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News Pancakes support philanthropies Delta Zeta hosted its DZ Hop pancake fundraiser Wednesday in support of charities. PAGE 2

Sports Seniors show their stuff at pro day Wide receiver Patrick Walker and others work to improve NFL Draft chances. PAGE 6

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John O’Leary, the first place winner of the Entrepreneurial Challenge, demonstrates how to use the “O2ooL,” a product that helps medical patients breathe through their mouths when they cannot breathe through their noses.

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Spring break fun should not overshadow sun, alcohol safety COLLEEN ALLISON

Spring break starts today for many UNC students, which means it’s time for some fun and relaxation. But just because it’s a time to have fun doesn’t mean it’s time to neglect safety. Students traveling during break should do everything they can to ensure they get to their desired destination safely. There are several ways to travel in a safe manner.

“You should always travel in a group, especially in a new city or country,” said Rose Hedberg, a drug and alcohol educator for the Center for Peer Education at the University of Northern Colorado. “This will allow for fun and ensure safety that you are never alone.” It is also a good idea to have a contact, like a parent, in a different location so someone always knows where you are. This person can also serve as an emergency contact if needed.

Those planning to consume alcohol over break should keep a few things in mind. Students should remember the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 and consuming alcohol underage is illegal. Students who are of age should keep track of how much they are drinking. “Drinking games can be dangerous because the consumption of alcohol is more frequent,” Hedberg said. “Based on your body weight, the alcohol will

affect the individual differently, which is something to keep in mind when trying to drink equivalently with someone who is not your same weight.” Any time students are drinking, it is important for them to know the signs of alcohol poising, which include unconsciousness, lack of response, passing out, fevers and throwing up. “Trust your feelings when something isn’t

right and make the call to 911,” Hedberg said. “The Safe Haven Law protects individuals from being ticketed as they make the call to 911 if they are cooperative.” Staying hydrated is important, especially if students plan on being in the sun and heat. “A good way to stay well hydrated is to alternate alcohol with nonalcoholic beverages, such as water or Gatorade,” she said.

Students who are trying to get a jump-start on their summer tan during break should remember to lather up with sunscreen before they expose themselves to the sun. Students can still get a tan when they use sunscreen and they can protect themselves from harmful UV rays. For more information about healthy living and safe alcohol consumption, visit CPE’s website at

Delta Zeta serves pancakes all night to raise money for philanthropies SARAH MOE

The Delta Zeta sorority house was turned into a pan-

cake house Wednesday night as the UNC sorority hosted its annual DZ Hop to raise money for its philanthropy. DZ has hosted the all-

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night pancake event every semester for more than 20 years. They were the first sorority at the University of Northern Colorado to host an all-night food fundraiser for philanthropy, a tradition that other houses have since picked up. The event was popular among UNC students, raising between $1,000 – $1,250, said DZ President Natalie Litke, a junior communication studies major. “It’s a fun way to get everyone together and also raise money for our philanthropy,” said freshman Ashtin Green on why the sorority hosts a pan-

cake night. The DZ sisters, recognizable by their bright pink and teal t-shirts emblazoned with “DZ Hop” in the style of an IHOP logo, made and served pancakes to hungry students for four hours between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. The tradition is so popular that even alumni come back to campus to participate. The house has seen DZ members from as far back as the 1970s come to support the cause. “The people are so sweet, they come in and you don’t know them, and then sometimes your friends come in,” said Bella Figueroa, a fresh-

man DZ member. “It’s just great to see all the people come together.” All of the proceeds from DZ Hop go to the sorority’s philanthropies. Currently, these include the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which focuses on hearing protection,

treatment and education across the globe, and Gaullaudet University, a federally funded university for the deaf and hardof-hearing in Washington, D.C. DZ Hop also supported the sorority’s See DZ Hop, Page 4


KeKe Kosse, an undeclared freshman and member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, enjoys pancakes at DZ Hop, a fundraiser for Delta Zeta’s philanthropies, Wednesday night at the DZ house.

