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Student Property Boasts a No Party Policy and Lowest Rates

Of all the selling points to publicize, one student property advertises a quiet environment and a No Party Policy.
Sahara Apartments management knew before they opened that if you have a few hundred college students packed into a student housing building, there is bound to be too much noise, too much partying, and not enough studying. That is why they have promoted their No Party Policy since they opened in 2005. Owner and manager, Ted Mehr understands what parents and students are going through when they go to college. The concept of Sahara was born out of my concern for my own daughters safety as she was preparing for college. I wanted her to be safe and comfortable no matter where she lived. I simply asked myself, What kind of place would I want my daughter to live in for the times I could not be there to watch over her? Sahara Apartments was my answer. As a parent, its normal to be concerned about your childs transition from your home to college living. Its also normal to be wary of the many new costs associated with this transition. Yes, price matters but you still want your child to be safe, comfortable, and have the most modern amenities. Sahara Apartments offers this combination to the advantage of both students and parents. The property was designed to serve as a stepping stone to college living for the student and their parents, as well as upper classman and international students who are looking for those same qualities in a building. The No Party Policy is intended to keep the property from becoming the proverbial Animal House as many student housing projects can. As an owner managed property, Sahara Apartments believes college kids should have fun but within the law and without taking away from other students ability to live in a safe, quiet, environment. To that end, Sahara has the distinction of being one of the very few, if not the only student housing property that has never received a Red Tag from the police department. Even the dorms cant make that claim. We find that safety is the number one factor parents are concerned about when their child moves away from home, says Ted Mehr, and the No Party Policy goes a long way to making that happen. Students realize pretty quickly that if they want to go to a party there are plenty to attend at the University, other student properties, the dorms, and friends houses. But no matter when they come home to Sahara, it is quiet, safe, convenient, easy place to study, sleep, and get your homework done. Sahara Apartments raises the bar with state-of-the art fire safety and security measures unmatched by any building in Tucson. The gated property includes an electronic key system with retrievable history of every entry into apartments and through each gate. The property is equipped with 80 security cameras that monitor all public areas on a 24/7 basis and a network of infrared beams over the perimeter walls. If you break the beam an outdoor alarm sounds and the system calls the owner regardless of the time of day or night. Some might consider this overly protective, but I would prefer to know of any breach immediately so we can best protect our residents rather than finding out what happened the next day. explains Ted Mehr. Lastly, Sahara Apartments has a long list of modern amenities that the students want, such as ALL utilities included in the rent, VERY high-speed Internet, kitchens and private bathrooms in each apartment, FREE shuttle service to and from campus, FREE bicycles for use to all residents, pool, spa, game room, workout room, and even a 23-seat mini movie theater. If you agree with Sahara Apartments operating philosophy and are looking for the lowest rental rates without sacrificing quality and service for you student, check out Saharas Website for all the information at www.SaharaApartments.com or stop in and take a tour. The friendly staff at Sahara Apartments would be happy to show you around. Sahara Apartments 919 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 520-622-4102 Ted Mehr, Owner Ted@saharaapartments.com


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Table of Contents
Parents & Family Association
page 3
Director Welcome Letter A Message from the Chairs

Parent Activities for August 2013

The start of college is just as important for parents as it is for students. Heres a look ahead at events offered to UA Parents while students get ready for the Fall 2013 term page 13

Meet UA Baseball Coach Andy Lopez

An up close and personal interview with Lopez, fresh off a College World Series win page 21

page 5

Math Placement for Incoming Students

Read tips on how to ensure a successful math placement process for incoming students page 13

Student IT fee at Work, 24/7

The Linden familys efforts are helping to make a difference for students in need

Linden Counseling Assistance Fund

Technology fees are paying for services students really want

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Family Weekend 2013

UA Campus Emergency Response Team

page 29

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Mark your calendars for October 18-20 and get ready for a fun-filled weekend

Signing up for UAlert: the most timely and efficient way to know about emergencies on campus

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New Student Orientation

Learn how New Student Orientation is a key part of your students transition to UA

Thank You PFA Donors!

