Examining the urban-rural divide
U honors novelist Amitav Ghosh
The Great ShakeOut drill
Summer technology camp
UKids summer camp 2018
Student Media Council faculty applications open
Alumni honored at Founders Day gala
Fall textbook adoption requests due
Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations
As part of a Praxis Lab, students are addressing issues related to access to education beyond high school in rural and urban areas of Utah. Overall, the students are interested in helping to expand educational opportunities for kids across the state. This decision was motivated by their interest to address some of the complex differences between rural and urban areas related to economic opportunities, community sustainability and social problems.
Ghosh has written 10 novels and several books of non-fiction including 2016’s “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.” Ghosh’s work has been translated into 20 languages and published in myriad outlets including The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times. His writing focuses on environmental consciousness in the most difficult circumstances of a multicultural, globalized and interdependent world.
The $10,000 award will become an annual celebration of environmental leadership and expression and honor those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.
If you haven’t signed up to receive emergency messages from the University, please update your profile in CIS today. Help us keep our students and campus community prepared and safe by encouraging participation in the Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill.
First session will begin May 14 and end June 20, second session will begin June 21 and end Aug. 1. There will be a $100 discount for registering for both sessions.
The camps will feature two weekly field trips, including such places as Hogle Zoo and Discovery Gateway, developmentally appropriate curriculum and lots of opportunities for adventure. Registration will open early April so mark your calendars.
If you have any questions, please call 801-585-7393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there.
Established in 2009 by the Board of Trustees, the Student Media Council oversees a student fee which helps support the Student Media department, and runs the The Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE Radio, Wasatch Magazine, thegeekwave.com, Studio200, University Media Sales, and AdThing, and a variety of other student driven media and journalism initiatives. The primary responsibility of members is to ensure that student media entities on campus provide a meaningful undergraduate experience and vocational orientation, and operate in a fiscally responsible manner.
By becoming a member of the Student Media Council, students, faculty, and industry professionals can play an active role in helping administer this student fee. Student voices are also vital in helping establish how Student Media grows and develops and best serves the campus community.
Members on this Council serve specific, staggered terms. For faculty members, a typical term is three years.
Members are required to attend a monthly meeting. Specifics of day and time are determined each semester depending on members’ schedules. Members will also be asked to review financial statements, applications for positions and funding and other documents via email, and possibly provide input to the rest of the Council via email. Occasional special meetings of the Council may also be called.
Open council positions:
- Faculty – One position with a three-year term: This position is for an at-large faculty member from anywhere on campus.