UNC Today: Friday, April 4, 2014

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Surge of Innovation

Software invented by a startup company co-founded by a University of Northern Colorado faculty member offers a revolutionary solution for improving student learning in internships and other field experiences. The startup also paves the way for the expansion in tech-transfer projects as part of UNC's focus on innovation. Continue Reading

Institutional Review Board Workshop April 17

The Institutional Review Board will present "Ask the IRB" from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the banquet room in Tobey-Kendel Hall. Join IRB co-chairs Maria Lahman and Megan Babkes Stellino, and IRB administrator Sherry May for an informal, interactive session that will provide updates of regulatory requirements, as well as an opportunity to discuss any issues or problems related to expedited or exempt research protocol applications.

All faculty, staff and students who are involved in research are welcome to attend. The first 20 people to RSVP will receive a complementary lunch.

To RSVP or for more information, email Sherry May.

Call for Nominations: Presidential Prize for Leadership

All members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership, which acknowledges and rewards undergraduate student leadership at UNC. A cash award of $1,000 will be made to one male and one female at the May 10 commencement ceremony.

Nomination criteria, procedures and a nominee information sheet that must be completed by the nominee are available on the Dean of Students website.

Nomination materials are due in the Dean of Students office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 18.

For more information, contact Sherri Moser, 351-2824.

PR Students to Host Re-Accreditation Awareness Event

Students in a UNC public relations class will stop at parking lots across campus April 7-9 in a "Magic Degree Bus" to inform students about UNC's re-accreditation process.

When the bus stops, information about the Higher Learning Commission re-accreditation process will be shared along with prizes and free food. Students must visit the PR students' UNC HLC Facebook page to find out where and when the bus will stop. The bus will make its stops at noon and 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday during Academic Excellence Week.

In March 2015, the Higher Learning Commission, UNC's accreditor, will visit UNC's campus and may ask students questions about their classes, professors and class content. Students, faculty and staff need to be prepared for the visit by knowing about HLC and its purpose. The reaccreditation process occurs every 10 years.

For more information, visit the HLC website http://www.unco.edu/hlc/ and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HLCUNCO. Tweet the hashtag #bears4HLC on Twitter and follow us @Uncpr14.

Classified Employment Opportunity

  • Administrative Assistant II - Hiring Pool. This applicant pool will be used to fill full- and part-time Administrative Assistant II positions as vacancies occur. A written, multiple-choice basic clerical exam will be required. Applicants will be notified by email of the date and time of the exam. Apply on the Human Resources website or in the HR office in Carter 2002 by April 11.

Event Monday Promotes Public Health, Careers in Aging Weeks

To commemorate National Public Health Week and National Careers in Aging Week April 7-12, learn more about public health and careers in aging through activities, giveaways and more from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the main level of the University Center. The event is a collaboration of UNC's Gerontology and Audiology departments, Student Dietetics Association, Natural and Health Sciences Student Council, the Colorado School of Public Health at UNC and Tobacco-Free Weld County.

UNC Recognized as a 'Breastfeeding Friendly Business'

UNC is one of the first entities in Weld County to be recognized as a "Breastfeeding Friendly Business" by the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment. UNC currently provides two lactation stations on campus that are available to faculty, staff, students and visitors.

For more information about the county's Breastfeeding Friendly Business program, visit the BFB website.

More information about the lactation stations is on the Women's Resource Center website.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

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