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UNC Degree Works; Your Roadmap to Graduation!
This new online tool, Degree Works, allows #UNCBears to track their classes, credits & grades. Just log in to your Ursa account, click the Student Tab, Important Links, Degree Works. It’s that easy!

UNC Degree Works; Your Roadmap to Graduation!

This new online tool, Degree Works, allows #UNCBears to track their classes, credits & grades. Just log in to your Ursa account, click the Student Tab, Important Links, Degree Works. It’s that easy!

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Here’s a great article from StudyPods on how to find and apply for scholarships.
Don’t forget to check out our scholarship site, and if you have questions on financial aid, please contact us and talk to a Financial Aid Counselor. We are happy to help!
studypods:

Now more than ever, it’s crucial to get as many scholarships as possible to take some of the financial burden off yourself and your parents. Here are some tips to find & apply for college scholarships: www.studypods.com/blog 

Here’s a great article from StudyPods on how to find and apply for scholarships.

Don’t forget to check out our scholarship site, and if you have questions on financial aid, please contact us and talk to a Financial Aid Counselor. We are happy to help!

studypods:

Now more than ever, it’s crucial to get as many scholarships as possible to take some of the financial burden off yourself and your parents. Here are some tips to find & apply for college scholarships: www.studypods.com/blog 

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October is Vegetarian Awareness Month
Need an excuse to eat more vegetables? Blame it on October; it’s vegetarian awareness month! 
Think you know what a vegetarian is? Did you know there are there different types of vegetarians? The Vegetarian Society defines a vegetarian as: “Someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, or shellfish.” Here a some other types:
Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs; this is the most common type of vegetarian diet. 
Lacto vegetarians eat dairy products but avoid eggs.
Ovo vegetarians eat eggs but not dairy products.
Vegans avoid all animal products including eggs, milk, cheese and honey. Vegans avoid eating or using animal products, such as leather, some cosmetics, or any product that was created through the use of any animal or insect.
Fruititarians eat only fruit, nuts, seeds, and other plant matter that can be gathered without harming the plant.
Pesco/pollo vegetarians will not eat “red meat” but may consume poultry and seafood. This is not true vegetarianism, but it has been referred to as a type of semi-vegetarianism.
Flexitarians adhere to a diet that is mostly vegetarian, but they occasionally consume meat.
Whatever kind of diet you like, we have something for you. UNC’s Dining Services offers a variety of vegetarian options, including fresh fruits and vegetables, at every meal. Check out our weekly menus online. Menu items change daily, so be sure to look for something new the next time you dine with us. 
 

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month

Need an excuse to eat more vegetables? Blame it on October; it’s vegetarian awareness month!

Think you know what a vegetarian is? Did you know there are there different types of vegetarians? The Vegetarian Society defines a vegetarian as: “Someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, or shellfish.” Here a some other types:

  • Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs; this is the most common type of vegetarian diet. 
  • Lacto vegetarians eat dairy products but avoid eggs.
  • Ovo vegetarians eat eggs but not dairy products.
  • Vegans avoid all animal products including eggs, milk, cheese and honey. Vegans avoid eating or using animal products, such as leather, some cosmetics, or any product that was created through the use of any animal or insect.
  • Fruititarians eat only fruit, nuts, seeds, and other plant matter that can be gathered without harming the plant.
  • Pesco/pollo vegetarians will not eat “red meat” but may consume poultry and seafood. This is not true vegetarianism, but it has been referred to as a type of semi-vegetarianism.
  • Flexitarians adhere to a diet that is mostly vegetarian, but they occasionally consume meat.

Whatever kind of diet you like, we have something for you. UNC’s Dining Services offers a variety of vegetarian options, including fresh fruits and vegetables, at every meal. Check out our weekly menus online. Menu items change daily, so be sure to look for something new the next time you dine with us. 

 

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Community Fest Was a Success

We had a record turnout - approximately 2,500 people attended this year’s Community Fest! Community Fest is an opportunity for the city, local businesses, civic organizations and academic and campus departments to come together and connect as well as showcase what the university is doing. There were 130 booths, center stage performances, a band showcase, 5k fun run, spirit boards, food, kids activities and more. Just watch this short video, it says it all!

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Planning for College
It’s no secret the higher education is an investment, so here are some very important things to consider when looking at funding a college education. 
1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): This is the main point to receiving any federal student aid. The FAFSA application is available online beginning January 1 every year for the upcoming academic year. If you fill out the application on January 1, you can estimate the amount of your income for the year. Do your best to submit it by the priority deadline of March 1 (every year) and you might qualify for state or private grants based on your FAFSA results. Don’t forget to update the completed FAFSA after the parent files their taxes.
2. Learn how student loans work: All the information about student loans available at UNC is posted on our website on the left side of the page. This is a great way to research them so that you can make an informed decision should you need them later. 
3. Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships: They’re out there; you just have to find them. There are hundreds of companies that offer private scholarships to college students and most of them have their applications right online. Be aware that most scholarships have a deadline around the first of March, so get right on it in case you need to send proof of your current high school transcripts or community service to them. Those items can take several weeks to receive and you don’t want to miss the deadlines on receiving free money.
4. Talk to a financial aid counselor: They are the experts in the field. A financial aid counselor is able to give you advice when it comes to the types of aid available to a student. Ask any questions you may have on your mind, and I’ll guarantee that person will do their best to find the right answer for you.
UNC’s financial aid counselors are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located in Carter Hall 1005 on central campus, and there is no need to set an appointment. We have a walk-in counselor waiting to visit with you. Come on by, the door is open!
Source: Federal Student Aid, An Office of the U.S. Department of Education; www.studentaid.gov. Infograph.

