UNC Today: Friday, February 22, 2013

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Purchasing/Contract Office to Host Vendor Show

The Purchasing and Contracts Department will host its second annual UNC Vendor Show from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the University Center ballrooms. Open to all UNC employees, the show will include representatives from more than 30 vendors, short training sessions every 30 minutes between 9 and 11:45 a.m., dedicated exhibit hall time from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., lots of giveaways, free chair massages and a light lunch.

Free parking will be available in the UC north lots.

For more information, contact Cindy Vetter, 970-351-2821.

Women's Basketball Wins Ninth Straight, Hosts Southern Utah Feb. 23

The UNC women's basketball team won their ninth straight game last night with a 44-41 victory against North Dakota in Grand Forks and are tied with Montana for first place in the Big Sky Conference. Welcome the Bears home Saturday, Feb. 23, when they begin a crucial three-game home stand by hosting Southern Utah at 2:05 p.m. in Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Continue Reading.

Information about Building Addresses on Campus

When publicizing an on-campus event or co-sponsoring one with an off-campus entity that's helping with the publicity, make sure that the correct information for the event's location is used and not UNC's mailing/shipping address (501 20th St.), which sometimes shows up in online search results.

Because some campus buildings' locations make seeing (or even assigning) a street address difficult, use UNC's new online map to locate the nearest major intersection to a building.

For example, Michener Library uses "14th Ave. & 20th St." to describe its general location. Be sure to activate the map's building and street name layers by clicking on them in the Layers menu. If you want to locate the name of the nearest parking lot, also click on the parking lot layer.

Plans for updated building signs on campus include their street addresses.

UNC@UCCC Music Series Continues Feb. 26-27 with Choir, Jazz Band Concerts

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music's popular UNC@UCCC Music Series continues Feb. 26 and 27 with performances by the school's choirs and jazz bands at Greeley's Union Colony Civic Center.

University Choirs take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a concert by Jazz Lab Bands starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

The rest of the series, which features the school's top jazz groups, choirs, bands and orchestras performing world-class music in the world-class setting of the UCCC, is:

  • April 1: University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 2: Vocal Jazz, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, and are available at the UNC Performing Arts Box Office at 970-351-2200 or at the UCCC box office (701 10th Ave.), 970-356-5000 or http://ucstars.com.

Call for Nominations: M. Lucile Harrison Award

Provost Robbyn Wacker is accepting nominations for the M. Lucile Harrison Award, UNC's highest honor for faculty. The award, which will be presented at spring commencement, recognizes a faculty member with a long career of professional excellence.

Nominations are due in the Provost's office by Monday, March 4, and should include a nomination letter, two additional letters of support and a vita. Electronic submissions can be sent to the Office of the Provost.

More information, including criteria, a list of past recipients and complete instructions for submitting a nomination, are on the Provost's Office website.

International Ambassador Program Seeks Volunteers

The Center for International Education is looking for faculty and staff interested in joining its International Ambassadors Program by volunteering to help UNC international graduate students adjust to living in the United States.

The International Ambassador Program focuses on creating a mutual learning opportunity between Americans and international students. Ambassadors help international students' adjustment to living in the United States by providing both support and friendship through correspondence that begins even before international students arrive on campus.

In return, international students have the opportunity to share their unique cultures, experiences and perspectives with their domestic mentors. Through this collaboration, both mentors and international students enhance their intercultural communication, leadership and global awareness skills.

If you're interested in making a difference and becoming a part of the International Ambassador Program, please complete this application on the CIE website and return it to cie@unco.edu.

Defenses of Dissertations and Doctoral Capstone Projects, Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations, defenses of doctoral capstone projects and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

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