UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for November 2011

Looking ahead: Nov. 16, 2011

Open forum on tuition/fees for 2012-13
Wednesday, Nov. 16, noon, EUC Auditorium

Kick-off Party/Men’s basketball vs. UNC Pembroke
Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m. (tipoff 7 p.m.), Coliseum

Final day of campus food drive
Monday, Nov. 21

Deadline for applications, UNCG Leadership Institute
Thursday, Dec. 1

Talk, “The Drama of Identity,” Kathryn Shields
Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., Weatherspoon

Women’s basketball vs. Chattanooga
Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Talk, Teddy Newton, on his Pixar film “Day & Night”
Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., SOE Building 114.

URA deadlines

The Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting proposals for the 2012-13 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program. Proposals deadline is Jan. 27, 2012, for those requesting the first funding period of summer I and/or summer II or the second funding period of fall 2012 and/or spring 2013. The next proposal deadline is March 16 for those requesting the funding period of fall 2012 and/or spring 2013. The URA program offers highly motivated students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on his/her research, scholarship, or creative activity. Students may earn up to $3,000 ($1,500 per funding period) for their work. A presentation of research findings must be displayed at the Undergraduate Research Expo, UNCG’s celebration of undergraduate research held in the spring semester. For more information, visit http://www.uncg.edu/our/URAindex.html or call OUR at 334-4776.

Alumni Distinguished Service Award and Young Alumni Award

To honor alumni, the Alumni Association gives out two kinds of awards: the Alumni Distinguished Service Award and the Young Alumni Award.

Recipients of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award have made significant contributions to the liberal arts ideal in Service. Distinctive service may have been rendered on national, state, and/or local levels.

The Young Alumni Award, presented to alumni 40 years of age and younger when nominated, recognizes exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession or community/society or university. The recipient must exemplify outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 5, 2012. To learn more about these awards or to submit a nomination, visit www.uncg.edu/ala/awards.html.

Questions? Email Melissa Potter.

12 from Athletics in Golden Chain

A school-record 12 UNCG student-athletes were inducted into the school’s prestigious Golden Chain Honor Society.

The 12 inductees from the athletic department broke the previous mark of eight, set in 2010.

The Golden Chain Honor Society seeks to recognize UNCG students for outstanding achievement and service to the university. Founded in 1948, The Golden Chain is unique to the UNCG campus. The seven links of the Golden Chain symbolize the qualities that have always been prerequisite for election to membership: leadership, scholarship, service, tolerance, judgment, magnanimity and character.

Full story at UNCG Athletics.

First to be fully Green

The Chancellor’s Office is recognized for being the first on campus to achieve Green Office Certification, says Trey McDonald, UNCG’s Sustainability Coordinator. They achieved that status this summer. The Office of Enterprise and Risk Management was the second to receive certification, at the end of October. More than a dozen offices are now participating. More information may be found here.

UNCG Dining’s Thanksgiving special

UNCG Dining will breaking out the turkey, stuffing and other Thanksgiving favorites on Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Spartan Restaurant. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Greensboro Urban Ministry and receive $1.00 off the lunch price.

UNCG Catering accepts holiday orders

Enjoy your family and friends this holiday season, UNCG catering says, and let them worry about making the food delicious. Their selections range from scrumptious sides to delectable desserts. For menu selections or more information, visit www.uncgcatering.catertrax.com or call 334-5195.

CW takes Thanksgiving break

Campus Weekly will not publish next week (Nov. 23, 2011). We will resume publication Nov. 30.

‘Choices women make’

Dr. Carisa Showden (Political Science) will discuss her book “Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work” on Nov. 29, 4-5 p.m. The book talk will be in the Multicultural Resource Center, EUC.

For details, email jeffrey_coleman@uncg.edu.

 

See/Hear: November 16, 2011

Athletics has posted the video shown before introductions at all men’s basketball games at the Coliseum. Home opener is Thursday night – with free party beforehand in the parking lot and Pavillion.

Dr. Derek Krueger

Dr. Derek Krueger (Religious Studies / Women’s and Gender Studies) was elected president of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America. BSANA is an interdisciplinary organization of historians, art historians, archeologists, and scholars of literature, music, and religion who study the Byzantine empire and other cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean and Balkans in late antiquity and the middle ages. Each fall, BSANA hosts the Byzantine Studies Conference, the primary venue for sharing work in the discipline for scholars in the US and Canada.

