UNC Today: Thursday, February 28, 2013

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In the Navy

When the 60 members of the U.S. Navy Concert Band arrived in Greeley for their March 1 performance at the Union Colony Civic Center, only one of them - its newest member - was looking forward to renewing connections she made while attending and teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Continue Reading

Schedule for March 7 Entrepreneurial Challenge Announced

The Monfort College of Business yesterday announced the presentation schedule for the Fourth Annual Entrepreneurial Challenge March 7 at the University Center. Five finalists will compete for $50,000 in prize money. The schedule for presentations, which are free and open to the public, is: Continue Reading.

Safe Zone Training Offered for Faculty, Staff

The GLBTA Resource Office seeks faculty and staff to help grow a visible and supportive campus network of allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities by participating in the office's Safe Zone training session from 9 a.m.-noon April 25.

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 the GLBTA office.

Student Behavior Consultant to Speak March 12

Charles Fay, a consultant to schools, parent groups and mental health professionals throughout the United States, will present "Love and Logic" at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the University Center's Longs Peak ballroom. Fay is known for teaching practical and effective solutions for calming K-12 students and developing their ability to act responsibly. Topics presented will include:

  • The two rules of Love and Logic
  • Delayed or "anticipatory" consequences
  • Using empathy, and Love and Logic one-liners to neutralize arguing
  • Reducing nasty behavior in the classroom, cafeteria, and playground

The sessions, designed for teacher candidates, are free and open to the public, but seating is limited so early arrival is encouraged.

For more information, contact Stacy Bailey.

Proposals for FRPB New Project Program Due March 15

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites faculty members who hold at least a .50 FTE appointment to submit proposals for the FRPB New Project Program, with a deadline of Wednesday, March 15.

Formerly referred to as "Small Grants Program," the New Project Program supports the initiation of new research and creative projects. Priority is given to junior faculty who are initiating research projects.

Each NPP grant will be limited to a maximum award of $2,500.

The deadline for spring proposals is Friday, March 15. Proposal guidelines and forms are available at http://www.unco.edu/osp/funding/internal/npp.html.

For more information, contact Sherry May at 351-1910 or sherry.may@unco.edu.

CEBS Diversity Lecture Series: 'Mexican American College Men: Perceptions of Mental Health Services'

All members of the university community are invited to a brown bag lunch presentation by Jesse Valdez, a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program, about the cultural importance of understanding Latino/a students in higher education through the concepts of familismo and caballerismo from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in McKee 282.

In "Mexican American College Men: Perceptions of Mental Health Services," Valdez will also explore the implications for a Hispanic-serving institution of these sorts of cultural beliefs and expectations.

The presentation is sponsored by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences' Diversity and Equity Committee and is free.

Call for Nominations: M. Lucile Harrison Award

Provost Robbyn Wacker is accepting nominations for the M. Lucile Harrison Award, UNC's highest honor for faculty. The award, which will be presented at spring commencement, recognizes a faculty member with a long career of professional excellence.

Nominations are due in the Provost's office by Monday, March 4, and should include a nomination letter, two additional letters of support and a vita. Electronic submissions can be sent to the Office of the Provost.

More information, including criteria, a list of past recipients and complete instructions for submitting a nomination, are on the Provost's Office website.

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