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Winchester Distinguished Scholar Nominations Sought, Due Oct. 12

The Faculty Research and Publications Board seeks nominations for the 2013 A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award, with a Oct. 12 deadline. This prestigious award is given annually to a scholar who has demonstrated continued excellence in scholarly activity at UNC for at least five years. Faculty and professional staff members are invited to nominate an appropriate scholar they believe has demonstrated outstanding scholarly performance on a consistent basis throughout the person's academic career. Persons nominated in previous years but not selected can be nominated again.

A guide sheet containing the specifics for the form and substance of nomination materials can be found on the Office of Sponsored Programs website. Nominations and supporting materials should be presented in no more than a two-inch binder to Sherry May in the OSP (Kepner 25) by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct.12.

Call for Nominations: Engaged Scholar Awards

The Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Engaged Scholar Awards, with a submission deadline of Nov. 5. The awards recognize and honor outstanding efforts and achievements made in the development and practice of community engagement on and off the UNC campus. Categories awarded include undergraduate student; graduate student; faculty; staff (exempt and classified); and Weld County, regional, or global organizations having close partnerships with UNC. Nomination form and criteria

The awards will be presented at the sixth annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium on Nov. 13. Applications to present at the symposium are being accepted until Oct. 19. Additional information is available on the application form.

Call for Proposals: FRPB New Project Program

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites faculty members who hold at least a .50 FTE appointment to submit proposals for the FRPB New Project Program, with a deadline of Wednesday, Oct. 17. Formerly referred to as the "Small Grants Program," the NPP supports the initiation of new research and creative projects. Priority is given to junior faculty who are initiating research projects.

Each NPP grant will be limited to a maximum award of $2,500. Proposal guidelines and forms are available on the Office of Sponsored Programs website. For more information, contact Sherry May, 351-1910.

Faculty Recognition Reception Oct. 2

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2012 Faculty Recognition Reception from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the University Center Panorama room. The event will honor the 2012-13 promotion and tenure appointments and Stephen Mackessy, recipient of the 2012 M. Lucile Harrison Award.

President Kay Norton and acting Provost Robbyn Wacker will host the event.

RSVPs are not required.

Fall 2012 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Kick-off Oct. 4

CETL will host a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning fall semester kick-off event from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Candelaria 1375.

The information session will include a review of previous SoTL initiatives, exploration of new avenues and ways to support participants' conceptualization and development of SoTL at UNC and discussion of options for dissemination and participation of SoTL at local or national levels.

The session will be facilitated by Teaching and Learning Fellow Robert Reinsvold and Associate Director for Faculty Development Deborah Romero.

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP in advance by emailing CETL. The deadline for RSVPs is noon on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

For more information, email Romero or Reinsvold or visit the SoTL website.

Ideas Needed at Staff Councils' Homecoming Float Planning Meeting

The Classified and Professional Staff councils need your imagination. If you have some great ideas for a Homecoming float - this year's theme is Passport to UNC - bring them to the float planning meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct.1, in Carter 1002.

Registration for Cans To Candelaria Extended

The registration for this year's Can's to Candelaria campus food drive to benefit the Weld Food Bank has been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 2. Your club or organization still has time to participate. Information and the registration form are available on the C2C website.

Dining Services Featured Item: Oct 1 Is World Vegetarian Day

Fall is officially here and it's a great time of the year to enjoy the fruits of summer's labor, especially the freshness that only comes from local produce. So it's fitting that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form.

See this week's menus.

For more information, please visit: http://www.unco.edu/dining/chef/featured_fall2012vegetarian.html

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