UNC Today: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Grad's Group Nominated for Two Grammys

When she enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado, Neyla Pekarek dreamed of acting on Broadway stages. Today, the 2010 graduate is living a different dream as a member of the Grammy-nominated group The Lumineers and performing on stages around the world. Continue Reading

2013 Assessment Fair Slated for Feb. 26

The University Assessment Council and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning will host the 2013 Assessment Fair from 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 26, in the University Center's Panorama room. The fair will include presentations from faculty and staff and a luncheon featuring a presentation by Provost Robbyn Wacker on the importance of assessment for improvement at UNC.

Register for the luncheon by Monday, Feb. 18, by contacting CETL, 351-2885.

For more information, contact Kim Black, 351-1102. A complete schedule will be available on the Assessment website by Feb. 11.

'Blood Buddies' Blood Drive Underway

UNC and the 2013 Leadership Weld County program are partnering to offer two "Blood Buddies" blood drives on campus this semester. The first will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the University Center's B parking lot (lower lot, south side). Choose a buddy (friend or family member) and make an appointment to visit the bloodmobile, or if none of the times fit your schedule, donate blood at the Blood Donor Center at Northern Colorado Medical Center (1801 16th St.).

Everyone who donates at either place in February will receive a free BOGO coupon from UNC Dining Services.

The bloodmobile will be back from noon-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the service drive south of Turner Hall and west of Holmes Dining Hall.

For more information, contact Larissa Romero-Perry, 970-351-3475.

Free Youth Girls Sports Clinic Feb. 7

As part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, UNC Athletics and Campus Recreation will host a free youth sports clinic for girls in eighth grade and under from 5-6:30 p.m Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Campus Recreation Center.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the women's basketball game at 7 p.m.

For more information, email Terry Anderson.

Student Speaker Sought for Undergrad Commencement

The Dean of Students office is looking for a student speaker to represent the class of 2013 at the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 11. If you know any students who'll be graduating with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, were involved in campus life and who would be interested in sharing their thoughts, encourage them to pick up application materials in the Dean of Students Office on the third floor of the University Center or download them from the DOS website.

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Contact Sherri Moser, 351-2824 for more information.

Spring Schulze Speaker Series Begins Feb. 6 with Earthquake Expert

The spring semester Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Education Speaker Series begins Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Panorama room when earthquake expert Roger Bilham, presents "Earthquake, Landslide and Flood in Mile-High Kashmir: GPS, Seismology and Politics in Present Day Kashmir."

Bilham is a professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado - Boulder, where he also is a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. He's coauthor of After the Earth Quakes: Elastic Rebound on an Urban Planet."

The rest of the series includes:

  • Marshall Chasin, director of Auditory Research at the Musicians' Clinic of Canada in Toronto, will present "Deaf Leopard - Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians" at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).
  • Kris Chesky, associate professor of Music and director of Education and Research at the University of North Texas Center for Music and Medicine, will present "EAResponsibility for Hearing Loss Prevention Among Musicians" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Gunter Hall auditorium (room 1720).
  • Alvin Lucier, composer and professor emeritus of Music at Wesleyan University, will present a pre-concert talk, "Music and Sound: A Life of Exploration" at 7 p.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

All presentations are free and open to the public.

The speaker series is sponsored by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.

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