Around Campus: Friday, January 11, 2013

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Get Ready for Winter Welcome!

Whether you're a returning student or spring semester is your first at UNC, get ready for Winter Welcome - three weeks of awesome activities with something for almost every interest. For more information about Bearlagio, UNC's Got Talent, the Bears Invasion Bowling Tournament, illusionist Joel Meyers and other happenings going on during Winter Welcome, visit the Winter Welcome website or consult UNC's online calendar.

Pack the Pavilion Saturday

Let's pack Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion gym to the rafters with Bear Pride Saturday, Jan. 12, when the UNC Bears and Montana Grizzlies fight it out at 4:30 p.m. in men's basketball action that's Altitude TV's Big Sky Game of the Week. Get there early to get in on the give-aways the team has for students and don't forget to bring your student ID to get in for free. Go Bears!

UNC Alumna to Represent Colorado at Miss America Competition

Hannah Porter, who earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from UNC in 2010, will represent Colorado at the 2013 Miss America pageant Saturday, Jan. 12, in Las Vegas. The competition can be seen live at 8 p.m. MST on Denver's KMGH-TV.

Porter, who won the title of Miss Colorado in June 2012, continues to to be involved with the Monfort College of Business as a guest at fundraising and local business events.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.

For more information, visit the Miss America competition website.

Add a Page to UNC's Social Media Portal

UNC now has a social media portal at containing links to approved social media pages for UNC programs, departments, offices and other entities. If you have an active Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other social media page you would like listed on the portal, visit Web Communications' website to find out how to get it added.

The site contains the required approval form to create social media pages, guidelines and best practices for creating them, and a training video.

Students, alumni and employees are encouraged to contribute posts to UNC's Facebook page.

Complimentary Subscriptions to Online Greeley Tribune

As part of the university's agreement with the Greeley Tribune, students can get complimentary subscriptions to the online edition of the daily newspaper by using their UNC email address when signing up. To subscribe, visit the Tribune website and follow these instructions:

  1. In the top left-hand corner of the Tribune's home page, click "Subscribe"
  2. On the next page, select "All Access" (you will not be charged, nor will you receive home delivery) and click "Continue."
  3. On the next page, click the "Create An Account" button located in the panel titled "New to The Greeley Tribune?"
  4. On the next page, enter the required information in the registration form. Be sure to use your UNC email address and type "UNC" in the address field. Click the "Create New User Account" button.
  5. Check your inbox for an email with the subject "Welcome." If it doesn't arrive in 2-3 minutes, check your spam/junk folder.
  6. Clicking on the link in the email confirms your account and returns you to the Tribune website.
  7. On the new page, click on "click here" in the panel titled "Thank You."
  8. On the next page, log in using your UNC email address and the password you chose when registering.
  9. On the next page, click "Finalize your Subscription."

Complimentary copies of the paper's print editions are available in racks around campus. If you have questions, or if you've previously purchased a digital subscription to the Tribune, please contact the newspaper's circulation department at 970-352-8089.

Registration for Third Annual Snowball Swing Fest Underway

Registrations are being accepted for the Tenth Avenue Swing Dance Club's third annual Snowball Swing Fest Jan. 18-20 in the Gunter gym and University Center ballrooms. Dances, lessons from professional instructors and competitions are open to all ages and ability levels. Live dance music will be provided by the Hot Club of Pearl Street - a swing band from Boulder. For information on the weekend's schedule, ticket prices and how to register, visit the event website.