UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for October 2015

Biologists on panel

Four UNCG professors traveled to Discovery Education’s international headquarters earlier this month to select quarter-finalists for the Siemens Competition for math, science and technology.

Biologists Rob Cannon, John Lepri, Zhenquan Jia and nutritionist Keith Erikson served as members of the 50-judge national panel that sifted through 20-page research reports submitted by high school students across the nation. Biologist John Tomkiel Dean was also a participant in the preliminary on-line phase of the judging.

Out of nearly 2,000 applicants, 60 were selected as quarter-finalists. The final stage of the competition will take place in December. The top prize is a $100,000 scholarship.

Dr. Amy Vetter

Dr. Amy Vetter (Teacher Education and Higher Education) published a new book with Routledge titled “Observing Teacher Identities Through Video Analysis: Research and Implications” with her colleague Dr. Melissa Schieble.

Homecoming 2015: Bonfire, fireworks and fun in sun

Aerial photo of Kaplan Commons from a past HomecomingMeteorologists are calling for bright skies and crisp, autumn air this weekend – perfect conditions for UNCG’s homecoming festivities.

Homecoming events kick off Wednesday at noon with a celebration at Moran Commons and go through the women’s soccer game at 2 p.m. on Sunday against the Citadel, with most homecoming events taking place Saturday.

Saturday’s events begin at 9 a.m. with the third annual homecoming 5K race, sponsored by Campus Recreation. At noon, the university’s former rugby players will take on the current team in the 38th annual past vs. present match on the campus recreation field.

The Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons, outside the EUC will begin at 4 p.m. and will include the School of Education’s Children’s Festival, music, food, beverage and plenty of booths to visit.

The annual Homecoming Parade of Chariots, a tradition since 1982, begins at 4:30, and the Homecoming Court will be introduced at 7 p.m.

UNCG’s men’s soccer team will take on Furman at 7:30 in the soccer stadium, and Homecoming King and Queen will be coroneted at halftime. A fireworks show will follow the game.

Throughout Homecoming weekend, there are a number of performances, sporting events and networking events. There’s even a Friday night bonfire. For a full schedule, visit the Homecoming website.

By Jeanie Groh

Inaugural white coat ceremony at UNCG Nursing

Photo of nursing students receiving their white coatsA nursing student’s junior year of college is special – it’s when they begin clinical training and the transition from the classroom into the workplace. This year, more than 100 UNCG nursing students celebrated that turning point with a white coat ceremony.

“The white coat ceremony symbolizes the student’s transition from their non-professional life to their profession, in this case, of nursing,” said Dr. Heidi Krowchuk, UNCG’s associate dean for academic programs. “It’s usually done before they enter their first clinical experience.”

White Coat ceremonies have been a tradition for medical school students for many years, and are now gaining popularity among other medical professions as well. Sponsored by a grant from the Arnold Gold Foundation in cooperation with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the ceremony emphasizes the importance of compassionate care.

The nursing students marched into Aycock Auditorium on Sept. 25 to the sound of a jazz quartet and heard from Nursing School Dean Dr. Robin Remsburg and nursing education clinician Dr. Ernest Grant before the ceremony began.

Dressed in their white clinical outfits, the students went up on stage in groups of five to receive their coats, and then they read the white coat ceremony oath, in which the pledged to “act in a compassionate and trustworthy manner,” “exercise sound professional judgement” and “consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering.”

“Care was the focus,” said Matt Partridge, one of the students who took part in the white coat ceremony. “We’re going to be nurses because we care.”

“They loved it,” Krowchuk said, adding that the students also received School of Nursing baseball caps – as a nod to the traditional capping ceremonies of old.

Partridge said he’s “thrilled” to be moving into the clinical portion of his studies.

“I’m putting the knowledge I just learned to practical use,” he said. “It makes me feel like I’m truly on my way to becoming a nurse.”

By Jeanie Groh
Photograph by Martin Kane

A recognition of Facility Services’ Housekeepers

Group photo of Housekeepers in the Facility Services Department were honored at an Awards Day CelebrationInternational Housekeepers Week may be over, but it’s never too late to say “thank you” to the housekeepers who work for the university.

