UNC Today: Monday, March 25, 2013

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Use Caution When Traveling on Campus Today

UNC's snow removal crews report that some sidewalks, streets and parking lots on and around campus are icy today after the weekend snowfall and frigid overnight temperatures. Initial spreading of sand and ice-melt is focusing on areas around residence halls and parking lots. Please use caution when walking or driving.

UNC to Celebrate Cesar Chavez Week March 25-29

Four days of free activities during University of Northern Colorado's annual Cesar Chavez Week celebration begin Monday, March 25, with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, 1410 20th Street.

The luncheon will include presentations about Chavez and his historic efforts on behalf of migrant and domestic farm workers, as well as about the cultural center and its services.

All events during the week-long celebration are free and open to the public.

The rest of the week's schedule is:

Wednesday, March 27

  • Money by the Barrel: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Turner Green. A fun, interactive game that simulates what it's like to be a farm worker and not get paid much for it.
  • Struggle in the Fields Movie Night: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. A PBS documentary that chronicles the efforts of farmworkers to form a national labor union.

Thursday, March 28

Blood Drive: 12-4 p.m., University Center South Parking Lot. The Cesar Chavez Center will host a blood drive sponsored by the North Colorado Medical Center Blood Center.

Friday, March 29

United We Stand March: 4 p.m., University Center South Parking Lot to Wendy's (8th Avenue). The march is in support of the Fair Food Program, under which corporate purchasers of tomatoes have agreed to pay a premium price for those picked by Florida farm workers in order to improve farmworker wages.

Cesar Chavez Week is sponsored by M.E.Ch.A., Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, Pi Lambda Chi, Nu Alpha Kappa, La Fiesta, and LULAC.

UNC Foundation Employment Opportunity

The UNC Foundation, an independent, privately governed 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to support of the University of Northern Colorado, is accepting applications for a manager of Information Systems and Reporting.

The position will plan, direct and coordinate the database management and technology activities for the UNC Foundation.

Additional information and application instructions are available on the UNC Foundation's website.

'Ask the IRB' Workshop March 29

The Institutional Review Board will present "Ask the IRB" from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, in the banquet room in Tobey-Kendall Hall. IRB co-chairs Maria Lahman and Megan Babkes Stellino, and IRB administrator Sherry May will lead an informal, interactive session that will provide updates of regulatory requirements, as well as an opportunity to discuss any issues or problems related to expedited or exempt research protocol applications.

All faculty, staff and students who are involved in research are welcome to attend. The first 20 people to RSVP will receive a complementary lunch.

To RSVP or for more information, email Sherry May.

Call for Nominations: Presidential Prize for Leadership

All members of the university community are invited to submit nominations by April 19 for the 2013 Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership, which acknowledges and rewards undergraduate student leadership at UNC. A cash award of $600 will be made to one male and one female at the May 11 commencement ceremony.

Nomination criteria, procedures and a nominee information sheet that must be completed by the nominee are available on the Dean of Students website.

Nomination materials are due in the Dean of Students office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19.

For more information, contact Sherri Moser, 351-2824.

Reminder: Nominations for PASC Positions Due April 1

Nominations to fill positions on the Professional Administrative Staff Council for two-year terms beginning July 1 are due April 1. Exempt employees who are at least .5 FTE are eligible for nomination, and self-nominations are also accepted.

For a nomination form, guidelines and instructions, visit the PASC website or contact Deborah Borelli.

The council is an advocate and voice for exempt administrative staff to various groups and individuals such as the Board of Trustees, HR, etc. In addition, we bring fun things to campus such as the Bears Dessert Competition, Boss's Day Cinnamon Rolls, Holiday Helping Hands, etc. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved with people around campus you wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to work with.


In the March 21 UNC Today, Geoff Shrieves, who works in the Admissions Office, was inadvertently omitted from the list of nominees for the Classified Staff Council's Employee of the Year Award.

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