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The University of Northern Colorado School of Music's top jazz groups, choirs, bands and orchestras perform world-class music in a world-class setting during the UNC@UCCC Music Series at Greeley's Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. The fall series continues Oct. 29 with a performance by the University Choirs at 7:30 p.m. The rest of the series includes:
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, and are available at the UNC Performing Arts Box Office at 970-351-2200 or at the UCCC box office at 970-356-5000 or the UCCC website.
In advance of Schulze Speaker Series presenter Marc Bekoff's visit to the UNC campus on Nov. 7, the documentary film Why Dogs Smile and Chimpanzees Cry will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in McKee 0150. The film will be a prelude to Bekoff's evening lecture titled "The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals: Rewilding Our Hearts and Compassionate Conservation."
The film is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and features an appearance by Bekoff.
Admission is free.
The University of Northern Colorado will host a variety of free Halloween activities that include a haunted house and safe trick or treating for children and families from the community.
For event locations, consult the campus map.
Help the English Education Program deliver warm clothes to homeless youth during its "Socktober" Warm Clothing Drive. Drop off warm socks and other new or gently used clothing items until Thanksgiving at the collection bin in the English Department office in Ross Hall. Your donations will be much appreciated by those in need.
Faculty and staff are reminded that registration for UNC's 2013-14 Interim Session, which runs from Dec. 16-Jan. 10, is now underway. More than 40 online and on-campus courses are offered. A complete list of courses and additional registration information is on the Interim Session website for students who are interested in getting a step closer to graduation.
Joseph Michael Sommers, associate professor of English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University, will present his views on the nature of good vs. evil in graphic novels during "The Joke's on Us: When Heroism and Villainy Became Indistinguishable in Comics and Graphic Novels" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the University Center Spruce suite.
The lecture, part of the Neal Cross Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. Sommers, who earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas, is co-author/editor of the recently released book, "Game On, Hollywood: The Intersection of Video Games and Movies", and has published numerous articles and book chapters about children's and young adult literature and illustrated texts.
UNC's Executive Chef Aran Essig is a dedicated chocolate lover, so National Chocolate Day is a great day for him to share information about this mysterious and satisfying delicacy. Find out more on the Dining Services website.
Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).
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