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Omar Tsai - What the Union Means to Me

Omar Tsai – What the Union Means to Me

Omar Tsai is a recipient of the Union Student Leader Scholarship, which recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the union. Here is in an interview about what the Union means to him. Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Omar Tsai, I’m from Provo, Utah, and I’m majoring in Graphic Design and Strategic Communication. I…

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What Roads Lead to the Union?

What Roads Lead to the Union?

The A. Ray Olpin Union is the community center of campus that complements the academic mission of the University. The Union cultivates an environment that serves students by providing social, cultural, leadership and co-curricular opportunities. The Union values diversity and promotes a safe and welcoming atmosphere where students are inspired to realize their potential. Originally located in David Gardner Hall,…

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Union Programming Council Updates 9/2017

Union Programming Council Updates 9/2017

Union Programming Council had a very successful start to this school year. Here’s a blurb from our Union Programming Council Director of Community Service, Jesse Craig: “Welcome Week took place from August 21st – 25th. Thousands of students participated in the week-long event on the Union Patio from 10 AM – 2 PM each day. Vendors included long-time Union supporters…

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What the Union Means to Me

What the Union Means to Me

What the Union Means to Me Written by: Joren (Ren) Plunkett What the Union Means to Me is a newsletter article that features current Union student employees as well as current and past Union Scholarship recipients. This month we are featuring Krystal Bustamante. Krystal is one of two students to receive the West High & Union Student Leadership Scholarship which…

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The Welcome U Experience

The Welcome U Experience

The Center for New Student & Family Programs believes each University of Utah student deserves to have a college experience that instills a love for their alma mater. We welcome each new University of Utah student and their family and hope to connect them to personalized support and meaningful opportunities by promoting academic excellence and successful transitions. Our office works…

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The Union Programming Council Continues to Grow

The Union Programming Council Continues to Grow

The Union Programming Council serves as the heart of the Union, inviting every student to come participate, serve, and learn while enhancing their educational experience. We seek to provide exciting opportunities for students to make the Union their home. This year the Union Programming Council has set out to advance this vision further. Collectively, we have decided to make connecting…

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A Student Leader Scholar: Continuation of Success

A Student Leader Scholar: Continuation of Success

Awarded a Union Student Leader scholarship in March 2016, Amr Mohamed discusses how the scholarship not only allowed him pursue multiple student leadership roles, but also influenced him personally. This allowed him to gain success as a current research assistant and PhD candidate. Amr was involved in the international and scholar services department in the Union building as an international…

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Fulfilling a Growing Need: New CESA Lounge

Comprised of three components in the areas of outreach, retention, and scholarship, the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA) at the University of Utah is welcoming of all individuals from all identities and backgrounds. Located in the Involvement Wing of the A. Ray Olpin University Union, the CESA office features an array of support services to help students navigate and…

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Food Pantry Moves to the Union

Food Pantry Moves to the Union

Coming up on the 2nd year anniversary, the Feed U Food Pantry at the University of Utah is a program crafted to engage and fulfill the duty of making sure no individuals at the university go hungry. With the program’s beginnings crafted by the Office of Engagement with the wildly successful “Kitchen Shelves Project” in 2014, students at the university…

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