UNCG Campus Weekly

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Fun with Archaeology this Saturday

Explore the past through history and archaeology.

Saturday, Oct. 20, come to a family-friendly, hands-on event at the Greensboro History Museum LeBauer Park terrace. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See remote-sensing in action. Check out fossil casts. Enjoy lots of kid-friendly events.

Meet and talk with UNCG archeaologists and city historians.

The event is free-admission. It will be held rain or shine.

It is sponsored by the UNCG Archaeology program, the Greensboro History Museum and the City of Greensboro.


Book study:  “Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy”

The Coalition for Diverse Language and Culture is hosting a book study of Laura Rendón’s book “Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy.” Over the fall semester, they are meeting monthly to discuss the book and prepare for Dr. Rendón’s visit May 3-4, 2019, as part of the second annual Diversity in Language and Culture Conference. The remaining meeting schedule for the book study is:

October 17 (chapters 2-3)

November 14 (chapters 4-5)

December 5 (chapters 6-7)

All meetings are on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 in School of Education Building, Room 401. If you are not able to join them during the semester,  you are invited to come for the final meeting of the year on December 5 when they will enjoy a potluck and wrap up discussion of the book.

In memoriam: Don Wright

Don Wright, a member of UNCG’s division of Information Technology Services for more than 30 years, died last weekend. 

He received a BS in political science and economics from Western Carolina in 1976 and a Master of Public Affairs degree from UNCG in 1982. He began his career at UNCG in 1984. 

“Those of you who knew Don well know that he was a gentle, sweet man, who extended his kindness to everyone,” Vice Chancellor Donna Heath said in a note to her ITS colleagues.

Arrangements are being coordinated via Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Service. A celebration of life for Don Wright on will be held Monday, October 22, 2-4 p.m. in the Alumni House’s Virginia Dare Room. If you have any pictures of Don, please email them to Michelle Griffin.

Show Me the Money: Locating Grant Funding Opportunities

Faculty and staff often require external funding for research, teaching and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases. 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 Helen G. Kiss, Ph.D., Office of Sponsored Programs, and Gerald Holmes, University Libraries.

Start Date & Time: Oct. 17, 2018, 9-11 a.m.

Location: 304 Curry


Looking ahead: Oct. 10, 2018

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 11 a.m., Alumni House

UCLS: Ann Hamilton Lecture
Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m., EUC Auditorium

Homecoming bonfire
Friday, October 12, 7 p.m., Kaplan Commons

UCLS: Alex Bernstein and Lara Downes Performance and Conversation
Friday, October 12, 8 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall

Homecoming block party
Saturday, October 13, 3-7 p.m., Kaplan Commons

Faculty Senate, Open Forum: Gen Ed Revision
Wednesday, October 17, 3 p.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

Millennial Campus open house / roundtables, for faculty/staff
Thursday, October 18,  2 to 3:30 p.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

Looking ahead: Oct. 3, 2018

Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, October 3, 3 p.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

UNCG Symphonic Band Concert
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Women’s Tennis: Spartan Classic Invitational
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, UNCG Tennis Courts

Employee Flu Shots
Wednesday, October 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Campus Supply Store (Training Room)

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 10 a.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

Homecoming bonfire and food trucks
Friday, October 12, 7 p.m., Kaplan Commons

Homecoming party
Saturday, October 13, 3 p.m., Kaplan Commons

Open Enrollment period has begun

Human Resources has an announcement about Open Enrollment:

The Open Enrollment period runs from September 29 to October 31, 2018. You will enroll for both your State Health Plan and your NCFlex benefits. Your new elections will go into effect January 1, 2019.

To access the enrollment portal’s Single Sign-On page, click here to visit the Human Resource’s Open Enrollment webpage. Click here to sign up for an Open Enrollment workshop.


1. If you are enrolled for health coverage under the State Health Plan, you and your eligible dependents will be automatically enrolled in the 70/30 Plan.  If you want to enroll in the 80/20 Plan, you must actively enroll through eBenefits during Open Enrollment.

2. If you want to reduce your premium under any of the plans offered by the State Health Plan, you MUST complete your tobacco attestation by October 31, 2018 ($60 monthly credit).

