UNC Today: Monday, October 28, 2013

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Oct. 29 Performance Features UNC's Choirs

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:

  • Nov. 5: Vocal Jazz, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 7: University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 12: University Bands, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: University Choirs Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Documentary Film Prelude to Animal Behaviorist's Presentation

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.

UNC Halloween Events to Include Trick-or-Treating, Haunted House

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.

Trick (and Trunk) or Treating

  • Trick or Treating will be held at the University Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Bring the family and check out departments and shops as they celebrate Halloween. Free popcorn will be available at the UC Information Desk.
  • Members of the campus community will have their vehicles decorated and hand out treats during Safe Trunk-or-Treat from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween in the C parking lot south of the UC.

Haunted House

  • Haunted Harrison, the popular haunted house in the basement of 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 go to the Weld Food Bank. This year's theme is "Janitor's Halloween Party." Haunted Harrison runs from Oct. 29-31.

Scary Literary Reading

  • "Thrillers and Chillers for All Hallow's Eve" reading from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, on the first floor of Michener Library. Volunteers will read from works of published authors that address ghoulish themes found in literature.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

  • Carving @ the UC, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30. Free pumpkins and pumpkin-carving kits will be provided to students, faculty, staff and community members by the University Center. Student carvings can be entered to win a gift certificate to the UNC Bookstore and Fan Shop.

Related Events

  • Zombie Survival: Race to the Cure, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31, on the lawn outside Turner Hall. Can you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Come to the first-ever zombie race. $2 per person or $10 for teams up to 6. All proceeds go to Coats for Colorado.
  • Enjoy two special Halloween showings of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's work as part of the International Film Series. Check out "Pan's Labyrinth" Oct. 30 and "The Devil's Backbone" Oct. 31. Both movies show at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. at Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library. Admission is free for students or $3 for family and friends.

For event locations, consult the campus map.

‘Socktober’ Warm Clothing Drive Underway

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.

Registration for Interim Session Underway

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.

Guest Lecturer to Speak on Good vs. Evil in Graphic Novels

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.

Dining Services Featured Item: It's National Chocolate Day

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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