Around Campus: Monday, October 16, 2017

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Homecoming Celebration Kicks Off Today with Spirit Week Events

UNC will start its 2017 Homecoming celebration today when student teams vie for Spirit Week points by using cans of food to build sculptures during the Cansculpture competition from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the breezeway at McKee Hall. The Weld Food Bank will collect the cans after the competition's winners have been named. More information about the week's activities is available on the Homecoming website.

Still Looking for a Student Club to Join?

If you didn't find a student club that matches your academic or extracurricular interests at the beginning of fall semester, don't give up because new clubs are being established all the time, such as Earth Guardians, which supports local climate action, sustainability and social/environmental justice initiatives. Check out the list of nearly 140 available clubs on the Office of Student Clubs and Organizations website (PDF).

Assault Survivors Advocacy Program Seeks Advocates, Intern

The Assault Survivors Advocacy Program is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in joining the ASAP team spring semester as either a volunteer advocate or an intern and help address the impacts of gender-based violence on campus. The ASAP team is an opportunity to get involved on campus, develop skills and give back to the community of Bears. Check out the ASAP website for more info and to download an application.

Honors Program Now Accepting Applications

The Honors Program is now accepting applications for spring semester. The program has two tiers: Lower Division and Upper Division. Lower division honors students explore problems and concepts through interdisciplinary course work either by developing a theme-based approach or by fulfilling Liberal Arts Core requirements through the award-winning Life of the Mind curriculum. Upper division honors supports students through the completion of a faculty-mentored honors project in one of three paths: Research, Creative or Applied.

All Honors students receive membership in the Honors Program including access to workshops, cohort activities, presentation and conference opportunities.

Students with fewer than 45 credits and a current college GPA of 3.25 or higher may apply to the Honors Interdisciplinary Program (lower division program).

Students with a minimum of 45 credit hours and cumulative GPA of 3.25 may apply to Upper Division Honors.

Application deadline is Dec. 1 for either Honors Program to start in spring 2018.

More information and the applications are available on the Honors Program website.

Contact the Honors Program at 970-351-2940 or or swing by the program's offices in Michener L98 if you have any questions.

Weld Project Connect Volunteers Needed, Training Sessions Scheduled

Volunteers are needed for the seventh annual Weld Project Connect, a community event sponsored in part by UNC that provides on-site, one-on-one services for Greeley-area individuals and families who are struggling with underemployment, job loss, health, and other issues. Volunteers will help attendees navigate through the services from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at Greeley's Island Grove Park.

If you're interested in volunteering or just want some more info on the event, please visit the Weld Project Connect website.

Additionally, new volunteers can attend a training session on campus from 2:30-3:30 p.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. in the University Center's Spruce suite. For more information about the training, including a schedule of training sessions being offered off-campus, visit this Weld Project Connect webpage.

Training also will provided at the event venue the day of the event.

Free Online Training Available to UNC Researchers

UNC faculty, staff and students can take advantage of free online training about human subject research, UNC's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), conflicts of interest, good clinical practices, health information privacy and security, export control, and laboratory animal welfare via the Office of Research website.

Institutional Review Board training is required for instructors supervising classroom research as part of the omnibus IRB application process, externally funded investigators, and members of the IRB. Training is also recommended for all who are conducting research with human subjects.

Completion of training modules in the Responsible Conduct of Research and in conflicts of interest is required by several external funding agencies for those working on grant-funded projects.

For additional information, including instructions on how to register and select Collaborative Institution Training Initiative (CITI) educational modules, visit the Office of Research website.

Please direct your questions to Sherry May in OSP.