UNC Today: Thursday, January 11, 2018

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2018 Honored Alumni Announced

The University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association has announced its 2018 Honored Alumni. Honorees will be recognized at the Honored Alumni Award Ceremony on Saturday, March 24, in the University Center Ballrooms. Continue Reading. Continue Reading

VPN Tool Being Upgraded

Information Management & Technology is upgrading the university's Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution to a new tool -- Cisco AnyConnect. To download the new tool and access VPN realms today, click here. The current VPN tool -- Pulse Secure -- will not work after 7 a.m. on Jan. 25. If you have any questions or if you would like technical assistance, please contact the Technical Support Center at 970-351-4357.

UNC Online Programs Named in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

University of Northern Colorado online bachelor's degree programs and two graduate programs have been named by U.S. News & World Report in the publication's 2018 Best Online Program rankings.

UNC was ranked in the categories of Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs, Online Graduate Nursing Programs, and Online Graduate Education Programs.

The criteria U.S. News considers when ranking colleges and universities includes faculty credentials, peer reputation, and student services and technology.

UNC's online programs are offered through the university's Extended Campus. First developed over two decades ago, UNC's online programs have grown to 58 offerings across 16 areas of study. Additional programs are delivered at off-campus centers in Colorado Springs, Denver and Loveland.

UNC Researcher to Present at State Capitol

University of Northern Colorado postdoctoral researcher Andrew Bentley has been selected to present his research to legislators at the state capitol for Colorado Science Day on Jan. 19. His research on how misinformation spread by dissenters of climate change affects the public's belief will be on display during a poster session from 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 at the capitol building, 200 E. Colfax Ave. Continue Reading. Continue Reading

Longs Peak Science and Engineering Fair Seeks Volunteers

UNC students, faculty and staff are needed to volunteer as judges or display inspectors during the 2018 Longs Peak Science and Engineering Fair Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Island Grove Event Center in Greeley. Over 450 middle and high school students will attend. No experience is necessary; all training is provided the day of the event. Shuttle service is provided from the UC to Island Grove throughout the day and lunch is provided for all volunteers. More details and a link to the online sign-up form are available on this PDF.

Performative Pedagogy Subject of Jan. 19 Schulze Speaker Series Event

Susanne Even, clinical associate professor and language coordinator for Germanic Studies at Indiana University, will kick-off the spring Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Columbine A in the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Her talk, titled "Performative Pedagogy - Crossroads of the Arts, Education, and Foreign Languages," will fuse interdisciplinary fields of higher education, showing how drama enhances learning in a myriad of classroom situations.

Even is an internationally renowned drama pedagogy scholar and a passionate teacher educator who trains and mentors the associate instructors in the department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. She is also active in the trainer network of the Goethe Institute, Chicago and has conducted teacher training workshops at universities and Goethe Institutes in Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

Even's presentation will also serve as keynote address of the 5th SCENARIO Forum Symposium on Performative Pedagogy being hosted Jan. 19-20 by UNC's Department of Modern Languages. For more information and to register for the symposium, consult the event's website.

Questions should be directed to symposium coordinator Erin Noelliste (erin.noelliste@unco.edu).

Website Helps Recruit Research Participants

UNC faculty, staff, and student researchers who need human participants for their research projects can recruit them using the Office of Research's website.

The service is available only to UNC researchers who are conducting investigations previously approved by UNC's Institutional Review Board. Having submitted an IRB application with a pending approval does not constitute eligibility.

Instructions are included on the site for obtaining a copy of your IRB approval through IRB-Net in case you don't have your approval notice.

Researchers seeking participants submit information using the electronic submission form on the new website. Submissions will be reviewed and posted on an approximate monthly basis.

Although the need for participants will be communicated periodically to internal and external audiences, to avoid the disappointment of an inadequate sample size, researchers are advised to be realistic about the numbers of individuals who'll see their entry and choose to volunteer, and are encouraged to seek participants through other sources specified in their IRB protocols.

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