Around Campus: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Cancer, Flood Don't Deter Resilient Senior

Linda Glickstein is a senior Geology major at UNC who's battling breast cancer, and it's no exaggeration to say she's determined to finish her degree come hell or high water—the Lyons resident has faced both this year.

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Student LEAF Invites Students to Proposal Workshop, Forum This Week

The Student Leadership for Environmental Action Fund (Student LEAF) committee seeks student-proposed environmental sustainability projects to be supported by Student LEAF funding. The committee has more than $175,000 to award for sustainability projects on campus this year and the process for submitting a proposal is quick and easy!

Students who would like to submit a project proposal or learn more about the proposal process are welcome to attend one of the three Student LEAF Proposal Workshop & Open Forum events listed below.

The workshops are an opportunity to submit proposals and to engage in a discourse on sustainability at the university. Even if you don't have a project idea, you can still join the discussion on sustainability at UNC!

The location and day for each workshop:

  • Nov. 18., 7-9 p.m., University Center Aspen A
  • Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m., University Center Spruce C
  • Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m., University Center Spruce C

Be sure to like Student LEAF on Facebook at and follow them on Twitter @StudentLEAF.

You can contact the committee anytime at

Operation Hibernation: Collecting Food, Cash for the Homeless

United Black Government is accepting food and cash donations this week to raise awareness of homelessness in Greeley and to help those recently homeless due to flooding.

A table will be set up for donations from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and tomorrow at the University Center. Then on Friday, the student group will accept donations through the night, from 8 p.m.-8 a.m., in front of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center.

Volunteers Needed by UNC Researchers

Volunteers are needed for research projects being conducted at UNC, some of which offer rewards for participation. Projects are open to those who meet stated criteria and want to help support discoveries in the public interest. Some researchers specifically need college students for their projects. Projects currently in need of subjects are:

  • Barriers to Physical Activity Among Gay Men
  • Stereotype Threat in College Students with Reading Disabilities
  • Social Language Intervention for Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 10- to 17-Year-Olds for Study on Math Ability and Social Judgment
  • Healthy Adults 18-65 for Biomechanics Research
  • Persons with Below-Knee Amputations for Functional and Rehabilitative Outcomes Study
  • UNC Community Members to Help Improve University Libraries website.

Details are available at

Pi Lambda Chi to Host Multicultural Events During "Golden Chi" Week

The Latina Sorority Pi Lambda Chi will host an assortment of multicultural events as part of "Golden Chi" Week, Nov. 18-22.

Join Pi Lambda Chi for their annual Posadas from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. Compete in an ugly sweater contest and get into the holiday spirit!

Pi Lambda Chi, along with United Black Government, will present "Forever Unidos!" from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the University Center ballrooms. Learn about Afro-Latinos and the similarities shared between the two cultures. The event includes a short documentary film, a Q&A session, workshops and entertainment. Free food will be provided at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center after the event.

To find out more about Pi Lambda Chi's events during "Golden Chi Week," visit their Facebook page or contact Monique Rodriguez with any questions.

UNC Trustees to Meet Friday, Nov. 15

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Panorama Room at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Discussion will include information items on the agenda: reports on academic strategic direction, Fall 2013 enrollment, revenue projections, and a resolution honoring trustee Dee St. Cyr, whose term expires Dec. 31.

The remaining 2013-14 academic year dates of regular board meetings are Jan. 24, March 7 and June 13.