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UNC looks to bust bracket

News Group encourages kindness The Kind Campaign visits the campus to hold a discussion about violence among women. PAGE 5

Sports Women’s hoops to face Hornets UNC women’s basketball team faces conference foe Sacramento State Saturday. PAGE 6

Online College to scrapbook for funds The College of Natural and Health Sciences will host a unique fundraiser Saturday. Read at Fri:


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Students get boost toward post-graduate studies coming up with an idea for the paper. The second semester is spent researching the chosen topic. Scholars then compile the information they obtain and eventually present their research at a national conference in Washington state. Previous conference locations have included Tennessee and California. The program focuses on ways to improve scores on the Graduation Record Examination, which is the


Graduate school may seem like a far-off goal to some students, but for others, the McNair Scholars program has made graduate school achievable. The McNair Scholars Program focuses on research. Students spend a year working on scholarly papers that, upon completion, end up being about 25-40 pages long. The first semester of the program is devoted to

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standardized test most schools require students to take to be considered for admission. This test is similar to the SAT and ACT. A faculty mentor who teaches in the scholar’s discipline is chosen. The mentor helps throughout the research process by giving necessary feedback. There are some qualifications students must meet to be admitted into the program. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, they must be first-generation students, income-eligible or a member of an underrepresented population. “It is a difficult course, a good preparation for graduate school,” said Diego Alcala, a junior physics major in the McNair Scholars Program. Alcala got involved in the program when he heard about it from his counselor at Aims Community

College in Greeley. It is a national program, and 30 UNC students are allowed in at one time. Students are selected based on interviews and essays. Sarah Chase, the director of the McNair Scholars Program, said it is all about finding the right fit. She said some students may want to attend graduate school but dislike research projects. This may not be a positive experience for them. “I find our students value education for education’s sake,” Chase said. “They see it as a privilege.” Chase said this is the reason she enjoys working with the students. She said she hopes to help by making a positive difference in their lives. “The McNair Scholars Program has definitely helped me prepare for graduate school, especially with APA format,” said Samantha Wells, a junior


Chad Nash, a UNC alumnus, reviews literature for the McNair Scholars Program Wednesday in the Spruce Suites in the University Center. special education major in the program. Wells said what she has learned about research from the program has

allowed her to excel in her other classes. To learn more about the program, visit the website at

Socio-political speaker to discuss influence of music TESSA BYRNS Hasan Salaam, a rapper and socio-political activist, will be speaking to UNC students at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in Brown Hall about hip-hop. “The purpose of this workshop is to help people gain a better understanding of how black music in America has been a weapon in the fight for freedom, justice and equality,” said Carlos Cruz, a graduate assistant

and student assistant for Enrollment Management and Student Services. “The lecture builds on how black music was born as a response and a tool to deal with and combat oppression. Cruz said Salaam will illustrate the social and political climate that gave birth to many genres of music, including the spirituals, hip-hop, jazz, and rock and roll. Unlike many of Salaam’s musical peers, he tries to speak out

against injustices still happening in the world today. “Salaam is a political hip-hop artist and activist that truly carries an antioppressive message in his music,” Cruz said. “He speaks on the hate that is directed toward marginalized groups and the pain that is felt by many today due to the social injustices that occur in our society.” The Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity and the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center

will host this event in association with Black History Month. Fifty to 75 people are expected to attend the event. “Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. decided to collaborate and bring him here for Black History Month,” said Cory Wilson, a member of the fraternity hosting the event. Salaam was chosen for this event because of the message he spreads. See Salaam, Page 4

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$65 million cannot buy Carmelo Anthony’s love How many weeks has Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony been a part of trade rumors? Seems like forever. Thankfully for him, it will end on or before Feb. 24 when the NBA trade deadline passes. Then all of Anthony’s problems may be solved. Probably not, though. Anthony recently told reporters the media has made the last couple of weeks very stressful for him. Anthony, however, should only be blaming himself. Anthony has said he will

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space in times of indecisiveness, he has brought on this wave of attention and inquiry because of how he has handled — more like teased — relations with the Denver franchise and fans during this season thus far. Anthony, who will start in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Los Angeles, said he expects the coverage to get worse, saying, “It’s going to be a ‘Melo Watch,’ I guess.” Going to be? It’s been on since the summer. And the only way to end it is for him to figure out what he wants.

