UNC Today: Monday, January 28, 2013

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Annual Gala Celebrates UNC Arts

Students in the schools of Art and Design, Music and Theatre Arts and Dance always put on quite a show at the College of Performing and Visual Arts' annual UNC Art Gala, and this year the Feb. 9 event at the Union Colony Civic Center promises to be no exception.

The traditional show in the Monfort Concert Hall featuring the college's top performing artists will be preceded by an art reception in the Tointon Gallery with the college's best visual artists displaying and selling their creations. Tying it all together will be master of ceremonies UNC alumna Monika Vischer from Colorado Public Radio.

A complete schedule is on the Gala's website.

The faculty and staff of the College of Performing and Visual Arts invite the entire UNC community to join them for an evening of great entertainment. Tickets are on sale now at the Frasier Hall box office or by calling 351-2200. All proceeds benefit the college's scholarship fund.

Institutional Review Board Workshop Feb. 8

The Institutional Review Board will present "Ask the IRB" 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the banquet room in Tobey-Kendall Hall. Join IRB co-chairs Maria Lahman and Megan Stellino, and IRB administrator, Sherry May for an informal, interactive session that will provide updates of regulatory requirements, as well as an opportunity to discuss any issues or problems related to expedited or exempt research protocol applications.

All faculty, staff and students who are involved in research are welcome to attend. The first 20 people to RSVP will receive a complimentary lunch.

To RSVP or for more information, email Sherry May.

Spaces Still Available for Today's Write Away Workshop Series

A few spaces are still available for faculty in the Write Away workshop series about getting written work ready for submission. The first session is from noon-1:30 p.m. today, Jan. 28, in Candelaria 1375. In the three-part series, co-facilitated by Joyce Weil and Laura Pritchett, participants will learn more about publishing, and collaboratively engage in a positive workshop experience. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a piece ready (or nearly ready) to submit to a journal, publisher or magazine.

For the first session please bring two hard copies of your work in progress. Lunch will be provided.

This faculty professional development event is co-sponsored by the UNC Office of Research and The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Please RSVP to Berniece.mitchell@unco.edu.

Sunset Jazz Series Continues Jan. 31

The Sunset Jazz Artist Concert Series continues Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7p.m. in the University Center Panorama room with Jazz faculty Nat Wickham, John Adler, Andy Dahlke, Dana Landry, Erik Applegate, Steve Kovalcheck and Jim White.

Admission is $10 for the general public, free for UNC students and faculty/staff with ID, $7 for non-UNC students or faculty/staff with ID, and $7 for seniors.

Tickets are available at the door only; reservations are not necessary. More information is available at 970-351-2394 or at www.uncjazz.com.

Annual Science Fair Seeks Volunteers

The MAST Institute needs approximately 100 volunteers to serve as safety inspectors and judges during the 43rd annual Long's Peak Science and Engineering Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the University Center.

Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students and interested family members and friends are invited to volunteer. A two-hour minimum commitment is needed; half- and all-day volunteers are essential. Refreshments and lunch are provided for all volunteers.

Categories to be judged during the fair, which this year is presented by Noble Energy, are:

  • animal science, behavioral and social science
  • chemistry
  • earth and space science
  • energy and transportation
  • engineering
  • environmental science
  • math and computer science
  • medicine and health
  • microbiology
  • physics
  • plant sciences.

Up to 300 middle and high school students from Weld and Larimer counties are expected to present 260 projects.

The mission of the LPSEF is to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing a venue for middle and high school students to showcase their scientific and creative talents and interact with professionals from industry and academia, as well as the collegial population.

Contact Lori Ball via email or at 351-2976 to volunteer or for more information about the day's schedule and responsibilities. For more information about the fair, visit the LPSEF website.

UNC Conducting Image Survey

Every two years UNC surveys students, alumni and employees about perceptions of the university - from its strengths/weaknesses and unique personality, to its sense of community and approach to teaching and learning.

Those surveyed are randomly selected; only some people from each of these groups will receive a survey. If you receive the survey in your email, your input would be appreciated.

The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and your insight and those of other respondents help to shape how we describe, market and advance the university. If you have any questions about the survey, please email Director of Assessment Kim Black.

New Student Orientation Debuts New Website, Develops Brochure

New Student Orientation's website at www.unco.edu/orientation has been updated with a new look and improved functionality, and also is now mobile-friendly. Even though the old URL should redirect to the new site, web authors are asked to update links on their site.

Also, with the help of Undergraduate Admissions, NSO is now sending to all new students an informational brochure that includes information about the new student, parent and extended orientation programs. View the brochure (PDF).

As a reminder, faculty and staff can access important information related to orientation and advising by clicking on the New Student Orientation Resources link in the Important Links section under the Employee tab in Ursa. The link is the only way to access the information.

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