UNCG Campus Weekly

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Nominations for Staff Excellence Award

Chancellor Linda. P Brady encourages nominations for the University Staff Excellence Award:

TO: All University Faculty and Staff Leaders of Affiliated Organizations
FROM: Chancellor Linda Brady
DATE: February 8, 2012
SUBJECT: University Staff Excellence Award – Nominations for 2011 – 2012

I am proud of the many outstanding, devoted employees of UNCG and am pleased to encourage your nominations for the University Staff Excellence Award for the tenth year. This award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to the University this year.

The University Staff Excellence Award of $1,000 will be presented to up to two deserving permanent SPA or EPA non-faculty employees who are in good standing and have been employed at UNCG for at least two years as of the nomination deadline ( March 30). Staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators and/or students may make nominations for this award. Nominations should be based on one or more of the following criteria:

Devotion to Duty – The nominee has exhibited unselfish devotion to duty far and above the normal requirements and has contributed significantly to the advancement of service to the UNCG community and to the people of North Carolina.

Innovation – The nominee has successfully established new and outstanding work methods, practices and plans for his/her department that are consistent with the University’s mission.

Service – The nominee has made outstanding contributions to the University through involvement on committees and/or representing the University in civic or professional organizations.

Human Relations – The nominee has made outstanding contributions in the field of human relations or employee-management relations that foster a model working and/or learning environment.

Other Achievements – The nominee has made outstanding contributions or service deserving recognition not described in the categories above, including, but not limited to, acts that demonstrate safety and heroism or other examples beyond the call of duty.

I encourage you to consider nominating a colleague for this important award. Please complete the nomination form and return to the Staff Excellence Awards Committee, c/o Betty Betts, Human Resource Services, Campus, by March 30, 2012.

Thank you.
Download the nomination form here.
Further information, including a list of recipients over the past decade, are here.

In Office of Planning & Assessment

Provost David H. Perrin provided this information late last week:

Associate Provost Rebecca Adams has informed me of her intent to return to the faculty fall 2012. To facilitate a smooth transition in the Office of Planning and Assessment and to keep us on track with preparations for our next SACS reaffirmation review, the following changes are being made immediately:

  • Sarah Carrigan and Jodi Pettazzoni will assume oversight of the Office of Planning and Assessment. Dr. Carrigan will continue to lead Institutional Research and Dr. Pettazzoni will assume responsibility for the SACS reaffirmation process in addition to her role as Director of Academic Assessment.
  • Dr. Pettazzoni will become SACS Liaison and I will ask Alan Boyette, Cherry Callahan, and Lynne Pearcey to serve as an advisory group to Jodi in her new role. These three individuals are experienced SACS reaffirmation site visitors.
  • Dr. Adams will continue as Associate Provost through June 30, 2012, ensuring a smooth transition and working with me on special projects.

I want to acknowledge the outstanding work Dr. Adams has done organizing the Office of Planning & Assessment, and launching an effective process to prepare UNCG for its next SACS reaffirmation process. On a personal level, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Rebecca as Chair of the Faculty Senate, on the UNCG Strategic Plan 2009-2014, and the many other initiatives we have undertaken together. Please join me in thanking Dr. Adams for her continuing dedicated service to UNCG.

Nominations for Humanitarian Award

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting nominations for the Humanitarian Award through March 30, 2012, by 5 p.m. The Humanitarian Award has been established to recognize and reward any UNCG-affiliated student organization or residence hall that has demonstrated social responsibility in responding to domestic and/or global issues. Groups to be considered for the Humanitarian Award must show examples of having a strong commitment to participating in or promoting activities that emphasize social responsibility in responding to domestic and/or global issues.

