UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for March 2015

Reception for Donna Honeycutt

The campus community is invited to stop by the UNCG Faculty Center on Tuesday, March 24, from 3-5 p.m, to wish Donna Honeycutt, executive assistant in Business Affairs, farewell and best wishes in retirement after 21 years of service.

Staff Senate scholarship

Staff Senate has scholarship money available for UNCG staff and their dependents. UNCG Staff, dependents and domestic partners enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNCG are eligible if the UNCG staff member has at least five years of service in the North Carolina State System.

Applications are available at http://staffsenate.uncg.edu/category/professional-and-personal-development/ and are due by May 15, 2015.

Those with questions may contact Lynn Wyrick at plwyrick@uncg.edu or 334-5425.

Dr. James Ryan

Photo of Dr. James RyanDr. James Ryan (Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering) received funding from the UNC System for the JSNN project “Application for UNC Challenge Grant for the N.C. Science Festival to support JSNN’s Gateway to Science event.” It will be part of the statewide N.C. Science Festival. The JSNN event will be Thursday April 16, 2015 from 9 a.m.. to 5 p.m. Ryan is dean of the joint school.

Dr. Qibin Zhang

Photo of Dr. Qibin ZhangDr. Qibin Zhang (Center for Translational Biomedical Research) received additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “An Ultrasensitive Mass Spectrometry Platform for Comprehensive Analysis of Lipids.”

Justin Shreve

Photo of Justin ShreveJustin Shreve (Housing & Residence Life) was the recent recipient of the Exemplary Social Justice Contribution award during the ACPA 2015 Conference in Tampa, FL. This award honors someone who has demonstrated leadership and activism in the area of social justice on campus; and has role-modeled the qualities of a positive change agent in their community. He is assistant coordinator for Residence Life in MOSAIC.

He joined the UNCG Housing and Residence Life staff in August, 2013, from his previous position as a Hall Director and Advisor for Pride organization at Guilford College. He studied at Guilford College for his undergraduate degree where he completed his B.A. in Biology with concentrations in Psychology, Dance, Chemistry and Integrated Science. He is working on his Master’s of Education in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education here at UNCG.

Dr. Erin Reifsteck

Photo of Dr. Erin ReifsteckDr. Erin Reifsteck (UNCG Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness) received new funding from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the project “Moving On: A Physical Activity Transition Program for Student-Athletes.”

Dr. Martin Andersen

Photo of Dr. Martin AndersenDr. Martin Andersen (Economics) received new funding from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation to study the design and generosity of prescription drug coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

See/hear: March 18, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOvSZDoCDc

“Ivory Tower” will be screened March 26, 3:30 p.m., in the EUC Auditorium, or those who have seen it elsewhere can come to the small group discussions beginning at 5 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium Lobby. The film premiered at the Sundance Festival last year, went into theatrical release mid-year, and was broadcast by CNN in November. The screening and upcoming talk by Andrew Delbanco (Columbia University), author of “College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be,” are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Provost’s Office.

Babik: Dissertation Final Defense

UNCG Information Systems Ph.D Candidate Dmytro Babik will have his dissertation final defense Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Bryan School Room 416, at noon. The title is “Investigating Intersubjectivity in Peer-Review-Based, Technology-Enabled Knowledge Creation and Refinement Social Systems.” Many on campus have read about some of his work in UNCG Research Magazine, on the UNCG Research web site and in Campus Weekly.

UNCG spring enrollment up 4.8 percent over last year

Photo of Elliott University Center with studentsA significant increase in undergraduate students has boosted UNCG’s 2015 spring semester enrollment compared to spring semester 2014.

Undergraduate enrollment increased by 534 students to 13,913 — a 4 percent boost over last year. Total enrollment for the semester is 17,764 students compared with 16,955 students the previous year, an increase of 4.8 percent. Transfer students increased by 3.1 percent, and retention of first-year undergraduate students from the fall semester increased. Graduate enrollment remained the same year over year.

“The enrollment gains for undergraduate and transfer students proves UNCG is increasingly a destination for students looking to begin or continue their college careers,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady.

