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In Memoriam: Malinda Richbourg

Malinda Richbourg, an employee with the ITS Enterprise Applications – Data Warehousing, Analytics and Visualization group, died Feb. 17.

Richbourg graduated from UNCG in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She began work at UNCG in 1974 in Undergraduate Admissions, and in 2008, she retired as the associate director for operations. She returned to UNCG as a part-time employee with ITS in 2009, assisting in duplicate PIDM resolution as part of the Data Management group.

Vice Chancellor of Information Technology Services Donna Heath remembers about her:

“Malinda was both a people person and a data person, a rare combination of skills. Everywhere she went, she either already knew someone, or through conversation quickly made a new friend. Her eye for process and attention to detail helped UNCG admissions grow from the pre-computing era through to our Banner world today. UNCG is most fortunate to have had her to faithfully serve her alma mater for 45 years,”

There are no current plans for a memorial service, but there will be a campus-based gathering at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Malinda B. & David L. Richbourg Endowed Athletic Scholarship at UNCG.

Dr. Nancy Maclean to present on democracy

Dr. Nancy MacLean, the William H. Chafe Professor of History & Public Policy at Duke University, will present to UNCG and the larger community on Monday, February 25, in the EUC Auditorium at 7 p.m.

She is the author of “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.” Coffee, tea, and desserts will be served in the reception area of the auditorium at 6 p.m. and her book will be available for purchase.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNCG Chapter of AAUP, the UNCG Association of Retired Professors, and the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad.

Men’s Basketball heads into 2 big match-ups

Photo of UNCG Men's Basketball player Francis AlonsoMen’s Basketball is currently rated no. 46 in the nation in the NCAA’s NET (RPI) ratings. They are just behind UCF and Alabama, and just ahead of Syracuse.

UNCG (22-3 overall and 11-1 in the conference) is in second place in the SoCon, trailing Wofford, who is undefeated in the conference.

UNCG has two big road games this week:

at Furman, who is third in the SoCon and no. 56 nationally
at Wofford, first in the SoCon and rated no. 27 nationally.

Both games can be enjoyed on ESPN+.

And if you’d like, enjoy the games with other fans. Kickback Jack’s, at 1600 Battleground Avenue, is where many Spartans watch the away games.

Read The News & Record’s coverage here.






‘Modern Black Lives and the Medieval Right’

The first talk in the spring semester of the Medievalism in Contemporary Culture Speaker Series will be:

“Modern Black Lives and the Medieval Right: Rhetoric and the Making of Modernity” by Dr. Cord Whitaker, Wellesley College.

The talk will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m., MHRA 1215.

The talk is co-sponsored by the English Department’s Class of 1952 Professorship and the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program.

Mathematics Education’s Yopp Speaker Series

Teaching math to children is a complex and always-relevant subject. As part of its Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series, the Mathematics Education Department has two talks coming up soon. Both are free and open to the public.

First, Dr. Sandra Crespo, Professor of Mathematics Education at Michigan State University, will present “Against All Odds: Teaching Collaborative Learning in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom”. Dr. Crespo will share her experience with the Complex Instruction framework, and will discuss how to use it as a tool to address inequities in the teaching and learning of mathematics. This talk is March 18, 5:30-7 p.m., in the EUC Alexander Room.

Following will be Dr. Nicholas Johnson, a senior researcher at the University of California – Los Angeles. His talk, “Expanding Competence: Recognizing and Building from Children’s Partial Understandings”, will analyze research on children’s mathematical competence. He will explore the value of children’s partial understandings and the socially constructed nature of competence. The presentation is May 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon, in SOEB 401.

Phi Beta Kappa Spring 2019 events

UNCG’s Phi Beta Kappa will have two events this semester:

General membership meeting – refreshments included

MHRA Building Faculty Lounge, room 3501

Wednesday, February 27   4 – 5 pm

Primary order of business will be to elect the next class of new members to our chapter


Spring 2019 Initiation Ceremony

Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium

Monday, April 15    Program starts at 7 pm, followed by a reception in the lobby

Guest speaker: Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Wake Forest University

Brady-Heyer Family Scholarship Endowment

Photo of Chancellor Linda P. BradyDr. Linda P. Brady made a gift of $60,000 to fund the Brady-Heyer Family Scholarship Endowment. The purpose of this gift is to support scholarships for the UNCG men’s basketball program. The endowment links the Brady and Heyer families, including sons Stephen A. Heyer and Michael S. Heyer, and their shared love of college basketball. Her husband was Steven Heyer.

