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Student Senate elections are just around the corner. If you're considering running and haven't already attended a mandatory meeting to pick up a candidate packet, your last chance is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the UC Council room. Candidates are sought for nine offices: President; Student Trustee; and Directors of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Finance, University Relations, Student Organizations, Legislative Affairs, and Diverse Relations.
Packets to introduce an opinion poll or referenda are also available. Student Senate is a great way to get involved on campus and make a difference in the UNC community.
For more information, please contact Election Commissioner Lauren Zdanowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Student Activities Office in the University Center.
Seniority has its benefits, especially when it comes to on-campus housing. Students returning to live in the residence halls next fall will pay the 2012-13 rates for housing and upperclassman meal plans, while incoming freshmen will be charged an increased rate set for the 2013-14 school year.
On-campus housing aid also is available to students who qualify, as long as the FAFSA has been completed by the March 1 priority date. For more information on return sign up for housing and rates, visit www.unco.edu/housing/current/Returning_Students.html.
Stop by the Recreation Center today, Feb. 20, through Friday, Feb. 22, to register your star-studded team for 7v7 soccer (outdoor), volleyball or ultimate frisbee. One-day tournament sign-ups are also available in raquetball for singles and doubles. See the complete list of leagues (co-rec, women's or open division), fees, and tournament dates here.
The music of School of Music Director David Caffey will be performed by the Colorado Jazz Orchestra during the Sunset Jazz Artist Concert beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the University Center Panorama room.
Admission is free for UNC faculty, staff and students with ID; $10 for the general public, $7 for non-UNC students or faculty/staff with ID; and $7 for seniors.
Tickets are available at the door only; reservations are not necessary. More information is available at www.uncjazz.com or at 970-351-2394.
Both Bears basketball teams are hitting their strides as tournament time approaches so let's show them we're proud by supporting them at their upcoming home games. The men host the University of North Dakota at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. The Lady Bears will play at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, against Southern Utah. Bring your student ID to get into the games free and check out the "Sports" link in the "Upcoming Events" section at the top of the page to see what other sports action is coming up.
The Residence Hall Diversity Mentors invite all students to "Gender international," a discussion about gender roles and gender identities in different cultures around the world from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the South Hall projection lounge.
Students from around campus will discuss their experiences and the background of their individual cultures, and many have volunteered to prepare food from their cultures as well to go along with the theme.
More information is available on the event's Facebook page.
Bear News 98, UNC's on-campus news TV station, has a Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube channel. Follow them to stay up to date with newscasts and connect with members of the Bear News crew.
For more information on Bear News, send an email to BearNews98@gmail.com.
The Bear News on-camera crew is (from left to right): Ben Warwick, sports; Rachel Turnock, sports; Jamie Arterburn, news; Megan Presler, news; and Paul Ford, meteorologist.
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