ALUMNI CONNECTION e-newsletterSeptember 2017
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Association News

Alumni Story
Jason Barlow BS'05 reminisces about helping to found The MUSS, being a lifelong U fan, and what his university experience taught him.
Show Your Stripes
Click to read about this year's Homecoming theme and all the fun events we have planned this year! #uuthrowback
It's Football Season
The MUSS, away tailgates in Oregon and California, and chapter watch parties are among the ways the UUAA enjoys football season,

Alumni News

Featured Alums
Deneece Huftalin BS’84 PhD’06, president of Salt Lake Community College, is receiving the Athena Award. Click for more on her and other alumni.
Reading Room
Ella Joy Olsen BS’91 has published Where the Sweet Bird Sings, a novwl about what unites family. Click for more on hers and other recent works by U affiliates.
In Memoriam
Colleen Malouf BS’58, a former president of the UUAA Emeritus Alumni Board, died in AugustClick to read her farewell tribute and more.

Campus News

U Farmers market anniversary
The U Farmers Market kicked off its 10th season in late August and continues Thursdays through Oct. 5. Begun as a way to bring fresh, local food to campus, the market is a staple of the fall semester.
U health care top ranking
University of Utah Hospital was rated No. 1 in Utah in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospital Rankings. The university’s Huntsman Cancer Institute was ranked number 38 in the country for cancer care, while the U’s Ear, Nose, and Throat specialty ranked 18th nationwide.
New ARUP CEO and president
Longtime ARUP Laboratories administrators Dr. Sherrie Perkins and Andrew Theurer BS’87 took on new responsibilities in August as CEO and president, respectively, of ARUP, a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah.
Campus tobacco-free in 2018
Officially enforced starting next summer, faculty and students will be prohibited from smoking or using chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and other nicotine products.
Five new Board of Trustees members
The University of Utah’s 10-member board of trustees welcomed five new members July 1. In addition to the regular rotation of the Alumni board and student body presidents, the new trustees are David Parkin, Katie Eccles, and Anne-Marie Wright Lampropoulos
Record number of students living on campus
With 3,500 first-year students living on campus this fall, the U hopes to foster community and encourage students to get engaged with their university experience.

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