Around Campus: Friday, October 13, 2017

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UNC Celebrates Homecoming Oct. 16-21

UNC will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 16-21 with a variety of events for students, highlighted by the annual Spirit Week competition that includes a can sculpture competition; a barbecue and meet-and-greet with UNC student-athletes; Bear Sync; the Pep Rally, Bonfire and Fireworks; and more. Find all the details on the 2017 Homecoming website.

Co-Founder of United Farm Workers Subject of Film, Discussion

The International Film Series and Cesar Chavez Cultural Center will host a free screening of the documentary film Dolores at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. The film details the life of civil rights activist and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. A round table discussion about the film and issues facing migrant workers today will follow.

Huerta is considered by many to be among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Call for Papers: Undergraduate Research Journal

The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks papers for the spring Issue of the Undergraduate Research Journal, with a submission deadline of Dec. 1. Authors must be undergraduates at UNC or must have conducted research considered for publication while an undergraduate at UNC. Research in all areas is welcome.

All submissions will have been thoroughly edited by both the student author and the faculty advisor/mentor before submission.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the URJ will be reviewed by at least one faculty scholar in a discipline appropriate to the topic of the submission in a blind review process.

Please see the journal submissions guidelines at

All papers are to be submitted online via the Submit Article link and must be accompanied by a Faculty Approval Form, both of which can be accessed from the submission guidelines page.

Articles must be uploaded by the end of the day on December 1.

Room Available in Campus Community and Climate Workshops

There's still room in upcoming workshops that are part of the Campus Community and Climate Professional Development series, which includes three tracks: Supervision, Team Building & Coaching, Conflict Resolution Capacity-Building and Equity and Inclusion. For details, including times and locations, workshop descriptions and how to register, consult the Campus Community and Climate website.

Registration for Conference on Gender Justice and Feminism Closes Oct. 20

Registration for the Women's Resource Center's Annual Conference on Gender Justice and Feminism on Nov. 8 closes Oct. 20. Known as the Women's Conference for the past seven years, the conference is an opportunity for UNC students, faculty, and staff to engage contemporary and historical women's and gender issues, explore intersectionality within feminism and identify avenues toward reflection, awareness and empowerment.

The conference, which takes place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the University Center ballrooms, will provide the same unique conference experience with a new name that encompasses all that the conference has to offer.

The conference is free. To register, visit the WRC website.

How to Sign Up to Receive UNC Alerts on Your Cell Phone

If you're not already signed up to receive text messages on your cell phone from UNC's Emergency Alert System, log into Ursa, click the My Account tab and enter the number of your cell phone in the UNC Emergency Alert section.

Similarly, if your cell phone number has changed and you're signed up to receive messages from UNC's Emergency Alert System on it, don't forget to change the number by following the same procedure in Ursa so that you continue to receive alert messages.

For more information about the alert system, visit its website.