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UVU Board of Trustees approves three new engineering degrees

Three new engineering degrees were approved at a meeting of the Utah Valley University Board of Trustees on October 26. University officials anticipate a high demand for these new engineering programs in an effort to meet the critical shortage of engineers in Utah.

 

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UVU cybersecurity team takes first place in collegiate cyber defense competition

One of two teams from the UVU Cybersecurity Club took first place in the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) Invitational Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. NIATEC is one of the premier cybersecurity centers in the world. This competition showcases the cyber defense skills of 15 of the best cybersecurity teams in the region.

 

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New Enrollment Data Show Utah Valley University Remains Largest Public University in the Beehive State

 Utah Valley University (UVU) officials said data released today by the Utah System of Higher Education indicate that UVU is for the third straight year the largest public university in Utah in total headcount, which was 37,282 for the 2017 fall semester, an increase of more than 6.5 percent over one year ago.

 

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UVU employees to receive premium UTA passes

Beginning August 2018 and continuing for the next 10 years, all UVU full-and part-time employees as well as their spouses and dependents, and students will receive free UTA transit passes annually. The new pass plan is designed to alleviate traffic congestion, parking issues and to help promote clean air in Utah County.uth Jordan on Nov. 16.

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UVU exhibits unique electric ‘rock crawler’ vehicle at auto trade show

Utah Valley University’s automotive department had several objectives in mind when it decided to exhibit a vehicle in the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. The University met and exceeded those expectations, according to professional-in-residence Jeff Holm, who led a team of students there.

 

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UVU partners with Bottega to launch Web Development and Coding Academy

The UVU Center for Professional & Continuing Education, in partnership with Bottega, Inc., are launching a full-time Web Development and Coding Academy Certification Program, beginning October 9, 2017, and running through January 14, 2018.

 

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UVU president position post finalized, seeks candidates that value diversity

 A finalized position announcement for the new president of Utah Valley University has been posted. The announcement was updated from its draft form to include language about diversity and inclusivity following two public comments sessions held at the university  

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UVU extends partnership with UCCU, baseball stadium renamed UCCU Ballpark

The baseball stadium was officially renamed UCCU Ballpark as part of a $5.5 million gift UCCU donated to support UVU athletics and other programs..  

 

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Utah Valley University thrives by being both community college and university

Matthew Holland was on sabbatical at the University of Oxford last summer when he was asked to speak to members of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster about how to bridge the divide between vocational education and the traditional four-year degree.

 It’s a hot issue on both sides of the pond, as policy makers push apprenticeships and other alternatives to college degrees amid worries about a dearth of skilled workers. But Holland, as president of Utah Valley University since 2009, knows vocational and liberal educations can coexist.

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