Police Telecommunications Officers Honored for Notable Service

Officers Honored for Heroic Service
Georgia Weyers (left) and Alyssa Smith
Police telecommunications officers Alyssa Smith and Georgia Weyers were recently presented with official Police Commendations for their diligent actions and professional response to a call from a student in a dangerous situation.

According to UT System Police policy, the Police Commendation is awarded to a member of the UT System Police for notable service not in conjunction with an encounter with a criminal offender.

Friends, Family Creating Scholarship to Honor Teacher

Phillip Allen
A new scholarship will honor the memory of Phillip Allen, who taught in the Teacher Development Center for 15 years and passed away on Feb. 11 at age 74.

The Phillip Allen Teacher Development Scholarship aims to raise $25,000 by July 31 to help aspiring teachers. The scholarship will help ease the financial burdens for students with the greatest financial needs during their unpaid student teaching semesters.

Dr. George Fair, vice president for diversity and community engagement and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, said students benefited from Allen’s decades of experience.

“He really was the kind of person who could bring reality to talk about his experiences as a teacher and as a principal and as an administrator in a school district,” Fair said.

Campus to Remember Misty Hawley at Service Today

Misty Hawley
McDermott Library will host a memorial service for communications manager and UT Dallas alumna Misty Hawley from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today in the McDermott Suite (MC 4.4). Hawley, 39, died April 30 of natural causes.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to share a memory about Hawley or hear others’ remembrances.

Staff members are organizing a scholarship in memory of Hawley. The Misty Hawley MA’13 Memorial Scholarship will support students majoring in emerging media and communication at UT Dallas.

Get a 40 Percent Family Discount for K-12 Coding Camps

Purchase TollTags through UT Dallas Parking Office
The Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach will offer more than 100 weeklong summer coding camps starting Monday, June 6 for children in grades K-12.

The camps will be held Monday through Friday at nearby Harmony School of Business Dallas (grades K-5) and at UT Dallas (grades 6-12). There are morning, afternoon and full-day sessions.

The cost for full-day camps is $250 per week. Half-day camps cost $125 per week. Immediate family members of UT Dallas faculty, staff and students can use the promotional code UTDFAMILY during registration for a 40 percent discount.

Student Success Initiative Seeks Input on Top 5 Topics

The University is accepting proposals for five topics — first-year experience, communication counts, wellness, curricular globalization and digital learning: innovation and integration — that were determined from more than 200 suggestions earlier this semester.

Once chosen, the program will be a part of a five-year quality enhancement plan and a key part of the University’s reaffirmation of accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Read more

Dining Adds Summer Meal Card; Intersession Hours Start Today

UT Dallas Dining is offering a summer meal card for faculty and staff. For $30 (plus tax), the card can be used for five meals in Dining Hall West from May 23 through Aug 10.

Faculty and staff can purchase the cards at the dining hall, which is open from 7 to 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and 5 to 7 p.m. for dinner. Check out the dining hall’s daily menu.

Several dining locations will be closed during intersession break May 11-22. Chick-fil-A will remain open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Moe’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Both will be closed on weekends. Summer hours for all on-campus dining options begin May 23.

Northside Offers Housing Near Campus for Faculty, Staff

Northside Offers Convenient Faculty, Staff Housing

More than 80 percent of the housing space at Northside, the mixed-use development at the intersection of Synergy Park Boulevard and Floyd Road, has been leased for fall 2016.

Open to students, faculty, staff and local community members, the complex features 600 beds through a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom furnished apartments and 16 two- and three-bedroom townhomes. Amenities include a pool, fitness center and dog park.

Applications are being accepted online and at a leasing office near the construction site.

Employee Exercise Classes Available at SPN Wellness Center

The SPN Wellness Center is offering weekly fitness classes to faculty, staff and resident assistants from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday in SPN 1.720. Yoga class is held Mondays, U-Jam is on Tuesdays and Zumba is on Wednesdays. RSVP to save your spot in class.

Reminder: SPN Wellness Center workout hours for faculty and staff are 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Sign Up for Heart Health Lunch-and-Learn

The Office of Administration and the Wellness Committee will host a Nourishing the Heart lunch-and-learn from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 in JSOM 1.517. Deborah Hamlin, employee wellness manager and registered dietitian, will lead the presentation. Lunch will be provided. RSVP online by Friday, May 20, to reserve your seat.

Employees Invited to Monthly Weight-Loss Support Group

Employee wellness manager Deborah Hamlin will host a weight-loss support group from noon to 1 p.m. the last Friday of each month in McDermott Library (MC 4.2). The next meeting will be on Friday, May 27. This group is for anyone on a weight-loss journey who wants the support of a group. Please remember to bring your lunch.

Staff Appreciation Day Set for May 18

The UT Dallas Staff Council will host Staff Appreciation Day from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 at Chess Plaza. There will be food, games, massages and giveaways while supplies last.

Assessment Advocates Honored at Thank You Breakfast

Assessment Advocates Honored at Thank You Breakfast
Dr. Shayla Holub (right) received the Assessment Innovator Award from Gloria Shenoy at the Office of Assessment’s annual Thank You Breakfast. The event is an opportunity for the office to thank staff, faculty and others for their commitment to assessment and excellence.

Other award recipients included Dr. Bob Stillman, Assessment Innovator, and Dr. Bruce Novak, Assessment Champion.


TollTags Now Available on Campus
UT Dallas is now authorized to sell TollTags for use on toll roads such as the Dallas North Tollway, Bush Turnpike and Sam Rayburn Tollway. Fill out a TollTag form at the Parking Office in Parking Structure 3 or place an order on the UT Dallas TollTag page.

Mobile Mammography Unit to Visit Campus
The UT Southwestern Mobile Mammography Unit will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, on the east side of the Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building. Faculty, staff and spouses may schedule appointments by calling 214-645-2560 or 866-277-0710. Have your health insurance information available when you call. Sponsored mammograms are available for patients without health care coverage. For more information, email Nora Pena.

Bridging the Gaps of a Multigenerational Workplace
The Office of Administration and the UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host a lunch-and-learn on the multigenerational workplace from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Galaxy Rooms B and C (SU 2.602). RSVP by Monday, May 16.

Lunch-and-Learn: Are Electronics a Pain in the Neck?
The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host a “tech neck” lunch-and-learn from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102). A guest presenter from Airrosti Rehab Center will discuss the common conditions caused by repetitive neck stress and share tips for relieving pain and discomfort. Registration is required.

UT Dallas Ethics and Compliance Hotline Is Available 24/7
The Ethics and Compliance Hotline is a confidential and non-retaliatory way to report noncompliance or unethical behavior outside the normal chain of command. To learn more, visit the Ethics and Compliance Hotline website. All reports made to the hotline are investigated.

University Offers ADA Accessibility Resources
UT Dallas has a range of resources to help anyone facing challenges moving around our growing campus. Visit UT Dallas’ ADA site or email [email protected].

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