Around Campus: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Additional Campus Dining Available Next Week

Einstein Bros. Bagels and Bears Mo'Jo Coffee in the University Center reopen for the summer Tuesday, May 30, and Holmes Dining Hall reopens Thursday, June 1. Dining options currently available on campus include Subway and Munchy Mart in the University Center. For hours of operation and the latest updates on dining options, visit Dining Services' website.

Discounted Little Theatre of the Rockies Tickets Available for Faculty, Staff, Students

Discounted season and individual performance tickets are now available for UNC faculty, staff and students for the 2017 season of UNC's Little Theatre of the Rockies, which opens June 8 with Baby and also includes Peter and the Starcatcher, Simply Simone, Proof and Sister Act.

LTR is the oldest continually operating professional theater company in Colorado and one of the oldest in the nation.

David Grapes, director of UNC's School of Theatre Arts and Dance, begins his second year as producing artistic director for the theater's 83rd season.

For a performance schedule and synopses, information on guest artists and ticket information, visit the new LTR website.

Student-Athletes Post Highest Semester GPA in UNC Division I History

Club Hockey Team Earns National Recognition for Community Service

UNC's club hockey team has received the American Collegiate Hockey Association's 2016-17 Men's Division II Community Service Award, recognizing the team's outstanding contributions to their local community and charitable organizations, and representation of the ACHA.

The awards are given to teams who show exemplary effort in volunteering their time to work on community projects, working with underprivileged children at hockey or skating clinics, originating or participating in community fundraisers and otherwise representing the ACHA at community events or activities.

Several teams from around the nation were nominated for the award.

Colorado School of Public Health to Recognize UNC Professor, Student

The Colorado School of Public Health will recognize UNC Professor Mary Dinger and graduate student Dayna DeHerrera during its annual awards presentation May 25.

Dinger, Ph.D., who was recently named associate dean for Student Affairs for the CSPH effective June 1, will receive the Faculty Excellence in Teaching award. DeHerrera will be honored for Outstanding Contribution by a Student. They were nominated for the awards by faculty, staff and students of the CSPH, a collaborative of UNC, Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the first and only school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region.

Dinger has taught and developed public health classes and served as a mentor to students for the past 25 years. She designed a course that integrates course content with programmatic research and evaluation for local agencies in northern Colorado. Students present results from their work to these agencies at campuswide research events. She also spearheaded curriculum changes that resulted in students engaging in an evaluation course that requires working with an organization or agency in the community. Students are able to apply what they learn in class and learn hands on how to evaluate and potentially create change in the community.

DeHerrera, described as "powerhouse" by her nominator, serves on many UNC and community organizations, including as president of CSPH@UNC Student Council, president of the Tobacco Free Coalition of Weld County, and volunteer with Harm Reduction Action Center in Denver. She presented at the 2017 Health Disparities conference in New Orleans and is co-authoring a manuscript focused on community considerations for working with injection drug users. DeHerrera is studying community health at UNC.

Both Dinger and DeHerra were involved in working with the City of Fort Collins to help improve bike safety education as part of the national Safe Routes to School education programs.

UNC Closed May 29 for Memorial Day

University of Northern Colorado administrative offices will be closed and classes will not be held Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available on holidays, visit

UNC Sustainable Bears: Tip of the Week

Cooling savings is hot! Raise the cooling set point on the thermostat in your room/office by 4 degrees, 4 hours a day throughout the month. If every member of campus did this, it would result in $3,850 of utility savings this week. Remember to visit UNC's People.Power.Planet site to learn more ways to save.