Around Campus: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Homecoming Shifts Into High Gear, T-Shirts Available

Wow! We've been so busy with classes and Spirit Week competitions that we forgot to buy our Homecoming T-shirt. If you forgot too, they're for sale for $15 in the Student Activities Office on the second level of the UC. Don't forget to drop off your Cans to Candelaria donations tomorrow and be sure to check out the amazing talents that will be showcased at the Bear Sync competition tomorrow night. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Homecoming website. Go Bears!

Ursa and Banner Unavailable Tomorrow Morning

Banner and Ursa will be unavailable from 5 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 28, due to scheduled maintenance. For more information, contact Technical Support, 970-351-4357.

Reminder: Applications for Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium Due Oct. 4

The Office of Undergraduate Research encourages students from all disciplines to apply by Oct. 4 for the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held Nov. 7 at the University Center. Six undergraduate students with outstanding research projects will be selected to participate in the symposium and two finalists will be selected to represent UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Louisville, Kentucky in March.

For an application and more information, visit the OUR website.

If you'd like to receive announcements directly from the Office of Undergraduate Research about upcoming opportunities, competitions, grants or other updates related undergraduate research at UNC, please e-mail our@unco.edu to request being added to the OUR listserv.

Free Flu Shots for UNC Students Sept. 26

Protect yourself from the flu! Free flu shots available Thursday, Sept. 26, from 3-5 p.m. in Lawrenson Hall for any student with a current UNC ID Card. Upcoming flu shot clinics offered by the Student Health Center include:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 3-5 p.m., Wiebking Hall

For additional information, visit the SHC website.

Central Campus Road, Parking Closures Sept. 26

A construction project on Central Campus will impact the following areas Thursday, Sept. 26:

  • Entry to and exit from campus from 8th Avenue south of Crabbe Hall will be closed.
  • ZE-Lot will be closed (northwest corner will remain open for police and accessible parking).
  • Pedestrian sidewalks in and around the job site area between the Arts Annex and Crabbe Hall will be closed.

Committee Recommends Changes to UNC Logos

Following a comprehensive evaluation of the University of Northern Colorado's visual identity, a committee including campus and community representatives has issued a report with its findings and 10 recommendations, which include embracing the UNC acronym and designing new logos.

The committee issued the recommendations following a review that included surveying students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and other university stakeholders to determine whether the current logos convey a positive image of the university and form a cohesive visual identity.

University logos were evaluated, along with acronyms, school colors and the official university seal.

Among the committee's key findings was that the university has too many logos — in particular, mascot logos and acronyms — which creates "symbolic vagueness."

The committee recommends to:

  1. Embrace the term "UNC" and design a new "UNC" logotype (text-only treatment) that differentiates the acronym from the University of North Carolina's logotype. Use the logotype for athletics and academics.
  2. Design a new "University of Northern Colorado" logotype that works in tandem with the "UNC" logotype.
  3. Design a new "Bears" logotype that incorporates the new "UNC" logotype for athletics, alumni and spirit-oriented purposes.
  4. Design a new mascot logo to be used for athletics and when a university spirit mark is needed. Eliminate all other mascot logos.
  5. Eliminate the "NC" and "Northern Colorado" logotypes.
  6. Develop a new graphic solution to be used on athletics uniforms. This may include one of the above graphics or a complementary graphic.
  7. Design a new university seal to be used for formal applications including diplomas, transcripts, commencement materials, and president and board of trustee uses.
  8. Standardize "UNC Blue" and "UNC Gold" colors for all applications, including electronic communication and print communication and on apparel (including athletic uniforms.)
  9. Replace "purple and gold" in the university alma mater with "blue and gold."
  10. Clarify the use of secondary and tertiary colors as part of the university's identity standards.

Next steps include bringing in an outside firm to create new logo options. University constituents will have opportunities to provide feedback to proposed options. The design and evaluation process will begin this fall and conclude next spring.

To read the full report, click here (PDF)

UNC Performing Arts Series Begins Season with 'As You Like It'

The University of Northern Colorado's College of Performing and Visual Arts' 2013-14 Performing Arts Series, which features students from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, begins Sept. 26 with Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It playing Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Norton Theatre in Gray Hall.

The performance is rated PG (recommended for children 12 and older).

The rest of the series includes:

  • Caucasian Chalk Circle (Drama, rated PG-13): Oct. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at Langworthy Theatre
  • Oklahoma! (Musical Comedy, rated G): Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2, 5-9 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 2,3, 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. at Norton Theatre
  • La Rodine (Opera): Nov 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. at Langworthy Theatre
  • Beyond Therapy (Comedy/Farce, rated R): Feb. 6-7, 11-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 8-9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at Norton Theatre
  • Die Fledermaus (Opera/Orchestra): Feb. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. at Monfort Concert Hall
  • Sweeney Todd (Musical Thriller, rated PG-13): March 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; March 9 at 2 p.m. at Langworthy Theatre
  • Bring on the Men - Dance 2014 (Dance, rated PG): April 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. at Langworthy Theatre
  • Jackie and Me (Comedy, rated G): April 24-26 at 7:30 p.m.; April 27 at 2 p.m. at Langworthy Theatre

For performance descriptions, locations and ticket information, visit the Performing Arts Series website.