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Soccer wins home opener

Senior Chandler Guetz scores a goal in the first half and senior goalkeeper Natalie D’Adamio makes several key saves as the Bears shut out Air Force 1-0. Page 10

Michael Nowels

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Freshman linebacker Max Flores (40) looks on as UNC defensive coordinator Zach Shay breaks down plays on the board during the Bears’ game against CSU-Pueblo on Saturday at Nottingham Field. Flores had one sack as the Bears lost the game to the Division II foe 41-36.

Mistakes have a way of coming back to hurt. UNC’s football team learned that the hard way Saturday as many of its errors resulted in quick Colorado State-Pueblo points in a 41-36 loss to the Division II opponent at Nottingham Field. Senior University of Northern Colorado (11) quarterback Seth LoSee Football on page 12

Block Party rocks Greeley Tessa Byrns

The 9th Street Plaza came alive Friday night as Ely Corliss of The Crew Presents and the Greeley Downtown Development Authority teamed up to host the seventh annual Block Party. The Block Party has come to be recognized as one of Greeley’s premier community events as thousands of

going on in Greeley. We want to get the community and the college students together and show them that there are fun things to do here. I don’t think we need to be a suitcase college town where everyone always leaves on the weekend. Everyone involved in this event really wants to show the community and the students of UNC that Greeley does a thriving night life and we want them to

Party each year. “We’ve been putting together this Block Party as an annual event for seven years,” said Corliss, who owns The Crew Presents, the Moxi Theater, and Bandwagon Magazine “We do this because there isn’t much else

or have their continued support. This is also a perfect time to get involved with the arts and entertainment area of Greeley.” This year Corliss and the DDA upped the ante by switching the location of Block Party from the 16th Street block to

Galleries open across campus

The Mari Michener Gallery holds an opening for a local artist while two galleries on central campus featuree sculptural work by a former UNC professor and both former and current students. Pages 8-9

New PVA dean settling in

Dr. Leo Welch officially starts as the new dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts on Aug. 15 and is feeling right at home in Greeley. Page 7

Joelle Romero | The Mirror

The Burroughs guitarist and vocalist John Burroughs (left) jams on his guitar on Saturday during the 2013 Block Party.

the 9th Street Plaza allowing for the accommodation of nine stages, more than in years past.

Corliss invited more than 40 local bands to perform on the See Party on page 15

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Editor: Alexander Armani-Munn

This week around UNC: Monday, September 9

Police blotter

1-2 p.m. National Student Exchange Info Session. University Center-Room 2205.

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

9-11 p.m. UPC Presents: Open Mic Night. University Center-Fireside Lounge.

Meeting. University Center-Council Room. 4-5 p.m. Student Success Series: Why Start Now with Career Services?

Wednesday, September 11

10-11 a.m. Take Back the Night Planning Committee Meeting. Scott-Wilcoxon Hall.

6-8 p.m. Lutheran Episcopal Campus Minis-

to the true supports I prom-

Thursday, September 5

@frolicferret: Thanks @UNCMirror for giving me the game

At 11:23 a.m. police responded to a call to North Hall regarding an aggravated assault.

Friday, September 6

#HSSevent @lpeck80.

At 8:21 a.m. police responded to a call to Carter Hall regarding

@M3LAKNEE: To all the people -

ism. University Center-Aspen Suite B. 5:30-7 p.m. UNC Community Conversation: Immigration in Northern Colorado. University Center-Panorama Room. 6-8 p.m. Buen Provecho. Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. 7-9 p.m. International Film Series: “Honor -

in Penitente Canyon. Campus Recreation Center.

Freshman special education major Kelli Heaton (left) smashes a water balloon on freshman special education major Sara Anderson during a messy twister and water ballon fight activity put on by Presidents Row at Bishop-Lehr Field.

not walked the hills at UNC

Photo by Joelle Romero | The Mirror

4-5 p.m.

All Day


At 9:10 p.m. police responded

Thursday, September 12

Saturday, September 14

@illwillthegreat: To all the fair weather fans go ahead and

At 1:54 p.m. police responded to a call at Wilson Hall regarding a

illegal use of a credit card.

1844 11 Avenue.

Estes Park, CO.

have no idea how much we appreciate you for always hav-

launches College Student Coun-

5:30-7 p.m. Student Senate Meeting. University Center-Council Room.

5 p.m.


@runDMChap_91: I just wanna take this time to thank all the

At 12:29 p.m. police responded to a call to the I-Lot parking lot regarding a hit and run and vehicle damage.

8:15-9:45 a.m.

Friday, September 13

UNC tweet of the week:

Snapshot of the week

Wednesday, September 4

Tuesday, September 10

sion. Lindou Auditorium.

September 9, 2013



State of the University Address on September 17

UNC Fall Faculty Recital Series to kick off Sep. 9

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day Sep. 21

GLBTA Resource Office to host “Safe Zone” training

University President Kay Norton will present the State of the University Address Tuesday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. in the ballrooms at the University Center. Community members interested in attending the address must R.S.V.P. via email to Elaine Quam before September 9. The address will take place during a luncheon, and attendess will be provided with a complimentary meal. The address is an annual event in which the president discusses in detail the issues facing the university and then provides objectives and a direction for the future. A video of the address will be available at

The Fall Faculty Recital Series is set to begin Monday, September 9 at the Union Colony Civic Center.

