Around Campus: Monday, April 15, 2013

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Provide Input to Help UNC Evaluate Its Logos

The University of Northern Colorado is in the process of evaluating its logos. The purpose of the review is to determine if the current logos convey a positive image of the university and form a cohesive visual identity. Input from students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and other university stakeholders is critical to the evaluation process.

To take the survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, visit www.unco.edu/LogoSurvey. The survey closes at midnight April 22.

The logo review is being conducted by a working group with representatives across campus and the community. At the completion of the group's evaluation, a report will be created to recommend next steps. No assumptions should be made regarding what logos, if any, may change. The working group may recommend "no changes." An announcement of the recommendations will be made after the group's report is completed by summer 2013.

UPC Presents: Greeley Night Out

Join UPC for a night in downtown Greeley Thursday, April 25, and get dinner at the Rio, a cupcake from Batter Up Cupcakes and a movie at the Kress Cinema, all for just $5. Here's how it works:

  1. Buy a ticket for $5 (you can buy one guest ticket) at the information desk on the second floor of the UC.
  2. Exchange tickets for dinner and movie vouchers in the Student Activities office (UC second floor) between April 15-25.
  3. Enjoy a great night out on the town on the 25th!

Here's the proverbial small print:

  • Movie times are at 6 or 8:30 p.m.
  • Dinner is anytime from 5-10:30 p.m.
  • Transportation is not provided.
  • Don't forget to take your vouchers with you on April 25.

Tickets are limited so get them soon!

Registration for Summer, Fall Terms Now Underway

Registration for summer session classes is now underway for all students. No PIN is required. Currently enrolled students will register for fall semester according to the schedule available here and in Ursa.

Undergraduate students must have a PIN (available from your major advisor) to register for fall courses unless you're a Nursing major or a junior or senior Business major.

Fall semester registration continues through April 30.

For more information, contact the Registrar's office at 351-2231.

Help Make Commencement a Memorable Event

Help make UNC's commencement ceremonies on May 10 and 11 memorable for the class of 2013 by volunteering to help greet graduates' families and friends and answer their questions. A brief training session will be held prior to each ceremony, and volunteers who sign up by April 19 will be provided with a polo shirt.

To sign up or see available positions and time commitments, visit SignUp Genius. Be sure to include your shirt size.

For more information, contact Eva Rodriguez, 351-2424.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience Workshop

Learn the ins and outs of marketing your study abroad experience to potential employers during a workshop being offered by the Study Abroad and Exchange Office and Career Services from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the UC's Aspen B room.

Topics will include skills to highlight, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and international career opportunities

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

All That Jazz: Annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival Starts April 18

The 43rd annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival April 18-20 will bring together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians and more than 275 college, high school and middle school jazz students 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 18: Grammy award-winning a cappella group Take 6 and the Northern Colorado Voices;
  • Friday, April 19: Celebrated jazz pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal, followed by the Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band
  • Saturday, April 20: Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, followed by a Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring UNC Jazz Lab Band I and special guest artists Jon Faddis, Terell Stafford, Greg Gisbert

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

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

Whole Foods CEO to Wrap Up Monfort Executive Professor Speaker Series

The Monfort Executive Professor Speaker Series concludes Tuesday, April 16, when Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, discusses how the company's "conscious capitalism" business model evolved and will be sustained during a presentation from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and operated the Mill Valley, Calif., store until he became president of the company's northern Pacific region in 1993. After expanding the region from two to 17 stores, he was named executive vice-president of operations in 2000, chief operating officer in 2001 and co-president in 2004. Now as co-CEO, Robb oversees six regions and is on the Whole Planet Foundation Board of Directors.

Robb's presentation is free and open to the public.

Medieval, Motherly and Monstrous Lecture April 18

Find out how mothers were portrayed as monstrous in medieval English literature during a free public lecture by Dana M. Oswald, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall.

Oswald, whose research focus is in English literature with secondary interests in gender, sexuality and the human body, has published numerous articles on monstrosity, gender, and sexuality in Old and Middle English literature. Her book, Monsters, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval English Literature, was published in 2010.

Her lecture, titled "Unmastered Mothers: Medieval Maternal Bodies as Monstrous," is sponsored by the Neal Cross Lecture Fund.

For more information, contact Kristin Bovaird-Abbo 970-351-2044.