Scholarship Universe
UA is here to help students with finding and applying for scholarships page 30

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Recognition of our 2012-2013 supporters who donated $100 or more to support student success

page 19

Important Contacts

Commuter Student Affairs Off

campus housing, commuter student support

(520) 621-5859 offcampus.arizona.edu

academic integrity, code of conduct, complete withdrawals

Police (University of Arizona)

Emergency response, crime prevention

911 or (520) 621-UAPD uapd.arizona.edu/

enrollment, change of schedule, grade replacement opportunity

Dean of Students Office Advocacy,

Advising Resource Center Academic

advising & advisor contact information

Registrars Office Verification of

(520) 621-3113 registrar.arizona.edu/ (520) 621-6501 www.life.arizona.edu/

(520) 626-8667 advising.arizona.edu/

hardware & software purchases

(520) 621-7057 deanofstudents.arizona.edu (520) 621-3471 grad.arizona.edu

BookStores Books, supplies, computer

(520) 621-2426 uabookstore.arizona.edu
tuition and fees

Graduate College

Residence Life On-campus housing Residency Classification

Determination of in-state or out-of-state residency for tuition purposes

Bursars Office Billing questions, paying

Meal Plan Office Purchasing and

updating student meal plans

(800) 374-7379 union.arizona.edu/mealplans

(520) 621-3232 bursar.arizona.edu/

psychological care, student health insurance

Campus Health Service Health care,

(520) 621-6490 www.health.arizona.edu/

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

(520) 621-3636 registrar.arizona.edu/residency/residenc.htm

520-621-1858 financialaid.arizona.edu

Tutoring at the Think Tank

Career Services Part-time jobs on and

off campus, internships & co-ops, full-time post-graduation employment and career exploration (520) 621-2588 www.career.arizona.edu/

Office of Student Computing Resources: Student computer support

Drop-in, by appointment, course reviews and more (520) 626-0530 thinktank.arizona.edu

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UA Parents & Family Association

(520) 621-0884 uafamily.arizona.edu/

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Parents & Family
Issue 13
The University of Arizona Parents & Family Magazine is published twice a year by the Dean of Students Office and Arizona Student Media. The University of Arizona PO Box 210040 Tucson, AZ 85721 Editor Kathy Adams Riester, M.S. Ed Associate Dean of Students and Director, UA Parents & Family Association kriester@u.arizona.edu 520-621-0884 Advertising Milani Hunt Marketing Coordinator Arizona Student Media milanih@email.arizona.edu 520-626-8546 Design & Production Cynthia Callahan Creative Services Manager Arizona Student Media cynthiac@u.arizona.edu 520-621-3377 Circulation: 20,000
The advertisements in this magazine are for information purposes and do not constitute endorsement of services by The University of Arizona.

to the UA Wildcat Family!

Hello Wildcat Parents & Family Members, On behalf of the UA Parent & Family Programs Staff and the Parents & Family Association I am excited to share the Spring 2013 Edition of the Parent & Family Magazine! Youre receiving this magazine because you are one of our valued Parents Plus Members or you have made a generous donation to support the goals of the UA Parents & Family Association. I thank you for your support! The Freshman Fee Fund has given us a Grant this year to ensure that parents of all current freshmen also receive this magazine. In addition, parents of new students are also receiving this issue as a complimentary welcome to the Wildcat Family. I am always amazed at how quickly the Spring Semester goes by. Current students have the opportunity to enjoy some of our rich spring traditions and events including March Madness (Congratulations to Mens Basketball who advanced to the Sweet 16), Spring Fling, Softball and Baseball. UA Campus members are also very excited about the 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremony which will be the first event held in our newly renovated Arizona Stadium. UA Graduates along with their parents and family members will be treated to a very special Wildcat experience on May 10! I love this time of year as it gives me an opportunity to get out of the office to meet parents during our New Student/Parent Orientation Programs. If you are looking for a way to be involved in your students college experience, we would love to connect with you. You can reach us in multiple ways including our website: uafamily.arizona.edu or via email at dos-uafamily@email.arizona.edu and you can Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/uafamily. I would like to introduce our newest staff member Lee ORourke. She joined our staff in March 2013 after Barbara Camp retired in January 2013. While we miss Barb, we are very happy to have Lee on board! Together with our Graduate Assistant, Karina Salazar, we are very excited to meet new parents this during Orientation and to reconnect with our returning families during Wildcat Welcome Events geared toward parents (see a listing on page 13-15) and Family Weekend. Please dont hesitate to contact us if you have a question, concern or feedback for us. With Wildcat Pride,