“The enrollment growth is a testament to the great work of our faculty and staff, who are committed to recruiting top-notch students, and providing challenging and supportive academic programs for them during their time at UNCG.”

Spring enrollment numbers are expected to go before UNC General Administration for final approval this month.

By Lanita Withers Goins

Facilities staff rocks

Photo of Cristian Rodriguez (Preventive Maintenance Coordinator for Facilities Operations), Dan Durham (Director of Facilities Operations). Ivan Lyall (IT Analyst for Facilities Operations), Jon Soter (Utilities Manager for Facilities Operations). Photo by Kathryn Kathryn Coley (Annual Giving)“Another week, another winter event, another clutch performance from the ‪#‎UNCG‬ grounds crew. We thank you!”

Within one hour, this Facebook post had 240 “likes” and nine comments. A picture, two short sentences, and lots of appreciative reaction from Facebook followers. There were 532 “likes” at last count, with 17 positive comments.

That’s the most reaction to a Facebook post this winter, Lanita Withers Goins said. The comments were unanimous: UNCG students appreciate them, UNCG employees appreciate them, UNCG parents appreciate them.

Students posted appreciative social media messages with pictures of snowplows and snow removal.

UNCG Police and Emergency Management …. Housing and Residence Life staff …. EUC staff and Dining Staff … The Grounds staff and folks throughout Facilities. Fact is, the whole Facilities division pitches in to tackle immediate priorities and help keep the campus going during snow events (as these pictures shows). And there are more people from throughout the university who play a role in keeping the thousands of students on campus fed and warm and safe.

“Thank you for making it safe for my child!!” one commenter said.

“You guys rock!” added another.

On CW main page, visual of Facilities staff removing snow. L-r: Jeremy Murray, Joe Borden, Willie Dowd (front), Hoyte Phifer (back), Morgan Mesar, John Tinnin and Tim Wilkins. On this page, L-r: Cristian Rodriguez (Preventive Maintenance Coordinator for Facilities Operations), Dan Durham (Director of Facilities Operations). Ivan Lyall (IT Analyst for Facilities Operations), Jon Soter (Utilities Manager for Facilities Operations). Photo by Sarah Kathryn Coley (Annual Giving). 

By Mike Harris

Evening with actress/singer Molly Ringwald & UNCG Jazz Ensemble

Publicity photo of Molly Ringwald seated on designer chairAward-winning performer Molly Ringwald is probably best known for her roles in the John Hughes’ motion pictures “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink.”

Now she will pair her vocal style with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble I and strings, directed by Chad Eby, in an evening of music from the American Songbook.

“An Evening with Molly Ringwald” will be offered at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus for one performance only on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 8 p.m.

Ringwald will put her unique spin on standards such as “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” and “They Say It’s Spring,” as well as 80’s classics such as “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”

Ringwald’s passion for jazz and singing started at a young age. According to Ringwald, “I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician [pianist Bob Ringwald]. Jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It’s always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded.”

All ticket proceeds will benefit the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Throughout its forty-five year history, Greensboro Urban Ministry has worked with the community to meet the needs of its most vulnerable citizens.

The Greensboro Urban Ministry shares a special connection with the UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program. Arthur “Buddy” Gist, donor of the famous Miles Davis trumpet housed in the UNCG Music Building, was well cared for by the Urban Ministry after falling on hard times.

“An Evening with Molly Ringwald” is sponsored by the Marriott Greensboro Downtown, the Greensboro News & Record, Tom Chitty and Associates, William F. Black, Lincoln Financial Group, Tate Street Coffee House, Graphic Visual Solutions and Ralph Lauren.

Tickets are available from the Triad Stage Box Office in person at 232 S. Elm St., by phone at 272-0160 or online at www.triadstage.org.

Free ‘Galileo Nights’ at Three College Observatory

Photo of telescope at the Three College Observatory near Snow Camp, North CarolinaUNCG’s The Globe and the Cosmos program will sponsor two “Galileo Nights” at the Three College Observatory near Snow Camp, North Carolina, on March 28 and May 1, 2015, at 8 p.m.

