UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: September 1, 2010

NotesIconCalendar of Workshops The Fall 2010 Training and Development calendar of workshops has been posted on the Human Resource Services training web site. Included on the calendar are professional development and personal enrichment opportunities from the HRS Learning Modules, an expanded Financial & Life Planning (FLP) series and the training opportunities offered at the Office of State Personnel. The course title/link on the calendar provides time, location, course description, and a link to register. Also posted on the site is the new UNCG Training & Development Catalog, which can be downloaded at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Training/HRS_Training_Catalog_10-11.pdf. You may wish to print a copy for your departmental common space or bulletin board. If your area has predetermined training events that are offered to faculty and staff and you would like for them to be included in this catalog produced each August and January, send HRS the information. Those with questions or catalog entries may contact Gwenne Causey or Jason Morris in HRS at 4-5009.

Study Abroad Fair The fair for students as well as faculty and staff will be today (Wednesday, Sept. 1), 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Stone Lawn on College Avenue. Anyone who has an interest in study abroad is welcome to stop by and get more information about the different programs and opportunities that UNCG offers.

SoCon Academic Honor Roll UNCG had a school-record 117 student-athletes earn spots on the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2009-10 school year. To be named to the Honor Roll, student-athletes must participate in a varsity sport and post a 3.0 grade point average or higher while passing at least 24 hours in two semesters, or its equivalent for other academic calendars. UNCG had more than 100 student-athletes on the Honor Roll for the fourth straight year. Nearly half of UNCG’s 244 student-athletes from the 2009-10 academic year earned at least a 3.0 GPA.There were 69 student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs in the league for the school year, and UNCG boasted 10 of them.

Food for Thought The Lloyd International Honors College invites faculty, staff and students to the Food for Thought lunches, on Wednesdays at noon in the Faculty Center. Today (Wednesday, Sept. 1), the topic is “Coming to America: The International Student’s Perspective.” Tom Martinek of the International Programs Center will lead a discussion about how the dramatic changes made to visa and immigration procedures after 9/11 have affected international students coming to study here, and the vast differences between the US college system and higher education around the world. Stacey Peebles notes this is a great chance to hear from international students how their educational system at home differs from the experience at UNCG and how this reflects various aspects of their culture.

“Wild Caught” on PBS this Friday At 10 p.m on Friday, Sept. 3, UNC-TV will broadcast statewide Matt Barr’s one-hour documentary “Wild Caught: The Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town.” It has been modified from the original feature-length version, which was originally premiered on campus in April of 2006. It has been shown in a number of venues including film festivals, academic conferences and community screenings.”Wild Caught” looks at the struggles of the fishing families of Snead’s Ferry, North Carolina, a traditional fishing town undergoing the onslaught of a rising tide of seafood imports and an ever-increasing rate of coastal development. Filmed over a seven-year period “Wild Caught” has become an advocacy piece for fishermen in North Carolina and throughout the country. It is being distributed to the PBS system by NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association.

Furniture Expo will be held Sept. 7, from 3-8 p.m. in the EUC, Cone Ballrooms B and C. Any students living on campus as well as faculty and staff members can tour an exhibit of student room furniture from five select vendors and give feedback on what they would like to see in the new residence hall and renovated Quad in the future. Your impressions are important to Housing and Residence Life. Questions? Email klburges@uncg.edu.

Got free stuff to give away? If so, the university’s official Facebook account and Twitter account could use it. Each semester, several prize packs are awarded to the winners of a variety of social media contests conducted on that Facebook page (http://facebook.uncg.edu) and on Twitter (http://twitter.com/uncg). All types of items are welcomed, from event tickets and apparel to CDs/DVDs or smaller items like pens and stickers. What’s in it for your department or program? Free advertising among the ever growing number of fans and followers. Contact Lanita Withers Goins at ldgoins@uncg.edu or Debbie Schallock at drschall@uncg.edu if you have questions or donations.

Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Assistantships (IdURA) These assistantships support students working with faculty across disciplinary lines to create and disseminate knowledge in new areas of scholarship and research. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. For details, see http://www.uncg.edu/our/2011idura.html or call the Office of Undergraduate Research at 4-4776.

World Suicide Prevention Day will be Friday, Sept.10. The campus’ Friends Helping Friends suicide prevention and mental health awareness group, along with the Counseling and Testing Center, will have information tables set up in the Atrium from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and in the EUC Commons from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. The Friends Helping Friends program and the Wellness Center of Student Health Services will also be launching their two-level I CARE program on these days. The Level I training is a mental health and suicide awareness outreach program, which can be requested by emailing the program’s Outreach Coordinator, Anne Keyworth, at amkeywor@uncg.edu. The gatekeeper training, Level II, teaches participants the skills they need to intervene with an individual who is showing signs of mental distress or suicide ideation. It is an interactive program that is UNCG-specific. To register for this program, visit http://www.uncg.edu/shs/fhf/ or contact Julie Catanzarite at jacaddy@uncg.edu.