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News Students prep to Take Back Night The Women’s Resource Center is hosting their annual Take Back the Night event Thursday. PAGE 7

Sports Volleyball takes two over weekend The UNC volleyball team swept its weekend matches against Big Sky Conference opponents. PAGE 7

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Research, projects granted $11 million COLLEEN ALLISON This year, UNC received an increase of $3.3 million in grants from last year, bringing the grant total of 2010-11 to $11.1 million. The grant money is being used for several projects and research in various departments at the University of Northern Colorado. Some of the biggest projects include testing snake venom that could lead to a possible cancer treatment, preparation of math and science teachers to serve in high-need school districts and increasing the number of qualified K-12 American Sign Language interpreters. Stephen Mackessy, a professor of biological sciences, earned a $50,480 bioscience grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade to support his research with snake venom. Mackessy uses purified compounds found in snake venom to try to find anticancer drugs. According to the UNC website, Mackessy’s lab is one of only a few worldwide conducting biochemical analysis of venoms from a select group of a harmless, rear-fanged snake species. A five-year $1.2 million grant was given to UNC from the National Science Foundation to help support math and science

teachers that will be teaching in high-need school districts, especially in rural areas. A portion of the grant will be used to award $16,000 scholarships to 22 qualified upperclassmen majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and completing UNC’s teacher preparation program. The grant will also be used to give 80 freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to receive paid internships that will provide them with kindergarten through 12th grade teaching and tutoring experience and aid them in considering teaching as a profession, according to the UNC website. Four other grants, totaling $3.5 million, were also awarded to UNC through the U.S. Department of Education. Two multiyear awards will be created with $2.7 million of the $3.5 million to help increase the number of qualified K-12 and community-based American Sign Language interpreters serving individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind. The remaining money will also go into helping students with disabilities and ASL interpreters. To find out more about the other grants UNC received for this academic year, visit ORTS/reports.htm.

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Definition of ‘life’ point of contention in abortion argument This week marks the beginning of Bear Catholic’s BearFoot for Babies campaign, a weeklong event where pro-life members of the UNC community walk around campus without shoes to vocalize their ideology. Abortion is a delicate, binarydriven issue in today’s world. The root of this debate, however, is a definition: When does something become human? The pro-life side argues that abortion is part and parcel of murder— and baby murder, none-the-less. The pro-choice side believes that a newly created fetus is not a human being in the proper

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position uses a quote from the Book of Jeremiah to support its position: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” The Bible is not the place where one will find biology. Also, religious texts should have no say in determining public policy. To qualify, participants in BearFoot for Babies have every right to protest abortion and walk barefoot for a week. These individuals are not trying to deny human rights; they are just attempting to preserve what they would call human life. But, they are only preserving potential human life.

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functioning person. Thus, the BearFoot for Babies website uses the terms “murder” and “genocide” in an inappropriate sense. Those terms usually only apply to humans, not animals or potential humans. Something is not a human simply because it can become human. For example, no rational person would call the male nocturnal emission a silent murder, even though those 250 million sperm cells (the average number of sperm cells released during a single ejaculation) could become humans. What is more, the pro-life

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sense, so they are not coldblooded murderers. When prolife adherents talk about the need to save lives, they are really only talking about human lives. Arguably, a human only becomes a human when it has formed its grey matter, a thinking brain. After all, we are only really humans because of our awesome ability to think; a gift of our grey matter. The neurons that constitute grey matter do not form until six months into a pregnancy — so because a fetus younger than six months cannot think, it is not a fully

people are unaware of the exact nature of the pro-life position. That’s because of organizations like Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, which performs more than 300,000 abortions annually in the U.S. They brand every pro-life person under the pejorative “anti-choice.” And yes, we are anti-choice when choice refers to the intentional killing of an innocent, genetically unique human being, but the term

is meant to be demeaning, not accurate, and I believe it drops logic by begging the question. The pro-life position rests on the scientific fact that human life begins at fertilization, the creation of a human zygote. From there, (barring death) the only independent factors that separate that human from adulthood are time and nutrition, the same things that separate a toddler from adulthood. Abortion would never be permissible unless we had proven without a doubt that life did not begin until after birth. If I said I was going to demolish a building but I didn’t know if any living human were inside, the appropriate response would be to make absolutely certain there wasn’t human life inside. A recent Gallup Poll showed 86 percent of Americans being opposed to late-term abortions,

