Around Campus: Monday, September 10, 2012

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Registration Still Open for Cans to Candelaria

Faculty, staff and students can now register their group, department or organization for the seventh annual Cans to Candelaria campus-wide food/cash drive competition to benefit the Weld Food Bank. See details. While all non-perishable food items and cash donations are appreciated, some food items are in higher demand than others, including:

  • canned meat or tuna
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • canned soups and stews
  • pasta and peanut butter
  • juices (boxed or jarred)

Cash donations help the Weld Food Bank purchase needed items and pay for transportation to bring donated food to Greeley from places throughout the country.

For groups collecting money, each $1 will count as the equivalent of six pounds of food for the final tally.

Registration forms and information about challenging other groups or organizing a food drive in your class, club, department or office are available at the Cans to Candelaria website or by emailing

Test of Emergency Alert System Scheduled for Sept. 12

A test of UNC's Emergency Alert Messaging System will be conducted about noon Wednesday, Sept. 12. The test message will be sent to UNC email accounts and text-enabled office phones and via text and voice messages to subscribed cell phones. If you want to sign up to receive emergency alert messages on your cell phone or if your cell phone number changed recently, instructions are available on the Emergency Alert System website.

Office of Undergraduate Research Offering Student Workshop Series

UNC students of all majors are encouraged to attend an eight-part workshop series designed by OUR to help new researchers strengthen their projects. Workshops are Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted) from 6-7:30 p.m. with the first meeting today, Sept. 11, highlighting qualitative research methods. The series schedule is as follows:

Sept. 11 - Wiebking Classroom
Intro to Qualitative Research Methods - Mark Smith, assoc. professor of sports and exercise science

Sept. 18 - Spruce A/B (University Center)
Intro to Quantitative Research Methods - Kevin Pugh, assoc. professor of psych. sciences

Sept. 25 - Spruce A/B
Writing a Stellar Proposal - Diana Gaede, assoc. professor of recreation

Oct. 2 - Columbine B (University Center)
Making Your Way Through IRB (human subject research) - Megan Stellino, professor of sports and exercise science

Oct. 8 (Monday) - Wiebking Classroom
Citation Management & Academic Integrity - Lyda Ellis, instruction librarian

Oct. 15 (Monday) - Aspen Suites (University Center)
Writing a Winning Abstract - Steve Mackessy, professor of biological sciences

Oct. 23 - Spruce A/B
Introduction to the Literature Review & Purpose of the Methodology Section - Crystal Brothe, lecturer english

Oct. 30 - Spruce A/B
Writing for an Academic Audience & Writing to Re-Write - Crystal Brothe

For more information contact Loree Crow at 970-351-2948.

Call for Homecoming Royalty Nominations

Homecoming will be celebrated Oct. 1-6, and it's time to nominate students for the 2012 Homecoming Court. If you know seniors graduating in December or May who are positive role models, academically driven and passionate about UNC, nominate them by Sept. 19 using this convenient online form on the Homecoming website.

This year's Homecoming Royalty election is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association. To find out more about the SAA, email

Reminder: Bears P.A.Y It Forward Sept. 29

Bears P.A.Y It Forward is a chance for UNC students, faculty and staff and the Greeley community to come together to help clean up the parks, alleys and yards throughout the University District from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, just in time for Homecoming. If you're interested in volunteering your time to help make Greeley a beautiful place to live, meet new people, enjoy a free lunch and win prizes, sign up here.

Please contact Taja Werner, 351-1274 or Jimmy Kohles, 351-2871 if you have any questions.

Annual NASS Buffalo Hunt Info Meetings This Week

Native American Student Services is currently organizing its 15th annual buffalo hunt and exploration of Native American culture and history on the Crow Reservation in southern Montana Sept. 20-23.

Anyone interested in joining the hands-on educational experience should attend a pre-hunt meeting from 5-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, or from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the NASS center in the Kohl House.

For additional information, contact NASS at 351-1909.

Upper UC Entrance Facelift Begins Sept. 10

A contractor will begin remodeling the upper entrance on the north side of the University Center Monday, Sept. 10, to improve pedestrian safety and building aesthetics (architect's rendering).

Access to the building through the entrance will remain available during the nine-week project. During the last two weeks, disabled access to that side of the building will be through the lower entrance only.

The loss of parking spaces in the A-2 parking lot should be minimal; the contractor will be using part of the driveway as the staging area.

Although every effort is being made to minimize the project's impact on students, faculty, staff and visitors, the project will be noisy at times and may cause some minor but temporary disruptions to the building's operations.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Interim UC Director Jay Dinges, 351- 1307.