UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: March 30, 3011

NotesIconProgram Review timeline The timeline for Academic Program Review, running to November, has been posted at the Academic Program Review Process web page, http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview/. As the timeline shows, the work of the Unit Program Review committees will begin May 1. The work of the University Program Review committee is slated to begin June 15. Those wishing to know of updates to the web site as they are posted may subscribe to the listserv. Past updates may be viewed at http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview/docs/UNCG_Academic_Program_Review_Process_Listserv_Messages.pdf.

Three scholarships Students may apply for the James H. Allen Student Leader Scholarship, the Georgia Cooper Moore Service and Leadership Award, and the Pamela A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship. The application deadline for the three awards is Friday, April 8, at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced at the 2011 Excellence Awards Banquet on Monday, April 18, at 6 p.m., in EUC’s Cone Ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.uncg.edu/saf/.

Comer going Athletics Ticket Manager for almost 10 years, John Comer is leaving UNCG for a position with the Carolina Union at UNC Chapel Hill. He leaves behind some great memories, as he was always working the gate or box office for the big games. “My favorite game was the victory over perennial power Santa Clara by the women’s soccer team in 2008,” he told CW. “The most thrilling moment was Henning Jonasson’s last-second goal to beat arch rival Furman in 2005!”

April 8 Habitat for Humanity Dedication The dedication for the Habitat for Humanity house, which many UNCG groups and invividuals have worked on this year, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 8, 4:30 – 5 p.m, at 1505 Village Crest Drive. (The event had originally been scheduled for an earlier date.) Those with questions may contact Beth Hens at beth_hens@uncg.edu

Museum Studies students won an award from the North Carolina Museums Council for “Best Interactive Website” for their project about Greensboro’s mill villages. The online site can be seen at http://conemillvillages.weebly.com/index.html.

Prison stories Sean Kelley, senior VP and director of public programming and PR at the Eastern State Penitentiary historic site and museum in Philadelphia, will speak. The event will be Tuesday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in Room 204, Gatewood Studio Arts Building. The talk is titled “Prison Sentences: Telling Complex Stories with Tours, Exhibits and Artist Collaborations in the Eastern State Penitentiary.” It is sponsored by the History Department and Public History Program.

Cleaning up Greensboro UNCG volunteers will participate in the Great American Clean Up through Greensboro Beautiful on April 2 from 9-11:0 a.m. Free pizza and drinks will be provided for volunteers at War Memorial Stadium from 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meeting in the Sink Building parking lot (corner of Highland and Oakland Ave) to get gloves and bags, and learn what area they will be cleaning up. If you’d like to volunteer, email Jessica Trotman (Office of Waste and Recycling) by March 31.

Final blood drive of the school year Elliott University Center will host its final Red Cross Blood Drive of the 2010-2011 school year on Tuesday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Cone Ballroom., EUC. The goal is 250 pints. More than 566 pints of blood has been collected at EUC drives this year for the Red Cross. All presenting donors for the April EUC Blood Drive will receive a free t-shirt and will also be entered for the chance to win a pair of Delta Air Lines tickets. Be sure to come prepared when giving blood. Have a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your Red Cross donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification. And bring the names of any medications you are currently taking, the EUC says. For more information, and to schedule your donation appointment, visit http://www.uncg.edu/euc/blooddrive. Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome.

Peabody work Peabody Park, the 34-acre tract of land at the northern end of UNCG’s campus, contains older growth forest, grassy areas and several streams. While you can’t say it is undisturbed, it is an important refuge for many forms of fora and fauna, as well as a great opportunity for outdoor learning. In the park you might see a 100 ft tall Yellow Poplar, a blue tailed skink, a rare native stand of horsetails, 500 million year old bedrock, or a crayfish in the stream. On April 8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., you may help remove non-native plants such as English ivy and bamboo, with the helpful eye of graduate students to guide you. General clean up and removal of trash is also part of the event. Gloves and bags are provided. Please wear clothes you can wear out in the woods and sneakers. Water will be provided, but bring your own water bottle.

That Duke or ECU t-shirt? Everyone’s invited to the Great T-shirt Exchange: Out with the old, in with the Blue & Gold PART 2. It will be on April 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the EUC Commons area and the Atrium. The Student Government Association will present this event, co-sponsored by University Relations. You can trade in t-shirts from other universities (or any non-UNCG shirt) and get a free UNCG t-shirt in exchange. The traded shirts will be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministries. “This is also an opportunity to raise money for Relay for Life, so spare change is also welcome,” says Katie Marshall, student body president. “It’s all about school spirit and service.”