UNC Today: Thursday, February 14, 2013

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OUR Spring Student Workshop Series Begins

Faculty and staff working with students currently conducting research or who are interested in the research process are asked to encourage them to attend one or more of the upcoming workshops offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research, including two new workshops designed to help students presenting at conferences or on UNC's Research Day.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Intro to Qualitative Research - Katrina Rodriquez
  • Tuesday. Feb. 19 - Intro to Quantitative Research - Josh Packard
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Demystifying the IRB Process - Megan Stellino

The two workshops that were added this semester to help students presenting at conferences or on Research Day are:

  • Monday, March 4 - How to Give a Winning Poster Presentation - Stephen Mackessy
  • Monday, March 11 - How to Give a Strong Oral Presentation - Andrea Falcone

All workshops are held in Michener 303 from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research, 970-351-2940.

'Beloved' Kicks Off UNC's Spring International Film Series This Week

The University of Northern Colorado's International Film Series starts its spring schedule this week with the 2011 French film Beloved showing at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 14, in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library (Michener L110). The rest of the series is:

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Sweden): Feb. 20-21, 7 p.m.
  • The Impossible (U.S.): Feb. 27, 7 p.m.; Feb. 28, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Saving Face (Pakistan): March 6, 7 p.m.; March 7, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Wallace and Gromit (Britain): March 13-14, 6 p.m.
  • Headhunters (Norway): March 27, 7 p.m.; March 28, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (U.S): April 3, 7 p.m.; April 4, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Hellgate (Thailand): April 10, 7 p.m.; April 11, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • My Best Enemy (Austria.): April 17, 7 p.m.; April 18, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • The Last Flight of Petr Ginz (U.S.): April 24-25, 7:30 p.m.

All films are shown in Lindou Auditorium. Non-English language films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

Admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others, unless special circumstances dictate a small admission charge for students or sponsorship of a film by another UNC entity allows it be shown for free to all. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.

New 'Bear Crossing' Newsletter Available

A new edition of Bear Crossing, a monthly compendium of university news primarily for UNC's external audiences but also of value to faculty and staff, is now available. Read. Subscribe. Published by UNC's Office of News and Public Relations, the electronic newsletter includes information about student, faculty and staff accomplishments; general university news; and Alumni Association and Athletics news and events.

Tickets Available for STAD's 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance's production of Steve Martin's absurdist,comedy, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, ends its run this week with performances Feb. 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in Norton Theatre in Gray Hall. The play, which places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, carries a rating of PG13.

The rest of the series featuring the schools' top theater majors includes:

  • Legally Blonde (musical) -March 6-9 at 7:30 p.m.; March 10 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre, Frasier Hall
  • Intimacies (student dance perfomance) - April 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 at 2 p.m., Norton Theatre, Gray Hall
  • A Year with Frog and Toad (musical) - April 13 at 1 and 3 p.m., Hensel Phelps Theatre, Union Colony Civic Center
  • Medea (Greek tragedy) - May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., May 5 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre

For performance descriptions and ticket information, visit the series' website.

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb to Speak at UNC Cultural Center’s 30th Year Celebration

The University of Northern Colorado's Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will commemorate its 30th anniversary Feb. 15 with an open house and a celebration that will include featured speaker Wellington Webb, former mayor of Denver and a UNC alumnus.

The open house from 3-5 p.m. at the center's home in the Davis House, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street, will include presentations about the center and programs available to students. The event is free and open to the public.

At 5 p.m., the festivities will move across the street to the University Center ballrooms for an evening of cultural center memories, news from current students who use the center's resources and Webb's remarks.

Webb was a standout student and basketball player at UNC. He majored in Sociology, earning his bachelor's degree in 1964 and master's degree in 1971. He and his wife, Wilma, who will attend the ceremony, received honorary degrees from the school in 2009.

Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Entertainment will be provided by a UNC jazz band.

Admission is $10 per person and must be arranged for in advance through the UNC Alumni Association at 970-351-2551 or www.uncalumni.org. Admission is free for UNC students, but they still must register before the event.

Parking in UNC parking lots is free after 5 p.m. weekdays. Before 5 p.m., paid parking is available by purchasing an hourly permit from an automated vending machine at the entrance to most parking lots.

Established in 1982 to provide programs and other resources to support black students' pursuit of their degrees, the UNC cultural center is named in honor of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., a political leader, publisher, journalist and entrepreneur who was a staunch proponent of the black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements in the early- and mid-1900s.

The center's anniversary celebration is part of UNC's observance of Black History Month. Information about other activities this month are at http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=4799.

Monfort Executive Professor to Give Job Interviewing Tips Feb. 14

The Monfort Executive Professor Speaker Series continues Feb. 14 when Mark Neville from State Farm Insurance, presents "Tips for Interviewing" from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Milne Auditorium (Kepner 2050). The presentation is free for UNC students, faculty and staff.

With more than 20 years of experience at State Farm, including 10 years in human resources, Neville has gained an insightful perspective about corporate culture. He's currently a claim team manager and earned a bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach in 1987.

For more information, please visit http://www.mcb.unco.edu/Programs/MEPP/Speakers.cfm.

Reserve Ad Space in Student Magazine by Feb. 22

The Claw Magazine, created and led by students in the Journalism and Mass Communications program, is now planning its spring and summer editions. To produce the 36-page, glossy-covered magazine, The Claw advertising staff needs support. University offices or departments who would like more information about placing an ad or about the magazine, should contact JMC senior and The Claw advertising director David Cornelius, 303-668-5131 by Feb. 22 to reserve ad space for the spring issue.

The Claw iincludes UNC feature and entertainment articles. JMC co-advisers are journalism instructors Lynn Klyde Silverstein and Lee Anne Peck.

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