UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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.

​Mindful Mondays at Weatherspoon to continue in January 2018

Free, drop-in meditation sessions are offered every Monday, 12:30-1 p.m. at the Weatherspoon.

The sessions continue through Dec. 18, 2017, and will resume Jan. 8 – April 30, 2018.

The 30 minute sessions are voluntarily led by UNCG faculty and staff. All are welcome.

Meditation practices promote health and well-being. No experience or reservations are necessary and no special postures or special clothing required. This program is free and open to the public. Limited free parking during Mindful Mondays is available behind the museum.

Questions: 336-334-5770 or weatherspoon@uncg.edu.

Chancellor, 3 alumni on WUNC Radio’s ‘State of Things’

Chancellor Gilliam and three UNCG alumni – Jo Safrit, Justin Outling and Tom Martin – were featured on WUNC 91.5FM “The State of Things” program yesterday (Nov. 14). It was broadcast from Triad Stage’s Upstage area.

The program may be enjoyed at http://wunc.org/post/university-north-carolina-greensboro-celebrates-its-125th-year.

Volunteering opportunity at Garden Fresh Mobile Market

UNCG Staff Senate is hosting a volunteering opportunity for employees, at the Out of the Garden Fresh Mobile Market. Eight volunteers are needed for each event.  Staff can use their Community Involvement hours for these events. The next event will be Tuesday, Nov. 28. Another event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 15. Remaining events scheduled in 2018: Thursday, Jan. 25; Friday, Feb. 23; Tuesday, March 27; Friday, April 20; and Thursday, May 17.  All events occur between 2:30 p.m and 4 p.m. Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4dada72fa6fc1-fresh.  

Looking ahead: Nov. 15, 2017

Faculty Forum
Wednesday, November 15, 3 p.m., Alexander Room, EUC

Sustainability Series: ‘Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights’
Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., School of Education Room 114

‘Fall Dances in Exile’
Friday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Van Dyke Performance Space

Harvest Home Concert, by UNCG choral ensembles
Sunday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Men’s Basketball vs. Delaware
Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Women’s Basketball vs. VCU
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

‘Political Money Should Make You Mad (But Probably Not for the Reasons You Expect)’

The talk “Political Money Should Make You Mad (But Probably Not for the Reasons You Expect)” will be presented by Dr. Eric Heberlig Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 120.

Heberlig is professor of political science at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The talk is sponsored by the UNCG Department of Political Science and the UNCG Center for Legislative Studies.

Heberlig is coauthor of “Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control” (University of Michigan Press), “How Government Got in Your Backyard” (Timber Press), “Classics in Congressional Politics” (Longman), “American Labor Unions in the Electoral Arena” (Rowman & Littlefield) and of journal articles on legislative, interest group and electoral politics. He has served as a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association in the office of Rep. Thomas C. Sawyer.






McNair Scholars Induction Ceremony Monday

The first Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholars Induction Ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 13, in the Alumni House’s Virginia Dare Room, beginning at 5 p.m.

There are 26 students in this inaugural class.

The speakers at the ceremony will be Provost Dana Dunn, Dean Omar Ali, Dean John Kiss, Dr. Kara Baldwin and Dr. Joseph Green.

Questions? Email knhunte2@uncg.edu.



Looking Ahead: November 8, 2017

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m., Alumni House

Poetry reading: Stuart Dischell with music by Laurent Estoppey
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Scuppernong Books

Guest artists: “Lineage” with Gaurang Doshi, Pallavi Mehta live in concert
Saturday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Women’s Basketball vs. Greensboro College
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Gallery talk: Kukuli Velarde
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

HR workshop on secondary trauma, how to handle impact

UNCG Human Resources offers a workshop on secondary trauma and how to handle the impact on faculty and staff. This workshop will take place on November 8, at 2 pm in Bryan 113. For more information, please visit https://workshops.uncg.edu/workshops.jsp?wks_id=44012470.

Vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress or compassion fatigue, trauma exposure response, and burnout are “all forms of stress that may affect those working in ‘helping’ professions, because their work involves direct exposure to other’s trauma.” (Phoenix, 2014) Often, vicarious trauma refers to a changing in someone’s worldview and secondary traumatic stress refers to the emotional duress an individual experiences as the result of working with someone who has experienced violence. These changes can result in a shift in ideals and have a negative effect on work with students, supervisors, or even the institution at large. In order for campus staff to continue to provide trauma informed, timely, and appropriate care for students, employees must have the opportunity to find support and practice their own self-care.

This interactive presentation will highlight the importance of recognizing and responding to personal experiences with vicarious trauma as well as implementing approaches for prevention. The facilitators will identify obstacles to a healthy self-care plan as well as resources for staff to use including methods of self-care and ideas for vicarious trauma prevention.

Instructors: Kathryn Vance, Title IX Investigator, Chancellor’s Office, and Lauren Rivenbark, Counselor for the Campus Violence Resource Center.

In memoriam: Jim Clark

Jim Clark, longtime director of UNCG’s MFA Writing program, died in his sleep Monday morning.

He edited The Greensboro Review, and supervised graduate tutorials in publishing and editing as well as directed teaching internships for MFA students. He also served as an editorial consultant for numerous presses and magazines.

He joined UNCG in 1976, earning his MFA in 1978. Before he joined UNCG, many knew him as a minister in the Tate Street area. He received his MDiv degree from Duke University in 1971, and his BA degree from Florida State University in 1967.

As one person says on a tribute page, “Jim was a grand program director, writer, and editor, but best of all, Jim was a wholehearted human being who built a family of writers across nations and decades.”

The family asks that, instead of flowers, memorials be made to the Jim Clark Graduate Fund in Creative Writing.

The visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 2, 68 p.m. at Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, 1118 N. Elm Street, Greensboro.

You may view the obituary here. A News & Record post, with several tributes, is here.

Looking Ahead: November 1, 2017

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

Faculty Talk: Heather Holian, publishing on Pixar films
Friday, Nov. 3, 12 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Guest Artist Recital: US Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

“Etty,” by Susan Stein
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Ferguson 100

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m., Alumni House

Campus Weekly schedule for next weeks

As the end of the semester nears, here is the publishing schedule for Campus Weekly. CW will publish next week and on Nov. 15. CW will not publish the week of Thanksgiving, but will return on Nov. 29. It will continue publishing weekly through Dec. 13 (which is the week after Commencement). CW will take a break, publishing again weekly starting with the Jan. 4 CW. Please have submissions for the Jan. 4 CW by Dec. 29.

Classes begin on Jan. 8.

Volunteer opportunity: Out of the Garden Project

The UNCG Staff Senate Service Committee is organizing numerous volunteer opportunities for any university staff or faculty that would like to volunteer with Out of the Garden Project. Their Fresh Mobile Markets take place at 4-6 high need schools and food deserts every week. They distribute between 50–70 Ibs of food per family. Depending on the site, OOGTP has between 50-80 families at each Fresh Mobile Market. This food includes shelf-stable food from the government, bread/dessert, milk/juice, fresh produce, pizza, and meat.

Various locations offer shifts that last between 1.5-2 hours. Closed toe shoes are a requirement and heavy lifting is involved, but can be avoided if necessary.

Contact Britt Flanagan at bsflanag@uncg.edu or sign up for a shift(s) at www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4dada72fa6fc1-fresh.

Big October at UNCG – a look back

Homecoming 2017 has ended, and it was bigger than ever.

Founders Day 2017 was bigger than ever as well – with a big party on the Quad lawn.

