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JUMP TO: Dean Keith Diaz Moore named interim senior vice president for Academic Affairs Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations Inclusive access to textbooks: Save students up to 80 percent Fitness classes now half off Intramural sports second session registration now open Articulation agreement Learning Abroad now a passport acceptance facility Clear the Air […]

Dean Keith Diaz Moore named interim senior vice president for Academic Affairs
Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations
Inclusive access to textbooks: Save students up to 80 percent
Fitness classes now half off
Intramural sports second session registration now open
Articulation agreement

Learning Abroad now a passport acceptance facility
Clear the Air Challenge
Excellence in Global Engagement Awards

INTERIM SVP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS NAMED[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Dean Keith Diaz Moore has accepted to serve as interim senior vice president for academic affairs (SVPAA), effective April 2, 2018. Keith has provided exceptional leadership to the College of Architecture + Planning since he joined the University of Utah in 2014, and is highly regarded for his collaborative approach. He is currently serving as co-chair of the Anti-Racism Task Force and is a trusted and respected member of the Council of Academic Deans and campus leadership community.

In addition to Moore’s role as interim SVPAA, Associate Vice President Amy Wildermuth will serve, as she did during the last transition, as the designee of the senior vice president on matters pertaining to retention, promotion and tenure, and on faculty and student code issues that may arise.

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BEACONS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Consider nominating a person, program or project to recognize contributions to an exceptional undergraduate educational experience at the University of Utah.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Nominate someone here

The University of Utah fosters a transformational experience for all students. We value and recognize a respect for knowledge that empowers students to become actively engaged on campus. We accomplish this through recognizing people, programs and projects committed to excellence.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

INCLUSIVE ACCESS TEXTBOOKS: SAVE STUDENTS UP TO 80 PERCENT [bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]As part of its ongoing effort to support students and faculty in meaningful ways, the University Campus Store now offers an Inclusive Access Textbook program that helps students save up to 80 percent on course materials — a welcome alternative to the high cost of textbooks with the added convenience of accessing materials online the first day of class.

Inclusive Access puts your textbooks and related study materials online, making them available anytime, anywhere, and on the first day of class. Any course is eligible for Inclusive Access and the fee is paid along with class registration, eliminating the need to search for and purchase textbooks independently.

Last semester, 2,500 students utilized Inclusive Access and each saved an average of 60 percent on their course materials. Students can conveniently view their textbooks online, track their progress from assignment to assignment and communicate with other students in their class. Professors can also communicate with students, as well as provide updates and announcements and monitor the access and progress of each student.

Join the 21 courses already using Inclusive Access by contacting Shane Girton, senior associate director of the Campus Store, at or 801-581-8296. Informational luncheons will be held in March to orient faculty on how the program works and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in attending, please contact Girton who will provide you with the details.

Hit the ground running on day one next semester and help your students save money through Inclusive Access.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

FITNESS CLASSES ARE NOW HALF OFF[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]With plenty of time left in the semester and classes now half-off, there’s no better time to get started on your fitness and wellness goals.

Check out the full list of classes at and register today.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

INTRAMURAL SPORTS SECOND SESSION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Winter may have just arrived, but spring is around the corner and so is our second session of intramural sports.

If you missed out on the first season or you’re just ready for more action, check out the full list of sports at and register today.

No team?  No problem, register as an individual and we’ll help get you on a team.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

ARTICULATION AGREEMENT[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]A new articulation agreement will allow students who complete certain associate degrees at Salt Lake Community College to apply those credits to the family, community and human development major and financial planning certificate program offered by the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

The agreement creates a pathway for students to pursue the degree or certificate program upon transfer to the U.

Financial planners help clients meet financial goals, prepare for retirement and make comprehensive financial plans. The program can boost options for graduates interested in careers in banking, trust companies, brokerage firms, insurance businesses and as private financial planners and counselors. Financial counselors may help clients with such money matters as developing a personal budget, building good credit, getting out of debt, repaying loans and preparing for home ownership.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year job outlook for personal financial advisors is much stronger than the average for all professions — a finding that reflects the wave of retirements anticipated as Baby Boomers leave the job market.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Learning Abroad now a passport acceptance facility[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Learning Abroad is now an official Passport Acceptance Facility. As a passport acceptance facility, Learning Abroad processes new passport applications and takes passport photos. If you are on campus and need a passport, schedule an appointment with the office in Union, room 159. Be sure to check all passport application requirements on the U.S. Department of State website,, before your appointment. Learning Abroad is able to process applications for both adults and minors. These services include passport books, passport cards, passport photos and visa photos.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call Learning Abroad at 801-581-5849. For passport emergencies, please contact the National Passport Duty Office at 202-647-4000.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

CLEAR THE AIR CHALLENGE[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Join the University of Utah team for the Clear the Air Challenge, a statewide competition to reduce emissions from vehicles throughout the month of February.

Mobile sources, including our personal cars, contribute significantly to fine particulate matter that dirties our winter air. Ride transit, walk, bike, carpool or even skip the trip. Then, log it into the online tracker. The top five individuals from the University of Utah team win dinner with Ruth Watkins, senior vice president and incoming president, and Amy Wildermuth, chief sustainability officer.

Help the U take first place overall, and remember, with cleaner air, we all win.

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EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AWARDS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Office for Global Engagement has established this award to recognize faculty and staff contributions to the university’s global dimension and those who have demonstrated excellence in facilitating student global learning and intercultural understanding. This may include international partnership development that engages students, curriculum revision to include global learning outcomes, advancement of the learning of languages and other initiatives that provide significant opportunities for global learning either on campus or abroad. It may also include providing exceptional support or mentoring to international students and students participating in learning abroad programs.

One faculty member and one staff member will be awarded (two awards). This is an annual award for which the Office for Global Engagement seeks nominations each spring semester.

The award selection and ceremony is held in early April each year.

Click here for submission information. Deadline: March 2, 2018[/bs_col][/bs_row]