abortions performed after viability. Many recognize that a trip down the birth canal is not sufficient to allow for the legalized killing of that human beforehand. The pro-life position states that there is no fundamental difference between positions on the continuum of human development that allow for the intentional destruction of that human simply because he or she resides in his or her mother. Simply stated, because we know a genetically unique human comes into existence at fertilization, abortion should not be ethically permitted. As previously stated, most prochoice arguments beg the question. One example is the assertion that abortion should be legal because no woman should be forced to give birth. The statement neglects to actually argue a reason for abortion’s permissibility. It simply

assumes it is ethically permissible already and therefore should be legal. Of course, not all arguments follow this same structure, but most of the justifications people place on abortion would not stand when applied to an infant or toddler (i.e. physical/mental defect, offspring of rapist, choice of the mother, etc). Legal arguments — as well as legal protection — based on Roe v. Wade also fail due to other flawed Supreme Court cases, most notably the Dred Scott Decision and Plessy v. Ferguson. This week, I would encourage everybody to engage in conversation. You might just learn that the pro-life position isn’t based on hatred; it’s based on science and compassion. — Josh Divine is a senior mathematics major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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Clothesline provides ‘visual testimony’ of domestic violence COLLEEN ALLISON Starting today, a portion of the University Center may look more like a Laundromat than the center of UNC. The transformation is for a good cause. The Assault Survivors Advocacy Program’s Clothesline Project, which features decorated T-shirts hanging on a clothesline, is meant to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence against women. “It is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to decorate a T-shirt about how violence impacts life,” said Brittany Bohl, an

assistant coordinator for ASAP. University of Northern Colorado students, faculty and staff can decorate a T-shirt for free that will symbolize the impact of violence on women, whether it is a personal story of survival or the story of someone who has been affected by violence. Bohl said the goal of the clothesline is to provide a visual testimony of violence against women, which includes physical violence, sexual abuse and stalking. According to the Clothesline Project website, different colors of shirts represent the types of abuse

victims have suffered. A white T-shirt represents a woman who has died from abuse; yellow or beige shirts are for women

who have been battered or assaulted; red, pink and orange shirts are for survivors of rape and sexual assault; blue and green


Brien Healey, a journalism alumnus, decorates a Tshirt to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assualt at last year’s Clothesline Project table.

shirts are for survivors of incest and sexual abuse; purple or lavender shirts are for women attacked because of their sexual orientation and black shirts are for women who were attacked for political reasons. Bohl said the Clothesline Project has been a great success in the past. “We have had a great response,” Bohl said. “People stop to read the shirts and ask when we will be holding the Clothesline Project again.” Bohl said ASAP is considering hosting the Clothesline Project in April as well, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The Clothesline Project will be on display from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Oct. 7 near the UC Computer Commons. The project is being displayed during the same week as Take Back the Night, which ASAP hosts as well. Take Back the Night is a march and rally that unifies the campus and Greeley community to protest violence against all genders, ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations. The Clothesline Project is a nationwide campaign against violence. For more information, visit

Challenge puts business ideas to test FALL AND SPRING GRADUATES—Would you like to become an Elementary School Teacher? Earn Your Master’s in Just Over One Year The UNC Elementary Education MAT with Licensure program begins May 2012 and is offered in Loveland and Greeley. Earn your teaching license in one year and finish your Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education Emphasis with 2 more courses. If you are interested in becoming a licensed teacher in one year, please attend an information meeting.

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CARMEN BRADY The Monfort College of Business is looking for UNC students and Greeley community members with the next big idea to put their plans to the test in the third

annual Entrepreneurial Challenge and win cash prizes. David Thomas, an assistant professor of management at the University of Northern Colorado, said this year, unlike the last

two years, the competition is limited to start-up ventures. In previous years there was a “Stage Two: Growth” category for ongoing business pursuits, which has been removed this year to keep the focus on new business ideas. Cash prizes of $18,000, $10,000, and $8,000 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners, respectively. “We’ve really upped the prize amount since the first year we held this,” said Bob Hix, the Monfort College of Business director of development. “The challenge has grown in its three years.” In 2010, the three winner were given a total of See Challenge, Page 5


