UNC Today: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Parking Restriction in M Lot, Feb. 7-8

Parking will be restricted in M Lot, northwest of Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center, from 5 p.m. Feb. 7 through 5 p.m. Feb. 8. Faculty, staff and students are asked to park in L or Y lots during this time to ease drop-off/pick-up of District 6 students visiting the gym. M Lot will be reserved for District 6 bus parking for the women's basketball youth event. See parking map at http://www.unco.edu/parking/pdf/unc_parking_map_2018.pdf

Book Campus Spaces Online

The campus community can now reserve spaces online through Conference & Event Services. Visit http://www.unco.edu/events and click on the first option under "Start Here." As a reminder, notification three business days prior to the requested event is required. Although every effort is made to accommodate urgent and unique situations, requests made less than three days from the event may not be fulfilled.

UNC Trustees to Meet Wednesday

The board will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the University Center Council Room at the University Center to discuss the presidential search and take action on a proposed easement for a new gas line to UNC's heating plant. Continue Reading

Free Meningitis Vaccine Clinic for UNC, Family Members

The Student Health Center will host a free meningitis vaccine clinic from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 (while supplies last). This one-time, special clinic is open to all UNC students, and employees and their children and/or grandchildren (over 5 years old). This vaccine normally runs around $300, but will be provided free through a partnership with Sierra's Race Against Meningitis and Campus Clinics.

The Centers for Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend a meningitis vaccine at ages 11 and 16. In addition, the Colorado Board of Health requires all students living on campus to have a meningitis vaccine within the last five years.

If you have a high school student that will be attending college in the fall, this would be a good time to obtain the vaccine for free.

For high-risk individuals, the CDC and ACIP have specific recommendations for the meningitis vaccine. If you or your family member is high risk, talk to your doctor to see if it is recommended before obtaining the vaccine.

Bacterial meningitis is very serious and can be deadly. Death can occur in as little as a few hours. Most people recover from meningitis. However, permanent disabilities (such as brain damage, hearing loss, and learning disabilities) can result from the infection, so we encourage you to help protect your family by getting vaccinated.

The Student Health Center is located in Cassidy Hall, 1901 10th Ave. If you have any questions about this free clinic, call Deb Miller at 970-351-1919.

Veterans Services Parents' Night Out

UNC Veterans Services will hold a "Parents' Night Out" event Friday, Feb. 16., in Columbine B at the University Center. Parents can drop off their kids at 6 p.m. The two-hour event is free, but donations will be accepted to go towards the SVA Relief Fund. Snacks, pizza, root beer floats, and fun crafts will be provided. The movie: The Secret Life of Pets (rated PG) will be shown. Please RSVP by clicking here (limit 30 children). This is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please email arianna.weisen@unco.edu

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