UNCG Campus Weekly

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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.

Looking Ahead: August 16, 2017

Hop into History with UNCG archivists
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m., Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company

Spartan Cinema: La La Land
Friday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., sunset, LeBauer Park

UNCG Night at Greensboro Grasshoppers game
Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., First National Bank Field

Spartan Service Day (volunteering in community)
Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. See olsl.uncg.edu

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Monday, Aug. 21- Friday, Aug. 25

Updated Aug. 16, to remove eclipse event. There are a limited number of eclipse glasses for that event.

Looking ahead: August 9, 2017

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

Creatives on Call with Barbara Campbell Thomas and Chris Thomas
Thursday,  Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Spartan Cinema: Zootopia
Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., movie at sunset

Women’s Soccer vs. Campbell (Exhibition
Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Chancellor’s New Student Convocation (NAV1GATE))
Monday, Aug. 14

Fall classes begin
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 8 a.m.

In memoriam: Gaylor F. Callahan

Gaylor F. Callahan (University Libraries) died on August 3, 2017. She received her BA (1974), MA (1977) in English and MLIS degree (1990) from UNCG and pursued graduate studies at Duke University. Most of her career was devoted to the University Libraries. She worked in Circulation and Reserves while a student and after graduating worked in the Serials Department. Since 1984 she served as the Interlibrary Loan Borrower and helped countless researchers across campus obtain the materials they needed to complete their projects successfully. Associate Dean Kathryn Crowe notes that if you look at the acknowledgments in many UNCG faculty publications you will see the faculty’s gratitude for her invaluable assistance. Callahan also taught English at Elon University, UNCG and Duke.

Entrepreneurship speaker for your classes this year

I am the Coleman Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence for 2017-2018, and would appreciate the opportunity to visit and speak in your classes on various topics in Entrepreneurship that relate to your courses. I would like to schedule times for the Fall 2017 now. If you are teaching in the spring, then we can schedule a time in November for the Spring Semester.

This is my second year in this position and I look forward to working with all of you this year. Please email me at wnreynol@uncg.edu to discuss a topic and arrange a time to visit one of your classes for Fall 2017 if you are teaching this semester.

Thank You,

Noah Reynolds, CPA MBA

Coleman Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence

2017-18 Legislative increase guidelines for SHRA employees

Greetings Colleagues,

The Appropriations Act of 2017 (SB 257) became law (SL 2017-57) on June 28, 2017, and is effective July 1, 2017. The act provides a salary increase, effective July 1, 2017, for all eligible State employees subject to the North Carolina Human Resources Act.

Please use the following link to read the full text of the Legislative Increase Guidelines memorandum: http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/whatsnew/17-18_SHRA_LI_Guidelines.pdf

Michelle Lamb Moone
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer

Looking Ahead: August 2, 2017

Spartan Cinema: The Lego Batman Movie
Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., movie at sunset

State of Campus Address
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., UNCG Auditorium

Student  Move-In begins
Wednesday, Aug. 8

Creatives on call with Barbara Campbell Thomas, Chris Thomas
Thursday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Looking ahead: July 26, 2017

Spartan Cinema: The Peanuts Movie
Friday, July 28, 7 p.m., LeBauer Park, movie at sunset

Business Affairs Conference and Expo
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m., Elliott University Center

Surplus Sale at UNCG Surplus Warehouse
Friday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m., 2900 Oakland Ave.

State of the Campus Address, followed by luncheon
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., UNCG Auditorium

Housing and Residence Life Student Move-In
Wednesday, Aug. 9, to Friday, Aug. 11

Workshop for 6th, 7th and 8th graders

On August 3, 2017. from 1 – 5 p.m. in Jackson Library, a free workshop will immerse rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in an environment that encourages critical thinking, civil discourse, information literacy and a lifelong love of learning. Middle schoolers will learn how to find quality information, evaluate sources, communicate ideas effectively and develop informed opinions. Registration is required and the deadline to reserve your space is July 28. Snacks will also be provided. The event is cosponsored with Onward! and the UNCG Department of Communication Studies. For more information, to download the flyer or to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/realtalkuncg.

