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News The Mirror looks back at 2011 The biggest University of Northern Coloado news stories of 2011 are reviewed. PAGE 11

Sports Men’s hoops hosts PSU, EWU UNC plays Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Game of the Week on Saturday. PAGE 9

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MCB ‘tradition of excellence’ continues Business graduates rank high on national exam CARMEN BRADY news@uncmirror.com Since 2003, students in the Monfort College of Business at UNC have developed a tradition of excellence, which continued this year following graduating seniors’ ranking in the top fourth percentile on a national business exam. During MCB students’ final semester at the University of Northern Colorado, they are required to take the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business. In December 2011, participating UNC

students scored higher than 96 percent of the students in the nation who took the exam. Janie Voris, an administrative assistant for MCB, said the exam is a standardized test given to every senior studying business at UN, as well as to seniors at colleges nationwide. “They take it while they are in our capstone course in the school,” Voris said. “It covers all the major topics in business, and there are a wide variety of areas, so we get a really good idea of what the students have learned.”

Sharon Clinebell, the assistant to the dean of the college, said MCB graduates’ good performance on the exam is not a new trend. UNC has scored high on the test since it started being administered in the 1990s. Clinebell said since 2003, UNC has scored at least in the 90th percentile. “Over the last eight years, we’ve only scored in the top five or ten percentile because, until this last semester, the test was graded in only five-percent increments,” said Clinebell. “So when we were in the 95th per-

centile that was the highest rank we could score. Now we know that we are scoring even higher than that.“ Don Gudmundson, dean of the MCB, said he is glad students in the college are continuously performing better than the national average and is pleased with the college’s average over the years. “Our student scores are a great accomplishment that illustrates the quality of our students and our program,” Gudmundson said. “We have a tradition of excellence we can all be proud of.” Voris said the test is

administered more to get an accurate understanding of how the school is teaching students rather than evaluating them on an individual level. “We don’t use it for the individual students,” Clinebell said. “The main reason we do it is to assess the college and help us determine our problem areas. Though it doesn’t affect students individually, it does help us teach them.” Clinebell said she expects seniors this semester will do well on the test and that the college’s administrators are very proud of the stu-

dents and the continuing quality of the classes MCB offers.

Our student scores are a great accomplishment that illustrates the quality of our students and our program. We have a tradition of excellence we can all be proud of. — Don Gudmundson, dean of the Monfort College of Business

Grant helps improve teacher education AMANDA STOUTENBURGH news@uncmirror.com Sudoku rules: Fill all empty squares so the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 3x3 box. Some numbers are provided to give you a head start.

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Since its founding, UNC has been known for its teaching program, and now, with a grant of $364,635, the university’s most well-known program has the chance to be reevaluated and improved. The University of Northern Colorado is one of two schools that were awarded the Improving Teacher Quality Grant. The total amount of the grant is about $680,000. The grant will be used by 30 teachers to help further the professional development of students. UNC has been given the task of partnering with Weld

County School District 6 as well as six east-central rural Board of Cooperative Educational Services districts to present professional development in linguistics. The BOCES schools that will receive assistance are Burlington, Genoa-Hugo, Hi-Plains District, Arickaree and Karval. There will be follow-ups and on-site coaching on the approach to strengthen students’ abilities in the English language. This grant gives UNC’s School of Teacher Education a chance to re-evaluate its courses and make sure they are up to the teaching standards, said Jingzi Huang, the director of the School of

Teacher Education and the associate dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Colorado standards are changing this year, so the school must ensure sure it is up to par. Out of the 11 institutions that applied for this grant, only two received funding. Huang said she thinks it is because UNC included in their proposal what really needed to be improved, which is the linguistics of all subjects. This grant has already been awarded and was implemented in November and will continue until December 2012. Both undergraduate and graduate students will

benefit from the grant. Chad Marturano, the director of legislative affairs with the Colorado Department of Higher Education, said UNC was awarded this grant because it is an institution that provides both post-secondary and master’s programs, so it is more equipped to help others professionally. The University of Denver was also awarded this grant. “The University of Denver is similar to UNC, well-situated in what they do to give professional help,” Marturano said. However, those are not See Grant, Page 7


