Student Life

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Migration of student email accounts to 0365 begins Feb. 1
Campus Store opens Sandy One location
Help us recognize our strong faculty: Nominate someone today
Associate dean’s work published in the American Library Associations ALA Editions
Pickleball comes to the student life center
U women’s soccer club kicks off
Save the date: Edie Kochenour Memorial Lecture on March 3
Glass recycling on campus
Second annual Clean Air for U: A Travelwise Challenge
Freshman scholarships updated
Ivory Prize: Call for nominations
Nominate an outstanding academic advisor
Registration now open for intramural sports spring 2017


MIGRATION OF STUDENT UMAIL ACCOUNTS TO 0365 BEGINS 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.


CAMPUS STORE OPENS SANDY ONE LOCATION

In an effort to better serve the growing number of University of Utah students engaged in continuing education at the university’s Sandy Center, the Campus Store has opened a satellite location in the main building at One Sandy Center.

Essentially a replica of the main Campus Store, the University of Utah Campus Store Sandy One offers the same products and services. Textbooks, school supplies, Utah merchandise and a U tech department where computers and technology can be bought and serviced, will all be offered. The new store aims to serve the needs of the continuing education community in a location convenient to them.

Believing that the campus bookstore is a fundamental part of the student experience, Campus Store Director Dan Archer is encouraged by the new venture. “We support the vision of continuing education and we’re responsible to make sure those students have access to the resources they need to succeed,” Archer said. “This store accomplishes that, and also supports the university’s purpose and core mission to promote education.”

The University Campus Store Sandy One is located at 10011 Centennial Parkway in Sandy. Store hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


HELP US RECOGNIZE OUR STRONG FACULTY

The Career Services Team is looking for a way to honor exceptional faculty members who have helped students prepare for their future and build the tools necessary for success in finding a career.

The form is short and can be completed by going here.

Check out the flier below for further details.


ASSOCIATE DEAN’S COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, WHITE PAPERS AND LECTURES PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S ALA EDITIONS

The American Library Association’s ALA Editions published a collection of essays, articles, white papers and lectures entitled “Libraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication” essays by Rick Anderson, associate dean for collections and scholarly communication at the J. Willard Marriott Library, which recently received a starred review in Library Journal.

Dealing with such issues as patron privacy, the core values of librarianship, the problem of zealotry and open access to scholarship, some of the pieces featured in this collection have been highly influential and some have caused controversy in the library profession. “Whenever we, as members of an organization like a library, are forced to choose between good things, we may start by trying to figure out some way to have both things,” Anderson explains in the book. “But in many cases, that will turn out to be impossible and we’ll have to decide which good thing is going to take priority over the other…”

Anderson has been a prolific writer and speaker on topics related to academic libraries and scholarly publishing for the past 20 years. He currently serves as president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is a featured “chef” on that organization’s widely-read blog, The Scholarly Kitchen.


PICKLEBALL COMES TO THE STUDENT LIFE CENTER

Come check out one of the fastest growing sports. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Two, three or four players use solid paddles ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. Go to campusrec.utah.edu for the Pickleball court schedule.

For more information about Pickleball and some great videos, go here.


U WOMEN’S SOCCER CLUB KICKS OFF

The University of Utah Women’s Soccer Club is officially recruiting and getting ready for an exciting spring season.

The club is student-run and participates in both fall and spring tournaments in the Intermountain West.

If you have love for the game and you’re ready to compete, win and make our organization a success, please contact the club at uofuwomensclubsoccer@yahoo.com for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE EDIE KOCHENOUR MEMORIAL LECTURE AT NOON ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

This year we are excited to welcome Jennifer Azzi as our speaker. She is a former WNBA player with seven Hall of Fame inductions, an Olympic Gold Medal, a Stanford National Championship, the Naismith Award, and the Wade Trophy. Azzi also played as a guard for our local Utah Starzz for three seasons, leading in minutes played and in 2000, leading the league in free-throw percentage.

Azzi is a well-respected coach, speaker and author who actively represents the sport, both locally and internationally. Azzi’s lecture, Crossing the Half-Court: Women Breaking Boundaries, will address the success she has had pushing the needle on diversity efforts, and how we in higher education should think differently about creating similar successes, not just in sports, but in life.

