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Archives for October 2011

The day Carl Sandburg died

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries will present a free screening of Paul Bonesteel’s new documentary film, “The Day Carl Sandburg Died.” Bonesteel will introduce and discuss the 82 minute film on Tuesday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Elliott University Center Auditorium. All are invited to join in re-examining the life and work of the poet/biographer/ troubadour/ journalist/philosopher who spent the last years of his life at Flat Rock in the North Carolina mountains.

See http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/2011/08/documentary-film-day-carl-sandburg-died.html for more information.

Coleman Foundation grant

An $18,000 Coleman Foundation grant will enable five faculty members to infuse their diverse classes — on subjects from hospitality and tourism to music — with entrepreneurship skills.

The five Coleman Fellows are funded through the Bryan School of Business and Economics with a grant from the Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh wrote and directs the grant. Welsh secured a $15,000 Coleman Foundation grant last year.

The Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows for 2011-12 are Jennifer Yurchisin, professor of consumer apparel and retail sales; Bonnie Canziani, professor of hospitality and tourism; Justin Streuli, Living Learning Community coordinator; Stoel Burrowes, professor of interior architecture; and David Holley, music professor and director of UNCG Opera. Burrowes and Holley also received Coleman funds last year, and that funding has been extended.

Full story at UNCG News.

HR liaisons strategy session

This session was held on Oct. 11, 2011, in EUC’s Cone Ballroom A. Seventy-five HR liaisons attended the meeting. “We worked on formulating the charge and role of the HR Liaisons and developing ways to strengthen communication between the Liaisons and HRS,” said Dr. Edna B. Chun, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resource Services. They also developed recommendations through interactive exercises. Details of the meeting can be found at: http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/HR_Liaisons/Liaison_Minutes_10-2011.pdf

In addition, pictures from the session will be posted on the HR Liaison website.

‘What does it mean to be a Latino poet?’

This talk and poetry reading will be held by Dr. Mark Smith-Soto, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at 4 p.m. in Kirkland Room, EUC.

Smith-Soto will discuss his writing career and the ways in which his ethnic identity has influenced both the perception and creation of his poetry.

The event is sponsored by The Diversity Committee of the University Libraries.

More at http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-does-it-mean-to-be-latino-poet_12.html

Empty Bowls Executive Team

In Guilford County, 19.2 percent of our population (89,060 individuals) is food insecure, says the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Are you interested in fighting this growing epidemic of hunger? Empty Bowls at UNCG strives to raise awareness on campus about hunger and raise funds for local organizations that address hunger in the Triad. The concept behind Empty Bowls is simple: students volunteer their time to paint bowls that are later sold, and the money raised is donated locally.

The Empty Bowls Executive Team is charged with leading this program and coordinating bowl painting, bowl sales, marketing and hunger education. Join in the fight against hunger and get involved with this UNCG tradition. To learn more about this program and the leadership opportunities available, plan to attend an interest session Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2012, 8 p.m. in the Multicultural Resource Center, EUC.

Federal Research Priorities and Budgets

The Office of Sponsored Programs will provide access to a national webinar for all interested parties on campus. The webinar’s topic is federal research priorities and the directions in which federal funding agencies are moving. It will be held Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2011, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in 2711 MHRA Building.

Do you wish you knew where federal agencies are headed and how to align your funding requests to their priorities and direction? In the webinar, hear directly from personnel at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Naval Research, Army Medical and Materiel Command, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Education and Energy as they share agency direction and funding priorities for the coming year.

This webinar is free and open to all faculty, staff, postdocs, and students. You are welcome to come and go between presenters. Snacks will be available at the webinar.

You may also register to watch the webinar from your desktop for $75 (check) or $80 (credit card) at this registration form.

If you have any questions or need further information, contact Michael Preuss at 334-4920 or mdpreuss@uncg.edu.

Your John Hancock here, here and here

In recognition of the importance of signatures to history, The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives has selected from its collections a sample of historical signatures. Spanning more than 220 years of United States history, the signatures touch on such issues as: women, North Carolina, Americana, UNCG, and U.S. Presidents. Some of the highlights from the exhibit include signatures by President Thomas Jefferson, woman suffrage movement activist Susan B. Anthony, scientist Albert Einstein, UNCG founder Charles Duncan McIver, and inspirational figure and advocate Helen Keller. This exhibit will be on display in the Hodges Reading Room through Jan. 16, 2012.

