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Violet Kayaya, a sophomore communications major, writes about and draws what hope looks like to her at the Women’s Conference Wednesday.

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Conference workshops defend womanhood RYAN LAMBERT news@uncmirror.com The second annual Women’s Conference, titled “Walking in Her Shoes: Interventions in Health, Safety and Wellness,” had participants busting out karate moves and slam poetry to support the mental and physical health of women at UNC Wednesday. Members of the

Women’s Resource Center and the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Northern Colorado hosted the conference. The event began with opening speeches from Katrina Rodriguez, assistant vice president for Student Engagement and dean of students, and Therese Lask, author of “Your Life is a River” and director of stu-

dent support services at Aims Community College. Lask, who received her doctorate from UNC, gave the keynote address. She talked about hope and drew on research involving the challenges faced by first-generation college students. She also talked about her grandmother, Anna Victory, who left Ireland for the United States and became a maid and mother of four. “I think of my grandmother and the courage it took to move to another country,” Lask said. “She had hope for the future.” Participants were able to choose from a variety of breakout sessions, including lectures on cultural assumptions about obesity, women performing the traditionally male mariachi

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and the 50,000 women who are trafficked annually into the U.S. for sex. At one session, “Fear and Success: Latina Academic Challenges in Educational Environments,” Priscilla Falcon, a professor of Hispanic studies at UNC, explained how Latinas suffer from the Verguenza syndrome, the severe embarrassment a proud person feels when she has to ask for help. Latinas, said Falcon, feel inadequate when they need help, so in college they often do not seek out mentors on whom they can rely, which causes academic strain. “People don’t understand that Latinas have a social network,” Falcon said. “There’s no room for failure in our culture.”

At another session, Tyler Osterhause and Ann StellingBruce, both of Weld County Human Services, presented “What is a ‘Real’ Woman? What is a ‘Real’ Man?” Osterhause and StellingBruce drew gender boxes and asked participants to place gender norms in the boxes. Non-traditional gender behavior was placed outside the box. Osterhause spoke on the conflicting expectations American society has for women, which he called the lady/freak dichotomy. “Ladies, you need to fit in the box or you’re seen as less than (a woman),” he said. The duo also tackled assumptions made in advertisements. Attendees were shown a Pepsi commercial from 1957 in which a woman hastily marries and happily serves her new husband Pepsi. A recent commercial from Jim Beam was also analyzed. In the commercial, a

Spanish woman wearing nothing but white lingerie speaks about how she wants a man with a hairy back who watches football and drinks Jim Beam products. Attendees were taught how to become media literate by asking the following questions: “Why was this message sent? Who sent it? What values does it convey?” In another session, Angie Van Heel, a seconddegree black belt in karate, led a self-defense activity in the Pikes Peak Ballroom. Loretta Chavez, an education professor at Metropolitan State College, gave a coming-together speech and shared her mantra with the audience: “If I’m going down, I’m going down swinging.” The conference concluded with a two-hour slam poetry presentation by Salt Lines, a group composed of poets Denise Jolly, Tara Hardy and Sonya Renee.

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Leticia Rascon, left, a senior Spanish, ESL and education major, Yolanda Mendoza, a criminal justice graduate student, and Norma Juarez, a senior Spanish and nursing major, socialize during the annual Women’s Conference Wednesday.


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Senate begins SFAP process, allocates final conference grants CARMEN BRADY news@uncmirror.com During this week’s Student Senate meeting, the Senate began the yearlong Student Fee Allocation Process, heard the second reading of a proposal revising the election code and allocated event and conference funding. Tyler Ames, the director of Finance, said the SFAP process is the way in which student fees are allotted to various organizations on campus. “The Student Fee allocation process is designed to allocate about $1.3 million worth of student fees to different programs that the university has,” Ames said. The University of

Northern Colorado has 15 SFAP-funded programs. The SFAP process is not finished until close to the end of the academic year to ensure all of the allocated money is correctly spent and each program is meeting its goals. “It’s a process that students can get input on through Student Senate to make sure their money is going to the right places,” Ames said. Representatives of SFAPfunded organizations presented to Senate, including representatives from the Center for International Education, the Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education Program, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Resource Office, the Graduate Student

