Around Campus: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Simulating Poverty and Building Understanding

UNC nursing students experience poverty during a simulation -- and gain an education in social justice that will help them provide better care and positive outcomes for their patients in the future.

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Ursa Unavailable Saturday Morning

Ursa will be unavailable from 5 a.m.- noon Saturday, April 19, due to scheduled maintenance. Please plan accordingly. For more information, contact Technical Support at 970-351-4357.

UNC to Celebrate Earth Week April 19-25

UNC's Earth Week celebrations kick off Friday, April 18, with Thrift Store Prom. Throw on your wackiest thrift store outfit and head to the Moxi Theater, 802 9th St., at 8 p.m. for a free show by professional DJs. Earth Week's scavenger hunt also starts when the lists are passed out at prom, so gather a team and start searching. Visit the UNCO YES Facebook page or email Rosemary Neel for more information.

Check out the rest of the Earth Week celebrations below:

Saturday, April 19

Arbor Day Tree Planting - Plant trees around campus to celebrate Arbor Day. Meet at the south patio of the University Center at 9 a.m.

Monday, April 21

Tie Dye Event - Student LEAF will be at the south patio of the University Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. talking with students about sustainability ideas for campus in exchange for locally and sustainably produced tie-dye. Bring your own clothes or choose some of theirs to dye.

Bike Ride to Vegan Dinner -Take a relaxing bike ride around Greeley. The ride begins at 5 p.m. with a free vegan meal from the Crvsh Room, 915 16th St. at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day)

Earth Week Sustainability Fair - Learn about the efforts on campus and within Greeley to be more sustainable from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the University Center. Interactive booths will also be included.

ShredFest - Get rid of old, sensitive work and personal documents in a no-cost, secure way by bringing them for shredding from 11 .a.m.-2 p.m. in parking lot B on the south side of the University Center. Everyone who brings materials for shredding will be eligible to win a door prize drawing after the event.

Movie: The Lorax - Head over to Turner Green at 8 p.m. to snack on GMO free popcorn and enjoy a movie about environmental awareness and action. Stay until the end for an awesome surprise that fills the night sky.

Wednesday, April 23

Pancake-A-Palooza-Nic -Jam out to UNC Student Radio, eat vegan pancakes and play outdoors all day in the McKee Breezeway. A yoga instructor will teach informal outdoor yoga sessions in the afternoon.

Friday, April 25

Closing Celebration - If you participated in the scavenger hunt, bring your items to Cheba Hut, 1645 8th Ave. The winners will be announced at 8 p.m. and will receive a prize.

For more information about Earth Week, contact Sophi Robbins.

African Culture Club to Host Global Culture Festival

The University of Northern Colorado's African Culture Club invites faculty, staff, students and community members to the Global Culture Festival from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall, 800 17th St.

Sample food from around the world, watch performances and celebrate the various cultures UNC and the Greeley community have to offer. The event is free but donations will be accepted for the Global Refugee Center.

Volunteers Needed for UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival

The UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival (April 24-26) needs volunteers for four-hour shifts. Each shift will earn you one ticket to the concert of your choice, so you can volunteer for as many shifts as you want to earn tickets for yourself and others. By volunteering, you'll also have the opportunity to work with educators and students from around the U.S. Sign up sheets are located outside the Jazz Studies Office in Frasier 58.

Contact Michael Schreier for volunteer information. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Jazz Festival website.

Hydrofracturing Task Force Hosts Mineral Resources Inc.

The UNC Hydrofracturing Task Force will host an informative presentation by representatives of Mineral Resources Inc., a local oil and natural gas producer. MRI is the lessee of the mineral rights under UNC property. Company representatives will discuss the process of hydraulic fracturing (commonly called "fracking") and their plans to develop the South Greeley Directional site at 27th Avenue & 30th Street and the Midtown Directional site at 401 17th Street. Please join us in Kepner 40 (the Coors Presentation Room), from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16. For more information, please see our Facebook page at or email

Free Prescription Drug Take-Back/Document Shredding Day April 26

Reduce the chance of your outdated or unneeded prescription drugs (pills, tablets) being misused or contaminating the local water system or landfill and get confidential documents shredded for free from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the University Center's north parking lot as UNC joins in the effort to help protect your community and your privacy.

Other local drop-off locations are:

  • Main entrance parking lot of the Greeley Police Department, 2875 W. 10th St.
  • Parking lot of the Sam's Club in Evans, 3247 23rd Ave.

All locations are open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for these free services.

Readers and Listeners Sought for April 21 Read-In

Readers and listeners are still needed for the April 21 Read-In commemorating the Holocaust. Read or listen to published works about the Holocaust from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Michener Library. Anyone interested in reading can sign up online for a 15-minute time slot and listeners can drop by as their schedules permit.

The series is co-sponsored by the English Education Program and Michener Library.

For more information about the series, contact Jeri Kraver.