UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for May 2011

See the Stars at Three College Observatory

What is better than a spring night, with a sky full of stars? [Read more…]

Put on Your Rally Caps for Baseball

050411NewsAndNotes_BaseballThe baseball team was picked to finish no higher than ninth in the conference. [Read more…]

New Name: Lynne Agee Court

050411NewsAndNotes_AgeeUNCG will name the court at Fleming Gymnasium in honor of long-time women’s basketball coach Lynne Agee, Director of Athletics Kim Record has announced. [Read more…]

New Food Policy Think Tank

Two faculty members are pioneering a fresh idea among universities. This fall, they will launch a year-long Food Policy Think Tank for students. [Read more…]

Campus People: May 4, 2011

011310CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Gerald Holmes – Garth Heutel [Read more…]

Notes: May 4, 2011

NotesIconHave you ever wanted to try commuting by bike? Here are some resources to help you. On Thursday May 12, a brown bag lunch to talk with regular bike commuters, in EUC’s Dogwood Room, noon to 1 p.m. On Wednesday May 18, get help pumping up the tires and getting your bike ready to ride, at Oakland Parking deck noon to 2 p.m. On Friday, May 20, it’s “Bike to Work with a Bike Buddy” (a seasoned commuter who will ride with you). Contact Mary Crowe (mlcrowe@uncg.edu ) or Suzanne Williams (suz@uncg.edu) for more information

Have books you no longer need or want? Consider donating them. Your books can fill the empty library shelves of schools in Northern Uganda. The UNCG chapter of Golden Key International is hosting a book drive through ‘Better World Books’ to support the non-profit organization ‘Invisible Children.’ The organization ‘Better World Books’ supports book drives and collects used books/textbooks (from the past 10 years) through a network of more than 1,800 college campuses. Today, they have donated more than 3.3 million books to literacy partners all around the world. Collection boxes are all around campus: EUC near Starbucks, the Atrium, Curry Building, HHP Building and McIver Building. The book drive lasts until Friday, May 6.

Scholars at Risk Since joining the Scholars at Risk network, UNCG has welcomed two visiting faculty members who faced oppression overseas, to teach here. On the occasion of the network’s 10th anniversary, the network’s main web page highlights UNCG’s commitment to the network, with information about the two faculty members – as well as Provost Perrin’s view on why the network is very important. The full story is here.

Staying informed If you are you going to be away for any stretches of time this summer, there are convenient ways to help stay informed during the days you are away. Use the Campus Weekly RSS feeds – feeding the “reader” of your choice the instant new Campus Weekly stories are posted. The UNCG Twitter feeds, such as the university’s main one, provide university information as well. The university’s main Facebook page, where a recent post showed a few pictures from the charity Operation Smile’s “Dancing with the Carolina Stars” fundraising event, where Chancellor Brady did the fox trot to help the great cause. On the Facebook page, see lots of other UNCG schools, departments and groups who have “liked” the page. Consider “liking” some of their pages too.

UNCG’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the Epsilon chapter, inducted 41 new members on April 12. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely known of collegiate honorary societies. In 2006, the national society named Epsilon chapter the nation’s most outstanding chapter at a public university. Epsilon chapter was formed during the Woman’s College era in 1934 as a branch of the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter and became an independent chapter in 1956. UNCG is one of only seven institutions in North Carolina to have a chapter. More information about the inductees is here.

CW summer schedule This issue marks the last weekly one of the semester. In the summer months, Campus Weekly will publish online every other week: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug 10. With the Aug. 10 issue, CW will return to weekly publication.

See/Hear: May 4, 2011

UNCG is making a very strong commitment to learning communities.

This fall, UNCG will have four new ones. All are living-learning communities (LLCs), aside from UNCG Teach.

  • Exploratory Studies: Pre-Health (living and taking classes with others interested in health and human services, in Ragsdale Residence Hall)
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship (living and taking classes with others interested in building entrepreneurship knowledge and skills for business success, in Jefferson Suites)
  • Summer Launch (for students wanting a little introductory support, as they move in early for a successful head start. They will live and take classes together yearlong, as they reside in Grogan Residence Hall)
  • UNCG Teach (It takes the best of UNS 101 and links it to the classes’ content. This is non-residential, with students in housing throughout campus. It is for those interested in teaching and education.)

In this short video, Director of Learning Communities Laura Pipe talks about these four – and why many students and faculty are attracted to learning communities.

Announcements: May 4, 2011

“Service-Learning 101 – How to Incorporate Service-Learning into Your Curriculum”

This faculty development workshop will be May 19-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in Willow Room, EUC.

Objectives for this workshop include:

  • Orientation to academic service-learning
  • Assistance in developing and integrating service-learning component into curriculum
  • Introduction to the OLSL Service-Learning Partner Database
  • Overview of how to develop and manage partnerships
  • Tools for fostering deep and effective reflection through writing and discussion
  • Strategies for evaluating and assessing service-learning
  • Review of the official SVL designation process
  • Facilitating service for students with disabilities
  • Approaches to help students learn from diversity in the community and classroom
  • Van tour to 3 community partner sites

Interested faculty members should register by Friday, May 6, with Selena Hilemon, assistant director for Service-Learning, at sjhilemon@uncg.edu.

Looking ahead: May 4-15, 2011

Films, by MFA students (including “Moon Rock,” featured in this issue)
Thurday, May 5, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Auditorium

Spring Commencement
Friday, May 6, 10 a.m., Greensboro Coliseum.

Art tour, Noon @ the ‘Spoon
Tuesday, May 10, noon, Weatherspoon

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Baseball vs. The Citadel
Friday, May 13, 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. The Citadel (with tour, pre-game dedication of Katie’s Korner)
Saturday, May 14, 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. The Citadel
Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m.

more at calendar.uncg.edu