The winning student organization or residence hall will receive $200 and an engraved plaque. Nomination is open to any qualified university-affiliated student organization or residence hall with an established account set up for transferring or depositing the monetary award from OMA funds. Examples of suitable accounts are as follows:

  • An off-campus bank account set up in the name of your organization or group.
  • A fundraising account through Campus Activities and Programs — NOT an account set up for funds allocated through SGA.
  • An affiliation with a UNCG department or office that can accept the monetary award through Interdepartmental Invoice on behalf of and for the use of your group.

For more information on the Humanitarian Award, visit the web site. To nominate a group or organization, complete the online nomination form. The recipient will be announced at the Excellence Awards Banquet on Monday, April 16, 2012.

Access and equity

The importance of access and equity is discussed throughout the university. An Access and Equity Committee in the School of Education was formed five years ago with the goal of educating faculty, staff and students about issues of access and equity.

The committee is doing something different this year, says Dr. Amy Vetter. In addition to brown bags, “We are reaching out to our school communities to work with first-generation college students. We created a scholarship that would give three first-generation college students (two high school, one current UNCG student) a $500 gift card for textbooks, a student mentor and a faculty mentor.”

Also, last semester they had a group of UNCG students talk to Smith High School students about their experiences, she added. “And we plan to do the same for other high-needs schools in the area.”

More information about the scholarships and the committee is at http://mypathtohighereducation.weebly.com/index.html

Heart Walk teams 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. Right now, UNCG Heart Walk teams are forming. If you are interested in starting a campus team or joining an existing team, now is the time.

The walk will be be held Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 8 – 11 a.m. (approximately) at Country Park in Greensboro. It will have thousands of fellow walkers. It is an easy walk two times around the loop, but walkers can stop after one loop if needed. Some people run it, some people bring dogs, strollers, etc. It’s low pressure.

Teams are formed mostly online. Each team needs a captain who simply gathers team members. UNCG usually fields about five teams, ranging from 10 to 40 members. A team can be of any size and can have non-UNCG members (so family and friends are welcome). Each walker will get a T-shirt to wear day of the event sponsored by UNCG University Relations. Each UNCG team captain is invited to a lunch hosted by Chartwells here on campus, to meet with the walk director for updates.

For more information, you may visit http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=482803 or contact Kim Sousa-Peoples at 4-5231 or ksp@uncg.edu.

Looking ahead: Feb. 22, 2012

Talk, “Democratization and Drug Violence in Latin America,” Dr. Guillermo Trejo
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Auditorium.

Talk, Grant Wiggins, “Achieving Learning Goals by Design…”
Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m., Room 114, SOE Building

Talk, “Color-blind justice: Albion Tourgee and the quest for racial equality…” with Dr. Mark Elliott, Frank Woods
Thursday, Feb. 23, noon, Faculty Center

Softball vs. Rider
Friday, Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.

Baseball vs. Penn St.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m.

Women’s basketball vs. Wofford
Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Music/film, Voices of Light
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

‘King of the World’

‘King of the World’, a live performance of hip hop theater from Between the Lines Productions, will be Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, 7 p.m. Must arrive by 7:10 p.m. to be guaranteed entry.

The event in EUC Auditorium will be free for all UNCG students, faculty and staff. Tickets will soon be available at the Elliott University Center Box Office. Check with the EUC Box Office regarding availability.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University Libraries, the Neo Black Society and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Villacorta, mavillac@uncg.edu.

In memoriam

Lawrence E. Hart, a former dean of the School of Music, died Feb. 15. He was 95. Hart served as the dean from 1966 to 1981.

‘Like the biscuits …what else you got?

Biscuitville is challenging Greensboro-area college students to create a product that will attract new users, ages 18-35, to Biscuitville restaurants. Among the education objectives are to develop and demonstrate leadership, communication and entrepreneurial skills. Teams must be made of currently enrolled college students from UNCG, NC A&T State University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Bennett College, Elon University and Guilford Technical Community College. Each team must submit a product proposal online by March 2, 2012, at midnight. The winner will be announced at the Biscuits & Business Breakfast on April 20, 2012, from 8:30 at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Details here.

