Around Campus: Friday, September 14, 2012

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Constitution Day Observance Sept. 17

Student Senate will host a Constitution Day observance from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the University Center. Stop by to celebrate the accomplishments of America's Founding Fathers with free pizza, American flags and pocket constitutions.

UNC Open Mascot Auditions - Be the Klawz

Think you've got what it takes to become a member of the most prestigious, elite group on campus? Well here's your chance to prove it: auditions for a secret membership with the Keepers of the Klaw - a group of students who perform and maintain the tradition of Klawz, UNC's mascot - are being held from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 in an undisclosed location.

Students who participate in the tryout will each get 15 minutes to prove themselves to the judges. Be prepared to perfrom a "mime" skit of a famous bear in history (Yogi, Baloo, Winnie, etc.), talk about any previous mascoting experience and explain why you want to be a Keeper of the Claw member.

For more information or to sign up for an audtiion, contact the UNC Student Activities Office at (970) 351-2871.

Read-Ins Return Starting Oct. 2, Readers Sought

The English Education program and University Libraries will host a series of "read-ins" from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in Michener Library to literally give "voice" to and commemorate different occasions. The first session, scheduled for Oct. 2, will commemorate Banned Book Week.

Sign-ups for 15-minute reading slots are now being accepted from anyone who'd like to get in touch with their inner orator. To volunteer to read or for more information email Jeri Kraver.

Events being commemorated in future read-ins include Election Day (November) and Pearl Harbor Day (December).

Last Day to Charter a Student Club or Organization

Chartering packets must be turned in to the Student Activities office, located in the University Center, no later than 5 p.m. today. Information about the chartering process can be found in the starting a club section of the Clubs and Organizations website.

In order to be recognized a recognized student organization at UNC, groups must submit new chartering information every year. Benefits of chartering a club at UNC include:

  • Financial assistance from Student Senate for club events, speakers and more
  • An individual mailbox in the Student Activities office
  • Use of most University buildings, facilities and services at a special chartered organization rate or free of charge, according to University policies

For more information about student organizations and club chartering contact Samantha Fox at (970) 351-2582.

Faculty Bookshelf: Media Ethics at Work

Associate Professor Lee Anne Peck has co-authored Media Ethics at Work: True Stories from Young Professionals.

Published by CQ Press, an imprint of Sage Publishing, the textbook provides students with the decision-making skills to create a toolkit for handling ethical issues on the job. Peck and Winthrop University's Guy S. Reel review 23 true stories of dilemmas faced by young professionals while working in the news media and the persuasion media. The book offers students an array of theoretical and practical approaches for thinking on their feet.

Peck teaches journalism and mass communications in UNC's School of Communication. Before working in academia full time, she worked as a reporter, columnist and editor for newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Voter Registration Events on Campus Start Sunday

Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. To vote in local elections, you must be registered in the county in which you wish to vote. UNC is hosting some voter registration events where students can learn about the upcoming election and register to vote while enjoying free food, games and of course, prizes. The schedule for "Bears Vote" is as follows:

Registration #1: 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in front of South Hall

Registration #2: 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in front of South Hall and Tobey-Kendel Hall

The League of Women Voters will also be in the University Center from 11-2 p.m.on Tuesday, Sept. 25 providing more registration opportunities for students on campus

Can't make any of the regestration events? No worries, just register online before Oct. 9 using your Colorado driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue.

Great Service Opportunity with the Weld Project Connect Sept. 28

Volunteers are needed for the Weld Project Connect, a community event from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Greeley's Island Grove Park, that provides on-site, one-on-one services for individuals and families in the Greeley area who are struggling with foreclosure, job loss, health and other issues. Participation as a volunteer at the event will be documented on a Co-Curricular Transcript under the Research and Experiential Learning category.

If you're interested in volunteering or just want some more info on the event, please plan on attending one of the following training sessions.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m., University Center, Columbine A
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. University Center, Columbine A
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., University Center, Columbine A

For more information, please visit the project's website.

FERPA Annual Notification (Student Privacy Rights)

This is a brief summary of your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA, the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. Students have four basic rights under FERPA including:

  1. The right to inspect and review your records
  2. The right to request amendment of your records if inaccurate
  3. The right to limit disclosure of your records
  4. The right to file a complaint if your rights have been violated

For additional information please visit the Registrar's website.