3. The Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) require re-enrollment every year.

• The 2019 Health Care FSA maximum annual contribution limit is $2,650.
• The 2019 Dependent Day Care FSA maximum annual contribution is $5,000.

Any unused Health Care FSA funds in your account at the end of the calendar year, up to $500, will be rolled over into the next plan year as long as you have a minimum balance of $25.


Health Benefits

• There is no increase to premiums for 2019.
• The 80/20 Plan’s out-of-pocket maximum has changed from a separate medical and pharmacy out-of-pocket amount to a combined medical and pharmacy out-of-pocket maximum.
• There has also been a change in the 80/20 Plan’s specialist and inpatient hospital copay.
• The co-pay reduction offered under the 80/20 Plan for Blue Options Designated specialists and hospitals have been discontinued.
• The tobacco attestation premium credit activity has changed for tobacco users who want to reduce their monthly premium. Now, tobacco users must commit to visit a CVS Minute Clinic for at least one tobacco cessation counseling session within 90 days after the last day of Open Enrollment or risk losing the monthly premium credit.

Click here to review more detailed information about 2019 benefit options.

NCFlex Benefits

• Premium rates for Critical Care Insurance are lower in 2019.
• The annual contribution for the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is $2,650 for 2019.
• You may enroll in or increase your Cancer Insurance coverage without providing Evidence of Insurability (EOI).

To learn more about your options, visit www.shpnc.org for information about your health benefits and www.ncflex.org for information about your NCFlex benefits.

Please contact the HR Benefits Office at (336) 334-5009 or askbenefits@uncg.eduwith any questions.

HealthyUNCG Open House and flu shot clinic info

Employee Wellness Month kicks off with a HealthyUNCG Open House Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Stop in anytime during those hours at the Kaplan Center for Wellness.

  • Meet wellness professionals from the HealthyUNCG team
  • Nutrition, health coaching, registered dietitians
  • Kaplan Center staff, human resources, and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Giveaways, snacks, games, prizes, and tours.

Win a Kaplan Center membership or a Ninja Blender/Bullet. Please bring your Employee ID Card. Direct shuttle service will be provided: Continuous from EUC 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continuous from Becher Weaver 11 am-1 pm.

Additionally, a flu shot clinic – the final clinic on campus this year – will be held for employees Wednesday, Oct. 10, Campus Supply Store, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Information for both events is at http://healthyuncg.wp.uncg.edu/.

Looking ahead: Sept. 26, 2018

‘Hair, the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Theatre

Sustainability Film: “Reinventing Power”
Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Volleyball vs. Chattanooga
Friday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium,

Monday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3 p.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

Updated OSHR leave and adverse weather provisions for Hurricane Florence

Due to the severity and long term impact of Hurricane Florence, the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) recognizes that many state employees continue to be affected by the storm. Impacts were and remain especially severe particularly in areas where agencies and universities moved to Adverse Weather condition 3.  

In the Triad, we were fortunate to avoid the most severe effects of this storm. As a result UNCG remained under condition 1 and 2 during the week of September 10-14.

To help employees here address some of the short term implications of the storm and manage specific Hurricane-related needs, the OSHR has announced several temporary options and policy adjustments:

  • OSHR will extend the make-up provisions of the Adverse Weather and Emergency Closings policy for an additional 90 days. This will allow employees up to 180 calendar days to make up work time missed due to hurricane-related issues.
  • OSHR has approved up to 40 hours of Other Management-Approved Leave (OMAL) for employees facing significant safety issues that are impacting their living conditions. OMAL will cover absences for the employee’s regular work schedule for the week of September 16-23. This leave applies to employees in counties included in the Federal Major Disaster Declaration found here: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. Employees located outside these counties may apply for this leave at the discretion of their supervisor as needed, if it can be determined that their residence has sustained major damage from this storm.
  • OSHR has approved an additional 16 hours (two days) of paid Community Service Leave (CSL) from 24 to 40 hours for the remainder of 2018. The additional CSL will expire on December 31, 2018. Employees should obtain prior approval from their supervisor and be responsible for providing documentation that additional hours used are storm-related.  A temporary expansion of eligible organizations that allow state employees to volunteer for organized efforts coordinated by a local government (county or municipality) entity to address Hurricane Florence recovery activities in addition to regular coverage for activities provided by established nonprofits.

