UNC Today: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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A Day in the Desert

A University of Northern Colorado alumnus who's a federal agent shares what it's like to patrol the busiest section of the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico Border in a sneak peek of the fall/winter issue of Northern Vision, UNC's magazine for alumni and friends of the university. Continue Reading

UNC Student Signatures Give 11th Avenue a New Name

Two years and 6,000 UNC student signatures later, 11th Avenue between 20th and 24th streets has been renamed Bear Boulevard as part of an initiative to better integrate the campus and community and create a sense of Greeley as a college town.

Through Bear Biz, a university-community outreach program formerly known as Operation Bear Aware, students signed up for discounts at local businesses to reach the program's challenge of renaming 11th Avenue if 6,000 students participated.

City of Greeley crews this week installed Bear Boulevard signs along the portion of campus that 11th runs through campus. The university will soon install cloth replicas of the signs in the University Center to help celebrate reaching the program's goal.

Bear Biz is a collaborative effort between the city of Greeley, the Downtown Development Authority, Greeley Chamber of Commerce and UNC. Students worked with the other entities to develop the program.

Now in it's third year, Bear Biz , continues to add businesses that offer discounts to UNC students with their school ID. A list of participting businesses is available at www.bearbizgreeley.com.

To suggest local businesses they'd like to see become part of Bear Biz, students can contact Kim Barbour at 970-352-2566.

Like / Follow Bear Biz on Facebook and Twitter.

Colorado’s Water Future Subject of Nov. 14 Community Conversation

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and UNC's Alumni Association will host a special "UNC Community Conversation: Searching for Colorado's Water Future," at 5: 30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Champions Room at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

Mark E. Eiswerth, an authority on Colorado water issues and a professor of Economics at UNC, will provide information about the future of Colorado's scarcest resource and then lead an interactive, open dialogue about how we can best address this environmental issue.

The conversation is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Alumni Association.

Cost to attend is $5 per person and the number of available tickets is limited. For more information, visit the Alumni Association's website.

RSVP Holiday Bake and Craft Sale Nov. 8

The Weld County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, will host its annual Holiday Bake and Craft Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Brown Hall. Stop by and check out the large variety of handmade craft items and delicious baked goods made by RSVP volunteers.

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.

International Film Series Continues Nov. 7-8 with 'Gasland'

UNC's International Film Series continues this week with filmmaker Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland showing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and 7 and 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium ( L110). Fox will speak on campus Nov. 15 as part of the Schulze Speaker Series.

Admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets can be purchased at the auditorium 15 minutes before each screening.

Non English-language films shown in the original language with English subtitles.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.

Interim Session Courses Qualify for Employee Tuition Waiver Program

Courses offered during UNC's Interim session (Dec. 17-Jan. 11) are covered by UNC's Employee Tuition Waiver program, which includes tuition waivers for employees' dependents. Some courses are even approved for high school students to take and registration is now open.

For a list of courses being offered, consult the Interim Schedule of courses. All courses are offered only online.

High school students are eligible to take the following courses for credit (courses not covered by the Concurrent Enrollment Plan; information on costs here).

  • BACS 101 - Business Computing
  • COMM 102 - Introduction to Communication
  • GEOG 100 - World Geography
  • JMC 100 -Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication
  • MET 110 - Meteorology: Our Violent Atmosphere
  • SCI 109 - Science: The Cosmos
  • SOC 100 - Principles of Sociology

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at 970-351-2231.

Reminder: AFLAC Rep on Campus Nov. 6-7

UNC employees wishing to add or drop AFLAC coverage can stop by the University Center and talk to AFLAC representative Barbara Santella from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Nov. 6, and tomorrow, Nov. 7. Today she'll be in the Council room and tomorrow she'll be in the Aspen B room. No appointment is necessary.

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