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Archives for November 2011

Jessica Quattrucci

Jessica Quattrucci, a graduate assistant with the Office of New Students and Spartan Family Programs within the Division of Student Affairs, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) at its recent annual conference. The North Carolina College Personnel Association, a state division of the American College Personnel Association, is committed to the education and development of post-secondary students in North Carolina and exists for the benefit of all student personnel professionals in the state. Torry Reynolds, Wendy Powers and Josh Moll, graduate assistants in Student Affairs, received competitive scholarships to attend the annual conference.

Dr. Michael Frierson

Dr. Michael Frierson’s experimental film “Camroulette,” will be shown at the 17th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, Nov. 10-13. The festival, founded in 1994 by the TwinkleDoon filmmaking collective, screens more than 100 independent and international films every November in Wilmington. It has been listed among MovieMaker Magazine’s “25 Coolest Film Festivals” and the Brooks Institute’s “Top Ten Film Festivals.” Frierson’s “Camroulette” is built from iterated, symmetrical rotations of a mundane moment, accompanied by the sound of that sea shell you used to hold up to your ear. More at UNCG News.

 

Home-grown leadership capacity

Funding is very tight. Regional or national leadership programs carry a cost. Yet, developing leadership skills on campus is essential. A solution? Create a cost-effective on-campus leadership institute, which will allow participants to work closely with external and internal leaders to address the challenges of 21st century leadership.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady will welcome the first class of 30 UNCG participants in early February 2012.

The eight-month program is designed to provide staff, faculty and administrators with significant opportunities to enhance leadership skills through a series of workshops, a mentorship program and the development of a team-based project for presentation to the Chancellor and Executive Staff.

According to Dr. Edna Chun, associate vice chancellor for HRS, the program is designed to strengthen the organizational capabilities and leadership competencies that are tied to UNCG’s institutional goals and values.

The institute’s mission is to develop and promote a culture of innovation and leadership consistent with the goals of UNCG’s Strategic Plan 2009-14. In essence, the institute will contribute to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive institution.

The deadline for submission of online applications is Dec. 1, 2011.

The program will be focused on emerging leaders. It will cover important topics in leadership, but also provide participants with the opportunity to engage in action learning through the development of a project to solve an institutional issue or problem with guidance from a coaching mentor. The program will consist of eight all-day and half-day sessions.

The UNCG Leadership Institute will accelerate leadership contributions by:

  • Enhancing leadership capacity at the departmental or university level.
  • Providing state-of-the-art knowledge on leadership practices.
  • Aligning vision, talent and behaviors for unit or team excellence with institutional goals.

The institute is sponsored by Human Resource Services.

Visit http://leadershipinstitute.uncg.edu for the complete program, application criteria and online application form.

A weekend of dance

The North Carolina Dance Festival, fresh off its performances in Boone, bounds into Greensboro this weekend.

Performances will be Nov. 4-5, 2011, at 8 p.m. each evening in Aycock Auditorium.

The North Carolina Dance Festival, now in its 21st year, is an annual showcase of dance that tours the state, bringing audiences the best choreography from within North Carolina. Organized to to celebrate the work of North Carolina’s own artists, the Greensboro concerts of the NC Dance Festival are produced jointly by the Dance Project and UNCG. The festival’s founder and producer is Dr. Jan Van Dyke (UNCG Dance Department), profiled in last week’s CW Spotlight.

  • Work by Robin Gee (Greensboro), Courtney Greer (Raleigh), Caroline Calouche (Charlotte), Lindsey Kelly (Asheville), and Gary Taylor (Festival Ballet Company, Winston-Salem) will be performed on Friday, Nov. 4.
  • Work by Jen Guy Metcalf (Greensboro), Helen Simoneau (Winston-Salem), Natalie Marrone (Raleigh), Diego Schoch (Durham), and Karla Coghill (Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem) will be performed on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Tickets: $18 general admission; $14 seniors, children, students; $9 UNCG students with valid ID. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $8 apiece.

