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The Beehive Awards

Send all nomination materials to Pat Aoyagi (patricia.aoyagi@utah.edu) by April 6, 2020 (the first Monday in April).

To recognize the significant scholarly accomplishments of our junior faculty, the College of Humanities has created the Rising Star in the Humanities award. The award recognizes significant research contributions by junior faculty. All pre-tenure faculty are eligible to apply. Nominations consist of:

  • a CV
  • a 1page nomination letter detailing significant accomplishments (self-nomination is allowed)
  • a letter of support

Past Winners:

  • 2019: Jon Stone (Writing & Rhetoric)
  • 2018: Hugh Cagle (History), Avery Holton (Communication), Christie Toth (W&R)
  • 2017: Danielle Olden (History)
  • 2016: Sara Yeo (Communication) & David Roh (English)

Send all nomination materials to Pat Aoyagi (patricia.aoyagi@utah.edu) by April 6, 2020 (the first Monday in April).

To recognized the significant scholarly accomplishments of our senior faculty, the College of Humanities has created a Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities award. The award recognizes significant research contributions from tenured faculty. All tenured faculty are eligible to apply. Nominations consist of:

  • a CV
  • a 1page nomination letter detailing significant accomplishments (self-nomination is allowed)
  • a letter of support

Past Winners:

  • 2019: Isabel Moreira (History) and Susie Porter (Gender Studies; History)
  • 2018: Nadjah Durbach (History), Marouf Hasian (Communication), Kent Ono (Communication)
  • 2017: Vincent Cheng (English)
  • 2016: Elijah Milgram (Philosophy) & Vincent Pecora (English)

Send all nomination materials to Pat Aoyagi (patricia.aoyagi@utah.edu) by April 6th, 2020 (the first Monday in April)

 

The Distinguished Faculty Service Award honors a College of Humanities tenured faculty member who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to University and/or community service. Anyone may nominate an eligible faculty member.

 

Nominations consist of:

 

  • A letter of nomination describing the outstanding service demonstrated by the candidate.
  • A letter of support from the nominee’s department chair. Additional letters of support are welcome.
  • A brief curriculum vita which highlights University service or community engaged service or scholarship.

 

Past Winners:

 

  • 2019: Edward Rubin (Linguistics) and Rebecca Horn (History)
  • 2018: Janet Theiss (History)
  • 2017: No winner
  • 2016: Richard Chi (World Languages & Cultures) and Leslie Francis (Philosophy)
  • 2015: Mary Strine (Communication)
  • 2014: Wilfred Samuels (English)
  • 2013: Robert Avery (Communication) and Howard Horwitz (English)

 

Staff Awards

If a staff person in the College has significantly helped you recently or goes above and beyond duty on a regular basis, nominate them for this award.

Please email your nomination to humstaffcouncil@lists.utah.edu with the subject line, "Stellar Staff Nomination" and briefly tell us about the outstanding efforts of that person.

Each year the College of Humanities acknowledges one of its outstanding staff members for his/her exemplorary service. The recipient receives a $1,000 award and be recognized at the annual summer staff social.

This program was established to recognize the significant professional contributions by the College’s full time staff (.75 FTE and above) who have been employed in the College for at least two years. Dean’s Office staff are ineligible. Nomination deadlines are announced in the spring.

Staff Recipients
  • 2012 - Kacey Campbell (Linguistics) & Victor Garcia (Philosophy
  • 2013 - Lisa Shaw (Writing & Rhetoric)
  • 2014 - Bryce Garner (International & Area Studies)
  • 2016 - Connie Corbett (Philosophy)
  • 2017 - Shantel de Arraiz (Linguistics)

The University of Utah Staff Council (UUSC) offers this award to the University's outstanding staff. Four awards of up to $500 will be made per year, with two awards in the fall semester and two awards in the spring semester. Recipients must meet the criteria listed below and must be registered for the class, symposium, conference or workshop they wish to participate in.

The Staff Scholarship Awards Committee will process the awards based on the location of the educational opportunity. For on-campus educational offerings, the cost of the course tuition (up to $500) will be credited to the employee’s tuition bill. For all off-campus offerings, the committee will require either an invoice from the educational provider or an original receipt of tuition payment for reimbursement (up to $500).

The committee will process the scholarship in the most fair and judicious manner to benefit the employee, according to the procedures directed by University of Utah policy. UUSC is an equal opportunity provider.

To be considered, each University staff applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Currently working in a 75% FTE (30 hours per week) or greater position.
  • Worked for the University in a 75% FTE or greater benefited position for the past two consecutive years.
  • May apply one time per academic year. Please see deadlines posted each semester.
  • Individuals may receive a scholarship once per academic year, in fairness to all who may submit their applications.
  • Current Staff Council members are not eligible.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted and considered void.
  • If you meet all the above criteria, you can apply here.
Last Updated: 8/29/19