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UNC Dissertation Program Receives State Recognition

Graduate students attending the state-recognized dissertation workshop at UNC.

August 13, 2019

Dissertation Prep Workshop signageThe University of Northern Colorado’s Library Research Services Department and Graduate School received the Colorado Association of Libraries’ (CAL) Library Project of the Year for their free, multi-day program for UNC graduate students, “Dissertation Prep and Writing Intensive: You Are Not Alone.”

The award recognizes a creative and innovative project that furthers library service within Colorado. The goal of UNC’s program is to provide students an extended workshop with a supportive environment, comfortable space and dedicated time to make progress on their dissertations with advice from peers and experts.

Collaborators who made the program possible include UNC Associate Professor Jen Mayer, head of Library Research Services and Graduate School liaison; Interim Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Cindy Wesley; Professor Wendy Highby; and Assistant Professor Stan Trembach. The work of the entire LRS department and several Graduate School staff was and continues to be crucial to making this event a success.

UNC LRS team photo
Library Research Services Department team. From left to right, top row: Jane Monson, Jen Mayer, Nicole Webber and Stephanie Wiegand. Bottom row: Stan Trembach, Wendy Highby and Natasha Floersch. Photo courtesy of Rachel Borum.

They will be recognized at the CAL Conference Awards Luncheon on Sept. 20 in Loveland.

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Photos courtesy of Rachel Borum.