Looking Ahead: October 25, 2017

Casella Sinfonietta
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Concert: Blue Mountain Forecast
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

UC/LS: The Juilliard String Quartet
Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Music Building, Recital Hall

Run 4 the Greenway (co-sponsored by UNCG)
Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m., Morehead Park

Women’s Soccer SoCon Championships
Saturday, Oct. 28 – Sunday Oct. 29, UNCG Soccer Stadium

Mary Foust Haunted House
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Mary Foust

Organ “Spooktacular”
Monday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Organ Hall

Implicit Bias workshop, by Claire Morse
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Tillman-Smart Room, Shaw Residence Hall

Book discussion: ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator in Research, Outreach and Instruction at University Libraries, will lead a book discussion of “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” on October 24, 4 p.m., in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Reading Room, located on the 2nd floor of Jackson Library.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, is free and open to the public.

Greek Treats at UNCG Men’s Soccer next Tuesday

On Tuesday, Oct, 24 6 p.m., the Fraternity Sorority Association  will host Greek Treats before the UNCG Men’s Soccer match. This is an annual event for where the students set up tables on the south end of the soccer field before the game for local children to trick or treat and play games. The event will take place at UNCG Soccer Stadium, and will end at kickoff at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Come out and enjoy this fun event and stick around to cheer on your UNCG Men’s Soccer team as they take on VMI.

Looking ahead: Oct. 18, 2017

Faculty Forum
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Lecture: The Nursing Virgin: Mary in Egyptian Christian Art
Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Alumni of Distinction Awards Dinner
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Cone Ballroom, EUC  

Theatre: “Two by Tenn,” Abrahamse and Meyer Productions
Thursday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage

Spartan Madness
Thursday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.), Fleming Gymnasium

Women’s Soccer vs. Mercer
Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Bonfire and food trucks
Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Kaplan Commons

Homecoming block party
Saturday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m., Kaplan Commons

Volleyball vs. Chattanooga
Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Men’s Soccer vs. Mercer (Senior Night)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Looking Ahead: October 11, 2017

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Volleyball vs. The Citadel
Friday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

UNCG Women’s Choir and Men’s/Women’s Glee Clubs
Saturday, Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Women’s Tennis Spartan Classic Invitational
Saturday Oct. 14, UNCG Tennis Courts

UNCG Chorale and Chamber Singers
Sunday, Oct.15, 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Tips on Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Creativity Inquiry
Monday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m., Faculty Center

Talk: George Mehaffy, ‘The Faculty Role in Student Success: Insights from the Field”
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Faculty Forum: General Education Program Review
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Guest Artist Recital: “Ziraldo Duo,” flute & guitar
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m., Organ Hall

Lecture: The Nursing Virgin: Mary in Egyptian Christian Art
Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Theatre: “Two by Tenn,” Abrahamse and Meyer Productions
Thursday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage

Golden Globe-winning “Paradise Now” Oct. 12 in Human Rights Film Series

Join the Human Rights Research Network for its next film in the International Human Rights Film Series.

The next film is “Paradise Now” on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 120. A post-film discussion facilitated by Dr. Jerry Pubantz, professor of political science, will follow the screening.

The film tells the story of two Palestinian friends who are recruited to become suicide bombers in Tel Aviv. It won the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The series is free and open to the public. For more information on the film series or upcoming film showings, visit humanrightsresearchnetwork.weebly.com.

New Bryan School web site

The Bryan School of Business and Economics announces the launch of its new web site. The site is designed with a focus on key users, and is now mobile responsive – so it can be navigated easily on any device. Visit the new site at bryan.uncg.edu.

For questions about the Bryan School’s site redesign project, contact the Bryan School’s Webmaster Alex Runyan at agrunyan@uncg.edu.

