UNC Today: Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Graduate School Announces Dean's Awards

The Graduate School this week announced the recipients of the Graduate Dean's awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies. The winners, who will be honored at Friday's Graduate School commencement ceremony, are:

Citation for Excellence

  • Yeni Violeta Garcia, Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Education
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Master of Science, Biological Sciences
  • Angela Mendoza, Master of Arts, Gerontology
  • Chandra Powers, Master of Arts, History
  • Joshua Stewart, Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology

Outstanding Dissertation

  • Maha AlSuliman, Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education, "The Nature of Implementing Response to Intervention in Fourth Grade"
  • Joshua Stewart, Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, "Teaching of Evolution in Public Schools: A Cross-Cultural Examination"

Outstanding Thesis

  • Emily Folsom, Master of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology, "Guided and Non-Guided Clinical Observation in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Undergraduate Perspectives"
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Master of Science, Biological Sciences, "Engineering Plants to Aid in the Fight Against Malaria"
  • Chandra Powers, Master of Arts, History, "Inconspicuous Imperialism: Softening American Power Through Humanitarianism"

Fall Semester Grades Due Dec. 19

The deadline for submitting final grades for fall semester courses is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.19. Grades submitted after the deadline will negatively affect students' financial aid or graduation. Please direct questions to Michelle Heiny in the Registrar's Office, 351-1839. Grade explanations and instructions for assigning final grades are available on the Registrar's website.

For technical support when submitting grades in Ursa, contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357 or http://help.unco.edu.

Bear Drive Maintenance Scheduled for Dec. 17

Information Management and Technology will be performing maintenance on BearDrive from 6 a.m.-noon Monday, Dec.17. Users will not be able to access documents stored on BearDrive during that time. For questions or concerns regarding this maintenance, please contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357.

Bear Drive Maintenance Scheduled for Dec. 17

Information Management and Technology will be performing maintenance on BearDrive from 6 a.m.-noon Monday, Dec.17. Users will not be able to access documents stored on BearDrive during that time. For questions or concerns regarding this maintenance, please contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357.

UC's Computer Commons Lab Open during Interim Session

The Computer Commons lab in the University Center will be the only computer lab open during the interim session.(Dec. 17-Jan. 11). Days and hours of operation will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Closed: Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1

All campus computer labs will resume their normal hours on Monday, Jan. 14.

New 'Bear Crossing' Newsletter Available

A new edition of Bear Crossing (formerly called Inside UNC) is now available online. Published monthly by UNCs Office of News and Public Relations, the electronic newsletter's main focus is to provide the university's external audiences with a compilation of information about student, faculty and staff accomplishments; general university news; and Alumni Association and Athletics news and events.

Faculty and staff who'd like to receive the newsletter via email can subscribe.

CSC Meeting to Include Discussion on Bullying in the Workplace

All members of the university community are invited to take part in a discussion led by Human Resources Director Marshall Parks about bullying in the workplace at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the University Center Council room. The discussion will be part of the Classified Staff Council's monthly meeting.

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