Student Life

Junior League of Salt Lake hosts a Women Helping Women clothing project
Academic Senate recap
Tobacco free listening sessions
$47.5 million gift from Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for new rehabilitation hospital
Marriott Library honors the U Ski Team and Ron Steele during annual Ski Affair
U holiday cards
Customized holiday gifts by University Print & Mail


The Junior League of Salt Lake hosts a Women Helping Women clothing project to assist women entering the workforce with appropriate clothing. WHW currently needs women’s coats and winter boots. Also needed are large, extra-large and plus sized clothing, purses and new bras, underwear and nylons. All work appropriate items in good, clean condition are also gladly accepted. For more information, visit

Bring donations to:

Rebecca Dowdell
University Student Apartments, Main Office
1945 E Sunnyside Avenue

Donations accepted M-F from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


On Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the Academic Senate passed the following items:

A new Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Science through the Department of Geography.

A new graduate certificate in Leadership, Justice, and Community Practice through the College of Social Work.

A new minor in Digital Photography through the Department of Art and Art History

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted approximately one week before here.



Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. 

Union Building, Panorama East

Join the Tobacco Free task force for the first listening session on the U becoming a tobacco free campus. A committee has been formed as a promise to our community to gather feedback and report its findings to the Academic Senate. They need your feedback to help shape this rule. At the beginning of July 2017, it was announced that the campus would have a year for feedback and before enforcement begins July 1, 2018.

Come prepared with feedback on either side of the issue, good or bad. Your voice needs to be heard.


$47.5 million gift from Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for new rehabilitation hospital

The University of Utah announced that the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will donate $47.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital as part of the redevelopment and modernization of the university’s health sciences campus. The 75-bed hospital, to be named the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, will be one of the most advanced rehabilitation facilities in the nation and will serve as a catalyst for the further development of the university’s rehabilitation programs.

“This remarkable donation will allow the university to dramatically expand and advance our rehabilitation capabilities,” said David Pershing, president of the University of Utah. “We are proud to partner with the Neilsen Foundation to create an innovative design for an accessible, patient-centered rehabilitation hospital, inspired by the visionary spirit of Craig Neilsen’s exemplary life.”

“For nearly 50 years, University of Utah Health’s Rehabilitation Center has been a recognized leader in rehabilitation medicine and education,” said A. Lorris Betz, interim senior vice president for University of Utah Health Sciences and CEO of University of Utah Health. “Thanks to the Neilsen Foundation’s gift, we now commence the construction of a free-standing hospital, integrated with the redevelopment of the health sciences campus. This will ensure that we continue to provide leading-edge rehabilitative care for generations to come.”

Read the full story on @theU here.

Marriott Library honors the U Ski Team and Ron Steele during annual Ski Affair

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will honor the U Ski Team and Ron Steele during their annual Ski Affair at the Little America Hotel on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The fundraising event supports the library’s ski archives, which houses the largest collection of ski and snow sport history in the country.

The ski team will receive the library’s History-Maker Award for their historic achievements and their 11th NCAA championship. When the ski team won the national championship in March it marked the first such title by any sport since the U joined the Pac-12 conference in 2011. Their 11th NCAA title is the most by any U team.

“We selected the U ski team for this award because of its impressive history as one of the nation’s top college teams,” said Barbara Yamada, chair of the Ski Affair Board. “We are so proud of the students and the coaches that make the team the shining gem that it is.”

Also honored at the event will be former U ski team and ski industry executive Ron Steele who will receive the library’s S. J. Quinney Award for his contributions to snow sports. Steele was a three-time All-American while skiing for the U from 1974 to 1978 and a U.S. Olympic team member in 1972. He is a 40-year employee of Group Rossignol North America, serving as president since 2012.

Read the full article here.


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