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Announcements and GPSF News



The UNC Department of Public Safety has announced changes to night parking at UNC effective beginning August 15, 2014. Parking permits will be required in all campus lots beginning at 7:30AM on Monday through 5:00PM on Friday.

Do I need a Night Parking Permit?

You will need a night parking permit if you do no currently have a UNC, daytime parking permit. All daytime UNC permits (including annual Park & Ride and Resident Remote permits will be honored in designate night parking areas.)

How do I obtain an annual Night Parking Permit? Do I need to pay?

Students may obtain permits online at parking.unc.edu, or in the Public Safety Building at 285 Manning Drive. Students are required to provide vehicle registration and proof of insurance. The cost of the parking permit is included in your student fees, and there is no additional charge.

Maps, FAQ and other information can all be found via their website online. Questions should be submitted online to DPS. You may also contact the GPSF Transportation Chair, Jesse Cohn.


GPSF Diversity Summit: Consider Attending!

The GPSF Diversity Summit is approaching this September 20th, and the GPSF is looking for individuals from all departments and programs to participate. Read more about the Diversity Summit Objectives and how you can get involved. All students are welcome and invited. Contact Cassandra (hartblay@live.unc.edu), JP (balmonte@email.unc.edu), or your GPSF Senator to find out how you can be part of the conversation!




GPSF Emergency Fund Open

Do you have recent, emergency medical bills? Have you recently needed to replace belongings due to theft or fire? You may now apply to have these and other emergency costs reimbursed.
The GPSF Emergency Fund was created to assist graduate and professional students at UNC-CH affected by unforeseen financial circumstances that could hinder their ability to complete their graduate career. To see if your emergency needs qualify for funding or to fill out an application, visit the Emergency Fund website online. Students are encouraged to apply concurrently to the UNC Student Emergency Fund when applying to the Graduate and Professional Student Emergency Fund.If you have any questions, please contact the GPSF Student Opportunity Advocate, Justin Johnson at gpsfopportunity@unc.edu.




University, Social, Service, and Student Group Events


Women in Science and Engineering: The Odds of Success

Women in Science and Engineering invites all to attend their August meeting to discuss a recently published article focusing on the “odds of success” as a woman or minority PhD in STEM fields. On Monday, August 4th at 5:30PM in Venable 2204, we invite members of all STEM-related fields of all genders and at any stage of their careers to come join the discussion. You can read the article online. Questions? Feel free to email uncwise@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.





The Student Physical Therapy Association 9th Annual Golf Tournament

Please help UNC’s Physical Therapy Department by playing golf! The Student Physical Therapy Association is having their 9th Annual Golf Tournament, which raises money for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The Foundation for Physical Therapy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing grants and scholarships to support research and development in physical therapy. When: Friday, September 12, 2014. Registration starts at 10:45 am. Shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Where: Chapel Ridge Golf Club in Pittsboro, NC. Cost: $90/player before Aug. 29; $105/player after Aug. 29. This entry fee includes a box lunch, green fees, golf cart, range balls, award ceremony and BBQ dinner. If you have any questions please contact Mark Boles: (336)-972-8988; mark_boles@med.unc.edu





Outreach Opportunity: SciREN Triangle

SciREN (scientific research and education network) is calling all STEM students and researchers to participate in an education workshop on November 13th, 2014 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. The evening workshop will bring together researchers and K-12 educators, allowing them to exchange ideas and feedback. Scientists will prepare a lesson plan based on their research that meets state standards and present it informally during the workshop. The goal of the workshop is to find ways to get new and exciting research into local classrooms and provide an informal setting for scientists to network with educators. The event is open to any and all STEM scientists, researchers, students, and educators who wish to learn and work on their scientific communication abilities. For more information, or to sign up visit http://sciren.web.unc.edu/triangle/ or contact Justin Baumann (baumannj@live.unc.edu)





Meet Other Graduate and Professional Students Playing Kickball!

Looking for Fall Fun? Join WAKA (World Adult Kickball Association) the Nation’s largest adult kickball organization for our Fall Kickball and Social Leagues in Durham and Chapel Hill. Leagues are Tuesday Evenings (Durham), Thursday Evenings (Chapel Hill), and Sunday Afternoons (Chapel Hill). Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date info of all WAKA’s social activities.




CAP registration: OPEN

CAP registration began on Friday, July 18th for the upcoming academic year, 8/15/14 – 8/14/15. The Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) rewards employees and students who give up their parking permit for a more sustainable way of travel. To join CAP, visit dps.unc.edu/CAP.



Newsletter Schedule & Deadlines

The GPSF Newsletter is published on the 1st and 15th of each month. To publish an announcement on the 1st, the announcement must be sent in by the 28th. To be published on the 15th, it must be sent in by the 12th. During the summer, the newsletter is published once a month on the 1st. Send announcements (no more than 100-150 words, please) to gpsfsecretary@unc.edu.





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