Around Campus: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Operating Schedules for Some UNC Buildings, Services Change During Winter Break

Some campus buildings and services such as Dining Services will have reduced operating schedules during winter break in addition to being closed Dec. 25-29 and Jan. 1, which are holidays for university employees. Here's where to find out more about winter break schedules:

Lawrenson and Harrison residence halls and Arlington Park Apartments will be open for students residents who will not be going home for the break.

To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available during the break, visit the UNC Contacts website.

Study Abroad Scholarships Available

Applications for study abroad scholarships from the Fund for Education Abroad are now being accepted from students who plan to apply to study abroad for summer or fall 2018-19 or spring 2019.

You have to apply for this scholarship a year in advance and it closes on Jan. 10, 2018. Apply even if you have not been accepted to a study abroad program yet!

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available toward the cost of a program abroad.

The Study Abroad office is happy to help you review your essay until Dec. 20. Contact Teneisha Ellis, 970-351-2396 or stop by the Study Abroad office on the second floor of the UC for more info.

UNC Graduate School Announces Student Awards

The University of Northern Colorado's Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies for fall semester. The winners, who will be honored at the Dec. 8 Graduate School commencement ceremony, are:

Citation for Excellence

The Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence is awarded to students nominated by their school in recognition of superior academic achievement in graduate studies.

  • Jonna Jackson - Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Sciences
  • Catherine Smyth - Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education

Citation for Outstanding Dissertation/Capstone/Thesis

The Graduate Dean's Citations for Outstanding Dissertation, Capstone and Thesis are awarded to students recognized for outstanding research in graduate studies.

Outstanding Dissertation

  • Michael Gersten: Doctor of Arts, Music - "Modern Interpretation of Ornamentation in Naftule Brandwein's Firn di Mekhutonim Aheym and Der Heyser Bulgar"
  • Jonna Jackson: Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Sciences - "The effects of dopamine on frequency dependent short term synaptic plasticity: a comparison of layer contributions and rhythmic dynamics"
  • Valerie Sherman: Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education - "An Investigation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Implementation Perceptions and Third Grade Reading Achievement"

Outstanding Capstone

  • Julie Greenwood: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner - "Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Sports-Related Concussion in Adolescent Athletes: Translating Evidenced-Based Recommendations into Primary Care Practice"
  • Rachel Mommer: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner - "Stroke Reduction in Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation through Utilization of an Aticoagulation Toolkit in the Primary Care Setting"

It's Not Too Late to Register for Interim Session

If you're staying home during winter break and want to stay on track with your education, it's not too late to register for Interim Session, which runs from Dec. 11 to Jan. 5. A variety of courses are available with the majority of them online. Registration is easy through Ursa. For more information, check out the Interim Session website. If you have questions about registering for Interim Session, email the Registrar's Office or call 970-351-2231.

UNC Bear Pantry Open for Those in Need

The UNC Bear Pantry is now open 8-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Michener L15 to supplement the food supply of students who may be experiencing hunger and are struggling to buy food and basic necessities. The pantry currently can provide up to five non-perishable, frozen or toiletry items twice a week. A UNC ID card is required. For additional information, stop by the pantry or visit the Bear Pantry website.