“The job that they do is beyond a mop and a bucket,” said Hoyte Phifer, assistant director of Facility Services. “The employees are the front line of any organization. They are the first ones people see in the morning and the last people to leave at night.”

Facility Services celebrated International Housekeepers Week from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, honoring about 100 workers with an ice cream social, picnic and other events.

The department named Ralph Farmer its Employee of the Year. Farmer, who has worked at the university about 16 years, is a member of the department’s Housekeeping Committee and participates in student move-in efforts each year, Phifer said. Farmer also provides exceptional customer service in the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Pfifer said.

“Ralph is a very good detail cleaner,” Phifer said.  “He is also consistent in his work with very good attendance.”

Special recognition also went to members of the equipment and housekeeping committees, Phifer said.

Members of the Equipment Committee: Katie Sales, Rebecca Jones, Jeremy Murray, James Mason, Craig Payne, Timothy Wilkins, and Wanda Williams.

Members of the Housekeeping Committee: Albert Price, Rhonda Goins, Debora Tinnin, Ralph Farmer, Serena Raleigh, Paul Bigelow, Rodney Stewart and Robin Rorie.

The International Executive Housekeepers Association started the recognition program in 1981 to build morale among workers; UNCG has participated for about 20 years.

Photo: Housekeepers in the Facility Services Department were honored at an Awards Day Celebration in the Alumni House on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
By Morgan Glover

UNCG hits $50,000 mark for SECC

UNCG employees have pledged more than $50,000 toward the SECC, an annual giving campaign that benefits charities across the Triad and the state. With just one month left in the campaign, the university hopes to raise an additional $150,000 to meet the $200,000 goal.

Employees can make a donation via the online ePledge system or paper form. Those that wish to opt-out of this year’s campaign are encouraged to officially opt-out (either online or on the paper form) to help the committee with data collection. For more information about the campaign, visit secc.uncg.edu.

To access the ePledge system, click here. All contributions are confidential and tax-deductible.

By Alyssa Bedrosian

Paul Taylor Dance Company opens UNCG PAS

Publicity photo of the Paul Taylor Dance CompanyThe Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance groups, will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company kicks off the 2015-16 University Performing Arts Series with a world premiere of new work from the legendary Paul Taylor. In addition to the world premiere, the company will also perform two earlier works: “Mercuric Tidings” and “Company B.”

“Paul Taylor is one of the most influential choreographers in the field,” said Janet Lilly, professor and head of UNCG’s dance department. “It’s really exciting to see his work here in Greensboro. This is a rare opportunity for our audience to see not only his work, but a world premiere.”

Prior to the performance, dance scholar and University of Michigan professor Angela Kane, who previously served as the company’s historian, will lead a panel discussion titled “Paul Taylor: Past and Present.” The dialogue is free and open to the public and will focus on Taylor’s works from 1983 to today. Kane will be joined by Bettie de Jong, the company’s rehearsal director, and John Tomlinson, executive director of the company. The panel will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium

Season tickets, as well as tickets for individual shows, are available at performingarts.uncg.edu/upas/tickets,

By Alyssa Bedrosian

Cherry Callahan named Ms. Homecoming 2015

Group photo of Dr. Cherry Callahan with a tiara on standing with Tim JohnsonEach year, the Alumni Association recognizes a UNCG employee who demonstrates a strong sense of Spartan pride, serves as a mentor to others and is committed to providing quality service to all members of the UNCG community as “Mr. or Ms. Homecoming.”

Dr. Cherry Callahan, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, has been named Ms. Homecoming 2015.

Callahan is a UNCG alumna herself, having earned her BA in sociology in 1971 and her Ph.D. in child development and family relations in 1987. She also holds an MA in counseling from UNC Chapel Hill. Cherry has been in Student Affairs at UNCG for more than 35 years and, in the words of one of her nominators, “is the face of Student Affairs, and everyone knows her. She is a true advocate for students and truly loves UNC Greensboro.” Other remarks included:

“She has created a culture of care for students. Students love her and know that she is someone they can go to for many different reasons.”

“She goes beyond the call of duty as a professional, alumni, community member and colleague. She has an extremely strong sense of pride in UNCG.”

