Save the date: Presidential Inauguration
Academic Senate meeting
Unauthorized vehicles on sidewalks
Global Learning Across the Disciplines Grants
5 Game Day Tips
PINK Bus Returns to Campus
Rising early to support cancer research
Learning Abroad: Call for panel participants
Teaching award and grant deadlines
Customized promotional items from University Print & Mail
Homecoming royalty applications are open
Join the Bennion Center for an Alternative Break
Utah Red Fridays
“Hooked on Books” donations needed
Buy a Mac or iPad Pro, UTech will supply the Beats
Because seating in Kingsbury Hall is limited, it is recommended that guests arrive early. Guests may form a line outside Kingsbury Hall beginning at 2 p.m. In the event the venue reaches capacity, overflow seating will be available in Gardner Hall, which is next door to Kingsbury Hall. The inauguration will also be live streamed at president.utah.edu/inauguration.
Read more here.
- Approved a Senate task force to review student input in the RPT process.
- Approved a Senate task force to consider a career-line faculty parental leave benefit.
- Discussed a new parental leave benefit for some categories of staff (to be voted on Oct. 1, 2018).
New Senior Vice Presidents Daniel Reed and Michael Good were also introduced to the Senate and shared brief comments.
The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted online approximately one week before the meeting.
The university prioritizes the safety of pedestrians and those riding wheeled devices such as bicycles, skateboards, roller skates and scooters while traveling on university premises.
In an effort to keep pedestrians safe, the U is stepping up the enforcement of unauthorized vehicles on sidewalks. The number of unauthorized vehicles driving and parking on the sidewalks is creating a safety hazard for pedestrians. Drivers of vehicles accessing sidewalks are required to have sidewalk permits. Operators driving or parking on the sidewalks without such permits will be fined $75 for the first offense and $150 for subsequent infractions.
Click here to read more on pedestrian safety on campus.
Global Learning is defined as “the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students acquire through a variety of experiences that enable them to understand world cultures and events; analyze global systems; appreciate cultural differences; and apply this knowledge and appreciation to their lives as citizens and workers” (Olson, Green and Hill, 2006).
Instructions and background information for the pre-proposals can be found here. Please carefully review the purpose of the GLAD Grants and the instructions.
Resources regarding internationalizing the curriculum can be found here.
Fall 2018 | Oct. 5, 2018
Spring 2019 | Jan. 11, 2019
Two projects are funded each semester.
If you have any questions or would like to receive feedback on your proposal idea, please contact Sabine Klahr, associate chief global officer, at 801-587-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more here.
The PINK bus will open its doors at 10 a.m. and hosts will welcome you to a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The bus will be staged on the east side of the Campus Store until 4 p.m. on Friday, so come early before inventory sells out.
The festivities will begin at 6:30 a.m. when the riders arrive.
Michael Deininger, professor and chief of hematology and hematologic malignancies in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a recent V Foundation award recipient, will be present to talk about cancer research. The Wellness Center will be providing early morning chair massages to start the day off right. And Swoop will be there to pass out cowbells and pompoms to attendees and lead the cheer as the riders get on their way.
To join this free event, supporters are welcome to join in by arriving at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Research North before the riders depart at 7:30 a.m.
Deadline: Sept. 21, 2018
The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah. Up to five faculty members will be recognized as outstanding teachers with a base salary increase of $5,000. Up to three awards may be given to faculty members in the tenure-line and up to two awards may be given to faculty in the career-line. For the purpose of selecting award recipients, the Distinguished Teaching Committee will be split into two subcommittees with no overlapping membership. One subcommittee will consider nominations and make selections of tenure-line faculty for awards. The other subcommittee will consider and select those in the career-line for awards. To be eligible, faculty must have completed eight or more years of teaching service at the University of Utah.
The awards will be announced in December 2018.
University Teaching Grants
Deadlines: Sept. 21, 2018/Jan. 11, 2019/March 8, 2019
Awards are made to faculty to undertake projects that will enhance their teaching or the curriculum in which they teach. Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible to propose individual and group grants. Preference will be given to applicants whose primary professional affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah. Awards are made for amounts up to $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for groups for items such as equipment, supplies, or travel where appropriate (see our website for detailed instructions).
Click here for more information.
University Print & Mail is ready to help you design your department or organization’s customized promotional items, from office supplies to water bottles, totes and other fun giveaways. If you can think it, Print & Mail can create it.
In addition to standard promotional fare, specialized items such as umbrellas, blankets, hats, shirts and other apparel are also available.
Some items can take five or more weeks for production and delivery, so order now at printandmail.utah.edu to ensure your items arrive in time for Employee Appreciation Day, which takes place on Thursday, Sept. 27.
University Print & Mail is your ongoing resource for customized promotional items any time of year. Contact Print & Mail for a custom quote at 801-581-3947 or email email@example.com.
Homecoming Royalty Applications are Open
Applications are due Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, by 5 p.m. by clicking here.
This longstanding tradition recognizes just a few of the many outstanding students at the U’s Homecoming celebration. The Homecoming Royalty Court’s five students will represent the university and student body at various events throughout Homecoming Week. Starting Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 and concluding Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the football game. All applications or nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of University Alumni, selected members of the Student Government Executive Branch, and U faculty/staff.
All further instructions can be found on the application.
NOTE: Those who have already earned a scholarship through the Alumni Association are not eligible to receive the scholarship.
Faculty/staff travel at no cost and time away from the office does not count against vacation days. You’ll work with a student site leader as a trip co-planner and have the opportunity to learn and serve in areas such as animal advocacy and rehabilitation, community health, hunger and food justice, empowering at-risk youth, LGBTQIA and human rights, immigration, women and poverty, marine conservation, homelessness and urban environmentalism.
For more information or to apply, go here.
We are soliciting donations of books, DVDs, CDs, Blu-ray, video games, board games or any other type of physical media. Please use this as an opportunity to declutter your collections, and pass these items on to other staff members who will enjoy them. Donation bins are located in seven places across campus and downtown. The last collection date will be Sept. 21. Please consider donating; it’s an excellent way to de-clutter your home and office.
- Marriott Library West Entrance
- Eccles Health Science Library
- S.J. Quinney Law Library
- Physics Building
- Human Resources Downtown Office
- Human Resources Annex Office
- Health Sciences
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.
This offer ends Sept. 25, 2018.