The University of Northern Colorado will host its annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 21. Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day is an annual tradition that recognizes the dedicated faculty and staff of UNC. Faculty and staff members can R.S.V.P. before September 17 to attend a free tailgate party prior to the football team’s showdown with the University of Northern Iowa at Nottingham Field. Interested faculty and staff can RSVP to any Faculty and Staff Apprecation Day representative. A complete list of representatives is available online at www.unco. edu/news/assets/pdfs/appreciationday.pdf

will offer a “Safe Zone” training session for faculty and staff from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 at the University Center in Spruce Suite A. Faculty and staff members can register for the training by emailing According to the GLBTA webpage at, the UNC Safe Zone Program “creates a visible and supportive network of allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities at UNC.” The three hour training focuses on issues facing the GLBTA community and trains people to be GLBTA allies. Three more trainings will be offered this fall.

UNC music professor James piano, on the stage of the Hensel Phelps Theatre at the UCCC. The show begins at 8 p.m. The Artist Faculty Recital Series showcases “outstanding professional performances in intimate settings” and has become Performing and Visual Arts. Tickets are available through list of this year’s performers is online at


September 9, 2013

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The Mirror Poll:

Editor-in-chief: Steven Josephson

THE MIRROR Early in 2011, amidst the height of the Arab Spring, many of the citizens of Syria decided that they had put up with enough from their government and decided to do something about what they saw as an unjust system. Since 1971 Hafez al-Assad had ruled Syria as the president of a nation where only one political The only vote one could cast regarding the nation’s president was on a referendum that asked whether or not you approved of him. After the death of Hafez alAssad in 2000, his son, Bashar al-Assad took power and initially many in the country hoped that a new, more progressive era might be able to begin. Fast forward 10 years later and little had changed in Syria, but changes were occurring elsewhere. Libya was in a state of civil war, Egypt and Tunisia had ousted their former leaders from power and many Arab nations were changing their governmental systems in order to appease their citizens. Syria was right in the middle of this movement, which we now call the Arab Spring. What had started at the beginning of 2011 as relatively peaceful protests and subsequent governmental response quickly escalated to a full blown civil war by the end of July. Now, a little over two years

Reflects Thoughts from the editorial staff of The Mirror How you feel about U.S. intervention in Syria is immaterial later, the war rages on. Accurate numbers are hard to come by, but the few that have come out from creditable sources are fairly sobering for the nation that was estimated to have a population of 22.5 million before the war. In June the U.N. estimated that there were 100,000 civil warrelated fatalities. That’s 0.44 percent of Syria’s pre-war population, or in plainer terms, one dead person out of every 227 that was alive before hostilities began. A Jan. U.N. report estimated that there were at least 2 million displaced refugees (nine percent or one in every eleven people in pre-war Syria) and close to the same number of people are displaced and still residing within the country. A report from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in March estimated that there are at least an additional 130,000 or more people who are either unaccounted for or are being held prisoner (0.58 percent or one out of every 172 pre-war Syrians). people who lived in Syria before civil war broke out is now either dead, a refugee, homeless or missing. Whether or not you feel that these statistics are enough to justify foreign intervention is ultimately irrelevant to the purpose of this column. The point is that most people

on campus probably knew about and had an opinion regarding Ben Batman before they’d even heard about the likelihood of the Syrian government using chemical weapons against its own citizens. They might have known about it even before they were aware of the continued violent unrest in Egypt that re-erupted over the summer. This is, to my mind, unacceptable. Most of you reading this paper are either in or have been to college, institutions dedicated to the pursuit of learning and at their idealistic core, the betterment of mankind. At the very least, we are all members of the human race and should be inclined to take notice when other members of our species are being so affected. The 17th century poet John Donne in his poem titled “Meditation XVII” probably put it as well as anyone ever has: No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend’s Or of thine own were: Any man’s death diminishes

me, Because I am involved in mankind, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. The problem as I see it now is that we are not, as Donne put it, ‘involved in mankind.’ Perhaps we should think about that. Here we are in college, and we care more about a man being character so that we can have about two hours’ worth of distraction two to four years from now than we do about a real-world event that is tearing a country apart. In his statement about Syria on Aug. 31, President Obama gressional approval before the U.S. military was to begin a strike against the regime. congressional approval in response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons, stating, “I’ve long believed that our power is rooted not just in our milia government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” What does it say about our government’s capacity to act if the people don’t know what’s going on in the countries in which we might intervene?

Letter to the editor: Students can soon ‘look forward’ to having fracking under their feet and in their face view to very beautiful tan oil storage tanks. That’s after the drilling and derricks do their job drilling and fracking 24/7 of course. Takes away from having to try and focus on those pesky mountains in the distance. And do we know what the president of

UNC (who happens to be married to the mayor of Greeley) says about Mineral Resources, the company responsible for the majority of this drilling? They are “family,” “great friends to UNC,” “it’s personal with them.” That is probably why mineral leases for UNC

were signed without a competitive bid (http:// public-outrage-againstfracking-colorado/). If this is not why you chose UNC think about joining a group that opposes this activity, one group (Weld Air and Water – they are on Facebook) even meets a block


you approve of U.S. intervention in Syria? 48%



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Senate looks to tackle reorganization

