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University Marketing & Communications: Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 | LShumway@uvu.edu

Written by: Barbara Christiansen

There is a growing job market in Utah in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math, with well-compensated and generally recession-proof jobs expected to be available. However, Utah ranks last in the nation for the percent of women holding those jobs.

That’s according to a Utah Women Stats research snapshot released today on “Utah Women and STEM” from the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah Valley University. In a second snapshot on “Labor Force Participation among Utah Women,” the project also released information about the percent of Utah women in the labor force working full time (43.9), which is slightly lower than the national share of 47.4 percent. (more…)

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University Marketing & Communications: Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 | LShumway@uvu.edu

For decades, performing arts students at Utah Valley University have had no building to call their own. Thanks to historic contributions from private donors and funding from the Utah State Legislature, that will soon change forever.

After securing more than $22 million in private donations over the past two years, including a lead gift from the Ray & Tye Noorda Foundation and receiving $32 million from the state legislature, UVU broke ground on the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, the first performing arts building in University history, on Thursday, Dec. 1. (more…)

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[ 29 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

 

University Marketing & Communications: Chris Taylor | 801-863-8484 | taylorch@uvu.edu

Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 |lshumway@uvu.edu

Utah Valley University President Matthew S. Holland has been named the winner of the 2016 Dive Award: Executive of the Year by Education Dive, a leading education news publisher.

Matthew Holland became the sixth president of Utah Valley University in 2009 and has been improving the educational institution ever since.

“I was really impressed with Dr. Holland’s commitment to doing what’s best for the state — even over his own career interests — in outlining Utah Valley’s instructional direction. It’s precisely this type of leadership that I think the spirit of this award represents,” said Autumn Arnett, editor, Education Dive. (more…)

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University Marketing & Communications: Chris Taylor | 801-863-8484 | taylorch@uvu.edu

Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 | lshumway@uvu.edu

The Utah Valley University library – one of the enduring symbols of the institution’s transition to university status – has a namesake. UVU President Matthew S. Holland today announced during the university’s culminating 75th anniversary event – the unveiling of the Roots of Knowledge stained glass windows – that the library will hereafter be known as the Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton Library. (more…)

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