In addition, the festival will present a free Intermediate/Advanced modern dance class taught by festival artist Diego Carrasco Schoch Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m at the Greensboro Cultural Center’s Studio 323. For more information about Diego and the festival, visit www.ncdancefestival.org or www.ncdancefestival.wordpress.com.

Caroline Calouche photo by Michael Church

UNCG says Yes to climate commitment

Universities are in a unique position to lead our society and to be role models in regard to sustainability efforts, Chancellor Linda P. Brady said on Sustainability Day.

To that end, Chancellor Brady led a Sustainability Day signing ceremony for the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. UNCG becomes the seventh university in the UNC system to sign this document.

The signing made this particular Sustainability Day a very special one – “truly a momentous day for the university,” she said.

The chancellor noted several additional ways UNCG has shown its commitment over the past years. Two were:

  • Establishing Sustainability as a core value in the UNCG Strategic Plan 2009-2014
  • Commitment that all new building projects and major renovations be, at minimum, LEED Silver

She noted that signing the document entails certain action goals for UNCG, including becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. In order to achieve this, it’s important that we take steps now, she explained.

Chancellor Brady announced new initiatives, including:

  • The 2011-12 goal to reduce UNCG energy consumption by five percent. She explained that will save money. “Doing the right thing for the environment will also help us in terms of the economic challenges that we face,” she said.
  • New “standards of comfort” addressing temperature settings for occupied spaces on campus. She suggested that workers who do come in on the weekend may want to do what she does and have an extra sweater on hand, so energy can be conserved.

She said that the ceremony was a tribute to the many students, faculty and staff members who are working to make UNCG sustainable.

She noted the student representatives who signed the document with her. They represent future generations of students as well, she said.

“We are committed for the long-term.”

Concluding the ceremony, the campus’ Committee on Sustainability presented two awards:

  • Champion of Sustainability Award – Ben Kunka, Recycling Operations manager
  • Founders’ Award – Dr. Susan Andreatta, associate professor of anthropology and a leader of UNCG Campus Gardens

By Mike Harris
Photography by Chris English

LIHC fellowship deadline Nov. 10

Lloyd International Honors College (LIHC) announces the 2012-13 Chancellor’s Resident Fellows Competition. For the 2012-13 academic year the College will appoint one Chancellor’s Resident Fellow who will teach full-time in LIHC and participate in the life of the college throughout the year.

Dr. Roy Schwartzman (Communication Studies) holds the fellowship for the current year.

The Chancellor’s Resident Fellows Program offers a great opportunity for UNCG faculty to change their teaching routine and teach the students in the Honors College exclusively for one year.

In Lloyd International Honors College all classes are small seminars that allow the Fellow to teach the subject matter in new ways and on topics that he or she may not get the chance to teach in their own department. In addition to a Fellow’s teaching stipend, the faculty member also receives a research award to be used during the year of the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is open to all full time UNCG faculty. The term of the Resident Fellowship will be one year from July 2012, through June 2013. During the fellowship year the Fellow will teach exclusively in Lloyd International Honors College.

The Chancellor’s Resident Fellow normally should be released from his or her usual departmental responsibilities during the fellowship year. However, the selected Fellow, in consultation with the Fellow’s department head and dean and the Honors College dean, may continue certain on-going obligations.

If you are interested in securing the Fellowship position, submit an application letter, approved by your department head and dean, to Lloyd International Honors College (205 Foust) by Nov. 10, 2011. The selected Fellow will be notified by Dec. 15. Among other items you may wish to enclose, the submitted application should include your curriculum vitae, a list of the courses you have taught over the previous two years, a proposal of the courses you would like to teach during your year in the Honors College with as much specificity as possible, a statement of interest that should address what you might contribute to the mission and work of the College (particularly its commitment to an international perspective), and a brief description of your research agenda.

The selection of the Chancellor’s Resident Fellow will be made by a committee consisting of the dean and an assistant dean of Lloyd International Honors College, as well as three members of the Honors Council. If you have questions about the Fellowship Program or your application, contact Dr. Jerry Pubantz, Dean of LIHC, at 256-2579 or j_pubant@uncg.edu.