The Globe and the Cosmos is UNCG’s celebration of the births of Galileo and Shakespeare 450 years ago.

Each Galileo Night will begin at 8 p.m. and will feature a view through the observatory’s 32-inch telescope of some of the objects, like the moons of Jupiter, first discovered by Galileo with his newly-invented telescope in 1610. A brief program will describe Galileo’s discoveries with the telescope and the role they played in overturning the ancient views of the heavens. The program will be led by a historian of science (UNCG’s Dr. Ken Caneva) and by an astronomer (UNCG’s Dr. Steve Danford).

Admission to Galileo Night is free and no tickets or signup is required. Guests may obtain driving directions to the observatory at http://physics.uncg.edu/tco/locationMap.html. The Three College Observatory is about 40 minutes east of Greensboro – the address is 5106 Thompson Mill Road, Graham.

The observatory is a collaboration between UNCG, NC A&T State and Guilford College. It contains a 0.81-meter reflecting telescope, one of the largest in the southeastern United States.

Guests are asked to call 334-3242 after 5:30 p.m. on the night they plan to attend “Galileo Night” for a recorded announcement of weather suitability. (The program will be cancelled if rain is in the forecast.) The are also advised to dress for outdoor conditions.

Further information on Globe and Cosmos is available at: http://performingarts.uncg.edu/globe-and-cosmos/

Information about the observatory is at http://physics.uncg.edu/tco/index.html.

Faculty Senate meeting today

The Faculty Senate meeting today (March 4) will begin at 3 p.m. in Alumni House. Everyone is welcome to attend.

George Dimock (Committee on Aycock Auditorium Name), John Lepri (UNC Faculty Assembly) and Anne Wallace (Chancellor Search Committee) will speak, as will Chancellor Linda P. Brady, Provost Dana Dunn and Chair Spoma Jovanovic.

Susan Shelmerdine, George Dimock and Elizabeth Keathley will speak about potential resolutions.

Ann Grimaldi, curator of education at the Weatherspoon, will make a presentation.

Upcoming events of note include:

  • Revitalizing the Civic Purposes and Democratic Story of Higher Education, with Harry Boyte – Wednesday, March 25, 6 p.m. keynote, Room 118, School of Education Building
  • Screening & discussion, “Ivory Tower,” Thursday, March 26, 3:30 p.m., EUC Auditorium

Chancellor Search update

The Chancellor Search Committee met on March 2, 2015. Search consultant Bill Funk informed the committee that there are already about 20 applicants so far and it is anticipated that 40-50 will ultimately be candidates for the chancellor position. “We’re very pleased with where we are,” said Funk.

UNC System President Tom Ross spoke to the Chancellor Search Committee via videoconferencing at the 1 p.m. meeting on “Trends in Higher Education.” Among the topics discussed were: the nationwide decline in state funding per student; competitive forces in higher education and the challenge of recruiting and retaining great staff and faculty; retention and graduation rates of students; evolving use of technology in teaching and student services; increased federal government regulation in higher education and the costs associated with it; more demands on productivity and accountability; and heightened public attention systemwide.

President Ross encouraged the committee to consider these trends throughout the search process. Committee Chair Susan Safran noted that UNCG and the university system find themselves in a time of change. “We are at a pivotal point for this university.”

At 3 p.m., the search committee went into closed session as they discussed the computer technology/software they will use to review applications and got a first peek at those received thus far.

In open session, the committee discussed the process for the “expanded confidential search.” The subcommittee that considered the process presented their recommendations for selecting participants. The full search committee heartily debated the best number of people to include in the process while maintaining confidentiality for the candidates. It was noted that the current search committee is the largest and most diverse chancellor search committee in UNCG’s history.

After lengthy discussion, the committee voted to include five additional people in the interview process: one faculty, one staff, one alumnus, one undergraduate and one graduate student. These people will be self-nominated and selected through a lottery and must agree to be bound by a confidentiality agreement. Their names will become public at some part during the process and they will be asked to provide written feedback to the search committee about the candidates. Details on how to self-nominate will be provided at a later date.

Many people have already provided helpful input at the listening forums in January and February and via the search web site. This input helped the committee in crafting the chancellor leadership statement and will continue to assist the committee throughout the search process.

