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SUU’s honor students are searching for dynamic presenters with extraordinary ideas among the University’s faculty, students, staff and alumni for the TEDxSUU event they will host on campus, slated for March 27. A local, independent event based on and licensed by TED (technology, entertainment and design), TEDx events provide a platform for anybody to share their ideas and expertise with the community and the world.

Utah’s new Higher Education Tuition Waiver law, adopted last week, is designed to help keep Utah college enrollment numbers up, countering the recent policy change by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which lowered the minimum missionary age and drew students away from Utah colleges and universities.

For more than a month they have been learning how to propose, argue and pass a bill in their own little legislature in Mrs. McKnight’s fourth-grade classroom at Hayden Peak Elementary.

The results are in. Afras Sial, a student at Skyline High School is the Utah first place winner and national seventh place winner of the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® student essay competition. Sial is a student in the Financial Literacy course taught by Syd Lott.

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah made the biggest jump among the university’s graduate programs in this year’s edition of “America’s Best Grad Schools 2014,” published by U.S. News & World Report, moving up an impressive 23 spots from the year before.

Items on the agenda include: Amendment requests from Itineris Early College High school and Quail Run Primary School; Turnover and retention rate reports; and “The Competitive Effects of Charter Schools in Utah” presentation

The annual UCET conference will be held on March 8 and 9.

The Snow College Allied Health department offers courses of study in the following entry-level health-related occupations: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse,  Pharmacy Technician

Students, faculty, staff and community will be treated to an evening of excellence from the Utah Valley University Department of Dance with the performance of "Rendezvous," Feb. 28, and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center's Ragan Theater.

We are looking for applicants and nominations for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind State superintendent position. Please see the official announcement for details on qualifications and requirements.

Assistant Commissioner for Career and Technical Information, Gary Wixom, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education.

The sensor, known as STORM™, is a hyperspectral sounder that will collect and return to Earth sophisticated and critical weather data that is not currently available to weather forecasters.

Several hundred girls, parents of girls and educators from across Utah will converge on Utah Valley University March 2 for the 27th annual Expanding Your Horizons conference for girls at the Sorensen Student Center.

Weber State University will open Utah’s first charter academy authorized by an institution of higher education. The academy will focus on educating children as a whole, using developmentally appropriate and research-supported curriculum and instruction.

In celebration of CTE Month and National Job Shadow Day, February is a time when many schools conduct job shadow days and promote work-based learning opportunities.

Earlybird registration for the conference ends on February 15th. This year's confence theme is "Re:Tool-Transforming Gadgets for Education". Conference date is March 8-9.

The Advanced Weather Systems laboratory at Utah State University announced today that it has initiated work to build the first Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology sensor for delivery to its commercial partner GeoMetWatch.

Utah Valley University has two teams of communication students competing in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Case Study competition this year. Representing UVU, the students join 70 universities across the nation in a commitment to end bullying by encouraging children to report it.

Some students in the Alpine School District have taken recess break inside because repeated inversions have made Wasatch Front air quality unhealthful. Inversions can be especially hard on children and anyone with certain chronic health conditions.

Thinking of coming to the U? The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office has options specifically for you. Find scholarships and learn about eligibility requirements, deadlines and the application process.

Weber State University's Alan E. Hall Center for Sales Excellence is launching in 2013 and will advance and elevate sales techniques by redefining sales around the customer. The center sets itself apart from similar sales centers by: Being the first and only one of its kind among Utah's public universities

Utah State University has been awarded a research grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation for a project aimed at improving retention of engineering undergraduate students within the critical first two years of study. The three-year grant begins in February 2013.

SLCC is a partner in the $20 million National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium. Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, this partnership will help the College train people for new and emerging jobs in geospatial technologies.

Former members of the House of Representatives Charles Djou, R-Hawaii, and Richard Stallings, D-Idaho, will encourage Weber State University students to get involved in the democratic process as part of the Congress to Campus program Feb. 4 and 5.

SUU was included among the top 100 schools in the world for its sustainability initiatives and environmental impact. SUU placed 96th in the 2012 survey of the 215 universities from 49 countries which were included in the survey, and in the 18th position among ranked U.S. schools.

‘Ride along’ on a kayaking adventure through Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula at Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 1. Jeff Hazboun, USU physicist, extreme kayaker and wildlife conservationist, presents “Explore to Conserve: A Russian Adventure” at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center.

Weber School District uses many strategies to meet the needs of academically gifted students. In order to support some of these needs, Weber School District has a self-contained gifted program at the elementary school level for 5th and 6th grade students.

A strong committee of Utah FCCLA members formed the “Gift of Life” Family Traffic Safety Fair, informing our community that lives saved from obeying traffic safety is the “ultimate gift.”

At the Governor’s Energy Development Summit, Gov. Gary Herbert and Orrin Hatch awarded Utah State University’s Wireless Power Transfer team the Energy Technology Innovation of the Year award for its work on the Aggie Bus.

The University of Utah School of Dentistry, a public school, will welcome its first class of 20 students this fall. Construction is expected to begin soon on a new dental school building that will be named for a benefactor who donated $30 million for the program.

The website’s resultant design features crisp, colorful home page icons that quickly guide the user to helpful articles, lesson plans, funding opportunities and Web links.

Office of Health Disparities interns will comprise the Outreach Team responsible for conducting the “Bridging Communities & Clinics” program, which provides free health screenings, clinic referrals, and promotes access to primary care services to underserved communities.

This contest is an opportunity for Utah’s seventh through twelfth graders to continue to find new meaning and applications for the legacy Dr. King left to the world in the area of human and civil rights.

Centennial Middle School was built in 1996, the year Utah celebrated its 100th birthday. Approximately 1,000 students fill up Centennial each school day, with students from Canyon Crest, Edgemont, Provost, Rock Canyon, Wasatch, Provo Peaks, and Spring Creek Elementary Schools.

With an eye toward building a globally recognized supply chain management program, Weber State University named Stanley Fawcett to the John B. Goddard Endowed Chair in Global Supply Chain Management. He is the first professor at WSU to hold the title of endowed chair.

Completion is set for Fall, 2014.

A 2012 study conducted at Utah Valley University found a connection between Facebook users and their attitudes toward their coworkers and job experiences — the more people use Facebook, the less likely they are to have strong relationships with coworkers and feel satisfied with their work.

The principals of Spanish Fork High School and Union Middle School, along with the assistant principal of Enterprise High School were named 2012-13 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony in Salt Lake City.

USU Eastern Blanding Campus’s commitment to helping low-income and under-represented students to prepare and successfully enter postsecondary education played heavily into a $74,000 startup grant recently awarded to the campus.

“We wanted to find out if cyberstalking is a unique crime or a variation of traditional stalking,” said Brad Reyns, criminal justice assistant professor. “Similarities in the study showed both groups experienced fear, acknowledged they were victims and had out-of-pocket costs. The difference was in the level of fear and money spent to protect themselves.”

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