Brady served as chancellor 2008-15, during which time UNCG men’s basketball increased its profile, with enhanced strength of schedule and its move to the Greensboro Coliseum as its home court. Brady, who retired as political science professor last year, attends many men’s and women’s basketball games to cheer on the teams.

Book drive at UNCG for IRC homeless day center

The University Speaking Center is marking their official opening for the spring semester with a book drive. Books collected are delivered to the Interactive Resource Center, Greensboro’s day center supporting people experiencing homelessness. All books are welcome.

Got books to donate? Contact kmcuny@uncg.edu to arrange for on-campus pick up or you can drop them off at the Speaking Center on the 3rd floor of MHRA. Donations are being delivered as they come in.

In memoriam: Dr. Ann Saab

Dr. Ann Saab died on Feb. 25. A graduate of Wellesley College, she earned her doctorate from Harvard-Radcliffe University. She came UNCG in 1965 to join the Department of History and served as department head from 1978 to 1984. She was an American Association of University Women fellow and in 1981 received a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. She was the author of “The Origins of the Crimean Alliance” and “Reluctant Icon: Gladstone, Bulgaria, and the Working Classes, 1856–1878.”

At UNCG, she also served as acting head of the Department of Classical Civilization (now Classical Studies) and assistant chancellor.

See the obituary  for more information.

Reception next Thursday: learn about Mellon Foundation funded humanities initiative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UNCG $200,000 for a new humanities initiative that aims to strengthen and transform the humanities for our students, faculty, and communities.

Faculty and staff wanting to learn more about this exciting new humanities project are invited to join Chancellor Gilliam and Provost Dunn at a reception on:

Thursday, January 31
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer will be provided.

Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/fdQCTH

Newsmakers: Late January 2019

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 past weeks:

  • UNCG’s impressive efforts to improve student success were featured in a Higher Education Chronicle article, with quotes from Provost Dana Dunn and Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Student Success Samantha Raynor. The article spotlighted UNCG’s use of analytics to foster student success – and noted its growing share of low-income and first-generation students. It also noted that Pell Grant recipients at UNCG graduate at a rate nearly identical to that of the general student population.
  • Hundreds of UNCG students took part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service last Saturday. Photos of the event were featured in the News and Record. The feature.
  • EdNC featured an article on Dr. Julie Edmunds’ study of the effectiveness of early colleges.
  • Dr. Rick Bunch was commissioned by The Halsey Institute at The College of Charleston to design an interactive map of the South for their exhibit Southbound. See the result here.


In Memoriam: Lois Edinger

Lois Virginia Edinger died on Dec. 20. She was a professor of education at Woman’s College, beginning in 1962 and retired from UNCG in 1988. During the early 1960s, Edinger served as a high school history instructor for the Governor’s Commission for Educational Television’s “in-school TV experiment,” teaching classes via television on WUNC-TV. She served a one year term as the president of the National Education Association (NEA), and her lobbying efforts during that time are credited with helping to pass President Johnson’s aid-to-education bill in 1965.

In 1966, she received the O. Max Gardner Award, which is the highest honor the UNC System can bestow on one of its faculty members. Edinger also served as a representative of the Associated Schools Project sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In that capacity, she traveled to Pakistan, Kenya, and Malaysia, to exchange materials, methods, and curriculum models with participating schools and instructors in an effort to broaden intercultural education. In the late 1970s and through 1980, Edinger worked as director of a federal grant program to develop international studies facilities for a consortium of area colleges and universities, including UNCG, N.C. A&T, Guilford College, Greensboro College, High Point College, and Bennett College.

Information and copy drawn from The Encyclopedia of UNCG History.