If you would like to help, we encourage you to sign up through the State’s volunteer website or Giving to UNC landing page. If you are looking for a place to give, please consider the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. Alternatively, employees can provide support through the upcoming State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), through many different organizations.

OSHR is developing a FAQ for these provisions that will be accessible to all employees via their website. We know the impacts of this storm are far reaching and in some cases long-lasting.  We hope that these provisions and additional flexibility help our employees as they manage some of the challenges that lie ahead.

If you have any questions about your specific situation SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty please contact HR by phone at 336-334-5009 or by email hrops@uncg.edu.

Faculty, please reach out to Faculty Personnel Services at 336-334-5494.

Copy provided by Human Resources.


Two Bryan School events

Bryan School Sponsors Women 2 Watch Series

For the third year, the Bryan School of Business and Economics is sponsoring Junior League of Greensboro’s Women 2 Watch Series.

All women in the community are invited to these free events, which feature area leaders sharing their stories and leadership tips. The series kicks off September 19 with remarks from Kim Gatling, an attorney at Smith Moore Law LLP. Hear how she manages working in a male-dominated field and how she maintains a work-life balance.

The event begins with networking at 6:30 pm. The program begins at 7:00 pm. Find complete details and register here.

Bryan School Ed Talks

Stressed? Join Bryan School professor Dr. Mike Beitlzer for a one-hour workshop on the Benefits of Mindfulness. You’ll learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to handle your stress and become more productive.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, September 25 at 8:30 am in the Elliott University Center. The event is free and open to the public. Find details and register here.

Survey of Greensboro’s workforce

Action Greensboro, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and synerG Young Professionals are conducting a survey of Greensboro’s workforce this fall.

This survey is crucial to cultivating a more robust talent pipeline and creating an attractive community for 21st century workers in the city, of which UNC Greensboro is a vital part.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Respondents will not be personally identified as a survey participant.  All responses will be aggregated across respondents to provide a profile of responses. The survey is online at greensboro.org/generationgreensboro.

Avoid hurricane-related scams; helpful information from ITS

Dear UNCG Community,

As people across the Carolinas start the process of recovering from Hurricane Florence, we want to remind everyone to be cautious when contributing financially to disaster relief agencies, and to protect yourselves from the financial scams that typically follow these types of events.

Anyone seeking to help aid in the recovery by contributing financially to disaster relief efforts should ensure that their donations are made only to valid and reputable organizations using well-known websites, apps and payment methods. Fortunately for those in need, there are many valid and trustworthy organizations seeking to help people and areas affected by the storm. Unfortunately, there are also people who seek to profit and take advantage of anyone willing to help, and caution is required in order to protect yourself from hackers and malicious scams.

Observations following past adverse weather events and natural disasters have shown a marked increase in malicious scams designed to defraud contributors, steal financial information, and infect users with malicious software and computer viruses after a disaster like Hurricane Florence. We want to caution the UNCG community to be wary of these scams, and provide resources to help you contribute to valid agencies.

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) warned in an advisory on Friday that arrival of Hurricane Florence is expected to “propel the emergence of new and recycled scams involving financial fraud and malware.” Likewise, North Carolina’s Department of Information Technology has also warned computer users of phishing expeditions tied to the disaster, as has the Department of Homeland Security’s threat-sharing center.

Email and website phishing and other financial scams associated with special events like named hurricanes are often very successful because they prey on people’s altruistic desire to help others which is naturally elevated after a disaster event. Given that hurricanes are one-time events with unique names such as “Florence,” people may expect new websites to be created for them. Users should be cautious about where and how money is sent, and contribute only to well known disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, United Way and Samaritan’s Purse using well-known methods.

