UNC Today: Thursday, January 10, 2013

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UNC Faculty to Lead Forum to Discuss Children, Poverty, Education

University of Northern Colorado faculty Teresa McDevitt and Nancy Sileo will lead a presentation at a public forum on children, poverty and education at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Evans Community Center, 1100 37th St.

Topics to be discussed include local initiatives addressing childhood poverty; national, state and Greeley-Evans School District 6 data on children living in poverty; risks and effects of growing up in poverty; the resilience of children; interventions for children in poverty and perspectives from high-poverty/high performance schools.

The program is based on research of existing literature conducted by McDevitt, professor of Psychological Services and acting assistant vice president for Research, and Sileo, professor of Special Education and assistant dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

The forum is offered in conjunction with the Evans Area Chamber of Commerce and Greeley-Evans School District 6. Ranelle Lang, District 6 superintendent, will attend and be available to answer audience questions after the presentation.

Interim Session Grades Due Jan. 16

The deadline for submitting final grades for interim session courses is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Grades submitted after the deadline will negatively affect students' financial aid or graduation. Please direct questions to Michelle Heiny in the Registrar's Office, 351-1839. Grade explanations and instructions for assigning final grades are available on the Registrar's website.

Please note that:

  • A grade of "F" is for those students who did attend/participate but are no longer going to class and did not drop or withdraw. Remember to include the last day of attendance for these students.
  • A grade of "UW" indicates an unauthorized withdrawal and is assigned only when the student has never attended the class for which they were enrolled.
  • A grade of "I" is assigned due to unanticipated circumstances the last week of the term that made the student unable to complete course requirements within the allotted time (e.g. they missed the final examination due to sickness, an emergency in the family).

For technical support when submitting grades in Ursa, contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357 or http://help.unco.edu.

Rec Center Can Help Start the New Year Right

The staff of the Campus Recreation Center reminds faculty and staff that they offer programs that can help you take on the demands of the start of a new semester or keep your New Year's resolution to start a healthier lifestyle.

Treatments by a licensed massage therapist, workouts led by your own personal trainer, a variety of group fitness classes and other programs are available for both Recreation Center members and non-members and can be paid for through payroll deduction.

For more information about the programs:

Questions can be directed to Katie James at katie.james@unco.edu or 351-1893.

UNC Alumna to Represent Colorado at Miss America Competition

Hannah Porter, who earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from UNC in 2010, will represent Colorado at the 2013 Miss America pageant Saturday, Jan. 12, in Las Vegas. The competition can be seen live at 8 p.m. MST on Denver's KMGH-TV.

Porter, who won the title of Miss Colorado in June 2012, continues to to be involved with the Monfort College of Business as a guest at fundraising and local business events.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.

For more information, visit the Miss America competition website.

Faculty/Staff Night at Jan. 10 Men's Basketball Game

It's UNC Faculty/Staff Night Jan. 10, when the men's basketball team hosts Montana State at 7 p.m. in Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Buy one ticket at the discounted faculty/staff rate of $12 and get a second ticket free. Go Bears!

Open Forums for Assistant Director for Community Standards/Conflict Resolution Position

All members of the campus community are invited to attend open forums this week and provide input for two candidates for the position of assistant director for Community Standards and Conflict Resolution in the Office of Student Engagement and Dean of Students. The forums are:

  • Thursday, Jan. 10: 1:45-2:45 p.m.; UC Council Room - Heather James
  • Friday, Jan. 11: 3-4 p.m.; UC Panorama Room - Angie Shewan (note room change)

Copies of the candidate's resume will be available at the forum.

The position will administer the student discipline process, communicating and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct; serve as a university hearing officer, adjudicating cases of academic and non-academic misconduct; facilitate conflict resolution processes; serve as a resource to the university community and campus and local law enforcement agencies regarding student conduct issues and potential conflict; assess the effectiveness of the conduct process; coordinate educational programming on student rights and responsibilities; assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Reminder: Fridays are Bear Pride Days

Don't forget that every Friday is Bear Pride Friday at UNC. Show your school spirit by wearing school colors on Fridays. Whether it's a Bear Pride T-shirt, UNC logo wear or your regular clothes, show the rest of the world you're proud to be a Bear.

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