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UConnect secure login changes, top 10 imposter scams, Kirk Jowers leaving the U and more.

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Beginning Tuesday, April 21 a more secure way to connect to UConnect, the University of Utah’s wireless network, will be available to all students, faculty and staff as part of a beta test program. The “EAP-TLS” option helps to better protect users from having their passwords stolen or from accidentally connecting to potential fake UConnect networks. To start using the EAP-TLS sign-on option, take the following steps:

1. Start with a wired connection, cellular connection or active UGuest connection
2. Browse to
3. Follow the instructions
4. If you need assistance call the U-IT Help Desk at 801-581-4000 option 1

Students (who are not employed at the U) participating in the beta test will be automatically entered into an iPad Mini giveaway drawing.


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Curious about the top 10 imposter scams last year? Take a look at this infographic, based on FTC data.

A few of the top listed include IRS, prizes, Microsoft Tech support and fake FBI scams.




Kirk Jowers
Kirk Jowers, a well-known professor of political science who has been dubbed the “most quoted man in Utah” during a decade-long tenure as director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, is leaving his post to pursue a career in private industry.

Jowers has ushered the Hinckley Institute through a time of great change and elevated the program to a level of national prestige during his leadership role at the institute.

“It has been an absolute joy to serve as the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics for the past 10 years,” said Jowers. “My most enduring memories will be of the incredible people involved with this great institute: First and foremost, the thousands of students who have served our internships, attended our classes and participated in our programs; second, the Hinckley family, which includes not only Jim and Lyn Hinckley, but also my Hinckley colleagues and many Hinckley supporters who are devoted to student empowerment, civic engagement, public service and intellectual fulfillment and finally, the hundreds of speakers who have so generously given of their time to share their expertise, passion and good will.”

“Needless to say, I have never been bored during these happy years at the U,” he added.
Jason Perry
Jason Perry, vice president for government relations at the university, will serve as interim director of the Hinckley Institute following Jowers’ departure June 30, while also maintaining his current role in government relations.




ASUU Child Care Program is now enrolling for summer semester 2015.

Sign your children up for a fun summer on campus (ages 6 weeks to 7 years).

The ASUU Child Care Program’s mission is to provide access to high quality, affordable
child care for student families at the University of Utah.


The ASUU Child Care Program is operated within the Student Affairs Division of the University of Utah. Children of university students have priority placement and subsidized fee options at the center. At least one student parent must be attending the university and be registered for a minimum of six credit hours for priority student placement. Children of university students will continue to be eligible as long as one parent maintains a registered student status. A weighted criteria scale based on student demographics is used to determine final enrollment.

While university faculty, staff, post doctorates and visiting scholars are not eligible for subsidized care, we welcome their participation in our program, if student slots are unfilled.

The program provides:

  • Part-time hours and partial week scheduling
  • Subsidized fees
  • NAEYC accredited and state licensed
  • Developmental programming for children 6 weeks through 7 years of age
  • On-campus fields trips daily for children 5-7 years during summer semester only

Summer hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Please visit for enrollment information or call the center at 801-585-7393.