Around Campus: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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UNC Begins 125th Year

With classes under way, here's a look at some of the highlights of the past few days as the University of Northern Colorado started its 125th year with a combination of traditional and not-so-traditional events on campus.

Fall classes begin Aug. 25.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2014 Homecoming Royalty

UNC's 2014 Homecoming is Oct. 4, and the Student Alumni Association invites students, faculty and staff to nominate UNC seniors for Homecoming Royalty by 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. Self-nominations are acceptable. Eligibility requirements, other details and a nomination form are available on the Homecoming Royalty website. For more info or if you have questions, contact the SAA.

Information about West Nile Virus

The campus community is reminded to take precautions such as wearing insect repellent during the West Nile Virus season. Recommended precautions against West Nile virus include the "five Ds":

  • Drain standing water weekly, since that's where mosquitoes lay eggs.
  • Dusk and Dawn are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions.
  • DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Follow label instructions.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk or when in areas where mosquitoes are active.

For more information on West Nile virus and mosquito repellents, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

Phishing: Don't Take the Bait

The university often sees an increase in phishing attempts at the beginning of the semester. A phishing attempt will arrive as an email with some sort of "bait" content to entice users into clicking on a link or giving out personal details.

Some phishing emails can be identified by suspicious links, incorrect grammar, poor spelling or a request for personal information that weren't expecting.

If you suspect that you've received such an email, please report by forwarding it to the Technical Support Center at

More information about phishing is available here.

2014-15 Parking Permits Available in Ursa

UNC annual parking permits for the 2014-15 academic year are now available with no price increase from last year. Permits must be purchased in Ursa. Student permits cost $255 ($275 for K-Lot). Complete information, including detailed instructions for purchasing permits in Ursa, is available on Parking Services' website.