UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for February 2015

Stuart Dischell

Photo of Stuart DischellStuart Dischell (MFA Creative Writing Program) had the poem “She Put on Her Lipstick in the Dark” reprinted by Oxford University Press in the college textbook and anthology “Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres.” The poem first appeared in “The Atlantic” and included in his last collection, “Backwards Days,” published by Penguin.

Dr. Deborah J. Taub

Photo of Dr. Deborah J. TaubDr. Deborah J. Taub (Teacher Education & Higher Education)​ was recently recognized as the Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award recipient by the University of Maryland.

The Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award is given to a graduate of the Counseling and Personnel Services Department who exemplifies the best of being a scholar/practitioner in the spirit of Tom Magoon. Recipients must be working in higher education. Taub joins a distinguished list of University of Maryland Scholar/Practitioners in the field of Student Affairs & Higher Education. More information is at  http://www.education.umd.edu/Academics/Departments/CHSE/academics/specialization/SAAwardsRecipients.html.

GRAMMY nominee Danny Yancey plays the music forward

Photo of Yancey and some of his studentsFor 13 years, Danny Yancey  ’07 M.M.Ed has given the gift of music to his students. Now one of them has returned the favor.

In May, Yancey, music director at Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet School in Raleigh, found out a student had nominated him for the 2015 GRAMMY Music Educator Award.

Yancey is a finalist for the second annual award to honor educators who have made lasting contributions to music education. The winner will be announced in February during GRAMMY Week.

Yancey, also music director for Monument of Faith Church in Durham, says his job is a way of paying forward the impact of the “amazing music teachers” who touched his own life.

“The most important thing for me is the ability and joy of sharing music with other people,” he says. “Growing up, I had the tutelage of wonderful role models who shared music in amazing ways.”

The Music Educator Award is presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. This year, more than 7,000  nominations came from all 50 states.

If he wins, Yancey will fly to Los Angeles to receive the award during a Special Merit Awards ceremony that will be excerpted on GRAMMY night. Of course, he will also attend the GRAMMY Awards.

Winning the award would also mean a $10,000 honorarium for Yancey, who starts his doctorate in music education at UNCG in the fall.

Yancey lobbies for more music education funding for public schools. “Music education supports almost any area of life,” he says. “It supports math, reading and standardized testing. It teaches life skills like teamwork, collaboration, and sticking to a goal.”

Meanwhile, two vocalists with UNCG ties are also GRAMMY hopefuls.

Singer Craig Phillips, currently a doctoral student in the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, is also nominated for a GRAMMY this year. “Sing Thee Nowell,” the latest recording by Phillips’ quartet New York Polyphony,  is a finalist for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

Baritone Sidney Outlaw ’04 is a featured artist on “L’Orestie d’Eschyle,” a finalist for Best Opera Recording. This first-ever recording of Darius Milhaud’s 1922 opera trilogy was produced by the University Musical Society  at the University of Michigan.

Peter Alexander, dean of the school, says the three nominations, remarkable for any music school, represent a “notable high water mark” for SMTD.

“This is an incredible moment because it once again confirms the School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s ability to attract exceptionally talented students and then provide those students with the kind of education that catapults them to the top of their professions,” Alexander says. “The graduates of the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance have an amazing and longstanding record of career success. Some have won Tony Awards or Oscars, others are performing with major orchestras, dance ensembles, theatre companies or on Broadway. Still others are faculty members at major universities or are leading prominent arts organizations across the nation.”

Watch the GRAMMY Awards live Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, beginning at 8 p.m. on CBS.

By Michelle Hines
Visual: A “selfie” of Yancey and some of his students.

Social Work receives $1.1M grant for behavioral health work

Photo of Stone BuildingUNCG social work students providing behavioral health services to at-risk children, adolescents, and young adults in the Triad have new funding for their outreach efforts.

The UNCG Department of Social Work has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the three-year project, “Joint Master of Social Work Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training Grant.”

The funding, a personnel preparation grant to improve the workforce needs in the field of social work, will help improve the behavioral health of children and their families by integrating social workers into primary health care settings.

