Around Campus: Monday, February 11, 2013

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Customized Campus Living - Reserve a DIFFERENT Space Starting Today

Living on campus definitely has its perks. Keep a good thing going and sign up for another year of customized campus living at UNC in somewhere completely new. UNC's off-campus housing makes the transition from residence hall to apartment easy. Enjoy a new kind of independence at Arlington or University Apartments, while still living close to campus. Either way, you definitely have options:

Customized Campus Living: On Campus

Change means new, and new can be exciting. Claim a different space on campus starting today through midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Customized Campus Living: Off Campus

Arlington Apartments: Choose a fully furnished two- or four-bedroom unit to make your own, with less than a five minute walk to campus. Air conditioning, washer and dryer and individual leases are just a few of the amenities this apartment complex has to offer. For more information call (970) 356-7275.

University Apartments: Flexible leases on both furnished and unfurnished two-bedroom apartments, free laundry, a fitness room and easy access to campus make these apartments a good fit for just about anyone. Call (970) 351-2570 for more information.

On- and Off-Campus Meal Plans (no dirty dishes to clean)

Whether you live in a residence hall, campus apartment complex or other form of off-campus housing, you can still take advantage of having a meal plan and all they have to offer. With 10 options to choose from, create the best plan that works for you. For more information contact Dining Services at (970) 351-2652.

  • Add Dining Dollars at any time
  • Swipe your card on campus at dining halls, retail locations and select vending machines
  • Get a meal to go when you're in a hurry

Questions? Contact Housing & Residential Education at (970) 351-2721.

Want to Run for Student Senate? Final Mandatory Meeting Thursday

Student Senate elections are just around the corner. If you're considering running and haven't already attended a mandatory meeting to pick up a candidate packet, your last chance is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the UC Council room. Candidates are sought for nine offices: President; Student Trustee; and Directors of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Finance, University Relations, Student Organizations, Legislative Affairs, and Diverse Relations.

Packets to introduce an opinion poll or referenda are also available. Student Senate is a great way to get involved on campus and make a difference in the UNC community.

For more information, please contact Election Commissioner Lauren Zdanowitz at or stop by the Student Activities Office in the University Center.

Summer Study Abroad Trips Still Available

There's still time to sign up for one of the many faculty-led summer study abroad trips like the ones to Italy, France, China, Egypt, Turkey and the Yucatan offered through the Center for International Education or one to Spain through the Hispanic Studies Department that you can learn more about at an informational meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. View the trip flyer (PDF).

Office of Undergraduate Research Spring Student Workshop Series Begins

Students currently conducting research or who are interested in the research process are encouraged to attend the Office of Undergraduate Research's "Intro to Qualitative Research" workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 12, in the Michener Room 303. It's the first session of a five-part workshop series.

Below are the session dates for spring semester and the names of presenters:

Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Intro to Qualitative Research - Katrina Rodriquez
Tuesday. Feb. 19 - Intro to Quantitative Research - Josh Packard
Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Demystifying the IRB Process - Megan Stellino

Two new workshops were added this semester to help students presenting at conferences or on Research Day:

Monday, March 4 - How to Give a Winning Poster Presentation - Stephen Mackessy
Monday, March 11 - How to Give a Strong Oral Presentation - Andrea Falcone

All workshops are held in Michener 303 from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research, 970-351-2940.

Career Services 'How to Work a Job Fair' Workshop

Career Services is hosting a workshop to help UNC students and alumni prepare for the Feb. 21 Spring Job and Internship Fair. The workshop will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 13, and will be repeated Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Both sessions will be from 4-5 p.m. in the University Center's Aspen C room.

Information presented will include what you can do before the fair to prepare, what to wear to the event, how to get noticed and stand out in a positive way with employers at the fair, and what to expect when attending the event.

For more information, visit the Career Services website.

Questions can be directed to

Reminder: Annual Scholarship Fair Feb. 13

Join the Office of Financial Aid for its annual UNC Scholarship Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the University Center ballrooms. Register to win one of two $1,000 scholarships for 2013-14 and learn about scholarship opportunities, deadlines, the UNC Universal Scholarship application. Free refreshments will be available.

Don't forget to fill out the UNC Universal Scholarship Application through your Ursa account so you'll be able to automatically see what scholarships you will be considered for.

Remember the important deadlines: March 1 for most undergraduate scholarships, June 15 for most transfer scholarships and June1-August 1 is the deadline period for most graduate scholarships.

Also, don't forget that the FAFSA must be submitted every year (priority deadline is March 1) in order for you to be considered for financial aid, including many scholarships.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 970-351-2502.

Get to Know the Multicultural Greek Council

Learn about the history and traditions of UNC's Multicultural Greek Council at their showcase from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the University Center ballrooms. There is more to Greek life than the letters in each chapter name, and this event will prove that through stories, performances and more.

Members of the Multicultural Greek Council at UNC are:

  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon Nu
  • Alpha Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Beta Lambda
  • Theta Nu,
  • Pi Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma

For more information, please contact Jeri Salas at 720-210-3970.