UNC Today: Friday, March 14, 2014

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Bears Edge NAU 62-60, Advance in BSC Tournament

UNC's men's basketball team edged Northern Arizona 62-60 yesterday (March 13) to advance to tonight's Big Sky Conference Championships semi-finals, where they'll play No. 1 seed and tournament host Weber State at 7 p.m. in Ogden, Utah.

The Alumni Association will host another watch party at the Dugout, 2509 11th Ave., Greeley, with free food, giveaways and drink specials.

The game will be streamed live by America One Sports.

More about yesterday's game is on the UNC Athletics website. Go Bears!

Save the Date: Coffee and Core Conversations

The LAC Task Force will host a series of "Coffee and Core Conversations" for members of the campus community to share perceptions of and aspirations for general education at UNC. Six one-hour sessions will be offered in March and April (coffee and light refreshments provided).

A complete schedule and a copy of early findings from an evaluation of the Liberal Arts Core are available here.

For more information, contact Travis Boyce, Joe Elkins, Nancy Matchett, or Tom Smith.

UNC Student’s Company Named Finalist in Another Competition for Startups

UNC freshman Raj Reddy, already a finalist in the Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge, has been named one of five finalists in the first-ever University Startup Challenge that's part of the seventh annual Angel Capital Summit March 18-19 in Denver.

Reddy's company, Omirown Entertainment, develops games for mobile smartphones.

The winner of the Denver event will receive small business development and accounting services, and servers and digital storage, and will be eligible to receive offers from potential investors attending the summit.

In the March 25 MCB competition, Reddy will compete against four other finalists for a first-place prize of $25,000 and business incubator services from UNC BizHub, the university's new business incubator.

The Entrepreneurial Challenge will be broadcast as a television program at 9:30 p.m. March 29 on KTVD Channel 20 and later streamed on 9News.com.

Position Opportunity

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations has an opening for an Alumni Relations Assistant. This exempt position is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Office of Alumni Relations and the administrative aspects of the department and its staff.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of highly responsible administrative support in an office environment; experience providing a high level of service to constituents or customers and proficiency in tracking budgets and keeping records.

To learn more about this exempt position or to apply, go to http://careers.unco.edu.

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.

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

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.

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