I know that we were all shocked and horrified by the recent tragedy of Eve Carson’s death.
All of us in the Carolina community are grieving for Eve, and for our student population — Eve’s friends and classmates — this is an especially difficult time. Counseling and Wellness Services has prepared tips for faculty and staff to help students process their feelings of sadness and confusion, available at http://hr.unc.edu/guides/fac-stafftips.pdf.
While the information primarily focuses on the classroom setting, I hope it will be helpful to you if you interact with students in the days ahead. (Please note that this information is being sent separately to faculty members.)
If possible, I hope you will take the opportunity to attend the celebration of Eve’s life scheduled on Tuesday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in the Smith Center. More information is available at www.unc.edu. Attendance is considered work time, with your supervisor's approval. Please coordinate with your supervisor to ensure that your department is appropriately covered.
Even though two suspects have been apprehended, there may be lingering concerns about campus safety. Our nationally accredited officers from the Department of Public Safety patrol campus on a regular basis, and work closely with the Chapel Hill Police and other law enforcement agencies as needed. I also encourage you to sign up for the text messaging capability being developed as a part of Alert Carolina, a new safety awareness campaign, for people who have cell phones with text capability. Visit http://alertcarolina.unc.edu for more information.
The University’s Employee Assistance Program continues to be available as a resource to all employees. Call 929-2362 to contact the EAP. Counseling & Wellness Services is also available to staff members by calling 966-3658.
Brenda R. Malone
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources