Around Campus: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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University Monitoring Weather, Operating on Normal Schedule

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for Greeley and surrounding areas effective through 6 p.m. today, Dec. 4.

Light snow and bitter cold temperatures are expected to last through Thursday. Please dress appropriately for the conditions and exercise caution while traveling on and off campus. Crews will work through today removing snow from sidewalks and parking lots. Winds are forecast and could create drifting. To report an area of concern, contact the Facilities Management Service Center at (970) 351-2446.

Current weather conditions on campus, including a live view from a University Center webcam, are available at are available at:

As a reminder, the operating status of the university is available via the following methods (updates will be provided at 6 a.m. Wednesday):

  • Online: and;
  • By Phone: The inclement weather phone line, 970-351-4100;
  • Media: Closures are reported to area media, including Denver TV stations;
  • E-Alerts: 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 cell phone, visit
  • For updated travel information, including road conditions, visit the Colorado Department of Transportation's Web site at or call the toll-free recorded line at 877-315-7623.

Please remember that calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the university operating status 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.

Ursa Unavailable Saturday

Ursa will be unavailable from 5 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, due to scheduled maintenance. Please plan accordingly. For more information, contact Technical Support at 970-351-4357.

Learn Stress Management Tips While Eating Dessert

Finals week, or any stressful time, brings about unwanted worries and concerns. Join UNC Diversity Mentors tonight (Dec. 4) from 6-8 p.m. in the University Center Columbine B and learn how to face your worries, cope successfully and prevent anxiety for yourself and others. Dessert and hot chocolate will be served.

Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 4-6

The Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Teaching major will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4-6 in McKee 102. The fair is an excellent opportunity to purchase children's literature (preschool-third grade, including books in Spanish).

Scholastic Books are an affordable way to add to your personal and professional libraries, holiday ideas and gifts for children. Only cash and credit cards will be accepted (no checks).

For more information, contact Jaime Donahue, 351-1602.

Flu Vaccinations Still Available

With arrival of the flu season, students who haven't already received a flu shot can visit the Student Health Center Medical Clinic in Cassidy Hall for free vaccinations. Flu shots are the best defense against the flu. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

Study While You Proctor Exams for Disability Support Services During Finals Week

Study while you help out Disability Support Services by volunteering to serve as an exam proctor during finals week Dec. 9-13. Shifts are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4:30 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed for the Dec. 12 (Thursday) afternoon shift. Responsibilities include:

  • Proctor multiple exams in Michener Library, either in the DSS office or elsewhere in the library
  • Maintain academic integrity of exams and ensure confidentiality of students
  • Student volunteers may study while they proctor.

All volunteers receive a certificate of appreciation.

For more information or to volunteer, call the DDS office at 351-2289.

ASAP Needs Volunteer Advocates

The Assault Survivors Advocacy Program needs volunteer advocates to help provide confidential support to anyone impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence or stalking. Volunteers must attend a 40-hour training session one week before spring semester. Interested individuals should contact Regina Haugland or call 351-1490. For more information about ASAP, visit the program's website.

Student Theater Company to Present 'Anon(ymous)'

UNC's student-run theatre company, SOAPbox Productions, will present its main stage production Anon(ymous) at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4-6 at the Atlas Theatre, 709 16th St. in Greeley. Written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by UNC student Kevin Kantor, this modern theatrical retelling of Homer's Odyssey follows a young war refugee's journey through America as he searches for his mother.

Tickets are free for UNC students, faculty and staff. Family and friends can purchase $5 tickets at the UNC Box Office.

For more information, check out SOAPbox Productions' Facebook page.