Around Campus: Monday, September 17, 2012

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Indulge in Culture with International Week

For the students who decide to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, here is your itinerary:

Swag Your Ramen - 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17

Location: Panorama Room (University Center)

There is so much more to Ramen noodles than water, seasonings and noodles.

Salsa Night - 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18

Location: Columbine B (University Center)

Everyone secretly wishes they knew how to salsa. Walk away knowing the basic step, a single turn, side-to-side, a chase turn and a hook turn.

World Expo and Study Abroad Fair - 10:30-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19

Location: West Lawn (University Center)

About three-quarters of your world tour will take place here, so be sure stop at every booth and talk to someone about the different programs UNC offers to students interested in studying abroad.

Soccer Cup - 4-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21

Location: Turf Field

Celebrate intercultural exchange at UNC while playing one of the world's most popular sports.

Reminder: Applications for Undergrad Research Competition Due Oct. 8

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting applications for the annual UNC Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium/NCUR Competition, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, with an application/abstract submission deadline of Monday, Oct. 8.

Eight undergraduate students with outstanding research will be accepted to present at the Nov. 13 symposium based on the application and abstract submission and two will then be selected to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in April 2013. UNC will fund the students' travel and expenses if they are accepted to attend the NCUR.

Download the application and find out more information on the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

Comedy Under the Stars

Mondays are always hard, but never so bad that a little comedy couldn't make it better. Join University Program Council from 7-9 p.m. tonight, Sept. 17, in the Garden Theatre and share laughs with your friends as Slate Entertainment takes the stage in their appropriately named show, Comedy Club Under the Stars.

Don't forget to grab blankets and lawn chairs, too.

Volunteers Needed for Waste Not Food Program

Volunteers are needed for the Waste Not Food program, a collaboration of the School of Teacher Education and Dining Services, to package and deliver leftover food from UNC's dining halls to the Salvation Army of Greeley and the Guadalupe Shelter every evening, seven days a week.

Current needs are for one team leader and two to three helpers at each dining hall. The leader is responsible for picking up packaging supplies at McKee 216 the day of their assignment to take them to the dining hall. The leader then guides helpers in packaging the food, drives it to the appropriate drop-off location and then returns any unused or newly cleaned packaging supplies returned by the drop-off locations to McKee 216 the next day. Hands-on leader training is provided.

Groups that wish to volunteer choose one night per week during a semester to provide the leader and helpers at a particular dining hall or both halls depending on the size of the group. Individuals who would like to join can sign themselves up for a night or nights.

For more information or to schedule leader training, please contact Lynette Kerrigan at lynette.kerrigan@unco.edu.

To volunteer, use these links:

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 canstocandelaria@hotmail.com.

Nominate Royalty for Homecoming 2012

There are only two days left to nominate someone for 2012 Homecoming Court. If you know a graduating senior who is a positive role model, active in the UNC community and passionate about their education, be sure to nominate them before Wednesday, Sept. 19 on the Homecoming website.

The 2012 Homecoming Royalty election is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association. To find out more about SAA, contact Jeremy Allen.

Reminder: Applications for Undergrad Research Competition Due Oct. 8

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting applications for the annual UNC Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium/NCUR Competition, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, with an application/abstract submission deadline of Monday, Oct. 8.

Eight undergraduate students with outstanding research will be accepted to present at the Nov. 13 symposium based on the application and abstract submission and two will then be selected to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in April 2013. UNC will fund the students' travel and expenses if they are accepted to attend the NCUR.

Download the application and find out more information on the Office of Undergraduate Research website.