Around Campus: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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$5 Tickets Still Available for Friday's Greeley Night Out

Don't let this scary good deal pass: On Friday UPC is hosting Greeley Night Out. Tickets are only $5 and with purchase of a ticket you get a free meal from Stuft Burger and transportation and admission to Scream Acres at Fritzler's Corn Maze (a $35-plus value)! Buy tickets here.

International Education Week Schedule Announced

UNC will join hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. in celebrating International Education Week Nov. 13-17 with informative sessions and social events for students who want to learn about studying abroad and anyone interested in world cultures. This year's celebration will begin with the keynote address by UNC Professor of Geography Karen Barton from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall. Barton will present a case study of Africa's largest shipwreck -- the Joola disaster of 2002 -- conducted with support from the Council for Overseas American Research Center/NEH Senior Fellowship program.

A complete schedule and event summaries is available on the Center for International Education's website (PDF).

International Education Week, coordinated at UNC by its Center for International Education, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Severe Storms Researcher to Speak Oct. 25

Karen Kosiba, an atmospheric scientist well known for her appearances on the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" and her involvement in numerous studies of tornadoes, hurricanes and cloud seeding, will present about recent research experiences with the Doppler on Wheels from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Ross 3265. The event, sponsored by the student chapter of the American Meteorological Society, is free and open to the public.

Rocky Horror Show to Benefit Musical Theatre Students' Trip

The New York Musical Theatre Showcase class will present a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show from 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. A $4 minimum donation will be appreciated. The night will include costume contests, popcorn and a good ol' Transylvanian time. Money raised will help defray seniors' costs of traveling to the New York Showcase in the spring. Let's do the time-warp again!

How to Find Out About University Closures, Late Openings

There's a variety of ways to find out if UNC is closed or opening late due to weather or for some other reason.

  • You can call the inclement weather line at 970-351-4100 or visit and look in the "News" section for updates on the university's operating status. In the event of a severe overnight storm, the operating status of the university is available by 6:30 a.m.
  • Closures are also reported to area media outlets, including Denver TV stations.
  • Notifications of closures are sent to campus phones and computers through voice, e-mail and text messages and to subscribed cell phones through text and voice messages from UNC's Emergency Alert system.

To find out how to sign up your phone, visit

If you receive an emergency alert saying the university is closed, calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the information is not necessary.

For information about campus snow removal, including a link to the detailed Snow Removal Plan, visit Landscaping and Grounds' website.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration Oct. 25

Students in the Mexican American Studies program invite the campus community to join them for a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Panorama Room in the University Center. A buffet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. and presentations by students from 6:30-7:45 p.m. will highlight this traditional Mexican celebration of life that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to honor and remember those who have died. View Event Flyer (PDF).

Application Deadlines for Catalyst Social Justice Retreat Near

Applications for UNC's annual Catalyst Social Justice Retreat Jan. 12-14 in Estes Park are now being accepted, with a submission deadline of Oct. 27 for facilitators and Nov. 3 for participants. The opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in conversation around issues of inclusion and social justice is free.

Participants and facilitators will examine their personal identities; the dynamics of oppression on an individual, systemic and institutional level; and be introduced to concepts of advocacy for oneself and others. Catalyst's ultimate goal is to give participants the skills to act on the issues and causes that they're most passionate about.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to apply as facilitators or participants. Students can apply as participants, while returning students can apply as facilitators. You must apply in order to participate.

Applications are now available on the Catalyst website.

Facilitator applications are due Oct. 27. Participant applications are due Nov. 3.

View the event poster (PDF).