Looking Ahead: Oct. 4, 2017

Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

Founders Day Celebration
Thursday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m., The Quad

UC/LS: Rhiannon Giddens
Thursday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Artist Talk: Louise Fishman
Friday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

UNCG Jazz Ensembles I & II
Friday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Tim Youd: 100 Novels (Performance Art) 
Oct. 9 – 13, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2 – 4 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum (various locations)

Looking ahead: Sept. 27, 2017

Talk: Elizabeth Perrill, African art gallery at NCMA
Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon, Dillard Room, Weatherspoon

Volleyball vs. Mercer
Friday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

UNCG Sinfonia String Orchestra
Friday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Men’s Soccer vs. Furman
Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Talk: Andrew Wasserman, Public Art & Nuclear Fear
Wednesday, Oct. 4, noon, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Talk: Pixar artist Tia Kratter
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Bryan 160

Founders Day celebration
Thursday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m., The Quad lawn

UC/LS concert: Rhiannon Giddens
Thursday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Two Spartans on one TV show Oct. 3

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, School of Theatre alumnus Tyler Barnhardt (BFA ‘15) will appear as top-billed guest star on the CBS show “Bull,” which stars Michael Weatherly. Also on that same episode, one of his scenes is with another School of Theatre alumnus, Geoff Schuppert (MFA ‘00), who is a principal actor on the show. “It is not often you get two alumni performing together on screen,” says Dr. John R. Poole, director of the School of Theatre.

Looking Ahead: Sept. 20, 2017

Strategic Plan website launches
Wednesday, Sept. 20

General Education Program Assessment Forum
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. and Thursday, Sept. 21, noon, Room 140, McIver Building

General Faculty Meeting & Convocation
Sept. 20, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Vintage Viands: North Carolina Edition
Friday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m., Jackson Library Reading Room, main level

‘As You Like It,’ directed by John Gulley
Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Theatre

‘Comanche: Hero Complexities’
Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Guest Artist Recital: Ko Eun Lee, piano
Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Asian Autumn Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., EUC

Men’s Soccer vs. Appalachian State
Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Sculpting Memories: Confederate Statues in Historical Context

UNCG History faculty will analyze the history of Confederate statues in the South at a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Weatherspoon Museum Auditorium. Panelists include Dr. Watson Jennison, Dr. Mark Elliott and Dr. Benjamin Filene. Dr. Linda Stine will be the moderator. This panel discussion is co-sponsored by the History Department, UNCG’s Humanities Network and Consortium and the UNCG Lloyd International Honors College.


Looking Ahead: Sept. 13, 2017

Public Talk: Becky Wai-Ling Packard
Thursday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m., School of Education Room 120

Poetry Reading: Stuart Dischell
Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., UNCG Faculty Center

UNCG Trustees meeting
Friday, Sept. 15, Alumni House, 8:30 a.m.

Volleyball vs. High Point
Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Men’s Soccer vs. UNC Asheville
Saturday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

‘South Pacific’ presented by UC/LS and Triad Stage
Sunday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St.

Sustainability Series Film: ‘Chasing Coral’
Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Dance performance: ‘Comanche: Hero Complexities’
Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Gaylor Callahan memorial service Sept. 21

A memorial service for Gaylor Callahan (University Libraries) will be held on September 21 at 3 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room. A reception in the Mary Foust parlor will follow. Donations in Gaylor’s memory may be made to the Warren Ashby Residential College. The obituary may be seen here.

Mental health and recovery: two events on campus

“Check Up from the Neck Up” will be held Thursday, September 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at both the Student Health Center and the Office of Intercultural Engagement (EUC 062). Drop by for a quick and easy mental health check-up.

The talk “Celebrating Recovery with Dr. Rita Linger” will be offered Wednesday, September 27, in the EUC Maple Room at 6 p.m. A community leader and organizer, recovery advocate and a mother, Linger brings over three decades of leadership and advocacy experience, a deep connection to the recovery community, and a commitment to a life of service. Dr. Linger is an Integrative Health Practitioner with a background and practice in Contemporary Neuroscience, Psycho-Physiology, Mind-Body Medicine, Psychology, Holistic Therapy and Business. She is also a mother who has lost two children to addiction as well as two nephews and her younger sister. She commits her life to service and is internationally renowned.