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The UNC men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four Saturday night with a 82-75 victory over Idaho State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The University of Northern Colorado (103,4-0 Big Sky) entered Saturday night’s game looking to uphold its top spot in the Big Sky Conference standings and extend its home winning streak to nine games. That’s exactly what the Bears did, and junior forward Tim Huskisson said his team hopes to build an atmosphere of winning in Butler-Hancock. “We’re trying to establish a culture and get these
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UNC senior forward Derrick Barden attempts a layup over Idaho State’s Ayibakuro Preh in the Bears’ 82-75 win Saturday night at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Barden finished the game with 11 points and nine rebounds.
The fans were on their feet while UNC and ISU (5-8, 2-2 Big Sky) battled back and forth in the second half as the lead changed hands six times from the 7:44 mark until
there was 5:08 left on the clock. Then Bears senior guard Tate Unruh took over the game. He scored eight points in just over two minutes, leading a 10-2 run and capping the spurt with a steal, transition layup and converted and-one free throw to give the Bears a 72-65 with three minutes remaining. Perhaps Unruh’s outburst was atonement for lesser defensive effort earlier in the half, which he focused on after the game. “We were bad for a long stretch in the second half and, I mean, I was out “(Bengals guard Andre) Hatchett got going a little bit and I was on him. I’ve had much better defensive game with 25 points, 14 of which came in the second half, but Unruh’s did enough to counter during his run. See Basketball on page 10
Monfort readies for fifth annual Entrepreneurial Challenge Juliette Angoulvant
ial Challenge, hosted by UNC’s Monfort College of Business.
Colorado residents interested in starting their own company or jump-starting current startup ventures might consider entering -
website, the competition is open to any Colorado-based companies “that have begun business development, market research and product development but
have not received payment for
a preliminary challenge between
and boasts $50,000 in prize money. Winners also receive $25,000 worth of services from UNC’s BizHub, a newly founded business incubator.
on Wednesday. 15 minutes to present their new lenge website. “Following each See Challenge on page 15
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The Center for International Education welcomes new international students with a week of events designed to help aquaint them with UNC. Page 5
New AD on the job
New UNC athletic director Darren Dunn takes over the position and prepares for spring semester. Dunn says he is excited for the challenge. Page 9
Moxi readies for 2014
Sir Mix-a-Lot is one artist Moxi owneroperator Ely Corliss is working to bring to Greeley this year. Several artists and other events are already scheduled for the upcoming year. Page 8
Table of contents: News 2, 4-6, 15
Page 2—The Mirror
January 13, 2014
Editor: Alexandria Adair Vasquez
This week around UNC: Monday, January 13
1:30-3:30 p.m. Jazzy Presentation Alternative
The following were taken from last week’s UNC police log, read the full report at UNCmirror.com
Tuesday, January 14
10 a.m.-12 p.m. An Overview of New Policies and
UNC tweets of the week:
Snapshot of the week
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2-4 p.m. Wednesday, January 8
Wednesday, January 15
a call to the University Center re-
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Student Flu Vaccine Clinic. University Center-Food Court Walkway.
Thursday, January 9
Thursday, January 16
The UC began to fill up Sunday as students returned to campus to ready themselves for a new semester. Photo by Joelle Romero | The Mirror
2014 Winter Welcome events start this week
Campus and city of Greeley ready for MLK Day event
The 2014 Winter Welcome events have begun. The opening event, Bearlagio, was an annual casino night put on by the Residence Hall Association Sunday. The Winter Welcome events
UNC and the city of Greeley are sponsoring a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20. The event will start with a march at 10:30 a.m. from the Greeley Chamber of Commerce to the Union Colony Civic Center. At 11 a.m. Lee Jones, an author and educator, will deliver the
Friday, January 17 8 a.m.-4 p.m. UNC Preview Day. University Center. 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Video. -
Saturday, January 18
@UNCo_edu: Downtown #Greeley
and end with a bingo night presented by the Center for Peer Education. Winter Welcome offers a mix of events that highlight the options students have for nightlife on the UNC campus. Mic Night, there will also be a Movie In The Pool night at the recreation center and a Bears Invasion Bowling Tournament at a local bowling alley.
meanings of King’s messages with a lecture entitled “If Martin Were Here, What Would He Say?” The event will also feature live music and poetry. This is the 19th annual MLK Day Celebration.
