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News Speaker inspires ‘everyday heroes’ The Everyday Hero campaign makes a stop at UNC to help decrease the “bystander effect.” PAGE 4

Sports Baseball opens season at home The UNC baseball team starts a fourgame series with North Dakota State today. PAGE 6

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Ana Conchas, left, an anthropology and human services major, and Joe Camacho, a junior criminal justice major, discuss the potential employers they spoke to during the job and internship fair Thursday at the University Center.



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Senate addresses vacancy, gives updates on projects, hirings ALEXANDER ARMANI-MUNN During Wednesday’s session, UNC’s Student Senate discussed the vacant director of Diverse Relations position, received a funding request and heard reports on restructuring and hiring for the Student Judiciary Committee. Senate addresses possibilities regarding director vacancy With the recent resignation of Angela Milano, Senate is without a director of Diverse Relations. Katelyn Elliott, the University of Northern Colorado student body president, is able to make a temporary appointment to the position or Senate could make a full-time appointment, which would require the appropriate hiring process to occur. The other option is to leave the position open for the remainder of the semester. Director of Legislative Affairs Jamie Britt suggested

the position stay open, citing the lack of time a new appointee would have to be productive. Britt also suggested that funds for the position could be redirected toward other demanding issues. To make a full-time appointment, Senate would have to proceed with the appropriate hiring procedure, which would take a minimum of two weeks. If Senate administered hiring, an appointment would likely not be made until week 10 of the semester, leaving little time for the appointee to be effective, Britt said. Many delegates opposed leaving the director of Diverse Relations position open. Director of Finance Tyler Ames made the point that the Student Fee Allocation Process is approaching and it is necessary to have a representative for diverse populations at the university on

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Senate for the process. “It would be absurd not to fill the position,” Ames said. Director of Academic Affairs John Pherson supported Ames when he said Senate should not be concerned with the productivity, but rather the statement that is made to students by leaving the position vacant. “The position is too important not to fill,” Pherson said. It is unclear whether Senate will opt for a temporary appointment from Elliott, proceed with hiring a full-time appointee or leave the position vacant. The consensus at this point is in favor of filling the position. Senate members encourage students-atlarge to get involved with filling the position. Aaron Ontiveros, a student-at-large, attended Wednesday to express his interest in filling the position of director of Diverse Relations. Senate members

welcomed Ontiveros’ statement of interest, but said they will not proceed with screening candidates until they have decided whether they will fill the position, and by what means. Those with additional questions or interest can contact President Elliott at Discussion regarding the vacancy ended without a resolution but is likely to resume next week. OFB grants funding for Queer Prom Representatives from Spectrum, a gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender student organization on campus, were present to make a funding request for their annual Queer Prom event. Spectrum requested $100 to fund the dance after receiving $1,500 from the Organization Funding Board. The event will be hosted April 24. Last year, 450 people attended the event; Spectrum expects that

number to double this year. The budget for this event includes three ballrooms at UNC, catering, a professional DJ, marketing and security. Without the additional $100, the event would still occur with minor cutbacks. Discussion regarding the request was brief, and Senate unanimously approved a $100 allotment to Spectrum for the event. Director reports on progress of craigslist-like site Director of Student Affairs Levi Fuller reported the university received a cost estimate for a website that functions like craigslist but is exclusive to members of the campus community. The cost for implementing the site, called Bodega, would be a one-time payment of $3,000. The university has previously considered a similar site designed for faculty and staff. It is expected that Senate will have the university’s support when seeking funding for the site.

Restructuring proposals to be announced next session Fuller also announced the Senate Restructuring Committee will be presenting a final proposal for Senate restructuring during next week’s session. Student Judiciary appointee to be announced Student Rights Advocate Samantha Fox reported that interviews for the vacant seat in the Student Judiciary Committee have ended. Fox will present an appointee to Senate next week, who will need two-thirds approval by voting members to receive appointment. McKee Hall to receive creative inspiration Fuller also announced that the “Before I Die Wall,” a project proposed by Dylan Marshall, a UNC student, will be moving forward with building set for April 17. The wall will be a large chalkboard in the McKee Hall breezeway with space for students to share their aspirations.

Department of Education addresses college costs BRIDGETT WEAVER The U.S. Department of Education under secretary addressed the affordability of a college education during a town hall meeting Thursday at UNC’s University Center. Under Secretary Martha Kanter, along with University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton,

addressed a crowd of students, local business leaders and community members before opening the floor to questions. “It is essential that students have the option to come here,” Norton said. Norton explained that UNC is shifting from a publicly funded institution toward a model that reflects a private institution.

