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On April 1,1889, Colorado Gov. Job A. Cooper signed Senate Bill 104, establishing the State Normal School in Greeley and starting a tradition of educational excellence that's now in its 125th year. We kick off the celebration with the debut of an anniversary website that includes a historical timeline, photographic and video memories, UNC traditions and more.
The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate academic excellence with a variety of activities and ceremonies during the school's annual Academic Excellence Week, April 6-12.
The highlights of the many activities promoting academic excellence and recognizing student, faculty and staff scholastic achievements during the celebration include:
For a complete schedule of activities or additional information about UNC's celebration of academic excellence, visit the Academic Excellence Week website at www.unco.edu/aew or contact the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership at 970-351-2940.
Academic Excellence Week is coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research; the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership; and the Graduate Student Association along with academic departments and programs across campus.
The Office of Sponsored Programs will host three half-day workshops April 21-22 presented by Robert Porter, director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee. RSVPs for the workshops are due April 10. The schedule is:
The workshops will be held in the Centennial Room of Brown Hall.
Porter's proposals have won more than $5 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. He's presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles on this subject in the Journal of Research Administration.
Descriptions of the workshops are on the OSP website.
RSVP by April 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the workshop(s) you plan to attend..
Registration for Summer Session courses begins April 7. Hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and Extended Studies courses are available online and on-campus in six-, eight- and 12-week formats. A complete list of courses and additional registration information can be found on the Summer Session website.
The CEBS Diversity and Equity Committee Spring Brown Bags Series continues from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in McKee 282 when Harvey Rude, professor and director of Special Education presents "Walking in Beauty: Challenges of Recruiting and Educating Native American Students in a Western Context."
The increasing emphasis regarding the complementary aspects and value of Native and Western ways of learning can address many of the significant challenges that currently exist for Native American students. A significant challenge for Western-leaning universities such as the University of Northern Colorado is to develop proactive recruitment and retention strategies to ensure that talented Native American students have opportunities to attend college and persist through graduation.
The following considerations are offered in the spirit of generative change for culturally responsive education that meets the needs of American Indian children and their families in the transition from secondary to post-secondary education:
Alumni Relations, after consulting with members of PASC, CSC and Faculty Senate, has established the Alumni Campus Employees group - ACEs - to provide a forum for the more than 300 current employees who are also alumni to get to know each other away from their offices via events that will include social outings, family events and professional development opportunities.
Details about the first ACEs event, currently scheduled for May, will be made available in the coming weeks. To get connected to other ACEs around campus, be sure to join the official Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNCBearsACEs.
If you have questions, please contact Matt Brinton (BS-05) at email@example.com.
The Friends of UNC Libraries First Wednesday Book Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2 in Michener Library features a $2 Bag Sale all day. A wide variety of books and music will be available and the sale is open to the public. Proceeds benefit UNC Libraries projects and events. For more information, contact 970-351-2640.
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