UNC Today: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Graduates’ Stories Sought

UNC News and Public Relations seeks faculty and staff's assistance in identifying students with unique or compelling journeys to their graduation from UNC next week. Stories can be about overcoming obstacles, interesting destinations after graduation or prestigious awards. Examples are available here and here.

Stories will be shared with the university community and area media.

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 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

How to Find Out About University Closures

There's a variety of ways to find out if UNC is closed due to weather or for some other reason.

  • You can call the inclement weather line at 970-351-4100 or log on to http://www.unco.edu for updates on the university's operating status.
  • Closures are also reported to area media outlets, including Denver TV stations.
  • Also, notifications of closures are sent to campus phones and computers through voice, e-mail and text messages and to subscribed cell phones through text and voice messages from UNC's Emergency Alert system.

To find out how to sign up your phone, visit http://www.unco.edu/alerts/signup.html.

If you receive an emergency alert saying the university is closed, calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the information is not necessary.

It's Time to Start Thinking About Your 2012 W-2 Form

Please help Payroll Services make sure your 2012 W-2 gets to the correct address in January by verifying that your mailing address is correct or signing up for an electronic version of your W-2. Instructions are available on the Payroll website.

Tour a Million Holiday Lights with the Alumni Association

Join the UNC Alumni Association on Sunday, Dec. 9, to celebrate the holiday season at one of Colorado's most beautiful and spectacular outdoor exhibits at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

Guests will enjoy holiday entertainment, light refreshments, arts and crafts, and over 1 million twinkling lights illuminating a winding path through the beautiful Colorado countryside.

To register and for additional information, click here.

Add a Page to UNC's Social Media Portal

UNC now has a social media portal at www.unco.edu/social/ containing links to approved social media pages for UNC programs, departments, offices and other entities. If you have an active Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other social media page you would like listed on the portal, visit Web Communications' website to find out how to get it added.

The site contains the required approval form to create social media pages, guidelines and best practices for creating them, and a training video.

Students, alumni and employees are encouraged to contribute posts to UNC's Facebook page.

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