Hooge’s Heroes

Bo Earls, an avid knapper and founder of the UVKA (explained later), is one of the most well known men on campus, at least to sports fanatics. He is the hero for the week. Here is what he had to say

New Resident Engagement Program

Starting this fall semester UVU will be implementing an REC (Resident Engagement Coordinator) program that will help students get help with any problems they’re having right where they live. As a solution to the need of on-campus housing, the REC program will create a partnership between UVU and nearby apartment complexes.

Hitch named interim president

With former Pres. William Sederburg in his new position as the seventh Commissioner of Higher Education for the state of Utah, the search for an interim president commenced.
Accordingly, the Board of Regents appointed Liz Hitch, who will assume her new duties on Aug. 18. Hitch was the vice president of academic affairs.

National News Briefs

WARDROBE MALFUNCTION — A federal appeals court has thrown out the $550,000 indecency fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” that occurred in the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. In challenging the fine, CBS said that “fleeting, isolated or unintended” images should not automatically be taken as indecent.

Marilyn Brown Novel Award Competition

The Marilyn Brown Unpublished Novel Competition recently moved to a new home in UVU’s Department of English & Literature. The $1000 award has changed from being awarded every two years to being awarded annually and is open to all members of the community, whether they are students at the university or not.

UVU ranked second in the nation at SkillsUSA Championships

UVU has once again shown its strength in the trades, ranking second in the nation at the recent SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo. Top students from UVU competed in 20 contest categories, bringing home six gold medals, two silver medals and five bronze medals, with students ranking in the top 15 contestants of the remaining seven categories.