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News Protestors seek student support The Occupy Greeley movement moves to campus as protestors set up a table at the UC. PAGE 5
Arts 1960s UNC jazz group reunites The Viscounts, a group of UNC music students, produce a CD after 50 years of silence. PAGE 8
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UNC sophomore guard Tate Unruh dribbles the ball into the lane in Tuesday’s game against Chadron State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.
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Students and Greeley residents participate in various Halloween-themed activities at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center as part of the Semana de los Muertos.
While there are legends of spots around UNC that are haunted year-round, the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center became haunted for just one night Monday as the center and the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan teamed up to host the Semana de los Muertos haunted house. While the haunted house was the main event at the CCCC, MEChA, a student group that promotes Chicano culture, also provided other Halloween-themed activities for students and com-
munity members, including pumpkin carving, face painting and food. The student group organized the haunted house, which has become a tradition for University of Northern Colorado students and the Greeley community. “MEChA has organized this event for several years now,” said Juan Gomez, co-chair for MEChA. “We like to provide a safe environment where students and members of the community can come and have fun and socialize with people they normally wouldn’t get to otherwise.” Eva Rodriguez, the
then proceeded to hang black bags to create the maze. After the maze was completed they put up decorations and made it as spooky as they could.” Semana de los Muertos, which translates to Week of the Dead, is
administrative aide for the CCCC, said students transformed the center into a haunted horror themselves. “The students had to move all the furniture from the living rooms into the offices and other spaces available,” Rodriguez said. “They
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Symposium features outstanding research Findings focus on bats, Dracula, burglary, sex offenders, spacecrafts CONOR MCCABE email@example.com Undergraduate students with outstanding research projects had the opportunity to present their findings during the annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium at UNC and compete in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research Tuesday. Five undergraduate students were selected for this event based on their application and abstract submissions. The University of Northern Colorado intends to fund two undergraduate students to attend the NCUR competition at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, March 29 – 31, where more than 2,000 undergraduates from Ivy League, Research One, and liberal arts colleges will be in attendance. “We encourage undergraduate students to get involved earlier,” said Loree Crow, the associate director of Honors at the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership. “They become more engaged in academic research.” The five students chosen were each given 10 minutes to present at the symposium, which was followed by a five-minute question-and-answer portion dictated by judges and audience members. Stephen Mackessy, a faculty fellow for undergraduate
research, welcomed the audience by saying the research symposium is a great way for students to showcase their work. Kamille McKinney, a senior criminal justice major, gave the first presentation, titled “Not In My Backyard: Sex Offender Programming and Management in the State of Colorado” with the support of her mentor, Mary WestSmith, an assistant professor of criminal justice. McKinney discussed her research and interviews with parole and probation officers in Colorado and pointed out that convicted sex offenders often have trouble with living arrangements after being convicted. With the neglection from halfway houses and homeless shelters and work release programs deeming these individuals “high risks,” they are left without a stable environment in which to live. McKinney emphasized the need for shared living arrangements to be more prevalent in Colorado. Benjamin C. Lee, a senior biology major, gave the second presentation, “Cloning of Immunoglobulin cDNAs from the Jamaican Fruit Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis)” with the support of his mentors, Ann C. Hawkinson, a biological sciences instructor, and Tony Schountz, an associate professor of biological sciences. Lee discussed how bats have recently been identified
as reservoirs of infectious agents that cause disease in humans. He focused on the Jamaican fruit bat, explaining how it’s highly susceptible to the Tacaribe virus. His intentions are to allow comparisons of bat and human antibody responses to the viruses that cause the senescence-associated heterochromatin foci, specialized domains of heterochromatin that are thought to repress transcription of genes that promote proliferation. Nora Christina Rascon, a senior psychology major, presented “Common Experiences Amongst Victims of Residential Burglary Who Report Their Victimization” with the support of her mentor, West-Smith. Rascon discussed how burglary is a frequently overlooked crime and often goes unreported. She said her intentions were to research the commonalties among burglary victims and understand the life experiences of the burglary victims who reported the victimizations. Lindsey Goldfarb, a junior history and psychology major, presented “From Prince of Wallachia to Prince of Vampires: An In-Depth Analysis of the Identity of Vlad Dracula” with the support of her mentor, Corinne Wieben, a history professor. Goldfarb discussed how Bram Stoker’s notorious vampire novel, “Dracula,” has often determined the way
Vlad Dracula is portrayed. She analyzed the life of Vlad Dracula in order to examine him as a historical figure and an infamous legend, highlighting the unique circumstances of his identity formation. Maurice Woods III, a senior physics major, gave the final presentation, “Reentry Experiment SAT-X” with the support of his mentor, Robert Walch, a professor of physics. Woods discussed the challenges facing spacecrafts, which eventually must reenter the Earth’s atmosphere, once they lift into space His presentation labeled over-engineering to be problematic in returning valuable data recovered from space. His team’s intentions were to remove the dependency on overengineering and give these objects a safer re-entry to Earth. “I appreciate the extreme amount of work that went into these presentations and appreciate their willingness to con-
duct and present the information,” said Katrina Rodriguez, the dean of students and a symposium judge. Students interested in applying to next year’s
Research Symposium can visit www.unco.edu/our or visit the Office of Undergraduate Research, Center for Honors, Scholars & Leadership located in Michener L-98.
