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RSVPs for Free Health Screenings Due Nov. 6

Human Resources will host a free Health Fair for all employees (classified, exempt and faculty) and an Open Enrollment Benefits fair for faculty and exempt staff from 7-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the University Center.

You must RSVP by Nov. 6 for the free blood and health screenings, which include blood pressure, body mass index, pulse and oxygen readings, lung function, fitness test, height, weight and bone density screen. Additional information is available on this PDF.

Contact Julie Nava at julie.nava@unco.edu or 351-2621 to RSVP. Please share this information with employees who don't have regular access to their email accounts.

The Open Enrollment Benefits Fair for faculty and exempt staff will be held in the University Center Panorama room from 7-11 a.m.

Undergraduate Research Journal Call for Manuscript Submissions

All undergraduate researchers are encouraged to submit their work for consideration for inclusion in the spring 2014 issue of UNC's Undergraduate Research Journal. Manuscript submissions will be accepted until Dec. 1. The URJ is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks to recognize UNC undergraduates for their scholarly accomplishments and to stimulate their future scholarly activity. Research from any discipline will be considered for publication.

For additional publication guidelines and to submit your research, visit http://journals.sfu.ca/urjnc/index.php/urjnc.

Contact Lyda Ellis for more information.

Opera Theatre to Present World Premier of 'Stonewall' Oct. 26

UNC's Opera Theatre program will present the world premier of David Conte's opera Stonewall, set to a libretto by former UNC student and frequent Conte collaborator, John Stirling Walker, who died in May. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Hensel Phelps Theatre at the Union Colony Civic Center.

Focused in and around the pivotal events of June 28, 1969, during a spontaneous response by New York's gay and lesbian community to police harassment, the composer describes the work as a spiritual channel, much of what happens in an otherworldly realm where fictional characters of the revolt meet such entertainment figures as Michael Jackson and Judy Garland.

The performance is a collaboration of the Opera Theatre program, the GLBTA Resource Office and the Women's Studies program.

For ticket information, call 970-351-2200.

Classified Accounting Tech II Transfer Opportunity

  • #1121 - Accounting Tech II. Cashier's Office, full-time. Only current Accounting Tech II employees are eligible to apply as transfer candidates. If interested, please submit a state application to Human Resources by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28.

Reminder to Faculty, Staff, Students Who Conduct Research

It is the policy of the University of Northern Colorado that research involving human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (see University Regulation 3-8-104). This policy applies to UNC faculty, students and staff. The major responsibility for maintaining ethical standards and protecting human rights rests with individual researchers and research advisors.

The Institutional Review Board offers an added measure of assurance and serves as a local resource for the interpretation of ethical guidelines. You can read more about UNC policy governing research with human beings at http://www.unco.edu/osp/doc/irb/Procedures.pdf.

Off-Campus Life Offering First-Time Home Buyers Class

Off-Campus Life is partnering with a local real estate professional to offer the First-Time Home Buyer Class for anyone interested in home ownership or real estate. The class will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, in the University Center's Aspen C room.

Cost is $10 for UNC students, staff and faculty; $15 for non-UNC individuals and $5 each for additional attendees from the same household. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants and registration is due by Oct. 28. A registration form is available on the Off-Campus Life website.

Topics will include:

  • How to purchase a home from start to finish
  • Finding and using the right realtor
  • Real estate as a personal investment
  • Understanding the financial aspects of home purchases
  • Understanding offer to closing, including home inspections and appraisals

This is a "sales-free" course and no personal information is shared with any real estate professionals.

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