UNC Today: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Self-Guided Tree Tours Debut

UNC will celebrate its ongoing status as a Tree Campus USA and the recent national accreditation of its arboretum with a celebration that will include the official opening of three self-guided tours of campus trees. Continue Reading

Advice for New UNC Grads Sought Via Interactive Social Media Campaign

If you could offer UNC graduates one piece of advice, what would it be? The Alumni Association has launched an interactive Facebook campaign to give members of the university community a venue to share their words of wisdom with our newest generation of alumni.

#Bear2Bear runs through Friday. Visit the UNCAA Facebook page to make your own contribution, tag colleagues who may be interested in participating and see what others have shared. #GoBears!

Questions about the campaign can be directed to dan.rosplock@unco.edu.

MCB to Offer MBA Info Session April 29

The Monfort College of Business will host an informational session about its new master of Business Administration program from 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Kepner 2040. The session is open to anyone. Director of MBA Studies Cris de la Torre will lead the discussion and answer questions about the program, which starts fall semester.

Beverages and light food will be served and an RSVP is requested, but not required, by contacting Mary Wilson, 970-351-2765.

More information about the MBA program is available at http://mcb.unco.edu/programs/mba/.

Latino Students to Discuss Their UNC Experiences May 1

The CEBS Diversity and Equity Committee Spring Brown Bags Series continues from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Candelaria 1375 with "Latina/o Students' Experiences of Success at UNC and Beyond."

The session will be an opportunity for faculty, student affairs professionals and other staff to learn from the experiences of underrepresented Latina/o college students in a predominantly white campus and environment. Discussion will include challenges these students have encountered at UNC, how they have managed them and become successful academically and professionally.

Consistent with the CEBS Diversity and Equity Framework, this event, which is co-sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, is designed to increase diversity awareness and help us work towards greater equity and social justice in our university campus and the communities we serve.

For additional information about the session and the presenters, visit the CEBS website.

Few Seats Remain to Hear Social Media Expert

Viveka von Rosen, considered one of the top social media influencers by Forbes, will speak at UNC Bizhub Thursday, April 24, about news tools on LinkedIn that can generate business leads.

A few seats remain for the working lunch from noon to 1 p.m. at the center, 807 17th St., Suite D. For more details, including registering for the free event, visit the Bizhub website.

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.

State Economist to Discuss Colorado's Economy

Jason Schrock, chief economist for the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting, will discuss the state of Colorado's economy - where it has been recently and where it is headed - from 4:40-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library. A 15-minute question-and-answer period will follow. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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