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"1 Winners announced for the student art contest at Woodbury Museum. Provo Tea Party protests national debt. il5 1 Picture Courtesy of David Garber :M7 n 1 1 ' (7 (SGM CM to lunch with Liz C MERINDA PEARCE News writer The annual "Lunch with Liz" lasted a little over an hour on Wed. April 15. Interim President Liz Hitch addressed faculty, students, and the public in a full ballroom; Hitch reviewed the first year of university status and made projections for the upcoming year. Using humor and a lot of numbers Hitch explained the recent budget cuts as well as future growth for Utah Valley University. The presentation was broken down into four categories; university update, legislative session and budget impact, PBA decisions, and university space decisions.University update During the university . update Hitch addressed academic, student, art, and athletic successes. "This was a remarkable year at UVU," Hitch said after the meeting. "We saw some amazing triumphs, including university status to begin the academic year, UVU's first master degrees, rising enrollment and our classification by the Carnegie Foundation as a 'community engaged' institution. We have grappled with the unfortunate circumstance of severe reductions in state funding that will affect the institution for some time, but we've responded appropriately and we're optimistic about UVU's brightfuture." ; On- going 2009-10 fundi available for allocation I" rw ImMii tM MMiM -TrTitiMMiritMO.MM, 110.000 bvMm&MM SMJiaoo IMMUM WmID HlWl OqlM I40I.JW l;f 04 Courtesy of UVU Budget impact In the review of the legislative session and budget impact Hitch spoke about the many budget cuts that have taken and will take place since the recession began. While enrollment is increasing faculty and staff are decreasing. Spring 2009 headcount saw an increase of 1,783 students and UVU has become the second largest public university in Utah. With a base budget of $5.6 million coming from non-tax funds such as student tuition, UVU will have some funding to complete strategic initiatives. Although the budget has been set for the year, there will continue to be tax reductions for the next two years. The legislature has cautioned UVU administra tion that there will be a continued 17 percent cut for the base budget for at least until the fiscal year 2011. In response to the tax fund reduction UVU has increased tuition by 5.66 for students, which is about $90 per semester, and increased medical premium by $19.42 per month for employees. While increasing costs to students and employees sixty-five of full time positions have been cut, four executives, twenty-seven faculty, and thirty-four staff. "We wanted to deploy our resources to match student and program needs," said Linda Makin, UVU's Executive Director of Planning and Budget. "We've been very careful throughout the budgeting process to determine the best use of our resources to serve our growing student body and support the institution's strategic directions." Resource and space allocation Reviewing this year's planning, budgeting, and accountability PBA sessions, the administrators, faculty, and staff decided how best to use the university's recourses. This is where funding requests were denied and ji. I ) V - - V r t - 'V , i a , i - - ' HI i r' See LIZ A3 Interim President Liz Hitch gives the end of the year address. Trent BatesUVU Review Engaging the UVU campus C JESSICA BuT.UHAM. News writer The first annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference was held on Monday April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The conference, sponsored by the Faculty Center, Faculty Senate and Center for Engaged Learning was themed "Learning as a Community: UVU's Engaged Teaching Strategies.""The purpose of this conference was to really have an opportunity for faculty to come together and share ideas about what they're doing in their teaching and engagement activities and to share scholarly work." said Anton Tolman the Director of the Faculty Center. With the participation of professors, administrators and students through mediums such as individual presentations, panel discussions, roundtables and poster displays, a range of concepts were presented due to their various expertise.Although each presentation maintained a unique approach, the overarching premise of each remained the improvement of teaching strategies in order to dynamically engage students."Engaged learning focuses on shifting pas- Hitch talks about teaching sive learners into active participants," said Jing-dong Liang, the Faculty Committee Chair. "In the process, students will acquire real knowledge, not just abstract theories and principles, but actual skills and life experience which will allow them to Photo courtesy of Jingdong Liang scholarship at conference. become marketable in the real world." Professors across the UVU campus are beginning to incorporate alternative teaching methods into their course curricula. "Teachers are begin- See STEC A2 ' V Trent BatesUVU Review Andrew Christensen, a UVU senior, presented his senior BFA art project in the Commons Area last week. The pictures are made rough, jagged and scraped-in, which reflect his inspiration: urban graffiti. "My work is self-revealing," writes Christensen. "The urban environment I grew up in drew me to the art of graffiti." Christensen said that art is a way for him to respond to his past. "I am reconnecting to what I know and am familiar with." He has been working on the project since last summer.
|Title||UVU Review, 2009-04-20|
|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, 2009-04-20|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|