Hill Hall’s auditorium will be renovated and named after former Chancellor James Moeser and his wife Susan.

The $15 million renovation will begin in 2015 and take two years to complete. The “James and Susan Moeser Auditorium” will include a climate control system, new acoustics, a professional grade stage, and a new piano and equipment lift.

Hill Hall is home to UNC’s music department, so the honor is fitting: James Moeser is a well-known organ recitalist and church musician; and Susan Moeser is the University Organist, a doctor of musical arts from the University of Kansas, and a lecturer in the music department.


UNC sociology professor Andrew Perrin has been named the new director of the Carolina Seminars Program, a program on campus designed to bring together scholars across disciplines to collaborate on issues that bridge many departments.

Perrin will take the position on February 1, succeeding anthropology professor James Peacock.


The Orange County Public Library is hosting a three-part financial literacy workshop series, beginning on Saturday, February 1 with a workshop called “Budgeting: How to Stay Financially Fit?”

The second workshop, on March 1, will focus on how to “Take Control of Your Credit,” and the third workshop on April 5 will discuss how to prevent identity theft. The library is presenting the series in conjunction with the Compass Center for Women and Families.

All three workshops will run from 10:00 a.m. to noon. They’re free, but registration is required: visit OrangeCountyNC.gov/library to register.