Association, the International Film Series, the Student Activities Office and Student Senate. Representatives presented their respective mission statements, the goals the organization desires to meet and a budget review of the previous fiscal year and answered any questions Senate members had. The second round of SFAP hearings will resume Nov. 30. The election code revision, proposed by Danielle Morgan, councilor for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, entered its second reading this session. The revision serves to refine the election code that dictates the way Student Senate elections

are held. The proposal raised no discussion this session and will enter its third and final reading next session. Senate approved an allocation of $4,641.08 to the student organization Behind the Lens for their upcoming project, “Help Portrait.” The objective of the “Help Portrait” is to take professional photographs for people and families living in poverty in the Weld County area, giving them a gift they would not be able to afford on their own. Michael Stadler, the State Personnel Employees Executive Council representative, originally said he was concerned, but ended up supporting the allocation. He said it was a good way to get the university’s name around Weld County, as

well as giving students a unique service opportunity. “I think this is a great event to allocate money to,” said Natalie Litke, director of University Relations. “It focuses on students’ abilities and gives back to the UNC and Greeley communities.” The fourth and final conference grant allocation and a conference grant contingency fund request were both passed this session. The latter was to allocate $3,000 to the UNC Wind Ensemble for a trip to China. The group was not included in the typical allocation process because it would have skewed allocation amounts for other groups and individuals seeking funding. The allocated amount was raised from $3,000 to $3,450 by Ames to

give each student $100. Student Trustee Lauren Zdanowitz said this was a good decision. “This way, we’re giving them 25 percent of what they requested, exactly,” said Zdanowitz, “When the average is to give grant requests 50 percent.” Samantha Fox, the Students Rights Advocate, said William Schiffelbein has been chosen as Election Commissioner for this year’s student election. Because of Schiffelbein’s new position, there is an opening in the Student Judiciary, which will be filled next semester. Student Senate will not meet next week in recognition of fall break. Student Senate session will resume at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

Proper food preparation, leftover care imperative for healthy holiday meals COLLEEN ALLISON news@uncmirror.com Indulging in all of the wonderful holiday foods this season may be what most students are looking forward to, but it is important to remember proper cooking techniques to ensure food is prepared safely. The first step to cooking a good and healthy meal is washing hands before the cooking has started and continuing to do so throughout the entire process. Meat needs to reach the correct temperature before it

can be eaten. For a whole turkey to be cooked thoroughly, it should be cooked to at least 165 degrees, and 170 degrees would be better, said Aran Essig, the executive chef at UNC. Essig said ham should be cooked to at least 155 degrees. To double-check the temperature of the meat, insert a meat thermometer into the inner thigh area or near the breast of the turkey. For ham, insert the thermometer into the thickest part away from fat and bone. Knife safety is impor-

tant when it comes to cooking, as well. “Sharp knives are better than dull knives,” Essig said. Dull knives are dangerous because it takes more pressure to cut, increasing the danger of accidentally selfinflicting a wound. Be careful to not leave knives in the sink or dishwasher, because someone may not see it and cut themselves. There are also different knives for different kinds of food. “Use the right knives for the job,” Essig said. Knife technique is just as

important as using the right knife. The fingers should be coiled backward to make it so the fingertips are not near the blade. “Correct finger placement kind of looks like a claw,” Essig said. After slaving over a hot stove, it is finally time to enjoy the creations of the kitchen. However, be sure to monitor how long food is left out at room temperature. “Bacteria grows quickly at room temperature,” Essig said. If food is left out at room temperature for

longer than three hours, it should not be eaten. To avoid having to throw away food, keep it in a hot place, such as the oven, or store it in the refrigerator. When cleaning after cook-

ing, be sure to be thorough, especially when washing cutting boards and counters. Bacteria and viruses, such as salmonella, can spread through utensils and hands if not cleaned properly.


