UNC Today: Friday, October 5, 2012

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Scheduling Faculty, Staff Portrait Photos

Photographic resources through University Relations will be limited during October and November. Faculty and staff portrait photos will be taken by appointment only from 3-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule a portrait photo during this period, please email Ronna Johnston.

Registration Deadline for LEAP Student Leadership Summit Extended

The registration deadline for the LEAP Student Leadership Summit has been extended until noon, Wednesday, Oct. 10. Campus departments, student clubs and student services areas are encouraged to consider sponsoring their student leaders' attendance for just $30 per student. Call Margaret Kelley at 351-2940 to find out about the sponsorship process.

The summit, themed "Empathy Powered," is Nov. 2-3 with an overnight stay at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.

This year's event will again focus on developing emerging leaders' concepts of civic commitment through presentations by guest speakers, seminars and interactive activities.

For more information, visit the summit's website.

Help Staff Councils Decorate Homecoming Float Today

All classified and professional administrative staff are invited to join CSC and PASC members at 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 5, behind Parsons Hall to help decorate the the councils' homecoming parade float. Feel free to bring family members and friends.

Conference Coordinator Position Opportunity

The University Center has an opening for a Conference Coordinator. For more details and to apply, go to this page on the HR website and click on the "View/Apply for Administrative Positions" link. No closing date.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

Deadline for Student Commencement Speakers Extended

The deadline for students to apply to speak at their college's fall commencement ceremony in December has been extended until 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, to ensure all interested students have sufficient time to prepare their applications.

If you know any students who'll be graduating with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, who have been involved in campus life and who would be interested in sharing their thoughts with their fellow graduates at their college's commencement ceremony, please encourage them to apply. More information and application forms are on the Dean of Students' website.

Contact Sherri Moser, 351-2019 for more information.

Hispanic Semi-Pro Baseball Exhibit Opens at Michener Library

An exhibit of Hispanic semi-pro baseball, "Beets, Baseball and Beyond," is now on display in Michener Library's Mari Michener Gallery through Nov. 3. An opening reception will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, with introductions beginning at 5:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

This exhibit's 55-plus panels chronicle Hispanic baseball and the beet industry in Greeley and the Front Range from the 1920s through the 1960s. Baseball was the main diversion for many Hispanic men working in the local beet fields.

The exhibit includes more than 180 photos, oral histories and exhibit cases containing a variety of baseball artifacts from the collection of Gabe and Jody Lopez. It features the Greeley Grays teams and more than 35 other Front Range teams.

The reception also will include readings by UNC Professor of Hispanic Studies Alfonso Rodriguez and a display of artwork by Wyoming artist Carlos Mellizo.

9News featured the exhibit. See video below:

$5 Off Homecoming Game Tickets

If you haven't already bought tickets for the Homecoming football game Saturday, wear blue and gold when you buy a ticket at the gate on game day and receive $5 off the regular faculty/staff ticket prices of $15 for general admission and $20 for reserved. The $5 discount's also available for non-employee ticket purchases, so spread the word. Kick-off for the game against the University of Montana at Nottingham Field is 1:35 p.m. Before the game, check out all the fun, educational and family-friendly activities that begin at 10 a.m. near Michener Library at Community Fest, UNC's new Homecoming tradition.

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