UNC Today: Monday, November 11, 2013

Back to UNC Today Archives

Volunteers Needed for Commencement Ceremonies

Our students put in a lot of effort and time to earn their degrees, and it takes effort and time for UNC to acknowledge their accomplishments at commencement ceremonies. Volunteers who help during one or more of the three fall ceremonies Dec. 13-14 will receive a UNC polo shirt, light breakfast/lunch, snacks and a goody bag, and will be eligible for a drawing for a few items donated by local businesses.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0445A48-fall.

If you have questions, contact Rick Hoines-Brumback, 970-351-2405.

Graduates' Stories Sought

The News and Public Relations office seeks faculty and staff's assistance in identifying students with unique or compelling journeys to graduation at UNC. Students can be graduating in December 2013 or May 2014. Stories can be about overcoming obstacles, interesting destinations after graduation or prestigious awards.

Examples are available at http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=5347. Stories will be shared with the university community, area media and possibly in UNC promotional materials

If you know any students whose stories might be shared, send a brief description of the story along with the student's name and contact information to public.relations@unco.edu by Friday, Nov. 22.

Engaged Scholarship Symposium Nov. 12

All members of the university community are invited to attend the Community Engaged Scholars Symposium from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the University Center ballrooms. The symposium, which features presentations about regional or global community-based research, partnerships and other activities that connect academic knowledge to practice, will also include the announcement of the 2013 Engaged Scholars Awards.

Additional information about the symposium is available on the event website.

5x5 Art Auction to Benefit Flood Victims

Support local flood relief efforts by bidding on unique art created by UNC students, faculty and staff during the 5X5 Art Auction for Flood Relief from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Zoe's Cafe, 715 10th St. in Greeley. Two-and three-dimensional pieces of original artwork measuring 5 inches per side will be available in a silent auction format, with bidding beginning at $5 and increasing in $5 increments. All proceeds will benefit those affected by the mid-September flooding in the region.

Volleyball Match Monday to Honor Veterans, Help Flood Victims

The UNC volleyball team has designated its match Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. against Sacramento State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion as both Veterans Night and Weld Food Bank Night. Veterans will receive free admission, and everyone who brings a can of food to benefit local flood victims via the Weld Food Bank will receive either a Bears drawstring bag or a T-shirt. Tickets for faculty and staff are $7 each and are available in advance through the UNC Ticket Office (351-4849) or at the gate on a space-available basis.

Registration for Interim Session Underway

Faculty and staff are reminded that registration for UNC's 2013-14 Interim Session, which runs from Dec. 16-Jan. 10, is now underway. More than 40 online and on-campus courses are offered. A complete list of courses and additional registration information is on the Interim Session website for students who are interested in getting a step closer to graduation.

Dining Services Featured Item: Taste of Home

Dining Services asked parents to send in their student's favorite recipe, and the time has come to try them out. Chef Aran Essig selected 24 recipes, and they're being prepared in Holmes and Tobey-Kendel during lunch and dinner Wednesdays in November. Check out the menu schedule 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/featured1314/featured_fall2013tasteofhome.html

Today's Events