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Shortly after that, Anthony said he would consider signing with the Nuggets. Anthony obviously does not know what he wants. And it shows in his lack of a concrete story. Meanwhile, instead of pointing the finger at himself, he blames media for all his troubles. Media outlets and reporters are simply doing their jobs. The storm around his trade is a big story, and it has to be reported. Although it is journalistic courtesy to give Anthony his

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not sign an extension unless it is with a team he would be willing to be traded to. Originally, those teams were limited to the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks. Notice the Nuggets are absent from the list. And that has been the case since the summer when the Nuggets offered a three-year, $65 million extension to his contract to stay in Denver. When the Los Angeles Lakers were rumored to be interested in the all-star, Anthony said he would sign an extension with the Lakers if he were to be traded.


t seems every day since I sprung forth from the womb, I have witnessed kind of act of shenanigans, tomfoolery or flim-flammery. We humans possess a peculiar penchant for being contrary-to-the-fact and often commit actions divergent from our purposes or beliefs. Most remarkable of all is the tremendous amount of time, money, effort and other valuables that are expended, ironically enough, in the pursuit of ease. People cram for tests in order to pass them, but that

doesn’t commit the material to memory for later use. People crash diet or take pills to lose weight, only to balloon back to their original sizes. People talk crap behind someone’s back rather than working it out, exacerbating the conflict. People procrastinate doing work, completing it haphazardly later. We complicate situations with excuses, enumerate reasons why we cannot do something, and generally do as little as possible to get by, with the compelling defense of, “So I sometimes cut corners. What’s wrong with that?” Well, everything. To live without exerting yourself is to forfeit your potential for growth. Every time you turn to that established “shortcut,” like taking enough shots to get

up the courage to talk to that cute girl, you’ve swindled yourself out of the opportunity to fully express and educate yourself. We mature by pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones and shedding outdated behaviors; having a crutch is only going to keep you walking with a limp. I blame this all on television, of course, for that is far easier than taking responsibility. Even so, there is media aplenty to persuade me that a life of leisure is the best to be had, that hard work is for suckers and achievement for the naturally gifted. Why, even that pesky Cheshire Cat, when directing Alice in Wonderland to the Queen’s castle, explained, “Some people go

this way, some people go that way, but I prefer the shortcut.” Sneaky little pussycat. But we are bosom buddies, that fat cat and I, for I, too, prefer the shortcut, which is to at once irresolutely determine that the shortest road to reaching a goal is to work steadily toward it, putting all other distractions or excuses aside. Merely longing for a change or taking temporary measures only results in prolonged aggravation. You cats can do as you please, but myself, I’d rather be frustrated and working toward an ambition than frustrated running around in perpetual circles. — Joanna Langston is a senior psychology major and an arts reporter for The Mirror.


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Student Senate Update

Justices appointed, conference funding approved SARA VAN CLEVE

Two new student judiciary justices were approved, and $8,000 in funding for students to attend conferences was allocated during Student Senate’s weekly meeting Wednesday. The process of acquiring two new justices for Student Judiciary began last semester and ended this week. Out of the seven original applicants, four were interviewed. The two students selected after the interview process were Nick Atzenbeck, a sophomore education major, and Stirling Bowlick, a freshman music major. Student Rights Advocate Samantha Fox said both were chosen because they brought a new perspective to Student Judiciary and will be at UNC for the next few years to help with implementing changes. The Student Judiciary now has all five justice seats filled. Atzenbeck and Bowlick will be inducted Tuesday. Fox said the new justices will be informed about the rules and procedures of Student Judiciary before the Senate elections. Atzenbeck

and Bowlick will also be given information on the judiciary branches of campuses across the nation to help give them ideas for how to run the University of Northern Colorado’s branch. Conference funding granted to students Following the confirmation of the justices, Senate voted on Proposal 15. The proposal pertained to the allocation of funding for students to attend academic conferences. It proposed allocation of funding for 40 students, which totaled about $8,000. More than 70 students submitted an application for funding. Most students were able to receive at least 50 percent of their requested funding. Several students received less than 50 percent because their applications were not time stamped or they did not provide adequate budget estimates. The average request was $400, and the average proposed allocation was $242. Benjamin Schiffelbein, director of Academic Affairs, said it was an “equitable” allocation for the students receiving the funds.