Some of the biggest differences between public and privately funded institutions are that private institutions rely on endowments from alumni and students who are able to pay the full price of tuition. Public institutions are able to give more aid to students because of their government funding, but even that is not enough anymore,

Norton said. Many schools are looking for a new way to fund education. “In the past, during hard times we would think, ‘We’ll bounce back again,’ but this one’s taking longer,” Kanter said. “It’s causing us to say, ‘Can’t we do something different?’” See Education, Page 8

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Quality of McDonald’s meat not main beef with fast food Eating well in college is seemingly impossible. Having the money and time to buy and cook healthy foods is a struggle when cheap, cooked food lies in wait for fewer than five dollars. Faster than an oven and tastier than broccoli, fast food restaurants serve quick meals on every street. McDonald’s is the world’s largest fast food franchise, leading the race with restaurants in 119 countries. Buying a meal from McDonald’s is the perfect transaction — efficient, affordable and satisfying — but what meets the eye is not always what meets the intestines.

There have been rumors that McDonald’s meat isn’t meat, after all. Within the last two months, some have claimed that McDonald’s hamburgers contain just 15 percent beef while the remaining 85 percent is meat filler that is cleansed with ammonia during the production process. The accusations even go on to say the ammonia-drenched meat causes stomach cancer and intestinal problems if digested regularly. For years, emails circulated claiming that McDonald’s beef comes from South America, a continent whose requirements for lean beef are substandard to

U.S. beef. Speculations about McDonald’s meat have passed to the average Internet surfer as fact, swimming through the World Wide Web with ease, but a visit to the McDonald’s website tells a different story. McDonald’s website openly answers frequently asked questions about their beef, chicken, pork and fish, including accusations of buying second-grade beef from South America. Apparently, McDonald’s uses 100 percent USDA-inspected meats, and even if it is drenched in ammonia, their food doesn’t

cause cancer. The Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have not classified ammonia as a cause of cancer. If customers had conducted research on the topic, they may still be enjoying Big N’ Tasties with cheese. Although grossed-out diners may have put a stop to their late-night McDonald’s binges due to imaginary health risks, they should feel no rush to return to its greasy deliciousness. After all, there are real dangers to fast food consumers should be aware of.

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Tensions with Iran stems from same propaganda as 2003 Iraq Benjamin FULLER


he time has come for the war in Iraq to steadily dissipate. Last December, under Bush administration provisions, President Barack Obama announced that the United States military would disarm and begin marching out of the country. No matter your opinion about the reasons for invading or if you believe that it was necessary for the United States to enter Iraq in 2003, most Americans can agree that it is time to come home. As one war ends, television commercials, documentaries and

even several UNC organizations are stressing the potential risks associated with Iran’s nuclear capabilities. An on-campus group called “Christians United for Israel-UNC” is offering a special presentation of the film “Iranium” on March 5 at the University Center. Although I have not seen the entire film, the plot seems to be a whirlwind of fear inducing “what ifs.” The apocalyptic style of the preview shows a montage of U.S. officials explaining the horrific effects of a nuclear bomb being detonated in the United States, and the necessary actions that must take place in order to prevent such an attack from happening. Now, it is entirely possible that Iran is developing nuclear capabilities with more than just civil energy in mind, and state-

ments from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are less than agreeable with the western world. However, does this automatically mean war is necessary? There are plenty of national officials around the globe who, if able, would wipe the United States and Israel off the face of the earth. Is this one big game of brinkmanship? Or perhaps there is another route, one that involves diplomacy, isolationism and fewer trigger-happy American officials. Presidential candidate Ron Paul uses the term “blowback” to describe the results of years of bombing Arab nations and preserving tyrannical dictators in order that the United States may pursue its oil interests. In essence, our heavy involvement in the affairs of others has put the

