UNC Today: Monday, October 16, 2017

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Homecoming Celebration Kicks Off Today with Spirit Week Events

UNC will start its 2017 Homecoming celebration today when student teams vie for Spirit Week points by using cans of food to build sculptures during the Cansculpture competition from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the breezeway at McKee Hall. The Weld Food Bank will collect the cans after the competition's winners have been named. More information about the week's activities is available on the Homecoming website.

Campus Community Invited to Alumni Association Homecoming Events

Development and Alumni Relations invite faculty and staff to attend their free Homecoming events on Friday, Oct. 20. The "UNC Past, Present, Future" panel discussion from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Panorama room in the University Center will explore UNC traditions and history, how they inform today's student experience and what's in store for the future. Join Tobias Guzman, AVP of Enrollment Management and Student Access, Jean Morrell, former Dean of Students, and Evan Welch, Assistant Dean of Student Life for this interactive panel.

At "Leaving Your Legacy" from 3-4 p.m. in room 139 in the Skinner Music Library, lean how planned giving helps you meet your personal, financial and estate goals while providing long-lasting support for the university. Learn about the impact and benefits of leaving a gift to UNC in your will.

Information about other 2017 Homecoming events and activities is available here.

Reminder: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day RSVPs Due Oct. 19

RSVPs are due by Thursday, Oct. 19, for UNC's annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. Enjoy a complimentary tailgate lunch and admission for two to the UNC-Southern Utah football game at Nottingham Field. Tailgating will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the parking lot west of Candelaria Hall. Kick-off is at 12:30 p.m. Additional game tickets can be purchased. For details, including how to RSVP, see the event flyer (PDF).

Weld Project Connect Volunteers Needed, Training Sessions Scheduled

Volunteers are needed for the seventh annual Weld Project Connect, a community event sponsored in part by UNC that provides on-site, one-on-one services for Greeley-area individuals and families who are struggling with underemployment, job loss, health, and other issues. Volunteers will help attendees navigate through the services from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at Greeley's Island Grove Park.

If you're interested in volunteering or just want some more info on the event, please visit the Weld Project Connect website.

Additionally, new volunteers can attend a training session on campus from 2:30-3:30 p.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. in the University Center's Spruce suite. For more information about the training, including a schedule of training sessions being offered off-campus, visit this Weld Project Connect webpage.

Training also will provided at the event venue the day of the event.

Fund for Faculty Publication Applications Being Taken

The Fund for Faculty Publication is accepting applications from tenured, tenure-track and full-time contract-renewable faculty members to reimburse them for publication charges related to books and peer-reviewed journals. Awards of up to $2,000 are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The fund is one of several internal funding options to support faculty research administered by the UNC Office of Research.

Applications are evaluated and award decisions made by the Faculty Publication Fund Review Committee.

For more information about the fund, applicant eligibility criteria, and application procedures, visit the online guide at http://libguides.unco.edu/facultypubfund.

Questions may be directed to Review Committee Chair Jen Mayer at jennifer.mayer@unco.edu.

Schulze Speaker Series: Award-Winning Biologist to Speak Oct. 23

Tyrone Hayes, an award-winning biologist and professor biology at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak about his research on the effects of environmental toxins on amphibian development, the implications for human health and how his work has been the target of smear campaigns waged by chemical manufacturers, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the University Center ballrooms.

In his presentation, titled "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men," Hayes will advocate for the importance of using science to inform public policy and to engage many audiences.

Part of the Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series, the presentation is open to the public and free.

A world-renowned expert on amphibian endocrinology, Hayes' many honors include the E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation, the E.E. Just Award from the American Society of Cell Biologists, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award. His story was chronicled by New Yorker Magazine and in a 2016 short film directed by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme.

A reception for the speaker will be held in the Fireside Lounge after his presentation.

Hayes visit to UNC is sponsored by the Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and UNC's School of Biological Studies.

Additional Information about the rest of the fall speaker series will be shared when it's available.

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