Around Campus: Friday, September 21, 2012

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Homecoming T-Shirts Now Available

The 2012 UNC Homecoming T-shirts are now available for $15 in the Student Activities office on the second floor of the UC. They're open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Get yours before they're all gone!

Voter Registration Events on Campus Start Sunday

Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. To vote in local elections, you must be registered in the county in which you wish to vote. UNC is hosting some voter registration events where students can learn about the upcoming election and register to vote while enjoying free food, games and of course, prizes. The schedule for "Bears Vote" is as follows:

Registration #1: 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in front of South Hall

Registration #2: 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in front of South Hall and Tobey-Kendel Hall

The League of Women Voters will also be in the University Center from 11-2 p.m.on Tuesday, Sept. 25 providing more registration opportunities for students on campus

Can't make any of the regestration events? No worries, just register online before Oct. 9 using your Colorado driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue.

"Klawz" Tryouts Less Than One Week Away

There are only five days left to prepare for your chance at a secret membership with one of the most prestigous groups on campus, the Keepers of the Klaw. Someone's got to perform and maintain the tradition of Klawz, UNC's "beary" friendly mascot, so why not let it be you?

Auditions will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 26 in an undisclosed location. Students who participate in the tryout each get 15 minutes to prove themselves to the judges; be prepared to perfrom a "mime" skit of a famous bear in history (Yogi, Baloo, Winnie, etc.), talk about any previous mascoting experience and explain why you want to be a Keeper of the Klaw member.

For more information or to sign up for an audtiion, contact the UNC Student Activities Office at (970) 351-2871.

Presentation Proposals for Engaged Scholarship Symposium Due Oct. 19

Applications for presentations for the University of Northern Colorado's sixth annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Center ballrooms are due Friday, Oct. 19.

Individuals, groups and organizations from the UNC and Weld County communities involved with regional or global community-based research, partnerships, service learning projects, internships and other activities that connect academic knowledge to practice are encouraged to participate.

Poster presentations, demonstration projects, round table discussions and other formats can be used to showcase projects and initiatives, facilitate networking among participants and recognize excellence in the symposium's interactive setting.

Applications for the symposium, formerly known as Embracing Community Together, are due no later than Oct. 19. An application form and additional information about the symposium is available on the event website. Application form

Engaged Scholarship Awards
The second annual Engaged Scholarship Awards, which will include the inaugural Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research, will be presented during the symposium.

The nomination form for the awards is here.

Pre-Symposium Workshop for UNC Faculty
Lorilee Sandmann, professor of adult education at the University of Georgia and a leader in the scholarship of engagement movement for more than 15 years, will introduce UNC faculty to the scholarship of engagement movement and its relevance to their teaching and research during a pre-symposium workshop from 11a.m.-1 p.m. in the Spruce suites at the University Center.

The Engaged Scholarship Symposium is sponsored by UNC's Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership.

For more information, contact symposium coordinator Kathy Sanchez at 970-351-1775 or

Soccer Home after Weeks on the Road

UNC soccer is home this weekend for the first time in two weeks. The Bears will host Big Sky rivals Portland State tonight and Sacramento State on Sunday. Check here for details. Make sure to bring your Bear pride!

Get a Float in the 2012 Homecoming Parade

Show the UNC community how wonderful your club or organization is and sign up for a spot in the 2012 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6. Registration forms must be handed in to the Student Activities Office or emailed to Kelsey Murray no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.

5th Annual Dearfield Day Celebration Tomorrow

The fifth annual Dearfield Day celebration and 5K run is set for tomorrow, Sept. 22, at the once-thriving black agricultural community 30 miles east of Greeley on U.S. 34.

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with an informal program, followed by walking tours led by University of Northern Colorado archaeologists and members of the Dearfield Preservation Committee.

The 5K "Ghost Town Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and culminates with an awards ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Registration on race day is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, lawn chairs, games and umbrellas or shade canopies. Food and drink vendors will be on site starting at 11 a.m.

Recent archaeological excavations at Dearfield and research of historic documents at UNC have revealed new information about life in the historic town.

For more information on this topic, visit the Dearfield Dream Project website.