UNC Today: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Innovation@UNC Proposals Selected to Move Forward Available Online

The 15 Innovation@UNC concept proposals that were selected to move forward with a full proposal following a broad review process are linked to from Provost Robbyn Wacker's March 7 email. Authors of the selected proposals have until April 18 to submit full proposals to the initiative's review team. Funded proposals will be announced April 25. For more information, visit the I@UNC website.

Cesar Chavez Week at UNC to Include Play, Dancing and More

The Cesar Chavez Cultural Center at the University of Northern Colorado will host a variety of events in observance of Cesar Chavez Week, March 24-April 3. Free events celebrating the life of the civil rights activist and labor organizer include movies about men and women prominent in Latino culture, Latino dance lessons and a play about immigration.

Presentation: "Power of Women" - March 24

Professor Priscilla Falcon will discuss her experiences with Cesar Chavez and his struggles from 7-9 p.m. in the University Center Panorama Room.

Theater: 'Do You Know Who I Am?' - March 25

Join the CCCC from 6-8:30 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms for this play about immigration that's based on monologues written by undocumented Americans, with original music by Brian Mullins. Talk to the performers after the show.

Cesar Chavez Blood Drive - March 26

Come out to the University Center parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to donate blood. Free snacks and water will be given to donors.

Latin Dancing: "Baille Latino" - March 27

Join the dancing and the fun from 5-8 p.m. in the UC's Spruce suite. $2 suggested donation to enter. Choreographer Soraya Leon Sepulveda will teach dance lessons for the first hour.

Documentary Film: 'Latino Americans' - March 31

Head to Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library at 6:15 p.m. to watch a portion of Latino Americans, a PBS series that explains the history and experiences of Latinos in America.

Movie: 'Cesar Chavez' Movie - April 3

Join the UNC community for Cesar Chavez, which chronicles the life of the civil rights activist and labor organizer. Scheduled for release March 28, the film starring Michael Pena, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson will be showing at Cinemark Theatres in Greeley. Call the CCCC at 970-351-2424 for the special show time.

Building and parking lot locations are available at http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m. Before then, parking permits can be purchased at automated dispensers located at lot entrances.

For more information about Cesar Chavez Week, call the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center at 970-351-2424.

Creators of Award-Winning Documentary to Present at UNC

The creators behind The Ghosts in Our Machine will offer a presentation at the University of Northern Colorado Tuesday, March 25, and attend the screening of their critically acclaimed documentary on Thursday, March 27.

Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur will present We Animals at 6 p.m. in the Columbine B room at the University Center, 2101 10th Ave. Copies of her book, We Animals, will be available for purchase, and McArthur will be there for book signing after her presentation.

She and filmmaker and director Liz Marshall will also attend the screening Thursday and answer audience questions following the 7 p.m. showing of their film about the treatment of non-human animals at Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library, 1400 22nd St. The documentary will also be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Lindou (Marshall and McArthur will not be present for Wednesday's viewing.)

The events are open to the public free of charge.

The Ghosts in Our Machine is an award-winning documentary that addresses a modern-day moral dilemma of whether "non-human animals are property to be owned or used or sentient beings deserving of rights."

The programming at UNC is sponsored by the Youth for Environmental Sustainability. It's also part of UNC's International Film Series. For information on the film visit http://www.unco.edu/ifs/spring_2014_films/ghosts_machine.html

Marshall and McArthur will also attend other screenings organized by UNC Associate Professor Keiko Krahnke. Here's the rest of their schedule:

  • Friday, March 28: University of Denver, 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 29: Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins, 7 p.m.

Call for Proposals: Summer Support Initiative

Proposals for the 2014 Summer Support Initiative are now being accepted with a submission deadline of noon on March 24. The program encourages and supports research, scholarship, creative works and grant writing of faculty, academic leaders and staff during the summer in three categories:

  1. Preparation of a grant proposal for external funding
  2. Research, scholarship or creative works: Open focus
  3. Research, scholarship or creative works: Community Engagement

Full-time instructional faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and contract renewable), chairs, directors, associate and assistant deans of academic units, and full-time exempt and classified staff members in the Division of Academic Affairs who have responsibilities in scholarship (e.g., writing grants for their units) are eligible to apply.

Otherwise-eligible individuals who are overdue in submitting final reports for previous internal awards (including FRPB, Provost, SSI, and Reassignment Program awards) are not eligible for this program. Source of funds is F&A from externally funded grants.

Applicants send proposals electronically to stephanie.kontour@unco.edu by noon on Monday, March 24. Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Specific instructions are included in the invitation for proposals.

UNC to Host 9Health Fair Again, Volunteers Needed

UNC will again coordinate and host the 9Health Fair in Greeley from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 29, in the University Center. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend, and volunteers are needed to assist health-care professionals and to serve in non-medical capacities. No previous medical training is needed. Volunteer positions available and the number needed for each are:

Non-Medical Volunteer Positions

  • Parking lot attendants (20)
  • Traffic directors (inside) (20)
  • Volunteer station attendant (2)
  • Cashier and check in station (15)
  • Ambassadors (30)
  • Interpreters (10)

Medical Assisting Volunteer Positions

  • Phlebotomist (20)
  • Colon cancer screening (4)
  • Blood pressure (15)
  • Height weight and BMI (3)
  • Body fat skin-fold assessment (4)
  • Cardiac risk assessment (2)
  • Diabetes risk assessment (2)
  • Memory screen (2)
  • Metabolic syndrome assessment (2)
  • Vision and eye health (2)

Sign up to volunteer at the 9Health Fair website. Be sure to check the "No" button for the "Are you a medical volunteer?" question unless you're qualified to perform any of the screenings listed and use the "Other" category in the list of non-medical skills.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Nicole Larson at larsonadrianne@gmail.com.

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