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Voters need to be cautious of pre-election promises Anybody who grew up in the 1990s should remember the episode of “Boy Meets World” where Cory Matthews runs for class president and promises his school a waterslide if elected. He then explains to his father that such a promise is “just to get elected,” and when he actually is elected, he’ll work on all the “important” stuff that needs to be dealt with. The difference between Cory’s situation and the Republican presidential candi-

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cus and New Hampshire and ensuing primaries. They’re decent barometers of who will eventually get the GOP nomination, but they’re also like hearing the specials at a restaurant once you sit down. They’re trying to sell you on something they deem good. There’s no surefire way to tell if what one person promises will actually materialize. But that’s the risk one takes in voting: you cast your ballot and hope for the best. There’s a lot to take in during pre-election time. There’s

a lot of good and bad to shuffle through. One must research and decide what issues one deems most important and vote accordingly. So, while these primaries continue and more comes out on where the candidates stand on issues, voters need to pay close attention and remember to be wary of what is promised. Sometimes the waterslide sounds like a good idea and ends up not being as tall as one hoped.

Mirror Reflections are the opinion of The Mirror’s editorial board: Parker Cotton, Ryan Lambert, Sara Van Cleve, Melanie Vasquez and Benjamin Welch. Let us know what you think. E-mail us at editor@uncmirror.com.

Don’t let difficult processes, discouragement damper dreams Michael NOWELS

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dates fighting for a nomination to run against Barack Obama is that everything the candidates are promising is the important stuff; important issues that will decide their legacies as politicians. Presidential elections and nominations at one point or another become the popularity contests our middle school teachers wanted us to avoid. It becomes a contest of who can promise the best stuff and sound sincere doing it. These contests, in a nutshell, describe the Iowa cau-

When I went to the journalism office, I was hit with the startling reality that not only was I going to have to take quite a few more classes, but I really had no idea how the different departments work, both with each other and within themselves. The faculty member I spoke with certainly knew a lot about the journalism department, but I must admit that I had no earthly idea what it was he was talking about. It was dark, and there was mention of a second major not being a second degree as well as several different scenarios that may result in me finishing the major in various years, and it didn’t seem like much of that was really up to me. I also got the sense that there was not much inter-department communication at our university. Perhaps I should have gone to

a general adviser, but I still believe that it would be beneficial, both for students and faculty, for departments to gain some understanding of the other branches of the university. The bottom line is that I was more confused than when I went in — and discouraged. The real point behind all this complaining is that things rarely seem to turn out the way we imagine they will. It’s funny how the brain creates expectations of a certain scenario, and when the time comes, the situation is completely different. When I meet a new friend and am on the phone with him, I often imagine the scene on the other end of the line, what the house or street may look like, whether the place is messy or tidy. Then, there’s a reason for me to go to the friend’s home,

and it looks nothing like I had expected. I hear a song the way it sounds in my speakers — mixed and cut clean. But when an artist hears her own song, she hears the nights spent at the studio until daybreak, making sure that one E-flat is right on. I suspect that this is the same way our brains look at the future. It’s different looking forward than it is looking back. Reality bites, but we must hold onto those dreams and aspirations we have because that hope will get us infinitely further than being dragged down by our disenchantment at the realism of our circumstances. — Michael Nowels is a sophomore elementary education major and weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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Exercise helps students beat winter blues CONOR MCCABE news@uncmirror.com Despite the recent sunny days, winter is still in full swing, and staying indoors for too long may cause some students to develop a case of the winter blues. Weather often prevents students from spending time outside during the winter months, which can cause students to develop some unhealthy habits. Some students may even develop Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression. SAD, which is classi-

