UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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.

Volunteers sought for two research studies

Two research studies at UNCG need volunteers:

 

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Research participants needed for a study examining gait patterns before, at and after an expected trip while walking.

Principal investigator: Brian L. Cone, MA CSCS (UNCG)

Faculty Advisor: Christopher K. Rhea, PhD (UNCG)

WHO CAN BE IN THIS STUDY?

  • FEMALES and MALES:
    • Healthy adults 70 years or older
    • No neuromuscular conditions (e.g. joint injuries, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Huntington’s disease) that affect balance or walking ability

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

  • You will walk on a treadmill for 40 minutes while your gait is recorded with a series of different methods (3D motion capture).  You will be asked to complete several questionnaires and balance tasks.  Total time commitment is approximately 120-150 minutes.

WHERE?

  • Testing takes place in the Virtual Environment for Assessment and Rehabilitation Laboratory (VEAR Lab) in Coleman Building Room 247 at UNCG.

COMPENSATION

  • There is no compensation for this study.

For more information and to participate, contact Brian L. Cone, blcone@uncg.edu

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY EXAMINING STRESS, EMOTIONS, EATING BEHAVIORS AND WEIGHT among African American women

The study includes African American women, 18 to 40 years of age, not pregnant or breast feeding, and in generally good health. The participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires about their stress, emotions, eating behaviors, and have weight, height, waist circumference measured. Participants also will be asked to provide a sample of scalp hair for stress hormone (cortisol) measurement. The entire session may take up to 45- 90 minutes to complete. Participants will receive $20.00 for their time and effort.

Interested persons should contact Dr. Stephanie Pickett at s_picke2@uncg.edu.

Humanities Network and Consortium welcome back event

Recognizing that the humanities are at the core of the university’s mission, the Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) brings together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to promote faculty research and to engage the broader public. Join in to connect with colleagues, hear about this year’s programming and enjoy food from Jerusalem Market and cake from Delicious Bakery.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m.

Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Looking ahead: Sept. 6, 2017

Reception: UNCG Faculty Biennial Exhibition
Thursday, Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Music: Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr, Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., EUC Auditorium

Colloquium: “Historical erosion, sediment budgeting and legacy sediment in southeastern U.S. steeplands”
Friday, Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m., Graham 106

Women’s Soccer vs. Longwood
Friday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

National Folk Festival
Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10, downtown Greensboro

UNCG Collage: Atlantic Crossings
Saturday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Men’s Soccer vs. Presbyterian
Saturday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Women’s Soccer vs. VCU
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

EUC Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m., Cone Ballroom, EUC

Faculty Talk: George Dimock, Family Photographs
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 12:00 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

This post has been updated to show correct date for UNCG Collage concert. It will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale; visit https://vpa.uncg.edu/collage/collage-gso.

 

Weight Watchers open house

UNCG Weight Watchers @ Work’s next open house is Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at noon in MHRA 3501.

Interested in joining the UNCG Weight Watchers at Work Program? Come to the Open House. Attending provides you an opportunity to see how a meeting is conducted, meet current participants and have your questions answered by group leader Donna Sexton.

The Weight Watchers at Work program consists of a 12 week series of informative and motivational group meetings. Meeting time ranges from 45 minutes to one-hour weekly on Wednesdays in MHRA 3501 from 12:15-1 p.m. These meetings are open to the entire UNCG community including faculty, staff and students.

For more information, contact Elizabeth L’Eplattenier at 256-1091 or email ebleplat@uncg.edu.

Looking ahead: Aug. 30, 2017

Panel discussion: ‘Race and the University’
Thursday, Aug. 31, noon, Alexander Room, EUC

First Look: ‘South Pacific’ with Bob Gatten
Thursday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Faculty Reading: Holly Goddard Jones (Creative Writing)
Thursday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Scuppernong Books

Volleyball vs. Presbyterian (Spartan-Aggie Invitational)
Friday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Men’s Soccer vs. UNC Chapel Hill
Monday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Lecture on German election, Dr. Peter Pfeiffer (Georgetown)
Friday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m., Bryan 172

65 or older? You can audit courses, if space available

Beginning this semester, the General Assembly authorized the UNC Board of Governors to establish rules permitting those who have attained the age of 65 to audit courses tuition-free on a space available basis (see below).  

Senior citizens 65 and older who wish to take advantage of this tuition-free opportunity and audit a class must submit a completed Visiting Auditor Registration Form to UNCG Online.  The UNCG Online staff verifies that space is available and obtains instructor permission for the audit.

SECTION 10.12.(a) Chapter 115B of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

Ҥ 115B-2.2. Senior citizens may audit classes.

Any person who is at least 65 years old may audit courses offered at the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and the community colleges as defined in G.S. 115D-2(2) without payment of any required registration fee or tuition for the audit provided the audit is approved in accordance with policies adopted by the Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges for their respective institutions, and there is no cost to the State. A person shall be allowed to audit a class under this section only on a space available basis. Persons auditing classes under this section shall not be counted in the computation of enrollment for funding purposes. This section does not apply to audits of courses provided on a self-supporting basis by community colleges.”

Any additional questions may be directed to the University Registrar’s Office or UNCG Online.

Looking Ahead: August 23, 2017

Women’s Soccer vs. Elon
Thursday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Cram and Scram sale
Friday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m., EUC Cone Ballroom

Reframe Fall 2017 Learning Series
Friday, Aug. 25, noon, Faculty Center.

Spartan Cinema: Jurassic World
Friday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., film at sunset, LeBauer Park

Volleyball vs. Wake Forest
Saturday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Women’s Soccer vs. Clemson
Sunday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Men’s Soccer vs. High Point
Monday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Dick Gregory remembered

Dick Gregory, civil rights activist, social critic and comedian, died last weekend at age 84. He holds a special place in UNCG history as he was keynote speaker at UNCG’s first MLK Celebration (see the listing on the UNCG Multicultural Engagement page.) He was followed by John Lewis and Ralph Abernathy in those first three years. Gregory is the only person to twice be the keynote speaker, as he spoke again in 2013.