09222017

UV50 Economic Engines: No. 8 Utah Valley University

City Orem Founded 1941Employees 3,436 Industry Education Website UVU.edu President Matthew S. Holland, 50 The Company An open-admission regional teaching institution. BLOWING US ALL AWAY: LET US COUNT THE WAYS 1. UVU is the largest public [...]

Following his father’s footsteps: President Henry J. Eyring installed as 17th BYU-Idaho President

Brigham Young University-Idaho may have a new president, but alumnus of the university will find the name familiar. On Tuesday, President Henry J. Eyring followed in his father’s footsteps with his installation as the 17th president of BYU-Idaho. His [...]

High speed internet makes Provo one of the best cities for college students

If you like quick Wi-Fi and getting caught on a date, then Provo is the best college destination for you. HighSpeedInternet.com named Provo, home of Brigham Young University and Provo College, the third best city for college students in America [...]

Provo School District giving one-time bonus to employees in November

Provo School District is giving its employees a one-time bonus at the end of November, Provo School District President McKay Jensen announced in a joint meeting with the Provo City Council on Thursday. Following Thanksgiving break, district [...]

ICYMI: 25 Alpine homes evacuated; John Curtis GOP campaign raises the most funds

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the top local news stories. Saratoga Springs man makes finalist list for the Lays Chip flavor contest  Saratoga Spring’s Brandon Foster submitted “smoked gouda and honey” [...]

ICYMI: Fire at elementary school; 15th anniversary of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapping

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Fire at Ridgeline Elementary School in Highland Early Sunday morning the Lone Peak Fire responded to a fire on the roof of Ridgeline Elementary [...]

10 lessons I wish I’d learned in Young Women

It’s been more than a decade since I graduated from Young Women into Relief Society. I remember fondly the pre-“Come Follow Me” lessons that referenced dance halls and that mostly quoted apostles and prophets from the 1970s. [...]

New retreat provides a place for modern Mormon women to share struggles of discipleship

Elise Curtis of North Salt Lake created SALT LDS Retreat because she saw a need. A need for modern Mormon women to come together and find strength through being open about their struggles with living the gospel. “We go to church, but sometimes [...]

8 things your child should know by 8 years old

During a family reunion, my sisters and I (all with different family sizes) got into a discussion about what we should teach our children before they turn eight years old. What do you think is important to teach a child (or at least start a [...]

Double Purple Heart Marine vet talks about holding his dying friend, being captured by the enemy and living with PTSD

The Korean War may not be discussed much in schools, but it’s not something Marine Corps veteran William Baucom of Pleasant Grove, Utah will soon forget. William “Bill” Baucom, now 87 years old, was starting college as a freshman [...]

5 ways seminary has changed in the last 10 years

It’s back to school time, which means it’s also time to start a brand new year of seminary. But if you have a child in seminary this year, you might have noticed things have changed since you were in high school. Here are five changes [...]

Books are better: 6 ways to encourage kids to choose books over technology

  With all of the fun games and apps available to kids today, its no surprise reading often takes a backseat. But according to research by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), “Reading is the single [...]

6 delicious summer reads by local authors

With summer coming to a close (don’t hate us for saying it), there’s only a little bit of time left to squeeze in those summer reads. With so many celebrated Utah Valley authors, you don’t need to look further than your library’s [...]

5 notable Church history journals you can read online

Like family history records, Church history records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were once found mostly in large libraries and were difficult to locate. But also like family history records, the internet has made accessing [...]

7 tools to help you through postpartum depression

Approximately one in seven women in the U.S. experience some form of postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum OCD or postpartum anxiety, which may be more common than PPD. And these mood disorders don’t necessarily only come right after a [...]

5 scripture sections that focus on the atonement for Easter

The week prior to Easter is known as Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the last days of the Savior’s earthly ministry that culminated in His sacrifice for all mankind. A careful study of the scriptures and the [...]

How to engage small children in scripture study

If anecdotes from general conference and other meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are any indicator of overall trends, getting young children to engage in scripture study can be laughably difficult. Elder David A. Bednar [...]

5 great Christ figures in modern literature

The scriptures and the words of living prophets are the best place to learn about the Savior, His mission and His love. The Savior’s ministry as recorded in the New Testament and his visit to the Nephites as recorded in The Book of Mormon [...]

Sundance screenings give students a glimpse of cinema careers

Free Film Day for Locals Utah locals can see the audience favorites from this year’s Sundance Film Festival through free Best of Fest screenings Monday, Feb. 1. Filmgoers need to prove Utah residency via driver’s license or state [...]

16 New Year’s Resolutions from the prophets for 2016

With Christmas over and a new year just around the corner, many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are setting goals for self-improvement. Inspiration for these goals can come from anywhere, but paying special attention [...]