UNC Today: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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'UNC Today' Summer Publication Schedule

UNC Today will continue to be published Monday through Friday through the summer provided there are campus announcements to share. To submit an announcement, use the online form. Upcoming events, including important deadlines, should be added to the online calendar.

McNair Scholars to Present June 27

UNC's McNair Scholars will present the results of their recently conducted research projects during the McNair Research Colloquium from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 27, in Butler-Hancock 0193. Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by as schedules permit to support the scholars:You don't need to attend the entire colloquium Refreshments will be provided.

Assessment Leadership Institute Applications Due May 31

The deadline for applying to participate in the 2013-14 Assessment Leadership Institute has been extended to Friday, May 31. The institute is a faculty development program on student learning outcomes assessment. Departments selected to participate will receive a $2,500 grant. Information about how to apply is available here.

Lower Level of University Center Closed May 20-June 2

The lower level of the University Center will be closed to pedestrian access and all businesses with the exception of the UNC Bookstore and Fan Shop will be closed May 20-June 2 while workers remove all the floor tiles, which are significantly deteriorated. The bookstore will observe normal summer operating hours, but access will be from an exterior entrance on the south side of the building. Please be aware of these other aspects of the anticipated two-week closure:

  • All retail dining outlets will be closed. Since the dining halls are also closed for their annual thorough cleanings, there will be no food service on campus for those two weeks. Please plan accordingly.
  • Bear Logic staff will be available to take and process phone and EIO orders, and to deliver equipment and supplies, but there won't be public access to the store.
  • The Computer Commons will be closed. However, the computer lab in room 101 in McKee Hall will be open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday- 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 20-June 2. The Computer Commons will re-open Monday, June 3.
  • Information about other lower level businesses can be found on the UC website, which also contains dates when the businesses are scheduled to re-open and up-to-date information regarding project progress and potential service disruptions.

Please be aware that installation of the new floor tiles after June 2 will be an ongoing process and is likely to last through the end of July or early August. As you navigate the University Center this summer, please be mindful of signs and other identifying markers designating walkways and construction work areas.

UC staff apologize for the inconvenience this important upgrade will cause and appreciate your patience and understanding. After months of planning, it was determined that there wasn't any way to safely provide pedestrian access while the tiles are being removed.

Reminder to Faculty, Staff, Students Who Conduct Research

It's the policy of the University of Northern Colorado that research involving human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (see University Regulation 3-8-104). This policy applies to UNC faculty, students and staff. The major responsibility for maintaining ethical standards and protecting human rights rests with individual researchers and research advisors.

The Institutional Review Board offers an added measure of assurance and serves as a local resource for the interpretation of ethical guidelines. You can read more about UNC policy governing research with human beings on the Office of Research website.

Reminder: Updated I-9 Required for New Hires, Available on HR's Website

Effective May 7, the updated version of the I-9 form on the Human Resources website must be used for all new hires. Prior versions of the I-9 form will not be accepted.

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