More at http://uncgspecial.blogspot.com/.

Libraries book sale is back

If you’ve passed by the entrance to Jackson Libary and wondered when the book sale right beside the front doors will resume, here’s what you’ve been waiting for: It’s back.

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries book sale restarted yesterday, Oct. 18.

Dining Services wants feedback

Dining Services will host two semester customer surveys Oct. 19-20. Stop by & share your insight on how you feel about Dining on campus. While you’re there enter for a chance to win a Pepsi tailgate prize pack.

Oct. 19 – Spartan Restaurant 9 a.m.-2 p.m./ 4-6 p.m.
Oct. 20 – EUC Food Court/ Spartan’s Place 10 a.m.-2 p.m./ 4-6 p.m.

Each location will have different surveys – and another chance to enter to win.

LGBTQ Community Office Hours

LGBTQ Community Office Hours are an opportunity to learn about the different support and educational services offered for the LGBTQ community by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Graduate assistant Sarah Colonna will be on hand to discuss upcoming programs, workshops and trainings. This is also a space, explains OMA, for finding out what is happening and having discussions on a range of issues including but not limited to identity, inclusion and allyhood. Snacks are provided.

When: Every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Multicultural Resource Center Conference Room, EUC 062

For more information, contact Sarah Colonna (secolonn@uncg.edu) or Mark Villacorta (mavillac@uncg.edu).

Michael Gills Alumni Fiction Reading

The MFA Writing Program and The Greensboro Review will host a fiction reading by Michael Gills on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Center. The event will celebrate the release of Gills’ debut novel, “Go Love.” The free event will be followed by a book signing. A graduate of the MFA Writing Program, Michael Gills’ first collection of short fiction, Why I Lie, won a Utah Book Prize, was a finalist for the Arkansas’ Porter Prize, and was chosen as a top literary debut by The Southern Review. The title story from his second collection, The Death of Bonnie and Clyde, won the Southern Humanities Review’s Hoepfner Prize for the best story published in 2010. Gills’ short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, including New Madrid, Boulevard, and The Texas Review. Michael Gills is currently associate professor/lecturer of writing and core faculty for the Honors College at the University of Utah.

Scams aimed at older population

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in the Dogwood Room, EUC, at noon, Dr. William Tullar (Bryan School) will share a presentation to raise awareness of a host of scams specifically aimed at vulnerable senior populations. It is a Gerontology Research Network “Lunch & Learn.”

He is structuring a training program for seniors to help them recognize a scam when they see it. See the flyer.

UNCG Gerontology Program Gerontology Research Network “Lunch & Learn” meetings are free and open to the campus and the community. Brown bag your lunch. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended and appreciated. RSVP to Mary Wolfe, mlwolfe@uncg.edu, 256-1020.

Dr. Chris Poulos

Dr. Chris Poulos (Communication Studies) has won the 2011 Book Award from the National Communication Association’s Ethnography Division for his work “Accidental Ethnography: An Inquiry into Family Secrecy.” The book guides readers through the process of writing personal narratives, or autoethnographies, and helps readers use those stories to improve communication within their families.

Dr. Linda Buettner

Dr. Linda Buettner (Community and Therapeutic Recreation) has been named 2011 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Distinquished Fellow. This distinguished fellow award is the highest recognition one can receive in ATRA. Buettner is known as a national leader for her work in gerontological recreation therapy, particularly in the area of dementia. Among many examples of her contributions have been authoring (with Suzanne Fitzsimmons) Dementia Practice Guidelines for Disturbing Behaviors for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, in 2003, and her creation of the master’s in Geriatric Recreation Therapy at Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2010 she won the Reisberg Award for Dementia Practice and Research. This is an interdisciplinary award given once per year in New York City with nominees from the dementia research community worldwide. She was the first Geriatric Treatment Network Coordinator for ATRA. Buettner currently chairs the North Carolina Recreation Therapy Association Research Committee and has once again taken on the leadership of the Geriatric Treatment Network in 2010 to help educate and advocate for recreational therapy in skilled nursing.

