Around Campus: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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For the third time in recent months, television producers have used University of Northern Colorado science faculty and their research as key elements in three different programs.

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Online Student Directory Now in Ursa

UNC's online student directory has been moved to Ursa in response to an increase in instances of the directory being the source of distribution lists used to send unsolicited email messages, or spam, to students. The directory can be found under Ursa's Resources tab and can be searched by last name or email address.

For more information, contact the Registrar's Office, 970-351-2231.

First Wednesday Book Sale and $2 Bag Sale April 3

Friends of UNC Libraries will host their next First Wednesday Book Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Michener Library. There'll be a wide variety of books and music, and $2 buys a bag of books all day. Proceeds benefit projects and events of University Libraries. For more information, call 351-1546.

Amp Up Your Weekend with Paintball and Outdoor Pursuits

There's still space available on a day-long paintball adventure with Outdoor Pursuits this Saturday, April 6. Indulge in a little healthy competition for just $40, and enjoy playing one of Colorado's largest open fields as well. Players of all levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. To sign up, visit the Campus Recreation Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall.

Globetrotter Photo Contest

Relive your favorite moments while studying abroad, whether you're currently out of the country or have already returned. Submit one photo in each of the following four categories no later than Friday, April 19, as part of the Center for International Education's Globetrotter Photo Contest:

  1. Up Close and Personal
  2. The View from Here
  3. If I Had a Hammer
  4. Bears Abroad

After the contest is closed, the UNC community will judge the photos based on cultural relevance and technical quality via the CIE Facebook page.

Prizes will be given for the winners of each category and winning photos will be displayed at future Study Abroad Fairs. The winning photographers will also be honored at the CIE's International Awards Banquet later this month.

Questions? Send them to Gena Sturgon, or give her a call at 970-351-2396.

UNC Graduate School to Bestow ‘Century of Scholars’ Awards

The University of Northern Colorado Graduate School's celebration of 100 years of providing graduate degrees and certificates continues Friday when the school's Century of Scholars Awards will be presented during a reception in the University Center ballrooms.

Graduate School alumni will receive the following awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lydia Ruyle (MA 1972) will be recognized for her significant contributions over several decades as an artist and educator, who in addition to teaching at UNC, has conducted workshops and exhibited her work across the U.S. and internationally.

Raymond Tschillard (MA 1991), director and president of the board of directors of the Poudre Learning Center, will be honored for his lifetime devotion to science education, which has included teaching the subject in grade six through the graduate level.

Service Award
Becky Safarik (MA 1975), assistant city manager for the city of Greeley, will be acknowledged for her record of service and volunteerism for the betterment of the community.

Vernon Brown Ingraham (MA 1974), executive secretary the Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado, will be honored for his work in providing funding for scholarships for graduate students in UNC's Speech-Language Pathology program.

Research Award
George Sage (MA 1957), UNC professor emeritus of Kinesiology and Sociology, will be recognized for outstanding research achievements in his field that resulted in the publishing of 21 books.

Educator Award
Mark Kolokoff (MA 2010) will be honored for his 26-year exemplary career as an educator in RE-6 schools.

Century of Scholars Award - College of Natural and Health Sciences
George Sage (MA 1957) will be recognized for his nearly 30 years of service to the college as a faculty member, department chair and graduate coordinator.

Century of Scholars Award - College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Elizabeth Kozleski (Ed.D 1985), chair of the Special Education program at the University of Kansas, will be honored for her internationally recognized work in special education teacher education.

Century of Scholars Award - College of Performing and Visual Arts
Lowell Graham (MA 1970), chairman of the music department and director of orchestra activities at the University of Texas-El Paso and former conductor of the United States Air Force Band, will be honored for his long and distinguished career as a musical conductor and his ongoing support of UNC's School of Music.

Other Awards
Susan Hutchinson, UNC professor of Applied Statistics and Research Methods, will be presented with the Friend of the Graduate School Award in recognition of her service to graduate students on campus, and Carl Gerbrandt, professor emeritus of Voice, will be given the Faculty Emeritus Award for his contributions to graduate education while a UNC faculty member.

Tickets for the reception, which begins at 6: 30 p.m. April 5, are sold out.

The Graduate School's 100th anniversary celebration includes the Century of Scholars website at, which features a place for alumni and others to share their stories, a detailed history of the Graduate School and a timeline marking 100 years of milestones.

The website is a window through time. More than 100 stories from recent and not-so-recent graduates are already available for reading. They and numerous photos allow visitors to the site to easily compare the experiences of someone who graduated in 1965 to those of someone who graduated as recently as 2011.

In 1914, what was then called Colorado Teachers College awarded its first advanced degrees when three students received master's degrees in teaching. Today, the Graduate School has 2,395 students enrolled and more than 100 programs of study. The school has awarded a total 53,457 graduate degrees.

Bear Catholic Event to Raise Money to Fight Childhood Cancer

Bear Catholic will host Carnival for the Cure from 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 5, on the Turner Green to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research.

The carnival will include inflatables such as Human Foosball, Bootcamp Challenge, Four-Person Jousting, Bouncy Castles and Sports Challenge, and games such as Plinko, Ski-Ball, Pie-A-Missionary/Priest and many others.

Cost is $5 for unlimited use of all inflatables and games, or $3 for unlimited use of either the inflatable or the games. Single inflatable tickets are 50 cents and single game tickets are 10 cents.

For more information, email

For more information about the St. Baldrick's Foundation, visit

Bear Catholic is a chartered UNC student organization.

Parking Alternatives Suggested for Teacher Employment Days

During Teacher Employment Days April 4-5 in Butler-Hancock Hall, there'll be a limited number of available parking spaces in L, M and Y lots by 10 a.m. and use of other parking lots, carpooling and alternative transportation methods are recommended.

Career Services expects more than 800-1,000 job seekers and 300 recruiters from school districts for the event, the largest educational job fair in the region. Recruiters will be hiring for teaching and administrative positions in all levels of K-12 schools.

For more information, visit