UNC Today: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Call for Volunteers: Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers and assist in the graduate line-up area for UNC's commencement ceremonies Dec. 14-15. Responsibilities include greeting and directing graduates and guests, answering their basic questions and distributing programs as guests enter the building. A brief training session for volunteers will be conducted before each ceremony.

Dates, ceremonies, location and times are:

  • Friday, Dec. 14: Graduate School ceremony, 5-9 p.m., Butler-Hancock Hall
  • Saturday, Dec. 15: Undergraduate ceremonies, 7-11:30 a.m. and 10:30-2:30 p.m., Butler-Hancock Hall

Volunteer using the convenient online signup form. For more information, contact Eva Rodriguez at 351-2424 or via email.

Mayor, Councilors to Attend Community Involvement Symposium

Greeley Mayor Tom Norton and five city council members will be among the public-sector representatives attending a symposium next week at the University of Northern Colorado to discuss current and explore future partnerships between the university and the community.

The Engaged Scholarship Symposium: Active Communities Seeking Solutions will be from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the ballrooms at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street. The event is open and free to the public.

Greeley city council members Donna Sapienza, Michael Finn, Sandi Elder, Robb Casseday and Charles Archibeque also will attend the event.

The symposium, formerly called Embracing Community Together, creates a venue in which community engaged research, scholarship and creative works are showcased to facilitate networking, plant seeds for future projects and promote community-based solutions for regional challenges.

Also, the second annual Engaged Scholarship Awards will be announced during a ceremony scheduled from 2:30-3 p.m. The awards, which recognize excellence in community-partner building and community-based research and learning, will be presented in categories for community organization, faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students.

The event is free and open to the public. Hourly parking permits can be purchased from vending machines at the entrance to parking lots adjacent to the University Center.

The symposium is organized and hosted by UNC's Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership.

For more information, contact Katherine Sanchez at 970-351-1775 or katherine.sanchez@unco.edu, or visit www.unco.edu/hsl/ect.html.

Reminder: AFLAC Rep on Campus Nov. 6-7

UNC employees wishing to add or drop AFLAC coverage can stop by the University Center and talk to AFLAC representative Barbara Santella from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Nov. 6, and tomorrow, Nov. 7. Today she'll be in the Council room and tomorrow she'll be in the Aspen B room. No appointment is necessary.

Two Days Left in Dietetics Students’ Supply Drive to Benefit Victims of Domestic Abuse

Only two days left in the senior Dietetics majors supply drive to benefit the Colorado Crossroads Safehouse, a nonprofit shelter for adults and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Supplies needed include diapers, prepaid phone cards, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other items.

Donations can be placed in boxes located in Kepner, Gunter, McKee, the University Center and the Recreation Center or brought to the Dietetics department on the second floor of Gunter Hall.

View the supply drive flyer here.

Classified Position Opportunity

Human Resources is now accepting applications for the Administrative Assistant III hiring pool. Applications will accepted until Nov. 9 or until 100 applications are received. This applicant pool will be used for approximately six months to fill multipe full-time and part-time Administrative Assistant III positions at UNC as vacancies occur. Apply online or in Human Resources in Carter Hall.

Calling All Experts: Share Your Knowledge

The current edition of UNC's Experts List is available on the University News and Public Relations website. The list is shared with reporters who are seeking sources to provide perspective on relevant topics. See examples of university coverage at the UNC in the News website.

News and PR staff also rely on the list in working with Academic Minute, a program that airs on radio stations across the country. The Academic Minute is open to faculty who would like to record a 100-second essay related to their area of expertise. Email Nate Haas for more about this opportunity.

If you'd like to be included in the UNC Experts List, fill out the online registration form.

If you're already included in the list and would like to make changes to your entry, send the revisions to Sara Regan via email.

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.

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