UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Help out families and students through the Moss Street Angel Tree

The Moss Street Partnership School is asking Spartans to pitch in to help families and students in need this holiday season through the Angel Tree Holiday Assistance Program.

There are still a few families and students available on the signup list, which can be found HERE.

Items can be dropped off to Christina O’Connor (School of Education Building, Room 253A) by Friday, Dec. 13. Please contact Johnette Walser at jcwalser@uncg.edu if you have any questions.

Newsmakers: Leavel, Laota, oldest long leaf pine, social mobility

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the last two weeks:

  • Chancellor Gilliam spoke to Higher Ed Works about UNCG being ranked #1 in the state for social mobility. The feature.
  • Beth Leavel MFA ‘80 will be starring in the new “Devil Wears Prada” musical, Playbill reported. The feature.
  • Recent PhD graduate Zobaida Laota shared related her multicultural counseling experiences in the latest issue of Counseling Today. The article.
  • UNC-TV featured efforts by UNCG researchers to identify and also preserve the world’s oldest long leaf pine, in the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve. The piece.

Letter to the Editor regarding lawsuit

This Letter to the Editor from Provost Dana Dunn was published in the Dec. 5, 2019, News and Record:

 

Regarding the Associated Press story “UNCG faces lawsuit over harassment, retaliation” (Dec. 4):

UNCG is fully committed to providing an inclusive, safe, non-discriminatory environment for learning, living and working — and to thoroughly investigating any allegations of incidents that run counter to these fundamental requirements and principles.

We have read the recent media coverage of the lawsuit that includes UNCG and our nursing school. While it is unfortunate that the plaintiff’s attorney has endeavored to try this case through the media, it is inappropriate for us to share details in the press and outside of the formal, and more complete, legal process.

We are fully confident the facts of this case will show the allegations related to UNCG are not true. As our filings in this case have demonstrated, the plaintiff cannot establish a connection between her dismissal from the program and her harassment claim.

We must be absolutely clear: We will not allow any student to receive a degree they have not earned from any program at UNCG when the academic and/or clinical record is clear that one has not been earned — especially in a lifesaving discipline like nursing.

Newsmakers: Working students, Emmylou Harris, basketball, Gilliam and Hamilton, Manning and Pitchford, and Pop Up Shop

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the last two weeks:

  • Chancellor Gilliam spoke to Higher Ed Works on UNCG’s efforts to support working students. Read the piece and watch a video here.
  • Emmylou Harris’ performance at UNCG next month, as part of the University Concert and Lecture Series, was featured in the News & Record. The concert is now sold out. The piece.
  • The Washington Post highlighted UNCG men’s basketball’s win against Georgetown on Saturday. The article.
  • Higher Ed Works featured the new Gen Ed revisions, with commentary from Chancellor Gilliam and Andrew Hamilton. See the feature and watch a video.
  • Dr. Killian Manning and women’s basketball’s Alexis Pitchford were interviewed by the Southern Conference for their Classroom Connections series. The piece.
  • The News & Record featured the upcoming opening of the Pop Up Shop downtown. The article.

Parking fines paid with food items for students

Photo of the food driveIt was a first at UNCG. And organizers say this event for the Spartan Open Pantry won’t be the last.

UNCG’s Parking Operations & Campus Access Management teamed with UNCG’s Student Government Association to have the University’s inaugural Food for Fines event to support the Spartan Open Pantry.

Parking fines were paid through food items, instead of cash.

The collection of food ran from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, and students and visitors paid $825 in fines with non-perishable food items.

More than 193 lbs of food was collected.

In the future, organizers say they plan on hosting this event once a semester.

New UNCG discount program for PART bus passes

UNCG is now a registered participant for PART’s XPass Employer Discount Program.

Seeing the success of the Biz40 XPass Program, the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) decided to make the XPass program available Triad-wide. The program will provide a 30% discount on the cost of PART bus passes to registered employees or participating employers.

Triad XPass Users are eligible to receive 30% off the cost of PART bus passes:
31-Day ($56) and 10-Ride ($14).

