UNC Today: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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UNC Trustees to Meet Friday

The annual planning retreat for UNC's Board of Trustees will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Centennial Hall of Brown Hall, intersection of 9th Avenue and 19th Street. Trustees will elect board officers, review the 2012-13 meeting schedule and discuss the university's multi-year strategic direction, which will include presentations on academics/enrollment, development/alumni, and marketing/communications. The board will take action on promotions and tenure of faculty, and a report of UNC's current student-fee practices required by the state.

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.

Test of Emergency Alert System Scheduled for Sept. 12

A test of UNC's Emergency Alert Messaging System will be conducted about noon Wednesday, Sept. 12. The test message will be sent to UNC email accounts and text-enabled office phones and via text and voice messages to subscribed cell phones. If you want to sign up to receive emergency alert messages on your cell phone or if your cell phone number changed recently, instructions are available on the Emergency Alert System website.

Faculty Bookshelf: Media Ethics at Work

Associate Professor Lee Anne Peck has co-authored Media Ethics at Work: True Stories from Young Professionals.

Published by CQ Press, an imprint of Sage Publishing, the textbook provides students with the decision-making skills to create a toolkit for handling ethical issues on the job. Peck and Winthrop University's Guy S. Reel review 23 true stories of dilemmas faced by young professionals while working in the news media and the persuasion media. The book offers students an array of theoretical and practical approaches for thinking on their feet.

Peck teaches journalism and mass communications in UNC's School of Communication. Before working in academia full time, she worked as a reporter, columnist and editor for newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Read-Ins Return Starting Oct. 2, Readers Sought

The English Education program and University Libraries will host a series of "read-ins" from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in Michener Library to literally give "voice" to and commemorate different occasions. The first session, scheduled for Oct. 2, will commemorate Banned Book Week.

Sign-ups for 15-minute reading slots are now being accepted from anyone who'd like to get in touch with their inner orator. To volunteer to read or for more information email Jeri Kraver.

Events being commemorated in future read-ins include Election Day (November) and Pearl Harbor Day (December).

Office of Undergraduate Research Offering Student Workshop Series

UNC students of all majors are encouraged to attend an eight-part workshop series designed by OUR to help new researchers strengthen their projects. Workshops are Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted) from 6-7:30 p.m. with the first meeting today, Sept. 11, highlighting qualitative research methods. The series schedule is as follows:

Sept. 11 - Wiebking Classroom
Intro to Qualitative Research Methods - Mark Smith, assoc. professor of sports and exercise science

Sept. 18 - Spruce A/B (University Center)
Intro to Quantitative Research Methods - Kevin Pugh, assoc. professor of psych. sciences

Sept. 25 - Spruce A/B
Writing a Stellar Proposal - Diana Gaede, assoc. professor of recreation

Oct. 2 - Columbine B (University Center)
Making Your Way Through IRB (human subject research) - Megan Stellino, professor of sports and exercise science

Oct. 8 (Monday) - Wiebking Classroom
Citation Management & Academic Integrity - Lyda Ellis, instruction librarian

Oct. 15 (Monday) - Aspen Suites (University Center)
Writing a Winning Abstract - Steve Mackessy, professor of biological sciences

Oct. 23 - Spruce A/B
Introduction to the Literature Review & Purpose of the Methodology Section - Crystal Brothe, lecturer english

Oct. 30 - Spruce A/B
Writing for an Academic Audience & Writing to Re-Write - Crystal Brothe

For more information contact Loree Crow at 970-351-2948.

Volunteers Sought for Audiology Research Study

Audiology doctoral student Fabiola Castro-Lauman seeks females 55 or older who have normal hearing and no history of ear surgeries to volunteer for research she's conducting on changes in the middle and inner ears related to aging. UNC employees and their family members or friends who meet the above criteria are eligible to participate.

Volunteers will undergo a single 45-minute hearing test.

To volunteer or for more information, email Castro-Lauman or call her at 720-325-0183 by Thursday, Sept. 20.

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