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Campus Road entrance off Bancroft Street set to close briefly Aug. 1

The Campus Road-Bancroft Street intersection is scheduled to be closed the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 1.

The closure, slated to last until approximately noon, is necessary as work continues on the new roadway, according to the city of Toledo.

Middlesex Drive will have access off Bancroft Street.

UTMC to participate in active shooter training simulation Aug. 2

Staff at The University of Toledo Medical Center will practice responding to an active shooter in a hospital setting during a simulation exercise Thursday, Aug. 2.

A second phase of the exercise aims to test the UTMC Emergency Department’s ability to respond to a surge of patients in need of critical medical care.

Nurses and physicians in the UTMC Emergency Department, along with UT students and police and safety personnel, will participate in the training scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon in the Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center.

Most of the training will be contained inside the building. However, officers will respond in police cruisers with emergency lights on. There also will be some transport of simulated patients to the Emergency Department.

Signs will be posted that identify that a training event is in process.

Single-game football tickets for Miami, Bowling Green on sale Aug. 1

Single-game tickets for Toledo home football games vs. Miami (Fla.) Sept. 15 and Bowling Green Oct. 6 go on sale to the public Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Single-game tickets for the other five home games are on sale to the general public now.

Current UT athletics donors, Rocket Fund donors and/or football season ticket members have exclusive pre-sale access to the Miami and Bowling Green games through Aug. 1.

Season tickets for 2018 also are on sale. Season tickets and single-game tickets can be purchased at the UT Athletic Ticket Office, located in the Sullivan Athletic Complex at Savage Arena, online at utrockets.com, or by calling 419.530.GOLD (4653).

The Rockets open the 2018 season at home vs. Virginia Military Institute Saturday, Sept. 1.

Boil advisory over on Main Campus

The drinking water boil advisory is over for Main Campus buildings that were affected by the water line break last week.

Staff members are removing signage and uncovering drinking fountains in University Hall; Gillham Hall; Stranahan Hall; Savage & Associates Business Complex; McMaster Hall; Ritter Planetarium; Driscoll Alumni Center; Health and Human Services Building; Snyder Memorial Building; Libbey Hall; Memorial Field House; Honors Academic Village; MacKinnon Hall; Scott Hall; and Tucker Hall.

White coats to be given to UT College of Medicine students Aug. 2

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences will recognize first-year medical students during its official white coat ceremony Thursday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. in Nitschke Auditorium.

The ceremony, held during the week of orientation, welcomes medical students to the college and prepares them for undertaking a medical career. Highlights of the event include a welcome from the dean of the college, a keynote address on humanism in medicine, and the presentation of white coats and recitation of the Medical Student Pledge of Ethics.

Dr. Christopher Cooper, executive vice president of clinical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, will officiate the ceremony in which 175 medical students will receive their white coats.

“This ceremony underscores the foundation of the medical profession for first-year medical students,” Cooper said. “The white coat serves as a symbol of their entry into medical school. Secondly, it reiterates their commitment to professionalism, continuing education, and their service to others through medical care.”

Nearly 75 percent of the new students are Ohio residents, and more than 30 percent are from northwest Ohio.

In addition, nearly 10 percent of the class studied at UT: A quarter of the incoming students have master’s degrees half of which are from the University.

The annual ceremony will conclude orientation week for the medical students. The event can be watch live here.

In addition to College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences holds a white coat ceremony for third-year PharmD students, and the UT College of Health and Human Services presents white coats to first-year physical therapy and occupational therapy doctoral students and respiratory care students in their junior year, which is the first year of their professional program. And the College of Nursing has a white coat ceremony for students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and the Clinical Nursing Leader Program.

Coach elected VP for Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

Toledo Head Coach Tricia Cullop has been elected vice president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

Cullop served as the interim vice president during the 2017-18 membership year after former Emory University Head Coach Christy Thomaskutty resigned for personal reasons.

Cullop

Cullop will succeed George Washington University Head Coach Jen Rizzotti as the association’s president at the end of the upcoming 2018-19 membership year.

“Tricia has worked tirelessly for the WBCA as a board member and now as vice president,” Rizzotti said. “She is committed to our mission, objectives and values. No one is more deserving of this opportunity to lead our association.”

Founded in 1981, the professional association is for coaches of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit wbca.org for more details about the association.

Cullop is entering her 11th year at the helm of the Toledo program in 2018-19. Under her guidance, the Midnight Blue and Gold has amassed an impressive 220-111 overall record and a 116-54 Mid-American Conference mark. UT is averaging a MAC-best 22.0 wins over the last decade. The three-time MAC Coach of the Year is currently fifth in league history in overall winning percentage and ninth in conference winning percentage.

American Red Cross in need of donors for blood drive at UTMC

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at The University of Toledo Medical Center Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The organization needs more donors due to an emergency blood shortage.

“We need approximately 35 to 40 students, faculty and employees to come to the drive,” Angela O’Brien, account representative with the American Red Cross, said.

Blood donations from high school and college blood drives account for nearly 20 percent of the supply during the school year, but drops dramatically during the summer, O’Brien explained.

Blood has become a critical need by many with someone requiring a donation every two seconds in the United States, according to the American Red Cross. One donation has the potential to save up to three lives.

The American Red Cross is responsible for providing 40 percent of the nation’s blood, which comes from volunteers.

Less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood with only about 10 percent of eligible individuals donating, so it is crucial that those who meet eligibility requirements register to become a donor, O’Brien said.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, click here.

Individuals planning to attend the blood drive should come prepared by eating iron-enriched food beforehand, drinking water before the day of the drive, and getting rest, O’Brien added.

Donors will need to present a valid ID on the day of the drive.

Donors can save time by using the rapid pass on their blood app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play or accessing the pass via redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.

To schedule an appointment and become a donor for UTMC’s blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code UTMED or call 1.800.733.3767.

All donors who give blood at the drive will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.

Online work order sign-in streamlined

Starting Monday, July 30, if you’re requesting maintenance work through Facilities and Construction’s SchoolDude software, you’ll be able to use your UT ID and password.

This change will allow an easier process to access SchoolDude and submit a request.

The information in SchoolDude accounts will still be available, and users will be able to track and view prior requests through the “My Requests” tab in their accounts.

The process to submit a work order will remain the same. All facilities and maintenance requests should be made online to utoledo.edu/facilities/requests.html, or users will be able to access the maintenance request page through the myUT portal.

The current SchoolDude request link will not work once the update takes place, so users will need to update their bookmarks.

Instructions and the updated link will be placed on the Facilities and Construction work order request webpage.

Updates made to student parking spaces in Health Science Campus lots 43, 44

Parking lots 43 and 44 on Health Science Campus have been updated with colored stripes to distinguish the spaces that are reserved for specific parking permits.

Student parking spaces in lots 43 and 44 are striped with white parking lines. Yellow lines mark the areas reserved for A permit holders from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students with permit types C or K may park in yellow-lined spaces after 4 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

This photo shows the new yellow-lined parking spaces in lot 44.

Lots 43 and 44 were updated to be consistent with other parking areas across UT campuses.

To allow time for students to get used to these changes, warnings will initially be issued for students parking in a yellow-lined space. After Sept. 4, tickets for parking violations will be issued.

Students should refer to the signs at individual spaces and/or light poles to ensure they are parked in correct spaces based on their permit type.

UPDATED: Several Main Campus buildings impacted by new water main break

A new water main break that occurred Thursday morning is continuing to impact the same buildings on Main Campus that were without water earlier in the week due to a previous water line issue related to the ongoing construction work on Bancroft Street.

The buildings impacted include University Hall, Gillham Hall, Stranahan Hall, Savage & Associates Business Complex, McMaster Hall, Ritter Planetarium, Driscoll Alumni Center, Health and Human Services Building, Snyder Memorial Building, Libbey Hall, Memorial Field House, Honors Academic Village, MacKinnon Hall, Scott Hall, and Tucker Hall (including the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women).

Water was restored to the buildings late Thursday afternoon, and the restroom facilities reopened. The drinking fountains will remain closed until at least Tuesday while the buildings remain under a drinking water boil advisory.

Bottled water is available at distribution sites in Libbey Hall outside the Admissions Office, University Hall outside Doermann Theatre, Stranahan Hall in the first-floor lobby, and Health and Human Services Building in the first-floor lobby.