A letter from the Health and Wellness Section Editor

The UVU wellness wheel and its resources will soon become the framework of topic selection for all upcoming Health and Wellness publications.

The UVU wellness wheel, available at www.uvu.edu/wellness/gethealthy. Graphic by Eric Burgon, recreated with permission.

To our loyal readers,

If there is one thing I have come to know since working as Section Editor of the UVU Review’s Health and Wellness section, it is how much UVU cares about its students.

If you would, take a moment to look around. Massage chairs and a relaxation room sit above a student game center in the heart of campus. An expansive gym, complete with a climbing wall, is located on the other side of the hall. Nearly every day, free fitness, cooking, and mindfulness classes are taught while interns walk campus assisting students. Academic, financial, and other advice centers wait with doors open, ready to receive curious students, and a Mental Health Center, staffed with licensed psychologists, is prepared to help those who struggle. These resources, and many more, are offered because there is nothing more important than your health, your wellness, and your happiness. 

In short, there is nothing more important than you at UVU.

As a member of your Health and Wellness section team, I can confidently say that it is our mission to help you feel as important as we know you are. Every article we write is for your benefit, and every interview we record is to understand how you feel. There are so many resources available for you on campus, and we want you to know about all of them. 

For this process to happen effectively, our section needed to make some changes to become more organized in topic selection every week. In thinking about how we could do this, we came across a resource created by UVU Wellness. The resource, called the “wellness wheel” (available at uvu.edu/wellness) provides information on the six foundational areas of wellness and their corresponding resources available on campus. 

We have decided that to improve the Health and Wellness section, the wellness wheel and its resources will soon become the framework of topic selection for all future Health and Wellness publications. With this change in organization, we hope to be able to provide a more coherent, useful, and comprehensive Health and Wellness section for you.

Of course, making these changes does not mean there will never be variations. As a news team, we strive to provide you with timely, breaking news articles as soon as they become available. As such, urgent articles will be published in the soonest issue possible, just as they have always been.

In echoing the words of Matthew Drachman, our editor-in-chief, along with the rest of The Review, thank you for your viewership. We exist for you, the mighty Wolverines of UVU, and without your support, we would cease to be. 

Sincerely yours, 

Joshua M. Sperry 

UVU Review

Health and Wellness Section Editor

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