UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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…]

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…]