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End math, science and technology stereotypes

Utah Valley State College’s Equity in Education Center is working to bridge the math and science gender gap by sponsoring the 22nd annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference on March 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sorensen Student Center on the UVSC Orem campus. All sixth- through twelfth-grade girls, their parents and teachers are invited to attend. Registration is now open. The $25 fee includes lunch, a T-shirt and an information packet. For more information call the Equity Center at (801) 863-8498 or for registration questions, please call (801) 863-8894 or visit http://www.uvsc.edu/conted/c&w/horizons .

Kimball Art Center classes for kids

The Kimball Art Center offers a variety of classes for children of all ages and ability levels. Art helps children develop better critical thinking skills and provides a creative outlet for them. Classes include pottery on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., printmaking Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., painting and drawing for kids on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., mixed media explorations on Wednesdays 5 to 6:30 p.m., and mixed media for kids on Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Each class cost $100, which includes materials. There is a 10-percent discount for members. For additional information, call (435) 649-8882 or email education@kimball-art.org .

UVSC launches study-abroad program in Japan

Utah Valley State College will offer a study abroad program to Japan from June 3 to 17. Students will enhance their Japanese language skills while visiting Tokyo, Yokohoma, Nikko, Kamakura, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Shizuoka. Students can earn school credit for the program, which costs $1,695. For those applying after Feb. 25, the program cost increases $300. The program is open to UVSC students and community members. Interested community members should contact UVSC’s International Study Programs office before applying at studyabroad@uvsc.edu.

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McNair Scholars applications

The McNair Scholars Program is a federally-funded effort to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and/or under-represented students who go on to graduate studies with the ultimate goal of pursuing a PhD. If you fit certain eligibility requirements, and will be a college sophomore, junior or senior in Fall 2008, Westminster is pleased to invite you to apply to be part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The deadline to apply is March 31. Westminster is now accepting applications for the 2008-09 academic year. For more information, visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu/mcnair , or call (801) 832-3250.

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