UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes – April 7, 2010

NotesIconInterviews for Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development As reported in the March 24 Campus Weekly, two candidates for Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development are interviewing. The candidates’ CVs and interview itineraries can be found at: http://provost.uncg.edu/searches/vcred/public/. One interviewed March 25-26. The  second candidate for Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, Vincent S. Gallicchio, professor of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, will interview on April 8-9.  A public presentation is scheduled for this candidate on Thursday, April 8, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Maple Room, EUC.

Children in rural, emerging Latino communities On Tuesday, April 20, the Child and Family Research Network will hold a spring lecture. Dr. Jose Villalba (Counseling and Education) will speak on “Mental and Physical Health Concerns and Determinants of Health for Latina/o children in Rural, Emerging Latino Communities.” His research interests include addressing the academic success of Latina/o students through school-based collaborations between parents and educators, developing school counseling interventions, specifically aimed at assisting the personal-social development of Latino/a school children living in rural burgeoning Latino communities and determining the effects of physical and mental health disparities on the school-based experiences of Latina/o adolescents. The lecture will be in the downtown Greensboro Public Library’s Nussbaum Room at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will follow. More information can be found at http://cfrn.uncg.edu/Villalba.aspx.

EUC Reservations Office books open April 12 The EUC reservation books will open on Monday, April 12, for events and meetings your department or organization would like to hold in Elliott University Center and other campus spaces – such as The Fountain, College Avenue, The Quad, Foust Park and Stone Lawn. Reservations may be made for any event occurring between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011. The reservation books for the EUC and Atrium display cases, as well as the indoor railing and the outdoor banner space at the EUC, will also open on April 12. For more information, contact the EUC Reservations Office at 4-5378.

Is science color blind? The final talk in the year’s Great Conversation series will be Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Center, with Josh Hoffman (Philosophy). The topic will be “Is Science Color Blind – An examination of the shocking conclusion of science that objects lack color, taste, smell, heat and cold.” It is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Phi Sigma Tau.

Memorial service for David Mitchell The memorial service for David F. Mitchell (Sociology) will be held Wednesday, April 14, at noon in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. A reception and time to gather, tell stories, and remember will follow at 1 pm. Contributions in Mitchell’s honor may be made to the David Mitchell Sociology Fund at UNCG c/o Donna Sexton, Advancement Services, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.

Arts & Sciences Staff Excellence Award Do you know someone in the College of Arts & Sciences who continually goes above and beyond in their job by exhibiting exemplary performance, comes up with innovative approaches, or has overcome personal or professional challenges while continuing to offer outstanding service? If they are staff or EPA non-faculty, nominate them for the Arts & Sciences Staff Excellence Award. More information and the nomination form can be found on the Staff Council web site, call 4-5059 or email mmdargat@uncg.edu. Nominations are due by April 13 and can be submitted by department heads, directors, fellow staff members or anyone in the College.

Help build family-school connection Dr. Julia Mendez (Psychology) is working with a team of parent leaders and school personnel to lay the groundwork for a Guilford County Schools initiative to link parents with resources to promote their children’s academic and social success. Slated to launch in January 2011, Guilford Parent Academy will offer new programs for parents and connect them to existing programs in the community. Parents will be able to trust that the academy’s programs are credible, worthwhile and designed to support families from all demographics and backgrounds. Mendez has research and teaching interests related to the impact of poverty on the development of young children, parent involvement in children’s education, risk and resilience, and clinical interventions for ethnic minority children and families. She asks any faculty, staff or students interested in supporting the academy to contact her at 6-0036 or jlmendez@uncg.edu.

“UNCG Cares” training Faculty and staff training for this program will be Friday, April 16, 2-4 p.m. Bryan 104. Reserve a spot at http://deanofstudents.uncg.edu/uncgcares/. “UNCG Cares” is an award winning university-wide program that aims to positively affect retention, increase graduation rates and continue to promote a sense of community and support at UNCG. During the training, participants will learn active listening skills, how to recognize signs of distress, how to proactively reach out to students and offer help, the variety of issues that students face, effective referrals, and the resources available on campus to assist students. Once a participant has completed the training, he or she will be given a decal/sticker with the “UNCG Cares” logo to display in his or her office. By creating an environment of support, students in distress may get the help they need before issues rise to the crisis level. In addition, faculty and staff will feel more able to assist students with the types of issues with which they are dealing. Questions? Call Amy Jones at 4-5514.