UNC Today: Monday, December 17, 2012

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Deadline for Forwarding 2012 Contributions to UNC Foundation

Although most contribution checks come directly to the UNC Foundation, some wind up in offices on campus. In order for donors to declare a tax deduction for a 2012 gift, the Foundation must have the check and the envelope it came in (postmarked by Dec. 31) by Jan. 5.

Please forward any checks to UNC Foundation, Judy Farr Center, Campus Box 20. More information on end-of-year giving is on the Foundation website.

If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Evans, 351-1392.

Executive Chef's Essay Earns Trip to France

An essay in a food industry competition by UNC Executive Chef Aran Essig has earned him a five-night trip to Lyons, France, at the end of January to attend two days of the 2013 Bocuse d'Or culinary competition, one of the most prestigious culinary competitions in the world.

Essig's essay, titled was selected in online voting as the best among six finalists' submissions during the annual Minor's My Story contest, sponsored by Minor's, a purveyor of bases and foundations for sauces and gravies. Read the essay here.

New Veterans Services Program to Help with Textbooks

Boots to Books is a new initiative by the Veterans Services office to provide veteran- and military-connected students quick access to textbooks if they experience delays receiving VA book stipend benefits. If you have recent editions of textbooks for courses that are currently offered at UNC and want to help out a UNC student who's served his or her country or is a dependent of someone who did, drop them by Veterans Services in Roudebush Cottage, just east of Gray Hall.

For more information, contact Veterans Services at 351-1403.

Hours Changed for Some Operations During Winter Break

Some campus buildings and services will have reduced operating hours during winter break in addition to being closed for university holidays Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. They include:

For information about possible changes in hours for other buildings, offices and programs, use the online office directory to contact them directly.

Donations Needed for Holiday Helping Hand Project

UNC's staff councils have received several nominations for their Holiday Helping Hand. project and although the nomination period has closed, additional donations are needed by Friday, Dec. 14. Donations may be in the form of cash or a gift card to a local business. Contact staffcouncils@unco.edu for more information.

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