UNC Today: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Director to Present after IFS Film Tonight

Deborah Scranton, award-winning director of Earth Made of Glass, the initial film in the International Film Series' fall schedule, will present and answer audience questions after tonight's free 6:30 p.m. screening of the film in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium.

Scranton's film about the 1994 mass murders in Rwanda and the journey a man pursues to discover the truth about his father's murder earned a 2012 Peabody Award.

At 8 p.m., Scranton will present "Who Controls the Narrative about Political Events" and take audience questions.

Scranton's 2006 film The War Tapes won the Best International Documentary Award at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards.

The screening and Scranton's appearance is co-sponsored by the Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series, and is free and open to the public.

UNC’s Sunset Jazz Artist Series Kicks Off with Guest Artist Peter Bernstein

Guitarist Peter Bernstein will appear with the University of Northern Colorado's Jazz Faculty Quartet at this season's first installment of the Sunset Jazz Artist Concert Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Panorama room in the University Center, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Avenue.

Admission is $10 for the general public, free for UNC students and faculty/staff with ID and $7 for non-UNC students or faculty/staff with ID and seniors. Tickets are available at the door only; reservations are not necessary. Free parking is available in lots adjacent to the University Center.

Bernstein has been praised by guitar legend Jim Hall as "one of the most impressive young guitarists," and has been part of the jazz scene both in New York and abroad since 1989.

As a celebrated performer and recording artist, Bernstein has played with legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb (Cobb's Mob), pianist Brad Mehldau, organist Larry Goldings, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Rhyne, drummer Bill Stewart, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Nicholas Payton, Lee Konitz, Tom Harrell, John Scofield, Eric Alexander, Lou Donaldson, and Larry Grenadier.

Bernstein teaches at New York University, and has served on the faculties at the Julliard School, Berklee College of Music, North Texas State University, the New School Jazz Program and the Jazz Conservatory in Amsterdam.

Recognized in both the readers' and critics' polls in Downbeat Magazine for the past three years, he continues to hone his style through writing and performing and has developed a distinctive and unforgettable guitar sound that is all his own.

Bernstein will be joined by UNC Jazz Faculty Quartet members Dana Landry, Erik Applegate, Jim White and Steve Kovalcheck.

In addition to the performance, Bernstein will conduct a free Sunset Jazz Artist Clinic at 3 p.m. in room 63 of Frasier Hall, intersection of 9th Avenue and 17th Street.

The Sunset Jazz Artist Concert Series is presented by the UNC Jazz Studies Program and is
supported by the UNC student chapter of the Jazz Education Network.

For more information, visit www.uncjazz.com.

Access to UC Remains Available during Entrance Upgrade

Access to the University Center via the upper entrance on the north side of the building remains available during the nine-week remodeling project that began Sept. 10. The project will to improve pedestrian safety and building aesthetics at the entrance.

During the last two weeks of the project, disabled access to that side of the building will be through the lower entrance only.

The loss of parking spaces in the A-2 parking lot should be minimal; the contractor will be using part of the driveway as the staging area.

Although every effort is being made to minimize the project's impact on students, faculty, staff and visitors, the project will be noisy at times and may cause some minor but temporary disruptions to the building's operations.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Interim UC Director Jay Dinges, 351- 1307.

Volunteers Needed for Waste Not Food Program

Volunteers are needed for the Waste Not Food program, a collaboration of the School of Teacher Education and Dining Services, to package and deliver leftover food from UNC's dining halls to the Salvation Army of Greeley and the Guadalupe Shelter every evening, seven days a week.

Current needs are for one team leader and two to three helpers at each dining hall. The leader is responsible for picking up packaging supplies at McKee 216 the day of their assignment to take them to the dining hall. The leader then guides helpers in packaging the food, drives it to the appropriate drop-off location and then returns any unused or newly cleaned packaging supplies returned by the drop-off locations to McKee 216 the next day. Hands-on leader training is provided.

Groups that wish to volunteer choose one night per week during a semester to provide the leader and helpers at a particular dining hall or both halls depending on the size of the group. Individuals who would like to join can sign themselves up for a night or nights.

For more information or to schedule leader training, please contact Lynette Kerrigan at lynette.kerrigan@unco.edu.

To volunteer, use these links:

Help Celebrate Fifth Annual Dearfield Day Sept. 22

The fifth annual Dearfield Day celebration and 5K run is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the once-thriving black agricultural community 30 miles east of Greeley on U.S. 34.

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with an informal program, followed by walking tours led by University of Northern Colorado archaeologists and members of the Dearfield Preservation Committee.

The 5K "Ghost Town Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and culminates with an awards ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Registration on race day is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, lawn chairs, games and umbrellas or shade canopies. Food and drink vendors will be on site starting at 11 a.m.

Recent archaeological excavations at Dearfield and research of historic documents at UNC have revealed new information about life in the historic town.

For more information, visit the Dearfield Dream Project website.

Correction to Greeley Philharmonic Ticket Offer Letter

A letter sent recently to faculty and staff that can be presented for two free tickets to one upcoming performance by the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra contained an incorrect date for the "Music and Art" performance. The correct date is Friday, Sept. 21.

Also, don't forget that your UNC Card is good for $5 off the regular price of any GPO performance this season.

For a schedule of performances and more information, visit the GPO website.

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