standing in the middle of the road. Both were charged with disorderly conduct.

University in trouble

Increased tuition, less faculty and decreased funding are a few of the concerns going through many minds at UVU because of the unstable economy resulting in budget cuts at UVU. These are speculative concerns until the Utah State Legislature meets for its general session, slated to begin Jan.

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National News Briefs STUDY FINDS ALZHEIMER’S DRUGS INCREASE DEATH RISK – A new study has shown that Antipsychotic drugs commonly used to treat Alzheimer’s have been shown to double the death risk in patients. The study involved 165 patients suffering from Alzheimer’s who were prescribed antipsychotic medication.

Masterminds: Learning leadership

For UVU students looking for chances at leadership, the Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL) provides the opportunities to do so. CAL, directed by Dr. Bruce Jackson, is a leading organization in the study of youth and adult leadership development.

Falling Behind on Credit Cards

As great as a tool a credit card may be, sometimes people find themselves in over their head with debt incurred from its use. When someone falls behind on a credit card, a few things can happen. First, there is almost always a late fee added to the balance, usually ranging from $15 to $50 depending on the balance and company.

Discrimination on campus

Racial discrimination is an issue that’s been seen recently on campus. Gwen Anderson, director of the Multicultural Center, believes that although some racial discrimination occurs, UVU is still a safe place for students of different ethnicities. “We need to learn to be color wise, not color blind,” said Gwen Anderson, director of the Multicultural Center.

Winter food drive success

With more than 3,500 pounds of food donated from UVU students, the UVU Service Council considers its winter food drive a success. “We completely underestimated the generosity of UVU students,” said Rich Doxey of the UVU Service Council. “Even though the economy has struggled, students were still willing to give.