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November 21, 2008
UNT HSC Logo Campus Connection Newletter Title. People. Plans. Progress. Tommy Hawkes

Town Halls next week
Faculty, staff and students are invited to join President Scott Ransom for his latest Town Hall Meetings on Nov. 24 and 25. President Ransom will highlight the UNT Health Science Center’s growth and answer your questions. Alan Podawiltz, DO, acting dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, also will speak at each meeting, and a video celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be shown.
Come early…  food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

November 24
noon – 1 pm
Luibel Hall
Pizza will be served.

November 25
7 – 8 am
Luibel Hall
Doughnuts will be served.

Tommy Hawkes

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Drilling pier holes

Construction Update: Building A is taking shape
Over the past few weeks, activity at the Building A construction site has really picked up.  Crews brought in more than 35,000 cubic feet of dirt to level the site. This week, crews started drilling 20-foot-deep (or more) holes for the 79 piers that will support the structure. Up next for the project: constructing grade beams that will connect the piers together to support the walls. Beginning in February, Building A’s structural steel will be assembled.

For a bird’s-eye view of the progress from the roofs of the EAD and PCC, check our two construction webcams.

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Construction webcam - PCC

You can also keep up with the project with the newly redesigned Campus Facility Update Web site, which launched this week. UNTHSC end logo


EAD builing

SACS 2010: QEP selected
Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a crucial step in the Health Science Center’s journey to the Top 10. According to Warren Anderson, EdD, dean of the School of Health Professions and leader of the UNTHSC’s previous SACS accreditation efforts, reaccreditation will underscore the Health Science Center’s place among top-tier academic institutions and convey its high standards for academic excellence and best practices. Plus, the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) portion will help UNTHSC launch new initiatives to improve quality teaching and create better learning opportunities for our students. The Health Science Center is slated for reaccreditation in 2010.

Preparation for SACS reaccreditation has been underway for several months. On Nov. 5, the QEP Team reviewed and selected a QEP from three proposals submitted by UNTHSC faculty and staff. Several faculty and staff members also are drafting an initial Compliance Certification Report, which documents that the Health Science Center meets SACS’s requirements.

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Shea and the dancing Santa

Save the date: UNTHSC holiday events
The holiday season is nearly upon us, and the elves at the Health Science Center are planning several holiday events for faculty, staff and students. Mark your calendars, and don’t miss out on the fun!

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