UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: November 3, 2010

NotesIconLovelady gives Child and Family Research Network talk The CFRN presents Dr. Cheryl Lovelady, “Preventing Childhood Obesity: Start in the Early Years,” Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Nussbaum Room of downtown’s Greensboro Public Library. Lovelady, professor of nutrition, is a researcher in the area of women’s health, with emphasis on energy needs and exercise in the postpartum period. She is currently a co-investigator on a National Institute of Health-funded randomized trial with the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. The study is “KAN-DO: Kids & Adults Now – Defeat Obesity”. The primary objective is to encourage postpartum mothers and their preschool-aged children to work together to promote healthy eating, increase physical activity, and reduce sedentary behaviors. Lovelady received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, her M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley where she completed her Dietetic Internship, and her B.S. in Dietetics from California State University, Chico. She has received numerous awards for her research and teaching, including the School of Human Environmental Sciences Board of Governor’s Outstanding Teaching Award and the Research Excellence Award. Visit CFRN’s web site at http://cfrn.uncg.edu for more information.

Faculty Center reservations now available through the EUC Reservations Office As of Nov. 1, reservations can be made for use of the Faculty Center by contacting the Elliott University Center Reservations Office. The Faculty Center is available for presentations, receptions, lectures or small gatherings of up to 50 people. The center provides wireless internet services; as well as comfortable seating, tables, podium, easel, dry erase board and a flip chart. The kitchenette is equipped with a refrigerator and icemaker. Restroom facilities are available. Four outside entrances are available to the Faculty Center, two of which open onto an outdoor balcony. A ramp leading into the facility from College Avenue makes it accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Faculty Center, built in 1948 and originally a soda shop, is conveniently located next to the Alumni House on College Avenue. For more information, or to reserve the Faculty Center for your next event, contact the EUC Reservations Office at 4-5378.

New name The Office of Orientation and Family Programs has undergone a name change to the Office of New Student and Spartan Family Programs. The name change more accurately reflects the comprehensive programs and services the office offers new students beyond SOAR, explains Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples, as well as new initiatives related to the first year transition and retention of new students to the university. Additionally, the office will now collaborate with Undergraduate Studies with formalized intentionality and purpose to serve the ever-growing complexity of offerings for incoming, first year and transitioning students. A primary goal of this partnership between Student Affairs and Undergraduate Studies is to identify opportunities within existing programs, as well as create new collaborative programs, that will maximize high-impact efforts affecting student learning, efficiency, retention and cost containment. Lastly, in recognition of the growing programs and services to the families of our undergraduate students, and in support of increased affinity for and spirit around UNCG by families, the name “Spartan” has been added to emphasize the office’s unique Spartan Family Programs.

Education options for staff members As a staff member, are you interested in learning more about the undergraduate and graduate education options available at UNCG? On Nov. 9 and Dec. 8, UNCG will hold two separate panel discussions concerning these topics. On Nov. 9, hear an Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid panel discuss options for furthering your education. On Dec. 8, the focus will be on The Graduate School, Financial Aid, and The Division of Continual Learning. There will be information on tuition waivers and other staff benefits. There will be question and answer periods as well. Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert are provided. RSVP for each date separately by visiting https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops/ – click on Staff Senate Brown Bag Seminars.

In memoriam Charles “Charlie” Sullivan, husband of former Chancellor Pat Sullivan, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, after a brief illness. The funeral service was on Tuesday, Nov. 2. His advanced degrees were in electrical engineering, and he had a 25-year career in the corporate world with General Electric and Texas Instruments, where he worked on the analysis, design and computer simulation of semiconductor devices and fabrication technology and the development of semiconductor engineering software. Most on campus knew him as the genial co-host of hundreds of UNCG special events, during his wife’s13 years as chancellor. She preceded him in death in August 2009. Charlie Sullivan was profiled in the Spring 2008 UNCG Magazine.

Commemoration of Veterans Day A presentation by the United States War Veterans/North Carolina Honor Guard Group will be at the Fountain at Thursday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. The program will include a colorguard, rifle and bugle presentation. This program is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. At noon that day, a Veterans Day Reception will be in Jackson Library, with refreshments in the Jackson Library on the first floor in the Julia Cameron Trice Study Alcove in the Reference Room. Guests will be able to view a selection of items from the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project in the Jackson Library Archive. RSVP by Tues., Nov. 9, to lmmcguir@uncg.edu if you are planning to attend the reception.

Employment Fair for PhD and master’s students UNCG will again join Duke University, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill and others in sponsoring the North Carolina PhD/Master’s Employment Fair. Master’s and PhD candidates at sponsoring schools are invited to attend the event on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m., at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. This annual event allows graduate students to meet with employers from the business, government and non-profit sectors interested in hiring master’s and PhD graduates. More than 30 employer representatives will be on hand to discuss opportunities in the fields of computer science, mathematics/statistics, sciences, social sciences, government, healthcare, and more. For details, visit http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/phdfair/ . If you have questions, email career_services@uncg.edu or call 4-5454.

Award for Residence Hall Association UNCG RHA received the Dan Wooten Award from NCHO, which is awarded for quality contributions at the local (campus and community), state and regional levels.

India festival The Yuva – India Students’ Organization will host an Indian Festival Sunday, Nov. 7, in 225 Curry Building from 4- 6 p.m. “This event’s main purpose is to educate the people of Greensboro about the culture and tradition of India and also its ethnic diversity.” said Maram Rahul Reddy, the student group’s president. “We will be showcasing Indian classical dance, dance to Indian Bollywood music, a humorous skit and a traditional fashion show depicting the diverse regions of the Indian sub-continent.” There’ll also be delicious Indian snacks. It is open to the general public. Admission is $5; all students are free.

Men’s soccer takes share of SoCon title The title is UNCG’s sixth in 14 seasons in the Southern Conference, the last coming in 2006. The Spartans have shared three of the six titles during that time. They are the top seed in the conference title. They host Georgia Southern Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.

The ship was carrying marble Dr. Deborah Carlson of the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A & M University will speak on “A Monumental Cargo: The Roman Column Wreck at Kizilburun, Turkey.” The talk will be Thursday, Nov. 11, 101 Sullivan Science Bldg. at 8 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Classical Studies. Since 2005, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) at Texas A&M University has been excavating the remains of a Roman marble carrier wrecked in the 1st century B.C. off the Aegean coast of Turkey. The ship was transporting the components of a (then) newly-quarried monumental column comprised of a single Doric capital and eight enormous drums. Once assembled, the drums and capital would have formed a column nearly 10 meters tall, weighing around 60 tons. Carlson will discuss the wreck and the uses for which this particular cargo were intended. The excavation team was only recently able to study the wooden hull of the ship beneath the tons of stone cargo, and Carlson will also discuss the ongoing study of the ship and its construction.

Basketball event today Faculty and staff are invited to kick off the 2010-11 basketball season with Spartan Athletics at the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House today (Nov. 3) from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy some heavy appetizers while mingling with Athletics front office staff, men’s and women’s basketball staff and a few student-athletes while they pop in between classes.