Deadlines to add or drop classes are this month There are several deadlines which every student should be familiar with. The course add deadline for full-semester courses is on Friclasses. The last day students can drop a full-semester course is on Jan. 27. That same Monday is also the deadline for grade-replacement applications to be turned in. The application is for students who grade forgiveness. In addition, Jan. 27 is the deadline for students who have their own insurance plans to complete the Online Insurance Waiver.
Campus Recreation Center offers free fitness classes The Campus Recreation Censpring semester. The recreation center offers an array of classes that includes cardio, mixed format classes and After Sunday, individual group classes regularly throughout the semester can purchase a FITpass for $40. In order to participate, students must bring their student ID to every class. All classes are recunless noted otherwise. ness classes can be found online.
January 13, 2014
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Thoughts from the editorial staff of The Mirror
Two perspectives on why you don’t need to do 23 things before getting married
Unattached and happy about it? Yes I am Sometimes you only need to do nine things If you use the Internet, chances are you’ve already seen Thought Catalog’s “23 Things to do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You’re 23.” You’ve also likely seen the responses posted online arguing for early-twenties engagement. And the retorts to those posts and probably the replies to those. So I hope my advice is as relieving for you to read as it is for me to write: do what you want; I don’t give a single damn. I’m currently in the stereotypical relationship position of a college male: unmarried, unengaged and not looking for either anytime soon (sorry, hypothetical stereotypical ladies). As a constant future-worrier, I’ve made a conscious effort to avoid thinking about marriage. If the difference between who I was in high school and who I am now is any indication, there’s no point in trying to determine what life and where I’ll be in relation to marriage. cult to maintain my sense of self outside of relationships. Single life requires and enables knowledge of self, which is particularly pertinent in early adulthood when people make decisions that shape circumstances for later life. When I graduate in May, I’ll be fortunate to have options to possibly leave North America for a while. I may not have that freedom if I were married or in a long-term relationship. Regardless of my theoretical partner’s concerns about income or long distance, I’d have some thinking to do before picking up and moving to Spain for a year or trying to scrape by on a reporter’s budget in Podunk, USA.
Still, to say my stance on marriage based on my situation is right for everyone would be incredibly short-sighted. There are plenty of people whose life experiences and value systems lead them to early engagement, and eventually, early marriage. Some of those relationships go sour, yes, but many weddings celebrating people beyond 25 also end up looking empty after divorce. There’s more than enough dissolved marriages in the United States to go around, whether it begins at 20 or 40. The real problem is not people getting married too early or staying single too long; it’s people thinking their experiences should dictate decisions made by others. “Likes” and “favorites” are the currency of social media, and are effective in connecting people without too much effort (there’s a discussion to be had about whether that’s a positive for society or not, but that is not the aim of this editorial). ble a bit of self-worth each time I post a Facebook status. Still, there comes a point when the online afimportance, particularly when it’s a response to a retort to a reply to a list posted on a blog. My best friend is getting married in August, and I’m extremely happy for him. I’m even happier that I’m not getting married in August. If you think your way is the only way for all people between the ages of 20 and 25, than marriage. -Michael Nowels
In her introduction to a list of 23 things to do instead of getting engaged when you’re 23, Vanessa Elizabeth made the following observation: “I have begun to notice a common thread amongst all these young unions: inexperience. Inexperience with dating, traveling, risks, higher education, career direction, SEX, solitude, religious exploration, etc... and it’s insane that I have already experienced more of the world in the last 22 years than my married peers will ever experience in their life.” I didn’t get married before the age of 23. I was 25. I got engaged to her before I’d ever kissed a woman and after We’ve now been married seven months, and I am as happy as I could ever be. It’s true, my dating experience was quite limited, my sex life did not exist prior to marriage and I’ve only done nine of the 23 things listed (the one involving eating a whole jar of Nutella more than once). I got married before graduating, or even having more than a general notion of my career prospects, and I am exceptionally happy. Would I recommend this course of action for everyone? No. If I drove a time-traveling DeLorean to myself circa 2008 and told me that was how it was going to go down, I would’ve told me that I was either crazy or else trying to put me on. While prone to an occasional wild impulse, getting married on a three-date whim isn’t exactly a thing that I’d have expected myself of being capable of. Why on Earth then did I do it? I can’t entirely explain it my-
didn’t feel nervous about it at all and am still glad I did it. I’m very happy and still enjoy a strong I don’t believe that everyone should get married before they graduate college or even that everyone should go to college. We’re all different. We all have means to be happy and successful. Some want to never marry, others want to be able to have a full baseball lineup comprised only of their children. I’ve even seen one of the former grow into one of the latter. My wife didn’t get married until she was 31, with a master’s degree and the beginnings of a solid career in theater education. Now she’s gallivanting off with me to teach in Detroit and start a family. Ultimately though, the long and short of this is just the same as the column to the left of this one: what works for me isn’t what works for you. You gotta do your own thing. I’m exceptionally grateful that my wife lived a rich, varied life before she deigned to marry me: it helped make her the person who I want to spend the rest of forever with. We’re looking forward to “settling down,” buying a house in Detroit and building something in a community that needs building in. I wouldn’t have it any other way. But that’s just me doing my thing. You’ve got to do the same your own way: get married, stay single, date around, make out with a stranger, whatever. Just enjoy the journey. -Steven Josephson
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Study shows gap between minority enrollment, graduation rates Alexandria Adair Vasquez
and Unequal: How Higher Edu-
Whether she’s heading the latest United Black Government meeting or helping to plan the annual Summit on Social Justice & Diversity, Jallissa Heston-Elias is every part a book-smart and stylish college student in her signature cheetah-print combat boots and blonde-streaked hairdo.