Planning committee meets Wednesday

Mikhala Krochta

Staff Report

It may be a new school year, but Student Senate is wrestling old demons as a new delegation attempts to complete the process of reconstruction. proposed two years ago as a means to make Student Senate more efficient and more President capable of serving Oliver Bourne and representing the student body. The student body approved the reconstruction proposal via a student referendum in the spring of 2012. Since the referendum, three senates have worked to implement the reconstruction, which includes a redrafting of bylaws along with an overhaul of cabinet positions. “In discussing, asking students and oftentimes debating, we as a Student Senate within a committee open to all students created a structure taking all of the ‘old’ Student Senate’s responsibilities and bylaws and condensing them into what will soon be three main committees (Student Affairs, Finance, and Academic Affairs) headed by three Directors,” said Student Body President Oliver Bourne. By consolidating the duties of senate into three compartmentalized committees, members hope that it will be easier for students to interact with the senate while eliminating excessive pay and unnecessary positions. Although certain job ‘titles’ are being eliminated, responsibilities are being reassigned to different positions. The Student Senate is currently composed of nine

positions including President, Student Trustee, Director of Finance, Director of Legislative Affairs, Director of University Relations, Director of Student Affairs, Director of Student Clubs and Organizations, Director of Diverse Relations and Director of Academic Affairs. Restructuring was proposed due to the concern that there was an excessive number of seats on senate and that some members were being paid to perform duties that could easily be absorbed by other positions. The new senate structure consists of a Student body President, a Student Trustee, a Director of Finance and a Director of Student Affairs. Each representative will serve as a chairperson bring together student representatives from each of the university's six colleges. The President will serve as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee; the Student Trustee will chair the Organization Funding Board Subcommittee and the Student Leadership/ Scholarship Award Committee; the Director of Finance will head the Finance Committee, the Information and Technology Funding Committee and the Student Fee Allocation Process Subcommittee; The Director of Student Affairs will chair the Student Affairs Committee and the Bear Vote Initiative Committee. According to chapter one section one of the new Student Senate bylaws, “The Student Body President, Student Trustee, Director of Finance, and Director of Student Affairs must keep and post a minimum of These hours shall be between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.. At least three days a week must be spent in the Student CabDocumenting and main-

will ensure that all senate ing their duties, and justifying their compensation. This semester, Student Senate will be working diligently to reach out to students and to inform them about the changes that will come with reconstruction, as well as the senate's goals for the future. Informational tables will be set up around campus periodically and events will be held on Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 to give students a chance to ask questions and to be informed on all the issues and how they can get involved. “Currently senate has nine members and in the 2014-2015 year we hope to have as many as 19 (three from each college and four directors). This alone will create an opportunity for students to get involved and be a leader within their college and impact the University as a whole,” said Bourne, “With more members from different academic areas, I feel Senate will be able to better represent all students when making decisions that affect the entire University.” Anyone can get involved in Student Senate and affect the decision-making process at UNC, and the current senate would like to see more students applying and campaigning for positions within Senate. “We will be conducting Student Educational meetings all around campus to spread the word about how anyone can run for the 2014-2015 Student Senate,” said Bourne. “We strive to be able to represent every student on campus, and if we cannot, we communicate and reach out to those people in any way we can. We encourage all students to voice their opinions and Student Senate will work hard to protect the voices of the sometimes underrepresented people on campus.”

The Take Back the Night planning committee will meet Wednesday from 1011 a.m. at Scott-Wilcoxon Hall. The planning committee offers students an opportunity to get involved with one of the university’s biggest annual events. Take Back the Night is an annual march and rally to unify and protest vio-

lence against people of all genders, ethnicities, and orientations and to promote awareness of the attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate this type of violence at UNC. Take Back the Night is an international event that began in Belgium in 1986. Take Back the Night is coordinated by the UNC Women’s Resource Center. Last year’s event drew a crowd of nearly 500 people and featured Katie

Hinda, former kicker for the University of Colorado football team, as a guest speaker. Interested students can contact Bernadette Cordova via email at bernadette. or by phone at (970)351-2941. The planning committee will meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. for the next three weeks. Take Back the Night will be Oct. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Garden Theatre.


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The Union Colony Civic Center celebrates 25th anniversary By Alexander Armani-Munn

The Union Colony Civic Center celebrated 25 years this weekend with a gala Sunday night. The UCCC represents a unique element in the cultural makeup of Greeley and has played a pivotal role in the city’s growth since it was built in 1988. Throughout its history, Greeley has been a haunt for thespians and artists, and it is hard to imagine the city without a thriving cultural center like the UCCC. “This is the crown jewel of a jewel city,” said former Greeley Mayor Robert when the UCCC was completed in 1988. Current Mayor Tom Norton echoed Markley’s praise, saying, “This is the

only class-A performing arts facility in Northern Colorado.” With 69,000 square feet in total space, a 1,700 seat concert hall, a 240 seat theatre and a 1,000 square foot art gallery, the UCCC provides the Greeley community and the University of Northern Colorado with a supreme venue for any cultural event or performance. The tight-knit relationship between the UCCC and UNC traces back to the center’s inception, which began with grassroots campaigns for erecting a civic center as early as 1966. The original idea for building a performance venue in Greeley came from discussions between the university and the Greeley Philharmonic. In 1973, a study was released recommending

an auditorium be built in Greeley; however, citizens voted down an initiative to build the auditorium the next year. Citizens again voted down an initiative to build an auditorium in Greeley in 1979 after a proposal was made to build a $7.5 million cultural center on the campus of UNC. In 1983, community members began a fundraising effort to fund the building of a cultural center, and the city government paid $360,000 for designs. After receiving $5 million in private contributions in 1985, local advocates were able to get a cultural center initiative on the ballot in 1986. With Greeley citizens wary of excessive spending, the initiative was met with some resistance, and a second referendum was


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even held to ensure building the civic center was the majority preference. The initiative passed again, and construction began later that year. Greeley’s school children were invited to submit their ideas in a contest to name the new civic center. Fifth grader Jenny Kreitler from Sawsheen Elementary won with the submission “Union Colony Civic Center,” an ode to the city’s early roots. The UCCC regularly hosts performances by UNC faculty and students, creating a relationship that is dynamic and mutually “It has been a long and productive relationship,” said UNC President Kay Norton, “(The UCCC) would not have been needed if not for UNC.”

