News Category: stewardship

Organization Effectiveness helps organizations solve challenges

Screen capture from Elida Lee interview
Aug. 21, 2020

In this interview with Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Media Manager Veronica Trevino, Director of Organization Effectiveness Elida Lee shares how her unit helps organizations transform. Human Resources’ Organization Effectiveness team provides consulting to campus leaders in change management, organizational and operations planning, and health and culture.

‘Trust and Accept’ new Wi-Fi certificate starting July 14

UTexas Wifi graphic
July 7, 2020

The university maintains several Wi-Fi networks for different purposes. The main utexas Wi-Fi network is the network all employees and students should use for university business while on university property. On July 14, employees and students will be required to ‘Trust and Accept’ a new certificate on any device that needs to access the utexas Wi-Fi channel.

Landscape Services donates more than 400 plants to Dell Medical School and Dell Seton Medical Center staff

Landscape Services’ Dell Medical School Supervisor Justin Hayes helps ready plants for donation.
June 10, 2020

Recently, Landscape Services donated plants to Dell Medical School (DMS) and Dell Seton Medical Center staff to honor their critical work during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The idea sprang from an excess of plants in the greenhouses, and Landscape Services’ DMS supervisor Justin Hayes saw an opportunity to find new homes for the plants while giving back to the community his team supports. 

Safely maintaining the landscape: UT Landscape Services finds ways to perform critical functions during pandemic 

Landscape Services Gardener Zach Stewart
May 4, 2020

Imagine some campus buildings suddenly doubled in size or multiplied overnight. This happens in the plant and animal world: plants, trees, insects and wildlife never stop growing and multiplying. While this image illustrates the beauty and uniqueness of nature, it also highlights the importance of continued landscape maintenance, tree care and pest control on the UT Austin campus.

Human Resource Service Center applies core values to bringing new hires on board

UT Austin factoids graphic
April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways we could not imagine, and on March 13, 2020, the virus forced the closure of The University of Texas at Austin campus. The historic and unexpected campus closure and transition to our current modified open status became a catalyst for change.

Resource Recovery interns contribute to UT’s zero waste effort

Resource Recovery Interns group photo
Jan. 9, 2020

Student interns with Resource Recovery, a branch of Facilities Services that includes Zero Waste and Surplus Property, continued to target reductions in UT Austin’s solid waste stream this past semester through multiple diversion efforts. As demonstrated in their presentations delivered recently on campus, the students collectively put in over 1,300 hours to help the university move closer to its sustainability goals for the campus.

Volunteers practice stewardship at Waller Creek Cleanup

Volunteers help to cleanup Waller Creek at the EHS biannual event
Nov. 7, 2019

The Waller Creek cleanup, hosted by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), is a biannual event that depends on campus students, faculty and staff volunteers to collect debris and trash from the one-mile stretch of the creek that runs through campus. On Saturday, November 2, volunteers committed their time to cleaning up the segment from Dean Keaton St. to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Fifteen volunteers collected 221 pounds of trash, including chicken wire and even a syringe.

Teaming up for UT’s Texas Arbor Day event transforms campus creek

UT Landscape Services team and staff team up to for Texas Arbor Day 2019
Nov. 6, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services hosted the university's observance of Texas Arbor Day on November 1, with a planting event at the UT Orchard by Waller Creek (west side of 24th Street and San Jacinto). The event was part of ongoing stewardship efforts by UT Landscape Services to transform stretches of Waller Creek that run through campus, improving the safety, sustainability and health of this riparian ecosystem by removing invasive, overcrowded vegetation and replanting with native plant species.

FAS Core Value: Integrity - tell us what you’re doing

Integrity video screen grab- Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell discusses the FAS Core Values
Nov. 5, 2019

The FAS Strategic Plan includes six core values: diversity, innovation, integrity, service, stewardship, and teamwork.

FAS launches implementation of Strategic Plan core values

FAS Values Icons
Oct. 24, 2019

In 2018, representatives from various FAS departments participated in creating our FAS Strategic Plan. Individuals from senior leaders to frontline staff, and from varied backgrounds and operations, brought their perspectives to developing the plan, which Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell described as “an aspirational framework with relevance to all members of our organization.”