UNC Today: Friday, October 20, 2017

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Homecoming Celebration Heats Up

It's Homecoming Weekend and it's packed with things to do: fireworks and a bonfire, tailgating, football, volleyball, soccer and more. For details visit the 2017 Homecoming website or search for "homecoming" on UNC's online calendar. Go Bears!

Open Enrollment Health and Benefits Fair Nov. 15

Human Resources will host an open enrollment health and benefits fair from 7-11a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the University Center's Panorama Room. Free blood screenings are available for classified and professional administrative employees, and faculty if you sign up for one of the few remaining time slots using this online form.

Representatives from MetLife, TIAA, VALIC, PERA, Thrivent Financial, AXA Advisors, 24 Hour Flex, and Anthem will be in attendance.

Open enrollment for faculty and professional administrative employees will run Nov. 1-22.

Contact Julie Nava at julie.nava@unco.edu or 351-2621 with questions.

Fall Teacher Employment Day Oct. 24

Career Services will host its annual Fall Teacher Employment Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the University Center Ballrooms. Admission is free for UNC teacher candidates and alumni, and $10 for those without a UNC affiliation.

More than 50 school districts (view list) will be recruiting for teaching, counseling, administrative, and substitute teaching jobs for spring.

Screening interviews and meet-and-greet formats will be used. Schools will typically set up an interview schedule during the first hour of the day, then conduct interviews the rest of the day.

Registration prior to the event is suggested but will be available at the door.

For complete information, including how to register in advance, see the Teacher Employment Day website.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration Oct. 25

Students in the Mexican American Studies program invite the campus community to join them for a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Panorama Room in the University Center. A buffet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. and presentations by students from 6:30-7:45 p.m. will highlight this traditional Mexican celebration of life that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to honor and remember those who have died. View Event Flyer (PDF).

Math Festival Oct. 25 Includes Guest Speaker, Magic, Games

The UNC Math Club and School of Mathematical Sciences will celebrate the life of recreational mathematician and puzzle creator Martin Gardner during the eighth annual Celebration of Mind Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The celebration includes an evening of mathematical fun with puzzles, games, activities, magic and refreshments from 6:30-8 p.m. in the University Center Pikes Peak Ballroom, and "An Interconnected World: The challenges and mathematics of large networks," a guest lecture by Professor Paul Horn of the University of Denver from 5-6 p.m. in Ross 1040.

No math experience is required. The celebration is free and open to everyone.

View the event poster (PDF).

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.

Defenses of Dissertations and Doctoral Capstone Projects, Oral Comp Exams

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