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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Public relations professionals from across the country will be featured at Utah Valley University Feb. 23-25 as it hosts the 2015 Public Relations Regional Conference for the Western United States. UVU was selected earlier this fall to host by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to host the prestigious conference.

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[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

A delegation of five Kyrgyz leaders participating in the Open World Program will spend Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 in Utah learning about accountable governanceand the role of legislators. Utah Valley University will host the delegation, which will meet with state representatives and senators, as well as mayors and city councils from Orem, Provo and Lehi.

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Rudolph “Rudy” Moise, Ambassador-at-Large for the Republic of Haiti, will be speaking during a Jan. 29 lecture sponsored by Utah Valley University’s Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy. The lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Sorensen Center 206bc.

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Almost three years ago, a couple dozen quiet, shy sixth-graders showed up on Utah Valley University campus; the students were part of the University’s new PREP program. By the time the seven-week program — designed to help prepare underserved middle-school children for successful Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) college education and careers — concluded, “the kids owned the campus,” said Eldon L. McMurray, outreach coordinator.

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Utah Valley University is hosting a special symposium, titled “Terrorist Violence and Free Expression: France and Charlie Hebdo,” featuring UVU experts Gregory Jackson, Michael Minch and John Macfarlane, as well as Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley will be held Jan. 26 in the Sorensen Student Center 206 b&c, beginning at noon and including four hour-long presentations.

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[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Eleven students from Utah Valley University’s Aviation Science program traveled with UVU administrators to New York City in December to accept a $25,000 grant from the JetBlue Foundation and participate in a one-of-a-kind experience highlighting career opportunities as pilots and in technical operations and aircraft maintenance.

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[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Legendary civil right activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland will be speaking at Utah Valley University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration held at noon on Wednesday in the Grande Ballroom. Mulholland’s address is part of a daylong event focused on bringing together a wide spectrum of campus and community voices to discuss and remember the legacy of Dr. King.

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[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Most management and top leadership teams don’t fully realize the value of having women in key leadership positions. A Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) brief — the fifth in a series authored by Susan R. Madsen, professor of management at Utah Valley University — released today explores the significant benefits of having women leaders and offers suggestions on how to make that happen.

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[9 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Women’s issues have been in the national and state spotlight recently, and Utah Valley University’s Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has become an invaluable resource for those interested in assisting and strengthening women in Utah. In fact, requests for speeches, information, initiatives, and resources have become a daily occurrence for project staff.

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[8 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

For Immediate Release University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu Written by: Kellene Ricks Adams | 801-864-8504 | KAdams@uvu.edu The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced today that Utah Valley University is one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its Community Engagement Classification. The classification is awarded to […]

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

“Beauty Redefined: The Impact of Body Image on Women’s Confidence and Influence” is the title of the third in a four-part speaker and dialogue series scheduled by Utah Valley University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project. The Jan. 29 event, which will feature Drs. Lindsey and Lexie Kite, identical twin sisters and directors of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ragan Theater in the Sorensen Student Center.

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[31 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Utah Valley University professor Kate McPherson has been named to the editorial board of Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) and will be jointly editing the organization’s new edition of “Shakespeare’s Life and Times” (SLT). Kate Moncrief, professor and chair of English at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., will be editing the project with her.

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[27 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

For 400 elementary-school children, this Christmas was unlike any other—thanks to the vision of one Utah Valley University alumnus and the support of dozens of community, corporate, and individual volunteers.

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[22 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Rusty Butler, Utah Valley University’s associate vice president for International Affairs and Diplomacy, participated in the United Nations official commemoration of International Mountain Day (IMD) at UN headquarters in New York City earlier this month. UVU students also participated, for the fifth year in a row, in IMD celebrations on campus focused on raising global awareness of the importance of the sustainable way of life for mountain communities.

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[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced this year’s President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and Utah Valley University was named in the Honor Roll with Distinction category in two separate categories: General Community Service and Interfaith Community Service. Being named on the list is the highest honor a college of university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.