CALLING ALL AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE HOLDERS
The U’s emergency operations plan identifies a significant role for amateur radio communications. If you hold a current license and are interested in supporting emergency operations on campus, please contact Marty Shaub.
ROBERT TINEY AND EMILY LABONTE WIN COMMUTER OF THE DAY iPADS
With the success of the “Commuter of the Month” contest during each semester, Commuter Services sponsored a contest to award the “Commuter of the Day” on Jan. 17, in connection with the visit of the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Robert Tiney, an employee with the purchasing department, and Emily LaBonte, a student, both received new iPads. Three additional 2nd place winners also were selected. Jessica Kennedy, Mike Biggs, and Devin Jackman all received a $50 gift card from the Campus Store. Eligibility: Contestants must be a current faculty member, staff, or student; and must tap on and off with a UCard at any UTA service stops during that day.
U. OF COLORADO IS IN SEARCH OF A SCHOLAR OF CONSERVATIVE THOUGHT
The University of Colorado at Boulder is adding a conservative-in-residence to its liberal-leaning faculty in an attempt to broaden intellectual diversity on the state’s flagship campus. The new position, the “visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy,” is being paid for entirely with private money. A total of close to $1-million will finance the job, set to begin in the fall and to be housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, for at least three years. Read more here.
—From an article by Sydni Dunn in the Feb. 26, 2013, Chronicle of Higher Ed.
ATTENTION FACULTY: STUDENT MEDIA COUNCIL OPENING
Deadline for applications is March 15.
The Student Media Council has an opening for an at-large faculty position starting in May 2013. The term of the position is for three years. The Council oversees a student fee dedicated for the support of the Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE Student Radio, Absolute Communication, and the University Media Sales Group. Help shape the future of student media on campus. Contact Jake Sorensen or call 801-581-7540 for an application.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE U’S ACCESS PROGRAM?
Want to know more? Watch a short video highlighting Judy Vu, a third-year medical student, as she discusses her experience with the ACCESS Program for Women in Science and Math. And learn more here.
SUMMER CAMPS/CLASSES FOR KIDS
Is your deparment or college offering summer classes for kids? If so, send information to FYI News and we’ll include it in our April 15 issue.
THE UTAH POISON CONTROL CENTER NEEDS YOUR HELP
National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23.
The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC), a program of the U’s College of Pharmacy, was established in 1954, and since that time has responded to more than one million calls for assistance. In 2012, it responded to more than 46,000 calls. Of the potential poisonings, 61 percent involved children less than 6 years of age and 5 percent involved adults 60 years of age and older. UPCC specialists were able to safely and effectively manage 76 percent of the poison exposures at home with telephone follow-up. What can you do to help?
- Set up a display
- Give poison prevention presentations to local school children or community groups
- Distribute poison prevention pamphlets
- Hand out telephone stickers and magnets
- Make sure that every phone at your office has a poison center telephone sticker on it.
If you would like materials to help publicize National Poison Prevention Week, visit the Utah Poison Control website or call 801-587-0607.