UNC Today: Monday, September 9, 2013

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Register for Cans to Candelaria Food Drive Competition

Faculty, staff and students can now register their group, department or organization for the eighth annual Cans to Candelaria campus-wide food/cash drive competition to benefit the Weld Food Bank. See details. While all non-perishable food items and cash donations are appreciated, some food items are in higher demand than others, including:

  • canned meat or tuna
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • soups and stews
  • pasta
  • peanut butter
  • juices (boxed or jarred)

Cash donations help the Weld Food Bank purchase needed items and pay for transportation to bring donated food to Greeley from places throughout the country.

For groups collecting money, each $1 will count as the equivalent of six pounds of food for the final tally.

Registration forms and information about challenging other groups or organizing a food drive is available at the Cans to Candelaria website.

Fall Flu Shot Clinic Information

UNC's Student Health Center will host multiple $25 flu shot clinics for faculty and staff at locations across campus this fall beginning Sept. 12, and the state of Colorado is sponsoring a free clinic on Oct. 8 for classified staff and dependents who are covered by either of the health plans available to them.

UNC Flu Shot Clinics

Checks or cash in the amount of $25 are accepted at the health center's clinics, which are also open to employees' dependents. A receipt is provided for reimbursement purposes. The schedule is:

  • Thursday, Sept. 12 - 2-4 p.m., University Center Council Room
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 - noon-2 p.m., Human Resources Office (Carter 2002)
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 - 3-5 p.m., Lawrenson Hall
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 3-5 p.m., Wiebking Hall

Free flu shots are available at these clinics for UNC students who present a current UNC ID Card.

State-Sponsored Free Flu Shot Clinic for Classified Staff

Free flu shots will be available for UNC classified staff and their dependents covered under either of the medical plans offered through UNC on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Aspen B in the University Center. Classified staff must show their medical ID cards from Kaiser Permanente or United Health Care.

The free shots were arranged for by the Colorado Department of Human Resources.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If a classified employee doesn't attend the free flu shot clinic on Oct. 8, where else can they go to still get a free flu shot without having to do the paperwork for the reimbursement?
A: They can go to a doctor's office or a covered pharmacy for their shots.

Q: If a classified employee is not on UNC insurance, can they still get the free flu shot?
A: No, it's only for classified employees on the United Healthcare or Kaiser Permanente plan.

Q: Can the spouse of a classified employee and the employee both get free flu shots?
A: If the spouse is a covered dependent, they can. Otherwise, no.

Q: Will any other vaccines be available that day, e.g., pneumonia?
A: No.

Fall Faculty Recital Series Begins Sept. 16

Faculty from the University of Northern Colorado's School of Music offer outstanding professional performances in intimate settings during the Artist Faculty Recital Series, which begins its fall season Monday, Sept. 16, when music professors John Adler, trumpet, and Justin Zanchuk, trumpet, take the stage of Hensel Phelps Theatre in the Union Colony Civic Center at 8 p.m.

Other performances within the series include:

  • Monday, Sept. 23: Jason Byrnes, tuba
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Melissa Malde, voice; Caleb Harris, piano
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8: Eldred Spell, guest flute; Kathy Moore, harp
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15: Nat Wickham, trombone
  • Monday, Nov. 4: William Wilson, voice; Stephen Pierce, piano
  • Monday, Nov. 18: Gal Faganel, cello; Caleb Harris, piano

All recitals begin at 8 p.m. Monday recitals are in the Hensel Phelps Theatre at Greeley's Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. Tuesday recitals are in Milne Auditorium (room 2050) in Kepner Hall, intersection of 8th Ave. and 17th Street. Parking in UNC lots is free after 5 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and are available through the Performing Arts Box Office at 351-2200.

For more information, please visit School of Music website.

RSVPs for State of the University Address Due Today

RSVPs for President Kay Norton's annual State of the University Address and Campus and Community Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, are due today, Sept. 9, by emailing Elaine Quam.

Complimentary lunch will be served in the University Center ballrooms beginning at noon and the president's address will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and space is limited. Free parking will be available in University Center lots during the event. Please share this information with staff who don't have regular access to email.

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.

Dining Services Featured Item: The DASH

Proper nutrition is essential to the learning process, and good eating habits are essential to proper nutrition. To help make it easier for diners to ensure they're getting a well-balanced diet, Dining Services created special menus for the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) stations in Holmes and Tobey-Kendel. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form. See this week's menus.

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