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UNC President Kay Norton delivers the 2010 State of the University Address to an audience Tuesday in the University Center Ballrooms.

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President Norton promotes positive outlook for UNC’s future LEAH MARIE RYBAK news@uncmirror.com

Benjamin Franklin was once asked whether or not America was a republic or a monarchy. To this he replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” President Kay Norton mimicked Franklin’s statement during

The 2010 State of the University Address by identifying the crucial state of UNC. “It is a precious thing we can do at UNC, if we can keep it,” she said. Norton gave the address during a luncheon Tuesday in the University Center Ballrooms. The president provided optimism and new ideas to lighten situations of darkness: the

November elections, the current economic situation, state funding and many other future obstacles. “As we look forward, and I use this term loosely, is there a reason for despair?” Norton said, referring to the November elections. “Only if you put your faith in fairy tales; only See Address, Page 8

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UNC President Kay Norton speaks to an audience of students and university officials Tuesday in the University Center Ballrooms as part of the 2010 State of the University Address.

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Newspapers struggle at professional, college level Competitors come and go, yet the journalism profession typically remains the same. But when the environment changes and college students are forced to make adjustments, preserving the practice can be very difficult. Recently, our competitor, The UNC Connection, closed its doors. It is still uncertain why. While some may see this as an asset to The Mirror, the warning remains the same: newspapers continue to be on shaky grounds. How do we stop this hemorrhage of potential, passionate media students leaving to pursue other fields when they could have been masters of the craft? The only

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tising to continue weekly or daily production. The costs of printing cannot be compensated with student fees. In order to maintain a traditional-style newspaper, the content must be flawless, carefully edited, interesting and in good taste. Unfortunately, large media outlets, such as Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, have distorted the standards they should have preserved for media students by putting audience and ratings before informative and vital news. If the reporting is there, the audience will follow. Any hope for newspapers must come from the deliverance of solid and well-researched stories, instead of blowing the flavor of the

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ne of my textbooks has not been cracked open this semester. I feel guilty about this, not because I have trouble keeping up in the class the book accompanies (I’m really not), nor because I am worried about hurting the book’s feelings, but because I spent $120 on the book. $120! And I bought it used! When my professor professed that the book is a requirement for the course, how was I to know that the lectures

would be more detailed versions of the text chapters? How was I to know that my $120, which can be almost doubled by the time I pay off my loans, would go to waste? Here’s the story on textbooks, according to my understanding: Unlike the consumer publishing business, textbook consumers, that is to say students, are required (or “strongly encouraged”) to purchase the product. Because we are not given any other options, price does not enter into our purchasing decision. We fight against the cost, somewhat weakly, by selling our books at the end of the semester for less than 50 percent of the original price. Textbook publishers then fight

back against us by publishing new editions every two or three years. We’re not fooled. New editions often have little more than a new cover and a handful of “supplemental” materials, bundled with the book as a way to jack up the price even further. For less than the sum price of my required textbooks, I could have bought a shiny new laptop computer, with access to the World Wide Web. We might call that the largest textbook in history, and we can certainly call it more interesting than the Math for Liberal Arts book. It’s not our fault that isn’t a fair comparison. Better yet, if students and instructors embrace digital

texts, we can save money. For the price of one semester’s physical books, we could even purchase an E-book reader like the Kindle. As a bonus, we wouldn’t have to lug 30 pounds of books around, saving us years of back problems without having to push around one of those little suitcases. Because those things just look silly. The nice thing about silly bags, unlike textbooks, is that we have choices when it comes to our consumption. And if I had a silly bag, you can bet I would use it. Unlike that $120 useless trash I bought a month ago. — Mark Maxwell is a junior theater arts major and a columnist for The Mirror.


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Guest speaker provides tips for students entering business BENJAMIN WELCH news@uncmirror.com

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Students looking to gain a competitive edge in the job market gathered Monday in Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall to listen to best-selling author and executive coach Debra Benton impart her business wisdom. Benton presented her lecture titled “Your Turn at Bat,” which was geared toward teaching students extra skills for thinking and acting like a Corporate Executive Officer. She said one of her greatest missions in life is to help others do well. “People who feel adequate look like they expect acceptance,” Benton said. “And then they get it — it’s that simple. If you look undaunted, comfortable, confident and competent, they will take you that way, and they want to be around those kinds of people.” The key points to Benton’s lecture were methods to boost a person’s confidence and obtain the assurance of success in the workplace. She said doing what others don’t do is essential to standing out in a pool of candidates and landing a job. The “Your Turn at Bat” title symbolized handing the reigns of leadership to a new generation. “CEOs feel just as insignificant as you do,” Benton said. “They are just more experienced

