UNC Today: Monday, October 15, 2012

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New UNC Poster Available

Take a walk through UNC with the new colorful poster that incorporates fun illustrations and UNC colors to not only give a sense of the campus landscape, but a sense of its spirit, as well. One side features a skyline of instantly recognizable campus landmarks, while the other side offers fun and interesting facts about campus buildings and traditions.

Bulk orders for your department or event can be made through the university's promo store and single posters are available at the information desks at the University Center and Carter Hall, and other locations throughout campus.

Nutrition Consultations Available at Campus Rec Center

Since a healthy lifestyle starts with a diet that enhances your body, mind, and spirit, Campus Recreation now offers consultations with a registered dietician who'll analyze your two-day diet record and provide you with feedback and guidance to help you reach your health and weight goals.

As a part of your diet analysis, you'll receive in-depth reports that provide you with information on your food intake, nutrient deficiencies and overall quality of your diet.

Nutrition consultations cost $10 for Campus Recreation Center members and $15 for non-members.

For additional information or to setup and appointment, please contact Katie James, Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness, at 351-1893 or Katie.James@unco.edu.

"Creative Commons and the Future of Open Access" Webinar

CETL and University Libraries will host a luncheon webinar on open access scholarly works and Creative Commons licenses from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Candelaria 1375. Details, including how to RSVP, are included in this PDF.

Author of UNC's First-Year Common Book to Speak Oct. 16

The author of the University of Northern Colorado's First-Year Common Book will visit campus to discuss his family's commitment to make zero impact on the environment by forgoing electricity and many creature comforts for a year while living in the heart of New York City.

Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man, will share his story, answer questions and sign copies of his book , 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the ballrooms at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in lots at the University Center.

In his book, Beavan details a year-long effort that he, his wife and young daughter undertake to make as little environmental impact as possible. That included doing their best to avoid creating trash, causing no carbon dioxide emissions and avoiding the purchase of produce from distant places.

Copies of the book were distributed to academic departments and first-year students, and campus programming is being built around the book during the 2012-13 academic year.

An award-winning blogger, Beavan also documented his socio-environmental experiment for the movie of the same name. He previously wrote two other acclaimed non-fiction books and is a visiting scholar at New York University, an advisor to the university's Sustainability Task Force, sits on the board of directors of New York City's Transportation Alternatives and on the advisory council of Just Food. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool.

For more information about Beavan and his various projects, visit his website.

Colorado Senate President to Speak on Community Responsibility, Civic Engagement

UNC's Institute of Professional Ethics will host a conversation about community responsibility and civic engagement with Brandon Shaffer, current president of the Colorado State Senate, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Spruce suite in the University Center.

Shaffer, who was deployed twice to the Persian Gulf while in the Navy, will discuss how keeping engaged in government has allowed him to bring his own education to life.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Dining Services Featured Item: Waffles

Custom-made waffles are a favorite item at breakfast in UNC's dining facilities, filling the morning air with their nutty. malted aroma. Find out more about the warm and wonderful waffles (with the UNC logo baked in) on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form.

See this week's menus.

For more information, please visit: http://www.unco.edu/dining/chef/featured_fall2012waffles.html.

PASC Selling Cinnamon Rolls for National Boss Day

The Professional Administrative Council is celebrating National Boss Day on Tuesday, Oct. 16, by selling cinnamon rolls from Johnson's Corner Restaurant for $3 each and is now accepting pre-orders. If you'd like one or more delivered to you for your boss, email the quantity desired and your delivery location to pasc@unco.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.

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