Racial Privilege,” concluded that black and Hispanic students are increasingly choosing to attend community colleges rather
Brazilian-American will become earn a bachelor’s degree, thereby have managed to both attend and Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education study last summer that exposed a nationwide trend in higher education. The study, titled “Separate
their white counterparts are attending. ern Colorado. The trend doesn’t seem to make sense when coupled the study. since 1995 black and Hispanic postsecondary education have increased by 73 percent and 107 percent, respectively, while the larger white population has a 15-percent increase. What is it, then, that is causing these students to choose so-called
“open access” schools over more selective versities? like they don’t have the tools; they don’t know how to
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college applications. She said that
color is invaluable. “I go to schools and give the presentation, and they see that I White said. “I went to DPS just
doesn’t necessarily understand
money, but here I am a university
selor Ruby White. “They don’t
generation, so they don’t under-
While minority students are getting to college, another hurdle
you can see that they do wonder about it.” White explained that, as a national trend, admission counselors
what credits are,” Heston-Elias said. “They don’t understand the basics that people get when they
get there. An articled published in
college. Schools don’t pay attention to that.” ties need to close this gap. She said
completion than white students do. According to Heston-Elias, an inclusive atmosphere on campus -
lies. Rather than put an emphasis on going to college, White said, these
dence that produces students like Heston-Elias. Given her territo-
that black and Hispanic students
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International students welcomed to UNC with events
International students gathered, socialized and dined with one another under a vaulted ceiling decothey learned more about Greeley and what UNC has to offer. The Center for International Education held its annual welcome dinner for exchange students on Friday evening in Pikes Peak Ballroom at the University Center. Every year, CIE holds welcome dinners for international students at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. In the fall, the center typically hosts a barbecue on the University Center patio. The dinners were established to allow international students to feel welcome at the University of Northern Colorado as well as to get to know other students and build potential friendships. The center helps arriving international students connect with
other students and the community. Local UNC students as well as international students are assisted by the center. Many of the students not only have to adjust to a new country and culture, but also an entirely new environment. “UNC is totally different from where I am from because I am from a big city,” sophomore elementary education major Chung Kim said. “I found UNC to be very calm and quiet, but at the same time, the university is much bigger than the university in Korea.” CIE offers a study abroad program, assistance with passports and an intensive English program, and accepts graduate and undergraduate students. The center continually offers social activities for students throughout each semester. Many international students were pleased with the friendliness of UNC and the city of Greeley,
puter science, but I didn’t get to be there,” said Hubik. “The nearest school our school offered was here in Greeley. I was in the U.S. three years ago, and I liked it, so I wanted to be here with the Americans.” CIE offers a variety of activities for exchange students coming fore courses begin.
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International students gather for dinner at the Pikes Peak Ballroom at the University Center on Friday. The dinner was one of several events meant to help welcome students to UNC.
including senior economics major Ivo Strejcek, who arrived from the Czech Republic. “I am absolutely amazed about how friendly the people here are,” Strejcek said. “I really like it here. I have not seen much of Greeley, but there are plenty of shopping opportunities and I like how perpendicular the streets are.”