If you are searching for where and how to contribute, local news outlets have provided lists of valid disaster relief agencies and resources:

  • Be cautious of any online fundraising efforts that are not associated with well-known disaster relief agencies.
  • Do not click links in emails offering to help you donate money to hurricane victims.
  • Be suspicious of unexpected social media pleas, phone calls, text messages, donation websites, and/or door-to-door solicitations claiming to raise funds for hurricane victims.
  • Check the validity of charities before you donate using the BBB National Charity Report Index
  • Heed the advice of the Federal Trade Commission when it comes to Wise Giving After a Hurricane and How to Donate Wisely and Avoid Charity Scams.
  • Contact 6-TECH at 336-256-TECH (8324), 6-TECH@uncg.edu, or https://6tech.uncg.edu for help with any emails or websites you feel may be malicious.

Please protect yourself and your financial information throughout the recovery effort to ensure that aid arrives where it is needed most.

Copy provided by Bryce Porter, UNCG chief information security officer.

Live Fire Sprinkler demonstration Sept. 19

The NC Department of Insurance Assistant Director of Public Affairs will sponsor a live fire sprinkler demonstration at UNCG. This safety demonstration is slated to occur Wednesday, September 19, from 11 to 1 p.m., with the actual demonstration fire to occur at 12 noon. The safety demonstration, showing the importance of sprinkler systems, will take place at the Traffic Circle behind Jackson Library. Questions? Contact Erin Price-Erwin, Fire and Life Safety Manager in Environmental Health and Safety, at 336-334-4357.

EUC will hold first blood drive of the year

The Elliott University Center will host its first Red Cross Blood Drive of the 2018-2019 academic year on Tuesday, September 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Cone Ballroom.

Schedule your donation appointment today and help the EUC reach its 300-pint goal. For those wishing to make a Power Red donation, 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), and a photo identification (Spartan Card accepted). 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.

New Undergraduate Admissions Website

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions launched an updated website on Monday, Sept. 10.
The new site includes improved functionality, including a mobile-friendly design and an updated look in line with the newly refreshed brand.
Please note: If your website links to any pages on the Admissions site (including application requirements, majors and minors list, or tour/event information), the URLs have changed. Please update the links as soon as you can to ensure students and visitors are directed to the correct information.

2018 Nano Manufacturing Conference Sept. 26

The 2018 Nano Manufacturing conference will be held at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) on the South Campus of Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro Wednesday, Sept. 26. The primary goal of the conference is to bring together founders, CEOs, senior executives, business leaders, economic developers, educators and government and nonprofit organization executives to share their vision for the future and the opportunities that Nano Manufacturing enables.

“This conference is a real opportunity for those interested in learning more about advanced manufacturing technologies and how the application of these new technologies can help grow the manufacturing sector in North Carolina and the US,” said Joe Magno, executive director at The North Carolina Center of Innovation Network (COIN).

For more information or to register for the conference, visit the Nano Manufacturing Conference website. (http://www.nanomanufacturingconference.org/program.php )

Arts Summit at UNCG: ‘Art as political action’

Photo of interior of Aycock AuditoriumThe UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Arts Summit Thursday, September 13.

The theme? Art as political action.

The keynote address will be presented by Lorena Wolffer, a Mexico City-based artist and cultural activist. Her artwork addresses gender and women’s rights, and she has produced and curated a number of artistic projects with other artists across multiple mediums. Her work is a powerful voice for equality and cultural change.

After the keynote, there will be a discussion hosted by a panel of artists from across the country, followed by a workshop, of which there are three choices. The summit starts at 9 a.m. at the UNCG Auditorium on Tate St. After a lunch break, the summit will move to the EUC for workshops. Attendance is free, but please RSVP by September 10. For more information and the full schedule, as well as to RSVP, see the CVPA website

By Avery Campbell

Faculty Senate meeting today (Sept. 5) at 3 p.m.

UNCG’s Faculty Senate will hold its first meeting of the academic year. The meeting begins Wednesday, Sept. 5), 3 p.m., in Alumni House.

Chair Andrea Hunter and Provost Dana Dunn will give remarks.

