Announcements

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UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD
Deadline: Sept. 23

The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah. Up to four faculty members will be recognized as outstanding teachers with an award of $5,000. Tenure-line and career-line faculty are eligible with one award available to non-tenure line faculty. To be eligible, faculty must have completed eight or more years of teaching service at the University of Utah. The awards will be announced in January 2016.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING GRANTS
Deadlines: Sept. 25, 2015 / Jan. 6, 2016 / March 11, 2016

Awards are made to faculty to undertake projects that will enhance their teaching or the curriculum in which they teach. Tenure-line and career-line faculty are eligible to propose individual and group grants. Preference will be given to applicants whose primary professional affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah. Awards are made for amounts up to $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for groups for items such as equipment, supplies or travel where appropriate .

See our website for detailed instructions.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2016 GREAT UTAH SHAKEOUT
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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS
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If you have not submitted your textbook adoptions to the Campus Store for the Spring 2016 or Summer 2016 semesters, it’s not too late. The sooner we get your adoption requests the more likely we can get your textbook on time and at less expensive USED textbook prices in order to save students money.

If you have any questions or comments about textbook adoptions please contact us immediately and we will be happy to assist you. You can contact Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321 or dnelson@CampusStore.utah.edu, Josh Clemens at 801-581-4158 or jclemens@CampusStore.utah.edu or Rand Merritt at 801-581-3158 or rmerritt@CampusStore.utah.edu.

Thank you for your support and have a great semester.


HUNTER HONORED BY YWCA FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIAL WORK, COMMUNITY
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Congratulations to the University of Utah’s Rosey Hunter, who is being honored by the YWCA this month with a community service award. Hunter  joined the College of Social Work faculty in 1995 and currently serves there as an associate professor. She teaches in the bachelors of social work program and is a program director for the Bridging Borders Partnership, an annual “Train the Trainer” program that engages students and faculty in working with communities living in refugee camps along the Thailand/Myanmar (Burma) border.

Most recently, Hunter served as special assistant to the president for campus-community Partnerships, and director of University Neighborhood Partners (UNP). Located on Salt Lake City’s westside, UNP partnerships value community knowledge and the lived experiences of resident partners and organizations that represent and serve youth and families. Hunter’s social work teaching, research and practice areas are focused on developing mutually beneficial relationships – connecting people to resources and shared power in ways that expand opportunities and build on existing strengths. Hunter has practice experience in community organizing, international social work, school social work, educational administration, clinical social work and participatory action research. Her caring and compassionate work is truly an asset to the community.


VETERANS SUPPORT CENTER HAS MOVED

Please be aware that the Veterans Support Center has now moved from Union 162 to Union 418, and Veterans Services has moved from Window 10 of the Student Services Building to Union 418 within the Veterans Support Center for the convenience of our student veterans. Please update any directories, and distribute this change to your faculty and staff so they can point student veterans to the right location in order to access their veteran-related benefits, or handle any veteran-related issues they may have.

We appreciate your support as these veterans transition back in to both civilian, and student life.


U-MATCH
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U-Match is connecting the university community to seek, provide and trade one-on-one child care needs. New for this fall is a simplified electronic application that can be accessed via the home page at childcare.utah.edu. Those interested can register using their uNID as “looking for a babysitter or nanny” and/or “willing to babysit or nanny.” Once logged in, users can search the growing registry of babysitters and nannies.

“We’re starting to see traffic increase as more students, faculty and staff understand the benefit of this service especially for parents needing irregular care hours or in-home care,” says Virginia DeSpain, project coordinator for the U’s Child Care and Family Resources office.

 

 

 

 

 


UNIVERSITY TEACHING COMMITTEE AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques, recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching.

Nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award are due by Sept. 23. These awards honor faculty who have made significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah.

The first round of University Teaching Grants applications are due by Sept. 25. Grant awards are made to faculty to undertake projects that will enhance their teaching or the curriculum in which they teach.


PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TEEN LISTENING STUDY

Looking for teenagers, their friends and their mothers to participate in a study and receive $150.

The Social Development Lab at the University of Utah is looking for teenagers in seventh or eighth grade to come to the lab with their mothers and a same gender friend (who is also in seventh or eighth grade) to participate in a study. The study is being conducted to better understand how teenagers talk to different people about their experiences.

Teens, their mothers and their friend will attend one, two and a half hour-long session at the University of Utah. Mother, child and friend will each receive $50 upon completion of the study. The total compensation per triad is $150.

For more information and to schedule your appointment, we ask that mothers send an email to teenlisteningstudy@gmail.com.

In the email please include:
1. Your child’s age and gender
2. Your child’s friend’s age and gender
3. A phone number where we can reach you.

You will be contacted a few days after receiving your email.