UNC Today: Monday, June 24, 2013

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Bring Your UNC Card for Free Reserved Seating at July 4 Stampede Parade

All UNC employees, retirees and their immediate household family members are invited to view the Stampede Independence Day Parade from reserved bleacher seating in front of the UNC Visitors Center on the east side of 10th Avenue. Be prepared to show your UNC Card if requested.

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please, no placeholders, e.g. blankets, signs) to claim seats. Free parking will be available in UNC parking lots.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4. More than 120 entries fill the parade route, which runs north on 10th Avenue beginning at 19th Street and ending at 5th Street.

For more information, visit the Greeley Stampede website.

Hispanic Studies Launches New Academic Journal

UNC's Hispanic Studies department last week launched the first issue of its new online Spanish academic journal for students, Cadenicas.

The annual publication, which features students' creative writing, literary criticism, original artwork and photos and news of the Hispanic Studies program's various activities, is available on the program's website.

Faculty in the program serve as the publication's editorial board and as jurors for student submissions.

Cadencias is edited by Professor Ester Gonzalez, who's assisted by students Adriana Camacho and Katie Gray. Recent graduate Amy McCullough, who works in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' dean's office, assisted with the website.

Help Represent UNC in the Independence Day Parade

Be a part of UNC's entry in the Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade Thursday, July 4, by walking or riding a Blue Cruiser bicycle. Participants will receive a new, special UNC T-shirt and be entered in a drawing for tickets to Stampede events. Family members are welcome. To get more details, sign up here.

Veteran Art Sale and Expo to be Held at UNC

An art sale and expo at the University of Northern Colorado June 30-July 3 will feature paintings, sculptures and handmade items including jewelry created by veterans and military-connected artists who include veterans' family members.

The display and sale will run from noon to 5 p.m. June 30 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 1 through July 3 at UNC's Office of Veterans Services in Roudebush Cottage, west of the intersection of 8th Avenue and 18th Street.

Submissions from veterans and military connected artists are still being accepted. To be considered, work must be submitted by June 14. Contact the Office of Veterans Services at (970) 351-1403 for details.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Student Veterans of America to help fund campus initiatives aimed at increasing student involvement.

"It gives artists a springboard and showcases what veterans can do," said Thomas Gardiner, a military veteran and UNC student who is organizing the event and whose paintings and photography will be a part of the gallery.

Gardiner, who works with the nonprofit art organization "Arts of Valor," also said engaging in the artwork is "therapeutic" and provides an outlet for expression.

Bike To Work June 26; Get a Free Breakfast

Wednesday, June 26, is Bike to Work Day and UNC is hosting a Bike to Work breakfast station from 6-8:30 a.m. in the Judy Farr Alumni Center parking lot. Stop by on your bike for complimentary Einstein Bros. Bagels, Cheba Hut Rice Krispie Bars, fruit, Starbuck's coffee and water.

There'll also be some give-aways courtesy of Cheba Hut and Carl's Jr.

If you don't bike to work but want to help at the station, contact Kim Gray, 970-351-1966.

For more information, visit Greeley's Bike to Work website.

Campus Sidewalk Repairs Continue

Portions of sidewalk in several locations around campus are being removed and replaced to minimize potential safety hazards. Please be cautious traveling across campus; there'll be many sections of sidewalk at various stages of repair. The contractor started on the north side of campus and will be working as quickly as possible so the impact on any one location should be limited to only a few days.

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