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TV show crosses line when mocking Penn State scandal To the viewers of the latest episode of “South Park,” it should become clearly evident that nothing is off limits on television anymore. The episode featured Kenny getting sent away to a foster home in Greeley, where Cartman later joins him, after his living situation with his parents was deemed unfit. The not-so-subtle description of Greeley as “The Exact Opposite of Hawaii” and the show’s artists depicting the town as having only cows to look at,

of child abuse. Other jokes were made but none tame enough to print. “South Park” has always been socially up-to-date in its episodes, evidenced by its mocking of Michael Jackson’s death and “Jersey Shore,” but there needs to be a line. One crack at Penn State’s situation is one thing, but to continuously make fun of the matter is another, and the writers of the show need to realize that. And if television shows must joke about it, they must attempt

to do so as tastefully as possibly. “Saturday Night Live” had a good try during “Weekend Update,” showing Jason Sudeikis as the devil being under the impression that the scandal at Penn State was for recruiting. Sudeikis proceeded to chastise the student rioters for protesting the firing of head football coach Joe Paterno. It wasn’t outright said that the victims of child abuse were more important, but at least they were given the respect and sensitivity necessary in this troubling time.

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Starting Thanksgiving early: a list of things I am thankful for Michael NOWELS

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(which, depending on whom you ask, may be an accurate description) paled in comparison to the constant jokes about the Pennsylvania State University scandal made by the representative for child services of all people in the episode. The representative has to send Kenny and his siblings to a foster home and gives them the options of Neverland Ranch, a Catholic church and Penn State, insinuating that all the locations are unsafe for children given their respective alleged incidents

(bad for school, good for November holidays): food, friends/family and football. Okay, so maybe it’s four, but friends and family can be put together as “people,” except “people” doesn’t start with an F. But I digress. To me, the day would not be complete without any one of these. The true meaning of Thanksgiving is actually giving thanks (imagine that!). Being someone from a First World country with enough funds to go to college is something I’m incredibly thankful for. I’m also thankful for the love and support of my friends and family. Those are huge factors in my ability to be where I am, and we often take such things for granted. There are also smaller things I appreciate, though. I’m thankful for: Those professors and teach-

ers that had a positive effect on me. The opportunity to write for The Mirror and have some fun with my columns. The ability to take classes that will help me with teaching in the future. The music that I love, from Jurassic 5 to Johnny Cash, and the people who help make it. Greeley stinking a little less this year (fingers crossed that this continues). The chance to be involved in community activities on and off campus. The willingness of many to help others. The strange little nuances of life that continue to entertain and surprise me daily. Not being a Cleveland sports fan. If I could, I’d fill this entire newspaper with things for

which I’m grateful. But I’m pretty sure the other writers would take issue with that. The bottom line is that we have so much to be thankful for, even if we don’t recognize it on a daily basis. Have some turkey, have some pie, and please enjoy it. Root for the Lions and against the Cowboys, as is tradition in my household. But also remember that not everyone is celebrating what they have next Thursday, and remember that we are celebrating, in part, because of a trust between two peoples. One group trusted while the other plotted, and even though it was a deceitful betrayal, that’s why many of us are here now. — Michael Nowels is a sophomore elementary education major and weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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CPE ‘Out’ to raise awareness of tobacco dangers CONOR MCCABE news@uncmirror.com

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Alyssa Dransfield, left, a junior human services major, and Elizabeth Aremu, a junior chemistry major and tobacco educator, host a booth for tobacco awareness Thursday in the UC.

Across the nation, the third week of November is Tobacco Awareness Week. The Center for Peer Education at UNC has spent the week educating students about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use. CPE hosted the Great American Smoke Out, which partnered the organization with the American Cancer Society to encourage students to make the University of Northern Colorado tobacco-free for one day Thursday. The organization had a table in the University Center where educators

offered students cessation resources. One of these resources is a “quit kit,” which looks like a box of cigarettes but really has gum, toothpicks and pamphlets. “Our approach is not to lecture students but provide the right resources,” said Alyssa Dransfield, a junior human services major and wellness educator for CPE. CPE also hosted Black Out Thursday, which consisted of displays of tobacco statistics and information across campus to educate students about the harms of smoking and other tobacco use. Every six seconds, a current or former smoker dies, and tobacco kills one