“Cherry is a supporter of all things UNCG. To know Cherry is to love her. UNCG is her life and it is in her blood.”

“Cherry is a walking historical encyclopedia of UNCG. She can tell you stories about our students, faculty, staff, buildings and programs. Cherry not only cherishes UNCG history, she is committed to its future, working hard every day to make students’ experience the best it can be.”

Earlier this month, Alumni Association Chairman Jeff Collins and members of the Office of Alumni Engagement surprised her during the Student Affairs directors’ meeting, presenting her with balloons, flowers, and a proclamation of her title as “Ms. Homecoming 2015.” They were joined by Cherry’s husband Mike (also a ’71, ’72 UNCG grad) and their daughter Kathleen.

Full story at UNCG Alumni Association web site.

Big donors and Super PACS

UNCG’s Center for Legislative Studies Fall 2015 Lecture Series is titled “Candidates, Campaigns, and Chaos: The 2016 Presidential Primaries.”

Dr. Peter L. Francia, professor of political science at East Carolina University, will speak on “The Money Game: Big Donors, Super PACS and the Transformation of Financing a Presidential Campaign.”

The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 120.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Kids’ Night Out again and again

Two more “Kids’ Night Out” events will be offered this semester: Oct. 24, Nov. 21, 5:45 p.m., Student Recreation Center

It is for ages 5-12. Cost: Regular Registration $25, Early Bird Registration $20 (Additional siblings are $10.)

The program will be staffed by trained UNCG Campus Recreation student employees, with a ratio of one staff member to four children

Register online: campusrec.uncg.edu/kno

All proceeds will support the UNCG Campus Recreation Student Development Scholarship Fund.

Nominations for this year’s Angel Tree

Do you know of a UNCG staff member or student in need this holiday season?

The Staff Senate will sponsor an Angel Tree this winter to benefit members of our campus community.

Please submit your nomination (nominee’s name and contact information) along with a brief description of why you are nominating this person by October 30 to:

Lynn Wyrick—plwyrick@uncg.edu
Debbie Freund   —   freundd@uncg.edu

All information will be kept confidential.

They ask that you receive approval from the nominee to submit their name prior to submission to the service committee.

Weekly coaches’ show

UNCG Athletics presents the inaugural #letsgoG Sports Show, a weekly coaches’ show that will air each Tuesday afternoon throughout the 2015-16 athletic season. The Spartan Sports Link program will produce the show with Luke Martin and Meg Sloggett acting as hosts of the show.

The #letsgoG Sports Show will feature men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, cross country, men’s golf and women’s golf this fall. Beginning in November, the show will turn its attention to the hardwood as the Wes Miller Show will air weekly while the Wendy Palmer Show will air every two weeks. The #letsgoG Sports Show will return in the spring after the basketball seasons and will feature baseball, softball, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and track and field.

The shows will be available each Tuesday afternoon on www.uncgspartans.com, the SoCon Digital Network, the UNCG YouTube channel and other UNCG social media platforms.

See this week’s show here.



What’s the code?

Making an appointment for the flu shots? The code is below, in bold.

Human Resource Services is sponsoring onsite flu shot clinics this fall. Three dates are announced:

Oct.19 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kirkland Room EUC
Oct. 20 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campus Supply Training Room
Oct. 28 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kirkland Room EUC

How do you register for a flu shot appointment? Appointments are not required but will be given priority over walk-ins.

Go to https://maximflu.bioiq.com.

  1. Click the ‘Sign-Up Now!’ button.
  2. When prompted, enter your Invitation Code, which is UNCGFlu2015.
  3. Enter the requested information.
  4. Select your preferred vaccination event and time.

Dean Rosann Bazirjian will retire April 1

Photo of Rosann BazirjianRosann Bazirjian, dean of University Libraries at UNCG for the past 11 years, has announced her retirement from the university, effective April 1, 2016. She became dean in August 2004 when she came to UNCG from Penn State.

Provost Dana Dunn, in noting her many accomplishments, said, “Rosann worked diligently to ensure that the UNC Greensboro libraries provided outstanding service to the academic community and, despite resource challenges, served as a model among our peer public research university libraries. Her creativity and innovation are evident in the array of programs and services provided by the libraries. From championing our outstanding library faculty, to instituting a tenure and promotion recognition event for faculty, Rosann has been a collaborative and supportive colleague to all members of the UNC Greensboro community.

