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Policy 4-004
Video contest U Student startups need your votes to beat BYU

The Summit climbing clinic series
Beacons of Excellence Awards: Call for nominations

Staff scholarship applications being accepted for summer 2016
Join the UU Staff Council


POLICY 4-004


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The Information Security team at the University of Utah has released a video found at the following link. Policy 4-004 and its accompanying rules will become fully enforceable in April this year.

Chief Information Security Officer Dan Bowden will be attending the Academic Senate meeting on Monday, April 4, in the Moot Courtroom of the Law School at 3 p.m.  to discuss the changes outlined in the policy.


VIDEO CONTEST – U STUDENT STARTUPS NEED YOUR VOTES TO BEAT BYU

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We need your vote in the People’s Choice video competition for the 2016 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Help U student startups beat all the other schools in the state and win the $2,500 prize, and watch their videos to learn more about their amazing inventions.

The public may vote from March 14 to April 8. The team with the most votes will win.

The winning team will be announced at the UEC Public Showcase and Awards Ceremony on April 9 the University of Utah. All are welcome to attend the showcase event. It’s a great opportunity to meet the best student entrepreneurs in the state and see who wins the $100,000 in cash and prizes, including the $40,000 grand prize. The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the U and sponsored by Zions Bank.

Vote and learn more here: lassonde.utah.edu/vote2016.


THE SUMMIT CLIMBING CLINIC SERIES
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Gear up for the outdoor climbing season with any of our classes or clinics at The Summit. “Learn to Belay” or “Learn to Lead Belay and Lead Climb” are just a couple of the classes
and clinics we offer.

Check out campusrec.utah.edu for a full list.

Dates and registration fees vary.


‘BEACONS OF EXCELLENCE’ AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Each year, the University of Utah’s Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Student Affairs recognizes people, programs and projects committed to creating a transformative, undergraduate educational experience.

Beacons of Excellence awards celebrate “best practices” found across campus, including labs, student clubs, individuals, centers and more. Since the award was created in 2012, hundreds of nominations have been submitted by students, faculty, staff and community members.

Nominations are currently being accepted and are due by Thursday, April 14 at 5 p.m.

Recipients of the 2016 awards will be honored throughout the year in print and other media outlets on campus and in the community.

More information about the award and past honorees is available online.

 


U STAFF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR SUMMER 2016 SEMESTER
Applications due Friday, April 15, 2016

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The University of Utah Staff Council is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for staff development scholarships for the summer 2016 semester.

Each scholarship is worth up to $500 and can be used towards the employee’s tuition bill.  Scholarships can be used towards professional trainings, symposiums, conferences or workshops and their associated expenses.

The committee will process the scholarship applications in the most fair and judicious manner to benefit the employee, according to the procedures directed by the University of Utah policy. UUSC is an equal opportunity provider.

Qualified applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently working at 75 percent or above Full Time Equivalency (FTE) position (30-40 hours per week).
  • Maintained 75 percent or greater Full Time Equivalency (FTE) in a benefits eligible position for two consecutive years as of Feb. 29, 2016.
  • Have not received a Staff Council Scholarship within the past two years.

*Current Staff Council Members are not eligible.

Click here to apply.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2016, and incomplete applications will not be considered.


JOIN THE UU STAFF COUNCIL
Applications due Friday, April 15, 2016

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The University of Utah Staff Council is currently looking for positive, service-minded individuals to join. The UU Staff Council is an organization established by University Policy 5-003 to make sure the interests of staff on campus are represented. The University of Utah Staff Council had several achievements and was involved in many events during the 2016-2017 AY.
  • Awarded 13 scholarships at $500 each (summer, fall and spring)
  • Members participated in the District and Staff Excellence Award selections
  • Sponsored several events for staff including Shred Day where staff were able to shred personal documents and dispose personal eWaste at no charge, U-Nights at Real Salt Lake, Utah Grizzlies discount tickets and Salt Lake Bees discounted tickets
  • Members actively represent staff interests on several committees across campus
  • Members participated in the legislative process as advocates for staff of the U
  • Staff Council continues to co-sponsorship Employee Appreciation Day

If you are interested in making a difference here at the U by participating on Staff Council, submit an application before 5 p.m., April 15, 2016.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For detailed information and qualifications for being a part of the University of Utah Staff Council, please visit: Staffcouncil.utah.edu.