fied as a mood disorder, can affect people who are ordinarily mentally healthy at various times of the year. Students with SAD may experience symptoms of depression in winter, spring, summer or autumn. According to the United States National Library of Medicine, “(Individuals with SAD) may experience a serious mood change when seasons change. They sleep too much, have little energy and may also feel depressed.” The Campus Recreation Center is helping students fight the winter blues by

offering some unique opportunities for exercise. “From a mental health standpoint, getting the proper amount of exercise not only improves your physical health but your general outlook,” said Renee Gilkey, a staff psychiatrist at the Counseling Center. Intramural sports are offered through January and February and will include basketball, dodgeball, volleyball and soccer. The CRC also plans to sponsor a bike across Colorado event and “comfort food” cooking demos in Harrison Hall.

The Outdoor Pursuits program is also providing students with various trips and programs. The program has 12 trips planned,

From a mental health standpoint, getting the proper amount of exercise not only improves your physical health but your general outlook. — Renee Gilkey, staff psychiatrist at the Counseling Center

which include skiing, white water rafting, camping and rock climbing. “We also have two spring break trips planned: one to Moab, Utah and the other to the Grand Canyon,” said Daniel Lawrence, the coordinator for Outdoor Pursuits. Students can also participate in educational workshops and learn about environmental impact reduction, bicycle maintenance, day hiking and rock climbing through the CRC. “I try and visit the rock climbing wall at the recreation center at least three

times a week,” said Nate Mueller, a senior elementary education major. “It’s such great release when outdoor activities are so limited.” For more information on the programs offered by the CRC and Outdoor Pursuits, visit the CRC and the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Office located on the south end of the large gym. For more information about SAD or to talk to a counselor if a student suspects he or she suffers from SAD, visit the Counseling Center located on the second floor of Cassidy Hall.


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‘Bear Fair’ gives students’ teddy bears new home SARA VAN CLEVE news@uncmirror.com While iPads, laptops and other tech-centric gifts were atop many students’ Christmas lists, some children across Colorado wanted nothing more than a furry friend

to play with, and UNC students helped them receive just that. In the weeks leading up to winter break, the Upsilon Nu Chi chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary, the Athletic Student Council, the Office of Civic

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Engagement and various sororities at the University of Northern Colorado teamed up to host the second annual “Bear Fair,” a stuffed animal collection drive. Donation boxes were placed in residence halls across campus and Greek Life houses where students could drop off new and slightly used teddy bears and stuffed animals to benefit Toys4Tots and A Woman’s Place, a domestic violence shelter for women and children in Greeley. In total, the UNC organizations collected 250 stuffed animals. “A lot of stuffed animals students have could use a great home,” said Lauren Koppel, president of the NRHH and junior women’s and ethnic studies major. “Students don’t use them, and there are kids who would love to have that friend and confidant.”

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Members of the National Residence Hall Honorary, the Athletic Student Council, the Office of Civic Engagement and members of Greek Life collected 250 stuffed animals to benefit Toys4Tots and A Woman’s Place during the holiday season. The Upsilon Nu Chi chapter named the UNC drive “Bear Fair” because, not only does it collect teddy bears for children in need, but it also shows off “Bear Pride.” “Bear Fair is a great

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way to show UNC spirit but not in the way we always see,” Koppel said. “You can go to a football game and show school spirit, but really through working and engaging with the community can students, faculty and staff show their Bear spirit and that they’re proud to be part of the greater Greeley community.” Geoff Phillip, the vice president of recognition programming with NRHH and a junior psychology major, said the NRHH typically hosts events that are serviceoriented, like the stuffed animal drive, because service is one of the four pillars of the organization. Phillip said he was glad to participate and to be able to help put a smile on a child’s face during Christmas time. “Personally, I had a

stuffed animal when I was little, so I know what it’s like to have it as almost a security blanket,” he said. “I wanted to give one to kids who might not have one.” Almost all of the stuffed animals were donated to Toys4Tots through United Way or sent to A Woman’s Place. However, the NRHH still has about 50 stuffed animals that will be donated at a later time. “We’re arranging service projects and homes for those animals now,” Koppel said. “During the holiday season, a lot of organizations said they received enough stuffed animals but would need more at a later date so we just held on to some.” The stuffed animal drive is an annual program for NRHH chapters across the country.


