Around Campus: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Health and Safety Festival Canceled, Bike Auction Postponed Due to Rain

The Environmental Health and Safety Festival scheduled for today on the west lawn of the University Center has been canceled due to the weather. It won't be rescheduled. Also, today's auction of abandoned bicycles by the UNC Police Department has been postponed until noon Sept. 26 at a location to be announced.

Alternative Spring Break Site Leader Applications Due Sept. 28

Don't forget that applications to be a site leader for Alternative Spring Break trips are due Friday, Sept. 28. If you're looking for a social and cultural leadership opportunity, Alternative Spring Break trips, a student-led project used to immerse students into cultural, environmental, and socioeconomic communities across the nation, might be just the ticket.

Groups of eight-16 students will each address a different social issue in the following four locations:

  • Washington, D.C.: Homelessness and Hunger
  • Montana: Native American Education
  • Arizona: Immigration/Migrant Workers Issues
  • Los Angeles: Women's Issues and Survivors of Assault

If you have a passion for service, enjoy learning about social issues and are looking for a leadership opportunity that engages the community, a Site Leader position may be the perfect fit for you.

Applications can be downloaded from the Student Activities webpage, and must be returned to the Student Activities office, located in the University Center, by 5 p.m. on September 28, 2012. Students may also email their application directly to James Kohles, the off-campus life program coordinator.

Contact James Kohles, 351-2172 with questions or for more information.

Tell Everyone at Commencement What You Think

If you're graduating in December and could speak at commencement, what would you want to tell your classmates? If you have a 2.8+ GPA and are involved in UNC campus life, apply today! More info and application forms are on the Dean of Students' website (bottom of page). Please note that you need to apply for the commencement ceremony of your college. Application deadline is Oct. 5.

Women's Conference Call for Proposals and Student Registrations

The Women's Resource Center is now accepting program presentation proposals from faculty, staff and students for the third annual Women's Conference, scheduled for Nov. 14. Program proposals related to the conference theme of "How Far Have We Come....Really? A Look into Women's Oppression and the Pursuit for Justice" are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

For proposal submission guidelines, a submission form and more details, visit the conference's website.

Student registrations for the conference, which is free and open to all, are now being accepted. Registration for all others will begin on Oct. 1.

Contact Bernadette Cordova if you have questions or need additional information.

UNC Volleyball Starts Defense of Big Sky Title This Week

After a busy tournament last weekend, Bears volleyball begins their defense of the Big Sky Conference title this week by hosting Montana Thursday night and Montana State Saturday night. Check out the "Sports link" in the "Upcoming Events" section at the top of the page for more information. Don't forget your student ID to get into the games free. Here we go Bears!

Cultural Center to Host 16th of September Celebration

Join the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center (20th Street and 14th Avenue) from 12-2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, for a 16th of September celebration commemorating 200 years of Mexican Independence and Hispanic Heritage Month with free food, music and entertainment. Learn about the Latino culture and meet with various clubs and organizations on campus associated with the center.

Presentations related to Hispanic History Month and a grito contest (the traditional Mexican scream) are also on the agenda.

If you are chosen for the grito contest, well, you've been warned.

For more information please contact Eva Rodriguez at 970-351-2424.

Social Media Pages Require Approval

Web Communications reminds departments and organizations to submit the form authorizing the creation of social media before creating the page or account. Guidelines for social media at UNC and the approval form are available on Web Communications' website. Approved social media are included on UNC's official social media list. If you have an existing site that' s not listed on the social media page, please submit the approval form.

Email Ronna Johnston if you have questions.

Writing Center Offers Free Assistance

UNC's Writing Center is a free service for enrolled students, faculty and staff. For information on the services offered, which include free and confidential tutoring assistance for all confidential tutoring assistance for all writing, professional writing assistance from faculty and teaching assistants and useful handouts covering almost every writing concern, visit the center's website.