Around Campus: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Grad's Group Nominated for Two Grammys

When she enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado, Neyla Pekarek dreamed of acting on Broadway stages. Today, the 2010 graduate is living a different dream as a member of the Grammy-nominated group The Lumineers and performing on stages around the world.

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Camp and Student Employment Day Tomorrow, Feb. 7

Dress your best to impress the representatives of on- and off-campus employers at Camp and Student Employment Day from noon-3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 7 in the University Center Ballrooms. See which companies attending here.

All students are invited to attend this event, where the job opprtunities are lined up for you... literally. Hourly and workstudy positions will be available for this spring, summer and fall. Summer camp opportunties will also be offered through the following positions:

  • Camp Counselors
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Denver Zoo Instructors
  • Day Camp Director
  • Activity Head
  • Lifeguard
  • Swim Instructor
  • Ropes Course Director
  • Arts & Crafts Director

Questions? Please contact Peg Griffin at 970-351-2786.

Call for Research Day Proposals - Registration Open Through March 14

Undergraduate and graduate students currently involved in research or other scholarly projects may now submit proposals for UNC's annual Research Day on Thursday, April 11. To register log in to Ursa, then click on the Student, Employee or Faculty tab. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight on Thursday, March 14.

Room arrangements for oral presentations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about Research Day, contact Loree Crow, 970-351-2940 or visit the Research Day website.

Lady Bears to Host Grizzlies, Bobcats

UNC women's basketball will host Montana and Montana State this Thursday and Saturday, respectively. Tip-off is at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 7) and 2:05 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 9).
Help cheer the Bears to victory and bring your student ID to get in free. 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.

UNC to Host Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 11

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate the lunar calendar's Year of the Snake with the sixth annual Lunar New Year Celebration 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the University Center ballrooms, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

The celebration will include Authentic Asian cuisine, traditional and modern Chinese musical and dance performances by UNC students, trivia contests and language lessons. Tickets for the celebration, which is open to the public, are $5 for UNC students and $15 for all others. Children 5 and younger are admitted free of charge, but still need a ticket.

Tickets are available at the UNC Ticket Office in the University Center, by calling 351-4849 or at the Ticket Office website at

The celebration will also include a free children's carnival from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge in the University Center. Interactive activities at the family-oriented event will include traditional Chinese paper cutting, brush painting and calligraphy, dragon mask-making, origami, games, karaoke, face painting, and Asian-themed student arts and gift stores.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in lots adjacent to the University Center. Before 5 p.m., parking in the lots is paid. Drivers can purchase permits from an automated vending machine at parking lot entrances.

The Lunar New Year is an integral part of Asian cultures, bringing together family and friends to celebrate the most important holiday of the lunar calendar.

The celebration is hosted by the Chinese Culture Club, Japanese Language Club and Japanese Culture and Anime Club, and sponsored by Asian/Pacific American Student Services, the University Center and the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Access.

Discounted Copper Mountain Lift Tickets Available from Outdoor Pursuits

Through a partnership between UNC Outdoor Pursuits and Copper Mountain Resort, UNC students, faculty and staff can purchase Copper Mountain single-day lift tickets for $70 each with no blackout dates and all tickets are good until April 14. The same ticket costs $104 at the resort.

The number of tickets you can purchase is unlimited. If you would like to purchase your Copper Mountain lift tickets in advance of the ski season, contact Daniel Lawrence via email, at 351-2643 or stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall.

NHS Scrapbooking Social Fundraiser - Discount Offered Through Feb. 8

Spend the day scrapping away and sign up for the College of Natural and Health Sciences fifth annual NHS Scrapbooking Social from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the University Center ballrooms. Here's the discount: get your name in before this Friday, Feb. 8, for $10 off the full price of $45. Proceeds from this event help fund research projects and travel for NHS undergraduate and graduate students, so you'll be supporting a good cause.

This event is open to the public. Cost and registration information is available on the NHS website.