“Please join me in wishing Rosann the best in retirement and in thanking her for her many contributions to UNC Greensboro,” the provost said.

Among her many accomplishments:

  • Dramatic enhancement of the library’s spaces, including

1. beautification of both the interior and (with such strong support from the Friends) the exterior of the building;
2. creation of new collaborative learning spaces including the Learning Commons and Digital Media Commons,
3. renovated space for Special Collections and University Archives, Electronic Resources and Information Technology, and the Music Library, which was named the Harold Schiffman Music Library during her tenure

  • A strong commitment to diversity, including the creation of the ACE Scholars Program, the naming of Gerald Holmes as Diversity Librarian, the creation of the Diversity Residency position, and the development of a strategic plan for diversity.
  • A passion for innovation, as witnessed by the creation of the Librarian Entrepreneurial Conference, the Triad Area Library Association’s Paraprofessional Conference, and the Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant.
  • A commitment to make research broadly available to the scholarly community and to the public, which led her to secure membership for the University Libraries in leading professional associations working toward the goal of open access such as SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and CNI (Coalition for Networked Information).  NC DOCKS is further evidence of this strongly held commitment.
  • A deep engagement in encouraging her colleagues to publish and serve in professional  organizations and engage in community activities that resulted in dramatically increased scholarly and creative output.
  • A renewed emphasis on the value of special collections and making them available to the research community through digitization and increased use in teaching students.
  • The rebirth and repositioning of the Jackson Society to support the University Libraries.

See more at www.uncgfol.blogspot.com.

Looking ahead: Oct. 14, 2015

Volleyball vs. Citadel
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.

Forum for AVC for Human Resources candidate
Thursday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m., Maple Room, EUC

Staff Senate led ‘Workday in the Sullivan Garden’
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Greenway (details: 6-0426)

Women’s soccer vs. Mercer
Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.

Bonfire and pep rally
Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Kaplan Commons, EUC

Homecoming party
Saturday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Kaplan Commons, EUC

Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston is coming to UNCG

CW just learned that one of the biggest names at Pixar will speak at UNCG in November. Ralph Eggleston was art director for the very first Pixar feature, “Toy Story,” a milestone in filmmaking. He was art director for “The Incredibles” too – and has been a creative force in many other Pixar films. Dr. Heather Holian (UNCG Art) told us – and we’re marking our calendars. Friday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., Mead Auditorium, Sullivan Science Building. More details later.

Dr. Emily Levine

Photo of Dr. Emily LevineDr. Emily Levine (History) has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for the best book in European history from 1815 through the 20th century by the American Historical Association. “Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School” was published by the University of Chicago Press. For more information, see http://blog.historians.org/2015/10/aha-2015-prizes-winners/

Dr. Nir Kshetri

Photo of Nir KshetriDr. Nir Kshetri’s 2015 Journal of International Management (JIM) article titled “Success of Crowd-Based Online Technology in Fundraising: An Institutional Perspective” has been featured by Strategy & Business Magazine (http://www.strategy-business.com/) in its Recent Research column.  The Magazine’s September 17 article, “Navigating the Crowdfunding Landscape” (http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Navigating-the-Crowdfunding-Landscape) is based entirely on Nir’s JIM article.

Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech at the 4th International Symposium on Research in Economics, Management and Accounting-Society and Development (4to.Simposio Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Económicas, Administrativas y Contables -Sociedad y Desarrollo) held in Bogota, Colombia (September 17-19). The title of his speech was Key components of an entrepreneurial ecosystem: Linkages and processes (Los components clave de un ecosistema emprendedor: Vínculos y procesos).

Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech at the 15th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions held in Colombo (Sri Lanka) 24th – 26th August 2015 (http://www.icter.org/conference/profile/prof_nir_kshetri). The topic of his speech was “Big data deployment in assessing the creditworthiness of low-income families and micro-enterprises in emerging economies: Platforms, methodologies and business models” (http://www.icter.org/conference/keynote_speeches).

