UNC Today: Friday, September 13, 2013

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University to Be Closed Monday, Sept. 16; Area Flooding Information

Updates to this information will be posted as it becomes available.

12:01 p.m. Sept. 16)

The UNC Campus Recreation Center will be open from 11am - 5pm today. All students and community members who need a place to take a hot shower are welcome to come use the CRC.

(6 p.m. Sept. 15)

While UNC's main campus in Greeley will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, UNC's Denver Center at Lowry will be open and classes will be held. For more information, please contact the center at 303-637-4332. No classes are scheduled at UNC centers at Centerra (Loveland) and Colorado Springs.

(3:55 p.m. Sept. 15)

The University of Northern Colorado will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, due to widespread flooding in the region. As of 4 p.m., a flood warning remains in effect for Weld and Larimer counties through 9 p.m. Sunday.

Our thoughts are with those who are experiencing hardship from the area flooding.

The decision to close Monday was made in consideration of the issues facing communities and residents throughout the region, recognizing that members of the university community may have difficulty traveling to campus because of road closures or may be directly impacted by flooding in the communities where they reside.

UNC's campus infrastructure is not experiencing any significant issues. Employees who have previously been identified as essential personnel should check with their supervisor to determine work schedules.

Additionally, the university has established a Web page with information on the flooding, including how to volunteer to help (http://www.unco.edu/volunteer/floodrelief.html). For university community members displaced by the flooding, it includes details on how to make arrangements to stay in residence halls on campus. A link to the page is available in the news section at www.unco.edu.

(2:15 p.m., Sept. 15)

The thoughts of our university community are with those who are experiencing hardship from the area flooding.

While UNC's infrastructure is not experiencing significant issues related to flooding, the university is continuing to monitor the weather. We are taking into account many factors in determining the operating status of the university. That includes conditions on campus and in the wider area, and also recognizing that members of our university community may have difficulty traveling to campus or may be directly impacted by flooding in the communities where they reside

An announcement regarding the operating status for the university on Monday will be posted at www.unco.edu by 4 p.m. today.

Additionally, the university has established a Web page with information on the flooding. For university community members displaced by the flooding, it includes details on how to make arrangements to stay in residence halls on campus. A link to the page is available in the news section at www.unco.edu. The university's operating status is also posted on the home page.

(8 a.m., Sept. 15)

The University of Northern Colorado is open Sunday, Sept. 15, except for the UNC Denver Center at Lowry, which is closed until Monday, Sept. 16, due to flooding in that area. No flooding has occurred on the Greeley campus.

For members of the university community affected by flooding, please use discretion on attending classes or working and be sure to communicate with faculty and/or supervisors. Following are some resources for travel and weather advisories and temporary housing on campus, and information on event cancellations and how you can help victims of the flooding.

Map of Flooding in Weld County

www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/OEM/WeldCounty2013FloodMap.html

UNC Event Cancellations

  • The Faculty Artist Recital featuring John Adler and Justin Zanchuk on Monday, Sept. 16, has been canceled.
  • The Stryker Institute Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, has been canceled. The next workshop is scheduled for Oct. 12. For more information, contact (970) 351-1492.
  • Classes at the UNC Denver Center at Lowry Sept. 13-15 are canceled.
  • The Monfort College of Business 45th Anniversary Celebration in Denver scheduled for the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, has been postponed until further notice due to flooding conditions in the area. A new date for the event will be communicated in the future.

Weather

The National Weather Service provides current conditions including watches and warnings at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bou/

Travel

The Colorado Department of Transportation posts conditions and advisories at http://www.coloradodot.info or http://www.cotrip.org or on the toll-free recorded line at 877-315-7623. Commuters should take into account conditions in their area when considering travel.

UNC Housing Available

Temporary campus accommodations free of charge are available to faculty, staff and students whose residences or ability to get them have been impacted by flooding. For details on how to reserve a residence hall room, call Housing & Residential Education at (970) 351-2721.

In Evans, Greeley and Weld County

Updates regarding flooding issues in the area are available:

Other Resources / How to Help

Details are available at http://www.unco.edu/volunteer/floodrelief.html

UNC Speaker Series Starts Fall Schedule Sept. 17 with Stanford Professor

The University of Northern Colorado's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series begins its fall schedule Tuesday, Sept. 17, when John Willinksy, Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, presents "The Public Good of Research and Scholarship: The Long View from Medieval Monastery to Modern University" from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Panorama Room in the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Willinsky will review the history of higher learning, with a focus on the struggles over the ages to produce a public good of appreciable value. He'll address the economic, legal and intellectual properties of research and scholarship and the dilemmas and opportunities we face today in advancing their place in a democratic society.

