Utah Valley University to hold International Mountain Day highlighting climate, hunger, and migration

University Marketing & Communications: Scott Trotter | 801-863-6807 | scott.trotter@uvu.edu

A coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University, the Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), will host International Mountain Day on Dec. 4.

Baldomero Lago, the CIO and Vice-Rector of the Office of Global Engagement at UVU will give the keynote at the event and will announce a new partnership initiative between the UVU and the United Nations Department of Public information.

Other guests will include:

  • Gerald Brown, director, Refugee Services Office
  • Gina Cornia, executive director of NGO Utahns Against Hunger
  • Colleen Bye, assistant professor developmental mathematics at UVU and representative of NGO Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
  • UVU students Derek Garfield and Megan Raines

The United Nations established the event in 2003 and this is the 7th time that UVU will be hosting. During the event, students will highlight contributions during the entire year, from their peers and local community members.

“The seventh celebration of the International Mountain Day at Utah Valley University offers a great opportunity for student engaged learning and for UIMF members in particular,” said Lacee Meyer, vice president of UIMF. “They will be able to encourage faculty, and the Utah Valley community to come together and work on implementation of the mountain targets as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

About Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University is home to more than 35,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, 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.