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Restructuring Student Senate at involvement high foolhardy On this year’s UNC Student Senate election ballot, a box for checking will correlate to the restructuring of the governing body. Under the new Senate, the cabinet would be composed of a president, student trustee, director of Student Affairs, director of Finance, a classified staff council, representatives from Faculty Senate, the Graduate Student Association, the Professional Administrative Staff Council and three representatives from each of the University of Northern Colorado’s colleges, minus University College. This would up the number of members from 20 to 23.

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would be vague and shifting as they attempt to determine who’s to perform which task. The student body may also be confused to which representative they should go to with a specific issue or query. Also, the colleges’ representatives are not elected by the student body, leaving the aforementioned tasks that previously belonged to specific, voted-in members of Senate to those appointed by administration. In addition, as more students are showing interest in running for Senate in recent years, taking away most of the elected positions would only drop involvement back in the basement.

In the Colorado General Assembly, each district only has one representative. If an entire state only requires one representative from each district to determine that state’s policy making, a university certainly does not need three per college. While Senate would indeed be comprised of a diverse body in both backgrounds and intentions, the cabinet’s responsibilities would be too blurred to be overly effective. As of now, there are no glaring faults with the way Student Senate is comprised, and a hastily developed restructuring proposal would send efficiency in a counter-productive direction.

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Theoretically, the additional representatives from each college would atone for the lack of directors of Diverse Relations, University Relations, Academic Affairs, Legislative Affairs and Clubs and Organizations. Granted, some of the positions on the current Student Senate are unnecessary; the director of Diverse Relations position does little but satisfy a tendency toward political correctness. However, many of these positions have specialized and narrowly tailored job requirements that would be difficult for a mere college representative to fulfill. The representatives’ job descriptions


o it’s official. Peyton Manning is out of Indy. In what will surely rival the departure of Brett Favre from Green Bay, this move by Indianapolis is not a coincidence. Sure, Manning and the fans may be less than enthused with the front office, but in the long run, everyone will profit from this situation. Allow me to break down the Manning equation with regard to his future, the fans and the team that ultimately nabs him.

Let’s start with Peyton. This 4time MVP was destined to make the Hall of Fame for several seasons before he won his Super Bowl in 2007. He is the superhuman marketing face for major sports companies like Gatorade and Nike. He has held true to his family’s name, and is arguably the best quarterback to play in the last decade. That said, Manning is going to have some flexibility. With roughly half the league calling him within hours of his release, he can choose the team, the city, the climate and he will be paid appropriately, though I should break the news to Denver fans that Manning will not grace the Mile High City with his arm any time soon. He will then go on to play out his career, lasting about

three more seasons. So, if anyone who feels that Manning is getting shafted, I think it’s far to say he’s doing better than most. Next, let’s look at the fans. Indy will obviously pick up Stanford superstar Andrew Luck, who will make a name for himself as a Colt, and the fans in Indiana will experience a surge of “Luckfever” regardless of his performance in his early days. Indianapolis fans are true to their team and will support whoever is under center in September. He’ll sign a huge contract and his jerseys will sell out within hours of his drafting. The fans and Luck have much to look forward to this season in Indianapolis. Lastly, let’s try to imagine Manning’s new crew. Manning will go somewhere where there is

an absolute need for a quarterback. Arizona, Seattle or Miami are my cities of choice. Decent weather, solid fan bases, and teams that, upon signing, would automatically place him as its starting quarterback, is exactly what Manning will get. This lucky organization will have a burst in media attention, merchandise revenue and ticket sales. Football is as tough of a game on the field as it is in the back rooms. Although Manning’s future should prove to be most interesting, this rearranging act is going to prove to be a great decision for the future of the organizations involved. — Benjamin Fuller is a junior economics major and weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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What are your plans for spring break? TESSA BYRNS

“I’m going on a camping trip with my boyfriend up in Colorado Springs where we’re both from. I’m so excited!” Kassandra Prust, a freshman pre-nursing major

“This spring break, I’m hoping to see some extended family from the Philippines. I can’t wait to see my baby cousin.” Joey Dumon, a freshman prenursing major

“I’m going to Montana to hang out with my dad. I’m also going there over summer, so this is a preview.”

“I’m going home. I’ll probably go snowboarding a couple of times. Nothing too exciting.”

“This spring break, I’m going to Arizona. I’m flying to go see my grandparents.”

