UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes – March 17, 2010

NotesIconLeadership programs Applications for the 2010-11 Leadership Programs sponsored by Chancellor Brady are due by March 22. Click here or contact the Chancellor’s Office at 4-5266 for more information. Application materials should be submitted to the Leadership Programs Committee, Office of the Chancellor, 303 Mossman Building.

Calling all BRIDGES participants If you are a BRIDGES graduate, you understand and value the academic leadership program for women in NC higher education. UNCG is starting a BRIDGES listserv. The goal is to serve past participants now at UNCG by further improving their communication, networking and recruitment. Participants are especially interested in hearing from you if you went through BRIDGES while working at another university or if you applied on your own rather than through the UNCG process. (See above.) The listserv is a great idea according to BRIDGES alumnae Celia Hooper, dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, and Laura Chesak, incoming interim associate dean of the Graduate School. Adds Hooper: “I met a group of women who will likely supply lifetime career support. There were eight of us in my year who were interim in their positions and we formed ‘the interim club.’ I still keep in touch with many of them and we have helped each other. This was inspiring and career enhancing!” To participate in the listserv, email your contact information to BRIDGES alumna Stephanie Cole, capital campaign director in University Advancement, at sbcole@uncg.edu.

Chinese students A group of 10 UNCG international students from China attended a special reception at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, accompanied by Michael Elliott (International Programs Center). The reception was for students and scholars from China. They met Perdue and the state’s Secretary of Commerce.

Campus Rec service-learning project Dr. Heather Sanderson, Sarah McCollum and Campus Recreation group exercise instructors and personal trainers presented lifelong physical activity classes to 60 Smith High School students on Feb. 26. The Smith students experienced group fitness including fitness dance, boot camp and yoga.

Eating locally The Staff Senate sponsored brown bag lunch series continues with a discussion on “Nutrition From the Ground Up: Getting Back to the Basics.” Dr. Anne-Marie Scott (Nutrition) will discuss the various dynamics of eating locally with regards to sustainability. She will explore the many positive outcomes that are associated with eating locally. It will be Thursday, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m., Bryan School, Room 416. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Reservations are required. Visit https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops (look for Staff Senate Brown Bag Seminars).

Balancing work and family life Running March 18 through April 8, the second annual Balancing Work and Family Life seminar series will include four, one-hour seminars on various topics related to balancing work and family life. It is sponsored by Human Resource Services and the Department of Counseling and Educational Development. Registration for seminar attendance is available here. Questions may be directed to Jason Morris or Dr. Kerrie Kardatzke.

Telerehabilitation David Brennan, a senior research engineer at National Rehabilitation Hospital, has worked on interactive computer-based tools for delivering telerehabilitation interventions. On Friday, March 19, at 9 a.m. in Room 325, Ferguson Building, he will lecture, exploring the application of telerehabilitation to assist individuals unable to access rehabilitation services.

Census counts Lynda Kellam (University Libraries) has a brief podcast titled “Why Should I Care About the Census 2010.”  There is also a web page about the census.

Geography talk rescheduled for Friday Dr. Lee Schwartz, geographer of the Department of State and the director of its Office of the Geographer and Global Issues in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, was originally scheduled to speak in early February. It was canceled due to weather. The talk will take place Friday, March 19, 4 p.m., 109 Graham. He has directed research on complex humanitarian emergencies and coordinated fieldwork in the Balkans, Central Asia, Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and the Horn of Africa.