UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for December 2015

Get the Gift of Hearing This Holiday Season

Audiologists at the UNCG Speech and Hearing Center offer comprehensive hearing health care all year round. Their team combines professional expertise and outstanding service with quality hearing instruments to help you improve your communication. UNCG faculty and staff are eligible to receive a free hearing screening, a 50 percent discount on all hearing services, and $250 off the purchase of hearing instruments. Call (336) 334-5939 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The audiology clinic remains open through Dec. 22. It is not too late to start hearing better for the holidays, they remind us.

Volunteer through Center for New North Carolinians

As the semester draws to a close, exams and winter break will steal away the college students who make up the vast majority of the volunteers at UNCG’s Center for New North Carolinians. Some colleges will not begin spring semester until nearly February. Come help them fill in the gap by tutoring local children from immigrant and refugee families once a week until college resumes. The greatest need will be the week of December 7 and the first three weeks in January. No long term commitment is required. If you are interested or need further information email Aaron Hall at volunteer.cnnc@gmail.com or call (336) 256-1067.

Faculty Senate meeting Dec. 2

The UNCG Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 3 p.m., in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House.

Senate Chair Anne Wallace and Chancellor Franklin Gilliam and Provost Remarks Dana Dunn will give remarks.

David Carlone, chair of the General Education Council; Kimberly Hewitt, chair of the Research Policies Committee; and Susan Shelmerdine, chair of the Academic Policies & Regulations Committee, will speak.

Vice Chancellor Terri Shelton will make a presentation on “Supporting Your Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.”

All are welcome at this public meeting.

Dr. Marianne LeGreco

Photo of Dr. Marianne LeGrecoDr. Marianne LeGreco (Communication Studies) was named by 1808 Magazine as one of “10 women who make a difference.” Luck Davidson from Triad Local First and Dr. Chris Poulos nominated her for the recognition.

She helps promote the city’s relatively new Mobile Oasis Food Market, which brings fresh produce to areas of the city known as “food deserts.” Residents there do not have ready access to grocery stores. Dr. Chris Poulos, the magazine notes, credits LeGreco with galvanizing the community to solve this problem of “food deserts” in Greensboro.

LeGreco and her UNCG students run the market’s incentive program, which encourages people to shop there regularly through discounts and other giveaways, the magazine explains. More information is at http://www.greensboro.com/1808greensboro/people/ten-women-who-make-a-difference/article_892f96bd-c559-58dc-b003-4ef285f234da.html.

Louise F. Raleigh

Photo of Louise F. RaleighLouise F. Raleigh (Communication Sciences and Disorders / HHS) was awarded the Fellowship of the Association 2015, from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of the highest honors this professional organization can bestow. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to a member who has shown outstanding contribution to the professions-contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state. Raleigh is the Speech and Hearing Center director at UNCG.