Around Campus: Friday, October 20, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Homecoming Celebration Heats Up

It's Homecoming Weekend and it's packed with things to do: fireworks and a bonfire, tailgating, football, volleyball, soccer and more. For details visit the 2017 Homecoming website or search for "homecoming" on UNC's online calendar. Go Bears!

Athletics Seeks Student Teams for Blue & Gold Games Saturday

Join UNC Athletics for the Blue & Gold Games starting at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Student Tailgate before the Bears Homecoming football game. Teams of two will compete in a series of tailgate games for the chance to compete at halftime of the football game to win an RTIC cooler. To register your team today, visit the Blue & Gold Games website. Go Bears!

It's Not Too Late to Register for Homecoming 5K Fun Run

There's still time to register for Campus Recreation's annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk on Saturday morning. The event is open to everyone. The registration fee is $20 per participant, which includes run/walk entry, a Homecoming 5K T-shirt, a breakfast burrito voucher, a Campus Recreation water bottle and an Eastbay coupon.

Registration and check-in will is at 7:30 a.m,; early registration is available online or at the Campus Recreation Center front desk. Pre-race and post-race snacks and refreshments will be provided; towels and lockers will be available in the CRC as well.

Anyone who needs help registering or has additional questions can contact TaJuan Bell at 970-351-4252 or

Fall Teacher Employment Day Oct. 24

Career Services will host its annual Fall Teacher Employment Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the University Center Ballrooms. Admission is free for UNC teacher candidates and alumni, and $10 for those without a UNC affiliation.

More than 50 school districts (view list) will be recruiting for teaching, counseling, administrative, and substitute teaching jobs for spring.

Screening interviews and meet-and-greet formats will be used. Schools will typically set up an interview schedule during the first hour of the day, then conduct interviews the rest of the day.

Registration prior to the event is suggested but will be available at the door.

For complete information, including how to register in advance, see the Teacher Employment Day website.

Poster Session at Engaged Scholars Symposium Is Free

To see examples of the community-engaged teaching, research and scholarship of students, faculty, staff and community members, stop by the poster session at the Engaged Community Engaged Scholars Symposium from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the University Center Panorama room. The session is free and open to the public.

Schulze Speaker Series: Award-Winning Biologist to Speak Oct. 23

Tyrone Hayes, an award-winning biologist and professor biology at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak about his research on the effects of environmental toxins on amphibian development, the implications for human health and how his work has been the target of smear campaigns waged by chemical manufacturers, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the University Center ballrooms.

In his presentation, titled "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men," Hayes will advocate for the importance of using science to inform public policy and to engage many audiences.

Part of the Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series, the presentation is open to the public and free.

A world-renowned expert on amphibian endocrinology, Hayes' many honors include the E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation, the E.E. Just Award from the American Society of Cell Biologists, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award. His story was chronicled by New Yorker Magazine and in a 2016 short film directed by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme.

A reception for the speaker will be held in the Fireside Lounge after his presentation.

Hayes visit to UNC is sponsored by the Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and UNC's School of Biological Studies.

Additional Information about the rest of the fall speaker series will be shared when it's available.