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Notes: January 12, 2011

Chancellor’s op-ed The Dec. 23 “Why Academic Restructuring at UNCG?” op-ed piece in the News and Record, written by Chancellor Brady, can be read at http://provost.uncg.edu/restructuring/docs/Why_Academic_Restructuring_at_UNCG.pdf.

Right now in Ghana In October, you read about how Hannah Rose Mendoza (Interior Architecture) and some design students were working to design a needed school in a village in Ghana. As the story said, they would be traveling in January to help build it. They are there now. Follow the blog and see some of their pictures at http://hannahsghana.wordpress.com/

UNCG Southern Scuffle was a big two-day event at the Coliseum in late December. The field was very strong this year, with seven of the nation’s Top 25 teams, including No. 1 Cornell. Cornell and Penn State shared the championship, at the end of the two days. Among the Spartans who competed, two are nationally ranked: Ivan Lopouchanski, rated No. 16 at 149 pounds, and Peter Sturgeon, No. 18 in the heavyweight division.

Women’s basketball streak A look at the SoCon standings shows UNCG’s women’s team at the top. Guard Monique Floyd led the team to a 5-0 start in SoCon play. After two road losses in the past days, they are 5-2 and are tied for first place in the standings. Faculty and staff enjoy free admission to all women’s games this year. Just show your university ID. The women’s team schedule is here.

New Student & Spartan Family Programs is looking for transfer and/or adult students at UNCG whom you believe are excellent role models and would make great SOAR leaders. This spring they will be hiring 10 students to be a part of the TASL (Transfer & Adult SOAR Leader) team. They are looking for students who are active in the UNCG community and have the desire to reach out to incoming transfer and adult students to help them acclimate to UNCG during SOAR. The application and interview process will begin later this spring, but they are currently taking nominations from faculty and staff. If you have students you would like to recommend for this position, please email the name and contact information of the student to Garrett Kachellek at jgkachel@uncg.edu.

Nominations for Student Excellence Award The Lloyd International Honors College is accepting nominations for the Student Excellence Award. These awards are given to seniors whose academic careers are outstanding both inside and outside the classroom. Each academic department and interdisciplinary program may nominate up to two students for the award. Nomination packets have been sent to faculty and can be found at www.honorscollege.uncg.edu. The deadline for receiving nominations is Thursday, Feb. 10, in 205 Foust Building. If you have any questions may call the honors college at 4-5538.

MLK Celebration Jan. 18 Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, will be the keynote speaker for UNCG’s 2011 Martin Luther King Day celebration on Tuesday, Jan.18, at 7 p.m. in Aycock Auditorium. The event is free.The Little Rock Nine were the nine African-American students who entered Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957, confronted by a hostile crowd and escorted by the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne. The Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision three years earlier struck down segregation in public schools and these nine students put the decision to the test. Roberts was a 15-year-old junior when he entered Little Rock Central High School. He is CEO of Terrence J. Roberts & Associates, a management consultant firm devoted to fair and equitable practices. Roberts is the recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal and the Spingarn Medal. For more information, email mark_villacorta@uncg.edu.

Counseling students help women ‘Thrive’ despite HIV/AIDS Graduate-level counseling students teamed up with the Triad Health Project to create an online resource for women living with HIV and AIDS. The online booklet, “Project Thrive: Women Living Longer, Living Better with HIV/AIDS,” is available at http://www.uncg.edu/ced/thrive. It includes information on such issues as disclosure of HIV-positive status, job-related questions, maintaining supportive relationships and self care. “Project Thrive” was a semester-long project undertaken by students in Dr. Christine Murray’s sexuality counseling class. Murray and the students promoted the resource at the Triad Health Project’s annual Winter Walk last month. “Project Thrive” was a response to the relative lack of services and resources for women with HIV/AIDS compared with men, Murray said. “It was really important to the students that they send a positive message of empowerment and hope to these women through this project. This was especially true after they learned how the health behaviors that HIV-positive women use really can lead to positive physical and mental health outcomes.” The Triad Health Project, based in Greensboro, is dedicated to HIV prevention, education and services.

UNCG Staff Senate Angel Tree Project 2010 was a great success for three UNCG families who needed assistance in making the holidays a great one for their children. The Staff Senate Service Committee says they received clothing of all sizes, toys, books, gift cards and money. One family, in a note afterward, said: “You guys made my boys so very happy this Christmas. I have to say that this was their best Christmas, ever! We are truly blessed and thankful to have people like you to help out a family in need!” In addition to gifts for the children, the three families received several grocery store gift cards, along with some to Walgreens and Dollar Tree, to help make a great holiday.

