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Customized promotional items by University Print & Mail
Faculty, staff and student leaders needed for Move-in Day
Undergraduates present research to sustain Utah’s water future
Isotope researchers honored by American Geophysical Union
Now hiring at Campus Recreation Services
Career Services changing its name to Career and Professional Development Center

Reimagine Education Awards: Open for applications


CUSTOMIZED PROMOTIONAL ITEMS BY UNIVERSITY PRINT & MAIL

Employee Appreciation Day is fast approaching — have you ordered your department swag? 

University Print & Mail is ready to help you design your department’s 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 six to eight weeks for production and delivery, so order now here, to ensure your items arrive in time for Employee Appreciation Day, which takes place on Thursday, Sept. 28. 

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 roger.king@utah.edu.


FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENT LEADERS NEEDED FOR MOVE-IN DAY


In one month, on Aug. 17, more than 3,000 students will be moving into the residence halls. It’s an exciting time where we get to welcome students to the spaces they will call home. To make that day as positive and seamless as possible, we’re asking for your help. 

We are looking for faculty, staff and student leaders to serve on UCrew, our group of volunteers who help students move into their new rooms. This is your chance to connect with incoming students, share your opportunities and resources, and give back to the university community.

Here are the details on move-in: 

  • Date: Aug. 17, 2017
  • UCrew shifts: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m.
  • Moving ability: You will be helping lift and move students’ items. On the sign-up form, please indicate your moving capacity.
  • Training session: Please attend one session to get a more detailed overview of the day and expectations. We are offering training on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 4 p.m.

Signup is easy ­— just head to our move-in website and scroll to the bottom of the page. In exchange for volunteering, you’ll get a free T-shirt, a meal on move-in day and the chance to have an impact on a multitude of students.

Please sign up and spread the word. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Valery Pozo.


UNDERGRADUATES PRESENT RESEARCH TO SUSTAIN UTAH’S WATER FUTURE

Fifteen undergraduate students (iFellows) from across the state have spent the last 10 weeks doing water research in connection with the iUTAH project. Their experiences included fieldwork, research and analysis. Working with faculty and student mentors, these students learned about the challenges and solutions needed to sustain the state’s water supply over the next few decades.

This year’s iFellow undergraduate student researchers are from Westminster College, Brigham Young University, Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and the University of Utah.

The iFellows will present their work on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library.

Research areas covered this year include:

  • Harmful algal blooms on Utah Lake (presentation at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Plant water use efficiency (presentation at 10:45 a.m.)
  • Monitoring storm water runoff from various surfaces (presentation at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Evaluating model accuracy for fish habitat in Weber watershed (presentation at 1:30 p.m.)

Other presentations will focus on examining water quality and quantity in the state (9:30-11:45 a.m.); social and engineered water systems (12:30-1:15 p.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m.); modeling and predictions for future water impact (2:10-2:55 p.m.). 

iUTAH, which stands for innovative urban transitions and arid-region hydro-sustainability, is an interdisciplinary research and training program aimed at strengthening science for Utah’s water future. Part of that involves outreach projects that train the next generation of water scientists, including the iFellows program.

A full schedule of student papers is available from Jeannine Huenemann, Jeannine.huenemann@usu.edu.

Information about the iFellow program can be found here and here.


ISOTOPE RESEARCHERS HONORED BY AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION

Two University of Utah professors, Thure Cerling of geology and geophysics and James Ehleringer of biology, were awarded the 2017 Excellence in Earth and Space Sciences Education award by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award is “to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by a team, individual or group.”

For the past 21 years, Cerling and Ehleringer have hosted IsoCamp at the University of Utah, a training workshop to teach researchers from around the world how to use stable isotope chemistry as a tool of scientific inquiry. Nearly 700 scientists have participated in IsoCamps. The most recent camp included participants from 12 countries.

Both Cerling and Ehleringer are distinguished professors, members of the National Academy of Sciences, recipients of the Utah Governor’s Medal of Science and Technology, and fellows of AGU and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  The award will be presented in December as part of AGU’s Fall Meeting in New Orleans.


NOW HIRING AT CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES

Campus Recreation Services is hiring for student positions in membership services. Join our Crimson Crew and work in a dynamic, fun and fast-paced environment.

All positions are on campus, have flexible hours and are eligible for scholarships after two semesters. All training, including educational (resume building, etc.) workshops are paid.

For recruitment schedules and application process, check out campusrec.utah.edu/employment.


UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CAREER SERVICES CHANGING ITS NAME TO THE CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

University of Utah Career Services is changing its name to better reflect its mission to prepare students for their future careers and foster career readiness through early engagement with the center. It will be called the Career and Professional Development Center. The center will still provide the same helpful career coaching resources to students, and all of the essential functions it has always provided will remain the same.
  • General career coaching for students to reflect on their strengths, interests, skills and experiences
  • Exploration of career options and internships
  • Assisting students in their career planning process
  • Providing events to connect with employers and alumni

Find out more at careers.utah.edu.


REIMAGINE EDUCATION AWARDS: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Education is changing. If you’re driving that change, join Reimagine Education.

Reimagine Education aims to acknowledge and reward those most successful in creating transformational educational initiatives, enhancing student learning outcomes and/or employability.

Educational innovators from all the world can select one of our 15 award categories and submit their projects for free here until the call for submissions closes on July 31, 2017.

The overall winner will receive $50,000 in funding. The award ceremony and gala dinner will take place Dec. 5, 2017, at the Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia.

To learn more about the application process and criteria, applicants can consult our application e-guide.