The proposal was passed unanimously, and funding was provided. Sean Jiang, director of Finance, said the department of Information Technology has allocated $15,000 to the Student Fee Allocation Process. In the past, IT has provided funding for various technological improvements outside the classrooms and across campus. Program directors must submit an application for funding. Applications will be reviewed by Jiang, Student Body President Matt VanDriel and Student Senate faculty adviser Evan Welch. Funds will be awarded based on a hierarchy of needs. Information booklets are available today and deadlines will be announced soon. Organization Finance Board funds event The Organization Finance Board approved funding last week for an event that will be hosted by Students for Responsible Drug Policy. The event is intended to inform students about their rights when they are stopped by police for any reason. OFB approved $983

for the event. Freezing spending, increasing enrollment Student Trustee Michael Johnston said the Board of Trustees met last Friday to discuss cost savings on campus and Colorado Senate Bill 126. To help cut costs, the board proposed a spending freeze on salaries of more than $25,000, excluding faculty members, and suggested curbing travel expenses. Johnston said the reserve fund is now $22 million. He said this shows the financial responsibility of the board. Enrollment is also on the rise. He said it is important that students know about the fiscal responsibility and growth of the university as well, even though the deficit receives the most attention. The board unanimously approved a resolution in support of S.B. 126, which would allow in-state tuition rates to be given to undocumented students in Colorado. The resolution will let Colorado Senate know UNC approves the bill. The board also approved several new master’s and

bachelor’s degree programs. Election information Election Commissioner Danielle Morgan said the election informational meetings have been successful, so far with a total of about 14 students attending the first two meetings. The third informational meeting will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Aspen C. Election candidate packets are available in the Student Activities office and are due by March 7. Bear Bus information Ryan Shucard, director of University Relations, said improvements will be made on the Bear Bus system, and communication between the transit system, the university and students has been fast and efficient. The buses have a strict runtime of eight and a half minutes between stops and only stop at bus stops with students waiting to board. The transit system was not aware class schedules are different on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will adjust its schedule to accommodate class times. Buses will be arriving at stops two minutes earlier on

Tuesdays and Thursdays. UPC needs students for next year The University Program Council is hiring for the 2011-12 academic year. Students interested in applying must attend one informational meeting. The meetings will be from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 2 in the Spruce Suites in the University Center and Feb. 24 in North Hall. Diversity Council lines event, seeks acts for festival The Diversity Council has four confirmed speakers for their Speak Truth, Not Ignorance event, “Speaking of Faith.” The event will be hosted at 7 p.m. March 8 in the UC Ballrooms. Director of Diverse Relations Paige Lewkow said the council is also looking into having a Native American spiritual leader speak as well. The Diversity Council is also looking for more acts for their music and dance festival, “My Culture is Beautiful.” Two groups have been confirmed, and the council is looking for six or seven more groups to perform.

Rapper looks to ‘be a voice for the voiceless’ Salaam from Page 2 “His lecture, words and message are powerful to hear,” Wilson said. “It inspires people to recognize the needs of their communities and challenges them to make a difference.”

Salaam also spoke at the Annual Summit on Social Justice and Diversity, which was hosted by the University of Northern Colorado’s Summit Organizing Committee last year. According to Salaam’s website, he “has remained

dedicated to his work in the community. He continues to work with troubled youth, and runs a monthly food and clothing drive in Jersey City, N.J. He also speaks regularly at conferences and discussion panels, to help bring awareness to vital social issues,” and

he works “to be a voice for the voiceless.” Poised to keep the momentum going, Salaam is currently working on his most anticipated project, titled “Life in Black and White.” Its release is scheduled for late 2011.


