UNC Today: Thursday, November 8, 2012

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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.

Reminder: RSVPs for Assessment Lightning Talks Due Nov. 12

If you haven't already, don't forget to RSVP for the University Assessment Council's upcoming Lightning Talk by emailing Marsha Woodruff by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.

Lightning Talks are a fun, fast way to find out about data you can use when working with students. Each of three quick presentations over the course of an hour will provide information about student athletes, first-generation students and sixth-year seniors.

Plan on attending the first lighting talk, either Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in McKee 44E, or at an encore presentation on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10-11 a.m. in the University Center's Spruce C room. Light refreshments will be served.

Two additional lightning talks with presentations about different datasets will be offered spring semester.

Hispanic Studies Faculty to Read Poetry

Sigma Delta Pi will host a poetry reading by faculty from the Hispanic Studies Department from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the University Center Spruce suite. The reading is open to all members of the campus community.

Student-Produced Magazine Debuts

The first issue of The Claw Magazine, created and published by Journalism and Mass Communications students, is now available. Departments or offices that want copies can email David Cornelius, the magazine's advertising director. UNC advertisers will automatically receive copies this week.

The current issue is also available on The Claw's website.

Student-Produced Magazine Debuts

The first issue of The Claw Magazine, created and published by Journalism and Mass Communications students, is now available. Departments or offices that want copies can email David Cornelius, the magazine's advertising director. UNC advertisers will automatically receive copies this week.

The current issue is also available on The Claw's website.

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.

RSVPs for NASS-Hosted Premiere of PBS Documentary Due Nov. 9

Native American Student Services will host its annual free "Thanksgiving Is Everyday" dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Kohl House. The dinner will be followed by the premiere of a Rocky Mountain PBS work-in-progress documentary from 7-8:30 p.m. in the University Center's Panorama room (RSVPs required). NASS staff and students were interviewed for the program, and a film crew followed NASS on its annual buffalo hunt on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana.

"Urban Rez" is a 60-minute program that explores the history and modern-day effects of 1950s policies that encouraged American Indians to leave their homelands to relocate to urban areas.

To RSVP to attend the screening, open to the public free of charge, contact Pat Dlug at (970) 351-1909 or pat.dlug@unco.edu by Nov. 9, or RSVP online at http://www.rmpbs.org/uncscreening.

The finished documentary is scheduled to air on Rocky Mountain PBS in May 2013 and will have national PBS distribution in fall 2013.

Rocky Mountain PBS director Lisa D. Olken is scheduled to attend the screening and answer audience questions.

The event is sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS, KUNC 91.5 FM and UNC.

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.

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