Around Campus: Friday, October 26, 2012

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'Chasing Ice'

UNC graduate student Adam LeWinter was dispatched to the Arctic as part of the team that produced the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Award-winning documentary Chasing Ice. Crews placed time-lapse cameras throughout the region to track multiyear changes in glaciers.

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UNC Halloween Events to Include Haunted Houses, Trick or Treating

The University of Northern Colorado will host a variety of free Halloween activities that include multiple haunted houses and safe trick or treating locations for children and families from the community.

Trick (and Trunk) or Treating

  • Members of the campus community will have their vehicles decorated and hand out treats during Safe Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween in the C parking lot.
  • Students living in the Turner Hall dormitory will provide a Safe Trick or Treat experience from 5-7 p.m.
  • Offices and businesses in the University Center will be welcoming trick-or-treaters from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. while they compete in the building's annual office decorating contest.

Haunted Houses

  • Haunted Harrison, the popular haunted house in the basement of the Harrison Hall dormitory, will be free and suitable for younger children from 7-8 p.m. before changing to "full-fright" mode from 8-11 p.m. and an admission charge of $1 or a canned food donation. All proceeds will go to the Weld Food Bank.
  • Haunted Harrison has expanded its operation this year and will be open 8-11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30 in addition to Halloween evening. There's also now two routes to choose from. View promo video
  • The Cesar Chavez Cultural Center will host a Semana de los Muertos (Week of the Dead) haunted house from 6-9 p.m.

Halloween Games

  • At Ghosts of Gordon, the residents of Gordon Hall will provide children's games and entertainment such as bobbing for apples, mini-pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and face painting - and a place to warm up before or after trick or treating - from 5-8 p.m.

Scary Literature Readings

  • During A Little Night Music, students and faculty members will celebrate Halloween with readings of holiday-appropriate literature from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Panorama room of the University Center. The evening will feature Professor of English Lloyd Worley's popular interpretation of Poe's "The Raven" and complimentary refreshments.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

  • Members of the campus community will create incredible jack o' lanterns at carving stations throughout the University Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday as part of the annual pumpkin carving contest. The public is welcome to drop by and watch the carving.
  • Contestants' creations will be displayed and judged during the Pumpkin Showcase from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Free and open to the public.

Free parking will be available in university parking lots after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m., 30-minute and hourly parking permits can be purchased from vending machines in lots.

Related Events

  • The Japanese Culture Anime Club will host a Halloween party and costume contest 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the University Center ballrooms. more information

Visit for a map showing building and parking lot locations.

Director of ‘Gasland’ Anchors Speaker Series at UNC Nov. 13-15

A presentation by the maker of an Academy Award-nominated documentary film about the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas will anchor three events this week that are part of a popular interdisciplinary speaker series at the University of Northern Colorado.

Filmmaker Josh Fox will discuss hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, in the Colorado, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the University Center ballrooms, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Fox chronicled the cross-country trip he took to understand the concerns posed by the controversial drilling process in Gasland, which was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award in the Documentary Feature category.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but free tickets must be obtained through the UNC Ticket Office by calling 351-4849 or stopping by the information desk in the UC.

Fox's appearance is the final event in a trifecta of events that are part of UNC's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series. The other events include:

  • The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will perform a live musical score to the 1927 silent film Chicago beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Milne Auditorium (room 2050) in Kepner Hall, intersection of 8th Avenue and 17th Street. The event is free and open to the public. More information
  • A presentation by University of Georgia Professor Lorilee Sandmann on the importance of community-engaged scholarship, especially in times of shifting economic and social landscapes. "Cracks in the Ivory Tower" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Center's Panorama room, also is free and open to the public. More information

Free parking is available in university parking lots after 5 p.m.

The series is sponsored by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind Program.

Semana de los Muertos Celebration Begins Today

Celebrate Semana de los Muertos (Week of the Dead) with the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center and students and faculty from the Hispanic Studies program during events for the Hispanic holiday that remembers and honors the lives of friends and family that have passed away.

