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[16 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Utah Valley University   Dr. Covey’s impact for good, which has been felt worldwide, cannot be overstated. He is an icon and a leader in the truest sense and will be missed the world over, including at Utah Valley University.

Community, Economy, Engagement, UVU Administration »

[17 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Steve Roy, UVU associate vice president of economic development


The inception of a good product or business idea might occur at a garage workbench, in a chemistry lab or even during one’s morning shower. What follows after that flash of inspiration, however, is the difference between a daydream and an actual product on a store shelf … [More]

Blog Admin, Campus, Community »

[11 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

UVU Blog


As the UVU Blog begins its second year, we want to thank all those who have written, commented on and read the assortment of posts we featured in 2011. For 2012, we’re hoping our faithful readers can take a few turns behind the wheel, be it through comments, questions, guest posts or requests for certain topics … [More]

Campus, Community, UVU Administration »

[20 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley University


As the end of the year approaches, I want to extend to you a warm holiday greeting and express my joy at having completed yet another wonderful year at Utah Valley University with all of you. We enjoyed tremendous growth and accomplishment in 2011, and I’m excited to see what awaits our institution in 2012 … [More]

Community, Engagement, Students »

[6 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Jonathan Westover, Ph.D., UVU director of Academic Service Learning, and Adam Webb, SIFE project leader and a management/entrepreneurship major at UVU


On November 20, 2010, three members of UVU Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), along with Professor Westover, decided they wanted to make a difference. They reached out to a local non-profit with a unique construction technology … [More]

Community, Education, Engagement, Students »

[1 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Jane Dell, Site Manager, Capitol Reef Field Station


Nestled on a mesa top in the Pleasant Creek Valley of Capitol Reef National Park, the Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) provides an amazing opportunity for place-based learning. A mere 3.5 hours from the UVU campus, CRFS welcomes students, faculty and staff alike into the unique region of the Colorado Plateau … [More]

Alumni, Community, Engagement, UVU Administration »

[30 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Val Hale, vice president for UVU’s University Relations


You have all seen the billboards and bus ads proclaiming Utah Valley University an “engaged” university. What does that mean? One important component of engagement deals with the institution’s involvement with local communities. Essentially, we want to be both in the community and of the community … [More]

Campus, Community, Engagement »

[20 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]

Robert C. Gay, CEO of Huntsman Gay Global Capital Partners and UVU’s 70th Commencement speaker


For those of you hoping to better acquaint yourselves with UVU’s 70th Commencement speaker before the big day arrives, we had a Q&A with Robert C. Gay, CEO of Huntsman Gay Global Capital Partners. In particular, Gay shares his fascinating experiences with micro-finance in foreign countries. Here’s what he had to say … [More]

Alumni, Community, Engagement »

[7 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Kent Millington, director of the technology commercialization office at UVU


The famous economist Dr. William Baumol has shown that all of the economic advances since the mid-15th century have been the result of innovation. Further, the pace of innovation has been increasing over time, and we now live in an age wherein innovation is practically exploding. Who knows? Maybe the solutions to some of life’s most fascinating challenges are harbored in the heads and hearts of people walking the halls at UVU … [More]