Monday, September 05, 2005

Katrina: University of Northern Colorado is also opening its doors

Found this on the International Association for Jazz Education forum board for Hurricane Assistance:

The University of Northern Colorado is also opening its doors to university students in the Gulf area. Below is a copy of the message that our President released this afternoon.

David Caffey, Director
School of Music
University of Northern Colorado

"UNC is among dozens of universities across the nation working to help students whose lives were disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. We are welcoming late applications from students displaced from Gulf Coast universities that are temporarily closed. UNC’s Admissions Office will help each student through a simplified application process, and the Office of Academic Support and Advising has assigned an advisor to help the students register. For more information, transfer students may call 1-888-700-4UNC toll-free or 351-2881 in Greeley.

Five UNC students who are in the National Guard have already been called to active duty to help in the hurricane’s aftermath. Their willingness to set aside their own lives to spend weeks, perhaps months, helping in Louisiana and Mississippi makes us proud.

Dean of Students Jean Schober Morrell serves as the liaison between students who are called to active duty and their professors. The Dean of Students Office will notify the students’ professors. If a student chooses to withdraw from classes, the office will contact the Registrar, so the student is not charged. Students who are called to active duty must contact the Dean of Students Office at 351-2796.

Even from some 1,400 miles away, those of us who remain on campus can make a difference. To support the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Katrina, call 1-800-HELP-NOW (435-7669), log onto or mail your check with the appropriate designation in the “For” line to: Centennial Chapter American Red Cross, 804 23rd Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.

As a university, we want to support in every way possible both the students who come to UNC during this tragedy and those who must leave us. I appreciate the professors, advisors and other student service providers who are working to let students know that we will do what it takes to help them succeed at UNC.


President Kay Norton


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