Dr. Robert Henson

Photo of Dr. Robert HensonDr. Robert Henson (Educational Research Methodology) received a continuation of funding from the University of Illinois at Chicago for “Development of Accessible IRT-Based Models and Methodologies for Improving the Breadth and Accuracy of Item Option-Scored Diagnostic Assessments.” This project is supported by funds from the Department of Education. Henson and the graduate student’s primary responsibilities will initially involve the programming and testing of the estimation algorithm. This will include the development of a user-friendly program in addition to a simulation program that will allow for the testing of the accuracy of the program to obtain estimates when the model is known. In addition, software will be developed to indicate general fit of the model to data. After having developed and tested this software suite, Henson and the graduates student’s responsibility will include data manipulation, model estimation on real world and possible modifications of the model. In its conclusion, software, software manuals, and reports of the real world data will be provided.

See/hear: Oct. 14, 2015

To whet your appetite for this year’s UNCG Homecoming (and all the great food that’s a part of the big party), check out this highlights clip from last year. Homecoming 2016’s biggest day is this Saturday (Oct. 17). The parade is at 4:30 p.m. The party at Kaplan Commons starts at 4 p.m. Be sure to stay for the soccer match and fireworks. The party and game are free-admission. Come enjoy.

Considering meta-narrative and more at Strategic Planning forum

Photo of Foust Building with fall foliageChancellor Franklin Gilliam Jr. presented some initial thinking regarding UNCG strategic planning at a forum Oct. 5.

He preceded his remarks by saying, “None of this is set in stone.” He offered the metaphor “It’s a first draft of the framework of the manuscript.”

He told the faculty and staff attending the forum, “One of the things this university needs is a meta-narrative – a story of what we’re about.”

He added that those at UNCG’s Bryan School may say that in a different way: “What’s our value proposition?”

He laid out three items for consideration – three things that help define UNCG – in this meta-narrative:

Opportunity for all He spoke of the Woman’s College legacy, our support of first-generation students, our campus’ diversity and UNCG’s strong online presence providing access.

Research intensive He cited the world-class research at UNCG and the wealth of research opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students.

Student-oriented UNCG has a strong emphasis on faculty teaching, to pedagogic innovation and to experiential learning.

A “concept of place” was also explored. Many of our students come from the crescent from Charlotte to Wilmington. Many alumni are in that crescent. And our current students are heavily engaged in our community.

“We are of a place,” he emphasized, giving examples of notable universities around the nation that have little sense of place.

A summary? “A world-class university with a sense of place” he said. That is not a line, just a concept or potential summation.

He also presented three focus areas or “buckets”:

  • Healthy lives (including physical, mental, population/public and as one speaker suggested, environmental)
  • Vibrant lives (including dimensions of community engagement, economic development, cultural enrichment)
  • Global connections (such as cross-cultural engagements and our student exchanges and internships)

“We want to take out what does not make sense and add more that does,” he told the faculty and staff.

Dr. Julia Jackson-Newsom, a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, served as a facilitator for the first part of the remaining 1 1/2 hours of the forum. “We want to get your feedback,” she said.

The next forum for the campus community will be Oct. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the EUC Auditorium.

By Mike Harris


SMTD launches Private Lessons Program

Photo of School of Music, Theatre and Dance building from Herring GardenGuitar, violin, piano, voice, tuba, bassoon, clarinet … the list goes on and on.

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) is now offering a wide range of private music lessons, taught exclusively by students, to the UNCG and Greater Greensboro communities.

Launched this fall as part of the SMTD Community Arts Collaborative (CAC), the Private Lessons Program offers one-on-one musical instruction at an affordable price. In return, UNCG undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students receive invaluable, hands-on learning experience, as well as some extra cash.

Whether you’re a staff or faculty member who has never taken a music lesson in your life, or a student hoping to hone your skills, the program offers a variety of lessons that can be tailored to your needs, interests and busy schedule.

“The Private Lessons Program is about affordability and accessibility,” said Erika Rauer, CAC program director. “This is a great program for a beginner or intermediate student who may not have had access to lessons before.”

Private lessons are available in packages of five, 10 and 20, and pricing is based on the experience level of the instructors. All instructors are music performance or music education majors and must apply to the program and be selected in order to teach. Lessons are available to individuals of all ages and all skill levels and take place in the Music Building’s practice rooms.

