May 2017

Cone and West decks blue light phones getting upgrade

Date Published: May 2, 2017

The Risk Management, Safety and Security (RMSS) Department is leading an effort to ensure all campus blue light phones are upgraded to the same manufacturer and technology support. Blue light phones connect directly with the Police and Public Safety (PPS) Department dispatch and can be used to call for assistance or to report crimes in progress. 


Friday Building staircase being repaired

Date Published: May 2, 2017

The staircase leading up to the third floor of the Friday Building will be closed through Friday, June 30, for repairs.

Third-floor access via the two main staircases off the central lobby will be available; elevators will remain in operation.

During this work, building visitors can expect construction crews and loud noise.


Global Teacher Education

Cato College professor named Global Teacher Education Fellow

Date Published: May 1, 2017

Erik Byker, an assistant professor in the Cato College of Education’s Department of Reading and Elementary Education, has been named a Global Teacher Education (GTE) Fellow.


ITS schedules outages to large-scale systems May 19-20

Date Published: May 1, 2017

Several large-scale systems and applications will be unavailable starting at 6 p.m., Friday, May 19, through 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, due to scheduled electrical work. Learn more on the ITS website.


April 2017

Retirement reception set for Jackie Simpson

Date Published: April 25, 2017

Jackie Simpson, associate vice chancellor and director of housing and residence life, will retire from the University in May after 37 years of service.

A retirement reception will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 19, in SoVi at South Village Crossing. A brief program will start at 2 p.m.


Tapper needs shared leave

Date Published: April 25, 2017

Nataly Tapper with the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science needs shared leave donations.


‘Transition reception’ scheduled for Art Jackson

Date Published: April 24, 2017

A “transition reception” in honor of Art (Dr. J) Jackson, vice chancellor for student affairs, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center Salons. He is transitioning from his position as vice chancellor to become a part-time faculty member in the Cato College of Education. He has been with the University for 10 years.


Africana Studies professor awarded Carnegie fellowship to study in Nigeria

Date Published: April 24, 2017

At the University of Jos, Africana Studies professor Honore Missihoun plans to teach and analyze texts from Francophone countries in Africa to better understand how the exploitation of women, land and natural resources resulted from patriarchal and male-dominated societies.


Nichols needs shared leave

Date Published: April 24, 2017

Cathy Ann Nichols with the Controller's Office needs shared leave donations.