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UNC Homecoming Week Includes Events for Everyone

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate Homecoming Sept. 23-28 with a variety of free events open to the entire community, including the 2013 Honored Alumni Celebration on Friday night and Saturday's Community Fest, which debuted last year and will be even bigger this year. Continue Reading

Winchester Distinguished Scholar Nominations Sought, Due Oct. 11

The Faculty Research and Publications Board seeks nominations for UNC's 2014 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award, with a Oct. 11 deadline. This prestigious award is given annually to a scholar who has demonstrated continued excellence in scholarly activity at UNC for at least five years

Faculty and professional staff members are invited to nominate an appropriate scholar they believe has demonstrated outstanding scholarly performance on a consistent basis throughout the person's academic career. Persons nominated in previous years but not selected can be nominated again.

A guide sheet containing the specifics for the form and substance of nomination materials can be found on the Office of Sponsored Programs website.

Nominations and supporting materials should be presented in no more than a 2-inch binder and must be presented to Sherry May in the OSP (Kepner 25) by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct.11.

Student Speakers Sought for Fall Undergrad Commencements

The Dean of Students Office is looking for student speakers to give the welcome message at each of the two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. If you know any students who'll be graduating with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, who have been involved in campus life and who would be interested in sharing their thoughts with their fellow graduates at their college's commencement ceremony, please encourage them to apply. More information and application forms are on the Dean of Students' website.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 4.

Contact Sherri Moser, 351-2824 for more information.

ASRM Lab to Offer Consulting, SPSS, SAS, NVivo Workshops

The Research Consulting Lab in the Applied Statistics and Research Methods Department, which offers consulting in research study and survey design, data collection and data analysis, will also host introductory workshops for users of SPSS or SAS data management/statistical analysis software and NVivo qualitative analysis software during the next two weeks.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to SAS
Tuesday, Sept. 24; noon-1 p.m.
Presenters: David Bruce, Achut Adhikari, Amani M Albaqshi, Kevin Gittner

Introduction to NVivo Webinar
Thursday, Sept. 26; 11 a.m.-noon
Presenter: Randy Larkins

Introduction to SPSS
Tuesday, Oct. 1; noon- 1 p.m.
Presenters: Niloofar Ramezani, Hasni Idayu Saidi, and Samantha Estrada

All workshops will be held in the Research Consulting Lab (McKee 537). SPSS and SAS are installed on all the computers in the lab and will be available to the participants.

Software training sessions are scheduled regularly and are listed on the ASRM website.


The Research Consulting Lab in McKee 537 (351-1495) is currently open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.

Consultants are available to provide advice and guidance with research study and survey design, data collection, and data analysis.

Contact Trent Lalonde, 970-351-2701 for more information or if you'd like to schedule a brief presentation about the lab and its services for department faculty or graduate students.

Curriculum Refresher Workshop This Week

The Office of the Registrar will host a Curriculum Refresher Workshop later this month for faculty and staff, who can attend either one of two duplicate sessions. Topics will include an overview of the curriculum process and curriculum rules.


  • Tuesday, Sept. 24; 9-10:30 a.m.; Kepner 0040
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25; 1-2:30 p.m.; McKee 0146

Please RSVP to shelly.ellerby@unco.edu with the date you would like to attend.


  • Overview of the curriculum process - curriculum forms, depository, Curriculum Tracker, etc.
  • Curriculum rules - prerequisites, co-requisites, registration restrictions, repeatability, grading type, equivalencies, codes, etc.
  • Questions and answers

The PowerPoint presentation and any handouts from the workshop will be available on the registrar's curriculum website for those who are unable to attend the workshop.

Dining Services Featured Item: Pork Adovada

UNC Executive Chef Aran Essig enjoyed the pork adovada he had during a trip to New Mexico so much that he put it on the menu. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form. See this week's menus.

Defenses of Dissertations and Doctoral Capstone Projects, Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations, defenses of doctoal capstone projects and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

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