SALT LAKE CITY — On February 9, 2017, national service programs from across the state will gather at the Utah State Capitol to share their role in building strong communities. National Service Day on the Hill is an opportunity for program managers to engage policy makers and spotlight those who improve the quality of life in Utah through volunteerism. Continue reading
SALT LAKE CITY — Over the course of nearly three decades of volunteer service, Norma Paramore has done everything from delivering mail and answering phone to comforting rape victims and helping women escape abusive relationships. Continue reading
OREM, Utah — American Indian leaders, state officials, business owners, and educators will gather for the 12th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit on July 20 with an emphasis on continued growth for the eight sovereign tribes in Utah and improved relations between tribal leaders and state officials. Continue reading
SALT LAKE CITY — Funding for World War I–related research, commemorative events, and the cleaning and restoration of WWI memorials are now available. Continue reading
SALT LAKE CITY — On Mondays throughout the summer, the Chase Home Museum in Liberty Park will showcase music and dance groups that highlight the vibrant diversity of Utah. Continue reading
SALT LAKE CITY — As part of the 1897 Golden Jubilee, Governor Heber M. Wells issued a call to create the Utah State Historical Society that resulted in an augural meeting attended by 27 people. To celebrate that 120th anniversary, the Historical Society is hosting four free brown bags in July:
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Eight Utah middle- and high-school students placed among the top entries in the nation at the annual National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland, College Park. These exceptional young historians placed in the Top Ten in their categories among 3,000 competitors at the national meet. Continue reading
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Library will continue to provide blind and disabled library service to states west of the Mississippi River through a contract that is nearly $1 million and supports at least seven jobs in the state.
The agreement with the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for operation of the Multistate Center West is the largest service contract for the Utah State Library.
The contract’s renewal allows Utah blind residents to continue to have immediate access to materials not only in the Blind State Warehouse, but also available through the Multistate Center West. Currency Reader machines are also available to the blind in Utah through the Utah State Library.
“The Utah State Library is honored to be selected by the Library of Congress to continue to operate the Multistate Center West,” State Librarian Donna Jones Morris said. “The contract means that Utah continues to be a leader in blind and disabled library services.“
Housed in Utah State Library headquarters (250 N., 1950 W., Salt Lake City), the Multistate Center West is the National Library Service’s western distribution center for equipment and special format reading materials, including Braille and audio books. It also provides materials and machines nationwide through the Interlibrary Loan program.
The Utah State Library contracts with 19 states to provide Braille materials and full library service to Alaska and Wyoming. Library service for the blind and disabled is free for patrons who qualify to receive material.
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Utah Department of Heritage & Arts
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah designers from all fields are encouraged to apply for the annual DesignArts Utah exhibition.
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Design Arts Program will host the 2017 exhibition Sept. 8 through Oct. 20 at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. Applications can be uploaded here. Designers in any field are encouraged to submit their work. Realized, conceptual, or prototype designs are eligible. The deadline for applications is July 10, 2017.
DesignArts Utah celebrates the state’s great designers and provides a valuable platform for viewers to engage with the design community. Partners in this free public exhibition include Salt Lake Design Week and Craft Lake City.
Brooke Hodge, the director of the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, formerly with the Cooper Hewitt, The Hammer and Los Angeles MOCA, will curate the exhibition. The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award.
In conjunction with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and Salt Lake Design Week, a closing reception will take place Oct. 20th from 6-9 pm at the Rio Gallery. Admission for the public reception is free.
To learn more about Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Design Arts program or to view past exhibition catalogs and images, visit visualarts.utah.gov. If you have any questions contact Mackenzie Morton (email or call 801.245.7270) or Jim Glenn (email or call 801.245.7271).
Utah Department of Heritage & Arts