Looking Ahead: July 12, 2017

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting
Thursday, July 13, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House,

Creatives on Call with Jina Valentine
Thursday, July 13, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Summer Music Camp concerts
Friday, July 14, see CW post for times/locations

Chamber Music @ UNCG, Eastern Music Festival
Monday, July 17, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building

Spartan Cinema: “Beauty and the Beast”
Friday, July 21, 7 p.m., LeBauer Park

WAM Tour: More Than Meets the Eye
Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

State of the Campus Address
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., UNCG Auditorium

Looking ahead: June 28, 2017

UNCG Surplus Sale (Dorm Furniture)
Friday, June 30, 8-11 a.m.. University Warehouse

Eastern Music Festival’s Chamber Music @ UNCG
Monday, July 3, 8 p.m,, Recital Hall, Music Building

Independence Day: Classes dismissed; offices closed
Tuesday, July 4

Housing Hangout: Youth Homelessness
Friday, July 7, noon, MHRA 1607

Eastern Music Festival’s Chamber Music @ UNCG
Monday, July 10, 8 p.m,, Recital Hall, Music Building

Noon at the ‘Spoon public tour
Tuesday, July 11, noon, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Millennials in the workplace

Millennials. This much talked-about and largest generation is firmly established in the workplace, but many businesses still have questions about recruiting and retaining this population. Lizzy Tahsuda, Manager of Career and Professional Development for the Bryan School (and a proud millennial herself), has researched this generation and shares tips with area employers on leveraging their talents.

Join the Bryan School on Thursday, July 13, at 8 a.m. for a free presentation on the M-Factor: Recruiting and Retaining Millennials. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required.

See details and RSVP at bryan.uncg.edu/m-factor.

Launch of new CW email

Your UNCG Campus Weekly email newsletter is “new and improved” – with visuals and additional info for several top stories and an overall enhanced experience for you. Send us a note if you have any questions or ideas for stories – and let us know what you think of this new email format.

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Looking ahead: July 14, 2017

“Creatives on Call” with Lien Truong
Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

“More than Meets the Eye” tour
Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Summer Session I final exams
Wednesday, June 21

Sondheim Concert Series: ‘Sweeney Todd’ preview
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m., Triad Stage

First classes for Summer Session II
Thursday, June 22

13th Annual WAM Summer Solstice Party
Friday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.

GPA record year for Athletics

UNCG Athletics set a program record with a 3.22 grade-point average for the 2016-17 year. They also set a new mark for a single-term with a 3.25 GPA during the spring semester. Twelve student-athletes finished the 2016-17 year with a 4.0 cumulative GPA, and 32 student-athletes posted a 4.0 GPA for the 2017 spring term.

Looking Ahead: May 31, 2017

UNCG LimeBike launch celebration
Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m., Walker Circle behind Jackson Library

Sondheim Concert Series: ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ (preview)
Thursday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Triad Stage

UNCG 125th celebration launch
Friday, June 2

Housing Hangout: Recovery Housing
Friday, June 2, noon, MHRA, Room 3605

NCAA Tournament: UNCG Baseball at Clemson
Friday, June 2, 7 p.m., ESPN3

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

“Creatives on Call” with Lien Truong
Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Looking ahead: May 17, 2017

First day of classes for Summer Session I
Thursday, May 18

“Art on Paper” opening reception
Saturday, May 20, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Memorial Day: No classes, offices closed
Monday, May 29

Looking Ahead: May 10, 2017

Board of Trustees meeting
Thursday, May 11, 8:30 a.m., Alumni House

Staff Senate meeting
Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m., Moran Commons, Room 109

UNCG May Commencement
Friday, May 12, 10 a.m., Coliseum

Baseball vs. Citadel
Friday, May 12, 6 p.m., UNCG Baseball Stadium

Looking Ahead: May 3, 2017

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

Exams begin
Thursday, May 4

Guest Artist: The New Baroque Chamber Players
Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Organ Hall, Music Building

Softball vs. ETSU (Doubleheader)
Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m., UNCG Softball Stadium

Concert, Dancers Connect
Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Dance Theater

Noon at the  ’Spoon
Tuesday, May 9, 12 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

May Commencement
Friday, May 12, 10 a.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Housing Hangout: rural housing

The Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS) will host a Housing Hangout this Friday, May 5, at noon in MHRA 1607. The focus is on rural housing, and there will be three speakers: Trevor Nuttall, Community Development Division Director of Asheboro; Margrit Bergholz, Senior Supportive Housing Development Officer for the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency in Raleigh; and Phillip Sheldon, from the research staff of CHCS. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

UNCG’s plants: A walk on the wild side May 16

UNCG’s next Staff Senate workshop is titled Walk on the Wild Side.