target on the citizens of this country. He is the only candidate, in either party, who seems to be searching for peaceful solutions to any impasse. I can’t say that I’d welcome the responsibility of determining the steps taken to keep the U.S. safe, but I might at least take a serious look at the flaws of the past. If this war in Iraq was so unsuccessful, expensive and violent, why on Earth are American officials going door to door looking for the next bad guy? Bin Laden is dead. Hussein is dead. It’s time for the U.S. to secure our boarders, pay down our debt and bask in the temporary blessings of peace. — Benjamin Fuller is a junior economics major and weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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Speaker promotes ‘everyday heroism’ on campus SAVANNAH MCCULLY What does it mean to be a hero? Hundreds of students, many members of UNC’s Greek Life, gathered at the Univeristy Center Wednesday to listen to Mike Dilbeck, founder of the Everyday Hero Campaign challenge the notions of what it means to be a hero. The night began lightheartedly as friends mingled in the UC Ballrooms to a background of uplifting music such as “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers and “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. But as the presentation progressed, the atmosphere of the room took a serious turn as University of Northern Colorado students were asked to take part in a discussion on making a difference in their organizations and their lives. Dilbeck, a professional speaker who travels to

campuses across the country to speak out against the “bystander effect,” led the discussion that challenged students to become everyday heroes. Dilbeck began by asking the audience to reflect on their own heroes. He hypothesized that many students would choose their parents, siblings or celebrities. “Those are disqualified. Not discredited, but disqualified,” Dilbeck said after a moment of reflection. He continued to explain that people should look at the idea of a hero from a new perspective: someone who took a risk on behalf of someone else. Dilbeck wasn’t done challenging his audience. After disclaiming that there would be moments of discomfort, students were asked a tough question: why don’t people act as heroes more often? Why do people become bystanders when they

know something wrong is taking place? He asked students to anonymously text their own stories about bystander effect to him. He read some aloud to the audience, and promised to respond to each text personally within 48 hours. Students shared stories of becoming bystanders to vicious gang activity, not helping friends who were struggling with eating disorders, bullying and taunting others to gain approval and letting friends drive while drunk. Silence filled the air after the stories were told, but Dilbeck brought the mood up by urging students to forget what happened in the past and focus on what they can do now. He presented three life skills that people can follow in order to become a person who makes a difference. The first is to identify what is happening and if it’s a problem. The second is to overcome thoughts of “no one else is doing anything” or “someone else will do something.” The final step is to take action

by doing what is right, even if the person doesn’t think it will make a big difference, because in the eyes of the victim, it matters. “It seems simple, but it is not easy,” Dilbeck said. He then asked students to take the Everyday Hero Campaign pledge. Dilbeck focused his message to his audience of Greek Life members. He often asked them to consider becoming heroes in their distinct organizations and in the wider scheme of their lives. He gave his same presentation to UNC athletes the previous night, urging them to consider their roles as leaders and how they can be everyday heroes. The Counseling Center, the Center for Peer Education, and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Office brought Dilbeck and his message to UNC. The goal of the night was to bring awareness to the “bystander effect” and the importance of intervening on campus, said Kim Wilcox, the director of the UNC Counseling Center.


Mike Dilbeck, a professional speaker, encourages students to take action in everyday situations during the Everyday Hereo campaign Wednesday at the University Center. “There have been tragic events on campus in the past and having people intervene can help save a life or stop assault,” Wilcox said. The students who attended said they were affected by the message and were impressed by Dilbeck’s incorporation of technology. “When he said we could text him, I thought that is something you don’t get a lot,” said Kyle Webster, a UNC student. “I sent a text. He didn’t share it out loud but it meant a lot that he reads and responds. I actually took the pledge tonight.” Other students said they thought Dilbeck put a complex topic into per-

spective for them. “I found it interesting,” said Brittany Herrington, a senior elementary education major. “I liked how he put it into perspective that people say things but don’t do anything. I liked his three steps on how to do something.” Students said they left the presentation feeling empowered to make a difference in someone’s life, and Dilbeck’s concluding words, “Through action we create change,” resonated with many. For more information about Dilbeck, his Response Ability project and the Everyday Hero Campaign, visit

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Men’s hoops falls to Weber State on senior night DAVID WILSON

Weber State junior guard Damian Lillard showed why he will likely be taking his talent to the NBA next season as he scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Wildcats past the UNC men’s basketball team 8871 Thursday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion on UNC’s senior night. The University of

Northern Colorado (9-18, 5-10 Big Sky) hung with the conference-leading Wildcats (23-4, 14-1 Big Sky) for the first 26 minutes of play and were within three points at the 14:09 mark in the second half, but too much Lillard and company halted the upset attempt. UNC held Lillard to a mediocre 6-for-15 from the field, but his 13-for-14 effort from the free throw stripe and early contribu-