Looking Ahead: January 16, 2019

Artist Talk: Ricardo Dominguez
Thursday, Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Women’s Basketball vs. Samford
Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium,

Guest Artist Recital: Duo Montagnard
Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Organ Hall

Women’s Basketball vs. Mercer
Saturday, Jan. 19, 4 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Music: À la carte (Zither to early Baroque to Dvorak)
Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m, Recital Hall.

The Profs Do the Movies: ‘Pictures at a Revolution: In the Heat of the Night’
Sunday, Jan. 20, 1:30, School of Music Collins Lecture Hall (217)

Faculty Recital: Donald Hartmann, voice
Sunday, Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m., Recital Hall

MLK Jr.  Day at the Swarm presented by UNCG
Monday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m., Coliseum complex

Men’s Basketball vs. Citadel
Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Guest Artist Recital: Sarah Busman, flute
Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m., Organ Hall

Women’s Basketball vs. Western Carolina
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Men’s Basketball vs. Mercer
Saturday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum


Amendments to records retention/disposition schedule

Amendments to the UNC System retention and disposition schedule have been approved by the NC Division of Natural & Cultural Resources and UNC System leadership.

A web post lists the specific changes.

If you have any questions, contact Bryce Porter (bryce.porter@uncg.edu), UNCG’s Chief Information Security Officer.

In memoriam: Logie Meachum

Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum died on Dec. 29. He was a blues musician, storyteller, UNC Greensboro alumnus, community leader, and a former instructor in UNCG’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. A Greensboro native, Meachum helped start the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society and was a recipient of the Keeping Blues Alive Award. He also received the O. Henry Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to arts in the Triad. While pursuing graduate work in English at UNCG, Meachum served on the Friends of the UNCG Library board of directors and performed at the annual dinner in 2012.

He was the author of a children’s book, “Great Googley Moogley” and also performed for children in the “Blues in the Schools” program. Among many other works, he produced a full-length CD, “Bump & Logie After Hours.” He performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and in 2007 won the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s competition, advancing to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Meachum published an essay, “Sweet Magnolia” in the 2015 book “27 Views of Greensboro,” about growing up in the Woodside neighborhood near Guilford College during segregation. He played a key role in recruiting the National Folk Festival to Greensboro 2015-2017.

Meachum is remembered in Greensboro as a generous collaborator, wise community leader, and a captivating musician and storyteller. Sam Pass, the owner of The Historic Magnolia House, where Meachum sometimes performed, called him “one of the gems of the performing arts community in Greensboro.”

Dr. Frank N. Woods shared the following: “For those who knew Logie, you will understand when I say he was an ‘experience.’ Being in his presence immediately energized your soul, uplifted your spirit, and always left you with a smile. One of things that Logie treasured most in life was his connection to the blues. For me, and many others, Logie was a consummate blues musician. He traveled the world blessing listeners with his talent and his desire to keep a vanishing tradition rooted deep in African American culture relevant for younger generations. Our shared love for this music brought us closer together and bonded us as good friends for life. I will always miss Logie, but I realize that my life was rewarded immeasurably just by knowing him. I am sure countless others feel the same way. I believe the best way for us to honor him is to find an old blues recording and play it in his memory. That would put a smile on Logie’s face.”

The memorial service is Saturday, 9-noon, at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium. The first hour will be a music tribute, honoring his love for music.


Edited/updated  1/9/19.

Looking ahead: Jan. 9, 2019

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

Men’s Basketball vs. Wofford
Thursday, January 10, 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Men’s Basketball vs. Furman
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Women’s Basketball vs. Samford
Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.,Fleming Gymnasium

Film: ‘Paywall’ about open access to research and science
Thursday, January 17, noon, Faculty Center

In memoriam: Dr. James C. Petersen

Former UNCG professor of sociology and dean of the Graduate School James C. Petersen died Dec. 4. Dr. Petersen was appointed Dean of the Graduate School and Professor with permanent tenure in the Department of Sociology in August, 2002. He returned to full-time teaching as professor in 2012 and retired in 2015. He authored and edited many books and journals and had a passion for research, in the areas of applied sociology, organizations, science and technology.

