UNC Today: Thursday, October 25, 2012

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UNC Halloween Events to Include Haunted Houses, Trick or Treating

The University of Northern Colorado will host a variety of free Halloween activities that include multiple haunted houses and safe trick or treating locations for children and families from the community.

Trick (and Trunk) or Treating

  • Members of the campus community will have their vehicles decorated and hand out treats during Safe Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween in the C parking lot.
  • Students living in the Turner Hall dormitory will provide a Safe Trick or Treat experience from 5-7 p.m.
  • Offices and businesses in the University Center will be welcoming trick-or-treaters from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. while they compete in the building's annual office decorating contest.

Haunted Houses

  • Haunted Harrison, the popular haunted house in the basement of the Harrison Hall dormitory, will be free and suitable for younger children from 7-8 p.m. before changing to "full-fright" mode from 8-11 p.m. and an admission charge of $1 or a canned food donation. All proceeds will go to the Weld Food Bank.
  • Haunted Harrison has expanded its operation this year and will be open 8-11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30 in addition to Halloween evening. There's also now two routes to choose from. View promo video
  • The Cesar Chavez Cultural Center will host a Semana de los Muertos (Week of the Dead) haunted house from 6-9 p.m.

Halloween Games

  • At Ghosts of Gordon, the residents of Gordon Hall will provide children's games and entertainment such as bobbing for apples, mini-pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and face painting - and a place to warm up before or after trick or treating - from 5-8 p.m.

Scary Literature Readings

  • During A Little Night Music, students and faculty members will celebrate Halloween with readings of holiday-appropriate literature from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Panorama room of the University Center. The evening will feature Professor of English Lloyd Worley's popular interpretation of Poe's "The Raven" and complimentary refreshments.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

  • Members of the campus community will create incredible jack o' lanterns at carving stations throughout the University Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday as part of the annual pumpkin carving contest. The public is welcome to drop by and watch the carving.
  • Contestants' creations will be displayed and judged during the Pumpkin Showcase from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Free and open to the public.

Free parking will be available in university parking lots after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m., 30-minute and hourly parking permits can be purchased from vending machines in lots.

Related Events

  • The Japanese Culture Anime Club will host a Halloween party and costume contest 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the University Center ballrooms. more information

Visit http://www.unco.edu/uncmap for a map showing building and parking lot locations.

GLBTA Speakers Bureau Available

The GLBTA Resource Office can provide a panel of students involved in the GLBTA community to share their experiences with student organizations, classes and other groups on campus. Participation on a panel by other members of the campus community is welcome. To schedule a panel or for more information about being a panel member, contact German Duarte, 351-2906, or visit the GLBTA website.

Israeli Soldier to Speak

Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, will present a lecture titled "Hope in the Midst of War" from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Ross 1060.

Anthony, a veteran combat soldier, and the men and women he served alongside have seen the tragic cost of war and the price it exacts upon those who participate in it, but delivers the message that despite those horrors and the adversity faced, despair must not be the reaction of the soldiers or supporters of Israel.

He highlights the shared values that are fought for by the soldiers of Israel and describes the sources from which inspiration and hope can be drawn even in the face of the most unrelenting hardships or the psychological scars with which most veterans must live.

The lecture is sponsored by Christians United for Israel, a UNC student club, and is open to both pro- and anti-Israel groups alike in order to generate diverse opinions and points of view.

For more information, contact Shayna Glasso at cufi.unc@unco.edu or 303-907-3782.

Today is Deadline for Student Magazine Ads

Today, Oct. 25, is the deadline for reserving ad space in The Claw Magazine, a 36-page, glossy-covered publication with feature and entertainment articles that will debut in November. The magazine is created and led by students in the Journalism and Mass Communications program.

University offices or departments that would like more information about placing an ad or about the magazine, should contact JMC senior and The Claw advertising director David Cornelius at 303-668-5131 or at corn8244@bears.unco.edu.

JMC co-advisers are Lynn Klyde Silverstein and Lee Anne Peck.

Fall Job and Internship Fair Oct. 30

Career Services will host its annual Fall Job and Internship Fair for UNC students from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the University Center ballrooms. There is no fee for candidates to attend this event. Approximately 70 organizations are scheduled to attend.

Job and internship seekers will be able to connect with employers from a variety of industries including: banking and financial services, communications and media, non-profit, general business/business services, government, military, insurance, retail, and technology.

For additional information, including a list of organizatoins attending, visit Career Services' website.

Reminder: Fridays are Bear Pride Days

Don't forget that every Friday is Bear Pride Friday at UNC. Show your school spirit by wearing school colors on Fridays. Whether it's a Bear Pride T-shirt, UNC logo wear or your regular clothes, show the rest of the world you're proud to be a Bear.

Black Men of Today 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Enjoy a 5k run or walk with UNC's Black Men of Today starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, outside Holmes Dining Hall. All proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Registration is $5 for students and $10 for non-students. All participants will get a thank you gift and will be automatically entered in a raffle for a new iPod. Sign up here.

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