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Academic Senate recap
U MBA jumps 20 spots in Bloomberg rankings
White House names U bioethicist Maureen Condic to six-year term on National Science Board
2018 Utah Athletes in Service honored
University food drive
Teaching Committee upcoming deadlines
Crimson Outing Club
Artist-in-Residence at Taft-Nicholson Center now accepting applications
Marty Shaub sworn in as IAEM-USA president
Crimson Lagoon closing Nov. 19-24
Fitness classes are half-off

Campus Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Survey


ACADEMIC SENATE RECAP

The Academic Senate met Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Highlights include:
  • President Ruth V. Watkins and Vice President Barbara Snyder presented updates on the university’s responses to the recent campus shooting.
  • A new Family Planning Division, within the OBGYN Department, was approved.
  • The latest proposed university policy for building access and surveillance was discussed; the Academic Senate is expected to vote on a final policy at its next meeting.
  • An update on Rule R3-030D: International Travel Safety and Insurance was presented. More information is available here.

The next Senate meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 3, from 3-5 p.m., in the College of Law Moot Courtroom (6th floor). Meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.


U MBA  JUMPS 20 SPOTS IN BLOOMBERG RANKINGS

The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business vaulted 20 spots in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools rankings released today, placing the Eccles School at No. 36 in the country.

“We are thrilled to see our Full-Time MBA program recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek and for another top-50 ranking,” said Brad Vierig, associate dean of MBA Programs & Executive Education at the Eccles School. “From the faculty and staff we’ve hired to the buildings we’ve constructed, to the scholarship dollars we’ve awarded—all of it was to move our MBA programs forward. I’m incredibly proud of our team and the progress we’ve made over the past three years to ensure our Full-Time MBA students have the best possible experience and add immediate value for their employers upon graduation.

Read a full press release about the ranking here.


White House Names U Bioethicist Maureen Condic to Six-Year Term on National Science BoarD

Maureen L. Condic, associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at University of Utah Health and University Ombudsman, has been named a member of the National Science Board  by President Donald J. Trump. Condic is to be one of seven new appointees to the 25-member board who are selected for their eminence in research, education and distinguished service.

National Science Board performs two main functions. The board serves as an independent body of advisors to the president and Congress on policy matters related to science and engineering. Members also establish priorities for the National Science Foundation, a federal agency that promotes scientific progress and advancements in health.

“Being appointed to the National Science Board is a tremendous honor for me and for the University of Utah,” says Condic. “I am excited to be of service to our country and to the scientific community by bringing a focus on bioethics and biomedical research to this eminent body of scholars.” Condic’s term lasts until May 2024.


2018 Utah Athletes in Service honored

Soccer forward Madeline “Max” Flom and gymnast Missy Reinstadtler were honored Nov. 10 at the Utah vs. Oregon football game as this year’s Utah Athletes in Service.  Sponsored by the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, the award recognizes athletes who excel in their sport, in the classroom and in the community.

Flom has been visiting disabled veterans at the William Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home. Reinstadtler spends her time volunteering with U-FIT, a program that provides children with disabilities, and their siblings.

Read the full story here.


UNIVERSITY FOOD DRIVE

University of Utah Food Drive runs from Nov. 5-30, 2018.

One in six Utah kids faces hunger. Your donation helps the Utah Food Bank serve the 392,000 Utahns who are at risk of missing a meal today. Check out all the ways your donation will help here.

The Alumni Association has kicked off its 25th annual food drive supporting the Utah Food Bank. We ask you as loyal U alumni, and friends, to help us feed Utah’s hungry. Donating is easy, and all money and food donated goes to the Utah Food Bank at this critical time of year.

WAYS TO DONATE

Make a monetary donation of any amount:

  • Click here to make a monetary donation. Remember, the Utah Food Bank can turn your $20 donation into $160 worth of food and services.
  • Does your employer sponsor a matching gift program? You can check here and scroll to the “matching gifts” box.
  • You can also bring cash donations (or mail a check payable to the Utah Food Bank) to the Alumni Association at the University of Utah (155 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112)

Make a nonperishable food donation:

  • Drop off donations at the Alumni Association: 155 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Be on the lookout for our Student Alumni Board and MUSS Board members who will be in the community collecting donations. We will also be collecting prior to the Utah vs. BYU football game on Saturday, Nov. 24. Be sure to bring your extra cash.

For questions, please call 801-581-6995.


TEACHING COMMITTEE DEADLINES

The University Teaching Committee has the following deadlines for prizes and awards.

Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

The Hatch Prize recognizes an outstanding and longstanding service by a teacher from Tenure-line faculty ranks. The recipient of the Hatch Prize will receive $5,000. The award will be announced in March 2019.

Early Career Teaching Awards
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

The Early Career Teaching Awards recognize up to four outstanding faculty at an early stage in their careers at the University of Utah. To be eligible, a faculty member must have completed at least three full years but fewer than eight years of service at the university and must be tenure-line or career-line faculty. Each recipient will also receive $2,500. Nominations are due no later than Nov. 30, 2018. These awards will be announced in March 2019.


CRIMSON OUTING CLUB

The Crimson Outing Club is a club dedicated to exploring different areas of Utah, having new experiences, and meeting new people. Are you interested in climbing, backpacking or snowshoeing but unsure of where to start? Crimson Outing Club is for you. They specialize in hiking, backpacking and anything outdoors. Trips consist of various outdoor activities inspired by members.

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


Artist-in-Residence at Taft-Nicholson Center Now Accepting Applications

Located in Lakeview, Montana, the Taft-Nicholson Center Artist-in-Residence Program offers dedicated artists a supportive and transformational environment to further their creative development. In a remote setting dedicated to the historical integrity of the land and the preservation of natural habitat and wildlife, artists can experience unencumbered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and development of their work.

To read about the experiences and work of past artists-in-residence, please click here.

Applications for the program are now being accepted and artists from diverse multidisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. This includes visual artists, composers, writers, dancers, photographers, filmmakers, playwrights and textile artists, among others.

Please click here to apply and learn more.


Marty Shaub Sworn in as IAEM-USA President

Marty Shaub, CEM, UCEM, director of occupational and environmental health and safety, University of Utah, has taken office as 2018-19 president of the USA Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-USA). She was sworn in at the President’s Banquet during the Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other officers sworn in were IAEM-USA First Vice President Teri Smith, CEM, CPM, IAEM-USA Second Vice President Judson M. Freed, CEM and IAEM-USA Secretary Carrie L. Speranza, CEM.

Upon taking office, Shaub noted the importance of IAEM to the emergency management community. “Despite the use of social media as a means to build a network, emergency managers need IAEM now more than ever to unite our efforts to address the challenges of our time such as climate change, aging infrastructure, and financial uncertainty for many,” she stated. “Our community needs every emergency manager and every emergency manager needs our IAEM community if we are to get ahead of these challenges and ultimately prepare and protect our constituencies.”

Shaub is an experienced emergency management professional living in Salt Lake City. She was born and raised in Monmouth, Illinois, and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She has directed programs for the University of Utah since 1984, and in her current position oversees a staff of 29 professionals.

Shaub was awarded the University of Utah Public Service medal in 2012 in recognition of her long-standing efforts to make the university a safe, secure environment for learning and for her commitment to building a disaster resistant university. She was the principal investigator for the university’s $1 million Disaster Resistant University Grant in 2010.

Shaub was a founding member of the Utah Emergency Management Association and was appointed to the first Utah Comprehensive Emergency Management Advisory Board, established in 2000. She served as the Advisory Board chair during the drafting of bylaws and operating procedures. She has served on advisory boards for Private Sector Homeland Security, Higher Education Emergency Planning, EMPG and UASI Grants and the Lt. Governor’s Advisory Board for Emergency Management within the state of Utah.

Shaub is an adjunct instructor for the State Training Officer’s program in Utah. She’s delivered emergency management presentations at the Utah Health and Safety Annual Conference; the International Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association Conferences; the National Safety Council Congress and Exposition; and to The Office of Compliance for the United States Congress.

She likes conducting program evaluations and developing strategic plans, and is experienced supervising technical as well as professional staff and directing consultants.

In addition to IAEM, Shaub has held leadership positions in the Utah Emergency Management Association, where she was a founding member and a past president, she served on the Board of Delegates for the National Safety Council and is a past president of the International Campus Safety, and Health and Environmental Management Association. She currently also serves IAEM as director of communications for IAEM’s Global Board of Directors since 2016.


Crimson Lagoon Closed

The pools at the Crimson Lagoon in the Eccles Student Life Center will be closed Nov. 19-24 for annual maintenance.

Please plan your aquatics workouts accordingly.


Fitness Classes are Half-Off
All semester classes are now half-off at the Eccles Student Life Center.
There’s still plenty of classes left in the semester so register today at campusrec.utah.edu.

Campus Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Survey

Students are being asked to take 10 minutes to help the Campus Contraceptive Initiative at the University of Utah. Responses will help it learn and understand the sexual and reproductive health care needs on campus.

Fill out the survey and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end.