Additional information and link to registration: https://www.partnc.org/218/XPass-Program

Questions? Contact Grant Harris – Gvharris@uncg.edu.

Volunteer opportunity: POCAM seeks volunteers for Salvation Army Toy Drive

Would you like an opportunity to use up your remaining Community Involvement Leave? Parking Operations & Campus Access Management is sending volunteers to help with the Salvation Army Toy Drive in High Point.

They have a signup sheet available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f45aaac23a1f94-salvation if any other UNCG employees would like to volunteer.

Dates available are Dec. 11, Dec. 12, and Dec. 17. The beginning time indicated on the sign up sheet is the time that the Spartan Chariot will depart from Stirling St, in front of the EUC. The end time indicated is the time that the Spartan Chariot will arrive back on campus. Anyone who signs up is welcome to catch a ride on the Spartan Chariot.

Since Dec. 11 is a full day of volunteering, the Spartan Chariot will provide transportation to Chili’s for anyone wanting to purchase their lunch.

Questions? Contact Tiffany Hunt at tchunt@uncg.edu or 336-256-1242.

Also: The UNCG Police canned food drive for the Spartan Open Pantry has been extended till Dec. 13.  See more here.

Newsmakers: Vaughan, Harmon, Dixon, Zacharias

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • Mayor Nancy Vaughan will be the commencement speaker for fall graduation, as reported by The News & Record. The article.
  • The News & Record spoke to Dr. Justin Harmon and others about a recent report about how to reduce homelessness with affordable housing. The feature.
  • Crystal Dixon was quoted in a News & Record piece about changes to Guilford school suspension policies. The article.
  • Alumna Lee Zacharias was interviewed by the News & Record, following her novel “Across the Great Lake” winning the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award. The piece.

Baby Derby at UNCG vs NC State game

Callin’ all crawlers! The Baby Derby is back! We’re looking for babies 6 months – 12 months that think they have what it takes to win our halftime crawling competition, the Diaper to Dorm Dash presented by NC 529 College Savings.

The dash will take place at halftime of the UNCG Men’s Basketball game vs. NC State at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday, Dec. 15. The game’s tipoff is 3 pm.

All participants will receive up to four complimentary tickets for the family. For more information or to register your child email bluegold@uncg.edu.

By the way, if you want to see the dash, tickets to the individual game are on sale. And there is this combo deal: Spartan 4-Game Mini Plans still available for just $75 and include  1 TICKET FOR NC STATE, PICK 1 OTHER NON-CONFERENCE GAME, PICK 2 SOCON GAMES. Email the ticket office.

 

 

 

Amy Purcell celebrated, with alumni art exhibition at Gatewood

A piece of Purcell's series VolcanoThe exhibition “Jewels: An Exhibition of Distinguished Alumni” is currently on view at UNCG’s Gatewood Studio Art Center Gallery.

The exhibition, in honor of Amy Purcell’s 30th year teaching here at UNCG, will highlight the artistic contributions of nearly two dozen notable UNCG arts alumni, including Stephanie J. Woods, Bryan Ellis, Gina Gibson, Kyle T. Webster, and Purcell herself.

There will be a reception at the Gatewood Gallery Saturday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. The exhibition, which opened November 7, will run until December 5.

Newsmakers: GenEd, Rockingham schools grant, Baker, Bigbelly bins

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • UNCG’s newly revised general education curriculum was featured in a front page article in the News & Record. The article.
  • Rockingham County Schools and UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development have received a $2.4 million grant to place UNCG graduate students in mental health internships at school. The piece.
  • Dr. Levi Baker’s research was featured in a Scientific American article on the role of working memory in relationships. The article.
  • MyFox8 featured the new Bigbelly trash and recycling bins on the UNCG campus. The feature.

