Around Campus: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Cameron Friend, who played his last football game as a Northern Colorado Bear Nov. 17, was one of four captains on the team, and there probably wasn't a player on the roster better suited for that role. .

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Embark on a Winter Adventure with Outdoor Pursuits

Skiing trips to Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Resort wrap up Outdoor Pursuits' adventures for fall semester. With only 14 days of school left before finals week, the great outdoors is calling your name; register for a trip at the Campus Recreation Gear Shop before all the spots are taken.

Fall Break Retreat - Silverthorne, Colo.
Date: November 21-23
Cost: $250

Bask in the glory of a beautiful 3-story cabin atop a snow-covered (hopefully) mountain in Silverthorne, Colo. on this 3-day getaway. A Thanksgiving meal and three days of skiing at Copper, Keystone and Breckenridge are also included.

Ski/Snowboard - Arapahoe Basin
Date: December 1
Cost: $65

Talk about a deal - transportation, a lift ticket and equipment (if needed) are all included in this wintertime steal.

Ski/Snowboard - Loveland
Date: December 8
Cost: $60

Enjoy Outdoor Pursuits' last trip of the semester for a day of fun on the slopes. Fee includes transportation, lift ticket and equipment (if needed).

For more information email

Find Out about Studying in China or the Yucatan This Summer

If you're interested in a faculty-led study abroad experience in China or the Yucatan this summer, attend one of the following informational sessions to find out about the application process, meet the faculty leaders and get your questions answered.

Summer Study Abroad Informational Sessions

  • China - Monday, Nov. 19; 5-6 p.m.; Candelaria 0260. Courses available include Intensive Chinese Language (FL296) and Great Traditions of Asia: India, China, and Japan (MIND 181). More info
  • Yucatan - Monday, Nov. 19; 4:30-6 p.m.; Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. Courses available include Global Systems/Global Citizenship (MIND 295), Culture and Community in the Yucatan (ANT 296) and Spanish Language Study Abroad Experience (FL 296). View flyer. More info.

For information about summer study abroad opportunities to other countries, visit the Study Abroad Summer Programs website.

Last Home Football Game, Wrestling Tourney this Saturday

As UNC football wraps up their 2012-13 season, they'll go up against North Dakota State University on Senior Day at Nottingham Stadium. The Bears have had a tremendous season and need your support one last time. Be sure to support wrestling as they compete in the Old Chicago Open all day Saturday. Bring your 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.

Clothing Drive to Hold Raffle at Bingo Nov. 14

UNC's Prevention Education and Advocacy Services office is conducting a clothing drive to benefit the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at North Colorado Medical Center. Anyone who donates an item of clothing at Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 14, will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m. in the UC ballrooms.

The SANE program needs new or gently used T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts, toys and shoes, and new underwear for victims of sexual assault. As part of the SANE exam, the victim/survivor's clothes are taken, so they are in need of clothing to travel home in.

You can also drop off items at boxes in the University Center near the bookstore, in the Women's Resource Center and the Prevention Education and Advocacy Services office on the second floor of Cassidy Hall.

The boxes will be out until Friday, Nov. 16.

Discounted Copper Mountain Lift Tickets Available from Outdoor Pursuits

Through a partnership between UNC Outdoor Pursuits and Copper Mountain Resort, UNC students, faculty and staff can purchase Copper Mountain single-day lift tickets for $70 each with no blackout dates and all tickets are good until April 14. The same ticket costs $104 at the resort.

The number of tickets you can purchase is unlimited. If you would like to purchase your Copper Mountain lift tickets in advance of the ski season, contact Daniel Lawrence via email, at 351-2643 or stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall.

Exchange Old Clothes for "New Clothes" with SWAP MEET

In need of a scarf this winter? The Environmental Studies Club has a free and simple solution. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Friday, bring your old clothing items to the University Center and swap them out for something new. Contribute to sustainability and stop by the club's table, located on the lower level.

Also, the club is trying to raise items for an organization called SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) that was impacted by Hurricanve Sandy in Haiti. Backpacks, flip flops, old flash drives, power strips and gloves are much needed.

For more information contact Trenton Bobbit at 240-477-0629.

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.