Around Campus: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Audiology Program to Host ‘Howl-O-Ween Festival Oct. 27

Join students and faculty from UNC's FETCH LAB, which tests the hearing of dogs, for a fun, Halloween-themed festival from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, on the Gunter Green. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will include several events for dogs and their owners, including a costume contest, an obstacle course, a 25-yard dash, and competitions for best trick, home run commands, Frisbee catch and toy retrieve.

This event is open to everyone (with or without a dog) and is free to attend and participate. The best trick contest will start at 4 p.m. and the costume contest judging will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The Facility for Education and Testing of Canine Hearing and Laboratory for Animal Bioacoustics (FETCH LAB) is part of UNC's Audiology program, which was the second university program in the country to establish such a facility.

More info about the festival is available on its website.

Related: UNC Magazine story about the lab.

Kickback Before Kickoff: Second Annual MGCC Homecoming Tailgate

The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will host its second annual Kickback Before Kickoff Homecoming Tailgate from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in slot F4 in Y Lot. Enjoy food, drinks, games and the chance to celebrate the community's diversity before cheering on the Bears.

Award-Winning Slam Poet, Educator to Speak

Spoken word poet and educator Alejandro Jimenez will speak from 9-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the University Center Food Court. His appearance is free and open to the public. Through poetry, Jimenez explores the concept of home and what it means to yearn for "home" in a place that may be foreign to us and consider what it means to be bilingual in an era of anti-Latinx rhetoric and sentiments.

Originally from Colima, Mexico, as the first member of his family to graduate from college, Jimenez moved to Denver in 2009 to organize for immigrant rights. He helps lead an after-school program for high school students in north Denver. In 2011 he became the first Latino to win the Su Barrio Slam Poetry Competition. The following year he was a member of the SlamNUBA! poetry team that placed 5th at the National Poetry Slam Competition.

His appearance is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Sociology Department.

Researcher Workshop Series Kicks Off Oct. 26

The University Libraries‘ 2017-18 Researcher Workshop Series for faculty and graduate students begins Thursday, Oct. 26, with "Open Education Resources: What's in It for You" from 2-4 p.m. in Michener 303. The workshop will cover incorporating government data sets, open-licensed textbooks and open-access journals into your research and teaching. More information about the series, including how to register, are available on this UL webpage.

Read Out Loud at Michener Library: Diversity Awareness

Join the University Libraries at the next Read Out Loud session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Mari Michener Gallery in Michener Library. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read selections from individuals who have experienced difference based on any dimension of their identity. Find reading suggestions on this UL library guide.

Co-Founder of United Farm Workers Subject of Film, Discussion

The International Film Series and Cesar Chavez Cultural Center will host a free screening of the documentary film Dolores at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. The film details the life of civil rights activist and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. A round table discussion about the film and issues facing migrant workers today will follow.

Huerta is considered by many to be among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

UNC Trustees to Meet Oct. 20 to Discuss Presidential Search

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting with the presidential search committee at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Council Room of the University Center, 2101 10th Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

The committee, representing faculty, staff and students, will discuss feedback from a recent campus and community survey regarding the draft of leadership characteristics in addition to the job description for the presidential search for the successor to Kay Norton, who announced in September her plans to retire in June.