Women take the lead at UVU

March 25, 2022

Reading Time: 6 minutes March is Women’s History Month and, in celebration, The Review is spotlighting various women who have demonstrated leadership within the school and throughout the community. Dinah Kibwe Dinah Kibwe is in her junior year studying mechatronics engineering technology. She is currently the president of the Black Student Union at Utah Valley University.  “I have had […]

Grande Ballroom becomes focal point for Club Rush

February 14, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Students and faculty alike gathered in the Grande Ballroom for the Inter-Club Council’s biannual Club Rush. Students had the opportunity to meet and sign up for various student-run clubs during the event hosted Feb. 9-10. The scope of these clubs and their objectives were diverse and far-reaching, allowing students of every walk of life to […]

African Diaspora Initiative offers opportunities to black students

February 4, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The African Diaspora Initiative offers scholarship and leadership opportunities to Black students on campus and seeks to build community among students. “Our collective mission is to serve as a home away from home and to provide scholarship, networking, and leadership opportunities for students of the African Diaspora,” ADI’s website reads.  Diaspora, as defined by DePaul […]

Black Student Union at UVU

February 4, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Black Student Union at Utah Valley University is an official group on campus that cultivates a community for students that identify as Black. BSU holds discussions concerning topics that include race, advancement of Black people, and promotes validation of Black students on campus. This group is intended to be a safe space for open […]

UVUSA meeting covers new policies, philanthropic work

October 27, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Utah Valley University Student Association (UVUSA) met Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in the student council chamber to discuss weekly tasks and upcoming events and projects that effect students. The student council is tasked with putting together events throughout the year and host weekly council meetings to discuss what they are planning and to […]

BIPOC students take the lead at UVU with student-led clubs and organizations

July 29, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes BIPOC is an acronym referring to “Black, Indigenous and People of Color,” according to The BIPOC Project. In the Fall 2020 semester, over 20% of UVU students self-identified as a race or ethnicity other than “white,” according to UVU’s Institutional Research on Inclusion and Diversity. In addition to programs and departments on campus, more of […]

Black Student Union discusses black representation in politics

September 28, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes During UVU’s annual Ethics Awareness Week, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a panel titled “Black Representation in Politics.” The panel consisted of Sandra Hollins, Utah State Representative for District 23, and Robert Burch, candidate for Utah State House for District 30. Kira Smalls, BSU president and American Sign Language major, moderated for the panel. […]

MLK keynote encourages curiosity over judgement in approaching racism

January 22, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to approaching racism, Brittany Packnett’s message is simple: We must all bend the moral arc toward justice. Students and faculty attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on campus Jan. 16, where Packnett, the keynote speaker of the two-day event, spoke on racism and ways to break false beliefs. Packnett, an activist, […]

Black Student Union club gets involved

January 16, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes For 20 years UVU has been celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. day, but this year is unlike the previous ones. This year is the first year the Black Student Union has helped plan and organize the festivities for MLK week.   Bill Cobb, professor of History, has been on the MLK committee since it’s beginning […]