News Category: teamwork

Welcome to the spring semester

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Jan. 12, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

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As we approach the start of the spring 2022 semester, I want to welcome all of you back to the important work we do together to advance the university’s mission. I hope you enjoyed the winter break and had opportunities to relax and recharge while also connecting with family and friends. If you are new to FAS, we are glad that you are part of our diverse, innovative and service-oriented team.

University honors FAS Communications team members for communications excellence

UMAC Awards
Dec. 15, 2021

At the third annual University Excellence in Marketing and Communications Awards ceremony on Dec. 7, FAS Communications team members were recognized as winners in two categories and as finalists in a third category. 

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,

En Español

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.  

2021 Year in Review - eBITS Spotlight

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Dec. 13, 2021

When given the chance to show each other gratitude and appreciation there was an amazing overflow from everyone in the FAS portfolio. So much so that we were not able to fit all that recognition in one video.

Appointments: Heather Hanna, Interim Executive Director for Enterprise Business IT Solutions and Leonard Friesenhahn, Interim Director of Utilities and Energy Management

Service, Values and Teamwork
Dec. 9, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

Heather Hanna will be Interim Executive Director for Enterprise Business IT Solutions eBITS) following the retirement of Dana Chapman, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Heather has over 20 years of combined experience supporting human resources, payroll, and financial processes and systems and was hired into her previous role as Director of Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS) for eBITS in 2019.

“You’ve risen to every challenge” – FAS 2021 Year in Review Appreciation Video

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Dec. 1, 2021

In this 2021 Year in Review and Appreciation video, Senior Vice President and CFO Darrell Bazzell, FAS leadership and many FAS team members express their appreciation for the innovative, creative and steadfast work of their colleagues.

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.

EDI Committee collaborates with IRRIS to provide meaningful EDI Learning Survey results

EDI Committee collaborates with IRRIS to provide meaningful EDI Learning Survey results
Nov. 15, 2021

In September 2021, the FAS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee launched a survey of FAS staff to gather ideas for enhancing EDI awareness and education for the portfolio.