at camouflaging it.” In addition to advice on attitude, Benton also utilized presentation and posture lessons to provide an example of impression and confidence. She said they way an applicant is dressed is also important; an outfit should not have more personality than the one wearing it. “If you put yourself at a higher level, people will take you as deserving to be there,” Benton said. “Too often, young people looking for their first job out of the university (act too modest) because they need the job. You’re more likely to get it if you look and act a higher level.” Benton also worked with Apple CEO Steve Jobs early in her career. “Confidence is something I need to work on, but now I know feeling sufficient is one of the most useful tools to finding and securing a job,” said Susan Greene, a junior business major. Benton has interviewed hundreds of CEOs and top executives throughout her career to research how they achieved their success. Benton has written eight books. Her most recent publication is “CEO Material: How to be a Leader in Any Organization,” and she has published works in Forbes magazine, the New York Times and others.

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Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

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Troupe delivers side splitting first performance

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The audience at the Corduroy Comedy Show Sunday night had plenty of reasons to literally laugh out loud. Thirteen sketches performed by the 10 cast members never ceased to keep the audience rolling throughout the entire performance. Three UNC students founded the comedic group in 2009. Zach Twardowski, a graduate student pursuing a master’s in English, was one of the founders and is still a member. He said their performance on Sunday was one of their best shows to date. “Everybody was really into it,” Twardowski said. “It was a great performance as far as

energy between the crowd and on stage. There was never a dull moment.” In future sketches, Twardowski said the group is planning on incorporating more multimedia. Tetrianna Silas, a sophomore musical theater major, said she really enjoyed being a part of the audience and thought it was really funny. “I think this is an important event to have on campus to educate people who aren’t in the fine arts about different events,” she said. “I think this helps the university grow as a whole.” Heidi Cheek, a senior acting major and Corduroy member, said the turnout was great and that their new cast members are the perfect additions to the

group. She also said events like this are vital to campus life. “It’s free, we have a musical guest, it’s safe and it’s something everyone can enjoy,” Cheek said. Anyone interested in being a featured musical guest, either local band or solo acts, can contact Corduroy members at corduroycomedy@gmail.com. The group is also available to be booked for events both on and off campus and can be reached via e-mail. Corduroy holds auditions every semester for students interested in sharing laughter with their campus peers. Spring semester auditions will take place the first week of the semester. There are several shows already lined up for the rest of

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From left: Jason Clark, Heidi Cheek, Kenny Nellis and Amanda Hertzler perform Sunday night during Corduroy Comedy troupe’s first showcase of the semester. the semester. For a list of shows and frequent updates check out the group’s Facebook page. All shows are

at 9 p.m. in the Lindou Auditorium of Michener Library. The next show is Oct. 3.

Talents tested, students entertained during Open Mic Night

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The hefty crowd at the University Center Monday night reveled in the festivities of Open

Mic Night, flowing freely with wine (of course by wine, we mean Starbucks), women and song. In the ever-delightful presence of youthful exuberance, songs gave flight, poets were born and deprav-

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Danny Tramel, a junior music education major, performs original songs during Open Mic Night, Monday, at the University Center Fireside Lounge.

ity ran its twisted theme throughout the evening’s acts. The night started off with a duet of The Prayer, originally sung by such greats as Josh Groban, Celine Dion and Charlotte Church. The performers rendered the song beautifully, followed by a couple of other equally sweet acts. Then came the debauchery. Dirty jokes, raunchier songs and lascivious catcalls filled the air as the party really got started. Joining in the rambunctious antics were Starbucks employees, getting their groove on between beverages. Rik Patenade, a junior graphic design major and Starbucks employee, shared his evening’s highlights. “Buddah was awesome, and so was the last one,” Patenade said, referring to a lewd lyricist and a

rock duo who performed an excellent rendition of “Hit the Road Jack” before moving into a more mellow ode to love. “I thought they were pretty good. I had a lot of fun.” Walter Booth, a freshman acting major, was the comedian topped with a mop of curly red hair; he had but to speak and the crowd was hooked. The scrawny young soldier with a shirt of bright saffron, parlayed joke after joke with a natural ease. Describing an inebriated scene, Booth told the audience “(He) was so drunk you could see the mosquitoes flying around him getting into fights and having unprotected sex. I know what you’re thinking: Mosquitoes can have protected sex? Well you’d be surprised how small they make condoms. That guys know what I’m talking about,”

pointing to a random audience member. Booth was no stranger to the event, but it was his first time onstage. David San Miguel, a freshman acting performance major, was also a huge hit that evening. He had made waves at the previous gathering with his delightful nerd song about revenge on his enemies, and enchanted the audience once more with a couple of comedic carols, before laying down the smack with his haunting ballad about sweet love on the beach — not the kind you’re thinking. “I’ve never sung anything this serious in front of so many people before,” San Miguel said. “It was a little nerve wracking.” One can only imagine the amusements in store at the next gathering, Monday, Oct. 4 at 9pm.


