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Fall break intensive courses available
HCI receives In-House Design Award from GDUSA
U prepares for Chinese coaching program
University Teaching Committee: Call for applications and nominations
New look for CIS coming Sept. 8

Admissions application fees are changing
New English Language proficiency test


HCI RECEIVES AMERICAN IN-HOUSE DESIGN AWARD FROM GDUSA

 
Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Communication and Public Affairs team received a 2017 American In-house Design Award from Graphic Design USA for the 2017 Report to Our Community. The competition recognizes and celebrates excellence in inhouse design and the contributions made to their organizations. Selected from more than 6,000 entries, fellow recipients of the 2017 In-House Design Award include the American Heart Association, Hitachi, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Nestle USA and PepsiCo.  


U prepares for Chinese coaching program

On Sept. 18, the Office of Global Engagement at the University of Utah will welcome 70 collegiate coaches from China to participate in a training and education program for three months. Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council and the Federation University Sports China, the coaches will work with U athletics staff on techniques in men and women’s basketball and track and field. This will be the second year the U has participated in the program, which is part of the Pac-12 Globalization Initiative.

This past July, in preparation for the 2017 training program, 175 university coaches from across China gathered in Guangzhou, a historic port city in the southern part of the country, for a month-long intensive English program. Midway through the program, representatives from the U traveled to Guangzhou to meet the coaches, give presentations, discuss curriculum, tour athletic facilities and get a better understanding of what the coaches hope to get out of their experience at the U.

Read more here.


UNIVERSITY TEACHING COMMITTEE: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS

The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques and recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching. A variety of awards are now seeking applications and nominations.

To see criteria and deadlines, click here.

 


NEW LOOK FOR CIS COMING SEPT. 8

On Sept. 8, 2017, Campus Information Services (CIS), the online application used by students, faculty, and staff to access everything from paychecks to class schedules, is getting a new look.

Visually cluttered lists of links will be replaced by clickable tiles with intuitive icons. The home pages and subsequent tiles are dedicated to user roles, functional areas, and common themes. For example, in addition to the student and employee pages, the new CIS offers a “Financial Services” page with links to finance applications; a “Faculty and Research” page with links to resources for faculty, graduate students, and principal investigators; and a “University Resources” page with links to applications and services common to all campus users (e.g. Marriott Library, Campus Map or Shuttle Tracker). Users may add or remove optional link tiles on any of their pages, and can create their own custom home pages with the tiles they use most.

For questions about the new CIS, please contact the UIT Help Desk at 801-581-4000 option 1.


Fall break intensive courses available

Stay on track to graduate with a Fall Break Intensive Course (Oct. 9-13). Classes are offered Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch. Intensives are offered on campus as well as at the U’s Sandy Center location. Intensive classes will be as rigorous as a semester-long class and requires attendance at each class session. In addition to time spent in the classroom, students will be required to complete pre and post work.

Explore options at flexibleoptions.utah.edu.

Questions? Call 801-585-9963.


ADMISSIONS APPLICATION FEE CHANGING

Beginning with the fall 2018 academic year, the application fee for incoming undergraduate students is changing. All domestic undergraduates will pay $55, and all international undergraduates will pay $65. Questions can be directed to Teri Clawson, associate director of Admissions (teri.clawson@utah.edu). 


NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS

Due to an increased focus on English language proficiency for international applicants, the University of Utah has recently approved the addition of a few new test options to prove English proficiency for undergraduate applicants. In addition to test results for the TOEFL or IELTS, we will now accept test results for any of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • Cambridge
  • HKDSE
  • PTE
  • Password
  • EIKEN
  • TOEIC
  • Pearson Versant
  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • CEFR

If you are interested in applying as an international applicant, or if you know someone who is, please feel free to share this new information.

If you have any questions about these new tests, or the minimum standard required for one of these tests, please feel free to contact Teri Clawson, associate director of Admissions (teri.clawson@utah.edu), or Chelsea Wells, assistant director of International Admissions (cwells@sa.utah.edu).