Kathy Adams Riester Associate Dean of Students

Kathy Adams Riester, Karina Salazar and Lee ORourke

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By Alan and Janet Stein, Parents & Family Association Board Chairs Greetings from the Parent & Family Advisory Board! We like to keep you, as active members, advised of what were doing and what we have planned on your behalf. Lets start with a review of our mission and our value statement. Why PFA? You joined with the expectation that you would be able to communicate with the leadership and staff of the University and have a healthy two way dialogue. Part of this mission is to enable the University to keep you informed, and allow you access and input to the University; the ability to provide comment, advise when appropriate, and get answers to your questions. We call our mission communication, involvement and philanthropic support. Your membership and donations allow the Parent & Family Association to award grants to student organizations and by so doing, provide resources to safety programs, career

Parent and Family Association Board Chairs Janet and Alan Stein with their daughter Allison. awareness programs and directly improve the value of our students education. So what are we doing to help? Communication: Were very excited about the development of UAEssentials, a new parent portal. We know that navigating the myriad Continued on page 7

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Continued from page 5 channels of a large organization to get answers to questions can be frustrating. UAEssentials will go a long way toward one stop shopping for information. At our last meeting, we were asked for and provided our input for the functional capability that parents and families need in UAEssentials. We are certain that when available, youll be very proud of this University initiative. Additionally, we have been able to provide position papers to the Arizona Legislature on issues affecting the UA. Among those issues: resources for the University and prohibiting guns on campus. At our February board meeting, we were fortunate to receive updates from our legislative liaison to the Arizona legislature and provide input. We were also able to hear from and provide comment to the University Provost, Dr. Andrew Comrie, on the University of Arizona Strategic Plan.
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The Edward and Jonathan Linden Counseling Assistance Fund

By Marian Binder Ph.D., ABPP Director, Counseling and Psych Services This effort created the Friend 2 Friend program, with its focus of Notice. Care. Help, aimed initially at providing informaAt the start of fall semester 2006, tion and resources, so that students would Jonathan Linden was a U of A sophomore, recognize signs of trouble in a friend and majoring in Psychology, with a 4.0 GPA. feel empowered to intervene and assist, He had friends, a job, a loving family and hopefully averting tragedies like this one. appeared poised for a long, successful The Lindens recognized that it was life. What his family didnt know, and his important to move beyond the substance friends didnt share, was that Jonathans abuse area, as a variety of mental health recreational drug use issues negatively was escalating. TragiOur goal and that of the impact students and cally, in October, 2006, put them at risk. Those an accidental drug over- Lindens is to ensure that of us who serve college dose claimed Jonathans ANY student in need of and students know all too life. that any student, motivated to get such help well To find a way to from the most stable can do so. turn their tragedy into and successful, to those a way to help other already floundering, students, Jonathans mother Gloria and his can develop problems during college, as sister Stephanie partnered with the U of college years are a time for growth and A Campus Health Service, establishing the success, but also change, instability and, Edward and Jonathan Linden Endowment, sometimes, poor choices. Getting timely named for Jonathan and his late father. Continued on page 11 A CAMPUS-WIDE RESOURCE

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One Family Helping to Make a Difference

Continued from page 9 help can be the difference between failing and succeeding in college, or in worst case scenarios, between life and death. While students can be referred for help, or agree to seek help on their own, even at the extremely modest fees charged for counseling at the Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) unit of Campus Health, cost is still the main deterrent to seeking help for some students. To address this, in 2010, the Lindens dedicated an initial $5,000 in funds to create the CAPS Linden

Counseling Assistance Fund. As funds are still limited, criteria for receiving this support are very strict. Only the most desperate students can now be servedstudents with no insurance, no family support and often lacking money to pay for more than rent and food. Priority is given to students who are at risk for suicide or other harm, or whose mental health issues are making it difficult or impossible to remain in school successfully. Support is currently limited to a maximum of $150-250 per student, which can cover 6-10 counseling sessions at CAPS. Many students who receive the help need even fewer sessions to get back on track. Our goal and that of the Lindens is to ensure that ANY student in need of and motivated to get such help can do so. To date, the fund has provided counseling

to 66 students. To continue these efforts, we need the support of other parents who can remember or recognize that timely counseling intervention, even brief, can really make a difference. Contributions can be made through the Edward and Jonathan Linden Endowment and earmarked for the Counseling Assistance Fund: http://f2f.health.arizona. edu/donations.htm


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you would now like to attend, please have your student log back into the Next Steps Center and select Make a Change to My Orientation Reservation in the completed items section under their Orientation program date reminder. At the University of Arizona we see Orientation as being more than just the program you and your student will attend this summer. Wildcat Welcome, the ten days around the start of the fall semester, is also a key part of your students transition to the university. During Wildcat Welcome we mix social and academic activities, helping your student to make connections to their peers, to their college and to the UA, their new home away from home. Check out the Wildcat Welcome website, welcome.arizona.edu, for information on student programs like UA Clicks and New Student Convocation and parent programs like the Wildcat Family Conference. Again, welcome to the Wildcat family. The UA has many resources for you, and we hope that you will utilize the parent program of New Student Orientation to start getting connected. If you have any questions with regard to New Student Orientation or The University of Arizona, please contact the Next Steps Center at (520) 621-5293 or at admissions@arizona. edu. We look forward to seeing you this summer at orientation!

