Around Campus: Friday, February 2, 2018

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Tell Everyone at Commencement What You Think

If you're an undergraduate student graduating in May and could speak at commencement, what would you want to tell your classmates? If you have a 2.8+ GPA and are involved in UNC campus life, apply today to be the student speaker at commencement. More info and application forms are on the Dean of Students website. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

Harrison, Brown Halls Win Winter Break Energy Shutdown Challenge

Congratulations to Harrison and Brown halls for winning the Winter Break Energy Shutdown Challenge. Led by the RAs, both residence halls achieved 100 percent compliance on the winter break energy shutdown checklist (e.g., making sure lights were turned off, appliances were unplugged, windows and blinds were closed, thermostats were set back, etc.). Awards were given based on size and compliance — Brown Hall won $500 and Harrison Hall won $800 to spend on something fun for their common areas. Thanks for helping UNC save energy and money over winter break.

UNC President Kay Norton Interviewed for Radio Segment on Immigration

National Student Exchange Info Session Feb. 7

Have you always wanted to attend a university in a different location while continuing to pay UNC tuition and fees? The National Student Exchange is a study away opportunity that gives eligible students access to over 170 member universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take courses that are not offered at UNC, explore new geographic regions, and appreciate new cultures. Attend an information session Wednsday, Feb. 7, to learn more about our NSE program and opportunities to study away. Details here.

Tax Help for International Students

The Center for International Education is providing tax assistance for all international students and scholars. For most, this will be free of charge. If you have international employees, please feel free to direct them to the website for more information. All international students and scholars who were in the United States during the 2017 calendar year must file taxes.