Each exchange student has his or her story about how he or she became interested in studying in the United States. Senior computer science major Petr Hubick came to UNC from the Czech Republic and orginally wanted to be closer to Silicon Valley. “I wanted to be in San Francisco because my major is com-
will take the students on shopping trips during the day to pick up necessities such as cell phones, groceries and clothing. In the evening, CIE typically gets the students involved in a social event such as bowling, camping or ice skating. with a welcome dinner. About 400 international students are attending UNC in the spring semester. To learn more about CIE, one may visit http://www.unco. edu/cie/.
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Newspaper editor leaves post, heads to The Mirror Staff report
Following a month-long national search and hiring process, the Student Media Corporation board, which oversees The Mirror, has selected Matt Lubich to take over as the new general manager for the paper. The hire comes after former general manager Kurt Hinkle accepted a public relations position for the Water Valley subdivision in Windsor and its golf course, Pelican Lakes. More than twenty individuals applied for the position. According to board members, Lubich stood out due to his enthusiasm for mentoring and experience
with The Mirror. “Not only has Matt been here at The Mirror, but he's also been a great resource for students looking for Matt Lubich a start in the world of journalism,” said Steven Josephson, the editor-in-chief of The Mirror, who also participated on the hiring board. “Students who have interned with him generally have nothing but good things to say about him, and we're excited to have him bring his experience and passion here.” Prior to accepting his position
with The Mirror, Lubich was the co-owner and executive editor of The Johnstown Breeze and also served on the board of the Colorado Press Association. He will stay on the CPA board but has stepped down as the executive editor of The Breeze in order to devote the necessary time to The Mirror. Lubich graduated from UNC in 1986 with a degree in journalism and served as a news reporter, feature editor and news editor for The Mirror while attending college. ment in the fact that I am basically back where I started,” Lubich said. “The Mirror gave me the start on the life I have lived and the one I’ve raised my family with. And
it’s been a hell of a ride.” Lubich's immediate goals for The Mirror are focused on continuing to develop the publication's online content to make the paper's website and social media “a place where people come to several times a day, each day.” In addition to continuing to grow The Mirror's online offerings, he is also excited to pass on some of his own enthusiasm to the students working at the paper. “I would never have imagined when I was working at The Mirror that someday I would own a newspaper, sit on the Colorado Press Association board of directors, and have had the chances and opportunities to meet the people and cover the stories that I have,”
Lubich said. “I hope I can light and that some of you may someday be able to say some of the same things.” The Mirror also saw some other staff positions change over the semester. Former writer Alexandria Adair Vasquez has taken over as the news editor after former news editor Alexander ArmaniMunn left to take a paid internship in Nederland, Colo. Also, former advertising representative Anthony “Zen” Nguyen has replaced Mollie Lane as The Mirror's advertising manager after Lane's graduation at the end of the fall semester. Lane has since accepted a position with the Greeley Tribune.
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Editor: Biz Gilmore
Moxi changing local culture, music scene Staff Column By Tessa Byrns
Greeley is becoming a central hub for music lovers. The Moxi Theater opened in April of last year and has become the place for local acts to perform and get their name out to music lovers. Frequent concert goers who have relocated to Greeley or have lived here all of their lives now have a place in their hometown to hear live music. Ely Corliss, the owner and operator of the Moxi says he hopes that by consistently bringing great musical acts to Greeley there will be a crowd of
students and community members attending the shows more frequently. “We’ve been in talks with lots of acts from all over the world and we aren’t done booking the whole semester,” Corliss said. “But just to name a few of the acts so far: BoomBox, King Los, Agent Orange, In The Whale, Pepper, Dead Floyd, Tribal Seeds, The Polish Ambassador and Guttermouth. We’ve even been holding dates for bands like Air Dubai and Sir Mix-a-Lot.” On Saturday the theater presented Nappy Roots, a hip-hop band that originated in Kentucky. The Moxi isn’t just for listening to great music from live local bands; it’s also a hangout spot for college students and community
Monday, Jan. 13:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily Until Feb. 3. Variances of Nature Exhibit. The Tointon Gallery inside the Greeley Recreation Center. 651 10th Ave. 9-11 p.m. UPC Presents: Open Mic Night. UC Fireside Lounge.
Tuesday, Jan. 14:
7:30 p.m. Chick Corea. The Lincoln Center. Fort Collins, Colo.
