UNC Today: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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UNC Trustees’ Committee to Meet Wednesday

The finance and audit committee of UNC's Board of Trustees will meet from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the fourth-floor boardroom of Carter Hall.

Discussion will include a state update from UNC President Kay Norton; an overview of the university's risk management and insurance coverage; multiyear planning for reserves, cash balances and investments; a draft of FY12 financial statements; a financial report from the first quarter of FY13; and an internal audit update.

No action will be taken.

The remaining finance and audit committee meeting schedule (tentative) for 2012-13: Feb. 6 and May 15.

RSVPs for NASS-Hosted Premiere of PBS Documentary Due Nov. 9

Native American Student Services will host its annual free "Thanksgiving Is Everyday" dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Kohl House. The dinner will be followed by the premiere of a Rocky Mountain PBS work-in-progress documentary from 7-8:30 p.m. in the University Center's Panorama room (RSVPs required). NASS staff and students were interviewed for the program, and a film crew followed NASS on its annual buffalo hunt on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana.

"Urban Rez" is a 60-minute program that explores the history and modern-day effects of 1950s policies that encouraged American Indians to leave their homelands to relocate to urban areas.

To RSVP to attend the screening, open to the public free of charge, contact Pat Dlug at (970) 351-1909 or pat.dlug@unco.edu by Nov. 9, or RSVP online at http://www.rmpbs.org/uncscreening.

The finished documentary is scheduled to air on Rocky Mountain PBS in May 2013 and will have national PBS distribution in fall 2013.

Rocky Mountain PBS director Lisa D. Olken is scheduled to attend the screening and answer audience questions.

The event is sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS, KUNC 91.5 FM and UNC.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Info Session

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host an information session about two exceptional summer research opportunities for undergraduate students on Monday, Nov. 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership (Michener L-98.) The two opportunities include the Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program and UNC's Summer Undergraduate Research Stipend Program. View flyer.

Call the Office for Undergraduate Research at 970-351-2940 for more information or e-mail our@unco.edu.

Expert on Interest Development, Motivation to Speak

David Bergin, associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri and past president of the educational psychology division of the American Psychological Association, will present "Conjectures and Evidence for Different Types of Interest" from 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Nov. 5, in the Spruce suite in the University Center.

Bergin will share information about ongoing research on how and why humans develop an interest in something, whether it's school-prompted interest, vicarious interest, transformative experience, cultural influences, competition or public performance. He'll review specific studies and also provide examples of different types of interest. Bergin's research focuses on student motivation and how teachers understand students' interactions in the classroom.

Bergin earned a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and also holds an Ed.S. in program evaluation from Stanford. He taught at the University of Toledo for 13 years and has been at the University of Missouri for 11 years. He serves on the editorial boards of and has been published in of numerous professional journals.

The presentation, which is free and open to all members of the university community, is sponsored by UNC's Educational Psychology Society.

UNC Choirs, Symphony Orchestra Next Up for UNC Concert Series

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music's top jazz groups, choirs, bands and orchestras perform world-class music in a world-class setting during the UNC@UCCC Music Series at Greeley's Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. The series' fall/winter schedule continues Tuesday, Oct. 30, with a performance by University Choirs at 7:30 p.m., followed by the University Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

The rest of the series' schedule is:

Fall 2012

  • Nov. 8: Vocal Jazz, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: University Bands, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 2: University Choirs Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Spring 2013

  • Feb. 4: University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 19: University Bands, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 26: University Choirs, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 27: Jazz Lab Bands, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 1: University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 2: Vocal Jazz, 7:30 p.m.

All concerts are at in the Monfort Concert Hall at the UCCC in downtown Greeley.

Single performance tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets are available in person at the UCCC and Performing Arts Box Office, over the phone at 351-2200 or online at www.ucstars.com.

UNC Halloween Events to Include Haunted Houses, Trick or Treating

The University of Northern Colorado will host a variety of free Halloween activities that include multiple haunted houses and safe trick or treating locations for children and families from the community.

Trick (and Trunk) or Treating

  • Members of the campus community will have their vehicles decorated and hand out treats during Safe Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween in the C parking lot.
  • Students living in the Turner Hall dormitory will provide a Safe Trick or Treat experience from 5-7 p.m.
  • Offices and businesses in the University Center will be welcoming trick-or-treaters from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. while they compete in the building's annual office decorating contest.

Haunted Houses

  • Haunted Harrison, the popular haunted house in the basement of the Harrison Hall dormitory, will be free and suitable for younger children from 7-8 p.m. before changing to "full-fright" mode from 8-11 p.m. and an admission charge of $1 or a canned food donation. All proceeds will go to the Weld Food Bank.
  • Haunted Harrison has expanded its operation this year and will be open 8-11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30 in addition to Halloween evening. There's also now two routes to choose from. View promo video
  • The Cesar Chavez Cultural Center will host a Semana de los Muertos (Week of the Dead) haunted house from 6-9 p.m.

Halloween Games

  • At Ghosts of Gordon, the residents of Gordon Hall will provide children's games and entertainment such as bobbing for apples, mini-pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and face painting - and a place to warm up before or after trick or treating - from 5-8 p.m.

Scary Literature Readings

  • During A Little Night Music, students and faculty members will celebrate Halloween with readings of holiday-appropriate literature from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Panorama room of the University Center. The evening will feature Professor of English Lloyd Worley's popular interpretation of Poe's "The Raven" and complimentary refreshments.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

  • Members of the campus community will create incredible jack o' lanterns at carving stations throughout the University Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday as part of the annual pumpkin carving contest. The public is welcome to drop by and watch the carving.
  • Contestants' creations will be displayed and judged during the Pumpkin Showcase from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Free and open to the public.

Free parking will be available in university parking lots after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m., 30-minute and hourly parking permits can be purchased from vending machines in lots.

Related Events

  • The Japanese Culture Anime Club will host a Halloween party and costume contest 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the University Center ballrooms. more information

Visit http://www.unco.edu/uncmap for a map showing building and parking lot locations.

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