Around Campus: Monday, February 18, 2013

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Upcoming Events

How to Work a Job Fair Workshop Feb. 19

In case you missed the first one, Career Sevices will be hosting another "How to Work a Job Fair" Workshop from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Aspen C (University Center). Find out what to wear, how to stand out in the crowd and what to expect from potential employers at the Spring Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, Feb. 21.

For more information, contact Career Services at 970-351-2127.

Spring Graduation Fair Feb. 20-21

Are you graduating in May? If so, stop by the Graduation Fair between 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, or between 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the University Center to order graduation announcements, rent a cap and gown (also available online), get your picture taken in full regalia and more.

Questions? Please contact Stacy Sharp at 970-351-2231 ext. 3.

Black History Month Featured Speaker Feb. 21

The University of Northern Colorado's celebration of Black History Month continues Thursday, Feb. 21, when motivational speaker Byron Embry, who President Barack Obama has described as "as dynamic as they come," will present "The Whistle that Changed America: The Murder of Emmett Till," from 7-8 p.m. in the University Center's ballrooms.

His presentation about the 1955 murder of a 14-year-old black youth from Chicago while he was visiting relatives in Mississippi, is free and open to the public. The incident brought the issue of violence against blacks by whites in the South to the attention of the rest of the nation and was an early impetus of the Civil Rights Movement.

Other upcoming Black History Month events include:

Africana Night Presentation - Feb. 25

Members of the Black Student Union will present "Living Out Our Dreams" at 7 p.m. in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library.

Featured Lunch Films

Bring your own lunch to the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and enjoy a Black History Month feature film from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • The Rosa Parks Story - Feb. 20
  • Ghost of Mississippi - Feb. 22
  • The Untold Story of Emmitt Till - Feb. 27

Other Activities

  • UNC's dining facilities on campus will feature soul food dishes during their lunch and dinner hours throughout the month of February.
  • Books related to Black History Month will be featured in a display in Michener Library during February.

All events are open to the public and free unless noted otherwise.

A map of campus is available at http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/. Parking is free after 5 p.m. weekdays in UNC parking lots. Before 5 p.m., paid parking is available by purchasing an hourly permit from an automated vending machine at most parking lot entrances. Parking is free on weekends.

Black History Month at UNC is sponsored by the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the Africana Studies program, Black Student Union, Black Women of Today, Black Men of Today, Michener Library and Dining Services.

For more information, call the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center at 970-351-2351.

Related: Read UNC Professor Hermon George's history of Black History Month (PDF).

Applications to Speak at Commencement Due Wednesday, Feb. 20

Graduating from college is a big accomplishment, preceded by seemingly impossible courses, at least a few life changes, unforgettable memories and new friends. With the "Real World" in sight, what would you want to share with your classmates at commencement? If you are graduating in May, have a 2.8+ GPA and are involved in UNC campus life, apply today! More info and application forms are available on the Dean of Students website.

Applications are due no later than Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships Available for UNIV 101 Program

UNC's University 101 program, an LAC elective course to support first-semester freshmen, is recruiting instructors for the 2013 fall semester. Applicants should have at least a master's degree and have been accepted into a UNC doctoral program (areas in education and psychology are preferred). Positions are 20-hour per week graduate teaching assistantships and include tuition remission and doctoral-level stipend (for the fall semester only).

Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until all appointments are made.

For more information about the course, instructor requirements and the application process, contact Angela Vaughan, 351-1175.

UNC's Spring International Film Series: 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest'

The International Film Series continues this week with the Swedish version of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, showing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 21, in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library (Michener L110). The rest of the series is:

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

Admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others, unless special circumstances dictate a small admission charge for students or sponsorship of a film by another UNC entity allows it be shown for free to all. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

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

UNC's National History Day Competition Seeks Volunteers

The regional National History Day competition, which UNC will sponsor and host on Saturday, March 2, seeks faculty, staff and students to serve as volunteer judges. About 200 high and middle school students from the area are expected to compete.

Judging will begin at 9 a.m. in the south wing of Ross Hall, and will be proceeded by an orientation session at 7:30 am. Judges will review papers, websites, documentaries, performances and exhibits in both junior and senior divisions.

Email Tom Schemp or call him at 351-1088 by Feb. 22 to volunteer or if you have questions.

For more information, please visit the History Day website.