UNC Today: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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UNC Mobile Site Now Available

A new UNC mobile site is now available for smartphones at m.unco.edu. The site features UNC news and links to dining menus, the calendar of events, University Libraries, Athletics, weather and more. Visit the UNC Mobile website for more information.

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.

UNC VP to Discuss Community Fest on KFKA

Chuck Leonhardt, vice president of University Relations, is scheduled to appear this week on KFKA 1310 AM to discuss Community Fest. Tune in at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, and 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, to catch the segments.

Friends of UNC Libraries First Wednesday Book Sale

Friends of UNC Libraries will host another First Wednesday Book Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Michener Library. There'll be a wide selection of books and music; and a special focus table on education. Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds of sales benefit UNC Libraries events and projects. For more information, call 351-1548.

Space Still Available for 'From Study Hall to City Hall' Tour

Space is still available for faculty and staff to gain new insight of places to go, things to do and people to meet in Greeley during "From Study Hall to City Hall," a special CETL faculty forum from 3-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. City of Greeley staff will lead a bus tour of the special places and sites that any member of the university community should know about. Reserve your spot before Friday. More information, including tour activities and how to register, is available on this PDF.

Entrepreneurial Challenge Workshop Oct. 3; Entries Due Nov. 14

The Monfort College of Business' fourth annual Entrepreneurial Challenge, featuring $50,000 in prize money, will get underway with a workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, to provide contestants with information about application guidelines, judging criteria and local resources to help with business plan preparation.

Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 14. For guidelines and format, visit the challenge's website.

The competition is open to start-up ventures in Colorado and the prize money has increased significantly. The first place winner will receive $25,000, second place $15,000 and the third place prize is $10,000.

A start-up venture is defined as an organization engaged in initial operations, focusing on business development, researching intended markets and product development, and has yet to take payment for the sale of its product. All ventures must be based in Colorado.

Preliminary Challenge semi-finalists will be notified by November 29, 2012. They will present their business concept to a panel of experts on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the University of Northern Colorado Center at Centerra, located at 2915 Rocky Mountain Avenue in Loveland.

Five finalists will be selected and notified by January 22, 2013. They will present their business plan in a Shark Tank format during the Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge on Thursday, March 7 at the University Center on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The event will be open to the public and the winners will be announced that night during the Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards, a Northern Colorado Business Report event sponsored by the Monfort College of Business.

"A lot of people have great business ideas, and this could be the motivation for them to take that first step toward making their dream come true," said David Thomas, assistant professor of management at the college. "Our previous winners have gone on to much success. Vet DC was a winner last year and just won first prize in the Colorado Bioscience Association's BioWest Venture Showcase and 2011 winner Panda Bicycles was featured on the Discovery Channel."

"At the Monfort College of Business, we believe it's our responsibility to provide opportunities for growth, education and success in our community," said Don Gudmundson, dean of the college. "We hope this competition provides the motivation for aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams of starting a business."

Annual UNC Security Report Now Available

A copy of the University of Northern Colorado's Annual Security Report is now available on the University Police website. 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.

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