UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: September 15, 2010

NotesIconFaculty/staff price discount on basketball tickets If you are a faculty or staff member, you can get lower level seats for the 15 men’s basketball games for $129. The normal price is $149 for those Greensboro Coliseum lower level tickets. To receive the form necessary for this discount – as well as information about how you could choose to use payroll deductions – stop by the Athletics Ticket Office, call 4-3250 or email jfcomer@uncg.edu. New this season, all season ticket holders will have a pre-sale opportunity, Oct. 18-21, to purchase additional single-game tickets before the general public purchases single game tickets. Men’s basketball season ticket benefits include reserved parking, premium seat locations and UNCG women’s basketball season tickets (subject to availability). The men’s home schedule features Duke as well as three other ACC teams as part of its very strong schedule.

Autumn Moon Festival Various Asian cultures will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the EUC Auditorium and nearby rooms. Moon Cakes, refreshments, traditional music, dance, calligraphy, martial arts, cultural speakers will be among the offerings. Participating groups are the Chinese Student Association, Greensboro Chinese Association, Hmong Student Association, International and Global Studies Program, Korean School of Greensboro, Taiwanese Student Association, Korean Student Association and various UNCG departments. For more information, contact smwalcot@gmail.com or 4-5382. This event is sponsored by the UNCG International and Global Studies Program with funding from a US Dept. of Education Title VI (A) UISFLGrant and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

Center for New North Carolinians Open House Learn about the center’s programs and discover opportunities for research, service learning, community engaged scholarship and more. The open house will be Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in Edwards Lounge, Stone Building. Their current community connections include: 75 Latino families with children under four; two Community Centers for 80 immigrant families from Africa and Asia; dozens of English language classes; interaction with more than 20 community agencies; and a community garden tended by refugees; and language Interpreter services to more than 200 people per month.

A fatherless child All are invited to a book talk in the EUC’s Multicultural Resource Center featuring Dr. Tara Green, director of African American Studies. Her book “A Fatherless Child” examines the impact of fatherlessness on Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Malcolm X, and Barack Oboma. This event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m.

Honors college open house Lloyd International Honors College invites the UNCG community to an open house celebrating the opening of North Spencer Honors Residence Hall. Join LIHC on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the North Spencer Parlor to help kick off the first year of honors housing.

In memoriam Dr. Donna A. Jeffers-Brown died on Sept. 2. She had been a member of the UNCG community since 1987, where she served as an associate professor in the Department of Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Management. She also worked as assistant director of service-learning in the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, and was pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She was also actively involved in the National Recreation and Park Association, the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, and the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Maple Room of EUC, followed by a private family gathering.

Fall 2010 enrollment figures Dr. Sarah D. Carrigan, director of Institutional Research, has provided enrollment figures for UNCG’s current semester:

  • 18,582 students, up .5 percent compared to a year ago.
  • 2,514 new freshmen, up 4 students
  • 1,451 new transfers, up 2 students
  • 14,774 undergraduates, up 3.2 percent
  • 3,808 graduate students, down 0.7 percent

RISE Network Kickoff Event Anyone in involved in or interested in improving science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) education – pre-K through adult – is invited to an event Tuesday, Sept. 21, 3:30–5 p.m. in Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. Enjoy refreshments and learn about the RISE (Research and Instruction in STEM Education) Network and share ideas for expanding it. Hear about current projects, learn how the network can support your work and get information about their lunch series. The network connects UNCG researchers and educators across disciplines so they can carry out innovative research and instruction in STEM education. RSVP to Mary Seymour, graduate assistant, at mdseymo2@uncg.edu if you plan to attend.

Do you bicycle to UNCG? The Bicycle Club at UNCG will have its first meeting of the 2010-11 year on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Sharpe Room of the EUC.  The agenda is to hear from you, what you’d like the Bike Club to do this year: Organize some bicycle rides for students? Hold bike safety or maintenance clinics? Arrange for a bike shop to be here on campus each month to do repairs? Those with questions may contact Dr. Mary Crowe  at mlcrowe@uncg.edu.

At Associated Campus Ministries meditation room This fall, several campus ministries are joining together to provide a weekly service on campus, says Kevin Matthews, head officer and advisor for the St. Mary’s House Episcopal Campus Ministry, a UNCG affiliated student group. They will be Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the Meditation Room of the Associated Campus Ministries Building, next to the Walker parking deck. Information about the Associated Campus Ministries Center is at www.uncg.edu/min.