Around Campus: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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Call for Volunteers: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The organizing committee for the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 15, seeks volunteers from UNC, Aims Community College and the Greeley community to assist with the march to and celebration at the Union Colony Civic Center, as well as for related events the rest of the week.

For a description of volunteer duties and to sign up, submit this Qualtrics form by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

Classes will not meet and most university offices will be closed in observance of the day.

Campus Scheduling Going Paperless

Beginning Jan. 1, Conference and Event Services (CES) will transition to a paperless reservation request process for campus spaces (classrooms, outdoor spaces, gyms, University Center rooms, etc.) by internal UNC customers. The goal of this change is to streamline the space request process and allow more sustainability for both CES staff and those needing a campus space.

Representatives of chartered student groups or UNC departments will now use the Qualtrics survey found at to initiate the space request process. Certain paper forms required by specific UNC offices (Environmental Health & Safety, UNC Police, etc.) will need to be completed.

All scheduling requests must be received at least three full business days in advance. Extended deadlines may apply for events requiring outdoor event permits, food service permits and UNC Catering services.

For more information please contact or call 970-351-2558.

Some UNC Buildings, Services Still on Winter Break Schedule

Some campus buildings and services such as Dining Services still have reduced operating schedules during winter break. Here's where to find out more about winter break schedules:

Lawrenson and Harrison residence halls and Arlington Park Apartments will be open for students residents who will not be going home for the break.

To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available during the break, visit the UNC Contacts website.

Modern Languages to Host Symposium on Performative Pedagogy, Schulze Speaker

UNC's Modern Languages Department will host a unique symposium Jan. 18-19 exploring ways that performances such as plays, music and improv theater can be used to enhance language learning. The Scenario Forum Symposium on Performative Pedagogy is free and open to students and educators at all levels and from all disciplines, particularly current and future language teachers.

The symposium will be only the second of its kind held in the United States and represents the broadening readership and scope of the professional journal "Scenario" and its goal in inspiring creativity and improvisation in the foreign language classroom.

The symposium's keynote speaker, Susanne Even, clinical associate professor and language coordinator for Germanic Studies at Indiana University, will also be the first speaker in the spring semester Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series.

Her talk, titled "Performative Pedagogy - Crossroads of the Arts, Education, and Foreign Languages," will fuse interdisciplinary fields of higher education, showing how drama enhances learning in a myriad of classroom situations. Her talk, from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in Columbine A in the University Center, is free and open to the public.

For more information and to register for the symposium, consult the event's website.

Questions should be directed to symposium coordinator Erin Noelliste (