UNC Today: Thursday, September 13, 2012

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ASL Program Earns Accreditation

UNC's ASL-English Interpretation program recently became the 13th interpreter education program in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education. UNC's is the only distance-delivered interpreter education program among the more than 150 offered in the United States by 120 two- and 30-plus four-year institutions.

The program hopes to begin offering a campus-based ASL-English Interpretation bachelor's degree at the UNC Denver Center at Lowry beginning in the fall of 2013.

For more information, visit the program's website.

Space Still Available for 'From Study Hall to City Hall' Tour

Space is still available for faculty and staff to gain new insight of places to go, things to do and people to meet in Greeley during "From Study Hall to City Hall," a special CETL faculty forum from 3-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. City of Greeley staff will lead a bus tour of the special places and sites that any member of the university community should know about. Reserve your spot before Friday. More information, including tour activities and how to register, is available on this PDF.

Veteran Services Open House Today

Veteran Services will host an open house for veteran- and military-connected family members from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 13, at Roudebush Cottage. Stop by for free lunch, live music, meet other veteran- and military-connected students, and check out campus and community resources. For more information, contact Maria Sanchez, 351-1403.

UNC Trustees to Meet Friday

The annual planning retreat for UNC's Board of Trustees will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Centennial Hall of Brown Hall, intersection of 9th Avenue and 19th Street. Trustees will elect board officers, review the 2012-13 meeting schedule and discuss the university's multi-year strategic direction, which will include presentations on academics/enrollment, development/alumni, and marketing/communications. The board will take action on promotions and tenure of faculty, and a report of UNC's current student-fee practices required by the state.

Volunteers Sought to Help with Weld Project Connect

UNC is again this year partnering with several agencies and organizations on Weld Project Connect, a community event from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Greeley's Island Grove Park that will provide on-site, one-on-one services for individuals and families who are struggling with foreclosure, job loss, health and other issues.

Volunteers are needed to help attendees navigate through the often unfamiliar services and agencies that will have booths at the event.

If you're interested in volunteering or just want some more info on the event, please plan on attending one of the following training sessions.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m., University Center, Columbine A
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. University Center, Columbine A
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., University Center, Columbine

Participation as a volunteer at the event by UNC students will be documented on a Co-Curricular Transcript under the Research and Experiential Learning category.

For more information, please visit the project's website.

UNC Community Fest Added to Homecoming Activities

UNC Community Fest is a new tradition that's being introduced this year and will be part of annual Homecoming festivities. It's an opportunity for the campus and entire community to engage in interactive learning activities that demonstrate how together we bring education to life.

The campus community is invited to get creative and develop an interactive, hands-on activity or learning demonstration to showcase your program, research or expertise.

We'll provide the outdoor booth space and you bring the enthusiasm and energy for what you showcase. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and join your colleagues for food, fun and entertainment. Then stick around for the 1:35 p.m. kickoff against rival Montana.

To sign up for Community Fest or find out more, contact Vicki Niccum in University Relations at 351-1152 or victoria.niccum@unco.edu.

UNC Writing Center Now Open

UNC's Writing Center is a free service for enrolled students, faculty and staff. Representatives from the center are available to visit classes and present a brief introduction of the services offered, which include free and confidential tutoring assistance for all writing, professional writing assistance from faculty and teaching assistants and useful handouts covering almost every writing concern.

To schedule a presentation in a class, email Crystal Brothe, providing three days' advance notice to facilitate scheduling.

Faculty can also refer students directly to the center, which is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday in Ross 1230.

For more about the Writing Center, visit its website.

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