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School Community Councils Touch the Future focuses on student academic performance, local control, working as a team, and making a lasting difference for students using their trust dividend. You will touch their future with your choices.

The Dixie State College Symphony Band will makes its 2011-12 season debut with its annual Fall Concert this Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Dolores Dore' Eccles Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the DSC campus.

Student leaders from high schools throughout the state will come together on Oct. 4 at Utah Valley University for the 12th Annual Leadership Conference in the UCCU Center. This year?s event is focused around the theme ?Choice: The Catalyst of Character,? and will provide an opportunity for participants to take on a unique engaged learning project for the improvement of their individual high schools.

Utah State University will release its fully functioning degree finder web tool Friday, Sept. 30. The new tool allows users to explore USU?s degrees and programs, including their emphases and specializations. After the launch, the tool is accessible from the university homepage.

Dixie State College's weekly noontime "Dixie Forum: A Window on the World" forum will introduce you to the wild inhabitants of the canyons inside Zion National Park, as presented by local canyoneer Tom Jones on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 12 noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus. Admission is free for all community members, DSC students, and faculty and staff.

Copper Hills MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) Club is extending an open invitation to ?Astro Blast;? a night of astronomy and fun on Oct. 1, 2-10 p.m. in the Copper Hills High Tech Atrium (upper floor, west side).

Utahns of all ages are being encouraged to ?Step Up? through a new federally funded social awareness campaign targeted at promoting higher education options to underrepresented populations throughout the state.

University of Utah organic chemist Peter J. Stang has won a National Medal of Science ? the highest U.S. honor for a scientist or engineer ? and is tentatively scheduled to be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House later this year.

The Center for Public Policy & Administration provides research, education, and services to public and nonprofit organizations that will strengthen administration, leadership and public policy making.

Multiple grazers ? both wild and domestic ? can coexist at home on the range and, under certain conditions, their presence actually benefits each other, says Utah State University researcher Johan du Toit.

The new state-of-the-art Thatcher Building will provide space for a complex of mass spectrometers to analyze chemicals, advanced undergraduate teaching laboratories, and a new home for theoretical chemistry on campus.

Presented by Continuing Education at the University of Utah in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah, the 61st Annual Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture featuring Dr. Sampson will be held on Sept. 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rice Eccles Stadium Varsity Room. The lecture is free and open to the public (children age 8 and older are welcome). To RSVP, call 801-585-0911.

During today's conference we will reiterate the vital role social studies and civic education play in our public education system,examine where we are now with programs and curriculum and open the door to the question of "where do we need to go from here?"

A new three-way partnership between local high schools, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and local businesses will provide students internship opportunities while still in high school. High school students begin the PACE program as freshmen, and those who successfully complete the program receive a scholarship for the first two years of their college education. Approximately 90 spots in the program will be extended to students.

Join in on September 24, 2011.

The State Energy Program and Governor Herbert recognized Nebo School District for participating in an energy management program to benchmark buildings. Nebo School District as been busy this past year reporting utility information and upgrades on each of the older schools and buildings as well as the new construction.

Worldwide Day of Play

Fri, 16 Sep 2011

The Utah Department of Health and Office of Education have partnered to promote the 2011 Worldwide Day of Play. The agencies are sponsoring a competition for school districts during the week of September 19-23.

iPads are showing up all over the CUES region. I have a large collection of resources posted here. Though there is no way to really keep up, I have downloaded and looked at 370 apps to date. (Sept 13, 2011)

The University of Utah is spearheading a pilot project designed to connect remote and underserved residents dealing with chronic conditions to needed healthcare services and providers through telemedicine.

Miriah Meyer, a recent recruit to the University of Utah?s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, has been acclaimed one of the top 35 innovators under age 35 by Technology Review, a magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Topics include self defense, basketball, emergency preparedness, and much more.

Provo eSchool is an accredited free option now open for enrollment to Utah K-12 students!

Community leaders, residents, higher education officials and others gathered Saturday, Sept. 10, in Moab to celebrate a $15 million gift that will reshape the higher education landscape in the area for years to come.

Some 60 students, from Blanding to Sanders, Ariz., gathered for a three-day orientation in late August for an introduction to the rigors of higher education. It?s a two-way commitment to success by both the students and the college, made possible under a five-year grant provided through the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) program, said Guy Denton, campus director.

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) recently wrapped up a three-year project to retrofit and replace aging buses in school districts throughout Utah, just in time for kids to head back to school. In all, 33 Utah school districts participated, resulting in the retrofit of 1,200 buses and the replacement of 27 older buses.

The University of Utah is launching a six-year, $21.5 million effort to conduct basic research aimed at developing new materials for uses ranging from faster computers and communications devices to better microscopes and solar cells.

Back to School with Diabetes

Thu, 08 Sep 2011

The Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control Program offers a FREE monthly continuing diabetes education series for professionals on the third Wednesday of each month from to Noon to 1pm in Utah. Participation is available via video-conference, telephone and webstreaming.

According to SUU President Michael T. Benson, the new statement sets in stone the University?s aim to ?fill a wholly unique niche within the Utah System of Higher Education.? The Utah Board of Regents has officially designated Southern Utah University as the state?s first ? and only ? public liberal arts and sciences institution.

Besides the job fair there will be demonstrations, hands-on activities, career opportunities, financial aid and scholarship information, food, prizes, workshops, and more at the Tech Expo all under one roof!

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show Utah schools excel in many areas of school health, such as giving students tobacco cessation resources, but could do better in the areas of nutrition and asthma management.

Why not take advantage of the great opportunities you have as a high school student and come to DATC tuition free during your junior and senior year? You can jumpstart your career and start earning money for college NOW!

Investment in higher education has an impact that extends beyond the individual, according to a survey commissioned by Prosperity 2020 and conducted by Dan Jones & Associates. For every member of a household that earns a postsecondary degree or certificate, the likelihood increases that siblings and children will do so, as well.

A giant corn maze of Utah Valley University mascot Willy the Wolverine will be visible from high in the air and explored by many on the ground on Sept. 2 as Payson and Elk Ridge residents combine with UVU alumni to celebrate UVU Day in kicking off the communities? Onion Days.

In August, Utah Valley University became the first institution of higher learning in the state of Utah to provide downloadable iTunes U public access academic content to students, employees and the general public across the globe.

Nine of Utah State University?s younger faculty members are making news at the national level for groundbreaking research. Whether they are researching climate change, how to improve education or studying wireless networks used to cure neural injuries, this rising crop of young faculty has one thing in common, they are all recipients of the National Science Foundation?s CAREER Award.

The Workforce Training Scholarships are being offered to non-credit students who can demonstrate a financial need and also demonstrate that the training will improve their work opportunities and quality of life. The scholarships, of $250 or $500, will pay for courses in computer and business skills. However, other career-related courses will be considered for scholarships as well.

As part of Opening Institute week at the tech college, employees were asked to participate in a community service project. Employees had their choice at several locations in Ogden including the Children?s Justice Center, Youth Impact, the Junior League Community Garden, and Catholic Community Services.

Nebo School District is starting an exciting new offering for High School Students. Students will now have the option to take selected courses online. This is great for those times when your schedule just doesn't quite work out.

If motorsports is your passion and you want to enhance your GMAW & TIG skills for motors-ports applications then look no further. Lincoln Electric is offering a 2-Day Intermediate & Advanced Motorsports Welding Training at Davis Applied Technology College.

The University of Utah collected almost $411 million in research grants and related funding during the recently ended fiscal year 2011. The total is down 8.8 percent from the previous fiscal year, entirely due to an expected sharp drop in federal economic stimulus money.

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