Resource centers, clubs and charities like Encircle, Understanding Sexuality Gender and Allyship, The Out Foundation, Queer Meals, and many others share a common goal of helping Provo’s LGBT community know who they are and how they can help.

Astrid S. Tuminez became UVU’s seventh and first female president on Sept. 17. Originally from the Philippines, Tuminez overcame poverty to graduate from BYU, Harvard and MIT.

Firefighters made “significant headway” over the last few days battling the duel fires in southern Utah County and Juab County, according to a Pole Creek Fire press release. The Bald Mountain Fire reports 17,999 acres and 12 percent containment and the Pole Creek Fire reports 98,642 acres and 32 percent containment as of Sept. 21.

Students are already taking advantage of UVX’s free transportation service, which began Aug. 13 and will remain free until 2021.