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Officials not alarmed by low 2013-14 enrollment Kelsey Hammon

A 216-student decrease in incoming freshman at the University of Northern Colorado this fall has had closing of Decker Hall to save funds and a decrease in student fee funding. -

Mark Harro | The Mirror

Students gather around the bonfire near Bishop-Lehr Hall on Friday night.

Homecoming week brings students together Alexander Armani-Munn

on Colfax Avenue. Many of his jokes had to do with race including

gram Council hosted a barbecue and

to touch his afro. and faculty celebrated homecoming week. Festivities began Monday night


ing in the western-themed obstacle

“Last Comic Standing” and the current host of the show “Off Beat” on vid Letterman.”


his struggles with having big teeth

inviting them to join in on the show. had something on their mind that show.”

Dining Services hosted the Homecoming Kick-Off Dinner Wednesday with decorations and See Homecoming on page 10

incoming students was actually the direct result of a university action. lege in Colorado to initiate a non-cognitive test that allows admissions to determine the integrity of

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Biden visits Greeley

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Greeley’s Island Grove Park after touring flood damage across Colo. and assures that government assistance won’t be impacted by a potential government shutdown. Page 6

Bears lose to SUU

Mistakes late in the second quarter turn a potential win into an uphill climb for UNC football in its 27-21 loss to Southern Utah in the Bears’ homecoming game. Page 13

“As you like it” debuts

non-cognitive skills such rity and motivation are ation and encourage to two-year college before gree. -

enough on the traditional admissions test are asked to take the non-cognitive test. See Enrollment on page 5

UNC’s theatre department begins its new season with a more contemporary telling of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at the Norton Theatre. Page 8

Table of contents: News 2, 5-7, 9-12, 20


Sports 13-17, 19








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September 30, 2013

Editor: Alexander Armani-Munn

This week around UNC: Monday, September 30 1-2 p.m.

Police blotter


The following items were taken from last week’s UNC police log, read the full report at

5-6 p.m.

UNC tweet of the week:

Snapshot of the week


@UNCPiKapp: Congratulations to Becca Hoy and Tyrell Allen for being crowned King and Queen

Monday, September 23

Tuesday, October 1

@ColoradoHOSA: Congrats to @ HOSA. If you attend UNC, con-



cident. @HockeyUNC: Great support toa call to Turner Hall regarding a

3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 6-7 p.m.

@TYakaboski: Yep @UNCo_edu

Session. University Center-Student Activities

assault. Wednesday, September 25

Wednesday, October 2



10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


12-1 p.m. University Center.

Part of the Michener Library’s display during banned books week. Photo by Joelle Romero | The Mirror

6-7 p.m.


University Center-Aspen Suite A. 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, October 3 12-1 p.m.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4 All Day


10 a.m.-12 p.m.


Director of Communications School wins national award

UNC Director of Bands wins Hall of Fame Award

UNC theatre professor cochairing national committee

Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series continues

Thomas G. Endres, the director of the School of Communication at the University of Northern Colorado was recently honored by the National States Advisory Council with the Administrator of the Year award. Endres is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Communication Association. In the past, Endres received recognition as Outstanding Advisor of the Year from the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society. Endres is also a past recipient of the UNC Provost’s Academic Leadership Excellence award. Endres will receive his award Nov. 22 at the NSAC annual convention in Washington, D.C.

Richard Mayne, professor of music and associate director of bands in the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado, is the recipient of the 2013 Colorado Bandmasters Association’s Hall of Fame Award. The award recognizes a single band director in Colorado with an exemplary career and notable contributions to the advancement of other band directors and music students in the state. The selection of Hall of Fame Award winners is determined by voting pool of 300 associate members of the CBA. Mayne is also a member of the American Band Association ans has served on the executive board.

Mary Shuttler, a professor in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance Theatre Education at the University of Northern Colorado, is co-chairing the Committee on National Standards for Theatre and Drama for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. The committee will produce new voluntary standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The standards will be published and available for state adoption in 2014. The committee will host a live town hall meeting with web streaming and live chat Oct. 1 to update the public on their progress and to provide a summary of the data collected from the PreK8 review.

The Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series at the University of Northern Colorado will continue Thursday, October 10 with featured speaker Lisa Peschel, professor of Theatre, Film, and Television at England’s University of York. Peschel, who is renowned for her work as a theatre historian, will lead a group of UNC theatre students in a reading of “The Death of Orpheus,” a collection of theatrical performances written by Jewish concentration camp prisoner George Kafka. Kafka was a prisoner in Terezin in the Czech Republic. The reading will be at 7 p.m. in the Michener Library’s Lindou Auditorium.