Dr. Ellen Jones

Dr. Ellen Jones (Nursing) was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) at the AANP 26th National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones has been a faculty member at UNCG since 2000 and teaches Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner students in the Department of Community Practice. Currently, she has a UNCG faculty grant titled “Understanding Interprofessional Collaboration among Physician and Non-Physician Healthcare Providers.”

Dr. Ambrose Jones III

Dr. Ambrose Jones III (Bryan School) is profiled in a 3½-minute video on MSN Money, “Invest in Yourself: Getting a Ph.D.” MSN is the fifth most visited web site in the world. The video, produced and edited by Michael Frierson (Media Studies), is part of the “Invest in Yourself” series, sponsored by Merrill Lynch, featuring individuals who find a second career in the second stage of their lives. Frierson has created other videos for MSN. In July, he traveled to New York with two others to document the 9/11 memorial at ground zero that opened on the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center. Full story – and links to videos – at UNCG News.

Dr. Mark Elliott

Wednesday, Oct.19, the Greensboro Bar Association will sponsor a symposium on “The Greensboro Bar and The Rights of State Citizenship: How Greensboro and Its Lawyers Led the Debates that Culminated in the Constitution of 1868 and its Ground-Breaking Public Education Clause.” There’s a PDF about the event at http://nealrobbins.com/greensboro/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/10-11-history-cle.pdf. Mark will be talking on “Albion Tourgee and the 1868 Constitution” and specifically on “Tourgee’s role in the adoption of the 1868 Constitution, his constitutional values, his views on race and civil rights, and the importance of the Public Education Clause. This presentation will place the State Constitution in its historical context and discuss the legacies of 1868 for today.” Register for this free symposium and CLE seminar by emailing mary.allen@greensboro-nc.gov. Additionally, on Friday, Nov. 5, Elliott is one of the keynoters at a symposium sponsored by UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South, “A Radical Notion of Democracy: Law, Race, and Albion Tourgée, 1865-1905, A Public Law and Humanities Symposium.” For details on that symposium, see this news item.

See/Hear: Oct. 19, 2011

Single game tickets are on sale for UNCG men’s basketball, as are four-game mini-packages. Plus full season-ticket packages, the best value. Details at the Ticket Office or 4-3250. Check out this upbeat one-minute preview of the men’s basketball season.

Eye on history

Matthew Lewis was the first photographer at the Washington Post ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He did so in 1975 for a portfolio of his color pictures. Now “retired” and living in Thomasville, Lewis is coming to Jackson Library to display and talk about some of his favorite photos.

The exhibition at Jackson Library is titled “Eye on History:The Photographs of Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer Matthew Lewis.”

Columnist Jeri Rowe of the News & Record will moderate a discussion with Lewis in the Reading Room on the first floor of Jackson Library Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries.

Lewis joined Morgan State College in 1957 and began freelancing for the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper in 1963, covering events such as the funeral of John F. Kennedy and the 1963 March on Washington. He joined the Washington Post in 1965, according to a story in the University Libraries blog.

Read the full blog posting here:
http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/2011/08/pulitzer-prize-winning-news.html

Select a book

If you were being honored, and could choose one book for Jackson Library’s collection, which would you select and why?

On Sept. 29, 2011, newly tenured or promoted faculty members were honored in this way, which has become a yearly tradition. Chancellor Linda P. Brady, Provost David H. Perrin and Dean Rozann Bazirjian made remarks at the reception that evening.

The tradition started in 2006, as the University Libraries and the Provost’s Office developed this way to recognize faculty who achieve tenure or promotion. Each newly tenured or promoted faculty member selects a book for the library’s collection that is then bookplated to commemorate her or his achievement. Faculty members choose a book with special meaning to them and write a brief statement about why they selected that book.

Each year, the books that were selected, along with the personal statements, are displayed on the first level of Jackson Library. The are now on view.

To see pictures of the nominees, as well as their explanation of the book they chose and why, visit http://library.uncg.edu/info/events_and_awards/recognition/2011_promotion_and_tenure.aspx

More information, as well as lists of honorees and their books from previous years, is at http://library.uncg.edu/info/events_and_awards/promotion_and_tenure.aspx.

