UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes

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…]

Asian Film Screening

The Asian Film Festival continues Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m., in Sullivan Science Building, Room 101. The film “The World (Shijie)” will be screened. [Read more…]

Notes

NotesIconJanuary’s EAP newsletters are available The one for employee enhancement features pieces on “Multi-Vitamins: How Much is Enough?” and “Top Ten Financial Resolutions.” Highlights from this month’s Supervisor’s Supplement are “Workplace Goals for the New Year,” “Goal Setting for Success” and “Making an EAP Referral to Your Employees.”

Listen to men’s basketball A station with a very powerful signal has joined the Spartan Sports Radio Network for seven men’s games during the remainder of the season. WZTK-FM (101.1 FM) joins WPET-AM 950. WUAG-103.1 FM also carries some games, which are also streamed through UNCGSpartans.com for free, as well as through Yahoo! Sports.

Cold weather exhibitions Inspired by the unseasonably cold temperatures outside, Special Collections at Jackson Library is exhibiting artists’ books relating to winter. Read more.

Protecting historical collections When disaster strikes, rare books, precious textiles and historic documents are sometimes casualties. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources will hold a meeting Monday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m., at the Greensboro Public Library to help employees of cultural organizations prepare. Even concerns like mold or humidity will be addressed. Registration is $10. Visit www.ncecho.org to register.

Free access to Triad Business Journal The University Libraries has secured a subscription to the American City Business Journals, including the Triad Business Journal. Anyone on campus – and any current student, staff or faculty member from off-campus – can access the Triad Business Journal for free. Visit https://library.uncg.edu/dbs/auth/go.asp?vdbID=715, or look up the “Business Journal” in Journal Finder at http://journalfinder.wtcox.com/uncg/. Questions? Email smcramer@uncg.edu.

Budget Central The UNCG Budget Information web page has an update: http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/UNCG%20Bain%20report%2012-21-09.pdf

Practice Interview Days Feb. 2-4 Representatives from many companies will meet with students to practice their interviewing skills Feb. 2-4 in the Career Services Center, EUC. Employers will focus on standard interviewing questions and what it takes to ace an interview. Students who want to sharpen their skills can sign up at http://www.uncg.edu/csc. For details, e-mail lctandan@uncg.edu.

Water Main Facilities Operations had to shut off the water to Jackson Library late in the day Friday, Jan. 15,  due to a water main break involving a 6-inch water line that feeds the library. Work went late into the evening Friday and continued Saturday morning, said Steven Siler, Facilities Operations.

Archaeology Lectures

Archeology faculty research tea talks will be sponsored by the Archaeology Club and the Archaeology program. They take place in the Archaeology Lab, 52 McIver Building, at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. [Read more…]

Nominations for Student Excellence Award

The Lloyd International Honors College is accepting nominations for the Student Excellence Award. These awards are given to seniors whose academic careers are outstanding both inside and outside the classroom. Each academic department and interdisciplinary program may nominate up to two students for the award. [Read more…]

A Legacy of Building Peace: King, Gandhi and Ikeda

Our campus spotlights three icons of peace building – Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Daisaku Ikeda – on Sunday, Jan. 31. “A Legacy of Building Peace,” free of charge, runs from 2-8 p.m. in EUC Auditorium. Keynote speaker is Dr. Lawrence Carter, dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and professor of religion at Morehouse College in Atlanta. [Read more…]

Faculty Partners with Career Services

The Career Services Center (CSC) is ready to partner again with faculty members to provide career-related content for their Spring 2010 classes. [Read more…]

I CAN Campaign to Help South African Orphans

Students at UNCG, N.C. A&T State University and other local colleges will kick off the I CAN Campaign to raise money for the Woza Moya Children’s Center at noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in EUC Auditorium. The film “Angels in the Dust” will be screened at the event. [Read more…]

Former ‘World’s Strongest Woman’ Speaks Feb. 5

Dr. Jan Todd, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and former holder of more than 60 national and world records in women’s power lifting, will speak at the second annual UNCG Girls in Sport Symposium Feb. 5. [Read more…]

McGovern Was Here, Back in the Summer of ‘69

012010NewsAndNotes_McGovernThose who look forward to hearing former Senator George McGovern speak Jan. 27 on campus may be interested in knowing he has spoken here before. In 1969, he was the commencement speaker. The event occurred at Grimsley High School’s football stadium. [Read more…]

Registration Open for 2010 Lilly Conference

UNCG will host for the sixth year the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching at Greensboro, an conference related to teaching and learning. [Read more…]

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy at Rec Center

The Student Rec Center offers a number of programs. Some are the following. [Read more…]

MLK Celebration and Related Events

012010NewsAndNotes_MLKUNCG’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in EUC Auditorium. Free tickets are available at the UNCG Box Office. Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to travel in space, will be the keynote speaker. [Read more…]

Redesigning Learning Spaces to Improve Teaching, Learning

The most effective classroom renovations don’t just happen. Join the Teaching and Learning Center for an online seminar titled “Redesigning Learning Spaces to Improve Teaching and Learning,” presented on Wednesday, Jan.  27, 1-2:15 p.m. in 140 McIver.

Register for this event at https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops.

Learn how classroom planners across the country are finding innovative ways to incorporate the latest technologies when building new spaces for learning. Discover how curriculum designers are learning skills to integrate course objectives with updated classroom designs.

Questions? Email marian_harrison@uncg.edu.

One Game Only: Men’s Basketball at Fleming

012010NewsAndNotes_BasketballIf you’re planning to attend the Saturday, Jan. 23, men’s basketball game vs. Samford, don’t head to the Coliseum. That one game will be in the cozy confines of Fleming Gym on campus. [Read more…]

Gerontology Events

Several gerontology-related events are upcoming. [Read more…]

Schmooza Palooza 2010

Schmooza Palooza is a networking event, co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Office of Career Services, in which key networkers mentor students on how to meet and mingle with others. It will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 4:45 p.m., in the EUC. [Read more…]

NFL Charities Grant Targets Knee Biomechanics

Roughly 20 minutes into a football game or practice, ACL injury rates begin to rise. That’s the same amount of time it takes for intermittent physical activity to increase the looseness of the knee.

Thanks to a $125,000 grant from NFL Charities, Dr. Sandra Shultz (Kinesiology) will conduct an 18-month study of precisely how the increase in knee laxity during sports activity affects the biomechanics of the knee. [Read more…]

Campus All a-Twitter

Chancellor Linda P. Brady and men’s basketball Coach Mike Dement have a friendly little competition going — who can get the most Twitter followers by Feb. 8. The stakes? A free lunch. [Read more…]

MLK Speaker out of This World

011310NewsAndNotes_JemisonDr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to travel in space, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in EUC Auditorium. The event is open to the public at no charge; however tickets are required. Tickets will be available at the UNCG Box Office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. [Read more…]

Become a Grogan College Faculty Fellow

Grogan College supports first-year student learning, personal development and retention through its topical learning communities – groups of 15-25 students who share a common interest in a given academic field. [Read more…]