Around Campus: Friday, September 28, 2012

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Annual UNC Security Report Available Oct. 1

A copy of the University of Northern Colorado's Annual Security Report will be available on the University Police website Oct. 1. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNC, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains institutional policies concerning campus security including policies concerning sexual assault and other matters.

You can obtain a copy of the report by contacting the UNC Police Department via email or at 351-2245, or by accessing the Campus Security Report website.

Voting Now Open for Homecoming Royalty

A large and highly qualified nominee pool for UNC's 2012 Homecoming Court has been narrowed down to six and it's now time to vote for Homecoming King and Queen. To see bios and photos of the three candidates for each title and to vote, visit the Homecoming Royalty website. Voting ends Thursday, Oct. 4, and the King and Queen will be announced at the Friday night bonfire on Oct. 5.

Finalists were chosen by the Student Alumni Association based on leadership, involvement, academic success, school spirit and interviewing skills

Voting Ballot

Next Flu/Meningitis Shot Clinic Is Oct. 17

The Student Health Center has scheduled on-site flu shot and meningitis vaccination clinics in several campus locations during October and early-November. The next one is 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Weibking Hall. The flu shot costs $25 and can be paid for with cash or check. The meningitis vaccination is free and those receiving it should plan on spending an additional 15 minutes at the clinic site. The locations, dates and times of the remaining clinics are:

  • University Center (Council Room): Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

For more information, call the SHC at 351-2412 or stop by Cassidy Hall.

UNC Interim Session Registration Underway

Registration for UNC's 2012-13 Interim Session, which runs from Dec. 17-Jan. 11, is now open. Students in good academic standing who could benefit from earning credits over the Holiday Break are encouraged to consult the Interim Schedule of courses. All courses are offered only online. The requirement of earning 24 credit hours before being eligible to take Interim Session classes been lifted. Also, high school students are eligible to take the following courses for credit (courses not covered by the Concurrent Enrollment Plan; information on costs here).

  • BACS 101 - Business Computing
  • COMM 102 - Introduction to Communication
  • GEOG 100 - World Geography
  • JMC 100 -Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication
  • MET 110 - Meteorology: Our Violent Atmosphere
  • SCI 109 - Science: The Cosmos
  • SOC 100 - Principles of Sociology

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at 970-351-2231.

GLBT Scholarship Applications Due Oct. 1

The UNC Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Allies Resource Office is accepting applications for three $1,000 undergraduate student scholarships and one $1,000 graduate student scholarship. These are non-renewable amounts for the 2012-13 academic year only. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. See the GLBTA home page for an application form and requirements.

Registrations for Annual LEAP Summit Due Today

Today, Oct. 3, is the last day to submit applications for the fourth annual Leaders Engaging in Action through Passion (LEAP) Summit. The summit, themed "Empathy Powered," will be Nov. 2-3 in Loveland. This year's event will again focus on developing emerging leaders' concepts of civic commitment through presentations by guest speakers, seminars and interactive activities. Additional information, including leadership paths participants can select and how to register, is on the LEAP Summit website.

When and Where
- Summit registration begins at UNC at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.
- You will be bused to the Embassy Suites in Loveland for the Summit.
- You will return to UNC by 4 p.m. the next day, Saturday, Nov. 3.

Why
- To develop an ability to recognize and discuss key elements of your intended track related to Empathy Empowered.
- To discover the impact an individual can have through empathy empowered.
- To connect your passion to an understanding of how you can make a difference and create change.
- To create a plan with individualized action steps.
- To integrate your personal life plan with the needs of the community and foster an understanding of what it means to be an engaged and committed citizen.

How
Log on to www.unco.edu/hsl/leap.html to access the application form. Fill it out and submit with your $30 fee for attending the summit by Oct. 3, 2012. There are 150 slots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership at 970-351-2940 or stop by the office located in the lower level of Michener Library, Room L-98.

Seniors: One Week Left to Apply to Speak at Commencement in December

If you're a senior graduating in December and want to share your unforgettable moments and stories from college during commencement ceremonies, there's only a week left to apply. You need to have a 2.8+ GPA, and have been involved with UNC campus life. More information and application forms are on the Dean of Students' website (bottom of the page). Be sure to apply for the commencement ceremony of the college you are graduating from.

Video, Transcript of UNC President's State of the University Address Available

University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton delivered her annual State of the University address Tuesday, Sept. 25, to a capacity crowd in the University Center ballrooms.

Norton shared 10 things she's learned as "a UNC student" since becoming president 10 years ago. She elaborated on that list of 10 items during the speech:

  1. The human factor is essential.
  2. Leadership is a shared responsibility.
  3. Freedom to be creative requires freedom to fail.
  4. What invigorates some people terrifies others.
  5. Crisis doesn't produce lasting change.
  6. The funding model for public higher education is irretrievably broken.
  7. A university should not be run just like a business.
  8. Bigger isn't always better.
  9. Perspective matters.
  10. You have to be honest with yourself

A video of the speech is available at http://www.unco.edu/video/index.asp?cat=universityEvents&id=93&tab=3 and a transcript in PDF format is available at http://www.unco.edu/pres/pdf/2012_SOU.pdf