UNC Today: Friday, September 21, 2012

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Presentation Proposals for Engaged Scholarship Symposium Due Oct. 19

Applications for presentations for the University of Northern Colorado's sixth annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Center ballrooms are due Friday, Oct. 19.

Individuals, groups and organizations from the UNC and Weld County communities involved with regional or global community-based research, partnerships, service learning projects, internships and other activities that connect academic knowledge to practice are encouraged to participate.

Poster presentations, demonstration projects, round table discussions and other formats can be used to showcase projects and initiatives, facilitate networking among participants and recognize excellence in the symposium's interactive setting.

Applications for the symposium, formerly known as Embracing Community Together, are due no later than Oct. 19. An application form and additional information about the symposium is available on the event website. Application form

Engaged Scholarship Awards
The second annual Engaged Scholarship Awards, which will include the inaugural Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research, will be presented during the symposium.

The nomination form for the awards is here.

Pre-Symposium Workshop for UNC Faculty
Lorilee Sandmann, professor of adult education at the University of Georgia and a leader in the scholarship of engagement movement for more than 15 years, will introduce UNC faculty to the scholarship of engagement movement and its relevance to their teaching and research during a pre-symposium workshop from 11a.m.-1 p.m. in the Spruce suites at the University Center.

The Engaged Scholarship Symposium is sponsored by UNC's Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership.

For more information, contact symposium coordinator Kathy Sanchez at 970-351-1775 or katherine.sanchez@unco.edu.

'Parade' Opens Nov. 1 in UNC’s Fall Performing Arts Series

The University of Northern Colorado's 2012-13 Performing Arts Series, which features students in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, continues Nov. 1 with the opening of the Tony Award-winning musical Parade.

Parade plays Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 6-10 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11 at 2 p.m. in the Norton Theatre in Gray Hall on the university campus. The production carries a PG-13 rating (contains adult language and mature themes). Free parking for Gray Hall can be accessed from 8th Avenue between 16th and 17th streets.

The rest of the series includes:

  • Queen Lear (drama) - Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre, Frasier Hall
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile (comedy-farce) - Feb. 7, 8, 13-16 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 9, 10, and 17 at 2 p.m., Norton Theatre
  • Legally Blonde (musical comedy) - March 6-9 at 7:30 p.m.; March 10 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre
  • Intimacies (2013 Spring Dance Concert) - April 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 at 2 p.m., Norton Theatre
  • A Year With Frog and Toad (musical comedy, Youth Theatre Touring Production) - April 13 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Hensel Phelps Theatre - Union Colony Civic Center
  • Medea (Greek tragedy) - May 1-4 at 7:30 p.m.; May 5 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre

For performance descriptions, locations and ticket information, visit the series' website.

A Taste of A/PASS Oct. 10

Asian/Pacific American Student Services will host the 16th Annual Taste of A/PASS from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Kohl House. Stop by to meet UNC's Asian and Pacific American students and enjoy a free buffet-style dinner featuring a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander dishes and entertainment that demonstrate the uniqueness of the different cultures within these populations.

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.

Volunteers Sought to Help with Weld Project Connect

UNC is again this year partnering with several agencies and organizations on Weld Project Connect, a community event from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Greeley's Island Grove Park that will provide on-site, one-on-one services for individuals and families who are struggling with foreclosure, job loss, health and other issues.

Volunteers are needed to help attendees navigate through the often unfamiliar services and agencies that will have booths at the event.

If you're interested in volunteering or just want some more info on the event, please plan on attending one of the following training sessions.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m., University Center, Columbine A
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. University Center, Columbine A
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., University Center, Columbine

Participation as a volunteer at the event by UNC students will be documented on a Co-Curricular Transcript under the Research and Experiential Learning category.

For more information, please visit the project's website.

Classified Position Opportunity

The following classified position opportunity is available:

  • Structural Trades II - Carpenter. Requires four years experience. Apply by Sept. 24 online or at Human Resources in Carter Hall.

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