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The Mirror Poll:

Editor-in-chief: Steven Josephson

THE MIRROR Last Monday, I spent the better part of my day at Island Grove Park huddled in the back corner of the press room at the temporary FEMA disaster relief center. I was nervous and hellbent on crafting the most poignant and insightful questions I could muster in anticipation of a press conference that would never come. Vice President Joe Biden arrived at the FEMA relief center, delivered nine minutes of dry and generic public remarks, and then, he was gone. The opportunity to ask the hard questions lost. The anticipation in vain. Well, Joe, the cameras are gone now, and so are you, but I still have questions, and I still need answers. So, here they are Mr. Vice President: the three questions that still need to be answered now that the waters have receded. Perhaps, I’ll send this to you at One Observatory Circle, and if I do, I will be sure to send a carbon copy to Fugate on C Street. maps, insurance premiums and

Reflects Thoughts from the editorial staff of The Mirror The questions that need to be answered now that the water has receeded costly new building codes. After as this, the folks at FEMA redraw areas in a region are at risk of who has recently been added to a can expect to be paying a handsome premium on federally-manof the National Flood Insurance Program. In Colorado, many of dreamed of seeing the once trickling streams in their backyards bourgeon into raging rivers, and more likely than not, they will never witness such a phenomenon in this state ever again. Not to mention, many of the comare poor and rural places where homeowners cannot afford the marked up premiums. Then, there are the strict new building codes that will likely be implemented for those hoping to rebuild. Following Superstorm Sandy last year, many cities in New York and New Jersey adopt-

ed strict new building codes for fected areas. Suddenly, the sweet old lady who spent her entire life on the same block is forced out of the neighborhood because she couldn’t afford to build a raisedtier home. So, how will redrawn codes affect the people of Colorado? Next, the question of climate change. In 2011, FEMA released a study that assessed the role of climate change on natural disasters and consequently on the expenditures of the NFIP. The study found that, yes, climate change is real, and yes, it is contributing to more frequent and severe natural disasters, and yes, that is going to cost the federal government more money for years to come. So, the question is, how does this disaster affect the discourse on climate change? Finally, there is the question of

of deportation to seek government assistance. The good news is that FEMA claims to not share any victim’s personal information with other government agencies, and they still offer undocumented immigrants referral to non-governmental sources of assistance. Still, an untold number of undocumented immigrants will forego the assistance they need because of fear. So, how do we remind these people that human security trumps border security? The next unknown is the crude ing will likely do nothing to deter drilling in Weld County. However, now that we are aware of the unprecedented threats that can affect our 20,500 active drills, are we slightly more concerned? -Alexander Armani-Munn

is the number of undocumented immigrants who were affected by

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Officials: decreased numbers reflect new university standards Enrollment from page 1

dents we enroll and what

said the test helps to determine the seriousness of to evaluate students beyond “This is a positive as-

her address. “This is about mission and money...We men but we believe they

UNC President Kay Norton addressed the new University Address Tuesday.

Relations Nate Haas says the smaller student body

Fewer students meant

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and that the university would have to reevaluate man.


2013 enrollment fell below admissions standards and -


ber of students also means

meet the needs of students -

The test allows admisand evaluate whether or not


was opened to temporarily house people who were dis-

population on an arbitrary pus. “The even shorter term said. university reveals that the number of enrolled stuBetween fall 2012 and of students at UNC de400 of those students were




Nadia Pedroza | The Mirror

students for a fall 2013 total The university will issue -

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President Norton discusses responsible risk taking in State of the University Address Alexander Armani-Munn



University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton delivered the annual State of the University Address Tuesday in the Ballrooms at the University Center. Norton opened her ad-




the University of Burapha President Norton. “When

enrollment at the university and outlined the jointdevelopment efforts of the

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but also with the ability to porate new ideas into their

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UNC President Norton

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and visual representation of the university. See University on page 20


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Senate welcomes LEAF representatives Biden visits Greeley relief center By Mikhala Krochta

staff and faculty rather then students.

The University of Northern Colorado Student Sen-

who presented felt that this -

and disability student ser-

Staff Report

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in Greeley Tuesday as part of a state visit to



The vice president be-




Mike Baldino | The Mirror

pletely student funded or-

at the University that will dents. Senate then reviewed a


bylaws of Senate for recon-

ture projects.




U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech on Tuesday at Island Grove Park in Greeley.

well as watch how everyand will be enacted in the westward loop that includa lot easier to understand the new structure of student President Oliver Bourne.

on the relief efforts by Canyon. Vice President Biden visrecovery center at Island Grove Park in Greeley. The vice president was briefed

In his address Vice President Biden assured those

assistance would be providter is there is reason to be See Biden on page 20


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Students congregate at a table for Cans to Candelaria Thursday outside Nottingham Field.

Cans to Candelaria provides food for those in need

Jennifer Hazeldine

The Weld Food Bank is

On Thursday, the Student Dietetic Association at UNC hosted the eighth annual Cans to Candelaria canned food drive. The SDA accepted donations in the Candelaria parking lot collecting 50,000 pounds of donated food. The drive food donations for the Weld Food Bank. Due to recent large-scale relief efforts related to the -

hunger relief organization ond Harvest. The donations -



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Cans Around the Oval. nearly 20 years old and

“Cans to Candelaria is County.

that the food drive collected over 53,000 pounds of total donations. The food drive generated over 1,300 pounds of actual food donations and over $8,700 in

The students decided -

dollar donated equates to six pounds of donated food. It is expected that the total

nity service. Since then, the SDA has taken over Cans to Candelaria, hosting the event

dent of the SDA Kelsey Munn. The event encourages residential halls, departpate. This year, Greek life, residence halls, the police set food goals.

