UNC Today: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Opportunities to Provide Further Input for Presidential Search

On Wednesday and Thursday, Jan- 17-18, Alberto Pimentel, managing partner of executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, will be on campus to meet with key stakeholder and constituent groups regarding UNC's presidential search. This is an opportunity to provide further input about the personal and professional qualities and characteristics sought in the next president. The search consultant and search committee will use your input to inform the position profile and to assist in the recruitment of a diverse and highly qualified candidate pool. Specifically, the search consultant is most interested in exploring the following questions:

  • Based on your experience at the University of Northern Colorado, what do you see as the short-term (immediate) and long-term (three to five years) challenges and opportunities facing the next president?
  • Given the opportunities and challenges you've described, what professional experiences and qualifications must the successful candidate possess? What personal qualities must the new president have in order to be a good "fit" with the University of Northern Colorado community?
  • What are the immediate initiatives that the president must be aware of and embrace?
  • What are the key positive attributes of University of Northern Colorado and the local community that the search firm should communicate to candidates? What are the most attractive features of University of Northern Colorado and how might those be used to attract the right candidates?

Following are the meetings for faculty and staff as well as the meetings that are open to everyone on campus.


  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 12:15-1 p.m. in the University Center Spruce B
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the University Center Spruce B.

Exempt staff

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2-2:45 p.m. in the University Center Spruce B
  • Thursday, Jan. 18th, 8:30-9:15 a.m. in the University Center Spruce B

Classified staff

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3-3:45 p.m. in the University Center Spruce B
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the University Center Spruce B

Open to all of campus

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5-5:30 p.m. in the University Center Spruce B
  • Thursday, Jan. 18th, 12:30-1 p.m. in the University Center Spruce B.

Because the search consultant is meeting with many stakeholders, it will be important to adhere to the schedule. Therefore, it would be helpful if you prepare your thoughts and comments prior to your scheduled meeting. If you have any questions, please direct them to Vicki Niccum at 351-1152.

UNC Trustees to Meet Friday

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Panorama Room at the University Center. Continue Reading

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.

UNC Sustainable Bears: Tip of the Week

Don't be afraid of the dark. Use an LED task light to study/work this week for at least 2 hours a night. If every member of campus did this, it would result in $998 of utility savings this week.Remember to visit UNC's People.Power.Planet site to learn more ways to save.

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