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Campus People: January 12, 2011

012010CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Kathleen Williams – Eddie Radwanski – Dr. W. Richard Cowling III – Dr. Walter H. Beale – Dr. Bob Wineburg – Dr. Odell Cleveland – Dr. H. Svi Shapiro

011211CampusPeople_WilliamsHHP Associate Dean Kathleen Williams has been selected to participate in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Leadership Development Program that begins in New Orleans on March 15. She was selected as a member of a group of 10 from more than 100 nominees across the country. The group will spend several days in administrative leadership development related to health careers/health schools before the annual spring meeting and they will continue with “homework” until the fall. She had to complete a series of essays and seek letters of recommendation to be selected. She wrote about UNCG’s academic realignment in health and human development for her topic, something important to the association leadership since more than 50 of the member schools have experienced realignment.

011211CampusPeople_RadwanskiWomen’s soccer coach Eddie Radwanski (Athletics) was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Mondo Southeast Region Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers. He led UNCG to a 19-2-1 record and a top-10 national ranking at the end of the regular season. UNCG finished the season tied for the third-best winning percentage in NCAA Division I (.866). Radwanski coached UNCG to a school-record 16-match winning streak this season. Their 19 wins matched the school record set in 1997, while the two losses were the fewest in school history. The Spartans also went undefeated at home for the first time in school history. As noted elsewhere in CW, Radwanski is leaving UNCG to take the helm of the women’s soccer team at Clemson.

011211CampusPeople_CowlingDr. W. Richard Cowling III
(Nursing) was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in November. This honor is reserved for nurses who have made exceptional contributions in the areas of education, practice and research. Cowling’s work is exemplified by the integration of theory, research, and practice from a unique holistic and unitary perspective. His most outstanding contributions to nursing have been in the areas of research and practice relevant to women survivorship of childhood abuse and depression. He is director of UNCG’s PhD Program in Nursing and editor of the Journal of Holistic Nursing.

Dr. Walter H. Beale (English) received honorable mention for his book “Learning from Language: Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Literary Humanism,” as the Modern Language Association of America announced its 30th annual Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize. The prize is awarded for an outstanding work in the fields of language, culture, literacy or literature with strong application to the teaching of English. Dr. Robert E. Cummings (Mississippi) received the award for “Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia.” The committee’s citation for the honorable mention reads “‘Learning from Language’ offers the metaphors of symmetry (how words mirror the world) and asymmetry (how words do not mirror something outside themselves) to understand concepts that are of burning importance to teachers of literature and rhetoric, such as whether we can learn from language to become better people. Offering a tour de force analysis of the Sophists and classical Greek drama to postmodernism, literary theory, pragmatics, speech-act theory, linguistics, and discourse analysis, Beale argues that while symmetry is hard to prove and asymmetry is the more defensible position, the intuition that there’s something true about symmetry should not be ignored. ‘Learning from Language’ illustrates our connections and our conjoined disciplinary history and offers a way of seeing through the arbitrary and political boundaries that rule our university curricula without too many people understanding why.” Beale’s current book project is tentatively titled “The Love of Words: Linguistics for Poets (and Teachers).”

Dr. Bob Wineburg
(Social Work) and Dr. Odell Cleveland (Social Work) will speak Friday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel’s annual Martin Luther King service. It is at the Jefferson Road campus. Their recent book “Pracademics & Social Change” is about their friendship and the success of the local nonprofit Grassroots Reform Liaison Project. A full report on their work and book will be in a future Campus Weekly. A wonderful, short video about the project and their book is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQRrJTKI8QA.

011211CampusPeople_ShapiroDr. H. Svi Shapiro
(Education) has a new book, published by Palgrave-McMillan last month, “Educating Youth for a World Beyond Violence; A Pedagogy for Peace.” In it, he explores the social, political and spiritual roots of violence and war, and how educators can teach so as to encourage and nurture a culture of peace and non-violence. The book continues Shapiro’s critical inquiry into the meaning of democratic citizenship education in global society. In addition to being a professor of Education and Cultural Studies, he is coordinator of the PhD program in Educational Studies-Cultural Studies specialization.