UNC Today: Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Governor Appoints Anthony Salazar to UNC’s Governing Board

Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Anthony D. Salazar of Denver to a four-year term on the University of Northern Colorado's Board of Trustees.

Salazar, executive director of the Colorado Education Association, where he's served since 2001, replaces Jerry Morgensen, who completed his term that expired in December.

Salazar previously served as associate budget director at the University of Colorado System Office and as a research associate for the Colorado General Assembly's Office of Legislative Council.

Involved in numerous community and professional activities, Salazar co-chairs the Higher Education Access Alliance. He earned a bachelor's degree with honors in Political Science and English from the University of Denver in 1994.

UNC's Board of Trustees consists of seven members appointed by the governor, a faculty member elected by peers and a student elected by peers. For more information about the board, visit http://www.unco.edu/trustees. For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail gov_officeofboardsandcommissions@state.co.us.

Geography Program to Host Fracking Roundtable Jan. 23

UNC's Geography program will host a community roundtable on the natural gas and oil exploration industry's use of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Columbine suite of the University Center.

The session, which is co-sponsored by the Weld County League of Women Voters, is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be provided.

IMT Says No Need to Disable Java

Although recent media reports have recommended that computer users disable Java because of a security vulnerability, Information Management and Technology is confident that its multi-layered use of security technologies is protecting devices connected to the university's computer network very effectively, and that Java, which is critical to many things we do on our computers at work or in the classroom each day, doesn't need to be disabled.

While there is no such thing as 100 percent security, at UNC several technologies are stacked, each acting as its own wall to keep as much malicious activity out as possible, including the latest threat to Java.

IMT's teams keep abreast of the latest news and threats, and diligently respond accordingly to keep computer users as safe as possible.

If you have specific concerns you would like addressed, please contact the Technical Support Center at 970-351-4357.

Leave Transfer Approved for Clarence Roberts

Leave transfer has been approved for Clarence Roberts, who works for Facility Operations. Classified and exempt staff who accrue vacation hours may donate hours to help offset his leave without pay. A donation form is available on the Human Resources website or by calling HR at 351-2718.

Full-Time Summer Work Study Application Now Available

The FTSWS application is now available online for students who are interested in receiving work study during summer semester. Students may work full-time (32-40 hours per week) and are not required to take summer classes. Eligibility criteria include:

  • Student must be enrolled full-time during the 2013 fall semester in a degree-granting program
  • Student must have attended UNC during the 2013 spring semester and maintained satisfactory academic progress
  • A 2013-14 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by the March 1 priority deadline

Summer earnings will be counted as a financial aid resource for 2013-14 and may affect 2013-14 financial aid awards. Students should complete and sign the FTSWS Application and Agreement by March 1 for consideration; no exceptions.

The application is located at http://www.unco.edu/ofa/Secure/summer_ws_app.asp.

If you have questions or encounter problems with the application, please contact Cynthia Harling or Aimee Rogers in the Student Employment Office at 351-2628.

UNC Trustees to Meet Jan. 18

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Panorama Room at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Action items on the agenda are two new academic programs for fall 2013 (an M.A. in Dance Education and an endorsement in Secondary English Education), a room naming recommendation for the Hank Brown Wrestling Coaches Office in Butler-Hancock Hall, a board policy manual amendment that updates an employee's current title, and an interruptible service option credit agreement between UNC and Public Service Company of Colorado.

The remaining 2012-13 dates of board meetings are March 8 and June 7.

Rec Center Can Help Start the New Year Right

The staff of the Campus Recreation Center reminds faculty and staff that they offer programs that can help you take on the demands of the start of a new semester or keep your New Year's resolution to start a healthier lifestyle.

Treatments by a licensed massage therapist, workouts led by your own personal trainer, a variety of group fitness classes and other programs are available for both Recreation Center members and non-members and can be paid for through payroll deduction.

For more information about the programs:

Questions can be directed to Katie James at katie.james@unco.edu or 351-1893.

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