UNC Today: Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Slideshow: A Timeline of Top Bands at UNC

Take a look some of the chart-topping bands that have performed on campus recently, and be sure to share your memories on UNC's Facebook page. Continue Reading

Faculty in Residence Position Available

Housing and Residential Education is looking for faculty members who would like to expand their classroom into the residence halls through the Faculty in Residence program, with an application deadline of April 2 for the one anticipated opening.

You must be a term, adjunct, tenure track or fully tenured faculty member and be able to start in August.

FIR is a unique opportunity for faculty to live in the residence halls while providing students with academic programming, guidance and interaction.

An application and position description are available on the Housing and Residential Education website if you have any questions, please email Melinda Cronin.

Applications are due April 2. Interviews will be conducted before April 26, and candidates will be notified after May 1.

Presentation Brings Perspective to Genocide, Violence

Educator Heidi Rickard will present "The Rice Experience" from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050). The presentation is based on a lesson originally created for her history class at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs that helps those of any age grasp the incredible numbers of people around the world who have suffered and perished due to acts of genocide, violence, disease and torture. It's designed to provide an experience that allows the audience, through an analogy, to hear about these events and put them into perspective.

The lesson equates one individual grain of rice to one person. Using over 600 pounds of rice, the grains are slowly displayed to represent the number of people that have been lost in various genocides and conflicts around the world throughout the past 100 years.

Registration for Research Day Presentations, AE Awards Due March 14

Faculty and staff are asked to remind students that midnight Thursday, March 14, is the deadline to apply to present and enter the Academic Excellence Award competition during Research Day on April 14. All undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research or other scholarly projects are welcome to present.

Presentation proposals must be submitted through Ursa using the web-based form located in the Research Day 2013 box on the Student, Employee and Faculty tabs.

Participants submitting to present at Research Day should check the Research Excellence Award box on the application form if they are interested in being considered for the awards. Those abstracts will be reviewed and five finalists will be selected in each category: undergraduate poster or oral, and graduate poster or oral. The finalists will present at designated times in front of a panel of faculty evaluators, and the winners will each receive a $100 award.

More information is available on the Research Day website.

Research Day is one of many events recognizing academic excellence during Academic Excellence Week, April 7-13 and is coordinated by the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership. Additional information on Research Day is available on the Academic Excellence Week website.

Classified Position Opportunity

#386: IT Professional III - Systems Analyst, Requires bachelors degree plus three years of professional experience. Apply by March 15 online or in Human Resources, Carter 2002.

Men’s Basketball in Must-Win Situation Tonight

If the men's basketball team wins tonight when it hosts Southern Utah at 7:05 p.m. in Butler-Hancock, they're guaranteed a spot in the Big Sky Championships. You'll also get regular updates on the women's team's game at Southern Utah. If the Bears win and Montana loses one of its two remaining games, the ladies will end the season at the top of the Big Sky Conference. Go Bears!

Inaugural UNC Young Alumni Council Conference March 8-9

Thirty-six members of the newly formed UNC Young Alumni Council will return to campus from across the country March 8-9 for the group's inaugural conference. The council, composed of graduates from the past 10 years, will ratify its constitution and discuss ways to strengthen connections between the university and its recent graduates.

To learn more about the Young Alumni Council and its members, visit the Alumni Association website or contact Jeremy Allen.

UNC Young Alumni Council members (left to right) Amanda Miller (BA-'09), Amal Gumbs (BS-'12), Brian Fabrizio (BS-03) and Royce Danford (BS-05, BS-07) at a recent alumni networking event.

UNC Trustees to Meet March 8

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, in the Panorama Room at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Action items on the agenda are a room naming recommendation for the Phelps Family CAP Teaching Lab and a Faculty Senate approved update to the board policy manual to include "senior lecturer" as a title in faculty ranks.

A 2013-14 budget update, including the capital budget, pricing and compensation, will also be discussed as an information item only.

The remaining board meeting for 2012-13 academic year is scheduled for June 7.

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