UNC Today: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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UNC North, South Halls to be Site of Police Training Wednesday

Greeley Police will use North and South residence halls for a field officer training exercise, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. A heavy police presence is expected for the large-scale, simulated scenario, which will include SWAT and bomb squad vehicles. In addition, officers may occasionally discharge blank rounds as part of the simulation. They won't use any equipment that could damage the buildings. Only common spaces such as lounges in the halls will be used for the training. UNC's fall semester ended Dec. 8 and the halls are unoccupied during the holiday break. Access to the halls will be unavailable during the training, and people in the area may be directed around the scenario by scene security officers. UNC has had a longstanding relationship with police for such training, with previous simulations in Bishop-Lehr Hall. The training allows them to better prepare in case of an incident on campus and increases their familiarity with campus.

Campus Emergency Poles to be Tested Dec. 26-30

UNC Police will test the campus emergency poles while the university is closed next week. The testing will be only for the emergency poles; messages will not be sent to cell phones or UNC email accounts. During testing the emergency poles' lights will flash and multiple test messages will be broadcast from them throughout the week. A test of the full Emergency Alert System will be scheduled after spring semester starts. For more information about UNC's Emergency Alert System, visit the Emergency Alert website.

Governor Announces Reappointments to UNC Board of Trustees

Gov. John Hickenlooper last week announced that Dick Monfort and Christine Scanlan have been reappointed to the University of Northern Colorado's Board of Trustees, the university's governing body.

Monfort, currently chairman of the board, completed his 20th season with the Colorado Rockies as owner, chairman and CEO of the Major League Baseball franchise. The UNC graduate, who spent 25 years in the cattle business, is an advocate for higher education. He has been involved with UNC since earning a bachelor's degree in business management in 1976.

Scanlan is president and chief executive officer of The Keystone Center, a Colorado nonprofit focused on collaborative and sustainable solutions to energy, environmental and health issues. She is responsible for the center's overall management and policy work.

Their reappointments begin Jan. 1 and will be confirmed by the state senate during the next legislative session.

UNC's Board of Trustees consists of seven members appointed by the governor, a faculty member elected by peers and a student elected by peers. For more information about the board, visit its website.

Also, the governor appointed UNC fundraiser and faculty member Robbyn Wacker to the Judicial District Nominating Commission. she'll serve as a non-attorney on the commission.

For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here.

Semifinalists Announced for Ninth Annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge

Ten semifinalists representing healthcare, education, sports and other industries in Colorado have been announced for the ninth annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge (eChallenge) at the University of Northern Colorado. Semifinalists will present their business concepts on Jan. 30 at UNC's University Center, 2101 10th Ave. Continue Reading

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