Please continue to visit the search web site for updates as the search goes forward.

UNCG believed in the G

Neither rain nor snow nor ice could stop UNCG’s Believe In The G campaign.

The goal was 480 donors in 48 hours last week. In case you missed it on social media, over 550 donors contributed more than $100,000. They included current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university.

Two challenge donors, Michael Garrett ’07 and Dr. JoAnne Safrit ’57, had pledged to give $75,000 to the university if the challenge reached its goal of 480 donors in 48 hours. It did, and their pledge is a part of that $100,000. Another donor, who remains anonymous, gave a challenge of $5,000 if the total for donors reached 530 before the 48 hours ended. That mark was hit as well.

More than 550 donors. More than $100,000. Excellent.

Civic Professionalism and the Meaning of Democracy for Colleges and Universities

Photo of Dr. Harry BoyteWhat is the public purpose of higher education? What is the potential of college students as agents of positive change in our communities?

A UNCG symposium on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, will look at these questions.

The symposium will be led by Dr. Harry Boyte, director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College. Harry C. Boyte is founder of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, merged into the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College where he now serves as Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy. He is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. Boyte has served as Coordinator of the American Commonwealth Partnership, a network of higher education groups and institutions created on invitation of the White House Office of Public Engagement and as National Coordinator of the New Citizenship, a cross partisan alliance of educational, civic, business and philanthropic civic groups.

Boyte’s edited volume, Democracy’s Education: Public Work, Citizenship, and the Future of Colleges and Universities, a collection of essays by leading university presidents, policy makers, faculty, students, community organizers and public intellectuals on how educators can be agents of change not victims of change, was published by Vanderbilt University Press on Feb. 1.

The symposium will offer the following:

Faculty and Community Partner Workshop:
“Agents of Change: Educating Students toward Civic Professionalism”
Breakfast: 8:30am – 9:00m
Workshop: 9:00am – 11:00am
UNCG Faculty Center
Register Online Here
Led by Harry Boyte, UNCG faculty and community partners will explore civic and democratic purpose as foundations for the mission of higher education and the key to rebuilding deep relationships with broader publics. Attendees of this session will engage in activities designed to foster connections with our public identity and purpose, work together towards the civic education of college students as effective change agents, and gain an introduction to the constellation of democratic skills and habits of great importance in this time of transformation in higher education. Please register at the link provided above.

Student Workshop:
From Citizen-Student to Citizen-Professional: Students as Agents of Change During and After College
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Tillman-Smart Room, Shaw Residence Hall
Register Online Here
This session will address the potential of college students as agents of positive change in our communities. Students will learn about the importance of civic professionalism in preparation for the changing world of work – how to be at the forefront of innovation and humanizing of professions and institutional change.

Keynote Address: “Revitalizing the Civic Purposes and Democratic Story of Higher Education”
Reception: 5 p.m.
Keynote: 6 p.m.
Book Signing: 7 p.m.
118 School of Education
Open to the Public.
Dr. Boyte will discuss reinventing the public purpose of higher education and the great story of colleges and universities as crucial contributors to a democratic way of life. He will address the need to educate students as agents of change in a modern and rapidly changing society and to conceive of UNCG as a vital resource for our communities in a time of enormous changes in the world of work, the economy and the culture.

Boyte’s visit is sponsored by the UNCG Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, UNCG’s NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Initiative, Faculty Senate, and the American Democracy Project. Boyte’s visit to UNCG is also presented as part of the Debra Turner Bailey Global Citizenship Lecture Series.

Full story is at http://communityengagement.uncg.edu/2014-2015-speaker-series/#sthash.Vq5J4eIt.dpuf

Speaking Center prepares to attend national conference

In the Speaking Center, nineteen of their fifty student employees and both of their faculty directors are going to be presenting at the Excellence at the Center Conference in April.  Presentations range from academic papers & narrative case studies to discussion panels on scholarship in progress, how working in the SC prepares you to studying abroad (and what impact being abroad has on returning to the SC) , and the roles the desk managers play in the organizational culture & overall effectiveness of a speaking center.

