UNC Today: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Feedback Sought on Community and Civic Engagement Draft Plan

The Community and Civic Engagement Committee invites all members of the university community to comment and provide written feedback on a draft of the CCE plan that's now available for review and downloading on the CCE website. Deadline for feedback and comments is midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Please help in the development of a comprehensive and effective plan by encouraging your colleagues to provide their input.

Questions about the plan can be directed to Deborah Romero or Michael Kimball, co-chairs of the Community and Civic Engagement Committee.

UNC's National History Day Competition Seeks Volunteers

The regional National History Day competition, which UNC will sponsor and host on Saturday, March 2, seeks faculty, staff and students to serve as volunteer judges. About 200 high and middle school students from the area are expected to compete.

Judging will begin at 9 a.m. in the south wing of Ross Hall, and will be proceeded by an orientation session at 7:30 am. Judges will review papers, websites, documentaries, performances and exhibits in both junior and senior divisions.

Email Tom Schemp or call him at 351-1088 by Feb. 22 to volunteer or if you have questions.

For more information, please visit the History Day website.

Donations Needed for Staff Councils’ Silent Auction

CSC and PASC seek donations from faculty and staff for the silent auction that will be held in conjunction with this year's Staff Recognition Banquet on March 25. Proceeds from the auction will support PASC and CSC programs that, in addition to staff recognition and social events, include community service projects, staff professional development opportunities and scholarships for UNC staff and their children.

To donate an item to the auction, please contact Morgan Gray, 970-351-2287 by Friday, March 15.

Leadership Coach to Speak at MCB Feb. 20

Margaret Benefiel, a leadership coach with 20 years of experience working with leaders in businesses, non-profits organizations and educational institutions, will present "The Soul of Leadership: Authentic Leadership for the 21st Century" from 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

Benefiel, who holds a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America, is the author of two books on leadership and co-editor of another and has written for numerous professional publications. More information about her is available on her website.

Her presentation is free and open to UNC students, faculty and staff.

RSVPs for Assessment Fair Luncheon Due by Feb. 18

If you're planning on attending the 2013 Assessment Fair on Tuesday, Feb 26, register for the luncheon, which features a presentation by Provost Robbyn Wacker on the importance of assessment for improvement at UNC, by Monday, Feb. 18, by contacting CETL, 351-2885.

The fair, which runs from 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the University Center's Panorama room, also will include presentations from faculty and staff.

Additional information is available on the Assessment website.

Please direct questions to Kim Black, 351-1102

Discounts for Summer Enrichment Programs Available for Employees, Students

UNC's Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, Creative Learners is offering UNC employees and currently enrolled students the following discounts for dependent children enrolled in the center's 2013 Summer Enrichment Programs.

Young Children Program
For: 4- and 5-year-olds and children entering grades 1-4
Discounted price: $225; a $50 savings. More information

Summer Enrichment Program
For: children entering grades 5-10
Discounted price: $1,445, a $300 savings. More information

Leadership Enrichment Program
For: youth entering grades 11-12
Discounted price: $1,445, a $300 savings. More information

Additional information about the center and its programs, and application forms are available on the center's website.

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