UNCG Campus Weekly

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

Campus People: November 10, 2010

012010CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Dr. John Salmon – Dr. Keith Mobley – Dr. Stuart J. Schleien – Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh With the Staff

111010CampusPeople_SalmonDr. John Salmon (Music) has the first recording of his own compositions. The CD, titled “Salmon Is A Jumpin’,” was released on Albany records on Nov. 1. It features jazz piano compositions, recorded in the Music Building Organ Hall in the fall of 2009. “They reflect my background in both jazz and classical music,” he said. The recording was funded by grants in 2009 from the North Carolina Arts Council ($10,000) and the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro ($1,500), and the project was also made possible by a research leave in the 2009 fall semester. The style of the compositions could be classified as “third stream,” a term describing jazz influenced by classical music.

111010CampusPeople_MobelyDr. Keith Mobley (Counseling and Educational Development) has been named to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Mental Health Counseling Association. Mobley will serve as the Southern Regional Representative.

111010CampusPeople_SchleienDr. Stuart J. Schleien (Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Management) is the recipient of the 2010 Gonzaga da Gama Award. Dr. Gonzaga da Gama passed away a couple of years ago and was a former student of Schleien’s. Gonzaga was recognized as an individual who professed inclusion, empowerment and the enhancement of life through empathy, interest, understanding and activism. The award will be presented to Schleien at the National Institute for Inclusion Recreation at their conference in Chicago. The award was given based on his ability to inspire others not only through professional performance, but also in his personal investment to the betterment of humanity to increase inclusiveness of communities, particularly in leisure settings.

111010CampusPeople_WelshDr. Dianne H.B. Welsh (Bryan School) spoke on university entrepreneurship at an international conference of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Europe Nov. 9 in Kiev, Ukraine. “I’m talking about the importance of cross disciplinary entrepreneurship,” Welsh said before she traveled. “Spread entrepreneurship throughout the curriculum so that you spread innovation and commercialization. You can’t just start a center and expect that’s how it works. You have to put the foundation there first.” The conference is designed to teach emerging countries in Eastern Europe how to cultivate commercialization in their countries. Universities play a key role in that because the vast majority of research that could lead to businesses creation occurs on campuses, she said. Her case study for the presentation: UNCG’s efforts to integrate entrepreneurial principles throughout the curriculum. At UNCG, 33 new or revised cross disciplinary courses with an entrepreneurship focus have been added to curricula across campus in recent years. Welsh came to UNCG in the fall of 2008, and is the N.C. Entrepreneurship Center’s executive director. In October, the center was honored for Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines by the Global Consortium on Entrepreneurship Centers.

WithTheStaffHello: Jessica Weibel, HDFS; Jaime Handley, HDFS

Good-bye: Martisha Wallace, Sponsored Programs; Dara Guerra Agreda, Public Safety and Police; Jenna Nelson, NCRLAP; Jennifer Johnson, NCRLAP