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Archives for May 2017

Gulf South Summit 2017

Attendees from 90 institutions and 23 states converged at the Downtown Greensboro Marriott for this year’s Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education (http://www.gulfsouthsummit.org). For three days, over 350 educators, practitioners and students gathered to discuss best practices, share research and foster a professional network.

Because of UNCG’s institutional commitment to service-learning and community engagement, it was fitting that UNCG host the annual conference for the first time in North Carolina. UNCG’s Office of Leadership & Service-Learning (OLSL) aspires to create Citizen Leaders. Dr. Cathy Hamilton, director of OLSL and chair of this year’s Gulf South Summit, defines the vision of Citizen Leader development as one “integrating service, leadership and civic engagement programming that weaves together the fabric of the student experience in and out of class, on campus and in the community into a tapestry of profound and transformative engagement.”

The Gulf South Summit’s North Carolina sponsors included Greensboro’s Visitor’s Bureau and Convention Center, UNCG, UNC Chapel Hill, Elon University, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Wake Technical Community College, East Carolina University, Campus Compact’s Southern Region, and Western Carolina University, as well as other more than 20 other universities and vendors who provided resources including time and talent.

More information: http://www.gulfsouthsummit.org/

Gate City Writes fundraiser this Saturday

Gate City Writes will hold an all-day fundraiser this Saturday, May 6, featuring a variety of activities for book enthusiasts of all ages. The event will be at the Barnes & Noble at Friendly Center.

Gate City Writes (GCW) is a program managed by UNCG’s School of Education (SOE). It facilitates opportunities for teachers to write and develop their skills in teaching writing to K-12 students. The program also supports young writers in grades 3 through 12 in a summer writing camp, in producing writing projects and publishing them using digital media. The SOE Teacher Education and Higher Education work with the educators to build a collaborative writing community.

The Saturday schedule of events and activities starts at 9 a.m. with Yoga & Write In,

A few highlights are:

10:15 a.m. reading by Caroline McAlister, author of “John Ronald’s Dragon,”
11 a.m. session with  Maker’s Space,
2 p.m. Meet the Young Writers Camp instructors,
5 p.m. Music with Blake Waters, followed by
6 p.m. Spoken Word with Josephus & Poets.

Visit http://www.gatecitywrites.com/book-fair.html for more information – or to support the event online from May 6 to May 11. A percentage of the Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Gate City Writes.

UNCG’s popular LiveSafe app

UNCG’s LiveSafe personal security app, designed for UNCG students, faculty and staff, is available for free from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.

The UNCG police department continues to promote the app to campus.

The Safewalk feature is the most popular reason students are using the app. With Safewalk, students, faculty and staff can enable friends or family to track them as they walk on or off campus, through GPS location monitoring.

For more information, visit the UNCG LiveSafe website at livesafe.uncg.edu/FAQ/. It only takes a minute to download the free LiveSafe app from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.

UNCG’s plants: A walk on the wild side May 16

UNCG’s next Staff Senate workshop is titled Walk on the Wild Side.

Interested? You may register at http://workshops.uncg.edu/workshops-by-category.jsp?cat_id=77001540.

Learn about the herbs, medicinal and edible plants on the UNCG campus. The Staff Senate sponsored tour will be led by Stacey Krim, UNCG librarian and amateur herbalist and wildcrafter.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – noon-1 p.m. – Meet in front of EUC – Raindate is May 23, 201


For event  accommodations, contact Lisa McLaughlin, lmmclaug@uncg.edu.

Diversity in Language and Culture Conference coming in fall

The Diversity in Language and Culture conference will take place Sept. 23, 2017, and this year’s theme is “Teaching Today’s Evolving Learners: A Commitment to Critical Approaches and Pedagogies.” The three keynote speakers are Dr. Django Paris, Dr. Jennifer Leeman and Dr. Imagni Goffney.

See/hear: May 3, 2017

 This year, Spartans have once again experienced outstanding performances in the arts. Enjoy a highlight from Verdi’s monumental ‘Requiem.’  The UNCG Symphony Orchestra was joined on Feb. 24 by the UNCG Chamber Singers, University Chorale, Women’s Choir and Glee Clubs in UNCG Auditorium. Featured performers include Jill Bowen Gardner, Stephanie Foley Davis, Daniel Stein and David Weigel.

Dr. Wendy McColskey

Photo of Dr. Wendy McColskey .Dr. Wendy McColskey (SERVE Center) received new funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) for the project “21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation.” The 2017-18 scope of work will be an evaluation of the NCDPI 21st CCLC program for the 2016-17 academic year and is a continuation of earlier evaluation work SERVE Center has completed.

Bill Johnson

Photo of Bill Johnson. Bill Johnson (School of Health and Human Sciences – Dean’s Office) recently presented ‘Reinventing Academic Coaching with Life Design in Mind’ in Raleigh during the NACADA Region 3 Annual Conference. This presentation won ‘Best of Region’ and will be presented at the National NACADA Conference in October in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, he was asked to be the Keynote speaker due to unforeseen circumstances and was given major accolades and a standing ovation with his speech entitled: Purpose and Meaning Inspired Advising and Coaching for Success. He also did a pre-conference workshop called Find Your Why: Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life.

He is Student Success Navigator and Life Design Catalyst Coach for the School of Health and Human Sciences,

Dr. Sat Gupta

Photo of Dr. Sat Gupta. Dr. Sat Gupta (Mathematics and Statistics) has been selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). He received this highest professional honor in the field of statistics for important research contributions in the area of randomized response methodology, for his distinguished service to ASA through his leadership role in the North Carolina Chapter of ASA; for distinguished service to the theory and practice of statistics by founding and editing the Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice; and for exemplary statistical consulting, both on-campus and off-campus.

Last fall, Gupta also received the prestigious Sankhyiki Bhushan Award from the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.

Finally, Gupta was a co-author and lead statistician on a paper that won the 2016 AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) Journal Writers Contest. The article, written in collaboration with nurse researchers at Cone Health, was titled “Pressure Ulcers: Factors Contributing to Their Development in the OR.”