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Rapper Fish Scales of the Nappy Roots performs at the Moxi on Saturday. The Moxi’s owner/operator Ely Corliss hopes to have a big year in 2014.
members alike. “Not many people know this but we offer a free drink to any student that buys a hot dog,” Corliss said. “We are also all ages, so it’s OK if you aren’t 21 yet. The Moxi is a safe and exciting atmosphere with a great stage, sound, lights and an awe-
some bar. We strive to consistently provide the highest quality local and national live music.” Corliss said he believes having venues for bigger acts is a key part of Greeley’s evolving image. “A thriving music scene is essential to any true college town,” Corl-
iss said. “Now that Greeley has a venue like the Moxi, national talent Greeley a chance to host the same caliber of shows and musicians more commonly found in Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins. It’s time for UNC to step See Moxi on page 8
Two games to tide you over until the next new release 1) “Super Meat Boy”
Game Column By Matt Tarman
January is a dry spell for games, with few releases. I always enjoy going back and playing the games people have told me to play, so here are two fastpaced, frenzied games I have dumped plenty of hours into. Hopefully they will hold you over until the next big release comes out.
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that really does not care for your feelings. You are a blob of meat, named Meat Boy. An evil thing called Dr. Fetus has stolen your girlfriend named Bandage Girl. Pretty freaking outrageous; however, that is not the reason you come to Super Meat Boy. Super Meat Boy is a sharp, tactful and brutal platformer game online that has been enhanced and released on the PC and Xbox. The game is fairly simple, and that is the joy of it. The entirety of the game consists of getting from one end to the other, all while dodging blades,
piles of salt, old syringes and many other perils for a blob of meat. The beauty in this game is the fact that it is so simple. They don’t need a lengthy engrossing story, some games just need to be there as a distraction. The amount of precision and patience to get through a level in Super Meat Boy is insane. However, that makes it incredible. When you spend hours trying to get to the end, knowing exactly how to do it, but instead make stupid mistakes, you can’t blame the game, just yourself.
next level, only to get stuck in the same trap again. All while listening to some very fantastic music. However sometimes you just need to play something totally crazy. That is where my second pick comes in.
end of a level and feel such a rush of relief and happiness, you forget all that. You go on to the
never dreamed something like
2) “Hotline Miami” Virtually no story, fantastic music at every second, bright neon colors everywhere. You’re told to go to a building and literally kill everybody. You are never told why, you are told where to go and what to do and that is it. It is like some
See Games on page 8
Thursday, Jan. 16:
7-9 p.m. Winter Welcome Week: UNC’s Got Talent. University Center.
Friday, Jan. 17:
7-9 p.m. Live Music at the Cranford Cove Tea Tavern. 823 10th St. 8 p.m. Karl Markgraf Group. The Kress Cinema & Lounge 817 8th Ave.
Saturday, Jan. 18:
8 p.m. Plans & Complications. The Moxi Theater. 802 9th St.
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Theater hosting more than just music Gameplay takes precedent over graphics Moxi from page 7
out of the ‘suitcase college’ stigma and embrace the growing nightlife and entertainment scene developing in areas of Greeley like 9th Street Plaza in downtown. The support of the UNC community is essential to the Moxi’s success. We see a lot of UNC students here but also have a strong base of young professionals in the area that we would consider regulars.” The Moxi is open to all genres of music which caters to the eclectic taste of the Greeley community. Live music isn’t the only medium the Moxi hosts. Corliss has booked comedy shows, wed-
dings and a prom for the spring semester. “Currently we have several comedy shows booked as well as a weeklong school play for Frontier Academy in March, several weddings in the summer and events like ‘Thrift-Store Prom’ and even a fashion show are scheduled in the coming months,” Corliss said. “We welcome all sorts of productions to contact us about new ideas for private and public events. As far as movie screenings, we’d like to defer to the Kress Cinema, but never say never.” Corliss wants Greeley’s burgeoning music scene to become a staple in Colorado as a go-to music scene for people who love live shows.
