UNC Today: Monday, December 11, 2017

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UNC's Fall 2017 Graduating Class: By the Numbers

UNC's Office of Institutional Reporting and Analysis Services loves to crunch numbers about UNC, and here's some interesting data the IRAS staff came up with about the year's spring/summer graduating class, from numbers of grads, to where they call home, to their most popular majors. Continue Reading. Continue Reading

NSO, Admissions Seek Help Recruiting Students for Paid Leadership Positions

New Student Orientation and the Office of Admissions seek faculty and staff assistance in making sure that students who would make great orientation leaders and student ambassadors (campus tour guides) are aware of the availability of paid positions available for the 2018-19 academic year.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, network across campus and showcase their Bear Pride all while getting paid to represent UNC. Knowing how important these roles are, NSO and Admissions staff, who conduct a joint hiring process each year, are working hard to recruit a strong pool of applicants who are as diverse and full of promise as our incoming class and prospective students.

Please pass on the blurb below to any students you believe would be a good fit for one or both of these positions.

More information and the application can be found on Handshake or at http://go.unco.edu/slss. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, Jan. 21.

If you have questions, contact Paige Johnson (Orientation) at paige.johnsen@unco.edu or Kendra Schneider (Admissions) at kendra.schneider@unco.edu.

Blurb for Students

If you'd like to get paid while you develop leadership skills, show off your Bear pride, make connections and help prospective and incoming students become a thriving part of the UNC family, applications are now being taken for Orientation Leader and Student Ambassador (Tour Guide) positions, with a deadline of Jan. 21. Job descriptions and an online application are available at http://go.unco.edu/slss or on Handshake: Job #1062517 (listed as Student Ambassador (Tour Guide) & Orientation Leader).

Fall Semester Grades Due Dec. 13

The deadline for submitting final grades for fall semester courses is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Contact Laura Beyers in the Registrar's Office at 351-1845 with questions. Grades submitted after the deadline will negatively affect students' financial aid and/or graduation.

Grade explanations and instructions for assigning final grades, are available on this PDF. For technical support when submitting grades in Ursa, contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357 or at http://help.unco.edu.

Please note that:

  • A last date of attendance (last date of a student's last "academic-related activity") is required for the submission of "F" or "U" grades and is necessary to ensure that any student receiving a failing grade actually attended the class per U.S. Department of Education guidelines (34 CFR 668.22).
  • 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.
  • At the discretion of the instructor, a temporary grade of Incomplete - "I" may be given to a student who demonstrates that he/she could not complete the requirements of the course due to circumstances beyond the student's control and not reasonably foreseeable. A student must be passing a course at the time that an Incomplete is requested unless the instructor determines that there are extenuating circumstances to assign an Incomplete to a student who is not passing the course.
  • Please remember to never share your passwords for any reason. Providing your URSA password gives others access to many other things you have access to such as your pay information, email, etc. Sharing passwords is a violation of the University Regulations. If you need access you do not currently have, please call the Technical Support Center at 970-351-HELP.
  • Find more info at http://www.unco.edu/registrar/faculty-staff/grades.aspx

Operating Schedules for Some UNC Buildings, Services Change During Winter Break

Some campus buildings and services such as Dining Services will have reduced operating schedules during winter break in addition to being closed Dec. 25-29 and Jan. 1, which are holidays for university employees. Here's where to find out more about winter break schedules:

Lawrenson and Harrison residence halls and Arlington Park Apartments will be open for students residents who will not be going home for the break.

To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available during the break, visit the UNC Contacts website.

UNC Graduate School Announces Student Awards

The University of Northern Colorado's Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies for fall semester. The winners, who will be honored at the Dec. 8 Graduate School commencement ceremony, are:

Citation for Excellence

The Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence is awarded to students nominated by their school in recognition of superior academic achievement in graduate studies.

  • Jonna Jackson - Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Sciences
  • Catherine Smyth - Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education

Citation for Outstanding Dissertation/Capstone/Thesis

The Graduate Dean's Citations for Outstanding Dissertation, Capstone and Thesis are awarded to students recognized for outstanding research in graduate studies.

Outstanding Dissertation

  • Michael Gersten: Doctor of Arts, Music - "Modern Interpretation of Ornamentation in Naftule Brandwein's Firn di Mekhutonim Aheym and Der Heyser Bulgar"
  • Jonna Jackson: Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Sciences - "The effects of dopamine on frequency dependent short term synaptic plasticity: a comparison of layer contributions and rhythmic dynamics"
  • Valerie Sherman: Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education - "An Investigation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Implementation Perceptions and Third Grade Reading Achievement"

Outstanding Capstone

  • Julie Greenwood: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner - "Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Sports-Related Concussion in Adolescent Athletes: Translating Evidenced-Based Recommendations into Primary Care Practice"
  • Rachel Mommer: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner - "Stroke Reduction in Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation through Utilization of an Aticoagulation Toolkit in the Primary Care Setting"

Record Day of Giving

The annual #BearTuesday Day of Giving campaign, held on Nov. 28 in conjunction with the international #GivingTuesday movement, rallied a record-setting number of supporters. Thanks to over 125 alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who made gifts to support scholarships, academic programs and resource centers, UNC's Day of Giving was a success. View the results at the Bear Tuesday website.

UNC Today Winter Break Schedule

UNC Today will be published during winter break only when there are campus announcements to share. You can use the form at www.unco.edu/submit to submit information for newsletter announcements and events for UNC's online calendar.

UNC events submitted will be included on the online calendar (after being reviewed), but not every event or news submission will be included as an e-newsletter announcement; priority will be given to events and news of broad general interest.

The submission form includes instructions and tips for completing it for both events and news announcements.

For more information, contact Gary Dutmers, 970-351-1940.

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