UNCG Campus Weekly

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Wrestling Pins Down its First Ever SoCon Title

031710NewsAndNotes_WrestlingUNCG claimed its first-ever Southern Conference Championship in wrestling and three individuals qualified for the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

141-pounder Ivan Lopouchanski, 165-pounder Victor Hojilla and 174-pounder Byron Sigmon all won individual titles at their respective weight classes in order to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Andrew Saunders will also join those three teammates at this week’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Omaha, Neb. after earning one of 50 at-large bids, David Percival (Athletics) notes.

Hojilla also came away with Most Outstanding Wrestler honors, while Coach Jason Loukides was honored as the SoCon Coach of the Year.

UNCG claimed the team championship by putting five wrestlers in the finals and three coming home with third-place finishes to score 81.5 points. The Citadel came in second with 74 points and Appalachian State was third with 71.5 points. Five-time defending SoCon Tournament champion Chattanooga finished in a distant fourth with 43 points followed by VMI and Davidson with 37 and 21 points, respectively.

Sustainability Symposium March 26

The Department of Biology has organized an afternoon symposium – Practical Steps toward Sustainability – for 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 26, in Sullivan Science Building. [Read more…]

Neuroscientist Speaks on ‘Animal Models, Human Reality’

031710NewsAndNotes_PreussNeuroscientist Dr. Todd Preuss, a three-time Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver a lecture – “Animal Models and Human Reality” – 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 19, in the Sullivan Science Building. [Read more…]

Breakfast at Woolworth’s – a Women’s History Month Forum

In observance of Women’s History Month, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in the Woolworth Building on Elm Street will host a series of activities that celebrate outstanding women in the Triad and our state.

One will be a breakfast forum, on Thursday, March 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the facility’s 172-seat auditorium. Panelists will include Dr. Linda P. Brady, chancellor; Rebecca Mann, president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Organization of Women; Julie Lapham, commissioner, The Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women; Katie Wangelin, director of programs, Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro; and Deena Hayes, member, Guilford County Board of Education. The public is invited. There is a charge.

A $6 activity fee includes a continental breakfast. Groups of 10 will be offered a $1 discount on each ticket.

For information, call 274-9199 or email info@sitinmovement.org.

Promoting Health of Older Immigrants

The Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships (CYFCP) is recruiting 20 AmeriCorps members to improve health care for immigrant and refugee seniors in Greensboro. [Read more…]

‘Library Express’ Streamlines Research

For decades the research and academic libraries across the UNC system have leveraged their collections and those of other research libraries in the region to reduce costs and make the greatest range of materials available to faculty and students. Now, with one easy system on the web, patrons can search the library catalog of all 17 institutions in the system and have the materials they need delivered in days. [Read more…]

‘Films on Demand’ in Demand

030310NewsAndNotes_FilmsA humanities professor wants to show a clip of a film. Some possible options? The professor could locate a dvd. Or perhaps consider YouTube.

There’s a new way. “Films on Demand” offers 46,000 online excepts from films in the humanities and the social sciences.

“Both full titles and clips can be imbedded in Blackboard and used for online or hybrid classes,” said Nanny Foster, the Teaching and Learning Center’s coordinator of media services. “It makes possible in-class projection without having to have the dvd in hand.

There is also the option of faculty using clips from titles. These are well indexed and inclue 46,000 choices. Both full titles and clips can be imbedded in Blackboard.

UNCG began offering the service in mid-February. No other Triad institutions offer it. Duke and UNC Chapel Hill began offering it a few weeks earlier.

The number of films offered may be expanded in the future to cover the other disciplines and areas, depending on how popular the service proves to be.

In addition, “It means 24/7 access for students with computer and internet connections,” she said.

Staff members may view the films as well. No password is needed on campus, Foster says. She adds that off campus, you’d need to enter your Novel username and password.

To access the service and the data base of films, visit the University Libraries’ Databases By Title web page,  then click F. You will then be at the “F page” – http://library.uncg.edu/dbs/dbs-byletter.asp?showdbs=F. Click Films on Demand.

Some benefits:

For Students:

  • Independent viewing outside of class can support review of material presented in class.
  • Viewing of supplemental materials can also be facilitated.
  • Access to titles is 24/7.
  • List of “favorites” similar to internet use can be maintained for future reference.
  • For “YouTube” generation, this method of delivery supports alternative learning styles. This alternative delivery of information can reach students for whom more traditional instruction has been less successful.
  • Ability to research and edit clips supports active learning.