“We have decided to canned foods. It feels really nior audiology and speech Hannah Erickson. Her fracanned goods. Many students volun-

are giving food to people

teered for the event.




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Last Monday Jazz Jam Door 8 p.m. Show 9 p.m. Moxi Theater. Free admission, all ages.

Tuesday, Oct. 1: GLBT History Month Exhibit 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Daily until 10/3. University Center. The Clothesline Project 10 a.m.-2 p.m. McKee and Candelaria Halls. UNC@UCCC: University Bands Concert 7- 10 p.m. Union Colony Civic Center. For ticket information, call 970-351-2200.

Wednesday, Oct. 2: International Film Series: Blancanieves 7-8:45 p.m. Michener Library. Free for students, $3 general public. UNC@UCCC: University Symphony Orchestra 7:30- 8:30 p.m. Union Colony Civic Center. For ticket information, call 970-371-2200.

Thursday, Oct. 3: Syntax Speaks Open Mic 8- 11 p.m. Syntax Spirits Distillery. 625 3rd Street. Free admission.

Friday, Oct. 4: First Friday- A Night of Art 5-10 p.m., hours vary per venue Downtown Greeley.

Saturday, Oct. 5: Flood Relief Fundraiser 5-7 p.m. The Down Under Comedy Club. 2656 11th Ave. $10 cover. The Nerd Store Grand Opening 807 8th Street. Free admission.

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Editor: Biz Gilmore

Upcoming in A&E: Monday, Sept. 30:


UNC puts new, ‘50’s spin on “As You Like It” Jon Schulte

of the year for the UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance is currently underway in Norton Theatre. The show is a rendition of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” a story about love, confusion and what it is to be human. It will run Oct. 1-6, after beginning its run on Thursday. Admission for theater majors is free, all other students are $8 and non-students are $12. “As You Like It” is directed by Shelley Gaza. The original Shakespearean comedy follows Rosalind, a woman taken

from the world she knew and thrust into a new, exciting one. Disguised as a man and escorted by close friends, Rosalind encounters the mythical Forest of Arden and its inhabitants. breaking family bonds, the show is a comedic telling of life on the other side of the fence. This rendition differs from the original text because it is set in the 1950s, showing the difference between the beatnik and Ivy League prep cultures, where Rosalind encounters jazz and beat poets. “I think that the style incorporated into the show was only ever a boon… It

certainly added the charm that made the show wonderful for me,” said junior theatre education major Andy Ray, who saw the “This play was incredibly charming. That is the best word I can use to describe my appreciation towards the cast and crew’s work,” Ray said. “The most memorable moment of the play, for me, was the ‘All the World’s a Stage’ monologue. It was striking to see one of Shakespeare’s most coveted pieces on stage.” The monologue is one of the more commonly used Shakespearean monologues in the world of theater.

“I’ve seen every UNC production since my freshman year, two years ago,” Ray said. “Every show is different because every show seeks to accomplish something new. I believe wholeheartedly that

‘As You Like It’ hit their mark.” You still have a chance to see “As You Like It” Oct. 1-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Norton Theatre in Gray Hall.

step up and be better,” said Christopher Cottingham, a senior communication studies major. One student shared a story from the past summer. The student, who asked to remain anonymous, talked about her experience after she began dating a girl. She had talked to her roommate about it, stating that if she was not comfortable with it, she would readily move out to make things better. Initially her roommate said she had no problem with it, and was even supportive. Later on, her roommate changed her mind, telling her she was not okay with her having a girlfriend or her way of life. The woman felt she needed to go to her RA, but she was only met with questions she felt were

both hurtful and unfair, such as, “Are you checking her out? Are you attracted to her? Have you hit on her?” “(This situation) breaks my heart, makes you feel completely alone,” she said. She said she hopes no one else has to go through this kind of experience, but knows so many more will. Linda Schmid, a licensed staff psychologist with the Counseling Center, said that while it is sometimes hard to talk with people about these situations, it can make a huge impact on a person’s life if they know they have a safe place to be, to talk and to be themselves. Schmid encouraged attendees to be that person for someone, stating that they might just save a life.

The Counseling Center and Psychological Services encourage students struggling with sexual identity to take advantage of their services, which are available to students no matter what they are going through. body, about coming out, but for the majority there has been a much greater acceptance rate across the board, and also many students are no longer questioning their identity, because this topic is so widely publicized now,” Schmid said. Schmid said that it has been found it is better to talk about what someone is feeling and going through, because everyone’s experience is different and challenging, and a ful resource.

Brianon Burke | The Mirror

The cast of “As You Like It” poses for photographs after their show on Friday at the Norton Theatre.

