UNC Today: Monday, November 5, 2012

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Publishing with a University Press Presentation Nov. 12

If you've wanted to publish a book with a university press, you can learn more about it during a presentation by Darrin Pratt, director of the University Press of Colorado, from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Michener Library Government Publications area (lower level).

Pratt will discuss opportunities with the University Press of Colorado in particular and with university presses and other publishers in general for the first half-hour, and field individual questions for the remaining hour.

This event, which is held during University Press Week, is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and the University Libraries. Refreshments will be served.

Founded in 1965, the University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, Utah State University, and Western State Colorado University. The Press publishes 20-25 new titles each year, with the goal of facilitating communication among scholars and providing the peoples of the state and region with a fair assessment of their histories, cultures, and resources. The Press has extended the reach and reputation of our supporting institutions and has made scholarship of the highest level in many diverse fields widely available.

Pratt has worked in academic publishing for over twenty years, having begun his career at the Indiana University Press. He has served as the director and acquiring editor for the University Press of Colorado since 2000, where he oversaw the successful merger of Utah University Press with the UPC. He is active in the Association of American University Presses and currently serves as a member-at-large. Darrin received his M.A. in English Literature from Indiana University.

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.

Hear the Words of Presidents at Election Day Read-In

Although the Election Day Read-In from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Michener Library has a full complement of readers, it needs listeners. Also, readers are still needed for the Pearl Harbor Day Read-in from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.. 4, in Michener Library. Visit the Read-In website to sign up for one of the remaining 15-minute slots to read words written about or spoken about World War II and the "Greatest Generation."

Read-Ins are held the first Tuesday of every month November-May (except January). To view monthly topics and sign up to read, visit the Read-In website.

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Jeri Kraver.

First Wednesday Book Sale

Friends of UNC Libraries will host another First Wednesday Book Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, on the first floor of Michener Library. There'll be a wide selection of books and music; and a special focus table features seasonal and holiday books. Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds of sales benefit UNC Libraries events and projects. For more information, call 351-1548.

Mortar Board to Offer Free Self-Defense Seminar

UNC's Mortar Board Senior Honor Society will host "Fight Like a Girl," a free self-defense seminar for females ages 10 and older, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the University Center's Columbine suite. Participants will learn skills to avoid potentially dangerous situations and to get away from an attacker. Instructors are third-degree black belts in karate.

The seminar is free and donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the Crossroads Safehouse for victims of domestic abuse.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 720-939-7070 or visiting www.fightlikeagirl.com. Registration on the day of the event begins at 6 p.m.

Remember to Vote; UC a Vote Center for 2012 Election

Registered Weld County voters can cast Election Day ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the ballrooms in the University Center. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Doors to the building will open at 6:30 a.m. so voters don't have to wait outside.

Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Be sure to bring appropriate ID such as a valid Colorado drivers license or identification card, a U.S. Passport or a UNC Card. If you've lost your UNC Card, you can get a replacement at the UNC Card Office in the University Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Mail-in ballots can be dropped off at polling places on Nov. 6. Make sure they're signed and sealed. If mailed, they must be received at your County Clerk's office before 7 p.m. on Nov. 6. Postmarks don't matter.

Double-check your registration online at http://www.sos.state.co.us/ to ensure it is complete and that you have not been purged. If incomplete, you must complete in person at your local County Clerk's Office.

Do your homework on the ballot issues by checking out the League of Women Voters Guide at http://www.lwvcolorado.org.

Dining Services Featured Item: Taste of Home 2012

Dining Services asked parents to submit their students' favorite recipes for this year's Taste of Home event. UNC Executive Chef Aran Essig selected 23 recipes that will be prepared for everyone to try at lunch and dinner Nov. 7 and 14 in Holmes, Tobey-Kendel, and the UC Food Court. Whichever recipes get the most votes will be tested again in the spring, and they may get integrated into the dining room menus. Find out more 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.

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