in five people, or 443,600, every year in the United States, according to CPE statistics. Some of the other stats illustrated by the CPE include the health risks caused by tobacco, like a higher risk of heart disease, cancers and asthma. “Smoking makes it hard to exercise, because your lungs are not at full capacity,” said Arianne Prochazka, a freshman sports and exercise science major and wellness educator for CPE. Smoking can also lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease, which can

cause swollen gums, bad breath and loss of teeth. “These stats and visuals are not to scare people,” said Elizabeth Aremu, the trained tobacco educator for CPE. “(They’re) more to educate people and make them aware this is what can happen.” CPE is staffed by student volunteers and encourages students to develop healthy habits. The CPE office is located in the student activities office in the UC. For more information about Tobacco Awareness Week or how to get involved with CPE, visit www.unco.edu/date or visit the office in the UC.

New research journal recognizes undergraduates’ work MICHAEL SHULL news@uncmirror.com Undergraduate students at UNC now have the opportunity for their research to be published in the new Undergraduate Research Journal, which was officially announced during a kick-off party Thursday. The vision statement on the website for the University of Northern Colorado’s new publication reads, “Research is fundamental to University education, and inclusion of undergraduates in research has long been a central element to UNC’s fulfillment of its role in undergraduate education.” Robbyn Wacker, acting provost and senior vice president for the Division of Academic Affairs, said she

sees in this vision statement the essence of UNC’s unique approach to research. “(The journal) really is symbolic of the special way that UNC values and supports education experience,” Wacker said. In 2010, Lyda Ellis, an instruction librarian, assistant professor and the senior editor of the URJ, proposed the idea of a research journal and since then has been working to make it a reality. Ellis was responsible for assembling an editorial team, working through the logistic details and rallying support from the faculty and students. “The Undergraduate Research Journal is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal that strives to recognize UNC undergraduates for their scholarly accomplish-

ments and to stimulate their future scholarly activity,” Ellis said. “The journal is an outlet for undergraduate research activities and is also a vehicle for teaching and places an emphasis on scholarly improvement.”

The research journal is the first of its kind at UNC and makes the university stand out among its Colorado competitors. “One of the great advantages we enjoy at UNC is the fact that our faculty

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Tom Smith, assistant vice president of Undergraduate Studies and dean of University College, discusses the launch of the Undergraduate Research Journal at the kick-off party Thursday.

research enterprise takes place in such close proximity to our undergraduate teaching,” said Tom Smith, the assistant vice president of Undergraduate Studies and dean of University College. “This makes us unique in the state of Colorado in our ability to make serious undergraduate research a possibility and a priority.” The journal provides an opportunity for students of all fields to get experience in research. “This opportunity is something that is needed,” said Janice Dickensheets, an instructor of music and one of the seven members of the URJ editorial board. “(It’s) a place for undergraduates to put their work. The work is reviewed for quality, but undergraduates

can publish their work without competition from graduate and intermediate stages of research.” The URJ will publish spring, fall and summer issues. Nine abstracts have already been selected for the fall issue, and submissions are currently being accepted for the spring issue, which will publish the full texts of research articles. The summer issue is a special publication dedicated to UNC’s McNair Scholars program. The URJ board is officially calling for undergraduate students to submit original research. All research must be submitted online at journals.sfu.ca/urjnc/index.ph p/urjnc. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1.


