UNCG Campus Weekly

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New UNCG Latino group among news at Staff Senate

UNCG has a new grassroots educational and networking group: Alienza – UNCG Latino Association. Anyone in the campus community is invited to be a part. The first meeting will be held Oct. 22, 4 p.m., MHRA Building, Room 2501.

Four staff members, David Schaeffer, Kattya Castellon, Pat Levitin and Gabriel Bermea presented to Staff Senate last week about the new group. They noted that Hispanic/Latino students make up about 7.5 percent of the our student body. The fledgling group, even before its first meeting, has about 50 student and employees across campus.

Other highlights at the Staff Senate meeting:

  • Jan Zink, vice chancellor for university advancement, noted that UNCG has a fairly high percentage of employees who are donors to the university. She promoted UNCG Homecoming Oct. 21-27. The biggest day is Saturday, Oct. 26. (See story in next week’s CW.)
  • Caroline Kernahan said that in response to the (then) suspension of WIC funding in North Carolina due to the government shutdown, she’d started an infant formula drive at UNCG. Staff Senate Service committee is the university sponsor, Urban Ministry is the collector and a collection box is outside her office at 248 Stone through Thanksgiving. All the local food banks are in need of formula she said.
  • A staff get-together, sponsored by Staff Senate, will be tonight (Oct. 16) at McCoul’s downtown. Appetizers will be provided. All staff are welcome to stop in and enjoy the good company.
  • Dr. Edna Chun noted some excellent professional development courses – such as ones led by Vidya Gargeya and Kevin Lowe – still have slots available. Register here.
  • Staff Senate, knowing that many staff do not use computers regularly, is working on a quarterly flyer newsletter that will be printed, said Sean Farrell.

By Mike Harris