Around Campus: Friday, September 13, 2013

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University to Be Closed Monday, Sept. 16; Area Flooding Information

Updates to this information will be posted as it becomes available.

12:01 p.m. Sept. 16)

The UNC Campus Recreation Center will be open from 11am - 5pm today. All students and community members who need a place to take a hot shower are welcome to come use the CRC.

(6 p.m. Sept. 15)

While UNC's main campus in Greeley will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, UNC's Denver Center at Lowry will be open and classes will be held. For more information, please contact the center at 303-637-4332. No classes are scheduled at UNC centers at Centerra (Loveland) and Colorado Springs.

(3:55 p.m. Sept. 15)

The University of Northern Colorado will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, due to widespread flooding in the region. As of 4 p.m., a flood warning remains in effect for Weld and Larimer counties through 9 p.m. Sunday.

Our thoughts are with those who are experiencing hardship from the area flooding.

The decision to close Monday was made in consideration of the issues facing communities and residents throughout the region, recognizing that members of the university community may have difficulty traveling to campus because of road closures or may be directly impacted by flooding in the communities where they reside.

UNC's campus infrastructure is not experiencing any significant issues. Employees who have previously been identified as essential personnel should check with their supervisor to determine work schedules.

Additionally, the university has established a Web page with information on the flooding, including how to volunteer to help ( For university community members displaced by the flooding, it includes details on how to make arrangements to stay in residence halls on campus. A link to the page is available in the news section at

(2:15 p.m., Sept. 15)

The thoughts of our university community are with those who are experiencing hardship from the area flooding.

While UNC's infrastructure is not experiencing significant issues related to flooding, the university is continuing to monitor the weather. We are taking into account many factors in determining the operating status of the university. That includes conditions on campus and in the wider area, and also recognizing that members of our university community may have difficulty traveling to campus or may be directly impacted by flooding in the communities where they reside

An announcement regarding the operating status for the university on Monday will be posted at by 4 p.m. today.

Additionally, the university has established a Web page with information on the flooding. For university community members displaced by the flooding, it includes details on how to make arrangements to stay in residence halls on campus. A link to the page is available in the news section at The university's operating status is also posted on the home page.

(8 a.m., Sept. 15)

The University of Northern Colorado is open Sunday, Sept. 15, except for the UNC Denver Center at Lowry, which is closed until Monday, Sept. 16, due to flooding in that area. No flooding has occurred on the Greeley campus.

For members of the university community affected by flooding, please use discretion on attending classes or working and be sure to communicate with faculty and/or supervisors. Following are some resources for travel and weather advisories and temporary housing on campus, and information on event cancellations and how you can help victims of the flooding.

Map of Flooding in Weld County

UNC Event Cancellations

  • The Faculty Artist Recital featuring John Adler and Justin Zanchuk on Monday, Sept. 16, has been canceled.
  • The Stryker Institute Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, has been canceled. The next workshop is scheduled for Oct. 12. For more information, contact (970) 351-1492.
  • Classes at the UNC Denver Center at Lowry Sept. 13-15 are canceled.
  • The Monfort College of Business 45th Anniversary Celebration in Denver scheduled for the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, has been postponed until further notice due to flooding conditions in the area. A new date for the event will be communicated in the future.


The National Weather Service provides current conditions including watches and warnings at


The Colorado Department of Transportation posts conditions and advisories at or or on the toll-free recorded line at 877-315-7623. Commuters should take into account conditions in their area when considering travel.

UNC Housing Available

Temporary campus accommodations free of charge are available to faculty, staff and students whose residences or ability to get them have been impacted by flooding. For details on how to reserve a residence hall room, call Housing & Residential Education at (970) 351-2721.