As has been the case in the past, students will be raising funds for this adventure.  During March they will be selling donuts in the lobby of MHRA. Each day that they are selling they will have Krispy Kreme donuts made fresh that morning.

They are also selling their Speaking Center t-shirts with short or long sleeve options.  The online shirt campaign is scheduled to end on Sunday, March 8. More: https://www.booster.com/uncgspeakingcenterb

The Speaking Center is always accepting direct donations:  https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/UNCG/onlinegiving/showGivingForm.jsp?form_id=161837

Re-dedication ceremony at Coleman Building

Photo of HHP Building entranceIt used to be called the HHP Building. Now, it’s the Coleman Building.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Dean Celia Hooper invite the campus community as the university re-dedicates the Mary Channing Coleman Building.

The ceremony will be Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the bridge entrance on West Drive at 2 p.m.

Refreshments will follow.

Coleman was the first director of the physical education program at Woman’s College (UNCG), serving the university from 1921 until her death in 1947 and leading the school to national prominence in her field.

In 1953, six years after her death, the newly constructed Coleman Gymnasium was named in her honor. But in the late 1980s, plans were made to renovate and add to those buildings to create a new physical activities complex on campus. Once completed, the Coleman name was dropped from the building in favor of the name of the academic school that would be housed in the building: The School of Health and Human Performance (HHP).

That naming convention worked until 2011, when an academic realignment created the new School of Health and Human Sciences from departments formerly found under the School of Health and Human Performance, the School of Human Environmental Sciences and other academic units. Despite HHP no longer existing, the building that housed the majority of the school’s departments retained its name.

The Board of Trustees’ move to rename the building after Coleman alleviates the potential for confusion – and honors an important figure in UNCG history.

Willkommen: 450 high school students of German

On Wednesday, March 18, the UNCG German Program, with support of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Kohler Fund, hosts German Day 2015. The German Program is particularly pleased to serve as this year’s host since the event originated at UNCG fifteen years ago under the leadership of Associate Provost Dr. Penelope Pynes.

This year’s German Day theme is “Wir sind Helden – We are heroes!” As always, students participating in skit performances, poster design and the T-shirt contest must incorporate the theme into their work. The motto will also be part of an extemporaneous speaking prompt. The German Program expects to welcome over 450 high school students from more than 20 high schools across North Carolina together with their German teachers on campus. In addition to the competitions students will participate in a treasure hunt in order to explore the campus. So, on March 18, feel free to practice your German – participants will be wearing T-Shirts with the winning design! For more information, email s_rinner@uncg.edu

Make nominations for Staff Senate

Staff members, you are invited to nominate colleagues from across the university to serve on UNCG’s Staff Senate (SPA and/or EPA non-teaching employees are eligible).

The future success of the Senate rests upon the dedication and skill of its members. To that end, you’re encouraged to nominate colleagues who meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time or part-time permanent employees
  • Have 12 months of continuous service in a permanent position with the University
  • Classified as an SPA or EPA non-faculty employee

All nominations – online and via paper — are due by Monday, March 16, 2015.

To nominate a colleague, visit https://docs.google.com/a/uncg.edu/forms/d/1eRPw4dMKvzlSFd5tgO1ksUQw6f40owyosN2ZECp1Q2U/viewform.

You may visit http://staffsenate.uncg.edu to learn more about the Staff Senate, and contact Betty Betts (bsbetts@uncg.edu) or Lee Odom (lhodom@uncg.edu) if you have questions regarding this year’s election process.

UNCG’s ASL Idol will be March 29

The 2015 American Sign Language Idol theme will be ”From My Heart to Yours.”

The theme represents the ASL Idol acts’ appreciation for the community of deaf and hard of hearing members who support the Professions in Deafness program at UNCG.

The acts want to share a piece of themselves through their songs that inspire us to move past the barriers, to celebrate personal triumphs, and to promote the spirit of togetherness.

ASL Idol will be Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m., at UNCG’s Elliott University Center Auditorium.

General admission is $5; children 6-12 is $3.

Follow the hashtag: #ASLidol2015

Donations and ticket sales will go to help people attend Camp Dogwood, a camp for deaf and blind patrons located near Lake Norman.

