UNC Today: Thursday, August 28, 2014

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UNC students had a variety of rewarding experiences over the summer, including meeting the U.S. president.

Whether they were meeting the president of the United States, educating former sex workers in Nepal or playing volleyball in Croatia, University of Northern Colorado students had a variety of rewarding experiences over the summer. Continue Reading

Discounted Non-Peak Rec Center Memberships Available

It's easier (and more affordable) than ever for current faculty and staff to get or stay in shape with the Campus Recreation Center's Non-Peak Membership, available for $15 per month (or a $120 one-time payment for a year) and providing access to the center 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, with no weekend restrictions.

A membership will also include a towel service and access to fitness classes during non-peak hours.

Regular physical activity helps you control your weight, and reduces your risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease. Starting an exercise program can seem like a daunting task, but UNC Campus Recreation has everything you need to be successful:

  • variety of cardiovascular equipment with televisions
  • racquetball courts
  • gymnasium space
  • swimming pool
  • personal training and massage therapy services for a nominal fee

For additional information please contact the Campus Recreation Center at 351-2020 or visit the CRC website.

'Pride' Marching Band to Play National Anthem at Rockies Game

UNC's Pride of the Rockies Marching Band will perform the National Anthem when the Colorado Rockies host the San Diego Padres at 6:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Coors Field in Denver. Tickets can be purchased on the Colorado Rockies website.

WRC Open House Mistakenly Publicized as Part of Bear Welcome

An open house at the Women's Resource Center was mistakenly included on the 2014 Bear Welcome schedule. Although there's no open house today (Aug. 28), the center plans to host an open house on a later date and will publicize it through various UNC communication channels.

The Student Activities Office apologizes for the error and any inconvenience it caused. Contact the SAO at 970-351-2871 regarding this or any other Bear Welcome event.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2014 Homecoming Royalty

UNC's 2014 Homecoming is Oct. 4, and the Student Alumni Association invites students, faculty and staff to nominate UNC seniors for Homecoming Royalty by 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. Self-nominations are acceptable. Eligibility requirements, other details and a nomination form are available on the Homecoming Royalty website. For more info or if you have questions, contact the SAA.

National College Colors Day Friday

Friday, Aug. 29, is National College Colors Day, and every Friday is Bear Pride Day at UNC so be sure to wear UNC's blue and gold colors, a Bear Pride T-shirt, UNC logo or other spirited item to show your university pride. Go Bears! More Info.

UNC's mascot Klawz and the Bears' cheer squad are among the colleges and universities represented that are scheduled to make appearance on 9News beginning at 6:55 a.m. Friday. Be sure to tune in.

Summer Course Evaluations Due Aug. 29

The deadline for scanning summer session bubblesheet course evaluation forms is Friday, Aug. 29. Forms not scanned by then will not be included in the report file that will be run Sept. 2 and sent to the college deans' offices.

For more information, visit the course evaluation web page.

Information about West Nile Virus

The campus community is reminded to take precautions such as wearing insect repellent during the West Nile Virus season. Recommended precautions against West Nile virus include the "five Ds":

  • Drain standing water weekly, since that's where mosquitoes lay eggs.
  • Dusk and Dawn are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions.
  • DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Follow label instructions.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk or when in areas where mosquitoes are active.

For more information on West Nile virus and mosquito repellents, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

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