For Faculty:

  • In addition to assessing appropriateness of titles for content and audience, this level of access makes integration into the curriculum more productive.
  • Supporting materials such as study guides and discussion threads and study questions can be more effectively designed.
  • Titles can be projected on existing teaching stations in face to face instruction.
  • Integration into Blackboard is supported making this a very viable choice for online classes.
  • An online reference list of titles used in class can be maintained for future reference and planning.
  • Editing of clips and portions of programs can provide focus on salient points and issues.
  • Clips can be edited to enrich class presentations.
  • Time constraints of using a complete program in class can be reduced and allow greater time in class for supporting discussion.
  • Student viewing of supplemental titles becomes more viable option.
  • Includes titles from a broad range of subject areas.
  • Will support interdisciplinary approach to topics and issues.

Have questions? The best first contact is Nanny Foster.

Notes – March 3, 2010

NotesIconRAMSeS workshop Another RAMSeS workshop will be held Thursday March 11, 2-4 p.m. in Room 2711, MHRA Building. The Office of Research and Economic Development in conjunction with the Office of Sponsored Programs will sponsor the workshop. Details are here.

Archaeology talks The North Carolina Council of Archaeologists will hold a series of meetings in the Sullivan Building, Room 201, Saturday, March 13, from 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Speakers’ topics are related to current research on North Carolina archaeology, both prehistoric and historic. Fore details, email lfstine@uncg.edu.

No CW next week CW will not publish March 3, due to spring break. CW will next publish on March 17. The deadline for that issue is end of day Wednesday, March 10.

Community service honor roll UNCG has been named to The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth straight year. Launched in 2006, it recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. Honorees were selected based on a series of factors, including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers service-learning courses. Over 700 schools nationwide were listed on the honor roll for their community service activities during the 2008-09 academic year. Forty North Carolina institutions were named.

Campus safety UNCG will receive the NASPA – Campus Safety Knowledge Community Best Practices in Campus Safety – Collaboration with External Agencies; Gold Designation for exemplary collaboration between local law  enforcement and campus community responders and role players during the active shooter drill. It will be awarded during the NASPA What More Can We Do? Building the New Legacy of Campus Safety pre-conference program, March 7.

Spartan Steps The campus-wide Spartan Steps fun fitness competition has generated a lot of interest. HRS has posted this information online. CW hopes to have more information in a future issue.

Lanes closed Spring Garden southbound, between Aycock and Tate, will be closed March 8-11 for spring landscaping maintenance along the roadway.

The Last Home Game

030310NewsAndNotes_BasketballThe men’s basketball team won their regular season finale in the Coliseum Monday night. The win puts them at fourth seed in their SoCon division for the SoCon tournament this weekend in Charlotte. [Read more…]

OLSL’s Spring Break Relief Trips

Interested in spending part of your Spring Break helping those in another community? Consider joining the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning as a learning partner for a Spring Break Service Relief Trip to Biloxi, Miss., March 7–13.

Learning partners are responsible for:

  • Serving as a resource to trip coordinators
  • Engaging in shared decision making with student trip leaders to ensure the safety and well being of the participants
  • Working with student leaders to address any concerns which may arise
  • Acting as the university representative in case of emergency
  • Providing advice and support to student leaders when needed
  • Representing the “OLSL way” of servant leadership.

For more information visit http://olsl.uncg.edu/service/relieftrips/news/. For additional information or questions contact Joseph Frey at jjfrey@uncg.edu or Emily Kamischke at emkamisc@uncg.edu.

A Student Believed to Have Active Tuberculosis

Late in the week of Feb. 14, clinicians in Student Health Services diagnosed a student with signs and symptoms of active tuberculosis (TB). [Read more…]

2011 Holiday Schedule

The 2011 holiday schedule, approved by Chancellor Brady, has been released by Human Resource Services:

New Year’s Day – Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

Martin L. King’s Birthday – Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Spring Holiday – Friday, April 22, 2011

Independence Day – Monday, July 4, 2011

Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday – Thursday, Friday, Nov. 24 -25, 2011

Winter Holiday – Monday through Thursday, Dec. 26, 27*, 28, 29, 2011

The university will be closed Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.

Regarding the scheduled holidays for the year 2011:

  • Due to Jan. 1, 2011 falling on a Saturday, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 will be observed as the New Year’s Holiday.
  • Employees may use accrued vacation time, bonus leave, compensatory time or leave without pay to cover the one day the university is closed. Employees who have no accrued leave time may make up the time with supervisory approval.
  • Employees may wish to use vacation time to attend religious services on days other than scheduled holidays. Department heads are strongly encouraged to accommodate such requests by arranging employees’ work schedules so that they may use vacation time for religious observances. Only in cases of business necessity or emergency should leave requests for religious reasons be denied.
  • Employees who are required to work on scheduled holidays shall be given, in addition to their regular salary, premium pay equal to one-half of their regular straight time rate for hours on these days, and shall be given equivalent time off on a date approved by the department head.
  • Permanent part-time employees receive holidays on a prorated basis. Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holidays. Please direct any questions you may have regarding holiday leave to Kathy Watford in the Employee Services Department of HRS, extension 4-5009.