Family Day

UNCG faculty and staff who are members of the UNCG Student Recreation Center are invited to participate in Family Day at the Rec Center Saturday, Feb. 25, sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities & Programs and Campus Recreation. For information, contact Lisa McGuire at lmmcguir@uncg.edu.

Spring break for CW

Campus Weekly will publish next Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Campus Weekly will not publish on March 7, which is the week of spring break. CW will resume publication on March 14.

Spartan pride on your plate

UNCG is launching a license plate campaign which will allow you to feature the UNCG rising shield athletic logo while you travel. Our university must have at least 300 orders placed before any license plates can be printed. License plates are available for as little as $25 ($55 for a personalized plate). Visit the UNCG License Plate site to apply and get more information.

Grow your best garden, today

The talk “Grow Your Best Garden,” will be given by Jeanne Aller, Guilford County Cooperative Extension Master Gardens program, today (Wednesday, Feb. 22). It will be from 4-5 p.m. in Bryan 132. Staff Senate will provide light snacks and drinks. RSVP by visiting https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops/index.jsp and choosing “Staff Senate Brown Bag Seminars.” (Walk-in is welcome).

6th Annual Undergraduate Research Expo

On Thursday, April 12, 2012, UNCG undergraduate students who have been mentored by faculty members in research/scholarship/creativity will be presenting their work from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. that day. Any student who did an original research project is eligible to present — whether the project was an independent study, as part of a course, if the student got paid, etc. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, March 10, 2012. This link has all the information you might need…http://www.uncg.edu/our/UGExpo2012index.html

See/Hear: Feb. 22, 2012

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The 1928 film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is called one of the greatest of the world’s films. The screening, with music composed by Richard Einhorn, is titled “Voices of Light.” A stellar collaboration of UNCG and Triad groups, led by Dr. Welborn Young, will perform the score Feb. 28 in Aycock. Here is a 10-minute excerpt of “Voices of Light.”

Michael Frierson

“Clarence John Laughlin: An Artist with a Camera,” an hour-long documentary co-directed by associate professor of media studies Michael Frierson, has been selected by Louisiana Public Broadcasting for broadcast March 12 during the network’s annual Pledge Week. Laughlin is one of the most important visual artists from Louisiana. Full story at UNCG News.

Dr. Dianne Welsh

Dr. Dianne Welsh (Bryan School) was vice president of programs and conference chair at the Small Business Institute at their Conference in San Antonio Feb 15-18. She is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of the Academic Entrepreneurship Cross Disciplinary Program.

Hodges/Watchravesringkan/O’Neal

The article “Collaborative Development of Textiles and Apparel Curriculum Designed to Foster Students’ Global Competence,” co-authored by Dr. Nancy Hodges, Dr. Kittichai “Tu” Watchravesringkan and Dr. Gwen O’Neal (all in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies), was selected as the Best Paper in Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising that was published in Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal during 2011.

George Washington Carver at Aycock

He sits at the top of the Dec. 14, 1933, Carolinian student newspaper. Literally. Dr. George Washington Carver, the distinguished chemist and one of the most famous African American figures of his era, had sat outside on a sunny morning in a visit the previous May and talked as he used colored chalk to create a drawing. A Carolinian photo, apparently, records the moment.

The headline: “Dr. George Carver to speak Sunday”

He would appear at Aycock Auditorium Dec. 17, 1933, to speak about his experiments with peanuts and clay. The talk was sponsored by YWCA students.

The article briefly traces a life story: from slavery in Missouri to being mentored by Booker T. Washington. At Tuskegee, Carver had “developed over a hundred products from the sweet potato, over a hundred and fifty uses for the peanut and have extracted dyes from the Southern clay.” He had been made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of Great Britain and had received the NAACP’s Springarn Medal.

A YWCA 1933-34 scrapbook in University Archives preserves the story. The Carolinian placed the piece between a story about the campus’ annual Christmas Candle Service at the Music Building on Tate Street and a story highlighting a play featuring Georgia Arnett, daughter of history professor A.M. Arnett and Ethel Stephens Arnett (the latter would later write a noted history of Greensboro).