Interested? You may register at http://workshops.uncg.edu/workshops-by-category.jsp?cat_id=77001540.

Learn about the herbs, medicinal and edible plants on the UNCG campus. The Staff Senate sponsored tour will be led by Stacey Krim, UNCG librarian and amateur herbalist and wildcrafter.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – noon-1 p.m. – Meet in front of EUC – Raindate is May 23, 201


For event  accommodations, contact Lisa McLaughlin, lmmclaug@uncg.edu.

Diversity in Language and Culture Conference coming in fall

The Diversity in Language and Culture conference will take place Sept. 23, 2017, and this year’s theme is “Teaching Today’s Evolving Learners: A Commitment to Critical Approaches and Pedagogies.” The three keynote speakers are Dr. Django Paris, Dr. Jennifer Leeman and Dr. Imagni Goffney.

Looking Ahead: April 26, 2017

Sustainability Short Film Competition
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Concert, University Band
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Theatre

Arbor Day event: ‘Lorax’ reading and tree planting
Friday, 11 a.m., The Fountain at Moran Plaza

Miles Davis Jazz Ensemble with guest drummer Matt Wilson
Friday, April 28, 8 p.m., Taylor Theatre

Concert, Association of Graduate Students in Dance
Sunday, April 30, 6 p.m., Dance Theater

Concert, University String Orchestra /Sinfonia
Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 2, 10  a.m.,  EUC Auditorium

Student Honors Convocation
Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m., EUC Auditorium

Tee it up, at Jack Cooke Classic May 15

A long-standing tradition and a great beginning to the summer, the 31st Annual Jack Cooke Golf Classic is scheduled to be played Monday, May 15, 2017. This year’s event will be held at Oak Hollow Golf Course. The fee is $35.00 per person and includes the green fee with cart, range balls, picnic, and door prizes. The round will begin with a 9:00am shotgun start and will feature 18 hole Captain’s Choice (4-person teams) format. Teams must register by Friday, May 5th, 2017. Teams can register online at http://recwell.uncg.edu/golf.

Any questions? Contact the Recreation & Wellness Office at 334-5924 or recwell@uncg.edu.

Looking Ahead: April 19, 2017

General Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, April 19, 3 p.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

Concert: Wind Ensemble, War and Peace Reimagined Series
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. Taylor Theatre

UPAS: Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis
Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m., Lawndale Baptist Church (shuttles begin 6:30 p.m.)

Colloquium with Dr. Patricia Fall, “Island ecosystems before and after contact in the Bahamas”
Friday, April 21, 3:30 p.m., 106 Graham

Spring Dances
Saturday, April 22, 2 & 8 p.m., Dance Theater

2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Talk and Reception
Saturday, April 22, 5 p.m. Weatherspoon Art Museum

Concert: Chorale/Chamber Singers
Sunday, April 23, 3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

In memoriam: Bill Bates

Dr. Bill Bates, former head of the Department of Biology, died on April 9, 2017.

In 1966, he joined UNCG’s Department of Biology and served as head of the department from 1979 to 1988. He taught biochemistry, cell biology, radioisotope techniques and introductory biology during his career at UNCG. He retired in 2000 after 33 years on the UNCG faculty.

A native of Texas, he received degrees from Rice University and did postdoctoral research at Stanford.

At UNCG, he was hired by Dr. Eberhart as part of a group of faculty to increase the research mission of the Biology Department, and helped lead the department in making more advanced use of computers in teaching and research. His research work focused on enzyme activity in Neursopera crassa, a fungus that is a common model organism in Biology.

A 2 p.m. memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, 5926 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro.

His obituary may be viewed here.

Memorial service at UNCG for Cathy Ennis April 25

Dr. Cathy Ennis, professor of curriculum theory and development in the Department of Kinesiology, died April 8. She had been a member of the faculty since 2008 and was an alumna, having received her master’s degree in physical education here in 1977.

