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.

Mr.E’s deals the cards to sports fans

Reading Time: 2 minutes You’re a sports-loving fanatic and it’s the summertime, which means it is downtime for many professional and collegiate sports. What should you do to pass the time while you wait for them to start up again? Collecting sports cards and memorabilia is how college students are still able to enjoy sports during the off-season in the summer.

Annual Folkfest brings the world to Springville

Reading Time: < 1 minutes On July 28, the World Folkfest begins again and the turnout this summer is anticipated to be stronger than it has been for the past five years. Because of airline and other travel restrictions and increasing costs since the tragedy of 9-11, the Folkfest has had issues with drawing the international community.

Wall to Wal-Mart

Reading Time: 2 minutes You hear a lot about the need to support local businesses lately, but rarely do you hear about those unsung heroes of local business: Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is as local as it gets. No matter your locale, bam, there’s a Wal-Mart. Orem, Lindon, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, even the cross-eyed illiterates in my hometown of Payson have one (it’s right next to the corpse of the ill-fated Starbucks.

“Dumbledore put you up to this, didn’t he?”

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Harry Potter rocks!” shouted Draco Malfoy. No, this is not a line from the new Harry Potter movie – rather, it was Bill, a college student dressed as Harry’s rival. Surrounding him, witches and wizards of all ages mingled with muggles at a midnight release for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.