UNC Today: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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MLK Day Celebration Jan. 15 to Feature March, Ceremony; UNC Offices Closed

Greeley's Jan. 15 celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will include the traditional three-block march in downtown and a post-parade ceremony.

The celebration, in its 23rd year, will begin at 10:15 a.m. with pre-march activities at the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, 902 7th Ave. At about 10:40 a.m., the march will make its way to the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., where a variety of presentations beginning at 11 a.m. will honor King's legacy.

Programming is presented by the University of Northern Colorado's Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and Colorado community members.

The MLK Day celebration, sponsored by UNC, the city of Greeley, the city's Human Relations Commission and Aims Community College, is free and open to the public.

2018 is an important one as it highlights the 50th anniversary of the assassination of King on April 4, 1968. It also celebrates the founding of the King Center on June 26, 1968. The theme established by the King Center is "MLK50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity." This is also the theme of the Greeley celebration. In addition, the 2018 Black History Month theme, "African Americans in Times of War," is incorporated into the Greeley celebration.

UNC Offices Closed for Holiday

UNC's administrative offices will be closed and classes will not be held on Monday.

Tobey-Kendel Dining Room and Holmes Dining Hall will serve brunch and dinner instead of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bears Bistro and Gourmet To Go locations will be closed. In the University Center, Subway will be open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Munchy Mart will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. All other retail dining locations and the UC Food Court will be closed.

Michener Library will be open from noon-10 p.m. and Skinner Music Library will be open from 1-10 p.m.

The University Center will be open its normal hours as will be the Computer Commons in the center.

Residence halls will operate normally.

The Campus Recreation Center will be open from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Some amenities in the center may not be available.

To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available on MLK Day, visit http://www.unco.edu/contact.shtml.

Faculty Researcher to Appear on Colorado Public Radio Today

Kyle Ward, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, is scheduled to appear on the Colorado Public Radio program "Colorado Matters" at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 10, to discuss his inmate reading program in the Weld County Jail. Tune in at www.cpr.org.

Veterans Services to Host Open House

Veterans Services will host an open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Roudebush Cottage. This opportunity for student veterans, military affiliated students and others to meet the Veterans Services staff and find out what they have to offer includes a barbecue lunch. During the open house, there will be a "Battle of the Branches," which will consist of games set up in a "minute to win it" fashion. Individuals will represent the branch in which they served or that their sponsor served. Prizes will be awarded to the individual representing the branch with the most points.

UNC Galleries Spring Kick-Off Jan. 18

UNC Galleries' spring kick-off from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Mariani Gallery in Guggenheim Hall will feature two concurrent events: the opening reception for "Skin Deep" a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Elizabeth Alexander and Charles Clary, and the first of a series of open studios that UNC alumna Katelynn Mai-Fusco will host in the Oak Room Gallery in Crabbe Hall.

Free drinks and food provided.

"Skin Deep" highlights the work of two artists who cut into antique, found objects such as: frames, wallpaper, and porcelain wares, to either erase or embellish ornamentation. Both artists innovatively cross boundaries between decorative arts, design, and fine art by applying gestural, precise cuts that alter their subject matter through processes that are obsessive, repetitive, and intuitive.

Alexander, from Salem, NC, and Clary, from Conway, SC, will give talks on campus later this semester.

For the month of January, Mai-Fusco will be in residence in the Oak Room Gallery, creating a completely immersive cut paper installation titled "Amity." The result will reference inspiration the artist gathers from everyday life, such as the flowing Poudre River and family heirloom textiles. At the conclusion of Mai-Fusco's residency, "Amity" will remain on view through the month of February.

15-Passenger Van Training Session Schedule Announced

Transportation Services reminds the campus community that there are five sedans, two minivans, and eight 15-passenger vans available for university business use. Drivers of the 15-passenger vans need to attend a free one-time training session at least one month prior to driving. There are two training sessions planned for the spring semester; one on Feb. 5 and another on March 6, each starting at 4:20 p.m. in the Training Room at Parsons Hall, 501 20th St. Please visit the links below for more information and to register.

Reminder to Faculty, Staff, Students Who Conduct Research

It's the policy of the University of Northern Colorado that research involving human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (see University Regulation 3-8-104). This policy applies to UNC faculty, students and staff. The major responsibility for maintaining ethical standards and protecting human rights rests with individual researchers and research advisors.

The Institutional Review Board offers an added measure of assurance and serves as a local resource for the interpretation of ethical guidelines. You can read more about UNC policy governing research with human beings on the Office of Research website.

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