Around Campus: Monday, March 25, 2013

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Use Caution When Traveling on Campus Today

UNC's snow removal crews report that some sidewalks, streets and parking lots on and around campus are icy today after the weekend snowfall and frigid overnight temperatures. Initial spreading of sand and ice-melt is focusing on areas around residence halls and parking lots. Please use caution when walking or driving.

Greeley Video Contest Deadline Extended

You have more time to create your Greeley video! The submission deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Create a video that shows off your favorite places to eat, shop and just hang out in Greeley for a chance to win one of four cash prizes.

Be creative and show potential students why you love this town. Who knows, your video may win first place and $500.

For more information about the contest, the submission process and cash prizes, visit the competition website.

Call for Nominations: Presidential Prize for Leadership

All members of the university community are invited to submit nominations by April 19 for the 2013 Robert and Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership, which acknowledges and rewards undergraduate student leadership at UNC. A cash award of $600 will be made to one male and one female at the May 11 commencement ceremony.

Nomination criteria, procedures and a nominee information sheet that must be completed by the nominee are available on the Dean of Students website.

Nomination materials are due in the Dean of Students office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19.

For more information, contact Sherri Moser, 351-2824.

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.

Open Space Festival of New Music Returns to UNC March 28-29

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music's Open Space Festival of New Music returns for its fifth year March 28-29 featuring internationally renowned experimental music pioneer Alvin Lucier.

The festival will include lectures and informal talks by Lucier and performances of his music by UNC students, alumni and faculty. All are free and open to the public.

Lucier, a composer of experimental music and sound installations that use science to explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception, earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's of fine arts from Brandeis University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

He toured internationally as a co-founding member of Sonic Arts Union, the influential collective of experimental musicians that included Robert Ashley, David Behrman and Gordon Mumma.

Lucier taught at Brandeis for eight years before beginning a 40-year career as a professor of music at Wesleyan University, from which he retired in 2011.

His innovative compositions have included using amplified alpha waves detected by electroencephalography electrodes attached to a performer's scalp to vibrate percussion instruments and having performers use hand-held echolocation devices to locate the approximate physical center of a room to deepen their understanding of acoustical perception.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 28

  • Lucier will answer questions about music composition during a "Composer's Talk" from 4:40-5:30 p.m. in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium.
  • "Music & Sound: A Life of Exploration" will include a pre-concert presentation by Lucier at 7 p.m. and a concert of his music at 7:30 p.m. in Milne Auditorium.

Friday, March 29

  • The School of Music will host a luncheon for Lucier from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall.
  • The winners of the festival's inaugural composition competition will be joined by the By the Numbers Soundpainting Ensemble, made up of UNC students and alumni, for a concert featuring a wide variety of styles from 5-7 p.m. in Milne Auditorium.

Free parking is available in UNC lots after 5 p.m. and on nearby streets all day.

For more information about the festival, including an extended biography of Lucier, visit the festival's website.

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.

UNC Softball First Home Game of the Season

Support the UNC softball girls as they take on UNLV in their first home game of the season. The Bears will play at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Butler-Hancock playing fields. All games are free and open to the public. Bring your school spirit and cheer the Bears on to their first home victory of the season!