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The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov. 1, preliminarily adopted boundary maps for elementary and high schools for final consideration on Nov. 15. The Board gave preliminary approval to the Adjusted Elementary School Boundary Proposal and Board High School Map Option 1.pdf, created by the Boundary Steering Committee in the spring.

Sergey I. Kislyak, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, will be speaking at UVU on Tuesday, Nov. 15, about Russian relations with America. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the UVU Library, room 120, and is free and open to students, faculty and the public.

Utah State became one of the first American universities ? and the first in Utah ? to join the ever-growing list of international universities and organizations to endorse the declaration?s goals, according to Richard Clement, dean of libraries at USU.

?We are pleased that our donation will aid students and teachers, particularly as school budgets are shrinking,? said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman?s Navigation Systems Division.

Two graduations take place each year on the Ogden-Weber Tech College campus, with this year setting a new record for the number of certificates issued and students completing programs.

In an effort to aid Utah?s veterans in gaining skills and credentials for employment, the Utah System of Higher Education has joined forces with other state agencies by accepting a challenge presented by Governor Gary Herbert.

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht announced Saturday a 25-acre gift of land to Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, in cooperation with Price City, to be used as a future site for education and energy research. The announcement was made at the college?s 73rd annual Founder?s Day celebration in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, attended by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson.

On Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, more than 400 mathematics teachers met at Matheson Junior High School in the Granite School District for an opportunity to learn more about quality teaching in mathematics.

Thursday at Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Logan. Visit the BATC website for details.

Over the last few years, we have heard a lot about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) occupations. There is no question that STEM occupations are critical to the United States economic competitiveness.

Dixie State College students, faculty, and staff will join together to participate in this semester's Campus to Community service project, which will be held on Wednesday, November 9, from 3-5 p.m., at the new dog park currently under construction in Washington City located at 300 East and 400 South.

While unemployment numbers and a sluggish economy dominate the headlines, there is an underlying factor that rarely finds its way into the discussion: education. Utah businesses have jobs they can?t fill simply because they cannot find the workers they need to fill them.

A multidisciplinary team of University of Utah investigators has received a grant for innovative research that will shed new light on the genes that cause Down syndrome (DS), as well as the defects of brain development and function that lead to intellectual disability.

College: An Attainable Dream

Tue, 01 Nov 2011

The U.S. Department of Education has released a new video produced especially for Spanish-speaking families that shows how going to college is more attainable and more affordable than ever before.

Preparing for adoption, meeting a birth parent and growing up adopted are just some of the focused workshops featured during the third annual Utah Valley University Conference on Adoption on Friday, Nov. 4. The conference, which helps celebrate National Adoption Month, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center.

Innovation is part of the culture at the University of Utah. Join this community of inventors, entrepreneurs and artists by signing up for the Innovation Scholar program.

In what has become an annual event, Utah State University?s Museum of Anthropology hosts ?Dia de los Muertos: Celebrating Our Ancestors? Saturday, Oct. 29, at the museum. Joining the museum for the day?s activities are members of USU?s Latino Student Union. Activities are free and open to everyone.

FREE and Open to the Public and FREE Popcorn In Honor of American Indian Heritage Month: 1st Annual Utah American Indian Film Festival Dates: Nov. 1, 2 and 3 Time: 7:00 pm

A complete wrapup of education news from the Utah Office of Education.

Usually the title ?first in the nation? is a positive thing. But more young women in Utah drop out of college than anywhere else in the country. We?re right on track with how many start. Now, several groups are trying to help more girls finish their education.

Half a dozen years ago, students at the University of Utah had a vision to purchase a relatively small amount of wind power to help satisfy the campus? growing need for electricity. It was a start. But that first spark kept getting bigger and has now morphed into an announcement that the university has entered into a partnership with Rocky Mountain Power and 3Degrees, making it a visionary-level Blue Sky partner.

The Center is working with partners from Haiti to Mongolia as it helps improve healthcare around the world.

The world of work is changing. Utah?s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will prepare you to engage in the work of the 21st century.

Join in the activities throughout this week, including the big open house on Friday at noon.

Governor Herbert also took time to discuss his long-term action plan for the state, entitled "Prosperity 2020," an initiative to increase the state's educational performance that calls for at least 66% of Utahns ages 20 to 64 to have a postsecondary degree or a skill trade certificate by the year 2020 and beyond to meet the state's future workforce needs.

Engineering Day 2011

Fri, 21 Oct 2011

Spend a half-day at the U and discover whether a career in engineering is in your future. Meet engineering students and ask them about their experience at the U.

GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It provides services and assistance for low-income students to help them successfully graduate from high school and prepare for college.

Utah State University invites high school science, health science and agriculture teachers from around the state to attend this year?s Biotechnology Teacher Symposium. The day-long program will be held Monday, Nov. 14, at Utah State University?s Center for Integrated BioSystems in Logan.

In Utah, more than 178,000 children ride to and from school on about 2,400 school buses. If each bus replaces 36 private vehicles, more than 11 million gallons of fuel and $40 million are saved through the use of school buses.

Two Utah State University completed Dynamic Ionosphere Cubesat Experiment (DICE) satellites have been delivered to the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, for final launch readiness.

Utah Valley University students, faculty and staff will notice changes to some of the vending machines on campus beginning the week of Oct. 25 as public and community health students launch the ?Navigate the Snack Debate? program on campus.

When students,teachers and Professors turn on their computers to do research on the internet who makes it possible? UEN!

National research would say that with this growing diversity, test scores should be on the decline, but the district is bucking that trend. In fact, Salt Lake City School District is one of the few, if not the only urban district in the country to reduce the percent of schools not making AYP.

DATC has combined with LDS Employment and Dept. of Workforce Services to bring you the DATC Job Fair. This is a unique opportunity to speak to employers who are actually hiring as well as find out how to become industry certified through DATC.

Natural Resources Week 2011

Thu, 13 Oct 2011

?Our week focuses on our interconnected university and the rich variety of offerings we have right here on campus and in the community,? says Blake Thomas, College of Natural Resources student senator. ?We?ve planned activities at little or no cost that cause little environmental impact, highlight our local talent and benefit local projects.?

With enrollment cresting 33,000 for the first time, Utah Valley University is now the largest institution in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) in terms of total headcount. 

The number of students attending Utah?s colleges and universities continues to increase for 2011. The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) enrollment for the Fall 2011 semester increased by over 1,000 full-time equivalent students, for an increase of 1.17% over 2010. This is the fourth year in a row that enrollment has seen growth, with institutions showing increases in full-time equivalent students.

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will deliver the annual State of Education speech on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Salt Lake City. The event will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour and will also be available on radio station KCPW, 88.3 and 105.3 on the FM dial as well as an internet streaming at http://connect.schools.utah.gov/address.

Five Ukrainian leaders participating in the Open World Leadership Center program will spend Oct. 14-21 in Utah examining the state?s education system hosted by Utah Valley University?s Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy. While in Utah, the delegates will discuss education issues with several state entities such as the State Office of Education, Utah Education Association, and Utah System of Higher Education.

?In order to land an internship, and eventually a job, at a Fortune 500 company, it is critical to connect with as many people as possible in the fields that interest you the most,? says Beck.

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