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Education Briefs


Frontiers of Science Lecture

University of Utah physicist Orest G. Symko plans to discuss his effort to develop acoustic heat-engine devices that convert heat into electricity at the Aline Wilmmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium at the University of Utah on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. This new technology holds promise for utilizing waste heat, harnessing solar energy and cooling computers and radar equipment. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact James DeGooyer at (801) 581-3124.

On-demand water heaters program

The Park City Board of Realtors Environmental Issues Committee plans to host a program on Thursday, Dec. 6, to inform the public about on-demand water heaters and how they can save energy in the home or office. Larry Wilkins from Envirotherm will present information on the capabilities of on-demand water heaters, non-chemical water treatment systems and solar applications at 10 a.m. at the Park City Board of Realtors office. For more information, contact Recycle Utah at (435) 649-9698.

State approves Practical Nurse Program

The Utah State Board of Nursing has approved the Practical Nurse Program (LPN) at Mountainland Applied Technology College. The program plans to be taught at the MATC campus in Orem, Utah, starting in January 2008. Twenty students will be accepted twice a year in January and August. The program prepares students to function at the first level of nursing in a variety of healthcare settings. According to the Department of Workforce Service, there are more than 350 unfilled LPN positions throughout Utah County. For more information, call (801) 863-7589.

Holiday gift to last a lifetime

Give your children the gift of funding for their college education. There are several options, all designed to give a child or grandchild the opportunity to attend college including: a section 529 Plan, Coverdell Education Savings Account, a prepaid college plan, Uniform Gifts to Minor Act (UGMA) and the Uniform Tranfer to Minors Act (UTMA), and mutual funds. For more information, visit the education/college funding section under personal investments at Farm Bureau Financial Services’ Web site, .

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