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All contributions, including online contributions, for tax year 2009 are due in the UESP office before 5:00 p.m. (MT), Thursday, December 31, 2009.

Helping a large-scale education facility produce as much energy as it consumes is no small undertaking; yet the University of Utah's College of Architecture + Planning is preparing to do just that.

The administration plans to renovate the College's 40-year old brutalist-style facility in such a way that the building consumes the least possible amount of energy and-at the same time-begins to generate its own energy, thus accomplishing a net-zero energy state of operations.

KUED-TV in Salt Lake City was honored as the first recipient of the Overall Station Excellence Award from the Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Awards. This award considers a station's quality, service, diversity and commitment over the course of an entire year. More than 50 stations were eligible in the Rocky Mountain region.

This SuperBot Challenge programming contest is designed to provide high school seniors and juniors (sophomores and freshmen are welcome to compete as well) with an opportunity to test their Java programming skills.

Theme: “How do you believe Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision impacted President Obama’s message to American students, and what did the message teach you about your personal responsibility as an American school-age student?”

Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers students depth of knowledge and skill, linked with specific post-secondary school programs culminating in certificates or degrees. CTE provides critical learning and hands-on skills through Pathways within eight Areas of Study.

This website is designed to help students and teachers explore these five tribes— the Utes, Paiutes, Northwestern Shoshones, Goshutes, and Navajos— which are a vital part of Utah’s past and present.

State Superintendent Larry Shumway surprised Morris, who teaches reading and Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes meant to help prepare students for college, with the award at a school assembly Tuesday. Morris, 58, won the award for her success in expanding her school's AVID program, integrating culture into her lessons, and for her work as a mentor to other educators, among other things.

Iron County School District Office Administrators & School Board
extend an invitation for the public to attend an annual DATA FAIR.  The fair will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2009 and will include informative data highlighting student progress of each school will be displayed.

Voter information pamphlets regarding the 2009 Building Improvement and Construction Plan should be arriving in mailboxes soon.

The Board of Education of the Davis School District is proposing a $250 million bond to build new school buildings and renovate existing properties. The proposal will be on the ballot November 3 in Davis County.

Utah State University’s success as one of the state of Utah’s flagship research institutions is evident in many ways, but in 2009 USU celebrates as a record number of inventions are patented. In fiscal year 2009, after receiving 80 idea disclosures from students and professors about potential inventions, a record number 44 patents were filed and 11 patents were issued to USU, along with 10 commercialized technologies that fall into the “copyright category.”

For the fifth year in a row, the Financial Times of London has ranked the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business (DESB) Executive MBA program among the top programs in the world. According to the report, being published in the Oct. 19 issue, the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program was ranked 30 in the United States and 77 in the world. Faculty research output was ranked 20 in the U.S.

The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) student enrollment figures are in, showing a steady growth at Southern Utah University indicative of schools throughout the state. And though USHE is justifiably concerned that such a steady enrollment growth system-wide coupled with budget cuts may prove a challenge, SUU officials are optimistic that the Southern Utah campus can maintain its trademark private school-quality education at its reasonable public school price tag.

Utah Valley University will celebrate the inauguration of its sixth president, Matthew S. Holland, with a week of inaugural events beginning Monday, Oct. 5 and culminating with the inaugural ceremonies for President Holland Friday, Oct. 9. Inaugural events will take place each day of the Inaugural Week celebration, featuring activities and events for all of UVU’s community members.

The Utah 3-Tier Model of Mathematics Instruction provides a model for delivering high-quality, comprehensive mathematics instruction for all students from kindergarten through high school. The model provides a framework for teachers and administrators as they seek to provide quality instruction and targeted interventions that lead to proficiency in and understanding of mathematics.

Got an hour to change your life? Take the time to make a change for the better - it all starts here. Discover how you can earn the degree you need to advance your career without putting the rest of your life on hold. Information Sessions are a great way to find out more about the Executive MBA program.

OWATC Gives Back to Ogden

Thu, 17 Sep 2009

The Ogden-Weber Tech College annually closes its doors each year for one week of training for the staff and faculty.  This year during the week activities employee’s are spending their time giving back to the community of Ogden by donating manual labor to organizations that have made donations to the college in the past.

The newly updated State Office of Education website makes more information and services available than ever before!  If you want to know what's happening in Utah education, this is the place.