By Lanita Withers Goins

Introducing Class of 2015 UNCG Leadership Institute

Photo of opening reception for leadership instituteNow in its fourth year, UNCG’s Leadership Institute represents a cost-effective opportunity to work closely with external and internal leaders in the development of leadership competencies. It covers 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 new class has been selected, and they – and volunteer mentors – gathered for a welcome reception Jan. 28.

“We’ve got 29 participants this year. You represent the breadth and depth of this university … I want to congratulate all of you who are part of the 2015 class,” Chancellor Linda P. Brady said in welcoming them.

Dr. Edna Chun noted that for the first time, a graduate student will participate. William Lake is a student in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. She explained the institute’s first session, which will be later this month, will focus on “courageous leadership.”

The 29 participants in the 2015 class are:

Kaitlyn Bayley, Assistant Director for Career Training/Career Advisor, Career Services Center;
Mariche Bayonas, Associate Professor/Director of Language Instruction, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures;
Shannon Bennett, Associate Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor;
Ashleigh Musyt Best, Assistant Director for Leader Development, Office of Leadership and Service Learning;
Lizzie Biddle, Research Associate, Center for New North Carolinians;
Darneshia Blackmon, Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs;
Angela Bolte, Assistant Dean, Lloyd International Honors College;
Kim Cuny, Senior Academic Professional Faculty & Director of the University Speaking Center, Communication Studies;
Thomas Everett, Assistant Manager, Facility Services, Christine Fischer, Head of Acquisitions, University Libraries;
Emily Foust, Benefits Specialist, Human Resources;
Maggie Gillespie, Coordinator for Residence Life, Housing & Residence Life;
Ericka Gonzalez, Assistant Director for Leadership, Office of Leadership and Service Learning;
Tara Green, Professor and Director, African American & African Diaspora Studies;
Theresa Hancock, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, University Advancement;
Catherine Keen Hock, Music Student Services Associate, Music Education, Performance, and Music Studies;
William Lake, Jr., Graduate Student, School of Music Theatre and Dance;
Sherri MacCheyne, Operations Manager, University Relations;
David Nelson, Faculty Director of Global Engagement QEP and Professor of Music, QEP and Music Studies;
Tony Phillips, HUB Coordinator, Facilities Management;
Lee Phillips, Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office, URSCO;
Emily Rector, Director of Annual Giving, Annual Giving Programs;
Jameson Sellers, Coordinator for Residence Life, Housing & Residence Life;
David Teachout, Professor and Department Head, Music Education;
Jalonda Thompson, Coordinator for Exploratory Advising, Students First Office;
Aubrey Turner, Proposal Development Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs;
Julie Voorhees, Title III Project Director, Office of Research and Economic Development;
Chris Waters, University Webmaster, ITS; and Jeff Whitworth, Manager of Enterprise Systems, ITS.

Honors College deanship nominations being accepted

Photo of entrance to Lloyd Honors CollegeNominations and internal UNCG applications for the position of Interim Dean of Lloyd International Honors College (LIHC) are currently being accepted.

This position is open to current UNCG employees only.

The university seeks an individual with a strong commitment to honors and international education who can lead the LIHC, building on its accomplishments and providing leadership for future endeavors for the College. It is anticipated that the interim appointment will be extended for a two-year period, August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2017, to allow the Interim Dean sufficient time to take action. The individual who is selected retains the opportunity to apply for the permanent position.

The Lloyd International Honors College serves 900 highly talented students, a large percentage of whom study abroad, live in the honors residences, and participate in advanced disciplinary work. It provides outstanding undergraduate students with an enhanced and supportive intellectual and social experience that acculturates them to the life of the mind and helps them to become critical, independent thinkers who are active in the design and pursuit of their own education and prepared to lead successful and fulfilling professional, civic, and personal lives.

The Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College provides overall leadership for the Honors College and establishes the goals, strategic objectives, and strategies that can successfully carry out the Mission.

The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and is a member of the Provost’s Council. An ability to build relationships across a wide spectrum of constituencies, internally and externally, will be important.

The University seeks a dynamic person of vision and proven leadership with a strong commitment to honors and international education.