For additional details and to download the application, visit http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/faculty/fellows-program.htm

The world is flat? What about libraries…

UNCG’s third annual iDEAL (information, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Libraries) conference is titled “Rethinking the Local: Reimagining Libraries in a Flattening World.”

It will be Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, noon-5 p.m., at Elliott University Center. This event is open to the public.

A panel of speakers addressing the topic will include:

  • Dr. Peter J. Lor, Author, Former Director of the National Library of South Africa
  • Dr. Ismail Abdullahi Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University, School of Library and Information Sciences, ALA Councilor-at-Large
  • Amanda Click, Formerly librarian at American University, Cairo, and doctoral student at UNC Chapel Hill, and UNCG alumna

Conference organizers explain that the Information Age has seen a tremendous surge in not only the amount but also the kind of information that is now almost instantaneously accessible through the internet and the Web, and this has promise not only for the “democratization” of information — that is to say, its “free flow” — but a realization of at least a rudimentary form of universal communication to which the main barriers are economic (access to the internet, computers and the electricity that powers them); legal and political (proprietary rights and national security concerns); and educational (basic literacy, technological literacy, and information literacy). At the same time, what used to be called international librarianship — the bridging of linguistic, cultural, and political differences across national borders ― has all but disappeared from LIS curricula as communications media has become more ubiquitous worldwide, they say. The assumption would seem to be that international diversity will be erased by a media-made monoculture, although world events contradict that outcome.

This conference will explore the following questions:

  1. Why do we need to re-think and re-imagine the local library in a world that is increasingly international?
  2. How can the LIS profession help ensure better communication as well to enhance understanding between and among cultures at the same time that it increases the free flow of information?
  3. What barriers to free flow and mutual understanding need to be addressed, and how?

Details are at http://lis.uncg.edu/news-and-events/ideal-summit/

Questions? Contact Touger Vang at t_vang@uncg.edu or 4-3477.

 

Free personal wellness profiles

How healthy are you – and how can you enhance your well-being?

HealthyUNCG offers the free and confidential Personal Wellness Profile (PWP) to all UNCG employees. Employees can earn 50 points for taken the PWP and 100 points for attending a PWP results session, in the Spartan Points program, in which you can earn points for prizes for select healthful activities.

The PWP is a general health assessment that measures your overall health and well-being. And it can help identify existing healthy behaviors and risk factors for disease – plus it provides a lifestyle assessment to help you make lifestyle decisions.

The PWP can be completed in a group session or from your desk using online video instructions.

Dates and full details for PWP sessions can be found on the HealthyUNCG web site. Opportunities to take the PWP will be offered throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Visit the HealthyUNCG web site for more information and sign-up instructions.

The British are coming! (to debate)

Our campus will host the British National Debate Team in a public debate on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Ferguson Building. UNCG is one of only 14 stops—and the only one in North Carolina—on the British National Debate Team’s Fall 2011 United States tour.

This is apparently the first time that UNCG has hosted a leg of an international debate team tour.

The British team, carefully selected to represent the United Kingdom in international forums, consists of two debaters. Richard Robinson is a recent graduate from Manchester University. He was awarded a first class degree in law and will commence practice as commercial solicitor in 2013. Ben Jasper graduated from Wadham College, Oxford, with a first class degree in Modern History and an M.Phil. in Politics. He has just completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and is due to start work as a lawyer at Clifford Chance next August.

The public debate with students from UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

The topic is Resolved: That Article 5 (the principle of collective defense) of the NATO treaty should be abolished. The winner will be decided by audience vote.

The U.S. tour of the British National Debate Team is sponsored by the Committee on International Discussion and Debate, which has underwritten international student debate exchanges in conjunction with the National Communication Association since 1922. The National Communication Association is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization for communication educators.

The UNCG event is coordinated by Lloyd International Honors College, with support from the Kohler Fund of the UNCG International Programs Center and the English-Speaking Union of the United Kingdom.

Questions? Email Dr. Roy Schwartzman, Chancellor’s Resident Fellow at Lloyd International Honors College.

Program Review updates – Late Oct.