UNC redshirt freshman guard Tevin Svihovec, left, dribbles past Weber State junior guard Damian Lillard Thursday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Svihovec scored nine points.

tions from sophomore forward Kyle Tresnak and freshman guard Gelaun Wheelwright kept WSU in command. Tresnak scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half while Wheelright scored 11 of his 15 points in the first 20 minutes, including three 3-pointers, to give Weber State a 48-39 halftime lead. “They just keep bringing the weapons at you,” Bears head coach B.J. Hill said. “I thought Wheelright’s 3-pointers in the first half were the ones that really hurt us. You don’t expect him to go 3-for-3 in the first half, and if he doesn’t hit those, it’s a different game and your guys are going into the second half with a different mindset.” The Bears battled to get back to within three points but a 12-2 run by the Wildcats over a fourminute span created all the separation they’d need to cruise to victory. The loss leaves UNC on the outside looking in for the postseason as it needs Montana State to lose its final two games and have Eastern

Washington win its final two games while also claiming a win in the regular season finale against Portland State on Tuesday for the sixth and final spot. UNC was led by sophomore guard Paul Garnica, who played one of his most efficient games of the season with a team-high 16 points on 7-for 12 shooting. Senior forward Mike Proctor shined on his big night as he tallied his third double-double of the season with 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in support. Proctor exited in the final seconds to a standing ovation from the 1,769 fans in attendance. He emotionally embraced each of his coaches and teammates with tears flowing as he moved from person to person. “This community, ever since I was a freshman here, has welcomed me,” Proctor said. “It means a lot that even though the season didn’t go the way we wanted it to, the fans still were here and still


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UNC head coach B.J. Hill, left, presents senior forward Mike Proctor with his framed jersey in a pregame celebration of his career. Proctor scored 15 points in his final home game. backed us up. When you’ve been a part of something for so long and put so much time into this as we have, I’d be shocked if you found me a senior who wouldn’t have tears on senior night.” Though his tenure at UNC is nearing its end, Proctor has helped build a

foundation for the men’s basketball program and was instrumental in the development of the underclassmen on this year’s team. “All year, he has always been that captain without even being ‘the captain,’ by just doing his role and being a leader,” Garnica said.

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UNC faces Weber, NAU Baseball team hosts North MICHAEL NOWELS

The UNC women’s basketball team takes its last road trip of the regular season this weekend to play Weber State and Northern Arizona, two teams stuck in the cellar of the Big Sky Conference’s standings. The games are still meaningful for the University of Northern Colorado (16-10, 8-5 Big Sky), though, because seeding for the conference tournament is still up in the air. The Bears could finish anywhere from second to sixth in the conference, which could possibly affect their chances of advancing in the conference tournament. Sophomore guard D’shara Strange said despite the team having already secured a spot in the tournament, their work is not done. “Getting into the tournament is a huge thing, but it’s not finished,” Strange said. “We need to just hopefully come home with a win this year, so our intensity just has to be up and we have to focus on the big picture. Just

get focused, play hard and differences with her team. get better.” “I think sometimes the It’s fair to say that more you tell them, the Saturday’s opponent, more they worry about Weber State (2-25, 0-14), is things that don’t matter,” ice cold. So far this season, White said. “There is noththe Wildcats have ing we can do no conference about it. We’re victories and are just going to have on a 17-game losto go to work.” ing streak. White also Northern Arizona said the Bears (8-19, 3-11) hasneed to improve n’t fared much on their fundabetter — the mentals if they Lumberjacks want to be suchave three con- Kaisha Brown cessful this ference wins, two said the team will weekend and of which came not let its guard beyond. against Weber down against “I think we State. have to do the Weber or NAU. Despite the simple things down seasons like take care of for each, Bears senior for- the ball better,” she said. ward Kaisha Brown said “We’ve got to block out. both teams should be We’ve got to shoot well. taken seriously. Well, we don’t have to shoot “You just have to prepare great, but we have to take like any other game,” Brown good shots and continue to said. “They’re both really run our offense, look for the good teams, they’re both high-low and look for some very talented. They just of those things that we do haven’t put a lot of wins well.” together this year.” The Bears’ game with UNC will be playing on a Weber State begins at 2:05 Monday for the first time p.m. Saturday in Ogden, this season, but head coach Utah, and the matchup with Jaime White said she hasn’t NAU will come at 6:35 p.m. addressed the scheduling Monday in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Dakota State in opener GRANT EVANS Colorado baseball in late February could be considered an urban legend due to the harsh weather conditions, but the UNC baseball team could not be more excited to kick off its 56-game 2012 season today against North Dakota State at Jackson Field. Last season, the Bears got off to a rocky start losing 21 of their first 25 games and not playing their first home game until March 16 against the Colorado School of Mines. UNC turned its season around, going 19-7 in the Great West Conference but eventually losing in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament in extra innings to New York Institute of Technology. This year the Bears were projected to finish third by the Great West preseason poll behind Huston Baptist at No. 2