The week's schedule:

Monday - Oct. 29
Luncheon @ 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
Treat yourself to a plate or two of Mexican food while learning more about Latino culture.

Arts and Crafts @ 5 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
Fulfill the artist inside you with different activities like paper flowers,
bracelets and necklaces, coloring, pipe cleaner spiders and skeletons.

Tuesday - Oct. 30
MAS Students Altars @ 5 p.m.

Location: University Center
The day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of life. Following the alter showing, which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for friends and family members who have died, students can enjoy a free dinner.

Wednesday - Oct. 31
Haunted House @ 5-8 p.m.

Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
If you like a good fright and being scared for FREE, this is your lucky day. Come enjoy delicious pastries and hot drinks; pumpkin carving, face painting, and coloring. Come prepared to be scared!

Thursday - Nov. 1
"Mayan Renaissance" @ 6:30 p.m.

Location: Gunter Auditorium, Rm. 1720
Explore the amazing Mayan Culture on film and learn something new about this Pre-Columbian civilization.

Friday - Nov. 2
Costume Party @ 5-6:30 p.m.

Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
Show off your costumes and work it down the runway. The best costumes will receive a prize at the end of the night.

For more information on an of these events please contact Alejandra Barron at (970)-351-4593.

Spring 2013 Registration Tips

When getting ready to register for the upcoming spring semester, please take the time to do the following items so you are ready to register on your assigned date:
- From your URSA, Student Tab:
o Check your Registration Status
- Resolve any holds by contacting the appropriate department.
o Check your Pre-Registration Assigned Date
- Remember you will register based on "earned" hours which do not include hours in which you are currently enrolled.
- From your URSA, Financial Tab:
o Update your address and phone number if necessary
o Check the Financial Aid Requirements box
- If you have any red flags, please contact Financial Aid to resolve any issues.
- If you are a new student for Spring semester, waive Health Insurance if applicable.
- Schedule an appointment with your advisor in order to be advised and receive your PIN number. PIN numbers cannot be provided by anyone other than your advisor.
o If you are on probation, please also contact Academic Support and Advising at 970-351-1391.
- If you plan to graduate within the next two semesters, please apply for graduation by contacting the Registrar's Office at 970-351-2231, option 3.
If you have any problems registering, please contact the Registrar's Office at 970-351-2231.

Webinar to Address Creating a Gender-Inclusive Campus

The Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Student Organization and the GLBTA Resource Office will host a webinar titled "Creating a Gender Inclusive Campus" at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, the Columbine B room in the University Center.

Although trans and gender-nonconforming people have become more visible on college campuses and in the media and popular culture over the last decade, many cisgender (non-transgender) student affairs professionals lack even a basic understanding of the lives of trans individuals and how to meet their needs through creating a more gender-inclusive campus.

This webinar will discuss the complex ways that students understand and express their gender today and the best practices and policies to support trans and gender-nonconforming students. Areas covered will include housing, facilities, health services, student activities, athletics, and admissions. A particular emphasis will be placed on how trans identities intersect with other aspects of student identities.

Please email Katee Keen with questions

Volleyball, Football at Home Saturday

After football's huge win last week, the guys are looking for another victory Saturday at Nottingham Stadium. Bear's volleyball will also be competing against Idaho State on Saturday evening. Bring your game face and student ID to get in free! Check out the "Sports" link in the "Upcoming Events" section at the top of the page for more information. Go Bears!

‘Miranda's Nightmare' to Celebrate 10 Years of Performances

UNC Dance Alliance and Professor of Music Monte Black will present the 10th anniversary performances of Black's "Miranda's Nightmare" at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27 in the Greeley Central High School Auditorium.

The evening of theater and dance celebrates the holidays of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.with a spooky concoction of dances based on traditional creepy characters such as vampires, werewolves, demons, ghosts, skeletons, spiders, zombies and more.

Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults, and are available in advance at the PVA box office in Frasier Hall or by calling 351-2200. Tickets also will be available at the door with cash or check only.