UNC Today: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Emergency Alert System to be Tested June 18

A test of UNC's Emergency Alert Messaging System will be conducted about noon on Wednesday, June 18. The test message will be sent to UNC email accounts, text-enabled campus phones, subscribed cell phones (text and voice messages) and campus emergency poles. If you want to sign up to receive emergency alert messages on your cell phone or if your cell phone number changed recently, instructions are available on the Emergency Alert System website.

UNC Trustees to Meet Friday

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. June 13 in the Panorama Room at the University Center, 2101 10th Ave.

Action items on the agenda are:

  • 2014-15 budget, including tuition, fees, room and board rates;
  • campus commons program plan featuring a proposed facility that will serve as a central hub for student support services as well as an entry point for anyone who comes to campus;
  • faculty tenure, promotion and emeritus recommendations;
  • employment agreements for football, volleyball and women's head basketball coaches;
  • and board policy manual amendments approved by Faculty Senate.

The board's tentative 2014-15 meeting schedule is:

  • Sept. 19 (retreat)
  • Nov. 14
  • Jan. 23
  • March 6
  • June 12, 2015

DSS Offers Website Accessibility Courses

Disability Support Services invites the campus community to an informational session about two free self-paced, web-based training courses on assessing and developing websites with accessibility in mind 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in Michener L-12. A reception will follow. Attendance isn't required to take the courses, but registration for the event is required by emailing Alyse Campbell.

The courses, "Accessibility Concepts" (course outline) and "Web Accessibility Basics" (course outline) offer information about changes in compliance requirements under Section 508 and the WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

If you're unable to attend the informational session but would like to take advantage of the courses, contact Alyse Campbell, 970-351-2289.

The courses are offered by SSB Bart Group, a leader in software, training and consulting to address the needs of organizations affected by accessibility requirements.

Classified Employment Opportunity

  • #1661 - Laboratory Coordinator I, Art and Design Labs. Requires two years of lab experience. Degree preferred. Apply by June 16. See job description and how to apply at www.colorado.gov/dhr/jobs.

Off-Campus Life to Offer First-Time Home Buyer Class

Off-Campus Life will partner with a local real estate professional to offer a First-Time Home Buyer class for anyone interested in home ownership from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the University Center Council Room. The class will be repeated June 10.

The registration fee is $10 for UNC students, staff and faculty and $15 for non-UNC individuals, with an additional $5 for additional attendees. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants.

Topics of the class include:

  • How to purchase a home, from start to finish
  • Finding and using the right realtor
  • Understanding the financial aspects of home purchases
  • How to talk with a lender
  • Understanding financing, down payments and credit

This is a "sales-free" course, meaning no high pressure sales tactics. No personal information will be shared with any real estate professionals.

To find out more about the First Time Home Buyer's class, visit the UNC Off-Campus Life website.

Mandatory Training for Those Who Accept Credit/Debit Card Transactions

Information Management and Technology will host 30-minute Payment Card Industry compliance training sessions that are required for all employees who accept credit or debit card transactions, work on systems that accept credit or debit card transactions or manage employees or software that process that data.

You may attend either of these sessions:

  • Wednesday, June 11, 10 a.m., Ross 1010
  • Thursday, June 12, 3 p.m., Gunter 1720

For more information, contact Matt Langford, 970-351-1420.

Free Admission to Arts Keynote Presentations

The Center for Integrated Arts Education's eighth annual Leadership Institute features a screening of Trash Dance and a presentation by the filmmaker of the acclaimed documentary.

The campus community is invited to attend the institute's performances and keynote presentations free of charge June 10-12. That includes the SXSW award-winning film Trash Dance at 2:30 p.m. June 10 at Kress Theatre, 817 8th Ave. The showing will be followed by a keynote address from the film's director Andrew Garrison, who followed a choreographer riding along with sanitation workers to capture their performances in everyday life.

Other highlights from the institute:

June 10

  • 8-8:45 a.m. - Brian Corrigan & Justin Gitlin, "Oh Heck Yeah," Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m. - Allison Orr, artistic director of Forklift Danceworks, "Choreography of the Everyday," Milne Auditorium (Kepner Hall)
  • 2:30-5 p.m - "Coordinating Space, Time & Energy - Screening of "Trash Dance" with director Andrew Garrison, Kress Theatre, 817 8th Ave.

June 11

  • 8-8:30 a.m. - Intro performance by Abbie R. Powers, Silk [body] Breathe, Milne Auditorium (Kepner Hall)
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Karen Kaufman, "Moving into Balance," Milne Auditorium (Kepner Hall)
  • 3:30-5 p.m. Jessica Cooney, Migration and Diversity in the Greeley area; Impact Dance at Zoe's, 715 10th St.

June 12

  • 8-8:30 a.m. - Slam poetry by Minor Disturbance, Milne Auditorium (Kepner Hall)
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Keziah Kelsey, "Feeling Undancey: At-risk Energy in the Classroom;" Impromptu dances by Contemporary Dance (Wyoming), Milne Auditorium (Kepner Hall)

To reserve free admission to any of these keynote events email ciae@unco.edu. More information about the full training presentations and performances is available at www.unco.edu/arts/ciae.

The Arts In Motion Institute is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Think 360 Arts and in collaboration with Colorado Creative Industries. The offer of free admission to keynote presentations is made possible by support from the City of Greeley and Greeley Creative District.

Year-End Purchase Order Encumbrances

Purchasing and Contracts reminds those responsible for preparing purchase orders and reviewing purchase order encumbrances of the following information as the end of the current fiscal year approaches.

Standing Purchase Order Fiscal Year Transfer Procedures

If you currently have Standing Purchase Orders for Fiscal Year 14 and wish to transfer them to Fiscal Year 15, the Standing Order Fiscal Year Transfer Form can be found on the Purchasing and Contracts web page at http://www.unco.edu/purchasing. Be certain to have an authorized signator(s) sign the form for all accounts that are represented on the form. Completed forms should be sent to Purchasing and Contracts, CB 61, no later than noon on June 11.

Note that a UNC Visa card may be used for services and recurring payments that do not exceed $5,000 per month. This should eliminate the need for standing purchase orders for these items. All agreements for services must still be renewed and approved by purchasing and contracts staff.

Reviewing Purchase Order Encumbrances Reminder

Please review FGIOENC purchase order encumbrances. Send an e-mail to morgan.gray@unco.edu or mary.jantz@unco.edu listing the Fiscal Year 14 POs you wish to remain open as well as the purchase orders you want to be liquidated. This information is needed prior to July 3.

Please contact Morgan Gray at 351-2287 or morgan.gray@unco.edu with questions.

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