A memorial service will be held on the UNCG campus Tuesday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, School of Music Building. A reception will follow in the Atrium.

A graveside service was held last Friday in Richmond, Virginia. You may access see an earlier Campus Weekly story here. Her obituary may be accessed here.

Looking Ahead: April 12

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

“Punishment in the United States: Mass Incarceration and its Alternatives”
Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.  SOEB 224

Men’s Soccer 10-Team Tournament
Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m., Soccer Stadium & North Field

Baseball vs. Wofford
Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m., Baseball Stadium

Softball vs. Samford
Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m., Softball Stadium

Men’s Tennis vs. Elon
Monday, April 17, 5 p.m., Tennis Courts

Concert: Wind Ensemble, War and Peace Reimagined Series
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. Taylor Theatre

UPAS: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m., Lawndale Baptist Church

North Carolina Museum of Art Ed. Expo
Thursday, April 20, 5 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

In memoriam: Cathy Ennis

Dr. Catherine Ennis, professor of curriculum theory and development in the Department of Kinesiology, died April 8. She had been a member of the faculty since 2008 and was an alumna, having received her master’s degree in physical education here in 1977.

Her research, generously supported by the National Institutes of Health, focused on physical education in urban school settings and sought to determine what curriculum is most effective in enhancing student learning.

She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Health and Human Performance in 2009, and last month she received the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal from the Society of Health and Physical Educators for exemplifying the highest standards of accomplishment, innovation and leadership.
She had held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Maryland, College Park, before joining UNCG’s Department of Kinesiology.

Funeral arrangements in Richmond, Va., and a memorial service here at UNCG are pending. Memorial donations may be made to the UNCG Catherine D. Ennis Undergraduate Scholarship Fund. More information may be seen in her obituary.

From soldier to veteran: two stories, in their own words

As part of the War and Peace Imagined project, the UNCG History department has been working with the Greensboro Public Library and StoryCorps to collect local oral histories about people’s experiences with modern wars. (See earlier post.) On Thursday, April 13, Vietnam War POW Porter Halyburton and former Army Intelligence Officer (and UNCG alumnus) Jason Baum will share their experiences about the transition from soldier to veteran.

This event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Central Library, at 219 N. Church St. It is free and open to the public.

LIHC Artists in Residence Showcase April 20

The campus community is invited to join the Lloyd International Honors College for the Artists in Residence Showcase, on Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m. in Collins Lecture Hall, Music Building.

Four Honors College fellows, a diverse community of artist scholars, will present the work they have created this school year. This program is in partnership with Lloyd International Honors College, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office.

Reception to follow.

Panel discussion on the Middle East April 13

On Thursday, April 13, at 5 p.m., the International & Global Studies Program and the Department of Peace & Conflict Studies will host a panel discussion on the Middle East.

Panelists will include Dr. Thomas Matyok, Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG, Dr. Lasha Tchantouridzé, Associate Professor and Director of graduate programs in Diplomacy and International Relations at Norwich University, and Dr. Ali Askerov, Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG.

The event will be held in the School of Education Building, Room 118. All are invited.

Film: ‘Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom’ April 20

On Thursday, April 20, the Human Rights Research Network presents the last film in its year-long series. The film, “Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom,” chronicles the story of Nelson Mandela’s life from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first fully representative democratically elected president of South Africa. Dr. Robert Griffiths, Associate Professor of Political Science, will present the film.
The film begins at 6:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 120. Reception to follow. All are invited.

The HRRN Film Series is sponsored by the International Programs Center’s Kohler Fund, Ashby Dialogues, International & Global Studies Program, the Departments of Political Science, History, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, & the University Libraries.

More information is at http://humanrightsresearchnetwork.weebly.com/

GEMS dinner and new season

The Growing Entrepreneurship by Mentoring Students (GEMS) program will host its wrap-up dinner April 18 at 6 p.m., to honor the students and mentors who participated this past year. Applications for next year’s program will be due May 1. GEMS is managed by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center and arranges monthly one-on-one meetings between top entrepreneurial students and experienced entrepreneur mentors, as well as dinner, receptions and other meetings and workshops to encourage networking and the sharing of information among students and mentors. There is no cost for students to participate and all full-time college students are invited to submit applications. Find more information on GEMS here.