Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Rec Center: It's more than just exercise equipment

Hello all! We are well into April now, and I'm sure most of you are gearing up for finals and starting to feel the stress of the end of the semester. We know how that feels, and I decided it's a great time to talk about the UNC rec center! It's got some great services for students to help keep us relaxed and feeling our best!

Personal Training: You can get your own personal trainer here! 4-10 Sessions cost just $18 for students! Here's the link to their page:

Group Fitness: These classes are great! There's everything from Zumba and Yoga to core ab exercise and Aqua fit classes. Sometimes there are free classes during the week. If you want to purchase a fit pass, it is $45 for the year.

Massage Therapy: This is one of my favorite things we do here! We have a certified massage therapist and all kinds of services from 30-90 minute massages, to facials, to foot detox! The sessions start at $25 which is unheard of!

Nutrition Services: We can also set you up with a nutrition specialist to get your diet on track (take a break from all that ramen and mac and cheese you'll be eating). These start at $20.

Outdoor Pursuits: This is an awesome program that takes students on fun outdoor adventures. If you like skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, camping, etc. Outdoor pursuits can provide you with all that equipment for free!!!! They also take you on trips of all kinds. These cost a little bit of money, but they are so much more reasonable than anywhere else you would get tickets. Here's a list of some of their trips:

So there you have it! Our Rec Center is awesome. And all the equipment is free to use with your student ID. So when you get here, make sure to take advantage of some awesome stuff!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3OH!3 at UNC!

Happy Spring everyone! I hope spring break was/is going awesome for you. I'm here to tell you about an awesome event UNC has every year. It's (drumroll please) THE SPRING CONCERT! We all look forward to this because the University Programming Council (Link here: always gets an awesome well-known band. This year we have 3OH!3 with Air Dubai as their opening band! We are so excited. You might know this band from their hit back a couple years ago "Don't trust me". Last year the school brought in Shwayze and Sammy Adams, and the year before that we had Boys Like Girls. In the past we've had The Fray, The Flobots, and WAY back in the day UNC even hosted The Red Hot Chili Peppers! (Remember we've been around since 1889 so we've had a few years to get some great bands here ;) )

The UPC puts on some awesome events here on campus. Coming up they are hosting laser tag in our sports pavillion. They got a company to bring in all the equipment and they are decking the building out like a laser tag course! They also are the host of all of our open mic nights, poetry slams, bowling tournaments, comedians, and much more. The group has paid positions for students, and it is an awesome way to get a fun job with lots of leadership experience that puts on events for the entire university.

These are just a few on the events the UPC puts on to make UNC awesome!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Operation Bear Aware

Hello Friends!

This week I wanted to tell you about some cool deals you can get when you are a UNC student. Not only do you have free access to our recreation center and bus systems, but several of the businesses around here want to give UNC students deals on food and activities! This is called Operation Bear Aware and it's a Greeley effort to get you excited about our awesome Greeley community. The people in charge of OBA also have a petition that if we reach 6,000 names, we get to re-name 11th avenue as Bear Boulevard! If you become a bear here's just a few of the things you can take advantage of:

  • Accessories with Flair! And Hair: 1135 8th Ave
  • 10% off your purchase with your student ID.
  • Country Inn & Suites: 2501 W. 29th Street
  • 10% off with your student ID.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: 2331 23rd Ave
  •  $5 Westerners Sandwiches on Mondays. January through Febuary.
  • Echo Japanese Restaurant: 1702 8th Ave
    10% off dinner
  • Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra: 701 10th Street
    $3 tickets with student ID
  • Kenny’s Steak House: 3502 W. 10th Street
  • 10% off your check with student ID, $6 burger Mondays, $0.33 wing Wednesdays!
  • Personally Yours: 807 17th Street, #F
    15% off your purchase with student ID. (This is a great option if you want to make t-shirts for a club you are in!)
  • Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant: 825 9th Street
    Student burrito $6.50 with student ID
  • Sassy Bagz: 908 9th Ave
    10% off purchase with student ID
  • Weld County Garage: 2699 47th Ave
    $100 off MSRP/market price on any vehicle, 10% off labor, 15% off parts, free shuttle, free diagnosis
  • Zoë’s Café: 715 10th Street
    Free wifi, free coffee/tea Friday 9am-6pm; outside food & drink welcome; Great prices
These are just a few of the deals Greeley has going on around town. Being a Bear is awesome!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February... It's not just for Valentine's Day

February is often the time when we analyze our relationships. Either we feel sad because we're single on Valentine's Day, happy because we have that special someone to buy us chocolates, or maybe you just sit back and enjoy the people you have in your life no matter what relationship you have to them. But February is an important month to remember for another reason: it's Black History Month!

