UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: April 27, 2011

NotesIconSGA lauded UNCG’s Student Government Association was named Delegation of the Year at the Association of Student Governments. The SGA also received the award for Excellence in a Community Service Project for the campus’ Great T-shirt Exchange, which SGA co-sponsored.

CW summer schedule The last weekly issue of the semester will be next week, 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.

North Carolina Writing Center Network Directors’ Day On April 1, nearly 35 writing center directors and assistant directors from around North Carolina attended the North Carolina Writing Center Network Directors’ Day workshop here at UNCG, organized and hosted by Dr. Sara Littlejohn, University Writing Center director. There were a wide range of schools represented — small liberal arts colleges, large public and private universities, and community colleges. During the day-long workshop, directors discussed the issues of writing center assessment and online writing center logistics and pedagogy. Attendees also discussed the benefits of meeting regularly, and made plans to meet in the fall and spring of each year at different locations around the state. Topics of discussion at future North Carolina directors’ workshops include the institutional and professional situations among directors, working with multilingual writers, and undergraduate consultant training courses.

Two Undergraduate Admissions Updates The Visitor Center will have new hours. Effective May 1, the Visitor Center will open at 9 a.m., Monday-Friday, and close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Additionally, the final application deadline for freshmen, transfers, second baccalaureate and adult students applying for fall 2011 is July 15. Former students must apply by Aug. 1. The deadlines are for the receipt of the application, the application fee and all required credentials. For more information, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 4-5243.

Physics of the human body The semester’s final “Science on Tap” talk will be Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m., at the Green Bean on S. Elm Street. Dr. Promod Pratap will present “Physics of the Human Body: Teaching Interdisciplinary Science.”

Learn about your students, through Student Affairs Assessment Newsletter Did you know that 69% of students surveyed responded “not at all like me” when presented with the phrase “I drink alcohol frequently,” or that 29 percent of incoming first-year students for the 2010-11 school year reported “never” discussing ideas from class work with teacher outside class during their last year of high school? The Student Affairs Assessment newsletter, A Closer Look: Focus on Assessment” contains information from surveys that Student Affairs Assessment has conducted over the last year, including The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement, The Mental Health and Counseling Survey, The Career Planning and Professional Aspirations Survey, The Student Union and Programming Survey, and The Campus Recreation Survey. These surveys provide information about students’ experiences with and expectations for faculty, staff, and services provided here at UNCG. View the newsletter at http://studentaffairs.uncg.edu/assessment/wp-content/uploads/A-Closer-Look-2011-final.pdf. Those with questions may contact Dr. Erin Bentrim-Tapio, director, Student Affairs Assessment, at 4-5582 or e_bentri@uncg.edu.

Come garden with Staff Senate Join Staff Senate volunteers as they work with the Grounds crew on Arbor Day (this Friday). The volunteers will be enhancing the Academic and Administrative Staff Association (AASA) garden with new plantings. (The AASA was a staff organization on campus before Staff Senate came into being.) All are welcome to attend and/or “dig in the dirt” with them. It will be Friday, April 29, 1 p.m. in Foust Park, near the entrance to Foust Building