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UVU To Introduce First Conference On Family Life

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November 8, 2012
For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351

UVU’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences will present its inaugural Conference on Family Life on Nov.16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center on the UVU campus. The conference includes sessions on strengthening and growing family relationships, preparation and planning for parenthood and how families can better manage and cope with adversity.

The conference starts with a keynote presentation from communication and relationship expert Matt Townsend. Townsend uses humor and storytelling with interactive, real-life solutions that inspire motivation and immediate results in building and maintaining successful relationships.

Townsend, who previously worked at Franklin Covey, recently founded the Townsend Relationship Center where he shares his expertise in relationships, communication and conflict resolution. He also hosts “The Matt Townsend Show,” which is broadcast every week on KSL News Radio.

Following the keynote address, participants can select from a variety of session topics to meet their interests. The program features three tracks to meet the needs of students, professionals, service providers and community members. The tracks include subjects such as communicating in a marriage, dealing with child anxiety and preparing your family for unexpected events.

Several UVU faculty members will present at the conference in addition to experts and practitioners from the community.

The conference is free and open to the public. To attend, you must register to ensure there is ample classroom space. To register or for more information, visit www.uvu.edu/chss/family/.

Matt Townsend

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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