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$18,000 in prize money, in comparison to this year’s total of $36,000. The Monfort College of Business will be hosting an informational session regarding the competition at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the UNC Loveland Center at Centerra, located at 2915 Rocky Mountain Ave. in Loveland. The session will inform about the guidelines for the application, what the judges will be looking for, resources to help with planning and more. “We encourage anyone who has a business idea to attend (the informational session),” said David Thomas, assistant professor of management at the Monfort College of Business. “The session will provide information about application guidelines, judging criteria and local resources to help with business plan preparation that they will submit.” Applications for the competition are due Nov. 14 and are open to anyone

who has a new business idea. The Preliminary Challenge, where the semi-finalists will be permitted 15 minutes to present their ideas to judges who are experts in the field, will be Jan. 18. The final presentations by the five finalists will be on March 8 at the UNC campus. In addition to the final presentation, a keynote speaker, who is yet to be announced, will present. The final stage of the competition will be open to the public, and winners will be announced that evening. “A lot of people in our community have great business ideas,” said Don Gudmundson, dean of the Monfort College of Business. “This competition we’re hosting could make them take that first step.” Information on how to submit an application can be found on the college’s website, at

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Soccer starts conference play with win MICHAEL NOWELS

The UNC women’s soccer team came out of the weekend breaking even — a win on Friday against Northern Arizona and a double overtime loss on

Sunday to Wyoming. The University of Northern Colorado (4-6-2) won 2-0 on Friday night on the strength of goals from junior defender Alexys Tamayo and sophomore forward Brittany Dunn. Tamayo’s goal came in the 26th minute as she beat


UNC junior forward Danielle Birdsall, right, chases after the ball with a Northern Arizona player Friday at Jackson Stadium. Birdsall had one assist in the win.

Northern Arizona goalkeeper Lauren Weaver with a shot to the upper left corner from 22 yards away from the goal. After the game, she said she relishes the opportunity to be aggressive and push for a goal. “I like making runs up, and I just saw the opportunity, so I took it,” she said. Dunn scored 12 minutes after halftime to increase the Bears’ lead to 2-0. She found the ball 18 yards from the net and deposited an arching shot into the upper right corner over Weaver’s outstretched arms. UNC head coach Tim Barrera said he believes the team was energized Friday by the largest and loudest crowd they have seen at home this season. “It was a nice crowd,” he said. “With them being loud and boisterous, it really

helped our kids because it was a tough match.” After losing 1-0 to NAU twice to end last season, Dunn said she was happy to defeat the team that knocked the Bears out of the Big Sky tournament last year. “They’re really good competition, so it always feels good to beat the team we’re kind of rivals with,” she said. Sunday’s game started with the Bears trailing early on a 9th minute goal by Wyoming freshman forward Sarah Paul. UNC junior midfielder JJ Wykstra evened the game in the 51st minute on a header off a corner kick from Tamayo. In the 6th minute of the second overtime period, Paul scored her second goal of the game in a one-on-one situation with Bears senior goaltender Kirstin Salminen. In the seven games prior to the Sept. 16 match at


UNC sophomore forward Brittany Dunn (white) kicks the ball down the field in Friday’s game against Northern Arizona. Dunn scored the second goal of UNC’s 2-0 win. Creighton, UNC had not scored more than one goal in a game. Since that time, the Wyoming loss was the only game in which the Bears did not score at least two goals. Tamayo said she thinks the team has found some offensive chemistry lately. “We make plans outside just to spend time together to

make the chemistry better on the team, and I feel like that’s made a big impact on the field,” she said. The Bears return to the field this weekend to play two home games, starting with Weber State (3-8, 1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday and continuing at noon Sunday against Idaho State (3-7-1, 0-1).

Football downed by Montana Grizzlies on road STAFF REPORT

The UNC football team flipped the script from the last few weeks, but the outcome was still the same in its 55-28 loss on the road to Montana (3-2, 2-1). Instead of finding some offensive footing in the second half as in its previous games, the University of Northern Colorado (0-5, 0-3) found some offense in the first half but allowed 28 points in the third quarter, dashing all hope of a first win. UNC trailed 27-14 at halftime after a first half that was

into the game. closer than the After allowing score indicates. a field goal and a The Bears held 43-yard puntthe ball for a return touchmajority of the down, UNC junfirst two quarters, ior wide receiver the first time that Dominic Gunn has happened all Patrick Walker took a kickoff season. return in the secUNC scored in now has 125 ond quarter 94 the first quarter career receptions, on sophomore which is tied for fifth yards for a score to cut Montana’s quarterback Seth in school history. lead to 17-14. The Lobato’s 7-yard pass to senior wide receiver Grizzlies would score 10 Patrick Walker, capping a 15- more points in the half play, 88-yard drive that ate before taking total control of up 7:14 of the clock and tying the game in the third quarter. Of the four touchdown the game at seven after Montana had previously drives Montana executed in scored less than two minutes the third quarter, none took

