UNC Today: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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UNC to Host 9Health Fair April 28

UNC will host this year's 9Health Fair in Greeley from 7 a.m.-noon Sunday, April 28, in the University Center. To find out about volunteer opportunities and health screenings that will be available, visit the 9Health Fair website.

History Club to Host Discussion about Women's Changing Roles

The UNC History Club will host an open, interdisciplinary discussion titled "Beyond the Kitchen?" 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Government Publications area of the lower level of Michener Library. The discussion is free and open to all.

Topics and ideas related to the following questions will be explored: How has the media portrayed and influenced women's roles in society? How do the traditions of the past conflict with the expectations of the present? What is the role of women in relation to men? Is sex a means of power?

Refreshments will be provided.

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.

'Gender International' To Discuss Gender Roles in Different Cultures

Diversity mentors from Housing and Residential Education will host "Gender international," a discussion about gender roles and gender identities in different cultures around the world, from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the South Hall projection lounge.

Students will discuss their experiences and the background of their individual cultures, and many have volunteered to prepare food from their cultures as well to go along with the theme.

More information is available on the event's Facebook page.

Black History Month Featured Speaker Feb. 21

The University of Northern Colorado's celebration of Black History Month continues Thursday, Feb. 21, when motivational speaker Byron Embry, who President Barack Obama has described as "as dynamic as they come," will present "The Whistle that Changed America: The Murder of Emmett Till," from 7-8 p.m. in the University Center's ballrooms.

His presentation about the 1955 murder of a 14-year-old black youth from Chicago while he was visiting relatives in Mississippi, is free and open to the public. The incident brought the issue of violence against blacks by whites in the South to the attention of the rest of the nation and was an early impetus of the Civil Rights Movement.

Other upcoming Black History Month events include:

Africana Night Presentation - Feb. 25

Members of the Black Student Union will present "Living Out Our Dreams" at 7 p.m. in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library.

Featured Lunch Films

Bring your own lunch to the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and enjoy a Black History Month feature film from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • The Rosa Parks Story - Feb. 20
  • Ghost of Mississippi - Feb. 22
  • The Untold Story of Emmitt Till - Feb. 27

Other Activities

  • UNC's dining facilities on campus will feature soul food dishes during their lunch and dinner hours throughout the month of February.
  • Books related to Black History Month will be featured in a display in Michener Library during February.

All events are open to the public and free unless noted otherwise.

A map of campus is available at http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/. Parking is free after 5 p.m. weekdays in UNC parking lots. Before 5 p.m., paid parking is available by purchasing an hourly permit from an automated vending machine at most parking lot entrances. Parking is free on weekends.

Black History Month at UNC is sponsored by the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the Africana Studies program, Black Student Union, Black Women of Today, Black Men of Today, Michener Library and Dining Services.

For more information, call the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center at 970-351-2351.

Related: Read UNC Professor Hermon George's history of Black History Month (PDF).

Jazz Series Performance Thursday Free for UNC Community

The music of School of Music Director David Caffey will be performed by the Colorado Jazz Orchestra during the Sunset Jazz Artist Concert beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the University Center Panorama room.

Admission is free for UNC faculty, staff and students with ID; $10 for the general public, $7 for non-UNC students or faculty/staff with ID; and $7 for seniors.

Tickets are available at the door only; reservations are not necessary. More information is available at www.uncjazz.com or at 970-351-2394.

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