UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Notes: April 20, 2011

NotesIconWhere UNCG fits into the state’s budget On Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in Jarrell Lecture Hall, Jackson Library, a talk on “Where UNCG Fits Into The State’s Budget” will be given. The presenter will be Mike Tarrant, special assistant to the chancellor from UNCG’s Office of Government Relations. Tarrant will explain how UNCG is represented to state elected officials, how UNCG’s state legislative agenda works and how proposed budget cuts will impact UNCG. The program is open to the UNCG Community. Registration is not required.

Program Review update and budget update On Wednesday, April 27, at 3 p.m., Faculty Senate hosts a forum on “Academic Program Review Process Update and Budget Update.” (This forum was originally scheduled for April 20.) It will be in EUC Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend.

What do those bills mean for me? You may have heard about three bills proposed or passed by the state legislature:

  • Senate bill 575, Higher Education Efficiency and Flexibility (includes the action of separating SPA employees from Office of State Personnel and giving personnel authority of all UNC system employees to the UNC Board of Governors).
  • Senate Bill 265, State Health Plan changes
  • Senate Bill 391, SPA/Repeal RIF Priority Consideration

Jason Morris (HRS), Staff Senate chair, who notes that those links take you to the NC General Assembly page for the bills’ progress and history, has announced two open forums where those on campus can learn more: Tuesday, April 26, 10 a.m., Maple Room, EUC; and Wednesday, April 27, 2 p.m., Maple Room, EUC.

CW summer schedule The last weekly issue of the semester will be May 4. In the summer months, CW publishes online every other week: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug 10. With the Aug. 10 issue, we will return to weekly publication.

Cram & Scram will be June 4 Our campus’ annual move-out reuse program, Cram and Scram, is right around the corner. Starting Monday, April 25, specially marked bins will be stationed in each residence hall’s lobby, with signage for what is being collected for the big discount sale. The bins will be removed by May 6. All these items will be brought to our annual sale in the EUC Cone Ballroom on Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This sale is open to the public. Those with question may call 334-5192 or email recycle@uncg.edu.

Sustainability talk, panel discussion today, April 20 The Senior Sustainability Officer of the US General Services Administration (GSA), Stephen Leeds, will speak Wednesday, April 20, 1:30 p.m. in the new School of Education building, Room 118. (Please enter the building via the entrance in the courtyard near Bryan Building.) Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion about sustainability initiatives at UNCG and in Greensboro. Panelists include the city’s sustainability manager, representatives of local businesses and several UNCG faculty and staff who work on sustainability issues. This discussion will be open ended, with Q&A opportunities for the audience. It is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.

Transportation survey Take this brief transportation questionnaire which considers multi-modes of transportation (biking, walking, transit, and driving) with special consideration for campus expansion south of Lee Street, parking allocation, and campus access – and you could win one of three prizes:

  • SILVER: Zipcar membership (retail value $35)
  • GOLD: 30-day PART bus pass (retail value $60)
  • PLATINUM: Trek bicycle (retail value $500).

For prize eligibility, respond by April 27.