UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes – February 24, 2010

NotesIconUndergraduate Research Expo The Undergraduate Research Expo will be Thursday, March 25. Friday, The submission deadline is Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. Complete details are here . Registration is here. The Undergraduate Research Expo will showcase the research and creative scholarship of undergraduate students. Student projects are eligible to compete for a $1,000 award. Eligibility is based on mandatory student participation at the Undergraduate Research Expo and a nomination from their faculty mentor.

Committee on Sustainability Learn more about recent campus efforts and the UNC Focus Forward Virtual Conference on Sustainability scheduled for April 7. Members of the committee will be available in Azalea Room, EUC, 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, March 2, and in Sharpe Room, EUC, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. For details, visit the web site or email Sharon Bracci at slbracci@uncg.edu or Guy Sanders at gmsander@uncg.edu.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Know a student who’d like additional guidance in the IRB process? Do they have questions about informed consent or the recruitment process? IRB has open office hours Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., 2716 MHRA Building. No appointment is necessary. Or they may contact crmcgoff@uncg.edu or visit www.uncg.edu/orc.

Research Excellence Award The nomination form and guidelines for the Research Excellence Awards can be found here. Questions? Email freundd@uncg.edu. Nominations are due by March 16.

Looking for sponsors? A hands-on workshop on navigating electronic databases for financial sponsorship on the web is offered by Charna Howson (Sponsored Programs) and Gerald Holmes (University Libraries). It will will explore databases such as Grantselect, COS, Grants.gov, Grant Advisor Plus and Community Resource Information System. “Come learn how to proactively find sponsors for your next project,” they say. It will be Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Electronic CITI, Jackson Library. Register here.

Budget central The UNCG Budget Information web site was updated last week to include the following items: 1) General Fund Revenue Report and Economic Outlook and 2) Improving Services, Effectiveness, & Efficiency: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

UNCG Research magazine cited The award-winning UNCG Research magazine has earned another honor. UNCG Research received a special merit award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) southeast division. In 2005 and 2007, the magazine received CASE awards of excellence. Universities in the southeast division include Duke University, Vanderbilt, UNC Chapel Hill, Emory University and the University of Georgia, among others.

EEOI training Fifteen employees completed the two-day Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) provided by HRS. Participants included Cynthia Barnes, Sandra Bates-Hart, Maryann Burditt, Clarice Burns, Mary Jane Conger, Howard Doyle, Michael Elliott, Beth English, Christine Fischer, Buddy Hale, Mary Krautter, Gigi Ormsby, Lester Rogers, Neal Thacker, and China Tickle. A required training course for all managers and supervisors, EEOI addresses equal employment opportunity law compliance and issues of workplace diversity in state government. The next opportunity at UNCG for this training is July 22–23, 2010. Current managers and supervisors who have not completed this training requirement should refer to the EEOI web page for further details and registration procedures. This course is optional for all other employees. Contact Jason Morris in HRS at 4-4408 with any questions.

Before they were famous Have you or someone in your deparment taught someone who went on to become famous – or a star in their field? Tell CW about it.

Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week While severe weather can occur anytime throughout the year in North Carolina, March through May is the peak season, especially for tornadoes. The best protection against severe weather is to prepare now before a storm strikes. Find information on severe weather and emergency preparedness by contacting the UNCG Office of Emergency at BeReady@uncg.edu or by visiting www.readyguilford.org.

Men’s basketball Stywall on record pace Post player Ben Stywall needs 12 rebounds to tie the UNCG single-season rebound mark held by Eric Cuthrell, sports information director Mike Hirschman notes. Stywall is trying to become the first Spartan to ever average a double-double (at least 10 points and 10 rebounds per game) and the first player in the SoCon to do it since 2000-01. He is currently averaging 14.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest.

‘Improving Retention’ webinar Are you active in retention efforts – or simply interested? Gain insight on how to focus efforts to achieve the greatest impact. The webinar “Improving Retention by Focusing on Specific Student Populations” will be March 9 at 1 p.m. in McIver 140. For detals or to RSVP, contact Holly Grabowski.