FACULTY AND STAFF NEEDED FOR PROJECT YOUTH
Faculty and staff presenters are needed for the annual Project Youth event Wednesday, April 29 (reading day). Project Youth is part of President David W. Pershing’s Community Engagement Day and is a collaboration between the Bennion Center and the Salt Lake City School District to bring Title I sixth grade elementary students to the U for a morning full of fun educational activities.
This is in an effort to expose these students to higher education and get them excited to come to the U. We are looking for faculty and staff to provide interactive, visual presentations that will engage the students. There will be two 35-minute sessions, one from 10:30-11:05 a.m. and the second from 11:40 a.m.-12:15 pm.
Watch this video to see examples of past presentations. Contact Rachelle Kline at email@example.com or 801-560-6207 to sign up.
RED BUTTE GARDEN NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Red Butte Garden is looking for school programs volunteers to work with kids (kindergarten – sixth graders) at Red Butte Garden’s summer camps and other family events this summer. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, get outside, meet new people and teach kids about simple botany and ecology.
Volunteers will also learn all about botany and ecology themselves so you don’t need to know it already.
Training for school programs volunteers is on March 25 and/or March 26, but there will be more training date options if people can’t make those dates.
Visit redbuttegarden.org/volunteer-training for more information or call Meghan Eames, volunteer coordinator at 801-585-5688.
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DIABETES?
Click here and take the quiz on the right side of the page to see if you’re at risk for Diabetes. If you a score nine or higher, the answer is yes.
If the answer is yes, and you want to join a 12-month research study that will help you learn more about decreasing your risk for diabetes, contact the University of Utah Diabetes Prevention Research Program at DPP@utah.edu and provide your phone number. A Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle coach will call you back and ask you a series of questions to determine your eligibility.
Click here to watch a video from University of Utah Health Care with facts about pre-Diabetes you might want to know.
MARRIOTT LIBRARY NAMED IN TOP 50 COLLEGE LIBRARIES IN THE COUNTRY
College Rank has given the J. Willard Marriott Library the 17th spot in its ranking of the top 50 most amazing college libraries. The criteria used for the rankings included student opportunities, prestigious collections, architecture and historical note.
Read the full list of rankings at collegerank.net/amazing-college-libraries and an article about how Utah college libraries placed in the rakings at utahbusiness.com.
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN DURING MARCH MADNESS
It’s March Madness time. The Daily Utah Chronicle wants you to fill out a bracket, create groups and compete with your friends for prizes. Visit dailyutahchronicle.com/march-madness to sign up. The last day to sign up is Thursday, March 19.
Watch for the NCAA brackets printed in The Daily Utah Chronicle the week after spring break.