Around Campus: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Final Info Meeting for 2013-14 UPC Positions March 14

Put your planning skills to good use and help coordinate events at UNC with a leadership position in University Program Council (UPC). Attend a mandatory informational meeting from 4-5 p.m. tomorrow, March 14 in the Student Activities Office lobby to be eligible for one of the open positions. Applications must be turned in no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15.

For more information please contact Shanice Clarke at 970-351-3204.

UNC International Film Series: "Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit"

In need of some comedic relief? Grab a friend, sit back and make it a movie night as the International Film Series continues with the British film Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit from 6-7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, March 13 and 14 in Lindou Auditorium, located on the lower level of Michener Library. UNC students get in free; tickets for non-students cost $1.

See a complete schedule of the Spring International Film Series here. For more information, contact Billy Chadderdon at 303-704-7800.

Global Cultural Festival Date Changed to April 19

The date for this year's Global Cultural Festival has been changed to Friday, April 19. The festival will be from 6-8 p.m. in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library, and will include traditional food, dances, music and dress of cultures from around the world. If you'd like to perform or provide food, contact Rozana Beluts, 720-606-1608.

Cultural diversity is present on campus and in the Greeley community. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the beauty of cultures from around the world as they come together as one. For those performing, a dress rehearsal scheduled to take place the night before the event.

Grade Replacement Policy Change Announced

UNC's Grade Replacement policy is undergoing a number of changes starting fall 2013 and students and advisors should be aware of the following important information:

  • Students must submit an application for Grade Replacement.
  • Because of the new limits on the number of courses that can be used with Grade Replacement, a student must submit a Grade Replacement Application no later than the drop deadline of the repeated course in order to be eligible for Grade Replacement.
  • Grade Replacement may now only be used once per individual course.
  • Previously, a student could repeat a course any number of times and the last grade received was the one that was used to calculate the cumulative GPA. The revised policy only allows one (1) previous grade to be removed from the GPA calculations for any given course. This aligns the policy with recent changes to federal financial aid regulations that prevent a student from getting aid for multiple repeats of a course. This limit applies to courses repeated Fall 2013 forward, so a student who had previously used Grade Replacement on a course may repeat it Fall 2013 or later and have one old grade removed from their GPA calculations.
  • There are now limitations on the number of courses that can be used with Grade Replacement.
  • The revised policy allows a student to apply Grade Replacement to up to six (6) different courses. This limit also starts with courses repeated Fall 2013 forward, so students who used Grade Replacement in previous semesters will still receive up to six Grade Replacement opportunities.

The application can be found at http://www.unco.edu/regrec/Current%20Students/Forms/Index.html.

The policy can be found at http://www.unco.edu/regrec/Current%20Students/Grades/Gradereplacement.html.

Safe Zone Training Offered for Students

The GLBTA Resource Office seeks students to help grow a visible and supportive campus network of allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities by participating in the office's Safe Zone training session from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

The training informs participants about issues surrounding the GLBTQ communities and how they can be supportive allies.

To register for a training session and find out the location, email the GLBTA office.

Call for Presenters: 2013 Teaching and Learning Fair

CETL is accepting proposals to present at the 2013 Teaching and Learning Fair on April 9, with a deadline of Sunday, March 24. Graduate students, faculty, student affairs professionals and librarians interested in sharing their experiences, professional practices, activities or general ideas related to teaching and learning are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Guidelines for proposals, a submission form and more information about the fair, held in conjunction with Academic Excellence Week, are on the Teaching and Learning Fair website.