Animal Colony specialist Stacy Brummer made the trip from Springville last week with two unlikely passengers -- a pair of black bears. The four-month old cubs, Koda and Whiskey, will spend the next few months at the USDA National Wildlife Research Center Predator Research Center in Millville before being released into the wild.
A new state law changes the requirements for becoming a cosmetologist and loosens the rules on professional hair styling in Utah. UPR’s Matt Jensen reports.
“If you enroll in beauty school in Utah, there’s a lot to learn. Students at New Horizons Beauty College in Logan undergo 2,000 hours of training to learn how to cut, curl and color. Plus there’s manicures, pedicures, chemical treatments, facials, skin care and the list goes on. Overall it takes about a year for a full-time student to complete the curriculum.
As the school year comes to an end, many students are signing up for next year’s classes. UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us how one language class in Lehi is attracting the curious minds of middle school students.
“At Lehi Junior High School, your not-so-average school bell begins class. Students in this Chinese 1 class stand up and begin to recite Chinese. They then bow to each other and the teacher begins the lesson.
Chinese classes like this one are beginning to pop up across Utah.
Utah State University is rearranging its commercialization and advancement offices. The two divisions will be combined under the leadership of Rob Behunin, who will lead the joint effort as the new vice president for university advancement and commercialization.
Behunin has been at USU for ten years, seven of which spent on advancement and community development work. He's a tenured, full professor of English, though his new role won't include any traditional classroom teaching. He says he hopes to build on USU's already successful development campaign.