UNC Today: Friday, September 7, 2012

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Volcanic Vacations

UNC Professor of Earth Sciences Steven Anderson, an internationally renowned volcanologist, shares a first-hand account and photos from his summer "vacation" to a remote part of Russia where the active volcanoes, bears and mosquitoes made for a memorable experience. Continue Reading

Campaign Restrictions for State Employees

As the 2012 election nears, keep in mind that Colorado law prohibits state employees from using university resources to endorse or oppose an issue or candidate. Under the Colorado Fair Campaign Practice Act, state employees may not campaign while on the job, take a position on behalf of the university or any part of it, or use the university's infrastructure including phone, fax and e-mail to express political views.

Employees are free to campaign on their own time and expense.

Again, be sure that your views are not represented as the university's or any part of it.

To discuss further the statute or its requirements, please contact Dan Satriana, vice president and General Counsel, at daniel.satriana@unco.edu.

UNC PD Bike Auction Rescheduled for Sept. 28

The UNC Police Department's annual auction of abandoned bicycles will be held rain or shine beginning at noon Friday, Sept. 28, on the northwest corner of B Lot. Bikes will be available for viewing beginning at 10:30 a.m. The auction is open to all members of the university community and the general public.

Bikes will be sold to the highest bidder.

For more information, call 351-2245.

Insight Reporting Portal to be Improved

The Insight reporting portal will undergo a change Saturday, Sept. 8, to feature a fresh-looking page that no longer requires you to log into Ursa and then re-authenticate to Insight. Instead, you'll go to the Insight public page at insight.unco.edu and sign on there to get to your individual views. Additional information, including a screen shot of what you'll see and new features, is available in this PDF.

Alumni and Friends Bear Garden Tailgate Saturday

Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a blue and gold celebration at the Alumni and Friends Bear Garden Tailgate prior to the Bears home football opener against Colorado Mesa Saturday, Sept. 8. Admission is free. Traditional tailgate concessions and beverages will be available for purchase, and entertainment will be provided by UNC Student Radio. Activities will include special giveaways and more. For more information and ticket purchase information, visit the Alumni Association website.

RSVP Bake Sale Sept. 10

RSVP will sell homemade baked goods from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 10, at the University Center. Cash, check, credit card and UNC Cards are accepted. Proceeds benefit the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Weld County, which is housed on campus, so stop by and purchase a delicious homemade baked goodie and support a great cause.

Discounted Football, Volleyball Season Tickets

The Bears 2012 football and volleyball seasons are underway and the teams are offering UNC faculty and staff a special discount on season tickets. Purchase up to two season tickets for all five home football games for $25 each (regular price is $50) and all 12 remaining home volleyball games for $40 each (regular price is $75).

Both teams play at home Saturday, Sept. 8, so call the ticket office at 351-4849 to lock in your low rate now.

Take advantage of the payroll deduction option with just three easy steps. To view the teams' schedules, visit the Athletics website.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

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