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Major Expo Gives Students Opportunity to Explore their Options

October 1, 2015

“It’s kind of like a buffet.” That'S how Sikoti Langi, a junior in marketing, described the Major Exploration Expo held yesterday in the Union Ballroom. It's an event the U has hosted for 11 years, rounding up all of the departments on campus to set up tables and present the different majors,...

Bennion Center Service Day Offers Students Chance to Get into Service

September 25, 2015

Eight homes improved, 20 people tutored, 70 large bags of weeds pulled and 936 food boxes assembled. It is surprising what 800 volunteers can do in a couple hours. These are some of the accomplishments from the Legacy of Lowell Community Service Day last year, and the Bennion Center is hoping to accomplish...

U Opens New Sandy Campus Location with Increased Space, Modern Design

September 23, 2015

Why did the U’s Sandy Campus cross the road? That might depend on who you ask. The center recently moved across the street from its previous location by Sandy City Hall, on 10000 South, to a building with 5,000 more square feet. Betsy Oswald, assistant dean of operations for Continuing Education and...

The Road to Future Employment – Majors, Grad School, Internships

September 21, 2015

Why do you go to school? That thought crosses the minds of most students at some point during their college years. In the end, though, many hope all the time, money and stress will result in a job — but it might just depend on your major. On a career outcomes page Eric Bloomquist, career coach with...

U Jumps to No. 115 in National Rankings of Universities

September 18, 2015

The U has moved up the ladder of university rankings, now at 115 in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report for America’s Best Colleges. Mateo Remsburg, associate director of admissions, said the 14-spot jump is one of the biggest the U has seen. While he believes the school’s...

Healthi4U offers prizes for student video competition

September 14, 2015

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is sponsoring a student video contest to address health-related topics. The Healthi4U competition will run through Nov. 2, said Jean Shipman, director of the library. Cash prizes will be awarded to those with the best submissions. Shipman created the con...

Serve the Community this Fall Break with the Bennion Center

September 10, 2015

Five days off school means sleeping in for most students, but for a handful this year’s Fall Break will mean a week full of service. The Bennion Center’s Alternative Fall Breaks program is providing four opportunities for students to engage in volunteer-based experiences, including a new weekend...

Students in dorms should be wary of local, possibly dangerous wildlife

September 8, 2015

As students are settling into their dorms this year there may be other creatures looking to move in — snakes. A couple weeks ago, a harmless garden snake was reported near the Peterson Heritage Center, something Barb Remsburg, director of Housing and Residential Education (HRE), said is not uncommon. “Heritage...

U launches Uber-like campaign to increase carpooling to campus

September 2, 2015

Would you carpool with a complete stranger during your morning commute to save money on gas? Zimride -- a ride-sharing website -- already has 200 people answering "yes" to that question. Founded in 2007, Zimride is currently at 125 university campuses, including BYU. The U launched its own site on...

U’s A cappella group looks to make a name for itself

August 31, 2015

In what looked like a scene out of "Pitch Perfect," Infrared, the U's A cappella team, held auditions Friday for its new season. The group, which began about seven years ago, is looking to replace almost the entire team, said John Bergquist, a senior in music education and musical director of Infrared. Eight...

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