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[3 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

For Immediate Release University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu Utah Valley University President Matthew S. Holland announced today that an historic amount of $20 million has been raised for a new performing arts building to be constructed on the Orem Campus of UVU. This is the largest amount of private funding raised […]

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[25 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

For Immediate Release University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu Utah Valley University will cut the ribbon on its new Norma T. Anderson Dance Complex on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The dance complex, located in the PE Building, will house the Department of Dance. The ribbon-cutting begins at 6:30 p.m. in PE 153.

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[15 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

For Immediate Release University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu Set against the stark backdrop of the Great Depression, “Mother Hicks” tells the story of a young girl, a deaf boy, and an eccentric recluse (the eponymous Mother Hicks) who are looking for the healing that comes from love and acceptance. The Utah […]

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[7 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Utah Valley University theater professor James Arrington, together with Marvin Payne and Steven Kapp Perry, took a fistful of true stories, the passion of pioneer dreams and the power of the Mormon exodus to Utah and wrote musical tapestry of laughter, tears and joy. “The Trail of Dreams,” the last production Arrington will direct before […]

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[3 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

For Immediate Release University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu Written by: Alex Sousa |  801-863-8208 | ASousa@uvu.edu The touring production team at Utah Valley University’s theater department will be the first to present a new stage-adaptation, “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch,” based on the Jean Lee Latham’s 1956 Newbery Medal winning novel of the […]

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[20 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

For Immediate Release University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu Written by: Alex Sousa |  801-863-8208 | ASousa@uvu.edu During the week of Halloween, “A Night of Blacker Darkness,” an original play adaptation by New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells, will have its Utah premiere at Utah Valley University’s Ragan Theater.

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[21 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum is hosting its first exhibition of audio-visual installations from now until Sept. 19. The show features work by artist Yolande Harris and is titled “Listening to the Distance.” This internationally acclaimed display is being showcased by special invitation from UVU, and is free to the public.

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

The road to a championship is never easy, and Utah Valley University’s Ballroom Dance Tour Team experienced plenty of bumps and (literally) bruises on its journey to the top spot at the recent British Ballroom Formation Dancing competition in Blackpool, England.

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[1 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

For Immediate Release University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu Written by: Kellene Ricks Adams | 801-863-8504 | KAdams@uvu.edu Utah Valley University’s Ballroom Dance Tour Team won the British Ballroom Formation Dancing Championship at the Blackpool Dance Festival, held May 21-29 in Blackpool, England. The 30-member dance team also took third place […]

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[30 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Two art exhibits — the Art of Our Century and the Design Arts Utah — are showing at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum through July 3. The Art of Our Century exhibit is a jurored show, with the winners announced at the exhibit opening reception on June 2 at 6 p.m.

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[15 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Summer camps, touring and main stage children’s productions, youth playwriting opportunities, and staged readings are all part of one of Utah Valley’s premier theater opportunities for youth — the Noorda Regional Theatre Center for Children and Youth.

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[12 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Eight Utah Valley University students recently competed at the Southeast Horn Workshop at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, bringing home first prize in the Horn Quartet competition and advancing to the final round of competition in two other categories — the highest representation of any other school in attendance.

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[25 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Eighth-grader Alexia McCarty from ??? has been selected as the national winner of the Young Playwrights for Change competition. McCarty entered her play, Life Goes On, and won the local competition sponsored by Utah Valley University’s Noorda Regional Theatre Center for Children and Youth; her play was one of 17 that competed for the top national honor and a staged reading at the One Theatre World conference in May.

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[9 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Utah Valley University’s Percussion Ensemble, lead by Doug Smith, assistant professor and area percussion coordinator, is preparing for its annual showcase entitled “Small Plates” on April 20. Come join the ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. in Centre Stage in the Sorensen Center, for the “tastiest bits” of percussion ensemble UVU has to offer. The show offers a variety of dynamic sounds for all to enjoy ranging from Mozart to Ragtime.UVU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TO HOST SHOWCASE APRIL 20

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[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

When a boy wishes for a monster and his sister wishes for more peas, the two children end up with a pea-headed monster determined to join their family. The story unfolds during “The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas,” a Utah Valley University production that has been touring to local elementary schools since March 23 and will end its run April 17, 18, and 24 in the Noorda Theatre at 1 p.m.