Stephen Tanner http://upr.org en Chinese classes becoming popular choice for Utah students http://upr.org/post/chinese-classes-becoming-popular-choice-utah-students <p>As the school year comes to an end, many students are signing up for next year’s classes. UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us how one language class in Lehi is attracting the curious minds of middle school students. &nbsp;</p><p>“At Lehi Junior High School, your not-so-average school bell begins class. Students in this Chinese 1 class stand up and begin to recite Chinese. They then bow to each other and the teacher begins the lesson. &nbsp;</p><p>Chinese classes like this one are beginning to pop up across Utah. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Stephen Tanner 25481 at http://upr.org Chinese classes becoming popular choice for Utah students 'Flying Fortress' comes to Utah http://upr.org/post/flying-fortress-comes-utah <p>An important piece of World War II history is in Salt Lake City. UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us how you can be a part of it.</p><p>At the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, the buzz of small planes can be heard all around. But the roar of a different plane’s engines is making people around the Salt Lake Valley look up toward the sky.</p><p>This week the World War II era B-17 bomber named “Memphis Belle” is stopping in Salt Lake City. The non-profit Liberty Foundation helped restore the plane and is flying it around the country in its Salute to Veterans tour. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:40:01 +0000 Stephen Tanner 24481 at http://upr.org 'Flying Fortress' comes to Utah "Business Boot Camp" Gives Students an Edge http://upr.org/post/business-boot-camp-gives-students-edge <p>With the job market becoming more competitive for college grads, students are looking for extra help. One business boot camp at Brigham Young University is giving students an edge in their job search. &nbsp;<br><br>It’s a Saturday at BYU and room W202 in the Tanner Building is anything but empty and quiet. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:18:16 +0000 Stephen Tanner 22662 at http://upr.org "Business Boot Camp" Gives Students an Edge LDS Church, BYU Reach Agreement for Missionary Housing http://upr.org/post/lds-church-byu-reach-agreement-missionary-housing <p></p><p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has found a short-term solution to their Missionary Training Center housing problem.&nbsp; UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us how the Church is turning to college apartments to help fill solve the problem.</p><p>The LDS Church has come to an agreement with the owner of the Raintree Commons apartment complex in Provo to lease housing for the sudden increase of new missionaries. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:44:04 +0000 Stephen Tanner 22360 at http://upr.org LDS Church, BYU Reach Agreement for Missionary Housing Sandy Responders Teach Utahns How to Save Animals During Disaster http://upr.org/post/sandy-responders-teach-utahns-how-save-animals-during-disaster <p>Would you know what to do in case an earthquake hit Utah?&nbsp; You may have a plan for your family, but what about your pets?&nbsp; Superstorm Sandy first responders are teaching Utah agencies how to save animals as well as families in case of emergency.</p><p>Animal experts from all over Utah gathered at the 4th annual Animals in Disaster Workshop at the Provo Marriott.&nbsp; The workshop educates different agencies about what to do with pets in case a natural disaster hit Utah. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:18:30 +0000 Stephen Tanner 22253 at http://upr.org Allegiant Air Announces New Flights From Provo During Uncertain Times for Small Airport http://upr.org/post/allegiant-air-announces-new-flights-provo-during-uncertain-times-small-airport <p>Provo city and Allegiant Air announced a second flight route from the Provo Airport.&nbsp; But as UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us, federal budget cuts might make flying from Provo a little harder.</p><p>In front of a model of the Golden Gate Bridge, Allegiant Air representative Jessica Wheeler announced the&nbsp; news.<br> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:10:57 +0000 Stephen Tanner 21960 at http://upr.org Allegiant Air Announces New Flights From Provo During Uncertain Times for Small Airport Utah Valley University Announces Expansion Plan http://upr.org/post/utah-valley-university-announces-expansion-plan <p>On Monday, Utah Valley University announced plans of an expansion to its campus in Orem.&nbsp; UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us why the new expansion is much needed for a crowded UVU campus.&nbsp;</p><p>The Utah State Legislature recently approved 54 million dollars for UVU to build a 240 thousand square foot building.&nbsp;&nbsp; The classroom building was approved by the House and Senate at the close of the Legislature’s 2013 session. Now all it needs is Governor Gary Herbert’s signature.&nbsp; Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:49:26 +0000 Stephen Tanner 21919 at http://upr.org Utah Valley University Announces Expansion Plan A Provo 7-Eleven Promotes Literacy with Mini-Library for Children http://upr.org/post/provo-7-eleven-promotes-literacy-mini-library-children <p></p><p>To create a culture of reading in his community, one man turns to Slurpees. This is how a Provo store owner is encouraging children to read.<br><br><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1361909156504_2659">A 7-Eleven sits on 300 South and Freedom Boulevard in Provo. Customers come and go to buy gas, food and of course slurpees. But this 7-Eleven has something you wouldn’t expect from a convenience store, it’s running a mini-library for children.&nbsp; </span> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:28:05 +0000 Stephen Tanner 20859 at http://upr.org A Provo 7-Eleven Promotes Literacy with Mini-Library for Children Man hit by SUV and killed by FrontRunner in Provo Friday Morning http://upr.org/post/man-hit-suv-and-killed-frontrunner-provo-friday-morning <p>Provo police say at 7:30 Friday morning, a 69-year-old man riding his bike was struck by an SUV at a train crossing in Provo.&nbsp; The car knocked the man off his bike onto the train tracks.&nbsp;</p><p>A FrontRunner train had recently left the Provo station before the train’s engineer noticed debris on the track and tried to stop.&nbsp; The train could not stop before it hit the man on the tracks. &nbsp;<br> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:13:04 +0000 Stephen Tanner 20520 at http://upr.org Man hit by SUV and killed by FrontRunner in Provo Friday Morning Fire Breaks out in Lindon Warehouse http://upr.org/post/fire-breaks-out-lindon-warehouse <p>At 4:30 a.m. Wednesday a fire broke out at Patch’s Majestic Metal warehouse near 500 North and State Street in Lindon. Firefighters from Orem, Provo and American Fork battled the blaze for five hours before they could contain it.&nbsp; The fire destroyed the entire warehouse and a home nearby.&nbsp; The occupants of the home were able to escape before the fire destroyed it completely.&nbsp; Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:47:22 +0000 Stephen Tanner 19999 at http://upr.org Fire Breaks out in Lindon Warehouse