Last year’s men’s basketball television spot campaign has been nominated for a Mid-South Regional Emmy Award in the small budget commercials category, according to the companies that created the ad. The winner will be announced later this month. The ad, created by Mark Wagoner Productions and G-Force Marketing Solutions, also received a Telly Award for a Regional Commercial a few months ago. Last year’s ad can be viewed on this blog.

Academic All-SoCon Twenty-six UNCG student-athletes earned spots on the Academic All-Southern Conference Team for the fall semester. Men’s soccer player Peyton Ford and SoCon Female Cross Country Runner of the Year Ashley Schnell both had 4.0 grade point averages. Women’s soccer led the way for UNCG with 10 selections.

Radwanski to Clemson Women’s soccer coach Eddie Radwanski, who led UNCG to its fifth straight Southern Conference regular-season title, a school-record 19 wins and the school’s ninth NCAA tournament berth this season, has been named the new head coach at Clemson. Radwanski, who was a two-time All-American on UNCG’s men’s team in the 1980s, leaves an indelible mark on the UNCG women’s program, as the Spartans went 139-65-13 overall and 85-15-5 in the SoCon during his 10-year tenure. Radwanski directed UNCG to seven SoCon regular-season titles, four SoCon Championship titles and five NCAA tournament appearances. “Greensboro has been my home and it means an awful lot to me. I’m thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to lead the program. I was the so-called guardian for the last 10 years, and it’s a special place.” Radwanski was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Mondo Southeast Region Coach of the Year this season after directing the Spartans to one of the best seasons in school history. UNCG went 19-2-1. Radwanski will inherit a Clemson team that went 6-13 overall, starting the year 5-0 before losing 13 of its last 14. The Tigers were 0-10 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In memoriam Charles Barfield, a Gateway University Research Park maintenance employee, died on Dec. 18. He had been affiliated with the North Campus property since it was the Central North Carolina School of the Deaf.

Silver certification Gateway University Research Park’s Research Facility One, the first building constructed at Gateway’s South Campus location on Lee Street, has been awarded LEED Silver Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED certification of Silver was based on a number of green design and construction features. Research Facility One, which opened in September 2008, is home to two divisions of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The facility also serves as the temporary location of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

Budget Central Web site updates The UNCG Budget Central web site has been updated with the following: http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/Dec2010LBMemoFY2010-11BudgetManagement.pdf



Bryan School moves master’s degree program online Starting next fall, the Bryan School will offer the master’s degree in information technology and management as an online degree program only, replacing the face-to-face master’s program in the discipline. The degree is the fifth online offering for the school and the first at the master’s level. The move online was prompted, in part, by student requests, said Dr. Lakshmi Iyer, an associate professor and director of graduate programs for the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. The numbers of students taking advantage of the Bryan School’s online post-baccalaureate certificates has more than doubled, she said. The master’s degree, which requires 30 to 36 hours of class work to complete depending on an applicant’s background, focuses on both information technology and the management of technology resources. The program combines technological and managerial components to train graduates to deal effectively with the complex issues involved in applying information technology within organizations. Students also learn to work in a collaborative work environment, with an emphasis on problem-solving skills and decision making. Applicants are required to have taken the GMAT or GRE within the past five years. Many prospective students in the program are working professionals who will benefit from the flexibility an online program will offer, Iyer said.

Toys for kids The Athletics department collected more than $2,300 and more 112 toys in its support of the FOX8 Gifts for Kids campaign this year. Partnering with the Student Government Association this year, the department took donations at the EUC and at basketball games.

Let’s talk budget Reade Taylor, vice chancellor for Business Affairs, will present an information session on “How UNCG’s Budget Works.” The talk will be Thursday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Jarrell Lecture Hall on the lower level of Jackson Library. The talk is sponsored by the Budget Education Committee of the Staff Senate. This event is open to the entire campus community.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s and meds On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Geoffrey Dunbar, MD, will present the talk “Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Drug Delivery Efforts” in EUC’s Dogwood Room at noon. The talk is sponsored by the UNCG Gerontology Research Network. Dunbar is Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of Targacept, a Winston-Salem company exploring pharmaceuticals that selectively interact with neuro-nicotinic receptors to promote therapeutic effects. Reservations are recommended and appreciated. Contact Lori Kerr, lakerr@uncg.edu, 256-1020. This event is free and open to the campus and the community.

In memoriam Dr. Kieth Wright died on Dec. 12. Wright retired in 2001 after 21 years here at UNCG, where he was a professor and a chair of the Department of Library Information Services.