UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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…]

Civil Rights Greensboro

012710Feature2_CivilRightsUNCG, in conjunction with the 50-year anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-ins, has launched Civil Rights Greensboro, an online portal to information about people and events that have helped define Greensboro’s history.

The site represents a combined effort between UNCG, Guilford College, Greensboro College and Duke University. It is hosted and maintained by the UNCG University Libraries’ Electronic Resources and Information Technology department.

Civil Rights Greensboro, a searchable digital archive, covers such subjects as desegregation of local schools, the February 1960 sit-ins at Woolworth’s, race relations at UNCG and Guilford College, the Black Power movement in Greensboro and the Klan-Nazi shootings at Morningside Homes in 1979. Audio clips of first-person accounts, transcribed oral histories and archival photos and clippings are available on the site.

Digitized resources came from the following collections:

• University Archives and Manuscripts, UNCG

• Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College

• Brock Historical Museum, Greensboro College

• Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, Duke University

• Greensboro Historical Museum

A $74,616 NC ECHO Digitization Grant from the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with money from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, funded the project.

Visual: In April 1969, student supporters of striking food service workers listened as Henry Frye, attorney and state legislator, spoke. Photo is from The Carolinian and is part of Civil Rights Greensboro.

Restructuring

012710Feature3_MossmanA steering committee has been named to develop recommendations on how to implement the administrative restructuring that places the Division of Student Affairs within the Division of Academic Affairs.

Provost David Perrin announced the Student Affairs/Academic Affairs Restructuring Steering Committee, which is co-chaired by Dr. Cherry Callahan and Dr. Steve Roberson. A trio of subcommittees will focus on the areas of retention/persistence, living-learning, and leadership and service learning. The UNC Board of Governors approved the restructuring on Friday, Jan. 8.

Those appointed are:

  • Student Affairs/Academic Affairs Restructuring Committee: Roberson and Callahan, co-chairs, Dr. Jen Day Shaw, Dr. Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, Dr. Alan Boyette and Dr. Tim Johnston
  • Living-Learning Subcommittee: Dr. Mary Hummel and Chalhoub-Deville, co-chairs, Dr. Brett Carter, Kathy Crowe, Dr. Jerry Pubantz, Dr. John Sopper, Dr. Jim Weeks and Dr. Erin Bentrim-Tapio
  • Retention/Persistence Subcommittee: Boyette, chair, Shaw, co-chair, Kristen Christman, Dr. John Rife, Johnston, Lise Keller, Dr. Kim Sousa Peoples and Dr. Audrey Lucas
  • Leadership and Service Learning Subcommittee: Dr. Celia Hooper and Dr. Checka Leinwall, co-chairs, Dr. Laurie Sims, Dr. Rebecca Adams, Dr. Cathy Hamilton, Dr. Mary Crowe and Dr. Ruth DeHoog.

Perrin said the restructuring will provide a creative environment leading to the development of common goals and new approaches to enhancing student success. The committee is charged with:

  • Reviewing the range of activities, responsibilities and resources for each of the 12 Student Affairs departments and the relevant components of Academic Affairs, to discover opportunities for enhanced cooperation among the two divisions.
  • Recommending how Student Affairs resources will complement the work of Academic Affairs with initial emphasis on retention and persistence, living-learning communities, and leadership and service learning.
  • Proposing organizational restructuring that coordinates activities directly related to student success (e.g., retention, persistence and graduation) under the supervision of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Examining and proposing additional opportunities for Student Affairs and Academic Affairs collaboration and restructuring to better coordinate activities in support of UNCG’s living-learning communities, and leadership and service learning programs.

Responsibility for UNCG’s academic programs, research activities, and student affairs have been consolidated under Perrin, who has the title Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. The position’s direct reports will include the Vice Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, the Deans Council, director of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, director of the Lloyd International Honors College, and director of SERVE. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development will remain members of the Chancellor’s Executive Staff.

‘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…]

“Existed: Leonardo Drew” Opens with Talk, Dance Feb. 5

012710EyeOnArts_DrewThe Weatherspoon will be the sole museum to present “Existed: Leonardo Drew” in the Southeast. The major mid-career survey exhibition includes fourteen large-scale works, including one specially adapted by the artist for the Weatherspoon’s atrium, along with eight works on paper. [Read more…]

Looking ahead: Jan. 27 – Feb. 3, 2010

Film, “Hungry for Green,” by Matt Barr, with discussion by George McGovern
EUC Auditorium, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.

Forum on UNCG’s involvement in Woolworth’s sit-in in 1960
MRC, EUC, Thursday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m.

Men’s basketball vs. Elon
Greensboro Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

Haiti relief fundraiser, by Zanmi-UNCG
Sullivan Science Building, Mead Auditorium, Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Symposium/exhibition, “A Legacy of Building Peace,” on King, Gandhi and Ikeda
EUC Auditorium, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m.

Commemorative march to Woolworth’s
Meet at Guilford Residence Hall at 11:30 a.m. for noon departure, Monday, Feb. 1.

Blood drive
Alexander Room, EUC, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.

Faculty Senate meeting
Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.

more at calendar.uncg.edu

Latin Jazz

The Latin jazz sextet, Conjunto, led by student Antonio Truyols, will perform Wednesday, Feb. 3.  The concert will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Music Building, Collins Lecture Hall.  It will be free of charge. [Read more…]

Campus People – January 27, 2010

011310CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Dr. Brett Carter – Katie Sales – Patricia Taylor – Venus Pinnix – Carole Lindsey-Potter [Read more…]

Helping Haiti

012710Headline_HaitiThursday, Jan. 28, is the big night of music, silent auctions and raffles in Sullivan Science Building to raise funds for Haitians in need. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Parking will be free in McIver St. Parking Deck.

