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The USTAR Space Weather Center at Utah State University assisted the Japanese disaster relief efforts by providing data maps outlining the best frequencies for radio communication within the islands of Japan.

Enrollment at Utah Valley University for summer term 2011 is up nearly 6 percent over last year. On the 15th day of classes, there were 11,973 students enrolled in summer term at UVU. At that same mark a year ago, there were 11,336 students attending classes at UVU. The increase of 637 students is a 5.6 percent jump.

The program will begin in June and continue midway through July with themed activities being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The tour will start at Lorin Farr Park (June 13-17), then move on to Liberty Park (June 20-24), Monroe Park (June 27-July 1), Jaycee Park (July 5-8), West Ogden Park (July 11-15) and finish at the Marshall White Park (July 18-22),

alt Lake Community College remains the nation?s fourth most productive two-year college in terms of the number of associate?s degrees awarded, according to an analysis published Monday in Community College Week.

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College this week opened its new building, the Samuel H. and Marian K. Barker Family Health Technologies Building, for classes. It?s the college?s first new building in 15 years. It is the new home to the 600 students studying for health-related certificates in career areas including dental assisting, medical or nursing assisting, pharmacy assisting, phlebotomy technician, dental or medical office administrator, medical coder or licensed practical nursing.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 4 ? 7 p.m. in conjunction with the open house for the new Samuel H. and Marian K. Barker Family Health Technology Building. Several events will precede the community event which will include a donor dinner, staff and alumni celebrations and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

New research out of the University of Utah (the U) David Eccles School of Business shows social marketing tools are crucial to the success of health care providers in their efforts to help consumers navigate the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA.)

Utah Valley University has now flown its flag atop a 29,029-foot flagpole, if only briefly, thanks to an adventurous member of its Woodbury School of Business National Advisory Council.

Elizabeth Jarema, a student at Utah Valley University, is returning to her elementary school in Fiji this summer, along with 22 fellow UVU students to help build a better library to improve the student literacy rate and to install septic tanks and outhouses to improve health conditions.

Lt. Governor Greg Bell, Utah State Board of Education Chair Debra G. Roberts, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education William A. Sederburg, and Prosperity 2020 Chair Mark Bouchard kicked off the Utah Common Core Academy 2011 at a news conference at the Utah State Office of Education on June 13th.

Fry Street is the professional string quartet in residence at Utah State University, based in the Department of Music. There, quartet members balance teaching responsibilities while maintaining an active, professional performance schedule. That dual dedication adds luster to the shine of the continuing Best of State honors.

Call for Presenters: Suecon

Thu, 09 Jun 2011

The Washington County School District, the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET), and UELMA welcomes you to the first Southern Utah Education Conference (SUECON) held in beautiful St. George, Utah

Education leaders from across the state, including representatives from most major institutions of higher education met for Utah Business magazine?s Education Roundtable on Tuesday, June 7 where they discussed the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in Utah.

Southern Utah University?s Centurium Consulting Group, a student advertising and public relations agency, worked with the Beaver City Council during the spring semester to design and create a new website for the community.

Conference for educators focused on special needs.

Learn more about the Rio Mesa Center (formerly called the Entrada Field Station) in this video featuring center manager Sylvia Torti, biologist Don Feener, and others.

Utah Valley University is one of three Utah institutions of higher education to be honored by the Corporation for National & Community Service for its support of volunteerism, civic engagement and service learning.

Out for the summer and have nothing to do? Come explore some exciting careers for the fun of it! DATC’s Summer Youth Experience is an exciting opportunity for youth ages 14-18 to take classes at DATC TUITION FREE!

The 17th Annual KSL News Radio and Zions Bank Teacher Feature Banquet was held on May 17, 2011. Each week, KSL NewsRadio hosts Grant and Amanda announce a Teacher Feature recipient. These teachers receive a plaque, gift certificates and an invitation to the annual Teacher Feature banquet with Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and representatives from KSL and Zions Bank.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named Weber State University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service. “Weber State University serves a unique educational role by blending traditional liberal arts education with experiential learning to effectively meet local educational needs,” said Ryan Thomas, associate provost.

The University of Utah (the U) has announced that Eric Denna has been hired as chief information officer (CIO). Denna is a leader in computing and information technology (IT) with extensive experience in higher education and business.

The power of technology as a teaching tool was on display yesterday, as Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway visited two schools that have integrated iPods and iPads into the classroom. Feedback from these two programs and others will help steer decisions about how to best implement education technology in classrooms across the state.

Too many cooks in the kitchen can be a good thing — just ask students and faculty of Utah Valley University’s Culinary Arts Institute, which came home with top awards at the American Culinary FederationWestern Regional competition held April 29-May 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Don't miss out if you're in Cache Valley - May 14th.

To help prepare them for the globalized world, The University’s Provost, Brad Cook, recently took a group of 19 students from SUU to the Education without Borders Conference in the United Arab Emirates.

Utah’s high stakes graduation test, the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT), has been heavily criticized as an ineffective tool to measure college and career readiness. The criticism is well deserved. The UBSCT simply provides for a minimum graduation standard.

Two Utah teachers have won $10,000 after being selected among the 85 recipients of the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The national award is given annually to outstanding K-12 math and science teachers.

Nebo Students were awarded over $170,000 in scholarships and won two of the five coveted final positions at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in Los Angeles, California on May 8-13, 2011. This is the world championship of science fairs!

For her emphasis and hard work in promoting family literacy, the Weber State Literacy Program will honor Utah first lady Jeanette Herbert with its first ever “Friend of Family Literacy” award on April 21.  

Cache School District is opening up their board meetings for online viewers. Streaming video of live Board Meetings allows patrons the opportunity to stay current and informed of issues addressed by the School Board. Agendas and associated documents relating to the meeting are available and present themselves throughout the live meeting for additional information.

Acclaimed as a director on the New York stage as well as winning an Emmy Award for his work in television, Lonny Price is an accomplished director, actor and writer whose credits range from Broadway to concert halls to film and television. Price comes to Southern Utah University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance for a lecture on musical theatre and a series of master classes.

A rapidly evolving, competitive corporate environment is crying out for employees with more specific and in-depth skills than ever before. The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business is meeting that demand: specialty master's degrees.  The school offers a number of master's degrees aimed at more specific disciplines such as Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Commercial Real Estate Development.

Check out this recap of education-related news from across the state of Utah.

The Green Academy is the name under which Salt Lake Community College packages all of its programs related to the growing fields of alternative and renewable energy.

SLCC is a comprehensive community college with more than a dozen instructional sites, including four main campuses. The college serves about 60,000 students, of which about 23,000 are credit-seeking students who are working toward a two-year degree or transfer to a four-year school.

One of the world’s most frequently cited economists has agreed to teach at Utah State University in May 2011. Miles Kimball, professor of economics at the University of Michigan, will become the second Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Visiting Professor, Dean Douglas D. Anderson announced.

Higher Ed Matters is a monthly newsletter published by the Office of the Commissioner for Higher Education providing insight and advocacy for higher education in Utah.

Utah Valley University is pleased to host the fourth annual Latin American Celebration on April 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center Grande Ballroom. This annual event celebrates successful Latin American students in Utah and Wasatch counties with the presentation of more than 60 scholarships from UVU departments, community student recognitions, and seven community awards. The evening includes dinner and entertainment with cultural dance performances.

On May 4th and 5th, 4500 students, teachers, administrators, parents, industry leaders and volunteers will converge on the campus of Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) for the 4th annual Career Days.

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