Ben Stivers | The Mirror

Seen here on Sunday evening, the UCCC has been hosting Greeley cultural events for 25 years.

Many of the original advocates for the UCCC were on hand for the celebration Sunday. City of Greeley Festivals Coordinator Rhonda Welch recalled fondly the opening of the

center in September 1988 saying, “It was so exciting. We could hardly stand it. It literally became everything we had hoped for and had been waiting for for so long.”


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College of Performing and Visual Arts welcomes new Dean By Alexander Armani-Munn

Shortly after the end of the spring semester, the University of Northern Colorado hired Dr. Leo Welch as the Dean of the College of Preforming and Visual Arts. Welch started on Aug. 15 relieving Professor Vergie Amendola who served as interim dean after the departure of former dean Andrew Jay Svedlow. Amendola will retain her position as assistant dean. Dr. Welch comes to UNC from Florida State University where he served for nine years as the Associate Dean of Community Engagement in FSU’s College of Music. Welch has worked in academia for over 20 years, and prior to his tenure at FSU, he was a

faculty member at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. From 1992-2003.

have about the same student body size, which is 1,100,” said Welch in an online interview.

for him professionally after considering the similarities between UNC and his previous two employers.

candidates for the dean pocial visit to UNC April 1112 to meet with the hiring search committee as well as the students, faculty and staff of the college. “I was immediately impressed by the obvious dedication and engagement of the search committee’s faculty, staff and administrators concerning the best interests of the students of UNC,” said Welch.

the College of Fine Arts at Marshall University closely matches the design of the three Schools of Music, Theatre Arts and Dance and Art and Design here at UNC. I most recently served as an associate dean at the Florida State University College of Music in Tallahassee, Florida. The College of Music at Florida State University and the College of Performing and Visual Arts here at UNC share the same reputation for arts excellence, and they also

UNC, Welch had the opportunity to tour the PVA school, observe classes and begin engaging with students and faculty. Welch expressed admiration for the dedication

and engagement of the PVA college’s students and faculty. “I spent the last week touring the facilities within Theatre Arts and Dance, Art and Design and Music. It was really interesting to see so many students thoroughly engaged in the creative learning process. If I have the time, I would love to come back to each of the classes that we visited towards the end of the semester see how their work was progressing,” said Welch. As an accomplished administrator and musician, Welch offers the PVA school a leader who is both passionate for music and experienced in the arena of academic administration. In the coming year, Welch intends to continue to interact with students and faculty at the PVA school to culti-

vate a better understanding of the college and to determine the direction he hopes to lead the school. “I am learning quite a bit about the college’s culture, and I hope to learn a lot more in this coming year as I continue to speak to faculty and student’s regarding the future direction of the college,” said Welch, “I have found that effective leadership at the dean level means galvanizing the energy and focus within a college and creating a collective vision that includes input from the faculty, students and staff.” Welch has the good fortune of making a living doing what he loves, and although he is professionally trained in classical and jazz guitar, he enjoys all styles of guitar. In addition to playing-

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Dr. Leo Welch

guitar, Dean Welch also has “My



and I have already explored the Poudre River Canyon several times over the past month. In general, the trout seem to be much smarter here in Colorado,” said Welch.


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Maeve Widmann | The Mirror

“4” by Ryan Erickson was one of several pieces on display at the gallery.

Joelle Romero | The Mirror

Senior art major Andrew Hodgen inspects a few of the pieces by former UNC professor William “Bill” Cordiner during exhibit’s opening gala at the Mariani Gallery on Wednesday.

Maeve Widmann | The Mirror

UNC student Emma Dakin looks over sculptures at opening reception for the UNC Sculpture Students show at the Oak Room Gallery on Wednesday.

Oak Room showcases UNC students Juliette Angoulvant

An art exhibit showing the works of current and former UNC sculpture students held its opening reception on Wednesday in the Oak Room Gallery at Crabbe Hall. Five students—Hee-hun Cho, R. Christoval Roma, Ryan Erickson, Cody Steiner, and Pete Niehoff— with twelve pieces between them were chosen by head sculpture professor Tom Stephens to participate. The artists were either recent graduates of the UNC sculpture program or current students. All of the featured artists have been a part of UNC’s art and design program and chosen sculpture as an area of concentration. The program requires students to submit art portfolios for initial acceptance, followed by completing beginning and advanced sculpture classes. The exhibited work was largely abstract multimedia, with the exception of one sculpture of a human head. Ryan Erickson submitted a sculpture titled “Ready Made 1,” which was composed of recycled and salvaged objects including a window from an abandoned church, metal from a scrap yard and some cast bronze that broke through a mold. Erickson showed some pieces in the UNC student his work in the Oak Room, which he said “feels great.” “(I

am) glad people are coming to look,” said Erickson. Some of the other pieces on display included a wave-shaped metal frame covered with rice paper, and three paint cans mounted onto the wall, pouring into empty astronaut suits. The Oak Room Gallery, with its wood-paneled walls and manageable size provided an intimate setting for the exhibit. Over 100 visitors stopped by over the course of the opening, including many art students. Lauren Jacobsen and Naomi Butler were both encouraged by their art teachers to visit the exhibit. The show opened alongside another art exhibit at UNC: “Frougewerk,” the art of Bill Cordiner, which held its opening reception Wednesday in Guggenheim Hall’s Mariani Gallery. Frougewerk showcases the work of former art professor Bill Cordiner, the professor, who according to Tom Stephens, “really started the ball rolling” in the creation of a strong sculpture program. After Frougewerk was chosen to be exhibited in the Mariani Gallery, “Joan (Shannon-Miller, the director of both the Oak Room and Mariani Galleries) asked me if I would like to have a sculpture show in the Oak Room Gallery to go with this show,” said Stephens. Stephens was very pleased with his student’s work, saying that all the pieces were “very strong.” “It’s nice to be able to continue the tradition of a strong sculpture program,” said Stephens.

