Around Campus: Monday, April 14, 2014

Back to Around Campus Archives

Upcoming Events

Annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival Starts April 24

The 44th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival April 24-26 will bring together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians and over 250 college, high school and middle school jazz bands from across the country for main stage concerts, free after-hours sessions, daytime performances and educational workshop sessions.

This year's main-stage performances starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center will include:

  • Thursday, April 24: Grammy award-winning a cappella group the Swingle Singers and the Northern Colorado Voices
  • Friday, April 25: Wayne Shorter Quartet, featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, followed by the Jazz Festival All Star Big Band (sold out)
  • Saturday, April 26: Jazz band virtuoso Christian McBride, joined by UNC Jazz Band I, plus a tribute to Ray Brown featuring special guest artists Jeff Hamilton, Larry Fuller and Christoph Luty

Tickets for main-stage performances are available through the Union Colony Civic Center box office, 701 10th Ave., by calling 970-356-5000 or at www.ucstars.com.

For more information about the main-stage performers, daytime performances by school groups and free after-hours performances by UNC jazz faculty and students, visit the festival's website.

UNC to Host Holocaust Observance Events April 21-27

Greeley's Holocaust Memorial Observance April 21-27 includes several events on the UNC campus, including a Holocaust Literature Read-In, the International Film Series showing of The Passenger and the observance's featured speaker, Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin.

The schedule of events on campus includes:

Holocaust Literature Read-In

Take turns reading portions of Holocaust related books or poems from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 21 in Michener Library (west alcove, first floor). Bring your own books or choose from ones displayed at the library.

Reading of the Litany of the Martyrs

Victims of the Holocaust will be honored and remembered in this traditional reading of their names from 11 a.m.-2p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the University Center's Fireside Lounge.

Featured Guest Speaker

Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin will share her story at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Pikes Peak Ballroom of the University Center. Only ten years old when Hitler invaded Poland, Estelle and her family soon found themselves in the Warsaw Ghetto. Her harrowing experience is a testament to her indominable spirit and fierce determination to remain loving and compassionate even in the face of unimaginable evil.

Film: The Passenger

UNC's International Film Series will host a showing of The Passenger at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library. The film portrays a German woman on a ship coming back from Europe who notices the face of another woman, which brings back recollections of the past. As she tells her husband that the woman was an overseer in Auschwitz during the war, her vision of the past is shown and then the actual events.

All events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the UNC lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

For the full list of Holocaust Observance Week events at UNC and Greeley, visit the Greeley Holocaust Memorial Observance website.

Immigrant and Refugee Students to Read from Their New Book

Immigrant and refugee students from three Greeley high schools will read stories from a new book about their homelands and experiences coming to the U.S. during a reception and book signing from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Michener Library's Mari Michener Gallery.

UNC pre-service teacher candidates, faculty and staff collaborated with students, faculty and staff from Greeley West, Greeley Central and Northridge high schools to publish the book, titled Same World, Different Lives. UNC Director of Engagement Deborah Romero edited the book.

Program
4 p.m. - Reception
4:15 p.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks
4:25 p.m. - Student Readings
5 p.m. - Open Discussion
5:15 p.m. - Meet the Authors

?Light refreshments will be served.?

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reading. They're also available at http://blur.by/1gMsulD.

This is the third book published through the collaborative effort.

For more information, contact deborah.romero@unco.edu.

Call for Nominations: Presidential Prize for Leadership

All members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership, which acknowledges and rewards undergraduate student leadership at UNC. A cash award of $1,000 will be made to one male and one female at the May 10 commencement ceremony.

Nomination criteria, procedures and a nominee information sheet that must be completed by the nominee are available on the Dean of Students website.

Nomination materials are due in the Dean of Students office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 18.

For more information, contact Sherri Moser, 351-2824.

Undergrad Presidential Prizes for Leadership Include $1,000 Award

All members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership, which acknowledges and rewards undergraduate student leadership at UNC. A cash award of $1,000 will be made to one male and one female at the May 10 commencement ceremony.

Nomination criteria, procedures and a nominee information sheet that must be completed by the nominee are available on the Dean of Students website.

Nomination materials are due in the Dean of Students office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 18.

For more information, contact Sherri Moser, 351-2824.

UNC Performing Arts Series Concludes with 'Jackie and Me'

The University of Northern Colorado's College of Performing and Visual Arts' 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series, which features students from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, concludes with Jackie and Me, which plays April 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall on the UNC central campus.

This comedy by Steven Dietz features a boy named Joey and a rare baseball card that allows him to time travel back to 1947 to witness Jackie Robinson's historic season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Witness Robinson's dedication and courage during the time of segregation.

This performance is rated G.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts Series website.

Information about Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability

Chances are you may hear about a major security vulnerability named Heartbleed that came to light earlier this week in media reports around the world.

Currently, there is no evidence that the attack was used against any UNC centrally managed systems, but Information Management and Technology recommends that if you're using any non-UNC system, particularly those that use your university email address as a login, you change the password. It is extremely important that you do not use the same password as your current university password.

IMT staff will continue their investigation since the vulnerability existed for two years before it was announced.

To find out if a website may be affected by the vulnerability, you can visit a Heartbleed test site and put in the name of the website you are concerned about to see if it is currently vulnerable.

For more information about Heartbleed: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/04/08/OpenSSL-Heartbleed-Vulnerability

Any questions or concerns may be directed to informationtechnology.security@unco.edu.

Add a Page to UNC's Social Media Portal

UNC now has a social media portal at www.unco.edu/social/ containing links to approved social media pages for UNC programs, departments, offices and other entities. If you have an active Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other social media page you would like listed on the portal, visit Web Communications' website to find out how to get it added.

The site contains the required approval form to create social media pages, guidelines and best practices for creating them, and a training video.

Students, alumni and employees are encouraged to contribute posts to UNC's Facebook page.