Planning for College

It’s no secret the higher education is an investment, so here are some very important things to consider when looking at funding a college education. 

1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): This is the main point to receiving any federal student aid. The FAFSA application is available online beginning January 1 every year for the upcoming academic year. If you fill out the application on January 1, you can estimate the amount of your income for the year. Do your best to submit it by the priority deadline of March 1 (every year) and you might qualify for state or private grants based on your FAFSA results. Don’t forget to update the completed FAFSA after the parent files their taxes.

2. Learn how student loans work: All the information about student loans available at UNC is posted on our website on the left side of the page. This is a great way to research them so that you can make an informed decision should you need them later. 

3. Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships: They’re out there; you just have to find them. There are hundreds of companies that offer private scholarships to college students and most of them have their applications right online. Be aware that most scholarships have a deadline around the first of March, so get right on it in case you need to send proof of your current high school transcripts or community service to them. Those items can take several weeks to receive and you don’t want to miss the deadlines on receiving free money.

4. Talk to a financial aid counselor: They are the experts in the field. A financial aid counselor is able to give you advice when it comes to the types of aid available to a student. Ask any questions you may have on your mind, and I’ll guarantee that person will do their best to find the right answer for you.

UNC’s financial aid counselors are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located in Carter Hall 1005 on central campus, and there is no need to set an appointment. We have a walk-in counselor waiting to visit with you. Come on by, the door is open!

Source: Federal Student Aid, An Office of the U.S. Department of Education; www.studentaid.govInfograph.

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"Success Looks Like Me" is a event series that is a partnership between Career Services and Alumni Relations. It is designed as an opportunity for current UNC students to learn from the experiences and challenges our alumni have faced in the professional world.
Their next event is “Working with People" and will take place on November 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Learning Opportunities and Outcomes include:
Setting realistic expectations for life after college
Unique perspective and tips from alumni in the workforce
Networking connections and possible internship/job opportunities
Career advice from alumni who have lived it
The event is free and open to all UNC students. To learn more, view other upcoming “Success Looks Like Me” events and to register, click here. 

"Success Looks Like Me" is a event series that is a partnership between Career Services and Alumni Relations. It is designed as an opportunity for current UNC students to learn from the experiences and challenges our alumni have faced in the professional world.

Their next event is “Working with People" and will take place on November 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Learning Opportunities and Outcomes include:

  • Setting realistic expectations for life after college
  • Unique perspective and tips from alumni in the workforce
  • Networking connections and possible internship/job opportunities
  • Career advice from alumni who have lived it

The event is free and open to all UNC students. To learn more, view other upcoming “Success Looks Like Me” events and to register, click here

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Learning to Implement Effective Strategies for Students with Autism

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Autism is a developmental disorder appearing in the first three years of a child’s life that affects the child’s brain development. According to the Centers for Disease Control (2012), one out of every 110 children has some form of autism.

Without special training, parents and teachers regularly find themselves unprepared to support a child with autism. The perspectives and responsibilities of adults who educate children with autism have inspired UNC special education professors Dr. Robin Brewer and Dr. Tracy Gershwin Mueller to team up and translate autism and behavioral research into a unique set of publications for teachers and parents. They developed two “Strategies at Hand” books; one focuses on working with autistic students and the other one on positive behavioral support strategies.

Reaction to their books by parents, teachers and other experts in special education has been heartening. Dr. Mueller said,“The feedback we’ve received has all been positive. People like the “Strategies at Hand” books — they are handy, inexpensive, and very user-friendly.”

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To read more about their research, click here

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Have You Seen Him Around Campus? Who is This?
Good question! He is the HLC man!
Why is he walking around campus and showing up at campus events? Another good question. His mission is to spread awareness of the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) visit to UNC this March. 
He’s pretty cool. He even has his own video!
Learn more about the Higher Learning Commission’s upcoming visit to UNC. 

Have You Seen Him Around Campus? Who is This?

Good question! He is the HLC man!

Why is he walking around campus and showing up at campus events? Another good question. His mission is to spread awareness of the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) visit to UNC this March. 

He’s pretty cool. He even has his own video!

Learn more about the Higher Learning Commission’s upcoming visit to UNC

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Read more here.

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Family & Friends Weekend is coming up soon. October 24-26! Alumni College is offering an education opportunity, UNC Dining Services planned a special dinner, Athletics is sponsoring a reverse raffle and auction, and the Rec Center presents Bingo night. Not to mention that the UNC Bears take on Idaho State, and there is a pre-game prime rib lunch and a Fan Fest tailgate! So much planned for family & friends of our #UNCBears! Check out the full schedule of events.

Family & Friends Weekend is coming up soon. October 24-26! Alumni College is offering an education opportunity, UNC Dining Services planned a special dinner, Athletics is sponsoring a reverse raffle and auction, and the Rec Center presents Bingo night. Not to mention that the UNC Bears take on Idaho State, and there is a pre-game prime rib lunch and a Fan Fest tailgate! So much planned for family & friends of our #UNCBears! Check out the full schedule of events.

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