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UNC Students to Collect Food, Cash Friday Night to Help Homeless

A group of University of Northern Colorado students will seek food and cash donations Friday while they spend the night outdoors to raise awareness of the homeless in the Greeley area and help those recently homeless due to flooding.

Around 25 students will participate in the third-annual project, dubbed "Operation Hibernation" and organized by members of UNC's United Black Government student organization.

Donations will be accepted from 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, through 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, outside the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, intersection of 20th St. and 10th Avenue.

A list of food items the group needs includes canned goods and non-perishable items such as canned meat or tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups and stews, pasta, peanut butter and juices. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Benefits Open Enrollment for Faculty/Exempt Staff Runs Through Nov. 27

Open enrollment for faculty and exempt employees will run through Nov. 27. Employees can change medical, dental and vision plans; enroll in flexible spending plans; enroll in or change optional life insurance or AD&D; change from pre-tax to after-tax (or vice-versa); and change ORP retirement plan vendors.

All benefits except flexible spending accounts will continue if you do not make any changes.

Medical/dental and vision enrollment forms are available at www.unco.edu/hr/forms_listings.htm.

Other forms can be obtained by contacting Julie Nava, 351-2621 or in the Human Resources office in Carter 2002.

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.

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.

Mexican Graphic Artists Featured in Michener Gallery Exhibit

The "Pátzcuaro Workshop: Contemporary Graphic Art from Michoacán, Mexico," featuring work by contemporary graphic artists from Mexico, will be displayed in the Mari Michener Gallery in Michener Library from Nov. 11-Dec. 13. An opening reception and roundtable discussion will be held Friday, Nov. 15, from 4-6 p.m. in the gallery.

For more information about the event, contact Robert Weis at 970-351-2098.

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