UNC Today: Friday, March 7, 2014

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Longtime Assistant Coach, Faculty Member to be Remembered Sunday

A celebration of the life of Buck Rollins, a longtime member of the Bears football coaching staff who also taught physical education classes at UNC, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in the University Center ballrooms.

Rollins, who passed away March 2, was 81. He was a member of the Bears coaching staff from 1967-1985 and taught classes until 2002.

Anyone wishing to contribute to a scholarship being established in his name can email the UNC Alumni Association.


RSVPs for Staff Recognition Banquet Due March 14

RSVPs for UNC's 43rd annual Staff Recognition Banquet and Silent Auction March 24 are due by Friday, March 14, to Kim Gray, 970-351-1966. At the event, hosted by PASC and CSC from 5:30-8 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms, employees receive a complimentary meal and guests may purchase a meal at cost. Meal choices, guests' costs and other important details are available on the CSC website.

UNC Writers' Conference Features Author of 'Big Fish'

The 2014 Rosenberry Writers' Conference at the University of Northern Colorado March 10-12 will feature readings by renowned, award-winning authors whose works have been featured around the globe.

Author Daniel Wallace, whose novel Big Fish was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton in 2003 and a Broadway musical in 2013, will begin the three-day conference with a reading at 7 p.m. March 10, in the Panorama Room of the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

The event is free and open to the public, with a question-and-answer session, reception and book signing to follow.

Wallace teaches and directs the Creative Writing program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work has been translated into 25 languages. In addition to the reading, there will also be a student breakfast at 8 a.m. March 11, where Wallace will answer questions and meet with students and faculty from UNC's literature and writing classes.

The conference's other readings will be by Danielle Evans, Tuesday, March 11, and Andrea Hollander, Wednesday, March 12. Both will start at 7 p.m. in the Panorama Room and will also include a question-and-answer session, reception and book signing. Free parking will be available in lots adjacent to the building.

Evans is the author of the short-story collection Before you Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, which won the 2011 PEN/Robet W. Bingham Prize for a first book and was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews and O Magazine. Her work has appeared in magazines including the Paris Review. She teaches creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C.

Andrea Hollander, the author of four poetry collections, won an Oregon Literary Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize for prose memoir, as well as two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hollander teaches workshops at the Attic Institute in Portland, Ore.

Admission for each event is free and open to the public.

In addition to the readings, the writers will hold informal discussion sessions with students and faculty from UNC's literature and writing classes.

Now in its 13th year, the conference is named in honor of the late philanthropist and English teacher Walter Rosenberry, who supported the conference and nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado.

For more information, contact conference organizer Nic Brown at 970-351-2971.

Women's History Month at UNC Includes Presentation by Renowned Social Theorist

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate Women's History Month throughout March with a wide range of free events that include a screening of a critically acclaimed documentary film, luncheons and a presentation by a social theorist internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education.

UNC will join the world in observing International Women's Day March 7 with a free screening of Girl Rising at 5 p.m. in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library.

The film, directed by Oscar-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who faced arranged marriages, child slavery and other heartbreaking injustices. The girls used education to overcome their obstacles, breaking barriers and creating change in the process. After the film, a panel of women from around the world will share their stories.

Women's History Month also features a presentation by author, educator, filmmaker and social theorist Jackson Katz at 7 p.m. March 31 in the University Center ballrooms.

Katz has long been recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. He's the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, a candid look at the cultural factors that lend themselves to tolerance of abuse and violence against women.

He co-founded Mentors in Violence Prevention, a program that has worked with thousands of high school and college-aged men to prevent violence against women, and he's the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Katz, who was the first man to minor in women's studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, earned a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

Unless otherwise noted, all other Women's History Month events take place at UNC's Women's Resource Center in Scott-Willcoxon Hall.

How to Love 101

Join the Women's Resource Center for a presentation on domestic violence awareness at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3.

Women's Resource Center Open House

Explore the resources available at the WRC during their open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Enjoy free food, trivia and giveaways.

Women's History Timeline

View a visual timeline that pays homage to women of character, courage and commitment throughout history from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 3-7 at the WRC.

Café-Social: A Warm-Hearted Conversation

The WRC will host an open discussion on everyday topics no one wants to talk about at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11.

Women's History Month Read-In

UNC's monthly Read-In from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Thursday, March 13, at Michener Library will honor Women's History Month. Anyone interested in reading published works can sign up online for a 15-minute time slot and listeners can drop by as their schedules permit.

"I Need Feminism Because..." Women's History Consciousness Raising Luncheon Part 1

During this luncheon from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, join in the conversation about the history of women's rights in the U.S.

"I Need Feminism Because..." Women's History Consciousness Raising Luncheon Part 2

Continue the discussion of women's history as the WRC explores contemporary women's issues, including gender violence, advertising and policy from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

All events are free and open to the public. Building and parking lot locations are available at http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m. Before then, parking permits can be purchased at automated dispensers located at lot entrances.

