The 2013-14 budget recommendation released by Governor Gary Herbert today contains good news for Utah’s institutions of higher education. The Governor’s budget includes the top three priorities for the Utah System of Higher Education, which were requested by the State Board of Regents, with the support of the eight institutional presidents.
As Utah education and business leaders embrace the College and Career Ready needs of our students, Career and Technical Education (CTE) is well positioned to provide the needed knowledge and career ready skills to students.
Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts and School of Education will present the 5th annual Arts in Education Conference, “Cultivating the Creative Mind: Designing Collaborative Spaces,” on Jan. 11 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the UVU Sorensen Student Center. The conference promotes the arts, creativity, innovation, and collaboration as essential 21st century education skills in education.
Mayor Becker met with students from the University to hear issues and encourage civic involvement.
“To be in the nation’s top three on such a list is an extraordinary accomplishment and a great reflection of the faculty and staff who serve our students,” said USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson.
Intervention is critical for giving curious young minds a reality check, but research clearly shows that telling kids to “just say no” is not enough. To address this problem, Brain Institute members created a scientifically based program, The Brain, Drugs and Addiction.
This initiative will be a core fixture of the University Project for Civic Engagement going forward. This K-12 endeavor is the first of several projects UVU will launch to address many challenges facing area communities.
Recognized as one of Utah’s most influential businesswomen and entrepreneurs, Gail Miller will receive an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Weber State University at its 140th commencement on Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.
We are now accepting applications for two scholarships offered through the Utah System of Higher Education and the State Board of Regents.
The Utah State Office of Education in partnership with the Utah Education Network is developing on-line courses that specifically focus on bringing the 21st century world into the classroom, with an emphasis on curricular connections for 6th grade teachers as well as world civilizations teachers.
The Engelstad Family Foundation contributed $5 million to the building of a new state-of-the-art Shakespeare theatre, moving the capital fundraising project significantly closer toward a groundbreaking in Cedar City by the end of 2013.
The Essential Elements for language arts and math are specific statements of content and skills that link to the Utah Core Standards grade level specific expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities and provide a bridge to the Utah Core Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities to help them achieve grade differentiated expectations.
Ogden City School District and Salt Lake City School District were both listed among the 61 finalists in the competition to receive $400 million.
Check out this chart with results from the Utah Department of Health.
At its meeting in November, the Utah State Board of Regents approved a change to its tuition policy with the intent of increasing the number of students who complete their college education in a timely manner. The new policy allows for a tuition surcharge of double the current year’s tuition rate when students accumulate credit hours in excess of 125% of the number needed to graduate.
Weber State University has been named winner of the "Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program" by the Minnies, a prestigious award bestowed by professional peers in the field of medical imaging.
In 2016, Utah Valley University will celebrate the 75th anniversary of what began in 1941 as Central Utah Vocational School. In preparation for the celebration, historians are gathering stories, photos and memories of the history of Utah Valley that affected the growth of the institution that today educates more than 30,000 students.
On Nov. 28th at 11:00 a.m., UEN will host a webinar about digital learning resources available from the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) for Higher Ed.
Through the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and the Utah State Office of Education, these awards will recognize the essential nature of education in the arts for Utah’s students and distinguish those educators who embrace the arts with excellence in their practice.
This week in honor of veterans and those serving in the military, 70 members of the Dixon Middle School Honor’s Society, gathered in the library to write Christmas letters and make cards for armed service personnel.
Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration Nov. 15.
It is proposed that Dixie State become a tobacco-free campus that upholds a policy restricting the use, distribution and advertisement of any form of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes. The tobacco free policy will provide a healthy environment for all those visiting Dixie State Campus, and encourage the cessation and rejection of this addictive and unhealthy practice.
Governor Gary Herbert has declared Wednesday, Nov. 14, as Education Support Professionals Day in Utah. It is a great opportunity for everyone in Jordan School District to recognize the many contributions these hard working individuals, classified employees, make to our schools in supporting and educating “Every Child, Every Day.”
Utah Valley University’s Department of Physics and the University of Utah’s School of Medicine will present “Partners in Breast Cancer Breakthroughs,” outlining the latest research and findings in using high-frequency ultrasound to detect cancer cells during surgical procedures, such as lumpectomies.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival just finished its largest and most successful season to date for the summer and fall of 2012. The unofficial tagline of this season was, “the only thing bigger than 50 is 51” and the cast, crew, directors, designers, and management certainly lived up to the challenge.
During an official signing ceremony on Oct. 22, Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business signed a memorandum of understanding and formalized cooperative academic ties with China’s Shanghai Normal University.
With the advent of electronic delivery of instruction, the Utah State Board of Education finds itself in the position of adjusting its pupil accounting rule to reflect new classroom realities.
Utah State University’s Equine Science Program will conduct an online production sale featuring exceptionally-bred foals, beginning Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 15. A preview day is Nov. 10. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the Equine Science Program students.
The screenings will take place on Nov. 15, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. There will be food and music to complete the event, which is open to the public.
To kick off the month of events and educational activities, CSD’s Office of Student Advocacy and Access is sponsoring the first-ever showing of the movie “Voices of Opportunity,” which was written and directed by Howard Ranier, a Taos Pueblo-Creek Indian who has been a professional photographer for 20 years.
A team of four research scientists from Utah State University completed training programs in Indonesia and Vietnam in September 2012.
Homeowners will learn how natural resources such as the sun, wind, and water can save them thousands of dollars on their power bill each year. Job seekers will have the chance to explore training and career opportunities in this fast-growing industry.
University of Utah (the U) startup company Navillum Nanotechnologies has done it again. The company team, led by two U researchers, was named one of the top three groups at the Rocky Mountain regional Cleantech Open last week in Denver. It was the first time in the history of the regional competition that a single team was named as a national finalist and won the sustainability award.
Over 125 students, along with their parents, siblings and friends, enjoyed a special night at Provo Peaks Elementary that celebrated teaching and learning new techniques and mediums of art in our elementary schools. Students experimented with watercolor, clay, collage, drawing, and even origami.
The Utah State Board of Education will hold its committee meetings on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 and its regular meeting on Friday Nov. 2; both meetings will be held at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City.
Utah Valley University Department of Biology will host the Utah’s Society for Range Management conference Nov. 1-2, which will include exploring the University’s new Science Building that opened in April.
Dixie State College of Utah and the Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) presents the fourth-annual Business of Art Seminar on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 2012, at Kanab Middle School in Kanab, Utah.
Governor Gary Herbert and Weber State University are working to develop strategies to raise the graduation rate by 2020. Currently, around 40 percent of WSU students graduate after six years of attending classes, while around 10 percent graduate within four years.
The recent dedication of USU Eastern’s Blanding Campus administration building was done with the rumbling of heavy equipment in the air. Excavation is already underway for new and much-needed housing on the 600-student campus.
The Single Mother’s Seminar is designed to give single mothers the tools and support they need to go out and become an architect of change – in their own life and in the world around them. This collaborative event connects single mothers with well-established government and community service partners who provide tools and resources for creating transformations leading to economic and emotional self-reliance.