Opportunity Knocking: Waving the Flag of Hope

One of Cathy Nixon’s life passions is helping create opportunities for others. She coached the UVU women’s basketball team for 24 seasons, leading the team from the junior college ranks to Division I and the WAC, mentoring her players along the way. Then in April 2019, Cathy became a senior associate athletic director for alumni […]

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 […]

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 […]

UTA won’t be done with UVX construction until fall

By mid-August, Utah Valley Express buses will be rolling through Provo and Orem. They’ll arrive at stops every six minutes during peak times. And stop every 10 minutes in off-peak hours. But they won’t be using most of the platforms or driving down the center lanes. That’s because construction on University Parkway and University Avenue […]

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 […]

Session 2018: Funding for UVU building, protections for breastfeeding moms

Utah lawmakers survived another 45-day session of the Legislature. They considered hundreds of bills, from a new abortion ban if babies have Down syndrome to funding for a UVU business building — and everything in between. “I think this has been the best session I’ve been involved in,” Gov. Gary Herbert told the Salt Lake […]

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 […]

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 […]

Utah-Tube: UVU VoiceLine performs energetic Stevie Wonder Christmas classic

UVU VoiceLine energetically captured a relatable moment for couples looking to get engaged while adding a dab of holiday flare in a new holiday music video. The nine-man a cappella group sings Stevie Wonder’s Christmas classic, “What Christmas Means to Me.” The music video took 19 hours to film. “The thing that motivates us the most […]

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 women’s soccer to face No. 1 Stanford in first round of NCAA Tournament

In a thrilling double overtime championship game that was decided on penalty kicks, the UVU women’s soccer team defeated Seattle University to claim the Western Athletic Conference title and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they will face the No. 1 overall seed Stanford in the first round. The Wolverines first beat […]

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 […]