Chief Data Officer – third candidate

UNCG Information Technology Services will welcome a third candidate for the inaugural Chief Data Officer position to campus for a visit October 22-23, 2019. The Chief Data Officer will work in close
collaboration with research and academic programs, as well as administrative groups and institutional
data stewards to establish an enterprise data road map and data management processes that enable
information sharing, collaboration, compliance and security, and efficient resource management. The
candidate’s presentation will be this Friday, November 8, at 11 a.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 120.

CW schedule for remainder of 2019

UNCG’s Campus Weekly will publish the next two weeks (the newsletter will be emailed Nov. 13 and 20), then return after the Thanksgiving break, on Dec. 4.

CW enewsletter dates for the remainder of the year are:

  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 20
  • Dec. 4
  • Dec. 11
  • Dec. 17 (on Tuesday)

Campus Weekly will publish again on Jan. 9, 2019. (Classes resume on Jan. 13.)

If you have a submission in the coming weeks, please send it to us by the Thursday before the enewsletter is emailed. Earlier is preferable. (We normally publish items on the CW site Thursday through Mondays.) On Tuesdays, we create and proof the enewsletter, which is normally sent early on Wednesday mornings.

Questions? Email us.

 

Newsmakers: SERVE’s grant, Community Enrichment Center, Bull, Gibson, Social Work

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • The News & Record ran a front page feature on UNCG SERVE Center and its new 15.6 million grant that will assist state and local K-12 education officials in North Carolina and two other nearby states. The story.
  • MyFox8 highlighted the opening of the new Greensboro Community Enrichment Center. The piece.
  • Dean Karen Bull spoke to WFMY News2 about the opportunities offered by UNCG’s online courses. The interview.
  • Sophomore Ty Gibson was featured in the News & Record, discussing his success as a comedian on Tik Tok and his dance, the Kick Swivel. The feature.
  • WFMY News 2 highlighted UNCG Social Work’s internship’s role in fighting opioid addiction in the area. The article.

EUC’s blood drive will be Nov. 12

The Elliott University Center will host its second Red Cross Blood Drive of the 2019-2020 academic year on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, EUC.

Schedule your donation appointment today and help the EUC reach its 200-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.

At WAM, ‘Art and Practice of Slow Looking’

The Public Talk “The Art and Practice of Slow Looking” will be presented by Shari Tishman, Harvard University,
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2 p.m.

It will be held in the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Dillard Room, and is sponsored by the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences.

Shari Tishman is a lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts. Her most recent book is “Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation.”

Syndemic Food and WASH Insecurity: Social science approaches and future directions

On Friday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Center, the International and Global Studies Department will be presenting the Fall 2019 Global Spotlight Lecture.

Dr. Cassandra Workman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology here at UNCG, will speak to students and faculty about how water, food, and sanitation insecurity work in concert to lead to negative biological, psycho emotional, and social outcomes and how healthcare practitioners and policy makers define these issues.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For disability accommodations, contact Yvonne Matlosz at ylmatlos@uncg.edu

Newsmakers: Wyrick, O’Connor, Kshetri

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • Dr. David Wyrick was featured in an ESPN E60 video about the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation and mental health for student athletes. The video.
  • The recent School of Education grant was featured in the News & Record. Dr. Christina O’Connor spoke to its impact. The piece.
  • Dr. Nir Kshetri wrote a piece for The Conversation about the potential dangers of blockchain voting. The piece.

Newsmakers: Debbage, Fox-Thomas, free speech, DoE grant

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • Dr. Keith Debbage (Geography/Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism) published a column this week in the highly influential “Gulf News.” The piece was on Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. His co-author was the chief innovation officer at United Arab Emirates University – as well as his former doctoral student.  The article.
  • Dr. Lisa Fox-Thomas spoke to WFMY News2 about the impact of hearing loss on younger people. The article.
  • Yes! Weekly featured the free speech conference will be held on the UNCG campus this week. The piece.
  • WFMY News2 featured a piece on the significance of the Department of Education’s $6.1 million grant to UNCG. The piece.

UNCG warehouse surplus sale this Friday

It’s cash-only (no checks or credit cards). Things are sold “as is.” And it always starts at 8. And there are some great bargains.