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Campaign looks to halt female-on-female violence JORDANE HARTBAUER

Bullying in elementary, middle and high schools is a problem that has been ongoing for years but only recently has come into a major media spotlight. According to, about 77 percent of all students are bullied. Lauren Parsekian and Molly Stroud are out to change that. Parsekian and Stroud founded the Kind Campaign, a national

movement to bring awareness of the dangers of girl-initiated bullying and to show how important kindness to one another is. Christin Terrell, a sophomore special education major, was one of the UNC students who attended the Kind Campaign event when the tour visited the university. “I think attending the Kind Campaign is important because bullying does not get enough recognition,” Terrell said. “It is the little things that make a difference. This subject is also something

that is important to me.” Graduates of Pepperdine University, Parsekian and Stroud started the Kind Campaign because of experiences they had with bullying in their youth. They travel the country on tour to speak to girls and women about their experiences with bullying and the effects that bullying has had on them. Lindsey Yost, a freshman athletic training major, was one of the students who brought the Kind Campaign program to the University of Northern Colorado and helped organize the event.

“UNC is a school that is predominantly women on campus. We believe that even men are affected by womens’ day-to-day activities,” Yost said. “This will give a better understanding of why women do what they do, how women interact with each other and how women can be kind to one another.” The Kind Campaign came to UNC at the end of its second speaking tour to screen a documentary of different interviews of people they met on their first tour. About 100-150 students viewed the docu-

mentary and had the opportunity to ask questions and participate in several activities. Raechel Stice, a freshman music major, was one of the members of Central Coalition Community Council who helped to organize the event. Stice researched information about the Kind Campaign on Facebook and showed it to her friends on the council. “I feel like this event will have a really great impact on people,” Stice said. “I feel like, for me, I was brought to an awareness of things that I never knew about myself.

There is this hatred going on everywhere, and by bringing this event to UNC, we can help bring this campus up to speed on everything and will help people to relate to other people.”

I think attending the Kind Campaign is important because bullying does not get enough recognition.

— Christen Terrell, a sophomore education major

Multiple university groups turn out for funding meeting KATIE OWSTON

Both undergraduate and graduate students represented a variety of campus organizations Thursday during the second phase of the Student Fee Allocation Process. Organizations such as the Women’s Resource Center, Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center were represented. The Center for International Education, University Program Council and Office of Student Activities were

among others with representatives in attendance. Gena Duran, a graduate assistant at the Stryker Institute and recent UNC graduate, spoke about her support for the Women’s Resource Center and all it has done for her family. “Being involved with the Women’s Resource Center has been vital to my success as a student,” Duran said. “The center is like a home away from home.” Both the CCCC and the MGCC had a group of members who participated in the discussions, as well as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender and

Correction On the front page of the Wednesday, Feb. 16, issue of The Mirror, we incorrectly spelled the last name of the entertainer in the cutline and in the sub-headline. His name is spelled Monroe. It is The Mirror’s policy to correct all errors. To report an error, contact Eric Heinz, editor-in-chief, at

Allies Resource Office. “The cultural centers are a representation of UNC, and ultimately, they bring students in,” said Zachary Rae, the program director for the International Film Series. “It is important to support these groups because diversity is one of the greatest things a school can provide.” The University Program Council and Office of Student Activities were commended by participants for the amount of stu-

dent involvement they initiated on campus throughout the past year. Events such as the Homecoming Parade were attended not only by members of Greek Life but by members from the entire community. UNC Student Radio also spoke at the meeting about how several students rebuilt the station’s popularity a few years ago. The organization with the most attendees, however, was the Center for International Education.




Students from Taiwan, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Czech Republic, Norway and Saudi Arabia were at the SFAP meeting. Several students told stories of how CIE has helped them in more ways than one. “We are supposed to represent all of you, and when

we make a decision, it directly impacts each and every one of you,” said Ryan Shucard, director of University Relations. “An increase in funds toward one organization means we may have to cut back on another, and your opinions are beneficial as we move forward with the voting process.”





