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UIT systems administrator invited to White House as Make Salt Lake representative
Tree removal around OSH
Register now for the Legacy of Lowell Day of Service
Customized promotional items by University Print & Mail
U5K now a WellU option


UIT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE AS MAKE SALT LAKE REPRESENTATIVE


Beth Sallay

On Aug. 7, 2016, Beth Sallay, an IT systems administrator at the University of Utah, was elected to lead Make Salt Lake, a nonprofit “makerspace” that provides education and tools to local creators and inventors. Last week, Sallay represented Make Salt Lake at Nation of Makers – Makerspace Organizers Meeting and Workshop that was held on Aug. 24 at the White House. The event is associated with the White House’s efforts toward “empowering students and adults to create, innovate, tinker, and make their ideas and solutions into reality is at the heart of the Maker Movement.”

To read the full story, click here.


TREE REMOVAL AROUND OSH

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In preparation for construction on the building that will replace OSH, the University of Utah considered several options for managing the trees in the vicinity, including adjusting the building location and consulting with expert arborists. Ultimately, several trees were removed. While 14 trees were able to be transplanted to other locations around campus, not all were viable candidates. Two of the trees will be used to create stepping blocks and a play structure for the playground at the Child and Family Development Center at the Alfred Emery Building. Some of the trees will be used to make signage and furniture that will go in the new building, and others were removed because they were diseased.

The University of Utah is currently developing a landscape master plan that aims to introduce more species diversity into the tree population on campus. This is beneficial because trees are less likely to spread disease to different species. The University of Utah has been a state arboretum for 55 years. In 2015, it received Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation after, among other things, forming a tree advisory committee, maintaining a campus tree-care plan and dedicating annual expenditures for the campus tree program.


REGISTER NOW FOR LEGACY OF LOWELL DAY OF SERVICE
Saturday, Sept. 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Glendale Community Center

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Be part of a U classic! Register now for the annual Legacy of Lowell Day of Service, Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Glendale Community Center. Sponsored by the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, volunteers can choose from almost two dozen different service projects that help community partners throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Every year hundreds of U students, staff, faculty and community members combine for a great morning of service that improves neighborhoods and lives. Sign up now at bennioncenter.org.


CUSTOMIZED PROMOTIONAL ITEMS BY UNIVERSITY PRINT & MAIL

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Employee Appreciation Day is less than two months away — have you ordered your department swag?

University Print & Mail is ready to help you design your department or organization’s customized promotional items, from office supplies to water bottles, totes and other fun giveaways. If you can think it, Print & Mail can create it. In addition to standard promotional fare, specialized items such as umbrellas, blankets, hats, shirts and other apparel are also available.

Some items can take six to eight weeks for production and delivery, so order now at printandmail.utah.edu to ensure your items arrive in time for Employee Appreciation Day which takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29.

University Print & Mail is your ongoing resource for customized promotional items any time of year. Contact Print & Mail for a custom quote at 801-581-6171, uprint@utah.edu or order online at printandmail@utah.edu.


U5K NOW WELLU OPTION

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For the first time, the annual Homecoming Scholarship 5K (U5K) will be a WellU option. Sign up by Sept. 2 for a discounted rate on the already discounted staff/faculty pricing. This race is a great start to Homecoming Saturday and there will be lots of food and prizes.

Hope to see you there.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: 332 S. 1400 East (Old Law School building)