This month’s UNCG warehouse surplus sale will take place on Friday, Oct. 25, from 8 to 11 a.m., at 2900 Oakland Ave. in Greensboro.

Typical items available include furniture, musical instruments, appliances, desks, cabinets, and office accessories.

Buyers are responsible for loading items. All sales are cash only and must be picked up by 2 p.m. that day. An additional pickup time is available on Monday, Oct. 28, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Can’t make it to this one? They are held monthly – normally on the third week of each month.

Future sales will be on Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, 2019.

See some photos of items on sale Friday – and sales details.

 

 

 

Candidate for chief data officer position – rescheduled for Dec. 11

The final Chief Data Officer candidate’s presentation will be on December 11 at 10 a.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 226.  This candidate’s visit is a rescheduled one; it was originally scheduled on Nov. 1. 

As we originally reported:

UNCG Information Technology Services will welcome this candidate for the inaugural Chief Data Officer position to campus for a visit next week. The Chief Data Officer will work in close collaboration with research and academic programs, as well as administrative groups and institutional data stewards to establish an enterprise data road map and data management processes that enable information sharing, collaboration, compliance and security, and efficient resource management.

 

Newsmakers: Miller, Ott Coelho, Broadway at Well-Spring

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • Spartan basketball guard Isaiah Miller is the SoCon Preseason Player of the Year, as reported by The Times-News, News and Record, and many other outlets. The feature.
  • Dr. Carol Ott Coelho co-authored a piece on how improvisational music can enhance creative expression for the National Association for Music Education. The piece.
  • Jessica Vosk, known for playing the lead in “Wicked” on Broadway, will kick off the “Broadway to Greensboro” collaboration between UNCG and the Well-Spring retirement community, The News & Record reported. The article.

Chief Data Officer candidate presentation: Oct. 23

UNCG Information Technology Services will welcome a candidate for the inaugural Chief Data Officer
position to campus for a visit October 22-23, 2019. The Chief Data Officer will work in close
collaboration with research and academic programs, as well as administrative groups and institutional
data stewards to establish an enterprise data road map and data management processes that enable
information sharing, collaboration, compliance and security, and efficient resource management. The
candidate will give a public presentation on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:30am-10:30am, School of
Education, Room 114.

Information about future candidate presentations will be announced later.

Newsmakers: Diploma, Holley, Murray, and Spivey

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • Fox8 News reported on a special effort to award a diploma. It’s a remarkable story. The Fox8 story.
  • David Holley and UNCG Opera faculty are writing an opera based on a fifth grader’s short story, as reported by 88.5 WFDD. The piece.
  • Fox8 News spoke to Dr. Christine Murray about the new “Abuse is Never Okay” campaign. The interview.
  • Emily Spivey’s visit to media studies students to offer writing tips was highlighted in the News & Record. The article.

Ethics Bowl deadline is Oct. 10

The third annual UNCG Ethics Bowl is coming up on Oct. 25, 2019.

Participant registration deadline for students is Oct. 10, 2019.

What’s an Ethics Bowl? It’s a debate competition where teams of 3-5 students present and defend their answers to real-life ethical dilemmas. No prior ethics coursework needed to compete. Prizes, free dinner, and lively conversation! Students may sign up as a team or register as a free agent at tinyurl.com/UNCGEthicsBowl.

The virtual reality in Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”

Come contemplate a real-world illustration of the virtual reality technology depicted in Stephen Spielberg’s 2018 film “Ready Player One.”

Friday, Oct. 11, Dr. David P. Parisi, Associate Professor of Emerging Media at the College of Charleston, will present “Feeling the Game: Creating Haptic Sensations for Video Games & Virtual Reality.” The presentation will discuss the way touch can play into modern technology, and how it can be used in a variety of academic and social contexts.

The presentation will be at noon in the Digital Media Commons, located in the lower level of Jackson Library.