A crowd gathers during the work by William “Bill” Cord

Former UNC pro Jennifer Hazeldine

The artwork of former University of Northern Colorado Professor William “Bill” Cordiner is being featured in a new exhibit, which opened Wednesday at the MarianaiGallery in Guggenheim Hall. The new exhibit was organized by Joan Shannon-Miller, the director of the Mariani Gallery and the Oak Room Gallery in Crabbe Hall. The exhibit featured several sculptures, collages, and iani Gallery. Guests noshed on food and drinks during the exhibit’s opening on Wednesday as they reviewed 40 years of Cordiner’s work. Cordiner worked at UNC for 29 years from 1966-1995, teaching sculpture, collage and foundation art. He passed away October 1, 2012. The exhibit will remain open until Cordiner’s birthday on Oct. 5. The majority of Cordiner’s work is abstract because he liked to create his art from intuition and use of the senses. “The pieces are your friends. They have a mind and soul of their own. His work is understood by the heart, not intellectually,” said Cordiner’s widow, Lynne Hemingway Cordiner, at the opening. He explored several different majors in college before deciding upon sculpture. Despite his indecision, Cordiner always maintained a desire to create. His admiration for three-dimensional art originated in his childhood.

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Chealsea Brodin | The Mirror

Enrique Alvarez addresses attendees at the opening reception of his gallery exhibit at the Mari Michener Gallery on Friday.

Chealsea Brodin | The Mirror

Graduate linguistics majors Chen Na (left) and Shi Kun (right) speak with Enrique Alvarez during the opening reception of his gallery exhibit at the Mari Michener Gallery on Friday.

Joelle Romero | The Mirror

e opening gala for the exhibit titled “Frougewerk” showcasing diner on Wednesday.

ofessor featured

As a small boy, Cordiner would create little toys, such as small boats, guns, and airplanes out of wood in his father’s shop. He would also create collages out of different types of paper and combine it with a water-based glue. During his extensive career as an artist, Cordiner amassed a portfolio of artwork that is diverse and unconventional. Much of Cordiner’s art is asymmetrical and derives its appeal from its intricate details. The artwork featured incorporates various materials such as wood, metal, rock, ceramics and paper. Some of the sculptures made use of scrap materials such as twine and rusted metal. Cordiner’s unique sensibilities garnered a wide variety of reactions. “I don’t understand abstract,” said senior photography and graphic design major Kira Gehle, “A lot of his artwork is above my comprehension, but there were a few pieces that were aesthetically pleasing.” Senior art and design major Zach Britton offered a positive review of Cordiner’s artwork: “I think it’s really great! He has a holistic vision. He’s great with the composition of his sculptures.” Cordiner was remembered as an impactful professor during his time at the University of Northern Colorado — he was known as a teacher who inspired students to create what they feel, rather than what they see. Although current UNC students will never have the opportunity to take a course with the late Professor Cordiner, “Frougewerk” offers the opportunity to enjoy his work and to learn from his artistic example.

Artist ecourages others to follow passions Jennifer Hazeldine

The Friends of the University of Northern Colorado Libraries hosted the opening reception for a new art exhibit featuring the work of Enrique Alvarez Friday afternoon at the Mari Michener Gallery in the Michener Library. Alvarez’s exhibit, titled “Naturalism,” featured a selection of oil-based paintings. Alvarez was born in Spain and moved to America later in life. He spent his career working as a medical doctor and sion that would keep him occupied, so he decided to start oil painting. Alvarez’s style for each painting changes depending on the state of his mood. He prefers to paint what he sees and only uses oil paint as his medium. The gallery coordinator, Colette Pitcher explained that semester due to his unique style, ideas and variety of paintings. Alvarez’s exhibit runs from Aug. 26 to Sept. 22. Many of the featured paintings rely on different animals such as lions, zebras, elephants, rhinos, horses, birds and bulls as objects of attention. Other paintings on display feature images of Native Americans and colorful landscapes. After the initial remarks for the opening reception, Al-

varez gave a short speech about himself and shared advice with his guests, telling them to enjoy living, because life is short. He let the audience know that they should do what they are passionate about in life, because it will bring them happiness. He reminded the guests to make lifelong friends and to be merry. Alvarez’s speech was well-received by the audience, who were given an opportunity to comment and ask Alvarez questions. Greeley resident Araceli Calderon was particularly moved by Alverez’s words and work. “Thank you. You are teaching me how to be brave,” said Calderon during the Q&A portion of the reception. Many students stopped to admire the work on display while passing through the library. “The landscapes are gorgeous,” said freshman secondary education major Natalie Smith. “These paintings look very real.” nior biomedical science major Jessica Hazeldine. Bright and rococo-style colorways are another feature him to paint. Alvarez stated that he paints because it brings him happiness, and he hopes not only that students at UNC can experience that happiness when viewing his paintings but

