UNC Today: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Annual UNC Neighborhood Clean-Up Saturday to Include Celebratory Tree Planting

The annual Bears Pay It Forward neighborhood clean-up Saturday, April 27, will include a joint celebration of Arbor Day with the city of Greeley and planting of several trees in honor of UNC's inaugural designation as a Tree Campus USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

The Arbor Day celebration will begin at 10 a.m. south of Frasier Hall near the intersection of 10th Avenue and 17th Street. Attendees will receive seedlings, and refreshments will be provided by the city's Forestry Program.

Tree Campus USA designation is given to campuses with effective forest management that engages students and staff in conservation goals.

During the Bears Pay It Forward from 9 a.m.-noon, community members and UNC students, faculty and staff will work together to clean up some of the more neglected areas in Greeley neighborhoods. Community partners will supply the tools (rakes, hoes, hoses, trash bags and gloves). Lunch will be provided for everyone who participates.

To sign up for the event, go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0E4CAFA92BA20-bears.

PVA to Recognize Four Retirees

The College of Performing and Visual Arts invites the campus community to help recognize four retirees at a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Frasier 90. The four retirees are: Connie Bethards, School of Art and Design; Richard Fuchs, School of Music; Lesley Manring, School of Music; and Dennis Morimoto, School of Art and Design.

OSP to Hold Office Hours in Ross, Candelaria This Week

The Office of Sponsored Programs will hold office hours in Ross 2570 Wednesday, April 24, from 1-4 p.m. and in Candelaria 1100 Thursday, April 25, from 1-4 p.m. The focus of Wednesday's session will be budgets and post-award issues,and Thursday's focus will be pre-award issues, but all questions related to sponsored programs are welcome.

Mona Castor will be available for faculty and staff Wednesday and Arlene Hansen will be available Thursday.

Academic Excellence Awards Announced

Provost Robbyn Wacker has announced this year's Academic Excellence Awards recipients, who will be recognized at the annual Academic Excellence Reception from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the University Center Panorama room. Presentations will begin around 3:30 p.m. RSVPs are not required for the reception, which is open to all faculty and staff. The recipients are:

  • Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate Education: Robert Heiny, Mathematical Sciences (More Info)
  • Teaching Excellence in Graduate Education: Priscilla Falcon, Hispanic Studies (More Info)
  • Excellence in Faculty Service: Richard Schwenz, Chemistry and Biochemistry (More Info)
  • Excellence in Faculty Advisement: Robert Reinsvold, Biological Sciences (More Info)
  • School/Program Excellence in Service: School of Theatre Arts and Dance (More Info)
  • Excellence through Performance Assessment: Tutoring Services (More Info)

Criteria for the awards include a thorough knowledge of the academic or professional field, ability to communicate that knowledge in an effective and organized manner, ability to create a positive learning environment, demonstration of respect and concern for students, ability to inspire enthusiasm for learning and high expectations for students' performance.

RSVP Quilt Raffle Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program's annual Quilt Raffle are available for purchase now through May 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the RSVP office in Brown Hall.

Tickets to win the queen-size quilt made by RSVP volunteers cost $1 each, 6 for $5, 12 for $10, 18 for $15 and 24 for $20. Cash or check only.

Proceeds benefit RSVP services.

Open Forum on IT Security

Information Management and Technology will host an open form about IT security from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. Stop by to ask your questions about smartphone security, sensitive information handling, data that's considered sensitive, Facebook and Twitter security, or any other IT security-related issues. Bring your own lunch

Dining Services Featured Item: Risotto

Risotto's versatility is attractive to chefs in many different styles of restaurants. By adding various vegetables, meats, cheeses, and fruits, the basic recipe can be turned into hundreds of new and exciting entrées. Risotto also has a long and interesting history in Italian cuisine. 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.

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