Around Campus: Monday, October 29, 2012

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Capacity Building Internships Applications Due Nov. 16

The Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership is accepting applications until Friday, Nov. 16, for Americorps Capacity Building internships starting in the spring semester with local non-profit organizations. AmeriCorps scholarships of up to $1,175 are provided at the end of a 300-hour service commitment.

Capacity building is serving with a nonprofit organization to enhance or develop systems and materials that allow the organization to more effectively manage volunteers. Capacity building service focuses on enhancing the organization's ability to recruit, manage and retain volunteers. Apart from recruiting, training and/or managing volunteers, all capacity building members will be involved with at least three capacity building activities related to volunteers: Developing a volunteer generation plan, developing formal partnerships for volunteer recruitment, establishing a volunteer program, and other similar effective volunteer management practices.

CHSL has partnerships with The Boys and Girls Club of Weld County, the Global Refugee Center, the Creative Communities and the Poudre Learning Center.

If you want to develop skills that are highly desirable in many professional fields while giving back to the community and get paid for it, check out the details on the CHSL website. Questions can be emailed to Kathy Sanchez.

Israeli Soldier to Speak

Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, will present a lecture titled "Hope in the Midst of War" from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Ross 1060.

Anthony, a veteran combat soldier, and the men and women he served alongside have seen the tragic cost of war and the price it exacts upon those who participate in it, but delivers the message that despite those horrors and the adversity faced, despair must not be the reaction of the soldiers or supporters of Israel.

He highlights the shared values that are fought for by the soldiers of Israel and describes the sources from which inspiration and hope can be drawn even in the face of the most unrelenting hardships or the psychological scars with which most veterans must live.

The lecture is sponsored by Christians United for Israel, a UNC student club, and is open to both pro- and anti-Israel groups alike in order to generate diverse opinions and points of view.

For more information, contact Shayna Glasso at cufi.unc@unco.edu or 303-907-3782.

Fall Job and Internship Fair is Tomorrow

This is a reminder for all UNC students that from 2-5 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 30, the Fall Job and Internship Fair will be taking place in the University Center ballrooms.

Dress business casual for your opportunity to meet with potential employers in communications and media, nonprofit, insurance, retail, technology and more.

For a list of organizations attending, visit Career Services' website. For additional information, please visit: http://www.unco.edu/careers/student/events/index.html.

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 http://www.unco.edu/uncmap for a map showing building and parking lot locations.

Social Justice Retreat Seeks Participants, Facilitators

Participant and facilitator applications are now being accepted for Catalyst, UNC's annual social justice retreat, Jan. 18-20 in Estes Park. The retreat, which is free and open to all members of the UNC community, brings together students, faculty, and staff to engage in meaningful dialogue around diversity and social action, and gives students the skills to act on the issues and causes that they're most passionate about.

The deadline to apply to facilitate is Wednesday, Oct. 31; the deadline to apply to participate is Friday, Nov. 9.
For application forms and additional information, visit the Catalyst website.

Contact Ria Vigil via email or at 351-1365 with any questions.

USPS Box Relocated at University Center

Due to the construction on the upper-level entrance of the University Center, the U.S. Postal Service box that was located there has been relocated to the lower-level entrance area outside near Subway and Bear Logic.