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Skiing for scholarships
Excellence in Global Education award
Winners of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Case Competition announced
Migration of student email accounts to 0365 begans Feb. 1
New online program: Earn your MSIS from anywhere
New Duo 2FA feature allows 12 hours of access
Red Butte Garden’s Bulbs and Blooms
Alta call for nominations
LEAP program director search
Second annual Clean Air for U: A Travelwise Challenge
Ivory Prize nominations needed


SKIING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The College of Humanities will raise funds to support student scholarships by skiing down the slopes of Brighton Ski Resort, Wednesday  March 1, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Discounted tickets are available for $75 and it includes a free barbecue lunch. Join Swoop, Dianne Harris, dean of the College of Humanities, faculty and students to support scholarships for first generation students and those from underrepresented populations.

Click here for more details.


EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL EDUCATION AWARD
Deadline: March 6, 2017

The Office for Global Engagement (OGE) 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 OGE seeks nominations each spring semester. The award selection and ceremony is held in early April each year

For more information, click here.


WINNERS OF THE DANIELS FUND ETHICS INITIATIVE CASE COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Students competed in The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Case Competition on Friday, Feb. 10, and congratulations are in in order.

A team of six outstanding Eccles School students took home the top prize as they applied the ethics they learned from the legacy of business giant Bill Daniels.

The competition featured eight teams, and they had to tackle a real-world ethical dilemma in the workplace. While all the teams put in an incredible amount of effort and presented well, only three teams were named as winners.

Read more here.


MIGRATION OF STUDENT UMAIL ACCOUNTS TO 0365 BEGAN FEB. 1

Starting Feb. 1, 2017, University Information Technology (UIT) will begin the gradual migration of 27,000 student UMail accounts from on-campus hardware and software to Exchange Online, a cloud-hosted messaging application that’s part of Microsoft Office 365, or O365.

“The move to Office 365 is in keeping with the university’s strategy to transition to cloud-based services when there are improved services for students combined with less risk and cost for the institution,” said Chief Information Officer Steve Hess. “It will help better align us with Pac-12 and other peer institutions that have already successfully made this move.”

The phased plan will take place over the course of several months, starting with inactive accounts, but eventually encompassing all students with a non-employee role at the university.

Emails informing students of the change will be sent in batches, alerting users that their accounts may be moved as soon as 24 hours after receipt of the email. In addition, the emails outline the new login process and detail user interface changes to post-login screens.

Read the full story here.


New online program: Earn your MSIS from anywhere


The David Eccles School of Business is introducing a new online degree program, the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS).  The constantly evolving field of information systems and the online format both further the school’s value of innovation.

Students in the MSIS Online receive the same high level of instruction as students in the on-campus program, including shared faculty and curriculum. Online students can complete the program from any location, and provides flexibility for students who have heavy travel commitments or rotating professional schedules. Additionally, students can choose to enroll in classes full-time or part-time.

To learn more, click here.


New Duo 2FA feature allows 12 hours of access

University employees can now select a “remember me for 12 hours” setting when signing in with Duo two-factor authentication (2FA), thus requiring the employee to use Duo 2FA less frequently in a given workday.

The setting is browser-based and will work only if the employee is accessing a Central Authentication Service (CAS)-protected resource from the same browser used to enable the 12-hour setting. Once the “Remember me” checkbox has been checked, it will remain checked by default unless the browser cache is cleared.

Please note that employees are strongly encouraged to use the Duo Push method (via smartphone or tablet app) whenever possible, as both the phone call and passcode via SMS options incur costs to the University.

Visit the 2FA site for general information about 2FA at the U.


RED BUTTE GARDEN’S BULBS AND BLOOMS

Since 2013, Red Butte Garden has been recognized as an Official Daffodil Display Garden by the American Daffodil Society.

Visit the garden this spring to see 450,000 blooming bulbs. Of those, 230,000 are daffodils (Narcissus). Other bulbs include Allium, Camasia, Cyclamen, Eremurus, Galanthus, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lycoris and more.

All bulbs don’t bloom at the same time.

Different varieties peak at different times, so be sure to visit often to see all that will be blooming this spring. For more information, go here.


ALTA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Celebrate sustainability leadership on campus by nominating yourself or a colleague for an Alta Sustainability Leadership Award. These Awards recognize excellence in leadership in the areas of campus as a living lab, community partnership, sustainability education, and research. Thanks to the generous partnership of the Alta Ski Resort, an award of $2500 will be given to each recipient. All students, faculty, and staff eligible to participate.

Submit the nomination form by Feb. 28, 2017.


LEAP PROGRAM DIRECTOR SEARCH


LEAP (Learning, Engagement, Achievement, Progress) is in search of a new director.

A key objective of the University of Utah is to expand existing and create new learning communities (LC) to increase retention and completion. The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) is responsible for activating this and other objectives related to student success. The primary role the director of the LEAP Program plays is leadership of the LEAP faculty and peer mentors who support 700-750 students annually. The director keeps vital the vision and mission for LEAP and learning communities as a core element in the Utah Pledge, and the University of Utah’s guarantee that every first-year student can choose a LC that matches their interests and goals. As a member of the core UGS leadership team, the director is part of new initiatives supporting student success and establishes and helps grow partnerships across campus.

The LEAP Learning Community is a year-long learning community that enables new students to transition more confidently to college and to play an active role in their own education. Students stay with the same classmates and faculty member, while taking courses that satisfy general education and graduation requirements, in small classes throughout the year. LEAP students participate in social and service activities with other students and with Peer Advisors.

To see a list of all responsibilities of LEAP Program director, click here.

Qualifications

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. and an outstanding record in teaching at the college and university level.  Position is open to tenure/tenure track and career line faculty. Administrative and assessment experience preferred.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and CV to Andrea Haag (a.haag@ugs.utah.edu). The search committee will begin reviewing files Feb. 27, 2017. Please send questions about the position to Ann Darling (ann.darling@utah.edu), chair of the search committee.

For more information, visit the LEAP director search page.


SECOND ANNUAL CLEAN AIR FOR U: A TRAVELWISE CHALLENGE
Month of February
Track your trips at tinyurl.com/Ucleanair

Drive less to help clean the air. Walk, bike, take TRAX, ride buses and shuttles — do whatever you can to not drive alone. Then, log those trips at tinyurl.com/Ucleanair throughout February to see your contribution to better air.

Mobile sources, including personal vehicles, are responsible for nearly half of all winter PM 2.5-related emissions that contribute to the unhealthy air. Together, we can make a difference.

Read more here.


IVORY PRIZE: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

To encourage student involvement and leadership, Clark Ivory, former chair of the University of Utah Board of Trustees, established the Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership. This prestigious award recognizes extraordinary and influential student-led projects that positively impact the campus and/or the broader community. The recipient(s) receives a $2,000 award and up to $10,000 to invest in the program or effort for which they are being recognized.

Those who have graduated from the U since 2011 (within the last five years), as well as those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs, are eligible. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 24.