9th Annual Leadership Conference at UVU

On Oct. 7, Utah Valley University’s Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL), which is ranked among the top ten leadership programs at universities, will be hosting the largest leadership conference in the nation. The conference, which is the 9th Annual Leadership Conference held by the CAL, invites not only college and high school students but also institutions and business communities.

News briefs

Campus briefs: Pianist Jon Schmidt to perform at UVU: Utah Valley University presents the second annual fall concert, “An Evening with Jon Schmidt,” Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in UVU’s Ragan Theatre, located in the Sorensen Center (SC). The concert is provided by Envision, UVU’s Winter Guard Club, to raise money for traveling expenses to the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, in April 2009.

Career Fair brings employers to the students

Need an internship or a job? UVU Career Services & Student Employment (CSSE) will be hosting its biannual Internship & Career Fair Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom. Around 70 to 80 employers will be looking for students to fill career and internship positions available now and in the near future.

Student Health Services

Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy lifestyle. This is the mission statement of Student Health Services. Student Health Services, located on the second floor of the Sorensen Student Center, is an on-campus health clinic that provides a variety of services requiring no health insurance, including medical exams, therapy sessions and wellness programs.

Vegor Pedersen: big man on campus

A fear of electricity, an addiction to TV and having pet names for campus regulars based on woodland creatures are just tiny portions of what creates Christian V. Pedersen, otherwise known as Vegor. He is a campus classic and our hero for the week. Here is what he had to say.

Lisa Beaudry: the well-rounded student

Former marine, daughter of a racecar driver and mother of six, Lisa Beaudry is one of UVU’s newer students. She is our hero for the week. Here is what she had to say. Q: What interesting or unique things can you tell me about yourself? A: I have lived a very interesting life.

Laura Hamblin speaks about Iraqi refugees

There comes a time when you’re hit once again with reality. Not the reality of school, work or even life — but with something greater and more terrible. That is what UVU professor Laura Hamblin experienced this last year. Hamblin spoke on Sept. 16 as part of Ethics Week and drew a large crowd as the aisles and walls were packed to capacity and beyond.

Pedestrian safety tips

Because two pedestrians were hit by a car on campus this past week, UVU Review has compiled a list of pedestrian and driver tips: Pay attention to your surroundings. Hold hands while crossing the street. Look both ways before crossing a road. Do not jaywalk: use sidewalks and crosswalks.

Smith’s and Red Cross help Ike victims

In response to Hurricane Ike’s destroying sections of the Gulf Coast, two Utah organizations are stepping in to help. Smith’s Food & Drug Store has teamed with the Mountain Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross to accept donations for its Disaster Relief Fund for the next two weeks, ending Oct.