The Private Lessons Program is open to all UNCG faculty, staff and their families, as well as students and the general public. For more information and to register for lessons, complete the inquiry form at http://performingarts.uncg.edu/community-arts-collaborative/private-lessons.

By Alyssa Bedrosian

Get outside this fall with help from Outdoor Adventures

Photo of students overlooking a mountain rangeCaving in the remote areas of Southwest Virginia. Kayaking along the Carolina coast. Rock climbing at Pilot Mountain.

While most faculty, staff and students know UNCG’s Outdoor Adventures for its incredible trips (most of which fill up in a matter of days), Outdoor Adventures provides another great service for the UNCG community: rental equipment and resources to plan your own outdoor excursion.

This fall, Outdoor Adventures’ Rental and Trip Center is once again offering a wide range of items, including zero-degree sleeping bags, stoves, cooking kits, coolers and backpacks – all at a very affordable price. The center also provides books, maps and other resources, along with expert staff, to help plan trips.

For more information about available rental equipment and to plan your next nature getaway, visit campusrec.uncg.edu/oa.

By Alyssa Bedrosian
Photo of a UNCG outing


Share your story – and donation – with SECC

Photo of SECC Committee Chair Ray Carney holding "I Support" signFor SECC Committee Chair Ray Carney, participating in the giving campaign is a way to raise awareness and support for a cause that hits close to home: serving our nation’s veterans.

Carney was born into a military family and served in the Air Force for more than seven years. Upon returning to the United States after serving in the Philippines during the evacuation of Vietnam, Carney witnessed firsthand the challenges that veterans face as they transition back into civilian life. Now at UNCG, he wants to do more to help veterans.

“These men and women deserve the best medical, mental and emotional support our country can provide in exchange for what they are asked to do for our country,” Carney said.

Through the SECC, Carney supports several veterans organizations, including Operation First Response, Americans VetDogs and Wounded Warrior Project. Carney encourages all UNCG employees to personalize the SECC campaign and use it as a way to share their story.

Employees can make a donation via the online ePledge system or paper form. Those that wish to opt-out of this year’s campaign are encouraged to officially opt-out (either online or on the paper form) to help the committee with data collection. UNCG hopes to raise more than $200,000 for charities across the Triad and the state through this year’s campaign. For more information about the campaign, visit secc.uncg.edu. To access the ePledge system, click here.

What should they read? Make nominations for next year’s Common Read.

UNCG faculty and staff, the university needs your input for next year’s common read.

Recommendations for next year’s Keker First Year Common Read book are now being accepted. If you know of book that would be great for next year’s freshmen class, please submit your recommendation here: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a35dyYtYE3hq65D

If you would like to recommend a book, but need some inspiration visit: http://ppi-pwf.texterity.com/ppi/fye_-_2015-2016?pg=5#pg5 http://files.harpercollins.com/OMM/FIRSTYEARSTUDENTFINALCATALOG.pdf

*Not all of the books in these links meet the criteria

If you have questions, contact New Student Transitions & First Year Experience at yfy@uncg.edu.

N.C. Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson Oct. 8

Photo of Poet Laureate Shelby StephensonPoet Laureate Shelby Stephenson will speak at UNCG 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library. A book signing will follow the program.

Shelby Stephenson, who was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2014, lives on the small farm where he was born near Benson, in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. “Most of my poems come out of that background,” he says, “where memory and imagination play on one another.”

Looking ahead: Oct 7, 2015

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Staff Senate meeting, with Chancellor Gilliam
Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., Alumni House

Talk, NC Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson
Thursday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m., Jackson Library, Hodges Reading Room

Jason Brennan, Georgetown, “Why Most Americans Shouldn’t Vote”
Thursday Oct. 8, 4 p.m., School of Education Building, 226

Noon @ the ‘Spoon art tour
Tuesday, Oct. 13

Volleyball vs. Citadel
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.

Forum for AVC for Human Resources candidate
Thursday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m., Maple Room, EUC

Staff Senate led ‘Workday in the Sullivan Garden’
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Greenway (details: 6-0426)

See/hear: Oct. 7, 2015

If it’s October, that means basketball season is just around the corner. Both women’s and men’s teams held their first practices this week. Hear from Coach Wes Miller and senior forward Kayel Locke about the season getting under way.