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Volleyball hopes to clinch outright title MICHAEL NOWELS sports@uncmirror.com

UNC’s volleyball team has already wrapped up a share of the conference title, which means the top seed in the conference tournament and playing host to next year’s tournament. Some may ask what’s left to play for. The answer is to take the “Co” off the title of Big Sky Champions. The University of Northern Colorado (19-8, 12-3 Big Sky) travels to Flagstaff, Ariz., tomorrow to take on the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona in the final conference match of the year. NAU (15-9, 6-9) has lost four matches in a row and eight of its last 10, but to the Bears, that means they were talented enough to start 4-1

in conference play. UNC head coach Lyndsey Benson said her team has been preparing for this match as they have every other conference showdown, and her starters will be playing. “We still scouted NAU like we would any other opponent and prepared for them the same,” Benson said. “We’re not looking past them to prepare for the tournament. I think that may be the best preparation we can get — just preparing for each opponent as it comes.” If UNC wins, it guarantees itself an outright conference championship. If the Bears fall, however, and Portland State defeats Sacramento State Saturday, then the honor would be split. Whether UNC wins or loses to NAU, the Bears still will have

the No. 1 seed thanks to two victories against Portland State this season. UNC’s success has largely been a result of dominant offense, as the Bears lead the Big Sky in both hitting percentage and kills. Junior outside hitter Kelley Arnold, who leads the league in kills and is second in hitting percentage, said there is still more to do. “One of our team goals was to win the regular season, and we accomplished that and I think that we’re just moving on our way through our goals,” Arnold said. The only player ahead of Arnold in hitting percentage is freshman outside hitter Andrea Spaustat, who also happens to be in the conference’s top ten in kills. Spaustat said that though she is just a freshman, she is

glad to do what she can for her older teammates. “For my first year being here, and to accomplish all these goals and to win conference would just be a huge honor for me,” Spaustat said. “It’s a great way for me to start my freshman year off and a great thing for the seniors. I really want to help them achieve all their goals that they’ve been working towards all three years.” Because travel time is difficult to arrange around Thanksgiving, the regular season winner is always entitled to host the next season’s tournament, meaning Spaustat will also help in bringing another championship to UNC when the Bears host the 2012 Big Sky Conference Championship.

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UNC junior setter Marissa Hughes (1) and freshman middle blocker Andrea Spaustat jump for a block in a match earlier this season at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Benson said her team would be best served to play well in this match in preparation for the tournament. “We will absolutely go after it,” she said. “We need to be playing our

best going into the tournament. Our slogan this week has been, ‘We don’t share championships.’” The match begins 7 p.m. Saturday in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Women’s basketball team loses to Santa Clara STAFF REPORT sports@uncmirror.com

The UNC women’s basketball team dropped t h e first leg of i t s twoWomen’s Basketball g a m e California road trip Wednesday as it shot less than 24 percent from the field in a 71-37 loss to Santa Clara. The University of Northern Colorado (0-2) made only four field goals in the second half and had

that, however, only one player, UNC was on the junior forward wrong end of a Lauren Oosdyke, 26-2 run near score in double the end of the figures. first half to go O o s d y k e into halftime scored 13 points trailing, 39-23. but shot 3-for-12 Lauren Oosdyke UNC’s secfrom the field. had 13 points and ond half went On the plus side, five rebounds in about the same Oosdyke made the game against way. Oosdyke 7-of-9 free Santa Clara. had a layup throws, giving with 17:49 her 234 for her career, seventh-most all- remaining, the Bears made six free throws and time at UNC. transfer The game started sophomore promisingly when the Katarina Vidovic hit a Bears went on a 9-0 run to jumper with a little more break a 4-4 tie. Following than a minute to go. UNC

was outscored 32-14 in the second half. The Broncos (2-1) outrebounded UNC 54-32, had two fewer turnovers than the Bears and had three players in their starting lineup score 11 points or more. Santa Clara junior center Ruta Zarauskyte led all players with 18 points and nine rebounds, eight of which were offensive rebounds, leading to Santa Clara winning the points in the paint battle, 28-16, and the secondchance points battle, 15-7. In UNC’s starting line-

up, sophomore guard D’shara Strange tallied six points and five rebounds, sophomore forward Kim Lockridge and junior guard Victoria Timm recorded five points and senior forward Kaisha Brown was held to two points on 1-of-4 shooting. No UNC player came off the bench to provide more than two points. After making 32.9 percent of 3-point attempts a season ago, UNC is still searching for its first such basket of this year as the team has combined to go 0-for-11 in its first two

games after an 0-for-8 effort Wednesday. UNC plays at San Francisco (1-2) at 8 p.m. tonight before returning home to play the University of Nebraska at Kearney (0-1) at 7:05 p.m. Nov. 22 at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion.

