Student Bar Association Newsletter

Student Bar Association Newsletter: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Announcements

Tuition Open Forum with Dean Boger
October 20, Noon in the Boardroom

Dean Boger will meet with students to present a tuition proposal that will affect the future classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015. Please note that current students will not be affected by the proposal, but student input is appreciated.

1L Announcements

1L Election Results

Class President - Judson Wood
Class Representatives - Robin Seelbach and Christine Washington

GPSF Announcements

GPSF Fall 2009 Travel Awards

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation sponsors travel awards to cover conference and research travel expenses for individual graduate and professional students as well as groups of graduate and professional students in the following categories:

  • Masters or professional students attending a conference
  • Doctoral, masters, or professional students attending a conference to present a paper / poster or to serve as a discussant, session chair or invited panelist
  • Doctoral, masters, or professional students traveling to another institution for research purposes
  • Groups of doctoral, masters or professional students attending an academic competition

GPSF will begin accepting applications for the Fall Cycle on October 2nd, 2009. Travel must be completed between July 1st and Dec 31st, 2009 for this funding cycle. If awarded, you may be reimbursed up to $400 for domestic travel, $500 for international travel, and $600 for group travel.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31st, 2009

Info, FAQ and Application:
http://gpsf-wiki.unc.edu/confluence/display/gpsfHome/Travel+Awards

GPSF External Appointments

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation seeks applicants for a number of open positions within student government. No prior experience is necessary to serve and we encourage all interested graduate and professional students to apply.

External Committee Positions:

  • Administrative Board of the Library
  • Association of Student Government
  • Carolina Union Board of Directors
  • Chancellor's Awards Committee
  • Chancellor's Committee on Copyright
  • Elections Board
  • Connect Carolina
  • Housing Advisory Board
  • MLK Celebration Planning Committee
  • Student Library Advisory Board
  • Student Television Board of Directors
  • Traffic and Parking Appeals Committee
  • Web-based Course Evaluation

Cabinet Positions:

  • Public Relations Advocate
  • Special Projects Chair

Applications are available at http://gpsf.unc.edu. Please contact Melanie Kolasa at kolasa@email.unc.edu for more information.

Student Organizations

Student Organization Funding Opportunities

Please read below for funding opportunities for student organizations:

Student Bar Association
Student organizations who have unexpected costs arise during the semester can request emergency funds from the SBA by filling out the Emergency Budget Request Form form available here: http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/sba/budget/budgetforms/. You must send the completed form and a copy of your SAFO general ledger to kgould@email.unc.edu at least 48 hours in advance of a meeting of the SBA Board of Governors for your request to be considered. We also have seed money available. Seed money is a no-interest loan from the SBA that can be allocated to help group fundraising efforts. Seed money received from the SBA must be repaid by September 30, 2010. The application process for seed money is the same as the process for emergency funding requests.

The SBA will also fund groups who clean the refrigerators in the Snack Shack. Groups can sign up on the sheet posted on the SBA Bulletin Board outside of the student organization suite. Sign ups are first come first serve, but please do not sign up more than once per semester. Groups will receive $30 for each cleaning.

Student Activity Fee Committee>
The Student Activity Fee Committee was created for the 2008-2009 school year to allocate funds received from a new Student Activity Fee. The Committee has approximately $20,000 for the year, or $10,000 each semester, to allocate to students and student groups. To apply for funding please fill out the Student Activity Fee Request form available here: https://my.law.unc.edu/studentlife/studentorgs/forms.aspx.

UNC Student Congress

Student organizations can apply for funding from Student Congress, the Legislative Branch of Student Government on the main campus. For information about how to apply for funding from Congress please visit this site http://congress.unc.edu/wiki/index.php/Finance_Committee.

GPSF Senate
Student organizations can apply for funding from the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, the umbrella graduate and professional student student government organization on campus. For information on how to apply, please visit http://gpsf-wiki.unc.edu/confluence/display/Appropriations/GPSF+Appropriations+Committee.

GPSF Travel Awards
The Graduate and Professional Student Federation sponsors travel awards to cover conference and research travel expenses for individual graduate and professional students as well as groups of graduate and professional students in the following categories:

  • Masters or professional students attending a conference
  • Doctoral, masters, or professional students attending a conference to present a paper / poster or to serve as a discussant, session chair or invited panelist
  • Doctoral, masters, or professional students traveling to another institution for research purposes
  • Groups of doctoral, masters or professional students attending an academic competition

GPSF will begin accepting applications for the Fall Cycle on October 2nd, 2009. Travel must be completed between July 1st and Dec 31st, 2009 for this funding cycle. If awarded, you may be reimbursed up to $400 for domestic travel, $500 for international travel, and $600 dollars for group travel.

Info and Application:

http://gpsf-wiki.unc.edu/confluence/display/gpsfHome/Travel+Awards

Seagraves Service Grants - Oct 16th Deadline
All officially recognized undergraduate and graduate student organizations are encouraged to apply now through Oct. 16th for the Seagraves Service Grants for Student Organizations offered through the Carolina Center for Public Service. Grants of up to $300 are available to support service projects that meet an identified need in a North Carolina community. Funds may be requested for any costs associated with the proposed service project (excluding fund-raising events), and may include supplies, travel, equipment and stipends. The Seagraves Service Grants are funded through the generous support of a UNC alumnus and are named in honor of his grandmother, Mildred Yeager Seagraves. For more information and application materials, visit http://www.unc.edu/cps/students-opportunities-seagraves.php.

Social Events

Halloween Party

The 2009 Halloween Party will be at East End Martini Bar on October 31st from 7-10pm. There will be a $5 cover. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2011.

Check the daily e-mails and watch for fliers around the building for more information.

Sports and Intramurals

Upcoming Football Games

Florida State @ UNC - 10/22 at 8pm
UNC @ Virginia Tech - 10/29 at 7:30pm
Duke @ UNC - 11/7, time TBA
Miami @ UNC - 11/14, time TBA

For more information about UNC Athletics, visit http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/.

Late Night with Roy

Don't miss your first chance to see the 2009-10 University of North Carolina men's and women's basketball teams at Late Night with Roy 2009, to be held on Friday, October 16th in the Dean E. Smith Center following the 5 p.m. Carolina volleyball game versus Duke.

Admission is free with general admission seating. Doors at the Smith Center will open at 4 p.m.

ESPN's Stuart Scott will host emcee the festivities, which will feature skits, dances and basketball.

For more information, visit http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/093009aah.html.

Upcoming Intramurals

Street Hockey - Entries Open 10/12-10/20
Sports Trivia - Entries Open 10/19-10/27
Baggo Singles - Entries Open 10/26-11/3
Spades Tournament - Entries Open 10/26-11/3
Pickleball - Entries Open 11/2-11/10
Table Tennis Singles - Entries Open 11/2-11/10
Dodgeball - Entries Open 11/2-11/10

To sign up for a team, or for more information, please visit http://campusrec.unc.edu/intramurals/.


For more information about the Student Bar Association, please visit http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/sba/.