Around Campus: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Longs Peak Science and Engineering Fair Seeks Volunteers

UNC students, faculty and staff are needed to volunteer as judges or display inspectors during the 2018 Longs Peak Science and Engineering Fair Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Island Grove Event Center in Greeley. Over 450 middle and high school students will attend. No experience is necessary; all training is provided the day of the event. Shuttle service is provided from the UC to Island Grove throughout the day and lunch is provided for all volunteers. More details and a link to the online sign-up form are available on this PDF.

Apply to Present at UNC's Research Day

UNC's Research Day welcomes graduate and undergraduate students to present their research, creative works, and scholarly projects in a daylong celebration.

All presenters must submit an online application via URSA by March 1. The application is now open via the student, faculty or staff URSA account. For more information on Research Day, go to

All Research Day activities take place at the University Center. Students present their projects as oral presentations from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., or as poster presentations in one of three poster sessions in the ballrooms.

The campus community, high school students and the general public are welcome to attend Research Day. Over 300 students are expected to present at this event representing all colleges and demonstrating the exceptional level of scholarly work at UNC.

Research Excellence Award competition is held in conjunction with Research Day. Participants submitting to present at Research Day should check the Research Excellence Award box on the application form if they are interested in being considered for awards. Three finalists will be selected in both the poster and oral presentation categories, with graduate students and undergraduate students judged separately.

Disciplines are grouped as follows based on the methodology of the project:

• Natural & Health Sciences

• Humanities & Arts

• Social Sciences, Education & Business

A reception hosted by the Graduate School will be held at 4 p.m. to recognize all Research Excellence Award finalists and winners.

Tell Everyone at Commencement What You Think

If you're an undergraduate student graduating in May and could speak at commencement, what would you want to tell your classmates? If you have a 2.8+ GPA and are involved in UNC campus life, apply today to be the student speaker at commencement. More info and application forms are on the Dean of Students website. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

Parking Restriction in M Lot, Feb. 7-8

Parking will be restricted in M Lot, northwest of Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center, from 5 p.m. Feb. 7 through 5 p.m. Feb. 8. Faculty, staff and students are asked to park in L or Y lots during this time to ease drop-off/pick-up of District 6 students visiting the gym. M Lot will be reserved for District 6 bus parking for the women's basketball youth event. See parking map at

Important Dates for Upcoming Student Senate Election

Visit the Student Senate website for information for candidates and the entire timeline for the upcoming election, which begins April 3 and runs through April 5.

Comedian to Present on Modern-Day Diversity Friday

Karith Foster, a professional comedian and speaker, will blend humor, interactive audience participation and personal stories to engage her audience and shed light on taboo and sensitive subjects during an appearance to inform on modern-day diversity at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Lindou Auditorium at Michener Library.

Free Meningitis Vaccine Clinic for UNC, Family Members

The Student Health Center will host a free meningitis vaccine clinic from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 (while supplies last). This one-time, special clinic is open to all UNC students, and employees and their children and/or grandchildren (over 5 years old). This vaccine normally runs around $300, but will be provided free through a partnership with Sierra's Race Against Meningitis and Campus Clinics.

The Centers for Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend a meningitis vaccine at ages 11 and 16. In addition, the Colorado Board of Health requires all students living on campus to have a meningitis vaccine within the last five years.

If you have a high school student that will be attending college in the fall, this would be a good time to obtain the vaccine for free.

For high-risk individuals, the CDC and ACIP have specific recommendations for the meningitis vaccine. If you or your family member is high risk, talk to your doctor to see if it is recommended before obtaining the vaccine.

Bacterial meningitis is very serious and can be deadly. Death can occur in as little as a few hours. Most people recover from meningitis. However, permanent disabilities (such as brain damage, hearing loss, and learning disabilities) can result from the infection, so we encourage you to help protect your family by getting vaccinated.

The Student Health Center is located in Cassidy Hall, 1901 10th Ave. If you have any questions about this free clinic, call Deb Miller at 970-351-1919.