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Men’s hoops heads to New Mexico SAMANTHA FOX

The UNC men’s basketball team will take a twogame break from Big Sky Conference opponents, the first of which comes on the road Saturday at New Mexico State for the ESPN BracketBuster game. The BracketBuster is a chance for smaller schools to play with national coverage and to increase the team’s RPI rating. The University of Northern Colorado (1410, 10-3 Big Sky) has not played New Mexico State since the 1961-62 season, but it is 2-1 all-time against the Aggies, who play in the Western Athletic Conference. On the road, the Bears are 4-9 this season, and the Aggies (14-12, 8-4 WAC) are

11-3 at home. UNC is 7-15 all-time against WAC teams. “They’re a totally different animal than any other team in the Big Sky,” senior guard Devon Beitzel said. “A lot of athletes, a lot of size.” Beitzel is one 3-pointer away from being tied for 11th on the list of most all-time 3-pointers made in the Big Sky Conference. Eleventh place is currently held by Portland State’s Brian Towne (1996-99). “A lot of teams are shad-

We’re a really good defensive team; when we play good defense, we win. — UNC senior forward Neal Kingman

owing me on the offensive end,” Beitzel said. “So, I just got to keep myself moving.” UNC is coming off a 5542 loss at Montana on Saturday in which the team shot 23 percent. “We had a tough game and didn’t play well,” head coach B.J. Hill said. “I think they understand that in our three losses, I think two of them, we really hurt ourselves.” In the last three losses, the Bears have lost by a total of 25 points, one being the game at Weber State, where the Bears lost by one on a desperation 3-point shot to beat the buzzer at the end. New Mexico State junior forward Troy Gillenwater will be a key player the Bears’ defense need to keep from the basket in order to have a big game. Gillenwater is aver-

aging 20.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game this season. He is 40 points away from reaching 1,000 career points. “We’re just getting back to our basics,” senior forward Neal Kingman said. “We’re a really good defensive team; when we play good defense, we win.” UNC junior forward Mike Proctor scored six points against Montana, the second-most on the team behind Beitzel’s 22. Proctor said the outcomes of UNC’s past games depended upon which team took charge in the game. “We’re letting the other teams dictate what we’re doing,” Proctor said. “That really isn’t good for us.” The game tips off at 6:35 p.m. Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. and can be seen on Altitude 2.


UNC senior forward Neal Kingman runs a play in practice earlier this week. UNC will face New Mexico State Saturday as part of ESPN’s BracketBuster series.

Bears look to sting Sacramento State on road BEN WARWICK

After a tough loss Saturday against Big Sky foe Montana, the UNC women’s basketball team said it started this week determined to prove why it is the class of the conference. The University of Northern Colorado (14-11, 9-3) is tied with Montana State atop the conference standings and will try to move one step closer to the possible No. 1 seed in the Big Sky postseason

tournament when it visits Sacramento State (3-21, 011) on Saturday. Freshman guard D’shara Strange said the loss to Montana made her want to work that much harder to make up the lost ground. “That loss was a kick in the butt,” Strange said. “It definitely left a bad taste in my mouth, so I come out here, and I work every day — work hard to get it back.” Determination and what Bears head coach Jaime White call the “mental picture” for the

rest of the season has been a key part of the team’s focus in practice this week. “It’s good to have the overall mental picture of what it’s about,” White said. “One is we can still win the conference. Two is we can win the tournament. Three is we can host (the tournament). There’s a lot of things to be thinking about, and all those things are still tangible to us, so really, it’s in our hands.” Junior forward Kaisha Brown said the team has been working hard on lit-

tle things in preparation for this weekend’s matchup. “Coach has just been stressing working hard and having determination,” Brown said. “Getting after the little things like boxing out, playing defense, not letting your man backdoor you, or don’t let your man beat you.” Senior center Brittany Fernandez said the team knows it let one get away against Montana, and it is continuing that determination to make up for the loss. “We shouldn’t have lost

that game,” Fernandez said. “Once we got down, it was hard for us to get back, and when we finally did, it was kind of too late. We definitely can’t let that happen again.” Fernandez said she knows what the team’s biggest strength is and how they plan on utilizing that strength against the Hornets. “It’s obvious – teamwork,” Fernandez said. “Our strength is we have the best teamwork. No one can stop us when we’re all on the court.” The Bears will face the

Hornets at 3:05 p.m. Saturday at The Nest in Sacramento, Calif. Brown said the team working on the technical aspects of a game make all the difference in wins and losses. “If you work on the little things, big things will happen,” Brown said.

