UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes – April 14, 2010

NotesIconPlanning for a school of pharmacy not approved by BOG Late last week, the UNC Board of Governors voted to not approve UNCG’s request to begin planning for a school of pharmacy. This followed the recommendation by President Bowles that it not be approved. The chancellor had an opportunity to address the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs – UNC Board of Governors. Her text can be read here. Local news reports can be found here:  April 8 News and RecordApril 9 News and RecordApril 10 News and Record editorial.

Row well and live The Raft Debate will be Friday, April 16, 10-11 a.m., Kirkland Room, EUC. Everyone is invited to the debate, which is a part of Reunion Weekend. Dr. Larry Lavender (Dance) will represent the arts & humanities, Dr. Promod Pratap (Physics) will represent the natural sciences and Dr. Joan Paluzzi (Anthropology) will represent the social sciences.

Academic All-Conference The Southern Conference has announced the Academic All-Conference teams for the 2009-10 winter season – a list that included 16 Spartan student-athletes. The 159 SoCon student-athletes on the list, representing all 12 conference institutions and participating in men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling or indoor track and field, recorded a 3.56 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Of the two SoCon athletes who scored perfect 4.0 cumulative GPAs, one was UNCG Track’s Joey Thompson. To be eligible, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the winter season and must have competed in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded winter campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters (fall and spring). The league’s indoor track and field teams supplied the most student-athletes to the team, including 71 women and 33 men. Women’s basketball (32 players) was also well represented. Western Carolina led all schools with 25 honorees, followed by Appalachian State (18) and then UNCG and Elon (16).

Final blood drive A campus blood drive will be Tuesday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The blood drive will be held in two locations that day: Campus Ministries Building and Alexander Room, EUC. To schedule a donation time, visit www.membersforlife.org/cbsr/schedule/login.php. Further questions, email dbhurley@uncg.edu.

Find the found art A collection of folk art created in a Residential College class is on display in McIver’s gallery outside the TLC Office. The assignment was creating art using recycled materials. Another display is in the Reading Room of Jackson Library, where art students reused discarded items from Jackson Library to create a “Borrowed Narratives” exhibition, which will be on display until Aug. 15.

Don’t text and drive UNCG will host an AT&T press conference urging students and members of the community to not text and drive Friday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Claxton Room, EUC. Confirmed speakers include Chancellor Brady; N.C. Rep. Maggie Jeffus; and N.C. Rep. Pricey Harrison, who co-sponsored the bill recently passed into law by the General Assembly banning texting while driving.

Volunteers wanted to assist with Sexual Assault Response Team The campus’ Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is seeking new volunteers from staff and faculty to assist in responding to student victims of sexual assault. The SART Coordinator is Jessie Humes (Student Health Services, Counseling and Testing Center), who can be reached at 4-5874 or jvhumes@uncg.edu. SART volunteers confidentially advocate for students who have been sexually assaulted: they provide support and referral information regarding medical care, police/court system, UNCG conduct system, classes, living arrangements, counseling, etc. The volunteers are trained for their role as advocates. SART can only be activated by professional staff at UNCG, so volunteers do not handle direct crisis calls. If you have an interest in serving in this capacity or if you would like more information, contact Jessie Humes.

Discounts for employees Are you interested in helping make UNCG a more rewarding place to work? The UNCG Benefits Committee has been working in conjunction with Human Resource Services to develop the Spartan Savings Program, an employee discount program for UNCG employees. Learn about the great on-campus discounts that already exist at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Benefits/Spartan_Savings/. The off-campus businesses component of the program will be launching soon, and a new committee is being established to review the applications submitted by local businesses who wish to participate. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, and most of the committee’s work will be done electronically. If you are interested in being a part of this new committee, email Christine Murray, chair of the Benefits committee, at cemurray@uncg.edu.

Chocolate fondue Dining Services will have chocolate fondue on Friday, April 16, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in the Spartan Restaurant, Dining Hall. They promise various items to complement the chocolate for dipping. The price for admission is the normal $8, less with Spartan Flex. Don’t want the sweets? Good 4 U at the Spartan Restaurant offers healthier options.

By the time we got to Fouststock On Saturday, April 17, from noon to 5 p.m. on the EUC Lawn, Ashby Residential College will present Fouststock It is a free outdoor concert featuring a variety of local musicians including The Space-O-Nauts, Friendhouse, SOULSTRAIN, The UNCG Spartones and Cody Curtis. There will be plenty of lawn games, caricatures, jewelry and crafts for sale, tie-dye and puppies – with all proceeds being donated to the Humane Society.