Dr. Karl Schleunes

Dr. Karl Schleunes (History, emeritus) was one of six winners of awards presented by the Lakeland College Alumni Association at the college’s homecoming in October. Schleunes was named winner of the Professional Achievement Award as a Holocaust scholar. His wife, Brenda, won the same award this year for her work as producing artistic director of the Touring Theatre of North Carolina. His book “The Twisted Road to Auschwitz: Nazi Policy Toward German Jews, 1933-1939” is regarded as a landmark in the field. First published in 1970, one reviewer called it a “classic study” of the time period. His other books include “Schooling and Society: The Politics of Education in Prussia and Bavaria, 1750-1900” (1989) and “Legislating the Holocaust” (2001). During his visit to Lakeland, Schleunes spoke with Lakeland’s History of the Holocaust course. He discussed anti-Semitism and how this deep rooted hate still exists. Each student shared their semester research topic, and Schleunes provided direction on where each could go with their research and possible sources. He also shared a moving story about visiting Auschwitz with Holocaust survivors.

Dr. Edna Chun

How is a successful, longstanding diversity effort much like training for and running a marathon? Dr. Edna Chun (HRS) explores this metaphor in INSIGHT Into Diversity, a diversity employment magazine and web site. Article is here.

Dr. Cherry Callahan

Dr. Cherry Callahan is one of several senior student affairs officers (SSAO) interviewed in “Making Their Mark: How Seven Successful Women SSAOs Reached the Top,” an article in Leadership Exchange. It is a quarterly magazine for student affairs professionals across the country.

Tuition and fees forums

A forum on tuition and fees for 2012-13 was held as part of a Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Nov. 15, 2011.

SGA officials presented recommendations made by the UNCG Tuition Committee and the UNCG Student Fee Committee.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady, Dr. Alan Boyette and Dr. Cherry Callahan responded to questions. About 60 people were in attendance.

An additional forum will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, at noon in the EUC.

The chancellor will bring recommendations to a UNCG Board of Trustees committee meeting on Dec. 1 and then the full meeting of the board on Dec. 2. It is anticipated that Board of Trustees recommendations will be forwarded to the UNC Board of Governors for approval in Feb. 2012.

View the 2012-13-Tuition and Fees Forum presentation.

 

Marking Veterans Day

The 2011 Veterans Day will be marked with a remembrance ceremony and roll call for American service personnel who have died in the recent wars.

The event begins at 6 a.m. on the EUC West Lawn.

At 2 p.m., following a moment of silence, several will offer remarks.

Remembrance Day Speakers: Welcome – Chancellor Linda P. Brady; Flag Presentation – Joshua Green; Military Families – SFC Joseph Serna, Jr., Green Beret Foundation and UNCG Parent; Continuing to Serve: Veterans in College – Harry Rybacki, president, Student Veterans Association.

In addition, the display “UNCG Students in the U.S. Military” will be on view in the EUC/Library connector. Students who are active duty, in the reserves or are veterans were asked to share their experiences and photos. Fourteen are part of the exhibition.

Full story, including details about the large display of flags in front of the EUC, is at UNCG News.

Archival photo courtesy Defense Dept. Photo by Cherie A. Thurlby.

3 cheers for basketball tip-offs

Ready for some basketball?

The UNCG women’s basketball team will begin their 2011-12 regular season on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. The Spartans host Liberty in the home opener in Fleming Gymnasium as Wendy Palmer debuts as head coach for UNCG.

Women’s basketball tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for youth and seniors. UNCG students, faculty and staff are free with UNCG ID. All women’s regular season home games are hosted at Fleming Gym on campus.

The UNCG men’s basketball team hosts UNC Pembroke at the Greensboro Coliseum in their home opener on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

The Fall Kick Off can be enjoyed from 4:30 until 6 p.m. in the Coliseum Pavilion. There will be giveaways, games and inflatables. All fans are welcome. The Office of Campus Activities & Programs will host the fun event.

Looking to get an earlier look at the men’s team? Their opener at Tennessee on Friday, Nov. 11, will be on Fox Sports South.

To purchase men’s or women’s basketball tickets, visit www.uncgspartans.com or call 334-3250 for different ticket options.

All Fridays are Blue and Gold Day – support the teams by sporting your school colors.

Photograph by Chris English.

SECC deadline Nov. 11

As of Monday, the SECC had raised about $219,000. That is $16,000 from the goal of $235,000.

This Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, is the official deadline.

The State Employees Combined Campaign is the official giving campaign for state employees. It helps support more than 1,000 charitable organizations in the Triad and statewide.

If you have not returned your envelope to your department’s volunteer solicitor, please consider doing so today.

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) will be Nov. 14-18, 2011, with lots of events on campus.

New this year, Michael Elliott (International Programs Center) points out, is a human resource services training module titled “Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking through Other Eyes” (Wednesday, Nov. 16). This session will debut as a new HR training option during during the week.