“This talk shows how video games have layered touch sensations onto images and sounds, as a way of increasing player engagement with and immersion in games. This use of touch to convey meaning and emotion marks video games off as distinct from media – like film and television – that operate only through the eyes and ears,” Parisi explains.

“I will provide examples of touch feedback interfaces drawn from the past, present, and future of video games, including a detailed look at the next-generation Teslasuit – a haptic bodysuit that uses electricity to simulate the feel of virtual objects, and gives a real-world illustration of the virtual reality technology depicted in Stephen Spielberg’s 2018 film ‘Ready Player One.'”

It is sponsored by the Digital Media Commons, University Libraries, and the departments of Anthropology, Communications, Computer Science, Media Studies and Religious Studies.

UNCG’s new and improved Workshops Website

ITS presents a new and improved Workshops website. Take a look at the new design and see what workshops are coming up at UNCG.

New features:

  • Mobile check-In

  • Multimedia event pages and previews

  • Calendar, list, and grid views

  • Add-to-Google calendar option

  • Advanced filters

Check out the Workshops Portal – Event Management article to learn more about event management in the new website, and the Workshops Portal – Mobile Check-in article to learn more about the mobile check-in app.

Questions? Email itscomm@uncg.edu.

Finding funding and submitting grant applications

Learn about submitting grant applications and about securing grant funding, in the coming weeks.

Learn about ‘Show Me the Money: Locating Grant Funding Opportunities,’ Oct. 21, 2019, 11 a.m., 304 Curry.

This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases: SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants will 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 Helen G. Kiss, Ph.D., Grants Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs, and Gerald Holmes, Associate Professor and Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries.

Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/show-me-the-money-locating-grant-funding-opportunities-2/.

This workshop will also be offered on Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-noon, 304 Curry. Register here.

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Learn about ‘Steps to Submit Successful Grant Applications,’ Oct. 29, 2019, 9-11 a.m., in 2711 MHRA Building.

Are you new to applying for external funding for your research/scholarly activities? Do you need a refresher session on applying for external funding? Come to the Office of Sponsored Programs workshop that will provide you with general guidance on preparing a competitive grant proposal based on sponsor guidelines.

Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/steps-to-submit-successful-grant-applications/.

This workshop will also be offered Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m., 2711 MHRA Bldg. Register here.


Additionally, a special workshop – “Grant Writing for Maximum Impact” – helps you enhance your grant writing skills.

This workshop, on Nov. 6, will dive into writing for grant proposals, with practical tips, proven strategies, and examples from proposals where those tips/strategies have been applied. Instructors are Aubrey R. Turner, Ph.D., Proposal Development Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs; Julie Voorhees, Title III Grant Project Director, Office of Research and Economic Development

Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/grant-writing-for-maximum-impact/.

 

Millennial Campus, basketball, SERVE grant, GTCC orientation, and DeJesus and Bobay

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • The News & Record featured the two new buildings on Gate City Boulevard planned as part of the Millennial Campus initiative. The feature.
  • WFMY News 2 featured the upcoming “3 on 3 with the G” basketball event.  The piece.
  • The $6.2 million SERVE Center grant to work with homeless youth was featured with a piece in the News & Record. The article
  • Yes! Weekly featured a piece on the first joint orientation program for GTCC students interested in transferring to UNCG. The piece.
  • Assistant professors Jasmine DeJesus and Louis-Marie Bobay are performing in the comedy science show “Stand Up Science” at the Idiot Box, as reported in the News & Record. The article.
  • UNCG alumnus Emily Spivey, whose show, “Bless the Hearts,” premiered last Sunday evening on Fox, was interviewed by WGHP’s Bob Buckley. The clip.

Newsmakers: Lenstra, enrollment, Plant and Pollinator Center

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the week:

  • Dr. Noah Lenstra was quoted in a Pew Trusts piece on the role of libraries in public health. The article.
  • This year’s record enrollment figures were highlighted in Yes! Weekly and the News & Record.
  • The opening of the Plant and Pollinator Center was featured on WXII 12 News. The piece
  • Dr. Roy Schwartzman was interviewed for a front page Sunday News and Record feature on Generation X, Millennials, and Baby Boomers – and the characteristics they bring to the workplace. The article.

