UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: May 12, 2010

NotesIconMost of Parking Lot #5 will close this summer Due to a water line connection for the new School of Education building, most of parking lot #5 near McNutt and Curry will close for construction beginning Monday, May 17. There will be no “A” permit parking in this lot during the summer so please park in other lots designated for “A” permits while lot #5 is closed. During construction, handicap accessible spaces, as well as departmental and gold reserved spaces currently located on the east side of parking lot #5 near Curry, will be located on the west side of McNutt closer to Forest Street. Access to these spaces will be restricted to one lane only. The lane closest to McNutt will be the only entrance into and exit out of the lot for drivers. The other lane will be utilized by the construction project for access to their equipment. The target date for completion of this project is Aug. 1.

In memoriam Linda McKinnon, a building and environmental technician in the Stone Building, died unexpectedly Saturday. She had served at UNCG since 2002.

Brief Hybrid Workshop Project wins award The Brief Hybrid Workshop project on Teaching Online has been selected by MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) as its Classic Award Winner in Faculty Development for 2010. This project, directed by Ray Purdom (TLC), Jane Harris (HHP) and Scott Simkins (NC A&T) developed 16 faculty development modules on techniques and strategies for teaching online. UNCG faculty and staff including Amanda Schipman, Regina Pulliam, Louis Graham, Tracy Nichols, Frances Clerk, Wade Maki, Duane Cyrus, Pamela Howe and Nikolas Hunnicutt contributed to the project by creating individual modules. Additional modules are planned for the future. The award will be presented at the MERLOT International Conference in July in San Jose, California, where Purdom will give an invited presentation on the Brief Hybrid Workshops. MERLOT Classics Awards have been won by two Nobel Prize Winners, Carl Wiemann in Physics and James Watson in Biology. Ian Beatty, William Gerace and William Leonard from UNCG won the MERLOT Classics Award in Physics in 2009 for the work they had done at University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Men’s tennis will make first trip to NCAA’s For men’s tennis, it’s “Georgia on my mind,” as they take on the University of Georgia in Georgia in the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament this weekend. UNCG won its first conference title in men’s tennis since 1995. This is their first trip to the NCAA Tournament. “They’re still on cloud nine,” Coach Tom Mozur said just before practice, the day before the NCAA pairings were announced. More details.

Budget Central The UNCG Budget Information Web site has been updated to include the following, which includes information posted in last week’s Campus Weekly and a message from President Bowles: http://www.uncg.edu/cha/messages/call_to_action_budget_2010.pdf; http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/ImpactonUNCG50310.pdf; http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/LegislativeContacts.pdf; http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/ErskineBowles42010.pdf.

UNCG Commuter Challenge triples participation More than 1,300 students, staff and faculty pledged this spring to try a form of sustainable transportation – such as bike, bus, carpool or walking – at least once this semester. One lucky participant, student Dana Burbridge, was selected as the winner of the brand new Apple 16GB iPad, says Guy Sanders (Housing & Residence Life). “Although you may not have won the iPad, you are still eligible to win a number of prizes from the Triad Commute Challenge,” he says. These include iPod Shuffle, Vizio 32″ Flat Screen TV, Play Station 3, lots of tickets and giftcards, and more. Winners for these prizes will be drawn once a week from now until the end of the challenge on July 10. Questions? Email Guy Sanders.

Bryan Students honed in on Target Students in Joe Erba’s Business Policy and Strategy capstone course not only have had a chance to make a good grade with their final class projects. They also had a shot to win $4,000 and impress officials from Target. Six student teams presented their case studies on Target to a group of company executives Wednesday, May 5, in Bryan Building. The winning student group was awarded a $4,000 academic scholarship to be split among team members. The winning team of Skylar Cherniack, Valerie Garner, Audrey Lisk and Alison Weeks researched and developed a merchandising strategy for Target’s Home Furnishing department, Erba says.”The group not only analyzed the competitive environment and Target’s internal strengths and weaknesses, but created some innovation solutions that Target could implement without a great deal of cost or time.”

Get a Personal Wellness Profile Personal wellness profiles will be offered on Tuesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. in Dogwood. The profile takes about 1.5 hours to complete. Seats are limited. Employees can register through the TLC Workshops/Events Registration system.  On Thursday, May 20, at 1 p.m. in Dogwood there we will have a results session.  There, people will get their personal report and facilitators will discuss how to read the report and answer questions that people may have. More info on the Personal Wellness Profiles can be found on the HealthyUNCG web site.