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What is your New Year’s resolution? How will you DANNY GROSS

“I was actually going to stop eating fast food or going to fast food restaurants. So far, it’s stayed. Going to Safeway and buying food and actually making it myself seems to be working.” Kaitlyn Duemig,sophomore finance major

“My New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking by the end of the year. In order to do this, I will be trying to quit multiple times this year.”

“I want to get at least a 3.0 GPA and pass calc and chemistry with at least a C. I will be spending a lot of time basically living in the chemistry department.”

Simon Popowski, junior accounting major

Ashley Neybeort, freshman pre-med biology major

UNC, DU split grant Grant from Page 3 the only reasons that UNC and DU were awarded this grant. “They were the best two proposals, and we’re doing most with the money to help the high-need school districts,” said Margo Plotz, the academic policy officer

at the Colorado Department of Higher Education. DU will help teachers improve their content to allow students to achieve and learn more. DU will also address identified

gaps in math and science in kindergarten-througheighth-grade content to make sure these students are ready to move on to the next grade level.

They were the best two proposals, and we’re doing most with the money to help the high-need school districts. — Margo Plotz, academic policy officer at the Colorado Department of Higher Education

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“My New Year’s resolution is to be more conscious of the food I put into my body. I am going to purchase a juicer so I can get all of nature’s medicine without having to satisfy that need with McDonald’s or pizza”. Joshua Card, senior history/secondary ed. major

“I want to spend less time on the Internet. I have set alarms on my phone and I hate the sound it makes so it will force me to get off the Internet.” H annah Shaw, freshman English major

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UPC provides venue for students to show their talent

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Dillion Schneebeck, a breakdancer who performed at Tuesday’s UNC’s Got Talent, amazes the judges and the crowd with his routine, winning the grand prize. TESSA BYRNS arts@uncmirror.com It is often said that everyone has a hidden talent and that people need a venue to expose those talents. UNC provided its students with that venue Tuesday evening. For the second year in a row, the University Program Council welcomed students

back with UNC’s Got Talent, part of the Winter Welcome Back festivities. “UPC presents this activity every year as something that will entertain students and get some of the great talent among the campus noticed,” said Nicole Larson, UPC’s traditional events coordinator. “This activity will be the same time around

this time of year again next year.” The first-place winner was awarded a $500 cash prize. Ten contestants performed: There were three bands — The Woolly Jammoth, the Nottingham Band, Ben and Brooks and Summer Hill — and a few solo acts like Sierra Malonson, Jasmine Poythress and Devon Hildebrant. Students Dillion Schneebeck, Megan Huckabee and Shelby Epperson chose to express themselves with dance. A group composed of Noel Billups, Keith Cook and Hayden Farr also moved to the music. All the bands except for Summer Hill sang an original song. Summer Hill, a self-proclaimed boy band, sang Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” On the other hand, The

