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Campus People: March 23, 2011

011310CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Dr. Roy Schwartzman – John E. Foreman – Geoff Bailey – Dr. Hazel N. Brown – Dr. Carol A. Mullen – Kay Cowen

032311CampusPeople_SchwartzmanDr. Roy Schwartzman (Communication Studies) keynoted the 2011 statewide Gathering of Holocaust Educators sponsored by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The annual event brings K-12 teachers, Holocaust scholars, archivists and survivors together for programs designed to equip teachers to educate about the Holocaust and genocide. The theme of this year’s conference, held March 10-13 in Cullowhee, was “Propaganda, Children and the Holocaust.” Additionally, Schwartzman along with graduate student Erin Ellis (graduate student, Communication Studies), and Hemalatha Yarragunta (University Speaking Center) won the 2011 Joyce Ferguson Award at the National Association of Communication Centers conference in Richmond last week. The award, named in honor of retired UNCG faculty member Joyce Ferguson, recognizes the top faculty authored or co-authored paper presented at the conference. The winning paper is titled “Catering to Customers or Cultivating Communicators? Reconciling Divergent Perceptions and Roles of Communication Centers.”

032311CampusPeople_ForemanJohn E. Foreman (Student Success Center) presented at the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Annual Conference in March. The workshop presentation was titled “A Comprehensive New Student Orientation Program is One Factor that Fosters Student Success in TRiO Programs.”

032311CampusPeople_BaileyGeoff Bailey (Student Success Center) participated in a panel presentation at the National Association for Development Education (NADE) Annual Conference in February. The panel presentation was titled “Voices of Certification.” This presentation was hosted by program staff who have achieved the NADE certification award.

032311CampusPeople_BrownDr. Hazel N. Brown (Nursing) will retire on May 31 after 37 years of service to UNCG. She is chair of the Department of Parent-Child Nursing in the School of Nursing and has held the Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professorship since 2001. Brown is a graduate of Berea College, Wake Forest University and UNCG. During her time on the faculty of UNCG, Brown has chaired Faculty Senate and the University Promotion and Tenure Committee and served on many other committees. She has led the program “College Bound Sisters”, which has helped many at-risk teenage girls avoid pregnancy and realize their dreams of college enrollment. Dean Lynne Pearcey and the School of Nursing invite the UNCG community to a retirement reception for Brown on Friday, April 15, from 4–6 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. RSVP to Denyse Coker, 4-5016 or denyse_coker@uncg.edu

032311CampusPeople_MullenDr. Carol A. Mullen (Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations) will give the AERA graduate student fireside chat “Making the Most of Mentoring in Doctoral Education and Life Beyond.” She is the founder and past co‐chair of the AERA’s Mentorship and Mentoring Practices Special Interest Group and a former mentoring program coordinator. This workshop will focus on self‐initiated forms of mentoring in higher education with particular emphasis on the doctoral experience. She specializes in social justice approaches to mentoring and leadership in education, with a focus on the development of graduate students and junior faculty. She serves as Editor of the refereed international journal Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.

032311CampusPeople_CowenKay Cowen (Nursing) is co-author of three nursing textbooks currently in publication: Principles of Pediatric Nursing (5th edition) was published January 2011; Maternal and Child Nursing Care (3rd ed.) was published February 2010 and was a recent recipient of a 2010 AJN Book of the Year Award (award received Jan. 2011); Child Health Nursing, Partnering with Families (2nd ed.) was published March 2009 and was a recipient of a 2009 AJN Book of the Year Award (award received January 2010).

WithTheStaffHello: Deborah A. Joyce, Housekeeping; Marty Pridgen, Utilities Operations

Good-bye: Kenneth Brown, Facilities Operations; Larry Griffen, Facilities Operations; Sue Koontz, Public Safety and Police; Patricia Ames, ITS