UNC Today: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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UNC Student Takes Top Honor at Prestigious Acting Competition

Jessica Henderson, a senior Acting major, won the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival last week in Sacramento, Calif., and will represent UNC at the KCACT national festival April 15-21 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Henderson and five other UNC students nominated to take part in the competition traveled with their acting partners and School of Theatre Arts and Dance Director David Grapes to the campus of American River College for the festival.

Henderson and classmate Amber Cook both advanced from the starting field of 300 to the semi-final round of 32 but Cook failed to make the cut to 16 for the final round, which Henderson won.

The regional festival, part of the largest and most prestigious student acting competition in the nation, brought together nearly 1,000 students from Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, northern California, northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

UNC was represented in the competition by the following students and their acting partners (in parentheses):

  • Amber Cook (Drew Simon)
  • Jessica Henderson, (Arielle Yoder)
  • Malloree Delayne Hill (David San Miguel)
  • Caylie Rae Kalmbach (David San Miguel)
  • Ray D. Seams (Anneliese Farmer)
  • Devin Ashley Whitten (Tyler Richmeier)

HR Employment Verification Form Updated

The Colorado Employment Verification Affirmation form, which must be submitted with I-9s, has been updated and the new form should be used effective immediately The new form is on the Human Resource Services Forms web page.

Staff Recognition Banquet and Silent Auction Details Announced

UNC's 42nd annual Staff Recognition Banquet and Silent Auction will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the University Center ballrooms. RSVPs are required by Friday, March 15. All UNC employees receive a free meal at the event, and guests may purchase a meal at cost. Meal choices and guests' costs are:

  • Prime Rib ($22)
  • Chicken Breast Monterey ($17)
  • Vegetarian Risotto ($13)

Contact Kim Gray, 970-351-1966 with your meal choice(s) and guest information by March 15.

The theme of this year's event is "Under the Gypsy Moon."

Join UNC's Relay for Life in the Fight Against Cancer

Teams are still being accepted for UNC's Relay for Life event April 5-6 at the Campus Recreation Center. The entry fee is $10 per team and you can register online. This year's goals are to have 85 teams and raise $80,000. Spend the night walking (or running) with teammates and support the fight against cancer.

Master Class Students to Offer Hispanic Song Recital

UNC undergraduate voice majors who attended doctoral student Juanita Ulloa's Hispanic Song Literature master class will perform a free recital of Hispanic songs at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Milne Auditorium (Kepner 2050).

Ulloa is a singer and Hispanic song specialist who tours nationally and abroad as a concert performer and offers master classes championing the growth of women's contributions to Latin American arts. She holds a bachelor's degree in music from Yale and a master's in music from the University of California at Berkeley.

Songs by Lecuona, Granados, Nin-cull-mell, Giménez, Marqués, Turina and Montsalvatge will be included.

The event is sponsored by the UNC Opera Theatre Society and UNC voice faculty.

Monfort Executive Professor to Give Insights into Federal Government's Finances

The Monfort Executive Professor Speaker Series continues Wednesday, Feb. 27, when Gregory Anton from Anton Collins Mitchell presents "What's at Stake? A CPA's Insights into the Federal Government's Finances" from 10:10-11 a.m. in Milne Auditorium (Kepner 2050). The presentation is free for UNC students, faculty and staff.

Anton is the founding partner of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP. He graduated from UNC with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and is past-chair of the UNC School of Accountancy Advisory Board, past-president of the UNC Alumni Association and a recipient of the UNC Honored Alumni Award for his contributions to business.

For more information about his accomplishments and to see other upcoming speakers, visit the series' website.

Reminder: Upcoming Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

Complete information about the following calls for proposals, nominations, applications and other submissions is available by clicking on the call's description. Deadlines are in parentheses.

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