Campus, Education, Students »

[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Mary V. Brown, Ph.D., CHES Assistant Professor, Public & Community Health

Recently, I found myself working late and still had several hours’ worth of work to complete. Fortunately, the National Guard Building had a vending machine with a variety of tempting snacks that had the potential to hold me over until I could make it home for dinner. Now the dilemma begins — how can I make a healthy snack decision at the vending machine? … [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]

Education, Students, UVU Administration »

[27 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

Michelle Taylor, Associate Vice President of UVU’s Enrollment Management

The mission of UVU is to provide access to higher education through an open admissions process for students with diverse academic abilities, whose skill sets prepare them for everything from developmental courses to graduate level work and all ability levels in between … [More]

Education, Students »

[21 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Jennifer Orchard, Pre-Health Counselor for UVU’s Career/Academic Counseling Center

You can go to any medical school you want after going to UVU! UVU students are currently attending and have been accepted to top medical schools across the country, including the University of Utah, NYU, Michigan State, Penn State, Kirksville and Boston University, to name a few … [More]

Education, Students, Training »

[22 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Martha Wilson, Program Coordinator of Student Success/Retention

Just Google “college success tips” and you’ll get more than 6 million results for sites that reference tips and resources on how to make the most of college. Based on my own experience as a (former) college student and a UVU staff member, I’m sorting through the pile to give you my top ten recommendations for success at UVU … [More]

Education, Students, Training, Utah System of Higher Education »

[8 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Jared Stein, director, Innovation in Instruction and Technology

As UVU enrollment grows, so does the demand for classroom space. Distance Education is responding to this challenge by providing a variety of 21st-century solutions that maintain high-caliber instruction, including online and broadcast courses. Recently DE has keyed in on an innovative delivery approach known as a “hybrid course” … [More]

Alumni, Education, Students »

[9 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

The UVU Career Development Center, written by Karissa Neely, staff writer

You’re paying tuition, and putting in the time to get an education; now find out how you can make your education pay off … [More]

Alumni, Education, Students, Utah System of Higher Education, UVU Administration »

[25 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Ian K. Wilson, UVU vice president for Academic Affairs

As Utah Valley University prepares for its 70th Commencement, which, for the first time ever, will include a full processional, many of us could probably use a crash course in academic ceremonies … [More]

Campus, Education, Students »

[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Daniel Horns, assistant dean of UVU College of Science & Health

Are you trekking overseas or studying abroad this summer? Here are ten travel tips I’ve compiled in my experience, which spans 25 countries … [More]

Campus, Education, IT, Students »

[28 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]

Laura Busby, senior coordinator and analyst, Academic Affairs IT

You may have read or heard about the decision to replace Blackboard as UVU’s Learning Management System. Basically, Blackboard Vista will no longer be supported after July 1, 2012 … [More]