Around Campus: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Staff and Student Volunteers Sought for First-Ever Community Welcome Walk

Off-Campus Life and the city of Greeley seek faculty, staff and student volunteers to join community leaders the evening of Monday, Aug. 25, for the first-ever Community Welcome Walk, which will welcome students living in neighborhoods adjacent to campus back for the fall semester. The welcome will include helpful information on establishing and increasing good neighbor relationships between all residents (both students and long-term Greeley residents) and an invitation to enjoy all that UNC and Greeley have to offer throughout the academic year.

Volunteers are needed to help canvas UNC neighborhoods and distribute information and goodwill. If you're interested in helping out, register here.

Materials, training and neighborhood assignments will be provided during a light dinner prior to the walk.

Counseling Center to Offer Mental Health First Aid Course

The UNC Counseling Center will offer a free, eight-hour Mental Health First Aid certification course for students and employees 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11-12.

Mental health First Aid is a ground-breaking prevention program being implemented throughout the U.S. and around the world that research has shown reduces stigma, enhances behavioral health literacy and improves behavioral health.

Space is limited to 25 participants. Participants must be able to attend both sessions:

To register, contact Sarah Griess, 970-351-2496.

For more information about the training, visit or

Big Band Concert to Benefit School of Music Scholarship Fund

The John Mills Orchestra will present a concert of big band music benefiting UNC's School of Music at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in the Garden Theater. The concert will present a brief overview of the history of big band swing music from the 1930s to the present and will feature vocalist Kelsey Shiba, associate director of Jazz Studies. Admission to the concert is free; donations will go to the School of Music Scholarship Fund.

The concert, coming on the heels of the Little Theater of the Rockies's performances of the musical, Swing!, is designed to show that swing wasn't just something that happened in the 1940s with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey; it kept going with bands like Count Basie's and Woody Herman's, and more recently with the Brian Setzer, Gordon Goodwin and the Clayton-Hamilton orchestras.

80 Years of Summer Theater

The University of Northern Colorado's Little Theatre of the Rockies closes out its 2014 season with Swing! playing July 31-Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. in Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall.

Nominated for six Tony awards, Swing! celebrates the emerging cultural and racial diversity that started in pre-war Harlem, generating specialty music styles such as jive, swing, Lindy hop, West Coast swing and hip-hop swing, and features the classic hits "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Hit Me with a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce" and "Stompin' at the Savory," among many more.

The production features guest School of Theatre Arts and Dance alumna McKayla Marso and is directed and choreographed by STAD faculty member Monte Black.

For performance synopses, casts and ticket information, visit the LTR website.

Parking Lot Closures - July 26-Aug. 1

The contractor for the parking lot repairs on campus experienced equipment problems this week, and along with Parking Services, apologizes for the inconveniences that resulted. Every effort will be made to keep to the revised closure schedule, including that for July 26-Aug. 1.

Saturday, July 26

  • Parson's Hall South Lot (south of the gates only)
  • Y-Lot

Monday, July 28

  • F-Lot
  • C-Lot
  • Jackson Field Lot
  • Y-Lot

Tuesday, July 29

  • I-Lot

Wednesday, July 30

  • K West-Lot

Thursday, July 31

  • A-Lot
  • K East-Lot

Friday, Aug. 1

  • K East-Lot

For alternate parking, visit the UNC Parking Lot map.

Please be aware that the amount of work and the time frame to complete the parking lot repairs leaves little margin for delays in schedule. The contractor is committed to adequately repair and test equipment in order to meet the revised schedule.

In addition, Parking Services will attempt to provide more notice regarding lot closures moving forward. Because of the work involved, some lots will need to be closed more the once but every effort will be made to minimize this. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Please contact Parking Services at 970-351-1971 if you have any questions.

Volunteers Needed by UNC Researchers

Volunteers are needed for research projects being conducted at UNC, some of which offer rewards for participation. Some researchers specifically need college students for their projects. Projects are open to those who meet stated criteria and want to help support discoveries in the public interest. Projects currently in need of subjects are:

  • Self-Care Strategies for Type 1 Diabetes among UNC Students 18-24
  • 10- to 17-Year-Olds for Study on Math Ability and Social Judgment
  • Healthy Adults 18-65 for Biomechanics Research
  • Persons with Below-Knee Amputations for Functional and Rehabilitative Outcomes Study
  • Social Language Intervention for Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Details are available at