UNC Today: Thursday, October 4, 2012

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UNC's McNair Scholars Program Receives $1.26 Million Grant

The University of Northern Colorado has received what could become a $1.26 million, five-year grant through the U.S. Department of Education to continue the McNair Scholars Program. UNC was one of 149 institutions selected for funding out of 306 that applied.

The McNair Scholars Program provides undergraduate research opportunities designed to prepare eligible juniors and seniors for graduate school. The federally funded TRIO program is dedicated to increasing access to doctoral education among currently underrepresented groups.

The McNair Scholars Program provides research and graduate school admissions advising to 30 UNC juniors and seniors each year, and the UNC Upward Bound program serves 50 students annually from Greeley Central High School.

This is the fifth time since UNC's program began in 1995 that it has received grant funding from the Department of Education. For more information, visit the program's website.

Note: The actual amount awarded for year one is $252,846 in federal dollars (90 precent of the project will be financed by federal funds.) UNC contributed $28,683 (non-federal funding for year one is 10 percent of the total costs of the project.) The total cost of the project is $281,529. Estimated funded amounts for years 2-5 are only estimates, and the future funding depends on several conditions and is not a guaranteed amount.

Faculty, Staff, Grad Students Sought for Oct. 15 Safe Zone Training

The GLBTA Resource Office seeks faculty, staff and graduate students to help grow a visible and supportive campus network of allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities by participating in one of the office's upcoming Safe Zone training sessions.

The next session will be 1-4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The training informs participants about issues surrounding the GLBTQ communities and how they can be supportive allies.

To register for a training session and find out the location, email GLBTA@unco.edu.

$5 Off Homecoming Game Tickets

If you haven't already bought tickets for the Homecoming football game Saturday, wear blue and gold when you buy a ticket at the gate on game day and receive $5 off the regular faculty/staff ticket prices of $15 for general admission and $20 for reserved. The $5 discount's also available for non-employee ticket purchases, so spread the word. Kick-off for the game against the University of Montana at Nottingham Field is 1:35 p.m. Before the game, check out all the fun, educational and family-friendly activities that begin at 10 a.m. near Michener Library at Community Fest, UNC's new Homecoming tradition.

Deadline for Student Commencement Speakers Extended

The deadline for students to apply to speak at their college's fall commencement ceremony in December has been extended until 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, to ensure all interested students have sufficient time to prepare their applications.

If you know any students who'll be graduating with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, who have been involved in campus life and who would be interested in sharing their thoughts with their fellow graduates at their college's commencement ceremony, please encourage them to apply. More information and application forms are on the Dean of Students' website.

Contact Sherri Moser, 351-2019 for more information.

Annual MCB Ethics Day Oct. 10 to Feature Variety of Speakers

Speakers at the Monfort College of Business' sixth annual Ethics Day Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium will include representatives from New Belgium Brewing, Otterbox, Mad Greens and other companies and businesses in the region. For additional information, including the day's schedule of events, visit the MCB website.

Reminder: Approaching Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

Complete information about the following calls for proposals, nominations, applications and other submissions is available by clicking on the call's description. Deadlines are in parentheses.

NHS Administrative Specialist Job Opportunity (Corrected)

To apply for the internal job opportunity for an Administrative Specialist with the College of Natural and Health Sciences, which closes Friday, Oct. 12, click on the "Professional Administrative Staff Positions" link on this HR web page while logged in to UNC's computer network. Yesterday's announcement about the opportunity included a link to a secure website not accessible from an email.

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