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CLEAR THE AIR CHALLENGE July 1-31 The Clear the Air Challenge is all about improving air quality, reducing traffic congestion and conserving energy in Utah by eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips. By eliminating a few vehicle trips throughout your week, you can make a big difference in your community while competing for weekly prizes, grand prizes […]

July 1-31

The Clear the Air Challenge is all about improving air quality, reducing traffic congestion and conserving energy in Utah by eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips. By eliminating a few vehicle trips throughout your week, you can make a big difference in your community while competing for weekly prizes, grand prizes and statewide bragging rights.

Clean air is important for the U and you. Take the challenge and see firsthand how many pounds of emissions, gallons of gas and dollars we can save when we work together. Register for one of the U’s nearly 200 teams at to make your commitment. And don’t forget to track your progress by logging into the site from your computer or mobile device.

August 22 | 10:30 a.m.
Kingsbury Hall
The New Student Welcome will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in Kingsbury Hall. This festive event, presented during Welcome Week by the Center for New Student & Family Programs, invites first-year students and their families to join faculty and staff as the U community kicks off another academic year. President David W. Pershing will welcome students to their new home, and additional remarks  will be shared from faculty member Ann Engar, as well as from student leaders. We hope you will save the date and join us for this important campus tradition.



ASUU Child Care
Fall semester is right around the corner and the application is posted on the website. ASUU Child care has gone to online applications. Priority Enrollment starts next week, which means that all applications from returning student families received by Friday, July 10, will all be placed on the schedule first.

If you plan on returning for fall, which ASUU Child care hopes you do, please makes sure to fill this application out and pay the $25 registration fee. Please note, student families will always be accommodated first, followed by staff, faculty, then community members.

Applications not received by the end of priority enrollment on Friday, July 10, will be placed behind new student families.

Things to remember…

1. Fall semester hours are Monday-Thursday: 7:15 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday: 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2. Every returning family must pay the $25 registration fee per child online or your application will not be processed until received. (No cash or checks accepted)
3. Your balance must be paid in full no later than July 24 or your child/children will be removed from the schedule and placed behind new student families
4. CCAMPIS is only available to students who are enrolled in classes
5. Please make sure to view your ledger on the clock-in computer, as many of you have accrued extended hour fees that must be included in your final payment

(Note: Past families who are not enrolling for fall will not be receiving any additional emails).

Please let us know if you have any questions at all. The application can be found at and you may pay your registration fee online at

MUSS Orientation Football Flyer
You’ll start at the U in late August. That’s historic in itself. Then on Thursday, Sept. 3, Utah hosts Michigan at Rice-Eccles Stadium. It’s Michigan’s first football game in Utah and also Jim Harbaugh’s first game as the Wolverines’ head coach. Don’t be left out of this piece of Utah football history! Join the MUSS now and ensure your place to see Kyle Whittingham and the Utes send Harbaugh and Michigan home with a 0-1 record. MUSS memberships are moving fast and may be sold out well before school starts in August. Go to now to join. If you wait until August, you might be too late.

And there’s more! With your MUSS membership, you get a reserved ticket to every home football game. The Utes also host Utah State, Cal, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon State and Colorado. You’ll also get pre-game MUSS tailgates, a MUSS Under Armour T-shirt, a chance to go on the MUSS Bus and more.




The University of Utah Preparatory Division has classes for all ages and abilities.

Check out all the classes available to you:

Adult piano
Organ classes
Beginning piano
Children’s Choir
Beginning strings

11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6th floor, S.J. Quinney College of Law (380 University Street)
Join the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends in celebrating the grand opening of the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event will begin with a short program followed by self-guided tours of the new facility. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP here »

Free parking is available at Rice-Eccles Stadium, but strongly encourage you to use public transportation. Take TRAX university line to the stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s trip planner or click the “public transit” option under “get directions” on Google Maps.

Nominations open now, due Dec. 4

The Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award recognizes outstanding faculty innovators for contributions that improved the lives of people. The DIIA recognizes contributions by faculty from all academic disciplines, including health care, energy, environment, business, law, communications, technology or the arts. Awards are given each year to one or two outstanding faculty members who distinguished themselves and the university through entrepreneurial activities that resulted in innovations with a measurable societal impact. Faculty on career, clinical or tenure tracks are eligible. The recipient receives public recognition plus a $10,000 cash award to be used at his or her discretion.

Nominations for this award are accepted throughout the year on behalf of eligible faculty with at least five years of service at the University of Utah. Faculty, administrators and alumni are welcome to submit nominations for this prestigious university award. Past awardees are profiled at the Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars page.

Letters of nomination containing a short statement outlining the qualifications of the nominee and curriculum vitae for this award are now being solicited. Nominations should be submitted electronically using a nomination form found here. This success of our nomination campaign depends, to a large extent, on the initiative of departments, administrative offices and campus organizations.

The deadline for submission of the nominations is Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Kataleeya Kumsooktawonge at 801-581-8661 or email

Essential documents

Do you know of a business, nonprofit or governmental agency that truly embodies ethical leadership? You should enter them into the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards competition, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Utah, Daniels Fund and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the Eccles School.

“Our collective goal is to recognize leadership in Utah businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities that embody best practices in ethical behaviors,” competition leaders said.

Any business, government entity or nonprofit in those sectors with ethical standards is encouraged to apply by the July 15 deadline. Click here for more information and to apply for the award.

One organization from each sector will be recognized. A specific honor, the Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award, will go to the winner of the business category. The three awards will be given at a Sept. 11 awards breakfast, based on the criteria discussed below.

The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are designed to recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity and in the importance of absolute ethical principles. As an exceptionally honest and fair businessman, he always based his decisions on what he believed was right – not what he thought was best for himself or his company. This attitude and style of conducting business earned Daniels incredible respect and loyalty throughout the business world. Learn more about Daniels and his business and philanthropic role in Utah here.

Nominees for the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards will be judged against the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles in determining the award winner. The principles are the following:

1. Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations.
2. Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships.
3. Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions.
4. Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications
5. Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships.
6. Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others.
7. Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations.
8. Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders.


University of Utah Learning Abroad students who have participated in 2014-2015 term programs can participate in the Summer 2015 Instagram Challenge. Students can post photos of their travels abroad and win weekly prizes and the grand-prize winner will receive a GoPro Camera. Visit for more information. Follow U adventures abroad by searching #UtahAbroad on Instagram.