Around Campus: Monday, August 25, 2014

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Upcoming Events

Need an On-Campus Job? Check Out the Job Fair Aug. 26

If you need to nail down an on-campus job, check out the annual Student Employment Fall Job Fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the University Center ballrooms. Most campus departments that employ hourly and work-study students will have info on available jobs, what they entail and how much they pay. Check it out.

There's More to Come During Bear Welcome

Bear Welcome, UNC's celebration of the start of a new academic year, continues this week with a variety of events highlighted by tonight's Open Mic Night (9 p.m., UC Fireside Lounge) and tomorrow night's Comedy Club performance by Bill Santiago (8 p.m., UC.ballrooms). And the best part? They're free and just some of the many events that are part of this year's Bear Welcome.

2014-15 Student Senate is in Session

Student Senate meetings begin Wednesday, Aug. 27, and happen every other Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Council Room.

Student Senate works on projects inspired by students on campus and allocates student fees to various clubs and organizations. Student Senate also provides events and support for all students.

Come learn about what's happening on campus, give announcements or let let them know what you would like to see on campus during this public session.

Keeping Our Campus Healthy

With the return of thousands of people to campus, the University of Northern Colorado is taking steps to promote disease prevention, good hygiene and vaccinations.

Many health issues such as influenza, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), Ebola and a strain of flu labeled H7N9 can affect the entire campus community. To help protect ourselves and others, UNC urges the campus community to seek medical attention when ill, especially if you've traveled outside the United States, and to continue to be vigilant in adhering to good hygiene and sanitation guidelines that include:

  • Covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and washing hands afterward
  • Wearing a mask if you have a respiratory illness and avoid going to crowded places
  • Wash hands frequently after touching public objects such as door knobs
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth before hand washing can occur

Proper hand washing can be key to preventing the flu and colds. Contaminated hands play a significant role in the transmission of a variety of diseases including hepatitis A, meningitis, influenza and gastrointestinal infections.

Vaccinations are another effective way to prevent many of the illnesses. Getting your flu shot is the best way to reduce your risk of catching the flu and meningitis vaccines can save lives. As part of UNC's efforts to reduce influenza and meningitis on campus, the Student Health Center will be offering flu and meningitis vaccines throughout the year and it's never too late to vaccinate!

UNC Faculty, staff and students all have a personal responsibility to contribute to a safe and healthy campus. By following preventive measures, YOU can make a positive impact in preventing illness.

5K Campus Run Sept. 13 to Benefit Track and Field Program

UNC's track and field program will host a benefit 5K run Sept. 13, with proceeds going to an endowment set up by former track athlete Samantha Strempke Pellow, her family and the program to honor Roger Strempke, Samantha's father.

The 3.1-mile course explores UNC's campus, starting and finishing at Nottingham Stadium. The cost for the Run for Roger 5K is $20. A cash prize will be presented to the top overall male and female finishers. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

Registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m. at Nottingham Field. The run begins at 8 a.m.

Please pre-register by contacting Amanda Schick, 970-351-2185.

Credit card payments can be taken over the phone. Waivers for minors must be signed by a parent or legal guardian

To send donations only, mail them to Jenny Shoop, Director of Development, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 20, Greeley, CO 80639.