On March 30, 2012, The Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF) held at the Orem Public Library, the Second Annual Utah High School Workshop and Essay Contest on the topic of the “Sustainable Energy for Mountain Communities”, in support of the United Nations initiative to declare 2012 as the “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.” This event was co-sponsored by the Utah Valley University’s History & Political Science Department and the Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF).
In preparations for the Utah Valley University and Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF) participation at the United Nations RIO+20 conference on sustainable development On June 20-22, 2012, and co-hosting the Conference on women’s issues, sustainability, and conflict in the Andean region in Puno, Peru, the President of the UIMF John McClure visited the United Nations headquarters in New York and the State Department in Washington D.C. on March 5, 2012.
The second annual Utah Students Workshop and Essay Contest will take place on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 2-6 PM in the Story Telling wing of the Orem Public Library
2:00pm – 2:10pm – Opening remarks by the Chair of the Organizing Committee,
Dr. Snedegar and Deputy Chair, Jesler Molina
2:10pm – 2:20pm – Greetings from Dr. Rusty Butler, Focal Point of the U.N.-related
Mountain Partnership (MP) at Utah Valley University
2:20pm – 2:30pm – Remarks from John McClure, President of Utah International Mountain
Forum (UIMF) at UVU
2:30pm – 4:00pm – Presentation of the best 10 research papers by high school students
4:00pm – 4:10pm – Greetings by Skype from Rebecca Wallace, Aspen International
Mountain Foundation, member of the MP.
4:10pm – 4:50pm – Presentation of the best 10 research papers by high school students
4:50pm – 5:20pm – Announcement of the best 5 essays and the 3 winners by Dr. Snedegar,
and Jesler Molina. Awards and certificates of appreciation to the winners are presented by representative of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Focal Point of MP at UVU and President of UIMF.
5:20pm – 5:30pm – Presentation of certificates of appreciation to all participants and
organizers of the Workshop (same individuals are involved as in the previous ceremony)
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Reception
Utah High-Schools Workshop on Sustainable Energy
Welcome from City of Orem
UIMF Participated in the UNA-USA Conference Call about RIO+20 Summit
Invitation to contribute to the final document of the RIO+20 U.N. Conference
Martin Luther King and the Effect of the Civil Rights
In August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared “I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Utah Valley University instructor Roger Blomquist, PhD. shares his how he as worked to build his dream.