UNC Student Early Voter Registration 2018

You can still same-day register to vote through November 3rd even though the deadline to vote on Election Day has passed:

 

Students who live on UNC’s campus (even if you’re out-of-state!):

  1. Grab your OneCard and go to Chapel of the Cross Church (right beside Morehead Planetarium). Early voting hours are:
    Mon. – Fri., Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 7am – 7pm
    Sat., Nov. 3, 8 am – 3pm
  2. Walk right on in and don’t be discouraged! The staff is happy to help.
  3. Find the “Register Here” desk where you can fill out a registration form.
  4. Let them know that you are a UNC student. They have a directory of UNC student names and addresses handy and should be able to look up your current address and be able to verify you.
  5. Just make sure you have your OneCard with you so that they can verify you match up with the student directory and the registration form.
  6. Read this DTH article on who’s running in Orange County, and vote!

Students who live off UNC’s campus:

  1. Same as above, but bring an additional proof of residency, such as a North Carolina driver’s license, government issued photo ID, utility bill, or paycheck.

More Online News

We have a trial of Newsbank’s Access World News through December 2018. This gives us many more North Carolina news sources as in our current Newsbank subscription. The link changes monthly, and the link to Access World News (trial) on the main Park Library page will be updated through Dec. 2018.

New-to-us resources in Access World News include many North Carolina community newspapers, such as:

  • Laurinburg Exchange, 2006-present
  • Robesonian, 2004-present
  • Southern Pines Pilot, 1999-present
  • Whiteville News Reporter, 2004-present

College newspapers are included too (the Daily Tar Heel from 2012-current, plus the Duke and NCSU newspapers, among others).

Temporary access includes archives from the San Francisco Chronicle, the Columbus (OH) Dispatch, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

We currently can search about 60 North Carolina new sources, most of which are newspapers. They include:

We’re excited about this trial & would love your feedback!

Presentation Tips

Graphic with a woman standing at a podium and presenting to a crowd.

The following videos are from a Lynda series by Petrula Vrontikis. They offer tips on how to enhance your presentations and engage audience members.

Running a Design Business: Presentation Skills

  • Introduction to the series
Understanding Timing
  • Allot time to show where emphasis lies
  • How to check time discretely
Presentation Styles
  • Script reading, adlibbing, and the preferred ‘outline’ style
  • Basic presentation framework
Using Research
  • Effectively present charts and data
  • Simplify information so it’s easy to digest
Tips for Design and Delivery of Digital Presentations
  • Translate information into effective visuals
  • Story-boarding for organization
  • Evaluate text and image visibility
Tips for Using Technology
  • How to best prepare your laptop/tablet for a presentation
  • Suggests programs that discretely display notes while presenting
 Coping with Nervousness
  • Breathing exercises to reduce stress
  • What to eat/avoid eating beforehand
  • Nervous habits to look out for
Tips on Nonverbal Communication
  • How posture, eye contact, and body language establish credibility
  • Body positioning for effective audience interaction
Refining Verbal Communication
  • Use your voice to express confidence
  • Replace filler words with ‘power pauses’
  • Control volume and pitch to emphasize concepts
Concluding your presentation
  • Give proper conclusions instead of ending abruptly or just asking “any questions?”

Design Guide: Presentation Slides

This UNC guide provides resources on using PowerPoint and other design programs.

  • Planning worksheets
  • Images, color schemes, and fonts

MRC Film & Streaming Media

Did you know that the Media Resources Center has over 40,000 streaming films? Watch these documentaries & other titles on your device now!

Look for Kanopy under Feature Films and Documentaries to Stream in MRC’s Film & Streaming Media Guide.

#TBT: Queen Elizabeth II & UNC football

On October 19, 1957, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip saw their first football game, and it starred UNC and Maryland.

Queen Elizabeth II attends a UNC vs Maryland football game.

Queen Elizabeth II (second from right) with University of Maryland President Wilson Elkins (center) and University of Maryland football coach Tommy Mont at the 1957 UNC vs. Maryland football game, held in College Park, MD. William Friday, President of the University of North Carolina, is on the far left.

The football game, held at Maryland, was part of the Queen’s first state visit to the United States. In honor of the visit, UNC arranged for a BBC broadcast of UNC songs such as “Hark the Sound” to air the day before the game. At halftime, students presented the Queen with a banner, the 1957 Yackety Yack, and stuffed rams for her children.

Read more in the Daily Tar Heel:

Photograph credit:
Queen Elizabeth II visit, in the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright 1957, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.

Fall Break 2017 Hours

Planning to get ahead on your work this Fall Break? We’re here for you!

Park Library will be open the following hours over Fall Break:

October 18th: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
October 19th & 20th: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Our regular hours will resume on Monday, October 23rd.

#TBT: Student Protest at UNC

In the lead up to First Amendment Day, we’ve highlighted some of the student protests held at UNC during the 1960s and 1970s. Our series culminates today with Jim Wallace’s striking coverage of a civil rights demonstration on Franklin Street on February 8, 1964.

Photo copyright Jim Wallace, used with permission.

The Daily Tar Heel had extensive coverage of the demonstration that week (click to enlarge):

In 2012, Jim Wallace spoke about the civil rights movement and his book at the School of Media and Journalism.

Want to learn more?

Spring 2018 Hours

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We’re back! Below are our regular library hours:

Monday–Thursday
8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

For holidays and other exceptions, please see our full calendar here.

#TBT: UNC Campus, Then & Now

Think campus looks different after all the summer construction? It’s nothing compared to the changes since 1942.

Aerial view of UNC campus from Cameron Avenue to South Road in 1942.

We wanted a more direct comparison, so we used Knight Lab’s Juxtapose tool to make this slider:



Our favorite buildings (Carroll Hall and most of the libraries, naturally) hadn’t been built yet. Had yours?

Sources
Google earth V 9.1.39.1. [UNC campus], 35° 54′ 47″ N 79°, 03′ 34″ W, Eye alt 588 m. SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO. Retrieved from https://earth.google.com/web/@35.90962794,-79.0484972,148.56411385a,1159.43280009d,35y,111.46861517h,67.75728218t,0r [August 11, 2017].

UNC aerial view, in the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright 1942, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. Retrieved from http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/morton_highlights/id/4979

#TBT: Moon Landing

gif of the Eagle lunar landing craft approaching the Columbia with the moon in the background.

Forty-eight years ago today, the Eagle landed and Neil Armstrong took one small step and a giant leap.

All three members of the Apollo 11 crew—trained at Morehead Planetarium in January 1968.

UNC has another connection to the Apollo 11 launch: Hugh Morton (’43), whose collection of photographs and films is part of the NC Collection, was there on July 16th, 1969 to see the launch.

Further Reading
Apollo Astronauts at UNC
Astronaut Training at Morehead
When the astronauts came to campus: Morehead Planetarium’s life-saving history
The Brightest Star of All, a post on the View to Hugh blog about Morehead Planetarium’s history
The Eagle Has Landed, The Flight of Apollo 11, 1969
Apollo 11 Flight Plan at the National Archives

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