UNC Today: Friday, August 1, 2014

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UNC Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehab Institute Workshop Draws Participants Worldwide

The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute at the University of Northern Colorado is bringing together heath care professionals from as far away as Australia and England for a campus workshop this week.

Participants, who work with cancer patients in areas including exercise, physical therapy, and rehab, receive training from July 28 through Aug. 1 at the institute in the Ben Nighthorse Campbell Center, 913 19th Street. Classes include hands-on training in an exercise intervention program for cancer patients.

The latest research on the effects of exercise on patients undergoing treatment for cancer will also be provided.

The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation, provides the workshop each year. Founded in 1996, it's the only comprehensive cancer rehabilitation institute of its kind. The institute provides individualized rehabilitative services for cancer survivors in the northern Colorado region, conducts cutting-edge research to understand why and how exercise and nutritional interventions may alleviate treatment-related side effects, and educates those individuals in providing cancer rehabilitation services to survivors.

Institute Facts and Figures

The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute has:

  • Provided clinical services to over 1,300 adult survivors
  • Provided cancer rehabilitation services to approximately 150 cancer survivors per year from northern Colorado and surrounding areas
  • Published over 75 original, peer-reviewed research articles in some of our field's most prestigious journals
  • Published two textbooks on cancer rehabilitation
  • Given over 200 presentations at national, regional and local meetings
  • Received over $2 million in grant funding from multiple agencies including the American Cancer Society, the Komen Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Established research collaborations with leading cancer institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Trained more than 675 undergraduate and 215 Masters and Doctoral graduate students as Cancer Exercise Specialists
  • Supervised more than 170 undergraduate interns in cancer rehabilitation
  • Trained over 100 healthcare professionals in cancer rehabilitation

Parking Lot Closures - Aug. 1-8

Repair and maintenance work on campus parking lots and lot entrances continues this weekend and next week, requiring drivers to use alternate parking and entrance detours per the following schedule:

Friday, Aug. 1

  • Ke-Lot: Closed
  • H-Lot: Closed
  • I-Lot: one drive lane closed

Saturday, Aug. 2

  • Ke-Lot: Closed

Sunday, Aug. 3

  • Kw-Lot: Closed

Monday, Aug. 4

  • A-Lot (North): Closed

Tuesday, Aug. 5

  • J-Lot Entrances: Closed (alternate entrance through I-Lot)
  • 14th Ave south of 20th St.: Closed (alternate entrance south of Nottingham)
  • D-Lot: Closed
  • E-Lot: Closed

Wednesday, Aug. 6

  • J-Lot Entrances: Closed (alternate entrance through I-Lot)
  • 14th Ave south of 20th St.: Closed (alternate entrance south of Nottingham)
  • D-Lot: Closed
  • E-Lot: Closed

Thursday, Aug. 7

  • 14th Ave south of 20th St.: Closed (alternate entrance south of Nottingham)
  • D-Lot: Closed
  • E-Lot: Closed

Friday, Aug. 8

  • D-Lot: Partially closed along drive lane entrance
  • E-Lot: Partially closed along drive lane entrance
  • Ze-Lot: Closed

For alternate parking, visit the UNC Parking Lot map.

Please contact Parking Services at 970-351-1971 if you have any questions.

Counseling Center to Offer Mental Health First Aid Course

The UNC Counseling Center will offer a free, eight-hour Mental Health First Aid certification course for students and employees 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11-12.

Mental health First Aid is a ground-breaking prevention program being implemented throughout the U.S. and around the world that research has shown reduces stigma, enhances behavioral health literacy and improves behavioral health.

Space is limited to 25 participants. Participants must be able to attend both sessions:

To register, contact Sarah Griess, 970-351-2496.

For more information about the training, visit www.mhfaco.org/ or www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/.

RSVP Fundraiser Set for Aug. 14

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, will host a fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 14, at Culver's, 3502 W. 29th St. Greeley, with 10 percent of sales between 5 and 8 p.m. going to support services offered by RSVP in Weld County. For more info about the program, which is sponsored by UNC, visit the RSVP website.

Big Band Concert to Benefit School of Music Scholarship Fund

The John Mills Orchestra will present a concert of big band music benefiting UNC's School of Music at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in the Garden Theater. The concert will present a brief overview of the history of big band swing music from the 1930s to the present and will feature vocalist Kelsey Shiba, associate director of Jazz Studies. Admission to the concert is free; donations will go to the School of Music Scholarship Fund.

The concert, coming on the heels of the Little Theater of the Rockies's performances of the musical, Swing!, is designed to show that swing wasn't just something that happened in the 1940s with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey; it kept going with bands like Count Basie's and Woody Herman's, and more recently with the Brian Setzer, Gordon Goodwin and the Clayton-Hamilton orchestras.

Defenses of Dissertations and Doctoral Capstone Projects, Oral Comp Exams

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