Around Campus: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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A Day in the Desert

A University of Northern Colorado alumnus who's a federal agent shares what it's like to patrol the busiest section of the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico Border in a sneak peek of the fall/winter issue of Northern Vision, UNC's magazine for alumni and friends of the university.

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UNC Student Signatures Give 11th Avenue a New Name

Two years and 6,000 UNC student signatures later, 11th Avenue between 20th and 24th streets has been renamed Bear Boulevard as part of an initiative to better integrate the campus and community and create a sense of Greeley as a college town.

Through Bear Biz, a university-community outreach program formerly known as Operation Bear Aware, students signed up for discounts at local businesses to reach the program's challenge of renaming 11th Avenue if 6,000 students participated.

City of Greeley crews this week installed Bear Boulevard signs along the portion of campus that 11th runs through campus. The university will soon install cloth replicas of the signs in the University Center to help celebrate reaching the program's goal.

Bear Biz is a collaborative effort between the city of Greeley, the Downtown Development Authority, Greeley Chamber of Commerce and UNC. Students worked with the other entities to develop the program.

Now in it's third year, Bear Biz , continues to add businesses that offer discounts to UNC students with their school ID. A list of participting businesses is available at www.bearbizgreeley.com.

To suggest local businesses they'd like to see become part of Bear Biz, students can contact Kim Barbour at 970-352-2566.

Like / Follow Bear Biz on Facebook and Twitter.

Volleyball at Home for Two Upcoming Matches

Bears volleyball will play their last two home conference games this week, taking on Eastern Washington on Thursday night and Portland State Saturday evening. Bring your student ID to get in free and all the school spirit you can muster to help carry these girls to the end of the season! Check out the "Sports" link in the "Upcoming Events" section at the top of the page for more information.

Student Senate Seeks Committee Members

The following Student Senate committees currently have openings for volunteer student-at-large positions, which qualify for Co-Curricular Transcript recognition.

  • Hiring Committee: Two members are needed immediately. This committee will help select this year's Student Senate Election Commissioner. For more information, contact Nick Loveridge, Director of Student Affairs, at Nicholas.loveridge@unco.edu or Janella Mildrexler, Student Senate Graduate Assistant, at Janella.mildrexler@unco.edu.
  • Restructuring Committee: Meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Council Room or the President's Conference Room. Contact Levi Fuller, Student Trustee, at levi.fuller@unco.edu.
  • LEAF Committee: Meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.14, in the Student Activities Office. Contact Nick Loveridge at Nicholas.loveridge@unco.edu.
  • Bear Bus Committee: Meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Student Senate Office. Contact Charlie Charbonneau, Senate President, at charles.charbonneau@unco.edu.

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.

RSVPs for NASS-Hosted Premiere of PBS Documentary Due Nov. 9

Native American Student Services will host its annual free "Thanksgiving Is Everyday" dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Kohl House. The dinner will be followed by the premiere of a Rocky Mountain PBS work-in-progress documentary from 7-8:30 p.m. in the University Center's Panorama room (RSVPs required). NASS staff and students were interviewed for the program, and a film crew followed NASS on its annual buffalo hunt on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana.

"Urban Rez" is a 60-minute program that explores the history and modern-day effects of 1950s policies that encouraged American Indians to leave their homelands to relocate to urban areas.

To RSVP to attend the screening, open to the public free of charge, contact Pat Dlug at (970) 351-1909 or pat.dlug@unco.edu by Nov. 9, or RSVP online at http://www.rmpbs.org/uncscreening.

The finished documentary is scheduled to air on Rocky Mountain PBS in May 2013 and will have national PBS distribution in fall 2013.

Rocky Mountain PBS director Lisa D. Olken is scheduled to attend the screening and answer audience questions.

The event is sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS, KUNC 91.5 FM and UNC.

Tobacco Awareness Week Nov. 12-16

The Center for Peer Education is sponsoring Tobacco Awareness Week Nov. 12-16. Activities and events include the signing of a petition for a tobacco-free UNC, an effort to clean up cigarette butts, tobacco-themed bingo and more, all featuring information on tobacco awareness and education.

Monday 11/12: Tobacco Awarenesss Begins
'Like' the Center for Peer Education on Facebook to keep up-to-date on Tobacco Awareness Week.

Tuesday 11/13: We Want a Tobacco Free UNC
Sign a petition in the University Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to pledge for a tobacco-free UNC. Cessation resources and "Quit Kits" will be provided.

Wednesday 11/14: Bingo
Get five in a row for a prize at Tobacco Awareness Bingo, which starts at 8:30 p.m in the University Center ballrooms.

Thursday 11/15: Kicking Butts Campus Clean-Up Challenge 2012

Join the UNC Community and help clean up the campus of all cigarette butts. Be sure to sign up in groups of 10 by emailing Elizabeth Aramuu.

International Film Series Continues Nov. 7-8 with 'Gasland'

UNC's International Film Series continues this week with filmmaker Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland showing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and 7 and 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium ( L110). Fox will speak on campus Nov. 15 as part of the Schulze Speaker Series.

Admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets can be purchased at the auditorium 15 minutes before each screening.

Non English-language films shown in the original language with English subtitles.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.