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Summer weather has potential health risks to be aware of.

Summer classes make up for lost credits, as well as provide unique classes not normally offered.

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Greeley Gray’s collegiate baseball home schedule provides an evening at the ballpark.

Art show helps provide funds for the Atlas Theatre’s maintenance issues.

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The Greeley Independence Stampede returns for its 88th year.

Summer Checklist helps discover entertainment during the slow days of summer in Greeley.

Finding a job in Greeley can be trying, but preparing a solid resume can help.

See what UNC students will do with their summer break.

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Mellow Yellow 353-7440 • 827 16th St., Greeley

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Bookstop 356-1687 • 931 16th St., Greeley www.thebookstop.com

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Roma Restaurant 352-9511 • 728 16th St., Greeley www.romagreeley.com

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UNC Bookstore - Barnes & Noble 351-2135 • 2045 10th Ave., Greeley www.unco.bncollege.com

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Student Activities - UNC 351-2817 • 2045 10th Ave., Greeley www.unco.edu/studentactivities

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The Grove 330-4337 • 3202 11th Ave., Evans www.gogrove.com

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Taste of Philly 336-0100 • 829 16th St., Greeley www.tasteofphilly.biz

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The Mirror student newspaper 392-9270 • 823 16th St., Greeley www.uncmirror.com

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Theater Arts - UNC 351-2991 • Frasier Hall 105 www.www.arts.unco.edu/theatredance


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Warm seasons have hazards Taking precaution may prevent health problems CARMEN BRADY news@uncmirror.com

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Chris Votruba, a sophomore earth sciences major, enjoys getting soaked on the waterslide at the 2009 Fall Bizarre outside the University Center. Sunscreen is critical for water-based activities.

When caught up in the summer fun it is possible to forget the potential health risks that come along with it. Summer in Colorado brings hot weather, which can cause problems such as sunburns, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Outdoor activities become more popular in the summer, such as hiking and going to lakes or the beach. These also carry health risks. Altitude change while hiking can cause shortness of breath and altitude sickness, and standing water can sustain pests, such as mosquitoes. Those who do not take summer skin care seriously and neglect to put on sun-

screen may suffer substantially. It is important to remember these damages can have long-term effects, like skin cancer and other unhealthy side effects. Ashleigh Bloomis, a freshman special education major, said she experienced the immediate side effects from a sever sunburn last semester. “I was working a carwash and wearing a swimsuit, and I forgot to wear sunscreen,� Bloomis said. “I got home, and my skin had blistered and there were welts in it; it was extremely painful. I went to the doctor and they told me I had a third-degree sunburn.� Lauren Vigil, a freshman elementary education major, said she had a similar experience with severe sunburn See Hazards, Page 5

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Greeley Grays Collegiate Baseball Home Schedule Games at University High School Field 1501 65th St. 7 p.m. May 26 vs. Aurora 6:35 p.m. May 29 vs. Fort Collins TBD May 31 vs. Cheyenne 6:35 p.m. June 5 vs. Cheyenne 6:35 p.m. June 7 vs. Triple Crown TBD June 13 vs. Bombers 6:35 p.m. June 14 vs. Cheyenne 6:35 p.m. June 18 vs. Fort Collins 6:35 p.m. June 19 vs. Laramie TBD June 20 vs. Renegades 6:35 p.m. June 21 vs. Triple

Crown 6:35 p.m. June 25 vs. Laramie 6:35 p.m. June 26 vs. Fort Collins 6:35 p.m. June 28 vs. Laramie 6:35 p.m. July 2 vs. Laramie 6:35 p.m. July 4 vs. Laramie TBD July 10 vs. Cheyenne 6:35 p.m. July 12 vs. Fort Collins 6:35 p.m. July 16 vs. Cheyenne 6:35 p.m. July 18 vs. Fort Collins 6:35 p.m. July 23 vs. Fort Collins 6:35 p.m. July 24 vs. Laramie Playoffs July 28 to Aug. 1