This topic is particularly important realizing the low success of diversity efforts, despite trying. A symposium consisting of several smaller discussions centered around topics of diversity will follow Azzi’s noon lecture. There will be a light lunch preceding the lecture.

Additional details and a registration link will be available soon.


GLASS RECYCLING ON CAMPUS

Glass recycling has arrived at the University of Utah thanks to the combined efforts of three students, Facilities Management and the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund, or SCIF.

Fifty bins will be placed in buildings during the beginning of the spring 2017 semester and available for use by students, faculty and staff. At least one glass recycling bin will be placed in all major buildings across campus with a few extra in high-traffic places like the Union and Marriott Library.

While taking Global Changes in Society, a course offered by the Global Change & Sustainability Center, GCSC, three environmental humanities graduate students proposed a glass recycling pilot project. Jennifer Lair, Nicole Cox and Carissa Beckwith wanted to implement an on-campus glass recycling bin program utilizing the Momentum Recycling facility in Salt Lake City.

Click here to read more.


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.


FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS UPDATED

The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid has updated some freshman scholarships, which will go in effect for the 2017-18 academic year. The changes are as follows:

Scholarships for Utah residents:

  • Honors at Entrance is now known as the Utah Flagship Scholarship. The amount for the scholarship remains the same, $5,000 annually towards tuition and renewable up to eight semesters.
  • Partial Honors at Entrance is now known as the Utah Academic Scholarship. The amount of the award remains the same, $2,500 annually towards tuition and renewable up to eight semesters.
  • Cash at Entrance is now known as the Utah Academic Recognition Award. This award has increased to $1,500 annually and is renewable up to four semesters annually.
  • The Trustees Scholarship has increased to $1,500 and $2,500 annually. It is renewable up to four semesters.
  • The Valedictorian Award will no longer be offered and these funds will be used to increase other in-state awards.

Scholarships for non-residents:

  • Academic Full Tuition is now known as the Academic Excellence Scholarship. There are two different scholarships offered – a renewable scholarship up to eight semesters and a one year scholarship. The scholarship covers full non-resident tuition and no fees.
  • Academic Partial Tuition is now known as the Academic Distinction Scholarship. This scholarship is for one year and covers the resident portion of tuition.
  • The Freshman Academic Achievement Award is now renewable for eight semesters and the amount ranges from $6,000 to $12,000 annually. It was previously a one semester award. if students gain Utah residency for tuition purposes, the scholarship will not be renewed.
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange is now renewable for eight semesters. Previously, it was renewable for 10 semesters. This tuition discount program covers 150 percent of in state tuition.

Visit the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website for more information about freshman scholarships.

If you have any questions, please contact the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 801-581-6211 or scholarship@sa.utah.edu.


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.


NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Deadline to nominate is Feb. 3, 2017

Do you know an academic advisor who has made a positive impact on the lives of their students? Nominations are now being accepted from students, staff and faculty for the 2017 University Academic Advising Committee’s Outstanding Advisor Award (more than three years of advising experience) and Outstanding New Advisor Award (three or fewer years of advising experience).

The deadline to nominate is Feb. 3, 2017.

Both awards recognize U advisors who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising:

  • Approaches advising as teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Available to advisees
  • Reaches out and supports underserved populations
  • Makes appropriate referrals
  • Uses and disseminates appropriate information sources
  • Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff
  • Works with students outside of office in formal university-related activities
  • Monitors advisee progress toward academic and career goals
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
  • Participates in and supports advisor development programs
  • Proactive; builds relationships with advisees and follows up
  • Practices developmental advising

It only takes a few moments to complete the nomination process.

Additional questions can be addressed to Shawn Adrian at shawn.adrian@utah.edu. Consider recognizing an outstanding advisor at the U by submitting a nomination today.


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR INTRAMURAL SPORTS SPRING 2017

Don’t miss out on the best social and recreational activity on campus! Registration is now open for many of the indoor season sports such as
basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, inner tube water polo, table tennis, and the FIFA 17 Tournament.

Check out all the sports, leagues, and tournaments at campusrec.utah.edu or imleagues.com/utah.

Depending on the activity, fees range from FREE to $10.