By Mike Harris and Kimberly Lutz

Go Blue Preview Oct. 16 at Coliseum

With the start of the 2011-12 basketball season just around the corner, UNCG will host the Go Blue Preview at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The event will serve as a sneak peek at the Spartan men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The event, which is free and open to the general public, will include the introduction of both teams, a special presentation for the Maui Invitational and a chance to meet new women’s basketball coach Wendy Palmer. There will be free food and T-shirts and an autograph session with both teams.

Plus, the costumed Spartan mascot, introduced in 2010, will have a name. His name will be unveiled at the event, says Dacia Ijames (Athletics), and the winner of the naming contest will be announced as well.

Free shuttles from campus will depart from in front of the Elliott University Center.

For more information, visit UNCGSpartans.com or contact the UNCG Ticket Office at 336-334-3250 or maehmke@uncg.edu.

By Phil Perry
Photograph by David Wilson

Rebecca MacLeod oversees Peck Elementary String Program, so kids have the opportunity to play

As a young girl and tender musician, Dr. Rebecca MacLeod longed for a chance to play the violin with her friends. That dream wasn’t possible because her school didn’t have a string instrument program – but it did spur her career choice.

“If I could be an orchestra teacher,” she thought, “there’d be one more orchestra program and one more orchestra for people to play in.”

MacLeod, an assistant professor of music education in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, now trains the next generation of orchestra teachers, knowing that with every student she mentors, another child somewhere will have a chance to take orchestra in school.

Some of her students work with the Peck Elementary String Program, a music lab collaboration between the School of Music, Theatre and Dance; the Greensboro Symphony; the Music Academy of North Carolina and the elementary school. Students and faculty from UNCG and the music academy provide instruction, the symphony provides the instruments and the school hosts students eager to learn how to play the violin and cello.

The program, supported by Lillian Rauch, began in 2008 as a volunteer elective for third, fourth and fifth grade students. It’s wildly popular among the elementary students. Last year, fifth grade students elected to miss recess three times a week in order to participate in the program. The class started with a dozen students; this year, there are 60 students enrolled. “We always have more children interested than we have instruments,” said MacLeod, who oversees the project.

Students at Peck got a special treat last week when members of the Sphinx Orchestra, the nation’s only all-black and Latino orchestra, visited the school to perform, teach and inspire prior to their public performance at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium. Part of the Sphinx organization’s vision and mission is to see cultural diversity reflected in classical music and to increase the participation of blacks and Latinos in music programs. Peck’s student population is more than 80 percent black and Latino.

The Peck string program and the Sphinx Orchestra also have a shared mission: to introduce classical music to under-served and underrepresented populations. Peck is a Title I school with a high percentage of students who qualify for free/reduced lunch assistance. “They wouldn’t have a string program — or any instrumental music program — if it wasn’t for this orchestra program,” MacLeod said. “The Peck String Program is one more way that we are trying to increase access to string instruction for students who otherwise would not have the opportunity.”

And for MacLeod, the start of another orchestra program for young musicians is another mission accomplished.

By Lanita Withers Goins

Paint it pink, for breast cancer awareness

Volleyball hosts its multi-day breast cancer awareness event this week.

Paint it Pink, on College Avenue

The Paint It Pink event will be on Oct. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. Team members will do pink face painting, pink hairspray and pink hair feathers for passers-by. All donations from this event will go to the Cone Health Mammography Scholarship. The athletics booth will be set up behind the EUC on College Avenue. (On Friday, the booth may be in the EUC.) CAB and UNCG Weekend will also take part in this effort. Come get painted up – at least a little – for a great cause.

Two games at Fleming Gym

The two special matches will be:
Oct 14 v. Davidson, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 v. Georgia Southern, 7 p.m.

Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights.

Athletics will have pink merchandise for sale and will have doing pink face painting and painting pink posters. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. All proceeds will go to the Cone Health mammography scholarship.

Fans can also pledge an amount of money per “dig.” The total amount of digs from both games will be multiplied by their pledge. For example, a $.10 pledge for 100 digs will be a $10 donation. Pledge cards will be at the entrance of the gym at Friday’s game. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

The team’s goal for this year is $5,000.