An informal survey in 2006 revealed that 58 percent of K-12 public schools responding to the survey (43 percent of
all Utah schools) were constructed before 1975. Schools constructed prior to 1975 may have unreinforced masonry
(brick and mortar) construction, which is not capable of withstanding even moderate earthquake shaking.

It’s that time of year again when students statewide have an opportunity to be creative when it comes to spotlighting the dangers of indoor radon by entering the National Radon Poster Contest. The national winner, a parent and a teacher (or sponsoring organization’s representative) win an all-expenses paid trip to our nation’s capital. Utah contest winners will be entered in the national contest and will receive a cash award for their artwork.

The September UCET newsletter covers it all from the release of Snow Leopard to the latest in eMedia.  Stay current in educational technology with UCET!

The Utah Fire & Rescue Academy, housed by Utah Valley University, has something big to boast about. Its state-of-the-art mobile emergency simulator, known as the Mobile Command Training Center (MCTC), is one of a kind in the Western United States, with the ability to carry hands-on training right to rural departments’ doorsteps across the state. The 53-foot trailer was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Aug. 13.

Lindsey Shirley, Utah State University Extension clothing and textiles specialist and USU assistant professor, was recently elected to represent family and consumer sciences education issues on a national coalition.
Shirley was recognized at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 100th Annual Conference in June when she was elected to the board of directors for the National Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association.

Aug. 31, 2009 - Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have shed new light on Ewing's sarcoma, an often deadly bone cancer that typically afflicts children and young adults. Their research shows that patients with poor outcomes have tumors with high levels of a protein known as GSTM4, which may suppress the effects of chemotherapy. The research is published online today in the journal Oncogene.

UVU's successful completion of a Habitat for Humanity house in the spring of 2008 has led to a second partnership with Utah County's chapter of Habitat for Humanity. This Thursday Sept. 3, the ground will be broken on the two-story, four-bedroom, two-bath home in Orem. The house is being constructed for a family of five.

The State Office of Education has published a new curriculum for TV Broadcasting.

The MATC has many new creative programs, including a new composite, program, the Cisco Academy, and more.

The Utah State Library is completing the pre-launch test of the new digital talking book machines. Generally the 300 machines tested by library users performed well and people were excited and delighted by the machine’s capabilities.  The next step is to offer machines to all the library’s readers.

Learn what WIC can do for you.

Libraries across the state of Utah are offering special events this summer in addition to great access to print and electronic resources.  Don't miss out!

Human ingenuity eventually seems to catch up with the most far-out ideas ever concocted in comic books, in science fiction action films, and in the minds of the likes of Leonardo da Vinci. Sometimes it just takes a while—a long while, in many cases—for the formerly make-believe to make believers out of skeptics. Three projects at the University of Utah aren’t necessarily anywhere near the last stage of development, yet each has already pushed one boundary after another.

The University of Utah Department of Physics & Astronomy is hosting a film festival once per month all year. Free and open to the public! Free popcorn will be provided!

4:30 p.m. Space Buddies (G)
6:15 p.m. Origins: How Life Began (NOVA)
7:30 p.m. Independence Day (PG-13)

USU Press Puts eBooks on Web

Mon, 06 Jul 2009

Utah State University Press is taking advantage of cutting-edge technology by making dozens of books available online.

In June, the publishing house began using Digital Editions, a free software program from Adobe, to release e-books.

All together, 110 books will be offered. Most of them have already been published in traditional from, though USU Press also put out the first volume in an online-only series.

The Utah State Office of Education has convened a Mathematics Steering Committee to develop a Master Plan to facilitate opportunity by which all Utah’s students might reach their academic and career potential.

Utah Education Network

Wed, 17 Jun 2009

UEN provides a robust, reliable network connecting every public school, college, university and library in the state. The Network enriches the lives of thousands of students, educators and citizens by bridging obstacles of time and distance.  Learn more about UEN's efforts to connect Utah schools.

Principals' Data Institute

Wed, 17 Jun 2009

Schools from across the state are being invited to send teams to the 2009 Principals' Data Institute.  The 3-day program is designed to help schools use data to improve instruction and increase student achievement.

The Granite School District has a new way to reach out to students and parents.  The school district's YouTube channel provides video on a many different topics such as safety and diversity.

While all good stories have a beginning, middle and end, the story of Jordan School District is still being written.  As the next chapter unfolds, founding principles of providing a quality education and promoting lifelong learning will guide the district's future.

Real Salt Lake will be hosting the Toronto FC on Saturday, June 27, 2009.  Discount tickets are available.

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