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I appreciate the extreme amount of work that went into these presentations and appreciate their willingness to conduct and present the information. — Katrina Rodriguez, dean of students and symposium judge.
Benjamin C. Lee, a senior biology major, presents his findings that Jamaican bats can be reservoirs of infectious agents that can harm humans.
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Airport security measures another contributor to cancer Pack bags the night before, get to airport two hours early, check in bags, wait in security line for 15 minutes, stand inside potentially cancerous X-ray machine and board plane. Post-9/11, the simple steps to the fastest form of transportation readily available have gotten a little complicated. Ten years ago, who would have thought airport security would be ripping people’s clothes off to make sure they were weapon free? Technology makes reality much less dramatic, but the Secure 1000, that silent machine at airports’ security checkpoints, beams X-rays at people to see underneath their clothing.
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Security Administration, an agency whose main focus is to safeguard air travel. TSA has repeatedly defined the Secure 1000 as “safe,” snubbing research that suggests that even low doses of X-ray radiation increases the risk of cancer. Robin Kane, the TSA’s assistant administrator for security technology, said that the amount of radiation emitted by the machines is too minute to cause cancer. At the same time, research shows that anywhere from six to 100 U.S. airline passengers each year could get cancer from the airports’ machines. “Airline passengers” is a desensitizing term; broken
down, it means men, women and children. Adults today have a better chance; they spent the majority of their lives with Xray-free airports. Children, on the other hand, are being subjected to doses of poisonous radiation at a young age and will be X-rayed for the rest of their lives if the “Secure” 1000 is not replaced. Last year, there were more than 1.5 million cancer cases in the U.S. alone. It seems that in a time of war, security issues undermine customary medical conventions, but can the United States really handle another contributor to this deadly disease?
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The airport security benefits are wonderful. The Secure 1000 detects explosives, guns and knives, preventing potential terrorists from even trying to pass security. But the funny thing about X-ray radiation is that it causes cancer. In 1998, when the Secure 1000 was introduced, one expert after another from the Food and Drug Administration questioned the radiation safety of the machine and stressed that Xray radiation should only be used for medical use. Nevertheless, the decision to deploy the machines was not made by the FDA, which regulates drugs and medical devices, but by the Transportation
ock stars are people whose music makes them famous. But more than a little, people use the phrase out of that context. We use it to describe innovators in a number of fields. I might call myself one if I just accomplished something. Folks even stretch it out to describe any person who is popular and charismatic. These things are all good, as is a great musician. But why must we adopt a term used to describe a popular musician for
anyone who’s good? Historically, artists are rebels, even criminals. Performers have been the lowest of the low at a number of times in our history. The stigma on performers affects them still in various ways today, but for the most part, those who were judged sinners are now called saints. In the United States, most of us think of performing as a noble enterprise, something to celebrate (at least for my sake, I hope that’s true). The arts have sprung out of grimy bohemian apartments and infiltrated the institutions of higher learning. Performers don’t just hitch a ride to the city and try to make it big. Instead, they go to school, get a degree (or two, or three) and work their way through the
difficult ranks of difficult professions. In this way, even though the pay scale is far from equitable, we can respect artists just as we do business professionals or scholars. Rock stars have something else going on. If you want to be a doctor, you get an education. If you want to be an architect, you get an education. If you want to be a lawyer or even an opera singer, so on and so on. But if you want to be a rock star, you go play music to anyone who will listen. Sweaty rock clubs and dive bars are the home of the outcasts and the home base for the future rock stars of America. No booking agent requires a university transcript. And no one needs a degree to write a hit single. The dropout with the sexy
voice and wicked chops is a romantic image. It’s the rebel with a cause. That is why we love our rock stars and why anyone who does something extraordinary or exciting is called a rock star. So maybe all of the dedicated students are failed rockers. Or maybe we’re all rock stars for using our freedom to pursue something bigger, brighter and with more pyrotechnics. Maybe being educated and having a well-rounded wealth of knowledge will be the ultimate rebellion, one where ambitious people use the institution to subvert the establishment. That rocks. — Mark Maxwell is a senior theater arts major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.