Cooling heat of summer Hazards from Page 4 and had problems with altitude change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two years ago for a church trip, we went camping and we climbed Mount Bierstadt, which is 14,000 feet,â&#x20AC;? Vigil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was pretty simple to begin with, but once it got higher in elevation, it got harder to breathe while you were walking. We had to stop every few steps to breathe. When we woke up the next morning, we all had blisters in our face and in our hair from the sunburn â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there were blisters along the part in my hair. My friend Meganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blisters popped in her sleep. And when she woke up, her face was stuck to the pillow.â&#x20AC;? It is also important to stay hydrated on hot days while outdoors. Ian Judd, a freshman art education major, said he had a problem with heat exhaustion last summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me and my friend

Robert went downtown to go (skateboard) for a while â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it was 102 degrees outside,â&#x20AC;? Judd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we had been skating for a while, we both started to feel really flushed. We were sweating to the point that it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like we were sweating anymore. We were baking in the sun. Whenever we moved, we felt really woozy. There was a lack of energy all around, so we had to sit in the shade for a while and regain some strength.â&#x20AC;? Knowing your limits is important in summer weather. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests several simple ways to stay healthy over the summer: Wear enough sunscreen and bug spray, bring plenty of water if you are hiking or camping, do not swallow the water you are swimming in and do not swim alone. Always remember to be mindful of your health.

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Stampede to highlight summer Annual summer festival will celebrate its 88th year SARA VAN CLEVE news@uncmirror.com

The Greeley Stampede will entertain guests at Island Grove Regional Park this summer with 10 days of fun for all ages. The Stampede, returning for its 88th year, will take place June 25 to July 4. The event is the world’s largest Fourth of July rodeo and western celebration. The Stampede attracts more than 400,000 visitors from around the globe every year. Events this year include the Fourth of July fireworks and parade, a demolition derby, a

Western art show, additional daily parades, the Big Buckle Ball, a stick horse rodeo and activities for children. Additionally, there will be five concerts during the two weekends the Stampede takes place. The concert series will start Friday, June 25 with performers Craig Morgan, Joe Nichols and David Nail. Keith Urban will perform Saturday , June 26. Cinderella with Warrant, Buckcherry and Saving Able will play Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3. The concerts will end Sunday, July 4 with performances by Gloriana

It’s a great mixture of city and country life. There is just so much to do there.

— Kacey Johnson, a freshman pre-nursing major and Stealing Angels. Local music talents will accompany the nationallyacclaimed acts on two other stages. This is the first year local bands will have a chance to entertain Stampede guests. The south stage will host performances from June 25 to 27.

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The Greeley Stampede Stadium is located at 600 North 14th Ave. in Island Grove Park. The event was named The Greeley Independence Stampede in 1972 and annually hosts hundreds of thousands of people. The event will take place June 25 through July 4.

Each day will feature acts from different local radio stations 96.1-KISS FM, 98.5 KYGO, and Tri-Color KXPK 96.5. The (Greeley) Tribune will also host a stage for locals called The Tribune Community Stage. T.J. Burr, advertising sales consultant for The (Greeley) Tribune, said the paper has been a longtime partner and sponsor of The Greeley Stampede, but this is the first year it has hosted an event like this. “We’ve always been strong partners with the Greeley Stampede,” Burr said. “As our partnership has continued to grow and evolve, we’ve looked for ways to become more involved at the event. After meeting with the Stampede, we all felt there was a need for an additional stage to showcase community talent.” The Stampede could be a great way to spend some time during the summer, said freshman Colleen Allison, a pre-journalism major. “I would want to go; it could be a fun summertime activity,” Allison said. “I would want to go to the rodeo and some concerts.” Kacey Johnson, a freshman pre-nursing major, said she would love to go to the Stampede, as well. “It’s a great mixture of city and country life,” Johnson said. “There is just so much to do there.” The Greeley Stampede is looking for volunteers to help run the events. For more information about volunteering or to purchase tickets, visit www.greeleystampede.org/ or call 970-356-7787.


