Important events and activities: UVU’s jam-packed January

Here’s a rundown of campus events scheduled for Jan. 2023.

Graphic by Kaia McClure

As a new semester kicks off, departments all around Utah Valley University’s campus are planning fun events to get students engaged and build a better community here on campus. 

Arts & Entertainment Events

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Jessica Vosk, a former Broadway performer, is visiting the UVU Campus this month. She will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, located in Noorda Center 613. Vosk has most recently been on Broadway starring as Elphaba in “Wicked” Get your tickets here

Now-Thursday, Jan. 26:The Art & Design Department is offering an exhibition entitled “Momentary Acts of Violence in Gallery 402. It will be on display daily until Thursday, Jan. 26, when a public closing will be held starting at 5 p.m.

Wolverine Athletics

The men’s and women’s basketball teams are scheduled to play this month. View their schedule on the UVU athletic calendar

UVU students can receive free admission to five regular season home events with their student ID cards. Get your tickets here.

The spring 2023 intramural leagues will be held on the basketball courts in SL 302B. They will take place every Saturday of this month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Campus Activities 

If you like free food, visit the demonstration kitchen in SL 118A! From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., the Zone will be handing out free waffles and pancakes on Mondays and Fridays, respectively. 

Friday, Jan. 13: Head down to Center Stage from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to take part in Prize Karaoke Night. Students are welcome to sing karaoke numbers, and all who attend will be entered into a prize drawing. 

Saturday, Jan 14: A Family Pajama Movie party will be held in the Regan theater for all students with families. There will be a character meet and greet at 6 p.m., and the movie will start at 7. Enjoy free popcorn, snacks, and treats as well. RSVP here.

Career and Networking Events

Wednesday, Jan. 25: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students can head to the Grand Ballroom to visit the Spring STEM Career and Internship Fair. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet employers throughout various STEM industries.  

Wednesday, Jan. 25: The African Diaspora Networking meeting will take place in the Lakeview Room in FL 428 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The purpose of this event is for students to “connect with faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other community members who have an interest in mentoring students of the African diaspora,” according to the Multicultural Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

This year, Utah Valley University will hold the 29th annual MLK commemoration week. The week begins with a campus closure on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Tuesday, Jan. 17: Will consist of “MLK dialogue,” as outlined by the schedule listed on the UVU Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity website. Then there will be a birthday boxes service project in LA 116 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Three service projects will be available for students to take part in. The first project is Quilts for Kids, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the SB Atrium. Visit Center Stage from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to participate in the second project, Days for Girls. Finally, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be Stop the Bleed Training & Kits in SB 139. 

Thursday, Jan. 19:President of Morgan State University, Dr. David Kwabena Wilson, will visit UVU as a keynote speaker at 9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom. The event will be live-streamed and can be watched here

The second keynote speaker will be Anthony Ray Hinton at 12 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Hinton was wrongfully convicted of two murders and placed on death row for 28 years until his release in 2015. He has since become an author and activist, sharing his story to inspire others. Watch the live stream here. He will be signing his book, “The Sun Does Shine,” immediately afterward at Center Stage until 1:45 p.m. 

The day will conclude with student-led breakout sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in SC 206 A-C. 

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