UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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…]

MLK Service Award Winner

021010NewsAndNotes_UgochukwoUNCG student Zimuzor Ugochukwu is the recipient of the 2010 MLK Service Award. [Read more…]

‘Classic Girls, Modern Stories’ Display, Talk Feb. 15

021010NewsAndNotes_GirlsBooksRemember Polyanna, Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew?

They, along with their sisters in American children’s fiction, have been collected and preserved as part of the UNCG University Libraries’ Girls Books in Series Collection.  One of the largest book collections at UNCG, this impressive series is housed in Special Collections & University Archives in Jackson Library. Numbering approximately 2,800 volumes and representing some 500 different series, the collection is one of the most inclusive of its kind in the United States.

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries invites faculty and staff to a special event featuring this collection.  On Monday, February 15, from 2-4 pm in the Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, the Friends will host a tea and a talk with Professor Joe Sutliff Sanders  of Cal State San Bernardino, “Classic Girls, Modern Stories.” Highlights from the collection will also be on display.  To reserve a space, RSVP to Kimberly Lutz at kimberly_lutz@uncg.edu or 6-8598, by Friday, Feb. 12.

Expert on U.S. Policy in Iran Speaks Feb. 17

Andrew Parasiliti, executive director of the Washington, D.C., office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and former foreign policy advisor to U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, will speak on “The Obama Administration and Iran” Wednesday, Feb. 17. [Read more…]

More Successful Relationships

The Staff Senate sponsored brown bag lunch series continues in February with a discussion on “Communication and Relationships.”

Parking Operations and Campus Access Management staff member Steve Sparks, who holds a master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will discuss the cycle that relationships go through (based on Steve White’s “The Art of Human Relations”). [Read more…]

Sustainability Film “FUEL” Feb. 18

“FUEL” is a comprehensive and entertaining look at energy in America: a history of where we have been, our present situation and a solution to dependence on foreign oil. [Read more…]

Financial Aid Awareness Week Through Feb. 11

Over half of the students enrolled at UNCG are taking advantage of the financial aid opportunities available to help pay for the cost of a college education. However, many students think that they will not qualify for financial assistance, so they do not bother applying. There are many opportunities for financial aid available, and the Financial Aid Office wants to help students take advantage of them. Financial Aid Awareness Week provide an opportunity to raise their awareness. [Read more…]

Ben Stywall on the Boards, at Record Pace

021010NewsAndNotes_StywallSenior basketball player Ben Stywall has had quite a year. He is in the top 10 in scoring in the SoCon, at 14.3 points per game. As for rebounding, he recently moved into third place on the school’s career rebounding list, passing Eric Cuthrell. He leads the SoCon in rebounding, with about 10.5 per game. [Read more…]

Soccer Star Becoming Country Music Star?

021010NewsAndNotes_SoccerStarIf Spartan Athletics fans thought they recognized the rising country music singer performing at SpartanFest and singing a pre-game “God Bless America,” they were right. The singer was Karla Davis, who graduated in media studies in 2008. [Read more…]