—Tessa Byrns is a senior journalism-news editorial major and staff writer for The Mirror. She can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Coming to the Moxi: January 18: Plans and Complications January 20: Boombox January 24: King Los January 25: Agent Orange w/ In the Whale, Disguise the Silence, Skyfox, and Current Youth January 30: Pepper February 21: Dead Floyd w/ Electric Stair Child March 28: Air Dubai April 1: Guttermouth April 10: Tribal Seeds Source: Eli Corliss
in two worth-while video game titles Games from page 7
actually is. This game is not out for something sick. This game is out to simply enjoy the results of your actions, to go in without any repercussions, which makes it fantastic. The enemies are fast, quick, and will not hesitate to take you out at first sight. So the game comes down to this: these people will kill you, so you must be faster and more agile to be able to take them out before they can get you. I have spent days of my life just playing this game through over and over. It is hard to describe this game, so check it out on
the PC and Playstation Network. One of the things these games have in common is that they are pretty difficult games, but at death, with the push of a button, you are back in the action. Some people may not like very difficult games. I did not either. I tried playing “Dark Souls” and I did not enjoy it. Yet then I played these games. These two feel different. When I played Dark Souls, I felt like a lot of my deaths resulted from over-powered enemies and other things I really didn’t understand. However when I played Super Meat Boy or Hotline Miami, I understood why I
died and exactly how to go back and make up for my mistakes. Another thing that made these games a lot more accessible to me? They both have great soundtracks with fantastic music that will get stuck in your head for days. Both of these games are only $15, and for this much entertainment I definitely felt it was worth it. For a time when nothing else is coming out, I recommend these two great games. —Matt Tarman is a video game reviewer for The Mirror. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor: Michael Nowels
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their opinion. We have
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non-supporters in the area or
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Northern Colorado 62, Idaho State 55
Northern Colorado Lockridge 3-8 1-2 7, Lee 5-16 11-13 21, Derrleux 2-6 9-11 14, Mallon 3-5 0-1 8, Duehn 5-10 1-1 12, Dougherty 0-1 0-0 0, Zadina 0-1 0-0 0, Van Deudekom 0-2 0-0 0, Hiser 0-4 0-0 0, Howell 0-1 0-0 0. Idaho State Tingey 6-11 1-2 13, Jenkins 0-3 2-2 2, Bitter 2-10 4-4 9, Reed 4-15 6-6 16, Schrimpsher 1-9 0-0 3, Willard 0-2 1-2 1, Porchia 0-0 0-0 0, Bacorcin 1-3 0-0 2, Policicchio 4-6 1-1 9. Team Statistics FG pct.: UNC 33.3 (18-54), ISU 30.5 (18-59). 3-point FG: UNC 20 (4-20), ISU 17.4 (4-23). FT pct.: UNC 78.6 (22-28), ISU 88.2 (15-17). Assists: UNC 9, ISU 14. Rebounds: UNC 34, ISU 49.
Women’s Basketball: vs. Montana State. 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. vs. Montana. 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
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Men’s Basketball: at. Montana State. 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Bozeman, Mont. at Montana. 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Mizzoula, Mont.
Swimming & Diving: Air Force Quadrangular. All Day Jan 17 & 18. Colorado Springs.
Northern Colorado at Idaho State
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vs. Montana State (8-5, 3-1) 7 p.m. Thursday Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
Wrestling: at Grand Canyon University. 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Phoenix. at Arizona State. 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Tempe, Ariz.
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Men’s basketball overcomes defensive lapses Basketball from page 1
but the Bears still found a way to take an early lead.
Huskisson said Unruh’s strong play late in the game wasn’t unexpected by his teammates. “He hit big ones late in the game and he just does what the team needs. He’s been here for what his role is,” Huskisson said. Lee hit a contested layup at the one-minute mark which was followed by two missed 3-pointers by Bengals forward Chris Hansen. With 38 seconds left in the game, Northern Colorado junior guard Corey Spence made two free throws to put the Bears out of ISU’s reach and The game started slowly,
short period of time before Idaho State used a 7-0 run to take an 18-13 lead about
my team needed.” Huskisson said. “Early I hit one and I passed a couple up and my teammates came all the credit, because they
Northern Colorado junior forward Dominique Lee also pitched in, conyups in the second half. With eight minutes left in the game, the Bears
half. Huskisson helped the Bears respond by scoring
They told me to go ahead I did.”
shooting slump. The Bengals’ Hatchet, the reigning Big Sky Player of the
including back-to-back three-pointers after tying the game at 31 with a layup. The long-range shots got the fans out of their seats as the Bears bench dem-
lead against the Bengals. Huskisson led the team into the locker room with 18 points, the most he’s tallied before halftime in his time at UNC. Huskisson started the second half with the same
the slump and kicked off a run that would help his team cut the Bears 10-point lead to one. UNC head coach B.J. Hill mentioned the same lack of focus Unruh saw on
loud applause, creating the feel Huskisson wanted in the arena. Huskisson said his agby encouragement from his teammates, and it paid off. “I just tried to do what
halftime minutes Huskisson had a steal, a dunk and an assist carried out by Unruh which pushed the Bears lead to ten.
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Bears senior guard Tevin Svihovec falls but maintains control of the ball in Saturday’s 82-75 win over Idaho State.
