Around Campus: Monday, September 24, 2012

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A Taste of A/PASS Oct. 10

Asian/Pacific American Student Services will host the 16th Annual Taste of A/PASS from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Kohl House. Stop by to meet UNC's Asian and Pacific American students and enjoy a free buffet-style dinner featuring a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander dishes and entertainment that demonstrate the uniqueness of the different cultures within these populations.

Take Back the Night Events Planned for Sept. 27

The Women's Resource Center at the University of Northern Colorado will hold the 19th annual "Take Back the Night" march and rally against violence and sexual assault from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Garden Theatre on the UNC campus.

The event's aim to unify members of the campus and Greeley communities against violence toward people of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations and to promote awareness of the attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate violence.

A march from the Garden Theater will wind through campus and end at the University Center after the rally.

International Film Series Continues Nov. 7-8 with 'Gasland'

UNC's International Film Series continues this week with filmmaker Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland showing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and 7 and 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium ( L110). Fox will speak on campus Nov. 15 as part of the Schulze Speaker Series.

Admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets can be purchased at the auditorium 15 minutes before each screening.

Non English-language films shown in the original language with English subtitles.

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

Colloquium to Provide Info on Research Methods Internship for Grad Students

Graduate students interested in conducting education research using econometric methods on large, longitudinal data sets are invited to a colloquium beginning at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in McKee 428 to learn about an internship offered jointly by the Education Innovation Institute and Applied Statistics and Research Methods program. At the meeting, the four current interns will describe what they learned from the year-long internship and how it will inform their work.

The internship is open to graduate students from any department who are proficient in quantitative analysis and want to develop the skills necessary to appropriately analyze longitudinal data using large education data sets. Through weekly meetings and independent projects, students will be exposed to programming in Stata, longitudinal data management techniques, common analysis approaches for correlated data, and protocols for handling privacy-protected data. Interns will be expected to participate in UNC's Research Day and / or create instructional presentations for the Research Consulting Lab. Exceptional interns may have the opportunity to continue to work beyond the internship in applied research projects conducted through the Education Innovation Institute.

The ideal candidates will have skill presenting complicated ideas in an accessible way, and a willingness to pursue a dissertation topic with education-related applications. Examples and details will be presented in the colloquium.

To learn more about the internships, visit the EII website. Questions should be sent to EII Executive Director Kristin Klopfenstein or ASRM Assistant Professor Trent LaLonde.

French Film Series to Show 'La grande seduction'

UNC's French Club and Department of Modern Languages will present a free showing of "La grande seduction" ("Seducing Dr. Lewis") at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Candelaria 0025. Shown in French with English subtitles, the film is open to the general public.

Film Synopsis
A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village of St. Marie-La-Mauderne, Québec - on the condition that they can convince a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local. This Québecois comedy was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals, and winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.

Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 25

The Student Health Center will host a flu shot clinic from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Council Room on the second floor of the University Center. Cost is $25 cash or check. Free meningitis shots also will be offered. Those who receive a meningitis shot should plan on an extra 15 minutes after the shot is given.

For more information, contact the SHC at 351-2412 or stop by Cassidy Hall.

For a complete schedule of flu shot clinics and additional information, visit the SHC website.

Weld Project Connect Volunteer Training Sessions This Week

Members of the UNC community interested in volunteering with Weld Project Connect from 12-4:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 28, at Greeley's Island Grove Park (501 N. 14th Avenue) are asked to attend one of three training sessions this week:

Training Session #1
Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6-7 p.m. in the University Center, Columbine A

Training Session #2
Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Training Session #3
Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-7 p.m.

Note: All training sessions will take place at the University Center in Columbine A.

Weld Project Connect provides on-site, one-on-one services for individuals and families in the Greeley area struggling with foreclosure, job loss, health and other issues. Those who volunteer will receive documentation on their Co-Curricular Transcripts under the Research and Experiential Learning category, if applicable.

For more information visit Weld Project Connect's website or contact Jimmy Kohles at (970) 351-2172.