HCI receives In-House Design Award from GDUSA
U prepares for Chinese coaching program
University Teaching Committee: Call for applications and nominations
New look for CIS coming Sept. 8
New English Language proficiency test


Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Communication and Public Affairs team received a 2017 American In-house Design Award from Graphic Design USA for the 2017 Report to Our Community. The competition recognizes and celebrates excellence in inhouse design and the contributions made to their organizations. Selected from more than 6,000 entries, fellow recipients of the 2017 In-House Design Award include the American Heart Association, Hitachi, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Nestle USA and PepsiCo.  

U prepares for Chinese coaching program

On Sept. 18, the Office of Global Engagement at the University of Utah will welcome 70 collegiate coaches from China to participate in a training and education program for three months. Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council and the Federation University Sports China, the coaches will work with U athletics staff on techniques in men and women’s basketball and track and field. This will be the second year the U has participated in the program, which is part of the Pac-12 Globalization Initiative.

This past July, in preparation for the 2017 training program, 175 university coaches from across China gathered in Guangzhou, a historic port city in the southern part of the country, for a month-long intensive English program. Midway through the program, representatives from the U traveled to Guangzhou to meet the coaches, give presentations, discuss curriculum, tour athletic facilities and get a better understanding of what the coaches hope to get out of their experience at the U.

Read more here.


The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques and recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching. A variety of awards are now seeking applications and nominations.

To see criteria and deadlines, click here.



On Sept. 8, 2017, Campus Information Services (CIS), the online application used by students, faculty, and staff to access everything from paychecks to class schedules, is getting a new look.

Visually cluttered lists of links will be replaced by clickable tiles with intuitive icons. The home pages and subsequent tiles are dedicated to user roles, functional areas, and common themes. For example, in addition to the student and employee pages, the new CIS offers a “Financial Services” page with links to finance applications; a “Faculty and Research” page with links to resources for faculty, graduate students, and principal investigators; and a “University Resources” page with links to applications and services common to all campus users (e.g. Marriott Library, Campus Map or Shuttle Tracker). Users may add or remove optional link tiles on any of their pages, and can create their own custom home pages with the tiles they use most.

For questions about the new CIS, please contact the UIT Help Desk at 801-581-4000 option 1.


Beginning in the admissions cycle for the spring 2018 term, Credits and Admissions has approved additional tests to be utilized by the Office of Admissions in order to prove a student’s English proficiency and meet the international student admissions requirement for undergraduate applicants. Previously, we have only accepted the TOEFL and IELTS test results to prove English proficiency. Please note that a student meeting the minimum score requirement on one of these tests is not guaranteed admission, but the test will qualify the student to meet the English proficiency requirement.

The chart below details the names of all tests that will be accepted to prove English proficiency, beginning in spring 2018, and also lists the minimum requirement that a student must meet for each test.

If you have any questions about these new standards, please contact Teri Clawson, associate director of Admissions (, or Chelsea Wells, assistant director of International Admissions (