News Category: stewardship

Landscape Services readies campus for winter weather

Winter Preparedness
Dec. 15, 2021

As colder temperatures descend, many of us are thinking about the February 2021 freeze and what we can do to better prepare if hit with more extreme weather this winter. One team already preparing for such weather is Landscape Services.

Thank you for another successful year

FAS - Financial and Administrative Services
Dec. 14, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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As we approach the end of 2021, I want to thank all of you for your outstanding work keeping our university operating smoothly in the face of challenges while also advancing the university’s mission by embracing innovation and teamwork.  

National Native American Heritage Month serves as reminder of campus diversity and environmental stewardship

Jack Rouse, CEC member and Little Blue Prairie student leader, was part of the team conducting a controlled burn of the Little Blue Prairie. Native American tribes often used fire to control invasive plant species.
Nov. 23, 2021

Great strides have been made in recent years to recognize more formally the history of the Americas prior to European colonization. In 2020, UT Austin’s Native American and Indigenous Studies program released a Land Acknowledgement for use across the university to demonstrate respect for the historic and current presence of Indigenous Peoples in the Greater Austin area and statewide.

Resource Recovery launches supply store in effort to make campus events more compost-friendly

Zero Waste Events - A Program of UT Resources Recovery
Nov. 23, 2021

Although UT Austin may be known for Burnt Orange, the campus community has taken strides to go green. Sustainability is a word and a movement that has popped up on the radars of many campus community members.

Support excellence: Submit nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Awards

2022 President's Staff Awards
Nov. 10, 2021

Take the opportunity now to nominate an outstanding staff member, supervisor, or both for their above and beyond work in the past year to support the academic, research and public service mission of the university as part of the prestigious President’s Staff Awards.

PMCS embraces honor of restoring the John S. and Drucie Chase Building

West façade of the renovated John S. and Drucie Chase Building, future home of the DDCE Center for Community Engagement
Nov. 1, 2021

John Saunders Chase, the first African American student to graduate from the UT School of Architecture and the first licensed Black architect in Texas, designed a 1,450 square-foot building in central east Austin that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bursar Services focuses on customer support with in-person and remote options

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Oct. 27, 2021

A small team of five staff in Bursar (Cashier) Services is responsible for providing customer service to students, faculty, staff and parents, including receiving fees, disbursing funds and accepting deposits, as well as administrative reconciling. University Bursar Allen Moreno explained that customer service includes helping students navigate campus, answering their questions when possible and cashiering.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds us to make information security a priority

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Oct. 14, 2021

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—the perfect reminder to be vigilant in protecting your personal data as well as university data. UT’s Information Security Office (ISO) provides information and tips that members of the campus community can refer to all year.

Vendor diversity encouraged by HUB/SB Program in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM)
Sept. 30, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated annually from September 15 - October 15. To commemorate this occasion, the Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee spoke with Tiffany Gibson, Director of the Historically Underutilized Business & Small Business (HUB/SB) program.

Document Solutions gains USPS full service certification, saves UT mailing costs

Full Service Mail
Sept. 20, 2021

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently designated Document Solution as a certified full-service mail handler.