UNC Today: Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Film Series Starts Season with ‘Honor Flight’, Veterans Panel Discussion

The University of Northern Colorado's International Film Series will celebrate the start of its fall schedule with a special free showing of the documentary film Honor Flight at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, followed by a panel discussion featuring World War II and Korean War veterans who are members of the local Honor Flight chapter.

The 2012 documentary follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local World War II veteran to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor.

More than 1,000 World War II veterans die every day in the U.S. The panel discussion provides an opportunity to hear the recollections of some of the "Greatest Generation" who live in our community.

The event in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library is open to the public and free, courtesy of UNC's chapter of Student Veterans of America. Tickets are available only at the door.

The rest of the series is:

  • Blancanieves (Spain, 2012): Oct. 2, 7 p.m.; Oct. 3, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Amour (Germany, 2012): Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Spain, 2006): Oct. 30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • The Devil's Backbone (Spain, 2001): Oct. 31, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Moonrise Kingdom (U.S., 2012): Nov. 13, 7 p.m.; Nov. 14, 7 and 9:15 p.m.

Unless stated otherwise, admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets are available only at the screening. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

All films are shown in Lindou Auditorium. Non-English language films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.

Map-Works Student Success and Early Alert Tool Available

The fall student transition survey that's part of MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible) will be launched Sept.10-Oct. 1. Grounded in student development theory and using tested and proven algorithms to identify students who may be at-risk, Map-Works empowers faculty and staff to positively impact student success and retention and also educates students about transition-to-college issues. For information or to join in system utilization, contact Sherri Frye, 351-3765.

UNC Writing Center Now Open

UNC's Writing Center is a free service for enrolled students, faculty and staff. Representatives from the center are available to visit classes and present a brief introduction of the services offered, which include free and confidential tutoring assistance for all writing, professional writing assistance from faculty and teaching assistants and useful handouts covering almost every writing concern.

To schedule a presentation in a class, email Crystal Brothe, providing three days advance notice to facilitate scheduling.

Faculty can also refer students directly to the center, which is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday in Ross 1230. Learn more about the Writing Center at its website.

Call for Proposals: Fall Provost Awards for Travel

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites full-time faculty to submit proposals for Provost Awards for Travel. The fall deadline is Friday, Sept. 13. Note that the maximum travel award is $5,000 and on collaborative projects, multiple recipients of a single award will split the funds. Proposal guidelines and forms are available on the FRPB website. For more information, contact Sherry May, 351-1910.

UNC PD Chief Offers Safety Tips for New School Year

UNC Police Chief Dennis Pumphrey addresses safety, offers tips and answers reader questions on "The Chief's Corner" web page. In his latest installment, he reminds the campus community of some basic safety practices to be aware of as the new academic year begins. Check out what The Chief has to say here.

Bears Baseball Youth Skills Camp Discounted for Employees

Children of UNC employees will receive a 25 percent discount off the $140 regular price for the UNC Bears baseball skills camp being offered for youth ages 10-14 four Sundays in September beginning Sept. 8.

Sessions with Bears coaching staff will run from noon-3 p.m. at Jackson Field. More information is on Athletics' website, but contact Patrick Perry, 970-351-1203 to reserve a spot and receive the discount.

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