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University Center â€˜occupiedâ€™ by protesters ALEXANDER ARMANI-MUNN firstname.lastname@example.org On Monday, UNC joined the ranks of â€œoccupiedâ€? locations in the growing Occupy Together movement, which has spread to hundreds of cities and communities across the country and around the world. What started about three weeks ago as a
Facebook page aimed at raising awareness of the Occupy movement has evolved into an organized body of more than 300 participants in the Greeley area. â€œThe Occupy Wall Street movement is an organic movement attempting to shed light on corporate greed,â€? said Kyle Hartman, a senior political science major at the University of
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From left, Occupy Greeley protesters Alyse Infante, Corey and Bill talk to students about the Occupy Together movement and what they can do in Greeley and at UNC.
Northern Colorado and a spokesperson for Occupy Greeley. â€œThe government no longer represents the people. We need to make people stop what they are doing and pay attention to what is going on.â€? The Greeley protesters have been camping out at Lincoln Park for three weeks and have been granted permits by both the Greeley Police Department and the City of Greeley. This week, the group created a UNC presence by hosting a table in the University Center. The table displays statistics of income distribution in the United States and income growth by percentile and sheds light on the relationship between Wall Street and Capitol Hill by offering corporate lobbying statistics as well. Representatives of Occupy Greeley said they hope the display will foster more awareness among the student body and will remain in the UC indefinitely.
â€œWeâ€™re here for as long as (the university) will allow,â€? said Linda Hill, a Greeley resident, who spoke to about 30 students at the UC Tuesday. Randy Marsh, a Greeley resident who joined the movement this week, said students need to go to experience the movement for themselves to understand it. â€œI am new to the movement,â€? Marsh said. â€œI was skeptical at first, but you have to go to the source and experience this movement to form your own judgment.â€? The group hopes to continue spreading awareness on campus with more events in the planning stages. â€œWe are taking out time-planning events,â€? Hartman said. â€œWe want to make sure anything we do has symbolism and meaning.â€? A petition for increasing government-funded student loans will be circulating in the near future.
Group scares to raise culture awareness Haunted House from Page 2 UNCâ€™s annual celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Rodriguez said hosting a haunted house is a way to include both American and Mexican cultures and demonstrate that many students have blended the two cultures.
â€œThe CCCC believes in promoting culture as well as supporting the student organizations,â€? she said. Students who visited the haunted house said they thought it was frightening. â€œI thought it was scariest when the people were chasing us with the chainsaw and popping out of the walls,â€? said Maria Meza, a sophomore biology major.
Semana de los Muertos â€˘ Semana de los Muertos Luncheon 11:30 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. today at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center â€˘ Presentation of Altars Rescheduled date and time to be announced
The CCCC believes in promoting culture as well as supporting the student organizations. â€” Eva Rodriguez, administrative aide for the CCCC
The Occupy Greeley movement will also be meeting with Weld County Democrats and members of La Frente de Lucha]], a local nonprofit that advocates for the advancement of Hispanic immigrants. General assembly meetings are held every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Park.
Occupy Greeley For more information about the movement, visit the display located across from Bear Bistro in the UC, www.occupygreeley.org or the movementâ€™s Facebook page.
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Director explains simple version of health care act AMANDA STOUTENBURGH email@example.com The regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services came to campus Monday to discuss what the Affordable Care Act means to future nurses and other UNC students. Marguerite Salazar, the director of Region VIII for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, presented information about the Affordable Care Act, which proposes amendments to the health care system to allow everyone access to affordable health insurance.
The School of Nursing hosted the discussion because of its relevancy to nursing students at the University of Northern Colorado. Catherine Dingley, an associate professor of nursing and the director of the National Institute for Nursing Education and Scholarship, said the school invited Salazar to discuss this topic because nursing students are going to be affected by the Affordable Care Act and should know what it entails. This act will not be fully implemented until 2014 because it is so large. Following its implemen-
tation, insurance companies will not be able to deny coverage or charge citizens more based on their medical history. If people own or work for a small business, there will be new tax credits that could help lower their premium costs. Currently, small businesses receive a tax credit of up to 35 percent for their expenses to offset the costs of health insurance. After its implementation, the tax credits will increase to 50 percent. There will also be new tax credits for families in 2014, which will make health insurance more affordable for families.
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choices as Congress members. Johanna Glaviano, a graduate student studying gerontology, said she thought the presentation was easy to understand because Salazar put it in simpler terms and gave students a perspective on what it means.
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Marguerite Salazar, the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, talks about the Affordable Care Act with the School of Nursing Monday.
“I thought it was a great and well thought-out presentation,” Glaviano said. “It is a step towards increasing coverage but (we) still have a long way to go. But it is a big improvement.” Hazel Gibson, from the League of Women Voters and part of the team administrators, said she enjoyed the presentation and discussion. She is also the liaison for health care reforms in Greeley and Weld County. “I think (the presentation) is very positive and an appreciated version of the document,” Gibson said. “Since it is such a large document, it can be intimidating to some, but Salazar put it in terms that were not so scary. I think we need to give it a chance. It is the future, and there is no looking back to what used to be and taking insurance for granted. America knows it can do better and be cheaper in health care.”
