UVU Board of Trustees approves three new engineering degrees

Three new engineering degrees were approved at a meeting of the Utah Valley University Board of Trustees on October 26. University officials anticipate a high demand for these new engineering programs in an effort to meet the critical shortage of engineers in Utah.



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UVU cybersecurity team takes first place in collegiate cyber defense competition

One of two teams from the UVU Cybersecurity Club took first place in the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) Invitational Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. NIATEC is one of the premier cybersecurity centers in the world. This competition showcases the cyber defense skills of 15 of the best cybersecurity teams in the region.



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New Enrollment Data Show Utah Valley University Remains Largest Public University in the Beehive State

 Utah Valley University (UVU) officials said data released today by the Utah System of Higher Education indicate that UVU is for the third straight year the largest public university in Utah in total headcount, which was 37,282 for the 2017 fall semester, an increase of more than 6.5 percent over one year ago.



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UVU employees to receive premium UTA passes

Beginning August 2018 and continuing for the next 10 years, all UVU full-and part-time employees as well as their spouses and dependents, and students will receive free UTA transit passes annually. The new pass plan is designed to alleviate traffic congestion, parking issues and to help promote clean air in Utah County.uth Jordan on Nov. 16.


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UVU exhibits unique electric ‘rock crawler’ vehicle at auto trade show

Utah Valley University’s automotive department had several objectives in mind when it decided to exhibit a vehicle in the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. The University met and exceeded those expectations, according to professional-in-residence Jeff Holm, who led a team of students there.



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UVU partners with Bottega to launch Web Development and Coding Academy

The UVU Center for Professional & Continuing Education, in partnership with Bottega, Inc., are launching a full-time Web Development and Coding Academy Certification Program, beginning October 9, 2017, and running through January 14, 2018.





Call them service expeditions, or just a new way to spend spring break from homework. They are a far cry from what people visualize as the stereotypical spring break taken by college students. These students at Utah Valley University are not lounging on the beach, spending tons of money getting a suntan, playing volleyball or just getting away from their studies.

UVU’s Volunteer & Service-Learning Center provides alternative ways for students to spend their breaks from their academic pursuits. Most are in the spring, with shorter opportunities in the fall.




UVU Dreamer seeks help from Washington, DC representatives

Utah Valley University student Alan Ledesma has taken steps — literally — to try to ensure his dream doesn’t become a nightmare.

He is one of nearly 700,000 “Dreamers,” those who were brought to the United States as children of undocumented immigrants, in the nation. Like some, his family received tourist visas, but overstayed the expiration date.

With the deadline fast approaching for a possible extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provision, Ledesma recently joined other Dreamers who traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers and join in marches in support of DACA.




UVU student grateful for intern experience at the White House

The White House is not chaotic as it is often portrayed in the media. Instead, it is simply busy and stressful, according to Preston Parry, a Utah Valley University student who worked as an intern there last semester.

“The internship was life-changing,” he said of the experience.

Parry is the first from UVU to complete an internship at that iconic location.




Pres. Holland looks forward to the Toughest 24

Running shoe research shows engaged learning aspect of UVU

Going into theater through a unique door

Education Dive: How universities can embrace dual-mission model


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