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Getting To Know You - Mandee Wagner, Financial Aid Counselor

1. Tell us about yourself. (graduate, major, job title)

I graduated from Colorado State University, where I majored in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Gerontology. I have worked at as a Financial Aid Counselor at UNC for two years.

2. How did you get started in the Office of Financial Aid and what do you do there?

I worked for a private college in Fort Collins for three years, and I am now fortunate enough to call UNC my home! I work in the Scholarship Department, and my main responsibility is assisting our student athletes who receive NCAA scholarships.

3. What do you like best about your job?

I enjoy working with UNC students and their families. Being able to assist them at such a pivotal point in their life and help put their worries at ease is very fulfilling.

4. What can you offer to the students at UNC?

I do my best to offer my knowledge about financial aid, the processes involved in receiving financial aid, and the options they have. Our students are my first priority and I do my best to make them feel welcome and help answer any questions they have.

5 .Anything else you want us to know about you and your connection to UNC?

I grew up in Eaton, CO so this is my home, and I couldn’t be more proud to part of UNC!

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Happy Hump Day! Way to make it half way through the first week of the Fall 2014 semester. We look forward to this Friday, August 29th because it’s the OFFICIAL College Colors Day so wear that Blue & Gold with pride! 
Don’t have blue and gold to wear? Well we want to give three UNC shirts away by tomorrow. Just post a photo of your best Bear face and share on Instagram (privacy must be set to non-private for us to see it), as well as tag it with #UNCBEARS and we will draw a winner tomorrow. 

Happy Hump Day! Way to make it half way through the first week of the Fall 2014 semester. We look forward to this Friday, August 29th because it’s the OFFICIAL College Colors Day so wear that Blue & Gold with pride! 

Don’t have blue and gold to wear? Well we want to give three UNC shirts away by tomorrow. Just post a photo of your best Bear face and share on Instagram (privacy must be set to non-private for us to see it), as well as tag it with #UNCBEARS and we will draw a winner tomorrow. 

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Warm and Wonderful Waffles

Steam rises from hot waffle irons as freshly made batter cooks to golden crispy perfection, filling the air with a nutty malted aroma. Before students are fully awake, they gather around the waffle irons, patiently waiting their turn to create and customize their perfect waffle. For many, the aroma and anticipation is more powerful than a cup of coffee for awakening the senses, and getting the day off to a good start.

What is it about fresh waffles that make them so appealing? It could be the rich nutty aroma, the warm steam rising from the hot iron, the crisp outside texture combined with the soft interior; or maybe it’s just the variety of toppings. Most often for breakfast, you will find butter and syrup to top your waffle. On occasion during weekend brunches, you will see a wide variety of toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, chocolate chips, nuts, whipped cream, and flavored syrups. Sometimes it looks more like a dessert station than a waffle bar.

Do waffles always have to be topped with sweet things? Waffles can be more than just a vehicle to transport syrup and butter to your mouth. Ingredients for waffles are similar to those of crepes, biscuits, and other breads. An emerging trend that started in Asia (and is now being seen on the west coast of the US in coffee shops and small food stands) is the use of waffles in savory applications.

How about topping your next waffle with smoked salmon and melted cream cheese? That combination seems to work well for bagels, so why not waffles? Or, try topping your next waffle with eggs and sausage gravy rather than using a biscuit. Waffles can also be used as bread for sandwiches. Peanut butter and jelly on a waffle is becoming a new household favorite. Other sandwich ingredients work equally as well, and are especially yummy when slightly warmed ..

Varieties of waffle recipes have been around for a long time. Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron back from France in the 1790’s. One waffle combination that definitely has American roots is the classic chicken and waffles. This tradition started at the Wells Supper Club in Harlem which opened in 1938. The dish was supposedly created to serve guests who were at the club too late for dinner but too early for breakfast. The combination of fried chicken and Belgium-style waffles is a comfort food powerhouse.

What makes a Belgium-style waffle different from others? The main difference is size, which isdue to deeper wells and thicker textured batter. Belgian-style waffles also use yeast in the batter rather than baking powder. This makes the Belgian-style waffle lighter and fluffier than a traditional waffle.

