UNC Today: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Film Series Starts Season with ‘Honor Flight’, Veterans Panel Discussion

The University of Northern Colorado's International Film Series will celebrate the start of its fall schedule with a special free showing of the documentary film Honor Flight at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, followed by a panel discussion featuring World War II and Korean War veterans who are members of the local Honor Flight chapter.

The 2012 documentary follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local World War II veteran to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor.

More than 1,000 World War II veterans die every day in the U.S. The panel discussion provides an opportunity to hear the recollections of some of the "Greatest Generation" who live in our community.

The event in Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library is open to the public and free, courtesy of UNC's chapter of Student Veterans of America. Tickets are available only at the door.

The rest of the series is:

  • Blancanieves (Spain, 2012): Oct. 2, 7 p.m.; Oct. 3, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Amour (Germany, 2012): Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Spain, 2006): Oct. 30, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • The Devil's Backbone (Spain, 2001): Oct. 31, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
  • Moonrise Kingdom (U.S., 2012): Nov. 13, 7 p.m.; Nov. 14, 7 and 9:15 p.m.

Unless stated otherwise, admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets are available only at the screening. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

All films are shown in Lindou Auditorium. Non-English language films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.

Undergraduate Research Journal Highlights Published

The Undergraduate Research Journal at UNC has published its Research Day highlights edition. All abstracts from the undergraduate finalists in the Research Excellence Awards held in conjunction with Research Day have been published in Volume 3, Issue 1, and can be accessed here.

The next edition will be the new McNair Scholars edition, available later this fall.

For more information on Research Day or the Research Excellence Awards, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at our@unco.edu.

Help Tell UNC's Story

University News and Public Relations wants to hear from you. Share your news and story ideas throughout the year using the online submission form on the News Central website or clicking the Submit News link in this newsletter.

Submissions will be considered for publication in one or more of these communication vehicles: UNC Today employee e-newsletter, Around Campus student e-newsletter, UNC Bear Crossing public e-newsletter, UNC home page and news site, Northern Vision alumni magazine, and news releases that are distributed to area media.

For more information, contact Nate Haas, 351-1763.

First Wednesday Book Sale

Friends of UNC Libraries will hold its initial First Wednesday Book Sale of the new academic year from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Sept. 4, on the first floor of Michener Library. A wide variety of books and music will be available and a special focus table features education. Proceeds benefit projects and events of University Libraries. For more information, contact 351-1548.

UNC to Host Immigration Conversation Sept. 12

The University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a community conversation about immigration in northern Colorado Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5:30- 7 p.m. in the University Center's Panorama room. Cost is $5 per person (free for UNC students with current ID), and the deadline for reservations is Friday, Sept. 6.

Professor of Hispanic Studies Priscilla Falcon will present an analysis of the issue, including how the community as responded to immigrant populations in the past, how new populations integrate into traditional settlements and recent legislative changes to immigrant populations' access to higher education.

An interactive, open dialogue will follow for attendees to share their concerns, experiences and informational resources on immigration. Light refreshments will be served.

To register or for more information, visit the Alumni Association website or call 351-2551.

NASS Open House Set for Sept. 5

Native American Student Services invites the campus community to an open house starting at 2:30-p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Kohl House. Stop by to learn more about the many resources and programs NASS offers.

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