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Last week in UNC sports: Colorado State-Pueblo- Northern Colorado CSU-Pueblo 0 28 6 7 - 41 Northern Colorado 3 20 6 7 - 36 CSUP First Downs 20 1st Down Rush 5 1st Down Pass 13 1st Down Pen. 2 Rushes-yards 32-115 Passing yards 267 Comp-Att 20-36 Sacked-yards 3-8 Punts 5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 Intercepted-yds 1-0 Penalties-yards 6-57 Time of Poss. 23:52 3rd Down Eff. 47% 4th Down Eff. 0%

UNC 25 5 16 4 33-107 390 29-45 2-15 4 1-1 2-146 3-30 36:08 46% 0%

Individual Statistics Rushing: CSU-P, McDondle 15-69-1, Ashe 10-41, Duncan 2-17. UNC, Dennis 26-102-2, Graham 2-5. Passing: CSU-P, Bonner 20-36-267-3-1. UNC, Lobato 29-45-390-3-2. Receiving: CSU-P, Browning 7-133-1, Sandoval 4-57-1, Thornton 3-31 Duncan 1-27, McDondle 3-24, Cooper 1-12 MacArthur 1-3. UNC, Davis 12-1563, Jefferson 5-100, Wilbers 6-85, Stimphil 2-21, Dennis 2-12, Graham 1-9, Vander Velde 1-7.

This week in UNC sports: Football: at Wyoming Saturday at 2 p.m. Laramie, Wyo. Men’s Golf: Gene Miranda Invitational Final Round Monday All Day. Air Force Academy. Women’s Golf: Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic Monday-Tuesday All Day. Fort Collins. Soccer: vs. New Mexico Friday at 7 p.m. Jackson Field. Women’s Tennis: Drake Fall Invitational Friday-Saturday All Day. Des Moines, Iowa. Volleyball: Golden Hurricane Classic Tulsa, Okla. vs. Texas State Friday at 4:30 p.m. vs. Arkansas Saturday at 9 a.m. at Tulsa Saturday at 5 p.m.

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Editor: MIchael Nowels

D’Adamio shuts out Air Force in home opener Daymeon Vaughn

A warm night provided a textbook setting for UNC women’s soccer’s (2-3-0) home-opening win against Air Force (03-1). With the support of a relatively large crowd the University of Northern Colorado survived to hold on to a 1-0 victory Friday night at Jackson Stadium. Chandler Guetz directed a pass from junior Ambree Bellin into the net with a well-aimed header with 12 minutes remaingoal stood for the rest of the match, providing the Bears with the victory. After the match Guetz talked about how being back home affected the team. “It feels pretty great,” Guetz said. “We had a great crowd tonight, especially with all the other sports teams out here to support us. It was a really good environment and very fun to play in.” Despite various inju-

and defensive backs, the Bears were still able to endure a late rally by the Falcons by virtue of a few key saves by senior goalkeeper Natalie D’Adamio in the second half. “I just had to keep the team in the game,” said D’Adamio. “It was me trying to keep that shutout, so I was just thinking that I had to save everything. A lot of people have muscle injuries and stuff like that but playing at home again gives us the chance to have people recover and take a break, so hopefully we’re back stronger with a lot more people.” D’Adamio had six saves in the game. rera said his team got a boost of energy after Guetz’s goal. “Once we score, it can so after Chandler scored we substituted her out for a breather and we really liked the energy that came off the bench,” Barrera said. the game, there was still

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Air Force defender Kristina O’Sullivan pulls at UNC midfielder Rebecca Lancia’s jersey as they fight for the ball in Friday’s 1-0 Bears win at Jackson Field.

a steady volume of shots between the teams: the Falcons provided nine shots, six on target while the Bears had just as many shots but only three on frame. Barrera said he knows what to expect from an Air Force side he’s seen year after year in nonconference play.

“Air Force is a good team,” Barrera said. and it was a back and forth game all the way know they’re going to be well-organized, they’re going to work really hard, they’re going to create some chances and I think they did. We needed to de-

fend a little bit better at the end and make some better decisions on the ball but we’ll take it.”

Up next:

vs. New Mexico at Jackson Field 7 p.m. Friday

Volleyball finishes 1-2 at Bluejay Invitational Staff Report

UNC volleyball was busy last week, playing four matches in urday as part of the Bluejay Invitational. Unfortunately for the University of Northern Colorado (2-3), though, the competition was stiff and the team went 1-3 over the week. in Fort Collins against Colorado State. No UNC player reached double digits in kill, blocks or digs and the Bears were held to

.028 hitting percentage as the Rams (6-0) took straight sets by scores of 25-23, 2512 and 25-13. Looking to bounce back, Merideth Northern ColJohnson orado headed to Omaha, Neb. for the Bluejay Classic hostjays (4-1) dominated throughout the match, holding the Bears to .036 hitting as they took all three sets, 25-12, 25-18 and 25-16. Se-

nior libero Merideth Johnson was a bright spot for UNC with 17 digs. Saturday morning, Johnson matched her dig total from the night before, but that was the only saving grace for the University of Northern Colorado as Cal (5-0) defeated UNC 25-14, 25-16 and 25-16. In the evening, however, the Bears found their stride against South Florida as they beat the Bulls (3-4) by set scores of 2511, 17-25, 26-24 and 25-21. Several UNC players put up big stats in the match. Johnson and freshman setter Ashley Guth-

rie recorded 20 digs each while junior middle blockers Andrea Spaustat and Brianna Strong and senior outside hitter Alyssa Wilson each racked up 13 kills. Johnson was named to the alltournament team for the Bears after recording double-digit digs in each game UNC played over the weekend.

