News

UVU fight song

Most UVU students could sing BYU’s, Notre Dame’s or Michigan State’s, but many seem ignorant of their own university’s fight song. It seems more than likely that a good number of them aren’t even aware that UVU has a fight song.

Campus Briefs

PART-TIME JOBS FOR STUDENTS: On Aug. 28, a part-time fair will be held in the Hall of Flags and PE Concourse from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at which 50 employers will be actively recruiting students. Contact CSSE for more information at (801) 863-6364.

Get Healthy

One of the biggest projects that the wellness program has adopted is the HealthQuest program. HealthQuest promotes lifestyle changes that will work differently for each individual lifestyle. The program runs for 10 to 12 weeks, or the participant can join in for specific sessions. Each session runs approximately 30 minutes to an hour and will include meeting with a health educator once a week and learning about weight management, exercise, stress and sleep management in addition to other topics.

Student Services: The UVU Writing Center

The Writing Center is available to all students and free of charge unlike most similar services at other universities. Whether you need help with an English paper, a history essay or a biology report, the center has several qualified tutors from a variety of backgrounds and majors to help you with your paper.

Bennion Spencer speaks on Utah issues

At a household in Provo, the organization BYU Students for Barrack Obama convened to listen to guest speaker Bennion Spencer, who is the democratic candidate for Utah’s 3rd congressional district. His challenger is Jason Chaffetz, the republican candidate who took the GOP nomination from incumbent Chris Cannon.

“Working 4 Utah” goes into effect

On Aug. 4, Utah state facilities began a four-day workweek. Utah’s governor, Jon Huntsman Jr., has been developing this plan for a while now, hoping to create a more economically efficient state system. The plan is known as “Working 4 Utah.”

Campus news briefs

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS — With the announcement of Liz Hitch, VP of academic affairs, moving into the position of interim president of UVU in a few weeks, it has caused a shift of other positions within the academic affairs office. Karl Worthington will be interim vice president of academic affairs as Hitch fills her interim presidential duties. Also, there is a new hire for VP of academic administration, Dr. Mohammed A. El-Saidi, who comes to UVU from Tarelton State University – Central Texas.

New disc golf course on campus

The growing sport of disc golf has made its official debut at UVU with the addition of a disc golf course to the campus, designed for recreational play and as a practice green. The course features 13 holes as well as a practice hole. All the holes are par-2 and range from 83 to 209 feet.