Around Campus: Monday, November 5, 2012

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Hear the Words of Presidents at Election Day Read-In

Although the Election Day Read-In from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Michener Library has a full complement of readers, it needs listeners. Also, readers are still needed for the Pearl Harbor Day Read-in from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.. 4, in Michener Library. Visit the Read-In website to sign up for one of the remaining 15-minute slots to read words written about or spoken about World War II and the "Greatest Generation."

Read-Ins are held the first Tuesday of every month November-May (except January). To view monthly topics and sign up to read, visit the Read-In website.

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Jeri Kraver.

Remember to Vote; UC a Vote Center for 2012 Election

Registered Weld County voters can cast Election Day ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the ballrooms in the University Center. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Doors to the building will open at 6:30 a.m. so voters don't have to wait outside.

Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Be sure to bring appropriate ID such as a valid Colorado drivers license or identification card, a U.S. Passport or a UNC Card. If you've lost your UNC Card, you can get a replacement at the UNC Card Office in the University Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Mail-in ballots can be dropped off at polling places on Nov. 6. Make sure they're signed and sealed. If mailed, they must be received at your County Clerk's office before 7 p.m. on Nov. 6. Postmarks don't matter.

Double-check your registration online at to ensure it is complete and that you have not been purged. If incomplete, you must complete in person at your local County Clerk's Office.

Do your homework on the ballot issues by checking out the League of Women Voters Guide at

Get Updates at the Election Watch Party

Join Student Senate and University Program Council for the Election Watch Party from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Campus Recreation Center. With free food, games, prizes, live election coverage and a big-screen TV, there's no better place to be.

For more information please contact Shanice Clark at (970) 351-3204.

Mortar Board to Offer Free Self-Defense Seminar

UNC's Mortar Board Senior Honor Society will host "Fight Like a Girl," a free self-defense seminar for females ages 10 and older, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the University Center's Columbine suite. Participants will learn skills to avoid potentially dangerous situations and to get away from an attacker. Instructors are third-degree black belts in karate.

The seminar is free and donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the Crossroads Safehouse for victims of domestic abuse.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 720-939-7070 or visiting Registration on the day of the event begins at 6 p.m.

Applications for Social Justice Retreat Due Nov. 9

Applications to attend Catalyst, UNC's annual social justice retreat Jan. 18-20 in Estes Park, are due Friday, Nov. 9. The retreat, which is free and open to all members of the UNC community, brings together students, faculty, and staff to engage in meaningful dialogue around diversity and social action, and gives students the skills to act on the issues and causes that they're most passionate about.

For application forms and additional information, visit the Catalyst website.

Contact Ria Vigil via email or at 351-1365 with any questions.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Info Session

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host an information session about two exceptional summer research opportunities for undergraduate students on Monday, Nov. 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership (Michener L-98.) The two opportunities include the Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program and UNC's Summer Undergraduate Research Stipend Program. View flyer.

Call the Office for Undergraduate Research at 970-351-2940 for more information or e-mail