Support Student Scholarships by Buying Dinner at Panera

President ad interim Hobson Wildenthal, Dr. Calvin Jamison and  Dr. George Fair
President ad interim Hobson Wildenthal and Dr. Calvin Jamison present a $50,000 check from the 2015 Scholarship Golf Tournament to Dr. George Fair, who helped establish the Academic Bridge Program in 2000.
On Thursday, April 14, there will be a fundraiser for student scholarships from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Panera Bread located at 730 E. Campbell Road, Suite 300 in Richardson.

Present a UT Dallas Student Scholarship fundraiser flier in print or electronic form when you order, and Panera will donate a portion of all sales during this timeframe to the UT Dallas Scholarship Golf Tournament fundraising efforts, which benefit the Academic Bridge Program, the Betty and Gifford Johnson Graduate Scholarship, and the Patti Henry Pinch Scholarship for Undergraduate Research.

The 23rd annual golf tournament will be Friday, April 29, at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland.

National Geographic Digital Chief to Speak at ATEC Lecture

Keith Jenkins
Keith Jenkins
Award-winning producer, photographer and designer Keith Jenkins will present “The 128-Year-Old Startup: Rebooting National Geographic for the 21st Century” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Lecture Hall.

Jenkins, general manager of digital and social media for the National Geographic Society, will share the behind-the-scenes strategy that has transformed the society’s website into a digital organization for the 21st century. When buying tickets, use faculty/staff promo code JENKINS2016 for a $5 discount on up to four seats.

Dining to Serve Delicious Spring Events in April

Dining Services will host a Pop Up Farmers Market from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Plinth as part of Earth Week. Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about sustainable and healthy food options, and shop the market’s produce, spices and prepared foods.

A Spring Picnic Lunch also is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, on Dining Hall West’s patio.

University Celebrates Longtime Employee Paula Bratt

Paula Bratt and Dr. Kyle Edgington
Dr. Kyle Edgington PhD’13, associate vice president for development, thanks Paula Bratt for her 33 years of service to UT Dallas at her celebration last month.
After 33 years of service at The University of Texas at Dallas, Paula Bratt, senior director of finance and operations, has retired. Colleagues said farewell to Bratt during a celebration March 30. Many dressed in ‘80s attire as a fun tribute to 1982 — the year Bratt joined UT Dallas. Through her leadership, counsel and expertise, she has made an impact at the University. In recognition of Bratt's many contributions, a magnolia tree on the mall was named in her honor, thanks to donations from her friends and co-workers.

Take Preparedness Pledge, Earn Chance to Win Radio

UT Dallas is participating in America’s PrepareAthon! — a nationwide, community-based campaign to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. Its goal is to increase the number of people who:

  • Understand the hazards that affect their community.
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage.
  • Take action to increase their preparedness.
  • Participate in community resilience planning.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take the Preparedness Pledge and do at least one thing to better prepare themselves for hazards. Those who take the pledge will be entered to win a NOAA weather radio. The winner will be chosen at random and announced Monday, May 2.


Expert to Explain How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions
Human Resources’ employee benefits team will host a lunch-and-learn on managing chronic health conditions from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Student Union Galaxy Rooms A and B (SU 2.602). Diana Gonzales of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will discuss how to manage conditions and provide information about joining the Blue Cross Blue Shield Condition Management program. There also will be prize drawings. Registration is required. For questions, email [email protected].

Recycle Personal E-Waste at Earth Week Roundup
Recycle your outdated electronics at the Earth Week E-Waste Roundup on Thursday, April 21. Items can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the collection station at the intersection of Drives A and G, near Lot Q and the northeast corner of the Naveen Jindal School of Management. UT Dallas electronic property, which should be collected by the University’s Surplus office, will not be accepted. This event is part of Earth Week.

Volunteers Needed for Commencement Ceremonies
Staff members interested in volunteering at the spring commencement ceremonies are invited to sign up by Friday, April 29. Volunteers will be contacted regarding scheduling after signing up.

Available shifts are:

  • Thursday, May 12 — 3-6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13 — 7:30 a.m.-noon, noon-6.p.m. or 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14 — 7:30 a.m.-noon, noon-2:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Dell, GameStop Leaders to Speak at Innovation, Technology Summit
Jim Stikeleather, chief innovation officer for Dell, and Matthew Hirst, senior director of learning and talent management for GameStop, will be keynote speakers at the Office of Information Technology’s inaugural Innovation & Technology Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the Clark Center. Registration is open. The number of free registrations — a $129 value — is limited. The discount will be applied in the Marketplace cart.

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