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Job hunt becomes competitive Less populous market can hinder employment search ERIC HEINZ news@uncmirror.com

The incentive to reside in Greeley during summer break has been negatively affected by the turbulent economy. Students who support themselves and need full- or parttime employment to stay during the break may find it difficult because employers need longer commitments than three to four months. Not all jobs require substantial dedication, but more often than not, students who seek employment need more work hours than their managers can provide. With parttime employment averaging about 25 to 35 hours a week and Colorado minimum wage set at $7.25 per hour — one of the lowest in the nation — the amount of time put in may not be worth the pay. In January, state minimum wages decreased; in addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows plummeting paychecks across the board with 12-month decreases as low as 25 percent in some markets. Students looking for jobs on campus over the summer may also find it difficult because of the lack of work study programs available. “Working on campus over the summer isn’t typically the best, unless you apply for hourly work,” said Aimee Rogers, the assistant director of the Office of Financial Aid, who is also in charge of the work study program at UNC. “Most of the time, students who work for work study employers have worked for

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Cami Rosine, a freshman photography major, poses to fill out an application for a job during the summer in Greeley. Students unfamiliar with the job market during the summer can visit UNC’s Career Services to receive assistance in building their resumes. them during the fall and summer semesters. For a brand new person coming in the summer, they can apply for a job, but it’s easier to continue with students who’ve already been trained at their job.” Rogers said the work study program helps keep students informed with job availability, but it doesn’t help with job placement. Brian O’Bruba, director of the University of Northern Colorado’s Career Services, said students looking for summer employment need

to construct their applications to show the various skills they have. “One of the easiest ways to market yourself better is to make sure you have a resume that is unique to the place you’re applying to,” O’Bruba said. “That initially can get students through that screen to get invited. Too often, students have a generic resume that doesn’t indicate an interest or the industry that they are applying to.” Jason Deckard, the manager of the Starbucks, located at 2604 11th Ave., said his hiring process usually goes

through ups and downs throughout the year. Deckard also said students need to have a better concept of time management if they are serious about employment. “At my location, because the number of students goes down, my staffing goes down, as well, during the summer,” Deckard said. “Being flexible with scheduling is very helpful when looking for a summer job. I think a lot of times students have this ideal schedule that they have in their mind, and that doesn’t always correspond to what employers need.”


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Courses offered during break Summer instruction can help speed college career BENJAMIN WELCH news@uncmirror.com

Students wanting to get ahead in their collegiate careers and keep their minds active during break can take advantage of the summer courses offered at UNC. From anthropology to women’s studies, dozens of classes will be taught over the summer break, both online through Blackboard and on campus. The semester is offered in either 6-, 8or 12-week sessions. Depending on the length of the session, a student can earn three to 15 credit hours. Nine credits can be earned for each six-week session, 10 for the eightweek session and 12 credits for the 12-week session. “I’m taking a few classes to get a head-start on when I begin full time in the fall,” said Chris Bishop, an undeclared major who took a year off after graduating high school. Financially, the same tuition amounts for the 2009’10 academic year will apply to summer courses; however, for students opting to take online courses, money can be saved on room and board and other costs, resulting in cheaper costs for the student. The College Opportunity Fund stipend will also be able available to apply to any summer courses. “Summer classes are more conducive to a busy schedule, like mine this summer,” said Tyler Stanzer, a sophomore psychology major. “With flexible times

to study, I can work and learn at the same time.” Summer housing is offered to students who will be in the Greeley area over summer. The only requirements to take summer classes are a high school diploma or GED, so anyone can attend once their accelerated admissions application is accepted. The Michener Library, computer labs and the University Center food court will also have special summer hours to accommodate students. “Since the focus of summer classes is necessarily more concentrated, students often learn and retain a greater quantity of information,” said John Kindt, an interdisciplinary studies professor. Special courses not normally offered during the academic year may also be available during the summer break. Alan Price, a criminal justice professor, said a unique class to the criminal justice program, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis, will take place one week after the

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Michael Walker, a horn performance graduate student, studies the works of Mahler in the Skinner music library. Taking summer classes can alleviate spring and fall semester course loads. spring semester ends and will be taught by members of the Texas Rangers. Classes fill quickly, but there is still time left to register. There are still open-

ings in some classes, so those wishing to utilize the summer classes offered can register online in URSA. For more information, go to www.ursa.unco.edu.

