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Bear Crossing
 April 2012  

In the Spotlight

Love Letters from WWII Bring Stories of Home and War Together
Before Bill Brenner left to serve in World War II, his wife Josephine promised to write to him twice a week. When 63 of those letters were returned unopened, she didn't know if her husband was dead or alive, but she kept on writing.

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Research, Research and More Research
More than 300 undergraduate and graduate students from nearly every academic discipline at UNC will share information about their research projects during 255 presentations April 12 as part of Research Day, a highlight of the school's annual Academic Excellence Week celebration.

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Linda and Gary Waitschies

Alumna's Passion for Teaching Passed on to Current Students 
Linda Waitschies had a passion for teaching. And for giving. A generous bequest to students in the Elementary Education program honors alumna Linda's devotion to teaching. Her husband Gary started funding the scholarship early so that today's students would benefit. 

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A Different Take on Spring Break 
Last year, University of Northern Colorado student Lauren Koppel spent a week working on an Indian reservation through the university's Alternative Spring Break program, and while she expected to give her time; what she didn't expect is how much she would get back.

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University News

Presentations by Holocaust Scholars, Survivor Highlight Holocaust Observances


Young Alumna Lyndsey Crum Brings Fresh Vision to UNC's Alumni Board


Football: Bears Open Anticipated Spring Practices


Faculty to be Recognized for Research, Scholarly Work


Job Seekers: Social Media Job Searches, Networking and More at Denver Career Connect


Women's Tennis: Bears Stay Hot with First-Ever Victory over Montana State


Writers’ Conference Features Authors of Diverse Genres


UNC Day at the Zoo: See the New Elephant Habitat and Much More Sunday, July 22


Baseball: Another Bear Named Conference Player of the Week

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