The UNCG Academic Program Review Process web site (http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview) has been updated.

The Program Review Timeline and Program Review Process document have been modified to reflect recent changes in SACS regulations regarding program discontinuation, decisions made by Faculty Senate leadership and the chairs of the University Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Studies Committee regarding the role of curriculum committees during the academic program review process, and recommendations from the chairs of the unit academic program review process regarding the timing of the release of their reports to the UNCG community.

That was one of the information updates that those who subscribe to the Academic Program Review listserv received on Oct. 31, 2011. That listserv email further included the following information:

The Program Review Timeline has also been enhanced to include the dates on which the chair of the University Program Review Committee will report to various leadership groups and a placeholder for the provost to meet with the groups providing auxiliary responses to the report of the University Program Review Committee.

Note that these two documents will be revised again in response to any Faculty Senate resolutions accepted by the chancellor.

Under background information, the Reporting Program Discontinuation to GA and SACS document has been modified to be more specific about the GA and SACS reporting requirements. In addition, a document has been uploaded for the first time that lists the programs that are linked to others and how they are linked. By examining these two documents together, it is possible to understand both the consequences of discontinuing a program that is interdependent with another one and the related external reporting requirements.

The web site can be accessed here.

Will HRL keep streak of 100 % SECC envelopes turned in? Doris Corbett believes they will.

A lot of people know Doris Corbett. She been at UNCG for 15 years – in the Physical Plant, in the Division of Continual Learning, in the History Department.

She has been assistant assignments coordinator for Housing and Residence Life for the last five years, working with supervisor Jood Schachtschneider, who has been at UNCG more than 30 years.

Corbett explains they serve the students and their housing needs. “We want to give them the best experience possible.” For her, there are meal plan assignments as well as all the housing assignments to input and maintain. Right now, they’re accepting spring applications. January through September is their busy time for fall housing requests. The renovation of the Quad halls and the opening of Jefferson Suites have kept them on their toes, in addition to the normal things.

During the fall months, she wears another hat in HRL: SECC volunteer solicitor.

The SECC (State Employees Combined Campaign), which is in its final weeks, is the official giving campaign for state employees. It helps support more than a thousand charitable organizations around the region and the state.

The campus goal this year is $235,000. The campaign currently has reached about 80 percent of that goal.

She sends out email reminders to the 83 employees. She reminds supervisors that she can be contacted if someone misplaces their form or has questions when they’re filling it out. She sets the departmental deadline for returning envelopes two weeks before the campus deadline.

She says her department is generous and responsive.

“Within the first week, I had 50 percent of them back,” she said.

She says that for the last several years, they’ve have 100 percent participation – all the envelopes turned back in.

But with a couple of weeks left in the campaign, does her department have them all in? She lacks a few, she says. But she is working on reminders. “We’ll most likely have 100 percent participation.”

Each fall, she will talk with department members about charitable organizations they might be interested in hearing about – and then they invite two or three guest speakers for a brief presentation. One of the speakers this fall was from Bell House, a residence for adults with physical disabilities. Another was from Communities in Schools of Greater Greensboro, which helps children. A representative spoke of a 17 year old in high school who was left homeless by his parents, she explains.

“Usually, there are tears. Disbelief.” There is a lot of need in our community that we don’t see. “We never know….”

She is pleased to be a part of a campaign that does so much good. She’s honored to be the solicitor for HRL. “I find it really humbling.”

By Mike Harris

Looking ahead: Nov. 2, 2011

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m., Virginia Dare Room

Theatre, Frame/Works discussion for ‘Self Defense’
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m., Brown Building Theatre

Workshop, Mask magic with Deb Bell
Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon. Registration required.

North Carolina Dance Festival
Friday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

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

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

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

 

‘Money, Money, Money … and Politics’

The Fall 2011 Center for Legislative Studies Lecture Series concludes with the topic “Money, Money, Money … and Politics: Free Speech vs. Campaign Finance Reform.”

It will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 120.
Panelists will be Rep. Brad Miller, North Carolina’s 13th District, and Dr. Peter Francia, ECU Department of Political Science.
The moderator will be Dr. Charles Prysby, Department of Political Science.

