UNC Today: Monday, August 26, 2013

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UNC Trustees’ Committee to Meet Wednesday

The finance and audit committee of UNC's Board of Trustees will meet from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the fourth-floor boardroom of Carter Hall, intersection of 9th Avenue and 17th Street.

Discussion will include a state update from UNC President Kay Norton, a final enrollment report from the 2012-13 academic year, an overview of the financial report from the fourth quarter of 2012-13, and an internal audit update. No action will be taken.

The tentative dates for finance and audit committee meetings for the 2013-14 academic year are: Oct. 30, Feb. 12 and May 14.

Online APA Workshop for Students

Faculty with students who understand the basics of APA style but need help with some of the more difficult aspects of APA citation are encouraged to have them sign up by midnight today (Monday) for the online workshop titled "APA - Beyond Basics" being offered tomorrow from 4-5:30 p.m. through University Libraries.

The workshop, available through AnyMeeting, will provide beyond-the-basics instruction in APA style for text and reference citations, and hints for successful creation of APA-style documents.

Space is limited. To register, students should email Stephanie Wiegand at stephanie.wiegand@unco.edu by Monday, Aug. 26, by midnight.

This is a pilot workshop offered online through the University Libraries.

Hispanic Honor Society, Advisor Recognized

UNC's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an Honor Chapter for its outstanding activities in 2012-13. It's the seventh consecutive year the local chapter has earned the award.

Only 16 of the society's 600 chapters nationally were recognized for the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.

Efrain Garza, associate professor of Hispanic Studies and the local chapter's advisor, was named the recipient of the Jose Martel Award, which is given once every three years to the society's most outstanding chapter advisor.

Garza received the award July 10 at Sigma Delta Pi's Triennial Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information, visit the society's website.

Need a Key? Call Ahead to Save Time

The staff at the UNC Service Center in Parsons Hall recommends calling ahead (351-2446) this week and next to order a building or room key in order to avoid time spent waiting in line. A key card with an authorized signature must be presented at the Service Center when a key is picked up. The center is open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reminder to Faculty, Staff, Students Who Conduct Research

It is the policy of the University of Northern Colorado that research involving human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (see University Regulation 3-8-104). This policy applies to UNC faculty, students and staff. The major responsibility for maintaining ethical standards and protecting human rights rests with individual researchers and research advisors.

The Institutional Review Board offers an added measure of assurance and serves as a local resource for the interpretation of ethical guidelines. You can read more about UNC policy governing research with human beings at http://www.unco.edu/osp/doc/irb/Procedures.pdf.

EMSA Seeks Volunteers for Windsor Harvest Festival

Help Enrollment Management and Student Access represent UNC by volunteering at the UNC booth during Windsor Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day). Volunteers will receive a free UNC T-shirt or some other type of UNC-branded gear if they already have a shirt.To sign up, click here.

Dining Services Welcomes You Back

Dining Services has been working hard to prepare for the new academic year. 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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