Waffles at UNC
UNC Dining Services takes pride in the quality of the waffles we offer. We’re so proud of them, the UNC logo is cooked right into the waffles. Our waffle batter is a special patented blend developed in 1937 by Fred S. Carbon. Today, Belgian waffles made with Carbon’s Golden Malted Pancake and Waffle Flour are served in the finest hotels, restaurants, universities, and theme parks around the world. Enjoy a waffle Saturday or Sunday morning at either Tobey-Kendel Dining Room or Holmes Dining Hall.

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Questions About Your Cable?

On campus Cable Service is provided through Campus Televideo. Campus Televideo provides digital TV service to more than 240 campuses across the United States.

  • What Channels do we offer? Channel line-up details are available via this link to our channel guide.
  • How do I Setup my television when I arrive on campus? All TV’s will require re-tuning, usually via an auto-programming or channel scan feature in the menu of your television, in order to capture all new channels. Please ensure that the Standard Cable Setting is selected (not Air, Antenna, HRC or IRC). We have found that the auto-programming process can be as swift as 5 minutes, up to 45 minutes depending upon the television being programmed.
  • Is my Television compatible? Campus Televideo is an all-digital system using QAM technology. QAM is a type of digital signal that is used by cable companies to distribute television and other telecommunication mediums. This change is similar to the 2009 digital TV switchover that was mandatory for OTA (Over The Air) broadcast stations. (Important: QAM signals are different than Over the Air signals. If you buy a digital converter or set top box from a local electronics store, it will most likely NOT work.)
  • Analog TV’s or TV’s that are generally more than 5 years old may require the purchase of a digital-to-analog converter box (QAM Tuner noted above) in order to view the new channels since the old analog system is being replaced with a digital signal. The cost of the converter / tuner will be the responsibility of the student. These convertor boxes, can be purchased through Amazon for the conversion of an older set with an analog tuner.
  • Will my TV work with our new system? How can I tell if my TV has a QAM tuner? If your television has been manufactured within the last 5 years, there is a good chance that it can receive the QAM signal. The easiest way to tell if your model will work is to either:

Refer to the documentation which came with your television, look for QAM capable, or

Google your make and model, look for QAM-capable

  • Digital TV’s - Not all new or recently purchased TV’s will function as a small percentage of “off-brand” TV’s like “Element” may not be equipped with a “clear” QAM tuner. However, different models of “Element TV’s” have been equipped with the QAM tuner. Please review this technical specification on any newly purchased TV’s. Thankfully, the vast majority of newer TV’s will work properly.
  • Tuner Issues - The small percentage of receiving devices may experience clear QAM tuning issues such as the inability to recognize video and audio streams, the channel numbering format, the channel description, or the channel programming detail. As new television models are released, we expect manufacturers will endeavor to remedy clear QAM issues. Feel free to contact CTV for additional information about digital TV’s with “clear” QAM performance issues and recommendations to resolve these matters.
  • Digital TV’s that are not equipped with the QAM tuner need to purchase the converter box from Bear Logic at the University Center as they are not commercially available.
  • Technical and Service Resources: Campus Televideo has a Frequently Asked Questions webpage that can provide additional information.

If you have housing-related cable questions or need assistance, please call Housing Services at (970) 351-1984.

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#UNCBears Convocation, Taste of UNC and Bear Fest are all today. However, in case of inclement weather, please click this link to see the weather scenarios. Also, the Taste of UNC may have to be moved into Holmes Dining Hall.   

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It’s Move-In Day! How CRAMMED is Your Car?

Send us pictures of your CRAMMED car that is jam-packed for college! Upload your pictures to Facebook, Twitter or here and tag them #UNCBears #MoveIn for a chance to win some UNC swag!

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Are there on-campus accomidations for parents from out of town visists?

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Anonymous

Yes we do. :) You can call our Housing and Residential Education office directly at 970-351-2721 or visit http://www.unco.edu/housing/conference/guest_housing.html for more information. Let us know if this helps.

Go Bears!

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When is parents weekend?

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Anonymous

Friends and Family Weekend starts October 24. For a full list of details visit: http://www.unco.edu/familyfriends/

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