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University statement about Papa John’s
Call for volunteers: Be Well Utah 2018
Buy a Mac or iPad Pro, UTech will supply the Beats
New associate vice president for the arts
New director of the Molecular Medicine Program
New American Indian undergraduate student scholarships

Register for the Utah Heart and Stroke Walk
Volunteers needed for The Donate Life Transplant Games
Nominate a veteran

UNIVERSITY STATEMENT ABOUT PAPA JOHN’S[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The news of Papa John’s founder John Schnatter using a racial slur is in direct opposition to the values of the University of Utah, which strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for people of all backgrounds.

As a result, the Papa John’s location in the Union food court is now closed, and a new restaurant is expected to be in its place by fall semester.

“We’re always working to make our campus a place that reflects our values,” said Jerry Basford, associate vice president for Student Affairs Business and Auxiliary Services. “The actions of this individual, from the top ranks of the company, clearly do not align with our beliefs, and we hope to find an alternative that is a better fit with us.”[/bs_col][/bs_row]

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: BE WELL UTAH 2018[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The 10th anniversary of Be Well Utah is right around the corner from Aug. 20-25, 2018.

If you’ve enjoyed the event in the past and would like to get more involved, consider volunteering this year and complete this form.

For any questions regarding volunteering, please contact Lisa Folkman at or visit for more information.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Buy a Mac or iPad Pro, UTech will Supply the Beats[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]UTech, the Campus Store’s technology department, is offering a free pair of Beats headphones when purchasing a Mac or iPad Pro.

This is an amazing offer, perfect for students gearing up for the busy fall season. Whether you are an incoming student buying a computer for classes or a faculty or staff member needing a tech update, this is a deal not to be missed.

All products are available at UTech in the main Campus Store, as well as the Campus Store Health. Be sure to stop by and grab the products you need to jumpstart your fall semester.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

NEW ASSOCIATE VP FOR THE ARTS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]John Scheib, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, has agreed to serve as associate vice president for the arts, pending final approval by the Board of Trustees.
The AVP for the Arts serves as the SVPAA’s designee, providing guidance to the four units that engage the campus and broader community in arts endeavors: the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Pioneer Theatre Company, UtahPresents and Tanner Dance.
The arts are core to the mission of a great public research university – we educate, we create, and we inspire.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

NEW DIRECTOR OF THE MOLECULAR MEDICINE PROGRAM[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Matthew T. Rondina, MD, MS has accepted the position of Director of the Molecular Medicine Program (U2M2).
Rondina is a natural fit to maintain the momentum of U2M2. He has a deep commitment to the program, strong relationships with the faculty and staff, extensive knowledge of the program’s administrative operations and broad clinical and translational ties throughout the institution. These skills all serve as a perfect foundation for his new role as director of the U2M2 program. He joined the Internal Medicine faculty in 2007 and became a U2M2 investigator in 2011. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been continuously funded for over a decade by federal (NIH, VA), private, and industrial agencies. His knowledge in fundamental basic science and translational research will be a huge asset for U2M2 as the program grows and builds stronger relationships with home colleges and departments.
Thank you to A. Lorris Betz, M.D. for his support of this appointment and many thanks to Andrew S. Weyrich, Ph.D. and H. Joseph Yost, Ph.D., who have been serving as the interim co-directors of the Molecular Medicine Program.
Rondina will be supported in his leadership by a new executive committee, which he will announce in the coming weeks.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

NEW AMERICAN INDIAN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Two $5,000 scholarships awards are available to American Indian undergraduate students who are enrolled members of a federally-recognized American Indian Tribe, with a preference for students who are enrolled members of or have at least one parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of one of Utah’s Tribes: The Ute Tribe (Northern Utes), The Southern Ute and White Mesa Tribe, The Confederated Bands of the Goshute, The Skull Valley Band of Goshute, The Southern Paiute Tribe out of Cedar City, The Northwest Band of Shoshone Nation, The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, and The Navajo Nation.  The Zumbro family scholarships will be awarded based on the following additional criteria:

  1. Freshmen or transfer student
  2. A minimum 2.5 GPA
  3. Full-time student (12 credit hours or more) and making good academic progress
  4. Financial need
  5. Demonstrate a desire or commitment to serving or working with the student’s Tribal community post-graduation (based on the student’s personal statement as part of the scholarship application process)

Students who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit a one-page, typed personal statement addressing the question: How do you plan to apply your education post-graduation?

For more information and how to apply for the scholarship, go here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

UTAH HEART AND STROKE WALK[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]With your help, a fun-filled, three-mile stroll through Sugar House Park on Saturday, Sept. 15 can positively affect the lives of those facing cardiovascular and stroke issues. Register for the walk, donate $25 to the American Heart Association and receive a University of Utah Health T-shirt for free. Men’s, women’s and youth sizes available.

Register at

Questions? Contact the Heart & Stroke Walk Steering Committee at[/bs_col][/bs_row]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (CLINICAL & GENERAL)[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Donate Life Transplant Games will be held in Salt Lake City Aug. 2-7.

The Transplant Games of America highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. There are 21 competitive events and 15 special events that will be happening throughout the week. Locations of events: Salt Palace Convention Center, Smith’s Ballpark, Salt Lake Tennis Club, Fairmont Swimming Pool, West High School, Bonwood Bowl, Abravanel Hall, This is the Place Heritage Park, State Fairgrounds and Meadowbrook Golf Course. Participants are coming from all over the world and include every age range.

We are looking for approximately 2500 volunteer shifts to ensure the success of this incredible event.

Volunteers must be 15 or older, will undergo a basic background investigation, will attend one 45 minute training (many opportunities at many local locations) prior to the Games, can sign up for one four-hour-shift or several four-hour-shifts. Volunteers will receive swag and volunteering makes you feel happy.

Register here to volunteer.

Or email for more information.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Nominate a Veteran[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The University of Utah Veterans Day Committee honors veterans each year based on their honor, courage, commitment and sacrifice during their military service to our nation. Nominations for this year’s ceremony are due by July 31, 2018.

For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go here or call 801-587-7722.[/bs_col][/bs_row]