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Dave Sageser: medieval history buff, weekend warrior

Dave Sageser

The system administrator in UIT’s Campus Computer Support team also goes by Lord Christophe Von Lübbeke, a persona he assumes as part of the Barony of Loch Salann, the Salt Lake City chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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The PMO's Jody Sluder retires after 25 years at the U

Jody Sluder

IT Project Manager Jody Sluder retired on February 16, 2021 after serving the University of Utah for 25 years. In lieu of an in-person party, UIT employees offered well-wishes via Microsoft Teams.

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'U Rising': CIO Hess on keeping Utahns digitally connected

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CIO Steve Hess joined President Ruth Watkins on the most recent episode of the “U Rising” podcast to discuss the U’s role in providing a statewide network infrastructure and other digital tools, and the initiative to enhance both last year.

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Slideshow: 2020 UIT year in review

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As we close the door on 2020, we're reflecting on some of UIT's most notable achievements, from COVID-19 projects to the MobileU app; events, such as the Milestone Years of Service week; and employee features and news, including two award winners.

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UIT's Talbot on genetics research and veggie gardening

Amy Talbot

Amy Talbot has made a few dramatic pivots in her career — she's been a laboratory technician in the U’s Department of Human Genetics, photographer and business owner, and an account executive in UIT’s Communications Infrastructure group.

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USS' virtual Halloween party offers frights and delights

Emily Jacoby, dressed as Bob Ross, holds up the pumpkin she decorated.

Staff could choose their own adventure — watch “Beetlejuice” in the Cinema Cemetery, play Jackbox.TV games in the USS (Underground Super-Spooky) Lair, or hang out in the Water Tower — and post messages and contest entries in the associated Teams channels.

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Students 'level up' monthly meetings with Minecraft

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Before the pandemic, interns in UIT’s Student University Development Opportunity (sUdo) program used to meet once a month for a “tabletop” team-building event with snacks, board games, and video games. This semester, they rebooted the meetings with a twist — in a virtual office in Minecraft.

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UIT's Vaibhav Narula wins 2020 U Staff Excellence Award

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The Identity & Access Management senior architect — one of 23 recipients for the 2020 Academics and Student Affairs District Staff Excellence Award — is one of only eight University of Utah employees selected to receive the 2020 University Staff Excellence Award and $3,750 honorarium.

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Kariann Hibbard - bagpipe soloist, 'beast' tamer

Kariann Hibbard

Scotland and its music were always close to Hibbard's heart, but it wasn't until high school that the business systems analyst started training to play bagpipes. Today, she's a top soloist and member of one of the most prestigious pipe bands in the U.S.

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U of U staff honor DDC manager Glen Cameron

Glen Cameron, second from right, and other university leaders break ground in 1994 on the Marriott Library expansion.

In 45 years at the University of Utah, Glen Cameron has overseen some of the U's biggest facilities projects and most critical IT infrastructure — from Marriott Library, where he guided a massive expansion, to the Downtown Data Center, which he's managed for the past five years.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21