For full consideration please apply by March 1, 2015. The committee will begin reviewing applications as they arrive and will accept applications/nominations until the position is filled.

The complete job description and instructions for applying can be found at  http://provost.uncg.edu/dean_search/.

Call for faculty participation in the COACHE Job Satisfaction Survey

In the coming days, UNCG faculty will have an opportunity to participate in a survey of faculty job satisfaction. This research is part of a national program called the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), which has been operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education since 2003.

This survey is designed to determine current job satisfaction levels compared to faculty at peer institutions. The views of faculty members are especially important to UNCG as it strives to attract and retain the best and brightest scholars and teachers, increase the satisfaction of all faculty, and to make UNCG a great place to work.

During this week, faculty members who have been employed at UNCG longer than one year will receive an e-mail from COACHE (coachefaculty@opinioncast.com), directing them to the online survey. Participation will entail completing a 25-minute, web-based survey.

The COACHE survey provides an opportunity to learn from an independent, research-driven, comparative study. UNCG has the potential to be one of the best places for scholars to work, and with the assistance of faculty we can learn how best to support that goal.

Faculty members with any questions about this survey may contact Wade Gum in the Office of Institutional Research at wegum@uncg.edu or 336-334-3736, or COACHE at coachefaculty@srbi.com.

Faculty Senate meeting today (Feb. 4), 3 p.m.

The UNCG Faculty Senate meets today (Feb. 4) at 3 p.m. in the Alumni House.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady will give an update on the Union Square Campus.

Other highlights:

Provost Dana Dunn and Senate Chair Spoma Jovanovic will speak as well.

Lynda Kellam will speak about the Faculty Senate Scholarship.

Other presenters will include Lisa Levenstein (Scholars for North Carolina’s Future), Deb Hurley, (FERPA), Jim Clotfelter (Academic Learning Spaces), Anne Wallace (Chancellor Search Committee) and Spoma Jovanovic (Faculty Assembly Resolution to Board of Governors re: President Tom Ross and an announcement regarding Interim Dean position, Lloyd International Honors College).

Later in February, there will be notable two events:

Faculty Senate Forum – Wednesday, Feb. 18, 3 – 5 p.m., Virginia Dare Room
Bryan Terry, Vice Provost, on Enrollment Management

Education Advisory Board ‘Advising Best Practices’ session – Thursday, Feb. 19, 3 – 5 p.m., Location TBA
Sponsored by Enrollment Management and the Provost’s Council

Kids’ Night Out means your night out

Here’s a great opportunity exclusively for UNCG faculty and staff.

Kids’ Night Out at Campus Rec is a program designed to provide a fun, safe place for children to learn, explore, and play while offering parents a low-cost option to traditional supervision services.

Kids’ Night Out is open to children ages 5 – 12. The program will be staffed by trained UNCG Campus Recreation student employees, with a ratio of one staff member to four children. Limit: 20 kids.

It will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. in the UNCG Student Recreation Center Price is $25 – 1 child ($20 Early Bird Registration – before Feb. 13, 5 p.m.); $10 per additional child(ren) – Children must have the same legal guardian to qualify for this discount pricing.

You can find out more and register at http://campusrec.uncg.edu/kno.

After 14 years as dean, Dr. Tim Johnston will step down

Photo of Dean Johnston

UNCG’s College of Arts & Sciences will enjoy Dean Johnston’s leadership for one more year.

In an email message, Provost Dana Dunn shared the news:

Dear Colleagues,

I write to inform you that after 14 years of dedicated service, Dr. Tim Johnston will step down from the deanship of the College of Arts and Sciences at the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year. Following a yearlong transition leave, he will return to UNCG as Professor of Psychology.