A reception will follow the lecture in the Atrium.

Questions? Contact Jana Raczkowski at jlraczko@uncg.edu

Three titles for Spartans last weekend

Men’s soccer won the SoCon regular season title on Saturday, winning at Elon 1-0. Cris Belvin (Athletics) notes the Spartans had lost three straight matches to Elon since 2008, and hadn’t won at Elon’s Rudd Field in eight years. The SoCon tournament begins this weekend, with UNCG hosting Wofford, 7 p.m., on Saturday.

Both the women’s cross country team and men’s cross country team took the team SoCon titles last weekend as well. (See People item.)

American Indian Cultural Fair & Dance Exhibition

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the American Indian Cultural Fair & Dance Exhibition will be held Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Cone Ballroom, EUC.

  • American Indian Artist Demonstration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Pow Wow Dancing, 7-9 p.m.

Free basketball in Fleming

The UNCG men’s basketball team will host Greensboro College in an exhibition game on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Fleming Gymnasium. Admission is free.

The Spartans will use this game as preparation for the 2011-12 basketball season. All regular season home games will be hosted at the Greensboro Coliseum, including the home opener on Nov. 17 as the Spartans host UNC Pembroke.

Season tickets, mini packs and single game tickets are on sale at UNCGSpartans.com or call the UNCG ticket office at 334-3250 for more information on 2011-12 men’s basketball ticket options.

UNCG Regional Mathematics & Statistics Conference

More than 150 participants, mostly undergraduate research students from many parts of the country, will convene in Greensboro on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, to attend the seventh annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The program of this National Science Foundation co-sponsored conference features 50 talks by undergraduate and graduate students on topics including Mathematical Biology, Biostatistics, Computational Mathematics, and Statistical techniques. The plenary talks at this conference will be given by mathematicians Dr. Laura Miller (UNC Chapel Hill) and Dr. Heejung Bang (University of California – Davis). The conference will take place in Sullivan Science Building. For more information, visit http://www.uncg.edu/mat/rmsc/.

Stereotypes, mascots and community engagement

The Contemporary Issues Forum “Stereotypes, Mascots and Community Engagement: Native Americans and the College Experience” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. in the Multicultural Resource Center, EUC.

According to the MRC, it will feature Kerry Bird (Lumbee, NC Native American Council on Higher Education), Brandi Brooks (Lumbee, UNC Chapel Hill American Indian Center), Derek Oxendine (Lumbee, NC State University), Coty Brayboy (Tuscarora/Lumbee, Graduate Student, UNCG Public Health).

Staff Senate says, consider telling your story

The budget cuts have directly impacted us all. UNCG Staff Senate wants to tell the real stories of how the cuts have impacted the day to day work for you and those you work with. You can be anonymous or not. Visit the online form https://docs.google.com/a/uncg.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGNRSllDaTdNcE5LRVRNTXJncnRfbnc6MQ#gid=0

The next Staff Senate meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Claxton Room, EUC. Guest speakers will be Tim George, associate athletic director for external operations, speaking about UNCG Athletics, and Christine Murray, chair of the UNCG Benefits Committee, providing an update on the committee’s work.

Dine and dialogue on critical reflection

The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning invites you to a dialogue with international guest Dr. Kath Fisher on critical reflection.

The discussion is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2011, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Gatewood Studio Arts Building Room 303.

Fisher is visiting UNCG from Southern Cross University, a regional university in Lismore, Australia. This conversation is part of her six week tour of the United States while she researches the role of reflection in service-learning, including how students are prepared for the process of reflecting on their learning, how reflection is taught and assessed, how students approach the task of reflection, and how faculty develop their own reflective practice.

Faculty and students are invited to be a part of this dialogue in hopes that Fisher might further explore how reflection plays an integral part of experiential learning in the United States.

