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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"

Helping Hands Needs More Donations

Due to an overwhelming response for nominations, the Helping Hands program needs more donations to help our colleagues who need a hand this holiday season. Donations can be in the form of cash or gift cards for local businesses. To make a donation, contact Aimee Rogers or 351-2594.. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 15. More information is available on the PASC website.

IDD to Offer Getting Started in Canvas Workshop

The Instructional Design and Development team will be offering its Getting Started in Canvas workshop Dec. 7, 12 and 15. Register for them and other workshops scheduled this month and in early January on the IDD Workshop Registration site. To learn more about how Instructional Design can help with your online courses, visit their website or call 970-351-2370.

Graduate Students to Present Projects at Research Evening

The Graduate School will host its fall semester Research Evening from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Columbine, Aspen and Spruce suites at the University Center.

Research Evening provides graduate students from across the university the opportunity to present their research projects. Participating graduate students are also eligible for the Hutchinson-Lahman Research Award, which supports graduate students' dissemination of their research at a national or regional conference. First- and second-place winners receive travel funding to present at a professional conference.

The Graduate School encourages everyone to stop by to see examples of graduate student research.

Light refreshments will be served.

PASC/CSC Guest Speaker Series Dec. 6

The PASC/CSC Guest Speaker Series continues from 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the University Center's Aspen A/B suites with University and External Relations VP Dan Weaver, AVP for Marketing Jason Hughes, AVP for Enrollment Management and Student Access Tobias Guzman, and other members of UNC's enrollment planning team sharing UNC's latest marketing initiatives and ongoing work to increase enrollments, and soliciting suggestions about future efforts. The session is open to all staff, faculty and students.

New Bubble Sheet Scanner in Carter Hall Available

A new bubble sheet scanner has been installed in Carter Hall and is now available for use.

Retirement Reception for Debbie Rhoads

The Office of Financial Aid will host a retirement reception for Debbie Rhoads from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Carter 1001. Please stop by to congratulate Debbie and acknowledge her 22 years of service to UNC. Light refreshments will be served.

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