Under Dean Johnston’s outstanding leadership, the College witnessed a period of significant growth and development. During this time,

  • Undergraduate majors in the College’s twenty departments and seven interdepartmental programs increased 36 percent.
  • Five new PhD programs were established in the departments of Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Mathematics and Statistics.
  • 186 new tenured and tenure-track faculty were appointed.
  • Online courses and programs were developed and expanded.
  • An Associate Dean for Research was appointed and the College Research Office established; external funding to the College now totals about $6.5 million annually.
  • New research centers were established, including the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts, the Center for Geographic Information Science, the Atlantic World Research Network, the RISE
  • Network, and the Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts (now Merge).
  • Philanthropic gifts to the College totaled $34,336,253.
  • Three new buildings were brought online (Gatewood, MHRA, and Sullivan Buildings).
  • The College’s Annual Celebration of Scholarship and End of Year Celebration were instituted to recognize faculty achievements and enhance the College’s sense of community.

Dr. Johnston joined UNCG’s Psychology faculty in November 1982, ascending the ranks and being appointed professor in 1992. He has taught courses at all levels, from freshman psychology to advanced graduate seminars, including service in the honors programs, Residential College, and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. Dean Johnston’s research has focused on the development and evolution of behavior, and he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and served on several editorial boards and grant review panels. Dr. Johnston’s scholarly record will further enrich our already nationally prominent Department of Psychology.

Please join me in thanking Dean Johnston for his many contributions and for the important work he will do in the coming year to situate the College of Arts and Sciences for the transition.

A national search for the next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will be conducted during academic year 2015-16.  Details will be announced early Fall 2015.”

Looking ahead: Feb. 4, 2015

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m., Alumni House

‘Cultivation,’ Interactive Theater on Faculty Mentorship Skills
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m, EUC Auditorium

Talk, Charlie Lovett
Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Jackson Library

Casella Sinfonietta
Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Faculty Dance Concert
Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., Dance Theatre

Baseball vs. High Point
Friday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble
Friday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

UNCG Basketball Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night

The UNCG Athletics Department would like to invite all UNCG employees, along with their families and guests, to join the men’s basketball team as it faces new SoCon addition, East Tennessee State, Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum for the annual UNCG Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night. This package is only $15 per ticket and includes a ticket to the game, UNCG Basketball t-shirt and a $5 concessions voucher.

To RSVP, please complete the online order form below or contact the UNCG Athletics Ticket Office by calling 334-3250. Deadline for this offer is Monday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m.

Click here to order your tickets online.

When ordering online, follow the instructions below:

Click “Special & Students” (next to the text “Find Seats For Me”)
Enter code: UNCG F/S
Select how many tickets you would like to purchase and click “Reserve Tickets”
Confirm Reservation
Setup an online account
Confirm payment information

New: Faculty First Summer Scholarship Support Awards

With the generous support of UNCG donors, the Office of the Provost has launched the Faculty First Summer Scholarship Support Awards. Approximately 25 Faculty First awards of $5,000 each are available to our talented faculty, for work completed over the 2015 summer period.

Faculty First Awards are offered separately to tenure-track and tenured faculty in the form of Tenure-Track Faculty First Summer Scholarship Support Awards and Tenured Faculty First Summer Scholarship Support Awards.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 27, 2015. Notification of awards will be made no later than April 1, 2015.

Learn more at http://research.uncg.edu/faculty-first.

WWI and WWII backdrop of FOL Book Discussions for Spring 2015

Image of book cover for Ordinary MenWorld War I and World War II figure prominently in the provocative Friends of the UNCG Libraries book discussions scheduled for Spring 2015.

Monday, Feb. 9: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion – “Regeneration” by Pat Barker, led by Keith Gorman of the University Libraries 4 p.m., Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library second floor, UNCG.

Monday, April 20:  Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion – “Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland” by Christopher Browning, led by Karl Schleunes of the History Department (emeritus) 4 p.m., Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library second floor, UNCG.

“Regeneration”  by Pat Barker, which was published in 1991 and was a Booker Prize nominee, was the first novel of a trilogy titled the Regeneration Trilogy. The two other works in the trilogy are The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road. The novel set in WWI England explores the experience of British officers being treated for shell shock. Drawing on the experiences of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the novel examines the issues of duty, masculinity, creative work, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland” by Christopher Browning” is the second book in the spring series. In this non-fiction work, Browning, a professor of history at UNC Chapel Hill, argues that a German reserve police battalion composed of “ordinary men,” middle-aged, working class people, killed tens of thousands of Jews during WW II. “If the men of Reserve Police Battalion 101 could become killers under such circumstances,” he writes, “what group of men cannot?”