Allyson Snyder, a sophomore psychology major

Chris Miller, a junior elementary education major

Ellen Clark, a sophomore elementary education major

E - Challenge winner receives $18,000 ALEXANDER ARMANI-MUNN The three best start-up businesses were awarded $36,000 during the UNC Monfort College of Business’ third annual Entrepreneurial Challenge Thursday. The top start-up business of this year’s challenge was Bedside Solutions, which helped John O’Leary and Jamie Alexander receive $18,000. Second place and $10,000 was awarded to Matt Fater

and Aaron Fodge of Branch Out Cider. Third place honors and $8,000 went to Josh Galindo, Justin Wheat, Cody Mylander and Mike Schreiner of FirstLine Safety. Other finalists included Bruce Shannon with Lockers On Wheels and Brad Henderson, Luis Munoz and Phillip Horning, University of Northern Colorado students, with UNC Ride Away. The Monfort College of Business received more than 50 entries for the annual chal-

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lenge. The field narrowed to 17 semifinalists before five finalists were selected. The five finalists had half an hour to present their products to a panel of judges Thursday afternoon at the University Center. The judging panel included Greg Moss, an anchor and business reporter with 9 News, Corkie Odell, the human resources manager for Odell Brewing Company, and Brad Cheedle, the CEO of Stealth Advisory Service International.

The concept of FirstLine Safety, the third-place recipient, was born from a traumatic experience Galindo had when a co-worker was injured on the job at an oilrig. It took two hours for emergency response to arrive at the oilrig to treat Galindo’s worker. Galindo recognized the inherent danger that existed on oil and gas fields and believed response to medical emergencies on the worksite needed to be quicker. See Challenge, Page 8


Judges for the Monfort College of Business’ Entrepreneurial Challenge announce the first, second and third place start-up businesses during the Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards Thursday.

Sorority raises $1,000 with late-night breakfast DZ Hop from Page 2 newest philanthropy partner, the Painted Turtle Camp, which serves children with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. Among the attendees were well-wishers from

other sororities as well. “I came to support Zeta and love,” said Allison Young, a sophomore member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and the assistant vice president of recruitment for the Panhellenic Council. The Panhellenic Council

is comprised of representatives from members of the five National Panhellenic Conference sororities at UNC: Delta Zeta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Kappa. The National Panhellenic

Conference exists to guide its member sororities, who all focus on raising money for worthy causes. As DZ’s website says, “Philanthropy is our way of bettering the lives of others by sponsoring events and volunteering our time.”

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Women’s hoops draws Montana State in tournament PARKER COTTON

The UNC women’s basketball team has never won in Pocatello, Idaho, losing all six times it has traveled there. If the team expects to get into the NCAA Tournament, that will have to change this weekend. The University of Northern Colorado has the No. 2 seed in the Big Sky Conference Championship tournament and will play Montana State at 5 p.m. tonight in Reed Gym on the campus of top-seeded Idaho State University.

Montana State defeated the No. 5 seed Montana 6859 Thursday after sixthseeded Sacramento State upset Eastern Washington, the No. 3 seed. For the second straight season, the Bears have the second seed, so the team is not unfamiliar with its position. UNC ended last season with a road loss to Idaho State and, after its bye into the semifinals, lost by nine to Montana. Unlike last year, though, the team is coming in with five straight wins behind it. “The feeling I have right now in practice is that our

Semifinal matchups No. 2 No. Colorado (19-10, 11-5 Big Sky) vs. No. 4 Montana State (19-10, 10-6) at 5 p.m. Today No 1. Idaho State (22-7, 14-2) vs. No. 6 Sacramento State (13-17, 7-9) at 7:30 p.m. Today

positiveness (sic) and our confidence is a little bit different from last year when we ended on that loss and we had to regroup and get back into it,” UNC head coach Jaime White said. “We were young last year. It was our first time (with a bye) last year. I think this all feels familiar for our kids.” Familiarity is one thing, and confidence is certainly another, but UNC players said there’s no shortage of either. “Kaisha (Brown) says, ‘We’re going to the NCAAs constantly,’” sophomore guard D’shara Strange said. “She tells the whole world that, so I think she’s pretty confident. You can’t say that and not let it happen. I think this is the most confident I’ve seen this team be.” UNC’s six losses in Pocatello have all, obviously, been to the host team, Idaho State. To keep their season alive, and possibly get another shot at the Bengals, tonight the Bears will have to defeat

