Stadium of Ire: Alternative July 4 Activities

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you enjoy hectic parking, deafening noises, and 50,000 people giving you extreme social anxiety, then perhaps you already have plans for the 4th of July. However, if you are one of the few that avoid the Stadium of Fire in Provo at all costs, but still wish to celebrate America’s day of independence, here is a list of alternative activities you can enjoy for the 4th of July that have little or nothing to do with Joe, Kevin, or Nick.

In Case You Didn’t Know…

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The fourth day in July may be most well known as the holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, but guess what? Other things have happened on that date as well. Here are some additional July 4 events, births and deaths. Events 1636 – City of Providence, Rhode Island forms.

Kelly Clarkson performs at UVUphoria

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson performs barefoot at UVUphoria on June 11, 2009. Her crowd-pleasing favorites were a hit that engaged the crowd, which included recently appointed UVU president Matthew Holland and family.

GEAR UP student to attend Oxbridge Academic Program

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Sophomore at East High School and participant in Utah’s statewide federally funded GEAR UP Education Program, Nia Jamshidi has been accepted to the Oxbridge Academic Program at Oxford and Cambridge. In addition to her acceptance, she was awarded a $3,500 scholarship to help pay tuition for this summer’s program.

Vocal competition showcases local talent at the SCERA

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s time for the fourth annual Celebrity vocal competition at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre. This Utah County tradition is performed prior to outdoor movies shown all summer long and is a great opportunity for Utah vocalists to shine. Competitors perform to live music by This Is Your Band, a Salt Lake based karaoke band.

Simulated campus attack practice

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Local SWAT teams, fire and police departments, and medical evacuation teams by land and air rushed UVU campus on June 14; dodging the explosives and smoke to disarm 12 gunmen holding hostages during a mass-scale training exercise. “The officers that responded into the campus buildings reacted better than anticipated,” said Detective Kelly Liddiard of the UVU Police Department, “[They] took control and neutralized any threats that they came across faster and better than we as the planning team expected.

Going Downtown with The Vibrant Sound

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Northplatte Records, the label of local favorites such as RuRu, Desert Noises, and Joshua James, recently signed another band: The Vibrant Sound. Their fresh and catchy tunes will have the audience dancing at the Velour during their CD release party on June 27 at 8:00 p.

Summer Seminar Promotes Ethics Across the Curriculum

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar was held May 4-8 with sponsorship from the Center for the Study of Ethics. “This conference benefits the UVU faculty because it allows us to get together with colleagues from across campus and discuss an interdisciplinary topic with renown visiting scholars.

How to spot a cop and avoid a ticket

Reading Time: 2 minutes Traffic tickets are a multi-billion industry. Often, tickets have little to do with highway safety, but everything to do with money. Police officers are often given ticket quotas and rated based on whether they meet this quota. Also, traffic courts that are supposedly fair and unbiased rely on the funds that we pay in traffic tickets in order to function.

University key passed to Pres. Holland

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pres. Matthew Holland was given the ceremonial key to the university last Wednesday as another finishing touch in his transition to his role as president. The key was passed to Holland by Elizabeth Hitch, who served as interim president in place of Pres. Bill Sederburg, who made the decision to move onto his new role as Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education last summer.