Water and growth to be high priorities in upcoming general session

January 20, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Insights shared by lawmakers during a legislative information forum asserted water and growth as the highest priorities in the upcoming 2022 general session of the Utah Legislature. Hosted by the Herbert Institute for Public Policy, the legislative forum on Jan. 14 at Utah Valley University heard from Rep. Brad Wilson (R-H.D. 15), speaker of the […]

Highlights of Scott C. Keller building grand opening

January 17, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bells rang out of the new Noel and Carrie Vallejo Auditorium as UVU students, faculty, state government members, donors of the university, and Scott and Karen Keller celebrated the opening of the Scott C. Keller Building on Jan. 12.  “Once you get the funding for a building, $75 million, the next thing you have to […]

University snow day policy updates

January 7, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes As winter sets in and the days are filled with snow, Utah Valley University implements a new snow day policy. Wayne Vaught, provost senior vice president of academic affairs, Val Peterson, vice president of administration and strategic relations, and Robin Ebmeyer, director of emergency management and safety, sent out the update before the winter break. […]

300+ parking spaces open on campus

September 22, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Due to new developments on campus, parking this semester has been the least difficult compared to previous ones, according to Vice President of Administration and Strategic Relations, Val Peterson, in the most recent Talk with Tuminez.  “This semester we have experienced the least parking pressure that we’ve seen in a long time because of a […]

Tuminez explains campus updates in presidential forum

September 7, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Utah Valley University’s recent vaccine mandate stems from the school’s responsibility to protect students, and is an important safety measure to allow campus life to continue in person, said President Astrid Tuminez in the first “Talk with Tuminez” forum of the semester.  “The first thing I want to say is this pandemic has created … […]

UVU to require COVID-19 vaccination by spring 2022

September 1, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Utah Valley University will require on-campus students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning in 2022, the university announced on Monday Aug. 30. They will join other universities: University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University. They are still developing plans.  “The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) recently provided the state’s public universities […]

University VP sponsors bill to limit future mask requirements at universities

June 24, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kate Hickman contributed to this report. During May’s special session of the Utah Legislature, UVU vice president Val Peterson sponsored a bill that restricts state universities from requiring masks and COVID-19 vaccinations as a prerequisite for attending in-person classes. After passing in the House and Senate, HB 1007 was signed by Gov. Spencer Cox and […]

Val Peterson Moves Forward with Stride

January 23, 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Val Peterson, vice president of finance and administration, looks forward to his future with UVU. From a general in the military, VP of finance and administration, to eighth year holder of the District 59 Representative seat for the Utah House of Representatives, Peterson has served in many positions that have required him to to be […]

UVU’s VP of Finance Val Peterson makes it into the final 4 for Snow College Presidency.

January 10, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Thursday Jan 10, Val L. Peterson, Vice President of Finance and Administration, attended the final round of questioning for the Snow College presidency. Contending against, Bradley J. Cook, Steven J. Hood and Courtney R. White, Peterson and the other candidates went through a round of questioning from the general public lasting for roughly 50 […]

UVU unveils new naming rights agreement with UCCU for baseball stadium

December 7, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics The baseball stadium at UVU will be renamed UCCU Ballpark after a new naming rights agreement was announced Thursday morning at a press event at the stadium. President Matthew Holland announced a 10-year extension with Utah Community Credit Union in exchange for a gift of $5.5 million. In addition to […]