UNC Today: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Cancer, Flood Don't Deter Resilient Senior

Linda Glickstein is a senior Geology major at UNC who's battling breast cancer, and it's no exaggeration to say she's determined to finish her degree come hell or high water—the Lyons resident has faced both this year. Continue Reading

Student LEAF Seeks Environmental Sustainability Proposals

The Student Leadership for Environmental Action Fund (Student LEAF) committee will host workshops next week to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to meet with committee members and create proposals for sustainability projects.

All that needs to be brought along for the workshop is a project idea. Proposals usually take only a half-hour to complete.

Members of the UNC community are also invited to learn more about sustainability on campus and to engage in dialogue about how the university can continue to move forward toward a sustainable future.

The location and day for each workshop:

  • Nov. 18., University Center Aspen A
  • Nov. 19, University Center Spruce C
  • Nov. 20, University Center Spruce C

Each workshop lasts from 7-9 p.m.

Those interested in attended can send an RSVP email to studentleafpr@gmail.com.

UNC Trustees to Meet Friday, Nov. 15

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Panorama Room at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Discussion will include information items on the agenda: reports on academic strategic direction, Fall 2013 enrollment, revenue projections, and a resolution honoring trustee Dee St. Cyr, whose term expires Dec. 31.

The remaining 2013-14 academic year dates of regular board meetings are Jan. 24, March 7 and June 13.

Volunteers Needed by UNC Researchers

Volunteers are needed for research projects being conducted at the University of Northern Colorado. Participation is open to anyone who meets the stated criteria and wants to help support discoveries in the public interest. Projects currently in need of subjects include a study of moral challenges faced by first-year nurses. Others include:

  • Barriers to Physical Activity Among Gay Men
  • Persons with Below-Knee Amputations for Functional and Rehabilitative Outcomes Study
  • Stereotype Threat in College Students with Reading Disabilities
  • Social Language Intervention for Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 10- to 17-Year-Olds for Study on Math Ability and Social Judgment
  • Healthy Adults 18-65 for Biomechanics Research

Details are available at http://www.unco.edu/research/seeking.

CIE's International Education Week to Include Global Monologues, Round Table Discussion, Salsa Dancing and More

International Education Week, which runs from Nov. 18-22, celebrates the interconnectivity of the world, its influences on UNC and UNC's influences on the world. Special events include students, faculty and staff sharing their stories about international experiences; salsa dancing; ramen-swagging; and more.

Monday, Nov. 18

  • Going Global at UNC - Explore clubs and organizations promoting international education from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the UC's lower level.
  • Swag Your Ramen - Learn how to dress up your ramen from 4:30-6 p.m. in the UC Panorama Room.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

  • International Education Week Keynote Address - Karen Barton of the Geography Department and Roger DeWitt from the Anthropology Department will deliver the keynote address for International Education Week at 2 p.m. in the UC Panorama Room.
  • Fulbright International Awards: Faculty Opportunities - Michelle Behr, acting dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Maureen Ulevich, director of UNC's Center for International Education, will present from 3:30-5 p.m. in Candelaria 1375.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

  • Global Monologues - Members of the UNC community will share stories about their personal cultural encounters and international experiences from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the UC Fireside Lounge.
  • Salsa Night - Want to learn the rhythms of Latin America? Head over to , which lasts from 6-7:30 p.m. in the UC's Longs Peak ballroom.

Thursday, Nov. 20

  • New York Times Round Table - Political Science Professor Sarah Romano, who has extensive experience researching water sanitation in Latin America, will lead a discussion that will draw comparisons between water sanitation in Latin American and Weld County from noon-1 p.m. in McKee 0424. Free lunch will be provided by the New York Times in Education program, which also is providing free copies of the New York Times in the CIE office (UC 2205) until Nov. 22. UNC students also have free full access to the New York Times online.
  • International Trivia Night - Test your knowledge of all things international at Crabtree Brewery from 6-8 p.m. Food and prizes will be available.

Friday, Nov. 21

  • International Movie Night - Watch a free showing of The Kite Runner from 7-9 p.m. in Wilson Hall's first floor lounge.

International Education Week is hosted by UNC's Center for International Education. For more information, visit the center's website.

‘Socktober’ Warm Clothing Drive Underway

Help the English Education Program deliver warm clothes to homeless youth during its "Socktober" Warm Clothing Drive. Drop off warm socks and other new or gently used clothing items until Thanksgiving at the collection bin in the English Department office in Ross Hall. Your donations will be much appreciated by those in need.

International Film Series at UNC Ends Fall Season with 'Moonrise Kingdom'

The University of Northern Colorado's International Film Series wraps up its fall schedule Nov. 13-14 with director Wes Anderson's comedy-romance, Moonrise Kingdom, the American Film Institute's 2013 Movie of the Year.

Starring Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Bruce Wllis, with outstanding performances by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as two quirky teens on a journey of discovery, Moonrise Kingdom will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, and at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium.

Admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets are available only at the screening. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.

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