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Archives for November 2016

Three School of Education faculty honored

Three Teacher Education & Higher Education faculty members were recognized during the 50th anniversary celebration of the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA), held on UNCG’s campus October 27-28, 2016. NCCPA, a state chapter of ACPA – College Student Educators International, is committed to the education and development of post-secondary students in North Carolina and exists for the benefit of all student personnel professionals in the state.

Dr. Colleen Fairbanks received NCCPA’s Service in Support of the Profession award for her efforts to support the work of the Higher Education program.  Award criteria calls for the winner to have made a significant contribution in support of the profession and have demonstrated outstanding service to or have made some other type of significant contribution to the post-secondary student personnel/student development field.

Dr. Symphony Oxendine received the Distinguished Scholar/Professional Contribution award, acknowledging her significant contributions to the field of student development and student affairs in higher education through scholarly contributions, research, teaching, and/or service to the field.

Dr. Brad Johnson (Teacher Education & Higher Education) received the inaugural NCCPA’s President Award, which serves to recognize individuals at all levels and roles within higher education or in support of higher education who have made substantial contributions to NCCPA.

Blood Drive Nov. 16

The Elliott University Center will host its second Red Cross Blood Drive of the 2016-2017 academic year on Wednesday, November 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Cone Ballroom.

As a result of Hurricane Matthew, 110 blood drives were cancelled resulting in a loss of 3,500 blood and platelet donations.

Schedule your donation appointment today and help the EUC reach its 300-pint goal. For those wishing to donate double red blood cells, the Red Cross is currently accepting only blood types A negative; B negative; O positive; and O negative.

Be sure to come prepared when giving blood. Have a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your Red Cross donor card (optional), driver’s license or two other forms of identification. And bring the names of any medications you are currently taking.

For more information on giving blood, and to schedule your donation appointment, visit http://euc.uncg.edu/mission/blood-drive/. Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome.

eReserves due

Winter and spring print and electronic course reserve lists are due at University Libraries, respectively Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, and Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Requests to renew fall lists are due Wednesday, Dec. 14. Hundreds of thousands of e-books may be linked to course syllabi, and embedded codes allow students to see eReserves on Canvas. When an eReserve folder is created, instructions will be provided to the instructor via email. Before placing a film on reserve, please check the Libraries’ streaming film sources. To learn more, see the e-book guide. Visit the Reserves web pages or contact the reserve staff at reserves@uncg.edu, 336-256-1199 or 336-334-5245, for information.

Student leadership opportunity

The UNCG Office of Intercultural Engagement is seeking students to join Confetti for the Spring 2017 semester.

Confetti is a network of LGBTQ+ and allied students working alongside UNCG’s Office of Intercultural Engagement to develop educational programming and initiatives related to the queer community, create meaningful connections with other students and develop their own leadership in social justice.

The office will host interest sessions in the coming weeks for students who want to learn more. See the OIE website under LGBTQ community, for more information.

Dr. Perry Flynn

Photo of Dr. Perry Flynn. Dr. Perry Flynn (School of Health and Human Sciences) will be named a 2016 Fellow of the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) at the annual convention, which recognizes outstanding achievement in at least three of six areas: clinical service, clinical education and academic teaching, research and publications, administrative services, service to ASHA, and service and leadership positions in other related organizations.

Dr. Rosemery Nelson-Gray

Photo of Dr. Rosemery Nelson-Gray. Dr. Rosemery Nelson-Gray (Psychology) was acknowledged at a recent 50th Anniversary celebration for her role as past president of the Association of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies.

She also holds the distinction of serving as first woman president (1981-1982) of the association.

Dr. Celia Hooper

Photo of Dr. Celia Hooper. Dr. Celia Hooper (School of Health and Human Sciences) will receive the 2016 Honors of the Association at the ASHA annual convention. The Honors of the Association is ASHA’s highest distinction, and recognizes members for distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Recipients are known throughout the nation and the world for a lifetime of innovative clinical practice, insightful and rigorous research, creative administration, effective legislative activity, outstanding teaching, or other distinguished contribution. She was featured in the The ASHA Leader, the monthly news magazine for and about speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Ken Snowden

Photo of Ken Snowden.Ken Snowden (Bryan School) recently participated in a panel, “Did U.S. Housing Policy Cause the 2008 Financial Crisis? What is the Right Policy for the Future?” The panel was sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics and Finance of the George Washington Law School and was telecast live on C-SPAN2. Also presenting were Peter J. Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute and Damon Silvers of the AFL-CIO. Wallison served on the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) set up to examine the causes of the 2007-2010, while Silver served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Committee of TARP. To see a stream of the panel go to https://www.c-span.org/video/?417794-1/discussion-focuses-2008-financial-crisis.

Kimberly M. Cuny

Photo of Kimberly M. Cuny. Kimberly M. Cuny (University Speaking Center, Theatre) was invited to speak at the UNC System Wide Critical Thinking Symposium last month, where she shared the Speaking Center’s Bring a Friend consultations. Bring a Friend sessions expose students to critical thinking by having peer consultants teach them how to give valuable and judgement-free feedback on recorded speeches. Cuny, who in addition to leading the Speaking Center is also now an adjunct assistant professor of theatre, also recently participated in teaching panel presentations and presented a manuscript at the 2016 Carolinas Communication Association in Wilmington.

Additionally, Speaking Center faculty Erin Ellis and Kim Cuny along with Jenny Southard and Taylor Williams participated in teaching panel presentations at the 2016 Carolinas Communication Association conference in Wilmington on October 1.

See/hear: Nov. 9, 2016

 On her way to national teaching honors – and an invitation to meet with President Obama at the White House – UNCG alumna Leslie Ross discovered her voice. So she could then help kids find theirs. She received two degrees from the UNCG School of Education, and is one of many alumni who define excellence. Read her cover story at alumnimagazine.uncg.edu. And enjoy this film clip, where she speaks about teaching and about her trip to the White House to discuss education with President Obama.

Jeff Shafer will be new AVC & Chief Communications Officer

Jeff Shafer

Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. provides an announcement to faculty and staff:

I am pleased to share that Jeff Shafer will be UNCG’s new Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Communications Officer.

Jeff brings with him over 23 years of communications experience. As Vice President of Global Communications for Lenovo, a $46 billion global technology leader, he has led the firm’s global marketing and branding campaigns, crisis management, executive and internal communications, and media relations. He has also served as Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, the world’s largest public relations agency.

Jeff has been actively engaged in the higher education community in North Carolina. He currently serves on the UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism Board of Advisers. In addition to guest lecturing at a number of area colleges, he is also the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair in Communications at North Carolina Central University this semester.

I would like to thank the team at University Communications for their hard work and dedication during this time of transition.

Jeff’s appointment is effective November 28.

See more at UNCG Now site.