UNC Today: Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Concerts Under the Stars Series Kicks Off July 9 with New Group, Format

Concerts Under the Stars, the UNC School of Music's popular series of outdoor summer concerts, kicks off its 2017 season at 8 p.m. July 9, at the campus' Garden Theatre with two new "wrinkles" -- a performance by faculty from the School of Music's new bluegrass program, and both free and paid seating.

UNC Musical Theatre Student Part of Tony Awards Performance

UNC Musical Theatre major Destiny Walsh was selected through competitive try-outs to be a part of an ensemble of non-cast members that will join the cast of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 for their performance during the CBS live broadcast of the 2017 Tony Awards, Sunday, June 11, in New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

The season's most Tony-nominated show stars Josh Groban and Tony-nominee Denee Benton.

The performance will transform Radio City Musical Hall into "a lavish Russian supper club for Moscow's brightest and most beautiful," according to the show's producers. The play is adapted from a 70-page section of Tolstoy's War and Peace.

"I am so grateful for this opportunity and can't wait to experience everything it holds," Walsh, a senior, said in an email to School of Theatre Arts and Dance Director David Grapes.

Consult your local TV listings for broadcast information for the Tony Awards.

UNC Center Hosting Early Childhood Summit

UNC's Bresnahan-Halstead Center will host 125 early-learning professionals during the fourth annual Early Childhood Summit June 8-10 at Keystone Resort. Held in partnership with early childhood programs at the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Human Services, the summit is attended by early childhood educators, early intervention/special education providers, child care providers, early childhood administrators and special education administrators.

The theme for this year's summit is "Effective Teaming and Collaboration in Early Childhood Environments." Participants will learn strategies to support effective collaboration between and across programs that support young children and their families, and develop partnership plans for forging effective collaborations across programs and agencies.

Contact: Lorae Blum at lorae.blum@unco.edu or Rashida Banerjee at rashida.banerjee@unco.edu for more information.

Banner, Insight, Ursa Unavailable 5 a.m.-Midnight Saturday

Banner, Insight and Ursa will be unavailable from 5 a.m.-midnight Saturday, June 10, while Information Management and Technology performs an upgrade on the systems. For more information, contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357.

PTEP Coordinator Breaks New Ground as Director of National Conference

Kim Creasy, coordinator of UNC's Elementary Professional Teacher Education Program, served as the director of the National Field Experience Conference, held April 5-6 at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. For the first time in the four-year history of the conference, registration had be closed due to the overwhelming response from teacher preparation institutions.

Faculty from 43 different institutions of higher education made presentations during the conference, sharing information, practices, policies and research pertaining to teacher candidates' experiences in school settings.

Presentations addressed the preparation, supervision and evaluation of teacher candidates for their knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for success in clinical settings and included settings (public, private, charter, urban, rural and international placements); supervision practices and challenges; teacher candidates' impact on learning in classrooms; co-teaching models; locating and maintaining placements/partnerships in schools; best practices in teaching; and unique programs to enhance teacher preparation.

Creasy currently plans to have UNC host the conference in April 2018.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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General Accounting Publishes Comprehensive List of End of Fiscal Year Deadlines

Business managers and administrative support staff who are responsible for meeting deadlines for closing one fiscal year and opening another can now find a link to a comprehensive spreadsheet of deadlines in the "What's New" section of General Accounting's website. Print the list or save it to your desktop to refer to for the next few weeks as the departments of Financial Services conclude FY17 and prepare for FY18. Contact General Accounting at 970-351-2237 if you have any questions.

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