GLBTA group sponsors Home “Coming-Out” event Amanda Stoutenburgh

On Friday several members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and alliance community discussed what, for many, was one of the hardest things they ever did: coming out to friends and family. As a part of homecoming week, the UNC sponsored the event called Home “Coming-Out” at the University Center. Students and faculty discussed available services on campus and shared their own experiences. The event was hosted as a way to inform students about the GLBTA community, raise awareness that October is National Coming Out month and to recognize Oct. 11 as

National Coming Out Day. Members of the GLBTA community describe coming out as a unique experience that can be daunting, devastating and ultimately liberating. One activity that attendees participated in was called Coming Out Stars, which allowed everyone to experience what it might be like to come out. Depending on the color of star that an individual was given the participant fully accepted or ostracized, judged, harassed or disowned by family and friends. For several participants this was an emotional experience; a few people shed tears during the activity and while individuals’ stories were shared. “All have the power to


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UNC students packed the stands early in the Bears’ football game against Southern Utah on Saturday at Nottingham Field.

Mike Baldino | The Mirror

A spectator holds a sign during the volleyball game against Weber State on Saturday night at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

Chelsea Brodin | The Mirror

UNC Homecoming 2013 More coverage from events across campus on pages 1, 7, 10-12 and 13.

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Senior music major Chesney Clark (left) and sophomore music major Tyler Cale(right) show their enthusiasm du Saturday at Nottingham Field. The Pride of the Rockies Marching Band remained spirited throughout the game

Multiple events, ou Homecoming from page 1

Chelsea Brodin | The Mirror

Fireworks light the sky as part of the bonfire celebration on Friday night.

Joelle Romero | The Mirror

Students enjoy outdoor cuisine during the barbecue on Tuesday.

specialized menus at Holmes and TobeyKendel dining halls. UPC also hosted Bingo Wednesday night in the UC Ballrooms as part of homecoming week. On Thursday, student teams once again competed for spirit points in Bear Sync, a lip sync competition hosted by UPC, and in Cans to Candelaria hosted by the Student Dietetics Association. Twelve teams competed in Bear Sync this year. The winners were Alpha Beta Pi in the Greek Life category, Pi Sigma Pi took the student groups section and South Hall topped all resident halls. Bear Sync brings out a strong reaction from students each year as one of the most popular events during homecoming week. “I love the community UNC offers and how small it is,” senior art education major Kimberly Mueller said at Bear Sync. “I love how inclusive the campus is.”

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Brianon Burke | The Mirror

Comedian Mike E. Winfield laughs with students after his show Monday at the UC Ballrooms.

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

uring the Bears’ game on e, even when not playing

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Freshman special education majors Erin Finnell (left) and Brittany Basalla (right) dance during the Annual Homecoming Formal on Saturday at the UC Ballrooms.

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Senior psychology major Jared Argotsinger reacts to action on the field during the Bears’ homecoming game on Saturday at Nottingham Field.

utpouring of school spirit accompany UNC Homecoming Week

hman biology major Emilio Velazquez Mueller’s enthusiasm. e people here are awesome,” he said. verall vibe is really cool.” mecoming week kicked into high gear with three events including Home ng-Out,” the 2013 Honored Alumni

me “Coming-Out” was a unique event ve GLBTA students at UNC the opporo share their “coming out” experiences e and supportive environment. For stuwho have never struggled with sexual y issues, the event was an opportunity perspective on an issue that affects t the university. Honored Alumni Celebration is an event that recognizes notable UNC in a formal reception. e than two hundred students attended

espite cold temperatures and rain.

This year’s homecoming royalty and the winners of the residence hall lobby-decorating competition were announced by members of the UPC and Residence Hall Association. Tyrell Allen and Rebecca Hoy were crowned homecoming king and queen, replace in lobby decoration, followed by South Hall in second and President’s Row in third place. Homecoming week reached its climax Saturday with Community Fest, an event that welcomes members of the Greeley community to interact with local companies and campus organizations. Essentially, the goal of Community Fest is to increase connectivity between the university and the community. In addition to featuring a multitude of interactive booths run by student groups and campus organizations, Community Fest also saw a battle of the bands between the marching bands of Northridge High School, Greeley

West High School and Greeley Central High School. A new aspect of Community Fest this year was a revamped waste disposal system that inthat UNC has offered large-scale composting at events. The waste disposal was coordinated by sturecycling and compost. The majority of utensils—plates, napkins, silverware, etc.—at the event were made from compostable material, which greatly diminished the amount of landFollowing Community Fest was the week’s most anticipated event, the homecoming football game. The Bears fell at the hands of Southern Utah at Nottingham Field, and despite the result, spirits remained high for the homecoming dance held Saturday night at the University Center ballrooms. The roots of homecoming week can be

traced back to 1923, when Colorado State celebrating school spirit, culminating in a football game against Montana State. the “freshman dinkie,” a small cap that all freshman were required by school policy to wear during the early days of the semester. A freshman caught without his dinkie was subject to punishment from upperclassmen, including bowing to statues on campus and Homecoming day each year marked the end of the freshman hazing period, and on that day, freshmen were no longer required to wear their dinkie. The dinkie is no more, but homecoming week still drums up school spirit across campus. Juliette Angoulvant, Jennifer Hazeldine, Brennen Karl, Natasha Krech and Mikhala Krochta also contributed to this report.