Alice Haddy and Ian Beatty will lead a discussion on the General Education Task Force. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Akens and Director of Admissions Chris Keller will speak on the Incoming UNCG Student Profile. A discussion on BOG AP Policy for Rewarding Undergraduate Course Credit will be led by Associate Vice Provost Jodi Pettazzoni. A Constitutional Review and Update will be led by Stephen Yarbrough. In the second hour, unit delegates will have have a round table, and then Chair-elect Anthony Chow will speak on Social Media.

Looking ahead: Sept. 5, 2018

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3 p.m., Alumni House

N.C. Folk Festival (co-sponsored by UNCG)
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 7-9, downtown Greensboro

Collage concert
Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Lecture, ‘Free Speech on Campus,’ Geoffrey Stone
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., EUC Auditorium

Staff Senate meeting
Thursday, Sept. 13,  10 a.m., Alumni House

Film, “Fog of War, discussant Dr. Jerry Pubantz
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m., School of Education Building, 120

Quality Matters Workshop invitation

You are invited to participate in the “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” face-to-face, 1-day workshop at UNCG, which will be taught by certified Quality Matters instructor Dr. Racheal Brooks of NCCU.


UNCG Online has organized this workshop for faculty and staff. Materials and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to you.


Faculty and staff are welcome, especially those who want to learn how to apply the QM rubric to an online course and may be new to Quality Matters.


Friday, Sept 28

The day-long workshop will be from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with lunch provided by Jason’s Deli from 12:15-1:15 p.m. An ordering form for lunch will be emailed to participants who register to attend the workshop.


Bryan 209 computer lab


Register on https://www.qmprogram.org/ by Sept 20. We can accommodate up to 30 participants. Use these registration instructions.

When registering, you will see multiple sessions scheduled; be sure to select the one dated “09/28/2018” to be held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as shown below.

Additionally, if the institution is listed more than once in the system, you must ensure your affiliation is with “University of North Carolina at Greensboro” and not “UNCG.” Otherwise, you will not see the training listed.

Spillane, Holian, Oring among ‘creativity & collaboration’ presenters

Creative collaboration takes many forms within the classroom, the studio and in business often with innovative and unexpected results.

On August 29, 4-5 p.m. at the Weatherspoon, Kathryn Shields (Guilford College) and Sunny Spillane (UNCG) discuss their 2018 publication of essays investigating the various aspects of creative collaboration. They are joined by Heather Holian (UNCG), who shares her current research on the animation film company Pixar, and Sheryl Oring (UNCG), who talks about collaborating with the public as part of her Travel Desk project. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Looking ahead: Aug. 22, 2018

Grasshoppers + UNCG Night
Friday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., First National Bank Field

Discussion: Creativity and collaboration
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 4 p.m., Weatherspoon

Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3 p.m.

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m., Room B, Kaplan Wellness Center

UNCG Collage concert
Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

HHS dean search

The dean search for the School of Health and Human Sciences is ongoing. The search committee will review a new set of candidates early this semester with the goal of hosting campus visit later this semester.

Dr. Dave Demo has served as interim dean of HHS since July 1.

Looking ahead: August 15, 2018

Women’s Soccer vs. Gardner-Webb
Friday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Volleyball vs. UNC Wilmington
Saturday, August 18, 7 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Spartan Cinema: Black Panther
Friday, Aug. 17, Sunset, LeBauer Park

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park
Sunday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Country Park

UNCG Newsmakers: Early August, 2018

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 week:

  • Health Medicine Network featured a piece on a presentation on relative age, at which Dr. Matthew Hughes was a presenter.
  • Dr. Jiyoung Hwang spoke to Fox8 about brick and mortar store closures.  The article.
  • UNCG’s new Spartan and brand refresh was featured in publications including MyFox8, Spectrum News, and The News & Record.

Reese receives Clery Compliance Award

Photo of Kristi Reese being presented the award Kristi Reese (UNCG Police) has received the 2018 D. Stafford & Associates Excellence in Clery Compliance Award.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions of a current practitioner who is transforming Clery compliance on their campus and/or the field through exceptional programs, processes, scholarship, innovation and/or service to the field or industry.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. The act was enacted in 1990 to educate individuals about the safety of the campus they are interested in, whether it be for employment or higher education.

Reese received the award at the 5th Annual NACCOP Conference Recognition Ceremony on July 20 in Baltimore, Maryland.

