UNCG Campus Weekly

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

Notes: September 8, 2010

SECC Campaign will begin Sept. 17 The State Employees Combined Campaign will run from Sept. 17 to Nov. 17 this year. In past years, there has been a large campus Kick-Off Celebration to launch the campaign. This year, there will be no Kick-Off or silent auction. The solicitors for each department across campus will meet Sept. 17. The campaign will begin that day. More about the campaign will be in an upcoming issue.

Give a pint. Get a pint. The first of four Red Cross Blood Drives this year will be on Tuesday, Sept.14, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m in EUC’s Cone Ballroom. In exchange for your blood donation you’ll receive a sweet treat. When you give a pint, you’ll get a pint of ice cream donated by Blue Bell Creameries. Elliott University Center will sponsor the drive. All presenting donors will also be entered for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card from the American Red Cross. To schedule your donation appointment, visit http://www.uncg.edu/euc, or call 4-5800. Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome. A photo ID is required.

What Is Nonideal Theory? Dr. David Schmidtz, professor of philosophy, joint professor of economics and founding director of Arizona’s Freedom Center will speak Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. in Bryan Building, Room 160. “What Is Nonideal Theory?” is the lecture’s title. Schmidtz was president of the American Society for Value Inquiry in 2008. The BB&T Distinguished Lecture Series in Capitalism will present the lecture.

Dr. Ron Crutcher will speak on “Liberal Education and the Development of Civic Capacity” Thursday, Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m. in Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. President of Wheaton College since 2004 and UNCG’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs between 1987 and 1990, Crutcher is a recognized leader in the field of higher education. He serves as co-chair of LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise), the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ national campaign to demonstrate the value of liberal education. A past chair of the AAC&U’s board, he also is a member of the Board of the Berklee College of Music, the Posse Foundation, and the Institute of Shipboard Education.You may read the LEAP report and learn more about Crutcher at http://opa.uncg.edu. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Planning and Assessment and the Office of Undergraduate Studies. In addition, Crutcher will also address the humanities faculty, whose General Education courses will be recertified this year, at an open forum on Friday, Sept.10, from 11 a.m. until noon in the Joyner Room of EUC.

RAMSeS A RAMSeS workshop will be on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Room 2711, Moore Humanities & Research Administration Building. The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Sponsored Programs are sponsoring it. Details are here.

Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out Dr. Richard Taylor, a former psychologist, will deliver the presentation “Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out ” on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. in Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House.Taylor has lived in Houston with the diagnosis of dementia, probably of the Alzheimer’s type, for the past seven years. Four years ago he discovered that thinking, speaking, and writing about what it is like for him to live with this condition had become the new purpose for his life. By sharing his experience and ideas and encouraging others to do the same, Taylor helps demystify Alzheimer’s disease. Join the UNCG Gerontology Research Network for this presentation. RSVP if you plan plan to attend to Lori Kerr at lakerr@uncg.edu or 6-1020.

Women’s soccer this weekend The women’s soccer team defeated No. 10 ranked Wake Forest in Winston-Salem Aug 23. It was the highest ranked team the women’s team has defeated in about 10 years, and the third year in a row that they have defeated a ranked team. As a result of the big win, they became a ranked team. Last weekend, they played Southern Cal to a draw and lost to Cal State Fullerton. Their next home game will be Friday, Sept, 10, at 7 p.m., versus Charlotte. All soccer games this year are free.

To celebrate National Deaf Awareness Week The Professions in Deafness Programs within the Specialized Education Services Department is hosting its 2nd annual “Deaf Kiss-Fist” on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the EUC Auditorium. Deaf children and adults will be performing various types of entertainment. The performances will be voice-interpreted for those who do not know American Sign Language. There will be exhibits of talent and professional work by deaf people as well as information booths. For more information, contact Karen De Naples at kmdenapl@uncg.edu

Long overdue The University Libraries will modify its policies regarding long overdue materials charged to faculty and staff. Once an item becomes long overdue (70 days past due for most materials), the faculty or staff person responsible for the item will be unable to borrow any additional library materials until the issue is resolved. For items that are already long overdue, faculty and staff will be unable to borrow additional library materials if the issue is not resolved by Oct. 15, 2010. “We are changing our policy to provide better access to Libraries materials for the entire UNCG community. This revised policy will also help the Libraries spend more of their materials budget on new resources rather than replacing items no longer available for circulation,” says Joe M. Williams, head of Access Services, University Libraries. Those with questions may call 4-5452 or email joe_williams@uncg.edu.

Triad Technology Commercialization Workshop On Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-noon, the Small Business and Technology Development Center, in collaboration with UNCG’s Office of Innovation Commercialization, the Office of Outreach & Technology Transfer at NC A&T and the Hutchison Law Group will host a Triad Technology Commercialization Workshop. It will be in the EUC’s Maple Room. At this half-day workshop, participants will be introduced to important commercialization principles and campus resources that advise on innovation and funding of applied research programs. For more information and a detailed agenda go to: http://www.sbtdc.org/events/pdf/AcadResearch_Sept15.pdf. Visit www.sbtdc.org/register to complete your free registration. Refreshments will be served.

New web sites UNCG Athletics’ new web site was launched in late summer. Check it out, if you haven’t already, at www.uncgspartans.com. And the Weatherspoon has very recently launched their new web site. Check it out at weatherspoon.uncg.edu.

How much are memberships? Student Recreation Center membership packages, new this fall, support you as well as a spouse or lifemate’s interest in staying healthy and active in a demanding economy, says Cindy Hardy. Here are the two membership types and their costs:

  • UNCG Faculty/Staff or Spouse/Lifemate – One year paid in full: $209 – Annual contact: $229 ($19/mo) – Monthly, no contract: $25
  • UNCG Faculty/Staff + Spouse/Lifemate – One year paid in full: $329 – Annual contract: $369 ($30.75/mo) – Monthly, no contract: $44