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Parents can enjoy guided tours of campus during New Student Orientation By, Stefanie Basij, Assistant Director, Enrollment Services Welcome to the Wildcat family! The next few months will be busy planning with your student their upcoming transition to the University of Arizona, and key to that process is New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation is the time in which your son or daughter will get their first chance to connect with the UA community as a student. They will meet with their academic advisor, talk with current students, check in with campus resources, and walk away ready for the first day of class. In short, orientation is the time at which your student outlines their path to becoming a Wildcat for Life. There are a lot of things to do in order to be ready for your students New Student Orientation program, and you may be thinking, We need to put a list together to make sure we dont miss anything, know that UA has you covered with the Next Steps Center (nextsteps.arizona. edu). The Next Steps Center is where your student will go to pay their enrollment fee and register for an orientation program. Additionally, the Next Steps Center allows students to change their major up to seven business days before their scheduled orientation program and is the means by which they can complete the necessary academic procedures to be ready for orientation. It is imperative that students complete their Math, Second Language, and Writing placement before attending their orientation program, and the only way to do so is via Next Steps. Please make sure your student checks in on their Next Steps Center on a regular basis so they are prepared to attend orientation. While New Student Orientation is for your student, its also for you. The UA offers a parent orientation program that provides tips on how you can assist your son or daughter throughout their UA experience, giving you the tools you need to continue to support your student, no matter how close, or far from home they may be. During the parent orientation experience you will receive a calendar with important dates and campus resources, hear from your students academic college, learn about support resources, like the Parent & Family Association, and are able to work with your student to complete important university business. Registration for the New Student Orientation parent program is completed as a part of your students orientation reservation via the Next Steps Center. If your student has already registered for their orientation program, and

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Parent Activities for August 2013

By Karina Salazar The Parent & Family Association Having a child start college is an important transition for the entire family, so the University of Arizona plans special parent and family events during the start of every academic year. While your student settles into their Residence Hall, purchases their textbooks, and prepares for the first day of classes next fall, we hope that parents will experience and enjoy all of the great campus events and amenities offered in August 2013. Heres a look ahead at the events scheduled for the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Wildcat Family Conference

The University of Arizona is putting together a conference just for you. While your student is at UA Clicks, stop by the Student Union Memorial Center to sit in on a variety of sessions designed to introduce you to campus resources. Campus participants include: leadership programs, academic advising, Parent & Family Association, Campus Health, UAPD, and many more. We are also providing a break room and lounge with snacks and computer terminals. The Wildcat Family conference is a great opportunity to network with other parents who are proud to be a part of the Wildcat Family! The Wildcat Family Conference will take place on Friday, Aug.23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please visit the Wildcat

Parents and Students can enjoy quality time together at many University events and activities before the start of the academic year. Photo Courtesy of Student Affairs Marketing Welcome website to RSVP for events and for updates on session times and locations. http://welcome.arizona.edu/parents

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Parents are invited to this Parents Only event hosted by the UA Parents & Family Association. This is your chance to mix and mingle with other parents along with Parents & Family Board Members and staff members. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. Registration is required. Registration will open in April at http://welcome.arizona.edu/parents

Now that your student is getting settled, its time to say goodbye. Join the Dean of Students Office and the Parents & Family Association for a special brunch event on Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. Registration is required and will open in April at http://welcome.arizona.edu/parents

