UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Archives for May 2014

CW schedule for Summer 2014

UNCG’s Campus Weekly will publish every other week over the summer. The Campus Weekly schedule is:

May 14
May 28
June 11
June 25
July 9
July 23

On Aug. 6, Campus Weekly will resume weekly publication.

For additional news this summer, check UNCG Now regularly. And, if you’d like, follow the Campus Weekly Twitter feed and UNCG Twitter feed – as well as the UNCG Facebook page. To see a full listing of social media feeds from various parts of UNCG, visit the Social Media Directory at UNCG Connect. Interested in a mobile app? Check out UNCGmobile, created by UNCG’s ITS, at its.uncg.edu/uncgmobile.

Dr. Thomas Jackson

Photo of Dr. Thomas JacksonDr. Thomas Jackson (History) organized the University of Virginia’s “The Life of the Law: A Symposium Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” Also, he co-presented with Dr. Kent Germany during the session “Civil Rights Revolution and Reform: What the White House Tapes Reveal.” The symposium was held May 2. It commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with an exploration of the act’s origins, impact and significance.

Jackson is the author of “From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice.” He has received a fellowship, from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, to write a book about the civil rights revolution of 1963.

Dr. Brad Johnson

Photo of Dr. Brad JohnsonDr. Brad Johnson (Teacher Education & Higher Education) was elected President of the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) for 2014-2016. This marks the 2nd time that Johnson has served the association as its President.

The North Carolina College Personnel Association, a state division of ACPA – College Student Educators International, 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. NCCPA also provides leadership in the college student development profession, contributes to the continuing education of student development educators, and offers networking opportunities among its members.

Dr. Esther Leerkes

Photo of Dr. Esther LeerkesDr. Esther Leerkes (Human Development and Family Studies) received a continuation of funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for the project “Biological and Behavioral Predictors of Early School Success.” Children’s success or failure in the early school years is an important predictor of a range of developmental outcomes. Despite our understanding that these predictive relations exist, we know very little about how trajectories of low versus high achievement are produced, particularly with respect to the developmental precursors of early academic skills. The proposal describes a novel longitudinal biobehavioral study. By understanding the emergence of learning engagement and how it is affected by both child and environmental factors as well as the interaction between them, we can develop more effective intervention approaches to increase academic achievement and support children’s adjustment.

Rosann Bazirjian

Photo of Rosann BazirjianRosann Bazirjian has been elected a Delegate-at-Large to the Global Council of OCLC, the worldwide library cooperative. OCLC connects libraries in a global network to manage and share the world’s knowledge and to form a community dedicated to the values of librarianship: cooperation, resource sharing and universal access. She will serve a three year term, beginning July 1, 2014. She is dean of University Libraries.

See/hear: May 6, 2014

John Salmon has a newly released CD (featured in this week’s Campus Weekly.) Check out these cuts. The third track is named for an old friend Nancy Wade, who is Dave Brubeck’s goddaughter.

Trey McDonald

Photo of Trey McDonaldTrey McDonald (UNCG Sustainability Office) was honored as Auburn University held its second annual Spirit of Sustainability Awards program. Recipients were chosen by a panel of five judges and evaluated based on three criteria: motivation and commitment to sustainability; impact on behalf of sustainability; and the degree to which others are engaged and involved. Trey McDonald, an Auburn alumnus and the sustainability coordinator here at UNCG, received a Spirit of Sustainability award.