Around Campus: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Self-Guided Tree Tours Debut

UNC will celebrate its ongoing status as a Tree Campus USA and the recent national accreditation of its arboretum with a celebration that will include the official opening of three self-guided tours of campus trees.

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Everything Your Family Wanted to Know About Commencement

If you're taking part in UNC's Spring Commencement Ceremony, and your family or out-of-town friends have been asking you for details, all you need to tell them is: That's where they (or you) can get directions to Nottingham Stadium, find out about parking (it's free!), learn about ceremony etiquette, find out the inclement weather plan, get instructions for viewing a live webcast if they can't be there in person, and much more.

Latino Students to Discuss Their UNC Experiences May 1

The CEBS Diversity and Equity Committee Spring Brown Bags Series continues from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Candelaria 1375 with "Latina/o Students' Experiences of Success at UNC and Beyond."

The session will be an opportunity for faculty, student affairs professionals and other staff to learn from the experiences of underrepresented Latina/o college students in a predominantly white campus and environment. Discussion will include challenges these students have encountered at UNC, how they have managed them and become successful academically and professionally.

Consistent with the CEBS Diversity and Equity Framework, this event, which is co-sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, is designed to increase diversity awareness and help us work towards greater equity and social justice in our university campus and the communities we serve.

For additional information about the session and the presenters, visit the CEBS website.

Blue and Gold 5K Color Run

Prepare to get messy with this Blue and Gold 5K Color Run at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at Turner Green. Dress accordingly - chalk will be thrown at you! Registration begins at 9 a.m. and is free. You must register to receive a race number. Breakfast burritos and a free pair of sunglasses will be provided.

To participate in the 5K, sign up here.

For more information about the 5K, contact Shanice Clarke.

Alumni Association to Host Senior Week April 28-May 2

The University of Northern Colorado's Alumni Association has partnered with offices across UNC's campus to offer a variety of events to graduating seniors that focus on life after graduation. Space is limited for many of these events, so be sure to sign up here to save a spot.

Senior Week's events include:

Monday, April 28

Creating a Work/Life Balance

Join staff members from UNC's Counseling Center at 6 p.m. in the University Center's Aspen Suites to learn about maintaining a successful work and life balance.

Life After Sports

Former UNC Men's Basketball star Devon Beitzel (BS-11) will provide insight to graduating athletes about transitioning from the world of Division 1 or club sports from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Butler-Hancock Champion's room.

Tuesday, April 29

Fitness for Life

Prepare for a healthy lifestyle after graduation with a tabata class that helps maximize speed, agility and power at 6 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center.

Wednesday, April 30

Success Looks Like Me Panel and Networking

Engage with a panel of young alumni from 6-8 p.m. in the University Center's Columbine B. This session allows seniors to ask questions and learn from the panel's challenges and experiences.

Thursday, May 1

Why Insurance?

Gain valuable insight on insurance options and find out about those that best meet your needs at 5 p.m. in the UC Columbine B. UNC graduates receive special discounts from GEICO.

Personal Finance 101

Maintaining a budget can be difficult. Learn from Cornerstone Financial Strategies owner Ken Dyer (BS-96) as he shares how to budget effectively and prepare for your future. The event runs from 6-7 p.m. in the University Center's Aspen Suites.

Home Ownership and Leasing

Do you want to own your own home? Head over to the UC Columbine B at 7 p.m. to learn how to buy your own home, how to lease and all the paperwork that goes along with it.

Friday, May 2

Senior BBQ

Celebrate your amazing accomplishment with free food, drinks, games and live music from 4-6 p.m. at the Turner Green.

For more information about Senior Week, please contact the Alumni Association at 970-351-2551.

MCB to Offer MBA Info Session April 29

The Monfort College of Business will host an informational session about its new master of Business Administration program from 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Kepner 2040. The session is open to anyone. Director of MBA Studies Cris de la Torre will lead the discussion and answer questions about the program, which starts fall semester.

Beverages and light food will be served and an RSVP is requested, but not required, by contacting Mary Wilson, 970-351-2765.

More information about the MBA program is available at