Around Campus: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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On Her Chosen Path

When the invitation to attend an inaugural ball in Washington D.C. arrived in her mail, University of Northern Colorado graduate student Amanda Skenadore had to read it twice.

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Applications to Speak at Commencement Due Wednesday, Feb. 20

Graduating from college is a big accomplishment, preceded by seemingly impossible courses, at least a few life changes, unforgettable memories and new friends. With the "Real World" in sight, what would you want to share with your classmates at commencement? If you are graduating in May, have a 2.8+ GPA and are involved in UNC campus life, apply today! More info and application forms are available on the Dean of Students website.

Applications are due no later than Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Student Organization Informational Meetings Jan. 16

Discover the benefits of club chartering and funding at one of two informational sessions hosted by Student Senate today, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., in the University Center's Council Room. Leaders and advisors of UNC student organizations are encouraged to attend, however any member of the group can fill in to take note of any changes or updates to these processes.

For further information, contact Samantha Fox, Student Senate's director of Student Organizations at

Course Drop Deadline Monday, Jan. 28

Thinking about dropping a class this semester? Be sure to do so by Monday, Jan. 28... no changes after Monday can be made! Instructions for dropping courses in Ursa are on the Registrar's website.

NASS Indian Taco Lunch Jan. 18

Native American Student Services invites the campus community to the Kohl House 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, to share Native American culture during a free lunch featuring authentic Indian tacos, music and conversation.

UNC to Hold Event on Resources for Military Veterans

The University of Northern Colorado will host a daylong event Jan. 24 to provide information on campus, community, state and federal resources available for students who are military veterans or military connected such as dependents.

Students are invited to drop in on the sessions, led by experts who can answer questions about housing, healthcare, veterans benefit claims, certification for tuition and fees, counseling, and academic support.

The event will be held at UNC's Office of Veterans Services at Roudebush Cottage, west of the intersection of 8th Avenue and 18th Street. Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., and lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. will be provided. Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the day.

The schedule, with names and/or organizations on hand to discuss the corresponding topics, is below:

  • 8-10 a.m. - Deb Thompson and Valerie Nielsen, campus housing specialists, on- campus housing alternatives and options
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Cheyenne VA Mobile Medical Center, healthcare services and information for veterans
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Tim Marquart, Weld County Department of Human Services, assistance with job searches and veteran training programs
  • 10-11 a.m. - Quill Phillips, UNC Career Services, resume building workshop
  • 10-11 a.m. - Alexa Williams, Monfort Business College, strong interest inventory career assessment
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Speak with Representatives from the offices of Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Kathleen Dunemn, UNC associate professor of Nursing and Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs member
  • Noon-5 p.m. - David Fry, Greeley Vet Center, register for Veterans Benefit Claims
  • Noon-5 p.m. Diane Levas-Luckman, UNC's Psychology Services Clinic offering low-cost counseling and psychological assessment for students and families
  • 1-3 p.m. - Michele Kane, Fort Collins Vet Center, individual and group readjustment counseling; Mobile Vet Center
  • 1-5 p.m. - Betsy Sullivan, Volunteers of America, information on housing for low-income veterans
  • 2-4 p.m. - Kimberly Fenner, UNC Academic Support and Advising, academic advising, tutoring, study skills, academic probation policy, and time management
  • 2-5 p.m. - Marissa Boston, UNC VA Certifying Official, available for questions regarding certification, tuition and fees

A PDF of the schedule is available to download here.

UNC Alumna to Begin Reign as Miss Rodeo Colorado

UNC alumna Sarah Wiens will begin her reign as Miss Rodeo Colorado during the 7 p.m. pro rodeo Thursday, Jan. 17, at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Wiens, who graduated from UNC last year with a bachelor's degree in English, won the Miss Rodeo Colorado title in a four-day pageant held during the Greeley Stampede in July, picking up the horsemanship and personality awards, as well as scoring the highest on the written test.

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.