Questions? Email wrhoneyc@uncg.edu.

NSF grant focuses on reptiles, amphibians

Thanks to a $2.7 million dollar National Science Foundation grant, rural communities across North Carolina will have a chance to get up-close and personal with their reptilian and amphibian neighbors. And add to the scientific record.

A multidisciplinary team from UNCG, Elon University and UNC Pembroke have combined their areas of expertise and shared passions for the natural world in the program, Herpetology Education in Rural Places and Spaces (HERPS).

Dr. Catherine Matthews (Education) says the project is essential for many reasons.

“North Carolina is in a state of transition; our human population is increasing and our natural areas are decreasing,” Matthews says. “Our local parks, state parks, vacant lots and our own backyards harbor animals we don’t even know are there. Many of these animals are bio-indicators: they keep us informed about the health of the places where we live. This grant will allow us to introduce our neighbors to these organisms that are harbingers of environmental truth and in doing so imbue North Carolinians with an appreciation and admiration for these little known and seldom seen frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes and lizards.”

More at UNCG News.

SON Health Center’s call for programs

Open to faculty and students at UNCG, up to $1,000 per program will be awarded. Three programs may be selected for year 2012.

For more than 25 years, the UNCG School of Nursing Health Centers have partnered with the Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) to provide free weekly wellness clinics to residents located within their elderly or near-elderly housing locations (residents age 55 years and older). Nursing students provide residents with basic health screenings along with providing them with educational resources and connect them with community resources. With recent funding from Wellspring Retirement Community, more money may be offered to expand health programing among the GHA residents. For more information about the Health Centers visit http://nursing.uncg.edu/community/

Nursing invites faculty-led or student-led health programs to submit ideas for programs. (If a program is student-led, a faculty sponsor is required.) Examples of programs might be as follows:

  • Home safety
  • Literacy education
  • Hearing screenings
  • Physical activity
  • Mental health
  • Disease management
  • Conflict resolution

Programs must be completed by May 31, 2012.

For an application, contact:
Suzanne Lineberry, Health Center Coordinator
suzanne_lineberry@uncg.edu
336-420-9333

Deadline for Program Applications is Nov. 1, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Awarded programs will be notified by email by Nov. 18, 2011.

 

SECC is halfway to 2011 goal

The SECC campaign has passed the halfway point. With a month left, the campus is about 55 percent toward its goal.

At the SECC kickoff meeting for volunteer solicitors as well as in a letter to all faculty and staff in the SECC envelopes, Chancellor Linda P. Brady spoke about the importance of the SECC. Through more than 1,000 charitable programs across the region and our state, it provides help for many people in need. And provides a way for state employees to give to causes they are passsionate about.

She also detailed her commitment and the importance of the campaign, in her message to faculty and staff in a letter in the SECC packet.

“This is the one time of the year in which the UNCG community unites to support others in the spirit of our motto of ‘service’,” the chancellor explained.

“More than ever, many North Carolina individuals, families and organizations are in need of support through our campaign. I hope you will join me in supporting one or more of these organizations. Every gift counts and makes a difference in the lives of many people, perhaps even someone with whom we work. Our participation in this campaign reminds our neighbors and friends that UNCG cares about our community!”

If you have not yet filled in your form and turned in your envelope to your department’s solicitor, please consider doing so soon.

2011 Flu Shot Clinics

Human Resource Services will sponsor onsite flu shot clinics. The flu vaccine is the best protection against the debilitating effects of this virus, says HRS.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Alexander Room, EUC

Thursday, Oct. 27
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Campus Supply Store – Training Room See Map

Friday, Oct. 28
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Claxton Room – EUC

This clinic will provide free flu shots to State Health Plan members. This includes employees and their covered family members, at least 4 years of age. Retirees with State Health Plan coverage are also welcome. Please bring your State Health Plan ID card and a photo ID.

The vaccine for H1N1 is now included in the standard flu shot, according to HRS.

Questions? See the Human Resource Services web site for some Frequently Asked Questions.

