UNC Today: Friday, July 18, 2014

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UNC Professor Emerita Honored by National Scientific Society

Loretta Jones, professor emerita of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Colorado, is being honored by the world's largest scientific society for her outstanding achievements and contributions.

The American Chemistry Society has named Jones to its 2014 class of ACS Fellows, which includes 99 scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to the society.

Jones and other inductees will be recognized at the ACS's 248th national meeting Aug. 11 in San Francisco.

"The scientists selected as this year's class of ACS fellows are truly a dedicated group," said ACS president Tom Barton. "Their outstanding contributions to advancing chemistry through service to the Society are many. In their quest to improve people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry, they are helping us to fulfill the vision of the American Chemical Society."

Jones received the ACS Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry award in 2011, which recognized her pioneering work that directly affected countless undergraduate and graduate students and fellow researchers who have been influenced by her textbooks or research on multimedia and visualizations.

At UNC, Jones secured more than $7 million in grants and worked to build and sustain the doctoral program in Chemistry Education. In 2007, Jones earned the M. Lucille Harrison Award, UNC's top faculty honor. The award is given to a faculty member that excels at teaching, research and community service.

UNC Announces 2013-14 Undergraduate Dean's Lists

The University of Northern Colorado has released its undergraduate Dean's Lists for the 2013-14 academic year in recognition of students' outstanding scholarship.

Students who completed a minimum of 24 semester hours during the academic year (summer, fall and spring terms) and achieved a 3.75 or above grade point average for any two terms are named to the Dean's List of Academic Distinction (Dean's List).

Dean's List (PDF)

Students who completed a minimum of 24 semester hours during the academic year (summer, fall and spring terms) and achieved a 3.5-3.74 grade point average for any two terms are named to the Dean's Honor Roll.

Dean's Honor Roll (PDF)

Those named to either list receive a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment and are nominated for inclusion in the National Dean's List publication.

Open Forums Scheduled for Coordinator of Club Sports Candidates

Campus Recreation will host open forums beginning July 22 for three candidates for the the position of coordinator of Club Sports and seeks faculty and staff input. Please attend the following sessions if your schedule permits:

  • Tuesday, July 22; 10-10:45 a.m., UC Spruce A - Jaclyn Gidley
  • Thursday, July 24; 10-10:45 a.m., UC Aspen A - Laurel Hanna
  • Monday, July 28; 10-10:45 a.m., UC Columbine B - Rachel Hartman

Classified Employment Opportunities

  • #773. #1443 (two positions) - IT Professional, Systems Administrator. Requires bachelor's degree plus one year of professional experience. Apply by July 29 at www.colorado.gov/dhr/jobs.

International Piano Academy at UNC to Include Free Performances

The University of Northern Colorado's School of Music will host the fourth annual Colorado International Piano Academy July 20-Aug. 2, featuring world-renowned pianists and piano teachers from top music schools in the U.S., Asia and Europe presenting concerts, master classes and lectures.

Evening performances open to the public by academy guest artists and faculty include:

  • Wednesday, July 23 - Faculty Joint Concert: "A Journey Around the World through Piano," featuring Changxin Guan, professor of piano at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing; South African pianist Stephen Pierce; and Lei Weng, professor of piano at UNC and organizer of the academy.
  • Sunday, July 27 - Guest Artist Concert: "Masterpieces of the 20th Century Transcription," featuring award-winning soloist Michael Chertock, chair of keyboard studies at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Thursday, July 31 - Guest Artist Concert: "Piano Masterpieces," featuring award-winning German pianist Thomas Duis, winner of the Sydney, Rubinstein and Bachauer international competitions and rector/professor at Germany's Hochschule des Saarlandes für Musik und Theater.

All three concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall, 800 17th St. Free parking is available in UNC parking lots after 5 p.m. and all day on weekends.

Adult tickets are $10 for each concert. A pass for all three is available for $20. Non-UNC students, anyone under 18 and those over 60 pay $5 per concert. Tickets for UNC students and employees with current UNC identification are free. Tickets include a post-concert reception.

Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Box Office, 351-2200, or at www.unco.edu/tickets. Tickets may be available at the door, space permitting.

The academy also includes two free concerts on July 28 and July 30 performed by emerging young artists from notable music programs throughout the United States and Asian conservatories and universities.

A complete schedule and additional information is available at www.CIPA.leiweng.net.

Complimentary Subscriptions to Online Greeley Tribune

As part of the university's agreement with the Greeley Tribune, faculty, staff and students can get complimentary subscriptions to the online edition of the daily newspaper by using their UNC email address when signing up. To subscribe, visit the Tribune website and follow these instructions:

  1. In the top left-hand corner of the Tribune's home page, click "Subscribe"
  2. On the next page, select "All Access" (you will not be charged, nor will you receive home delivery) and click "Continue."
  3. On the next page, click the "Create An Account" button located in the panel titled "New to The Greeley Tribune?"
  4. On the next page, enter the required information in the registration form. Be sure to use your UNC email address and type "UNC" in the address field. Click the "Register" button.
  5. Check your inbox for an email with the subject "Welcome." If it doesn't arrive in 2-3 minutes, check your spam/junk folder.
  6. Clicking on the link in the email confirms your account and returns you to the Tribune website.
  7. On the new page, click on "click here" in the panel titled "Thank You."
  8. On the next page, log in using your UNC email address and the password you chose when registering.
  9. On the next page, click "Finalize your Subscription."

Complimentary copies of the paper's print editions are available in racks around campus. If you have questions, or if you've previously purchased a digital subscription to the Tribune, please contact the newspaper's circulation department at 970-352-8089.

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