UNC Today: Friday, November 8, 2013

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Former Samsung Insurance Executive to Speak on Globalization

J.K. Joung, a former executive with Samsung Life Insurance who was recently named Executive in Residence Professor in the Monfort College of Business, will present "Globalization: The Challenge to America" from 12:20-1:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Kepner 2050 (Milne Auditorium) as part of the Monfort Executive Professor Speaker Series.

Joung will discuss how today's college students can best prepare to enter the workforce of the increasingly globalized business world and what they need to do to be knowledgeable on the starkly different cultural and business practices of China, India and beyond.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Related: Samsung Life Insurance Executive Joins UNC's Business Faculty

Chili Cook-Off Winners Announced

The winners of yesterday's annual Colorado Combined Campaign Chili Cook-Off, which included 17 contestants, were: Best Red: Jimmy Mock; Best Green: IM&T (Ryan Rose, Brad Sharp, Sam Penn); Most Unique: Hal Brown's "Dr. Pepper Chili."

For information about the Colorado Combined Campaign, email Lori Brachtenbach.

English Department Adds Secondary English Education Endorsement Program

UNC's English Department spring semester will begin offering the Secondary Education Endorsement (SEE) program for secondary and K-12 teacher candidates who are not English majors, practicing teachers and those pursuing teacher licensure at other institutions.

SEE will prepare students for an endorsement in English Language Arts with an emphasis on improving literacy skills in the classroom. The endorsement will be offered entirely online and can be completed in two years.

For more information, contact the English Department at 970-351-2971 or Teresa Sellmer at 970-351-2142.

Volleyball Match Monday to Honor Veterans, Help Flood Victims

The UNC volleyball team has designated its match Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. against Sacramento State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion as both Veterans Night and Weld Food Bank Night. Veterans will receive free admission, and everyone who brings a can of food to benefit local flood victims via the Weld Food Bank will receive either a Bears drawstring bag or a T-shirt. Tickets for faculty and staff are $7 each and are available in advance through the UNC Ticket Office (351-4849) or at the gate on a space-available basis.

Mexican Graphic Artists Featured in Michener Gallery Exhibit

The "Pátzcuaro Workshop: Contemporary Graphic Art from Michoacán, Mexico," featuring work by contemporary graphic artists from Mexico, will be displayed in the Mari Michener Gallery in Michener Library from Nov. 11-Dec. 13. An opening reception and roundtable discussion will be held Friday, Nov. 15, from 4-6 p.m. in the gallery.

For more information about the event, contact Robert Weis at 970-351-2098.

Readers and Listeners for Read Ins Sought

Readers and listeners are sought for UNC's Read Ins, themed readings of published works held from 2-4 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Michener Library. The series continues Jan. 28 with the month's theme of "Our Furry or Feathered (or Scaly) Friends: The Blessing of the Animals." Anyone interested in reading can sign up online for a 15-minute time slot and listeners can drop in as their schedules permit.

The rest of the series' themes are:

  • Feb. 25: Black History Month
  • March 25: Women's History Month
  • April 29: Holocaust literature as UNC supports Greeley's annual Holocaust observation

The series is co-sponsored by the English Education program and Michener Library.

For more information contact Jeri Kraver.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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