I thought it was a great and well thought-out presentation. It is a step towards increasing coverage, but (we) still have a long way to go. But it is a big improvement. — Johanna Glaviano, a graduate student studying gerontology
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Film showcases Mayoral elections point to Norton True is so young, slopes’ sports and he doesn’t convinced by True’s lack of experience and a concrete idea of what he wanted. “I feel like he had too In the 2011 Greeley many aspirations, but mayoral election, voters took what can be argued everybody has aspiraas the safe bet and chose tions,” Hessler said. “He to go with the experience was just a little too of incumbent Tom Norton young, and there’s nothover his young opponent, ing wrong with being young, I guess, but he Nick True. With Norton earning seemed naïve about the more than 73 percent of the situation (of the city). I don’t think he vote, the race was really knows not very close. what the differ“True is so ence will end young, and he up being doesn’t have a between how lot of experimuch you want ence, and as to get done and much as people how much you dislike Norton, I will get done.” think he’s done Tom Norton, Hessler said a decent job,” incumbent mayoral he doesn’t really said Pepper candidate, won the follow local poliMueller, an election with 73 tics but didn’t administrative percent of the vote. hear anything assistant in the geography and anthropol- bad about Greeley’s govogy department at UNC. ernment the past two “In some cities, the years, another factor that mayor, in a way, leads the led him to vote for Norton. “There was nothing town, but that doesn’t really happen in Greeley. overly negative about We have a weak mayor how he was running system anyway, so I fig- things,” he said. “And ured ‘Why not give him Greeley seems to be functioning pretty well, I another shot?’” Ryan Hessler, an Aims mean, roads are getting graduate who is now a cer- fixed and things are runtified welder, was also not ning smoothly. Tom
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STAFF REPORT firstname.lastname@example.org With winter just around the corner, students will have a rare opportunity to attend a screening of a film showcasing the best of winter sports. Warren Miller’s new film “…Like There’s No Tomorrow” is coming to Greeley for one night only. Miller started filming movies about snowboarding and skiing 62 years ago. Miller’s “…Like There’s No Tomorrow” is narrated by Jonny Moseley, an Olympic gold medalist skier, and follows worldclass athletes, including Chris Davenport, Julia Mancuso, Daron Rahlves, Colby West and Seth Wescott, as they run down the slopes at an adrenaline-rushing pace and perform tricks and stunts best left to the pros. The film is shot on location, showcasing slopes from the Himalayas in India to the highest mountain in
Chile and the Ojos Del Salado on the ArgentinaChile border. Other locations include Alaska, California, Colorado, New Hampshire, Utah, New Zealand and Norway. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Weld County Garage at 2699 47th Ave. in Greeley. Alpine Haus, a Greeley snow sports and patio furniture store, is sponsoring the event. For more information on tours and extended athlete biographies visit warrenmiller.com.
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Norton wasn’t doing too poor of a job.” Norton’s City Council mate Robb Casseday also retained his at-large spot by collecting more than 57 percent of the vote.
2011 Weld County Election Results • Greeley Mayor Tom Norton: 73.32% Nick True: 26.68% • Greeley Council at Large Robb Casseday: 57.35% Scott A. Royer: 25.04% Neil K. Chikazawa: 17.61% • Greeley Ward 1 Charles Archibeque: 100% • Greeley Ward 4 Michael P. Finn: 100%
have a lot of experience, and as much as people dislike Norton, I think he’s done a decent job. In some cities the mayor, in a way, leads the town, but that doesn’t really happen in Greeley. We have a weak mayor system anyway, so I figured ‘Why not give him another shot?’ — Pepper Mueller, administrative assistant in the geography and anthropology department at UNC
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1960s UNC jazz band produces CD after 50 years apart Members of The Viscounts Saxes
•Paul Schneider, Lead Alto, Soloist •Lynn Zoric, Lead, Soloist •Fred Martinez, Lead Tenor, Soloist •Gary Browning, Band Leader, Soloist •Don Smith, Alto •Larry Elginer, Soloist •Larry Nathan, Tenor •Chuck Dennis •Jim Moorehouse, Baritone Sax, Soloist •Larry Dixon Trombones Rhythm Section •William Finch, Lead •James Bragg, Piano •Dan Epperson
•Tom Sepulveda, String Bass
•Frank Baca, Drums
RYAN LAMBERT Arts@uncmirror.com It has been more than 50 years since UNC first offered a jazz class for credit, but one band, The Viscounts, had to fight to obtain the right to study a genre of music that originated among Southern blacks. Recently, The Viscounts have reunited to produce a CD. The project was headed by University of Northern Colorado alumnus and music student Gary Browning, and for him, this reunion was bittersweet. “The music department frowned upon that kind of music,” said Browning about the 1960s attitude toward jazz. The Viscounts formed in 1958 by then-senior Jon Wiegardt, and it grew to a 17member group that had one
purpose: to play jazz for high school and UNC students. The group’s most notable events were the Christmas Ball and the Spring Formal. At that point in time, UNC brought in well-known jazz performers like Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Billy May and Glen Miller to entertain its students. In September 1961, the university began to see the scholarly importance of jazz, so it offered a class on the art. Under the supervision of music professors James Miller and Buddy Baker, the School of Music at Colorado State College, UNC’s former name, founded a jazz studies program in 1965. This program has since received numerous accolades, including recognition in The U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Top 5 Jazz Programs in the Country.”
