Roomers April 2012
The Office of Housing and Residence Lifea at the University of North Carolina Wilmington pressents April Roomers 2012, a monthly publication for resident students.
roomers whatâ€™s happeninâ€™ in the UNCW residence halls twitter.com/UNCWHRL facebook.com/uncw.hrl April 2012 UNCW office of housing and residence life division of student affairs www.uncw.edu/housing Transition Process: May 2012 Things You Need to Know: • You MUST make an appointment with your Resident Assistant (RA) to check out of your current space. • Check out appointment sign-up sheets will be available in Residence Halls no later than Tuesday, May 1. Please see your RA for more information. • The Office of Housing and Residence Life DOES NOT guarantee that your selected space for the summer will be available before the residence halls close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. • ALL notifications regarding pre-summer room changes will be sent via your UNCW e-mail account. • ONLY graduating seniors are pre-approved to remain in their current spaces through 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13. • Unless your are a graduating senior, participating in the May transition process or otherwise approved by the director of the Office of Housing and Residence Life, you MUST vacate your spring assignment no later than 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 9. May Transition Group Information. Lease Based Housing to Leased Based Housing Option Seahawk Village, Landing and Seahawk Crossing Bldgs. 2 &4 If your spring assignment is in leased-based housing and your summer assignment is in leased-based housing: • You can remain in your spring assignment until the Summer Assignment is available. • You will be contacted by the Assistant Director of Business Operations to move into your new space. • Upon notification, you will have 48 hours to vacate your spring assignment. Summer School Housing Option (Belk Hall) If you currently live on campus and your summer assignment is in Belk Hall: • You may remain in your spring assignment until noon Sunday, May 13. • You should check into Belk Hall between noon and 2 p.m. at the front desk of Belk Hall. • You MUST check out of your spring assignment no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Academic Year Housing to Leased-Based Housing Option If your spring assignment is in academic year housing and your summer assignment is in leased-based housing, then: • If your room becomes available prior to May 9, you can move directly into your summer assignment. • You will be notified via UNCW e-mail when your space is ready and MUST check out by 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13. • If your summer assignment does NOT become available prior to May 9, then there are three options: • You can remove all your belongings from campus no later than 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13, and return to campus upon notification that their space has become available. • Your can plan to move into a transitional space and should go to Seahawk Crossing (SC) Building 3 between noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. • You can choose to use SC Bldg. 3 as a temporary storage location and not actually stay in Seahawk Crossing throughout the transition process. • Come to SC Bldg. 3 to check in prior to bringing all your belongings to SC Bldg. 3. It is possible that your summer assignment will be ready to move into directly. • You will be able to remain in SC Bldg. 3 until your leased-based space becomes available. • You MUST check out of your spring assignment no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Important Check in will be between noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. You MUST check out of your spring assignment no later than 5 p.m. May 13. For more information contact your RA or call the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 910.962.3241 COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE From UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Pre-Professional Resource Room – DePaolo Hall 1003 As part of the UC Pre-Health Professions Advising program, a Pre-Professional Resource Room was created to help students who are planning to apply for graduate programs in medicine, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, dentistry, and more. The resource room includes two computers for career, admission, and academic research and books about various graduate schools and professions in the health related fields. The Resource Room, DePaolo Hall 1003, is available for drop-in use (Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and can also be reserved for student organization meetings. Come do your research and talk to a pre-health advisor. For more information on Pre-Health Professions Advising and the resources available, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.uncw.edu/prehealth. GPA Calculator If you’re not familiar with the GPA Calculator on SeaPort, now is the time to check it out. This online calculator pulls up a student’s current list of classes and allows students to select grades of “A” through “F” from a drop-down menu beside each class. After “submitting” grades, the calculator shows the hypothetical term GPA as well as what the cumulative GPA would be. This tool is a great way for students to calculate GPA as they accumulate grades throughout the semester, but it is also a great way for students to set goals for term GPAs and for final exams. Log into SeaPort, go to “Academics,” then select “GPA Calculator” from the left-hand side. Synergy Fall 2012 Selection The Fall 2012 Synergy selection is Ten Letters by Eli Saslow. This collection of letters, written by Americans, touch on issues such as health care reform, veterans affairs, education, immigration, the economy, and more. Here is a brief review of the book from the publisher’s website: “Every day, President Obama reads ten representative letters among the thousands he receives from citizens across the land. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life, and political points of view. Some are heartbreaking, some angry, some hopeful.” “Through the lens of ten letters to which Obama responded personally, this exceptionally relevant and poignant book explores those individual stories, taking an in-depth look at the misfortunes, needs, opinions, and, yes anger over the current state of the country that inspired ten people to put pen to paper. Surprisingly, what also emerges from these affecting personal narratives is a story about the astounding endurance and optimism of the American People.” “Ten letters is an inspiring and important book about ordinary people and the issues they face everyday - the very issues that are shaping America’s future. This is not a insider Washington book by any means, but a book for the times that tells the real American stories of today.” – Knopf Doubleday The committee chose this book because of its potential to engage students and get them talking about important issues as well as to inspire on-campus programming. We hope that faculty members will find many reasons to incorporate the book into their lesson plans for the fall. We also hope the book will inspire discussions that