Utah Valley University announces Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week speakers
Utah Valley University (UVU) announced today that David Kwabena Wilson and Anthony Ray Hinton will speak on Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. respectively in the Grand Ballroom, Sorensen Student Center as part of the University’s 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.
The 2023 commemoration theme is “Peace, Education, and Healthcare,” and will include student- and staff-led programming, breakout sessions, and six service projects. The speaker events are open to the public and will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. Visit uvu.edu/inclusion/mlk/ for more event information. (Read More)
Gov. Spencer Cox appoints Jason Nelson to 2nd District Court
Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has appointed Jason Nelson to Utah’s 2nd District Court, filling the vacancy left by Judge David Connors’ retirement. Judicial appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.
Nelson has served as the Deputy Davis County Attorney since 2008. He has also served as a prosecutor for West Bountiful City and North Salt Lake City. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk in the Utah Second Judicial District in Davis County as well as the Utah Attorney General’s Office Criminal Justice Division. (Read More)
Utah Senate requests public comment on 2nd District Court Nominee
The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Jason Nelson, who Gov. Spencer J. Cox nominated to serve as a judge in the 2nd District Court.
Those who desire to comment should contact the Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee electronically or by mail at the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Electronic comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can be mailed to the Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee at the Utah State Capitol, Suite W210, PO Box 145210, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5210. All statements should include the respondent’s name, telephone number and mailing address.
USBE: Public comment sought on draft standards for two middle school courses
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is seeking public comment on standards drafts for two middle school courses: College and Career Awareness and Digital Literacy. Comments will be accepted through February 15, 2023.
These standards have been created to provide Utah educators with guidance on the specific knowledge and skills for students to learn when enrolled in these courses. USBE staff is seeking public feedback to gather stakeholder input to guide finalizing these draft standards.
Direct link to comment on the College and Career Awareness draft standards.
Direct link to comment on the Digital Literacy draft standards.