In Evans, Greeley and Weld County

Updates regarding flooding issues in the area are available:

Other Resources / How to Help

Details are available at

Cans to Candelaria 5K Run

Grab your running shoes! The Student Dietetic Association will hold a 5K race on campus starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, to raise money for UNC's annual Cans to Candelaria food drive to benefit the Weld Food Bank. Discounted advance registration of $20 is due today, Sept. 13, but you can register the day of the race for $25. For more information or to register, visit the Cans to Candelaria website.

Applications Accepted for Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break trips are substance-free, student-led projects that use direct service to immerse students into different cultural, environmental, and socioeconomic communities across the nation to confront and learn about current social and cultural issues. If you have a passion for service, enjoy learning about social issues, or are looking for an opportunity that will engage your community, get involved with Alternative Spring Break! Applications can be downloaded from the ASB webpage and will be accepted in the Student Activities Office or via email to James Kohles.

Any UNC student, faculty or staff interested in attending an Alternative Spring Break trip can attend an information session in the Student Activities Lobby at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25, 26, or Oct. 1. The sessions will cover the trips, application process, and will answer any questions.

Study Abroad Applications for Spring Semester Due Oct. 1

Anyone planning on or thinking about participation in a UNC Study Abroad opportunity during spring semester must submit applications to the Center for International Education in the UC by Tuesday, Oct. 1. Upcoming informational sessions for study abroad and national student exchange opportunities include:

  • Study Abroad 101; 5-6 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 at UC, Aspen A
  • Affording Study Abroad 101; 12-2 p.m. Sept. 20 at UC, Aspen; 3-5 p.m. at UC, Council Room
  • International Internships: Making it Work; 12-2 p.m. Sept. 27 at UC, Aspen C
  • Affordable Study Abroad Programs; 12-2 p.m. Oct. 3 at UC, Aspen C
  • Marketing Your International Experience; 12-1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at UC, Aspen C
  • National Student Exchange Info Session; 1-2 p.m. Oct. 14, 21 and 28 at CIE (UC 2205)
  • Spring Pre-Departure Orientation; 5-7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 at UC, Columbine

Additional information can be found here.

UNC Speaker Series Starts Fall Schedule Sept. 17 with Stanford Professor

The University of Northern Colorado's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series begins its fall schedule Tuesday, Sept. 17, when John Willinksy, Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, presents "The Public Good of Research and Scholarship: The Long View from Medieval Monastery to Modern University" from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Panorama Room in the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Willinsky will review the history of higher learning, with a focus on the struggles over the ages to produce a public good of appreciable value. He'll address the economic, legal and intellectual properties of research and scholarship and the dilemmas and opportunities we face today in advancing their place in a democratic society.

More information about Willinsky is available at

His appearance is co-sponsored by UNC's Life of the Mind program and University Libraries.

The rest of the series includes:

  • Lisa Peschel, professor of Theatre, Film, and Television at England's University of York, will present "The Death of Orpheus, by Georg Kafka: A Dramatic Reading by UNC Theatre Students" at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. Co-sponsors: School of Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bernie Krause, founder of the Wildlife Sanctuary, will present "The Sound and the Furry: Recording the Natural World Through Soundscape Ecology" at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the University Center ballrooms. Co-sponsors: Department of Geography, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, will present "The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals: Rewilding Our Hearts and Compassionate Conservation" at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms. Co-sponsors: School of Psychological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

All presentations are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

The speaker series is co-sponsored and coordinated by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.

2013 Health and Safety Festival Sept. 24

Learn health and safety tips with a variety of programs at the ninth annual UNC Health and Safety Festival from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, on the south lawn and parking lot B at the University Center.

This free event will include hands-on activities, demonstrations, music by UNC Student Radio and giveaways.

You'll have an opportunity to donate blood at the Bloodmobile, see the inside of an Air Life helicopter, watch Weld County K-9 demonstrations, participate in a hands-on presentation with the Greeley Police Bomb Squad and visit with many other departments and agencies.

UNC Police also will hold an auction of abandoned bikes beginning at noon.

For more information, contact Glenn Adams at

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.