UNC Today: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Modern Languages to Host Symposium on Performative Pedagogy, Schulze Speaker

UNC's Modern Languages Department will host a unique symposium Jan. 18-19 exploring ways that performances such as plays, music and improv theater can be used to enhance language learning. The Scenario Forum Symposium on Performative Pedagogy is free and open to students and educators at all levels and from all disciplines, particularly current and future language teachers.

The symposium will be only the second of its kind held in the United States and represents the broadening readership and scope of the professional journal "Scenario" and its goal in inspiring creativity and improvisation in the foreign language classroom.

The symposium's keynote speaker, Susanne Even, clinical associate professor and language coordinator for Germanic Studies at Indiana University, will also be the first speaker in the spring semester Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series.

Her talk, titled "Performative Pedagogy - Crossroads of the Arts, Education, and Foreign Languages," will fuse interdisciplinary fields of higher education, showing how drama enhances learning in a myriad of classroom situations. Her talk, from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in Columbine A in the University Center, is free and open to the public.

For more information and to register for the symposium, consult the event's website.

Questions should be directed to symposium coordinator Erin Noelliste (erin.noelliste@unco.edu).

UNC North, South Halls to be Site of Police Training Wednesday

Greeley Police will use North and South residence halls for a field officer training exercise, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. A heavy police presence is expected for the large-scale, simulated scenario, which will include SWAT and bomb squad vehicles. In addition, officers may occasionally discharge blank rounds as part of the simulation. They won't use any equipment that could damage the buildings. Only common spaces such as lounges in the halls will be used for the training. UNC's fall semester ended Dec. 8 and the halls are unoccupied during the holiday break. Access to the halls will be unavailable during the training, and people in the area may be directed around the scenario by scene security officers. UNC has had a longstanding relationship with police for such training, with previous simulations in Bishop-Lehr Hall. The training allows them to better prepare in case of an incident on campus and increases their familiarity with campus.

Support UNC’s Basketball Teams during Winter Break

While they may be taking a break from the classroom during UNC's winter break, members of the men's and women's basketball teams will be busy on the court, including starting Big Sky Conference play. See the schedule of games during the break for details. Go Bears!

Open Forum for Testing Manager Candidate Canceled

The open forum scheduled for this morning with a candidate for the position of testing manager has been canceled by Career Services because the candidate withdrew their application.

Professional Administrative Position Opportunity

Dining Services has a full-time professional administrative job opening for a Business Manager. For details and to apply, visit UNC's Career Opportunity website.

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