Around Campus: Friday, September 20, 2013

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Clue & Gold Homecoming Scavenger Hunt Starts Sunday

Are you ready for the Clue & Gold Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, a brand-new Homecoming event? It starts Sunday so check out the details at http://www.unco.edu/homecoming/UNCclueandgold.html to find out how to get the clues you'll need to possibly win some "gold" (aka, Bear Bucks). Bear Pride required!

Graduating in December? Share Your College Experience at Commencement

All graduating seniors have some unforgettable moments and stories from college to tell, and what better place to share them than at commencement? If you have a 2.8+ GPA, are graduating in December and have been involved with UNC campus life, apply by Oct. 4. More information and application forms are on the Dean of Students' website.

Show Your Bear Pride for Homecoming Week!

Since next week is Homecoming Week, everyone is encouraged to show their Bear Pride by wearing UNC's blue and gold school colors or UNC logowear every day. For a schedule of Homecoming events, visit the Homecoming website. Go Bears!

Football, Volleyball Can Use Your Support this Weekend

If you're ready for some football, the Bears host nationally-ranked Northern Iowa tomorrow, (Saturday) at 1:35 p.m. at Nottingham Field, and if volleyball is your game, the Bears will take on a tough team from Texas A&M at 7 p.m. Sunday at Butler-Hancock. Show the Bears you support them by filling the stands for both games. Bring your student ID to get in free and don't forget your Bear Pride! Tickets for visiting friends or family can be purchased at the University Center Info Desk, by calling 970-351-4849 or at the gate on a space-available basis. Go Bears!

Cans to Candelaria Food Drive - One Week and Counting

There's just one week left to help UNC's Cans to Candelaria food drive meet its goal of providing the Weld Food Bank with 50,000 pounds of food via non-perishable food and cash donations. Whether or not you register a team (deadline is Sept. 20) for the competition to see who collects the most, be sure to bring it by the parking lot west of Candelaria Hall on Sept. 26. 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
  • soups and stews
  • pasta
  • 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 is available at the Cans to Candelaria website.

Website Helps Recruit Research Subjects

The Office of Research has launched a website that will list UNC faculty, staff, and student researchers' projects that recruit human research subjects.

The service is available only to UNC researchers who are conducting investigations previously approved by UNC's Institutional Review Board. Having submitted an IRB application with a pending approval does not constitute eligibility.

Instructions are included on the site for obtaining a copy of your IRB approval through IRB-Net in case you don't have your approval notice.

Researchers seeking subjects submit information using the electronic submission form on the new website. Submissions will be reviewed and posted on an approximate monthly basis.

Although the need for subjects will be communicated periodically to internal and external audiences, to avoid the disappointment of an inadequate sample size, researchers are advised to be realistic about the numbers of individuals who'll see their entry and choose to volunteer, and are encouraged to seek participants through other sources specified in their IRB protocols.

16th of September Celebration Rescheduled for Monday

Head over to the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center from noon-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, for free food, performances, games and give aways! If you would like to donate to help individuals affected by the floods, bring new, unused items such as socks, T-shirts and toiletry products.