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Archives for August 2017

SpartanCard and Spartan Mail have relocated

photo of Mail CardSpartanCard and Spartan Mail are now located in the new UNCG Campus Enterprises Business Center in Moran Commons, the first floor of the Dining Hall.

The Business Center is a new one-stop-shop for some of your most frequent campus needs. You can stop in and get a new SpartanCard, a replacement, resolve building access issues, add stored-value funds, add a meal plan, send mail or a package, and pick up postage.

The SpartanCard and Spartan Mail team are happy to serve and help make your business experience an excellent one.

If you have questions about our services please contact:

UNCG Campus Enterprises Business Center

1209 North Drive Room #106 – Moran Commons (UNCG Dining Hall)



Email: idcenter@uncg.edu


Spartan Mail

Phone: 336.256.0147

Email: postal@uncg.edu


“Show Me the Money! Locating Grant Funding Opportunities”

Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words. Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by University Libraries and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu

Admissions requesting faculty help to update academic-related recruitment materials

Faculty and staff in departments offering undergraduate degree programs may expect a counselor from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to reach out in the coming weeks. Admissions is doing annual updates for two key recruitment pieces seen by thousands of students each year. These materials, the academic “one-pagers” and a departmental welcome message, are specific to each academic area and require faculty review each year to ensure accuracy.

The academic one-pager information is also listed on the Undergraduate “Majors & Concentrations” page, one of the most visited on UNCG’s entire site. The page has recently been reorganized to include a print-friendly version of each one-pager at the bottom right-hand rail of each degree program. In fact, faculty can easily distribute information about their academic areas by printing their one-pager.

Updates are happening through mid-August. If you’d like to reach out to your admissions liaison, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 336-334-5243.

Bridge behind EUC being restored

photo of EUC BridgeYou may have seen restoration work behind the Elliott University Center, with the elevated walkway and the area underneath closed this summer as work is done.

Water infiltration over the years had deteriorated the Elliott University Center (EUC) pedestrian bridge (egress from EUC), UNCG Facilities tells Campus Weekly.

The construction work is a repair project to extend the life of the bridge, which leads from the EUC to College Avenue

This bridge is scheduled to be open to the students, faculty and staff in late October.

Chelimo in World Championships in London

photo of Chelimo

UNCG alumnus Paul Chelimo, who won a Silver medal in last summer’s Olympic Games, will compete in the IAAF World Championships this week in the 5,000 meters.

The schedule:

Aug. 9: Preliminaries (3:05 p.m.; NBC Sports, NBC Sports Gold).

Aug. 12: Final (3:20 p.m.; WXII-12, NBC Sports Gold).

Read the News & Record post by Eddie Wooten, from which this schedule was drawn.

Some roads closed on Monday for NAV1GATE

Due to NAV1GATE the following roads will be closed Monday, August 14, 2017:

  • West Drive from Gray Drive to Walker Avenue will be permanently closed from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m.
  • Walker Avenue Eastbound will be closed at Kenilworth Street from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. Traffic will be allowed to turn right onto Kenilworth Street to access the Walker Parking Deck from Theta Street.
  • Stirling Street Northbound will be closed at Theta Street from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m Traffic will be allowed to turn left onto Theta Street to access the Walker Parking Deck from Theta Street.
  • Spring Garden Street Westbound at Tate Street will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. while students transition from lunch on College Avenue to the Gate City Plaza.
  • Spring Garden Street Eastbound at Kenilworth Street will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. while students transition from lunch on College Avenue to the Gate City Plaza.
  • Forest Street between Oakland Avenue and Spring Garden Street will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. while students transition from lunch on College Avenue to the Gate City Plaza.
  • Glenwood Street between Haywood Street and West Gate City Boulevard will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. while students cross over Gate City Boulevard and proceed to the Kaplan Wellness Center for Convocation Craze.
  • College Avenue will be closed to vehicles to allow Dining Services to set up lunch stations.
  • Administrative Drive from Spring Garden Street to College Avenue will be closed to vehicles to allow Dining Services to set up for lunch.

UNCG Faculty Receive Open Access Publishing Support Funding

The University Libraries and the Office of Research and Engagement provide an Open Access Publishing Fund to support faculty who want to have their article published in an open access format. By making their articles open access, this removes price and permission barriers so everyone can review their research worldwide. Faculty can receive up to $1000 of funding each fiscal year.

