Around Campus: Friday, February 8, 2013

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Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb to Speak at UNC Cultural Center’s 30th Year Celebration

The University of Northern Colorado's Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will commemorate its 30th anniversary Feb. 15 with an open house and a celebration that will include featured speaker Wellington Webb, former mayor of Denver and a UNC alumnus.

The open house from 3-5 p.m. at the center's home in the Davis House, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street, will include presentations about the center and programs available to students. The event is free and open to the public.

At 5 p.m., the festivities will move across the street to the University Center ballrooms for an evening of cultural center memories, news from current students who use the center's resources and Webb's remarks.

Webb was a standout student and basketball player at UNC. He majored in Sociology, earning his bachelor's degree in 1964 and master's degree in 1971. He and his wife, Wilma, who will attend the ceremony, received honorary degrees from the school in 2009.

Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Entertainment will be provided by a UNC jazz band.

Admission is $10 per person and must be arranged for in advance through the UNC Alumni Association at 970-351-2551 or Admission is free for UNC students, but they still must register before the event.

Parking in UNC parking lots is free after 5 p.m. weekdays. Before 5 p.m., paid parking is available by purchasing an hourly permit from an automated vending machine at the entrance to most parking lots.

Established in 1982 to provide programs and other resources to support black students' pursuit of their degrees, the UNC cultural center is named in honor of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., a political leader, publisher, journalist and entrepreneur who was a staunch proponent of the black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements in the early- and mid-1900s.

The center's anniversary celebration is part of UNC's observance of Black History Month. Information about other activities this month are at

Weekend Round-Up: Feb. 8-10

Have some down time this weekend? Take a look at what's going on around campus and see if anything piques your interest:

Friday, Feb. 8

Sculpture Show Exhibit by Weston Brownlee & James Moore
Time, Location: 4-6 p.m. in Mari Michener Gallery (on main level of Michener Library)

Walk through and appreciate the art of sculpture. With only seven days left in the exhibition, try to stop by at least once before it's gone.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Time, Location: 7:30 p.m. in Norton Theatre (in Gray Hall, east of Gunter Hall on Central Campus)

This absurdist comedy, written by Steve Martin, places Albert Einstein and Pablo PIcasso into a Parisian cafe in 1904. Toying with fact, fame and money Martin sets the stage for two very important men, who discuss the ups and downs of the century in the company of bystanders. There is also a twist at the end of the show you definitely won't want to miss.

See recurring schedule here.

Saturday, Feb. 9

UNC Women's Basketball vs. Montana State
Time, Location: 2 p.m. in Butler Hancock Hall/Sports Pavilion

Come cheer on women's basketball as they go head-to-head against Montana. Remember... bring your student ID and get in free. Go Bears!

Sunday, Feb. 10

College Goal Sunday
Time, Location: 1-3 p.m. in computer lab, lower level of University Center

Students and parents can get free professional help to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during this workshop. Anyone who plans to pay for college through grants, scholarships, work study, and/or student loans must complete and submit this application. Bring your 2012 federal taxes if available; if they are not complete, bring 2011 taxes or 2012 W2s. Submit your application before March 1 to meet the priority deadline!

For more information contact DJ Hjelle at 970-351-2502.

Applications to Speak at Commencement Due Wednesday, Feb. 20

Graduating from college is a big accomplishment, preceded by seemingly impossible courses, at least a few life changes, unforgettable memories and new friends. With the "Real World" in sight, what would you want to share with your classmates at commencement? If you are graduating in May, have a 2.8+ GPA and are involved in UNC campus life, apply today! More info and application forms are available on the Dean of Students website.

Applications are due no later than Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Complete FAFSA with Professional Help on College Goal Sunday

Working through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is no easy task, but well worth your time. Students and parents can receive professional help to complete the application from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.10, in the computer lab on the lower level of the UC.

If you plan to pay tuition through grants, scholarships, work study, and/or student loans, attendance is encouraged. Both students and parents should have their 2012 federal tax returns available, however taxes from 2011 or 2012 W2s are good alternatives.

The priority date for the 2013-14 FAFSA is March 1. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to apply for any and all financial aid you may qualify for.

Annual Scholarship Fair Feb. 13

The Office of Financial Aid will host its annual UNC Scholarship Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the University Center ballrooms. See what scholarships are offered and register to win one of two $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Free refreshments will be served as well.

Don't forget to fill out the UNC Universal Scholarship Application through your Ursa account so you'll be able to automatically see what scholarships you will be considered for.

Remember the important deadlines: March 1 for most undergraduate scholarships, June 15 for most transfer scholarships and June1-August 1 is the deadline period for most graduate scholarships.

Also, don't forget that the FAFSA must be submitted every year (priority deadline is March 1) in order for you to be considered for financial aid, including many scholarships.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 970-351-2502.

Discounts for Summer Enrichment Programs Available for Employees, Students

UNC's Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, Creative Learners is offering UNC employees and currently enrolled students the following discounts for dependent children enrolled in the center's 2013 Summer Enrichment Programs.

Young Children Program
For: 4- and 5-year-olds and children entering grades 1-4
Discounted price: $225; a $50 savings. More information

Summer Enrichment Program
For: children entering grades 5-10
Discounted price: $1,445, a $300 savings. More information

Leadership Enrichment Program
For: youth entering grades 11-12
Discounted price: $1,445, a $300 savings. More information

Additional information about the center and its programs, and application forms are available on the center's website.