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Senior juggles busy schedule for opportunity PARKER COTTON sports@uncmirror.com

UNC senior fullback Derek Palmer has a daily routine that would make a day with an 8 a.m. lab and three other classes seem like a Football breeze. Palmer, who is working toward a degree in business administration, has his obligations to classes and football, but he also has a full-time job and has to support a family. Palmer and his wife, Jayna, met as freshmen in high school and were married six days before he turned 18. Since then, they have had two boys, Dante and Brogan, and a girl, Nevaeh, ages 4, 2, and 4 months, respectively. To support his family, Palmer makes time to manage a Sonic restaurant. After beginning as a walk-on, Palmer has seen time as a linebacker, defensive lineman, line-

backer again, tight end and now fullback. For his hard work and dedication to the team, Palmer was awarded with a scholarship at the beginning of the year. University of Northern Colorado head coach Scott Downing said Palmer deserved the scholarship because of his dedication and contributions to the team, as well as because of how trying his daily life can be. “Here’s a young man who’s married and has three kids. He’s got a full-time job, going to school full-time, and he’s playing football full-time,” Downing said. “Now I don’t know how many hours you got in a day, but he’s probably full for about 23 and a half when he’s working full-time, so we thought he warranted a scholarship because of everything that he’s brought to the table. He’s the epitome of a young man that you’re really proud of and want him to be a part of your team.” Palmer said he was very grateful for the scholarship and how much it has helped his

family. “That was definitely great,” he said. “That helps me in more ways than just one about being a football player. That helps with my family, time at home, time sleeping, and really it was just great to focus more on school, on football, and on my family, of course.” Teammates said they respect Palmer more than anybody else on the team because of how much is on his plate and how well he handles it all. “From my point of view, being a football player and a studentathlete is hard,” senior linebacker John Eddy said. “I’ll have mornings where I wake up and I got to go to weights, I’ll start thinking of excuses and wanting to hit the snooze button, and then I think about the fact that Derek Palmer probably woke up at 4 a.m. to go unload a truck at Sonic, and he’s working fulltime, got kids, doing what I do, and it just makes me think if he could do that, then I should be able to pull my weight.”

Senior safety Max Hewitt expressed the same sentiments. “He is the epitome of a great teammate,” he said. “And I’ve told people this before, I have the Derek Palmer u t m o s t said that time respect for management and Derek. I’ve prioritizing are critin e v e r cal in his busy life. respected anyone the way I do him because he does have quite the life off the field that he has to take care of and he has to be responsible for.” Palmer said he does the best he can to keep everything in line, but it’s a tough job. “Time management is definitely key,” Palmer said. “I lose a good amount of sleep, and I also prioritize the best I can on nights where I maybe have to study I skip because I have to go to work.”

Palmer also said he is honored to be respected by his teammates, but he only tries to be the best teammate he can be with his actions on and off the field. “I’m glad to be a part of this team and help however I can,” Palmer said. “If I influence somebody along the way, that’s great too because they influence me.” Hewitt said Palmer has a great influence on every player in the locker room because of his work ethic on and off the field and dedication to everything in his life. “We talk about leadership all the time, and it’s not necessarily the best player who’s making the most plays on the field, but someone who does things right all the time, and that’s Derek,” Hewitt said. “He never takes a play off, never takes a snap off, works his butt off in the weight room, obviously works his butt off, off the field, trying to support his family. He sets an example for the younger guys and even the older guys. If we had everyone be a little more like Derek, we’ll be all right.”

Volleyball looks to stay hot at home against Hornets DAVID WILSON sports@uncmirror.com

The UNC volleyball team will start a five-match homestand Thursday night against Sacramento State. The University of Northern Colorado is the hottest team in the conference as it will go into Thursday’s matchup winners of 11 out of its last 12 matches. The Hornets (7-8, 0-0) are on a two-match skid, and will have

the daunting task of coming into Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion for their first Big Sky Conference match of the season. UNC (11-3, 2-0) is 6-0 on its home floor this season. “Sacramento State has some strong outside hitters; and with this game going to be their first conference game, we know they are going to be ready to go,” senior outside hitter Ashley Lichtenberg said. The two big hitters for the

Hornets are sophomore Janelle Currey, and junior Eryn Kirby, as each average over three kills per set. Currey leads the team with 204 kills on the year. For Bears’ coach Lyndsey Benson, it’s not Sacramento State’s offense that she thinks will be key in Thursday’s game. “I know they’ll be pretty similar to last year’s team, which means they’ll be strong defensively,” Benson said. “We have two really good hitters that they

won’t be able to key on just one of them.” UNC’s dynamic duo of sophomore outside hitter Kelly Arnold and senior hitter Lichtenberg will be key in getting the offense started early and often. Arnold leads the Bears in kills with 192, with Lichtenberg second with 172. The five straight matches at home are huge for UNC right now with the amount of minor injuries the team has suffered thus far. The Bears will only play three

matches in the next two weeks, headlined by Colorado State coming into town on Tuesday. “It is relaxing to not have such quick turnarounds from game to game with practices in between,” sophomore defensive specialist Jill Dawson said. The Bears and Sacramento State will get underway at 7 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, and UNC will look to continue its early success in the Big Sky Conference.