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Artists and athletes among alums honored at ceremony

Elena Jones

The UNC Alumni Association held its annual UNC Honored Alumni Ceremony Friday. Alumni who graduated from 19602005 were recognized for their achievements. The honored alumni included Richard Killmer, Steve Baker, James Kawika Riley, Ronna L Sanchez, Hank Brown and Nan Brown. The awards were given to the recipients after a screening of video clips honoring their achievements. Christina Caudill, Assistant Director for Special Events stated that this eliminates the pressure on the alumni to speak for the audience. Caudill said the ceremony had a more casual atmosphere. Food was set up in the back of the room throughout the ceremony, which allowed the audience to move as they pleased. “We want them to interact with each other and talk to each other, so it’s set up a little bit more informally,” Caudill said. Caudill explained that the honorees are selected by the Alumni Asso-

ciation and voted on by the alumni board. “It’s really who has given back to the university who has accomplished a lot for the university,” Caudill said. current students, but Caudill believed that the event clashed too much with other homecoming festivities. Still, Caudill was pleased with the turnout at the ceremony. “We invite our past honorees back, obviously the current honorees are here, they get to bring people with them…There are certainly some faculty and staff here, members of our young alumni council who are people that have graduated in the last ten years…It’s everybody, it’s a really good mix of people,” Caudill said. The audience included many past honorees. James “Jimmy” Cantrell, a past honoree, and his wife, travelled to Colorado from their home in Kentucky for the ceremony. Cantrell received an award in 2000 for “Creative Achievement.” He claimed that UNC was instrumental in helping him make a career out of art. “It was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Cantrell said. “I learned more here,

I learned enough here to go out and make a living.” Although Cantrell went to UNC to get his Masters of Art because of its reputation in teaching, UNC ended up guiding him toward his real passion of working as an independent artist. Cantrell taught for 14 years but has been an independent studio artist for 42 years, which he credits to UNC. Recipients of these distinguished awards include people that have contributed greatly to the university, but in the case of Joe Kennison of KFKA Radio, didn’t necessarily have to attend the university. “I didn’t go to school here, but I’ve been very actively involved here, I have a radio station here,” Kennison said. “We work very closely with students interested in that particular program. Anything going on at UNC we like to be a part of.” Theo Holland, recipient of the “Distinguished Alumni Service Award,” is a Greeley native and has contributed to the area in multiple ways. Holland has been receiving awards from UNC since before he graduated in 1961. He was recognized

for his athletic achievement in basketball and track and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. During his time at UNC, Holland was player to compete in Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum. His other accomplishments include counseling at Mitchell High School, opening up a charter school in Colorado Springs and therapeutic counseling at the Department of Corrections. Holland said he keeps giving back to the university because of its great impact on his life. “The university gave me a lot and as long as I’m around I’ll give back to the university,” Holland said. The only current UNC students that were known to have attended the ceremony were the students that work for the Alumni Association, including sophomore Mallory for the association, and said she thoroughly enjoys it. “I’m so happy I got it. I’d only worked in the food industry before this and I love this job… I hope I keep it for the next three years,” Bosse said.


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Editor: Michael Nowels

Last week in UNC sports:

Losing streak extended in homecoming game

Southern Utah 3 14 7 3 — 27 Northern Colorado 0 7 7 7 — 21


do,” he said. football

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friend. UNC

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backing late in the second up for another scoring drive. Quarterback Tim Tancik misread a coverand the game turned on its head as Southern Utah scored 14 points in a minute before heading into halftime. Northern Colorado (1-4, 0-1 Big Sky) is battling a more long-term trend: a four-game losing streak. Head coach Earnest Collins Jr. said he and


due to a SUU fumble caused by senior defensive end Gavin Miller and recovered by sophomore end Chris Urbaniak. Northern Colorado cashed

In a back-in-forth match UNC volleyball took a close loss against Weber State Saturday night at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, their second straight defeat at home by set scores of 2426, 25-23, 15-25, 25-21 and 15-10. According to sophomore outside hitter Kendra Cunningham, the University of Northern an appropriate response to pressure from opposing teams. “We haven’t really sponse is to being pushed back,” Cunningham said. “We pushed hard in the

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yard pass from Tancik to since the second quarter of the Sept. 7 loss to Colorado State-Pueblo three The Bears held the lead for only eight minutes, 35 seconds, though, as SUU (4-1, 2-0) took advantage of Tancik telegraphing a pass and intercepted the ball. On the ensuing drive, it took the Thunderbirds 10 plays and 4:45 to travel

Team Statistics

Mike Baldino | The Mirror

Senior running back Tromaine Dennis hurdles a blocker and a defender in Saturday’s 27-21 loss at Nottingham Field. Dennis finished with 34 yards rushing and 94 yards receiving.

eventually did punch it in on a one-yard run by Levi Te’o.

