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Utah State Board of Regents selects Astrid S. Tuminez as Seventh President of UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents has selected Astrid S. Tuminez as the seventh president of Utah Valley University—and the first female president in the university's history. Tuminez, who currently serves as Regional Director for Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft, will assume the position this fall.

 

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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.

 

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Microsoft exec raised in the slums of Philippines to lead Utah Valley University

Astrid S. Tuminez, who was raised in poverty in the Philippines and went on to earn graduate degrees at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected the next president of Utah Valley University.

The Utah State Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to select Tuminez, regional director for corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft, as the university's seventh president. She is the first woman to hold the position.

 

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Count on UVU math mentors to bring success

There’s a program getting rave reviews, but it’s not on your television.

Utah Valley University has been able to reinstate math mentoring to help students succeed in the subject, often felt to be daunting. UVU previously had a grant to have mentors, but it was temporary. It has been able to reinstate the program with “hard funding.” Now, you can count on being able to have mentors.

And it has been successful. Ben Moulton, an associate professor of developmental math, shared portions of a letter he recently received from the mother of a student who has been touched by the program.

 

“I am writing to thank you for the work you do to provide an environment for UVU students to succeed and specifically to share our experience with Claudia Hales, one of your incredible math mentors,” wrote the mother, whose name was not released.

 

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Growing sense 'higher education needs to be done differently now,' says UVU President Matt Holland

There's a quiet revolution underway in higher education: The creation of dual-mission colleges and universities that serve learners who range from students seeking vocational training to those seeking a liberal arts education.

While some herald the movement for its economic efficiencies, others lift up the model as means to bridge the economic divide between people with high school educations or even less schooling and those who have earned certificates and degrees from colleges.

 

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