UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Notes: July 7, 2010

NotesIconCampus Weekly submissions deadline If you have an item, such as for Campus People, that you’d like included in a particular issue of CW, the deadline for submissions is seven days before publication. For example, for the July 21 issue, you would need to have any submission to the Campus Weekly editor by Wednesday, July 14, at 5 p.m.

NC Campus Compact wins grant for service conferences The 44 campuses that make up North Carolina Campus Compact have won a grant from the national Campus Compact office and the Jenzabar Foundation to create two 2010 “Best in Class” Student Service Leadership Conferences. With the grant money, North Carolina Campus Compact will host two conferences for college students in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. Conferences will be Oct. 30 at NC Wesleyan College and Nov. 6 at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. The compact, a coalition of 44 colleges and universities collaborating to increase campus-wide participation in community and public service, is based at Elon University. Presidents of community and independent colleges, as well as UNC chancellors, commit their institutions to join with others in becoming “engaged campuses” that enhance a student’s sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership and awareness of community, while improving the quality of life in North Carolina.

Libraries’ grant In January, Rosann Bazirjian, dean of the University Libraries, established the University Libraries Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant for the purpose of enhancing and expanding library services and programs. On June 3, two project proposals were selected to share the inaugural award. 1) Beth Filar Williams, coordinator of library services for distance education, will work with a graduate student from the Department of Library and Information Studies to create an “Instructional Technology Toolbox” resource for use by UNCG librarians, LIS faculty, and students. 2) Cathy L. Griffith, assistant head of access services, and Mary Ann Graham, 24/5 night manager, will work with Dr. Sara Littlejohn in the Writing Center and the University Libraries Reference and Instructional Services department to provide late night, in-library assistance to student writers prior to exams. Both projects will be completed by June 30, 2011.

NEH summer stipends The Office of Sponsored Programs is accepting internal applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program, which supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly works. Internal applications for this program are being accepted by the Office of Sponsored Programs through Aug. 26. The program provides $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. For details such as eligibility criteria for nominees and submission requirements are set forth in the attached flyer, call 4-4316 or email petuttle@uncg.edu.

Fundraising goal exceeded UNCG surpassed its goal of $12 million in fundraising for the 2009-10 academic year. By the end of June, Advancement Services had processed gifts and pledges totaling $12,535,548 for the academic year. UNCG is, reportedly, the only system campus to surpass its goal for the year.

Budget passed UNC President Erskine Bowles issued a statement on June 29 regarding the 2010-11 state budget, which was passed by the State Legislature early last week: “Legislators really stood up for our University and our 225,000 students in these hard times when money is scarce. On a relative basis and particularly considering the economic climate, the 2010-11 state budget we received from the General Assembly was nothing short of remarkable. We knew there were going to be significant cuts in every part of state government, and the University took its fair share. But the legislature really worked hard to help us protect the quality of education we can deliver to our students. While there were targeted cuts to various University programs, the legislature held additional management flexibility cuts to $70 million. In the end, the General Assembly also committed to fully fund the University’s requests for need-based financial aid, enrollment growth, and operating reserves for new buildings. It also adopted the Board of Governors’ alternative tuition plan for the coming year and authorized additional tuition increases to help offset the impact of budget cuts. Importantly, the final budget does not include a provision that would have effectively capped University enrollment growth and denied access to qualified North Carolinians. This tangible show of support is vitally important to the economic future of North Carolina. The Board of Governors, our boards of trustees, faculty, staff, and most importantly, our students join me in thanking the General Assembly for this remarkable show of confidence in our public universities.” Governor Perdue signed the budget bill June 30.