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LIVE MUSIC Friday, Feb. 18 •Kelsey Shiba and Jenna McSwain, 8:30 p.m. at Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave. Details, 970.515.5717 or •The Queen City Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m. at Greeley Country Club, 4500 10th St. A Peak View Jazz Concert. 6:30 p.m. optional dinner buffet. 8 p.m. concert. Details, 970.353.2267. Saturday, Feb. 19 •University Program Council Spring Concert, 7 p.m. at Butler Hancock, University of Northern Colorado. Recording artists Shwayze and Sam Adams will perform. Details, 970.351.3204. •Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. Cowboys, Caballeros and Gauchos - A Family Concert. Pre-concert talk by Glen Cortese at 6:40 p.m. Details or tickets, 970.356.5000 or •Black Pegasus, 9 p.m. at A.F. Ray’s, 2700 8th Ave. With

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G-Rel and Pursuit. $5-$10. Details, •Sam Williams, 8:30 p.m. at Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave. Details, 970.515.5717 or •Lionel Young, 9 p.m. at Patrick’s Irish Pub, 800 9th St. No. B. Patrick’s Irish Pub 2nd Anniversary Party. $5. Details, 720.771.7365. Tuesday, Feb. 22 •UNC at UCCC: University Choirs, 7:30 p.m. at Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. Details, 970.351.2200 or Wednesday, Feb. 23 •The Epilogues, 9 p.m. at A.F. Ray’s, 2700 8th Ave. With Boxcar Children, The Photo Atlas and Oh No Not Stereo. $4-$12. Details, Thursday, Feb. 24 •UNC at UCCC: University Bands, 7 p.m. at Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. Details, 970.351.2200 or STAGE




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Friday, Feb. 18 •“The Fantasticks,” 6 p.m. at Union Colony Dinner Theatre, 802 9th St., Ste. 200. Thursday-Sunday through March 27. Details, 970.352.2900 or •“The Adding Machine,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Norton Theatre, UNC, Gray Hall. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Details, 970.351.2200. Sunday, Feb. 20 •“Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping,” 2 p.m. at Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. Hilarious musical comedy. $16-$45. Details, 970.356.5000 or www.UILProductions. com. ART GALLERIES Saturday, Feb. 19 •Click! Contest Winner Photography Exhibition Reception, 6 p.m. at Your Place Coffee, 2308 17th St. Photographer Alex Burke will host a public reception to discuss his works. Exhibit will be on display through February. Details,

The Mirror is looking for confident, reliable and personable UNC students to work on its advertising sales and marketing team. Duties include working with local business owners in creating an advertising and marketing campaign that best describes their service. The ad sales and marketing students will also work closely with The Mirror’s advertising design team in building ads for their clients. All ad sales and marketing salaries are based on commission. For more information, please call Mirror Advertising Manager Eric Higgins at (970) 392-9323 or e-mail him at or 970.412.0679. ONGOING •“Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra: A Century of Musical Magic,” ongoing at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Details, 970.350.9220. •“Ghost Towns and Boom Towns of Old Weld County,” through September 2011 at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. Free. Details, 970.350.9220 or •“Montage and Metaphor,” Sunday mornings through Feb. 28 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 929 15th St. Details, 970.351.6751 or “Fresh and Functional,” through Feb. 25 at Madison & Main Gallery, 927 16th St. Details, 970.351.6201 or Sam Lyons Artwork, at Margie’s Java Joint, 931 16th St. A mixed-media artist

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from Colorado’s western slope. Details, 970.356.6364. •“Nudes: An Expression of Art,” through February at Dragon’s Cache, 1109 7th St. Details, 970.353.1051. •“7th Annual Art From The Heart” Greeley Art Association Show, through February at Showcase Art Center, 1335 8th Ave. Details, 970.356.8593. •“Seven Days,” at Atlas Gallery, 709 16th St. Large paintings by Betony Coons. “Love Poem Pillows,” at The Bean Plant Studio, 701 7th St. •European Photography, at The Eden Gallery, 800 8th Ave., Ste. 317. Photographs by Heather Taranto. •“Art of the Great Depression: People at Work,” through March 9 at UNC’s Mariani Gallery in Guggenheim Hall, 8th Ave. and 18th St. Details, 970.351.2200. FILM SERIES Tuesday, Feb. 22 •“The Cartel,” 7 p.m. at Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library, UNC. Part of the UNC International