More information about Willinsky is available at http://library.unco.edu/willinsky.

His appearance is co-sponsored by UNC's Life of the Mind program and University Libraries.

The rest of the series includes:

  • Lisa Peschel, professor of Theatre, Film, and Television at England's University of York, will present "The Death of Orpheus, by Georg Kafka: A Dramatic Reading by UNC Theatre Students" at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. Co-sponsors: School of Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bernie Krause, founder of the Wildlife Sanctuary, will present "The Sound and the Furry: Recording the Natural World Through Soundscape Ecology" at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the University Center ballrooms. Co-sponsors: Department of Geography, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, will present "The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals: Rewilding Our Hearts and Compassionate Conservation" at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms. Co-sponsors: School of Psychological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

All presentations are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

The speaker series is co-sponsored and coordinated by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.

Reminder: Faculty/Staff Appreciation RSVPs Due by Sept. 17

RSVPs are due by Tuesday, Sept. 17, for UNC's annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 21. Enjoy a complimentary tailgate lunch and admission for two to the UNC-Northern Iowa football game at Nottingham Field. Tailgating starts at 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot near the field's east entrance. Kick-off is at 1:35 p.m. Additional tickets can be purchased. For details, including how to RSVP, see the event flyer.

Readers and Listeners for Read Ins Sought

Readers and listeners are sought for UNC's Read Ins, themed readings of published works held from 2-4 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Michener Library. The series continues Jan. 28 with the month's theme of "Our Furry or Feathered (or Scaly) Friends: The Blessing of the Animals." Anyone interested in reading can sign up online for a 15-minute time slot and listeners can drop in as their schedules permit.

The rest of the series' themes are:

  • Feb. 25: Black History Month
  • March 25: Women's History Month
  • April 29: Holocaust literature as UNC supports Greeley's annual Holocaust observation

The series is co-sponsored by the English Education program and Michener Library.

For more information contact Jeri Kraver.

Classified Employment Opportunities

  • #839 - Accounting Tech II. Apply by Sept. 18. Note: deadline extended.
  • #1643 - Licensed Electrician. Apply by Sept. 18.

Apply online or in Human Resources, Carter 2002.

Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Starts with 16th of September Celebration

Join the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center from noon-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, for a celebration commemorating 200 years of Mexican independence and Hispanic Heritage Month. There'll be free food, music and other entertainment. Learn about Latino culture and meet with various clubs and organizations.

Other events observing Hispanic Heritage Month include:

  • UNC Community Conversation: Immigration in Northern Colorado; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the University Center's Panorama room.
  • Bachata Dance: Roots, Style and Evolution; 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the University Center's Mount Evans ballroom
  • Viajes de Aqui Y Alla (History of Immigration); 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
  • Bringing the Mural to Life; 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the east entrance of Candelaria Hall.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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

UNC Denver Center at Lowry Closed Until Monday

The University of Northern Colorado's Denver Center at Lowry closed Sept. 12 and will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 16, due to flooding in the area and forecasts of more rain. Classes are canceled until Monday.

The Extended Studies Severe Weather Conditions Policy details where you can find the most current closure information, contact information, radio and television posting policy, etc. We encourage everyone to use proper caution in severe weather conditions and make your own best determinations as to your ability to safely reach our facility.

For more information, contact Office of Extended Studies (970) 351-2944.

UNC Denver Center at Lowry Closed Until Monday

The University of Northern Colorado's Denver Center at Lowry closed Sept. 12 and will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 16, due to flooding in the area and forecasts of more rain. Classes are canceled until Monday.

The Extended Studies Severe Weather Conditions Policy details where you can find the most current closure information, contact information, radio and television posting policy, etc. We encourage everyone to use proper caution in severe weather conditions and make your own best determinations as to your ability to safely reach our facility.

For more information, contact Office of Extended Studies (970) 351-2944.

UNC Denver Center at Lowry Closed Until Monday

The University of Northern Colorado's Denver Center at Lowry closed Sept. 12 and will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 16, due to flooding in the area and forecasts of more rain. Classes are canceled until Monday.

The Extended Studies Severe Weather Conditions Policy details where you can find the most current closure information, contact information, radio and television posting policy, etc. We encourage everyone to use proper caution in severe weather conditions and make your own best determinations as to your ability to safely reach our facility.

For more information, contact Office of Extended Studies (970) 351-2944.

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