Conversation on housing and economics Oct. 4

Housing Hangouts are an opportunity for the community to come together and informally discuss issues related to housing, economics, and public health.

The topic of the next hangout, on Oct. 4, will be “Housing and Economic Development.”

The discussion will center on the role homes play as economic commodities, and the correlation between housing and economic development. The speakers will be Nancy Hoffman, Greensboro City Council member; UNCG’s Dr. Kenneth Snowden; Dr. Bob Williams, professor of economics at Guilford College; and Jon Lowder of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association.

The event will be from 12-2 p.m. in MHRA Room 1214.  Entry is free, but you must register here.

Housing Hangouts are held the first Friday of every month, from noon to 2 p.m. For more info on the upcoming hangouts, see the website.

Flu shot clinics for UNCG employees – see revised EUC location

UNCG’s flu shot clinics will be held in October.

The three dates:

  • October 8 – EUC Alexander Room – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • October 9 – EUC Alexander Room – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • October 16 – Campus Supply Training Room – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BRING YOUR SHP/BCBS ID CARD.

Flu shots are are available to all covered employees and dependents (at least 4 years old) covered on a State Health Plan at no cost. The vaccines will be Strain 4 Quadrivalent.

Visit bcbsnc.com/flu for more information.

Editor’s note: The original 9/24 campus announcement indicated a different room in the EUC. HRS confirms the EUC location will be Alexander Room.

UNCG Men’s Golf rises to No. 26; Brightwell top 5 in nation

Photo of the golf teamFor the last two years, UNC Greensboro men’s golf claimed the Southern Conference Championship, earning berths in the NCAA golf tournament. It was the first time in program history UNCG has won back-to-back SoCon Championships.

Now, as the year begins in earnest, UNCG Men’s Golf is pegged at No. 26 nationally. See the rankings at http://rankings.golfweek.com/rankings/default.asp?T=mt.Photo of Jonathan Blackwell

Jonathan Brightwell (visual, right) is rated at No. 5 in the nation, by GolfWeek. The senior from Charlotte, who is majoring in business administration, recently won back-to-back SoCon Men’s Golfer of the Week honors. (See here.)

By Mike Harris

Updated with correct name spelling, 9:15 a.m., Sept. 25

 

A dissertation in 3 minutes? Registration for 3MT competition opens today.

Imagine describing your entire thesis or dissertation to a general audience in just 3 minutes.

Imagine describing your entire thesis or dissertation to a general audience in just 3 minutes.

Rada Petric (left) did just that, earning her title as the winner of the 2018 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Rada is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Biology at UNC Greensboro and says she was urged to enter the competition by her academic advisor. Rada’s research focuses on the effects of man-made noise on wild mice. She says that the 3MT competition greatly improved her public speaking skills as well as her ability to explain her own research to anyone. Rada now will compete at the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association conference in Charleston, South Carolina, in late September.

Registration is now open for the 2019 3MT competition: https://forms.gle/4hkGebxuHZ7NXkPB9   Preliminary rounds will be held October 29th-30th with the final round being hosted by The Graduate School on November 14th in the Alumni House.

More information about the competition can be found on the graduate school website, or: https://grs.uncg.edu/3mt/

Deaf Awareness Week events

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will present two American Sign Language-centered events on campus this weekend in honor of Deaf Awareness Week.

Saturday, Sept. 21, Deaf artist Nancy Rourke will give a painting workshop 1 to 4 p.m. in the Elliot University Center, Kirkland Room. The event is free but registration is required. Email kmdenapl@uncg.edu for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 22, Deaf “Kiss-Fist” will showcase talents by Deaf children and adults at the Elliott University Center. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will include stories, jokes, skits, and songs, signed in ASL and voice interpreted. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.

Parking is free for both events, in the Walker deck.

For more information, contact Karen De Naples at 336.543.2193 VP or kmdenapl@uncg.edu.