UNC Today: Monday, April 15, 2013

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Provide Input to Help UNC Evaluate Its Logos

The University of Northern Colorado is in the process of evaluating its logos. The purpose of the review is to determine if the current logos convey a positive image of the university and form a cohesive visual identity. Input from students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and other university stakeholders is critical to the evaluation process.

To take the survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, visit www.unco.edu/LogoSurvey. The survey closes at midnight April 22.

The logo review is being conducted by a working group with representatives across campus and the community. At the completion of the group's evaluation, a report will be created to recommend next steps. No assumptions should be made regarding what logos, if any, may change. The working group may recommend "no changes." An announcement of the recommendations will be made after the group's report is completed by summer 2013.

Important Info from HR about New I-9 Form

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a new I-9 form that's available for use immediately at http://www.unco.edu/hr/forms along with instructions and a PowerPoint training presentation.

Please note that Human Resources will not accept the old I-9 form after May 1, and it's very important that offices purge any old I-9 forms that have been printed. As a reminder, the forms found on the HR website will always be the most current ones.

Additional information and webinars about the new form can be found at www.uscis.gov/I-9Central.

Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 970-351-2718.

All That Jazz: Annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival Starts April 18

The 43rd annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival April 18-20 will bring together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians and more than 275 college, high school and middle school jazz students from across the country for main stage concerts, free after-hours sessions, daytime performances and educational workshop sessions.

This year's main-stage performances starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center will include:

  • Thursday, April 18: Grammy award-winning a cappella group Take 6 and the Northern Colorado Voices;
  • Friday, April 19: Celebrated jazz pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal, followed by the Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band
  • Saturday, April 20: Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, followed by a Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring UNC Jazz Lab Band I and special guest artists Jon Faddis, Terell Stafford, Greg Gisbert

Tickets for main-stage performances are available through the UCCC box office, 701 10th Ave., by calling 970-356-5000 or at www.ucstars.com.

For more information about the main-stage performers, free daytime performances by school groups and free after-hours performances by UNC jazz faculty and students, visit the festival's website.

Call for Applications: Teaching Academy for Online Learning

Applications are now being accepted for the Teaching Academy for Online Learning - an opportunity to learn how to plan and develop an online course using Quality Matters standards. The academy will be held online and also includes classroom sessions June 7, 14 and 21 at UNC's Loveland Center at Centerra. Stipends are awarded for successful completion of the academy. For more information and an application form, visit the Instructional Design and Development team's website.

Open Forum on IT Security

Information Management and Technology will host an open form about IT security from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. Stop by to ask your questions about smartphone security, sensitive information handling, data that's considered sensitive, Facebook and Twitter security, or any other IT security-related issues. Bring your own lunch

Whole Foods CEO to Wrap Up Monfort Executive Professor Speaker Series

The Monfort Executive Professor Speaker Series concludes Tuesday, April 16, when Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, discusses how the company's "conscious capitalism" business model evolved and will be sustained during a presentation from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and operated the Mill Valley, Calif., store until he became president of the company's northern Pacific region in 1993. After expanding the region from two to 17 stores, he was named executive vice-president of operations in 2000, chief operating officer in 2001 and co-president in 2004. Now as co-CEO, Robb oversees six regions and is on the Whole Planet Foundation Board of Directors.

Robb's presentation is free and open to the public.

Dining Services Featured Item: Self-Contained Meals

Foods that are designed with a purpose (besides just satisfying our hunger) are few and far between. Pasties (pronounced pass-tees) and their cousin, pierogis, are a good example of quick, convenient and filling self-contained meals. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form. See this week's menus.

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