To promote walking and biking safely to school, UDOT launched its annual statewide challenge. Walk More in Four encourages all Utah K-8 students to walk or bike to school at least three days each week during the four weeks in September.
The Initiative will orchestrate a collective effort for Utah to become one of the most innovative and successful states in the union by harnessing the power of education for its residents. Educators, business people, and community members are working together to achieve the goal of having 66% of Utahns aged 20-64 attain postsecondary degrees or certificates.
The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (https://uheaa.org) is visiting high schools all around Utah to provide you with all the information you need to know about: Saving for college Searching and applying for scholarships The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA – fafsa.gov) Paying for College: Grants, Work-Study and Student Loans
USU botanist Mary Barkworth, who serves as director of the university’s Intermountain Herbarium, is among coordinators of an ambitious project to digitize all specimens in herbaria throughout the United States and make those specimens accessible through a single portal known as “U.S. Virtual Herbarium Online.”
TCO wants to raise $2 million in the next year to contribute to the U’s reputation as a leader at startup formation, drive economic development for the state and help improve the world through better technology.
The School Children’s Trust Section of the Utah State Office of Education announced today that $29 million is being distributed through the School LAND Trust Program for the 2012-13 school year, the largest distribution ever since the program was created in 2001.
Students in Günseli Berik’s graduate economics class this fall will continue to participate in the Wikipedia United States Education Program, which encourages professors to assign their students to edit or create new articles on the popular Web-based encyclopedia as part of their coursework.
The group’s purpose was to see how Utah and USU could help the people of Golmud, China, the largest geographical city in the world, in the areas of mining, environmental issues and food and energy production.
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This fall, Utah Valley University’s Community & Continuing Education department will offer several popular courses such as buying and selling on eBay, Adobe InDesign CS6, makeup artistry, digital SLR photography, archery, dog obedience, writing and publishing.
A total of 25 districts submitted candidates. Of those, 23 chose to be considered for Utah’s 2013 Teacher of the Year award.
Leaders are central to the 4-H youth development program. Their time and dedication help 4-H youth experience learning and personal growth. For one particular leader, 4-H has become a part of who she is.
Brain Institute investigator Robert Hitchcock - opens new window, Ph.D., together with University of Utah Health Sciences surgeon John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., Bioengineering researcher Tomasz Petelenz, Ph.D and Design Professor Jim Agutter created the BioImmersion program, which concluded its first run this summer.
Stewart Wasatch Hall is the flagship building at Wildcat Village. Built on the footprint of the now-demolished Wasatch Hall, the Stewart name has been added in recognition of a $5 million pledge from the Stewart Education Foundation.
State Board of Education Controls Utah Core Standards, CCSSO Director Confirms
Through service learning, cocurricular service, communitybased research, and other civic engagement initiatives, more than 34,000 college students serve in Utah communities each year.
ATTN Utah Educators: Sign up today for SUU's ENGL 5530 course: Creative Writing and the Utah Core Standards.
The new director of Weber State University’s Office of Sponsored Projects and Technology Commercialization is in the business of finding and sharing ideas that solve problems. James Taylor wants to apply student creativity and faculty knowledge to help businesses maximize their potential.
Kennecott Utah Copper announced that Beacon Heights Elementary School in Salt Lake City won the 2012 Sustainable Development community video contest. The school was awarded $5,000 for the teacher-created video, Science Plants the Seeds. The money will supplement the school’s science program, Sci-X, and create core-based science lesson plans accessible to Utah elementary educators.
The Real Estate Pre-Licensing course is a state-approved course is designed to prepare you for the Utah Sales Agent exam. The course consists of 60 two-hour modules. This is the first step to launch a new career that will allow you the freedom of self-employment, with financial rewards geared to your personal goals, motivation, and determination.
“We are trying desperately to provide relief to the many veterans who have lost a limb,” says Roy Bloebaum, professor of orthopaedics at the University of Utah and the director of the VA Bone and Joint Research Lab. “Most of these people are very young and have many years to live.
Community service will be celebrated at the next event at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology and its Saturdays at the Museum series.
For the past three summers, if Weber State University assistant zoology professor Christopher Hoagstrom wasn’t teaching in his classroom, he and his students were trout fishing in creeks along the Wasatch Front. They did not fish for sport, however. They caught, documented and released the fish for conservation.
At Utah State University’s 12th annual Biotechnology Summer Academy for high school students, teens took a break from typical school vacation pursuits to investigate the effects of toxins from poisonous tree frogs and venomous sea snails on human muscle cells
The Office of the President at Utah Valley University is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Scholarship awards. Six fellowships have been awarded to support faculty members in research and scholarly projects that model the University’s emphasis on engaged learning and student-centered research.
The Jazz Workshop will give students the opportunity to dramatically improve their talent by intensely focusing on the key issues of instruction for jazz trumpet, trombone, saxophone (doubles as well), guitar, piano, bass and drums and vocals.
These jobs are usually on-campus, they’re part time, and your hours are built around your class schedule each semester. When I was in college, I had three work-study jobs; one at the circulation desk of the library, one at the café in the library, and one in the college Writing Center.
Dr. Covey’s impact for good, which has been felt worldwide, cannot be overstated. He is an icon and a leader in the truest sense and will be missed the world over, including at Utah Valley University.
The State Board of Education has control over the standards and assessments for Utah. The State Board can and will change them as needed without outside group or federal approval. The State Board is solely responsible for overseeing the implementation of the standards in our state.
The first phase of the five-year Moving Across Places Study, or MAPS, measures current travel and activity patterns and the residents’ perceptions and feelings about their neighborhoods. Eligible study participants will be chosen from randomly selected blocks within a 1.2-mile distance to North Temple, a major thoroughfare in Salt Lake City.
Study after study shows the positive academic effects that are reaped when mom and dad are involved at their child’s school.
Utah will identify the lowest-performing schools in the State as “Priority schools” and ensure that districts implement meaningful interventions in these schools.
Some students enroll in Applied Community Development feeling they don’t have much to contribute — not really knowing how they can. Many leave feeling empowered. Others take the class and realize they don’t want to pursue the careers they thought they wanted. And Daniels sees that as good progress as well.
Parents due to the fire risk we are waiting to see if we will be able to reopen camp Monday the 2nd of July. We will post here on Sunday the 1st by 2:00 to let you know if there will be camp on the 2nd.
The students, all from the Ogden School District and all entering eighth grade next fall, had enrolled in third annual Northern Utah Robotics Summer Camp (NUBOTS), a collaboration between Weber State University, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College and the district.
Scientists worldwide are racing to sequence DNA – decipher genetic blueprints – faster and cheaper than ever by passing strands of the genetic material through molecule-sized pores. Now, University of Utah scientists have adapted this “nanopore” method to find DNA damage that can lead to mutations and disease.
Utah Valley University President Matthew S. Holland announced Wednesday a major milestone in the campaign to enlarge the Wee Care Center on the Orem campus in the form of a $1 million gift from Barbara Barrington Jones.
By unanimous vote, and with the approval of Governor Gary Herbert, the State Board of Regents selected David L. Buhler as Utah’s eighth Commissioner of Higher Education, pending confirmation by the State Senate. Mr. Buhler, currently Associate Commissioner for Public Affairs for the Utah System of Higher Education, is expected to take office as Commissioner in August of this year, succeeding Dr. William A. Sederburg who will retire on August 1, 2012.
The Canyons Class of 2012 secured $17 million in scholarship offers. Here’s a glimpse of where the money went...