Both programs are free, with priority given to Friends of the UNCG Libraries members. If you plan to attend, they ask but do not require that you notify Barry Miller at bkmille4@uncg.edu.

Full story at Friends of the UNCG Libraries blog.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Speaker

Every year, several universities in the United States are selected by the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program to host a speaker of national distinction at their site by offering presentations and colloquiums to students and faculty. This year, UNCG was selected as one of those schools.

Prof. David Schmidtz, founding director of the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and Kendrick Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, will be visiting our campus Feb. 23 and 24.

Here are some of the planned events:

Schmidtz will offer a research colloquium for faculty on Monday, Feb. 23, at noon in the Macdonald Room, Curry Building.   For this presentation, he will give a paper on “Feasibility in Theory and Practice.”

On Monday evening, there will be a talk on “Markets in Education” that is open to the public at 7 p.m. in Room 136, Petty Building. Schmidtz is co-authoring a book on the ethics of for-profit education and he will be presenting on this topic. The public is invited to attend.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Schmidtz will meet with Phi Beta Kappa students and others at UNCG, including students in Business, Philosophy, Environmental Studies and Economics.

At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Schmidtz will present a student seminar/lecture.  It will be held in Room 322, Ferguson Building in conjunction with Bas van der Vossen’s Philosophy of Law class.

Schmidtz teaches Philosophy and Economics at the University of Arizona and holds a courtesy appointment at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at Eller College of Management.  He works in ethics, environmental philosophy, and rational choice.  He is also the editor-in-chief of Social Philosophy and Policy and co-editor of Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works.  He is the author of Rational Choice and Moral Agency; Elements of Justice; and Person, Polis, Planet.  His first book, The Limits of Government: An Essay on the Public Goods Argument combined his interests in moral philosophy and economic analysis.

As director of the Freedom Center, his mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of the ideals of freedom and responsibility along four dimensions: published research, undergraduate education, graduate education, and community outreach.

Through his exceptional research, founding and directing the Arizona Freedom Center, and as editor-in- chief of the Social Philosophy and Policy journal, Schmidtz has been the driving force behind UArizona now being ranked #1 in the world for political philosophy.

For more information about any of these events, contact Bas van der Vossen at b_vande2@uncg.edu or the Philosophy Department at 334-5059.

BRAVE Bystander Intervention Training for faculty and staff

The program BRAVE – Building Responsible Advocates for Violence Education – has the goal of promoting healthy relationships for UNCG students through an education and advocacy training program. The program will build a network of allies throughout campus. The BRAVE program focuses on all forms of Interpersonal Violence (IPV) including abusive dating relationships (physically/sexually abusive and psychologically abusive), sexual assault (particularly among acquaintances), stalking and harassment.

Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/sign-up/?wks_sch_id=33019520

A session will be Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Gove Building, Room 015.

Lunch is provided.

Questions? Email jrirwino@uncg.edu.

Your table’s waiting in the ‘Cabaret’

Photo of Carly Ruda, Alex Cioffi and Brady Wease as "Sally," "Emcee" and "Cliff"The Kit Kat Club opens for business Feb. 12-22, so come hear the music play. See UNCG Theatre’s production of “Cabaret” live in Taylor Theatre.

Kander and Ebb’s Tony-winning musical, set in pre-war Berlin as the Nazis take hold, is “one of the masterpieces of musical theater,” says John Gulley, theater professor and “Cabaret” director. “It has a challenging message nestled in an often funny, always compelling, story with beautiful music.”

And the show’s message about taking action against injustice is unfortunately timely now as we witness injustice in other forms, Gulley says. “We always need to be reminded to open our eyes to whatever injustice is around us. Even at the best of times that’s a message we need to remind ourselves of.”

Sally Bowles chooses to keep her eyes closed, despite the best efforts of her friend Cliff Bradshaw to open them. A British singer in Berlin’s somewhat seedy, second-rate Kit Kat Klub, Sally refuses to recognize the growing Nazi threat, and the atrocities that surround her.

