Around Campus: Friday, January 18, 2013

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Upcoming Events

Win Tickets to a Nuggets/Lakers Game

Bears Invasion Bowling Tournament is the name; free food, free bowling and prizes is the game. Enjoy a fun night with friends and bring your A-game to this bowling competition starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Chipper's Lanes (located between 24th and 25th Street on 8th Avenue, behind McDonald's). Top prize is tickets to a Nuggets/Lakers game with friends... register your team now to secure a spot, before it's too late!

Even if your bowling skills are sub par, all students can continue bowling during the tournament regardess of their score.

New Online Campus Map Makes Big Debut

Behold: a new and improved UNC campus map complete with zoom capabilities, a click-and-drag feature, individual building descriptions, an interface with Google maps to find driving directions and more. Click on either dining hall to find weekly menus with ease and add layers to the map such as street names, parking lots or computer labs, to name a few. Zoom in, zoom out and get aquainted with the new map at http://www.unco.edu/uncmap/.

Men's Basketball To Take On Eagles

Support UNC's men's basketball team as they take on the Eastern Washington Eagles Saturday, Jan. 19, starting at 7 p.m. in Butler-Hancock. Come ready to rock the rafters Bear fans, and bring your student ID to get in free. Go Bears!

Geography Program to Host Fracking Roundtable Jan. 23

UNC's Geography program will host a community roundtable on the natural gas and oil exploration industry's use of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Columbine suite of the University Center.

The session, which is co-sponsored by the Weld County League of Women Voters, is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Last Chance to Attend RA Information Session and Apply for 2013-14 Position

Students confident in leadership positions and who are passionate about UNC are encouraged to apply to become a resident assistant for the 2013-14 academic year. The last mandatory information session about the position and how to apply is on Monday, Jan. 28 from 5-6 p.m. in Spruce C in the University Center. It also lets students become familiar with the Housing and Residential Education department as a whole.

For more information, please contact Taja Werner at (970) 351-1274.

Full-Time Summer Work Study Application Now Available

The FTSWS application is now available online for students who are interested in receiving work study during summer semester. Students may work full-time (32-40 hours per week) and are not required to take summer classes. Eligibility criteria include:

  • Student must be enrolled full-time during the 2013 fall semester in a degree-granting program
  • Student must have attended UNC during the 2013 spring semester and maintained satisfactory academic progress
  • A 2013-14 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by the March 1 priority deadline

Summer earnings will be counted as a financial aid resource for 2013-14 and may affect 2013-14 financial aid awards. Students should complete and sign the FTSWS Application and Agreement by March 1 for consideration; no exceptions.

The application is located at http://www.unco.edu/ofa/Secure/summer_ws_app.asp.

If you have questions or encounter problems with the application, please contact Cynthia Harling or Aimee Rogers in the Student Employment Office at 351-2628.

MLK Day Celebration Jan. 21 to Feature March, Speakers; UNC Offices Closed

Greeley's Jan. 21 celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will include the traditional three-block march in downtown, live music, poetry and a keynote address by former NFL cornerback Wade Davis.

The celebration, in its 18th year, will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a march from the Greeley Chamber of Commerce at 902 7th Ave. to the Union Colony Civic Center at 701 10th Ave., where activities, including Davis' address, continue at 11 a.m.

Davis played briefly for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks before moving to the NFL Europe league, where his career was cut short by knee injuries after winning a league championship with the Berlin Thunder.

He entered the national spotlight this summer when he became the third former NFL player to speak publicly about what it was like to be a closeted gay man in the league.

Davis, a nationally recognized speaker, activist, writer and educator, currently works with youth 14-24 as assistant director of job readiness at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City.

His writings have been included in The Huffington Post, The New York Times and OutSports.com, and he's appeared on NPR, CNN and BET. His autobiography, Interference, will be published later this year.

Davis will be available for pictures and autographs following the event.

The MLK Day celebration, sponsored by the city of Greeley and the University of Northern Colorado, is free and open to the public.

UNC Offices Closed for Holiday

UNC's administrative offices will be closed and classes will not be held on Monday.

The University Center will be open its normal hours as will be the Computer Commons in the center.

Tobey-Kendel Dining Room and Holmes Dining Hall will serve brunch and dinner instead of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Residence halls will operate normally.

To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available on MLK Day, visit http://www.unco.edu/contact.shtml.