UNC got the ball back play and chose to be aggressive after Southern

Utah took a timeout to completions later, the See Football on page 15

Volleyball loses second straight match, falls to 1-3 in conference Daymeon Vaughn


nally seemed to be going

our momentum plunged a little bit. They pushed sponse for it. “The main thing is to stay aggressive. It keeps the other team out of there system and it keeps my team trusting me to not lenge arises.” The Bears (5-9, 1-3 Big Sky) came out the gates

25-23. Cunningham said she


Women’s Golf:

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Freshman setter Ashley Guthrie rises to set the ball in Saturday’s five-set loss to Weber State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

digs and 4 block assists.

“The team at times got a little confused because of

play. “I think the placement of my sets could be a little bit more crisp,” she said.

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help. (The losses) are definitely frustrating. We’ve seen in practices through

Swimming & Diving:

Women’s Tennis:

Women’s Volleyball:

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This week in UNC sports: Football:

but up from here so if the

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vantage but Weber State (5-13, 1-3 Big Sky) had other ideas for the night

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September 30, 2013

Volleyball head coach prepares to give birth during season Rachel Turnock

Conference season has just begun for the UNC volleyball team, and with that comes a new focus in Lyndsey Oates’ life besides defending the Bears’ Big Sky crown. The head coach is due to give birth Oct. 2. She and her husband Mark are naming their future son Dylan Lucas Oates. The couple has been married for a year have an exact plan as to how long she will be gone after Dylan is born. “I’m kind of playing it by ear as far as taking time off because it depends on when trip to Sacramento State because they leave on my due date,” she said. “But I’m going to come back as soon as I can so whether that’s a few days or a week.” When Oates is away from the team, assistant coaches Tom Hunter and Jenny Glenn will be in charge and will make any necessary decisions. Hunter and Glenn have both been with the Bears for seven years and share similar tactical practices with Oates. “Over the course of time, philosophies have grown and developed, and working together with people for so long, we’ve kind of melded in a lot of areas,” Glenn said. Oates’ absence will require considerable adjustment from the team, especially be-

he is not worried about the change because of the connection between the players and coaches. “I think those kids will respond to us without any problem at all and I think that overall as a team, they respect us, they love us,” Hunter said. “I don’t think it’ll be a problem at all. I mean they’ll miss Coach, and they’ll do what we ask them to do.” the team right before practice on the Monday after spring break. She said it wasn’t anything creative, but the timing was perfect. “It happened so all the staff was there, including our strength coach and our trainer, the director of operations, so I thought it was probably a good time to share it all at once,” Oates said. “We were getting ready for practice, I was giving announcements and I said, ‘I have one more announcement, I’m having a baby’.” The reactions were similar from everyone, and Oates said much of the team was giddy upon hearing the announcement. Outside hitter Alyssa Wilson was one player who voiced her excitement. “I was really happy because I knew they wanted to have kids, but I wasn’t expecting that announcement, so I was really happy for her when I found out,” Wilson said. The Bears hosted Weber State with Oates on the sideline on Saturday and will

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Coach Lyndsey Oates gestures to her team during the Bears’ match against Weber State on Saturday at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Oates is due to give birth Oct. 2.

travel to Sacramento State this weekend without her. Oates has thought through various scenarios of her son’s birth forcing its way into a match. “I’m not really sure what to expect to be honest, so we will play it by ear as it goes,” Oates said. “If it’s something where I can

never know and I’ll go to the hospital after the match. If they see a quick exit, they’ll probably know I’m headed to the hospital. It’ll be a good story to tell later.” Whether she goes into labor while she is at home, during a practice or during a match, Oates is readying herself to step into parenthood without losing ground on the sidelines.

Volleyball can’t capitalize on home court advantage Bidne named golf coach Volleyball from page 13

how well we play as a team. We just need to dig deep.” With spurts of aggressive play, the Bears were looking for a more conto keep momentum going from set to set, but every time they were in position to take control, Weber State came up with a play to stay in the game, eventually overcoming UNC in the

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Senior libero Merideth Johnson digs a ball out in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Weber State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

Head coach Lyndsey Oates said she wants her team to continue aggressive play throughout the duration of the match rather than shying away in key moments. “I want a feisty reac-

tion,” that’s off of that’s in the

Oates said. “I think what we didn’t get Thursday’s loss and why we’re kind of same spot: we need

The key is to stay aggressive, (Cunningham) was tipping at match point and they were coming back swinging at us and that’s where we have to learn when to stay aggressive and when to make smart plays to keep the ball in play.”

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Staff Report

Former UNC standout golfer Stephen Bidne has been named the women’s golf head coach after Brandon White left the University of Northern Colorado for a position as an assistant men’s golf coach at the University of Colorado. Bidne graduated from UNC in 2011 with a degree in business administration. He was an all-conference selection in the American Sky Golf Conference every year from 2009-11. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, Bidne went on to continue his golf career

north of the border. He played for two seasons on PGA Tour Canada, where he won four tournaments in 13 others. During his time as a Bear, Bidne was named to the Dean’s List and was the captain of the golf team each of his four years playing. Bidne joins head baseball coach Carl Iwasaki and head football coach Earnest Collins Jr. as former UNC student-athletes to come back and head up a program for the Bears. as coach is the Rose City Collegiate, which starts Monday.