Activities will range from African Night 2011, a Pre-IEW Event on Nov. 12 in EUC Auditorium, to the talk “Evolving Ways of Peace Building: New Frontier” Nov. 15 in the SOE Building, to a screening of the Russian movie “The Island” Nov. 17 in Petty Building.

The week’s activities are coordinated by the International Programs Center and the International Students Association, in conjunction with the Bryan School of Business and Economics, the Department of Religious Studies, Conflict and Peace Studies, and UNCG Human Resource Services.

The full schedule of events is available on the IPC web site.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Sally Reid will be presented by UNCG Theatre and the North Carolina Theatre for Young People. The production, at the Taylor Theatre, is directed by Rachel Briley.

Every night Mr. Fox sneaks out of his hole and heads down into the valley with one thing in mind: providing a good meal for his wife and children. So, he goes about this task the best way he can: by stealing a duck or chicken or turkey from a nearby farm. Three farmers, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, are determined to put an end to this thievery … by any means necessary. The Fox and Badger families need a Fantastic Plan to save themselves. Is Mr. Fox up to the task? “Absolutely, my dears!”

Tickets for this Fall 2011 production can be purchased at 334-4849 or boxoffice.uncg.edu. Group tickets/discounts are available by calling 334-4601.

Performances are at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12, 13, 19, 20; and 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 15-18 and noon on Nov. 18.

Stock the Shelves Bring a can of food to the Nov. 12 performance at 2 p.m. and receive one child ticket free or one adult ticket for $10. Cans will be donated to Urban Ministries of Greensboro.

Fantastic Dessert Feast After the 2 p.m. performance on Nov. 13, join the costumed characters of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” for a private dessert feast. Treat yourself to an array of country desserts, apple cider and tea. Bring your camera for some photo opportunities with the characters of “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Tickets for show and feast are $15 and available only by RSVP’ing to Jody Cauthen Kaizen at 334-4601.

Scout Saturday At the 2 p.m. performance on Nov. 19, scouting groups are invited to enjoy a special $10 per person group rate with post show activities planned to meet badge requirements; a backstage tour; and and special “Q and A” session with the cast.

Complete information is here.

Photo by Bert VanderVeen

 

Staff volunteers say flowering apricot trees will bloom in February

Volunteers from the Staff Senate On-Campus Service Committee have planted six flowering apricot trees between the Alumni House and Elliott University Center. The flowers, long an inspiration for painters and poets, are expected to be at their peak near the end of February.

Volunteers included Lee Odom, Betty Betts, Sara Poole, Shirl Jones, Jill Beville, Bill Hardin, Stacy Kosciak, Kaitlin Ritchie, Lindsay Armistead and Logan Stanfield. Guidance was provided by Chris Fay, Gualli Morales, Tony Rojas and Kevin Siler of the university’s Grounds Division.

“Projects like this help ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the beauty of the campus as much as the current campus community does,” said Fay, Grounds manager.

The Arbor Day Foundation has twice named UNCG a Tree Campus USA.

One of the day’s volunteers, Accounting Services’ Shirl Jones (center, in visual), said, “Our campus is beautiful and anything that is added will only make it more beautiful.”

She is known as a plant lover in her department, a trait she credits to her mother. She cares for the department’s plants, earning her the departmental nickname “Plant Manager.”

Full story at UNCG News.

Photo: (L-r) Logan Stanfield, Shirl Jones and Jill Beville dig a hole for one of the six flowering apricot trees recently planted to beautify the campus. Photo by Dan Nonte.

Open forums on 2012-13 tuition/fees

Open forums will be held Nov. 15-16 regarding tuition and fees for the next academic year. Input and feedback from the campus community – particularly from students – is encouraged.

The forums’ revised dates are:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 – 7 p.m. – Maple Room
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Noon – EUC Auditorium

 

 

Looking ahead: November 9, 2011

Talk, Holocaust survivor Hank Brodt
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Eberhardt, Room 250.

Staff Senate meeting
Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m., Claxton Room, EUC

Will Read for Food
Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Weatherspoon

Conference on African American Culture and Experience
Friday, Nov. 11, EUC

Music Night at Music Library, Sigma Alpha Iota Choir
Friday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., Music Building

Women’s basketball vs. Liberty
Friday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

Open forum on tuition/fees for 2012-13
Wednesday, Nov. 16, noon, EUC Auditorium

Course Reserves due for winter, spring

Faculty members, it’s time again to set up your course reserves at the University Libraries. To be available by the first day of class, new lists for winter and spring 2012 terms are due by Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Requests to renew fall lists for winter and/or fall are due by Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

What’s New? Try the online submission form to submit course reserves for items from the Libraries’ collection, items you want ordered, and items you will provide. Also use it to upload files and send URLs to the library.