Film Series. $3-$5. Details, 316.308.5366. Thursday, Feb. 24 •“Restrepo,” 7 p.m. at Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library, UNC. Part of the UNC International Film Series. $3-$5. Details, 316.308.5366. Friday, Feb. 18 •Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. at Key Largo, 3621 W. 10th St. Details, 970.346.1198. Saturday, Feb. 19 •Free Fun Skate, 12:30 p.m. at Greeley Ice Haus, 900 8th Ave. Details, 970.350.9402 or Wednesday, Feb. 23 •Community Dance, 7-10 p.m. at Greeley Senior Center, 1010 6th St. “Sunset Formal” with music by Charlie Butler. $5. Details, 970.350.9440. Thursday, Feb. 24 •Comedy Night, 8 p.m. at Shorty’s Sports Grill, 3313 35th Ave. Northern Colorado Young Republicans present Eric Golub, conservative author and comedian. Details, 970.302.1099 or


8 The Mirror

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Forward showcases many talents SAMANTHA FOX

Both on and off the court, UNC senior forward Chris Kaba is one to show his emotions. Whether he is making jokes, or making baskets, his teammates feed off his energy. “Off the court, I think Chris is a guy that has a lot of energy, and people love to be around him,” head coach B.J. Hill said. “On the court, when he brings that same energy, he’s a big-time player. When he’s got that energy, when he’s got that swagger about him, he really impacts others, which has a great impact on our game.” Coming from Gary, Ind., Kaba, who has played basketball most of his life and has been at the University of Northern Colorado for five years, said he has had one person support him the entire way. “My biggest supporter in basketball has been my

mom,” Kaba said. “That’s pretty much been the only family I’ve got.” Kaba started in six games his freshman year and redshirted the following season. Hill said the coaching staff would have liked to redshirt Kaba his freshman year, but because of the roster and Kaba’s hard work, he did not redshirt until a year later. “The game is a lot different in high school than in college,” Kaba said. “I got to stay in the weight room, get my skills better and really get to

When he’s got that energy, when he’ s got that swagger about him, he really impacts others, which has a great impact on our game. — UNC head coach B.J. Hill

come out on the court and help my team.” Coming back after the redshirt season, Kaba averaged 4.5 points in a game. This season, Kaba is ranked seventh in the Big Sky with a 43 percent, 3-point field goal percentage and has averaged 9.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest. Kaba’s energy on the court and dedication to the game has been something he passes down to younger players. “He’s put in the work,” senior forward Neal Kingman said. “He’s put in the work that guys respect him and listen to him because he’s been through it all, just like us other seniors.” Junior forward Mike Proctor said it is Kaba’s nature to easily bounce back from a bad shot attempt. “He really doesn’t ever get down when he misses a shot,” Proctor said. “He keeps shooting, so he always has confidence in his shot.” Kaba’s sports talents do

not end when he steps off of the court, however. He grew up playing soccer and often boasts about his other athletic skills. “Soccer is my favorite sport,” Kaba said. “Everybody will tell you I’m the best soccer player on the team. I’m actually the best at golf, too.” As for other options, senior guard Devon Beitzel said Kaba has also shown musical skills. “He’s incredible at playing the piano,” senior guard Devon Beitzel said. “We were walking through a hotel once, and he sits down, and just starts breaking out in some song.” Kaba, who graduates in May, said he plans to go to Los Angeles to try to use his communication degree while pursuing a professional basketball career. As for right now, UNC looks to utilize Kaba’s basketball abilities all the way to the Big Sky Conference championship.


UNC senior forward Chris Kaba waits for a play to develop in a practice earlier this week. Kaba has averaged 9.1 points per game this season.











Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 e-Mirror  
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