HONORING DAN JONES—50 YEARS OF SERVICE
Wednesday, March 20
9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Hinckley Institute Caucus Room, OSH 255
As a professor and Utah’s preeminent pollster, Dan Jones is retiring after more than 50 years of service. The campus community is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Jayne Nelson, 801-581-8501.
NEW AND IMPROVED ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR NOW ACTIVE
University Marketing & Communications, in collaboration with University Information Technology has launched a new online events calendar that allows users to easily share events via Facebook, Twitter and email. Organizations across campus are encouraged to submit their events to this new and improved centralized service to better communicate and promote them to a wider university audience.
Users may subscribe to calendars, set reminders for specific events, and add events to supported calendaring software, including Apple, Google, Yahoo, Outlook, Windows Live and Facebook. The service can also generate QR codes for specific events, RSS feeds for specific “sub-calendars” and permalinks. Calendar editors now have the ability to upload images for specific events, and calendars may be inserted into websites and customized accordingly. Check it out today! Questions? Contact Andrew Thompson or Shawn Wood.
ARE YOU FIRST-AID TRAINED?
Whether it’s earthquakes, tornadoes or hurricanes, the need for some level of trained medical responders during disaster is well documented. During our 2013 Shakeout earthquake drill on April 17, University staff coordinators at each Emergency Assembly Point will be surveying to find out on any given day just how many of us have some level of first aid preparation. We’ll be looking to identify individuals who are prepared to the level of: basic first aid, standard first aid, advanced first aid, emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician, wilderness first responders, ski patrol, advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic. Shakeout, don’t freak out: April 17, 2013 10:15 a.m. Find more information about the Shakeout here. Questions? Contact Mary Shaub.
CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES FITNESS PROGRAM
Get a Fitpass for a great price—attend classes for the rest of the semester for only $38! For details and class schedule visit the Campus Rec website.
OFFERING SUMMER CLASSES FOR KIDS?
Is your department, college or center offering summer classes for kids? If so, send a short paragraph to FYI News by April 1. Include a one sentence description, a link to an online site with class details and a contact person with phone number and email address. We’ll include the listing in the April 15 issue of FYI News.
KUED CONTRIBUTES 1,000 HOURS OF VIDEO CONTENT TO NATIONAL ARCHIVE
Almost 1,000 hours of KUED-produced video content will be available to the American public thanks to a pilot project created by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The CPB American Archive Content Inventory Project is creating a national digital archive based on the production archives of a selected number of public television stations. KUED was chosen as one of those stations. As a charter member of the project, KUED is shipping 1,000 hours of video assets to a national center that will digitally preserve them in a catalog format that will eventually be available to the public. In addition to hundreds of television programs produced between 1980 and 2000, KUED is also providing many hours of “raw” field video from its documentaries, as well as hundreds of interviews filmed with veterans as part of its Utah World War II Stories documentary series.
ENDOWMENT POOL UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
The University’s Endowment Pool is a pool of assets used to provide stable and increasing cash flow to fund operating budgets. It has grown significantly over the past 15 years from investment returns and the generous support from U alumni and friends. Distributions from the Endowment Pool now play a sizeable role in funding scholarships, research initiatives and facilities for colleges and departments. Endowment funds provide financial flexibility to help sustain the extraordinary efforts of the U community of scholars, students and staff as they pursue the University’s mission of leadership in higher education, research and community engagement. See the latest Endowment Pool Update here. Visit the Endowment Pool website for more information.
RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE COURSE
Next course begins Thursday, March 21 (weekly for 6 weeks)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The U’s Department of Public Safety is proud to offer a six week course to teach women the basics of self-defense. The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a fun and interactive space where women learn foundational defense skills. The program’s primary focus is the development of self-defense options for women with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, then progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program, though participants should expect some physical contact. Courses are taught by nationally certified RAD instructors. Each participant is provided with a workbook/reference manual that outlines the entire physical defense program for reference after leaving the course. As part of our free lifetime return policy, RAD course graduates are always welcome to return to practice their skills. Registration information ($25 fee) may be found here or visit the Facebook page for future course dates. For additional information, contact Sergeant Garth Smith at 801-585-2677.
A FRIENDLY REMINDER TO ALL FACULTY MEMBERS
Textbook and course material adoptions for summer session were due March 1. Adoptions for fall semester are due April 15. Adoptions may be submitted online. The adoption form is located under the faculty tab found in the top navigation of the homepage. Be sure to note whether the materials are required, recommended, optional or a study aid. Also please consider using older editions of textbooks so that students have the option of purchasing used.
COMMUTER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the March “Commuter of the Month,” Mary Keane! Keane wins a new iPad, courtesy of Commuter Services. Remember to tap on and tap off at least 10 days a month to be automatically entered in the drawing. Check the Commuter Services website for official rules, updates and winners.