UNC Today: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Off-Campus Life Student Handbook Now Available

Copies of the new Off-Campus Life Student Handbook for 2013-14 are now available in the Student Activities office in the University Center or on the Off-Campus Life website.

The handbook provides students with a variety of off-campus resources, including information on all aspects of renting, being a good neighbor in Greeley and discovering and maintaining fun and worthwhile connections to both campus and community.

For more information or to request print copies for your office, contact Jimmy Kohles, Off-Campus Life program coordinator, at 970-351-2171 or james.kohles@unco.edu.

Online Student Directory Now in Ursa

UNC's online student directory has been moved to Ursa in response to an increase in instances of the directory being the source of distribution lists used to send unsolicited email messages, or spam, to students. The directory can be found under Ursa's Resources tab and can be searched by last name or email address.

For more information, contact the Registrar's Office, 970-351-2231.

RSVPs for Teaching and Learning Fair Luncheon Due April 5

If you're planning on attending the fourth annual Teaching and Learning Fair on April 9 and want to attend the luncheon and accompanying discussion about teaching and learning that will be led by UNC's Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows, reserve your seat by Friday, April 5, by contacting CETL, 351-2885.

The fair on Tuesday, April 9, runs from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Panorama room and Aspen suite in the University Center. The day will begin with a poster/display session, followed by the luncheon and discussion and finish with two concurrent 90-minute breakout sessions featuring several guest presenters.

Doctoral Candidates to Present about Challenges Facing International Students

Rehab Alzayer, a doctoral student in Special Education from Saudi Arabia, and Wejdan Felmban, a doctoral student in Educational Psychology, will present "Supporting the International Student in the U.S.: Issues, Challenges, and Possible Adaptation" from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in McKee 282 in the third of a series of Diversity and Equity Brown Bag Seminars hosted by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

In order to combat religious extremism and transform, Saudi Arabia has emphasized scientific education and exposure to international countries such as the United States. However, the international scholarship program can create challenges for some students, particularly women, when they try to succeed in a much more integrated society. This session will provide an extensive picture of Saudi culture. It aims to enhance the awareness and understanding of some challenges that could interfere with learning and teaching and how to better address them.

The seminar is open to all members of the university community.

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.

Deadline Extended for Inspiring Women Awards Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Inspiring Women Awards has been extended until Friday, April 5. If you know an inspiring woman at UNC who's had a lasting effect on those around her and positively impacts the university community, nominate her for an award in the faculty, staff or student category. More information and a nomination form are available on the Women's Resource Center website or can be picked up at the WRC in Scott-Willcoxon Hall.

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