Buffet lunch will be provided for attendees. RSVP is required – email John Bratton at jjbratto@uncg.edu

UNCG Dining is now hiring

UNCG Dining is now hiring for the following positions:

  • Food Crew Dining Ambassadors
  • Digital Marketing Intern
  • Marketing Intern

For more information, email lmsmi25@uncg.edu

Bojangles’ opens Nov. 7

When you come in for work Monday, Nov. 7, Daylight Saving Time will have ended. “Bo Time” will have officially begun.

The campus’ Bojangles’ will be opening their doors Monday, Nov. 7, for the public. Parking is available in the Oakland Deck & limited meters in the Administration Building Parking lot and around Kenilworth & Spring Garden. Bojangles’ will be open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Flex will be accepted. On Nov. 8 and 15, Recharge and Flex pack sign-up ($150 & $450) tables will be at the location.

Bojangles’ Holiday Giveback
The UNCG Bojangles’ location will have a non-perishable food drive Nov. 7-11. For every five non-perishable items you donate you will receive a FREE Bo ‘Berry Biscuit. UNCG Dining will match pound for pound all donations, which will then be administered to the Greensboro Urban Ministry.

See/Hear: Nov. 2, 2011

If this dance video doesn’t inspire you to attend a UNCG Dance performance – or to take someone by the hand and start dancing immediately – we don’t know what will. Video by James Gould and Kristen Lucas. Dancers are Lindsey Archer and Laura Gumbrecht. Choreographed by Kristen Lucas.

Linh Nguyen

Linh Nguyen (Athletics) was named SoCon Coach of the Year for women’s and men’s cross country. Both teams won the SoCon titles last Saturday, David Percival reports. The team titles were the first for both programs. Ashley Schnell, featured recently on the inspire.change web page, repeated as individual SoCon champion after claiming the crown last year. Paul Chelimo, in his first year at UNCG, earned SoCon Runner of the Year honors on the men’s side. “To take both individual titles and both team titles is something you daydream about, but rarely ever happens,” said Nguyen. “I can’t say enough about these student-athletes and their level of hard work and commitment.”

Williams/Brown/Sparks

Suzanne Williams, Sharon Brown and Steve Sparks (Parking Operations & Campus Access Management) presented “Parkaholics Anonymous: a 12 Step Intervention” at the Carolinas Parking Association (CPA) conference in Wilmington, NC, Oct. 27. The CPA is a professional organization affiliated with the International Parking Institute (IPI). The theme of the 25th annual conference was “Making the Difference” featuring programs showcasing projects and case studies demonstrating positive differences made in parking and transportation operations. The UNCG delegation shared their successful experiences utilizing Transporation Demand Management programs to facilitate campus access while reducing congestion and demand for parking. Acknowledgements to Guy Sanders (Housing & Residence Life) for coining the term “parkaholic” to categorize parking ticket repeat offenders and drivers addicted to the convenience of single occupancy vehicles.

Dr. Corey Johnson

Dr. Corey Johnson (Geography) has begun a nine-month fellowship with the Transatlantic Academy studying “The Competition for Natural Resources – The New Geopolitical Great Game?” Johnson and five other 2011-12 fellows are in residence in Washington, DC, at the headquarters of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, one of the academy’s founding partners. They will write articles and papers, participate in academic conferences and collaborate to produce a report by the spring. The fellows will consider how the rise of new economic powers, climate change, a rapidly growing and increasingly urban world population, and other factors will increase the competition for natural resources in the years ahead, and how this will impact the transatlantic community. Full story at UNCG News.

Dr. Susan Andreatta

Dr. Susan Andreatta (Anthropology) received the UNCG Committee on Sustainability’s Founders Award. It was presented by Guy Sanders, who noted that this award is not presented every year – it is a “hall of fame” type award. Andreatta is a leader of UNCG Campus Gardens. Referring to the garden on McIver Street, Sanders called it “an oasis” and noted that Andreatta has been working for this garden for UNCG for many years.

Ben Kunka

Ben Kunka (Waste Reduction and Recycling) received the UNCG Committee on Sustainability’s Champion of Sustainability Award for 2011. It was presented by Sarah Dorsey, who noted Kunka’s leadership in the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling as well as his persistence and educational outreach across campus.