UNC Today: Monday, April 14, 2014

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Match Monies are Limited, Tomorrow Last Chance to Join Team UNC

When UNC employees take action, the community at large takes notice. Major donors and philanthropic organizations see Team UNC standing in support of our students and programs, and they know beyond a doubt that the on-campus causes we hold dear are a wise investment.

So far, 390 faculty and staff members have already taken advantage of Team UNC's generous matching gift funds, maximizing the impact of their gifts. Team UNC wants to help amplify your statement of support for UNC too, but these funds are only available through the end of the campaign on April 15. Tomorrow is your last chance to take part.

Please visit the Team UNC website for answers to any questions you may have and make your gift today.

Help send a message to all of UNC's supporters, a message that will reverberate throughout the coming year: "We stand behind the work we do. You should too. Come, join our team."

Annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival Starts April 24

The 44th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival April 24-26 will bring together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians and over 250 college, high school and middle school jazz bands from across the country for main stage concerts, free after-hours sessions, daytime performances and educational workshop sessions.

This year's main-stage performances starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center will include:

  • Thursday, April 24: Grammy award-winning a cappella group the Swingle Singers and the Northern Colorado Voices
  • Friday, April 25: Wayne Shorter Quartet, featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, followed by the Jazz Festival All Star Big Band (sold out)
  • Saturday, April 26: Jazz band virtuoso Christian McBride, joined by UNC Jazz Band I, plus a tribute to Ray Brown featuring special guest artists Jeff Hamilton, Larry Fuller and Christoph Luty

Tickets for main-stage performances are available through the Union Colony Civic Center box office, 701 10th Ave., by calling 970-356-5000 or at www.ucstars.com.

For more information about the main-stage performers, daytime performances by school groups and free after-hours performances by UNC jazz faculty and students, visit the festival's website.

Hydrofracturing Task Force Hosts Mineral Resources Inc.

The UNC Hydrofracturing Task Force will host an informative presentation by representatives of Mineral Resources Inc., a local oil and natural gas producer. MRI is the lessee of the mineral rights under UNC property. Company representatives will discuss the process of hydraulic fracturing (commonly called "fracking") and their plans to develop the South Greeley Directional site at 27th Avenue & 30th Street and the Midtown Directional site at 401 17th Street. Please join us in Kepner 40 (the Coors Presentation Room), from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16. For more information, please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UNCHydrofracturing or email uncohftf@gmail.com.

Undergrad Presidential Prizes for Leadership Include $1,000 Award

All members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership, which acknowledges and rewards undergraduate student leadership at UNC. A cash award of $1,000 will be made to one male and one female at the May 10 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 18.

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

LAC Coffee and Core Conversations Continue April 15

The LAC Task Force's "Coffee and Core Conversations" - one-hour sessions (coffee and light refreshments provided) for members of the campus community to share perceptions of and aspirations for general education at UNC - continue next week. The schedule for April sessions is:

  • April 15, 9-10 a.m., Kepner 2035. Facilitators: Travis Boyce, Nancy Matchett
  • April 16, 3-4 p.m., Gunter 1120. Facilitators: Travis Boyce, Joe Elkins
  • April 17, 3-4 p.m., Frasier 26. Facilitators: Travis Boyce, Tom Smith

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 to Host Holocaust Observance Events April 21-27

Greeley's Holocaust Memorial Observance April 21-27 includes several events on the UNC campus, including a Holocaust Literature Read-In, the International Film Series showing of The Passenger and the observance's featured speaker, Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin.

The schedule of events on campus includes:

Holocaust Literature Read-In

Take turns reading portions of Holocaust related books or poems from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 21 in Michener Library (west alcove, first floor). Bring your own books or choose from ones displayed at the library.

Reading of the Litany of the Martyrs

Victims of the Holocaust will be honored and remembered in this traditional reading of their names from 11 a.m.-2p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the University Center's Fireside Lounge.

Featured Guest Speaker

Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin will share her story at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Pikes Peak Ballroom of the University Center. Only ten years old when Hitler invaded Poland, Estelle and her family soon found themselves in the Warsaw Ghetto. Her harrowing experience is a testament to her indominable spirit and fierce determination to remain loving and compassionate even in the face of unimaginable evil.

Film: The Passenger

UNC's International Film Series will host a showing of The Passenger at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library. The film portrays a German woman on a ship coming back from Europe who notices the face of another woman, which brings back recollections of the past. As she tells her husband that the woman was an overseer in Auschwitz during the war, her vision of the past is shown and then the actual events.

All events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the UNC lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

For the full list of Holocaust Observance Week events at UNC and Greeley, visit the Greeley Holocaust Memorial Observance website.

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