Montana State, scurrying that who swept UNC night and you get this season and one hour to really won by a comprepare.” bined nine points Brown, who’s in the two games. had some of her White said best scoring after Tuesday’s games of her practice she had career against altered her prac- Lauren Oosdyke Idaho State, said tice plan to pre- averaged 18.5 she has personal pare for each of points per game reasons for the possible against Montana wanting to face teams UNC State this season. the Bengals in would face the tournament, instead of stickbut ultimately, ing to her original practice winning two games — plan of improving funda- regardless of the opponent mentals and later focusing — is all that matters. on the opponent once the “I would personally like team knew whom it was. to play Idaho State eventual“Initially, that was my ly,” she said. “I know it thought, and then I thought, wouldn’t be first round, but I ‘Why not prepare for every- want to beat Idaho State at one?’” White said. “Because Idaho State before my four then there’s that time when years is up. That hasn’t hapyou go, ‘OK, this is who we pened. That’s just me, perplay,’ and our kids will feel comfortable knowing we’ve prepared for whoever it is we play instead of sitting back and really not preparing and then all of a sudden you’re

sonally. I’d like to beat every team on their home court before I’m done, but if we go in there and play like a team and play great team defense and communicate and have fun and we go out with two W’s, I have zero problems with who we play.” As the season nears its end, Brown, who is 13 points shy of 1,000 for her career, said she’s not taking any of what could be her final games for granted. “I’m definitely going to give it all I’ve got, and I just want to cherish these last couple games,” Brown said. “I don’t know how many I’ll get — maybe just one more game — and just go out there and play hard for the last however many minutes I have left in my career. I love my teammates and I just want to have fun playing with them.”

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Baseball team prepares for three-game series against Nebraska-Omaha MICHAEL NOWELS The UNC baseball team will have another shot this weekend to pick up its first

home win of the 2012 season as it takes on the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Northern Colorado looks to get its footing in the early season against UNO,

which is transitioning from Division II. Last weekend, the Bears (1-6) were able to get one win on the road against a tough Pac-12 foe in Washington State. Despite the losses, today’s starting

pitcher, senior lefty Joe Willman, said he thinks there were positives to take from the series because UNC stayed in every game against WSU. “I think we’re excited to get back on the field,”

Willman said. “We saw a glimpse of who we can be last weekend, competing in all three games. That’s good to see. For a lot of the young guys, I think that’s good to see and experience.”

Nebraska-Omaha (210), an independent team this season, also played in Pullman earlier this year, losing all four games to See Baseball, Page 6


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Senior wide receiver, others impress at pro day BEN WARWICK

Roughly an hour before his pro day workout started, UNC senior wide receiver Patrick Walker stepped into the Champions Room of Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion calm, cool and collected.

When he walked onto the field to perform in front of an NFL scout, that calm turned into absolute domination. Walker, along with offensive lineman Amal Gumbs, defensive tackle Marcus Felker, cornerback Brandon Owens and safety Chuks Nweke all showcased their skills in front of a member of an NFL scouting service Wednesday afternoon.


Senior wide receiver Patrick Walker makes a broad jump attempt Wednesday in Butler-Hancock at UNC’s pro day. Walker leaped 10 feet and 3/8 inches in his final attempt.

Offensive lineman Lee Barbiasz also had his moment in front of scouts but took part in Colorado State’s pro day, held in Fort Collins the Wednesday morning. The highlight of Walker’s day was the 40-yard dash, which he finished in 4.38 seconds. That’s a faster time than those from all but five players who participated in the 2012 NFL Combine, which was held in Indianapolis in February. Owens and Nweke also impressed in the 40-yard dash, recording times of 4.44 and 4.47 seconds, respectively. Felker added 24 reps in the 225-pound bench press. Walker was scheduled to run routes and catch passes from UNC sophomore quarterback Seth Lobato, but that plan was cancelled, however, due to cold temperatures. Walker, who recorded a 37-1/4 inch vertical jump, a 10-3/8 broad jump and 14 full reps with a 225-pound bench

