UNC Today: Monday, February 18, 2013

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Call for Nominations: Academic Excellence Awards

The Office of the Provost is now accepting nominations for the annual Academic Excellence Awards, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, March 22. Nominations are being sought for the following awards:

  • Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate Education
  • Teaching Excellence in Graduate Education
  • Excellence in Faculty Service
  • Excellence in Faculty Advisement
  • School/Program Excellence in Teaching
  • School/Program Excellence in Service
  • School/Program Excellence in Scholarship
  • Excellence Through Performance Assessment
  • Academic Leadership Excellence

Criteria and nomination forms are available through the Academic Affairs website. Nominations and supporting documentation are due in the Provost's office - Carter 4007, Campus Box 9 - by 5 p.m. Friday, March 22.

Black History Month Featured Speaker Feb. 21

The University of Northern Colorado's celebration of Black History Month continues Thursday, Feb. 21, when motivational speaker Byron Embry, who President Barack Obama has described as "as dynamic as they come," will present "The Whistle that Changed America: The Murder of Emmett Till," from 7-8 p.m. in the University Center's ballrooms.

His presentation about the 1955 murder of a 14-year-old black youth from Chicago while he was visiting relatives in Mississippi, is free and open to the public. The incident brought the issue of violence against blacks by whites in the South to the attention of the rest of the nation and was an early impetus of the Civil Rights Movement.

Other upcoming Black History Month events include:

Africana Night Presentation - Feb. 25

Members of the Black Student Union will present "Living Out Our Dreams" at 7 p.m. in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library.

Featured Lunch Films

Bring your own lunch to the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and enjoy a Black History Month feature film from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • The Rosa Parks Story - Feb. 20
  • Ghost of Mississippi - Feb. 22
  • The Untold Story of Emmitt Till - Feb. 27

Other Activities

  • UNC's dining facilities on campus will feature soul food dishes during their lunch and dinner hours throughout the month of February.
  • Books related to Black History Month will be featured in a display in Michener Library during February.

All events are open to the public and free unless noted otherwise.

A map of campus is available at http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/. Parking is free after 5 p.m. weekdays in UNC parking lots. Before 5 p.m., paid parking is available by purchasing an hourly permit from an automated vending machine at most parking lot entrances. Parking is free on weekends.

Black History Month at UNC is sponsored by the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the Africana Studies program, Black Student Union, Black Women of Today, Black Men of Today, Michener Library and Dining Services.

For more information, call the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center at 970-351-2351.

Related: Read UNC Professor Hermon George's history of Black History Month (PDF).

Jazz Series Performance Thursday Free for UNC Community

The music of School of Music Director David Caffey will be performed by the Colorado Jazz Orchestra during the Sunset Jazz Artist Concert beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the University Center Panorama room.

Admission is free for UNC faculty, staff and students with ID; $10 for the general public, $7 for non-UNC students or faculty/staff with ID; and $7 for seniors.

Tickets are available at the door only; reservations are not necessary. More information is available at www.uncjazz.com or at 970-351-2394.

Spring Job and Internship Fair Feb. 21

UNC's Spring Job and Internship Fair will be 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the University Center ballrooms. The event is open to all students and alumni who are looking for jobs or internships. More than 75 companies and organizations will be at the fair with representatives recruiting students from all majors for a wide variety of positions.

Industries represented at the fair include financial services, criminal justice, communications and media, general business/business services, government, non-profit, retail and others.

For more information and a link to a list of employers attending, visit Career Services' website.

Call for Proposals: Summer Support Initiative

Proposals for the 2013 Summer Support Initiative for faculty and academic staff are now being accepted with a submission deadline of noon on March 15. The program supports research, scholarship, creative works and grant writing in a competitive call for proposals. Information on the program, including eligibility considerations, proposal requirements and evaluation criteria is included on the Office of Sponsored Programs website.

Email questions to Teresa McDevitt, Acting Assistant Vice President for Research.

Call for Nominations: Staff Councils' Employee of the Year Awards

The Classified Staff Council and the Professional Administrative Staff Council are accepting nominations for each of their 2012 Employee of the Year Awards, with a deadline of Tuesday, March 5.

Details and the nomination form are on the CSC website and the PASC website. Contact any council member for more information.

The awards will be presented at the 42nd Annual Employee Recognition and Service Milestone Awards Banquet on March 25.

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