Under secretary discusses value of education Education from Page 2 Kanter said she hopes UNC can be pivotal in creating new solutions to the problem at hand. Despite an increase in cost, an investment in postsecondary education proves to still be one worth making. Statistics show that 93 percent of UNC’s undergraduate alumni have jobs and people without a bachelor’s degree only make 55 cents to

every dollar earned by someone with a degree. But with the 135 percent inflation of tuition over the past 20 years, students are having a hard time paying for school. “We want students to only work 10-15 hours a week, but some are working full time just to make ends meet,” Kanter said. This is causing most students to take six or more years to graduate because they feel

a full course load is too much with an already strenuous work schedule. Kanter called for the community to help make it easier on college students by providing internships that are paid or by paying students more than minimum wage so they have the option of working fewer hours. “Higher education isn’t a luxury,” Kanter said. “It should be something every student can afford. We’ve got

to do more to help students understand what’s available to them.” Federal Pell Grants went from assisting 6 million students to 9.4 million in just one year. Kanter said the application process is getting simpler, as well, to help students apply. “My dream is to have no Pell Form, no FAFSA,” Kanter said. “You should just be told as a family that you qualify.”

and defending champi- the plate. It takes a little ons Utah Valley holding while for the bats to the top spot. UNC head come around the first coach Carl Iwasaki said weekend.” he anticipates At UNC, big things baseball is the from his team last sport to this season. begin its season. “This seaUNC senior leftson our expechanded pitcher tation is a conJoe Willman will ference chamhave the honor pionship,” of throwing the Iwasaki said. Casey Coy first pitch of the “Every year, hit .306 with two season for the our goal is to homeruns and 29 Bears. play hard each RBIs for the Bears “Baseball and every last season. has such a long build up to the game in order season, and it is to reach that cool to open at home, expectation.” Although the Bears regardless of the weathhave had limited practice er,” Willman said. “It’s a time outside so far this chance for us to play in season, thanks to the front of our fans and snow and unbearable hopefully we get started temperatures, the excite- the right way.” The Bears open the ment could be felt in the frigid air Thursday at season with a four-game series against North practice. “Opening weekend is Dakota State starting at 2 always a good time,” p.m. today. The teams play senior infielder Casey a doubleheader at 11 a.m. Coy said. “We just have and 2 p.m. Saturday then to come out and throw wrap up the series at noon strikes on the mound as Sunday, with all games at well as be aggressive at Jackson Field.

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Fair preps students for commencement KELSEY HAMMON Before this year’s graduating students move their tassels from right to left, they can first attend the UNC graduation fair from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. today in the University Center’s first floor to ensure they are ready for their big day. The fair gave students the ability to rent a cap and gown, take pictures in full regalia, order graduation announcements and find ways to connect with the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association. “The graduation fair is a good opportunity for students to prepare for the big day and learn about UNC’s alumni,” said Stacy Sharp, a graduation adviser for undergraduate students.

Courtney Walker, a junior elementary education major, oversaw the alumni booth, and also answered student’s questions about the Alumni Association. “UNC Alumni Association offers students a chance to stay connected with the university,” Walker said. First, students should confirm whether or not they have adequate credits by calling the Registrar’s Office. The office will also answer any questions students have about transcripts. Once the Registrar’s Office approves students’ transcripts and credits, they must apply for graduation. Staff at the UNC graduation fair can help students register for graduation. “It’s a pretty easy process,” Sharp said. “UNC hosts the graduation fair for the purpose of helping stu-

dents register for graduation in a few easy steps.” Students should order their caps and gowns by March 21. Otherwise students will have to order their caps and gowns on May 3-4, the distribution days. If students cannot attend the fair, they can still order their caps and gowns at www. Career Services helps students find jobs even after they have left UNC. Career Services distributed information on applying for jobs and internships. Beth Byrum, a senior accounting major, helped answer students’ questions about Career Services. “Students can create their own online job bank,” Byrum said. “They can set up an account through

and then select ‘Bears Career Connections.’” The UNC Alumni Association provided students with information on how to give back to the university and stay connected with UNC. The Association sells UNC license plates, the profits of which go toward student scholarships. Health insurance benefits from Liberty Mutual were also offered through the Alumni Association.

