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UNC to Celebrate Homecoming Oct. 16-21 with Variety of Events

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 16-21 with a variety of events for alumni, students and residents.

Public Events

Bears Fan Fest - Saturday, Oct. 21

Bears Fan Fest tailgating from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Y lot, north of Nottingham Field, will include free live music, games, giveaways, student groups' Spirit Boards and more. Bears fans of all ages are welcome to join the fun, hosted by the UNC Alumni Association. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Football Game - Saturday, Oct. 21

The traditional Saturday Homecoming football game this year pits the Bears against the Montana State Bobcats at 12:30 p.m. at Nottingham Field. For ticket information, call 351-4849 or go to the UNC Ticket Office website.

Bonfire and Pep Rally - Friday, Oct. 20

Students and community members are invited to gather in Bishop-Lehr field at 8:30 p.m. for a pep rally complete with a bonfire, fireworks, cheerleaders and the Pride of the Rockies Marching Band. Free and open to the public.


The classes of 1967, 1992 and 2007 will return to campus for a weekend full of activities.
More information on the Alumni Association's events page.

Student Spirit Week Events

Students will compete for the coveted Spirit Trophy by accumulating points in several competitions available during Spirit Week. Events include:

  • CanSculpture to Benefit Weld Food Bank: Monday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 16; McKee Hall Breezeway
  • Athletics Meet and Greet BBQ: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17; Bishop-Lehr Field
  • Reality Check Game Show: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18; University Center Ballrooms
  • Bear Sync: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19; UC Ballrooms
  • Homecoming Dance: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; UC Ballrooms

Additional information about Homecoming Week is available at www.unco.edu/homecoming.

Call for Papers: Undergraduate Research Journal

The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks papers for the spring Issue of the Undergraduate Research Journal, with a submission deadline of Dec. 1. Authors must be undergraduates at UNC or must have conducted research considered for publication while an undergraduate at UNC. Research in all areas is welcome.

All submissions will have been thoroughly edited by both the student author and the faculty advisor/mentor before submission.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the URJ will be reviewed by at least one faculty scholar in a discipline appropriate to the topic of the submission in a blind review process.

Please see the journal submissions guidelines at http://digscholarship.unco.edu/urj/styleguide.html.

All papers are to be submitted online via the Submit Article link and must be accompanied by a Faculty Approval Form, both of which can be accessed from the submission guidelines page.

Articles must be uploaded by the end of the day on December 1.

Registration for Conference on Gender Justice and Feminism Closes Oct. 20

Registration for the Women's Resource Center's Annual Conference on Gender Justice and Feminism on Nov. 8 closes Oct. 20. Known as the Women's Conference for the past seven years, the conference is an opportunity for UNC students, faculty, and staff to engage contemporary and historical women's and gender issues, explore intersectionality within feminism and identify avenues toward reflection, awareness and empowerment.

The conference, which takes place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the University Center ballrooms, will provide the same unique conference experience with a new name that encompasses all that the conference has to offer.

The conference is free. To register, visit the WRC website.

Proposals for Research, Dissemination, Faculty Development Grants Due Oct. 27

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites full-time faculty to submit proposals for the Research, Dissemination and Faculty Development Competition. The fall deadline is Friday, Oct. 27. Proposal guidelines and forms are available on the Office of Research website. For more information, contact your FRPB representative or email Sherry May.

Reminder to Faculty, Staff, Students Who Conduct Research

It's the policy of the University of Northern Colorado that research involving human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (see University Regulation 3-8-104). This policy applies to UNC faculty, students and staff. The major responsibility for maintaining ethical standards and protecting human rights rests with individual researchers and research advisors.

The Institutional Review Board offers an added measure of assurance and serves as a local resource for the interpretation of ethical guidelines. You can read more about UNC policy governing research with human beings on the Office of Research website.

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