Monthly Archives: April 2017

Woodbury MBA Students Help Answer the Call For Sustainable Refugee Housing Solution

OREM, UTAH, April 20, 2017-- In response to the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) issuing a policy on alternatives to refugee camps, a local Utah-based company, two UVU Woodbury School of Business faculty and staff members, and a handful of Woodbury MBA students are changing and improving the face of refugee housing forever. “Alternatives to camps should ultimately be more sustainable and cost effective, because they harness the potential of refugees, rationalize service delivery, and allow for more targeted assistance to those most in need. Achieving these objectives, however, should be offset by the reductions in direct assistance, as more refugees [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:06:20-07:00April 20th, 2017|

Funding Needed to Send Utah Robotics Teams to World Championship

Dear Friends of FIRST Utah Robotics, Thank you for helping us to make this year the best yet for FIRST Utah Robotics teams.  I am happy to report that more FIRST Utah teams qualified for World Championships in Houston April 19-22, than ever in our history.  The list of teams is included below, including 5 FIRST Robotics Competition teams (grades 9-12), 2 FIRST Tech Challenge teams (7-12th grade), and 2 FIRST Lego League teams (4th-8th grades), with the possibility of one more FIRST Lego League team qualifying. World Championships is a fantastic experience for teams as they travel and compete [...]

By |2017-04-05T07:18:06-07:00April 5th, 2017|

Dr. Rashmi Prasad to lead WGU’s College of Business

Western Governors University has named Dr. Rashmi Prasad as the National Director and Dean of its College of Business. In this assignment, Dr. Prasad will oversee WGU's College of Business, which currently has more than 29,000 enrolled students in all 50 states. Prasad joins WGU with nearly two decades of experience in professorship and years in university administration. Prior to joining WGU, he served as Dean of the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In leading the largest College of Business in the state of Alaska, Prasad helped build a dynamic group of faculty and [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:03:53-07:00April 4th, 2017|

Cache Valley – Utah’s other innovation hub

“Companies can start in Utah, stay in Utah and thrive in Utah,” says Brad Baird, Business Development Manager at EDCUtah, who along with Becca Haynie, recently attended a tour of Cache County arranged by Sandy Emile, president of Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Cache Valley is a good place to keep an eye on,” Baird continues, “there are so many companies with so many new technologies. It really puts Cache Valley on the map.” In fact, even during the recession, Cache County has never had two consecutive months of negative growth. Cache Valley is diversifying and growing in many different [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:03:51-07:00April 4th, 2017|

Utah hosting 2019 Site Selectors Guild Conference a ‘huge opportunity’

Every year EDCUtah brings five or six site selectors to Utah to introduce them to the state and educate them about doing business here. Leveraging the Sundance Film Festival, EDCUtah's "Site Selection & Cinema" event is one of the premier economic development familiarization tours in the country and regularly draws leading consultants from around the world. In 2019, EDCUtah will have the opportunity to bring 50-60 of the world's top site selectors to Utah when Salt Lake City plays host to the Site Selectors Guild's annual conference. "Hosting the Site Selectors Guild (SSG) 2019 annual conference is a huge win [...]

By |2017-04-04T07:45:47-07:00April 4th, 2017|