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
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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
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Submit the nomination form by Feb. 28, 2017.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The search committee will begin reviewing files Feb. 27, 2017. Please send questions about the position to Ann Darling (email@example.com), 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
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.
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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.