“It’s an innocence to experience motif, and Sally chooses to stay innocent,” Gulley says. “And that is ultimately a bad choice.”

“Cabaret” is based on Christopher Isherwood’s book “Goodbye to Berlin” and John Van Druten’s stage adaptation, “I am a Camera.” The story takes place around New Year’s Eve in 1931-32.

Until the Nazi power-grab Berlin was risque, open and progressive.

“Cabaret” is a challenging show, Gulley says, but his cast and crew are up to the challenge. The cast includes Carly Ruda as Sally, Brady Wease as Cliff, and Alex Cioffi as the Emcee; all are undergraduate theater majors.

Denise Gabriel, theater professor, is handling choreography. Justin P. Cowan, a graduate student in music, is musical director.

“We want to bring a degree of honesty and authenticity and truthfulness to it. We can’t play at it,” Gulley says. “It has to be honest, brutal and specific. The message is too important.”

Order tickets online, or call 336-272-0160 or 336-334-4392.

By Michelle Hines
Visual: (l-r) Carly Ruda, Alex Cioffi and Brady Wease as “Sally,” “Emcee” and “Cliff”

ACLs and UNCG Kinesiology

UNCG Kinesiology is an international leader in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) research. The program will once again host the ACL Research Retreat March 19-21, 2015. They have accepted 29 abstract presentations from around the country and even around the world, and there will be three distinguished keynote presentations. Information is at http://uncg.edu/kin/anrl/aclretreat.html.

MPA information session

Do you want to improve your management and leadership skills? Do you want to advance in your career? Do you need to enroll on a part-time basis?

A UNCG MPA Information Session & Open House will be held in the UNCG Police Building on 1200 W. Lee St., Room 108, 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Tours of the new building will also be available.

Come learn about UNCG’s Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program. Bring any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be served.

Film ‘The Invisible War’

“The Invisible War” will be screened Monday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m., in the EUC Auditorium. It is a documentary that features interviews with veterans from multiple branches of the United States Armed Forces who recount the events surrounding their assaults. “Their stories show many common themes, such as the lack of recourse to an impartial justice system, reprisals against survivors instead of against perpetrators, the absence of adequate emotional and physical care for survivors, the unhindered advancement of perpetrators’ careers, and the forced expulsion of survivors from service,” the release explains.

Amber Mathwig from the UNCG Veterans Resource Center is a military and gender expert who will facilitate a discussion following the film screening. The screening is co-sponsored by The UNCG Veteran Resource Center.

Dr. Andrew Supple

Photo of Dr. Andrew SuppleDr. Andrew Supple (Human Development & Family Studies) has been invited to speak at the Guilford County Schools’ March 11th Equity Wednesday event. He will speak about the experiences of Southeast Asian students, and the audience will be a group of about 50 executive directors, principals and administrators in Guilford County Schools. This is part of the school system’s diversity in education program.

Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell

Photo of Dr. Matina Kalcounis-RuppellDr. Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell (Biology) received new funding from DOI US Fish and Wildlife Service for the project “Carolinas Regional Acoustic Bat Surveys.”


Dr. Thomas Kwapil (Psychology) and Dr. Neus Barrantes-Vidal (Psychology) are featured in a special section on schizotypy in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, which is an official journal of the Schizophrenia International Research Society. The special section was based on invited addresses presented in December 2013 at the International Lemanic Workshop on Schizotypy in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Nir Kshetri

Photo of Dr. Nir KshetriDr. Nir Kshetri (Bryan School) delivered a keynote speech at the II National Meeting of Human Resources held in Bogota, Colombia. The speech is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dGxfw_nDW0.

Additionally, Nir Kshetri participated as lead discussant at the peer review meeting of the United Nations’ Information Economy Report 2015. He was one of the eight experts from all over the world invited to participate at the meeting, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 2014.

See/hear: Feb. 4, 2015

UNCG Softball swings into a new season, as they open at the College of Charleston Classic this weekend. Psychology major Lindsay Thomas has been named the SoCon preseason Player of the Year for the second straight season. Check out this short video from Athletics, and hear what Coach Janelle Breneman and Lindsay Thomas have to say about the season ahead.