Around Campus: Friday, August 22, 2014

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Inclement Weather Plans for Today’s Convocation, Taste of UNC Announced

With a 50 percent or higher chance of rain showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. today (Aug. 22), university officials are closely monitoring the weather and its potential effect on Convocation, (4:30 p.m.) and Taste of UNC and Bear Fest (immediately following). Currently, attendees are advised to be prepared for inclement weather scenarios as follows:

  1. If there's light to moderate rain, the Convocation procession and ceremony will be held. Use of umbrellas is advisable.
  2. If there's heavy rain or lightning prior to line-up and the start of Convocation, the ceremony will be canceled. Plans are in place to communicate a cancellation to the university and Greeley communities.
  3. If there's heavy rain or lightning during the ceremony, an announcement will be made and the remainder of the ceremony will be canceled, and attendees will be asked to seek shelter in the surrounding buildings until the storm lifts.

The Taste of UNC may be moved into Holmes Dining Hall.

More about today's events and the start of the new academic year is available here.

Weather Won't Dampen Rec Fest, Other Bear Welcome Events

Bear Welcome, UNC's celebration of the start of a new academic year, continues rain or shine at 8 tonight with Rec Fest in the Campus Recreation Center. In addition to checking out everything the center has to offer, there'll be line dancing, a mechanical bull, a photo booth, free chow and prize-giveaways.

Bear Welcome continues this weekend with a variety of events highlighted by the Northern at Night carnival starting at 7 p.m. Saturday in Bishop-Lehr Field and the Student Involvement Fair noon-3 p.m. Sunday, also in Bishop-Lehr Field. And don't forget Game Night 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday in Michener Library. Check them out! They're just some of the many events that are part of this year's Bear Welcome.

UNC Art Faculty to Display Work in Mariani Gallery Aug. 25-Sept. 13

A gallery exhibit opening Aug. 25 and running through Sept. 13 at the University of Northern Colorado will showcase the diverse and creative works of the faculty of the School of Art and Design.

Held in the Mariani Gallery of Guggenheim Hall, 1819 8th Ave., the exhibition will feature the body of artworks of at least half a dozen faculty of the university's art and design programs.

Faculty members who work is expected for the exhibit include Mike Lemke (ceramics), Andrew Liccardo (photography), Tom Stephens (sculpture/mixed media) and Anna Ursyn (computer graphics).

A reception for the artists will be held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the gallery.

The gallery is open noon-6 p.m Monday through Wednesday, noon-4 p.m.Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Other upcoming exhibits include Loveland artist Abbie Powers' "On the Breath of the Waves" Aug. 29-Oct. 10 in the Oak Room Gallery of Crabbe Hall, 1900 8th Ave.

A reception for powers, a Loveland installation and performance artist working primarily with silk, will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the gallery.

More information about the galleries, and a full calender of events can be found HERE.

Complimentary Subscriptions to Online Greeley Tribune

As part of the university's agreement with the Greeley Tribune, students can get complimentary subscriptions to the online edition of the daily newspaper by using their UNC email address when signing up. To subscribe, visit the Tribune website and follow these instructions:

  1. In the top left-hand corner of the Tribune's home page, click "Subscribe"
  2. On the next page, select "All Access" (you will not be charged, nor will you receive home delivery) and click "Continue."
  3. On the next page, click the "Create An Account" button located in the panel titled "New to The Greeley Tribune?"
  4. On the next page, enter the required information in the registration form. Be sure to use your UNC email address and type "UNC" in the address field. Click the "Create New User Account" button.
  5. Check your inbox for an email with the subject "Welcome." If it doesn't arrive in 2-3 minutes, check your spam/junk folder.
  6. Clicking on the link in the email confirms your account and returns you to the Tribune website.
  7. On the new page, click on "click here" in the panel titled "Thank You."
  8. On the next page, log in using your UNC email address and the password you chose when registering.
  9. On the next page, click "Finalize your Subscription."

Complimentary copies of the paper's print editions are available in racks around campus. If you have questions, or if you've previously purchased a digital subscription to the Tribune, please contact the newspaper's circulation department at 970-352-8089.

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.