ACADEMIC AFFAIRS — With the announcement of Liz Hitch, VP of academic affairs, moving into the position of interim president of UVU in a few weeks, it has caused a shift of other positions within the academic affairs office. Karl Worthington will be interim vice president of academic affairs as Hitch fills her interim presidential duties. Also, there is a new hire for VP of academic administration, Dr. Mohammed A. El-Saidi, who comes to UVU from Tarelton State University – Central Texas.

MISS UVU — Christina Lowe, the current Miss UVU, recently competed in the Miss Utah pageant, winning third runner up. The competition included interview, swimsuit, talent and onstage question.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY — UVU has been asked to provide an intern for the Czech Republic as the country assumes the rotating European Union (EU) presidency in January 2009.

The intern will work with Martin Palou_, Czech Ambassador to the United Nations, and his staff, along with other EU missions at the United Nations, during the six-month term of the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. The internship will be from January to June 2009 and will be stationed at the Czech Republic Mission in NY.

Interested students can contact Marsha Haynes, director of internship services, at (801) 863-6004 or [email protected] The application deadline is early October.