“We in the Sociology Department were lucky to have his wisdom, experience, and generosity,” said Dr. Julie Brown, chair of the department during some of the time he was a professor before retiring. “He was a wonderful colleague, always willing to go the extra mile to help out. In his kind gentle way he provided sage advice as we dealt with complex issues. We all respected his knowledge and appreciated his thoughtfulness. His teaching responsibilities included some of the most challenging methods classes in our curriculum, and his students definitely appreciated his skill and his patience in the classroom. Jim was truly a Renaissance man: scholar, teacher, artist, musician, craftsman. He will be greatly missed!”

See more at https://www.cumbyfuneral.com/tributes/James-Petersen.

Toys for Joy

More than 150 prominent women from across North Carolina joined Jacquie Gilliam and women from the UNCG Board of Trustees on December 4 for the inaugural Toys for Joy holiday luncheon at the Chancellor’s residence. Guests included UNC System President Margaret Spellings and Greensboro City Council members Nancy Hoffman, Sharon Hightower, Marikay Abuzuaiter, and Tammi Thurm, among others.

More than 300 toys were generously donated by attendees to benefit children in Greensboro at three charities: United Way of Greater Greensboro Success Center, Children’s Home Society of NC, and YWCA Greensboro.

Visual: Jacquie Gilliam with representatives of the organizations that will distribute the toys




Advising Excellence Awards, First-Year Student Advocate Award

The nomination window for two awards that recognize employee contribution to student success is open. Nominations for both are due January 1, 2019.

The Advising Excellence Awards celebrates advisors who have shown exemplary use of campus resources, career-related information, and academic policies, demonstrate advising as a priority, and work to build positive relationships. Outstanding advising is recognized in two categories: Faculty with Academic Advising Responsibilities and Professional Academic Advisor. In order to qualify, the nominee must be a full-time employee with at least two years of service and must have on-going academic advising responsibilities. Submit nominations here.

The Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award recognizes the significant contributions of faculty and staff who work to create a positive transition to college and promote the success of students’ first year at UNCG. Candidates show noteworthy impact on student learning and retention, demonstrates best practice when working with first-year students, and present contributions that are innovative and sustainable.  The award is open to any full-time or part-time UNCG faculty or staff member. Submit nominations here.

Email ksp@uncg.edu for more information.

Looking ahead: Nov. 28, 2018

UNCG Old Time Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, November 28, 7:30 p.m., Organ Hall

Reading Day

Thursday, November 29

Chancellor’s Holiday Open House

Thursday, November 29, noon, Alumni House (remarks at 1:o0 p.m.)

Exams begin

Friday, November 30

Festival of Lights with UNCG Pop Up Shop

Friday, November 30, 6 p.m., downtown Greensboro

UNCG Indian Ensemble Concert

Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall

Looking Ahead: Nov. 14, 2018

Upstairs at GPS: Contemporary Art Discussion Group
Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.

Southern Conference Volleyball Tournament
Nov. 15 – 18, Fleming Gymnasium

Long Strange Trip: Grateful Dead, Screening #1
Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30 pm., Greensboro Project Space

Storm the Streets, before Men’s Basketball vs. Johnson & Wales
Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum (Storm the Streets begins 4:45 p.m.)

UNCG Wind Ensemble and Alumni Band (John R. Locke Retirement Concert)
Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Choral concert: ‘Harvest Home’
Sunday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Thanksgiving Holiday; offices closed
Thursday, Nov. 23 – Friday November 24

Women’s Basketball vs. UNCP
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

UNCG Old Time Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Organ Hall
Chancellor’s Holiday Open House
Thursday, November 29, noon to 3 p.m., Alumni House


Humanities Networking Event 

The MSI North Carolina Humanities Corridor is hosting a humanities networking event. Currently, the Corridor unites 3 Minority Serving Institutions in North Carolina (UNCG, NCCU, GTCC) and focuses on funding faculty research, students’ high impact experiences, and community-engaged activities.
This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about:
  • the Corridor and how you can participate;
  • funding opportunities (request for proposal will be announced at the meeting);
  • inter-institutional collaboration;
  • the creation of collaborative faculty groups; and
  • how to meet potential research partners from other institutions.
Date and Time: Dec 5, 12pm – 2pm.
Location: 2711 Moore Humanities and Research Administration, UNC Greensboro.
Please use the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck or Walker Avenue Parking Deck. Both have paid parking.
Please RSVP by Nov 28th: https://goo.gl/forms/Knpw9382ePGWe67i1

Think Tank Conversation: Millennials & Gen Z

Leaders of major corporations turn to the National Millennial Community for generational insights.
Now it’s your turn. Register to meet NC’s only National Millennial & Gen Z Council members.

