UNC Today: Thursday, June 27, 2013

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UNC's Free Concerts Under the Stars Series Begins July 9

The University of Northern Colorado's popular series of free Tuesday night outdoor summer concerts kicks off its 2013 season July 9 with a performance by the Colorado Chamber Players, a Denver-based six-piece ensemble in its 19th season, at 8 p.m. in the Garden Theatre.

The season's other concerts include the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, featuring current faculty from UNC's Jazz Studies program, on July 16; Boulder Brass, a versatile brass ensemble in its 20th year, on July 23; and Quemando, a 12-piece salsa band from Denver, on July 30.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Garden Theatre and are free. Blankets, picnic food and lawn chairs are welcome.

The series, sponsored by the College of Performing and Visual Arts' School of Music, has been an integral part of the regional summer music scene since 1931. For additional information, call 351-2993.

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.

Information about Saving Spots on Grass to View Stampede Parade

If you're going to watch the Greeley Stampede Independence Parade from the east side of 10th Avenue between 16th and 20th streets, avoid using tarps and similar items that distress grass to save viewing spots. Instead, use tape, ribbons, rope or string anchored by stakes or landscaping pins.

UNC crews will remove tarps and other potentially damaging items each morning and throughout the day as they are discovered. Items will be folded and left along the curb in front of the "reserved" space for owners to pick up.

Tarps, plastic sheeting, sleeping bags, heavy blankets and similar items will damage and possibly kill grass in a few days or sooner, if temperatures are in the 80s or 90s because they restrict the amount of water and oxygen the grass gets.

Parade-goers are welcome to bring tarps, plastic sheeting and the like to sit on the day of the parade, and should take the items with them after the parade.

Remember that alcohol in open containers is prohibited on campus.

'Escanaba in da Moonlight' Next Up for UNC’s Little Theatre of the Rockies

The University of Northern Colorado's Little Theatre of the will present the popular comedy Escanaba in da Moonlight beginning Thursday, June 27.

Written by Jeff Daniels and directed by LTR artistic director David Grapes, Escanaba in da Moonlight plays June 27-29, July 13 and July 24-26 at 7:30 p.m.; and June 30 and July 14 at 2 p.m. in the Norton Theatre in Gray Hall.

A funny take on family competition and the culture unique to the upper peninsula of Michigan, Escanaba in da Moonlight, follows the Soady family as they prepare for opening day of deer season, revealing hysterical moments of "too much information" and wacky methods of trying to bag a buck.

The play features guest artists Jason Clark, John Jankow and Noel Johnston.

The rest of the series' performances are:

  • The Fantasticks - June 28 at 2 p.m. and July 10, 18, 19 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Norton Theatre
  • Private Lives - July 4-6, 11-12, 17 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.; July 7, 21 at 2 p.m. Norton Theatre
  • Little Shop of Horrors - Aug. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Langworthy Theatre

For performance synopses, casts and ticket information, visit the LTR 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.

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