UNC Today: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Office of Engagement Announces Faculty Engaged Scholar

UNC's Office of Engagement Announces is pleased to announce that Dr. Liz Gilbert, from the College of Natural and Health Sciences, has been selected to serve as the inaugural Community Engaged Scholar. Dr. Gilbert will work collaboratively with the Office of Engagement, the Director of Engagement, and with engaged faculty colleagues from across campus during Spring 2018.

UNC Writing Center open for Spring Semester

UNC's Writing Center is a free service for enrolled students, faculty and staff. Representatives from the center are available to visit classes and present a brief introduction of the services offered, which include writing assistance for all writing and useful handouts covering almost every writing concern. To schedule a class presentation, email Crystal Brothe, providing three days advance notice to facilitate scheduling. Faculty can also refer students directly to the center, which is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday in Ross 1230. Learn more at the Writing Center's website.

Calling All Experts: Share Your Knowledge

University News and Public Relations invites faculty and staff to be part of UNC's Experts List, which is shared with reporters who are seeking sources to provide perspective on relevant topics. See examples of university coverage at the UNC in the News website.

News and PR staff also rely on the list in working with Academic Minute, a program that airs on radio stations across the country. The Academic Minute is open to faculty who would like to record a 100-second essay related to their area of expertise. Email Nate Haas for more about this opportunity.

If you'd like to be included in the UNC Experts List, you're already included in the list and would like to make changes to your entry, email uncnews.service@unco.edu.

UNC Bear Pantry Open for Students in Need

The UNC Bear Pantry is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Michener L15 to supplement the food supply of students who may be experiencing hunger and are struggling to buy food and basic necessities. The pantry currently can provide up to five non-perishable, frozen or toiletry items twice a week. A UNC ID card is required. The pantry is always looking for donations of food or cash. For additional information, visit the Bear Pantry website.

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