Around Campus: Friday, March 29, 2013

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Recruiters at UNC’s Teacher Job Fair Expect to Fill 1,000 Positions

The University of Northern Colorado will host the largest job fair in the region for teachers and educational professionals April 4-5, and job seekers will have more school districts to interview with than they've had in the past five years.

The 28th annual UNC Teacher Employment Days fair will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, in Butler-Hancock Hall, intersection of 14th Avenue and 21st Street.

More than 300 recruiters from 132 school districts in nine states will be interviewing and hiring prospective teachers, principals, speech language pathologists, school psychologists and counselors. Between 800 and 1,000 job seekers are expected to attend.

According to fair coordinator Peg Griffin of UNC's Career Services office, the 132 districts registered for the event is equivalent to numbers the fair hasn't seen since the 2008 recession.

"It appears that the recovering economy may be fueling additional hiring in some school districts," Griffin said. "This year, we expect around 1,000 teachers will be hired to fill positions within school districts attending the fair."

Griffin said that although some recruiters still conduct traditional 30-minute interviews, most have switched to a short "meet-and-greet" format that allows recruiters to connect with more candidates and candidates to put their best foot forward with more districts.

The shortened format enables a recruiter and candidate to briefly converse about why they may be a good fit for each other and gives the candidate more opportunities to put a face with a resumé, Griffin said.

Current college students, teachers, administrators and recent graduates seeking jobs in K-12 education are invited to attend the fair.

Advance registration by April 3 is $25 for UNC students and alumni and $35 for all others, and can be made by purchasing a ticket to the event through the UNC Ticket office on the second floor of the University Center, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Avenue; online at; or by calling 970-351-4849.

Registration on the day of the event is $50. The on-site registration booth on the west of Butler-Hancock will open at 7 a.m. on April 4.

For more information, call 970-351-2127 or visit

ASA Tutoring Center Hiring

The ASA Tutoring Center is now hiring for Peer and Supplemental tutors for fall semester. Applications and job descriptions can be picked up in Michener L-149 or found on the Tutoring Center's website.

Reminder: Student Employee of the Year Recognition Event April 10

Help honor student employees' contributions at UNC by attending the Student Employee of the Year Awards event from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the University Center ballrooms. The 2013 SEOTY winner and the four runners-up will be announced at the April 10 event and every student nominated will receive a prize.

Finalists for PVA Dean to Meet with College

The search committee for the position of dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts announces that after a nationwide search, three finalists have been selected to visit the UNC campus and meet with the college's students, faculty and staff during open forums. The finalists are:

  • David Caffey, currently director of the School of Music at UNC. His campus visit will take place Thursday-Friday, April 4-5.
  • James Anthony (Tony) Crowley, currently director of the School of Art at Illinois State University. His campus visit will take place Monday-Tuesday, April 8-9.
  • Leo Welch, currently associate dean of Community Engagement and professor of Music at Florida State University. His campus visit will take place Thursday-Friday, April 11-12.

The college open forums are as follows:

Thursday, April 4 (Caffey)
11:15 a.m.-noon - PVA student open forum, Skinner Library Room 139
3-3:45 p.m. - PVA faculty/staff open forum, Kepner 2050

Monday, April 8 (Crowley)
11:15 a.m.-noon - PVA student open forum, Skinner Library Room 139
3-3:45 p.m. - PVA faculty/staff open forum, Kepner 2050

Thursday, April 11 (Welch)
11:15 a.m.-noon - PVA student open forum, Skinner Library Room 139
3-3:45 p.m. - PVA faculty/staff open forum, Kepner 2050

Popular UNC Music Series Concludes with Three Performances This Week

The School of Music's popular UNC@UCCC Music Series wraps up its spring season this week with three performances of world-class music in the world-class setting of Greeley's Union Colony Civic Center.

  • Monday, April 1: University Symphony Orchestra
  • Tuesday, April 2: Vocal Jazz Ensembles
  • Friday, April 5: University Bands

All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Single performance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, and are available by phone, 970-356-5000, at, or in person at the UCCC box office, 701 10th Ave.

The series features performances by students in UNC's top jazz groups, choirs, bands and orchestras every spring and fall semester.

Global Cultural Festival Date Changed to April 19

The date for this year's Global Cultural Festival has been changed to Friday, April 19. The festival will be from 6-8 p.m. in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library, and will include traditional food, dances, music and dress of cultures from around the world. If you'd like to perform or provide food, contact Rozana Beluts, 720-606-1608.

Cultural diversity is present on campus and in the Greeley community. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the beauty of cultures from around the world as they come together as one. For those performing, a dress rehearsal scheduled to take place the night before the event.