press, credited strength and conditioning coach Lavell “Dinky” Williams for his training. “I’ve been working out with Dink as well,” Walker said. “He’s really been helping me a lot. I feel like he’s one of the main reasons why I feel so good today.” Williams came to UNC from Alcorn State, having worked with football head coach Earnest Collins Jr. Williams was with Walker every step of the way Wednesday, giving reminders to stay focused on goals set when training began two months ago. “It’s like I tell him when I tell you to visualize something,” Williams said. “You’ve got to visualize yourself getting above what you need and getting it. He has in his mind, you’ve got this one goal, you’ve got one thing to do right now — focus on it and do it.” Collins also watched his

Bears to be aggressive against UNO Baseball from Page 5 Washington State. The Mavericks’ only two wins on the season came against Seattle and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, but Bears head coach Carl Iwasaki said his team will not take its opponents lightly. “We respect this team,” Iwasaki said. “They’ve been to the nationals at the Division-II level. I know the schools they recruit from.” Nebraska-Omaha will be a road-tested team after this season. Because they are not in a league and are new to Division I, the Mavericks will have to travel to play most of their games. They have five home games all season. UNC senior first base-

man Casey Coy said his aggressive approach has helped him hit .333 so far this year, and he will continue to go after pitches early in the count this weekend. “I’ve been trying to be pretty aggressive at the plate, trying to get fastballs early in the count,” Coy said. “Pitchers are always trying to get ahead, so I’m just trying to exploit that and be aggressive and try not to miss pitches that are hittable early in the counts.” Willman said he will also be aggressive in his pitching to UNO’s batters. “They have a bunch of big guys, from what we’ve heard, and probably some pretty aggressive free-

swingers early in the count,” he said. “I’ll try to attack and get ahead and then let the defense work.”

top wideout from 2011 work for a shot at the next level. “I told him, ‘Just run it like there’s a million (scouts) here, and you run it your best,’” Collins said. “He grabbed pretty good numbers in everything he did today. I was proud of him.” UNC alumnus and current Washington Redskins safety Reed Doughty was also on hand to see current Bears workout for the scout, and he said he’s excited to see more professional prospects come from his alma mater. “I think Northern Colorado, for being a smaller school, has produced,” Doughty said. “Today is all about Patrick and the other guys working out, and hopefully they can put their best foot forward and feel good about what they did.”

The next step for Walker could come in late April in the NFL Draft. If he is not taken in any of the seven rounds, he can sign with any interested team via free agency. If he is given an invitation to an NFL training camp, he’ll have a chance to impress and secure a contract. Walker, however, is not focusing on any of that. He said he’s taking it all in stride and taking advice from former Bears like Doughty who have already been through the process. “I can definitely learn from him,” Walker said. “You’re at a smaller school, so you have to work 10 times harder than the next guy. Being under the radar, I feel, helped me because I performed better and I feel like I had to prove a lot to everyone in the NFL.”



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Senate continues SFAP hearings, discusses full-time Diverse Relations appointment ALEXANDER ARMANI-MUNN During Wednesday’s weekly Student Senate meeting, UNC Senate members heard two requests for student fee funding, discussed the vacant director of Diverse Relations position, considered funding for Bodega, a university-specific online marketplace, and allocated the second round of conference grant funding. Two representatives from the Center for International Education presented a request for $8,000 to fund

staff support. There are currently 301 foreign exchange students at the University of Northern Colorado. That number has quadrupled over seven years, and CIE representatives said they would like to see that number continue to grow. In addition to welcoming a growing number of international students, CIE has also increased the number of events it hosts each year. In order to support the increasing number of international students and events at the university, CIE would like funding for additional staff.

