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Textbook Adoptions Are Due for Spring Semester
Apply to be an Orientation Leader
U Outdoors Club
Campus Rec sales tax increase
Free OSHA trainings and certifications
Professional Education offers certificates in legal professions
Global Learning Across the Disciplines Grants
Learning Abroad: Call for panel participants
Buy a Mac or iPad Pro, UTech will supply the Beats


TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS ARE DUE FOR SPRING SEMESTER

As fall semester approaches its midway point, the time has come to submit your textbook adoptions for the Spring 2019 Semester.

If you work with a department coordinator/staff member with your course materials needs, please continue to do so.

The Campus Store is dedicated to being the central information resource and low-cost provider of course materials for all U of U students.  We do this is by offering students several cost-saving options such as rental books, eBooks, “used” and custom textbooks and Inclusive Access options to help save students up to 80 percent compared to new textbook pricing.  In order to keep the cost of textbooks as low as possible, to provide transparency to students on the true cost of a course and to comply with the HEOA; it is important that the Campus Store know which course materials are needed for each class in the upcoming semester regardless of preferred purchasing source.

If you are a faculty member who has not yet requested their course materials for the Spring 2019 Semester, please do so as soon as possible.

To research your estimated cost, utilize the Campus Store Faculty Center. For a cost estimate on custom printed course packets, contact Rand Merritt at rmerritt@CampusStore.utah.edu or 801-581-3158.

You can submit your textbook adoptions by going to the Campus Store’s textbook adoption page and log in to your account or chose the “QUICK ADOPTION” option. If you have any questions about submitting your textbook adoption contact a textbooks department buyer:

Dave Nelson                dnelson@campusstore.utah.edu                   801-581-8321

Rand Merritt               rmerritt@campusstore.utah.edu                   801-581-3158

Heidi Booth                 hbooth@campusstore.utah.edu                     801-581-3536

Thank you for helping the Campus Store keep the cost of education low for all U students.  With the help of the faculty and staff, we can all make sure that students get all of the course materials they need on time and at a reduced cost to save money.

For more information about the new Inclusive Access option, you can contact Shane Girton at sgirton@CampusStore.utah.edu or 801-581-8296. For more information click here.


APPLY TO BE AN ORIENTATION LEADER

The Orientation Leader position provides students the unique leadership opportunity to officially welcome new students to the University of Utah. Orientation Leaders are hired to ease the transition of new first-year students, transfer students, and their families as they begin their relationship with the institution through New Student Orientation.

Orientation Leaders aid in the academic, social and cultural acclimation to the university. Orientation Leaders also serve as a resource for new students and their families by providing honest and current information about any and all aspects of the U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications due Oct. 15 by 5 p.m.


U OUTDOORS CLUB

The Crimson Outing Club is the Outdoors club for U. They specialize in hiking, backpacking, and anything outdoors. Want to go rock climbing or rafting but are unsure how to start? The Crimson Club can help. Trips consist of different outdoor activities inspired by members, and monthly meetings include expert Q&As, gear trading and job opportunities in the great outdoors. Future trips will include camping in the Uintas and group kayaking.

Follow @thecrimsonoutingclub on Instagram and Facebook to sign up for our email list and get more information.


CAMPUS REC SALES TAX INCREASE

Due to a sales tax increase, on Oct. 1, 2018, there will be a .09 cent increase in bi-weekly withholding for those with a Campus Recreation Services membership on payroll deduction.


FREE OSHA TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Through an OSHA grant, free trainings and certifications are being offered by the U’s Department of Family and Preventative Medicines. Organizers of these trainings want to train 1,400 people by the end of the year. To better serve the community, trainings are offered in two locations, one in Research Park at the U and the Department of Workforce Services in downtown SLC.

Attendees don’t have to be employed by the U. Share this information with family and friends who work in fields where these trainings are a requirement.

Offered courses in Hazardous Materials Handling and Injury Prevention Certificate Training:

  • Chemical hazards/Global Harmonization System
  • Ergonomics/musculoskeletal disorders
  • Thermal stress
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Safety planning

For onsite trainings, click here to register. For online trainings, click here then the “I’m a Student” button and use code DHRBE8.

For questions, call or email Rachel Brown at 801-581-8042 or racheltbrown@hsc.utah.edu.


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION OFFERS CERTIFICATES IN LEGAL PROFESSIONS

Professional Education at the University of Utah offers several certificates in legal professions. The certificate programs are designed for busy professionals in a flexible, online format. Certificates of particular interest to U employees are the Legal Nurse Consultant Training Certificate and the Victim Advocacy Certificate. Courses begin Oct. 15, 2018, and run for seven weeks.

If you are interested in either of these programs, they can contact Rori Douros at 801-587-0139 or go to proed.utah.edu.


GLOBAL LEARNING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES GRANTS

The Office for Global Engagement is requesting pre-proposals for the Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grants offering up to $10,000 for faculty teams to internationalize the curriculum by developing global learning outcomes and an assessment process.

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.

Deadlines:

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 s.klahr@utah.edu.


LEARNING ABROAD: CALL FOR PANEL PARTICIPANTS

Learning Abroad is looking to do a Diversity Abroad panel this year as part of International Education Week (Nov. 12-16). We aim to highlight the perspectives and accomplishments of the U’s diverse faculty and staff who have gained international experience through study, research, teaching, and/or work/internships. If you are interested in participating in this event as a panelist, please click this link to fill out a short sign-up form.


Buy a Mac or iPad Pro, UTech will Supply the Beats

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.

This offer ends Sept. 25, 2018.