Around Campus: Monday, December 9, 2013

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Reminder: Discounted Lift Tickets Available Through Outdoor Pursuits

UNC community members can purchase discounted Winter Park and Copper Mountain daily lift tickets at the UNC Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall. Lift tickets cost $60 each until Dec. 15 and $70 after then. There are no blackout dates or purchase limits until April 20. The Gear Shop will be closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5. Visit the program's website for hours and more info.

Report Unusual Computer Activity to Tech Support

The Technical Support Center needs your help in reporting harmful computer activity. Although many technologies help reduce malicious computer activity from reaching the UNC community, there is no solution that prevents it all.

If you receive an unusual email or your computer acts oddly or makes bizarre demands from you, report it via email or by phone at 970-351-4357. The sooner Technical Support knows about these items, the quicker they can protect the rest of campus.

Help keep the computer network clean and secure!

Study While You Proctor Exams for Disability Support Services During Finals Week

Study while you help out Disability Support Services by volunteering to serve as an exam proctor during finals week Dec. 9-13. Shifts are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4:30 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed for the Dec. 12 (Thursday) afternoon shift. Responsibilities include:

  • Proctor multiple exams in Michener Library, either in the DSS office or elsewhere in the library
  • Maintain academic integrity of exams and ensure confidentiality of students
  • Student volunteers may study while they proctor.

All volunteers receive a certificate of appreciation.

For more information or to volunteer, call the DDS office at 351-2289.

ASAP Needs Volunteer Advocates

The Assault Survivors Advocacy Program needs volunteer advocates to help provide confidential support to anyone impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence or stalking. Volunteers must attend a 40-hour training session one week before spring semester. Interested individuals should contact Regina Haugland or call 351-1490. For more information about ASAP, visit the program's website.

Symposium at UNC to Address Shortage of K-12 STEM Teachers

Colorado colleges and universities, K-12 school districts, and state agencies and organizations will collaborate at an upcoming symposium to begin developing a shared set of recommendations for better preparing a workforce of science, technology, engineering and math teachers in the state.

The Colorado STEM Teacher Preparation Symposium, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the University of Northern Colorado, is in direct response to collective challenges, including a shortage of highly qualified teachers in STEM disciplines (areas defined as high need in Colorado), along with a U.S. presidential goal to prepare 100,000 STEM teachers over the next decade.

Once developed, the recommendations will be shared with STEM educator programs statewide and help inform public policy.

Participants in the discussion will include partners from the Colorado Legacy Foundation, Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Department of Education, Gill Foundation's Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, and UNC -- the state's leader in preparing educators with 4,245 students enrolled in educator preparation programs.

Sessions will include working groups and a keynote presentation on "The Vision of STEM Education and STEM Teacher Preparation" at 8:40 a.m. by Charles Coble, founder and current partner of The Third Mile Group, an independent education and social policy organization committed to accelerating positive changes in schools and communities.

Registration details and the schedule are available at http://www.unco.edu/stemsymposium/.

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