Around Campus: Monday, November 25, 2013

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UNC to Observe Fall Break, Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 27-Dec. 1

The University of Northern Colorado's annual fall break is Nov. 27-Dec. 1. Classes will not meet on those days. University offices will be open Wednesday, Nov. 27, but most offices and operations will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Days and hours of operation for some campus facilities may vary. Consult the following list for specific information:

To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available on holidays, visit

If you're staying in Greeley for the holidays and looking for something to do, check out some of the community events taking place on the Greeley Chamber of Commerce's events calendar.

'Around Campus' Going on Break, Too

Around Campus will be joining you for the fall break, so we'll be kicking back for a few days. Look for us to return on Dec. 2. Have an awesome break and a wonderful holiday!

Volleyball Headed to Big Sky Championship Tournament Again

Readers and Listeners for Read Ins Sought

Readers and listeners are sought for UNC's Read Ins, themed readings of published works held from 2-4 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Michener Library. The series continues Jan. 28 with the month's theme of "Our Furry or Feathered (or Scaly) Friends: The Blessing of the Animals." Anyone interested in reading can sign up online for a 15-minute time slot and listeners can drop in as their schedules permit.

The rest of the series' themes are:

  • Feb. 25: Black History Month
  • March 25: Women's History Month
  • April 29: Holocaust literature as UNC supports Greeley's annual Holocaust observation

The series is co-sponsored by the English Education program and Michener Library.

For more information contact Jeri Kraver.

Outdoor Pursuits Adds Discounted Winter Park Lift Tickets to Offerings

UNC community members can now purchase discounted Winter Park and Copper Mountain daily lift tickets at the UNC Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall. Lift tickets cost $60 each until Dec. 15 and $70 after then. There are no blackout dates or purchase limits until April 20. The Gear Shop is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

UNC's Mortar Board Chapter Receives Top National Awards

The University of Northern Colorado's chapter of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, the Gold Key Club, was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters honored at the 2013 Mortar Board National Conference, held this summer in Atlanta.

The chapter was one of only six chapters to be named a finalist for the Ruth Weimer Mount Chapter Excellence Award, the top prize for a collegiate chapter. Finalists are chosen based on chapter operations, campus visibility, member participation, advising, communications and chapter projects.

Additionally, the chapter merited the Golden Torch Award, presented annually to the most successful chapters of Mortar Board. Recipient chapters must excel beyond minimum standards, accomplishing significant results in chapter management and contributing meaningful service to the alma mater. Two Project Excellence awards were also given to the chapter for its Virtual Book Drive fundraiser and its participation in the annual section project to clean up the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center in Colorado Springs.

Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, more than a quarter of a million members have held the honor of being initiated at 230 chartered chapters across the nation. Mortar Board provides its members with opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Some notable Mortar Board members include professional football player and philanthropist Drew Brees, former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and award-winning actor Marion Ross. Learn more about Mortar Board at