Up next: Golden Hurricane Classic at Tulsa, Okla. Friday-Saturday


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Football loss better before beginning of conference play Fox Tales

By Samantha Fox

Labels are just that — labels; an easy way for subjects with which they are unfamiliar. Head Coach Earnest Collins Jr. and the rest of the UNC football squad knew this, and now others need to recognize it. The University of Northern Colorado team may have lost to a labeled DivisionII team, but Colorado State University-Pueblo is the sixth-ranked club in the division. “When you’re playing a top 10 team, I don’t care what level they are,� Collins said. “You’ve got to understand they’re going to come in here and play football. They’re going to come in and play football

the right way.� 2,450 passing yards in a season, not too shabby, right? That is last year’s season total for CSU-Pueblo junior transfer Chris Bonner, who threw for 267 yards against the Bears, which was well fewer than senior quarterback Seth Lobato’s 390 for the Bears. I’m not saying the reason UNC lost was because the ThunderWolves were the better team — they’re not — but the loss came down to Bears mistakes, particularly two pick-sixes and weakness in the secondary. “They’re a good team,� Lobato said. “We had everything that we wanted, we just killed ourselves and when we turn the ball over we give them opportunities and if we don’t capitalize on opportunities, obviously our game is going to come out like it did.� While UNC should have won, it’s better to lose now to a non-conference team while it’s still early enough

to correct the problems. Teams will learn more in a loss than they will in a win; instead of focusing on errors in a victory, teams will see what they did correctly, and won’t focus enough on the wrong. In 2011, Lindenwood came to UNC and no one seemed to expect the Bears to lose. Lindenwood was an NAIA team, after all. But that game taught a greater lesson than any other loss that year: never underestimate the opponent based on division. While UNC is expected to have the upper hand, determination can equalize the opponent’s level of play. Determination to prove the team should not be overlooked over because of division and determination to prove beating a bigger opponent is possible. A greater number of scholarships allowed for smaller football programs doesn’t hurt either. Years from now people won’t be looking back

saying how bad UNC was in 2013 because it lost to CSU-Pueblo. The season is only two games old with ten left. How teams react to surprise losses often determines the rest of the season. Football is a game-to-game mentality and being able to move on and learn from the loss will mean more in the long run than if the team had won Saturday. “Any game you lose is tough to swallow,� Collins said. “But you play an instate school and you should have beat the school, yeah, it is tough to swallow. But it’s about what you do from here. Do you let this game beat you the next game and the next game and the next game, or do you use this to what you’ve got to do week in and week out to win football games.� — Samantha Fox is a graduate student of sociology and sports reporter and former sports editor of The Mirror.

UNC selects new MAKING YOU SAFE men’s golf coach FOR ROMANCE. Staff Report

UNC has hired former Wyoming head coach Roger Prenzlow to be its new head golf coach. Prenzlow coached the Cowboys from 1982 to 2002 and now takes over for departed head coach Chuck Scheinost who left the program to coach at George Washington. Since leaving the University of Wyoming in 2002, Prenzlow has been at the Old Baldy Golf Club in Saratoga, Wyo., eventually becoming the club’s director of golf. Prenzlow does have history in Colorado prior to

his time at Wyoming. He is a native of Boulder and golfed at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling prior to transferring to New Mexico. He also was the assistant golf pro at Boulder Country Club from 1979 until his hiring at Wyoming in 1982. Last season the University of Northern ColoAmerican Sky Championship Tournament under Scheinost. UNC started its 2013-14 season Sunday at the Gene Miranda Invitational at the Air Force Academy. The tournament will conclude today. Results were unavailable as of press time.

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Cross country opens season at Colorado State Staff Report

UNC cross country opened its 2013 campaign Friday at the Colorado State Invitational as the the competition. Air Force teams in both the men’s and women’s races. Sophomore Rikki Gonzalez appears to have not lost a step as she led the

among all female runners in the 5K with a time of 18 minutes, 23.60 seconds. Leading the way for the men was senior John Mc16:50.80, good for 85th on the men’s side. Air Force’s Jake Hawkins took the men’s title with a time of 14:55.10 and fellow Falcon sophorace in 18:02.00.

Colorado State Invitational Results Men’s results 1. Air Force 2. Wyoming 3. Western State 4. Colorado State 5. Colorado Mines 6. Metro State 7. Northern Colorado

Women’s results 29 65 75 81 91 167 224

1. Air Force 2. Colorado State 3. Western State 4. Metro State 5. Wyoming 6. Northern Colorado 7. Colorado Mines

53 75 80 98 100 117 170

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Mistakes abound for Bears Football from page 1

completing 29 of 45 passes for 390 yards and three touchdowns to senior wide receiver Jace Davis. But it was the other two touchdowns off Lobato passes that helped CSU-Pueblo (1-0) secure the win. Lobato threw two picks, both returned for touchdowns, and he said the game’s result was directly correlated to key turnovers. “When we turn the ball over and give them opportunities and we don’t capitalize on our opportunities, obviously the game’s going to come out like it did,” he said. Lobato and Davis connected early and often, with the three touchdowns they proMike Baldino | The Mirror