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Panel, students discuss impact of ‘R-word’ CARMEN BRADY news@uncmirror.com Words can be powerful, especially when negative, which is why UNC’s Disabilities Support Services and the University’s President’s Committee for Equity and Diversity hosted the “Power of Words: The R Word.” The forum focused on bringing awareness to how people with disabilities are mistreated — through language and actions — and how they would rather be treated. The panel featured a variety of University of Northern Colorado professors and students, most whom had disabilities themselves. In addition to this interaction, students and faculty members discussed in

smaller groups what some of this language meant and how it may hurt people with disabilities. “People get defensive when you challenge the language that they’re using,” said Melissa Welch, a sociology graduate student. “They don’t want to admit that they’re wrong, or they don’t want to admit or feel stupid for being wrong, but it shouldn’t prevent people from spreading the message that there are better words. Using the Rword is just as bad as any other slur.” Though the use of words was the main topic, it was not the only thing focused on. Other topics included how to talk to a person who is deaf without an interpreter, how to ask a person who is blind whether they need help, how to interact

with a service dog and other topics students were curious about. Jeffery Houser, a professor of sociology, helped set up and host the event. Houser is deaf and specializes in sociology pertaining to individuals with disabilities. He said having an open dialogue with

People get defensive when you challenge the language that they’re using. They don’t want to admit that they’re doing wrong, or they don’t want to admit or feel stupid for being wrong, but it shouldn’t prevent people from spreading the message that there are better words. Using the Rword is just as bad as any other slur. — Melissa Welch, a sociology graduate student

students is a good way to start changing individual and group views. “We have this series about the power of words because it is important to discuss the way we use language to make ‘diversity’ a bad word as opposed to a good word,” Houser said. “If we can get this campus to see diversity as a plus, then maybe it will encourage people from different backgrounds to come to UNC and improve the quality of education in all of our classes, and have that increase the level of diversity.” Attending students said they thought the use of language that may be perceived as offensive in some instances was an important subject for students to start discussing. Alex Sager, a sophomore sociology major, said he felt it is a topic often dismissed by his peers. “I have an internal illness,” Sager said. “You can’t see it, or anything like that, but when I tell someone about it, lots of ideas run through their head. When people say

stuff like the R-word, I feel like they might as well call me that, even though I don’t show any qualities. It still hurts.” Houser said he was pleased with the overall turnout of the event. “I thought we were going to run out of

chairs,” Houser said. “I think we probably had well over 100 students here. This is an intimate setting, and the students reacted well to that. I was very excited to see this many students and the interest level they expressed.”

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Nouri Marrakchi, left, a senior ASL major, and Annina O’Grady describe how they dealt with their disabilities and how others have treated them during the Power of Words forum Thursday.

Vietnam recognizes nursing professor TESSA BYRNS news@uncmirror.com The Vietnamese Ministry of Health recognized a UNC nursing professor for the international work she has been doing for nearly 20 years.

Faye Hummel, a nursing professor at the University of Northern Colorado, was recognized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health for her work with nursing students at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy

in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Ministry awarded Hummel the title of professor honorius causa. Hummel first started her work in Vietnam in the early 1990s. “When I first started

working over there, Vietnam was a lot different,” Hummel said. “At the time, the relations between the U.S. and Vietnam were just being normalized. No Westerners (went) over See Vietnam, Page 12


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Calendar of events from today through Thursday, Nov. 24 • LIVE MUSIC Today • UNC School of Music Jazz in the Lounge, 11:15 a.m. at the UNC University Center’s Fireside Lounge. Bring a lunch and enjoy an afternoon of live jazz presented by five big bands. No ticket required. Details, 970.351.2993. • Ursa Major Student Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Northern Colorado, Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall. UNC students will present an evening of chamber music. No ticket required. Details, 970.351.2993. • A-S-K, 8:30 p.m. at Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave. Details, www.kresscinema.com. • Eric Gunnison Quartet, 8-10 p.m. at Greeley Country Club, 4500 10th St. With Ken Walker, Gabe Mervine and Todd Reid. Details, 970.353.0528. • In The Whale, 9 p.m. at A.F. Ray’s, 2700 8th Ave. With Loom!, Be The Ant and Castaway. Details, www.thecrewpresents.com.

