UNC Today: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Reminder: RSVP for State of the University Address

Don't forget to RSVP for President Kay Norton's annual State of the University Address and Campus and Community Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, by emailing Elaine Quam by Monday, Sept. 9.

Complimentary lunch will be served in the University Center ballrooms beginning at noon and the president's address will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and space is limited. Free parking will be available in University Center lots during the event. Please share this information with staff who don't have regular access to email.

Safe Zone Training For Faculty,Staff, Grad Students Sept. 10

The GLBTA Resource Office invites faculty, staff and graduate students to help maintain and grow an inclusive campus of allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities by participating in the office's Safe Zone training session from 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the University Center Spruce A.

For more information about Safe Zone Training, visit the GLBTA Resource Office website.

To register for the training session and find out its location, email the GLBTA office.

How to Get Access to Buildings for Faculty, Students When a Class Location Changes

College course schedulers, department chairs and others involved in changing a class's meeting location to a different building, including residence halls, are reminded that UNC Card access for faculty members and students must be arranged through the UNC Service Center, 351-2446, as soon as a decision to make the change is made whether it's made before the start of a semester or before the course drop deadline for the semester.

OSP to Host Workshop on Planning and Writing Strong Grant Proposals

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a grant-writing workshop presented by Lynn Miner, founder of one of the nation's leading providers of grant services and consulting, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the University Center. Because of limited seating, registration is required by Sept. 10 by emailing Valerie Glynn.

The workshop will focus on writing academic research proposals; however, attendance is open to all faculty members and to staff members whose positions require that they write grant proposals.

A continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided. The workshop will be held in the Columbine B room.

More information can be found on the OSP website.

Dining Services Featured Item: Saltimbocca

Dining Services s always cooking up something different. Pork Saltimbocca is Chef Aran Essig's new item this week at Holmes Dining Hall. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form. See this week's menus.

Information about West Nile Virus

The first human cases of West Nile Virus in Weld County were recently announced and neighboring counties are reporting several instances of human infection by the virus. The campus community is reminded to take precautions such as wearing insect repellent during the West Nile Virus season. Recommended precautions against West Nile virus include the "five Ds":

  • Dress in light colors and loose fitting fabrics, and wear long sleeves and pants, especially during dawn and dusk or when in areas where mosquitoes are active.
  • DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Follow label instructions.
  • Dusk and Dawn are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions.
  • Drain standing water weekly, since that's where mosquitoes lay eggs.

For more information on West Nile virus and mosquito repellents, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

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