Around Campus: Monday, April 1, 2013

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The last full month of school before finals has arrived. See what's happening around campus this month, thanks to the UNC calendar.

UNC to Celebrate Academic Excellence April 7-13

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate academic excellence with a variety of activities and ceremonies during the school's annual Academic Excellence Week, April 7-13.

The highlights of the many activities promoting academic excellence and recognizing student, faculty and staff scholastic achievements during the celebration include:

  • Teaching and Learning Fair: Faculty from a variety of disciplines will exchange ideas, strategies, assignments and other tools that foster academic excellence through teaching and learning during the fourth annual Teaching and Learning Fair from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the University Center Panorama room and Aspen suites. Schedule.
  • Hewit Distinguished Professor of History Lecture: Susan Schulten, professor of History at the University of Denver and the 2013 Hewit Distinguished Professor of History at UNC, will present "The Meaning of Maps," a free public lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Panorama room at the University Center. Full details.
  • Research Day: More than 350 undergraduate and graduate students from nearly every academic discipline at UNC will share information about their research projects during 258 presentations from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, throughout the University Center's second floor. Top research projects will be selected for recognition. List of presentations.
  • Distinguished Scholar Luncheon: UNC's Faculty Research and Publications Board will honor the 2013 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar, college scholars and faculty achievements from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the University Center Panorama room.
  • College- and School-Hosted Events: A variety of UNC's colleges, schools and programs will honor faculty and student academic achievement with convocations, banquets and other events during the week.

For a complete schedule of activities or additional information about UNC's celebration of academic excellence, visit or contact the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership at 970-351-2940.

Academic Excellence Week is coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research; the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership; and the Graduate Student Association along with academic departments and programs across campus.

Spring Break After Spring Break Event April 4

Enjoy free hot dogs, homemade cupcakes, beverages, games, prizes and music courtesy of UNC Student Radio while you learn about the importance of the re-accreditation process that the university is currently undertaking during "Spring Break after Spring Break" from 2-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, on the north end of Turner Green. All the cool kids will be there, according to the students in Professor Peck's Public Relations Techniques class, who are organizing the event.

Student Senate Elections April 10-11

Visit the University Center between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, to vote for the 2013-14 Student Senate cabinet. Students must vote from an official polling location inside the UC. Don't just walk on by; your opinions matter and are appreciated. Put them to good use on Wednesday, and be sure to vote for the future of UNC.

Express Yourself at UNC Poetry Slam

Give passion to poetry from 9-11 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in the UC Fireseide Lounge at UNC's Poetry Slam. Hosted by Tyrell Allen, winner of UNC's Got Talent 2013, the event will be judged by five randomly selected audience members. Third place takes home dining dollars; second place gets a gift card to the UNC Bookstore & Fan Shop, and first place wins a gift card to Best Buy.

This event is sponsored by University Program Council, UNC Student Radio and Student Senate.

Geophysical Survey of Area to Include Campus

Mineral Resources Inc. and Geokinetics will conduct a geophysical survey throughout Greeley as part of oil and gas development in the area. In the coming days, they will place sensors (similar to those pictured here) in numerous campus locations to record data from trucks that will perform "acoustic wave" tests on city streets near the university.

The devices will be arranged in two-foot-diameter circles. In general, they will be placed next to trees, fences, signs and other locations to avoid interfering with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Employees of Geokinetics will be on campus several times during the month-long survey to download data from the sensors.

For more information, download a flier from Mineral Resources, a local company working with the city and UNC in PDF format by clicking here.

Deadline Extended for Inspiring Women Awards Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Inspiring Women Awards has been extended until Friday, April 5. If you know an inspiring woman at UNC who's had a lasting effect on those around her and positively impacts the university community, nominate her for an award in the faculty, staff or student category. More information and a nomination form are available on the Women's Resource Center website or can be picked up at the WRC in Scott-Willcoxon Hall.