Campus Recreation Parent Trips

Campus Recreation is planning a lineup Continued on page 15

Math Placement for Incoming Students

By Tina S. Moore Math Placement Coordinator Math placement is an important part of student success at UA. The overall purpose of our placement process is to determine, based on a students background and current demonstrated ability, which Math course may be appropriate. Although placement into a course does not guarantee a passing grade, our experience has shown us that the Math Placement Test (ALEKS) may be the clearest indicator of success in our courses. Important information about the UA ALEKS Online Math Placement Test is available through the Next Steps Center at nextsteps.arizona.edu, and on the Math Placement Website at math.arizona.edu/ placement/mpt. Incoming students access the test through the Next Steps Center. Current students test through the UA Testing Office. All incoming freshman students who plan on taking a UA math course are asked to take the UA Math Placement Test, even students with college math credits. How can you help? Here are some important reminders and information for incoming students: Read about the test and math placement. There is important information that students wish they would have known about, like what the I dont know button means, how to retest, which test to take, etc. There is no practice test, but students can practice. We have test topics and course review material available through the Math Placement Website. Continued on page 15


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Continued from page 13 Many students tell us that they would have done better if they had a chance to review. Complete the test at least one week prior to your orientation or registration date, if possible. The first attempt at the test is online and should be taken as if it is a proctored in-person examination. Placement tests are designed to determine what a student knows on his or her own, without any outside materials or assistance that may artificially increase a students score. Students do not have to take the highest course that they place into. They can discuss options with a math advisor. Taking a course beyond a

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The Math Department, Math Center, and Math Placement advising can be found in the Math Building, 617 N. Santa Rita Ave. Photo by Laurie Varecka students mathematical ability generally results in unnecessarily repeating a course, or later having to take a lower level course. It is important for students to make an honest

and unassisted attempt at the test. About a third of incoming students place into a review course, Math 100AX or Math 100. These courses are designed to help prepare students for the content and expectations of college level math courses. Students with AP, IB, CLEP, and dual enrollment math credits should test. See a math advisor at orientation to review your options. College Math courses are different from high school courses and it is difficult for some students to make the transition. More is expected, more material is covered in less time, students have to seek their own resources for extra help, and most of the learning is done by the student outside of class. It is important for students to think about these differences and create a plan for success in college level courses.

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By Megan Forecki Program Coordinator, ASUA Hello Wildcat Families! Planning is well under way for next years Family Weekend! We hope that you are as excited as we are to announce that Family Weekend 2013 will be held Friday, Oct. 18-Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. Last years Family Weekend included activities such as Sailesh the Hypnotist, the football tailgate BBQ, a Wildcat carnival, and Stargazing at Steward Observatory. Many campus organizations such as Fraternity and Sorority Programs hosted events throughout the weekend as well. Family Weekend 2013 is going to be even bigger and better than last year so dont miss out. There is sure to be something that interests each of your family members! In addition, the UA Parents & Family Association will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 17. So plan to come in early if you want to join us! We hope that you will join us in October

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By Blair Willis & Athletics Communication Services It was never a childhood dream for Andy Lopez to become a baseball coach. In fact, as he admits, his coaching career began simply because he needed a job after receiving his degree from UCLA in 1975. A team captain and starting shortstop for the Bruins, Lopez was later selected

by the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball Draft. Instead of playing professional baseball, Lopez opted to finish his studies in Westwood, complete his degree and begin preparing himself for a career. At the time, he did not realize that career would be in baseball. Lopez caught on as an assistant coach at L.A. Harbor Community College, his junior college alma mater. Two years later, a

full-time job opportunity presented itself: a teaching and baseball coaching job at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. It was there where Lopezs career as a baseball coach took off. The man who was never going to be a baseball coach led Mira Costa to five successful seasons on the diamond, and California State University, Dominguez Hills, soon came calling. Lopez guided Dominguez Hills to the 1987 Division II College World Series and, two years later, Pepperdine University hired him for his first Division I coaching opportunity. At Pepperdine, Lopez led the Waves to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., where they captured the 1992 national championship. It was that season in which Lopez won his first national coach of the year award and became a household name in the college coaching ranks. The University of Florida pursued Lopez and hired him in 1995 to raise the programs profile. Lopez did that and more, winning a pair of Southeastern Conference crowns and two trips to the College World Series. His 1996 club finished third nationally and he was named national coach of the year for the second time. After sevens season in Gainesville, Lopezs next career stop was in Tucson where, in 2002, he inherited one of the most successful programs in college baseball history. However, Arizona had appeared in the NCAA Tournament just one time in the previous eight seasons and had not earned a trip to the College World Series since 1986. Never one to back away from a chalContinued on page 23