ished with career longer than 4:37 bests in compleuntil the Grizzlies tions (30) and found the end passing yards zone. (254), and along UNC scored with his two on a 6-yard fumtouchdown passble recovery by es, he threw one senior safety interception and Chuks Nweke Dominic Gunn was sacked five with almost five set a school times. Walker minutes gone in record with 215 hauled in nine the fourth quar- all-purpose yards receptions for 94 ter to cut the lead against Montana. yards, pushing to 55-21. The game would have ended him into a tie for fifth on the with that score had Lobato all-time receptions list in not found junior wide school history (125) and receiver Chris Morris for a Gunn caught four passes for touchdown with one sec- 55 yards but did the most ond remaining in the game. damage in the return game. Gunn had one punt On offense, Lobato fin-

return for eight yards and returned four kicks for a school Division I record 152 yards. His 215 all-purpose yards are also a Division I school record, besting Jace Davis’ 212 last season against Montana State. Gunn also had a 99-yard kickoff return touchdown called back after a holding penalty. Defensively, sophomore linebacker Clarence Bumpas recorded double digit tackles for the third consecutive game, tallying 14. The Bears return home next week to face Sacramento State (2-3, 1-2) at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Nottingham Field.

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Students ready to ‘Take Back the Night’ from violence BRIT DUNN

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members are expected to spend Thursday evening marching and chanting

across campus in an effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The Women’s Resource Center will be hosting its annual Take Back the Night march and rally Thursday to raise awareness of violence

against women and encourage University of Northern Colorado students to take a stand against abuse. More than 500 students attend the rally every year to show their support, and organizers said they hope to see an increase in supporters this year. “Coming to college I didn’t know what to expect from it, but Take Back the Night was definitely an eye opener for me,” said Andrea Rascon, a junior undergraduate and a

three-year member of the Take Back the Night committee. “Take Back the night for me now is to help the victims grow and help get them through their experiences.” This event is also hosted to give survivors of sexual assault or violence an opportunity to share personal stories and experiences with attendees and shed light on the importance of awareness. “These stories are difficult to hear, but impact the event that much more,” said Yvette

Lucero-Nguyen, the director of the WRC. “We hope people can really take away from this rally and start taking a stand to fight against violence.” Members of the Take Back the Night committee said they believe it is important for students to attend this event because it gives students a chance to become more aware of something that is often overlooked and gives others a chance to speak for themselves. The Assault Survivors

Advocacy Program, the UNC Police Department, the Counseling Center and the GLBTA Resource Office will also speak to students and provide informational resources. Guest speakers will include Dean of Students Katrina Rodriguez, Director of the Counseling Center Kim Wilcox and ASAP Coordinator Deana Davies and Assistant Coordinator Brittany Bohl. The rally will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Garden Theater.

Volleyball sweeps difficult weekend road trip STAFF REPORT As is usually the case, Eastern Washington and Portland State didn’t make it easy for the UNC volleyball team. This weekend was more of the same, but the outcomes were far different. The University of Northern Colorado (10-5, 4-1 Big Sky) capped a historically difficult road trip to the Pacific Northwest with an unsurprisingly tough match against Portland State, a 3-2 victory for the Bears. The Bears previously

haven’t had a win at Portland State since entering the conference, and were 0-3 against the Vikings last season, with the final loss against them in the Big Sky Championship. UNC was able to sweep this trip for the first time since joining the Big Sky in 2006. The Bears faced Eastern Washington on Friday, when the team stopped the Eagles in four games, winning 3-1. Both nights presented opportunities for career-best nights for the Bears. Senior outside hitter Kelley Arnold achieved a Big Sky Conference-season and per-

sonal high with 28 kills against the Eagles. Arnold had only 23 kills in the previous three matches combined. Arnold also had 14 digs for the night. Up until the loss to the Bears, the Eagles were undefeated at home and in conference this season. They hung tough until the end, with 25-20 in the third set being the widest losing margin for EWU. Against Portland State, senior defensive specialist Amanda Arterburn set a school Division I record with 40 digs. Arterburn’s

total is also the third most in the Big Sky since 2006, just short of tying for second with Weber State’s Caitlyn Anderson, who achieved 41 in 2007 against the Bears. Arterburn has gone 14 consecutive matches with 10 or more digs. Freshman middle blocker Andrea Spaustat had a career-best 18 kills at Portland State. Combined with Arnold’s 20 kills, this gave the Bears 25-9, 25-18, 18-25, 17-25, 15-12 game scores in the win against the Vikings.

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