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Granite School District announces Granite Connect, an online program that helps students looking to meet credit requirements before graduation. Granite Connect will pilot five online classes in January 2011: computer technology, U.S. government and citizenship, financial literacy, fitness for life and driver's education.

Buried deep under a blanket of winter snow, tulip bulbs are patiently waiting to emerge this spring. Waiting even more patiently are approximately 4,500 Utah elementary students who planted thousands of bulbs last fall, anxious to see the product of their labors as part of the Tulips Journey North project.

A Utah Conservation Leadership Recognition Award was given to Utah State University Cooperative Extension at the Utah Conservation Commission meeting in Layton in November. Extension Associate Vice President Chuck Gay received the award for USU Cooperative Extension.

UVU's Wasatch Campus is growing in Heber and is a beautiful location for students in the Wasatch County area.  Students are able to benefit from UVU's emerging status as a vibrant 4-year university.

Utah’s free website for education and career planning, UtahFutures.org, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by soliciting success stories from its 324,000 portfolio holders. Any Utah resident can set up a portfolio and/or browse UtahFutures.org free of charge.

Learn about the opportunities available at one of Utah's great applied technology centers on January 27th.

Starting fall semester 2011, Utah Valley University will offer the state’s first four-year degree in geomatics, the modern iteration of what used to be known as land surveying. Last week the Utah State Board of Regents approved both four-year bachelor and two-year associate degree programs in geomatics for UVU’s Department of Engineering Graphics and Design Technology, part of the College of Technology & Computing.

Education Equity: the educational policies, practices and program necessary to (a) eliminate educational barriers based on gender, race/ethnicity, national origin, color, disability, age or other protected groups status; and (b) provide equal educational opportunities to ensure that historically underserved or underrepresented populations meet the same rigorous standards for academic performance expected of all children and youth.

Utah State University is a place where great minds come together. It is also a university with extraordinary heart and soul. We extend to you our warmest greetings this holiday season.
Stan and Joyce Albrecht

The school was featured on ABC 4's "Good Things Utah" on Friday December 10, 2010, showcasing the involvement Taylor Elementary has in the Make-A-WIsh foundation.

Eleven elementary schools in the Weber School District have announced open enrollment for a period ending in mid-February.  Several Jr. High and High Schools are also open during the period.

Civil rights leader and former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the keynote address at Utah Valley University’s 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. The Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient brings a long résumé in human rights advocacy on both sides of the aisle — from King’s own shoulder to the halls of Congress; from the Atlanta mayoral seat to the nation of Namibia.

A team from the University of Utah with a bionic arm for ultrasound clinicians won the annual techTitans idea competition earlier this month. Teams from across the state competed in the competition at the U of U. The winning teams survived several rounds of judging by local professors and business professionals who evaluated the merit of their ideas.

Under the plan set out by USU, students could enroll in the new veterinary medical program that allows them to obtain a doctorate in veterinary medicine as soon as 2012.

During its regular board meeting Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted to call the new junior high being built in west Kaysville, Centennial Junior High. Junior High School Director Rick Call explained to the board that more than 30 names were submitted to a committee for consideration.

At USU, Salant is working with faculty members Phaedra Budy and Jack Schmidt on several projects coordinated by the USU-led Intermountain Center for River Rehabilitation and Restoration. Her efforts are focused on restoration and monitoring programs on several rivers in Utah and Oregon, including the Donner und Blitzen River of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Strawberry River near Heber.

Michael McLean’s “The Forgotten Carols” shares the songs of the forgotten players in the Christmas story, and he wants to make sure hard-working Utah Valley University students are not forgotten either. Two students in UVU’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences are excited to be among the remembered ones. They were presented the scholarships at the Dec. 2 performance of “The Forgotten Carols” in the UCCU Center.

Southern Utah University Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education Carrie Trenholm has been selected to create the state tree ornaments for Utah to be featured at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting event hosted by the National Park Foundation and National Park Service. The event will be held on Thursday, December 9, at 5 p.m., on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C.

As per Utah Code 53A-2-207, Utah residents may apply to attend a school outside their designated boundary during a state mandated "open window" period "December 1 through the third Friday in February (February 18) by those seeking admission for the following year".

The federal government has given a big boost to the University of Utah's College of Architecture + Planning as it prepares to renovate its 1970 building into a net zero energy facility-a building that generates as much energy as it consumes through renewable power generating systems located onsite.

