Around Campus: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Clarification on Stress Less Week Activities at UNC

Stress Less Bags
Date and time: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Stop by the first floor of the University Center and pick up a free bag of "stress less" goodies sure to lift some stress off of your shoulders. The bags include deoderant and hand sanitizer; coupons for TCBY, Jimmy John's and more.

UC Study Breakfast and Stress Reliever
Date and time: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

This stress free break has something fun for everyone and ends with a "study breakfast" provided by the University Center. Doesn't get much better than that, right?

Therapy Dogs 7-9 p.m. in Fireside Lounge

Arts and Crafts 7-10 p.m. in Fireside Lounge

Massages 8-10 p.m. on lower level of University Center

Study Breakfast 9-11 p.m. in the Food Court on the lower level of UC

Fore more information on these events, please contact the Center for Peer Education at (970) 351-2573.

Santa to Visit UC Dec. 5

Why not get a picture with old St. Nick? The University Center is hosting the jolly fellow from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Dec. 5.

Fill Up for Breakfast with Finals Week Fundraiser

No time for breakfast? No problem. Stop by Ross Hall's center corridor from 7:45-10:45 a.m. Dec. 10-14 (Finals Week) and get coffee and donuts for $1.50, courtesy of the Future Secondary Educator's Alliance. All proceeds will benefit future teachers at UNC and schools in the Greeley community.

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 for updates on the university's operating status.
  • Closures are also reported to area media outlets, including Denver TV stations.
  • Also, 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

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

Two Days Left in Dietetics Students’ Supply Drive to Benefit Victims of Domestic Abuse

Only two days left in the senior Dietetics majors supply drive to benefit the Colorado Crossroads Safehouse, a nonprofit shelter for adults and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Supplies needed include diapers, prepaid phone cards, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other items.

Donations can be placed in boxes located in Kepner, Gunter, McKee, the University Center and the Recreation Center or brought to the Dietetics department on the second floor of Gunter Hall.

View the supply drive flyer here.

Add a Page to UNC's Social Media Portal

UNC now has a social media portal at containing links to approved social media pages for UNC programs, departments, offices and other entities. If you have an active Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other social media page you would like listed on the portal, visit Web Communications' website to find out how to get it added.

The site contains the required approval form to create social media pages, guidelines and best practices for creating them, and a training video.

Students, alumni and employees are encouraged to contribute posts to UNC's Facebook page.

McNair Scholars Recognized for Research

The McNair Scholars Program at the University of Northern Colorado announced the winners of its 2012 Research Competition at the annual McNair Awards Banquet earlier this month. The winners, who were awarded scholarships for the upcoming spring semester. were:

First Place

Seth Morones: $1,000 Scholarship
Research: "Resource Relationship Characteristics of Homeless Youth Accessing Higher Education Opportunities"
Mentor: David Musick
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Boulder.

Second Place

Elia Martin: $600 Scholarship
Research: "Using Self-Determination Theory to Examine the Difference in Motivation of African American College Students with Other Ethnic Backgrounds"
Mentor: Teresa McDevitt
Major: Human Services
Hometown: Denver

Third Place

Andrea Rascon: $400 Scholarship
Research: "College Experiences: First-Generation Female Undergraduates at the University of Northern Colorado"
Mentor: Tamara Yakaboski
Major: Human Services
Hometown: Grand Junction