UNC Today: Friday, December 7, 2012

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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.

Correction: Application Deadline for Classified Position

The correct deadline for applying for the Accountant I position that was listed in yesterday's (Dec. 6) UNC Today is Thursday, Dec. 13. Read the full announcement.

Help Make Commencement a Memorable Event

Help make UNC's fall commencement ceremonies memorable events for our students and their families and friends by volunteering to serve as an usher on Dec. 14 or 15. A brief training session will be conducted before each ceremony and snacks or a light meal and refreshments will be provided.

Responsibilities include greeting and directing graduates and guests, answering their basic questions and distributing programs as guests enter the building. A brief training session for volunteers will be conducted before each ceremony.

Dates, ceremonies, location and times are:

  • Friday, Dec. 14: Graduate School ceremony, 5-9 p.m., Butler-Hancock Hall
  • Saturday, Dec. 15: Undergraduate ceremonies, 7-11:30 a.m. and 10:30-2:30 p.m., Butler-Hancock Hall

Volunteer using the convenient online signup form. For more information, contact Eva Rodriguez at 351-2424 or via email.

Reminder: Upcoming Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

Complete information about the following calls for proposals, nominations, applications and other submissions is available by clicking on the call's description. Deadlines are in parentheses.

New 'Sustainability at UNC' Website Launches

UNC's Sustainability Council has launched the new Sustainability at UNC website, accessible via the "Quicklinks" section of the UNC home page and under "Sustainability" in the A-Z index. The site includes information about the many sustainability projects underway on campus as well as those in the community, with links to more information.

This centralized website will serve as a clearinghouse of all ongoing sustainability and related activities and projects at UNC, to increase participation in sustainability efforts and to educate the broader community as UNC moves forward with a transformational vision for the future.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Increase Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, the new state of Colorado mileage reimbursement rate will be 51 cents per mile for an employee's use of their two-wheel-drive personal vehicle for university business.

This rate change is the result of the IRS mileage reimbursement rate increasing to 56.5 cents per mile effective Jan. 1 and CRS 24-9-104, which states that on and after Jan. 1, 2008, state officers and employees shall be allowed mileage reimbursement of 90 percent of the prevailing IRS rate per mile for each mile actually and necessarily traveled while on official state business and, when authorized to be utilized and necessary for official state business, 95 percent of the prevailing IRS rate per mile for four-wheel-drive vehicles (necessary because of road, terrain or adverse weather conditions) and 40 cents per nautical mile for privately owned aircraft.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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