Have your say!
University Marketing & Communications and the University Webmaster Team have been working on a redesign of the university home page. In March, Dan Jones & Associates conducted focus groups on the new site and we’re ready for general comments. The site is available for review online. Click on the “Have Your Say” tab at the top of the page to send feedback on the new design. Once you submit your feedback, you can enter a contest to win one of two iPods (16GB Nano Multi-Touch). The drawing is open to anyone with a uNID. We’ll be accepting feedback until June 27, but you can always send comments.
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Veterans Day: Call for nominations
The University invites nominations for its 14th annual Veterans Day commemoration which will be held Friday, Nov. 11. Eleven Utah veterans will be selected to be honored at the ceremony. To qualify, veterans must reside in Utah, be willing to talk about their service, and have been in harm’s way. All combat veterans will be considered, regardless of the time period in which they served. Nominations and supporting materials are due by June 10 to the public relations office (308 PARK). Forms are available at 308 PARK, online, or by sending a request to Kate Ferebee. Additional details are online.
“The Seattle Times” says Michael Young has his work cut out for him at UW
According to The Seattle Times writer Jon Talton, Michael Young faces the challenge of his career as the incoming president of the University of Washington, “and it has nothing to do with where he goes to church. Even so, the 61-year-old will need all the acumen, shrewdness and industry of his forebear, Brigham Young, without whom America would not have finished the transcontinental railroad.” Read the complete article online.
Staff Council Perk of the Month: Discount tickets for Broadway and Tower theaters
From now until December 2012, the Salt Lake Film Society is offering matinee prices for evening shows at both the Broadway and the Tower theaters. Just show your UCard to get the discount. You’ll find additional information here.
Campus Rec to increase fees
Effective July 1, 2011, Campus Recreation Services will increase membership fees. Those enrolled in payroll deduction will note a $1.20 increase in the amount withdrawn each pay period for an individual staff/faculty membership. Additional memberships will also increase by specific category. If you have any questions, please call 801-581-3760 or 801-581-3797.
Red Zone PAC 12 Tailgate Party
Don’t miss the Utah Red Zone PAC 12 Tailgate Party on Thursday, June 30, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This is your first chance to buy official U of U PAC 12 merchandise. Additional information is at the Campus Store.
Discovering Utah: Explore the wetlands without getting your feet wet
Photo by Stuart Ruckman
If you’re looking for a half-day get-away with family or friends, pack a lunch and take the 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City to the Nature Conservancy’s Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve just west of Layton. The one-mile boardwalk with interpretive signs lets you enjoy being outside among the cattails while you learn about the habits of the thousands of migratory birds that make a pit-stop at Great Salt Lake. This is especially delightful in the morning or early evening.
Directions from Interstate 15 heading north:
- Take Layton exit # 330 and follow the frontage road to the intersection of Main Street and Gentile Street.
- Take a left (west) on Gentile Street.
- Take a left on 3200 West.
- Drive to the end of 3200 West, which turns into a dirt road.
- The visitor center is located at the end of the dirt road.
Bridging Town & Gown: Downtown Farmers Market opens soon
- The Downtown Saturday Farmers Market opens June 11 and runs through Oct. 22, open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at historic Pioneer Park (300 South & 300 West).
- The Downtown Tuesday Farmers Market opens Aug. 9 and runs through Oct. 25, open late afternoons from 4 p.m. until dusk, also at Pioneer Park.
Buy local! The market—with over 200 vendors—offers a variety of farm produce, baked goods, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods, and items crafted by local artisans. More information is online at Salt Lake City Farmers Market.
Our own campus farmers market—located on Tanner Plaza between the Student Services Building and the west end of Olpin Union—begins Thursday, Aug. 18 and runs each Thursday through Oct. 6.
UMFA offers free summer admission to active duty military and families
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce their second participation in Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America. Blue Star Museums is designed to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families, and the complete list of participating museums is available online at Blue Star Museums. For additional details, visit UMFA online.
Study participants wanted
Neuroimaging Study of Mood Disorders
Have you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression? Do you think you might have one of these conditions? Male and female participants are needed who are ages 21-45, right-handed, not currently using nicotine, and not taking any psychiatric medication. The Department of Psychiatry is a partner in the IRB-approved study. Study participation involves a psychiatric evaluation and up to two MRI scans. This study does not involve treatment. Compensation will be provided. For more information, contact Susanna Johnson, call 801-582-1565 ext. 2759, or visit the study website.
Brain Imaging Study
The purpose of this IRB-approved study is to enhance understanding of brain function in mood disorders. The study is looking for individuals without psychiatric disorders for a control group. Male and female participants are needed who are ages 21-45, right-handed, not currently using nicotine, and have no history of a psychiatric disorder. Study participation involves a psychiatric evaluation and one MRI scan. Compensation will be provided. For more information, contact Susanna Johnson, call 801-582-1565 ext 2759, or visit the study website.