Flu shots at UNCG

Photo of someone receiving a flu shotHuman Resource Services is sponsoring onsite flu shot clinics this fall. Three dates are announced:

Oct.19 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kirkland Room EUC
Oct. 20 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campus Supply Training Room
Oct. 28 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kirkland Room EUC

How do you register for a flu shot appointment? Appointments are not required but will be given priority over walk-ins.

Go to https://maximflu.bioiq.com.

  1. Click the ‘Sign-Up Now!’ button.
  2. When prompted, enter your Invitation Code, which is UNCGFlu2015.
  3. Enter the requested information.
  4. Select your preferred vaccination event and time.

This clinic will provide free flu shots to State Health Plan members. This includes employees and their covered family members, at least 9 years of age. Retirees with State Health Plan coverage are also welcome. Please bring your State Health Plan ID card and a photo ID.

Forum for associate vice chancellor for human resources candidate

The associate VC for human resources search committee will bring a fourth candidate to campus to interview for the position.

Come hear the candidate speak Thursday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at a campus forum in the Maple Room, EUC.

Visit http://avchrsearch.uncg.edu, where you may view information for the candidates. There, you are invited to provide feedback about each of them.

Join in the 5K at Homecoming

Photo showing the start of last year's Homecoming 5K raceJoin The Department of Campus Recreation and the UNC Greensboro Staff Senate by starting Homecoming’s busiest day off with a beautiful run/jog/walk through UNC Greensboro’s campus.

Proceeds from the race benefit The Department of Campus Recreation Student Employee Professional Development Fund and the Staff Senate Scholarship fund.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
Race Starts: 9 a.m.
Check-In and Day of Registration: 8 – 8:40 a.m.
Location: Check-in and Start/Finish Line will begin behind the Student Recreation Center.

More details about the race and route are at http://campusrec.uncg.edu/fitness/programs/5k/.

Sign up now through Jones Racing Company  https://jonesracingcompany.webconnex.com/uncghomecoming5k or stop by the Student Recreation Center Administrative Suite during business hours.

If you have any questions, contact Sarah Cheffy at slmccol3@uncg.edu.

Donate Halloween costumes to Spartan Trader

The Spartan Trader, an experiential learning lab that has 17 UNCG interns this semester,  is now a resale store and accepts all donated items including men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, books, small appliances, household items, decorations, and accessories.

With Halloween approaching, they have an immediate need for Halloween costumes.

They can pick up any donated items from your office on campus or you may drop off your items to room 329 in the Bryan Building.  If you have three or more bags of clean, folded items, they can pick them up from your home.

The Spartan Trader is at 1540 Spring Garden St, UNCG campus (across from Bojangles) and items may also be dropped off in front of the store. Store hours are M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sat noon-5 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact Melissa Rinehart, store manager, at mbrineha@uncg.edu or 256-0317.

Weatherspoon on WUNC’s ‘State of Things’

The UNCG Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Art of Seeing program uses art to enhance observation skills in nursing and health and human sciences fields. It will be a featured segment on WUNC’s “State of Things,” a live broadcast from Triad Stage on Tuesday, October 13, noon-1 p.m.

Ann Grimaldi, the Weatherspoon’s curator of education, will be joined by Anne Brady, associate professor, Kinesiology; Lillie Granger, clinical instructor, Nursing; and dietetic nutrition graduate student Lauren Sastre.

Lauren recently participated in an Art of Seeing workshop at the museum and both Anne and Lillie have routinely incorporated the workshop into their curriculums.

Wade Maki

Photo of Wade MakiAt the General Faculty Meeting and Convocation on Sept. 16, 2015, Wade Maki (Philosophy) was nominated and elected acting secretary of the UNCG General Faculty. He will continue in office until a regular election of a new secretary is carried out by the Committee on Committees this spring.


Dr. Catherine Scott-Little/Ms. Teresa Sumrall (Human Development and Family Studies) received new funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Child Development for the project “Early Learning and Development Standards: An examination of caregivers’ knowledge, practices and professional development support and needs.”