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Ivory Prize: Call for nominations
Public Service Professorship Award
Nominate an outstanding academic advisor
Book Arts Program 2017 classes and workshops
Sustainability Office’s NEW website
Red Butte Garden Poetry Month: Call for entries
Registration now open for intramural sports spring 2017
Join our team: Campus Recreation Services is hiring sports officials now
Nominations needed for the Distinguished Faculty Service Award
University College Advising changing its name to Academic Advising Center
Spring course materials, made to order
Help a student in need
Report suspected fraud or abuse

IVORY PRIZE: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]To encourage student involvement and leadership, Clark Ivory, former chair of the University of Utah Board of Trustees, established the Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership. This prestigious award recognizes extraordinary and influential student-led projects that positively impact the campus and/or the broader community. The recipient(s) receives a $2,000 award and up to $10,000 to invest in the program or effort for which they are being recognized.

Those who have graduated from the U since 2011 (within the last five years), as well as those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs, are eligible. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 24.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Application deadline is Jan. 23, 2017[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Looking for a way to strengthen your community engaged teaching opportunities? Faculty who are tying learning to civic engagement and want to foster stronger community connections may be eligible for a $7,500 prize through the Bennion Center.

Sponsored by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Public Service Professorship award may enable you to carry out a proposed project, reimburse your department for release time, pay a research assistant, travel to conferences, purchase supplies or equipment.

For award criteria and application requirements, click here.

Application deadline is Jan. 23, 2017.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Deadline to nominate is Feb. 3, 2017 [bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Do you know an academic advisor who has made a positive impact on the lives of their students?  Nominations are now being accepted from students, staff and faculty for the 2017 University Academic Advising Committee’s Outstanding Advisor Award (more than three years of advising experience) and Outstanding New Advisor Award (three or fewer years of advising experience).

The deadline to nominate is Feb. 3, 2017.

Both awards recognize U advisors who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising:

  • Approaches advising as teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Available to advisees
  • Reaches out and supports underserved populations
  • Makes appropriate referrals
  • Uses and disseminates appropriate information sources
  • Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff
  • Works with students outside of office in formal university-related activities
  • Monitors advisee progress toward academic and career goals
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
  • Participates in and supports advisor development programs
  • Proactive; builds relationships with advisees and follows up
  • Practices developmental advising

It only takes a few moments to complete the nomination process.

Additional questions can be addressed to Shawn Adrian at Consider recognizing an outstanding advisor at the U by submitting a nomination today.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

BOOK ARTS PROGRAM 2017 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The library’s Book Arts Program champions wide-ranging explorations of the book. In our fully equipped studio, bookbinders, printers, and book artists utilize type, letterpress, photo engravings and bookbinding equipment as they combine traditional techniques with modern aesthetics and technology.

The Book Arts Program promotes involvement with the art of the book by facilitating:

  • Academic designations of Minor and Certificate in Book Arts and MFA in Creative Writing & Book Arts which are supported by classes exploring letterpress printing, bookbinding, artists’ books, and typography
  • Community Programming for adults and the K-12 community of learners and educators
  • Exhibitions that celebrate and explore both the traditional and innovative arts of the book
  • Studio access for those who have completed foundation courses[/bs_col][/bs_row]

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE’S NEW WEBSITE[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The University of Utah’s Sustainability Office rolls out a new website, showcasing sustainable research, education, engagement and campus progress. The Sustainability Office was established in 2008 to integrate sustainability in all facets of the university and serve as a model for what is possible. The office supports the U’s learning community in making positive change for social equity, economic prosperity and environmental integrity.

Learn more about sustainability at the U by exploring the new website.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Entry deadline is Friday, Feb. 18
[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Are you a Utah poet interested in having your work featured in one of Red Butte Garden’s 11 poetry boxes? April is National Poetry Month, so help us celebrate by sharing your nature inspired poetry.

Poems will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of writing
  • Inspired by nature
  • Relevant to the spring season
  • Pertinent to the Garden
  • Twenty-four lines or shorter
  • Appropriate for all ages

Winners will be invited to provide an audio recording of them performing a reading of their poem and participate in additional programming related to National Poetry Month. By submitting your poems, the author grants Red Butte Garden a license to publish and reproduce the poem online and in other media.

