UNC Today: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Employees of the Year, Service Milestones Recognized at Annual Banquet

The Professional Administrative and Classified Staff Councils hosted the 43rd annual Staff Recognition Banquet March 24 and presented the following employee of the year and service milestone awards:

  • Professional Administrative Employee of the Year: Beckie Croissant, Student Services Specialist, Dean's Office, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Classified Employee of the Year: Marsha Stewart, Program Assistant, Dean's Office, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • Service Milestones: Classified and exempt employees were recognized for achieving service milestones during 2013. A complete list is at http://www.unco.edu/csc/docs/2013-milestone-list.pdf.

Choral Festival This Week Includes Free Performances, Lecture

The Donald and Karen Bailey Choral Festival March 26-29, hosted by the School of Music, culminates Saturday with a chamber music performance, a special lecture by a leading Bach scholar and the performance of J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" by the UNC Concert Choir, a professional orchestra and guest soloists. All are free for UNC students, faculty and staff.

The free UNC Chamber Music performance of Bach's "Sonata in C" for unaccompanied violin will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Patrick Presbyterian Church, 803 10th Ave. Tickets are not required.

A free lecture by Daniel Melamed from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, also on Saturday, will begin at 4 p.m. in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium. No ticket is required.

The performance of the "St. Matthew Passion" Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. Tickets, available by calling the College of Performing Arts box office at 351-2200, are free for UNC students (limit of one) and faculty and staff (limit of two).

For more information, contact Galen Darrough, 970-351-2290.

Fracking in Greeley Presentation Today at 10 a.m.

The UNC Hydrofracturing Task Force will host a presentation by Sara Barwinski of Weld Air and Water from 10-11 a.m. today, March 26, in Spruce B of the University Center. Barwinski will discuss her experiences with the oil and gas drilling operations planned for her west Greeley neighborhood near Northridge High School and Sheep Draw Trail (4th Street and 66th Avenue).

Please join us to learn about these plans for our local community! For more information, contact uncohftf@gmail.com or visit the UNC Hydrofracturing Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UNCHydrofracturing.

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.

LAC Coffee and Core Conversations Start March 26

The LAC Task Force's "Coffee and Core Conversations" - six one-hour sessions (coffee and light refreshments provided) for members of the campus community to share perceptions of and aspirations for general education at UNC begin this week. The schedule for sessions in March and April is:

  • March 26, 9-10 a.m. Candelaria 1100. Facilitators: Travis Boyce, Nancy Matchett
  • March 26, 9-10 a.m., Ross 3235. Facilitators: Joe Elkins, Tom Smith
  • March 27, 9-10 a.m., McKee 282. Facilitators: Travis Boyce, Nancy Matchett
  • April 15, 9-10 a.m., Kepner 2035. Facilitators: Travis Boyce, Nancy Matchett
  • April 16, 3-4 p.m., Gunter 1120. Facilitators: Travis Boyce, Joe Elkins
  • April 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Frasier 26. Facilitators: Nancy Matchett, Tom Smith

A copy of early findings from an evaluation of the Liberal Arts Core are available here.

For more information, contact Travis Boyce, Joe Elkins, Nancy Matchett, or Tom Smith.

“UNC Impact” Booklet Available in Print, Electronic Versions

The "UNC Impact" booklet is a new and improved version of the "Facts and Figures" brochure. It uses engaging and colorful graphics to share a variety of facts and statistics about the university.

Free printed copies can be ordered from the UNC Promotional Store website, and an electronic version is available here.

The new booklet includes general information about the university's budget, enrollments and leadership, as well as UNC colleges, programs, students, faculty, staff and alumni.

It's useful for providing an overview of UNC to new faculty and staff, community members and a variety of other audiences. The eight-page booklet measures 8.5-by-11 inches.

Door Volunteers Needed for Teacher Employment Days

Career Services needs faculty and staff volunteers to check credentials at entrance doors and answer general questions during Teacher Employment Days April 3-4. Two-hour shifts are available from 7:45 a .m.-5 p.m. April 3 and from 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. April 4.

More than 125 school districts will be recruiting for available teaching and administrative positions and about 1,000 UNC teacher candidates, alumni and non-UNC job seekers are expected to attend.

If you have a couple of hours available either one or both days of the event, please e-mail elizabeth.mahoney@unco.edu with your availability.

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