UNC Today: Friday, March 29, 2013

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Recruiters at UNC’s Teacher Job Fair Expect to Fill 1,000 Positions

The University of Northern Colorado will host the largest job fair in the region for teachers and educational professionals April 4-5, and job seekers will have more school districts to interview with than they've had in the past five years.

The 28th annual UNC Teacher Employment Days fair will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, in Butler-Hancock Hall, intersection of 14th Avenue and 21st Street.

More than 300 recruiters from 132 school districts in nine states will be interviewing and hiring prospective teachers, principals, speech language pathologists, school psychologists and counselors. Between 800 and 1,000 job seekers are expected to attend.

According to fair coordinator Peg Griffin of UNC's Career Services office, the 132 districts registered for the event is equivalent to numbers the fair hasn't seen since the 2008 recession.

"It appears that the recovering economy may be fueling additional hiring in some school districts," Griffin said. "This year, we expect around 1,000 teachers will be hired to fill positions within school districts attending the fair."

Griffin said that although some recruiters still conduct traditional 30-minute interviews, most have switched to a short "meet-and-greet" format that allows recruiters to connect with more candidates and candidates to put their best foot forward with more districts.

The shortened format enables a recruiter and candidate to briefly converse about why they may be a good fit for each other and gives the candidate more opportunities to put a face with a resumé, Griffin said.

Current college students, teachers, administrators and recent graduates seeking jobs in K-12 education are invited to attend the fair.

Advance registration by April 3 is $25 for UNC students and alumni and $35 for all others, and can be made by purchasing a ticket to the event through the UNC Ticket office on the second floor of the University Center, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Avenue; online at www.unco.edu/tickets; or by calling 970-351-4849.

Registration on the day of the event is $50. The on-site registration booth on the west of Butler-Hancock will open at 7 a.m. on April 4.

For more information, call 970-351-2127 or visit www.unco.edu/careers.

Reminder: RSVPs for April 8 Distinguished Scholar Luncheon Due March 29

RSVPs for the Distinguished Scholar Luncheon on Monday, April 8, are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 29. Professor of Biological Sciences Rick Adams will be recognized as the 2013 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar. Other award recipients being recognized are:

College Scholars

  • Education and Behavioral Sciences: Robyn Hess, Professor of School Psychology
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Nicholas Syrett, Assistant Professor of History
  • Monfort College of Business: Isaac Wanasika, Assistant Professor of Management
  • Natural and Health Sciences: Robin Macaluso, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Performing and Visual Arts: Melissa Malde, Professor of Music
  • University Libraries: Jennifer Leffler, Associate Professor and Manager of Resource Maintenance at the University Libraries

Sponsored Programs Achievement Awardees

  • Outstanding Achievement: Paula Conroy, Associate Professor of Special Education
  • New Faculty Recognition: Jill Bezyak, Assistant Professor of Human Rehabilitative Services

The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Panorama room in the University Center.

Call the Office of Sponsored Programs at 970-351-1907 if you plan to attend.

Geophysical Survey of Area to Include Campus

Mineral Resources Inc. and Geokinetics will conduct a geophysical survey throughout Greeley as part of oil and gas development in the area. In the coming days, they will place sensors (similar to those pictured here) in numerous campus locations to record data from trucks that will perform "acoustic wave" tests on city streets near the university.

The devices will be arranged in two-foot-diameter circles. In general, they will be placed next to trees, fences, signs and other locations to avoid interfering with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Employees of Geokinetics will be on campus several times during the month-long survey to download data from the sensors.

For more information, download a flier from Mineral Resources, a local company working with the city and UNC in PDF format by clicking here.

Making a Difference: Team UNC

Team UNC is an annual faculty and staff fundraising campaign that gives you the opportunity to contribute to UNC student scholarships, programs and funds. Every donation makes a difference for the university and our students. To find out how you too can make a difference, visit the Team UNC website or contact the UNC Office of Development at 970-351-1886.

Reminder: Upcoming Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

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