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Representing you, hearing your voice: Tobacco-free campus committee members needed
Amy Brunvand wins American Library Association election, new role as sustainability librarian-in-residence
5 Utah Football game times, TV announced
4 student startups begin intense summer program at the U
6 Utes earn All-Pac-12 conference baseball honors
University Campus Bicycle Shop opens
Call for participation: U research data repository pilot project
Campus Recreation is hiring personal trainers


REPRESENTING YOU, HEARING YOUR VOICE

A student-lead initiative to make the U a tobacco-free campus by 2018 has passed the Academic Senate. This next fiscal year will be an educational year to make all employees aware of the policy change, which will take effect July 1, 2018.

We want your input.

To ensure there is a well-rounded view, we are looking for members of the campus community who self identify as a current smoker, or have quit smoking and knows the difficulties that comes with that decision, to sit on the committee overseeing this initiative.

The committee will meet to discuss the policy and how to enact change in our campus community in the most positive way possible. It will hold listening sessions as well as discuss and make changes to the policy when and where required.

This position is voluntary and would require attendance at monthly meetings for a full calendar year.

To volunteer, please submit the following:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Department
  • Faculty, staff or student
  • Identify yourself as a current or former smoker
  • What could you contribute to the committee?

Send submissions to Margaret Clayton.


AMY BRUNVAND WINS AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ELECTION AND ACCEPTS NEW ROLE AS SUSTAINABILITY LIBRARIAN-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE

Amy Brunvand, a long-time librarian at the U of U Marriott Library, is the new coordinator elect of the American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT), and has accepted a position as the Sustainability Office’s librarian-in-residence.

SustainRT is part of the American Library Association, which is the largest national professional society for librarians. SustainRT formed in 2013 as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society.

At the Sustainability Office, Brunvand has assisted with data collection and assessment in a temporary one-year working sabbatical from the Marriott Library. Brunvand’s expertise in government information, what librarians call ‘grey literature – the documents produced on all levels of government, academic, and industry in print and electronic formats, has been a critical to the Sustainability Office’s efforts to integrate sustainability as a core principle throughout the University. She will continue to put her expertise to work for the Sustainability Office in her new role.


5 UTAH FOOTBALL GAME TIMES, TV ANNOUNCED

Game times and television selections for the first three weeks of the 2017 football season, as well as all Thursday and Friday games, were announced today by the Pac-12 Conference. Five Utah games were picked for early selection, including home games against North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network, San Jose State on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. MT on ESPN2 and UCLA on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. MT on FS1.
 
Utah also learned the time and TV for road games at BYU on Saturday, Sept. 9 on 8:15 p.m. MT on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU and Arizona on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. MST (PT)/8:30 p.m. MDT on FS1.
 
The remainder of Utah’s game times and TV will be announced six to 12 days in advance. Which ESPN network will broadcast the Utah-BYU game in Provo will be announced after the games on Sept. 2. All of Utah’s games will be televised nationally.
 
The Pac-12 Football Championship game will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Fri., Dec. 1 and televised on ESPN or ABC.

Read more here.


4 STUDENT STARTUPS BEGIN INTENSE SUMMER PROGRAM AT THE U

While other university students are spending the summer traveling the world, exploring the outdoors and sleeping in, four student startup teams at the University of Utah are engaged in an intense program. By the end of the summer, they all hope to have grown substantially and to be selling their products.
 
The startups are: Coffee Pops, a gourmet line of coffee popsicles; Blerp, a platform for sharing soundbites; Clovitek, a WiFi transmitter for streaming audio to personal devices; and The Society, a discount membership card for nightlife in Salt Lake City.

Read the full story here.


6 UTES EARN ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE BASEBALL HONORS

Led by All-Pac-12 selections Dallas Carroll, DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., and Jayson Rose, six Utah baseball players earned all-conference honors, as chosen by the league’s coaches.
 
It is the second-straight season that Carroll, Keirsey and Rose have been selected to the All-Pac-12 team.
 
Carroll was one of the best hitters in the Pac-12 this season, and through the regular season ranked fourth in the league in batting average (.369) and RBI (52) while ranking second in slugging percentage (.591) and on-base percentage (.465).
 
Keirsey finished tied for third in the conference in triples (five) and ranked 11th in the league in hits (71). He hit .327 on the year and ranked second on the team in runs scored (39) and stolen bases (nine).
 
Rose finished tied for fourth in the Pac-12 with eight wins. His 82 strikeouts ranked seventh in the league and he was 11th with a 3.35 earned run average. Rose held opponents to a .241 batting average, which ranked ninth in the Pac-12.
 
Carroll and Keirsey were both named to the All-Defensive Team. Keirsey was also named to the team last season.
 
Earning honorable mention honors was senior pitcher Dylan Drachler, senior shortstop Ellis Kelly and senior first baseman Hunter Simmons. It is the second-straight season that Drachler has earned honorable mention honors. He was tied for sixth in the Pac-12 with five saves. Kelly made just two errors all season at the shortstop position, hitting .294. Simmons hit .307 with a .387 on-base percentage and was second on the team with 32 RBI.


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS BICYCLE SHOP OPENS


The University of Utah Commuter Services Department is proud to announce the opening of the University Campus Bicycle Shop. The Campus Bicycle Shop is located next to our main offices in the Annex at 1901 E. South Campus Drive, our primary hub of operations.

This year, May, is designated as Bike Month, the official month for celebrating bicycling and promoting active transportation. Cycling is convenient, healthy and a sustainable alternative to driving to campus. It’s virtually cost-free and allows much closer access to your destination than vehicle parking lots. Cycling to the U can be a fun, practical, and productive way of making exercise a regular part of your life.

Commuter Services is kicking off its new Campus Bicycle Shop to support all cyclists throughout the year. The Campus Bicycle Shop will provide the campus community a central location for any repair needed to commute to and from the U. Located near both the South Campus TRAX station and the Fort Douglas TRAX station, getting your bike to the shop should be easy. Services will be available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, with special requests available.

The shop will be able to offer you most of the services you can expect at other locations throughout the city, but at a convenient location should you need a repair during you time in class or at work. Stop by our main office or give us a call to schedule some TLC for your bicycle.

The University Campus Bicycle Shop will be offering the following services starting June 1 throughout the summer:

  • Flat repair
  • Cable service
  • Tune up
  • Bike assembly
  • Consultation
  • Maintenance instruction

We will consider any custom request, which may require additional time to order parts.

For other bike, related questions please check out our website here.


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: U RESEARCH DATA REPOSITORY PILOT PROJECT

The University of Utah has created an institutional research data repository, The Hive, to help researchers fulfill funding agency and journal mandates to share data and to encourage transparent research. As part of a pilot project, we would like to work with a select number of researchers on campus to deposit data into The Hive and to learn what we can do to better meet the needs of researchers on campus. If you are interested in participating in this pilot project or would just like to learn more, please fill out this short online application before June 19, 2017. Participants will work with a librarian to describe and ingest their dataset into The Hive repository.

Datasets ingested into The Hive as part of this pilot project must be authored by a member of the University of Utah research community and must be complete, digital, less than 500 GB, and publicly available by August 2017. We are not accepting confidential or sensitive data into The Hive at this time. Please feel free to contact Rebekah Cummings at Rebekah.cummings@utah.edu or Daureen Nesdill daureen.nesdill@utah.edu if you have any additional questions.


CAMPUS RECREATION IS HIRING PERSONAL TRAINERS

Join our Crimson Crew team as a Personal Trainer and help others reach their goals. You must be a current U student, be PT certified and have some prior experience.

To apply, contact Cairistiona Flatley, cflatley@crs.utah.edu.