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I m? - i - t 15 " ' ' wv . I Aim wmm A. L Story by COLLIN LAWRENCE I Plwtofapiiy by KIDS ON THE MOVE Conference encourages students to be prepared Emergency Service workers snare experiences with students BY EMILY STEPHENSON The Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security turned up the heat this past week to raise aware-ness on emergency preparedness and disaster response. Last week was Emergency Service Week with each day featuring different presentations from law enforcement, fire and rescue service members and emergency management personnel.. Emergency Service Week was held to build anticipation and excitement for a two-day emergency preparedness and disaster response conference, which took place April 5-6 in the Sorensen Center. This is the first time that the Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security have held such an event on campus before, "Our primary audience was our students," said Dr. Fisher, organizer of the event and faculty member in the emergency services bachelors program, "If we were to do it for the Orem-Provo communities the approach may be completely different," The conference featured keynote speakers who offered a well-rounded variety of knowledge w-ith emergency preparedness and disaster relief. From former FBI members to psychologists, policemen and firefighters, the conference was well equipped with those ready to share their stories with attendees,Students specifically from the criminal justice program and the Institute of the Emergency Services and Homeland Security were invited to attend the conference to hone their expertise, These departments on campus are bursting at the seams with students. Fisher mentioned that the emergency services program alone has over 1600 students. Fisher mentioned that they ate further developing their PREPARED A3 " v U i UVU prepares for a week of emergency preparedness. photo couriesy of sioouckg ii n n (lyUJliUsU Being aware is good but being involved is better. On Saturday, March 31 members of the community gathered to celebrate in the "Uplifting Celebration for Autism" at the Brent Brown field in honor of April being National Autism Awareness Month. '. . ; Parents, children, caregivers, community service organizations and educators were on hand to take part in a combined symbol of hope and unity, a balloon release. -I - I ! Laurie Bowen, director of the Bridges program for "Kids on the Move" was in attendance for the balloon launch.- "It was so moving to see so many organizations come together and work as one group," Bowen said. "I thought it was beautiful. I know a lot of people had someone in rnirid during the balloon release." Across America and the world, autism is becoming more prevalent. The CDC reports 1 out of every 88 children born is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and 1 in every 47 is diagnosed in Utah. Symptoms and types vary widely with each individual. Many people with autism develop and excel in specific areas including math, music and art. The Utah County Autistic Resources is well represented by several school districts, early intervention programs and colleges. UVU will be hosting a conference April 20 about autism. Bowen and Karen Fairchild are teaching the first ever, Introduction to Autism class this semester at UVU-. Students of the class were there for the balloon launch arid will be at the upcoming conference. '. '. Autism Speaks, a national organization dedicated to educating and serving those affected by autism, have begun their "Light it up blue" campaign. Utah County has its own leaders AUTISM A3 CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM 2002 1150 2006 1110 2008 188 2012 188 UTAH 2012 BOYS 132 GIRLS 185- j FASHION Up Do Make the back of your head look ridiculous with the new sock bun. Read about it on C2. ALSO INSIDE V MAGAZINE Busy Beekeepers A local couple subsists by selling honey, beeswax, honeycomb, candles and beekeeping lessons. Learn about them on VI. B Learn how to color your own pants. C4 Utah's very own fashion statement: Glitter toes. C5 LIFE HONK! UVU hosts an anti-bullying play inspiriting elementary and middle school students. B5 Life with Down's Becca Winegar shares her experiences as a UVU student with Down Syndrome. A5 SfCv.lS National Statement Baseball upsets No. 4 Arizona at home 5-4. Bl i"
|Title||UVU Review, 2012-04-09|
|Description||UVU Review is the student newspaper for Utah Valley University, starting with June 02, 2008.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||UVU Review, 2012-04-09|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|