The following faculty and graduate students have received funding this fall:

Kelly Harper

“Perfectionism and Effort-Related Cardiac Activity: Do Perfectionists Try Harder?” http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0160340

Edward Hellen

“Flexible dynamics of two quorum-sensing coupled repressilators” https://journals.aps.org/pre/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevE.95.022408

Sara Heredia

“Exploring the influence of item context on student response patterns to natural selection multiple choice items” https://evolution-outreach.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s12052-016-0061-z

Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell

“Winter Activity of Coastal Plain Populations of Bat Species Affected by White-nose Syndrome and Wind Energy Facilities”http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166512

Nikita Kuznetsov

“Power Considerations for the Application of Detrended Fluctuation Analysis in Gait Variability Studies”


Nicholas Oberlies

“Enhanced Dereplication of Fungal Cultures via use of Mass Defect Filtering”


Yashomati Patel

“Naringenin Inhibits Proliferation and Survival of Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer Cells”


“Inhibition of the MAPK Pathway Alone is Insufficient to Account for all of the Cytotoxic Effects of Naringenin in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221400851630013X

Denise Tucker

“Impact of different cutoff criteria on rate of (central) auditory processing disorders diagnosis” http://www.audiologyresearch.org/index.php/audio/article/view/158

Information about the guidelines and the application process, as well as a link to an online application form, can be found at http://uncg.libguides.com/scholarlycomm

If you have questions about the fund, please contact Beth Bernhardt (beth_bernhardt@uncg.edu), assistant dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications.


Dr. Nadja Cech

photo of CechDr. Nadja Cech (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Strategies to Investigate Synergy in Botanical Medicines.”

The central challenge that impedes research on botanical dietary supplements is how to address their complexity and variability. Practitioners of herbal medicine argue that this complexity results in beneficial synergistic interactions. However, the specific constituents responsible for synergistic activity, and the mechanisms by which these constituents interact, are rarely known.

The goal of this project is to apply an innovative two-pronged approach to study synergy in goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Goldenseal is among the top 20 best-selling herbal supplements in the United States, and shows promise of effectiveness against multidrug resistant Staphyolcoccus aureus. As an outcome of the experiments, the expectation is to provide a comprehensive list of the array of compounds that are responsible for the antimicrobial activity of goldenseal, including details about their mechanism of action. The long-term goal is to support clinical trials of goldenseal and to enable effective quality control of commercially available goldenseal preparations. In addition, the project seeks more broadly to demonstrate new methods by which the multiple constituents responsible for the activity of botanical dietary supplements can be identified. These methods are expected to prove useful to other investigators who must account for the synergistic interactions that play a role in the activity of many complementary and alternative medicines.

Cech received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of New Mexico. She supervises a group of 12 undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral research associates. Cech has been recognized for both her teaching and her research.

Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh

photo of WelshDr. Dianne H.B. Welsh (Bryan School) received the Best Paper Award with her co-authors at the Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy (GIKA) conference in Portugal in June. Approximately 500 attended the conference. This paper will be published in the Journal of Business Research. The paper is titled “Determinants of women entrepreneurs’ firm performance in a challenging environment: evidence from Egypt.” Welsh is Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Program director.

Looking ahead: August 9, 2017

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Creatives on Call with Barbara Campbell Thomas and Chris Thomas
Thursday,  Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Spartan Cinema: Zootopia
Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., movie at sunset

Women’s Soccer vs. Campbell (Exhibition
Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Chancellor’s New Student Convocation (NAV1GATE))
Monday, Aug. 14

Fall classes begin
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 8 a.m.

In memoriam: Gaylor F. Callahan

Gaylor F. Callahan (University Libraries) died on August 3, 2017. She received her BA (1974), MA (1977) in English and MLIS degree (1990) from UNCG and pursued graduate studies at Duke University. Most of her career was devoted to the University Libraries. She worked in Circulation and Reserves while a student and after graduating worked in the Serials Department. Since 1984 she served as the Interlibrary Loan Borrower and helped countless researchers across campus obtain the materials they needed to complete their projects successfully. Associate Dean Kathryn Crowe notes that if you look at the acknowledgments in many UNCG faculty publications you will see the faculty’s gratitude for her invaluable assistance. Callahan also taught English at Elon University, UNCG and Duke.

Entrepreneurship speaker for your classes this year

I am the Coleman Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence for 2017-2018, and would appreciate the opportunity to visit and speak in your classes on various topics in Entrepreneurship that relate to your courses. I would like to schedule times for the Fall 2017 now. If you are teaching in the spring, then we can schedule a time in November for the Spring Semester.

This is my second year in this position and I look forward to working with all of you this year. Please email me at wnreynol@uncg.edu to discuss a topic and arrange a time to visit one of your classes for Fall 2017 if you are teaching this semester.

Thank You,

Noah Reynolds, CPA MBA

Coleman Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence