UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: April 6, 2011

NotesIconAcademic program review The Faculty Senate forum “Program Review at the University Level” will be held April 20, 3-5 p.m., in EUC Auditorium.

Steam Plant shutdown Facilities Operations’ Annual Steam Shutdown will be May 6-11. The campus Steam Plant is scheduled to be shut down for annual maintenance at noon on Friday, May 6, and will be brought back on line Wednesday afternoon, May 11. The shutdown is required to perform maintenance on the plant and the distribution system on campus. This will affect all steam usage and some hot water systems campus-wide. Campus buildings that have gas and electric water heaters will continue to have hot water service. Facilities Operations apologizes for any inconvenience this might cause and will try to finish the task as quickly as possible and return the system back to normal. Contact Facilities Operations at 4-5684 for additional information.

UNCG’s University Libraries is the newest library to sign on as a “Center of Excellence” to collect, preserve and catalog its collection of federal documents. UNCG has agreed to undertake these roles relating to its collection published by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. This is part of a larger program led by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) to cooperatively manage Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) publications. This program, in concert with an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded demonstration project, seeks to provide workable solutions to address the increasing cost of managing, preserving, and providing access to large collections of Federal government publications. “This is a time of significant change for libraries that participate in the FDLP,” noted Judy Russell, Dean of Libraries at the University of Florida and Chair of the ASERL Task Force that drafted the proposal for coordinating the management of FDLP collections in the Southeast Region. “In response to this environment, it’s vital that libraries be proactive about how to effectively and efficiently manage these important information resources to ensure their public availability for the future. We are grateful UNC Greensboro is joining the growing list of libraries that see the value of sharing this collection management role.” Under this effort, libraries that agree to be a Center of Excellence take responsibility for cataloging a specific portion of their FDLP collection and for acquiring the items necessary to make that portion as complete as possible. ASERL believes creating these Centers will result in more reliable and predictable access to Federal publications for all libraries and citizens in the Southeastern states by specifying which libraries have the most complete holdings for each agency. Dean Rosann Bazirjian notes that UNCG selected the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service because of UNCG’s long-standing research and curricular focus on Nutrition and the Health Sciences. These documents also are a natural complement to the Home Economic Pamphlet collection within the University Libraries’ special collections.

New “UNCG Online” web site for online programs This week DCL’s Office of Online Learning launched its completely new UNCG ONLINE web site. The web site makes it easy for students to find UNCG’s various online programs as well as locate the services available to them. Whereas the site is primarily targeted to prospective online students, it also includes a section for UNCG faculty and staff. Various images and videos are included on the site to boost awareness of what UNCG Online has to offer. Updates to both content and imagery will be made on a regular basis. Visit online.uncg.edu and click-around.

EUC Reservations Office books open April 15 The EUC reservation books will open on Friday, April 15, at 5 p.m., for events and meetings your department or organization would like to hold in Elliott University Center, and other campus spaces (The Fountain, College Avenue, The Quad, Foust Park, The Faculty Center, Kaplan Commons, Taylor Garden and Stone Lawn). Reservations may be made for any event occurring between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. The reservation books for the EUC and Atrium display cases, as well as the indoor railing and the outdoor banner space at the EUC, will also open on April 15. For more information, contact the EUC Reservations Office at 4-5378.

As spring sports hit the homestretch Women’s tennis is in first place, at 6 wins, no losses. Men’s tennis is one-half game out of first place in the SoCon. The softball team is in third place. Baseball is one game behind the two SoCon leaders. The men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championships will be April 22-23. The men’s and women’s golf championship tournaments will be April 17-19.

Student staff recognition As a way to recognize all the hard work, effort and energy of student staff, the Student Employment Office (SEO) encourages you to participate in Student Employee Appreciation Week. This year, recognize your super students the week of April 11-15, and join the SEO on Wednesday, April 13, for a cake and ice cream reception celebrating all the contributions UNCG students have made throughout the year. The reception will begin at 3 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, EUC, with Dr. Cherry Callahan offering opening remarks. The 2010-11 Student Employees of the Year will also be honored. Cake, ice cream and snacks will be served. Students in attendance will have the chance to win a Flip Cam as well as many other door prizes. For a few ideas on how you can recognize your students, visit http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/seo/oncampusemployers/events/Ideas.pdf or contact the SEO at 6-0403.

Carlisle Professorship lecture The Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship lecture will be presented Tuesday, April 12, 4 p.m. in EUC’s Maple Room. Dr. Diane Gill will lecture on “Physical Activity and Quality of Life: Connections with WGS.”

According to U.S. News The Bryan School’s MBA program earned the number 93 spot among top part-time MBA programs in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. This is the second national ranking for the Bryan MBA in as many years. The Bryan School’s evening MBA program is ranked 64th nationally and 11th in the South by BusinessWeek. The Bryan MBA is also ranked by The Princeton Review.

“We Walk for Japan” – Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund-Raising “Wear red and white and walk with us,” says Chiaki Takagi, chair of the Japanese Studies program. The walk will be April 8 at 3 p.m. Meet in front of MHRA Building. Bottled water will be sold in front of MHRA Building for $3-5 each. The money will be donated to help Japan’s recovery. Questions? Contact Takagi at c_takagi@uncg.edu

Spring 2011 UNCG Magazine online Haven’t seen the print edition yet? The online edition is available at alumnimagazine.uncg.edu. In addition to web extras, it features stories on Beyond Academics, UNCG’s GK-12 program and a Q&A with Dean Steve Roberson – plus lots more.