“Our defense left us tonight. Our rotations on ball screens weren’t good. We looked tired,” Hill said. Though the defense struggled at times, the Bears managed to strength-
en the atmosphere in Butler-Hancock Sports Pa-
at Montana State (8-7, 3-1) 7 p.m. Thursday Bozeman, Mont.
the conference that they spot.
Bears lead Big Sky after winter break Staff Report
Cowboys on Dec. 22. Wyoming handed UNC
UNC’s men’s basketball cord in Big Sky Conference play. The Bears are 10-3 the top spot in the Big Sky Conference standings. Northern Colorado started its winter break with a 63on Dec. 16. Senior guard Tate Unruh led the Bears in scoring and Unruh also set a new career-high in 3-pointers in
Highlanders with a little tended into a win.
to Wyoming to face the
score of 72-59. Bears junior forward Dominique Lee led the team in scoring with 17 while senior forward Derrick Barden and junior for the lead in rebounds with six. The Bears bounced back from the loss, opening their Big Sky Conference seaNorth Dakota on Dec. 29. Barden led the team in scoring with 18 points and He earned his second Big Sky Player of the Week award this season following the win. Northern Colorado won ern Utah 91-55 at ButlerJunior forward Tim Huskisson led the Bears in scoring with 16 points
and Lee led in rebounds with six. Jan. 9, the Bears won against Weber State at home, 70-51. game with his fourth double-double of the season which included a team-high 21 points and 13 rebounds. break, Northern Colorado won its fourth game in a row, beating Idaho State 82-75 on Saturday. Huskisson led the Bears in scoring with 22 points. 18 of those points came before halftime, which is the most points he’s scored in UNC. Barden was the leader in rebounds with a game-high of nine. Northern Colorado looks to extend its winning take on Montana State at 7 p.m. Thursday in Bozeman, Mont.
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Southern Scuffle stiff competition Staff Report
UNC wrestling took part
State won the event with 189 Northern Colorado wrestlers
pounds) was UNC’s top
pinned Stan ford’s Bret Baumbach, a qualifier, and defeated Cole
ended when Oregon State’s Other Bears to advance were redshirt freshman
Vollrath but made a run through the consolation
Self of Duke in a tiebreaker
Up next: Missouri, eliminating him
at Grand Canyon (4-4) 7 p.m. Friday Phoenix
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Wrestling falls, finishes 26th Women’s hoops goes 4-3 over break, Southern Scuffle begins Big Sky Conference season 2-3
UNC wrestling competed twice over break, falling in its only dual 49-0 to No. 5 Oklahoma State on Dec. 14 in the Auxiliary Gym. The two University of Northern Colorado wrestlers to come closest to victory were juniors Mitchell Polkowske (157 pounds) and Henry Chirino (285). Polkowske lost to Alex Dieringer, who is ranked second in the 157-pound weight class, in a 4-3 decision. No. 15 heavyweight Austin Marsden beat Chirino in a 3-2 decision. and the recap for that meet is on page 10.
1. Penn State—189 points 2. Oklahoma State—164.5 3. Minnesota—161 4. Cornell—114.5 5. Missouri—102.5 6. Virginia—89 7. Kent State—73.5 8. Iowa State—71.5 9. Oregon State—60 10. Old Dominion—58.5
26. Northern Colorado—16.5
beat Northern Colo-
UNC women’s basketball went 4-3 over winter break and started its Big Sky Conference season 2-3. The University of North-
with an Allyssa Wall j u m p e r and a Leah Szabla free Stephanie Lee throw in the
after fall semester was Dec. 15, when the Bears
the difference. Lee poured in 29 points for UNC in the losing effort while Lockridge posted another double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. At North Dakota State on Jan. 2, Lee closed non-conference play and opened the new year with a new career high in points en route to a 74-70 Bears win. Lee scored 34 points on 14-of-22 shooting while UNC kept the Bison score-
North Texas and beat the Mean Green by a score of Junior center Stephanie Lee led the Bears with 25 points and eight rebounds while senior forward Kim Lockridge recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Jamie Derrieux added 17 points and nine rebounds. The Bears opened their Big Sky season by hosting Southern Utah Dec. 19 as the Thunderbirds won 75double-digits and Derrieux led them with 19, but SUU forward Carli Moreland scored 17 points in the second half to help her team to victory. North Dakota came to town next on Dec. 21 and
the game and earned its history. Two days later the Bears played again in North Dakota, this time in Grand a struggle for UNC in the game as North Dakota won the battle on the glass 49-23. Lee was the only Northern Colorado play-
23 points. The next time the Bears took the court was Thursday, when they won at Weber State by a score of Lee on the bench and she and Derrieux, UNC’s top scorers, both scored just three points in 15 minutes, in to make up the production. Lockridge scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds while senior guard Molly Duehn led the team with 18 points. Junior guard Lindsay Mallon recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win. UNC’s most recent Idaho State Saturday afternoon. The recap of that victory is on page 9. The Bears stand at 2-3 in Big Sky play, tied with Portland State and Eastern Washington for sixth place in the conference. Northern Colorado’s next game will be at 7 p.m. Thursday when the Bears host Montana State, which is tied for second in the Big Sky at 3-1.
