UNC Today: Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Banner/Ursa Upgrade Postponed

The upgrade to Banner and Ursa scheduled for Saturday morning has been postponed. A new date for the upgrade will be communicated when it's available. For additional information, contact Technical Support, 970-351-4357.

Student Magazine Places Third in Regional Awards Competition

The Claw Magazine, UNC's first student-run entertainment and college lifestyle magazine, took third place in the Best Student Magazine category in the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

The award was announced at the society's Region 9 spring conference April 12-13 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The region includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. All universities in those four states can enter the Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

Only the first issue of the magazine, published in November 2012, was judged for the award. The Claw Magazine published its second issue last month..

Since the young magazine began less than a year ago, it's accumulated a small staff of about 20 UNC students and has been well received by the UNC and Greeley communities. The Claw is funded entirely by advertising and it is written, managed and produced by students.

It features local music, theater, arts and nightlife along with health tips, recipes and student-interest pieces. Every issue features a student who is doing something interesting or inspiring on campus.

The Claw's first two issues can be read at: http://www.uncclawmagazine.com/currentissue.html

PVA to Recognize Four Retirees

The College of Performing and Visual Arts invites the campus community to help recognize four retirees at a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Frasier 90. The four retirees are: Connie Bethards, School of Art and Design; Richard Fuchs, School of Music; Lesley Manring, School of Music; and Dennis Morimoto, School of Art and Design.

Retirement Reception for Gary Carwin

Facilities Management will host a retirement reception for Gary Carwin from 3-4 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Parsons Hall training room. All members of the university community are welcome to stop by to wish Gary well.

Subjects Sought for Social Skills Intervention Research

Kim Murza, a faculty member in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology department, is recruiting participants for her social language intervention research. If you know of an adult with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger syndrome, please encourage them to contact Murza.at 970-351-1084 or kim.murza@unco.edu.

All participants will receive a free evaluation and report and will be eligible to receive Amazon gift cards. Those participants who are randomly assigned to the treatment group will also receive an evidence-based social language treatment.

The treatment program is designed to help individuals improve their social ability. Previous participants have reported improved relationships and ability to secure and maintain employment.

Additional information about the project can be found here.

"Music Online: Listening" Now Available from University Libraries

University Libraries now subscribes to "Music Online: Listening," a database that provides access to nearly 1 million tracks of recorded music in all genres.

The database can be accessed from the University Libraries database page or from Music Research Resources on the Skinner Music Library home page.

The collections available in the database are:

  • "American Song"
  • "Classical Music Library"
  • "Contemporary World Music"
  • "Jazz Music Library"
  • "Smithsonian Global Sounds for Libraries"

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