The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti left at least 150,000 dead – the number is not yet known. Many have been left with limited access to food, water and shelter. UNCG is helping those who survived, in an effort coordinated with the Office of Leadership and Service Learning and the Office of Campus Activities and Programs. Lots of individuals and organizations are coordinating efforts. And one big event is Thursday’s fundraiser, which is sponsored by a campus alliance called Zamni – UNCG. Tickets continue to be offered mid-day in the EUC foyer. They will also be available at the door.

All proceeds will go to Partners In Health and their work in Haiti.

Partners In Health has been working in Haiti for more than 25 years and, with their Haitian community partners, operate a hospital complex and several satellite clinics and hospitals on the Central Plateau and have opened and run field hospitals and operating rooms all over the Port a Prince area.

They are consistently rated at the top of non-profits in terms of their effectiveness and the high ratio of their funding that goes directly to their programs (rather than administrative or other costs). Charity Navigator has awarded them its highest ranking and a recent article in The New York Times listed them as one of the most effective organizations currently dealing with the humanitarian crisis in Haiti.

This particular event had its origins when two anthropology faculty members saw a need. Very soon, a bunch of students in Anthropology joined in. “This quickly became a student-driven initiative,” says Dr. Jo Paluzzi. “And I have never seen anything like it. We have over 100 students from across the campus and across disciplinary and school boundaries with more contacting us every day to simply say, ‘Tell me what I can do to help.’”

Their regular Jan. 20 Anthropology Club meeting turned into a different kind of meeting – with students from other organizations joining them to offer ideas, said Cathy Hamilton, director of the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning. Graham 421 was filled. The result: Zamni – UNCG. “Zamni” is the Creole word for “partner.”

Chancellor Linda P. Brady announced a coordination meeting, so all interested individuals and groups campus-wide could hear from each other and join forces, in many cases. The EUC Auditorium the following day had about 150 people – about 20 percent who attended were faculty and staff, 80 percent were students. A lot of ideas and practical advice was offered. Announcements were made. Sign-up sheets passed around. And everyone left knowing about key contacts and key events – such as an educational event on Haiti offered Jan. 21 by Greek organizations and Jan. 28’s big fundraiser.

Hamilton stressed at that meeting that there was no good way to get canned goods or clothing to the people of Haiti in need. But those assembled seem to reach consensus on two ways to help:

A blog about the campus’ Haiti relief efforts has been created: http://uncghaiti.wordpress.com

Thursday, Jan. 28, fundraiser event

The music Thursday night will be “an eclectic mix,” Paluzzi says, “a rock-Brazilian-mellow-bluegrass-Latin-musical-jazz-fusion. The performers are all volunteering their time: After Thought, Dream Killer, Kristen Leigh, Do Right, Latin Rio Trio and an ensemble from Dreams of a King.

“It promises to be fun and – with the number of raffle and auction prizes we have – a lot of people will walk away with some very lovely stuff,” Paluzzi says.

Some examples:

SOUTH AFRICAN ZULU CERAMIC POTS – ONE HOUR OF FLIGHT TIME OVER GREENSBORO – PERUVIAN FOLK ART – FIRST NATION BASKET- SPA GIFT CERTIFICATES – COOKIES OF THE MONTH’ FOR A YEAR – FOOD GIFT BASKETS – HAIR SALON STYLING – HAND-PRINTED CHILDREN’S SHIRTS – USE OF A PICK-UP TRUCK FOR AN AFTERNOON – JEWELRY – HAND-KNIT SCARVES – PET BOUTIQUE BASKET – RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATES (INCLUDING A CONFIRMED RESERVATION FOR FOUR AND A GIFT CERTIFICATE TOWARDS THE MEAL FOR VALENTINE’S DAY) – CLOTHING – HAITIAN STEEL DRUM ART – HOME FURNISHING GIFT CERTIFICATE

Those with questions may contact Dr. Sarah Wagner or Dr. Jo Paluzzi.

Art in the MRC

012710EyeOnArts_ExhibitAttend an art reception featuring the work of Jonathan Cobbs, Maurice Moore and Christian Ryan. The reception, where the students be talking about their work, will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Multicultural Resource Center, EUC.

[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.”

Newsmakers

Dr. Channelle James, Dr. Jerry Pubantz and Dr. Jimmy Efird were among the individuals recently featured in the news. See details.

Announcements – January 27, 2010

The Student Employment Office (SEO) is accepting nominations for the 2010 “Student Employee of the Year” award. Faculty and Staff are invited to nominate a student employee who has exhibited exemplary service. One undergraduate and one graduate student nomination may be submitted by each supervising faculty or staff member.

One undergraduate and one graduate student will be selected based on the following criteria: reliability, quality of work, attitude, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution.

Eligible students must have been employed for a minimum of 6 months part-time between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, (anticipated) – or worked the equivalent of 240 hours during this timeframe.

All nominees will be honored on April 15 as part of National Student Employment Appreciation Week. The ceremony will take place in Cone Ballroom in the EUC.

One nominee will have the chance to win a $1,000 money order and plaque in the regional competition and a $1,000 cash award in the national competition.

To download a form or to learn more, visit www.uncg.edu/csc/seo/oncampusemployers/supervisorforms

All nominations must be submitted electronically by Friday, Feb. 12, to Dione Brigola.

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…]