UNC Today: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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A Different Spring Break

Not all UNC students will spend spring break on a beach or catching up on their sleep. The School of Music's Chamber Choir has been invited to Italy for a music festival and to sing during a mass in the Vatican, and three other groups of students will perform community service activities in Utah, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

New Student Orientation Seeks First-Generation Faculty, Staff

New Student Orientation seeks faculty and staff who were first-generation undergraduate students to share their stories about their college experiences via videotaped interviews that will be used to help inspire incoming first-generation students.

The interview will include questions about your experience and you'll be welcome to share advice you have for new students and their families.

If you're interested in signing up for a 30-minute interview slot, please sign up here to find your preferred date, time and location. Sign-ups will be accepted as long as spaces are available. More details will be provided to those who sign up.

A first-generation student is one whose parents didn't complete a bachelor's degree.

If you have questions about New Student Orientation or the interviews, please contact Erin Datteri at erin.datteri@unco.edu.

UNC Professor Named President of International Special Education Organization

Robin D. Brewer, associate professor of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado, has been elected the 2014 president of the Council for Exceptional Children, an international membership organization supporting 28,000 special education professionals.

Brewer will serve as a voting member and presiding officer of the CEC board of directors as well as the leader of the Representative Assembly, which includes two representatives from each state and provincial unit, division and the student membership of CEC.

In addition, Brewer will be responsible for providing leadership for CEC's planning and programs, working with the executive director on the operation of the organizational budget, conducting and presiding over meetings of the board and the assembly, overseeing the operations of all board committee, workgroup and advisory group meetings and activities, and working closely with the executive director and board on the creation of CEC's strategic plan.

A veteran teacher, administrator and teacher-educator, Brewer has been an active member of CEC for more than two decades, and worked in a variety of volunteer leadership positions prior to being elected president.

She received her doctor of education in Special Education (behavior and severe needs emphasis) and her masters in Special Education (severe/profound needs) from the University of Northern Colorado, her bachelor of science degree in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma, and her associate of arts in Psychology from South Oklahoma Community College.

Banner, Insight, Ursa Unavailable Saturday Morning

Banner, Insight and Ursa will be unavailable from 5-10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, for scheduled network infrastructure maintenance. Other systems could be intermittently impacted during this maintenance. For more information or questions, contact Technical Support, 970-351-4357.

Team UNC Campaign Kicks Off

UNC employees make a significant investment in the university through their time, expertise and passion. By giving back through Team UNC - the annual faculty and staff fundraising campaign - you're not only providing hardworking students with the resources they need to persist in their studies, you're dramatically increasing the return on that investment.

Giving is easy.

  • Visit the UNC Foundation website and you'll find more than 850 different funds to choose from so you can be sure that your gift is going where it's most needed. And, thanks to a generous matching gift from an anonymous donor, you have two incredible ways to increase the impact of your gift:
  • Establish a new or increased continuous payroll deduction gift between March 1 and April 15 and your contribution will be matched 1:1 up to $1,000 through August.
  • All other gifts received from March 1- April 30, will receive a match of 50 cents for every $1, up to $250 for the amount received during the campaign; this includes already established payroll deduction gifts. Give $25 and see it grow to $37.50; give $100 and gain another $50 for our students!

Last year, 339 faculty and staff members contributed nearly $170,000 through Team UNC. This year's goal is increase participation to 400 donors, nearly 25 percent of UNC's total employees.

Explore the testimonials page , get to know some of the Team UNC committee members and learn about what makes them such passionate supporters of this annual campaign. Visit the Team UNC homepage if you have any questions or call the Office of Development at 970-351-1886.

Alumni Association to Host BSC Tournament Watch Party Thursday

The men's basketball team plays Northern Arizona Thursday in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Championship Tournament in Ogden, Utah. Ticket Info. If you can't make it to the game in person, join the Alumni Association at a watch party starting at 4 p.m. at the Dugout, 2509 11th Ave., Greeley. Cheer the Bears on to victory while you enjoy free food, giveaways and drink specials.

UNC's Relay for Life Seeks Participants

Registrations are now being accepted for UNC's Relay for Life, April 4-5 at the Campus Recreation Center. The event costs $10 per person to register and the goal this year is to have 70 teams spend the night walking (or running) to support the fight against cancer by raising $70,000. For more information, visit the UNC Relay for Life website.

Resource Conservation Starts with You

Using an efficient shower head and reducing your time in the shower to five minutes can save up to 4,500 gallons of water a year.

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