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The Viscounts, a 17-member jazz band at UNC, perform at the Keith Russett Dance in the 1960s. These members were among the first to take jazz classes at UNC. Today, there are five jazz lab bands, four vocal jazz ensembles, eight combo bands and a Latin jazz band at UNC. The school is also one of the few that offers a doctorate degree in jazz pedagogy.
“I look in envy at the current jazz program,” Browning said. “I wished we had had it.” According to Viscounts member Paul Schneider, a See Viscounts, Page 12
Famous lyrics abound in ‘Anything Goes’ at Norton KATIE PLASEK Arts@uncmirror.com Norton Theatre will resound with show tunes and comedy today as the College of Performing Arts premiers “Anything Goes.” The play is noted for its classic song lyrics: “In olden days a glimpse of stocking/ was looked on as something shocking/ but now, God knows/ anything goes/ Good authors too/ who once knew better words/ now only use four letter words writing
prose/ anything goes.” These suggestive and vividly crafted lyrics from the classic Cole Porter musical epitomize the overarching theme of the show. The energy and enthusiasm of the production will keep the audience craving each song performed by the talented cast. According to the director, John Leonard, UNC head of musical theater, this musical was chosen “as a tribute to Cole Porter and his great music.”
Written by Porter in 1934, this musical is set on the S. S. American with an eclectic cast of characters singing and dancing about the ship. Reno Sweeney, an evangelizing nightclub singer (Aisha Jackson), is joined on board by her longtime friend, Billy Crocker (Jeffrey Zicker). Crocker is flung into a love triangle with Hope Harcourt (Lynzee SmithNewton) and Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (Hayden Stanes), Hope’s fiancé. Adding to the magnifi-
cent madness of tap dancing sailors, uproarious misunderstandings and breathtaking vocal performances is the presence of gangster Moonface Martin (Kytt McLaughlin), who continually is the center of trouble. On the journey from New York to London, this exemplary cast croons some of Porter’s most memorable songs. This includes the friendship-affirming song between Reno and Billy, “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and the sweet love song between Billy and Hope, “It’s De-
lovely.” Also included are the rousing evangelist number belted by Reno, “Blow Gabriel Blow,” and the show stopping ensemble-driven song, “Anything Goes.” The show, set completely on the ocean liner, was complex to design. “(The show) is being done in thrust style, and the design is so spectacular you just have to come see the show to admire it,” said Leonard. Such a style means that the stage will extend into the audience, creating a
unique experience for those in attendance. Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, the show will have people dancing in their seats and grinning all the way home. PVA will be presenting “Anything Goes” in Norton Theatre in Gray Hall on Nov. 2, 5, 8 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 2:00 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.arts.unco.edu or call 970-351- 2200.
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Men’s basketball wins easily in exhibition game DAVID WILSON email@example.com
Basketball season is back at UNC as the men’s basketball team took the court Tuesday night at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion against Chadron State in an exhibition game. The University of Northern Colorado never trailed and didn’t disappoint the 1,500 fans in attendance as the Bears easily defeated the Eagles, 89-65. First-game jitters and mistakes filled the entire 40 minutes, however, as the teams both struggled controlling the ball and controlling their bodies. The two teams combined for 42 turnovers and 63 fouls on the night. Thirty-six fouls were committed by UNC, leading to 34 points for the Eagles.
“I think we were trying to hit home runs defensively by trying to make great plays instead of being solid and playing as a unit,” Bears head coach B.J. Hill said. The score sat at 19-9 after the first 11 minutes of play before the Bears started to click offensively. Junior for-
I was pumped. Not playing in a real game for a year is tough for a basketball player, so I was excited to get out there.
