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City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Upper Iowa University Mesa Center.
A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
The rise of higher education in Mesa got a boost of recognition in May when the Alliance for Innovation presented the city with its J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government.
The biggest development came in fall with the announcement Apple would revamp a First Solar facility near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Apple will contract out with GT Advanced Technologies to produce sapphire material for Apple products, and the company expects to hire 700 employees in its first year.
Of all the words to describe Mesa in 2013, inactive is the furthest one down the list. The city was bustling throughout the year with news that held the nation’s attention for months at a time and the announcement of several new projects that should make Mesa an attractive option for businesses in 2014 and beyond.
It’s a simple case of supply and demand.
A crowd of more than 250 gathered in downtown Mesa Tuesday for a blessing and ribbon-cutting in the building that was once Mesa’s Southside Hospital and is now home to Arizona’s first Catholic university.
Westminster College and Wilkes University celebrated the end of an era and beginning of another to one of Mesa’s older facilities with the grand opening of their newest campuses on Aug. 15.
New home to Westminster College, Wilkes University
A few years of planning and searching for just the right place in Arizona came to fruition for Upper Iowa University when it opened up its 19th center in Mesa on Aug. 5.
Uppper Iowa University president William R. Duffy II, speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mesa campus, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith helps cut a ribbon opening the Upper Iowa University Mesa campus, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith shakes hands with Bob Firth, an Uppper Iowa University board of trustees chairman during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mesa campus, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Upper Iowa University Mesa campus, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
The Upper Iowa University Mesa campus, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Bob Firth, an Uppper Iowa University board of trustees chairman, speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mesa campus, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Years of hard work, preparation and planning in Mesa will fall into place in a matter of weeks as the city’s newest colleges and universities welcome students.
Higher education programs around Mesa will take part in a celebration next week to let the public know what they have available.
East Valley students may have another higher education option in the next two years after Grand Canyon University announced plans to open a campus here.
In the next year, five new universities will start welcoming students to campuses in Mesa.
The Mesa Student Services Center in Mesa Unified School District will house classes for Upper Iowa University.
Upper Iowa University announced Thursday it has opened an education center in Mesa, becoming the fifth new college to join the city in the last year.
So where did your neighbors go when the state’s economy tanked?
They’re almost all staying on board. After two years in the Cardinals’ new stadium, fans seem happy enough with their new surroundings and the on-field product to give the club a shot at selling the place out for a third straight season.
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa researcher is studying a little-known eating disorder that some doctors may miss: purging disorder.