News briefs

In memory of Milo Amosa: UVU English Literature Professor Milo Amosa passed away on Aug. 17. Amosa held doctorates in history, political science and English. Last year he presented a paper and participated in a round table discussion at Oxford University. His funeral services were on Aug. 22.

UPDATE: Kidus Chanes Yohannes appealing charges

Yohannes, a 21-year-old former UVU student is appealing his third-degree felony conviction for being in possession of his roommate’s credit card in the glovebox of his car without his permission. Yohannes was arrested in June 2007 and was sentenced in March.

Campus survey to determine new library hours

In order to accommodate an anticipated increase in student usage, the UVU library staff will be administering a voluntary campus-wide survey during the beginning of fall semester to determine whether an extension of the library’s hours is in order.

Being a part of UVU’s first master’s program

Sept. 2 marks the first day of UVU’s first graduate students pursuing their master’s of education degree. There are officially 22 students that are enrolled in the program. One such graduate student is Nancy Hale, a teacher with 19 years of experience in the Alpine School District and the wife of Val Hale, vice president of UVU institutional development.

School of H.A.S.S. splits

In July, the school of humanities, arts & social sciences (HASS) divided into two different institutions, with most of the arts separating to form their own department.
At UVSC, all liberal arts programs existed within HASS. With the new university status, the school was split in two to create the college of humanities with six departments (English, history and political science, philosophy, etc.) while the school of arts incorporated the remaining four subjects (music, theater, dance and art & visual communication) as well as the Woodbury Museum, currently located at the Orem University Mall.


UVUSA’s annual Week of Welcome (WOW) took place on campus this week. Events included the Crazy Olympics, night games, the White-out dance, a “Sing for your books” competition, a drive in movie, and a barbecue with live music.

Police Beat

Aug. 10- WARRANT SERVICE- While on routine patrol, Sgt. Sprague observed a suspicious male near the Chevron located at 1200 S. Geneva Rd. late at night after the business had closed for the night. After a brief investigation, it was determined the 23-year-old male suspect had two warrants for his arrest. The suspect was arrested and booked into Utah County Jail.