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Football starts conference season poorly Football from page 13

Bears punted to SUU with 47 seconds left. Senior punter Tanner Ellingsen mishit a punt and the Thunderbirds quickly capitalized their drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Cantu to Griff McNabb 15 seconds before the half. Collins stuck by his decision to be aggressive late ern Utah presented the opportunity. “When you get into those situations where you’ve got a chance to go put some points on the board and get into position “I’m not here to play scared football. I’m here to win

homecoming crowd thinned out a bit but the Bears scored a quick touchdown set up by a 52-yard screen pass and run to senior running back Tromaine Dennis.

ing receivers in a dense de-

the offense largely stalled from that point on as SUU was able to shut down the run game and put pressure on Tancik without committing extra defenders to the pass rush. “Their linebackers were doing a great job of spread-

“They play a base defense. They’ve probably got the best middle linebacker in the conference in Browning and that was one of their strengths. That’s how they’ve won so many close games coming up and we knew we had a battle coming in when it comes down

in the way of some of our

The run game was nearly nonexistent for both teams:

need to convert some balls

Collins said Southern Utah relies on middle linebacker Zak Browning in its strong defense. “They’ve got a good

26-of-43 for 269 yards with one touchdown passing and

yards on the ground and SUU didn’t fare much better with its 53 yards rushing. Freshman linebacker


with 11 tackles and an in-

defense forced the Thunsomething they eventually did effectively. we were kind of surprised when they started throwing the ball a lot because they’re a predominantly run they started doing a little bit of different things that kind of affected the defense and we had to adjust to that and that’s why they picked up Dennis said the team cannot afford to dwell on “The level of frustration “We’ve just got to keep running and pushing as a team. We can’t get overwhelmed as a team. We’ve just got to

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Sophomore tight end Derek Vander Velde carries the ball in Saturday’s 27-21 loss at Nottingham Field.

Up next: at Sacramento State 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, Calif.

First meeting: Oct. 28, 2006 (14-9 SAC) Last meeting: Sept. 15, 2012 (28-17 SAC) All-time series: 7-0 (SAC)

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September 30, 2013

UNC football team must eliminate needless mistakes to end four-game losing streak Fox Tales

By Samantha Fox

There are 60 things a football team needs to control in order to win football games. Those things are minutes. In order to take control of them, defense, offense and special teams need to take advantage of every chance given. How that looks changes depending on what side of the ball a team is on. “It’s not about whether the defense plays well or the offense plays well, it’s a team game,” UNC head coach Earnest Collins Jr. said. “I don’t care what happens, whether the offense isn’t going, the defense can’t stop them. If the defense can’t stop them, the offense is supposed to score and that’s what we’ve got to continue to work on. We did some decent things on defense, but not decent enough because they put points up

on the board.” The University of Northern Colorado football team had elements missing in each phase of the game at one time or another in its fourth loss of the season, losing 27-21 to Southern Utah to open Big Sky play. There were glimpses of what can be a successful team throughout the game, but the Bears were not able to make or stop plays on a consistent basis. Senior quarterback Tim Tancik threw two interceptions in the game, one of which started a possession that ended with a Thunderbird touchdown. During that 10-play Southern Utah drive, SUU faced a third down with one yard to go at the Northern Colorado three-yard line. The UNC defense allowed two yards, keeping the Thunderbirds at the one-yard line until break through. While defending a one-yard ample of strong defensive efforts ending with negative results. Third-down conversions were the most prominent hole in the UNC offense, not converting one until the third quarter. “The biggest key to converting third

down,” Tancik said. “We’ve shot ourselves There were glimpses of a winning dean interception by Tancik was followed No points came from the drive, though, as tempt. victory for an offense that is struggling to been removed from the team, kicked one goal attempts since then, four of those be Eden. Saturday was the premiere for true After four losses in a row, every play and call that doesn’t yield positive results will be questioned. While the team needs to a Division-I best record in school his-

tory, one thing Collins said will not change is his aggressive coaching, and he is correct in keeping that consistent, though it touchdown by SUU. “When you know a situation, when you’ve got a chance to put points on the goal up, you’ve got to take those chances,” Collins said. “I’m not here to play scared football. I’m here to play football.” UNC. minutes, eliminate turnovers and simple mistakes and this struggling Bears’ team a collegiate program, and not one that reinforces the negative stereotypes many hold when thinking about Northern Colorado football. But those changes must happen quickly if the team wants this to be a successful season rather than a lost one. — Samantha Fox is a graduate student of sociology and sports reporter and former sports editor of The Mirror.