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Your Student IT Fee at Work, 24/7

by Samantha Barry Do you ever wonder where your Student IT Fee goes? You can see it at work on the UA campus every day through the 24/7 IT Support Center and the Microsoft Campus Agreement. The best news is that the fees are paying for services students really want. Surveys conducted by the Information Technology Student Advisory Board (ITSAB) consistently show that 24/7 access to tech support and expanding the free student software available are the highest IT priorities for the majority of UA students. The 24/7 IT Support Center provides the UA community, including students, faculty, and staff, with personal computing help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through phone, live chat, and in-person visits. All inquiries are handled by UA staff and student workers who know the universitys networks and systems. Two-thirds of the techs are students, so they have an affinity with the students looking for help. Continued on page 27

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Continued from page 25 The 24/7 helps with a wide range of computing issues, from internet connection and password problems to difficulties with software and hardware. Any of these can be stressful to the customer coming in. Robbie MacPherson, IT Manager for the 24/7 IT Support Center, says that the main goal of the center revolves around customer service. She states, We want to help our customers resolve their issues quickly, while making their experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Another goal of the 24/7 is to help customers prevent problems in the future. Andres Irigoyen-Au, the floor manager at the 24/7, says, We not only want to help them resolve their issue, but also provide a service that is centered around educational repair, helping them learn how to prevent the same thing from happening again. In the first two weeks of the Spring 2013 semester, the 24/7 helped over 1,000 walkin customers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year, the center took almost 52,000 calls. Nine out of 10 customers are repeat users. The students themselves push the needs of the technical infrastructure on campus and therefore the skills needed at the center. When students arrive with the latest mobile device or computer on the market the university has to be ready to support that new technology. The 24/7 is there to help. Another recent benefit of the IT Student Fee is the upgrade of the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MCA). The student licenses covered under the MCA enable UA students to download one copy of the current version of Microsoft Office and one copy of Microsoft Windows upgrade at no charge. Students are also eligible to download new product releases and upgrades and can use the available free tutorials for the programs. More information on IT resources for students is available at uits.arizona.edu/ studentservices. Our students expect the UA IT community to be current and provide the help they need with their personal computing devices. The 24/7 IT Support Center and the MCA are meeting those expectations.

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By Brian Seastone, Commander and Manager of Emergency Preparedness The UAlert emergency text messaging system is the most timely and efficient way to alert the University of Arizona community of a critical incident affecting the safety, security or operation of the UA. Administered by the UA Campus Emergency Response Team (UACERT), UAlert is activated when there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus. The University of Arizona determines and employs communication methods appropriate to the situation to notify the affected university community immediately. Confirmation of significant emergencies will require direct investigation by appropriate University personnel. Taking into account the safety of the community, UA determines the content of notification and initiates the appropriate elements of the emergency notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. For all campus law enforcement issues, the UA Police Department (UAPD) is primarily responsible for confirming a significant emergency or dangerous public safety situation on campus through victim, witness, and/or officer observations. Upon confirmation, the UAPD supervisor contacts a Commander or Chief of Police, who has the primary responsibility to prepare and issue campus law enforcement emergency notifications. For incidents affecting the College of MedicinePhoenix campus, the Coordinator of Facilities Management may activate UAlert for emergency and non-law enforcement emergency notification for that campus. For incidents affecting UA South, the Dean may activate UAlert for emergency and non-law enforcement emergency notification for that campus. For other emergencies (non-law enforcement)including but not limited to hazardous materials releases, utility failures, computer systems/telecommunications failures, and hazardous weather affecting the UA campusother departments at the UA (including but not limited to Risk Management and Safety, Facilities Management, and University Information Technology Services) may also confirm a significant emergency. Confirming departments report the non-law enforcement emergency to the UACERT Chair, UAPD, or Manager of Emergency Preparedness, who have the primary responsibility to prepare and issue non-law enforcement emergency notifications. UAlert is activated in cases of: Violent activity, including: Active shooter Immediate threat to the UA community, including off-campus events Hazards, including: Major fires Hazardous material leaks or spills (with a threat to health and safety) Health issues such as infectious diseases ( following consultation with UACERT) Major disruptions to university activity, including: Building closures expected to last more than two (2) hours Severe weather Power outages Other: Any unforeseen emergency or situation that dictates the issuance of an alert Enroll its free! We encourage all students, faculty, staff, family, and friends to sign up for UAlert in order to be well informed should a critical incident occur at UA. To enroll go to www. alerts.arizona.edu and follow the prompts. For any questions contact Brian Seastone, Commander/Manager of Emergency Preparedness, at 520.621.3507 or by email, seastone@uapd.arizona.edu

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