This whole idea originated in the 1960's with Negro History Week. By the late 1970's President Gerald R. Ford designated February as Black History Month to recognize all that black Americans have overcome and achieved. Something interesting about this particular month in 2012 is that it specifically recognizes black american women. Every year they choose a specific theme, and I love that this year it recognizes women especially!

At UNC we have a fabulous cultural center that houses the African American Student Services group. It is in the Marcus Garvey center which is a beautiful house between central and west campus. This group puts on several events during the year including marches for Martin Luther King day and a Soul Food night in February. Speaking of that Soul Food night, I went to it, and it was delicious!! I am so proud of how diverse UNC is, and how open we are to different cultures and the history surrounding them. The school also has a center for Asian Pacific American Student Services and Native American Student Services in the Kohl house and Latin Student services at the Ceasar Chavez Center. All of these cultural centers put on events and they usually include great food and awesome community.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Today I wanted to touch on the fact that professors at UNC are awesome. We are fortunate at UNC to have fairly small class sizes. Instead of being lost in a sea of faces in a giant lecture hall, most of the time you have a class that is small enough to interact with your professor one on one. I have always appreciated this because I feel like if I have a problem, I can always feel comfortable talking to them. The professors are involved in events that take place on campus, and have school spirit just like you will when you become a bear! I always learn something from every class I am in and I know that is due to the amazing faculty we have here at UNC.

I am going to post a video from a motivational speaker I really like. His name is Taylor Mali and he is a teacher that has some really great advice. His style is humorous and entertaining and I hope you like it! This video is called "What Teachers Make". On a completely unrelated note, happy Oscar season! I hope you all get a chance to see some great films before the oscars come around.

What Teachers Make

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A new semester, a new start

A new semester always seems like a brand new start. I have new classes, new expectations, and everything is ahead of me. This semester I am taking 3 journalism classes. Two of them are just going to cover stories and learning how to edit them and one of them is an ethics class. For the most part, this ethics class seems really interesting. It raises questions about what it means to be an ethical journalist. There are several fine lines that a journalist must walk, and it's exciting to discuss what they are and how we would deal with certain situations. Along with these journalism classes, I have an English class and a Sociology class about pop culture. I love English so this is exciting for me, and the Sociology class is interesting. (I reccommend sociology classes to everyone because it is fun to learn about people).

At the beginning of each semester I try to make goals for myself. Here's a few for this semester:
1.) Get all A's and B's. I have a 3.0 currently, and I would like to raise that even more
2.) Cover and edit some really awesome stories that I would be proud to put on a resume reel for a future job
3.) Apply for internships
4.) Give some really awesome tours and get people excited about UNC
5.) Be an all around positive person

I hope all of you are having a good semester so far. Try to make some goals for the semester and get motivated!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We're Back!

Hello readers! Well, winter break has come to a close and we are back in Greeality. I hope all of you had a wonderful break. I know I did. It was filled with family, friends, way too much food, and tons of Christmas spirit. Even though it all went by too fast, I'm excited for this next semester to begin.

It's taken me a while, but I've finally got some New York pictures together to show you! I took a trip there in November with UNC's AWC (Association for Women in Communications) chapter. We visited NBC news, Martha Stewart magazine, Hunter PR (a public relations firm), and several other tourist-y attractions. We also attended a conference with the New York Women in Communications group. I had the opportunity to meet several people in the business who are doing what I want to do. It was really exciting to see people who are successful in the field I want to be in. Here are some pictures!
Our group at the NYWICI conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel!
We met Al Roker at the Today Show!

The Brooklyn Bridge!

These are just a few of the highlights from my trip. Also, on a side note, UNC has money set aside every semester by the Student Senate specifically for people who want to go to conferences. All you have to do is apply for how much money you want, and you can potentially get some of your conference paid for! They ended up covering most of my travel costs!

Maybe one day, I will get to New York... Who knows!