Around Campus: Friday, November 22, 2013

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How to Find Out About University Closures

There's a variety of ways to find out if UNC is closed due to weather or for some other reason.

  • You can call the inclement weather line at 970-351-4100 or log on to http://www.unco.edu and look in the "News" section for updates on the university's operating status.
  • Closures are also reported to area media outlets, including Denver TV stations.
  • Notifications of closures are sent to campus phones and computers through voice, e-mail and text messages and to subscribed cell phones through text and voice messages from UNC's Emergency Alert system.

To find out how to sign up your phone, visit http://www.unco.edu/alerts/signup.html.

If you receive an emergency alert saying the university is closed, calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the information is not necessary.

UNC faculty, staff and students who commute to campus are reminded that when hazardous travel conditions prevent them from getting home, overnight lodging on campus is available for $38.36 (includes tax) by calling Housing and Residential Education at 970-351-2721 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Football, Volleyball, and Wrestling at Home This Weekend

The Bears are ready to defend their house this weekend. Football jump-starts things on Saturday for their Senior Day game, followed by volleyball. Wrestling continues the competitive weekend with a match on Sunday. Make sure to 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. Bring your Bear Pride!

Spectrum's "Winter is a Drag" Drag Show Tonight

Join Spectrum -- UNC's GLBTA student group -- for its fourth annual drag show, "Winter is a Drag!" Professionals and UNC student performers will dress in drag and perform starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the UC ballrooms. Admission is free with donations going to the Center of Northern Colorado, which supports the GLBT community in northern Colorado.

Colorado Piano Festival Nov. 23-24 Includes Free Performances

The University of Northern Colorado's College of Performing and Visual Arts and School of Music will host the sixth annual Colorado Piano Festival Nov. 23-24, featuring performances by the festival's guest artist, faculty and students. All are open to the public free of charge.

The festival's highlights include a solo recital by guest artist Anton Nel, director and professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Texas, at 8 p.m., Nov. 23 in Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall. Nel, a Johanesburg, South Africa, native has performed in venues around the world since winning every major piano competition South Africa while in his teens.

The winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition also will conduct a master class for UNC piano students during the festival.

The students will perform a program featuring solo pianists and chamber ensembles at 4 p.m. on Nov. 23 in Milne Auditorium.

For additional information, visit the festival's website.

Results of Undergraduate Research Symposium Competition Announced

The three undergraduate students chosen during the Nov. 7 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium to represent UNC and present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky are:

  • Ana Caudillo - "Serine Proteases in the Venom of the Yucatan Rattlesnake" - Faculty mentor: Steve Mackessy, Biology
  • Austin Seeley - "Experiences of Fire Survivors: What Factors Predict Resilience?" - Faculty mentor: Nancy Karlin, Psychology
  • Kelsey Eickelman - "Individuality in Canyon Wren Birdsong" - Faculty mentor: Lauryn Benedict, Biology

The three were among seven pre-selected undergraduates with outstanding research projects who summarized their research during a 10-minute presentation to a panel of judges at the symposium.

UNC will pay the students' expenses to attend the conference. They'll be accompanied by Lyda Ellis, faculty fellow for the Office of Undergraduate Research, which sponsored the competition.

For more information, visit the OUR website.

‘Socktober’ Warm Clothing Drive Ends Next Week

Help the English Education Program deliver warm clothes to homeless youth during its "Socktober" Warm Clothing Drive by dropping off warm socks and other new or gently used clothing items by Thanksgiving at the collection bin in the English Department office in Ross Hall.