Around Campus: Monday, November 6, 2017

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Research Studies Seek Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for research projects being conducted at the University of Northern Colorado. Participation is open to anyone who meets the stated criteria and wants to help support discoveries in the public interest. Some projects provide monetary or gift card rewards for participation. Projects currently in need of volunteers are:

  • A study of transgender and/or nonbinary college students who have filed a Title IX complaint on campus use of marijuana
  • A study examining characteristics that contribute to body image of UNC students younger than 25

Details are available on the Office of Research website.

Latin Film Series to Screen 'The Wind Journeys' Nov. 9

The Latin Film Series continues Thursday, Nov. 9, with a screening of The Wind Journeys at 5:45 p.m. in Candelaria 1260. Admission is free. Pizza and light refreshments will be served.

In the 2009 film from Colombia, an aging man, Ignacio, rides his burro across a seemingly endless plain. Slung over his shoulder is an accordion, decorated with a pair of pointed horns. Behind him walks Fermín, a shy adolescent boy, unwelcomed by Ignacio but not rejected either. Another man drives up in a jeep and offers Ignacio money to play his accordion at a party given by the mayor. Ignacio bluntly refuses, saying he doesn't play anymore.

So where is he going with his accordion? That's the mystery at the beginning of The Wind Journeys, a film with as many shifting moods, shimmering tonalities, subtle harmonies and exciting rhythms as the music we eventually hear from Ignacio's accordion and many others.

NASS Presents: Night Sounds

Join Native American Student Services from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Bishop-Lehr Field for live music by Native American musicians Mic Jordan, Frank Waln, Tall Paul and Dj Rkada with free food provided by Tocabe.

Writing Center Hosting Food Drive for Bear Pantry

The UNC Writing Center is accepting food donations (no cash donations, please) for the Bear Pantry, which supports UNC students who are struggling to buy food and personal items, until Nov. 13. Drop off donations anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Writing Center in Ross 1230. List of needed items.

Nominations for HSS Diversity in the Classroom Award Sought

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Advisory Board seeks nominations for its Diversity in the Classroom Award, with a deadline of midnight Nov. 21. Nominations are accepted from undergraduate and graduate students for HSS courses only. Nomination criteria and an electronic nomination form are available on the award's website.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Presentation

A free presentation hosted by the English Department from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Ross 1010 will examine how and why the German military accommodated Nazi racial aims and facilitated the genocide of Europe's Jews. Designed for current and pre-service teachers but open to anyone, "Ordinary Soldiers: A Study in Ethics, Law, and Leadership" will be presented by Warren Marcus of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The presentation includes a consideration of case studies highlighting the actions of German soldiers, exploring specific examples of individual behavior.

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.