News briefs

Campus briefs: New UVU ski instructor course offered – UVU Community Education has formed a partnership with Deer Valley in offering a non-credit ski instructor training. Students will learn how to teach others to ski and how to improve their own skiing. This class will be hands on and taught on the snow at Deer Valley Ski Resort for 12 hours and only nine hours in a classroom.

Early voting machines make their way to campus

Early voting machines will be available in the Student Government Office, Oct. 21 through Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., allowing the community to vote at UVU. “The early voting booths that will be on campus are for Utah County residents,” said Tom Merrill, UVUSA Chief Justice.

Students participate in Festival Fringe

Eight UVU students had the opportunity to travel to Scotland to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is the world’s largest arts festival, held annually in Scotland. The students performed “Flies in the Snuffbox,” which consists of four comical one-act plays composed by playwright Anton Chekhov.

“A Second Chance in Life”

That is the name Daniel Gibbons gave his essay when he entered the Someday Stories contest held by Wells Fargo Bank earlier this year.

Since the beginning, Daniel has been a winner: winning $1,000 first, then $10,000 and now having the chance to win $100,000.

Make history yours

Get published. Every student on campus has the opportunity to be a published author. “Crescat Scientia” is UVU’s annual journal of history. Established in 2003, the journal is open to both students and staff. The open submission process goes through mid-spring 2009.

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.