Around Campus: Monday, September 23, 2013

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Homecoming's Here and So Are T-Shirts

Homecoming Week 2013 - themed "Bears Buckaroo" - starts today and Homecoming T-shirts are now on sale for $15 in the Student Activities Office on the second level of the UC. Tonight, join the University Program Council at 8 p.m. as Michael E. Winfield, host of Fuse's Off Beat and seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, graces the stage of the University Center ballrooms with his big jokes and even bigger hair. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Homecoming website. Go Bears!

Readers and Listeners for Read Ins Sought

Readers and listeners are sought for UNC's Read Ins, themed readings of published works held from 2-4 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Michener Library. The series continues Jan. 28 with the month's theme of "Our Furry or Feathered (or Scaly) Friends: The Blessing of the Animals." Anyone interested in reading can sign up online for a 15-minute time slot and listeners can drop in as their schedules permit.

The rest of the series' themes are:

  • Feb. 25: Black History Month
  • March 25: Women's History Month
  • April 29: Holocaust literature as UNC supports Greeley's annual Holocaust observation

The series is co-sponsored by the English Education program and Michener Library.

For more information contact Jeri Kraver.

Banned Books Week At Michener Library

Check out your favorite banned book this week as Michener Library celebrates Banned Books Week. Five students who submit the correct answers to the Brain Boggle will receive Bear Bucks gift certificates.

This annual event serves as a reminder that books continue to be challenged throughout librarys and that many featured books and DVDs have faced censorship, bannings or burnings. Celebrate the value of free and open access to information by visiting Michener Library this week.

Call for Nominations: Engaged Scholar Awards

The Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Engaged Scholar Awards, with a submission deadline of Oct. 15. The awards recognize and honor outstanding efforts and achievements made in the development and practice of community engagement on and off the UNC campus.

Categories awarded include undergraduate student; graduate student; faculty; staff (exempt and classified); and community organization partner. Additional information and a nomination form are available here.

The awards will be presented at the seventh annual Community Engaged Scholarship Symposium on Nov. 12.

Applications to present at the symposium are being accepted until Oct. 15. Additional information is available here.

FERPA Annual Notification (Student Privacy Rights)

As a student, you are entitled to certain rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. As a student, you have four basic rights under FERPA, including the right to inspect and review your records, the right to request amendment to your records if inaccurate, the right to limit disclosure to your records and the right to file a complaint if your rights have been violated.

For additional information about FERPA, visit the Registrar's website.

Graduate Students Invited to Meet with Grant Writing Expert

Graduate students interested in grant writing are invited to a reception with nationally recognized grant writer Lynn Miner from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the University Center's Columbine A room. Miner will share some tips and answer questions, however this is not a workshop.

Miner is the founder of Miner and Associates, a nationally recognized company that has written or coached over $500 million in grants, trained over 10,000 grant seekers, and published books, newsletters and blogs about grant writing.

Members of the Office of Sponsored Programs staff will also be available to discuss grant writing and answer questions.

RSVPs are not required for the reception, but would be appreciated. Contact Arlene Hansen for more information or to confirm your attendance.

Ursa and Banner Unavailable Tomorrow Morning

Banner and Ursa will be unavailable from 5 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 28, due to scheduled maintenance. For more information, contact Technical Support, 970-351-4357.