Insects collected for biology program

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Six UVU students, biology lab manager Melissa Monk and Dr. Wayne Whaley from the UVU Biology Department traveled to St. George, Utah, April 3 to collect insects for use by the department. Accompanied by Christy Bills, an entomologist from the Utah Museum of Natural History, the group spent Saturday and Sunday in various areas around St.

Latino Initiative celebrates a successful year

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Celebración Latinoamericano last Tuesday night culminated a year of Utah Valley University’s Latino Initiative, which actively engages the community to increase awareness among Latino students and parents of the opportunities available for a college education.

UTA begins service to Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Utah Transit Authority is broadening its routes and accessibility by offering a new express route from Eagle Mountain through Saratoga Springs to Salt Lake City. Express route 806 started service on April 6, 2009, and is part of the service now being offered to the area after Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs voted to join UTA’s service district in the 2008 general election.

News briefs

Reading Time: 4 minutes UVU ENTREPRENUERIAL CONFERENCE ON APRIL 17 Jay Abraham, founder and CEO of Abraham Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 Entrepreneurial Business Conference, “Profit in Bad Times” Friday, April 17 in the Sorensen Student Center. He has proven he can help companies make money in a time of recession.

Orrin Hatch visits campus

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Sen. Orrin Hatch visited campus April 10 to discuss the passing of the Serve America Act. The bill amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990, expanding opportunities for service. The bipartisan bill was sponsored by Sen. Kennedy (D, MA) and co-sponsored by 18 others.

A year’s hard work commended

Reading Time: < 1 minutes In recognizing the endeavors of students, faculty, organizations and friends of UVU, the Wolverine Achievement awards were presented for the past year’s efforts. Fourteen awards were given out for contributions to the campus and community. Three nominated finalists were named in each category and narrowed to one winner at the awards ceremony.

Preparing for earthquakes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Citing the anniversaries of powerful Utah earthquakes in Ogden (May 1914) and Kosomo (March 1934), Govorner John Huntsman has declared April 2009 to be “Earthquake Preparedness Month.” Utah’s rich history of earthquakes from St. George to the Idaho border is reason enough to be prepared, and Huntsman said the prospect of a major earthquake keeps him up at night.

Giving of the Green campaign results

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Student Alumni Board (SAB) initiated the “Giving of the Green” campaign in response to state budgetary cuts, which previously provided tuition scholarship aid to UVU students. The campaign raised approximately $1,400. DigiCert, a local website security company in Lindon, offered to match the student donations.

Hitch’s say on budget cuts

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following letter was sent as an e-mail to UVU employees on March 29 regarding budget cuts: Dear UVU employee, At long last, the 45-day legislative session has concluded. On the positive side, UVU received $2.8 million for planning money for the Science building addition (hurray!) and some one-time federal stimulus targeted funding.