Around Campus: Monday, September 9, 2013

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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.

Cans To Candelaria Competition Begins!

Register your club, class, floor, hall or other group and join the annual Cans to Candelaria campus-wide non-perishable food and cash drive competition to benefit the Weld Food Bank.This year's goal is to collect over 55,000 pounds of food.

While all non-perishable food is appreciated, some items are in higher demand. These items include canned meat or tuna, canned fruit and vegetables, soups and stews, pasta, peanut butter and juices. For groups collecting money, each $1 counts as 6 pounds of food for the final tally.

Cans will be accepted from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the L Lot, west of Candelaria Hall on Thursday, Oct. 2.

Registration forms and information about organizing a food drive is available by visiting the Cans to Candelaria website.

Call for Applications: Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research encourages students from all disciplines to apply by Oct. 4 for the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held Nov. 7 at the University Center. Six undergraduate students with outstanding research projects will be selected to participate in the symposium and two finalists will be selected to represent UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Louisville, Kentucky in March.

For an application and more information, visit the OUR website.

If you'd like to receive announcements directly from the Office of Undergraduate Research about upcoming opportunities, competitions, grants or other updates related undergraduate research at UNC, please e-mail to request being added to the OUR listserv.

Free Flu Shots for UNC Students Start Sept. 12

It's not too early to protect yourself from the flu by getting a free flu shot, which is available for any student with a current UNC ID Card, at upcoming flu shot clinics offered by the Student Health Center. The current schedule of clinics is:

  • Thursday, Sept. 12 - 2-4 p.m., University Center Council Room
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 - noon-2 p.m., Human Resources Office (Carter 2002)
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 - 3-5 p.m., Lawrenson Hall
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 3-5 p.m., Wiebking Hall

For additional information, visit the SHC website.

Class of 2017 Photo-Postcard Ready

Class of 2017 photo-postcards are now available! Stop by the Student Activities Office to pick yours up. It's on the second floor of the University Center, directly above Subway, and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Feature Your Artwork at Open Mic Night

Calling all student artists! Your artwork could be featured during upcoming Open Mic Nights, which happen Mondays at 9 p.m. in the UC's Fireside Lounge. Check out the details and sign up here.

Open Mic Nights happen Mondays at 9 p.m. in the UC's Fireside Lounge. Drink a cup of free Starbucks coffee while partaking of performances that include singing, poetry, magic and more!

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.