The event will be Tuesday, November 27, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in EUC’s Kirkland Room.

Last forum on Gen Ed Revision

The last campus forum to discuss the General Education Revision process underway will take place on November 15, from 9 – 11 a.m., in the Virginia Dare Room in Alumni House. All are invited to attend.

Farewell event for Bryan Terry

You are invited to join Enrollment Management and the campus community for a farewell event for Dr. Bryan Terry on Tuesday, November 13, between 3 and 5 p.m. in the Admissions tour space, 2nd floor of the Spring Garden Apartments on Spring Garden St. This is a drop-in event with remarks at 3:30 p.m.

CW schedule for the remainder of 2018

Campus Weekly will publish next week (the newsletter will be emailed Nov. 14), then return after the Thanksgiving break, on Nov. 28..

Publication dates are:

  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 12

Campus Weekly will publish again on January 9, 2019.

If you have a submission, please send it to us the Thursday before publication. (We normally edit on Fridays and post the articles on Mondays. On Tuesdays, we create and proof the enewsletter.)

Questions? Email us.

Looking ahead: November 7

Pixar Talk: Designing ‘Incredibles 2’ with Bryn Imagire
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., Eberhart Building, 250

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m., Alumni House

Jenny Moody, archaeology lecture on Crete and climate changes
Thursday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m., School of Education Building, Room 118

Talk, ‘Dysfunction and Decay in Democracy in the Americas”
Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Science, Mead Auditorium

‘Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse’
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., UNCG Taylor Theatre

Chancellor’s Town Hall for faculty/staff
Monday, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m., EUC Auditorium Prefunction Area

Scholarships for rising middle school students experiencing homelessness

Thanks to a Burroughs Welcome Fund grant, the All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp will offer approximately 80 scholarships to rising middle school students experiencing homelessness in Guilford, Forsyth, and Alamance counties.

SERVE, Inc.’s residential summer camp, hosted at UNC Greensboro in partnership with the NC Homeless Education Program, will use the $75,000 Student STEM Enrichment Program grant to cover needs-based scholarships, additional programming, and materials. Students will stay on UNCG’s campus for a week in the summer, take two specialized, hands-on classes in STEM and arts subjects, and experience a fun, interactive camp.

Bat and medicinal research lecture brings large crowd

Dr. Christine Salomon talks with students

On Friday, White Nose Syndrome researcher Dr. Christine Salomon gave a lecture to a packed auditorium in the Sullivan Science building for the Syngenta Science Symposium, a collaboration between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department of Biology.

Co-director of the Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative Nicholas Oberlies invited Salomon to introduce herself and her history, as a researcher, as is customary for visiting scientists at UNCG.

She shared her experience as an undergraduate discovering compounds, her previous work in marine biology and how she came to work for the Center for Drug Design and began her research of the cave-dwelling bats of northern Minnesota. She also shared the realities of White Nose Syndrome, such as that it has wiped out 90 percent of bats at hibernation sites in New York State during a period of only six years, and that it is is rapidly spreading across the country.

Matina Kalcounis-Rüppell and Christine Salomon

Salomon then delved into the specifics of her work in biocontrol possibilities for controlling the devastating disease affecting bat populations. As a last area of discussion, Salomon spent a few minutes talking about the importance of communication in science and how to reach the public. Students, faculty and other attendees were invited to ask questions after the lecture and at the reception that followed.

Text and photos by Susan Kirby-Smith

Looking Ahead: October 31, 2018

SECC Pancake Breakfast (fundraiser; $6)
Thursday, Nov. 1, 7-9:30 a.m.

