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Nominations needed for the Distinguished Faculty Service Award
University College Advising changing its name to Academic Advising Center
Help a student in need


NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR THE DISTINGUISHED FACULTY SERVICE AWARD

Bennion Center Director Dean McGovern and law professor Jensie Anderson, 2016 Distinguished Faculty Service Award winner.

It’s a new year but time is running out to nominate a faculty member for the Bennion Center’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award. The deadline is Jan. 9, 2017. This award honors a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to the campus-community connection through a life of active, unpaid community service and the integration of service with research and teaching. Faculty service must be based on a long-term commitment to making a positive difference on the campus and in the community, and to the educational value gained by students through community work, beyond the traditional roles of faculty. The Bennion Center will make a gift of $1,000 in honor of the award recipient to a nonprofit or charitable organization of the winner’s choice.

For nomination instructions and selection criteria click here.

The winner will be notified by March 1, 2017.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ADVISING CHANGING ITS NAME TO ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER

University College Advising is changing its name to better reflect what it does for students. It will be called the Academic Advising Center. Is will still provide the same helpful advising services to students, including:
  • General advising (General Education, policies, resource referral etc.)
  • Major exploration
  • Preprofessional advising (premed, predental, prelaw, etc.)
  • Transfer advising
  • Advising for academic success
  • Non-traditional student advising

Find out more here.


HELP A STUDENT IN NEED

The Office for Equity and Diversity is eager to launch its first-ever Diversity Student Emergency Fund. The fund is a one-time grant providing financial support to students facing a crisis or unexpected expenses, such as an accident, illness, a death of a family

member, fire damage or need for temporary housing. To maximize resources, create a network and strengthen partnerships, these funds are a collaborative effort with various student services across campus. Pools of funding and resources will help students navigate long-term financial goals. Now you can be a part of the network. Your donation will get students back on their feet, so they can continue to pursue their college career.

To contribute, click here.