Thursday, October 22, 2009

Make A Difference Day 2009
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
IHC Soccer Fields - 260 N 400 W Orem, Utah (next to Orem Community Hospital)
We will be doing different service projects around Utah County. Meet at the
soccer fields
by the Orem Community Hospital at 8:30am for FREE Breakfast.
After breakfast we will be breaking up into groups. The service will start
at 9:00am and go until 12:00pm. The first 60 people will receive a FREE

We will be cleaning up the grounds of the Kids on the Move Building

Digging Tree Rings and Spreading Mulch along 400 N

Helping at the Habitat for Humanity Restore Center and Helping at a local Crisis Nurse

For more information, contact a member of the UVU Student Service Council at
ext. 6337 or email us at

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Become a VISTA volunteer with the Campus-Community Outreach Project.

Make a difference in your community! Become a VISTA volunteer with the Campus-Community Outreach Project. A VISTA volunteer is needed to assist Utah Valley University's Volunteer & Service-Learning Center in developing sustainable partnerships with community organizations. This is a one-year national service position. VISTAs receive a modest living allowance ($890/month) and $4,725 in an educational award upon successful completion of service. The position will begin December 7th, 2009.
The VISTA volunteer working with the Campus-Community Outreach Project will strengthen UVU's capacity to address community needs in the following ways:
• Provide critical needs assessments of community agencies focusing on anti-poverty outcomes so each college can determine how best to help these agencies
• Enhance the ability of each institution to leverage campus resources to address community needs
• Expand civic engagement opportunities for students and faculty
• Increase awareness of community needs
• Work on institution-specific projects

REQUIREMENTS: College degree; strong interest and experience in college service programs; experience working with students and diverse groups of people; leadership ability; computer skills; public speaking skills; strong writing and organizational skills; ability to drive; ability to make a full-year commitment; ability to attend a week long training (December 7-10) outside of Utah.
BENEFITS: Health coverage, childcare assistance (if eligible), $4,725 education award upon successful completion of service, living allowance, relocation allowance, public transportation pass, paid vacation and sick days.
If interested email a resume, cover letter, and three reference to Alexis Palmer at

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Children's Educational Relief Foundation (CERF) has partnered with Utah Valley University Community and Continuing Education department and the UVU CERF Student Club to host a donation drive for relief supplies to aid Samoa and American Samoa. The drive will be held on Wednesday, October 7-Friday, October 9 at the following location and times:

UVU CE2 Building (Grey/blue house on west side of street)
1066 South 400 West
Orem, UT 84058

Wednesday (Oct. 7) donations accepted from 11am-6pm
Thursday (Oct. 8) donations accepted from 9am-6pm
Friday (Oct. 9) donations accepted from 11am-4pm

Items will be sorted, packed and shipped by Saturday, October 10. All items collected during this drive, unless otherwise specified, will be donated directly to areas that are in the most need and will not be distributed by a third party group.

For more information about CERF, please visit them online at or contact Ao Pauga at 801-755-2368. For more information about the donation drive, please contact Jillana S. AhLoe at 801-863-8490.

We would like to thank UVU Community and Continuing Education for donating the manpower, office space and location easily accessible to the public for this event.

Here is a list of needed items:

MONETARY DONATIONS-to defray the cost of shipping and purchase needed items not obtained through donations. Any amount would be a tremendous help!

First Aid Kits
Gauze (2 x 2 or 4 x 4)
Band Aids
Antibacterial ointments (like Neosporin)
Rubbing alcohol
Wound cleansers
Cotton swabs/pads
Pain medicine (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc.)
Pepto Bismol Tablets

Soap (bars or liquid)
Antibacterial hand soap
Feminine Products
Hand sanitizer
Toilet Paper

Sleeping bags
Mosquito nets

Can foods
Bottle water
Paper plates
Plastic Utensils
Plastic storage containers
Cooking Utensils
Ziploc Bags
Trash Bags

Gas stoves
Propane Tanks

Thank you in advance for your support! We can all make a difference.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Run for Your Vida - 5K Run!

Register now for the 2nd annual 'Run for your VIDA (life) 5K
Race Details:

Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2009.
Location: Kiwanis Park - 1000 N 1200 E (Birch Lane), Provo
Time: Race-day registration is at 8:00 am. Race Begins: 9:00 am.

Cost: $15, or just $10 if you're in costume.

Everyone's Welcome!
You can walk, jog, scooter, roller blade or roller skate, along a haunted route, ending with a raffle and free food!

Please consider a new blood donor program to strengthen our blood supply. This life-saving preparedness program has received the endorsement of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, and the support of many medical organizations, most notably all three Utah blood collection agencies. By registering with, a privacy-protected volunteer blood donor registry, your name and email will be available should life-threatening shortages of blood occur in our communities.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


To help raise money for Utah Valley University's (UVU) Habitat for Humanity home, Wendy's is hosting a "Great Food, Great Cause" event on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at its restaurant near the UVU Campus at 835 West 1200 South, Orem. This is a special donations night, where every customer who tells the cashier that they're dining to benefit Habitat will have their receipt tallied for a 10% donation to the affiliate. Come meet Wendy, Bob the Builder, and the UVU Cheerleaders and Wolverine. Free balloons for the kids. Bring your family, eat dinner, and help those in need of safe and affordable housing in our community.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Clothesline Project

Break the Silence...
The Equity in Education Center at UVU is pleased to announce The Clothesline Project, a violence awareness and prevention program, being held on Thursday, October 1st and Friday, October 2nd, 2009, in the UVU Student Center Grande Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Clothesline Project is a display of t-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence, and hung on a clothesline for others to view. The Clothesline Project is a powerful witness of the violence many live with, and it provides a healing outlet for those who were forcibly silenced. Its goal is to raise awareness and stir the viewers to action in an effort to end the epidemic of violence. The Clothesline Project is free and open to the public; additionally, blank t-shirts will be available, free of charge, for anyone wanting to share their story.

We are in great need of volunteers on the days of the Clothesline Project to assist with set up (starting at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st in the Grande Ballroom), to explain what the Clothesline Project is to those who view it, hang new t-shirts (if needed), take pictures of new shirts and type the words for our online Clothesline Project, and assist with take-down starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd.
For additional information and/or to volunteer, please contact Jennie Briggs at (801) 863-8498.

Event runs October 1st and 2nd
UVU Grande Ballroom
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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