Nov. 13, 2017
Vice President for Student Affairs
- After a national search, Dr. Inga Musselman has been selected to serve as UT Dallas' next provost and vice president for academic affairs. She assumes her new role effective Dec. 1.
- The Office of Human Resources is collecting cereal, peanut butter and jelly for the Comet Cupboard during November. Drop off items in the collection bins in AD 2.208 and SPN 1.127.
- There is a revised performance appraisal form, which will be available in spring 2018.
- Nominations are open for the UT System Regents' Outstanding Employee Award. The award recognizes full-time, benefits eligible, non-faculty employees who have shown outstanding performance, innovation, enthusiasm and dedication in their job. Winners receive a Chancellor's Challenge coin, a certificate, a $10,000 monetary award and an invitation for the awardee and a guest to a luncheon ceremony in Austin. Nominations are due by Jan. 31.
- Senior Lindsey Rayborn placed 9th at the NCAA D-III Cross Country Regional Championships on Saturday, becoming the first-ever Comet runner to qualify for the national meet. Rayborn will compete in the NCAA D-III National Championships Nov. 18 in Elsah, Ill.
- Nov. 15: Women's basketball vs. Austin College, 7 p.m., Activity Center (season opener).
- Nov. 25: Men's basketball vs. Southwestern University, 3 p.m., Activity Center (home opener).
Dean of Students
Community Standards and Conduct
- New cases for the week of Oct. 30: Academic dishonesty (11), misconduct (1).
Health & Wellness Initiatives
- Clinical services/sessions for the week of Oct. 30: Initial and follow-up evaluations (38), consultation and counseling (84), crisis services (22), psychiatric evaluations and treatment (32), group and couple counseling (103), testing (2), outreach (8).
- Center of Students in Recovery services for the week of Oct. 30: Recovery assessment (2), recovery planning (1), breathe easy (1), other contacts (65). Group meetings: wellness connection (1), Alcoholics Anonymous (1), campus open recovery (1), nourish (1), community service (1), refuge recovery (1), NA (1), yoga (1), SMART (1), outreach (4).
- Nov. 29: Free dental clinic, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Galaxy Room A.
- Nov. 18-26: No group fitness classes.
- Activity Center and RCW have reduced hours for Thanksgiving break.
- Nov. 15: Free HIV testing, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., SSB 4.5.
- Nov. 16: Great American Smokeout, 11 a.m.-1.p.m., Chess Plaza.
Student Engagement Initiatives
- Fall break hours for the SU, SSB and SSA: Nov. 20-22: 7 a.m.-midnight, Nov. 23-24: closed, Nov. 25: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 26: 10 a.m.-midnight.
- Nov. 28: The Student Union in collaboration with the Multicultural Center are hosting a holiday tree lighting, 12-1 p.m., SSA second level.
- 409 students served 2,045 volunteer hours at 20 agencies throughout DFW as part of Viva Volunteer. This equates to $51,350 donated back to the community.
- Nov. 13-17: National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. Several volunteer events are offered throughout the week. Spots are limited, pre-registration required.
- Nov. 28: ASB 2018 info session, 1-2 p.m., SSA 12.471. Registration required.
- Nov. 29: Garden orientation, 4:15-5 p.m., Community Garden. Registration required.
- Nov. 30: Pet Pals, 1-3:30 p.m., Richardson Animal Shelter. Spots are limited, pre-registration required.
- Dec. 1: Registration for Alternative Spring Break opens, 12 p.m.
Student Transition Initiatives
- Nov. 13: OMGraduation!, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Galaxy Rooms. In partnership with Student Transition Programs.
- Nov. 14: International internships info session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., SSB 3.107.
New Student Programs
Student Transition Programs
- Nov. 16: Comfy Blankets for Kids, 2-4 p.m., Galaxy Room C. In partnership with the Office of Student Volunteerism.
- Transfer orientation for students entering in spring 2018: Nov. 17.
Military and Veteran Center
- Nov. 14: Veterans lecture, 12 p.m., SSA Auditorium.
- Nov. 14: Meet and Greet with Tony Cucolo, 1-2 p.m., SSA 14.250.
- Nov. 14: Veterans Day campus event, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Plinth.
Marketing and Student Media
- Nov. 13: New issue of The Mercury on newsstands.
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