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]

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]

Blog Admin, Campus, Engagement, Students »

[3 May 2011 | One Comment | ]

UVU Blogs

These days, it seems those who don’t have blogs are far fewer than those who do. Even your Aunt Mabel has a blog about her cats. Lest the UVU Blog get lost in all that noise, we want to know how to be most useful to you … [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]