UNCG Campus Weekly

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Campus People – October 6, 2010

011310CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Holly Goddard Jones – Dr. Nir Kshetri – Dr. Scott Young – Dean Robert Brown – Dr. Kari Eddington – Dr. Tom Kwapil – Dr. Paul Silvia

100610CampusPeople_JonesHolly Goddard Jones (English) was named a 2010 James Jones First Novel Fellowship finalist for her novel-in-progress, “The Remains.” The James Jones First Novel Fellowship was established in 1992 to “honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture as exemplified by (the writings of) James Jones.” It is awarded to an American author of a first novel-in-progress. This year’s competition drew 502 submissions.

100610CampusPeople_KshetriDr. Nir Kshetri (Bryan School) recently won an Emerald Literati Network 2010 Awards for Excellence “Highly commended” citation for his article “The evolution of the Chinese online gaming industry,” published in 2009 in the “Journal of Technology Management in China.”

100610CampusPeople_YoungThe Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Professional Identity Reconition for Counselor Education Programs Award, presented by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The newly developed award was created by NBCC to honor counseling programs which have “a faculty of excellence in and commitment to promoting counselor professional identity.” NBCC noted that all CED faculty members are National Certified Counselors (NCCs) and are licensed in their respective areas. CED chair Dr. Scott Young received the award during the NBCC Board of Directors’ July meeting. According to Young, the $5000 that accompanied the award will be used by the department to initiate an international service learning course for CED students.

100610CampusPeople_BrownDean Robert Brown (DCL) has served on the North Carolina eLearning Commission for the past two and a half years. Governor Bev Perdue elevated and expanded its role by executive order last month and added two legislators to it. Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton will continue to serve as chair, and Brown will continue to co-chair one of its committees – the Teaching & Learning Committee.

100610CampusPeople_EddingtonDr. Kari Eddington, Dr. Tom Kwapil and Dr. Paul Silvia (Psychology) have won a grant of $383,625 from the National Institute of Mental Health for for their proposal “Assessing change in short-term therapy for depression using ESM.” The study will investigate the relative effectiveness of two types of short-term, structured psychotherapies for depression in adults. Eddington (in visual) will be principal investigator; Kwapil and Silvia will be co-investigators.