UNC Today: Monday, April 8, 2013

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AEW Kicks Off with Distinguished Scholars Luncheon, Teaching and Learning Fair Tomorrow

Academic Excellence Week begins today with the annual luncheon honoring UNC's Distinguished Scholars. Tomorrow, April 9, faculty from a variety of disciplines will exchange ideas, strategies, assignments and other tools that foster academic excellence through teaching and learning during the fourth annual Teaching and Learning Fair from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the University Center Panorama room and Aspen suites.

The fair includes a luncheon and accompanying discussion about teaching and learning that will be led by UNC's Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows.

RSVPs for the luncheon were due April 5, but all members of the university community are welcome to attend the poster/display session from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and either of the two concurrent 90-minute breakout sessions featuring several guest presenters from 1:30-3 p.m. Schedule.

The fair is one of several activities during Academic Excellence Week April 7-13. Other activities promoting academic excellence and recognizing student, faculty and staff scholastic achievements during the week include:

  • Hewit Distinguished Professor of History Lecture: Susan Schulten, professor of History at the University of Denver and the 2013 Hewit Distinguished Professor of History at UNC, will present "The Meaning of Maps," a free public lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Panorama room at the University Center. Full details.
  • Research Day: More than 350 undergraduate and graduate students from nearly every academic discipline at UNC will share information about their research projects during 258 presentations from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, throughout the University Center's second floor. Top research projects will be selected for recognition. List of presentations.
  • Distinguished Scholar Luncheon: UNC's Faculty Research and Publications Board will honor the 2013 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar, college scholars and faculty achievements from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the University Center Panorama room.
  • College- and School-Hosted Events: A variety of UNC's colleges, schools and programs will honor faculty and student academic achievement with convocations, banquets and other events during the week.

For a complete schedule of activities or additional information about UNC's celebration of academic excellence, visit http://www.unco.edu/hsl/aew.html 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.

Make Summer Count

Registration for Summer Session courses is now underway. 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.

Federal Reserve Bank Officer to Lecture April 15

Alison Felix, assistant vice president and head of the Denver branch of the regional Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, will present "An Economic Update for Colorado and the United States" from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Lindou Auditorium (Michener L110). The presentation is free and open to the public.

Whether you're worried about the economy in general, lie awake at night wondering about where you'll land that dream job after graduation or wonder whether the U.S. economy will be strong enough to allow Baby Boomers to retire comfortably, Felix's presentation, sponsored by UNC's Economics program, will enlighten you.

Wear UNC Apparel for ‘College Friday’

Friday, April 12, UNC will join College in Colorado and schools and businesses in the state for "College Friday" to show support for education beyond high school. The event encourages Colorado residents to wear college apparel to work or school to raise awareness of the importance of higher education for Colorado's youth. For more information, including giveaways at area businesses, visit the College in Colorado website.

Spring Provost Awards for Travel Proposals Due April 12

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites full-time faculty to submit proposals for Provost Awards for Travel. The spring deadline is Friday, April 12. Please note the maximum travel award is $5,000, and on collaborative projects, multiple recipients of a single award will split the funds. Proposal guidelines and forms are available on the OSP website.

For more information, contact Sherry May at 351-1910 or sherry.may@unco.edu.

Online Student Directory Now in Ursa

UNC's online student directory has been moved to Ursa in response to an increase in instances of the directory being the source of distribution lists used to send unsolicited email messages, or spam, to students. The directory can be found under Ursa's Resources tab and can be searched by last name or email address.

For more information, contact the Registrar's Office, 970-351-2231.

Dining Services Featured Item: Coffee

No matter why they drink it, coffee drinkers' morning coffee is important to them. Whether they enjoy cappuccino, latte, espresso, Americano, dirty chai or just a simple black cup of joe, there seems to be something magical about those beans. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form. See this week's menus.

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