UNC Today: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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All that Jazz

The 11th annual UNC Jazz Camp July 13-18 includes several free concerts, highlighted by a special performance by the Colorado Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Garden Theater. The complete schedule of free concerts open to the public is:

  • Sunday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Concert, Frasier 90
  • Monday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Concert, Frasier 90/63 (Instrumental/Vocal)
  • Tuesday, July 15, 8 p.m.: Colorado Jazz Orchestra Concert, Garden Theater
  • Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m.: Student Small Group/Solo Concert, Frasier 90/63 (Instrumental/Vocal)
  • Thursday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Concert, Frasier 90/63 (Instrumental/Vocal)
  • Friday, July 18, 1:30 p.m.: Student Large Ensemble Concert, Garden Theater

Designed to be intensive, challenging and inspiring, the UNC Jazz Camp will be led by UNC faculty and special guests trumpeter Clay Jenkins, saxophonist Don Aliquo, trombonist Paul McKee and vocalist Julia Dollison.

Jenkins, currently teaching at the Eastman School of Music, is a member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and was formerly with the Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, and Count Basie orchestras.

Aliquo, who teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, is a former member of the Buddy Rich Big Band and has recorded with jazz bass virtuoso Rufus Reid.

McKee is a member of the faculty at Florida State University, has toured extensively with and is a former member of Woody Herman's Thundering Herd Big Band.

Dollison, currently teaching at Metropolitan State University in Denver, is a member of the acclaimed vocal group, Vertical Voices, and serves as a clinician for the Monterey Jazz Festival.

UNC jazz faculty at the camp include Dana Landry (piano), Jim White (drums), Erik Applegate (bass), Kerry Marsh (voice) Andy Dahlke (saxophone), Nat Wickham (trombone), John Adler (trumpet), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), and David Caffey (composition).

The camp for middle, high school and college students features student big bands and combos, instrumental master classes, jazz theory and listening classes and student jam sessions.

Complete jazz camp information is available at www.uncjazz.com.

For additional information or questions, contact Amy Murphy, 970-351-2394.

2012 jazz camp student

A student in UNC's 2012 Jazz Camp shows his stuff during a jam session in the Garden Theater.

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New Employees Announced

The following new employees were welcomed as members of the UNC community in June.

  • Mercy Abraham, Financial Services, Controller
  • Karen Benton, Holmes Dining Hall, Dining Service I
  • William Blevins, Athletics, Assistant Football Coach
  • Allison Costley, Holmes Dining Hall, Dining Service I
  • Jennifer Frahm, CETL, Instructional Technologist
  • Matt Langford, IM&T, Security Analyst
  • Troy Nickerson, Athletics, Head Wrestling Coach (more info)
  • Larissa Romero-Perry, Academic Support and Advising, Academic Advisor
  • Shaadi Shoubaki, Housing and Residential Education, Residence Hall Director
  • Martha Williams, Holmes Dining Hall, Dining Service II

Names, affiliations and titles provided by Human Resources.

Psychological Services Clinic Providing Summer Services

If you'd like to make changes in your personal or professional life this summer and need help, the Psychological Services Clinic is providing confidential, low-cost counseling and psychological assessment services this summer.

The cost for counseling was just reduced to only $30 for all 50-minute weekly sessions for the remainder of the summer semester. Sessions are available for individuals (adults and adolescents), couples and families.

The cost for psychological assessments begins at $400 for an assessment battery.

Services are provided by master's and doctoral students who are closely supervised by licensed mental health professionals in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology and Counselor Education and Supervision.

If you, or anyone you know (student or non-student), is interested, please contact the Psychological Services Clinic at 970 351-1645 or stop by McKee 248 for more information.

McNair Scholars to Present July 15

UNC's McNair Scholars will present the results of their recently conducted research projects during the McNair Research Colloquium 9 a.m.-1 pm. Tuesday, July 15, in Ross 1010. Each scholar will give a 10- to 12-minute oral presentation of original research, followed by a few minutes for questions. Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by as their schedules permit to support the scholars: You don't need to attend the entire colloquium. A PDF of the schedule is available on the McNair Scholars website.

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