UNC Today: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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International Education Week Schedule Announced

UNC will join hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. in celebrating International Education Week Nov. 13-17 with informative sessions and social events for students who want to learn about studying abroad and anyone interested in world cultures. This year's celebration will begin with the keynote address by UNC Professor of Geography Karen Barton from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall. Barton will present a case study of Africa's largest shipwreck -- the Joola disaster of 2002 -- conducted with support from the Council for Overseas American Research Center/NEH Senior Fellowship program.

A complete schedule and event summaries is available on the Center for International Education's website (PDF).

International Education Week, coordinated at UNC by its Center for International Education, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Fall Performing Arts Series Continues with 'Legacy of Light'

UNC's Performing Arts Series continues its fall season when Legacy of Light, featuring students from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, opens Thursday, Nov. 2, in Norton Theatre in Gray Hall. The contemporary comedy runs Nov. 2-4, and Nov. 7-11 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Nov. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. For more information about the series, including performance descriptions and ticket information, see the "Fall 2017 Event Season" section on this PVA webpage. Discounted faculty/staff tickets are available.

Correction: Time of Today's Talk by Photographer

Photographer David Taylor's talk today is from 5-6 p.m. Yesterday's newsletter contained the incorrect time.

How to Find Out About University Closures, Late Openings

There's a variety of ways to find out if UNC is closed or opening late due to weather or for some other reason.

  • You can call the inclement weather line at 970-351-4100 or visit http://www.unco.edu and look in the "News" section for updates on the university's operating status. In the event of a severe overnight storm, the operating status of the university is available by 6:30 a.m.
  • Closures are also reported to area media outlets, including Denver TV stations.
  • Notifications of closures are sent to campus phones and computers through voice, e-mail and text messages and to subscribed cell phones through text and voice messages from UNC's Emergency Alert system.

To find out how to sign up your phone, visit http://www.unco.edu/alerts/signup.html.

If you receive an emergency alert saying the university is closed, calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the information is not necessary.

For information about campus snow removal, including a link to the detailed Snow Removal Plan, visit Landscaping and Grounds' website.

Call for Proposals: Faculty Reassignment Awards for Research, Scholarship, Creative Works

The Faculty Teaching Reassignment for Research, Scholarship and Creative Works Program offers one-course faculty teaching releases to give faculty members a concentrated assignment in research, scholarship and creative works (RSCW) during the 2018-19 academic year.

Colleges establish their own deadlines, specify any additional selection criteria beyond Awardee Minimum Criteria, implement an invitation process for applicants and make awards with input from their leadership teams (e.g., a standing or ad hoc advisory group might include school directors, chairs and representative faculty).

More information can be found on the Office of Research website. Questions should be directed to Bob Houser at Robert.houser@unco.edu.

Criminal Justice Employment Expo Nov. 6

The University of Northern Colorado Criminal Justice program will host its annual employment expo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, in the University Center Columbine suite.

The expo is free and open to the public as well as UNC students.

Approximately 40 employers are expected to attend the expo.

Attendees should dress professionally, bring copies of their resume and be ready to connect with employers.

For more information, contact Meagan Burkholder, 970-351-4687.

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