will enrich understanding of the issues important to every citizen in an election year. For more info, go to www.zeitounfoundation.org/ and www.uncw.edu/commonreading. University College, DePaolo Hall 910.962.3245 www.uncw.edu/uc email@example.com W Wagoner agoner H Hall all IIss Change is coming to UNCW’s largest dining facility, Wagoner Hall! This spring and summer, Wagoner will be undergoing a complete overhaul to better serve the UNCW community. Wagoner’s new features will include a complete redesign, while adding 80 seats to bring its seating capacity to 600. In addition, a variety of seating options will also be added with comfortable booth seats, movable seating and a variety of table sizes for both large and small groups. With the new design, new culinary stations will also be introduced. A coffee/ bakery station will be featured in the dining area, along with an expansion of the current Chef ’s Table station. It will boast local selections along with healthy options and menu items for those with special dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Other favorite stations such as deli, pizza, comfort and the grill will remain, but will be revamped with new equipment and new menu offerings. Wagoner Hall’s lobby is being renovated too! Students will no longer have to wait for their friends near the cashier, instead they will be able to comfortably sit in additional chairs and couches, making the lobby a GGetting etting R Remodeled emodeled relaxing place to hang out while waiting to swipe in. It will also feature solicitation tables where student groups can promote upcoming events and information about their organizations. The lobby redesign will allow for an expanded cashier stand just inside the dining area that will feature two cashiers during peak times to improve efficiency and wait time. Crams that are typically held in Wagoner throughout exam week now be held in Dubâ€™s Cafe. In addition, several dining locations will be open during the summer to accommodate summer students and those visiting for orientation. For the latest updates on the construction process, additional locations that will be taking meal swipes at the end of the Wagoner will semester and officially close summer location April 28 and hours, please will reopen for the fall 2012 semester. visit Campus Diningâ€™s Facebook page at: Additional dining locations will take meal facebook.com/uncwcampusdining. swipes in order to accommodate students who normally visit Wagoner. Exam 3 Simple Ways to Manage Stress During Exams By: Ashley Perrone, Health Promotion Peer Educator E xam time is less than a month away, and I’m sure I can speak for many when I say it’s not the most relaxing time of the year! We, here at Health Promotion, have come up with three easy ways to lower your stress during these crucial times. EXERCISE: I’m sure going to the gym doesn’t seem very appealing when you’re exhausted from studying. Don’t turn away from the idea just yet. A simple 30 minute activity each day can not only help reduce your stress, but also give you more energy! It also gives you a break from studying while taking care of your health! SOCIALIZE: I’m not talking about partying all night the day before an exam. Instead, try scheduling in some time to socialize during the weeks of and before exams. This is very helpful in taking your mind off of exams and letting out some of the stress you may have. Round up a group of friends for dinner, head out to the beach, or see a movie. When it’s time to hit the books, you should feel less stressed! EAT HEALTHY: Don’t give into the usual exam time favorites of candy, chips and ice- cream. Instead, fill your body and your brain with nutrients from fruits, vegetables, dairy and whole grains. The healthier you eat during exams, the better you will feel and the better you will perform! These are just a few of the many ways to manage your stress during stressful times. If you have any questions about the above tips or if you want to know any more about how to fight stress, come see us in the Health Promotion Office anytime Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Student Recreation Center 104! Also, visit our website at www.uncw.edu/healthpromo. On April 12th, come by the Fisher Courtyard from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Get to know PHIL. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff. You’ve seen PHIL around campus - in The Seahawk newspaper, in the Lumina Theatre, on Facebook and he even has his own UNCW text contest. Come out to enjoy music, free slushies and giveaways as you learn more about what PHIL represents and how he has made an impact on your UNCW experience. Free Slushies Music . . On The CHWK Network (Channel 77) The following movies will be playing throughout the month of April on Channel 77. A Knight’s Tale Sun., 2 p.m. Wed., 6 p.m. Thur., 9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. Gattaca Sun., 6 p.m. Wed., 9 p.m. Sat., 12 a.m. The Pianist Mon., 6 p.m. Thur., 12 a.m. The Boy in Striped PJ’s Fun With Dick and Jane The Immortals Our Idiot Brother Tues., 12 a.m. Fri., 6 p.m. Sun., 12 a.m. Tues., 6 p.m. Fri., 9 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Super 8 Sun., 11 a.m. Mon., 9 p.m. Wed., 12 a.m. Sat., 6 p.m. Thur., 6 p.m. Sat., 12 a.m. Sun., 9 p.m. Tues., 6 p.m. Fri., 12 a.m. Sat., 6 p.m. You Can’t Beat this Deal! Roomers Reel Good Fun Tech Corner @ Software at B1NAR1ES Tech Store & Laptop Repair Center: • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade (32bit and 64-bit version): $29.99 • Microsoft Office Professional 2010 for Windows: $29.99 • Microsoft Office 2011 for Macs: $29.99 • Bundle of Office and Windows 7: $49.99 • LoJack (4-yr subscription): $85.00 LoJack, by Absolute Software, tracks, locates and recovers lost or stolen computers NOTE: B1NAR1ES is a Dell certified repair store and performs hardware repairs for all Dell laptops that are under warranty. Pleasevisit B1NAR1ES in the Fisher University Union, across from the post office. For more info B1NAR1ES, visit us online at www.uncw.edu/binaries. TAC-O for All Res Hall Students The Technology Assistance Center Outpost (TACO) is in a convenient location to best meet the needs of all residence hall students during evening hours. TAC-O Location: Honors House, Room 127 Phone for access to TAC-O: 910-962-8226* NOTE: This phone number should only be used to gain door entry into the Honors House. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 910-962-HELP (4357) Hours (TAC-O): Sun. - Thurs., 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. For more on the TAC and TAC-O, visit us online at www.uncw.edu/tac Download your FREE Antivirus As a UNCW student, you receive FREE Symantec Antivirus/EndPoint software, and should install it as soon as possible. If you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, why not? What are you waiting for? Go get it! It’s FREE! For instructions on installing your antivirus (and removing old antivirus programs), go to uncw.edu/virus. If you have any suggestions for the “Technology Corner at Roomers” or if you have any technology questions that you’d like addressed, please e-mail Tara Thompson at email@example.com. 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