UNCG Campus Weekly

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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.

Looking ahead: June 13, 2018

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting

Thursday, June 14, 10 a.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room


Spartan Cinema, “The Princess and the Frog”

Friday, June 15, LeBauer Park, sundown


Summer Solstice Celebration

Friday, June 22, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum


Spartan Cinema, “Sing”

Friday, June 22, LeBauer Park, sundown


Independence Day holiday

Wednesday, July 4: Classes dismissed; offices closed

Looking ahead: May 30, 2018

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UNCG Athletics have record GPA

Spartan Athletics students had a UNCG Athletics record GPA for the 2017-2018 school year.

The department GPA for 2017-2018 was 3.23. Women’s Golf led the department with the highest GPA for the academic year: 3.71.



Looking ahead: May 16, 2018

Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival Kick-Off
Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Lorena Guillén and Alejandro Rutty with the Difficulties and Mark Engebretson
Friday, May 18, 8:30 p.m., Scuppernong Books

‘Finally Me,’ a 15-minute opera
Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Center, Van Dyke Performance Space

Triad Today, interview with David Holley
Saturday, May 19, 2:30 p.m., ABC 45 (time changed this week)

Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 28

Greensboro Bound: UNCG faculty and alumni highlights

Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival is this coming weekend, and many UNC Greensboro faculty and alumni are participating alongside community members and visiting writers. Check out UNCG participants in the event listings below. View the Greensboro Bound website for the complete schedule.


Thursday, May 17

Introduction by Fred Chappell (Creative Writing) with a reading by Brett Ingram ’95

6 p.m. reception; 6:45 p.m. opening remarks, Weatherspoon Art Museum


Friday, May 19

Lorena Guillén (Music) and Alejandro Rutty (Music) with the Difficulties with Mark Engebretson (Music)

8:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, Scuppernong Books


Saturday, May 18

A Conversation with Lee Smith and Michael Parker (Creative Writing)

10 a.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Unicorn Press Panel including Mark Smith-Soto (Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

10 a.m., Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room


Bull City Press Panel including Emilia Phillips (Creative Writing)

11:15 a.m., Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room


Greensboro Opera: 15-minute opera for middle schoolers, directed by David Holley (Music) with music by Mark Engebretson (Music)

1 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Jabberbox Puppets with Marianne Ginger ’74 MFA and Deborah Seabrook ’75 MFA

2 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center: Hyers Theater

*For mature audiences


Contemporary Muslim Writing Beyond Politics: A Conversation including Dr. Omar H. Ali (Honors College, African American & African Diaspora Studies)

3:15, Cultural Arts Center, Hyers Theater


“On Grief and Love,” a Conversation about “The Bright Hour,” by Nina Riggs 04’ MFA, introduced by Provost Dana Dunn

4:30 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Short Story Panel including Steve Cushman ’02 MFA

4:30 p.m., Greensboro History Museum, Mary Norris Preyer Hall


The Music of John Prine and the Blues, with Dr. Emily Edwards (Media Studies)

9:30 p.m. Greensboro Project Space


Sunday, May 20

Novel Panel moderated by Holly Goddard-Jones (Creative Writing) including Jim Minick ’15 MFA

2:15 p.m., Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room


UNCG M.F.A. Panel moderated by Terry Kennedy ’99 MFA (Creative Writing) with Heidi Czerwiec’95 MFA, Kerry French ’06 MFA, Sarah Rose Nordgren ’07 MFA

2:15 p.m., Triad Stage Upstage Cabaret


Feminist Panel moderated by Dr. Jennifer Feather (English)

2:15, Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Poetry Panel including Lauren Moseley ’08 MFA

3:30 p.m., Triad Stage Upstage Cabaret



Excellence in every way, on display

To begin the 2018 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony, UNCG Music students Detra Davis and Jacob Dishman presented Gershwin’s “Summertime.” And before the summertime begins, the university paused to recognize what Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. called the “extraordinary contributions” of this year’s honorees.

“Today we recognize those who have put forth a sustained and innovative contribution to campus success,” Chancellor Gilliam said.

The operative word is “sustained,” he explained. The honorees show excellence consistently, day in and day out.

Eleven awards were presented by Chancellor Gilliam and Provost Dana Dunn during the ceremony, which was hosted by Associate Vice Chancellor Michelle Lamb Moore and Senior Vice Provost Alan Boyette.

The honorees were:


UNCG Online Award for Excellence in Online Learning

Dr. Bonnie Canziani


Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Kimberly Petersen


James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Jiyoung Hwang


Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Pam Kocher Brown


Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Michael Perko


O. Max Gardner Award nomination

Dr. Debra Wallace


Gladys Strawn Bullard Award

Dr. Jerry Walsh 

Deborah Tollefson 

Shameeka Wilson 


Staff Excellence Award

Murphie Chappell, J.D.

Jane LaMarre


Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Professor Rachel Briley


Research Excellence Award

Dr. Mitchell Croatt

Professor Stuart Dischell


Student Learning Enhancement Award

Professor Amanda Cromartie – Accounting

Drs. Gary Rosencrantz and Rick Gallimore – Philosophy


Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Dr. Joanne Murphy


The chancellor and provost also made note of Staff Stars throughout the year and recognized faculty and staff who’d reached 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

During the ceremony, the audience enjoyed films created by students in Dr. Michael Frierson’s advanced media practicum. The films highlighted the honorees’ areas of focus and their dedication to students.

