UNC Today: Thursday, February 21, 2013

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30 Years Later

As UNC's Marcus Garvey Cultural Center celebrated its 30th anniversary Feb. 15, one of its co-founders, who couldn't attend the event, shared some memories from his time on campus. Continue Reading

UNC’s Head of Diversity Efforts to be Honored by Education Group

Anita Fleming-Rife, special assistant to the president for Equity and Diversity at the University of Northern Colorado, will be presented the 2013 Distinguished Educator Award by The Education Center, a Denver-area nonprofit provider of training and programs supporting African-American education, at the center's annual awards presentations March 1.

The award, considered by the center to be equivalent to an "educator hall of fame award," honors an outstanding black educator who exemplifies the highest standard of excellence in the field of education and has dedicated his or her life to teaching, inspiring and motivating students, parents and other educators to become lifelong learners.

Past recipients of the award include Marie Greenwood, the first African-American woman to be tenured by Denver Public Schools, and who like Fleming-Rife, is a UNC alumna.

Fleming-Rife, who earned a bachelor's degree in Communications and a master's in Journalism from UNC, received her doctorate in Journalism from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She returned to UNC to teach from 1995-1998 and again from 2008-2010, when she served as visiting professor of Africana Studies and Journalism before being named to her current position.

She previously held teaching positions and was involved in issues of diversity and inclusiveness at Penn State University and Southern Illinois University, and held communications management positions with the United Nations.

As a member of UNC President Kay Norton's executive team, Fleming-Rife helps connect diversity and community building efforts across the university,.working closely with the Dean of Students, Human Resources Office, Equity and Diversity Council and campus governance groups. She also represents UNC in discussions about diversity, climate and equity in the broader community.

Read more about Fleming-Rife's career at http://www.unco.edu/diversity/flemingrife.html.

Assessment Fair Schedule Posted

The schedule for the 2013 Assessment Fair on Feb. 26 is now available here. The fair, which is from 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Panorama room of the University Center, provides a forum for sharing and learning from the work of colleagues across campus about how they are using assessment to improve teaching, learning and program quality. For more information, contact Kim Black, 970-351-1102.

UNC's Spring Theater Series Continues with 'Legally Blonde'

The University of Northern Colorado School of Theatre Arts and Dance's spring Performing Arts Series, featuring the schools' top theater majors, continues March 6, with Legally Blonde, the Broadway musical adapted from the movie of the same name.

Legally Blonde plays March 6-9 at 7:30 p.m.; and at 2 p.m. March 10 in Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall, intersection of 9th Avenue and 17th Street.

Directed and choreographed by Theatre Arts Professor John Leonard, the PG-rated production features a student orchestra from the UNC School of Music under the direction of Associate Director of Bands Richard Mayne. Musical direction is by Richard Shore, musical director for the School of Theatre Arts and Dance.

The rest of the series includes:

  • Intimacies (student dance perfomance) - April 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 at 2 p.m., Norton Theatre, Gray Hall
  • A Year with Frog and Toad (musical) - April 13 at 1 and 3 p.m., Hensel Phelps Theatre, Union Colony Civic Center
  • Medea (Greek tragedy) - May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., May 5 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre

For ticket prices, call the Performing and Visual Arts Box Office at 970-351-2200.

For performance descriptions, visit the series' website.

Advanced Workshop for Experienced Proposal Writers

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host an advanced proposal writing workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall, with an application deadline of March 1. Ten to 12 faculty members who have experience writing proposals but wish to expand their skills to become more competitive will be selected through an application process to receive this intensive training.

Participants will receive individual coaching and group training while working on their proposal ideas. The instructor, Lynn Miner, has helped thousands of grant writers to improve the success of their proposals.

The application form, which must be submitted by Friday, March 1, is available on the OSP 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.

Complimentary Subscriptions to Online Greeley Tribune

As part of the university's agreement with the Greeley Tribune, students can get complimentary subscriptions to the online edition of the daily newspaper by using their UNC email address when signing up. To subscribe, visit the Tribune website and follow these instructions:

  1. In the top left-hand corner of the Tribune's home page, click "Subscribe"
  2. On the next page, select "All Access" (you will not be charged, nor will you receive home delivery) and click "Continue."
  3. On the next page, click the "Create An Account" button located in the panel titled "New to The Greeley Tribune?"
  4. On the next page, enter the required information in the registration form. Be sure to use your UNC email address and type "UNC" in the address field. Click the "Create New User Account" button.
  5. Check your inbox for an email with the subject "Welcome." If it doesn't arrive in 2-3 minutes, check your spam/junk folder.
  6. Clicking on the link in the email confirms your account and returns you to the Tribune website.
  7. On the new page, click on "click here" in the panel titled "Thank You."
  8. On the next page, log in using your UNC email address and the password you chose when registering.
  9. On the next page, click "Finalize your Subscription."

Complimentary copies of the paper's print editions are available in racks around campus. If you have questions, or if you've previously purchased a digital subscription to the Tribune, please contact the newspaper's circulation department at 970-352-8089.

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