UNC Today: Friday, August 30, 2013

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Call for Proposals: Fall Provost Awards for Travel

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites full-time faculty to submit proposals for Provost Awards for Travel. The fall deadline is Friday, Sept. 13. Note that the maximum travel award is $5,000 and on collaborative projects, multiple recipients of a single award will split the funds. Proposal guidelines and forms are available on the FRPB website. For more information, contact Sherry May, 351-1910.

Add a Page to UNC's Social Media Portal

UNC now has a social media portal at www.unco.edu/social/ containing links to approved social media pages for UNC programs, departments, offices and other entities. If you have an active Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other social media page you would like listed on the portal, visit Web Communications' website to find out how to get it added.

The site contains the required approval form to create social media pages, guidelines and best practices for creating them, and a training video.

Students, alumni and employees are encouraged to contribute posts to UNC's Facebook page.

Community Fest Booth Spaces Going Fast

UNC's Homecoming celebration is only a month away but it's not too late to reserve a booth at Community Fest from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, on Michener Library's west lawn. A huge success last year, Community Fest. is an opportunity for the campus and entire community to engage in interactive learning activities that demonstrate how together we bring education to life.

The campus community is invited to get creative and develop an interactive, hands-on activity or learning demonstration to showcase your program, research or expertise. More than 40 UNC organizations - academic programs, student clubs and operational departments - have already reserved their free booth space and are getting ready to bring their enthusiasm and energy for what they'll showcase.

Join your colleagues for food, fun and entertainment Then stick around for the 1:35 p.m. kickoff against rival Southern Utah.

For more information about Community Fest, including video and photos from the 2012 event, visit the Community Fest website.

To sign up for Community Fest, contact Vicki Niccum in University Relations at 351-1152 or victoria.niccum@unco.edu.

Complimentary Subscriptions to Online Greeley Tribune

As part of the university's agreement with the Greeley Tribune, faculty, staff and students can get complimentary subscriptions to the online edition of the daily newspaper by using their UNC email address when signing up. To subscribe, visit the Tribune website and follow these instructions:

  1. In the top left-hand corner of the Tribune's home page, click "Subscribe"
  2. On the next page, select "All Access" (you will not be charged, nor will you receive home delivery) and click "Continue."
  3. On the next page, click the "Create An Account" button located in the panel titled "New to The Greeley Tribune?"
  4. On the next page, enter the required information in the registration form. Be sure to use your UNC email address and type "UNC" in the address field. Click the "Create New User Account" button.
  5. Check your inbox for an email with the subject "Welcome." If it doesn't arrive in 2-3 minutes, check your spam/junk folder.
  6. Clicking on the link in the email confirms your account and returns you to the Tribune website.
  7. On the new page, click on "click here" in the panel titled "Thank You."
  8. On the next page, log in using your UNC email address and the password you chose when registering.
  9. On the next page, click "Finalize your Subscription."

Complimentary copies of the paper's print editions are available in racks around campus. If you have questions, or if you've previously purchased a digital subscription to the Tribune, please contact the newspaper's circulation department at 970-352-8089.

HLC Self-Study Committee Has Openings

In preparation the Higher Learning Commission's March 2015 visit that's part of the HLC re-accreditation process, three faculty or staff are sought sought to serve during fall semester on the self-study committee charged with evaluating Criterion 1: Mission.

To volunteer, email Kim Black, HLC Self-Study co-coordinator, by Friday, Sept. 6. For more information about the HLC Self-Study, visit www.unco.edu/hlc.

Blackboard Tip of the Month: Streamline Your Course List

Are there too many courses in your course list in Blackboard? You can make access to courses easier by either hiding courses or moving courses to the top of your list. Use the little "gear" at the upper right of the My Courses panel to streamline your course list and make finding your current courses easier.

For more information, visit the Blackboard Tips Page.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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