Woolly Jammoth was more of a folk, Mumford-and-Sonslike sounding band on their first song. Nottingham Band and Ben and Brooks were both very much a part of the same singer/songwriter/adult alternative that is often heard on today’s radio. All of the soloists, save Hildebrant, performed covers of popular songs. On her first song, Poythress sang music from “The Lion King” soundtrack, and Malonson sang Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.” Huckabee and Epperson showed the audience an Irish step dance. Schneebeck breakdanced and beat boxed, which included some robot moves. The audience went wild when Farr took his shirt and pants off and began to dance while his dumbfounded teammates stood looking

mystified at his outrageous — and some would say, shameless — display. His team quickly ushered Farr back offstage so he could finish the routine clothed. “Keith Cook made me do the show with them,” said Farr, a senior music education major. “He said, ‘You’re a good dancer,’ so I did it. We’ve done the show both years now, and it’s just for fun. You get fit while you do it.” The contest was narrowed down to five participants: Billups, Cook, Farr; The Woolly Jammoth, Schneebeck, Poythress and the Nottingham Band. For their second time performing, all the acts stepped up their game. In Billups, Cook and Farr’s second showing, two members of the group stripped, but they only took off their shirts.

Poythress sang Frank Ocean’s “We All Try,” and The Woolly Jammoth played a reggae version of The Eagles’ “Hotel California.” “I’m personally in the band just for fun,” said Grace Hammond, a senior anthropology major and member of Woolly Jammoth. “This is the fourth show we’ve played, and it’s the most people we’ve played for.” The third place winner was Billups, Cook and Farr. Second place went to Poythress, and first place was given to Schneebeck. “I think it’s really great that I won, but there was a lot of talent on the stage,” said Schneebeck, a freshman communications major. “Its not just me winning. All of the people who got up on the stage tonight won. I would love to do this for a career, if only I was better at it.”

Madison and Main Gallery trys to make Greeley student art visible RYAN LAMBERT arts@uncmirror.com For many young artists, getting their work seen by the public can be a seemingly impossible endeavor. However, the Madison and Main Gallery, 927 16th St., assisted students in showcasing their art with its second annual Collegiate Art Show. The opening reception for the Collegiate Art Show was Friday evening, and the tiny gallery, which is no larger than a living room, was packed with artists

and art connoisseurs. The show’s aim was to give UNC and Aims Community College students a venue in which they could display and sell their work. “We like to do a college show,” said artist and Madison co-owner Tony Clough, whose ceramic leaves hang near the Madison main entrance. “Students often get lost in the mix, so we want a show for them.” Madison volunteer Jana Cramer echoed Clough’s sentiment.

“We wanted to integrate the (Greeley) art community, to have students with more established artists,” Cramer said. The Madison and Main Gallery, which was established in 1987, is a co-operative headed by seven artists, many former Greeley art educators, and they selected the student art work that was displayed and sold. Three University of Northern Colorado art and design students have work in the gallery: David Norwood, R. Cristoval and

Steffanie Speery. David Norwood’s “The Viewing,” priced at $190, was displayed behind the administrative desk at the Madison and Main. It depicts two people—a young brunette woman and an older bald man—looking at two paintings, a cube and a bull’s-eye, in a gallery, their elongated forms reflected on the polished purple floor. “Art can be a shared experience or an individual experience,” said Cramer about Norwood’s ironic painting. She reflected that the

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Kaitlyn Jackson, a student at Aims Community College and a local artist, displayed her graphic design work at the second annual Collegiate Art Show. people on Norwood’s canvas were actively engaged in art just like the Madison and Main

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Men’s basketball plays host to Vikings, Eagles in Big Sky play GRANT EVANS sports@uncmirror.com

The UNC men’s basketball team returns home this week for two conference matchups as it takes

on Portland State Thursday and Eastern Washington Saturday in the Big Sky Conference Game of the Week. The University of Northern Colorado (5-9,

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UNC freshman guard Dylan Elias dribbles the ball in the team’s practice Tuesday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The Bears play Portland State at home Thursday.