Summer Course Registration Dates 12-week session begins May 17 First six-week session begins May 17 First six-week session add deadline May 18 First six-week session drop deadline May 24 12-week session add deadline May 21 12-week session drop deadline May 27 First six-week session withdraw deadline June 4 Eight-week session begins

June 7 Eight-week session add deadline June 9 Eight-week session drop deadline June 14 First 6-week session ends June 25 12-week session withdraw deadline June 24 Second six-week session begins June 28 Second six-week session add deadline June 29 2nd 6-week session drop

deadline July 2 8-week session withdraw deadline July 2 2nd 6-week session withdraw deadline* July 19 Eight-week session ends July 30 Second 6-week session ends Aug 6 12-week session ends Aug 6 For more information, visit the Registrar’s Office Web site, www.unco.edu/regrec/


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Brush strokes help fix theater Atlas Theatre hosts fundraiser for maintenance costs KRISTEN MARTIN news@uncmirror.com

The Atlas Theatre church members wished to keep their contributions to the community quiet as they hosted an art show to help save the neighborhood’s disheveled establishment. Former and current students of UNC as well as Greeley community members filled The Atlas Theatre garage sanctuary to support and participate in the Mosaic Art Show. Tim Coons, one of the performing musicians at the event, said the theme of the fundraiser corresponded with the type of charity Atlas contributes to, and this year the profits go to the church. “This year’s theme is ‘invisible’ because Atlas wants to essentially remain invisible,” Coons said. “We are the force behind the good things on 16th Street, but we don’t want to commercialize it. It’s kind of ironic we are putting on a show for ourselves and we want to remain invisible.” Coons also said this year would be the first time that the funds of their bazaar will go to Atlas. “In the past few years we’ve had the Mosaic Art Show, we’ve raised between 2 to $4,000 for charities around the world, with about 200 to 300 people attending.” Kelly Cook, who helped set up the event, said those who use the building need the money to help pay the hefty general utility bills. “We need to sound proof

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Bethany Coons, a frequent of Atlas Theatre events, and Megan Gustkey, a junior English secondary education major, sell items made by local and visiting artists Friday, April 30 at the Atlas Theatre, 709 16th St. The theater hosted the event to raise funds for its maintenance. the building to keep to the Greeley noise ordinance,” Cook said. “We need insulation in this building for comfort. We also want to put in a kitchen in the front and possibly put in a community garden and playground.” Cook also said their goal is to make 16th Street thrive. “When we first got the building, there were no businesses along 16th,” she said. The musicians and artists were asked to create a new piece, song or poem to represent the theme. Nate Valdez, a senior educa-

tional psychology major, performed his song, “In Your Car.” “I play with Tim Coons on Sundays during worship, and I was asked to audition,” Valdez said. Valdez said his song was in remembrance of a friend who passed away. “He went to Iraq and didn’t come back, and I wrote it for him,” he said. The Mosaic Art Show produced a full house to benefit the church and attracted a crowd of college students. “I am impressed by the facility,” said Michelle

Smalley, a sophomore art education major. “They do a lot with it and have built a community from all of the functions. The people definitely draw me to the church. It’s so intriguing and friendly and way creative.” The fundraiser helped with the improvements of the theater, which will host events during the summer. Upcoming concerts include bands Pink Paisley, May 15; Wild Card, May 22; Love It or Leave It, The Thrifters and Heart to Heart, June 5; and Motorhome and Turn 4, June 12.


