UNC Today: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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Schulze Speaker Series Continues March 11

The spring semester Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Education Speaker Series continues Monday, March 11, when Kris Chesky, associate professor of Music and director of Education and Research at the University of North Texas Center for Music and Medicine, presents "EAResponsibility for Hearing Loss Prevention Among Musicians" at 7 p.m. in the Gunter Hall auditorium (room 1720).

Chesky's informative and thought-stimulating lecture is relevant to all types of musicians. As part of the series' "Hear the Music for a Lifetime" theme, the presentation is co-sponsored by UNC's Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences program and the School Of Music, and is free and open to the public.

The series concludes Thursday, March 28, when Alvin Lucier, composer and professor emeritus of Music at Wesleyan University, presents a pre-concert talk, "Music and Sound: A Life of Exploration" at 7 p.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

The presentation and concert are co-sponsored by the School of Music and the College of Performing and Visual Arts.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

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

Proposals for FRPB New Project Program Due March 15

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites faculty members who hold at least a .50 FTE appointment to submit proposals for the FRPB New Project Program, with a deadline of Wednesday, March 15.

Formerly referred to as "Small Grants Program," the New Project Program supports the initiation of new research and creative projects. Priority is given to junior faculty who are initiating research projects.

Each NPP grant will be limited to a maximum award of $2,500.

The deadline for spring proposals is Friday, March 15. Proposal guidelines and forms are available at http://www.unco.edu/osp/funding/internal/npp.html.

For more information, contact Sherry May at 351-1910 or sherry.may@unco.edu.

Safe Zone Training Offered for Faculty, Staff

The GLBTA Resource Office seeks faculty and staff to help grow a visible and supportive campus network of allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities by participating in the office's Safe Zone training session from 9 a.m.-noon April 25.

The training informs participants about issues surrounding the GLBTQ communities and how they can be supportive allies.

To register for a training session and find out the location, email the GLBTA office.

Fall 2013 Advising PINs Now Available

PINs for the fall 2013 semester are now available for advising. 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).

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

'Legally Blonde' Pre-Performance Reception Canceled

The Alumni Association's reception Thursday, March 7, in Carter Hall for the cast, director and others involved in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance's production of Legally Blonde, has been canceled.

Dining Services Featured Item: Chicken Dumpling Soup

The dumplings were always UNC Executive Chef Aran Essig's part of his grandmother's chicken soup. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form.

See this week's menus.

CEBS Diversity Lecture Series: 'Mexican American College Men: Perceptions of Mental Health Services'

All members of the university community are invited to a brown bag lunch presentation by Jesse Valdez, a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program, about the cultural importance of understanding Latino/a students in higher education through the concepts of familismo and caballerismo from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in McKee 282.

In "Mexican American College Men: Perceptions of Mental Health Services," Valdez will also explore the implications for a Hispanic-serving institution of these sorts of cultural beliefs and expectations.

The presentation is sponsored by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences' Diversity and Equity Committee and is free.

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