She joined the UNCG Police Department as a student employee in 2005. After graduation, she became a full time telecommunicator in 2006, answering phones and dispatching calls to security and police officers. In 2010, she moved into the accreditation manager role, managing the CALEA accreditation process. In 2012, Kristi took on the responsibilities of web master for the Police Department and Clery compliance officer for the University.

Visual: Kristi Reese (left) with D. Stafford

Looking ahead: August 7, 2018

Faculty/Staff Luncheon
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m, Fountain View Dining Hall

Student Move In
Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Friday, Aug. 10

Chick Fil-A open house
Friday,  Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., EUC

Women’s Soccer vs. Winthrop (Exh.)
Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

First Day of Classes
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 8 a.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Montreat College (Exh.)
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Looking Ahead: July 25, 2018

Spartan Cinema: ‘The Sandlot’
Friday, July 27, sundown, LeBauer Park

Spartan Cinema: ‘Moana’
Friday, August 3, sundown, LeBauer Park

Faculty/Staff Luncheon
Tuesday, August 7, Moran Commons, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Montreat College (exhibition)
Tuesday, August 14, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium



Looking ahead: July 11, 2018

WAM Tours + Treats
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

CHCS Housing Hangout: State Housing Policy
Friday, July 13, 2 p.m., MHRA, Room 1607

Spartan Cinema: ‘Despicable Me 3’
Friday, July 13, sundown, LeBauer Park

Moss Street Partnership School Service Opportunity
Thursday, July 19

Spartan Cinema: ‘The Lion King’
Friday, July 20, sundown, LeBauer Park

In Memoriam: Bob Stephens

Dr. Bob Stephens died in Raleigh on May 28. He was a professor of English at UNCG for 33 years, including serving as department head for eight years. He specialized in American literatures, particularly writers of the American South. He was the author of “Hemingway’s Nonfiction: The Public Voice” and editor of “Ernest Hemingway: The Critical Reception.” His most recent book, published through LSU Press’ Southern Literary Studies, was “The Family Saga in the South” (1995), which examined the Southern family saga and Civil War reinterpretation through works by notable Southern authors. His wife, Virginia J. Stephens, is a former associate professor and former chair in the Department of Social Work and the first director of the UNCG social work program.

Looking ahead: July 27, 2018

EMF’s Eastern Chamber Players,

Monday, July 2, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building


Spartan Cinema, “Brave”

Friday, June 29, LeBauer Park


Independence Day Holiday

Wednesday, July 4


Spartan Cinema, “Captain America: Civil War”

Friday, July 6, LeBauer Park


CHCS Housing Hangout: State Housing Policy

Friday, July 13, 2 p.m., MHRA, Room 1607


WAM Tours + Treats

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Collage tickets on sale July 1

This year’s Collage concert, featuring CVPA students and faculty, will be Saturday, Sept. 8, in UNCG Auditorium. The theme will be “Bernstein at 100.”

Campus Weekly will have a full post about this big, annual fundraiser concert later in the summer – but for those who want the best tickets, note that tickets will go on sale July 1.

Ticket information is here.

Educators workshop: Mindful Making at Weatherspoon

Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, the Weatherspoon Art Museum will host an art-making workshop for educators. Participants will explore methods for cultivating inspiration and new ways of seeing through art and writing. The workshop will investigate the possibilities inherent in close observation, abstraction and building on chance opportunities. Writer and teacher Julia Ridley Smith will join WAM’s associate curator of education Terri Dowell-Dennis in leading this workshop.

Participants should bring bag lunches. A certificate of participation will be provided and can be used for CEU credit with the prior approval from a school system. Pre-registration is required. Contact Terri Dowell-Dennis at t_dowell@uncg.edu or 336-256-1449. The cost is $35 for WAM members and for $50 non-members.

In Memoriam: Dr. Donald F. Allen

Dr. Donald F. Allen, professor emeritus of sociology at UNCG, died May 31.

He joined UNCG’s Department of Sociology in 1962 and retired after 30 years of service to the university, his obituary notes. He taught social theory, social problems and sociology of religion courses.

The full obituary may be viewed here.