News

What’s in a name?

As people enter the first level of the library on the east side, they cannot miss the massive oil-painting mural that graces the stair-side wall. This artwork has a name, “The UVU Story.” With a simple title, the artwork summons UVU’s 34 years of history of excellence and growth.

Matheson: Bailout “not well thought out”

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson visited UVU’s new library for the first time since its dedication on Thursday, Oct. 9. The Q & A conversation was dominated by the hottest and most frightening topic of recent days — the economy. Matheson first discussed the breaking news of possible national banks — a historic move not taken since the days of Alexander Hamilton.

Murder mystery fundraiser a roaring success

As guests of the Murder Mystery Dinner, Godfather of the Bride, began to arrive at the UVU ballroom Wednesday night, they were greeted with sounds from another time. Big Band music drifted into the foyer and complemented the guests decked out in 1920s attire.

NAMI Club

Confusion about thoughts and feelings regarding mental illness is natural, but National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is here to help. Last week was mental health awareness week, during which the NAMI club continued to work on breaking the stigma of mental illness.

National News Briefs 10-8-08

California gay marriages surpass Massachusetts – During the first three months since legalization of gay marriages in California, a study found that nearly 11,000 couples have wed, compared to 10,385 in Massachusetts. The research was released Oct. 6 by the Williams Institute at UCLA.

Police Blotter

Oct. 1 – DRUG OVERDOSE – UVU police and Orem Paramedics responded to the Digital Learning Center due to a male who had passed out. The male had overdosed on prescription painkillers and was taken to a local hospital for further treatment. Oct. 6 ñ MEDICAL – A 55-year-old male suffered a possible heart attack in the Gunther Trades building.

Professor explores women’s role in politics

In 1920, women in the United States took their first step into politics when the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment granted them the right to vote. Since this Amendment, women have developed the strength and expertise required to do much more than just vote — they are running for office and winning.

Wall Street woes

These past two weeks have seen a frenzy of investment banks and insurance companies on Wall Street going bankrupt or being saved by other companies or the government. John Shoaf, a UVU alumnus who graduated in 2004, is currently in New York City, working on his MBA at Columbia University.