— Tevin Svihovec, UNC redshirt freshman guard, on coming back from an injury
ward Aaron Hawk-Harris, a junior college transfer, scored all nine of his points in the final few minutes of the first half. The lone senior on the UNC roster, forward Mike Proctor, added eight of his team-high 14 points in the first half to send the Bears into the locker rooms up 44-19. Proctor added three steals, two blocks, two assists and six rebounds to go with his 14 points. The senior shot an economical 4-for-7 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line. “I’ve worked mostly on my jump shot,” Proctor said. “I worked the entire summer with (former player) Mike Higgins, and he helped me tremendously. Coach Hill got me a little apparatus to help me keep the ball off
my palm because the ball was sticking to it. Thanks to those two guys, I was able to be successful from the free throw line tonight.” The Bears got a scare to begin the second half as redshirt sophomore forward Connor Osborne went to the ground holding his knee three minutes in. Osborne missed the entire season last year with a wrist injury. He visited the locker room briefly but did return to the game. Redshirt freshman guard Tevin Svihovec added eight points and three assists off the bench, the first live action in his career. Svihovec was also lost for the entire 2010-11 season due to injury and said he couldn’t wait to finally go out and play. “I was pumped,” he said.
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UNC junior guard Elliott Lloyd, right, dribbles past his opponent in Tuesday’s game against Chadron State. Lloyd had two points and a rebound in the game. “Not playing in a real game for a year is really tough for a basketball player, so I was excited to get out there.” UNC had eight players score eight or more points while 13 Bears total scored on the night
en route to the victory. The Bears have plenty to work on over the next two weeks of practice, but players said they are excited to get the season underway on Saturday, Nov. 12 against New Mexico State.
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Following outstanding athletic performances the p a s t couple o f weeks, both Northern Colorado UNC’s football and women’s soccer teams had athletes earning Big Sky and other awards for their performances. During a heartbreaking game against North Dakota Saturday when the University of Northern Colorado fell 27-25, senior
wide receiver Patrick Walker caught 10 passes for a Big Sky-best 315 yards with two touchdowns and received a number of honors this week. Walker was named the S p o r t s Network/Fathead.com FCS National Offensive Player of the Week, the National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter Player of the Week and the Big Sky Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Adding onto honors for Bears athletes, senior goal-
Playing on keeper Kirstin the defensive Salminen was side of the field, named the Big Martinez still S k y ’ s tallied 10 shots, Goalkeeper of eight of which the Year while were shots-onsenior defender goal. Aundreaha Aundreaha Along with Martinez was Martinez Salminen and named the conhad 10 shots with Martinez, junf e r e n c e ’ s eight shots-on-goal ior defender Defensive MVP this season. A l e x s y s in an announceTamayo, junior ment by the Big midfielder JJ Wykstra and Sky Monday. Salminen started in all senior forward Ariel Cook games this season and were named to the All-Big ended with 91 saves, the Sky First Team. Senior second-most in the Big Sky, midfielder Kimmie Feidler also received a nod, makand a .812 save average.
Montana to ing the All-Big clinch the Big Sky Second Team. Sky Conference Tamayo had title. two goals and F e i d l e r two assists parttotaled 52 shots nered with 20 with 12 shotsshots this seaon-goal and two Patrick Walker son. goals. has 160 recepWith a .529 The soccer tions, 17 away shot-on-goal team will begin from tying the percentage, its semifinal school record. Wykstra led the match at 5 p.m. team with five Friday at goals during the season. Jackson Stadium. Walker Cook, who led the Bears and the UNC football with 39 shots this season, team will take the field on had four goals this season, the road at 4:05 p.m. including two she made in Saturday at Northern the match against Arizona.
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Midfielder’s versatility asset to soccer team BEN WARWICK email@example.com
At first glance, Kimmie Feidler may not be the biggest or fastest player on the UNC soccer team, but the team’s captain has been the one of the main pieces of the puzzle for the University of Northern Colorado’s success. The senior midfielder from Gilbert, Ariz., and has had a standout career may not have come to Greeley if it wasn’t for another Bear, though. Fellow senior Ariel Cook also hails from Gilbert and was the one who originally got Feidler interested in coming to UNC. The two played in
club soccer together, and the the team through Cook. interactions between them “Basically, we had heard have formed a from Ariel Cook, friendship Cook and since we described pasalready watched sionately. her play, we kind “She’s like a of knew who sister to me,” Cook Kimmie was,” said. “It’s all been Barrera said. “We good, and I’m defgot her up here, initely going to and certainly it miss having somewasn’t a package one reliable Kimmie Feidler deal — they had always to play the accounts for eight known each ball to, someone points and 52 other a long time to always count shots for the — but it worked on.” out very well.” Bears this season. It was on a Feidler has recruiting trip to been playing socArizona that head coach Tim cer since she was 3 years old Barrera first noticed Feidler, and attributes her love of the who had expressed interest in game to her parents. Feidler
said playing with Cook for so long made the transition to college much easier. “It was just exciting to come here with someone I was so close with and be able to continue my friendship with her and have the comfortability (sic) of having someone else here,” Feidler said. Barrera said Feidler’s work ethic and versatility helped make her the player she is. “She showed us she can score from anywhere,” Barrera said. “The goal last year against Boise State from 45, 50 yards at the buzzer is an example of that. She just works. We get 90 minutes out
of her. She just runs and runs and runs. She’s a very good two-way player. She can defend, and she can also shoot and pass the ball.” Her leadership on and off the field is something both Cook and Barrera have noticed and said is one of her best qualities. “She leads by example,” Barrera said. “She’s not afraid to speak her mind, but she’s not a big ‘rah-rah’ player. She gets good grades, she’s always in on time, she practices hard every day and plays hard every day.” Cook agreed with Barrera and added how Feidler presents her leadership on the field.