For more info and to submit your entry, please visit our website.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR INTRAMURAL SPORTS SPRING 2017[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Don’t miss out on the best social and recreational activity on campus!  Registration is now open for many of the indoor season sports such as
basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, inner tube water polo, table tennis, and the FIFA 17 Tournament.

Check out all the sports, leagues, and tournaments at or

Depending on the activity, fees range from FREE to $10.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

JOIN OUR TEAM: CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES IS HIRING SPORTS OFFICIALS NOW[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Looking for an on-campus job with flexible hours, paid training, great benefits and want to stay active?

Campus Recreation Services is hiring officials for basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

If you are interested, contact Jake Myers at or 801-585-8732.[/bs_col][/bs_row]


Bennion Center Director Dean McGovern and law professor Jensie Anderson, 2016 Distinguished Faculty Service Award winner.

[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]It’s a new year but time is running out to nominate a faculty member for the Bennion Center’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award. The deadline is Jan. 9, 2017. This award honors a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to the campus-community connection through a life of active, unpaid community service and the integration of service with research and teaching. Faculty service must be based on a long-term commitment to making a positive difference on the campus and in the community, and to the educational value gained by students through community work, beyond the traditional roles of faculty. The Bennion Center will make a gift of $1,000 in honor of the award recipient to a nonprofit or charitable organization of the winner’s choice.

For nomination instructions and selection criteria click here.

The winner will be notified by March 1, 2017.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]University College Advising is changing its name to better reflect what it does for students. It will be called the Academic Advising Center. Is will still provide the same helpful advising services to students, including:

  • General advising (General Education, policies, resource referral etc.)
  • Major exploration
  • Preprofessional advising (premed, predental, prelaw, etc.)
  • Transfer advising
  • Advising for academic success
  • Non-traditional student advising

Find out more here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

SPRING COURSE MATERIALS, MADE TO ORDER[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Ensure that your students come prepared next semester by ordering your Spring Semester course materials from University Print & Mail Services. Do yourself and your students a favor by checking this task off of your list!

In partnership with the University Campus Store, Print & Mail Services offers a variety of course material options and services to help you customize your course instruction. This personalized service allows you to optimize your educational content while effectively managing costs.

Visit Print & Mail Services and click on Course Packets to find information on copyright clearance, royalty collection and accounting, distribution through the Campus Store and in-class sales. Order forms and printing and binding options are also available on the site, as are easy re-order options.

For additional assistance in submitting your course materials request, please contact Steve Beck at 801-581-5779, or Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

HELP A STUDENT IN NEED[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Office for Equity and Diversity is eager to launch its first-ever Diversity Student Emergency Fund. The fund is a one-time grant providing financial support to students facing a crisis or unexpected expenses, such as an accident, illness, a death of a family

member, fire damage or need for temporary housing. To maximize resources, create a network and strengthen partnerships, these funds are a collaborative effort with various student services across campus. Pools of funding and resources will help students navigate long-term financial goals. Now you can be a part of the network. Your donation will get students back on their feet, so they can continue to pursue their college career.

To contribute, click here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

DO THE RIGHT THING – REPORT SUSPECTED FRAUD OR ABUSE[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″]ethics-graphic[/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The university is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and encourages employees and others to report any dishonest or improper act that violates the law, wastes money, or endangers public health or safety. Employees are encouraged to report suspected improprieties to their supervisor or to a higher authority if the supervisor is involved. Also, the University has an ongoing contract with EthicsPoint, a private company, to administer an ethics and compliance hotline: 888-206-6025 or online at EthicsPoint. This service ensures confidentiality and provides 24/7 availability.

Hotline reports are regularly investigated, and often assist university leaders to halt improper behavior, address policy violations and resolve other problems. Past reports have been instrumental in correcting issues such as misuse of university resources and unauthorized hiring of relatives.

If you suspect or know of fraud or abuse, report it to management. If you feel unable to communicate your concerns directly to management or another appropriate university department, use the hotline. Provide details—names, dates, times, amounts, circumstances, witnesses, etc. You can even check back and respond to questions from the person investigating your report without divulging your identity.[/bs_col][/bs_row]