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Faculty, students bring ‘soul’ to UNC with traditional dishes BRIT DUNN Faculty-in-residence and the Housing and Residential Education brought some home-style cooking and soulful cuisine to UNC through the “A Taste of Soul” dinner in North Residence Hall Thursday. In celebration of Black History Month, diversity mentors and faculty in residence prepared multiple dishes from Barbados, the Caribbean, Jamaica and South America. Many of the dishes were made by faculty members and students who learned how to prepare them from

either a family member or their travels. “The term ‘soul food’ really comes from the comfort or southern-style aspect,” said Anita Fleming-Rife, the director of faculty-in-residence. “These southern foods are like the ones that anybody else makes, but they really bring that southern style to the table, which is a reminder of what everyone eats when they go back home.” Southern dishes included a secret gumbo, banana cream pudding and a drink from the Caribbean made by Travis Boyce, an assistant professor of Africana studies and social sciences and facul-

ty-in-residence in Wiebking and Wilson Halls. “I believe that we, as a department, have many students who grew up eating these foods and have been a little removed from them since coming to college,” said Tyrell Allen, a sophomore diversity mentor and resident assistant in Harrison Hall. “I think it’s good to give them a little taste of home.” Among the many appetizing foods, the macaroni and cheese, made by Fleming-Rife and a couple other diversity mentors, was the most popular. All of the dishes had their own splash of flavor and soul. “This was all really collab-

orative by residence faculty and diversity mentors,” said Alex Olberto, a diversity mentor and sophomore secondary education and social science major. “As you can tell, everyone is just really having a good time and it’s really cool that we give the students this opportunity.” While the students enjoyed a variety of servings, a PowerPoint displayed slides of black historical figures including Jackie Robinson, one of the first black baseball players to play Major League Baseball, and Harriet Tubman, who freed slaves through the Underground Railroad.


Catrina Parker, left, and Brittany Parkis, both sophomore sociology majors, serve themselves macaroni and cheese during “A Taste of Soul” Tuesday at North Residence Hall.

Companies, organizations come to campus seeking interns, employees CARMEN BRADY Many upperclassmen may be intimidated by

graduation, particularly in light of high unemployment rates. However, companies are still looking for interns and employees, as

evidenced during UNC’s annual spring job and internship fair Thursday. More than 70 organizations and companies were

at the University Center recruiting University of Northern Colorado students as possible interns and employees. Peg Griffin, the event coordinator for Career Services, said the spring fair is usually larger than its fall counterpart and is a good start for juniors and seniors who will be looking for a job when they graduate. “This is to help students look for all kinds of jobs when they graduate and internships before they graduate,” Griffin said. “It helps them network and contact different employers so they can get an idea of what they want to do.” There were a wide variety of organizations present, including international companies such as Target Stores and Kraft Foods, local organizations, like the Colorado

and Wyoming county sheriff’s departments and local government offices, such as the Greeley Chamber of Commerce. Kim Barbour, the public affairs director of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, attended and said the Chamber has recruited interns from the fair in the past. “We don’t usually come looking for employees, but often an internship can turn into employment,” Barbour said. “I always suggest any student follow up with me, of any major.” Jason Dobson, a rehabilitation counselor at The Frontier House, a worldwide organization that helps people with mental illness find careers, also said they had recruited interns from the fair in the past. “We have had a lot of

great interns come from UNC,” Dobson said. “They always help make a positive environment.” Hannah Watts, a junior business major, said she isn’t looking for a job now, but thought attending the fair was helpful, especially for finding internships. “It gave me an idea of what’s out there and what employers are looking for,” Watts said. “And I picked up information from a few of the stands on internships.” Watts said it also made her think more seriously about applying for an internship. “I hadn’t really considered it before, but talking to some of these companies, like some of the banks, really made me consider it,” Watts said. “It really is a good way to get connections.”

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 e-Mirror  
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 e-Mirror  

This is the electronic edition of The Mirror's Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 issue.