2-1 Big Sky) is fresh off a 61-53 road win against Sacramento State. Redshirt freshman guard Tevin Svihovec led the Bears in scoring with 16 points along with four steals. Svihovec has seen more floor time due to injuries to sophomore guards Paul Garnica and Tate Unruh. “I am going to continue to do what I always do, and if it happens to be my night, then it happens to be my night,” Svihovec said. Svihovec has started seven consecutive games and has earned the trust of coach B.J. Hill early in the season. “The game has really slowed for (Svihovec),” Hill said. “I think he is a

lot more comfortable out on the court, and hopefully that continues.” Hill said Garnica and Unruh, who were both injured against Idaho State Jan. 2, are still not 100 percent but he is hopeful they will be able to play this weekend. Portland State (7-9, 13) averages just less than 77 points per game, ranking second in the Big Sky. Hill said he is well aware of the challenge his team will face in keeping up with the Vikings. “The first thing we have to do is get back in transition and get our defense set,” Hill said. “We can’t allow them to get easy baskets in transition.” Senior forward Mike Proctor said the team has

structured its practices to better defend Portland State’s offense. “This week we have really been working on our ball pressure and defensive rotations,” Proctor said. “I think with a few good days of practice, we are going to come out and carry that to the court.” Hill said if the Bears avoid turnovers by taking better care of the ball, staying patient on offense and continuing to play as a team, they will have a great chance to be successful. “When we do that, we get open shots, and when we get open shots, we usually make them,” Hill said. With spring semester underway and students back on campus, the

Bears said they are looking forward to being back at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in front of their home crowd. “It is good to be back, and it is going to be fun,” Proctor said. “We got our students back in town, and Big Sky Conference play is always fun to watch.” The Portland State game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion. The Bears’ contest with Eastern Washington (8-8, 2-2) has been moved to 4:05 p.m. Saturday to accommodate the Denver Broncos playoff game. The game can be seen on Altitude Sports and Entertainment.

Women’s hoops begins roadtrip with visit to Portland State SAMANTHA FOX sports@uncmirror.com

Last year’s Big Sky Conference regular season co-champions will meet on the court for the first time this season when the UNC women’s basketball team travels to Portland State Thursday. The University of Northern Colorado (10-6, 21 Big Sky) will arrive at the Stott Center to take on the Vikings (10-5, 2-1) as both teams attempt to get out of the three-way tie they share with Eastern Washington. Portland State leads the Bears 6-4 all-time in Big Sky play and is 4-1 at home against the Bears. The Bears’ lone victory at

Portland State was in the 2009-10 season when UNC won 56-54 during junior forward Lauren Oosdyke’s first season after redshirting. “Portland State’s always great competition for us and always a big rivalry for us,” Oosdyke said. “Playing at Portland State, we’ve won. It’s not like we’ve never beaten them there. We have confidence and we have that bitter taste in our mouth from them getting the overall No. 1 on us (for last season’s conference tournament), but they’re very beatable. We just need to go out there and believe we can win and have confidence in winning and play together as a team, and we

should be good.” Thursday will mark the second road game in conference for UNC. The Bears fell, 57-25, at Idaho State Jan. 2, and White said the team needs to win on the road for success in the Big Sky. “I don’t think we’ve played our best (in conference games),” White said. “I think we’ve been good enough to win a couple games. I think that we kind of dropped a game at Idaho State, but it���s still early in the season, and to be 2-1 at this time in the season is still good and knowing that we could have beaten Idaho State. The reality is we’ve got to win on the road, and I’ll feel better when we win

on the road.” Portland State has a strong offense with four guards, sophomore Kate Lanz, junior Karley Lampman, junior Courtney VanBrocklin and last year’s MVP senior Eryn Jones. The four have combined to shoot 92.9 percent of the team’s 3-pointers, with Jones leading the team with 41 3-pointers this season. “Every team has a different strength, and Portland State has four really, really good girls,” senior forward Kaisha Brown said. “If we let our defense take care of it, that will carry over into offense. As long as we stop the drive and don’t let Eryn Jones, the returning MVP, go off

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UNC sophomore guard D’shara Strange participates in a drill in the team’s practice Monday in the campus recreation center. Strange had 21 points against Sacramento State. on the threes, I think we’ll be fine. The other girls are great 3-point shooters too, but they want to drive and

take it to the hoop first.” Tip-off will be at 8:05 p.m. Thursday in Portland, Ore.