Nominations for MLK Service Award

The Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award was established in 1986 to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2012 the 26th annual award will be presented to a student at UNCG whose community activities and involvement embody the spirit of Dr. King’s service to humanity. The award Selection Committee will look for one who has gone “beyond expectations” in making outstanding contributions in the area of social justice through service, particularly service to the UNCG community. The winner will be recognized at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Aycock Auditorium, and will receive a $500 award.

In order to be considered for the award, each nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • A student who has made outstanding contributions to the UNCG community through service
  • Must be in good academic and good conduct/social standing at UNCG
  • Must be enrolled at UNCG during the semester in which the nomination is made (Fall 2011)
  • Must be enrolled at UNCG during the semester in which the award is given (Spring 2012)

The selection committee will consider the following criteria in choosing the award recipient:

  • Commitment to Leadership
  • Service to the UNCG Community
  • Impact of Involvement
  • Resourcefulness
  • Creativity

Nominations must be submitted via the link on the Office of Multicultural Affairs web site and are due by Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Following receipt of a nomination, the nominee will be asked to accept the nomination and then submit supporting information.

To nominate a student for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Award, contact mavillac@uncg.edu or visit http://maf.dept.uncg.edu/MLK/

Looking ahead: Oct. 12, 2011

Men’s soccer vs. Davidson
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

Staff Senate meeting
Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m., Alexander Room, EUC

Music, Bill Charlap Trio
Friday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

Volleyball vs. Georgia Southern (Breast cancer awareness)
Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Music, Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

Go Blue Preview for basketball
Sunday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum.

Talk, Pulitzer winning photographer Matthew Lewis
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., Jackson Library

Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program

UNCG’s advancement of its commitment to entrepreneurship continues with the creation of the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program (ECDP). The ECDP coordinates academic opportunities for all undergraduate and graduate students through 38 entrepreneurship courses from across the UNCG campus. Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh will serve as the director of the ECDP, Provost David H. Perrin has announced. In addition to maintaining and expanding the academic footprint of entrepreneurship through the ECDP, Welsh will work closely with Bryan Toney, director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC), on co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Both the ECDP and the NCEC evolved from the core mission of an earlier program, Building Entrepreneurship Learning for Life (BELL).

Schooling in Australia

Dr. Lisa Ehrich (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) will present her current research Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at 4 p.m. in Room 114, School of Education Building. Her presentation is titled “K-12 Schooling through Higher Education in Australia.” For more information, contact Chris Kennedy at clkenned@uncg.edu

Faculty forum on author-pays publication fees

The Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Committee and the University Libraries will sponsor a faculty forum on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, 10 a.m., in the EUC’s Claxton Room. The featured speaker is Raym Crow, Senior Consultant at the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and his presentation is titled, “Sustainable Open Access, Article Processing Fees & You.”

Charging fees to authors (peer-review charges, per-page fees, charges for photos & images) has long been a common practice for some journals and disciplines. Currently, the most common author-pays fee is the open-access fee, which can be as high as $1,000 to $3,000. As the number of open-access journals grows rapidly and commercial publishers increasingly turn to the author-pays open-access business model, faculty are increasingly confronted with the question of how to pay such fees. Raym Crow will discuss how the author-pays open-access fee has become a significant part of our scholarly communication, presenting perspectives from the differing viewpoints of authors, editors, and publishers. Dr. Terri Shelton will speak briefly about campus support for open-access fees and other author-pays publication fees. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

Entrepreneurial Journeys talk today (Oct. 12)

From a chandelier made from a French wine barrel to clocks made out of vinyl 45s, Eco Dwelling has something for almost everyone. What separates this business from other retailers is that almost everything in the store is sustainable, organic, recycled, eco-friendly or vintage.

Company founder and owner, Angie Besecker, a UNCG alumna, will tell the story of her business at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Bryan Building, Room 416. The program is the second in the popular Entrepreneurial Journeys series sponsored by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG. Full story at UNCG News.

N.C. marriage amendment

What does the North Carolina marriage amendment mean? What would this amendment actually do?

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will sponsor an open forum addressing the N.C. Marriage Amendment (SB 514) Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the EUC’s Multicultural Resource Center. All are welcome.

University accolades

UNCG has received a number of very positive acknowledgements in the past 12 months. A listing can be found in this UNCG News post.