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entrepreneur’s presentation, judges and other business experts will provide feedback during a private roundtable session.” All presentations are open to the public and will be shown throughout the day at the University Center. This year’s business competitors include Next Generation Systems, an initiative headed by Kenneth Lini, which provides English educational tools for K-12 students; Congo, or Consultation on the Go, headed by Willy Ogorzaly, an online platform that provides instant access to a and Solar Greens, run by Michael Anthony, which seeks to produce lettuces and greens in greenhouses that use renewable energy. For a complete list of competing businesses and of presentation times, one may visit the “Preliminary Challenge” page of the EChallenge’s website, http:// mcb.unco.edu/Events/Echallenge/. tinue on to the Entrepreneurial Challenge, staged will present their business plans in a “Shark Tank” format in front of a panel of six judges, including Ryan Speir, founder of the UNC BizHub; Brandon Soltwisch, assistant professor of management
at the Monfort College of Business; and Jon Rarick, who owns and operates Trans World Supplies, Inc., a manufacturing facility for high temperature inorganic pigments for glass and porcelain. This portion of the competition is focused on giving the competitors feedto their future business, and it shows how business plans are created, developed and presented. 9NEWS will produce a web broadcast to be distributed on 9news.com as well as a recorded television program. The stream will last approximately 60 minutes, with winners announced at the program’s end. The viewing audience will be invited to participate in asking questions of the competitors and voting for their favorite presenters. “9NEWS is looking forward to sharing the entrepreneurial spirit with our online and broadcast audiences,” said Lynne Valencia, vice president for community affairs for KUSA-TV/KTVD-TV. “The Entrepreneurial Challenge has built a solid reputation over the years for showcasing talented and creative entrepreneurs from the state of Colorado. We’re anxious to see who rises to the top this time.” David Thomas, director of the E-Challenge and
assistant professor of management, shares this enthusiasm. “We’re very excited that 9NEWS is partnering with us, expanding the audience for the Entrepreneurial Challenge,” Thomas said. “This competition has helped launch many businesses that have gone on to great success. The broadcasts will provide a broader audience with a view of the exciting ventures being built here in Colorado and will expand economic development by encouraging more participation in future Entrepreneurial Challenge competitions.” Past E-Challenge winners attest to the contest’s value in their business’ success. The winner of the 2011 Challenge was Steven Roy, who developed VetDC: a company focused on taking healthcare treatments and technologies developed for humans and reverse engineering them for pets with serious medical conditions. “The feedback and general guidance we received from the panelists and judges in the Entrepreneurial Challenge really helped could make an effective pitch to potential investors,” Roy said. “The competition is a great opportunity if you want exposure and want to improve. It didn’t feel competitive at all, but rather very sup-
portive.” The winner of the 2013 competition, Clint Accinni agreed. Accinni developed Vertikle Entreprise, a company aimed at improving the lives of amputees through products which enable prosthetic devices to communicate with and adapt to their users. “Winning the 4th annual Entrepreneurial Challenge made a big difference,” Accinni said. “Not only were we able to use some of the prize money to produce units and get them to patients who were waiting on the technology, but the press and attention that it drew also helped us tremendously. We have been able to increase our Internet presence and actually attract investors for larger capital amount.”
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alone. She also mentioned
school, Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., lacked the support base
being on a campus as inclusive as UNC. “We have CHE, the culture centers, organizations for people of color so there are more things to be involved with,” Heston-Elias said. “Also the fact there is an Africana studies program… We have a lot of culture here.” Heston-Elias said that support at UNC isn’t lacking, but that students have to be willing to seek it out.
UNC. She nearly ended up giving up higher education altogether as a result of the isolation she felt at not having anyone to relate to her experience. Heston-Elias said that it was the support of her friends and family which kept her going when she felt
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