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Galler y sells unique student artwork Madison from Page 1 Albanian word for “life) was priced at $160. The mixed-media piece was a series of eight canvases in various shades of blue. Sharp red lines and circles dominates each canvas. Speery had a series of

10 digital photographs on display, each priced at $30. All of her pieces ignored the unstated rule of photography that the artist should strive for clear images, not blurry ones. For instance, Speery’s “Water Splash” resembles a painting because she

allows her blurs to construct a world of colors. The photo consists of a small splash in a small puddle of water with nearby green leaves naturally framing this simple — and magnificent — moment. Additionally, seven Aims Community College

students had work at the show. Kaitlyn Jackson, a digital artist, was among the Aims student-artists present. Her glow-in-the-dark painting “Procession” focused on a wolf standing atop a cliff while looking into the cosmos.

She drew inspiration for the piece from her love of nature and her early experiences living in the Ohio “boonies.” “It started as a joke; I wanted to see if I could make it glow. (Fabric paint) does a wonderful job!” Jackson said. The profits obtained

from the works are divided between the artist and the gallery, and even though there is excitement about selling one’s work, there is also a feeling of loss. Cramer said, “Selling your work can be a very melancholy experience.” The Collegiate Show runs until Feb. 24.


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The Mirror’s Top UNC Stories of 2011 • Three student deaths In 2011, the UNC community lost three students. Ross Higuchi died April 20 following an accident at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. Alicia Lentz died Sept. 14 due to a blood clot in her brain. Morgan Terrell died Dec. 3 after jumping out of a window on the 13th floor of Turner Hall.

first time in school history. The team went undefeated at home, posting a 14-0 record including the conference tournament. Firstyear head coach B.J. Hill was named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year. The Bears faced No. 2 seed San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

• Men’s basketball team makes first NCAA Tournament berth On the shoulders of Big Sky MVP Devon Beitzel and fellow seniors Neal Kingman, Taylor Montgomer y and Chris Kaba, the Bears won the conference regular season and postseason championships and earned a No. 15 seed and partook in March Madness for the

• Board of Trustees raises tuition Following a loss of $7.8 million in state funding for the 2011-12 academic year, the Board of Trustees decided to raise tuition by 14 percent to make up for it. Room and board and student fees also saw a slight increase of five percent. While tuition saw an increase, so did financial aid, increasing to $14.8 million to assist students. Cuts

and increases were seen at universities across the state. • Students vote against proposed capital fee Former Student Body President Matt VanDriel proposed Initiative I in last year’s elections, which would have implemented a new capital fee. The funds raised would have been used for deferred maintenance, expansion of the University Center, a new academic building and a bridge crossing 11th Avenue. The student body voted down the initiative. • Volleyball team earns another NCAA Tournament berth The UNC volleyball team, led by Big Sky MVP Kelley Arnold and Libero of the Year Amanda Arterburn, made it to the NCAA

Tournament for the second time in three seasons. The team won the postseason tournament to earn the berth and the right to host next year’s tournament. Head coach Lyndsey Benson was named Big Sky Coach of the Year for the second time. The other time was in 2009 — UNC’s other NCAA Tournament year. • Magic show “The Maze” packs Ballrooms on Valentine’s Day Jim Monroe, an illusionist with a message, wowed students with what was perceived as magic during what was billed as “the best Valentine’s Day date in Greeley.” Campus Crusade for Christ, a ministry-based organization, brought Monroe to campus to entertain and inspire students with

his blend of illusions and a positive message. • Pop/rap group Shwayze headlines spring concert The University Program Council brought Shwayze and Sammy Adams to ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion Feb. 19 for its annual spring concert. Before Shwayze, with hip-hop partner Cisco Adler, entertained students with such hits as “Corona and Lime,” Sammy Adams got the crowd pumped with his dub step and hip-hop fusion. • “Catch Me if You Can” inspiration Frank Abagnale Jr. visits campus Frank Abagnale Jr., one of the world’s most notorious con-men-turned-FBIagents and the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s

