UNC Today: Friday, August 29, 2014

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OSP Workshop to Cover Preparing a Successful Grant Proposal

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host "What Else Do I Need to Know to Prepare a Successful Grant Proposal?" from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in the UC Spruce Suites. The free workshop will be repeated from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 in UC Columbine A.

Randy Draper, a consultant currently working with OSP, will lead workshop participants on an exploration of the essentials of grantsmanship - developing a research/program agenda, understanding the players and playing field; and preparing a proposal that that is a good fit with a prospective sponsor. Draper will review the context for funding from NSF and compare it with other federal agencies, foundations, and industry.

RSVP to Arlene Hansen if you plan to attend, specifying the date of Sept. 11 or Sept. 17.

Call for Proposals: Fall Provost Awards for Travel

The Faculty Research and Publications Board invites full-time faculty to submit proposals for fall Provost Awards for Travel, with a deadline of Friday, Sept. 12.

The maximum travel award is $5,000 and on collaborative projects, multiple recipients of a single award will split the funds.

Proposal guidelines and forms are available here.

For more information, contact your FRPB representative or Sherry May.

Several University Relations Departments to Relocate

To address a shortage of office space in Carter Hall, four departments within University Relations are scheduled to move Sept. 2-3 from Carter 2009 to the Trotter House, the university-owned house across 17th Street from (north of) the Carter/Kepner Hall parking lot. The following departments will be moving:

Please be aware that staff members' access to desktop computers and phones may be limited at various times during the move. Although laptops and cell phones will be used as much as possible during the move, there may be some delays in responding to electronic messages.

Other Details

  • Phone numbers will remain the same.
  • The four departments will have a new campus box number - 45.
  • The Trotter House address is 1634 9th Ave. (corner of 9th Avenue and 17th Street)
  • Other UR staff (Chuck Leonhardt, Vicki Niccum, Nate Haas and Gary Dutmers) will remain in Carter Hall and will retain campus box 51.
  • Staff from Information Management and Technology will be moving into Carter 2009.

If you have questions about the move, please contact Chris Gomez, 351-2331.

First Wednesday Book Sale Sept. 3

Friends of UNC Libraries will host their monthly First Wednesday Book Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept.. 3 in Michener Library. Open to the public, the sale includes a wide variety of books and music. Proceeds benefit UNC Libraries projects and events. For more information, call 351-2640.

Greeley Event Aims to Break Record for Longest Chalk Art Drawing

The UNC and Greeley communities will join forces Saturday, Sept. 6, in an attempt to break the world record for longest continuous chalk art drawing. Artists of all ages and experience levels are needed to cover 3.7 miles in chalk drawings.

The event, part of the city of Greeley's Greeley Unexpected campaign, will begin at 8 a.m. in the south University Center parking lots at the intersections of 11th Avenue and 22nd Street, and could go as late as 6 p.m.

The event is free -- all materials are provided -- and roving artists will be on hand to assist the project. The drawing will be broken up into six-foot squares, and participants working alone or in groups can stay to decorate as many as they please.

Registration is required to participate and can be done at the bottom of the Great Greeley Chalk-a-Lot web page.

RSVP Seeks Volunteers for Disaster Preparedness Program

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers 55 and older to help with its new Disaster Preparedness Program. Find out more about the new program at an informational meeting 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the lobby of Brown Hall. Complimentary snacks will be served and prizes will be raffled. Call RSVP at 970-351-2588 if you plan to attend or if you have any questions. For more information, visit the RSVP website.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

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