April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Data retrieval tool for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is unavailable
The U is officially a voter friendly campus
John R. Park Debate Society earns national championship
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The Office of the Registrar announces electronic wait list
Matlab: Latest release available for download
This week’s Red & White Fridays winner
University committee service survey
What you need to know about the U’s rental car contracts
Athletics online store move to Utahutes.com
Real Food labels arrive on campus
Please join us for one or more events hosted by various partner offices on campus throughout April. See the outline of events below and visit our website for more details.
Contact the Center for Student Wellness with any questions you may have at 801-581-7776.
April 12 – Bystander Intervention @ 12 to 2 p.m. in Union Den
April 13 – “I Don’t Get It”: Taking a Closer Look at Rape Culture @ 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Union Den
April 19 – Centering Margins within Movement @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Audre Lorde Student Lounge
April 19 – Protecting U: Introducing New Policy on Sexual Violence @ 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Union Theatre
April 20 – Barriers to Reporting: Why Survivors Remain Silent @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Union, Parlor A
Students and parents will still be able to complete the FAFSA by transferring information manually from their 2015 federal tax returns. Those who do not have a copy of their federal tax returns can request a tax transcript online or through the mail. Review the requirements for secure access carefully before attempting to register.
The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is available to assist students and families with the FAFSA process. We can be reached by telephone at 801-581-6211 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-in appointments are available – visit our office in Student Services Building, room 105 on the University of Utah campus.
Full statement from the IRS and the U.S. Department of Education can be found here.
Click here for information about how to apply for financial aid at the University of Utah.
WE (HEART) VOTERS: THE U IS OFFICIALLY A VOTER-FRIENDLY CAMPUS
Voter-Friendly Campuses were required to submit a campus engagement plan discussing their efforts, coalitions and plans to increase voter registration, voter education, ballot access and voter turnout on their campus. Leading up to the November 2016 elections, the U registered more than 1,200 students using a new online voter registration platform; hosted debate watch parties with hundreds of students in attendance; and secured an on-campus polling location that was used by nearly 3,000 students, faculty and community members.
“This year’s success in the season-long rankings marks a historic level of success for the John R. Park Debate Society and cements the U as the most successful collegiate debate program in the state,” said Michael Middleton, director of the debate society. “The staff and students of the debate society could not be more thrilled to have helped achieve this accomplishment on behalf of the U.”
The overall rankings, which determine the season-long championship, are based on points earned from tournaments throughout the year. This year, the U broke the record for most points earned in a single a season by a public institution and established the second highest point total in the NPDA’s history, solidifying their number one position. Importantly, these rankings are a squad-wide honor reflecting the overall strength of the U’s 18 active debaters.
The weekend tournament included more than 140 teams from 41 universities and colleges. In addition to the debate society’s collective success, the U advanced four debate partnerships to elimination rounds and senior Alex Cadena earned an NPDA All-American Award and freshman Jacob McShane earned fifth place among all first-year competitors at the tournament.
Read the full article here.
Click here to go to the U Risk & Insurance Services website, where you can find out more about distracted driving.
Wait listing does not guarantee a seat in the class if it remains full, and it is only available through departments who have decided to activate this new functionality. We look forward to bringing this new technology to the campus community.
For a full list of departments who currently allow wait listing, information about launching wait listing for your department and answers to many frequently asked questions, please visit registrar.utah.edu/register/waitlisting.php.
The latest version of MATLAB – R2017a—has been released and includes a number of new features. Remember, the MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Academic Annual License is available to students, faculty, and staff. This license is for academic (which includes both research and teaching) use purposes. Learn more about purchasing the MATLAB TAH Academic Annual License.
Pricing for each MATLAB license, which includes Simulink and the 48 products:
- MATLAB TAH Academic Annual License:
- Student – $20 per individual use license
- Academic – $90 per license/seat for Individual, Group, and Concurrent Use licenses
- MATLAB TAH Classroom Annual License
- Classroom – $20.00 per seat for Concurrent Use licenses
- Regression learner app
- Big data algorithms
- Code generation
- Bayesian statistics
- Feature extraction
Whether you want to advance the cause and practice of academic freedom, you are concerned about health and safety on campus, you want to work to increase diversity among our students and faculty, you want to be heard on matters of budget and planning, or you think parking on campus needs to be restructured and reorganized, there is an opportunity for you to learn about issues and to have an impact on how the matter is handled in our university.
If you have any questions or want additional information, please feel free to email or talk to any of us. Our contact information is located here.
THIS WEEK’S #REDWHITEFRIDAY WINNER
Next week’s winner could be you – just follow these three steps:
- Take a photo of yourself wearing Utes gear
- Tag and follow @americafirst and @uredzone
- Post your photo to Instagram using #RedWhiteFriday
Visit redandwhitefridays.com for more information about how to win a weekly $100 to Utah Red Zone, and don’t forget to wear red and white on Fridays.
Travelers or drivers who use these agencies while traveling on University of Utah business do not need to purchase extra insurance or pay U internal fee. However, insurance must be purchased for 1) vehicles larger than a minivan, 2) when renting outside the state contracts or 3) renting in a foreign country. Instructions for renting vehicles can be found at the Risk & Insurance Services website under the Vehicle section, or by calling 1-5590.
Owned and operated by the University of Utah Campus Store, Utah Red Zone is the largest retailer for University of Utah apparel. With its new online partnership with UtahUtes.com, the University of Utah Campus Store plans to offer an even more robust selection of Utah products.
Online visitors to UtahUtes.com will receive free shipping on all orders of $100 or more and a portion of all sales go directly to University of Utah and Utah Athletics scholarships and programs.
Implementation of the labels is supported by the Real Food Challenge, the Sustainability Office, Chartwells, the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund and the Office of Undergraduate Research.