UNC Today: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Save the Date: Nov. 11 Community Engaged Scholarship Symposium

The Provost's Office reminds faculty and staff to save Tuesday, Nov. 11, for the eighth annual Community Engaged Scholarship Symposium from 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms. The symposium is an excellent opportunity for members of the university community to share information about community issues and community engaged teaching, learning and research through:

  • Class presentations on community engaged projects.
  • Required student attendance at the symposium to learn about engaged research.
  • Presenting your own engaged teaching, learning and research.
  • Participating in mini round table sessions about pressing community issues.
  • Attending a community engaged workshop luncheon

In collaboration with the UNC Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series, the symposiium's special guest speaker will be Harry Boyte, co-director of the Center for Democracy Citizenship, which he founded at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Boyte is an architect of the center's public work approach to civic engagement and democracy, a conceptual framework of citizenship that has gained world-wide recognition for its theoretical innovations and its practical effectiveness in translating lessons from community organizing into institutional and professional change.

For more information, please contact cce@unco.edu.

View the symposium flyer (PDF)

FRPB Proposal Deadline Change Announced

The deadline for proposals for the Faculty Research and Publications Board's New Project Program fall funding cycle has been changed to Sept. 17, a month earlier than previously announced. In addition, deadlines for proposals for these other FRPB award programs also are approaching.

  • Provost Award for Travel - Sept. 12
  • Research, Dissemination and Faculty Development - Oct. 24
  • Winchester Award - Oct. 10

Contact Trent Lalonde for more information.

UNC Art Faculty to Display Work in Mariani Gallery Aug. 25-Sept. 13

A gallery exhibit opening Aug. 25 and running through Sept. 13 at the University of Northern Colorado will showcase the diverse and creative works of the faculty of the School of Art and Design.

Held in the Mariani Gallery of Guggenheim Hall, 1819 8th Ave., the exhibition will feature the body of artworks of at least half a dozen faculty of the university's art and design programs.

Faculty members who work is expected for the exhibit include Mike Lemke (ceramics), Andrew Liccardo (photography), Tom Stephens (sculpture/mixed media) and Anna Ursyn (computer graphics).

A reception for the artists will be held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the gallery.

The gallery is open noon-6 p.m Monday through Wednesday, noon-4 p.m.Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Other upcoming exhibits include Loveland artist Abbie Powers' "On the Breath of the Waves" Aug. 29-Oct. 10 in the Oak Room Gallery of Crabbe Hall, 1900 8th Ave.

A reception for powers, a Loveland installation and performance artist working primarily with silk, will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the gallery.

More information about the galleries, and a full calender of events can be found HERE.

RSVP Seeks Volunteers for Disaster Preparedness Program

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers 55 and older to help with its new Disaster Preparedness Program. Find out more about the new program at an informational meeting 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the lobby of Brown Hall. Complimentary snacks will be served and prizes will be raffled. Call RSVP at 970-351-2588 if you plan to attend or if you have any questions. For more information, visit the RSVP website.

Staff and Student Volunteers Sought for First-Ever Community Welcome Walk

Off-Campus Life and the city of Greeley seek faculty, staff and student volunteers to join community leaders the evening of Monday, Aug. 25, for the first-ever Community Welcome Walk, which will welcome students living in neighborhoods adjacent to campus back for the fall semester. The welcome will include helpful information on establishing and increasing good neighbor relationships between all residents (both students and long-term Greeley residents) and an invitation to enjoy all that UNC and Greeley have to offer throughout the academic year.

Volunteers are needed to help canvas UNC neighborhoods and distribute information and goodwill. If you're interested in helping out, register here.

Materials, training and neighborhood assignments will be provided during a light dinner prior to the walk.

Student Employee Email Accounts Expire Aug. 31

All student employee email accounts (firstname.lastname@unco.edu) are set to expire Aug. 31. If you have student employees who will be working through fall semester and would like their account access extended through Dec. 31, send an email to Technical Support with the students' first and last names (e.g., John Doe).

Additionally, include the names of students who are no longer working for your department with the word "Delete" (e.g., John Doe - Delete) so their access to employee resources can be removed.

Please, don't include students' Bear Numbers.

If you have any questions, contact Technical Support, 351-4357.

Transfer Leave Approved for Mya Walker

Transfer Leave has been approved for Mya Walker, who works for Dining Services in the Catering Department. Classified and exempt staff who accrue vacation hours may donate hours to help offset her leave without pay. A donation form is available on the Human Resources website or by calling HR at 351-2718.

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