UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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…]

Apply for Community Fellowships

The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning has received a grant from The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to fund and pilot two UNCG Community Fellow positions. [Read more…]

Language Exchange Program Seeks Volunteers

A new Language Exchange Program will pair English speakers with speakers of foreign languages. The pairs meet weekly in a neutral location and spend half of their time conversing in English and the other half conversing in the foreign language. The program is ideal for those who have the basics of the other language and wish to improve their conversational skills. In order to maintain an international focus, celebrate different cultural backgrounds and build a greater sense of community on campus, the program will pair students with staff, staff with faculty, and faculty with students. The program seeks people interested in this volunteer opportunity.  [Read more…]

Public Show in Petty’s Planetarium

011310NewsAndNotes_PlanetariumCome – and bring your family – to a free planetarium show at UNCG’s new planetarium in Petty Science Building Friday night, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. The planetarium features a Spitz Projector in a 20-foot dome. The show, sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will feature the sky constellations as well as the motions of the moon, sun and planets. Seating is limited; reservations are required. [Read more…]

New Name: Ph.D. in Educational Studies

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching has been re-named Ph.D. in Educational Studies, notes Dr. David Ayers, the program coordinator.
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Honors Students at Model UN Conference

The Lloyd International Honors College has selected seven students to participate in the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, March 14-18. UNCG is one of only two public universities in North Carolina to send delegates to this conference, which will give students the opportunity to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges along with more than 2,400 students from over 50 countries. [Read more…]


NotesIconBarack Obama as author
A “Conversations with the Community” series is hosted by the African American Studies Program. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. in EUC’s Kirkland Room, the series features a community book discussion on President Obama’s “Dreams from my Father.” Discussion will be led by Dr. C. P. Gause and Robert Randolph. RSVP at afs@uncg.edu.


Brown bag “The Economy in 2010” is the topic of the next brown bag lunch discussion hosted by Staff Senate. Led by Dr. Stuart Allen (Economics), it will be in Room 416, Bryan Building, Wednesday, Jan. 20. Register.

Policy change at Wellness Center Effective Jan. 19, all patients failing to cancel a scheduled massage or acupuncture appointment at least 24 hours in advance will be billed for the appointment. The charge will equal the cost of the appointment. Questions? Call 4-3190.

20 percent off for faculty, staff The All-Arts, Sciences + Technology camp offers one week sessions each summer with hands-on classes in arts, sciences and technology. The camp also includes recreation and citizenship components. It is for ages 7-15. For more information on the discount, visit allarts.uncg.edu, call 315-7742 or email patlevitin@gmail.com.

In memoriam Dr. Stanley L. Jones, vice chancellor of academic affairs from 1971 to 1983, died Nov. 26. He was 91 years old.

In memoriam Dr.  Henry Levinson died Jan. 4. He was a professor of religious studies for over twenty-five years.  He had served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and as head of the Department of Religious Studies.

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Proposals are due Jan. 29 by 5 p.m. for Undergraduate Research Assistantship projects requesting support to begin in Summer 2010. [Read more…]

Project Cut-Off Dates

The project cut-off dates for fiscal year 2009-2010 have been established. “In keeping with state and university policy, we will not pre-bill for work in progress or incomplete projects,” says Cynthia Barnes, assistant director of renovations. Funding for projects utilizing 2009-2010 funds must be received by Jan. 29 for projects involving renovations requiring design services and the N. C. State Construction Office approvals and April 15 for simple projects involving only painting or simple office relocations. All work must be completed by June 4. [Read more…]