UNC Today: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Alumni Campus Employees Group Organized

Alumni Relations, after consulting with members of PASC, CSC and Faculty Senate, has established the Alumni Campus Employees group - ACEs - to provide a forum for the more than 300 current employees who are also alumni to get to know each other away from their offices via events that will include social outings, family events and professional development opportunities.

Details about the first ACEs event, currently scheduled for May, will be made available in the coming weeks. To get connected to other ACEs around campus, be sure to join the official Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNCBearsACEs.

If you have questions, please contact Matt Brinton (BS-05) at matthew.brinton@unco.edu.

Reminder: RSVPs for Distinguished Scholar Luncheon Due March 27

RSVPs for the Distinguished Scholar Luncheon are due Thursday, March 27. The Luncheon will be held Monday, April 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Panorama room in the University Center. Call the Office of Sponsored Programs at 351-1907 to RSVP.

Team UNC Helps Employee Gifts Go Further Through April 30

The mission of Team UNC - the university's annual faculty and staff giving campaign - is to help you identify the best way to support your favorite on-campus causes and provide special opportunities to maximize the impact of your support. There are more than 850 funds to help you target your resources and contributions made by April 30 are eligible for a matching gift thanks to a generous anonymous donor.

With the campaign nearly half-way complete, 308 employees have already made their pledge! The finish line is fast approaching, so join the team and make your gift today.

The sooner you give, the further your funds will go.

For more information, visit the Team UNC website or contact christina.nichols@unco.edu

Women's History Month at UNC Concludes Monday with Presentation by Renowned Social Theorist

The University of Northern Colorado's celebration of Women's History Month concludes March 31 with a presentation by a social theorist internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education.

The presentation by author, educator, filmmaker and social theorist Jackson Katz at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms, 2101 10th Ave. is free and open to the public.

Katz has long been recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. He's the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, a candid look at the cultural factors that lend themselves to tolerance of abuse and violence against women.

He co-founded Mentors in Violence Prevention, a program that has worked with thousands of high school and college-aged men to prevent violence against women, and he's the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Katz, who was the first man to minor in women's studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, earned a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Bernadette Cordova, 970-351-2941.

UNC Music Festival to Feature Latin Grammy-Nominated Composer

Latin Grammy-nominated composer Gabriela Ortiz will visit Colorado for the first time as the featured guest composer for the sixth annual Open Space Festival of New Music, March 27-28 at the University of Northern Colorado.

Ortiz will perform with UNC faculty and students during a concert featuring her music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall, 800 17th St.

The concert will include the premiere of a new set of songs that she composed specifically for UNC soprano and doctoral student Juanita Ulloa.

A pre-concert lecture by Oritz, part of UNC's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series, begins at 7 p.m. in Milne Auditorium.

Ortiz was commissioned by Assistant Professor Paul Elwood and the UNC School of Music to compose the new songs titled Canciones de Agua (Songs of Water) for Ulloa. The music is set to poetry by Mexican and South American poets Octavio Paz, Jose Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. Additional Ortiz works will be performed by UNC voice faculty, including mezzo-soprano Melissa Malde and doctoral saxophone student Mark Pipes.

Both events, as well as the festival's other events, are open to the public free of charge. The festival is sponsored by the UNC School of Music and a grant from the Schulze Speaker Series Fund.

In 2013, Ortiz, from Mexico City, received her first nomination for a Latin Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition as well as the premiere of her first opera in multimedia style titled Unicamente la Verdad (Only the Truth). Her compositions are played worldwide, and she has written commissions for Dawn Upshaw, Kronos Quartet and many others.

Ortiz trains, writes and teaches composition and has a global background in music studies ranging from Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and Mexico City's National Conservatory to the University of London, where she earned her Ph.D.

Her parents were folk musicians from the famed Latin American group Los Folkloristas. Ortiz taught at Indiana University in the United States, and currently teaches at, the National Autonomous University in Mexico City.

The festival will conclude with a concert in Milne Auditorium featuring the winners from the Call for Scores Competition.

Building and parking lot locations are available at http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m. Before then, parking permits can be purchased at automated dispensers located at lot entrances.

A complete schedule of events is at http://www.unco.edu/arts/music/openspace/default.html.

Fall Semester Advising PINs Now Available

Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) for the fall semester are now available for advising. Fall semester registration opens April 7. Faculty and advisors can access an individual student PIN via Banner Self-Service (Faculty & Advisors, Student Information Menu, Advisee Listing), or a group report of PINs for majors can be found through Insight (Production, Academic View, Advising tab, ACD029 PIN lists). Make sure to select the current term when running the report.

If there is no PIN for a student, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-2231 so a PIN can be assigned. PINs must be given to students by an academic advisor upon completion of advising.

Upcoming Deadlines for Nominations, Proposals, Applications, RSVPs

Resource Conservation Starts with You

You can recycle old cell phones and empty laserjet and inkjet cartridges (and support the Classified Staff Council) at the campus locations listed on the CSC website.

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