See more information, including past years’ recipients and videos, here.

Lectures on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

The UNCG Psychology Department is hosting the Kendon Smith Lecture Series on April 12 and 13, 2018. This is an endowed lecture series that brings internationally renowned experts to campus to speak about a common theme of interest.

This year’s theme is “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: From the Lab to the Clinic.” More information is available at: https://psy.uncg.edu/save-date-kendon-smith-lecture-series-spring-2018/.

In memoriam: Betty Carter, retired commencement coordinator

Betty Jean Melton Carter died Thursday, Jan. 25.

She retired from the Registrar’s Office as the commencement coordinator, gathering scores of volunteers and planning and staging the university’s most public annual event, former Assistant Vice Chancellor David Vaughan explains. “We called her out of retirement to help us organize the zillions of details associated with the inauguration of Erskine Bowles as the university president.”

He also notes that there were two prominent staff members named Betty Carter in that era. The recently deceased Betty Carter was in the Registrar’s Office, not University Libraries.

Carter’s obituary may be seen here.

Sustainable and Socially Responsible Investing

The third conversation in this series will be Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the UNCG Faculty Center. The “Learning from Other Schools & Strategies” event will be a moderated panel discussion featuring UNCG Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs Charles Maimone, Steward Thomas from UNC Pembroke and John Pierce from UNC Asheville.  

Conversations on Sustainable and Socially Responsible Investing are sponsored by the the UNCG Sustainability Council. Check the website for more information on additional conversations.

Looking ahead: Jan. 24, 2018

Men’s Basketball vs. Furman
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Coliseum

Film: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’
Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon, discussion led by Dr. Anna Marshall-Baker

Silent film with piano: ‘A Page of Madness’ with Gil Fray
Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., UNCG Art’s GPS, Lewis St.

GROWTH gerontology Lunch & Learn, Catherine and David Sevier
Wednesday, Jan. 31, noon, Edwards’ Lounge, Stone Building

Diversity and Global Engagement Expo
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2 – 5 p.m., Reading Room (first floor of Jackson Library)

Emergency exercise, at McIver Building (see story in this issue)
Thursday, Feb. 1; Starts at 9 a.m.

Looking ahead: Jan. 19, 2018


UC/LS performance: Limón Dance Company
Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Men’s Basketball vs. Mercer
Saturday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m., Coliseum

Silent film with piano: ‘A Page of Madness’ with Gil Fray
Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., UNCG Art’s GPS, Lewis St.


Looking Ahead: Jan. 10, 2018

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Staff Senate meeting
Thursday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m., Alumni House

Women’s Basketball vs. Wofford
Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Fleming Gym

Opera: Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’
Friday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

MLK Holiday. Classes dismissed; offices closed.
Monday, Jan. 15

MLK Celebration
Wednesday, Jan. 17, Harrison Auditorium, NC A&T State

Recognition for Union Square design

The Union Square campus’ building is recognized in the category of outstanding designs – Healthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals, by the American School & University Magazine. It was part of the Educational Interiors Showcase. Earlier in the year, Union Square was recognized by the NC Chapter of the Construction Professionals Network (CPN) with a STAR Award. The building is a partnership between Cone Health, Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina A&T State University, and UNCG.  

Looking Ahead: Jan. 4, 2018

Classes begin for Spring semester
Monday, Jan. 8

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Women’s Basketball vs. Wofford
Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Fleming Gym

Opera: Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’
Friday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Looking ahead: Dec. 6, 2017

Board of Trustees meeting
Thursday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m., Alumni House

Doctoral hooding ceremony
Thursday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Friday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Men’s Basketball vs. UNCW
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

NCAA Division III Soccer championships Dec. 1- 2 at UNCG

The Greensboro Sports Commission and UNCG Athletics will host the 2017 NCAA DIII Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships at UNCG Soccer Stadium this Friday and Saturday. The Semifinals will take place on Friday, December 1, with the women’s matches  at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the men’s matches at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Championship matches will be held on Saturday, December 2, with the women playing at 2:30 p.m. and the men playing at 7 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to the first women’s and men’s matches on Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices range from $8 to $15 depending on age and whether purchasing single or all session passes. To purchase tickets, go to NCAA.com/tickets.

Looking Ahead: November 29, 2017

Concert: Old-Time Ensemble
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Organ Hall

Holiday Open House
Thursday, Nov. 30, 1 – 5 p.m., remarks at 4 p.m., Alumni House

Luminaires throughout campus
Thursday, Nov. 30, dusk

Festival of Lights, downtown Greensboro
Friday, Nov. 31, evening

Greensboro Holiday Parade; UNCG Bands of Sparta beforehand
Saturday, Dec. 2, noon, downtown Greensboro

Branches of Love
Saturday, Dec. 2, noon, Alumni House

Board of Trustees meeting
Thursday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m., Alumni House

Men’s Basketball vs. Elon
Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Public Housing/Section 8 topic of Dec. 1 forum

UNCG’s Center for Housing and Community Studies hosts its final Housing Hangout of 2017 on Friday, Dec. 1, with the topic “Public Housing/Section 8.” It will be noon-2 p.m. in MHRA Building, Room 1607. Light refreshments will be provided. Details are at the Facebook event pageSpeakers will include Nancy Hunter, who will speak on the history of Public Housing in Greensbor. Two speakers – Angela McGill and Rosemary Steele – will speak on public housing and Section 8 housing in High Point.