UNC Today: Friday, December 28, 2012

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Making New Year’s Resolutions Last

Almost everyone creates a New Year's resolution. How long the resolution lasts, however, varies from person to person. John Froiland, UNC assistant professor of School Psychology, suggests the use of intrinsic motivation as a way to keep resolutions going all year long. Continue Reading

West Campus Power Outage Dec. 29, Brief Outages Jan. 2-3

Electrical power will be turned off to most of West Campus Saturday, Dec. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The only buildings that will not be affected are the Judy Farr Center, Nottingham Field and Patton House. Also, there will be a few brief (5-10 seconds) power outages from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and Thursday, Jan. 3.

The service interruptions are part of a project to add 100 percent generator power to the West Campus electrical distribution system. Construction of this facility will occur during December in the south end of J Lot. Read more about the project.

Building coordinators have been briefed on the impacts of this outage. Please route your questions related to this outage to your building coordinator or contact Nate Reinhard at 970-351-2383.

Electronic Xtender Document Viewing Made Simpler

A one-page informational document designed to enhance the use of WebXtender when travel advance requests are submitted is now available as a Word file on the Accounts Payable website. Since it pertains to UNC Visa Card (Pcard) reallocation, please share the document with administrative assistants in your area who may be assigned that task.

If you have any questions about the doument, please contact one of the following Accounts Payable staff:

Registration for Third Annual Snowball Swing Fest Underway

Registrations are being accepted for the Tenth Avenue Swing Dance Club's third annual Snowball Swing Fest Jan. 18-20 in the Gunter gym and University Center ballrooms. Dances, lessons from professional instructors and competitions are open to all ages and ability levels. Live dance music will be provided by the Hot Club of Pearl Street - a swing band from Boulder. For information on the weekend's schedule, ticket prices and how to register, visit the event website.

Call for Nominations: Student Employee of the Year

Nominations for the UNC Student Employee of the Year award are now being accepted with a deadline for submissions of Friday, Feb. 15. Nominees can be part-or full-time students employed on or off campus. Awards will be given to the top five nominees, and the first-place winner will compete in the National Student Employee of the Year competition.

Submit your nomination using the convenient online form.

All nominees and nominators will be invited to a special reception on Wednesday, April 10, where the winners will be announced. The awards ceremony will take place during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 7-13, during which all UNC student employees should be treated to a week full of recognition and appreciation events.

For additional information, please contact Student Employment at 351-2628, or email Aimee Rogers or Cynthia Harling.

Defenses of Dissertations and Oral Comp Exams

The following defenses of dissertations and oral comprehensive examinations are scheduled: Continue Reading

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