UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: March 16, 2011

NotesIconFrom drafts to “final” Those unable to attend the March 2 Faculty Senate meeting, at which Dr. Rebecca Adams made an Academic Program Review presentation, may view the PowerPoint here. One of the many notable changes, in response to comments and suggestions to February’s drafts, is that as the units rank their programs into three groupings, the groupings will bear no specific labels. They will simply be Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. The final versions of the Academic Program Review documents, as well as her presentation, can be viewed at http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview/docreview.aspx

Lawther lecture Dr. Steven N. Blair, a professor in the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, will deliver the 2011 Lawther Lecture – “Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem of the 21st Century?” – at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Bryan Building Auditorium. Blair is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, Society for Behavioral Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, and American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His research focuses on the associations between lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition and chronic disease. He has written more than 500 papers and book chapters, which have been cited more than 25,000 times. He also was the senior scientific editor for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health. The lecture is sponsored by the School of Health and Human Performance. For more information call 4-5744.

The Duncan Women’s History Lecture Series continues with “Clothes, Class and Travel: Rewriting the Domestic Tradition.” The lecturer will be Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown (Maryland). It will be held Tuesday, March 22, 4 p.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House.

LAC gets Tutoring Certification Award The Learning Assistance Center’s tutoring program (part of the Student Success Center department) was awarded the Advanced NADE Certification at the annual conference on Feb. 24. NADE (the National Association for Developmental Education) certification involves, minimally, a four-year self-evaluation process based on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). NADE offers both a general and advanced certification for tutoring programs. Advanced certification reflects greater research and data collection efforts on the part of the recipient program. The UNCG Learning Assistance Center is one of only 20 that have received this award nationwide, thus far.

NCPEA The Department of Leadership and Cultural Foundations received congratulations that UNCG was accepted as the fourth institutional member of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). Dr. Carol Mullen is an elected member of the Executive Board, currrently serving a three-year term. The NCPEA is committed to the practice and study of educational administration. Established in 1947, the NCPEA continues its commitment to serve the interests and needs of professors of educational administration and practicing school leaders.

Business conflict management classes begin April 5 Concerned about potential workplace violence? Want to figure out how to deal with difficult employees or vendors? The UNCG Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution Program is again offering a certificate in business conflict management. The training, offered April 5-May 10 as part of the program’s CIVIC (Conflict and Violence Intervention in Communities) Project, teaches specific strategies for defusing conflict and reaching positive outcomes. The 12-hour Business Conflict Management Certificate is designed for anyone interested in upgrading their workplace skills, including supervisors, human resource professionals, MBA students, safety managers/committee members, displaced workers, and those considering a career change. The curriculum includes Conflict in the Workplace, Conflict Management through Policy and Procedure Design, the Manager/Supervisor Role in Conflict Management, and Workplace Violence Prevention/Intervention with Threat Assessment Strategies and Crisis Management. The classes will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gateway University Research Park, Browns Summit. The complete six-week training costs $800 with a reduced rate for students and employees of government and non-profit agencies. Individuals also have the option of registering for one or more sessions rather than the entire series at a cost of $175 per session. For more information or to register, call 4-4781.

Triplette photography The Art Department will celebrate the life and photography of Eugene Triplette in an exhibition of his photographs titled “Faces of Faith” in Gatewood Art Gallery from March 18 to April 17. The opening reception will be held in the Gatewood Studio Art Building’s atrium at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18. In association with this event, nationally acclaimed photographer Nina Berman will give a lecture on her photographs at 6 p.m. in Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Landfill on the lawn The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling will be put on an event to show individuals the waste they produce and how much of it could be recycled. Thursday, March 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Stone Building and across the street from Jackson Library. The trash Dumpsters of Ragsdale-Mendenhall and Guilford residence halls will be dumped on the lawn and volunteers donning bio-hazard suits will hand-sort the waste to see how much of it could have been recycled with UNCG’s recycling program. The residence hall trash dumpster with the least amount of recyclables in it will be deemed the winner.

MBA students take national Small Business Institute honors Teams of graduate students from the Master of Business Administration degree program have again received national recognition in the Project of the Year Competition sponsored by the Small Business Institute. The winning teams, assembled as multi-national groups, have now graduated from the full-time MBA program in the Bryan School. One group took second place in the Graduate Comprehensive category for examining the feasibility of Tiger Tek Inc. of Brown Summit entering the electric motor market. Tiger Tek has already implemented the team’s recommendations.Another group took third place in the Graduate Specialized category for development of online banking strategies for the Bank of Oak Ridge.

Parent & Family Advisory Council Scholarship The Office of New Student & Spartan Family Programs is now accepting applications for the Parent & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes students who have inspired good will and support for the university in the larger Greensboro community. Two awards will be given in the amount of $1,000 each. Students applying must be in good academic and conduct standing, have at least one family member who is a member of the Parent & Family Association (http://orientation.uncg.edu/families/association/), have engaged in activities on or off campus that have fostered good will and support for UNCG, and provide two letters of reference. Please encourage students who meet these criteria to complete an application. Applications are available online at http://orientation.uncg.edu/families/council/. The application deadline is Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. If you would like to recommend a student for this scholarship, please send the student’s name and email address to New Student & Spartan Family Programs at families@uncg.edu or 4-5231. The Parent & Family Advisory Council Scholarship is made possible through generous donations from UNCG parents and family members to the Spartan Families Fund.

Arts and Essays by Foster Friends of North Carolina “Reflections of the Heart” is a collection of artwork and essays from children experiencing foster care. Through words and pictures, foster children have an opportunity to share their experiences as well as express the hope and plans they have for their futures. “Reflections of the Heart” brings to life the stories of our community’s children.This exhibition will be on display in the Multicultural Resource Center through May 6. There will be an art reception on Wednesday, March 16, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Multicultural Resource Center.

Ashby Residential College will present an “unconference” March 30, 5-9 p.m. Students will display their talents – scholarly, artistic or otherwise. It will be a kick off event for the campus’ Transcend Conference. Those with questions may email plwyrick@uncg.edu.

THREADS The annual fashion show, “Under the Influence: Art, Music and Cinema in Fashion,” hits the runway Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, EUC. It is sponsored by THREADS, a networking and social organization for UNCG’s Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies students. Clarification: The visual that accompanied the full story in the March 2 Campus Weekly was taken by Erica Payne.

Basics of personal investing Do you know the difference between an IRA and a 401(k)? Want to know more about CDs, money market accounts, stocks, bonds and mutual funds? Do you need a broker to invest or can you do it yourself? Learn more Wednesday, March 23, at the Brown Bag talk “The Basics of Personal Investing. It will be noon to 1 p.m. in Jarrell Lecture Hall, Jackson Library. It is sponsored by Staff Senate. The speaker is James Milanese (Bryan School, Department of Accounting and Finance). Bring your lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided. Registration is required. To register, go to https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops/. Select “Staff Brown Bag Seminars”.

Off-campus housing fair Faculty and staff are invited to the 10th annual Off-Campus Housing Fair on Monday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom. More than 30 properties will be represented from all over Greensboro. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather information on different types of local housing options and speak with leasing staff about property features and costs. Representatives from UNCG Dining Services, UNCG Parking & Campus Access Management, and Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) will also be at the fair. Enjoy give-aways, games, drawings, and door prizes. This event is free and open to the UNCG community. For more information, visit http://www.uncg.edu/cap/commuter/.