UNC Today: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Reminder: Open Enrollment Benefits Fair Nov. 20

Human Resources will host an open enrollment benefits/wellness fair for faculty/exempt administrators from 7-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the University Center Panorama room. Representatives from MetLife, TIAACREF, VALIC, PERA, Thrivent Financial, AXA Equitable, AFLAC, Gallagher Benefit Services, Payflex and Anthem will attend.

Free blood and health screenings (blood pressure, body mass index, pulse and oxygen readings, lung function, fitness test, height, weight) will be provided until 11 a.m. but an RSVP to Julie Nava is required.

UNC to Host Annual State Piano Festival Nov. 17-18

The University of Northern Colorado's College of Performing and Visual Arts will host the fifth annual Colorado Piano Festival Nov. 17-18, featuring two days of concerts, master classes, workshops and a pre-college solo piano competition.

All events are open to the public free of charge. The festival's highlights include:

  • Guest artist Norman Krieger, professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California, will present a solo recital at 8 p.m., Nov. 17 in Hensel-Phelps Hall at the Union Colony Civic Center.
  • The final round of the pre-college solo competition takes place from 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Nov. 18, at the UCCC.
  • Piano faculty from UNC's School of Music will perform a program featuring solo pianists and chamber ensembles at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the UCCC.

For additional information, visit the festival's website.

UNC Trustees to Meet Friday, Nov. 16

UNC's Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Panorama Room at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Action items on the agenda are room naming recommendations, Faculty Senate approved revisions to board policy to reflect contract-renewable rank, and a resolution recognizing trustee Jerry Morgensen, whose term will end Dec. 31, for his years of service.

The remaining 2012-13 dates of board meetings are Jan. 18, March 8 and June 7.

Colorado’s Water Future Subject of Nov. 14 Community Conversation

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and UNC's Alumni Association will host a special "UNC Community Conversation: Searching for Colorado's Water Future," at 5: 30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Champions Room at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

Mark E. Eiswerth, an authority on Colorado water issues and a professor of Economics at UNC, will provide information about the future of Colorado's scarcest resource and then lead an interactive, open dialogue about how we can best address this environmental issue.

The conversation is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Alumni Association.

Cost to attend is $5 per person and the number of available tickets is limited. For more information, visit the Alumni Association's website.

Honors Program Food Drive to Benefit Local Non-Profit

Students in UNC's Honors Program are conducting a food drive Nov. 12-16 with all donations going to A Woman's Place for Thanksgiving. Collection boxes for dropping off on-perishable food items (unopened cans, boxes, and jars) and small gifts for children will be available in residence halls, academic buildings, Michener Library and other campus locations.

There'll also be boxes at Zoe's on Nov. 13 during the Honors Open Mike Night.

New Dex Phone Books Available

New (2012-13) Dex phone books are now available, but multiple copies will not automatically be delivered to departments/work areas as in the past. Instead, anyone who wants a phone book should notify their department/work area administrative assistant or designee, who can then order the appropriate quantity by emailing warehouse.contacts@unco.edu.

Dining Services Featured Item: Thanksgiving Brunch

Join Dining Services at Holmes Dining Hall or Tobey-Kendel Dining Room for a special Thanksgiving brunch on Sunday, Nov. 18, and don't forget to thank those who have spent their time planting, caring, tending and harvesting the foods we enjoy everyday. Find out more about the history surrounding Thanksgiving 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.

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