UNC Today: Friday, March 8, 2013

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University Monitoring Weather; Information on Cancellations


  • UNC's Club Volleyball tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 9, has been canceled. (Update at 6 a.m., March 9)
  • The Focus class scheduled for Saturday, March 9, at the University Center has been canceled by the organizer. (Update at 5:08 pm., March 8)
  • The Farr Gala and the Heart of the Rockies Retreat scheduled for Saturday, March 9, at the University Center on the Greeley campus have been canceled by the events' organizers. (Update at 4:18 p.m., March 8)
  • UNC's Lowry center in Denver will be closed Saturday, March 9, due to the weather and classes will not meet. Classes will have a delayed start of 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. (Update at 3:15 p.m., March 8)

UNC's emergency preparedness team is closely monitoring weather conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for several parts of Colorado, including Weld County, and a winter storm warning for the metro-Denver area, effective from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Updated 12:50 p.m., March 8)

As a reminder, the operating status of the university over the weekend will be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. via the following methods:

  • Online: http://www.unco.edu and http://emergency.unco.edu;
  • By Phone: The inclement weather phone line, 970-351-4100;
  • Media: Closures are reported to area media, including Denver TV stations;
  • E-Alerts: Notifications of closures are sent to campus phones and computers through voice, e-mail and text messages and to subscribed cell phones through text and voice messages from UNC's Emergency Alert system. To find out how to sign up your cell phone, visit http://www.unco.edu/alerts/signup.html.

Please remember if you receive an emergency alert that the university is closed, calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the information is not necessary.

OSP to Offer Office Hours in Gunter March 14

The Office of Sponsored Programs will hold office hours in room 1070 in Gunter Hall Thursday, March 14. Arlene Hansen will be available from 1-4 p.m. to meet with faculty and staff. The primary reason for the session is to provide assistance with how to identify grant opportunities, but all questions and concerns about grants and sponsored projects are welcome.

Save the Date: UNC Distinguished Scholar Luncheon April 8

The Distinguished Scholar Luncheon honoring the 2013 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar, College Scholars and Sponsored Programs awardees will be Monday, April 8. Watch for a luncheon invitation coming soon.

Call for Presenters: 2013 Teaching and Learning Fair

CETL is accepting proposals to present at the 2013 Teaching and Learning Fair on April 9, with a deadline of Sunday, March 24. Graduate students, faculty, student affairs professionals and librarians interested in sharing their experiences, professional practices, activities or general ideas related to teaching and learning are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Guidelines for proposals, a submission form and more information about the fair, held in conjunction with Academic Excellence Week, are on the Teaching and Learning Fair website.

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.

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