- The University of Texas at Austin has been named a recipient of the inaugural Active Mind’s Healthy Campus Award. The application was submitted by leaders of Wellness Network, many of whom are in the Division of Student Affairs. The award recognizes the universities that are prioritizing health and making great progress toward creating a campus that promotes the health and well-being of its students. See “In the News” for media coverage. Read the press release.
- Stephen Blair, Monique Cortez and Ken Hine, University Health Services (UHS) physicians, have joined nurse practitioner Sherry Guyton in volunteering to serve as preceptors for UT Austin School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner graduate students. Preceptors are clinical teachers who provide an essential bridge from learning in the classroom as a student to treating patients in a clinical setting. Preceptors model effective techniques and behaviors and provide a safe, protected environment for students to work directly with consenting patients while under direct professional supervision.
- Chris Burnett, Recreational Sports, has begun teaching a course called Experiential Leadership 1 in the School of Social Work.
- Sierra Castedo, Center for Students in Recovery, served on two panels at the Recovery Capital Conference last month. She organized and facilitated a Sober Fun panel discussion and was a panelist in the plenary session on recovery support in educational settings.
- Jeremiah Gunderson, Ivan Vazquez and Jeff Moe, Office of the Dean of Students, presented “Relationship in the Context of the Mission: A Panel Discussion about the Experience and Impact of University of Texas Faculty, Staff, and Student Veterans Working Together to Advocate for Veterans on Campus” at the School of Social Work Military Social Work Conference last month.
- Reed Rallojay, Office of the Dean of Students, has been named to the 2016 Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators conference committee.
- The Austin Chronicle selected the Counseling and Mental Health Center’s Voices Against Violence program for the “Best of Austin” in the Politics and Personalities category for creating the “Sexiest Culture Shift.”
- Housing and Food Service recognized outstanding team members on Sept. 14 who went above and beyond to repair two air handlers that broke down within two weeks of each other in Jester East. The issue impacted 198 student rooms and required significant repairs. The team repaired the units, getting them working with relatively little impact to the residents. This is an excellent example of the following areas working together to serve students: Facilities Maintenance, Residence Life, Building Services, Occupancy Management, Jester Stores, Campus Project Management, and contractors/suppliers MPS Mechanical, JS Electric, Engineered Air and Aggreko Equipment Rental.
“A Tip of the Hat to…”
. . . Rhonda Cox and the entire Recreational Sports Facility Operations staff who were the subject of this email from a RecSports member: “I just wanted to let you know that I have taken all my belongings out of the Gregory Gym locker. It is empty and can be reassigned. I have fully moved back into Bellmont. Please pass this message to all who were involved in the renovation. The Bellmont locker room and gym look AMAZING!!! It is fresh, bright, clean (new), and inviting. A remarkable transformation! Thank you!”