UNC Today: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Nominations, Donations Sought for UNC Helping Hands Program

As the holidays approach, it's important that we reflect on not only what they mean to us, but also how we can help our friends and colleagues enjoy the season. The Faculty Senate, Professional Administrative Staff Council and the Classified Staff Council are again sponsoring a "Helping Hand" for UNC employees who have fallen on hard times and might be struggling during the upcoming holiday season.

To Make a Nomination

Nominations must be submitted using this online form and are due by Nov. 30. The names of nominees will not be shared outside the Helping Hands selection committee.

To Make a Donation

If you would like to donate cash or a gift card in any denomination from a local merchant (e.g. King Soopers, Safeway, etc.), or if you have additional ideas for donations, contact Aimee Rogers at 351-2594 or aimee.rogers@unco.edu by Nov. 30. Donations can be dropped off to Aimee Rogers in Michener L54, or arrangements can be made to pick up donations at a time/place convenient for you.


So that the program complies with UNC accounting and federal gift rules, checks can't be accepted. Due to storage and logistical issues, food can't be accepted.

IFS Film, Panel Address Influence of Water in the West

The International Film Series closes its fall semester season with a free screening of the documentary film The Great Divide at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on Colorado water conservation. Both are free and open to the public.

The film illustrates the timeless influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region. From ancient Puebloan cultures and the gold rush origins of Colorado water law to agriculture, dams, diversions and conservation; the film reveals today's critical need to cross "the great divide," replacing conflict with cooperation.

This film is offered in collaboration with the Go West Film Festival.

Documentary Film Addresses Homelessness

Join the University Program Council, the University Libraries and United Way of Weld County as they show American Winter, a documentary about homelessness in the United States, from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 8 and Nov. 16 in Michener 303. Admission is open to all. A donation of a nonperishable food item for Bear Pantry is optional.

October Campus Climate Initiative Update Available

The October Campus Climate Initiative update, which highlights the progress made on action items and categorized action steps, is available on the Campus Community and Climate website.

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.

GSA to Host Veteran/Military-Related Research Symposium

As part of Military Appreciation Week, the Graduate Student Association will host presentations by graduate students conducting military- and veteran-related issues from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Aspen Suite in the University Center. The presentations are open to all campus community members and the general public. Refreshments will be provided. If you have relevant research or a literature review to present, email the GSA.

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