Dental Assisting faculty and students at Bridgerland Applied Technology College are proud to embark upon a humanitarian journey close to their hearts. This year, instead of exchanging holiday gifts, faculty and staff are generously giving to Operation Smile — a gift that transforms lives.

Utah Valley University’s Peace and Justice Studies program will host a seminar about human trafficking in Utah on Dec. 2 from 1-3:30 p.m. in the UVU Library lecture hall, room LI 120. Aimed at educating the UVU campus community and the public about modern-day human trafficking in the state and across the country,

The Cyprus High School MESA A –Team captured first place in the Western regional finals of the NASA/MIT SPHERES Satellite Programming competition on November 12. The team went undefeated against seven other high schools from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho and Washington.

Today we zipped around the Antarctic Peninsula to our new home on the sea ice in the shadow of Mount Erebus. The drive was a fantastical adventure in a Piston Bully – a track vehicle that zips along in bumpy good time on the ice.

Participate in The World War II Veterans' Lecture Series at the Salt Lake City Main Library. On Dec. 13th Jack Tueller an Army Fighter Pilot will speak.

Weber State University has been recognized by the Institute of International Education for being among the leading institutions in the nation for producing Fulbright Scholars in 2010-11. WSU was one of only 23 master’s institutions nationwide to produce two or more Fulbright Scholars this year.

Twenty-four Salt Lake City School District high school students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. West High School is home to 20 semifinalists, more than any other public school in Utah.

Utah Valley University’s plant identification team took first place overall at a statewide competition earlier this month in Logan, Utah, hosted by the state chapter of the Society for Range Management.

Utah State University President Stan L. Albrecht named today a new director of government relations. Neil N. Abercrombie, director of policy research with the Utah League of Cities and Towns, accepted an offer by Albrecht to head up the university’s government relations office beginning Dec. 8.

A Utah Valley University aviation student and a UVU instructor were killed when their plane went down in southern Utah County Wednesday. Jamie Bennee, a 34-year-old certified flight instructor, and David Whitney, a 25-year-old aviation student, died when their Diamond DA 20 aircraft crashed near Wilson Elementary School in Payson at 1:08 p.m. during a routine training flight.

Three innovative research projects at Weber State University have received $84,500 in grant money from the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Technology Commercialization Grants (TCG) program.

For every square foot of space it inhabits, University Neighborhood Partners (UNP)/Hartland Partnership Center has helped an equal number of new arrivals in Salt Lake City adjust to life in a complex new culture.

“If you’re looking for a job, research the organization in depth: their customers, their suppliers, their associates, all their business partners,” Stephen R. Covey said. “And then, be a solution..."

The islands of Samoa have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world. Often, patients as young as 15 must have heart surgery. The only way to prevent rheumatic heart disease from developing is to screen young patients and educate them and their parents on what to do should the symptoms arise. A group of UVU students will do just that in Samoa next summer.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education awarded a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions grant to the Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah San Juan campus to improve its capacity to serve Native Americans. The San Juan campus anticipates five installments totaling $1.875 million over the next five years.

Our goal in Utah is have 66% of our adult population with some form of post secondary education credential by 2020. Attaining this goal is impossible if we don’t improve the percentage of women currently going to college. Utah currently ranks 50th among the 50 states in the percentage of females attending college, yet as late as 1993 our state exceeded the national average.

With all the recent changes in conference affiliation among schools in the state of Utah, officials from the four original schools have agreed to retire the Old Oquirrh Bucket for the foreseeable future.

As the nation aims for health care reform to rein in spiraling costs and produce better patient outcomes, the DFPM and University of Utah Health Care's community clinics, including collaboration with colleagues from the David Eccles School of Business, the Department of Economics and the College of Pharmacy, is on the forefront of redesigning primary health care for today's doctors and patients.

In an agreement called transformative, Utah State University Libraries has joined the HathiTrust, a shared digital repository that more than doubles the available books in USU’s collection.

On Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olpin Union Ballroom, the University of Utah will honor Donald Ward Petersen and ten other Utah veterans at its 13th-annual Veterans Day Commemoration. They will be awarded medallions in a full-dress military ceremony with the university ROTC honor guard and 21-gun salute. To learn more, please visit http://www.veteransday.utah.edu.

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