UNC Today: Friday, June 7, 2013

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Veteran Art Sale and Expo to be Held at UNC

An art sale and expo at the University of Northern Colorado June 30-July 3 will feature paintings, sculptures and handmade items including jewelry created by veterans and military-connected artists who include veterans' family members.

The display and sale will run from noon to 5 p.m. June 30 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 1 through July 3 at UNC's Office of Veterans Services in Roudebush Cottage, west of the intersection of 8th Avenue and 18th Street.

Submissions from veterans and military connected artists are still being accepted. To be considered, work must be submitted by June 14. Contact the Office of Veterans Services at (970) 351-1403 for details.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Student Veterans of America to help fund campus initiatives aimed at increasing student involvement.

"It gives artists a springboard and showcases what veterans can do," said Thomas Gardiner, a military veteran and UNC student who is organizing the event and whose paintings and photography will be a part of the gallery.

Gardiner, who works with the nonprofit art organization "Arts of Valor," also said engaging in the artwork is "therapeutic" and provides an outlet for expression.

UNC Dean, Director Part of State Delegation Heading to Japan

University of Northern Colorado's Michelle Behr and Maureen Ulevich will be part of a Colorado delegation visiting Japan the week of June 10.

Their visit is part of an effort to showcase educational opportunities for Japanese students through StudyColorado organizations, of which UNC is a member. The trip also will mark the inaugural nonstop flight from Denver to Tokyo aboard United Airlines' 787 Dreamliner.

Behr, acting dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Ulevich, director of the Center for International Education, will conduct outreach as part of the university's stepped-up recruitment and retention strategies for international students.

They also will visit partner university Aoyama Gakuin, one of 67 universities abroad where UNC has established exchange programs, and meet with UNC graduates -- Japan ranks in the top 5 countries with UNC alumni.

The delegation is being led by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado Tourism Director Al White and Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. CEO Tom Clark. For more information, visit the city of Denver's website.

2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog Now Available

The final 2013-14 online Undergraduate Catalog is now available to the public here and a PDF version is available here. A bound print version of the catalog is available from Lulu.com. The UNC catalog page will continue to feature the 2012-13 catalogs because they are effective until Aug. 15.

The Graduate Catalog will follow shortly, and communication will be sent at that time.

You can access UNC Catalogs from the 1996-97 academic year through the present at http://unco.smartcatalogiq.com/.

UNC to Help 60 High School Students Realize Their College Potential

The University of Northern Colorado will host 60 high school students from low-income families in Denver and Greeley this week as part of a national program that helps students realize their - and their peers' - college potential.

The College Summit workshop June 6-9 on UNC's Greeley campus will help the students take steps toward starting a college education - something many of them previously considered an unattainable goal. They'll practice preparing a personal statement, fill out college applications, identify possible "good fit" colleges and learn about obtaining financial aid.

They'll also receive leadership skills training that will prepare them to serve as peer leaders when they return to high school this fall and help strengthen the schools' "college-going cultures" by showing classmates that the college application process isn't just for the most gifted or talented students.

The students will stay in a residence hall, eat in a campus dining hall and participate in sessions that give them a feel for a college setting. They'll be taught by staff from College Summit's regional office in Denver, UNC personnel, adult volunteers and alumni of the program, including UNC sophomore Noemy Rodriguez.

This is the first College Summit workshop hosted by UNC. It and Regis University are the only schools in Colorado currently participating in the program, which includes 180 high schools in 12 states.

College Summit, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., involves more than 50,000 high school students annually.

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