UNC Today: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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UNC's Family and Friends Weekend Showcases Student Activities

Families and friends of the campus community at the University of Northern Colorado will experience a variety of student activities Oct. 19-21 during the university's annual Family and Friends Weekend.

The longtime tradition includes food, festivities and fun.

Friday's events include a special Family and Friends edition of bingo starting at 8:30 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Avenue. It's free to play and a variety of prizes are available for winners.

Also on Friday, UNC's Athletics department hosts the 12th Annual Blue & Gold Club Reverse Raffle and Auction, featuring a 1-in-300 chance to win $10,000, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The evening also includes dinner, live and silent auctions, one-of-a-kind entertainment and fun interactions with boosters, parents, student-athletes and coaches. Call 351-2979 for ticket prices and reservations.

Saturday's events start with a 5k Fun Run and Walk at 8 a.m. at the Campus Recreation Center. Cost is $15, which includes a T-shirt and snacks. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Call 970-351-2509 for more information.

Also on Saturday, the UNC Alumni Association's Bear Garden Tailgate will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the east plaza at Nottingham. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Then at 1:35 p.m. the UNC Bears take on the Idaho State University Bengals in the Family and Friends Weekend football game. Discounted general admission tickets are available for $10 for family members and friends of UNC students. Purchase tickets at www.unco.edu/tickets or call 970-351-4849.

Saturday night, comedian Ronnie Jordan takes the stage at 8 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms. Admission is free.

Special dinners will be offered 5-6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and brunch will be served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in both Tobey-Kendel and Holmes halls. Discounted tickets of $7 for each all-you-can-eat meal are available at the halls for students' family members and friends.

Free parking on campus will be available in regular and metered spaces, with the exceptions of special event parking for the football game Saturday and parking in specially marked spaces, fire lanes and non-designated spaces.

Additional information is available at www.unco.edu/familyandfriends.

UNC’s Mortar Board Chapter Recognized with National Awards

The University of Northern Colorado‘s Mortar Board chapter was among the outstanding chapters honored at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference in Chicago this summer.

UNC was one of only 31 chapters among 229 in the United States to take home the Golden Torch Award, presented to the most exceptional chapters of Mortar Board who exceed minimum standards, accomplish significant results in chapter management and contribute meaningful service to their institutions.

UNC's chapter also was recognized for teaming up with Colorado College, Colorado State University, the University of Denver, the University of Utah and the University of Wyoming to clean up the Garden of the Gods public park in Colorado Springs.

Chartered in 1972, UNC's Mortar Board chapter currently has 24 members. Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since it's founding in 1918, the society has grown from four collegiate chapters and now has more than a quarter-million members across the nation.

To learn more about Mortar Board, visit www.mortarboard.org or contact Jenni Szolwinski at (513) 907-7485.

Tickets for Athletics Fundraiser Still Available

A few tickets are still available for Athletics' annual Blue & Gold Club Reverse Raffle and Auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Raffle tickets for a 1-in-300 chance to win $10,000 are $100 each.

The evening also includes dinner, live and silent auctions, one-of-a-kind entertainment and fun interactions with boosters, parents, student-athletes and coaches. All proceeds directly benefit UNC student-athletes.

Call 351-2979 or visit the Alumni Association website for tickets and reservations.

Reminder: Approaching Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

Complete information about the following calls for proposals, nominations, applications and other submissions is available by clicking on the call's description. Deadlines are in parentheses.

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.

Clothing Drive to Benefit Victims of Sexual Assault

UNC's Prevention Education and Advocacy Services office is conducting a clothing drive to benefit the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at North Colorado Medical Center. The SANE program needs new or gently used T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts, toys and shoes, and new underwear for victims of sexual assault.

Drop off items at boxes in the University Center near the bookstore and in the Women's Resource Center, or bring them to bingo at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, in the UC ballrooms and be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Discounted Copper Mountain Lift Tickets Available from Outdoor Pursuits

Through a partnership between UNC Outdoor Pursuits and Copper Mountain Resort, UNC students, faculty and staff can purchase Copper Mountain single-day lift tickets for $70 each with no blackout dates and all tickets are good until April 14. The same ticket costs $104 at the resort.

The number of tickets you can purchase is unlimited. If you would like to purchase your Copper Mountain lift tickets in advance of the ski season, contact Daniel Lawrence via email, at 351-2643 or stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall.

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