UNC Today: Friday, February 8, 2013

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Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb to Speak at UNC Cultural Center’s 30th Year Celebration

The University of Northern Colorado's Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will commemorate its 30th anniversary Feb. 15 with an open house and a celebration that will include featured speaker Wellington Webb, former mayor of Denver and a UNC alumnus.

The open house from 3-5 p.m. at the center's home in the Davis House, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street, will include presentations about the center and programs available to students. The event is free and open to the public.

At 5 p.m., the festivities will move across the street to the University Center ballrooms for an evening of cultural center memories, news from current students who use the center's resources and Webb's remarks.

Webb was a standout student and basketball player at UNC. He majored in Sociology, earning his bachelor's degree in 1964 and master's degree in 1971. He and his wife, Wilma, who will attend the ceremony, received honorary degrees from the school in 2009.

Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Entertainment will be provided by a UNC jazz band.

Admission is $10 per person and must be arranged for in advance through the UNC Alumni Association at 970-351-2551 or www.uncalumni.org. Admission is free for UNC students, but they still must register before the event.

Parking in UNC parking lots is free after 5 p.m. weekdays. Before 5 p.m., paid parking is available by purchasing an hourly permit from an automated vending machine at the entrance to most parking lots.

Established in 1982 to provide programs and other resources to support black students' pursuit of their degrees, the UNC cultural center is named in honor of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., a political leader, publisher, journalist and entrepreneur who was a staunch proponent of the black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements in the early- and mid-1900s.

The center's anniversary celebration is part of UNC's observance of Black History Month. Information about other activities this month are at http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=4799.

Today’s IRB Workshop Postponed

The Institutional Review Board's "Ask the IRB" workshop scheduled for today, Feb. 8, has been postponed due to illness in one of the presenter's family. A new date for the session will be announced as soon as it's available.

Reserve Ad Space in Student Magazine by Feb. 22

The Claw Magazine, created and led by students in the Journalism and Mass Communications program, is now planning its spring and summer editions. To produce the 36-page, glossy-covered magazine, The Claw advertising staff needs support. University offices or departments who would like more information about placing an ad or about the magazine, should contact JMC senior and The Claw advertising director David Cornelius, 303-668-5131 by Feb. 22 to reserve ad space for the spring issue.

The Claw iincludes UNC feature and entertainment articles. JMC co-advisers are journalism instructors Lynn Klyde Silverstein and Lee Anne Peck.

Reminder: Bears Dessert Competition Feb. 11

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the UNC staff councils' first-ever Bears Dessert Competition from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the University Center's Columbine suite. Admission for the event, which will feature more than 30 entries, is $3 at the door. Prizes will be awarded for the best desserts as voted by attendees.

The Professional Administrative Staff and the Classified Staff councils have teamed up to host the event.

View the event poster (PDF).

UNC to Host Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 11

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate the lunar calendar's Year of the Snake with the sixth annual Lunar New Year Celebration 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the University Center ballrooms, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

The celebration will include Authentic Asian cuisine, traditional and modern Chinese musical and dance performances by UNC students, trivia contests and language lessons. Tickets for the celebration, which is open to the public, are $5 for UNC students and $15 for all others. Children 5 and younger are admitted free of charge, but still need a ticket.

Tickets are available at the UNC Ticket Office in the University Center, by calling 351-4849 or at the Ticket Office website at www.unco.edu/tickets.

The celebration will also include a free children's carnival from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge in the University Center. Interactive activities at the family-oriented event will include traditional Chinese paper cutting, brush painting and calligraphy, dragon mask-making, origami, games, karaoke, face painting, and Asian-themed student arts and gift stores.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in lots adjacent to the University Center. Before 5 p.m., parking in the lots is paid. Drivers can purchase permits from an automated vending machine at parking lot entrances.

The Lunar New Year is an integral part of Asian cultures, bringing together family and friends to celebrate the most important holiday of the lunar calendar.

The celebration is hosted by the Chinese Culture Club, Japanese Language Club and Japanese Culture and Anime Club, and sponsored by Asian/Pacific American Student Services, the University Center and the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Access.

Meet the Bears Baseball Team Feb. 9

UNC baseball coach Carl Iwasaki invites the campus community to meet the 2013 Bears baseball team from 4-6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 9, at Randy's All-American Grill, 2118 35th Ave. Greeley. For details, visit the Alumni Association website.

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