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Psychological Services begins new programs, open for student appointments AMANDA STOUTENBERGH news@uncmirror.com

College can be a stressful and difficult time for students. For those seeking counseling, the UNC Psychological Services offers low-cost treatment. “Anyone can get high quality service but at a low price here,” said Amy Drier, an assistant manager for Psychological Services. A group counseling session costs $20 per person, and individual assessments start at $300. The price of counseling services varies on the need and economic situation of an individual student, but normally costs about $40 per semester, which consists of six-12 sessions. The interns also answer phones, make appointments, work as counselors and ensure the clients get the services they need. The interns are either master’s or doctorate students, majoring in either psychology or counseling, and organize the clinics. Drier said the interns are given the opportunity to have onthe-job training while still earn-

ing their degree. She said about 70 people work at the clinic. Psychological Services has implemented a new feature this year: psychological assessments, which test for mental health issues, such as learning disabilities and personality

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A courtesy sign sits fastened to the Psychological Services Office, located in McKee Hall room 247.

tests. These services are available to anyone at the University of Northern Colorado and Greeley residents. Psychological Services also offers a variety of other services, including family counseling and play therapy. Members of the service said parents or guardians can be confident their children will be able to receive the treatment they need. An appointment can be made for the child after a brief phone call discussing the child’s issues. An appointment is required for an individual who wants to enlist the help of Psychological Services — no walk-ins are accepted. Anyone can either make an appointment by phone

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University takes new financial angle Address from Page 2

if you think that the hero (…) on the white horse is going to come save us. If you believe instead in what happens at UNC as I do, you can still be an optimist.” Norton also identified the leaps and bounds the University of Northern Colorado has made during the past year, from increasing enrollment 2 percent and offering more than $20 million in scholarships, as well as the implementation of other programs. It was not until later on in her speech when she discussed a $3.5 million loss in funding this year. Norton challenged everyone to remember what the university’s role is, what it produces and to commit to examine university spending instead of slashing employment.

“We have at UNC, by history, by tradition, by size, maybe even by location, the opportunity to be the quintessence of what is great about American higher education,” she said. Francie Murry, a UNC professor of special education, and Michael Todd Allen, assistant professor of psychology, both attended the speech and are part of the Faculty Senate. Murry and Allen said they thought Norton’s speech was inspirational and optimistic yet realistic. Murry said the president “hit it right on the head,” and he is looking forward to implementing her new ideas and creative measures for handling the financial situation. In addition, both expressed a little bit of concern. “There is always the worry of

how you are going to cut back and deal with the loss of funding from the state, as they say the ‘devils of the details,’” Allen said. Linda Allen, professor of communication, was one of the few who asked questions during the luncheon. Allen said she was touched by how deeply the president cares about UNC and how she putting together a collaborative processes for generating new ideas. “I think President Norton really espoused the key difference that we have as educators, and that is the difference between simply training and learning the skills to do something, versus embodying the (transformational) experience that comes from thinking, discovering, creating, imagining and organizing our knowledge,” Linda Allen said.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Cans to Candelaria drive stacks hot dogs on donations STAFF REPORT news@uncmirror.com Before UNC’s largest food drive begins, those in charge of running of Cans to Candelaria will host a hot dog cookout from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the McKee Breezeway to help bolster the funds sent to the Weld Food Bank. Hot dogs cost $1 each. All proceeds of the event will be send to the food bank. In addtion to serving hot dogs, the event will also provide live music. According to the Cans to Candelaria website, in 2009, the total amount of food collected from the drive was almost 60,000 pounds. Those interest-

ed in contributing can donate either individually, or with a campus club or organization. The food drive is also a competition among the participating teams. One pound of food is equal to one point toward scoring. The food drive is part of this year’s Homecoming competition point system. Cans to Candelaria is a canned food drive, and this will be the fifth year of the event. For more information, visit www.unco.edu/canstocandelaria or call UNC journalism professor Lee Anne Peck at 970351-2635. Information about the Weld Food Bank can be found by calling Scott Westfall at 970-356-2199.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 e-Mirror  

This is the electronic version of the Sept. 22, 2010 edition of The Mirror

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