40 Under 40: Andrew Stone

Utah Valley University • Orem • Associate Vice President • Age 38 Dr. Andrew Stone has been giving it the old college try — and our university community is better for it. Stone completed a master’s degree in education in 2010 and a Ph.D. in 2014 (both from the University of Utah). He started working […]

Utah-Tube: UVU dance team escapes the shadows in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ video

Utah Valley University’s dance team escaped the shadows and brightened the castle with their interpretation of the “tale as old as time.” Using the musical score from the official trailer for Disney’s 2017 live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” the 18-member dance company twisted and turned in a beautiful mesh of light and darkness. To help […]

Two Utah County cities named to SafeWise’s 50 Safest College Towns in America

Two Utah County cities made SafeWise’s list for “50 safest College Towns in America.” Orem ranked No. 15 while neighboring city, Provo, came in at No. 33. Home to Utah Valley University, Orem frequently makes lists for best places to live. Orem, which has a population of 95, 640 people, has 0.68 violent crimes per […]

40 Under 40: Tara Ivie

Company: Utah Valley University Title: Senior Director Women’s Success Center Age: 35 City: Orem The Third Degree Tara Ivie has a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in academic advising administration, and she will receive her PhD in education in 2019. What’s more, she is a bonafide cheerleader for education — a role she gets to exercise daily […]

UVU men’s basketball coach Mark Pope signs new six-year contract

Utah Valley University basketball coach Mark Pope signed a six-year contract with the university on Thursday. The new contract, which will keep Pope at UVU through the 2023–24 season, replaces the previous five-year contract that would expire in 2020. “We’ve got some real momentum going at Utah Valley University and in our athletic department because […]

Astrid Tuminez named UVU’s first female president

Utah Valley University has its first female president. The UVU Board of Regents named Astrid S. Tuminez the seventh president of the university on Friday evening. “Her impressive accomplishments throughout her career, show she has the strength and ability to continue this university on its current upward trajectory,” said Daniel W. Campbell, chair of the Board […]

UVU names four finalists in search for new university president

The Utah Valley University Presidential Search Committee released the names of four finalists vying to fill the soon-to-be vacant president role, UVU announced Thursday afternoon. Three men and one woman are being considered for the position: Bradley J. Cook, John R. Rosenberg, Astrid S. Tuminez and Matthew J. Wilson. “After an extensive national search, the […]

Bachata Fest: Largest Latin dance shake at UVU

Since its humble beginnings as a small weekly gathering on UVU’s campus, Bachata Fest has become Utah’s biggest Latin dance festival. With more than 2,000 attendees, Bachata Fest celebrates culture, dance and music, with the next event on March 30 at the UCCU Center. “We are not only validating Dominican’s culture but educating and sharing […]

‘The Greatest Showman’ songwriters feel like Justin Bieber in Utah

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul love Utah, more specifically the award-winning musical songwriters love how Utah embraces musicals. “A lot of people ask, ‘Is this your first time in Utah?’ And we’re like, ‘no, we’re obsessed with Utah. We’ve been here before,” Pasek told a filled Rebecca Lockhart Arena at UVU Monday night. Before Pasek […]

UVU asks Legislature for money for new business building

For the second year, Utah Valley University is asking the state for money for a new building for the Woodbury School of Business. But unlike last year, the school only is asking for funding for design and programming, not construction. The construction project is ranked third on the state Board of Regents’s capital facilities priorities […]

Person of the Year: Rolling out the goodbye mat for Matt Holland

Nine years ago during the hiring process for UVU’s next president, Matt Holland’s final question was why he should be considered when the field included top candidates, many of whom had more impressive resumes. Matt says the answer came into his mind “clear as a bell.” “I told them there were people in the pool […]

UVU President Matthew Holland announces LDS mission call to North Carolina

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland will serve as the mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Raleigh, North Carolina, Holland announced on Twitter Friday. So we got a little news over the holidays. . . Come July 1, it’s the North Carolina, Raleigh Mission for us! #calledtoserve #sothrilled pic.twitter.com/d4jXtsxiqS […]

BYU, UVU partner with UTA for free 10-year premium transportation pass

Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and the Utah Transit Authority are partnering to provide the universities’ students, faculty, staff and dependents free premium UTA passes for the next 10 years, the organizations announced Thursday afternoon. “UTA is grateful to BYU and UVU for making these benefits more accessible to more people and for making […]

UVU volleyball ready for WAC Tournament after end-of-season winning streak

Finishing the season with a 9–5 conference record, the UVU volleyball team secured the third seed in this year’s Western Athletic Conference Tournament. After a 1–4 start to the season and a six-game losing streak right before the start of league play, the Wolverines bounced back to win nine out of the 14 conference matches […]

UVU President Matthew Holland leaving UVU to serve as LDS mission president

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland will leave the university in June to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, UVU announced Monday morning. Holland will continue to serve as UVU’s president through June 2018 before beginning his mission president duties in July. While the LDS Church announced […]

UVU women’s soccer ready for WAC Tournament

Finishing the season with a 9–11 overall record and a 5–2 conference record, the UVU women’s soccer team secured the second seed in this year’s Western Athletic Conference Tournament. Having started the season 4–9, the Wolverines bounced back in a big way in conference play. After losing the first WAC game to Kansas City, the […]

UVU soccer player returns to team after kicking cancer

UVU junior forward Austin Buxton headed the soccer ball off of a cross and into the open net to put the Wolverines up 2–0 and seal the victory over Houston Baptist on Oct. 19. The goal may seem like a routine soccer play, but it was Buxton’s first in nearly two years after redshirting the […]

UVU trustees approve three new engineering degrees for fall 2018

Utah Valley University Board of Trustees approved three new engineering degrees on Thursday. The new engineering programs are set to begin in fall 2018 pending approval of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The trustees anticipate the new Bachelor of Science degrees — Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering — will not only be […]