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Greg Williams: bringing wrestling to UVU

Wrestling since age five and now a devoted family man, Greg Williams is conditioning himself as a coach and his team as a success. He is our hero for the week. Here is what he had to say: Q: What is your position at UVU? A: My position is head wrestling coach, and I am beginning my third year in this position.

Police Beat

Sept. 24 – CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – UVU police took a report of someone shooting at the windows of the Digital Learning Center with a paintball gun. Sept. 24 – THEFT – A windshield was stolen from a motorcycle that had been parked in lot M. Sept. 26 – MEDICAL – A 24-year-old male UVU student crashed his longboard near lot D on College Drive.

Racquetball team members respond to heart attack

Roger Coltharp, an adjunct faculty member in the biology department, had a heart attack on Sept. 22 while playing racquetball on campus. He was transported to Timpanogos Hospital, where he died. When Coltharp first collapsed, his friend rushed into the next racquetball court where David Shamo and Ernesto Espinosa, UVU racquetball players, were playing and asked them if they knew CPR.

We’re not in Kansas anymore

Utah County is not known for many things. We have two universities, a few malls, lots of kids, and that’s about it. But that could all change. Brandt Anderson, a local entrepreneur, has convinced world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to design a multi-billion-dollar development in Lehi.

Celebrating National Tutoring Week

In an effort to support the nearly 80 tutors on campus and the academic aid they supply, Utah Valley University is celebrating National Tutoring Week, Oct. 6-10. “Our objective is to honor our tutors for the service they provide to University College and to the University,” said Maureen S.

Police blotter Sept. 2008

Sept. 15 – FELONY THEFT – A laptop valued at more than $1300 was stolen from the Student Government offices when it was left unattended by the owner. UVU police recovered the laptop from a local pawnshop where it had been pawned. A 21-year-old male student was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail.

Golden wings

Time, talent or treasure are the three T’s that Ali Johnson, creator of Start Something Beautiful, uses to describe her new organization at UVU. What is this new organization all about and how will it affect students at UVU? This newest addition to the many organizations at UVU is all about women.

UVU selected for VISTA volunteer

Through the new Community Outreach Program, Utah Valley University has created yet another way to provide service and support to students and others who may be in need. UVU and three other Utah schools have been selected by the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America program (VISTA) to receive a full-time VISTA volunteer.

Gearing up for voter registration

Bringing the political process to Utah Valley University could not have better advocates than Miss UVU and the Student Government Chief Justice. In an effort to increase the number of students registered to vote this November, Tom Merrill, UVU’s student Chief Justice, teamed up with Christina Lowe, Miss UVU, to register students for the upcoming election.

Plastination

The world-renowned science exhibit will cover nearly 20,000 square feet and give visitors a profound insight into the structure and function of the human body. An accompanying display, “The Story of the Heart,” gives viewers a first-hand look at our body’s cardiovascular system.