UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: April 21, 2010

NotesIconEmergency drill April 27 The university will conduct an emergency response exercise Tuesday, April 27, beginning at 8 a.m. The drill will be weather-related and will include campus entities as well as the Greensboro Fire Department, Guilford County EMS and various law enforcement agencies. The exercise location will be in and around Eberhart Building. The exercise will not affect classes on campus. Response vehicles will be staging on and around Kenilworth Street that day.

Health and wellness showcase “Spring into Wellness 2010” will be Monday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in EUC’s Cone Ballroom. The HRS-sponsored event will showcase a variety of health and wellness resource available on campus and in the greater community.

Housekeeping services go green A partnership between UNCG and xpedx has made Facilities and Residence Halls Housekeeping Services the first departments in the UNC system to switch over to “green” sustainable cleaning chemicals. Ada Baldwin, director of Housekeeping Services for UNCG Facilities, and Lisa Kestler from xpedx have worked together to develop a Green Cleaning System that is not only less toxic, more sustainable, and improves interior air quality, but also costs approx 75 percent less than the previous cleaning chemicals used on campus. In the next few weeks, Residence Halls Housekeeping Services Director Barbara Gainey will be training her staff with the new cleaning system, making UNCG the first UNC campus to fully embrace sustainable cleaning. For more information, please contact Ada Baldwin at ALBALDW2@uncg.edu or Barbara Gainey at bjgainey@uncg.edu.

In memoriam Dr. James Thompson, former UNCG Libraries director, died April 13. Jim was director from 1970 until 1988, when he left to teach in the History Department for several years before retiring in 1994. He oversaw the building of the Jackson Library tower and increasing the size of collections and staff.

David Lynch and Cervantes An International Book Day Celebration will be April 23, 5:30 p.m., in Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library. The Department of Romance Languages and the Center for Creative Writing have invited Dr. Bruce Burningham (Illinois State) to speak on Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote in connection with contemporary American pop culture. His presentation, “Ugly Betty: Desire, Dulcinea, and Disenchantment in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive,” will compare the Cervantine character of Dulcinea with the protagonists of David Lynch’s film.

Godfather of restorative justice Dr. Howard Zehr, the “godfather of restorative justice,” will speak Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in Jackson Library’s Jarrell Lecture Hall. His presentation is “Why Restorative Justice?” The Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution Program, the School of Human Environmental Sciences and Lloyd International Honors College are sponsoring his visit. Zehr, who blogs at http://emu.edu/blog/restorative-justice, is a professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. He joined the faculty of the university located in Harrisonburg, Va., in 2006 after 19 years as director of the Mennonite Central Committee’s Office on Crime and Justice. Restorative justice seeks to involve all stakeholders in a process that heals victims’ wounds, restores offenders to law-abiding lives and repairs harm to the community. Zehr’s book “Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice” has been a foundational work in the growing “restorative justice” movement. He was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group of the U.S. Sentencing Commission in 2008.

Accounts payable and fixed assets workshops Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets Department offer a combined workshop for new employees or employees who would like a refresher course on the proper forms to use to process transactions for payment and to learn the updated basics of UNCG’s fixed assets. The workshop is to promote understanding of the university’s payment requests’ procedures and will cover such forms as the BANFIN-32 (Expenditure Authorization), BANFIN-33 (Interdepartmental Invoice), and purchase order payment processes. The workshop will also provide the most current basic information about requisitioning and purchasing fixed assets, using correct expenditure codes, tagging and inventory processes, and completing fixed assets forms. To enroll in the workshop, go to https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops/. Click on Banner Finance (Faculty and Staff Only) and select Banner Finance Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets Workshop.

Travels to India The “architectural sojourners” invite everyone to an exhibit on their travels to India over the spring break on Monday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. in the atrium of the Gatewood Studio Arts Building. For more information, visit http://studyabroadindia.wordpress.com/.

Shakespeare’s birthday at Jackson Once again, the University Libraries, along with the Department of English and the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts, are celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday. You’re invited, on Friday, April 23, from 2-5:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Jackson Library, near the McIver statue. A group of students, faculty and library staff will read aloud all of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. A musician or two will play Elizabethan-inspired music. And there’ll be cake. Come in costume, stay for prizes and enjoy the Bard’s words. If you would like to volunteer to read sonnets, contact Kimberly Lutz at 6-8598 or kimberly_lutz@uncg.edu. Hear more at this podcast: http://iminervapodcast.blogspot.com/2010/04/bards-birthday-bash.html.

Recovery and identification of US war dead The panel discussion “‘Leave No Man Behind’: The Recovery and Identification of US War Dead” will be Friday, April 23, 2-4 p.m., Sullivan 101. This panel discussion on U.S. military forensic practice is the first public event of the Ashby Dialogue 2009-10, and will be hosted by the Sociology and Anthropology Departments. Panelists will include Dr. Thomas Holland, the Scientific Director of the Central Identification Laboratory at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command; Mr. James Canik, Deputy Director of the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory; and Mr. Larry Greer, the Public Affairs Officer of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office. This panel will examine the U.S. government’s unique efforts to repatriate remains and identify its missing men and women of uniform from the previous century’s wars, including World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. As representative of the three major agencies dedicated to this task, the panelists will address not only the forensic science – from forensic anthropology to DNA analysis – behind the identification process but also the social and political context of why and how the government attempts a full accounting of its missing soldiers. A Q&A will follow the presentations.

Music events Two special events this month, offered in conjunction with Music 533, Music of the Twentieth Century. Both events are free. On Friday, April 23, 4 p.m. in Collins Lecture Hall, musicologist Silvio dos Santos of the University of Florida will give a presentation on Alban Berg’s “Lulu” (1929), based on Frank Wedekind’s “Lulu plays,” “Erdgeist” and “Die Buechse der Pandora” [Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box]. On Wednesday, April 28 at noon in the Organ Hall, Clara O’Brien and James Douglass will perform Arnold Schoenberg’s “Fünfzehn Gedichte aus Das Buch der haendengen Gaerten” [Fifteen Poems from the Book of the Hanging Gardens]. Questions? Email elkeathl@uncg.edu.

In memoriam Buddy Gist died Sunday, April 18, at the age of 84. He generously donated to UNCG the trumpet his friend Miles Davis had played in recording the album “Kind of Blue.” A feature story on Gist and his gift of the trumpet as well as his relationship with a number of members of the School of Music appeared in the Spring issue of UNCG Magazine. A memorial service will be held in the School of Music Organ Hall on Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m.