Around Campus: Monday, February 4, 2013

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Student Senate Election Information

Student Senate elections are just around the corner and 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. If you're interested, you must attend at least one of the following candidate information meetings and pick up a packet for candidacy:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5; 3-4 p.m.; UC, Aspen C
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13; 7-8 p.m.; UC, Aspen A
  • Thursday, Feb. 21; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; UC, Council Room

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 lauren.zdanowitz@unco.edu or stop by the Student Activities Office in the University Center.

Customized Campus Living - Reserve a Spot Today

Living on campus definitely has its perks. Keep a good thing going and sign up for another year of customized campus living at UNC, in your same space or somewhere new. UNC's off-campus housing makes the transition from residence hall to apartment easy. Enjoy a new kind of independence at Arlington or University Apartments, while still living close to campus. Either way, you definitely have options:

Customized Campus Living: On Campus

Comfortable where you are right now? Make it yours for another year starting at 7 a.m. today, Feb. 4, through midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Change means new, and new can be exciting. Claim a different space on campus from 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 through midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Customized Campus Living: Off Campus

Arlington Apartments: Choose a fully furnished two- or four-bedroom unit to make your own, with less than a five minute walk to campus. Air conditioning, washer and dryer and individual leases are just a few of the amenities this apartment complex has to offer. For more information call (970) 356-7275.

University Apartments: Flexible leases on both furnished and unfurnished two-bedroom apartments, free laundry, a fitness room and easy access to campus make these apartments a good fit for just about anyone. Call (970) 351-2570 for more information.

On- and Off-Campus Meal Plans (no dirty dishes to clean)

Whether you live in a residence hall, campus apartment complex or other form of off-campus housing, you can still take advantage of having a meal plan and all they have to offer. With 10 options to choose from, create the best plan that works for you. For more information contact Dining Services at (970) 351-2652.

  • Add Dining Dollars at any time
  • Swipe your card on campus at dining halls, retail locations and select vending machines
  • Get a meal to go when you're in a hurry

Questions? Contact Housing & Residential Education at (970) 351-2721.

Make Your Appointment for Feb. 13 Blood Buddies Blood Drive

UNC and the 2013 Leadership Weld County program are partnering to offer two "Blood Buddies" blood drives on campus this semester, the first of which is scheduled from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Parking Lot B at the UC (lower lot, south side). Grab a buddy (friend or family member) and make an appointment to visit the bloodmobile; those who make a donation in February will receive a free BOGO coupon from UNC Dining Services.

Can't make the first blood drive? No worries. The bloodmobile will be back from noon-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the service drive south of Turner Hall and west of Holmes Dining Hall.

If you're unable to make the on-campus blood drives, you can still make a donation in Greeley. The Blood Donor Center at the Northern Colorado Medical Center (1801 16th Street) is open on Monday and Friday from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, contact Larissa Romero-Perry at (970) 351-3475.

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Spring Schulze Speaker Series Begins Feb. 6 with Earthquake Expert

The spring semester Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Education Speaker Series begins Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the University Center Panorama room when earthquake expert Roger Bilham, presents "Earthquake, Landslide and Flood in Mile-High Kashmir: GPS, Seismology and Politics in Present Day Kashmir."

Bilham is a professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado - Boulder, where he also is a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. He's coauthor of After the Earth Quakes: Elastic Rebound on an Urban Planet."

The rest of the series includes:

  • Marshall Chasin, director of Auditory Research at the Musicians' Clinic of Canada in Toronto, will present "Deaf Leopard - Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians" at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).
  • Kris Chesky, associate professor of Music and director of Education and Research at the University of North Texas Center for Music and Medicine, will present "EAResponsibility for Hearing Loss Prevention Among Musicians" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Gunter Hall auditorium (room 1720).
  • Alvin Lucier, composer and professor emeritus of Music at Wesleyan University, will present a pre-concert talk, "Music and Sound: A Life of Exploration" at 7 p.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

All presentations are free and open to the public.

The speaker series is sponsored by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.

Students-to-Students: Tales of Experiential Learning in the Yucatan

Join faculty and students from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center for a presentation on the summer 2012 UNC international service-learning program based in the Mayan village of Yunku on the Yucatan Peninsula. Students will share their experiences playing with, teaching, and learning from Yunku's children during the student-run summer camp. Faculty will discuss Yucatan's rich cultural heritage and the academic returns on participating in the Expedition Yucatan program.

For more information, please contact: Michael.Kimball@unco.edu or Deborah.Romero@unco.edu.

UNC's Spring Theater Series Opens with 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'

The University of Northern Colorado's School of Theatre Arts and Dance's spring Performing Arts Series, featuring the schools' top theater majors, opens Thursday, Feb. 7, with the PG13-rated Picasso at the Lapin Agile, actor and screenwriter Steve Martin's absurdist comedy that places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904. Picasso at the Lapin Agile plays Feb. 7, 8, 12-16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 9, 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. in the Norton Theatre in Gray Hall. The rest of the series includes:

  • Legally Blonde (musical) -March 6-9 at 7:30 p.m.; March 10 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre, Frasier Hall
  • Intimacies (student dance perfomance) - April 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 at 2 p.m., Norton Theatre, Gray Hall
  • A Year with Frog and Toad (musical) - April 13 at 1 and 3 p.m., Hensel Phelps Theatre, Union Colony Civic Center
  • Medea (Greek tragedy) - May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., May 5 at 2 p.m., Langworthy Theatre

For performance descriptions and ticket information, visit the series' website.

Professor to Present about Cultural Oppression and Liberation

All members of the university community are invited to a brown bag lunch presentation by UNC Professor of Counselor Education Fred Hanna about cultural oppression and liberation from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in McKee 282.

In "The Power of Perception: Toward a Model of Cultural Oppression and Liberation," Hanna discusses his experience and research, and provides anecdotes of his travels to apply to a wide range of disciplines.

The presentation is sponsored by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences' Diversity and Equity Committee.