“Catch Me If You Can,” shared his life story with students during the Monfort College of Business’ Ethics Day Oct. 13. Abagnale spent five years traveling the world, using fraudulant checks and IDs, before he was arrested. He has spent the last 35 years, though, working for the FBI. • Football team has first winless season in Division I play Football team records first winless season since 1949 in Earnest Collins Jr.’s first season as head coach at his alma mater. The season started with a loss to NAIA opponent Lindenwood University and ended with a controversial penalty call against Portland State at home, a penalty that was later ruled an incorrect call.


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Sophomore forward having effect early in career SAMANTHA FOX sports@uncmirror.com

In some sports, size matters, but in the case of UNC sophomore forward Kim Lockridge, size is offset by work ethic and physicality. As a true freshman, Lockridge started in six games and saw the court in all 31 games last season. University of Northern Colorado head coach Jaime White said Lockridge’s hard work on the court stood out most to her during her recruitment. “She’s a little bit undersized (6’), as far as an in-thepost player, and I thought she always worked — constantly was working,” White said. “On the defensive end, she was always blocking

high, defending the post, she was always rebounding. Offensively, she always went for an offensive rebound, she always got her own rebound if she needed to and she had a knack for finishing and playing really solid.” Against Sacramento State Saturday, Lockridge

I think she’s one of our strongest, quickest, maybe most physical players in the conference in that position.

— UNC head coach Jaime White about Kim Lockridge

held the Hornets’ leading scorer, junior forward Kylie Kuhns, to six points, ending Kuhns’ 14-game double-double streak. “It makes me proud to think I can do something like that and help our team out,” Lockridge said. Reflecting on Lockridge’s performance, senior forward Kaisha Brown said Lockridge will take any challenge and play to the best of her abilities. “I would describe Kim as someone who is always going to be in the game working hard, and she’s going to give it her all,” Brown said. “She’s very good at keeping her composure. She’s always levelheaded, so no matter what, she’s going to get there, get the box-out. If the girl’s 6’4”,

she’s going to box made many her out and be strides to grow there.” and compete at Lockridge is the collegiate second on the level. team with 22 “I think she’s o f f e n s i v e become more rebounds and has mature as a 58 total rebounds player, mentally Kim Lockridge this season. and physically,” L o c k r i d g e has started all 16 junior forward said defense and games for the Lauren Oosdyke rebounding are women’s basketsaid. “She had a what she is most ball team this year. rough start at fond of in her the beginning of game. the season, and “I love defense just she knew she could play because if your shot’s not better, and she started hitgoing in, you can always ting 14-point games every make up for it on defense,” game. Having that confishe said. “It’s one thing you dence and knowing she can control, and I take can do it, she’s really pride in it.” grown as a player. She’s a Lockridge’s teammates sophomore, so she has two said since the beginning more years. She’s very of last season, she has strong and a great player

for a sophomore, so I’m excited to see what she does in her time here.” Lockridge said she wanted to play college ball since she was little and is excited she’s been able to make a major effect early in her career. “Every girl dreams of coming into school and being able to play,” Lockridge said. “I’m really happy I got this opportunity to step in and really contribute to the team.” Even though Lockridge is only at the beginning of her second year, White said she sees Lockridge as a great asset to the team. “I think she’s one of our strongest, quickest, maybe most physical players in the conference in that position,” White said.

Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, University Singers Spring auditions for the award winning UNC choirs will be held on the following date:

Thursday, January 12, 1:00 – 3:30 Men’s Glee Club: Frasier 103 Women’s Glee Club: Frasier 123b


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