Leonard Nimoy and Spock, remembered

Image of article of Nimoy lecturing on Spock on UNCG campus in 1976Actor Leonard Nimoy died last Friday, at age 83. He is best remembered for his famous role, Spock, in “Star Trek.”

He visited UNCG in 1976. A “highly enthusiastic” crowd gathered in Aycock Auditorium to hear the 45-year-old actor speak on the topic “Spock and I.”

“‘Star Trek’ is unique because of its long afterlife,” he told the UNCG crowd on Oct. 12, 1976. “Today it is more popular than it has ever been.” The show’s three-season run had ended eight years earlier.

Carolinian reporter Mary Maxwell said, “The role of Spock has affected him psychologically as well as providing him with his first steady work since he began acting professionally. Nimoy feels that he is now more stable, feels more secure and has a sense of dignity and financial security.”

Nimoy attended a reception at the Ashby Residential College as well.

He is one of many famous figures who’ve appeared in UNCG’s Performing Arts Series (which once included ‘lectures’ as part of its name). This year’s series will conclude with Philip Glass and Timothy Fain performing on April 14 at Aycock.

See a full, archived report on Nimoy’s visit to UNCG.

By Mike Harris

Pottery is popular at Spartan Trader

Photo of display table with hand-made potteries items by Marty BarberUNCG Spartan Trader showed off some of its goods during the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference on Feb. 21. They made a good profit. CW learned that their best selling items at the conference were the hand-made pottery items by Marty Barber.

At the Spartan Trader, you’ll see plenty of local craftsmanship and artistry – and of course, entrepreneurship.

The Spartan Trader’s next event will be a St. Patrick’s open house on March 17, 2015, from 11 a,m.-7 p.m. They will be doing raffle tickets for any $5 purchase, for one of three posters: John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, or Bob Marley. And of course, you can peruse and/or purchase the ever-popular pottery.

Help Spartan Open Pantry

The Spartan Open Pantry provided assistance to more than 150 UNCG students and staff this past year, averaging about 20 pick-ups and feeding more than 30 on a weekly basis. The pantry continues to need food donations – especially fruit, mayonnaise, jelly/jam, and hot/cold cereals. In addition, the pantry is in need of warm winter clothes, such as winter coats, gloves, scarves, hats, etc.  Items can be dropped off at UNCG Campus Ministries, the Student Affairs office in Mossman, and outside the Dean of Students office in the EUC.

If you’re interesting in volunteering for the pantry, you can now sign up online. Visit the SOP Google calendar and follow the instructions that appear with the time slot you have selected.

The pantry has a new intern – Kendall Phillips. She will now be running distribution and overseeing the volunteers. Email Kendall at ksphilli@uncg.edu if you have general questions about the pantry.

March 28 tech savvy workshop

A Triad Tech Savvy workshop for sixth- through ninth-grade girls will be held on the UNCG campus Saturday March 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sullivan Science Building. It is hosted by the The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Greensboro Branch. Registration is available at http://greensboro-nc.aauw.net/techevents/triad-techsavvy/. Cost is $5 per participant, or $7.50 for a student and accompanying parent. Breakfast and lunch are provided for all participants

The UNCG School of Nursing has added an option which will take girls to the nearby Moore Nursing Building for a special workshop on technology used in health care.

Dr. Lakshmi Iyer (UNCG Bryan School) and Dr. Deepshikha Shukla (UNCG Physics Department) co-chair the organizing committee.

DCL Dean Jim Eddy no longer ‘interim’

Photo of Dr. James EddyDr. James Eddy has served as interim dean of UNCG’s Division of Continual Learning since 2012. Now, the “interim” is removed. He is dean.

Provost Dana Dunn made the announcement at the most recent Faculty Senate meeting. The change became official March 1.

Before taking the top position at Continual Learning, Eddy served from 2010 to 2012 as director of the Office of Academic Outreach in the UNCG School of Health and Human Performance.

He had previously been professor and head of UNCG’s Department of Public Health Education.

DCL currently supports 23 online degree and certificate programs at UNCG.