Visit http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/access_services/reserves/ to create your lists, or contact the reserve staff at reserves@uncg.edu, 256-1199 or 334-5245 for more information.

Bryan School bucks national trend

While MBA programs nationwide find their graduate enrollments dwindling, the Bryan School of Business and Economics has seen an enrollment increase. A massive increase.

In Fall 2010 the Masters of Business Administration, Bryan’s largest graduate program, enrolled a total of 47 new students. In Fall 2011 that number was 91 – an increase of about 94 percent. Total MBA enrollment jumped from 154 students in Fall 2010 to 176 in Fall 2011, an increase of about 15 percent.

More at UNCG News.

Will Read for Food 2011

The 18th annual Will Read for Food, a program of readings by local authors to benefit Greensboro charities, will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the auditorium of Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Participants will include Rebecca Black, Stuart Dischell, Holly Goddard Jones, Michael Parker, Craig Nova, David Roderick and Lee Zacharias.

The suggested donation is $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

Full story at UNCG News.

“A Secret Morality?”

The Philosophy Department’s Great Conversation series continues with Dr. Terrance McConnell speaking on “A Secret Morality?” It will be

Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., in the Faculty Center.

Nov. 16 Faculty Senate Forum cancelled

The faculty forum originally announced for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, has been cancelled, according to an email distributed Nov. 8.

The next two forum dates will be Feb. 15 and March 21, 2012.

 

American Association of University Professors

Today (Wednesday, Nov. 9) at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Room, EUC, the American Association of University Professors will have an open house meeting.

Those with questions may contact George Dimock, leader of the UNCG AAUP, at g_dimock@uncg.edu

November EUC Blood Drive

Elliott University Center will host its second Red Cross Blood Drive of the 2011-12 school year on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Cone Ballroom. Schedule your donation appointment today and help the EUC reach its 420-pint goal.

Be sure to come prepared when giving blood. Have a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your Red Cross donor card (optional), driver’s license or two other forms of identification. And bring the names of any medications you are currently taking.

For more information on giving blood, and to schedule your donation appointment, visit http://www.uncg.edu/euc/blooddrive. Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome.

Kristallnacht observance

Kristallnacht, also called “night of broken glass,” marked attacks against Jews in Nazi Germany Nov. 9-10, 1938. Jewish homes were ransacked and synagogues destroyed.

UNCG Hillel marks Kristallnacht with a Holocaust remembrance Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Eberhardt Building, Room 250.

Speaker Hank Brodt, a survivor of the Holocaust, will tell his story.

Cake decorating cooking class

Just in time for the holiday, UNCG Dining’s’ monthly cooking class featuring “Cake Decorating” is now open.

Learn from the chefs how to wow your friends and family with your cake decorating skills. The class is on Nov. 10 from 5-6 p.m. in the Spartan Restaurant. To sign up, click on this link http://www.dineoncampus.com/uncg/show.cfm?cmd=comments

Employment fair for PhD and master’s students

UNCG will again join Duke University, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte and Wake Forest University in sponsoring the 12th annual North Carolina PhD/Master’s Employment Fair. Master’s and PhD candidates at sponsoring schools are invited to attend the event on Thursday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m., at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. This annual event allows graduate students to meet with employers from the business, government, and non-profit sectors interested in hiring master’s and PhD graduates.

Thirty-five employer representatives will be on hand to discuss opportunities in the fields of computer science, mathematics/statistics, sciences, social sciences, government, healthcare, and more. Participating employers include American Association for the Advancement of Science, Central Virginia Community Services, CIA, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institute for Family Centered Services, MedThink, NASA, NC Biotechnology Center, Northrup Grumman, Proctor and Gamble, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, RTI International, Sandia National Laboratories, TransTech Pharma, Youth Villages and others.

For details regarding participating employers and directions, visit the UNCG Career Services link at http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/phdfair/ . If you have questions, email career_services@uncg.edu or call 334-5454.

See/Hear: November 9, 2011

Coach Linh Nguyen saw the men’s and women’s cross-country teams take team titles and individual titles in the SoCon. See his reaction that day, courtesy of SoCon video. UNCG will travel to the NCAA Regionals Nov. 12.

Michael Parker

At the annual joint meeting of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association and the Federation of Historical Societies on Nov. 18 in Raleigh, Michael Parker (English) will receive the R. Hunt Parker Memorial Award for literary achievement. He will also be the keynote speaker, discussing his latest novel, “The Watery Part of the World,” based partly on the life of Aaron Burr’s daughter, Theodosia.