*GS126-4(5) Requires the university to note what day is observed in lieu of Veteran’s Day; Dec. 27 is that day.

Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium

UNCG’s fifth Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium, titled “Informing Public Health Approaches,” will be March 20 in the Weatherspoon Art Museum. [Read more…]

Faculty Senate Forum: Gen Ed Goal and P&T Changes

A Faculty Senate Forum will be held Wednesday, March 17, from 3-5 p.m. in Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. [Read more…]

Women’s History Month Slate of Events

The contributions of women will be celebrated on campus during Women’s History Month. [Read more…]

Haiti Relief Efforts Ongoing

The earthquake relief efforts and devestation in Haiti may have largely disappeared from newspaper front pages. But efforts for relief continue on campus. [Read more…]

Supporting Scholarly Community Engagement

“Supporting Scholarly Community-Engagement in Teaching and Learning” will be a series of sessions offered on March 18-19. The keynote address, workshops and meetings will address faculty professional development, graduate education and early career faculty. [Read more…]

Balanced Choices in Dining Hall

On March 15, a Balanced Choices program will be presented in the “Good 4 U” area of the Spartan Restaurant (the Dining Hall). [Read more…]

Will Pharmacy Planning Proceed?

March 5 will be a red letter day on campus. UNCG will make its case for a proposed pharmacy school in a series of meetings. [Read more…]

Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Teaching

022410NewsAndNotes_SmithCan I use a Far Side cartoon in PowerPoint slides for my lecture? What about a video clip from “House?” [Read more…]

A Healthy Turnout

022410NewsAndNotes_HealthyUNCGMore than 350 UNCG employees attended the Healthy UNCG kick-off event on Monday, Feb. 15, in the EUC, according to event organizers. [Read more…]

Out to the Ball Game

022410NewsAndNotes_BaseballWhat could be better than sitting in UNCG Baseball Studium, as more than a hundred did this past Sunday, basking in 60 degree weather? [Read more…]

Notes – February 24, 2010

NotesIconUndergraduate Research Expo The Undergraduate Research Expo will be Thursday, March 25. Friday, The submission deadline is Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. Complete details are here . Registration is here. The Undergraduate Research Expo will showcase the research and creative scholarship of undergraduate students. Student projects are eligible to compete for a $1,000 award. Eligibility is based on mandatory student participation at the Undergraduate Research Expo and a nomination from their faculty mentor.

Committee on Sustainability Learn more about recent campus efforts and the UNC Focus Forward Virtual Conference on Sustainability scheduled for April 7. Members of the committee will be available in Azalea Room, EUC, 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, March 2, and in Sharpe Room, EUC, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. For details, visit the web site or email Sharon Bracci at slbracci@uncg.edu or Guy Sanders at gmsander@uncg.edu.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Know a student who’d like additional guidance in the IRB process? Do they have questions about informed consent or the recruitment process? IRB has open office hours Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., 2716 MHRA Building. No appointment is necessary. Or they may contact crmcgoff@uncg.edu or visit www.uncg.edu/orc.

Research Excellence Award The nomination form and guidelines for the Research Excellence Awards can be found here. Questions? Email freundd@uncg.edu. Nominations are due by March 16.

Looking for sponsors? A hands-on workshop on navigating electronic databases for financial sponsorship on the web is offered by Charna Howson (Sponsored Programs) and Gerald Holmes (University Libraries). It will will explore databases such as Grantselect, COS, Grants.gov, Grant Advisor Plus and Community Resource Information System. “Come learn how to proactively find sponsors for your next project,” they say. It will be Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Electronic CITI, Jackson Library. Register here.

Budget central The UNCG Budget Information web site was updated last week to include the following items: 1) General Fund Revenue Report and Economic Outlook and 2) Improving Services, Effectiveness, & Efficiency: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

UNCG Research magazine cited The award-winning UNCG Research magazine has earned another honor. UNCG Research received a special merit award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) southeast division. In 2005 and 2007, the magazine received CASE awards of excellence. Universities in the southeast division include Duke University, Vanderbilt, UNC Chapel Hill, Emory University and the University of Georgia, among others.