Syngenta Science Symposium with Dr. Christine Salomon
Friday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m., Sullivan Science, Room 101

Fairy tale read-a-thon
Friday, Nov. 2, 12 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Men’s Soccer SoCon Quarterfinals
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, UNCG Soccer Stadium

Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Talk (Nursing): “Radiation Safety: What can happen if you have too many tests.”
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Union Square campus

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m., Alumni House

‘Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse’
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., UNCG Taylor Theatre

Educational “House of Privilege”

Starting Nov. 13 and ending Nov. 15, the Office of Intercultural Engagement will host the third annual House of Privilege, an experiential event where participants explore different ways in which privilege is experienced in our society. House of Privilege uses an approach of touring a “home” to highlight privileged experiences and realities people often don’t recognize.

The House of Privilege will be hosted in the Office of Intercultural Engagement, EUC Room 62. The “Open House” is scheduled from Tuesday, Nov. 13 until Thursday, Nov. 15. Participants are able to complete a self-guided tour at any time or attend a facilitated tour.

If your class or student organization would like to visit the House of Privilege as a group, please reserve a tour in place of attending the Open House tour. Facilitated tours and discussion will last approximately 45 minutes and reserved tours will start every hour the House of Privilege is open.

This experiential education program allows attendees to participate in a self-reflection activity as they navigate through a museum highlighting identity-based privileges. Additionally, attendees are able to complete a self-guided tour at any time or participate in facilitated tour and debrief at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. each day.

Accepting donations of backpacks and food

For staff and faculty looking to make a difference in the community, the Moss Street Partnership School in Reidsville is accepting donations of backpacks and food. Some students may not have enough to eat on the weekends, or may not be able to purchase school supplies. Every Friday, teachers at Moss Street collect donations and distribute them to those students in need.

Donations of food and other student necessities are being collected in a box in the UNCG School of Education Building. Students may not be able to prepare food, so non-perishable ready to eat items such as granola bars, crackers, and fruit cups are ideal. The school is also in need of backpacks to help distribute supplies, so if you’ve been looking for a place for the drawstring backpack you got from a camp years ago, Moss Street School would be glad to take it! Other supplies are welcome as well.

For more information, email Rosalie Catanoso at rmcatano@uncg.edu.

By Avery Campbell

WGS presents two talks in November

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UNCG will host two talks in November.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Lia García will present “Between Transits and Genders: Affective Performance as a Strategy and Possibility for Social Resistance” in the Maple Room of the EUC from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The talk will reflect on performance’s intimate relationship with pedagogies of affect that result in new forms of opposing patriarchal violence towards trans people in the context of Mexico.

García is an internationally-renowned feminist and defender of human rights for trans people in Mexico City. She studied Pedagogy and Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

On Thursday, Nov. 15, WGS will host a panel discussion, “Race and the University: Immigration Now,” in the Dail Room of the EUC from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This panel will focus on current issues in immigration, including recent actions by the Trump administration, and how members of the university productively can take part in public discussions and debates.

Panel members will include:

  • Leilani Roughton, Executive Director, New Arrivals Institute
  • Stephen J. Sills, Director, Center for Housing and Community Studies
  • Holly C. Sienkiewicz, Director, Center for New North Carolinians

Coalition for Diverse Language and Cultures accepting grant applications

The Coalition for Diverse Languages and Cultures is now accepting applications for its annual small grant program. The grants are intended to support research and service projects that support local communities. Applications are due November 19, 2018 by 11:49 PM. The application information is attached. The CDLC website also provides recently funded grants at our website, https://cdlc.uncg.edu/newsandevents/cdlc-fellowships/.

UNCG in The Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’ guide

UNC Greensboro is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in the 2018 edition of its free book, “The Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges.”

Questions were designed to evaluate whether students have a quality of life on campus that is both healthy and sustainable and how well a school is preparing students for employment in an increasingly green economy. Schools were also recognized for providing opportunities for students to participate in the advancement of sustainability on campus and to demonstrate sustainability learning outcomes related to through coursework.

More than 25 data points were weighted in the tallies for the Green Rating score which was done on a scale of 60 to 99. Colleges with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into this guide.