UNC Today: Wednesday, January 17, 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 Professors to Present During Grand Opening of Museum Exhibit They Co-Developed

University of Northern Colorado professors Don Finan and Deanna Meinke will present at the Musical Instrument Museum during the grand opening of the Science of Sound exhibit that the two faculty members co-developed with the museum and 3M, Jan. 20-21 in Phoenix, Arizona. Continue Reading. Continue Reading

UNC Sport Coaching Online M.A. Earns Highest Level of Accreditation

UNC's Sport Coaching Master's Program at the University of Northern Colorado has earned approval for the highest (Level 5) comprehensive accreditation from the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). Level 5 accreditation is only awarded to the highest quality and most comprehensive coaching education programs in the country. UNC is one of only three universities that now hold Level 5 accreditation. Continue Reading

Performative Pedagogy Subject of Jan. 19 Schulze Speaker Series Event

Susanne Even, clinical associate professor and language coordinator for Germanic Studies at Indiana University, will kick-off the spring Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Columbine A in the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Her talk, titled "Performative Pedagogy - Crossroads of the Arts, Education, and Foreign Languages," will fuse interdisciplinary fields of higher education, showing how drama enhances learning in a myriad of classroom situations.

Even is an internationally renowned drama pedagogy scholar and a passionate teacher educator who trains and mentors the associate instructors in the department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. She is also active in the trainer network of the Goethe Institute, Chicago and has conducted teacher training workshops at universities and Goethe Institutes in Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

Even's presentation will also serve as keynote address of the 5th SCENARIO Forum Symposium on Performative Pedagogy being hosted Jan. 19-20 by UNC's Department of Modern Languages. For more information and to register for the symposium, consult the event's website.

Questions should be directed to symposium coordinator Erin Noelliste (erin.noelliste@unco.edu).

Submissions Due Friday for the UNC Crucible

UNC's art and literary magazine "The Crucible" is accepting unique and original voices to showcase in its Spring 2018 edition. The Crucible accepts all literary and artistic work, including (but not limited to): short stories, poems, plays, fiction, nonfiction, novellas, photography, paintings and sculptures. Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. March 23. Continue Reading

Inspiring Women's Awards and Outstanding Mentor Award Nominations Open

Nominations for the annual awards are due by 5 p.m. March 9. Visit http://www.unco.edu/womens-resource-center/events/annual-recognition-reception.aspx for more information. Continue Reading

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