Art students use internships to gain career experience

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students in Utah Valley University’s Department of Art & Visual Communications know that the first step in getting a great job out of college is paying their dues during an internship. This semester 20 students, whose interests vary from graphic design to photography to painting, are participating in the department’s internship program.

News briefs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Campus briefs INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS PRESENTATION – Career Services and Student Employment will be holding an upcoming international internship presentation. The event will take place on Feb. 26 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the student center SC 213B. This is an opportunity for students and faculty to learn what international internships are available and how to go about setting them up.

Synergy Dance Company presents Velocity

Reading Time: < 1 minutes UVU’s Synergy Dance Company, along with the Department of Dance and the School of the Arts, present “Velocity,” an evening of dynamic and reflective contemporary dance. The event will be held on March 6, with shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan Theater.

Faculty and staff campaign sees positive results

Reading Time: < 1 minutes According to an e-mail sent by Elizabeth Hitch, Interim President, a UVU faculty and staff campaign raised a total of $164,106.99 with 63 percent of the full-time staff participating. The campaign allows faculty and staff to donate a portion of their salary or paycheck to the department and needs of their choice.

Field station offers resources to students and community

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Bringing attention and recognition to the Capital Reef Field station was the goal of the celebration held in the Sorensen Center on Thursday, Feb. 19. The celebration featured many performances from live music to dances. Alongside the performances were several booths run by different organizations and a film showing pictures of the station and important related events.

Students gain practical experience from PR Firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes The communications department added a new course to its lineup fall semester. The course is so popular that the number of students enrolled has increased from seventeen to fifty over one semester. The course, the Wolverine Public Relations Firm, is a student-run PR firm which allows students to obtain practical knowledge and working experience of public relations by working with real clients.

Student concerns answered

Reading Time: 2 minutes Student Government (UVUSA) will be selecting comments and concerns to answer in the UVU Review. If students would like to leave feedback, locate a suggestion box or visit student government offices in SC 105. Question: Does the university plan on adding a botany degree? Response: The College of Science and Health anticipates offering new programs and a possible Botany Degree.

Business expert to teach artists and performers how to market themselves

Reading Time: < 1 minutes As good jobs become harder to find, Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts is offering a unique opportunity for students pursuing careers as creative professionals to learn how to market their skills and abilities. “Creating a Perpetual Job Machine: Marketing Artists and Performers” is a day-long seminar presented by UVU’s own executive-in-residence Mark Stoddard, an expert in teaching creative professionals how to “be their own business.

USC professor speaks on the media’s focus on race

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The media’s historic and recent role in regards to coverage of racial issues has ranged from exclusion and subjugation to dwelling and over saturation. So said Dr. Kenneth Campbell, of the School of Journalism and Media at the University of South Carolina, who was invited to lecture during the Martin Luther King commemoration on campus.