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Offensive line brings unique players together as cohesive unit Samantha Fox

What do you get when you mix a group of unique, aggressive, self-described fat guys who don’t make sense? According to themselves, you get the UNC offensive line. “We’re fat boys throughand-through,” senior center Zak Thrall said. “And part of doing that is having an edge to you, being nasty and mean, so it’s in your nature as an offensive when you’re coached that way too.” Under offensive line coach Chris Smith, the group allowed 14 fewer sacks in the 2012 campaign than in 2011 and helped nearly double rushing yards from the previous year. This year has three returning starters: Thrall, senior captain Jake Solomon and right tackle Sean Palinckx. Senior right guard Tyler Olker is also starting this season after two starts last season. “That’s a big blessing to have,” Smith said. “We have four seniors up in the middle, all three of my starters in the middle, my two guards and center and backup guard, Joe Carroll who does a great job for me.” Last season, Solomon suffered a season-ending injury against Sacramento

State after he started the Thrall stepped in and took over for the remainder of the season, and stayed as Solomon was moved to left guard this season. “When it came to playing again, Thrall stepped into that spot and probably did a better job than I was doing,” Solomon said. “So we mixed guys around to see what worked and what this O-line we have now, so I probably wouldn’t ask for it to be any different.” The chemistry on an offensive line is crucial. One characteristic of the line is how close they are off the connection between the Ocommunication and reliability despite major differences in personality. “You’ve got Zak who comes from super left-side hippie town and I come from super right-side conservative town in Arizona, but we’re just a group of guys that come from a bunch of different places and all share the love of the game,” Solomon said. “The diversity is what makes our group so fun.” The relationship between the line and Smith is a balanced one between work and play. During the interview for this piece, Smith walked by and Thrall said:

“As an O-lineman you go into it wanting to run the ball and Coach Smith did a horrible job coaching us. But we’re smart enough to know that.” While Thrall was joking one aspect of the relationship between Smith and the O-line. “I always tell Coach Smith that if we were in college together we’d be the best of friends, but we’re not,” Thrall said. “So he’s a little older than I am, a little wiser than me — don’t tell him I told you that. He’s strictly business when it comes down to it, but we have a great amount of respect for him, without a doubt.” Part of Smith’s role as offensive line coach is boiling the aggression players have to the surface to be able to play tough and nasty, which takes a balance of knowing the players and how to motivate them.

“First of all, I think they know I care so I can rip them and get on them a lot and they know that I’m doing it in their best interest, tant in coaching,” Smith said. “I’ll tell them a couple good things and a couple bad things, and I told them I want them to play pissed off and I get them angry, and I tell them I’m going to put rocks in their shoes. I haven’t done that yet. I’ve thought about it. I have threatened it, but I have not put rocks in their shoes yet. I tell them some coaches don’t mind punishing their guys and I have fun with it.” Some players on the team take more pushing than others, but Solomon said even the nicest guys have Hulk-like qualities when Smith makes them angry. “Some of us already have a mean streak,” Solomon said. “That’s how I was

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Senior guard Jake Solomon sets up to block in UNC’s Sept. 7 victory over Langston. Solomon is just one piece of a dynamic offensive line.

raised to play football. I’ve never been super technical, I’ve always been an aggression guy. Coach Smith’s done a good job getting it

out of everybody. He digs as far as he can to get some anger and some aggression out of even some of the nicest guys on our team.”

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UNC to fund teacher ideas University from page 5

Higher Learning Commission’s reaccreditation visit, the president convened a self-study steering commitview of the university and to identify areas requiring ings of the self-study will contribute to reaccreditation preparations and serve as a resource for the future implementation of the nine core plans. UNC President Norton further set the tone for the million Request for Proposal initiative. Through the RFP initiative, the million over the next two years in innovative projects proposed by members of faculty and staff. The

projects must adhere to one of three focus areas, which are innovative academic programs, innovative program delivery methods and innovations in student success. The RFP process will only require faculty/staff to submit their idea in a brief concept paper rather than completing a long and complicated grant process. “There are many talented and thoughtful people in our university community, and this process is about providing a pathway for bringing your idea’s to fruition,” said UNC President Norton. The RFP projects selected for funding will be announced next semester. UNC President Norton closed her address by reminding those in attendance that growth requires responsible risk taking.

Flood recovery to take time Biden from page 6

disaster relief. None of the federal assistance that we are providing, none of it, is going be impacted, even if there is a government shutdown,” said Vice President Biden. “I don’t want folks that are here in shelters or watching on TV seeing the dysfunction of Congress and thinking that all the relief efforts that they are are likely to continue to shut down. They will not shut down,” United States Representative Cory Gardner spent the week assessing the that the road to recovery will be a long one. “It is going to take a long time to put people’s lives back together, and in certain areas of the state, whether

you are dealing with the mountains, some of those communities are going to be isolated for some time to come,” said Representative Gardner. “Obviously, we have to...move the recovery as quickly as we can, and in many instances far faster than we think we can. We have got to do it better.” At the time of Biden’s visit, the state had identineeds and estimated that the total cost for statewide repairs will likely be around FEMA has already refor assistance and approved grants. Vice President Biden’s visit last week marked the second time in less than a year that he has visited Greeley and the third time

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