UNC Today: Friday, August 8, 2014

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UNC Special Education Professor Honored for Book

UNC Special Education Professor Kay Ferrell was presented the C. Warren Bledsoe Award by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired in recognition of her book, Reach Out and Teach.

Ferrell received the award at the AER's international conference held July 30-Aug. 3 in San Antonio.

Now in its second printing, the book guides parents and teachers in promoting the development of young children with visual and multiple impairments.

The award is named after Warren Bledsoe, who dedicated his life to the education and rehabilitation of the blind and visually impaired during his tenures with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ferrell, who is the recipient of the 2014 M. Lucile Harrison Award, the university's top faculty honor, has received more than 20 local, state, national and international awards for her service and contributions to her field. The American Foundation for the Blind in 2013 awarded Ferrell the Migel Medal, the highest honor in the visually disabilities field.


Parking Lot Closures for Aug. 8-16

Repair and maintenance work on campus parking lots and lot entrances continues Aug. 8-16, requiring drivers to use alternate parking and entrance detours per the following schedule:

Friday, Aug. 8

  • D-Lot: Closed
  • E-Lot: Closed

Saturday, Aug. 9

  • 14th Avenue at L-Lot Drive: Closed
  • D-Lot: Closed
  • E-Lot: Closed

Sunday, Aug. 10

  • Ze-Lot: Closed
  • D-Lot: Closed
  • E-Lot: Closed

Monday, Aug. 11

  • 14th Avenue at M-Lot: Closed
  • Arlington Lot: Closed

Tuesday, Aug. 12

  • Alles Drive at M-Lot: Closed
  • 14th Avenue at L-Lot: Closed

Wednesday, Aug. 13

  • P-Lot: Closed (from the drive lane north)
  • 14th Avenue at M-Lot: Closed
  • Holmes Service Parking: Closed

Thursday, Aug. 14

  • Parsons South: Closed
  • Alles Dr. at M-Lot: Closed

Friday, Aug. 15

  • P-Lot South: Closed (north gates to be opened)

Saturday, Aug. 16

  • L-Lot: Closed

For alternate parking, visit the UNC Parking Lot map.

Please contact Parking Services at 970-351-1971 if you have any questions.

In Case You Missed It

RSVP Fundraiser Set for Aug. 14

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, will host a fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 14, at Culver's, 3502 W. 29th St. Greeley, with 10 percent of sales between 5 and 8 p.m. going to support services offered by RSVP in Weld County. For more info about the program, which is sponsored by UNC, visit the RSVP website.

Blackboard Workshops Available in August

If you need some help with Blackboard, be sure to check out the workshops being offered in August that include a full-day Blackboard Boot Camp, Getting Started with Blackboard, Effective Uses of Discussions/Blogs/Journals/Wikis and virtual Blackboard Collaborate Demo sessions. You can also sign up for one-on-one consultations with Instructional Design and Development for personalized support. To sign up, see the IDD Workshops web page.

Important Information about Hiring International Students

If you'll be hiring international students to work at UNC, be aware that hiring paperwork for hourly and salaried international students must be processed by the Center for International Education, which will create the student's timesheet through the EPAF system in Ursa. When hiring international students, be aware that:

If you have questions about the hiring process for international students, please contact Rick Hoines-Brumback, 970-351-2405.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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