• Greeley Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3800 20th St. $10. Details, www.thegco.org. Saturday,Nov.19 • UNC School Of Music Colorado Piano Festival, 8 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th St. Pianist Dr. Heather Conner will present a recital as part of the 2011 Colorado Piano Festival. Presented by the University of Northern Colorado. Tickets, 970.351.2200. • Reservoir Road Band, 8:30 p.m. at Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave. Details, www.kresscinema.com. • Irv Da Phenom, 9 p.m. at A.F. Ray’s, 2700 8th Ave. Details, www.thecrewpresents.com. Sunday,Nov.20 • Piano Festival Recital, 57 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. University of Northern Colorado piano festival. Details, 970.351.2200. •Prima Voce And University Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m. at First

Congregational Church, 2101 16th St. Presented by the University of Northern Colorado school of music. Details, 970.351.2993. M onday,Nov.21 • UNC School Of Music Student Recital, 4:40 p.m. at the University of Northern Colorado, Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall. No ticket required. Elyse Blazosky, clarinet. Details, 970.351.2993. • UNC School Of Music Master Of Music Graduate Student Recital, 6:15 p.m. at the University of Northern Colorado, Foundation Hall. No ticket required. Matthew Anderson, percussion. Details, 970.351.2993. • String Students’ Chamber Music Concert, 79 p.m. at the University of Northern Colorado, ScottWillcoxon Hall. No ticket required. Details, 970.351.2993. Tuesday,Nov.22 • UNC School Of Music Student Recital, 4:40 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 917 10th Ave., Greeley. Colton Jackson,

trombone. No ticket required. Details, 970.351.2993 • UNC Master Of Music Graduate Student Recital, 6:15 p.m. at the University of Northern Colorado, Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall. Xin Wang, piano. Details, 970.351.9293. • STAG E Today • “The Wind in Willows,” 7 p.m. at University Schools, 6525 18th St. Shows on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Details, 970.371.8057. • “Forever Plaid,” 5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Union Colony Dinner Theatre, 802 9th St., Ste. 200. Sunday matinee at 11:30 a.m. Musical about four young, eager male singers. Thursday night shows December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Jan. 5, 12. Additional shows Dec. 21 and 26. Through Jan. 15. Details, www.ucdinnertheatre.com or 970.352.2900. Sunday,Nov.20 • “Church Basement Ladies: Away in the

Basement,” 2 p.m. at Monfort Concert Hall in the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. In the midst of holiday preparations and sprinklings of love in the air, the ladies in their witty, down-to-earth style are creating their own memories from Christmases past and present. $24-$75. Details, 970.356.5000. M onday,Nov.21 “Shalom Dammit! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon.,” 7 p.m. Monday-

Tuesday at Norton Theater, 10th Ave. and 18th St. The Rabbi offers wit and wisdom on topics such as world religions, intolerance, Christianity, Arabs and Muslims, the Holocaust and other aspects of modern Jewish life. A developmental staging of the new comedy with music presented by the UNC College of Visiual & Performing Arts. Details, www.ShalomDammit.com or 970.405.3077.

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Men’s basketball heads to Invitational SAMANTHA FOX sports@uncmirror.com

The UNC men’s basketball team has a win on its mind and is looking to take that mindset to the South Padre Island Invitational throughout the next week. After losing by an average of 16.5 points in its first two games, the University of Northern Colorado (0-2) looks earn its first win of the

season and tack on a few more during the Invitational, where the Bears will face Northern Iowa (11), Iowa State (1-1), Western Carolina (1-1) and either Florida A&M (0-2) or Southern University (1-1). With freshmen and sophomores combining for 13 players on a 16-man roster, Bears head coach B.J. Hill said the younger players are at the point in their careers where every second

on the court counts. “We’ve got a bunch of guys trying to adjust to new roles for the first time,” Hill said. “If they’ve had a bad day in practice, or not their best game, it hasn’t been a huge impact on the game. But now it does, so they’re trying to adjust to those roles and that takes time — you can’t rush that. Every coach wishes they could, but it’s just something you can’t.” The Bears will begin the