EEOI training Fifteen employees completed the two-day Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) provided by HRS. Participants included Cynthia Barnes, Sandra Bates-Hart, Maryann Burditt, Clarice Burns, Mary Jane Conger, Howard Doyle, Michael Elliott, Beth English, Christine Fischer, Buddy Hale, Mary Krautter, Gigi Ormsby, Lester Rogers, Neal Thacker, and China Tickle. A required training course for all managers and supervisors, EEOI addresses equal employment opportunity law compliance and issues of workplace diversity in state government. The next opportunity at UNCG for this training is July 22–23, 2010. Current managers and supervisors who have not completed this training requirement should refer to the EEOI web page for further details and registration procedures. This course is optional for all other employees. Contact Jason Morris in HRS at 4-4408 with any questions.

Before they were famous Have you or someone in your deparment taught someone who went on to become famous – or a star in their field? Tell CW about it.

Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week While severe weather can occur anytime throughout the year in North Carolina, March through May is the peak season, especially for tornadoes. The best protection against severe weather is to prepare now before a storm strikes. Find information on severe weather and emergency preparedness by contacting the UNCG Office of Emergency at BeReady@uncg.edu or by visiting www.readyguilford.org.

Men’s basketball Stywall on record pace Post player Ben Stywall needs 12 rebounds to tie the UNCG single-season rebound mark held by Eric Cuthrell, sports information director Mike Hirschman notes. Stywall is trying to become the first Spartan to ever average a double-double (at least 10 points and 10 rebounds per game) and the first player in the SoCon to do it since 2000-01. He is currently averaging 14.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest.

‘Improving Retention’ webinar Are you active in retention efforts – or simply interested? Gain insight on how to focus efforts to achieve the greatest impact. The webinar “Improving Retention by Focusing on Specific Student Populations” will be March 9 at 1 p.m. in McIver 140. For detals or to RSVP, contact Holly Grabowski.

Breaking Ground on New Green Residence Hall in May

UNCG will break ground in May on a 400-bed residence hall that is slated to open in August 2011. [Read more…]

Faculty and Staff Discount for SOAR

Are you the parent or family member of an incoming UNCG student and planning to attend SOAR? University faculty and staff are now eligible to receive a discount for the Parent & Family SOAR program. [Read more…]

A Very Blustery Day

021710NewsAndNotes_PineTreeWinds on Wednesday, Feb. 10, topped 50 mph, according to news reports. A steeple at a Friendly Avenue church was knocked askew by the gusts. [Read more…]

Leadership Programs – Nominations Sought

As in past years, the Leadership Programs Committee will nominate UNCG faculty and staff to participate in programs to develop their leadership skills. These programs offer invaluable opportunities for participants to put their skills to work in our community and state. [Read more…]

Heart Walk Teams Now Forming

UNCG faculty, staff and students have been strong supporters of the American Heart Association Heart Walk for many years by raising money and walking, Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples (Office of Orientation & Family Programs) notes. [Read more…]

Lincoln’s Role in Ending Slavery

Did Abe Lincoln Really Free the Slaves?” Join the University Libraries as noted legal scholar Dr. Paul Finkelman tackles that question, providing his perspective on Lincoln’s role in ending slavery in America. [Read more…]

H1N1 Vaccinations Still Available, But Special Clinics Suspended

The UNCG mass vaccination clinics have been suspended for the time being, according to Student Health Service. [Read more…]

Eating Disorders Awareness

Next week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. [Read more…]

City Council Supports Prospective School of Pharmacy

021010NewsAndNotes_PerrinCouncilGreensboro City Council approved a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 2, in support of UNCG’s efforts to establish a School of Pharmacy. Provost David H. Perrin received the resolution from Councilman Danny Thompson after the council’s unanimous vote. A committee of pharmacy school deans from around the country will visit the campus on March 5 to assess UNCG’s bid, and will pass their findings along to UNC General Administration. [Read more…]

Center to Boost HHS Research and Evaluation

021010NewsAndNotes_TelfairUNCG has created a center devoted to applied research and evaluation in health, human and community services.

The Center for Social, Community and Health Research and Evaluation (CSCHRE) will be led by Dr. Joseph Telfair (in visual), a professor in the Department of Public Health Education in the School of Health and Human Performance, and will be located in MHRA Building. [Read more…]

Bennett College’s Role in Woolworth Sit-ins

021010NewsAndNotes_BrownDr. Linda Beatrice Brown, professor of English and Willa B. Player Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Bennett College, will speak at UNCG’s Ashby Residential College, Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., in the Ashby Parlor at Mary Foust Hall.  Brown, a well-known lecturer, will talk about the Feb 1, 1960 Woolworth sit-ins, in which she and many Bennett College students participated. [Read more…]

Grand Canyon Expedition

021010NewsAndNotes_GrandCanyonLooking for a new kind of vacation? UNCG’s Outdoor Adventures has planned the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. The Grand Canyon Expedition will satisfy a thirst for adventure and beauty. [Read more…]