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Summer Checklist List of events, activities for spending break in Greeley STAFF REPORT news@uncmirror.com

Music Venues: Atlas 709 16th Ave. A.F. Rays 2700 Eighth Ave. The Depot 134 11th Ave. Kress: Salsa Dancing Lessons 817 Eighth Ave

Friday Fest: Blues Fest Kick-Off Concert 4 to 7 p.m. June 13 downtown Greeley featuring Alison and Kristin Hamling and Ben Pu & Crew DoKaJoVi 4 to 7 p.m. June 20 Mean Bottle and Turn 4, 4 to 7 p.m. June 27 Roseann Winn and Wild Nights 4 to 7 p.m. July 11 Conservatory of Dance and Latin Nights 4 to 7 p.m. July 18

Activities: Crabtree Dog Wash at the brewery in conjunction with the Weld County Humane Society: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 8. $10 for a small dog, $15 for a large dog. Union Colony Civic Center notable activities: Rain: a Tribute to the Beatles 7 p.m. May 19 “Alice in Wonderland” 6 p.m. May 28

Dance Dynamix 5:30 p.m. June 11 Blues Jam 11 a.m. June 12 Island Grove Arena Lynda Randle Concert 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 “Rockin’ with Rockwell” 2 p.m. Aug. 8 Little Theatre of the Rockies, Lindou Auditorium: “Tintypes” 7:30 p.m. June 10 to 12 and July 7, 8, 17 and 23; 2 p.m. shows June 13 and July 18. “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 7:30 p.m. June 17 to 19; 2 p.m. June 20 “The Lady with All the Answers” 2 p.m. June 24 to 26, July 9, 14, 15 and 24 7:30 p.m. June 27 and July 25 “Steel Magnolias” 7:30 p.m. July 1 to 3, 10, 16, 21 and 22; 2 p.m. July 4 and 11 “Chicago” 7:30 p.m. July 29 to 31; 2 p.m. Aug. 1 Greeley Arts Picnic July 24, 25 Greeley Blues Jam: June 11 and 12, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sonny Landreth, Shemekia Copeland, “Too Slim” and the Trail Draggers, The Informants. Outdoor Activities: Frisbee Golf Courses:

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A volunteer for Habitat for Humanity mends a drain at one of the housing sites on First Avenue. The humanitarian organization accepts anyone who wants to work for them. Epple Park, Fourth Street and 43rd Avenue Bike Trails: Poudre Valley Swimming Pools: Sunrise Pool, 12th Street and Fourth Avenue

Island Grove Park Pool, 1300 A St. Family Funplex 1501 65th St. Hillside Pool, Centennial 23rd Avenue Skate Parks: Centennial Park, Peakview Park, Ride the Farm, Sunrise Park

Volunteer Activities: Habitat for Humanity, 16th Street and First Avenue

For more information about events this summer, visit www.greeeleygov.com or stop by one of these local venues. Greeley Stampede, 600 North 14th Ave.

Family Funplex, 1501 65th St.

Greeley Arts Picnic, downtown Eighth Avenue

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Campus Recreation Center to remain open at cost Checklist from Page 12 UNC’s Campus Recreation Center will be open during the summer. Unlike during the fall and spring semesters, a membership to the recreation

center is not included in the student fees, even if a student is taking summer classes. Scott Schuttenberg, the director of Campus Recreation, said this is because students do not pay the fees associated with gym

costs during the summer and have been charged for a number of years. For students enrolled in the Spring ’10 and Fall ’10 semesters, a membership can be purchased for $85. Both spring and fall schedules will need

to be presented at the time of purchase. Alternatively, a one-day pass can be purchased for $5. Incoming freshmen or students who were not enrolled in the Spring 2010 semester cannot buy a student membership.

What will you do during your summer vacation?

“I’m graduating this semester, so I’m going back home to Hawaii.”

“I’m going to do field training for the U.S. Airforce.”

Jayme Michishima, a senior chemistry major

Chad Slayton, a sophomore international studies major

“I have an internship with Western Union.” Joe Qiao, a senior accounting major

“I am going to start working with the district attorney’s office.” Keith Nicholson, a junior sociology major

“I’m doing a lot this summer, including going to Las Vegas, Nebraska, attending my brother’s wedding and playing co-ed softball.” Jessica Heath, a sophomore accounting major

“I am going to be a camp counselor in Arizona.” Kasey Erdman, a sophomore elementary education major


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