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A Look at the Union’s Community Boards

If you have enough time to read over what’s on Union building community boards, here’s an overview, as of Oct. 25, 2023.
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Throughout the halls of the Union building community boards are filled with posters and information of all sorts. However, if you don’t have time to roam the Union and read everything posted here, here’s an overview of most of what’s on these community boards, as of Oct. 25, 2023.

Student Resources

The U’s Financial Wellness Center offers accredited counseling services, financial education and tools that can help students and post-grads achieve financial literacy. Their webpage includes a variety of educational videos and handouts.

The Veteran Support Center serves veterans, military-connected students and their families. Their programs include counseling, career coaching, a computer lab and a textbook loan library among others.

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides educational and cultural events all over campus in addition to supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals. They also offer the Intersectional Leadership Academy program, a mentor/mentee program and a peer program.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Center for Child Care and Family Resources Job

The Center for Child Care and Family Resources is currently hiring for several positions in their UKids Child Care Program, with part and full-time options available.

Genomics Summer Research Program for Minorities

This internship is for undergraduates interested in biosciences or bioinformatics with a focus on genomics research. This includes the social, ethical and legal implications of genomic research. Applicants must be a part of a historically excluded or minority group as defined by the National Institutes of Health. As well must have completed their sophomore year of college.

The application for this paid internship opened this October and closes on Jan. 31, 2024. The internship is an approximately 40-hour-a-week commitment starting May 29, 2024, and ending Aug. 2, 2024. This internship will include research alongside career-building activities.

Native American Summer Research Internship

This 10-week internship is for Native American undergraduate junior and senior students interested in Health Science research. This internship is a 40-hour-a-week commitment, with about 30 of those hours spent on research activities, and the other 10 on professional and academic development.

This internship starts May 28, 2024, and ends Aug. 2, 2024. Applications are open now.

Studies

IUD Study

If you have a hormonal IUD that’s been in for at least one year and have one child, you might be eligible for this study conducted by Katie Ward DNP, WHNP. By providing data via cellphone for one month, participants will be rewarded $100 in compensation. 

To learn more and see if you qualify, contact Ward at [email protected]

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Study

If you were pregnant after Jan. 1, 2020, and never had Covid, you might be eligible for this study researching the long-term effects of having Covid while pregnant, both on the pregnant person and their child. The study will compare those who were pregnant with Covid and without Covid to help determine Covid-related effects. 

Participants will be compensated for their time, and will be asked to answer survey questions and get check-ups and tests. To learn more, you can contact McKaylee Smith or Amber Sowles at [email protected] or [email protected]

Campus Safety

The U offers several resources for student support:

  • The Center for Campus Wellness offers free, confidential and trauma-informed support to students, staff and faculty who have experienced intrapersonal violence through their Victim-Survivor Advocates program.
  • The Women’s Resource Center offers counseling services, educational and community-building programs and scholarships for women and those who experience gender marginalization on campus.
  • The University Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling, classes and workshops for University of Utah students.
  • The Office of Equal Opportunity ensures that the U’s practices and policies are in compliance with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. This office investigates complaints of discrimination that occur on campus in addition to providing consultation and training services.
  • The Dean of Students can provide students with help navigating the U and connecting them to resources on campus. The Dean of Students staff can provide students with advice on communicating with faculty, seeking petitions for exceptions to University policies and interpreting the Student Rights and Responsibilities policy.
  • The University Public Safety Department oversees campus safety through a variety of programs. They are in charge of criminal investigations on campus and provide safety training. They are also responsible for the U’s Campus Safety Escort Program and SafeU.
  • Support resources off campus include the Rape Recovery Center, which offers individual and group therapy, advocacy programs and a mobile response team. The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault offers education and training programs aimed at preventing sexual assault. Wasatch Forensic Nurses is a mobile team of sexual assault nurse examiners that perform medical exams for victims of sexual assault and intrapersonal violence for no cost.

Additional Information

The Center for Campus Wellness offers the Pleasure Pack Delivery Service, which provides students with barrier methods such as condoms and dental dams, as well as reproductive health information for free. Orders that are in by Tuesday at the end-of-day are delivered to various pick-up locations around campus by Thursday afternoons.

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center provides a range of opportunities for all University of Utah students. This includes scholarships, classes that provide real-world experience, case competitions and events.

 

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Josi Hinds, Arts Writer
Josi Hinds is in her second year at the University of Utah, majoring in communications with a minor in both gender studies and Spanish (for now). She grew up in Bozeman, Montana, and moved to Salt Lake in hopes of venturing out in the world and meeting new people. She joined the Chronicle out of a love for writing and meeting new people, and she hopes to share stories that broaden both her and others' perspective on the world
Ilona Buhler, Designer
Ilona Buhler is a 3rd year at the University of Utah pursuing a degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in Computer Science. Ilona grew up moving across the world from spending the majority of her childhood in England, then moving to San Diego, California. She then completed high school and moved to Salt Lake City for college. In her free time, Ilona loves to ski, climb and paint. She spends the majority of her free time outside even when she is on campus

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