Around Campus: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Presidential Debate Watch Party

In honor of Colorado hosting the first presidential debate of the 2012 election tonight, Oct. 3, Student Senate is hosting a Debate Watch Party from 7-9 p.m. in the Aspen Rooms of the University Center. Tonight's debate, which focuses on domestic policy and is being held at the University of Denver, will be streamed live for UNC students, faculty and staff to watch.

Cookies and water will also be there for guests to enjoy.

For more information, please contact Becca Hoy at 319-541-9159.

UNC Mobile Site Now Available

A new UNC mobile site is now available for smartphones at The site features UNC news and links to dining menus, the calendar of events, University Libraries, Athletics, weather and more. Visit the UNC Mobile website for more information.

Cast Your Vote for Homecoming King and Queen

A large and highly qualified nominee pool for UNC's 2012 Homecoming Court was narrowed down to six, and now there is just one day left for you to vote for your Homecoming King and Queen.

Good voters get to know each candidate before making a final decision. Find out more about the royal members of Homecoming Court by reading their bios and photos, available on the Homecoming Royalty website. Voting ends tomorrow, Oct. 4, so be sure to cast your vote here before it's too late.

The new Homecoming King and Queen of UNC will be announced at bonfire on Friday, Oct. 5.

Finalists are chosen by the Student Alumni Association based on leadership, involvement, academic success, school spirit and interviewing skills.

Deadline for Student Commencement Speakers Extended

The deadline for seniors graduating in December to apply to speak at their college's commencement ceremony has been extended until 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8. If you were too busy getting ready for Homecoming, you've still got time to apply.

If you want to share your unforgettable moments and stories from college, you need to have a 2.8+ GPA and have been involved with UNC campus life.

The application forms are on the Dean of Students' website (bottom of the page). Be sure to apply for the commencement ceremony of the college you're graduating from.

Call for Nominations: Engaged Scholar Awards

The Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Engaged Scholar Awards, with a submission deadline of Nov. 5. The awards recognize and honor outstanding efforts and achievements made in the development and practice of community engagement on and off the UNC campus. Categories awarded include undergraduate student; graduate student; faculty; staff (exempt and classified); and Weld County, regional, or global organizations having close partnerships with UNC. Nomination form and criteria

The awards will be presented at the sixth annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium on Nov. 13. Applications to present at the symposium are being accepted until Oct. 19. Additional information is available on the application form.

Registrations for Annual LEAP Summit Due Today

Today, Oct. 3, is the last day to submit applications for the fourth annual Leaders Engaging in Action through Passion (LEAP) Summit. The summit, themed "Empathy Powered," will be Nov. 2-3 in Loveland. This year's event will again focus on developing emerging leaders' concepts of civic commitment through presentations by guest speakers, seminars and interactive activities. Additional information, including leadership paths participants can select and how to register, is on the LEAP Summit website.

When and Where
- Summit registration begins at UNC at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.
- You will be bused to the Embassy Suites in Loveland for the Summit.
- You will return to UNC by 4 p.m. the next day, Saturday, Nov. 3.

- To develop an ability to recognize and discuss key elements of your intended track related to Empathy Empowered.
- To discover the impact an individual can have through empathy empowered.
- To connect your passion to an understanding of how you can make a difference and create change.
- To create a plan with individualized action steps.
- To integrate your personal life plan with the needs of the community and foster an understanding of what it means to be an engaged and committed citizen.

Log on to to access the application form. Fill it out and submit with your $30 fee for attending the summit by Oct. 3, 2012. There are 150 slots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership at 970-351-2940 or stop by the office located in the lower level of Michener Library, Room L-98.

Annual UNC Security Report Now Available

A copy of the University of Northern Colorado's Annual Security Report is now available on the University Police website. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNC, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains institutional policies concerning campus security including policies concerning sexual assault and other matters.

You can obtain a copy of the report by contacting the UNC Police Department via email or at 351-2245, or by accessing the Campus Security Report website.