Around Campus: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Applying Knowledge

Members of the first cohort of a specialized nursing program at UNC are directly applying evidence-based knowledge from the final research projects required to earn their doctorates. And it's their patients who will now benefit.

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UNC PD Bike Auction Rescheduled for Sept. 28

The UNC Police Department's annual auction of abandoned bicycles will be held rain or shine beginning at noon Friday, Sept. 28, on the northwest corner of B Lot. Bikes will be available for viewing beginning at 10:30 a.m. The auction is open to all members of the university community and the general public.

Bikes will be sold to the highest bidder.

For more information, call 351-2245.

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!

Lady Bears at Home This Week

Women's soccer and volleyball will be battling on their home turf this week. Volleyball will play Thursday night, Sept. 27, against Sacramento State and Bears soccer will play Friday, Sept. 28, for the win against North Dakota. Check out the "Sports link" in the "Upcoming Events" section at the top of the page for more information. Bring your student ID to get into both games for free.

UNC PD to Join Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative

The University of Northern Colorado Police Department will take part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Sept. 29, by accepting unwanted or expired medications from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the A-1 (lower) parking lot on the north side of the University Center.

Only medications in a plastic bags or prescription bottles will be accepted. Items that will not be accepted include liquid medications, glass bottles and medical marijuana.

For more information, call the UNC PD at 351-2245.

Last Chance to Smile and Wave in the UNC Homecoming Parade

Tomorrow, Sept. 27, is the last day to register your club or organization for a spot in the 2012 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6. Forms must be turned in to the Student Activities office or emailed to Kelsey Murray no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Hurry, while there is still time; you definitely won't regret it.

Registration Still Open for Cans to Candelaria

There's still time to 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

Reminder: Bears P.A.Y It Forward Sept. 29

Bears P.A.Y It Forward is a chance for UNC students, faculty and staff and the Greeley community to come together to help clean up the parks, alleys and yards throughout the University District from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, just in time for Homecoming. If you're interested in volunteering your time to help make Greeley a beautiful place to live, meet new people, enjoy a free lunch and win prizes, sign up here.

Please contact Taja Werner, 351-1274 or Jimmy Kohles, 351-2871 if you have any questions.