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The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute at the University of Northern Colorado is bringing together heath care professionals from as far away as Australia and England for a campus workshop this week.
Participants, who work with cancer patients in areas including exercise, physical therapy, and rehab, receive training from July 28 through Aug. 1 at the institute in the Ben Nighthorse Campbell Center, 913 19th Street. Classes include hands-on training in an exercise intervention program for cancer patients.
The latest research on the effects of exercise on patients undergoing treatment for cancer will also be provided.
The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation, provides the workshop each year. Founded in 1996, it's the only comprehensive cancer rehabilitation institute of its kind. The institute provides individualized rehabilitative services for cancer survivors in the northern Colorado region, conducts cutting-edge research to understand why and how exercise and nutritional interventions may alleviate treatment-related side effects, and educates those individuals in providing cancer rehabilitation services to survivors.
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Repair and maintenance work on campus parking lots and lot entrances continues this weekend and next week, requiring drivers to use alternate parking and entrance detours per the following schedule:
For alternate parking, visit the UNC Parking Lot map.
Please contact Parking Services at 970-351-1971 if you have any questions.
The UNC Counseling Center will offer a free, eight-hour Mental Health First Aid certification course for students and employees 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11-12.
Mental health First Aid is a ground-breaking prevention program being implemented throughout the U.S. and around the world that research has shown reduces stigma, enhances behavioral health literacy and improves behavioral health.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Participants must be able to attend both sessions:
To register, contact Sarah Griess, 970-351-2496.
For more information about the training, visit www.mhfaco.org/ or www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, will host a fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 14, at Culver's, 3502 W. 29th St. Greeley, with 10 percent of sales between 5 and 8 p.m. going to support services offered by RSVP in Weld County. For more info about the program, which is sponsored by UNC, visit the RSVP website.
The John Mills Orchestra will present a concert of big band music benefiting UNC's School of Music at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in the Garden Theater. The concert will present a brief overview of the history of big band swing music from the 1930s to the present and will feature vocalist Kelsey Shiba, associate director of Jazz Studies. Admission to the concert is free; donations will go to the School of Music Scholarship Fund.
The concert, coming on the heels of the Little Theater of the Rockies's performances of the musical, Swing!, is designed to show that swing wasn't just something that happened in the 1940s with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey; it kept going with bands like Count Basie's and Woody Herman's, and more recently with the Brian Setzer, Gordon Goodwin and the Clayton-Hamilton orchestras.
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