UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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…]

Collecting Educational Items

Staff Senate is leading a drive to collect items for Burmese families living in Guilford County. [Read more…]


NotesIconGerontology The Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA) presents the UNCG Gerontology Program with funds toward a gerontology graduate student’s educational expenses. The award is given to a continuing gerontology graduate student who is committed to the well-being of older adults and enhancing the lives, policies and environments of older adults and society in general. Jessica Mroz, pursuing the MS in Gerontology degree, is TRLA’s first 2009-2010 award recipient.

In memoriam Madge Hubbard died Jan. 14, of cancer. She was employed in the UNC system for over 17 years. From 2006, she served as the director of the UNC Exchange Program (UNC-EP), housed at UNCG.  She was former Deputy Director of Study Abroad at UNC Chapel Hill.

Pink Zone Women’s basketball returns to action Saturday, Feb. 6, when the team will host Davidson at 3 p.m. at Fleming Gym. The game will be the Spartans’ annual Pink Zone game, to raise awareness about breast cancer. It will also be Coach Lynne Agee’s 900th career contest.

Online books @ your virtual library Are you doing any web design or programming? Desktop publishing? Involved in online business ventures? Check out a resource available through the university libraries: Safari Books Online. Books such as Photoshop CS4 Visual QuickStart Guide, Learning ASP.NET, Online Marketing Inside and Out are examples of the more than 2,000 electronic books you may view on your computer. These Safari ebooks and more ebooks can be found in UJNCG’s library catalog or on the ebooks page.  Questions? Ask.

Gerontology services Erin Russell King, social research associate with the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services and an alumnus of the UNCG Gerontology Program, will present an update on state-wide planning for aging services across North Carolina and talk about her career path.  She will highlight communities and businesses deemed “senior friendly.” The talk will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 p.m., MHRA, Room 2210.

Results of Zanmi-UNCG Fundraiser

020310NewsAndNotes_HaitiThe Zanmi-UNCG fundraiser Thursday, Jan. 28 to raise awareness and money to support earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti was a big success.

All proceeds from the event, which featured a silent auction and raffle, will go to Partners In Health, an international medical relief agency with a long track record of work in Haiti. [Read more…]

Black History Month’s Slate of Events

A stepshow and several lectures and discussions are slated for February, to mark Black History Month. [Read more…]

Great Conversations

Several “Great Conversation” lectures are on tap this semester, sponsored by the Philosophy Department and Phi Sigma Tau Honor society. [Read more…]

Community Engagement Scholar Speaks, Conducts Workshops

Dr. Amy Driscoll, a scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will present two addresses and a series of workshops Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16-17, on the topic “Institutional Strategies for Supporting Community-Engaged Scholarship.” [Read more…]

Career Expo Feb. 10

Representatives from government, business, industry, health, communications, non-profit organizations and graduate and professional schools will meet with students and alumni in Cone Ballroom of Elliott University Center, Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 12:30 – 4 p.m. [Read more…]

SoCon Academic All-Conference Honors

Twenty-four Spartan student-athletes were among 316 that earned Southern Conference Academic All-Conference honors for the fall 2009 season. [Read more…]

Food for Fines, at University Libraries

Help feed Greensboro this Valentines Day. From Feb. 8-14, Jackson Library and Music Library patrons may pay their overdue book fines with canned food. [Read more…]

Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held Feb. 2, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Alexander Room, EUC. [Read more…]

Consumer Health Information Online

Ever needed to see an image of an episiotomy? Wanted reliable information about lower back pain? Check out the wealth of information available at Consumer Health Information Online. [Read more…]

‘Would MLK Come to MLK Day?’

That is the question posed at today’s (Jan. 27) Food for Thought offering at the Faculty Center. These sessions are open to anyone on campus each Wednesday at noon. [Read more…]

Makeshift Shelter and Found Objects

Dr. Susanne Cabrera’s students in Interior Architecture are getting a little better understanding of the challenges of creating shelters from less-than-ideal materials.

Their blog posting says, in part: “In the wake of the devastating earthquake that recently hit Haiti, we cannot help but think how fortunate we are to have shelter that offers protection from outside elements and, equally important, affords us with a sense of security.

In an effort to bring more awareness to the responsibility that designers have in providing shelter to all, the first project undertaken in the second year afternoon studio has challenged teams of students to design a “Makeshift Shelter” constructed using only found objects.”

Visit the lobby of Gatewood Studio Arts Building Friday Jan. 29, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. to see the results. Or come earlier – the installation begins at 9 a.m.

“We invite you to not only interact with the final creations but encourage you to observe the installation process that will begin at 9 a.m.,” the post continues.

“In order to help with the relief effort for Haiti, we will be working with IIDA to collect donations for the American Red Cross during both the installation and presentation event.”

Addressing Educational Barriers for the Disabled

UNCG offers its third annual Access and Equity Conference Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center. [Read more…]

ITS Newsletter

Information Technology Services offers lots of support services. See the full article on what ITS offers – as well as updates on Windows 7 training, voice mail tips, iSpartan migration and more in this month’s “Technology @ UNCG” newsletter.

Spare Change for Haiti

Departments in the HHP Building have been raising money for Haiti. Operation ‘Spare Change’ is a voluntary donation initiative where faculty take containers/envelopes to their classes and ask if students have any loose change in their pockets, purses or backpacks and would they like to donate it to send to the American Red Cross for the Haiti Relief Fund. [Read more…]