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Archives for January 2013

Kinesiology in China

In November, Provost David H. Perrin led a UNCG delegation to China for the 60th anniversary celebration of the Shanghai University of Sport (SUS). Accompanying him on the trip were UNCG alumna Dr. Jo Safrit and Kinesiology faculty members Dr. Ang Chen and Dr. Cathy Ennis. Chen, an alumnus of SUS, has been instrumental in building the UNCG relationship with SUS including establishing a Kinesiology Lab and inviting research scholars to work with him at UNCG. Five UNCG Kinesiology faculty have taught short courses at SUS in the last four years. See complete story and pictures at the International Programs Center’s eNewsworthy (from which this news piece was drawn), at www.uncg.edu/ipg/enewsworthy/topstorydec12.html

Thanks for reading Campus Weekly

We value our Campus Weekly readers and thank you for spending time with CW each week. As CW begins a new calendar year, here’s a look at last year’s figures:

During the past semester, the average number of “unique visitors” per issue, according to Google Analytics, was 2,531. In comparison, the number of unique visitors per issue during Fall 2011 was 2,040. The average last spring was 2,389. (CW was redesigned in August 2011.)

The total number of CW pageviews over the 2012 calendar year was 226,358.

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In memoriam

Rochelle Renee Alston Poteat died Nov. 28, 2012. A graduate of Page High School, she had worked in Facility Services since 2007 in the Petty and McIver Buildings. She also served as a member of the Facilities Operations Safety Committee.

Arts conference for entrepreneurs

The fourth annual Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference, which helps artists learn how to make a living from their passion, will be held at UNCG on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

The event, hosted by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center and the university’s Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program, will feature artists and other speakers sharing how to develop successful ventures. In 2012, the conference drew more than 350 attendees, comprised of emerging and mid-career artists and students.

Full story at UNCG News.

Seeking classes to participate in Entrepreneur Day

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, up to 50 business owners and social entrepreneurs will be speaking to classes all across campus as part of the 2nd Annual UNCG Entrepreneur Day. If you are a faculty member who teaches on Tuesdays and wants to participate, simply email your course title, name and time to Bryan Toney at bctoney@uncg.edu. The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center will then work with Alumni Relations to recruit guest speakers that match up with course topics. This is a great opportunity for students to be exposed to potential entrepreneurial career paths and make valuable connections with UNCG alumni and friends

See/Hear: Jan. 9, 2013

A highlight of the Excellence Awards event last fall was the showing of short videos of the various award recipients. Each film was created by students in UNCG Media Studies, and was posted online by HRS. Dr. Hephzibah Crawford Roskelly, professor of English, received the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Enjoy the short clip.

Dr. Nadja Cech

Dr. Nadja Cech (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received new funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Strategies to Investigate Synergy in Botanical Medicines.”


Two UNCG Housing and Residence Life staff members along with a former staff member wrote an article in the Southeastern Housing Officers (SEAHO) Fall 2012 magazine. The name of the article is “Demystifying Residence Hall Associations: What they do, why they matter, and how they can be supported.” The authors were Megan Delph, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Region Gavin, former Coordinator for Residence Life, and Anna Patton, Coordinator for Residence Life.

Dr. Ellen Davina Haskell

One of Kabbalah’s most distinctive images of the feminine divine is that of a motherly, breastfeeding God. In her new book, “Suckling at My Mother’s Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism,” Dr. Ellen Davina Haskell (Religious Studies) traces this idea from its origins in ancient rabbinic literature through its flourishing in the medieval classic “Sefer ha-Zohar” (“The Book of Splendour”).

A scholar of Jewish mystical literature, Haskell is the recipient of an American Association of University Women American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year. Full story at UNCG News.

Dr. Sonja Frison

Dr. Sonja Frison (Center for Youth, Families and Community Partnerships) received new funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for the project “Providing Support for Reclaiming Futures Implementation.” The projects will provide support for two new Reclaiming Futures sites and six existing sites in implementing the Reclaiming Futures initiative. This includes site visits, phone coaching, assistance with coordination of multi-site meetings, and working with other statewide initiatives such as the Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Mental Health Partnerships.


On National Philanthropy Day in late November, the 2012 Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Life-Time Achievement Award honored the work and support of Marge Michel and the late Jake Michel. Over the years, the Michels have been significant supporters of the community including Children’s Home Society, Triad Stage, the restoration of the Old Presbyterian Graveyard and the School of Education here at UNCG, where they are helping create a new library.

Don and Mary Gay Brady were recognized as 2012 Outstanding Individual Philanthropists in Guilford County by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The Bradys have supported and provided service to UNCG in many ways.

Suzanne Williams

Suzanne Williams wrote an article about UNCG that was featured in the December 2012 Parking Professional magazine. It is published by the International Parking Institute. Williams is associate director of Campus Access & Transportation Demand Management. In the article titled “Parkaholics Anonymous” she lays out our campus’ history with access management. “For years we struggled to manage our scarce parking resources as efficiently and effectively as possible while enrollments grew and parking inventory shrank due to the construction of new classroom and residential buildings,” she wrote. “However, our recovery from parking addiction began in 2005, the year we asked ourselves if we really needed to build and finance yet another parking deck. On the road to recovery we’ve developed a twelve step strategic planning process that can be applied to parking operations at airports, municipalities and universities alike.”