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Students in a Forensic Anthropology class at the University of Northern Colorado get a taste of what it's like to conduct a crime scene investigation, including finding a grave, unearthing a skeleton and analyzing it in a lab, and also learn that real life crime scenes differ from those portrayed by TV and Hollywood.
The University of Northern Colorado will host fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, in Butler-Hancock Hall, south of the intersection of 14th Avenue and 20th Street.
The Graduate School ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. About 250 candidates are scheduled to receive their master's, doctoral and specialist degrees.
The featured speaker will be educator, author, therapist and UNC alumnus William J. Rowley. Rowley, who earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from UNC in 1973, worked for 16 years as a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego before joining Seattle Pacific University, where he held a tenured faculty position, served as associate dean of Graduate Education and as dean of the School of Education before retiring in 2008.
Rowley and his wife, who now live in Fort Collins, are co-authors of On Wings of Mourning: Our Journey through Grief and Recovery, published following the death of their infant daughter. Rowley also authored a guide for counselors who work with teenagers.
He currently serves on the board of Directors of the UNC Alumni Association and on the Council of Regents of Seattle Pacific University.
About 650 undergraduates are scheduled to receive their degrees during two ceremonies in Butler-Hancock Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14.
The ceremony for the Monfort College of Business, College of Natural and Health Sciences, and College of Performing and Visual Arts will be at 9 a.m.
The ceremony for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and University College will be at 12:30 p.m.
The featured speaker for both ceremonies will be another UNC alumnus, Patrick Sherwood, an award-winning communications and branding professional whose 27-year career with large global communications agencies included work on brands such as Saturn, EA Sports, Dockers, Cadillac and Kia.
He currently is a principal with San Francisco-based Step One Branding, which he co-founded. He earned his master's degree in Speech Communications from UNC.
Tickets are not required to attend any of the ceremonies. Parking also is free. Entrances for parking lots are located at the corner of 14th Avenue and 20th Street or 11th Avenue and 22nd Street.
All ceremonies will be broadcast live online. Go to www.unco.edu/commencement/webcast.asp for instructions about the live video feed.
For more information, visit www.unco.edu/commencement.
(Tentative as of Dec. 5, 2013)
The women's basketball team is ready to get rowdy! Join them as they host the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler-Hancock. Bring your student ID to get free entry. Tickets for visiting guests and family can be purchased at the University Center Information Desk, by calling 970-351-4849 or at the gate on a space-available basis. Go Bears!
This week, UNC will begin the process of changing cable TV service providers on campus from Comcast to Campus Televideo, which provides digital TV service to more than 240 campuses across the United States.
The switch, which will take until late-December or early-January to complete, will be relatively seamless for the majority of campus and will affect some TVs more than others.
Should you have any questions regarding the new service, call Housing Services at 351-1984.
In light of increased instances of flu locally, the Student Health Center reminds students that a flu shot is your defense against the flu. Free flu shots are available for students at the SHC in Cassidy Hall while supplies last. Other simple steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu include:
For health center hours and additional information, consult the SHC website.
If you have questions, call the SHC at 351-2412.
Do you commute to UNC? Are there times when you wish you could stay on campus for the night or the week? UNC's new Commuter Flex Plans were designed for commuter students. Stay on campus overnight or weekly for academic, social or emergency purposes.
When you might use the Commuter Flex Plans:
Benefits of the Commuter Flex Plans include convenience, zero commitment needed, no hidden fees, flexibility, affordability, and charges that go to your student account.
For more information, visit Housing and Residential Education's website. In addition to plans offered there, one-night stays are available for $35/night for single-occupancy or $50 for double-occupancy, plus 9.6 percent tax.
If you have questions, contact HRE via email, or call 970-351-2721.
Academic Excellence Week, which includes Research Day, will take place April 6-12. A preliminary schedule of events is included on the AEW website.
Research Day, scheduled for Thursday April 10, invites undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and other scholarly projects. Submission of abstracts for participation in Research Day will open on Jan. 31 and close on March 13.
Faculty are encouraged to include Research Day in their spring syllabi as a required or extra credit event to introduce more students to research and scholarly works in a public forum.
Research Excellence Awards, held in conjunction with Research Day, celebrate exceptional research through a juried awards process. All undergraduate Research Excellence Award finalists will have their abstracts published in the summer edition of the Undergraduate Research Journal.
More information about the 2014 Research Day is available on the Research Day website.
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