We’ve been offering prizes to new Facebook and Twitter followers to start off the school year, and it’s been such a success that we’re going to keep rewarding our friends on social media! Every month we’ll pick a random Facebook or Twitter follower to win a $25 gift card to the UNC Student Stores. Follow @GPSFatUNC on Twitter or Like UNC GPSF on Facebook, and the next lucky winner could be you!
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Committee on Student Conduct
Approximate Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Description: The responsibilities of the Committee on Student Conduct include the following:
1. To oversee the operation of the Instrument of Student Judicial Governance (Honor Code).
2. To propose changes to the Instrument appropriate to its increased effectiveness.
3. To receive proposed amendments and coordinate their study and disposition by the three constituencies.
4. To report annually and in writing to the Chancellor, Student Congress, and the Faculty Council.
The GPSF is excited to announce the launch of the GPSF-Emergency Fund. 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, Kyle Reeves at email@example.com.
Managing Conflict: A Key Organizational Skill – Wednesday, February 12 12:00-1:00pm
Please refer to the GSPD Events website for more upcoming events in the month of September. Events and resources are announced through the GSPD listserv. Join the Graduate Student Professional Development list by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “subscribe gradevelopment” in the body of the message, leaving the subject field blank.
Public Health and Informatics Job and Internship Expo – Thursday February 6, 12:00-3:00pm
Bring Your Laptop: Create a Resume in 90 Minutes – Monday February 10, 4:00-5:30pm
Please refer to the Career Services Events website for more upcoming events in the month of September. Questions about Career Services opportunities and events should be directed to Amy Blackburn via email (email@example.com) or by scheduling an appointment (http://careers.unc.edu/resources/schedule-appointment.html).
Please contact Danny DePuy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any reasonable accommodations for the event due to a mobility, hearing, visual, or other impairment.
“Performing Queer Worlds: The Political Body in Performance” -Brittany Chavez, PhD Student in Communication Studies (Performance Studies)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12-1pm, Union 2422
What does it mean to create a full body of performance work situated as a genderqueer artist-activist? Whether performing with La Pocha Nostra, as one of many queer insertions to their repertoire, or solo performing against feminicide in different parts of Mexico, the political agency of inhabiting a queer body and positionality is something I choose to make ever-present. Using an ever-growing performance repertoire, this talk will begin to tease out the question: what is queer political performance today?
Co-sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies
You can choose to volunteer for any of the five tournament rounds:
Round 1 – Friday Evening – Feb. 7 at 5:30 PM
Round 2 – Saturday Morning – Feb. 8 at 8:00 AM
Round 3 – Saturday Afternoon – Feb 8. at 1:00 PM
Semi Finals – Sunday Morning – Feb. 9 at 8:00 AM
Finals – Sunday Afternoon – Feb.9 at 1:00 PM
Expect the time commitment to be 4 hours per round (including the pre-trial orientation meeting). Breakfast and lunch will be provided to volunteers for the Saturday and Sunday rounds.
To register, please visit tylaregional.web.unc.edu, or email your contact information to email@example.com.
When? 5-12 July 2014
Where? Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic
We invite you to visit our website www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and online application.
We also encourage students to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools 2014 by Early Bird Application Deadline of January 31, 2014
. The Final Deadline is February 15, 2014.
Should you have any questions regarding the Prague Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The LGBTQ Center and Graduate School are sponsoring a Safe Zone training open to all graduate & professional students, instructors, and faculty. The Safe Zone Ally program is a symbol of this University’s efforts to increase awareness about and inclusion of the diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. The purpose of the Graduate & Professional Student Safe Zone training is to address the ways that topics related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression come up in classroom settings, curriculum design, and interactions with faculty members and colleagues. Specific topics include:
Issues faced by LGBTQ individuals in classroom/academe
Current LGBTQ terminology
Information about campus climate, policies, and resources
Strategies for being an ally to LGBTQ persons
If you would like to participate in this special opportunity, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at lgbtq.unc.edu to register.
Time: Every other Wednesday 12 noon – 1p
Location: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3102
Facilitator: DeVetta Holman-Nash, MPH
Please contact us if you are a UNC Student (Graduate or Undergraduate) AND a person who has experienced discrimination.
Types of discrimination may include, but are not limited to, race or ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, religion, income.
Participants will be asked to complete a 45-60 minute confidential interview.
This study is being conducted by graduate students from the UNC School of Public Health.
Please email email@example.com for more information.
Open to survivors seeking support from others as they journey through sexual assault recovery.
Meets Thursdays 12:30-1:30.
Contact Amy Leach (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 919-966-3658 to schedule a pre-group meeting.
For more information about this and other group therapy sessions please visit http://campushealth.unc.edu/caps/group-therapy.
International Student Support Group
Thursdays, 2:00-3:15pm – Student Union Annex Building 2511
The adjustment to a new environment and academic setting can be challenging in many ways. This weekly drop-in group provides an opportunity for international students to meet one another, obtain support and guidance, and discuss their experiences. Facilitator: Preeti Vidwans, PsyD.
Franklin Street Park & Ride Closed
Beginning January 1, 2014, UNC Park & Ride permits will no longer be valid in the Franklin Street Park & Ride lot at 1211 E. Franklin Street (by the Masonic Lodge). For other options, check out these local Park & Ride lots or these free regional lots served by Triangle Transit.
New License Plate Office in Orange County
Orange County’s new License Plate office will be located in the Gateway Commons shopping center at 1704 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC.
CHT and TTA Holiday Bus Schedule Information
Information about UNC and Town of Chapel Hill Park and Ride Lots.
Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit Authority route changes effective August 19th. Sign up for TTA and CHT alerts!
Tuesday, February 4, 5-6 PM, EspressOasis Cafe in the FedEx Global Education Center
The Writing Center and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation will be hosting this month’s International Coffee Hour. All students are welcome.
MORE INFORMATION: http://cgi.unc.edu/programs/international-coffee-hour
Graduate Social Hour and a Half (GSHAH)
Friday, February 7, 5-6:30 pm, Tiger Room, Carrboro (201 E. Main Street)
Please come out and attend the LGBTQ Center’s February social hour and a half for graduate and professional students – friends, family, and partners are invited as well! This is a great opportunity to connect with old friends as well as to meet folks in other departments and programs. Email Sarah at email@example.com if you have any questions or for directions.
Co-sponsored by LGBdenT (Dental LGBTIQ Alliance)
Secretary, UNC-CH Graduate and Professional Student Federation
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UNC-CH