UNC Today: Thursday, November 29, 2012

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University Choirs Holiday Concert Sunday

Choirs from the University of Northern Colorado's School of Music will present their annual concert of holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Union Colony Civic Center. Performing groups will include the Men's and Women's Glee Clubs, the Concert Choir and the Prima Voce Chamber Choir.

The concert will feature the choral ensembles performing songs such as "The Shepherd's Pipe Carol," "Ding Dong, Merrily on High" and "Angels from the Realms of Glory" and the combined choirs performing a carol medley titled "A Christmas Flourish" and other holiday classics.

Tickets for the holiday concert are $10 for adults and $7 for students, and are available by calling the Performing Arts box office at 351-2200, the UCCC box office at 356-5000 or at the UCCC website.

West Campus Power Outage Dec. 29, Brief Outages Jan. 2-3

Electrical power will be turned off to most of West Campus Saturday, Dec. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The only buildings that will not be affected are the Judy Farr Center, Nottingham Field and Patton House. Also, there will be a few brief (5-10 seconds) power outages from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and Thursday, Jan. 3.

The service interruptions are part of a project to add 100 percent generator power to the West Campus electrical distribution system. Construction of this facility will occur during December in the south end of J Lot. Read more about the project.

Building coordinators have been briefed on the impacts of this outage. Please route your questions related to this outage to your building coordinator or contact Nate Reinhard at 970-351-2383.

December Read-In Commemorates Pearl Harbor Day

The December Read-In from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Michener Library will commemorate Pearl Harbor Day with the reading of words written about or spoken about World War II and the "Greatest Generation."

One more reader is needed for a 15-minute slot. Visit the Read-In website to sign up for the slot or a slot during the spring semester read-ins.

Read-Ins are held the first Tuesday of every month November-May (except January) and are sponsored by the English Education program and University Libraries.

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Jeri Kraver.

Wanted: Chili Experts

Do you make the best green or red chili or have a very unique recipe? The 8th annual Colorado Combined Campaign Chili Cook-Off needs more employee entrants for folks to try and vote for on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms. If you make an awesome chili, enter before 4 p.m. Friday, Nov.30, by emailing Lori Brachtenbach.

Trophies will be awarded for the most unique, best green and best red chili.

Exhibit at Michener Coincides with Community and Civic Engagement Committee's Listening Tour

As part of UNC's investment in and movement toward becoming an increasingly engaged campus, Michener Library will showcase books and scholarly materials related to community and service-based learning, as well as the growing body of work now referred to as the "Scholarship of Engagement."

The term is used by the Clearing House and National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement because it "captures scholarship in the areas of teaching, research, and/or service. It engages faculty in academically relevant work that simultaneously meets campus mission and goals as well as community needs. In essence, it is a scholarly agenda that integrates community issues. In this definition community is broadly defined to include audiences external to the campus that are part of a collaborative process to contribute to the public good."

Source: http://www.scholarshipofengagement.org/about/FAQs.html

The exhibit includes an interactive comment board for community feedback and coincides with the Community and Civic Engagement listening tour which will be held across campus during the week of Nov. 26. For more information or to contribute to the development of a strategic community and civic engagement plan that will become part of UNC's overall planning process, share your ideas at one of several drop-in sessions (see below) or submit them using the anonymous submission form.

Community and civic engagement is one of the nine elements being developed as part of UNC's overall planning process. A growing body of research and practice shows that teaching, research and service-learning activities engaged in local or global communities are high-impact practices.

Drop-In Listening Tour Sessions (coffee and refreshments provided)

  • Monday, Nov. 26; 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Kepner 0040
  • Monday, Nov. 26; 4:30-5:30 p.m. UC Spruce A
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27; 11 a.m.-noon; McKee 282
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Candelaria 1375
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28; 8-9 a.m.; Michener Library Gallery
  • Thursday, Nov. 29; 11a.m-noon; Skinner Music Library, 139
  • Friday, Nov. 30; 9-10 a.m.; Carter 2010

UNC Magazine Now Available in Campus Racks, Online

Ride along with a UNC alum who's a federal agent on the busiest section of the U.S.-Mexico border in the fall/winter issue of Northern Vision, UNC's free magazine for alumni and friends of the university, now available in racks in the dining halls, the University Center, Michener Library, Carter Hall and classroom buildings, as well as online.

TPS Opens Two Library of Congress Workshops to UNC Teacher Prep Community

UNC's Teaching with Primary Sources program, which offers free professional development to K-12 educators in Colorado and Wyoming, has opened its final two workshops of 2012 to faculty, students and alumni from UNC's teacher preparation programs. The free workshops are:

Essentials Exploration
Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., UNC Center at Centerra, Loveland

Primary Source Creation Station
Friday, Dec. 28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Michener Library, L74

For more information or to register, visit the TPS website.

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