Around Campus: Friday, March 8, 2013

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Slideshow: A Timeline of Top Bands at UNC

Take a look some of the chart-topping bands that have performed on campus recently, and be sure to share your memories on UNC's Facebook page.

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University Monitoring Weather; Information on Cancellations

Cancellations/Closures

  • UNC's Club Volleyball tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 9, has been canceled. (Update at 6 a.m., March 9)
  • The Focus class scheduled for Saturday, March 9, at the University Center has been canceled by the organizer. (Update at 5:08 pm., March 8)
  • The Farr Gala and the Heart of the Rockies Retreat scheduled for Saturday, March 9, at the University Center on the Greeley campus have been canceled by the events' organizers. (Update at 4:18 p.m., March 8)
  • UNC's Lowry center in Denver will be closed Saturday, March 9, due to the weather and classes will not meet. Classes will have a delayed start of 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. (Update at 3:15 p.m., March 8)

UNC's emergency preparedness team is closely monitoring weather conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for several parts of Colorado, including Weld County, and a winter storm warning for the metro-Denver area, effective from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Updated 12:50 p.m., March 8)

As a reminder, the operating status of the university over the weekend will be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. via the following methods:

  • Online: http://www.unco.edu and http://emergency.unco.edu;
  • By Phone: The inclement weather phone line, 970-351-4100;
  • Media: Closures are reported to area media, including Denver TV stations;
  • E-Alerts: Notifications of closures are sent to campus phones and computers through voice, e-mail and text messages and to subscribed cell phones through text and voice messages from UNC's Emergency Alert system. To find out how to sign up your cell phone, visit http://www.unco.edu/alerts/signup.html.

Please remember if you receive an emergency alert that the university is closed, calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the information is not necessary.

Student Senate Candidate Open Forum March 12

Get to know the candidates running for Student Senate at the Open Forum from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Aspen suites at the University Center. Ask questions and gain an understanding of the goals and objectives of each candidate. This is an excellent opportunity to see whose values are in line with current and future students of UNC.

For more information contact Lauren Zdanowitz at 970-351-1194.

Video Contest for Students Offers Cash Prizes

Grab your camera and 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.

Spring Adventures with Outdoor Pursuits

The occasional snow storm has come and gone, but the warmth of spring is just around the corner. Outdoor Pursuits is ready for sunshine too, with several excursions planned throughout the month of April. Sign up for one or more trips at the Campus Recreation Gear Shop and send any questions to outdoor.pursuits@unco.edu.

Women's History Month Discussion - "My Black is Beautiful"

Join the Black Women of Today as they bring a national conversation to the local level and honor Women's History Month at UNC. High standards of beauty in American society are no secret, and they deserve to be discussed. Share your opinion and listen to the opinions of others from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 11 in Michener Library.

For more information contact the Women's Resource Center at 970-351-1492.

Sign Up for Research Day Presentations, AE Awards Before March 15

Midnight Thursday, March 14, is the deadline to apply to present and enter the Academic Excellence Award competition during Research Day on April 14. All undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research or other scholarly projects are welcome to present.

Presentation proposals must be submitted through Ursa using the web-based form located in the Research Day 2013 box on the Student, Employee and Faculty tabs.

Participants submitting to present at Research Day should check the Research Excellence Award box on the application form if they are interested in being considered for the awards. Those abstracts will be reviewed and five finalists will be selected in each category: undergraduate poster or oral, and graduate poster or oral. The finalists will present at designated times in front of a panel of faculty evaluators, and the winners will each receive a $100 award.

More information is available on the Research Day website.

Research Day is one of many events recognizing academic excellence during Academic Excellence Week, April 7-13 and is coordinated by the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership. Additional information on Research Day is available on the Academic Excellence Week website.

Schulze Speaker Series Continues March 11

The spring semester Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Education Speaker Series continues Monday, March 11, when Kris Chesky, associate professor of Music and director of Education and Research at the University of North Texas Center for Music and Medicine, presents "EAResponsibility for Hearing Loss Prevention Among Musicians" at 7 p.m. in the Gunter Hall auditorium (room 1720).

Chesky's informative and thought-stimulating lecture is relevant to all types of musicians. As part of the series' "Hear the Music for a Lifetime" theme, the presentation is co-sponsored by UNC's Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences program and the School Of Music, and is free and open to the public.

The series concludes Thursday, March 28, when Alvin Lucier, composer and professor emeritus of Music at Wesleyan University, presents a pre-concert talk, "Music and Sound: A Life of Exploration" at 7 p.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Kepner Hall's Milne Auditorium (room 2050).

The presentation and concert are co-sponsored by the School of Music and the College of Performing and Visual Arts.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

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