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Notes: January 19, 2011

NotesIcon“UNCG Cares” Training for Faculty and Staff The training session will be Friday, Feb. 18, 2-4 p.m., in Bryan 111. Reserve a spot at http://deanofstudents.uncg.edu/uncgcares/ “UNCG Cares” is a national award winning university-wide program that aims to positively affect retention, increase graduation rates, and continue to promote a sense of community and support at UNCG. During the training, participants will learn active listening skills, how to recognize signs of distress, how to proactively reach out to students and offer help, the variety of issues that students face, effective referrals, and the resources available on campus to assist students. Once a participant has completed the training, he or she will be given a decal/sticker with the “UNCG Cares” logo to display in his or her office. By creating an environment of support, students in distress may get the help they need before issues rise to the crisis level. In addition, faculty and staff will feel more able to assist students with the types of issues with which they are dealing. Questions? Call Amy Jones at 4-5514.

New web site Housing and Residence Life has unveiled its new web site: http://hrl.uncg.edu/. Among the features is a section devoted to parents, to help make them aware of important housing deadlines and to show them what has been distributed to students.

Campus Entrepreneurs Dr. Joseph Erba (Bryan School) notes that this course/program, created three years ago, has three newly licensed student entrepreneurs starting their businesses on campus. The on-campus, for-profit business program, Campus Entrepreneurs, is unique because UNCG allows the students to retain the profits earned, Erba says. Oak Ridge Bank donated monies to fund a micro-loan program to help fund the start-ups. “To date we’ve had five companies started – all these students have since graduated – and these three new ones,” Erba says.

  • Child Like Faith, is owned by C. Daniel Taylor, who is an art major. His business is the design, manufacturing and sales of special occasion, customized figurines. He hopes to be able to expand his business locally and online.
  • Ja’el Mosley’s S.P.E.D. is a specialty screen-printing & embroidery business. Mosely is a Bryan School student who’s very active in a number of organizations. She’s been acting as a marketing rep for her dad’s similar business, but now is striking out on her own more.
  • Compu-Logic is owned by Adrian Martinca and will provide all sorts of software & hardware repair to computers on campus. Martinca has been an entrepreneur in his own right for the past couple of years. He has a store in Kernersville doing this type work. He’s also a member of the Bryan School.

UNCG’s Child and Family Research Network hold a one-day conference addressing the needs of families during times of economic challenge. The Jan. 28 conference is “Promoting Child and Family Well-being in the Context of Economic Challenge: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” Dr. Cybele Raver, Director of NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change and Dr. Linda Burton, Professor of Sociology at Duke University, will be the keynote speakers. U.S. Sen. Kay R. Hagan will make introductory remarks during the morning session; Chancellor Linda P. Brady will speak before the afternoon session. This conference will bring together researchers who study the effects of economic stress on children and families, across a broad spectrum of indicators. Participating scholars from UNCG include Dr. Susan D. Calkins, Dr. Danielle Crosby, Dr. Chris Payne, Dr. Lauren Haldeman and Dr. Christopher Swann. Also participating in the conference will be several members of the community who are working “on the ground” with families and children and can offer a first-hand perspective on the problems families face during times of economic challenge. An open discussion will focus on integrating these different perspectives to develop new paradigms for promoting well-being. This event is being held at Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Details are at http://cfrn.uncg.edu/PCFWInformation.aspx

Biotech Startups: What You Need to Know This talk by Dr. Kathleen Allen, USC Biotechnology Director, will be held Feb. 10 in EUC Auditorium. Registration is at 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m; Presentation and Q&A 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. A reception immediately follows. Registration for the public is $10, but faculty, staff and students are free with valid I.D. Registration is required. Call 6-8649 or email ncec@uncg.edu with questions. Details at http://entrepreneur.uncg.edu/biotechstart.html.

Women’s basketball The team, at 6-2, is in first place in the conference. Phil Perry notes that Coach Lynn Agee is currently at 598 wins for her career. The team’s next three games are at home – today (Wed.), Saturday and Tuesday. The schedule is here. These games are free for faculty and staff with I.D.

Men’s basketball After a run of losses, the men’s team has picked up two straight conference wins. The second half against Davidson Monday night was particularly impressive – freshman Trevis Simpson scored 33 points. The schedule is here.

Your lying mind A “Great Conversation with John King” will be on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Center. It will feature a presentation and discussion on “Your Lying Mind: A Sample of Cognitive Illusions,”. This event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.