Self-care for Students

Jenny Hor Students

With the school year wrapping up, you can let out a deep, collective sigh of relief. For many of you, the momentary pause does not last long as your summer is brimming with sun-filled activities. But what would that moment look like if you allowed yourself to rest a little longer? Being a student in the modern world has several …

A Farewell to a Leader in Diversity and Equity

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Hong Vu recently concluded her time as the director of the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs. As a remarkable colleague and director, she left a tangible mark on the office because of her work on diversity and equity. One of her major contributions was the Senior Leader Toolkit, created as a resource for business and community models to emphasize inclusion …

Shawn Newell, MLK Commission Member, Appointed to Utah State School Board of Education

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Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Shawn Newell to represent District 10 on the Utah State School Board of Education. Newell currently serves on the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission, the NAACP Salt Lake Branch as its Vice President, and the Board of Trustees for Salt Lake Community College. Newell has been a constant asset for diversity and …

Leader brings power of listening to Utah’s MLK Commission

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As a community leader and volunteer, Emma E. Houston employs a superpower: She listens. “My philosophy of listening is that it’s my responsibility to be present when someone is speaking to me,” Houston says. “Fully present and intentional.” Houston brings intentional listening skills to her job as director of the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity. And …