For more information about Women's History Month or its events, contact Bernadette Cordova, 970-351-2941.

Newest Athletics Hall of Fame Members Honored

This year's inductees into UNC's Athletics Hall of Fame include All Americans, record-holders, an entire swimming and diving team, and a team physician. Join us in welcoming the 2014 inductees by reading about their accomplishments and viewing their tribute videos.

Dr. Gilbert Anderson, Contributor, Team Physician
Dr. Anderson served as one of the team physicians for Northern Colorado athletics for 30 years, includingGilbert Anderson serving as the head physician for several years, and set up the physician's network currently in use by the athletic training department.

He was involved in developing the partnership between UNC and North Colorado Medical Center. Anderson spent many hours educating students in the athletic training room as well as getting other area physicians involved with the university while maintaining his successful orthopaedic surgical practice. Tribute Video

Keith Bailey, Baseball, 1973-77Keith Bailey
Still the all-time career record holder for victories, Keith Bailey is probably best known for his 8 2/3-inning win over Arizona in the first game of the 1974 District 7 Playoffs, which helped lead the Bears to their 10th College World Series appearance. He went on to win 30 games for the Blue & Gold and pitch a school record 338 1/3 innings. He also still ranks 10th in ERA (4.10) and tied for third with 211 strikeouts.

Bailey is still involved in the game he loves, umpiring at the NCAA Division I and II levels. Tribute Video

Jill Fadenrecht, Basketball, Track & Field, 1999-03
Jill Fadenrecht still owns the single-season and career records at Northern Colorado in blocked shots with 79Jill Fadenrecht and 210, respectively. In addition to setting the record for games started on the hardwood, she also was an All-American in track and field, finishing tied for seventh place in the high jump at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Fadenrecht ranked among the nation's leaders in blocked shots in both 2002 (10th) and 2003 (12th) and also worked in the athletic department while a student-athlete. She continues to rank third in school history in rebounds with 800. Tribute Video

Brian Kula, Track & Field, Football, 1991-96
A two-time All-American, Brian Kula finished fourth in the decathlon at the 1996 NCAA Outdoor Championships after placing fifth in the 55 meter hurdles during the 1994 Indoor Championships. HBrian Kulae is still the school record holder in the 110 meter hurdles (14.03) and held the NCC record for most points scored in a single championship with 32.

In 1996, Kula was named the USATFCA Regional Athlete of the Year, as well as the NCC Athlete and UNC Honor Athlete of the Year. In his freshman season, Kula was also a member of the football team.

He's currently the head track and field coach as well as an assistant athletic director at Valor Christian High School. Tribute Video

Robert Popp, Gymnastics, 1969-73Robert Popp
One of only two NCAA Champions in Northern Colorado history in men's gymnastics, Robert Popp won the still rings NCAA Division II title in 1973 as a senior. He also finished in third place in the University Division, earning All-American honors for the second-straight year.

As a senior, Popp won the Rocky Mountain Open, Tucson Open and NCAA East-West All-Star Meet in rings. In his junior campaign, he earned All-American after finishing sixth in the College Division on the still rings. Tribute Video

Emily Russell, Golf, 2000-04
Another All-American for the Bears, Emily Russell earned her honors at the 2003 NCAA Women's GolfEmily Russell Championship. In 2003, she tied for third place at the NCAA Championship after placing second at the NCC Championship.

She was also a First-Team All-Conference selection in 2002 and a 2001 Second-Team pick. Russell began as a walk-on to the golf team, but surpassed everyone's expectations, finishing 32nd at the NCAA Championships as a freshman. She went on to earn All-Independent honors as a senior as the Bears began the transition to Division I. Tribute Video

1972-73 Men's Swimming & Diving Team
Eight members of the team qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships -- the most ever in Northern Colorado history. All eight who qualified earned All-American honors.

Tom Bryant finished fourth in the 200 fly and sixth in the 100 fly, setting school records in both events and was a member of the record-setting 400 medley relay team.

Tim Ebuna was a team captain, as was Hal Christensen, who set the school records in the 50 and 100 free, earning All-American honors in both. Stan Benson again earned All-American in the 100 and 200 backstroke, while Bryan Smith set the school records in those two events and was on both 400 relay teams.

Dan Lanini earned All-American honors in 400 IM, 200 fly and the 400 free relay, which also set the school record.

Jeff Graunke was on the 400 free relay and competed in the 200 IM and Jack Olsson competed in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke and swam on the 400 medley relay.

Other members of the team included Bruce Johnson, Dick Monfort and Mike Shoop. Tribute Video

Related: Athletics Hall of Fame Website, the Alumni Association Facebook page.

Presentation of Awards Slide Show

Research Consulting Available

The Applied Statistics and Research Methods Department's Research Consulting Lab in McKee 537 (351-1495) is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Consultants are available to provide advice and guidance with research study and survey design, data collection and data analysis.

Software training sessions are scheduled regularly and are listed on the ASRM website.

Please email rcl@unco.edu if you would like to schedule a brief consultation or need additional information.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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