Around Campus: Friday, May 2, 2014

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Class Schedule for Finals Week

If you haven't done so already, check out the following class times for finals week. Don't forget that the 'R' stands for Thursday - an easy thing to forget when finals are just around the corner. Good luck!

Psychology Professor Winner of Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award

William Douglas Woody, UNC professor of Psychological Sciences, has been named winner of the Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award.

The new award for UNC faculty recognizes excellence in teaching as demonstrated through student evaluations, teaching philosophy, assessments, student outcomes, and innovative pedagogy. The award recognizes the commitment of the donors, Kathleen Sears and Jim Helgoth, to excellence in university-level teaching.

Woody, a member of the UNC faculty since 2002, teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in the general area of social psychology, including Psychology and the Law, Psychology of Prejudice and Social Psychology. As the recipient of this award, the university nominated Woody for the U.S. Professor of the Year Award sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Woody last week served as the teaching convention coordinator at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association convention in Salt Lake City, where he was able to observe one of his students deliver an excellent opening presentation.

"I'm most proud when my students succeed," Woody said. "The opportunities to affect students and to reach other teachers and their students, and in turn the future of our discipline and our larger community, are most important to me as a teacher."

About the Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award

Kathleen Sears earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UNC in 1976 and her father was a law school dean. She and Jim Helgoth established the award to recognize the best professors and their impact on the student university experience and career success.

Student Group Wins Award for Video About Outreach Effort

The UNC chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology was the winner of a national contest to detail efforts of raising awareness and promoting prevention of noise-induced hearing loss using mannequins they built equipped with sound-level meters.

The group received a $250 cash prize at the American Academy of Audiology conference in Orlando. Noise exposure is the greatest contributor to acquired hearing loss in the United States, according to the academy.

UNC SAA Chapter Members are:

  • Reaghan Albert
  • Katie Kinter
  • Sarah Kirk
  • Sarah Coppinger
  • Leann Johnson
  • Mary Owen
  • Alyssa Lerner
  • Hannah Galloway
  • Kristin Garst
  • Christina Jenik
  • Shannon Wise
  • Kelli Lingen
  • Jordan Sanders
  • Kelsey Siran
  • Kristen Benjaminson
  • Matthew Gebing
  • Kristina Powers
  • Chelsie Hensley
  • Kirsten Holm
  • Bo Martinez
  • Sarah Thompson
  • Jamie Walter
  • Megan Carrier
  • Nakita Jarmon
  • Fiawokome Lotsu
  • Anthony Kovacs
  • Brenna Melvin
  • Jaycee Gallaher
  • Danielle O'Dorisio
  • Dania Fiorito
  • Ashley Atkin
  • Katy Hickey
  • Amelia Wells
  • Chandra Maas
  • Jennifer Raak
  • Elizabeth Choules

Faculty advisors are Tina Stoody and Erinn Jimmerson.

View the video at:

UNC Extended Studies Gets New Name, New Website

UNC Extended Studies is now UNC Extended Campus. The new name and the new website at capture the essence of how UNC extends academic offerings to Colorado and the world through centers in Loveland, Denver and Colorado Springs, and UNC Online delivery.

Because of changes in URLs for the home page, sub-pages and in the site's navigation structure, faculty and staff should be aware of the following:

  • If you're a web author of a related site, please check your site's links and make any updates as needed, even though the old site redirects to the new site.
  • You might need to refresh your browser or clear its cache to view new web pages.
  • If you have bookmarks or favorites to sub-pages on the Extended Campus site, you may need to update them.
  • If you're unable to locate information, or if you find broken links within the new site, please email Shane Mares.

The name change also reflects UNC's commitment to show Extended Campus students that they are an important part of the UNC community—an extension of the campus, bringing education to life worldwide.

Colorized Prints of Photographer William Henry Jackson Donated to University Libraries

The University of Northern Colorado has received a donation of more than 750 photochroms - colorized prints made from black-and-white photographs - taken by William Henry Jackson, one of the most renowned 19th-century landscape photographers of the American West.

The prints, a gift from Howard Gottlieb of Evanston, Ill., are available for viewing in Archival Services in Michener Library; a few examples can be viewed at

The photographs Jackson took as the official photographer of the 1871 Hayden geological survey that led to the creation of Yellowstone National Park established his reputation as a photographer of the American West. Travels with subsequent Hayden surveys and commissioned work gave Jackson further opportunities to photograph the West and other parts of the country. He eventually shifted to publishing and sold his entire stock of negatives to the Detroit Publishing Company after the company had acquired the exclusive rights to the photochrom process in America.

The Gottlieb Collection focuses primarily on the American West, but also includes images from throughout North America. The images are a valuable resource for faculty and students at the university, particularly for the study of the history of photography, art and American history.

EMSA Seeks Booth Volunteers for Denver Events

Enrollment Management and Student Access needs volunteers to help them staff booths at two large events coming up in Denver during June. Volunteers will receive a UNC T-shirt.

  • 17th Annual Denver Heart Walk: June 7, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Get details and sign up here.
  • Denver PrideFest: Civic Center Park, June 21-22. Get details and sign up here.