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MBB Email HeaderTwo Free Tickets to Select Men’s Basketball Games

All University of Utah employees can receive two free tickets in the upper bowl of the Jon M. Huntsman Center on select basketball game days. Below is the list of games valid for the 2014-15 season. Tickets for all four games can be redeemed online starting on Nov. 10.

Utah vs. Ball State – Friday, Nov. 14 @ 8 p.m.

Utah vs. Carroll College – Tuesday, Dec. 30 @ 7:30 p.m.

Utah vs. Colorado – Wednesday, Jan. 7 @ 7 p.m.

Utah vs. California – Sunday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

There are also many other athletics benefits that University of Utah faculty and staff members receive. For more information on these benefits and discounted athletics ticketing opportunities including 20 percent off men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics season tickets, click here


Pioneer Theater presents Peter and the Star Catcherpgtop-starcatcher

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Dec. 5 – 20, 2014.

Ever wonder how “Peter Pan ended up in Neverland?” How Captain Hook became Peter’s arch enemy?Peter and the Starcatcher explains all this and more. Based on the bestselling novel by humorist Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this highly theatrical and wonderfully inventive new play was a sensation when it took Broadway by storm in 2012, and is a holiday offering that’s perfectly magical, and magically perfect, for audiences of all ages.


Winter SolsticeWinter Solstice Celebration – For the Kids
Saturday, Dec. 20
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Winter Solstice has long been celebrated all over the world because it heralds the return of the light after the shortest and darkest day of the year. Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles and more. Sip hot chocolate and make a new-year wish at the Yule Log.

No registration necessary and admission is free with regular garden admission. Click here for more information.


Campus Rec Center The George S. Eccles Student Life Center Nears Completion

Mark your calendars!  The George S. Eccles Student Life Center will open Jan. 12, 2015.
Join Campus Recreation Services for a week of tours, special events, prizes and workouts!
More details will be found in the January issue of FYI or stay up to date on this awesome
new facility here.

In preparation for the big move, Campus Recreation Services will have limited facilities
and hours leading up to the grand opening. Please check here for hours and closure dates.


linda amosLinda K. Amos Award Nominations Requested

The 2014 Women’s Week Committee, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Office for Equity and Diversity request nominations for the 16th annual Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women. This award recognizes an individual staff or faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the University.

The nominee should represent the ideals and actions of Dr. Linda K. Amos, for whom the award was named. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, was a professor of Nursing, and served for many years as dean of the College of Nursing and as associate vice president for Health Sciences. Throughout her career, she was the champion for improving the status and experience of women on campus. For more information click here.

The award will be presented during the March 2015 Women’s Week Celebration.

Deadline for nominations – Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at noon. Please send nomination materials electronically to:


Nominations for Faculty Service Awards:

The Distinguished Faculty Service Award honors one University of Utah faculty member each year for their demonstrated commitment to the campus community connection through a career of active, unpaid community service.

The award is given at the Bennion Center recognition luncheon in March, and the recipient is honored at University Commencement. We are accepting nominations through Jan. 12.

If you would like to nominate a faculty member for they distinguished service, please click here. Please address inquiries to Dean McGovern.


Don’t Forget! Fall 2014 Grades Due Dec. 29

Grades for Fall 2014 are due by Dec. 29 at 11:59 p.m. Submitting grades by the deadline is extremely important because students may be delayed in graduation, prevented from accepting employment opportunities or face other repercussions when grades arrive late. Your support for on-time submissions is greatly appreciated.

A quick reference guide, training manual, and other grading information are available online to assist faculty with grading.  If you have any questions please contact registration or call 581-8969 for assistance.


It’s Not Too Late to Submit Your Textbook Adoptions

If you have not submitted your textbook adoptions to the Campus Store for the Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 semesters, it’s not too late! The sooner the Campus Store receives your adoption requests the more likely they can get your textbook on time and at less expensive USED textbook prices in order to save students money.

If you have any questions or comments about textbook adoptions please contact the Campus Store immediately and they will be happy to assist you. You can contact Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321 or Josh Clemens at 801-581-4158.

Thank you for your support and have a great semester!


 Delta Kappa Gamma Educators AwardDKG

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is seeking nominations for the 2015 Educators Award, which annually recognizes the educational research and writing of a woman author or two women authors. Her/their book must have the potential to influence the thought and action necessary to meet the needs of today¹s complex society.  In addition to the honor of recognition, the author(s) will receive $2,500.

The book must be copyrighted, in its first edition (or the first English translation) during the period between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of 2014. All books submitted for the 2015 award must be submitted no later than Feb. 1, 2015.

Nominate an author for the 2015 Educators Award. For more information, click here.

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