Around Campus: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Saturday’s Bears PAY It Forward!

Hey, Bears. Some of the neighborhoods and parks near campus need some sprucing up and that's what the annual Bears PAY It Forward on Saturday is all about. Meet at 9 a.m. on the west patio at the UC to get tools (rakes, hoes, hoses, trash bags and gloves) before setting out to clean up some of the more neglected areas and plant trees before returning for a free lunch at noon. Sign up here now!

Student Magazine Places Third in Regional Awards Competition

The Claw Magazine, UNC's first student-run entertainment and college lifestyle magazine, took third place in the Best Student Magazine category in the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

The award was announced at the society's Region 9 spring conference April 12-13 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The region includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. All universities in those four states can enter the Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

Only the first issue of the magazine, published in November 2012, was judged for the award. The Claw Magazine published its second issue last month..

Since the young magazine began less than a year ago, it's accumulated a small staff of about 20 UNC students and has been well received by the UNC and Greeley communities. The Claw is funded entirely by advertising and it is written, managed and produced by students.

It features local music, theater, arts and nightlife along with health tips, recipes and student-interest pieces. Every issue features a student who is doing something interesting or inspiring on campus.

The Claw's first two issues can be read at:

Tell Us What YOU Think about UNC's Logos, Get a Free Meal

UNC's logo review committee needs students who can help evaluate UNC's logos through focus groups. As part of a focus group, you'll have an opportunity to share your thoughts on UNC's logos and the image they convey of the university. The sessions are 60-minutes long, include a free meal and are held on campus. If you're interested, you can select one of two dates: Monday, April 29, at 5 p.m. or Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m.

Please RSVP to Adrienne Miller at to reserve your slot and complimentary meal.

This research is an important part of a process headed by a UNC logo review committee made up of members from across campus and the community. The committee will gather opinions and perspectives from a number of focus groups as a follow-up to a survey on the logos. When the committee finishes its overall evaluation, it will create a report to recommend next steps, which may suggest a change, or no changes, depending on its findings.

"Music Online: Listening" Now Available from University Libraries

University Libraries now subscribes to "Music Online: Listening," a database that provides access to nearly 1 million tracks of recorded music in all genres.

The database can be accessed from the University Libraries database page or from Music Research Resources on the Skinner Music Library home page.

The collections available in the database are:

  • "American Song"
  • "Classical Music Library"
  • "Contemporary World Music"
  • "Jazz Music Library"
  • "Smithsonian Global Sounds for Libraries"

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 27

Reduce the chance of your outdated or unneeded prescription drugs being misused or contaminating the local water system or landfill from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the University Center's north parking lot as UNC takes part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free of charge.

You can also drop off expired medications at the main entrance parking lot of the Greeley Police Department, 2875 W. 10th St., or at the parking lot of the Sam's Club in Evans, 3247 23rd Ave. The Greeley Police Department will also provide free document shredding..

For more information about the national effort, including other drop-off sites in the area, visit the initiative's website.

UNC to Host 9Health Fair April 28

UNC will host Greeley's 9Health Fair for the first time from 7 a.m.-noon Sunday, April 28, in the University Center. The 200-plus volunteers staffing the fair will include approximately 135 UNC students and 15 faculty members, including Assistant Professor of Nursing Deborah Rojas, who is the fair's site coordinator. Read more about the volunteers next week in UNC Today. Find out more about health screenings available during the fair on the 9Health Fair website.

Graduate Researcher Earns Prestigious U.S. Geological Survey Grant

Adam LeWinter, a UNC graduate student whose work was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary Chasing Ice, has earned a $1,500 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey. LeWinter's proposal to extend a study of the summit vent at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii was one of three projects in the nation selected for the 2013 Kleinman Grant for Volano Research.

LeWinter and UNC Professor Steven Anderson are working with the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey to use LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology to study small changes in Kilauea's craters and lava lake, changes that could trigger explosive activity and increases in lava flow that could potentially endanger lives and property. Read Story

Before he enrolled at UNC, LeWinter was part of the film crew that placed time-lapse cameras throughout the Arctic region to track multiyear changes in glaciers for the award-winning documentary Chasing Ice. Read Story

LeWinter is working on his master's degree in Earth Sciences at UNC.