UNC Today: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Read Out Loud at Michener Library: Diversity Awareness

Join the University Libraries at the next Read Out Loud session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Mari Michener Gallery in Michener Library. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read selections from individuals who have experienced difference based on any dimension of their identity. Find reading suggestions on this UL library guide.

Audiology Program to Host ‘Howl-O-Ween Festival Oct. 27

Join students and faculty from UNC's FETCH LAB, which tests the hearing of dogs, for a fun, Halloween-themed festival from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, on the Gunter Green. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will include several events for dogs and their owners, including a costume contest, an obstacle course, a 25-yard dash, and competitions for best trick, home run commands, Frisbee catch and toy retrieve.

This event is open to everyone (with or without a dog) and is free to attend and participate. The best trick contest will start at 4 p.m. and the costume contest judging will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The Facility for Education and Testing of Canine Hearing and Laboratory for Animal Bioacoustics (FETCH LAB) is part of UNC's Audiology program, which was the second university program in the country to establish such a facility.

More info about the festival is available on its website.

Related: UNC Magazine story about the lab.

Invitation for Applications: 2018-20 Sponsored Research Fellowship Program

The Sponsored Research Fellowship (SRF) Program is designed to support a small group of faculty members in learning best practices in grantsmanship and perfecting skills for planning and writing high-quality proposals for externally funded research projects. Up to 10 Sponsored Research Fellows will be selected to participate in the two-year program. The application deadline is Dec. 1.

Application for the SRF Program is open to all full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty members with an assignment that includes research.

Fellowship applications must be submitted to the Office of Research via email to research@unco.edu, by close of business on Friday, Dec. 1.

Fellowship guidelines and forms are available on the Office of Research website.

Questions should be directed to Bob Houser or Sherry May.

Award-Winning Slam Poet, Educator to Speak

Spoken word poet and educator Alejandro Jimenez will speak from 9-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the University Center Food Court. His appearance is free and open to the public. Through poetry, Jimenez explores the concept of home and what it means to yearn for "home" in a place that may be foreign to us and consider what it means to be bilingual in an era of anti-Latinx rhetoric and sentiments.

Originally from Colima, Mexico, as the first member of his family to graduate from college, Jimenez moved to Denver in 2009 to organize for immigrant rights. He helps lead an after-school program for high school students in north Denver. In 2011 he became the first Latino to win the Su Barrio Slam Poetry Competition. The following year he was a member of the SlamNUBA! poetry team that placed 5th at the National Poetry Slam Competition.

His appearance is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Sociology Department.

Honors Program Now Accepting Applications

The Honors Program is now accepting applications for spring semester. The program has two tiers: Lower Division and Upper Division. Lower division honors students explore problems and concepts through interdisciplinary course work either by developing a theme-based approach or by fulfilling Liberal Arts Core requirements through the award-winning Life of the Mind curriculum. Upper division honors supports students through the completion of a faculty-mentored honors project in one of three paths: Research, Creative or Applied.

All Honors students receive membership in the Honors Program including access to workshops, cohort activities, presentation and conference opportunities.

Students with fewer than 45 credits and a current college GPA of 3.25 or higher may apply to the Honors Interdisciplinary Program (lower division program).

Students with a minimum of 45 credit hours and cumulative GPA of 3.25 may apply to Upper Division Honors.

Application deadline is Dec. 1 for either Honors Program to start in spring 2018.

More information and the applications are available on the Honors Program website.

Contact the Honors Program at 970-351-2940 or honors@unco.edu or swing by the program's offices in Michener L98 if you have any questions.

Success Looks Like ME: Identity Studies Offered Nov. 9

If you know students who will benefit from engaging with a dynamic panel of UNC alumni who translated their degrees in identity studies into exciting career opportunities, make sure they know about the free Success Looks Like ME: Identity Studies event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Columbine A in the University Center.

Alumni career advisors will return to campus for this in-person career panel and employer networking event that helps students gain insight from the diversity of success that follows a UNC degree. Register here.

Questions? Email Chris Garcia in the Office of Alumni Relations.

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