UNC Today: Friday, June 20, 2014

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The Music of Summer

UNC's popular series of free Tuesday night outdoor summer concerts kicks off its 2014 season July 8, with a performance by the Colorado Chamber Players at 8 p.m. in the Garden Theater on the university's picturesque Central Campus. Continue Reading

Annual Garden Tour June 28 to Include UNC Xeric Garden, Benefit Nursing Scholarships

UNC's Xeric Demonstration Garden will be among those included in the 2014 Greeley Garden Tour, scheduled for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Proceeds from the tour, which costs $15, will be used to fund scholarships for UNC nursing students. The tour annually features some of the best and unique gardens in Greeley and the surrounding areas.

The self-guided tour stops at several gardens in the area where tour volunteers and property owners provide information on the plants and landscape.

The tour also will include the 24 community garden plots near the xeric garden at 17th Avenue and Reservoir Road.

The Xeric Demonstration Garden and the 24 community garden plots were established in 1995 in a collaboration among UNC, the city of Greeley, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Great Outdoors Colorado. UNC's Landscaping and Grounds department maintains the five-acre Xeric Demonstration Garden and the city manages the 24 community garden plots.

For more information, including where to buy tickets, visit the Greeley Garden Tour website.

Bike to Work Day June 25

UNC's Judy Farr Center will be one of 13 breakfast stations in Weld County for Colorado's Bike to Work Day Wednesday, June 25. Bike to work and have breakfast at one or more of the stations between 6 and 8:30 a.m.

The UNC station this year will serve breakfast pizzas from Elements Wood Fired Pizza, thanks to our sponsor Flood and Peterson.

A complete list and a map of breakfast stations are available here.

Save the Dates: National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education Aug. 6-8

UNC, headquarters of the National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education, will host the NINLHE's annual summer institute Aug. 6-8 in the University Center. The summer institute is designed for staff and faculty who are committed to understanding more about how to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Aboriginal students at public, private and tribal colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

The NINLHE is an alliance of higher education professionals committed to building strong Native American communities by affecting meaningful change in higher education policies and practices that support and improve the educational experiences and success of Native American students.

For a list of speakers and registration information, visit the institute's website.

Free Reserved Seating at July 4 Parade with UNC Card

All UNC employees, retirees and their immediate household family members are invited to view the Stampede Independence Day Parade from reserved bleacher seating in front of the UNC Visitors Center on the east side of 10th Avenue. Be prepared to show your UNC Card if requested.

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please, no placeholders such as blankets or signs to claim seats. Free parking will be available in UNC parking lots.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4. More than 120 entries are expected to fill the parade route, which runs north on 10th Avenue beginning at 19th Street and ending at 5th Street.

For more information, visit the Greeley Stampede website.

Be the Face of Bears Around the World

The Alumni Association is again sponsoring its interactive social media initiative, #BearsGo!, and is looking for photos of Bears demonstrating their UNC pride in interesting locations. Examples from last year's gallery and submission guidelines can be found here, If you have questions, contact Dan Rosplock.

Enhanced Enforcement, State Audits of Student Immunization Records Start July 1

If you advise students, be aware that effective July 1, the Colorado Department of Public Health will begin enhanced enforcement and audits of Student Health Center immunization records to make sure that all students attending even one class on campus meet state-mandated immunization requirements. This means that Certificates of Immunization must be turned in prior to registration, and advisors and offices will no longer be able to call the Immunization Office and ask staff to ‘lift a hold' so that a student can register.

Please be sure this information is properly conveyed to all advisors and staff who work with students for registration. The student must contact the Immunization Office to find out the proper steps to go through to ensure we are compliant with this state law.

Additionally, many of our students have chosen to file personal exemptions. Please be sure your students know that now, because of the new law, they will be required to go through additional steps before they will be allowed to file a personal exemption. They need to contact UNC Immunization Coordinator Deb Miller at 970-351-1919 to find out their options and what steps they must take prior to filing a personal exemption.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

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