“She’s the captain this year, so a lot of people have realized that she steps it up when she needs to, and that’s why she was nominated captain,” Cook said. “She tells us what we need to hear and what she thinks we need to be doing better, and she goes out there and does it as well.” Feidler said capping off her soccer career by hosting the Big Sky Tournament is something she and the team has been dreaming about. “It’s exciting to finish my soccer career out with such a big tournament,” Feidler said. “Hosting it at home is really exciting, and we were saying from the beginning this is our year.”
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spot with only four matches remaining. In the teams’ first meetThe UNC volleyball ing, the Bears took the first team plays host to Portland State Thursday with the top two sets, including a domip o s i - nating 25-9 game one win. tion in After the break, though, the the Big Vikings took games three Sky at and four. The Bears rebounded to take game stake. Volleyball The five, 15-12, and earn the University of Northern victory against last season’s Colorado (15-8, 8-3 Big Big Sky representative in Sky) last faced Portland the NCAA Tournament. The Bears recorded sevState (13-11, 9-3) Oct. 1 and escaped with a five-set vic- eral standout performances in the win, tory on the road. arguably none Thursday’s better than senmatch pits the ior defensive top two teams specialist in the conferA m a n d a ence, and if the Arterburn’s 40 Bears win, they digs. The total will have swept was the thirdboth meetings Andrea Spaustat highest in the with Portland has 121 kills, 39 Big Sky since State this sea- blocks and 17 2006 and was six son and will digs so far this shy of UNC’s allretake the top season.
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UNC junior setter Marissa Hughes, left, sets the ball for freshman outside hitter Tambre Haddock, right, in a match against Sacramento State. time record. UNC also benefited from freshman middle blocker Andrea Spaustat’s 18 kills, junior outside hitter Kelley Arnold’s 20 kills and 11 digs and junior setter Marissa Hughes’ 59 assists. As the second-to-last home match for the Bears, a win Thursday would provide
confidence and breathing room heading into UNC’s senior night match Saturday with the Eastern Washington Eagles (12-11, 8-4), who currently hold the third spot in the Big Sky behind the Vikings and Bears. The match against Portland State begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion.
The UNC Swimming & Diving team lost its third consecutive dual of the year Saturday as it fell 174110 to New Mexico State. The University of Northern Colorado won three events on the day but stayed competitive in several other events. UNC junior diver Sara Moldenhauer won the one-meter diving event with score of 232.28, putting up nine points for the Bears. Sophomore swimmer Courtney Van Oost won the 200 Individual Medley in 2:12.17, more than two seconds better than her season-best, and the combination of sophomore Gina Riggle, freshman Jessica Reed-Baum, junior Kira Alger and freshman
Brenna Boese swam the 200 free relay in 1:39.58, another season-best for UNC. Moldenhauer also placed second on the three-meter board, and Riggle finished second in the 100 butterfly after posting the 10th-best time in school history at 59.70. Freshmen Casey Wolter, Gina Cernohous and Kellie Burke finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 1000-yard freestyle. Alger and sophomores Alicen Fair and Hannah Halstrom finished second, third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 free while senior Sammy Leonard recorded a second-place finish in the 100 back with a season-best time of 1:00.83. The UNC Swimming & Diving team hosts Northern Arizona at 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at ButlerHancock pool.
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UNC graduate appears on CMT show KRISTEN MARTIN firstname.lastname@example.org When it comes to competing in dating television shows, finding “the one” is all about discovering what a person is made of. Cassidie Sheets, a UNC graduate, will be on this season’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” a weekly CMT show in which a group of women compete for Tribble Reese’s affection. She graduated in 2010 with a journalism degree and is currently working as an executive assistant for Renaissance Executive Forum, a company that sets up seminars focused on coaching CEOs of corporations. Sheets said the filming took one month to complete, and she appreciates the experience of competing on the show. “You learn so much about yourself,” she said. “There’s no TV, no phone or Internet. I call it a detox from Facebook and electronics. All you have to think about is Tribble
her career. and love.” “It gave me the confiBecause the show is currently on air, Sheets could dence to speak up and ask not reveal whether or not for what I want,” she said. In the near future, she she won the competition. Finding love is hard said she would like to start enough, but when compet- her own jewelry line and ing against 21 other plans to start selling on her women, she said she had fashion blog at sato find the confidence in vor.blogspot.com. Sheets said her roomherself to go after what she mate was the catalyst to wanted. “You have to throw get her on the show by your emotions and your- submitting an application to ABC’s self out “ T h e there Bachelor.” and let T h e y o u r casting guard director for down, “ S w e e t which is H o m e hard for Alabama” me to — Cassidie Sheets, expressed do,” she UNC graduate and interest in s a i d . her and “ I ’ m CMT con t e s t a n t called her not typin for interically the type of girl to go tap on views with the producers. She did not meet a guy’s shoulder.” She said this experi- Tribble Reese until she saw ence gave her the courage him on camera. She was to step up and take action smitten with him from the in situations within her start. “He is a very sincere life — especially regarding
“You have to throw your emotions and yourself out there and let your guard down, which is hard for me to do.”
