Panel discussion, and student research presentation on the current status of education in Utah featuring former Governor Olene S. Walker, Nolan Karras (Education First), Mark Bouchard (Prosperity 2020), Senator Jerry Stevenson, Senator Aaron Osmond, Larry K. Shumway Ed.D (former State Superintendent of Public Instruction), and Nicole Tripp (Weber State Student).
The Utah Women in Higher Education Network or UWHEN will host its second annual state-wide spring conference, “Be a Woman of Influence,” at Weber State University on April 5, at 8:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union.
Over the past several years the junior highs in Alpine District have made significant progress in helping students reach proficiency in testing. Less known is how much the junior highs have cut the failure rate on report cards.
Utah Valley University officials today released details regarding the $54 million Utah State Legislature-approved classroom building that will give students on the institution’s space-strapped campus some much-needed breathing room. The classroom building was approved by the House and Senate last week at the close of the Legislature’s 2013 session and awaits the signature of Gov. Gary Herbert.
SUU’s honor students are searching for dynamic presenters with extraordinary ideas among the University’s faculty, students, staff and alumni for the TEDxSUU event they will host on campus, slated for March 27. A local, independent event based on and licensed by TED (technology, entertainment and design), TEDx events provide a platform for anybody to share their ideas and expertise with the community and the world.
Utah’s new Higher Education Tuition Waiver law, adopted last week, is designed to help keep Utah college enrollment numbers up, countering the recent policy change by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which lowered the minimum missionary age and drew students away from Utah colleges and universities.
For more than a month they have been learning how to propose, argue and pass a bill in their own little legislature in Mrs. McKnight’s fourth-grade classroom at Hayden Peak Elementary.
The results are in. Afras Sial, a student at Skyline High School is the Utah first place winner and national seventh place winner of the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® student essay competition. Sial is a student in the Financial Literacy course taught by Syd Lott.
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah made the biggest jump among the university’s graduate programs in this year’s edition of “America’s Best Grad Schools 2014,” published by U.S. News & World Report, moving up an impressive 23 spots from the year before.
Items on the agenda include: Amendment requests from Itineris Early College High school and Quail Run Primary School; Turnover and retention rate reports; and “The Competitive Effects of Charter Schools in Utah” presentation
The annual UCET conference will be held on March 8 and 9.
The Snow College Allied Health department offers courses of study in the following entry-level health-related occupations: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Pharmacy Technician
Students, faculty, staff and community will be treated to an evening of excellence from the Utah Valley University Department of Dance with the performance of "Rendezvous," Feb. 28, and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center's Ragan Theater.
We are looking for applicants and nominations for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind State superintendent position. Please see the official announcement for details on qualifications and requirements.
Assistant Commissioner for Career and Technical Information, Gary Wixom, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education.
The sensor, known as STORM™, is a hyperspectral sounder that will collect and return to Earth sophisticated and critical weather data that is not currently available to weather forecasters.
Several hundred girls, parents of girls and educators from across Utah will converge on Utah Valley University March 2 for the 27th annual Expanding Your Horizons conference for girls at the Sorensen Student Center.
Weber State University will open Utah’s first charter academy authorized by an institution of higher education. The academy will focus on educating children as a whole, using developmentally appropriate and research-supported curriculum and instruction.
In celebration of CTE Month and National Job Shadow Day, February is a time when many schools conduct job shadow days and promote work-based learning opportunities.
Earlybird registration for the conference ends on February 15th. This year's confence theme is "Re:Tool-Transforming Gadgets for Education". Conference date is March 8-9.
The Advanced Weather Systems laboratory at Utah State University announced today that it has initiated work to build the first Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology sensor for delivery to its commercial partner GeoMetWatch.
Utah Valley University has two teams of communication students competing in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Case Study competition this year. Representing UVU, the students join 70 universities across the nation in a commitment to end bullying by encouraging children to report it.
Some students in the Alpine School District have taken recess break inside because repeated inversions have made Wasatch Front air quality unhealthful. Inversions can be especially hard on children and anyone with certain chronic health conditions.
Thinking of coming to the U? The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office has options specifically for you. Find scholarships and learn about eligibility requirements, deadlines and the application process.
Weber State University's Alan E. Hall Center for Sales Excellence is launching in 2013 and will advance and elevate sales techniques by redefining sales around the customer. The center sets itself apart from similar sales centers by: Being the first and only one of its kind among Utah's public universities
Utah State University has been awarded a research grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation for a project aimed at improving retention of engineering undergraduate students within the critical first two years of study. The three-year grant begins in February 2013.
SLCC is a partner in the $20 million National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium. Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, this partnership will help the College train people for new and emerging jobs in geospatial technologies.
Former members of the House of Representatives Charles Djou, R-Hawaii, and Richard Stallings, D-Idaho, will encourage Weber State University students to get involved in the democratic process as part of the Congress to Campus program Feb. 4 and 5.
SUU was included among the top 100 schools in the world for its sustainability initiatives and environmental impact. SUU placed 96th in the 2012 survey of the 215 universities from 49 countries which were included in the survey, and in the 18th position among ranked U.S. schools.
‘Ride along’ on a kayaking adventure through Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula at Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 1. Jeff Hazboun, USU physicist, extreme kayaker and wildlife conservationist, presents “Explore to Conserve: A Russian Adventure” at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center.
Weber School District uses many strategies to meet the needs of academically gifted students. In order to support some of these needs, Weber School District has a self-contained gifted program at the elementary school level for 5th and 6th grade students.
A strong committee of Utah FCCLA members formed the “Gift of Life” Family Traffic Safety Fair, informing our community that lives saved from obeying traffic safety is the “ultimate gift.”
At the Governor’s Energy Development Summit, Gov. Gary Herbert and Orrin Hatch awarded Utah State University’s Wireless Power Transfer team the Energy Technology Innovation of the Year award for its work on the Aggie Bus.
The University of Utah School of Dentistry, a public school, will welcome its first class of 20 students this fall. Construction is expected to begin soon on a new dental school building that will be named for a benefactor who donated $30 million for the program.
The website’s resultant design features crisp, colorful home page icons that quickly guide the user to helpful articles, lesson plans, funding opportunities and Web links.
Office of Health Disparities interns will comprise the Outreach Team responsible for conducting the “Bridging Communities & Clinics” program, which provides free health screenings, clinic referrals, and promotes access to primary care services to underserved communities.
This contest is an opportunity for Utah’s seventh through twelfth graders to continue to find new meaning and applications for the legacy Dr. King left to the world in the area of human and civil rights.
Centennial Middle School was built in 1996, the year Utah celebrated its 100th birthday. Approximately 1,000 students fill up Centennial each school day, with students from Canyon Crest, Edgemont, Provost, Rock Canyon, Wasatch, Provo Peaks, and Spring Creek Elementary Schools.
With an eye toward building a globally recognized supply chain management program, Weber State University named Stanley Fawcett to the John B. Goddard Endowed Chair in Global Supply Chain Management. He is the first professor at WSU to hold the title of endowed chair.
Completion is set for Fall, 2014.