Around Campus: Friday, March 15, 2013

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Around Campus: Spring Break Edition

For those of you staying in town over spring break, here is list of what's going on next week (contests with prizes included) and a preview of what's going on when you get back. Have fun in the sun wherever you go, and don't forget to wear sunscreen. Around Campus will be back on Monday, March 25 ... See you then!

Greeley Video Contest

Are you a regular at a local coffee shop or restaurant in Greeley? What's your favorite off-campus place to kick around a soccer ball or play Ultimate Frisbee? While current students at UNC know the hot spots in Greeley, future students don't. Create a one- to three-minute video with up to four of your friends to show why Greeley and UNC are a perfect pair and you could win first place and $500 cash.

UNC's Software Engineering Great App Design Contest

As part of the recently added Software Engineering major at UNC, the program is hosting a contest for you to design the next great app. The First place winner can choose between $1,000 in scholarship money if they enroll in the program or a WiiU if they don't. Students enrolled in high school or college in Colorado are eligible to participate, but are not allowed to have completed more than 60 hours of college credit.

Dining Services Cooking Demo - Street Tacos

Sunday, March 17 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Holmes Dining Hall

Learn how to make the best street tacos in town with UNC chefs Jason Kearns and Dan Senn, both of whom are members of the American Culinary Federation. To attend, purchase a meal at the door or use a student meal plan. There are only 25 spots available, so get there early.

UNC Men's Tennis and Women's Tennis

Roll up your sleeves and take advantage of the warmer temperatures at both men's and women's tennis matches next week. See schedules for both by clicking their corresponding links above.

When You Get Back

Don't Forget! Deadline to Order Items for Commencement is March 25

Students graduating in May: Don't forget the last day to order cap and gowns, invitations and any other items is Monday, March 25. Be sure to purchase everything you'll need before the deadline. For more information. please contact Stacy Sharp, 970-351-2231 Ext. 3.

UNC to Celebrate Cesar Chavez Week March 25-29

Four days of free activities during University of Northern Colorado's annual Cesar Chavez Week celebration begin Monday, March 25, with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, 1410 20th Street.

The luncheon will include presentations about Chavez and his historic efforts on behalf of migrant and domestic farm workers, as well as about the cultural center and its services.

All events during the week-long celebration are free and open to the public.

The rest of the week's schedule is:

Wednesday, March 27

  • Money by the Barrel: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Turner Green. A fun, interactive game that simulates what it's like to be a farm worker and not get paid much for it.
  • Struggle in the Fields Movie Night: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. A PBS documentary that chronicles the efforts of farmworkers to form a national labor union.

Thursday, March 28

Blood Drive: 12-4 p.m., University Center South Parking Lot. The Cesar Chavez Center will host a blood drive sponsored by the North Colorado Medical Center Blood Center.

Friday, March 29

United We Stand March: 4 p.m., University Center South Parking Lot to Wendy's (8th Avenue). The march is in support of the Fair Food Program, under which corporate purchasers of tomatoes have agreed to pay a premium price for those picked by Florida farm workers in order to improve farmworker wages.

Cesar Chavez Week is sponsored by M.E.Ch.A., Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, Pi Lambda Chi, Nu Alpha Kappa, La Fiesta, and LULAC.

Bears Basketball: Men's, Women's Teams Both in Big Sky Semi-Finals

The men's basketball team defeated Montana State 69-56 last night in the first round of Big Sky Championship play in Missoula, Mont., and will play regular-season champions Montana at 8 p.m. today, March 15, in the semifinals. The women's team, also playing in Missoula, takes on Eastern Washington in semifinal action at 11 a.m. today.

Here's how you can follow the action for both games:

Women's Game - Friday, March 15, 11 a.m.

Men's Game - Friday, March 15, 8 p.m.

Free registration for the live streaming video shortly before the game is recommended if you don't already have a "season pass" for America One Sports' feeds of Big Sky Conference games.

Go Bears!

Call for Nominations: Inspiring Women Awards

If you know an inspiring woman at UNC who has a lasting effect on those around her and positively impacts the university community, nominate her for a 2013 Inspiring Women Award by Friday, March 29. An award is given in three categories: faculty, staff and student.

Additional information and a nomination form are available on the Women's Resource Center website or can be picked up at the WRC in Scott-Willcoxon Hall.