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Bear Crossing
 November 2011  

In the Spotlight

Music Professor Breaks Ground with Saxophones
A UNC music professor who's trying to develop the saxophone as a classical music instrument made a huge step toward his goal when he recently became the first musician to transcribe and professionally record a famous suite of solo cello music using four different types of saxophones.

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Rick Procter

The Story of an Old Ringtone
Remember the peal of Westminster chimes from Gunter Hall, the iconic central campus building? Remember how they sang to you? How they got you to class on time and hurried you across campus to dorm rooms or football games? Read how the campus tradition in Gunter tower was revived $1 at a time.


Quidditch players

Playing a Different Game 
The most popular sport from the wizarding world of Harry Potter is no longer available to only witches and wizards. With a few minor adjustments to the game, quidditch has made its way into the lives of muggles and has landed at UNC.

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satellite view of U.S. at night

Stargazers Gather 
University of Northern Colorado Professor of Astronomy Richard Dietz  led a stargazing excursion on a recent Saturday night in the Pawnee National Grassland, what he considers the ideal spot for seeing stars in Colorado.

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University News

Associate Professor Receives $349,406 National Grant for Research on Schizophrenia


Tailgate with the Alumni Association at Saturday’s Football Game


Soccer Takes First-Ever Big Sky Crown, Coach Barrera Honored


President's Speechwriter Part of Panel at UNC


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Volleyball Inches Toward Another Big Sky Title


Governor Appoints Trustees to UNC’s Governing Board


Drive with Bear Pride: Get your Colorado UNC License Plate


Women's Basketball Jumps into 2011-12 Season

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