Senior running back Tromaine Dennis tries to break away from a CSU-Pueblo defender in Saturday’s 41-36 loss at Nottingham Field. Dennis finished with 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Up next: at Wyoming, 2 p.m. Saturday, War Memorial Stadium First meeting: Nov. 29, 1895 (34-0 Wyoming) Last meeting: Nov. 5, 1949 (103-0 Wyoming) All-time series: 17-5-3 (Wyoming leads)

jump out to a 16-0 second-quarter lead. It looked like UNC was on its way to another touchdown when CSU-P junior cornerback for the ThunderWolves back for a touchdown, closing the gap to 16-14. The Bears responded as Lobato led a third touchdown pass to Davis on a 26-yard “I felt great but that doesn’t matter if we don’t win,” Davis said. “It’s all about the team. All I’m trying to do is help my team win. A loss is a loss for all of us. It doesn’t matter what I do. We lost the game.” ThunderWolves running back Cameron McDondle scored a touchdown with six seconds left in the half to give Pueblo the lead heading into the break. UNC retook the lead by one in the second half on one of senior running back Tromaine Dennis’s two scores. The next time UNC got the ball, another mistake gave the ThunderWolves the lead for good. CSU-Pueblo redshirt freshman de-

fensive back LaRon Tarkinton picked off a Lobato pass and took it to the house. A late rally by the Bears fell short when a fourth-and-18 pass from Lobato to junior wide receiver Dimitri Stimphil skipped just before Stimphil could get his hands under it with 51 seconds remaining. Head coach Earnest Collins Jr. said UNC lost due to big plays by the ThunderWolves. “The bottom line from today is too many mistakes, just plain and simple, on both sides of the ball,” he said. “We gave up three explosion plays on defense for touchdowns. You can’t do that and expect to win. We gave up two pick-sixes for touchdowns. You can’t expect to do that and win.” The Bears moved the ball offensively as they gained 497 total yards, but it wasn’t enough to overcome allowing two defensive touchdowns. Senior defensive back including a key stop on CSU-Pueblo’s last drive. He said after the game that the defensive line forced CSU-Pueblo to pass, which the ThunderWolves did effectively. “They’re a well-balanced team,” Hamilton said. “Our guys up front did a great job and we made them pass the ball. I’ve got to give credit to the guys up front. We just had to execute more down towards the stretch.” Collins said the loss is frustrating, but the team’s response to it is critical. “Any game you lose is a tough one to swallow,” he said. “When you’re playing an in-state school and you should have beat the school, it is a tough one to swallow. But it’s about what you do from here. Do you let this game beat you the next game? Or do you let got to do week in and week out to win ballgames.”


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stages. In addition to the outdoor venues, several bars and restaurants in the area had their own live music. “The Moxi Theater, Grabo’s, the brand new Bear’s Country Saloon, the Kress, the Penalty Box, Patrick’s Pub are all hosting some of the bands that we have here tonight,” said Corliss. “We also have advertisers that have helped support the event like Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Budweiser. The event doesn’t make money but I would guess that the event does generate some increased sales for the bars and restaurants where the Block Party is held.” Bar owners agree that they get increased exposure when there are concerts nitely created more sales for the restaurants and bars that line Ninth Street. nitely one of our busiest days,” said Kristin Hamling, a senior environmental sustainability major and manager of the brand new Bear’s Country Saloon. “Having the Block Party and all of the added custom-

ers has pros and cons. The pros would be that there is a lot more customers and orders coming through. The cons would be that we have to bump up security. We definitely have to be more on top of it. But it is well worth the hassle.” While it’s not located downtown, the Wing Shack from the publicity that the Block Party provides. “Our owner (Brian Seifried) is the mayor of Garden City so he volunteered us to participate in the Block Party,” said Conor Nehf, a cook for the Wing Shack. “He wants us to participate in as many events as possible, which is awesome because we get free exposure and free advertising,” said Tori Kane, who works the front counter at Wing Shack. “We’ve been participating in the Block Party for just brings together the community.” Some businesses are hoping increased publicity from the Block Party will help overcome recent downturns. Grabo’s Restaurant is banking on the increased revenue over the weekend. “We need the money so we’re hoping more people

will come by downtown and help us increase our sales,” said Luis Ochoa, owner of Grabo’s Restaurant. Despite all the stress that goes into throwing a party, the event went off without a hitch. There was palpable anticipation among the audience as the widespread expectation was that this Block Party would be superior to those of years past. “I have been to the Block Party three years in a row now, and I really love the new location,” said Sarah Armstrong, an associate at Assisted Living. “I’m also excited for all the bands that are performing. I really can’t wait for The Epilogues and Photo Atlas. I really don’t think that there is a drawback to the Block Party. You can listen to great music and

people watch.” “The Block Party is the only thing that seems to happen in Greeley,” said Josh Hudgin, guitarist of Sorry I Came. “We’ve been to the Block Party three or four times now. I was at 2007 with my other band. I think that more people from the college and people in the community need to support local bands. Most of them are from the Greeley area or are really close to it. People need to see more local bands instead of going to see movies.” “Everyone in the band wanted to play the Block Party ever since we were freshmen so this was a great opportunity for more people to see us and hear us play,” said Devon Hildeb-

randt, guitarist and singer of Silver and Gold. “We are very dance-y. We love seeing people dancing in the crowd. We are kind of indie, kind of bluesy. We are playing a couple new tunes that we are very excited to play for you guys. “The band got started around February this year.

We all just love making music and gave it a shot. We are made up of current and previous UNC students. All of us are music students.” For those who missed the Block Party, many local bands will be playing at Friday Fest, which happens every Friday night on Ninth Street.

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