About 40,000 student credit hours each year are in online courses.

Additionally, UNCG’s DCL offers iSchool, which allows many high school students in rural areas throughout the state online access to university courses for credit.

By Mike Harris

CW will resume publication March 18

Campus Weekly will not publish next week, during Spring Break. CW will resume March 18. That week will feature CW’s annual round-up of UNCG summer camps. If your program/department has a summer camp we may not be aware of, please let us know soon. If you have any other submissions for CW, please send them to mdharri3@uncg.edu by March 12. Thanks.

CDLC Speaker Series

Finding Your Voice: A GEAR UP camp at UNCG will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on March 5, 2015, in 401 School of Education Building.

Laura Gonzalez and DiAnne Borders, Counseling and Educational Development in the School of Education, will talk about their experiences leading Project GEAR UP NC Middle School Campus-Based Program during the summer of 2014. This program exposed middle school students to role models of leadership (in terms of race/ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, and gender) and helped them reflect on the importance of education for their future.

The event is sponsored by the Coalition for Diverse Language Communities (CDLC) and Faculty Access and Equity Committee (FAEC).

The Ties that Bind: Exploring Place Memory

On Friday, March 20, 2015, enjoy a lively exploration of place memory with Tom Mayes, Deputy General Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Patrick Lee Lucas, Director, School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky College of Design.

The symposium in UNCG’s Gatewood Studio Arts Building will last from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hear from singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, view the Skyward exhibit at the Weatherspoon Art Museum and enjoy a lunch of locally-sourced foods.

Register by March 9 to take advantage of the $25 early bird rate.

Questions? Contact Professor Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll at jrleimen@uncg.edu.

Looking ahead: March 4, 2015

Talk by Linda Stine, ‘Historical Archaeology of Greensboro
Wednesday, March 4, noon, Graham 421

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

Ceremony, friends of Anna Smith & Smith family
Thursday, March 5, noon, McNutt Building

Talk, Insurance at UNCG, by Enterprise Risk Management
Thursday, March 5, noon, EUC’s Dogwood Room

Spring break begins
Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. Princeton
Sunday, March 8, 1 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Excellence Awards March 27

The Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony will be March 27, 2015, at the EUC Auditorium. The campus community is invited. Those with 30, 35 and 40 years of service to UNCG will be recognized, and faculty and staff awards will be presented.

Feedback for Strategic Planning

Please visit the UNCG Strategic Planning web site to provide feedback on themes for the vision forums. The web page is http://uncgtomorrow.uncg.edu/AdditionalPlanningDocuments/Emergent-Themes.

Ceremony for Anna Smith

Friends of Anna Smith and the Smith family will gather tomorrow (Thursday, March 5) at 12 noon, between McNutt Building and the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building.

A tree will be planted in memory of Anna Smith, daughter of Dan Smith, who has been a UNCG employee for many years. The redbud tree that Grounds will plant replaces a tree at the same spot that was removed after a storm.

Dan Smith is a visual arts specialist in the UNCG Division of Continual Learning. Before joining the division, he was a member of UNCG’s Teaching & Learning Center. Many on campus also know Lauren Smith, Dan’s wife and Anna’s mother. An alumna of the UNCG Women & Gender Studies program and the UNCG School of Nursing, Lauren was the first coordinator for the College Bound Sisters program.

Anna spent a lot of time on campus as she grew up, and many here at UNCG knew her. Anyone who wishes to attend the ceremony is welcome.

Student scholarships from Spartan Family Network

Do you have a family member in the Spartan Family Network? Then apply for a scholarship. Students applying must be in good academic and conduct standing, have at least one family member who is a member of the Parent & Family Association, and have engaged in activities on- or off-campus that have fostered good will and support for UNCG, and provide two letters of reference. The network offers two applicants $750 for the next academic school year. Simply apply online at http://spartanfamily.uncg.edu/pfac/pfac-scholarship/ and mail two letters of recommendation to New Student and Spartan Family Programs.

If a family member would like to join the Spartan Family Network, membership is free For more information please visit http://spartanfamily.uncg.edu/spartanfamilynetwork.