guy, a real Southern gentleman,” she said. “He’s very good about making you feel like you’re the only one in the room. He’s a great guy. He really makes you feel special.” However, in between her time with Reese, she was able to get to know the other women staying in the house, especially Jacque and Alex. “I still talk to the girls on a regular basis,” she said. With 22 women staying in one house, drama did ensue, but Sheets said she was not one to get involved and left with no hard feelings. “It gets pretty intense, but at the end of the day, we’re still good friends,” she said.
“Sweet Home Alabama” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on CMT.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CASSIDIE SHEETS
Cassidie Sheets, who graduated from UNC in 2010 with a degree in journalism and mass communications, is on “Sweet Home Alabama.”
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Arts & Entertainment
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Art shown and poetry read at Cafe Cultura SARAH KIRBY email@example.com Upon entering Café Cultura Tuesday, the colorful artwork, genuine smiles and inviting posit a supportive community. The Caesar Chavez Cultural Center and UNC Mexican American studies are always striving to maintain relationships between UNC students and the Latino, Hispanic and Chicano communities, so in celebration of the Day of the Dead, they hosted Café Cultura with guest speaker Priscilla Falcon, a Mexican American studies professor. Along with Falcon, the event showcased artists, musicians, poets and activists whose messages focused on storytelling and ancestral roots. Evelina Ronceros, a sophomore information
systems management major, said, “Oral storytelling is an intricate part of my Peruvian heritage. My grandmother used to sing to me about spirits and the dead; however, as society changes, our relay of narratives has become electronic and robotic. Oral storytelling allows for a type of human inflection that cannot be manufactured, and I’m glad to see it being showcased tonight.” Falcon spoke about different facets of Latin culture. From family to food, a message of respect based on similarities and differences reached the intermingled crowd of UNC faculty, teachers, students and local community members. The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos in Spanish, is a Mexican holiday consisting of
Nov. 1 — All Saints’ Day — and Nov. 2 — All Souls’ Day — but it is celebrated throughout an entire week. Private altars, sugar skulls and marigolds are traditional media that inspire the visits of souls that are said to hear the prayers of the living. Giussepe Silva, a graduate communications major, said, “Last year, I studied abroad in Spain. Dia de los Muertos is a huge affair that consists of parades and festivals. I thought I would miss out on celebrating, but many of the words spoken by tonight’s speakers helped to remind me that (Day of the Dead) is about remembrance and respect for those who have already passed and are dear to us.” With the increased immigration issues that have affected Latin
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reunion has been planned since 2008 when Browning and Schneider, both music educators, met at a Colorado Music Educator Association meeting. “We really started the jazz program,” Schneider said. The CD is a digitalization of a reel-to-reel recording of a 1961 performance led by music professor William Gower and featuring Buddy DeFranco on clarinet. Listeners can hear the amused clamor of audience members
between performances. Nineteen songs are included on the CD, and the listener is thrust into the sounds of “Mood Indigo,” “There Will Never Be” and “Can’t Help Loving.” Browning, who now resides in Arizona, contacted 14 members of The Viscounts and discovered that all of his Viscounts colleagues became high school band directors and professional musicians. Browning served as the band director at Longmont High School for 14 years.
“I have not been in contact with most of these people since graduation,” Browning said. The Viscounts want to attend the Greeley Jazz Festival April 19-21 for a more formal meeting. “We thought it would be a great place to reunite with the old days,” Schneider said. “It’s a reminder of how everything has changed.” People interested in purchasing The Viscounts’ CD, priced at $9.99, can contact Browning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American immigrants, Dia de los Muertos also functions as a social rights holiday; an awareness event that recognizes the deportation laws in the United States. “Before the event tonight, I was unaware of the depth and history of Dia de los Muertos,” said Ashley Read, an adjunct professor of English language and literature. “Not only is the holiday a moment for reflection and paying homage, but it is also a reminder as to the social, historical and political battles fought by Southern and Latin American cultures in order to protect their heritage.”
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Jozer Guerrero, a poet from the Café Cultura Artists Collective, performs a spoken word about immigration at the Café Cultura workshop for Day of the Dead.
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