“We rely heavily on volunteers, but a volunteer can only do so much,” said Rick Hoines-Brumback, from CIE. “When you have somebody who’s paid, there is a little more leverage.” The second request for funding from the Student Fee Allocation Process came from the Graduate Student Association, the only organization on campus that caters specifically to the needs of UNC graduate students. Currently, 80 percent of GSA funding goes back to the students it serves. “Our goal is to become

more active and visible on campus,” said Shanda Crowder, the GSA president. In order to promote GSA, the president has been required to work more hours. Crowder recently realized that herself and the three previous GSA presidents had, to date, been working more hours than they were contracted to work. Crowder consulted with the GSA Council and directed $4,448 from GSA’s SFAP funding to the president’s pay. To cover this gap in funding ,Crowder requested a 1.8 percent in consumer price

index funding, which accumulates to just more than $3,000. Crowder pointed out that like CIE, GSA is growing amid shrinking funding. Crowder is making below the minimum wage, according to the national standard for graduate assistants. Senate then moved to open discussion on the vacant director of Diverse Relations position. President Katelyn Elliott proposed the temporary appointment of student-atlarge Crystal Dove effective upon Senate approval and intact until April 11 at 11:59

p.m. There were three applicants for the position. President Elliot has the responsibility of choosing a temporary appointment, but it is only official with twothirds of Senate’s support. Director of Student Affairs Levi Fuller asked Elliot why she chose not to pursue the hiring process for a full-time appointment. Elliot said if the hiring process were to occur, the position would not be filled until the second week of deliberations in SFAP, which See Senate, Page 8


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Apparatus to assist breathing wins Entrepreneurial Challenge Challenge from Page 4 Galindo said he wanted to build something that could store medical supply and act as a small treatment facility on the workplace. He brought his idea to Wheat and Mylander, a senior business administration major at UNC. The trio joined forces with 2011 UNC graduate

Mike Schreiner to develop the FirstLine Safety trailer. The group intends to use the $8,000 award to cover the costs of building the first trailer. The future is bright for the young entrepreneurs, whose idea judge Moss described as having “billion-dollar” potential. The group is currently targeting oil companies for

their product but would like to expand in the future. “We would like to adapt the trailer to different types of environments,” Schreiner said. The idea for Branch Out Cider, the second place recipients, came to Fodge when he recognized an apple tree in his neighbor’s backyard that had yielded many apples.










Fodge approached his neighbor and asked what his intentions were for the apples. The neighbor claimed he only wanted five apples for a pie and told Fodge he was welcome to the rest. Fodge took the remaining apples and began pressing cider in his front yard with Fater. The men quickly realized they had easy access to apples they could use to produce a delicious wine. Today, the men pick apples from the trees of contributing community members in Greeley, Loveland and Fort Collins, which they then press into wine that is sold back to the contributors at a discounted rate before being made available to the community. “The apple wine is gluten-

free, a local product and creates a unique collaborative (with community members),” Fodge said. “We don’t own an orchard. The challenge was a good opportunity for us to craft our business plan.” The $10,000 reward money will cover nearly two years of operation costs for Branch Out Brewery. First-place winner Bedside Solutions, the brainchild of Alexander and O’Leary, specializes in making and selling medical products that improve direct patient care. The companies pioneering product is the “O2ooL” — pronounced “otool.” The O2ooL is a product that positions a nasal cannula on the mouth for low-flow

oxygen delivery. The device assists patients who are unable to breathe through their noses and instead breathe through mouths. O’Leary recognized the need for this product while working nights as a nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital. O’Leary approached his sister, Alexander, who was a graduate student at the time. Alexander took over the business side of Bedside Solutions and left the development to O’Leary. The partners would like to develop a greater range of products in the future. “This is the tip of the iceberg,” Alexander said. Alexander and O’Leary said they intend on using the $18,000 for marketing.

Senate discusses ‘Bodega’ funding Senate from Page 7 would allow the first round of SFAP proceedings to occur without a representative for diverse populations at university. Fuller advocated for the Senate to move into the hir-


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ing process for a full-time appointment. Senate moved to vote on the temporary appointment, but did not achieve the twothirds support necessary. President Elliott will conduct interviews with all three

applicants to legitimize the hiring process. Fuller presented funding plans for Bodega, a UNC online marketplace similar to craigslist. The university administration agreed to fund half of the $3,000 it costs to get the website up and running, including one year of service and maintenance. Fuller would like to see the additional $1,500 in funding come from funds within Senate. Senate passed a motion by Charlie Charbonneau, the director of Student Organizations, to delay discussion on Bodega funding until members can determine what funding is available. Senate also unanimously approved $3,955 in conference grant funding.

Friday, March 9, 2012 e-Mirror  

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