South Padre Invitational Schedule Nov. 20 at Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Nov. 22 at Iowa State

Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Nov. 25 vs. Western Carolina South Padre Island, Texas 1:30 p.m Nov. 26 vs. Southern/Florida A&M South Padre Island, Texas* *The losers of the Western Carolina and UNC game and the Southern and Florida A&M game will play at 1 p.m. and the winners will play at 3:30 p.m.

tournament against Northern Iowa Sunday at the Panthers’ home court in Cedar Falls, Iowa — Hill’s hometown. The past two seasons, the Bears have participated in the Las Vegas Invitational, but Hill said he jumped at the chance to participate in the South Padre Island Invitational because the team would be close to his family and the Bears would face tougher teams. UNC sophomore center Connor Osborne said the team’s 0-2 start does not showcase the true abilities of the team, and the Invitational will give the team a chance to grow together. “We have all the keys,” Osborne said. “We have all the people who can shoot the ball and score — we have enough talent on the team. It’s just playing together and becoming one unit.” The Bears will meet the Cyclones of Iowa State on Nov. 22 in Cedar Falls before traveling to South Padre Island, Texas to take on Western Carolina on Nov. 25.

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UNC sophomore forward Emmanuel Addo, left, defends sophomore guard Paul Garnica in Thursday’s practice in the auxiliary gym of the Campus Recreation Center. Sophomore guard Paul Garnica said the team needs to work on focusing throughout the road trip. “Once we stop focusing, defense goes down, and if we’re not making a shot, our defense doesn’t focus, so I think it’s a lack of focus,” Garnica said. The winner of UNC and Western Carolina will play the winner of Florida A&M and Southern on Nov. 26.

The spread-out days will allow the young team to form a tight unit off the court, a step Hill said the team is already beginning to make. “In the time since the Wyoming game, I’ve seen this team take steps — having a team meeting on their own that wasn’t called by the coaches,” he said. “Having a good practice today tells me they’re in the right place.”

Ministry of Health honors professor’s global work Vietnam from Page 10 there. I was just going to help their nursing education and work on a master’s program. We had to wait many years to get it approved by the Ministry of Health. We never imagined we could do what we do. We have nurse educators as volunteers, and it is remarkable what we could do.” There was a ceremony honoring Hummel for her work with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in

Ho Chi Minh City with the “It is a non-government group. I am the co-direcnursing students. “Many of my students tor, and I have recruited and colleagues presented faculty from the nursing program.” a certificate to Alison Merrill, me,” Hummel an assistant prosaid. “It was a fessor of nursing, very nice is also a member event.” of the Bridge Other organNurses Group. izations also “The prohelp the grams that are Vietnam nursFaye Hummel set up in ing program. said she was honVietnam for the “I work with ored to be recogfirst two years the Bridge nized by Vietnam’s are educating Nurses Group,” Ministry of Health. the nursing facHummel said.

ulty and getting them to be baccalaureates trained by physicians, not nurses,” Merrill said. “We’ll eventually help them so they can be self-sufficient and create their own baccalaureate program and a master’s program before that.” Both Hummel and Merrill agree that going to help teach Vietnamese nursing students is not only life changing but also humbling. “Going to Vietnam, I developed a regard and a

respect for the Vietnamese people,” Merrill said. “I have a gracious appreciation, and it is very satisfying to help the wonderful students over there.” Hummel said getting to know the people gave her a new outlook. “It is an amazing honor, and I’m very humbled by the special people in Vietnam,” Hummel said. Hummel plans on going back to Vietnam once or twice each year to teach a course or plan

more activities for the students at the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.

It is an amazing honor, and I’m very humbled by the special people in Vietnam. — Faye Hummel, nursing professor honored by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health

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