UNC Today: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Due to a technical problem yesterday, May 14, UNC Today wasn't delivered to an undetermined number of faculty and staff. Read individual announcements by clicking the links below or view the full newsletter on the News Central website.

RSVPs Due Monday for June 14 Student Employer Training

Any employer who interviews, hires, supervises or works in any capacity with student employees (hourly, salaried or work study), or who is new to UNC within the last year is strongly encouraged by the Office of Student Employment to attend the Student Employer Training session from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, June 14, in the Gunter Hall auditorium (room 1720).

Topics covered will include work study, I-9 forms and injury reporting, hiring of international students, payroll overview and forms, hiring students through the online job bank and other career resources, EPAF submissions, security issues, and any other student employment topics you would like covered.

Coffee and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Cynthia Harling by Monday, June 10.

Assessment Leadership Institute Applications Due May 31

The deadline for applying to participate in the 2013-14 Assessment Leadership Institute has been extended to Friday, May 31. The institute is a faculty development program on student learning outcomes assessment. Departments selected to participate will receive a $2,500 grant. Information about how to apply is available here.

Spring Semester Grades Due May 15

The deadline for submitting final grades for spring semester courses is 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. If you have questions or won't be able to meet the deadline, contact Michelle Heiny in the Registrar's Office at 351-1839 because grades submitted after the deadline will negatively affect students' financial aid and/or graduation.

Grade explanations and instructions for assigning final grades, are available on the Registrar's website.

For technical support when submitting grades in Ursa, contact the Technical Support Center, 351-4357 or visit the Technical Support website.

Please Note

  • A last date of attendance (last date of a student's last "academic-related activity") is required for the submission of "F" or "U" grades and is necessary to ensure that any student receiving a failing grade actually attended the class per U.S. Department of Education guidelines (34 CFR 668.22).
  • A grade of "UW" indicates an unauthorized withdrawal and is assigned only when the student has never attended the class for which they were enrolled.
  • A grade of "I" is assigned due to unanticipated circumstances the last week of the term that made the student unable to complete course requirements within the allotted time (e.g. they missed the final examination due to sickness, an emergency in the family).
  • Please remember to never share your passwords for any reason. Providing your Ursa password gives others access to many other things you have access to such as your pay information, email, etc. Sharing passwords is a violation of the University Regulations. If you need access you do not currently have, please call the Technical Support Center at 970-351-4357.

UNC Golf League Resurrected; Play Starts May 21

The UNC Golf League is back by popular demand. League play will be on Tuesdays at the Mad Russian Golf Course in Milliken beginning May 21. A 5 p.m. shotgun start will be used. Price per player is $14 to walk or $21 for a cart. Individual players will be put with a team. Please email Chris Peterson if you plan to play.

First-Time Home Buyer Class Offered

Off-Campus Life is partnering with a local real estate professional to offer the First-Time Home Buyer Class for anyone interested in home ownership. The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. June 4, 11 and 18 in the University Center's Aspen A room.

Cost is $15 for UNC students, staff, and faculty; $20 for non-UNC individuals and $10 each for additional attendees. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. A registration form is available on the Off-Campus Life website.

Topics will include:

  • How to purchase a home from start to finish
  • Finding and using the right Realtor
  • Real estate as a personal investment
  • Understanding the financial aspects of home purchases
  • Understanding offer to closing, including home inspections and appraisals

This is a "sales-free" course and no personal information is shared with any real estate professionals.

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