UNC Today: Thursday, October 26, 2017

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2017 Engaged Scholar Awards Announced

Tuesday's Community Engaged Scholars Symposium included the awarding of the 2017 Engaged Scholar Awards, which recognize and honor outstanding efforts and achievements made toward the development and practice in the field of community engagement between UNC constituents and community partners. And the winners were:

Engaged Faculty

Mike Kimball, Anthropology

Engaged Graduate Student

Savannah Cormier and David Matheson, Campus Connections

Engaged Undergraduate Student

Megan Bissell. Sociology

Engaged UNC Staff

Victoria Niccum, University Relations

UNC Community Engaged Partner

Elena Rosenfeld, High Plains Library

Social Science Engaged Scholar Award

Whitney Duncan, Anthropology

Phelps Family CAP Undergraduate Student Scholarship Awards

  • Nikea Minott, Nursing
  • Marisol Jackson, Sociology
  • Hailey Gerton, Elementary Education

Certificates of recognition were given to the following engaged faculty:

  • Kyle Ward, Criminal Justice
  • Kevin Cody, Environmental Studies
  • Russ Carson, Gary Heise, Brian Dauenhauer, Mike Capps; Sport and Exercise Science

Human Services Program to Host Alcohol Awareness Training Session

Faculty and students in UNC's Human Services program will host an alcohol awareness training workshop for students from 8-10 p.m. today, Oct. 26, in the University Center ballrooms. Students will hear the story of Timothy Piazza, the Penn State student who died in February after a night of alcohol-fueled hazing and learn about warning signs of alcohol poisoning, what to do in case of an emergency and how to make sure their friends get home safely.

Room Available in Campus Community and Climate Workshops

There's still room in upcoming workshops that are part of the Campus Community and Climate Professional Development series, which includes three tracks: Supervision, Team Building & Coaching, Conflict Resolution Capacity-Building and Equity and Inclusion. For details, including times and locations, workshop descriptions and how to register, consult the Campus Community and Climate website.

Fundraiser to Benefit Dominica Hurricane Relief Effort

Help the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center help the Commonwealth of Dominica recover from Hurricane Maria devastation from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Spruce B/C in the University Center. Stop by to learn about the island's culture and the impacts of the hurricane. Traditional island food will be available for a small donation.

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.

Toner Scam Alert

Purchasing and Contracts reminds everyone that ink and toner for your non-Ricoh office devices (HP, Canon, Brother, Epson, etc.) must be purchased directly from the Office Depot Business website. All Ricoh toners and supplies must be ordered through the Ricoh managed print contract coordinated by IM&T.

Some campus offices have recently been targets of an attempted ink and toner scam. Here is an example of how the toner scam works.

A scammer calls someone on campus, saying they're the university's regular supplier and that they noticed you're low on ink or printer toner. They then ask for the printer's serial number or model information so they can ship some unwanted ink and toner. Once they have "hooked" you, they send the merchandise, but then also send an invoice for hundreds of dollars higher than UNC would normally pay for the same toners.

Do not provide any information -- UNC VISA card numbers, serial numbers or models numbers for your printing devices -- to these callers. Terminate the call as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should you place orders for toner from any vendor that has called you to solicit such a sale.

If you receive a scam call like described above, report it to Purchasing and Contracts at 970-351-2287.

Please share this information with others in your department that should be alerted to this situation.

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