Later on the day of Dec. 17, Carver would speak at St. Matthews Methodist Episcopal Church on Ash Street. He was in the midst of a two week tour that included Yale, Pittsburgh, Howard and other universities.

Many notable individuals have graced the stage of Aycock Auditorium, from Robert Frost to Maya Angelou to Itzhak Perlman. Carver apparently graced the stage twice that year. In the archives’ YWCA scrapbook of 1932-33, a photo (seen above) is glued to a page. Beside it, the handwritten caption: “Dr. Geo. W. Carver – Chapel and Evening speaker on May 12. Brought by Y and Chapel Committee – Jim Hardwick, YMCA Secretary with Dr. Carver.” The photo caption in the Dec. 14 Carolinian also refers to that spring visit.

But that was not Carver’s first visit to campus, which had been in January of 1925. He spoke on Jan. 22; some of his chemistry discoveries were exhibited the following morning in the Bailey Memorial room of Students’ Building, according to the Jan. 17, 1925, Carolinian. The issue following his lecture said, “The hearers became more and more amazed as Dr. Carver in an interesting and entertaining manner presented the commodities that he had produced from the sweet potato.”

The Carolinian also reported, in 1922, on a talk by Carver at NC A&T.

By Mike Harris.
Photograph courtesy University Special Collections & University Archives. Thanks to Stacey Krim, Hermann Trojanowski and David Gwynn for their assistance.

Pizza Hut, WingStreet scheduled for 2013

The renovated UNCG Dining Hall will have a Pizza Hut and WingStreet. They are expected to open Spring 2013.

That was one of many news items that Kevin Deans and Lilkeisha Smith of UNCG Dining Services told Staff Senate on Feb. 9. Deans is Dining Services’ resident district manager. Smith is marketing director.

Additional updates included:

  • The dining hall renovation project has been put a little behind schedule. [See related story.]
  • Dining Services has joined the NC 10. They have pledged to purchase at least 10 percent of their food locally, after consulting with Susan Andreatta (Anthropology), a sustainability advocate on campus. Deans says that they currently do that.
  • They offer free monthly cooking classes for faculty, staff and students. For example, the class this week is “Cooking on a budget.
  • At the dining hall, smoothies and milkshakes will return after Spring Break.
  • On average each month, they save 72,000 pounds of food waste from going into a landfill, via their composting program and donating remaining food to the Greensboro Urban Ministry. The blue Dumpster is used by Brooks Contractor of Goldsboro, which picks up the compostable refuse three times a week. They then turn it into a product they can sell.
  • Dining Services has increased its number of plots at UNCG Gardens from two to four. Herbs and vegetables grown there are used in the dining hall.
  • Meal plans for faculty/staff are available. The meals would cost $5.13 – 5.70 tax free depending on the amount of your meal plan. Details are here. Currently, 34 faculty/staff use meal plans.
  • Not only does Jefferson Suites have a Bojangles now, it has a convenience store: Spartan’s 360 Market.
  • Dining Services employs more than 320 associate, including various types of chefs.
  • Follow Dining services on Twitter and on Facebook, to know about special promotions and offerings.

By Mike Harris

An uncommon commons

Starting March 1, the TLC will have a new name. It’ll soon have a new leader as well.

Dr. Ray Purdom, current director of the University Teaching and Learning Center, has announced his retirement at the end of February. Dr. Steve Roberson, dean of Undergraduate Studies, praised his great stewardship of TLC. With his retirement, the university is looking at the future of what has been the TLC.

The newly envisioned Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons will have three components:

  • Promote faculty development, including new-faculty orientation, Lilly Conference, and other offerings
  • Serve as a tech wing of the university, by continuing to install and maintain technology in the classroom. For example, Blackboard and Starfish will continue to be the responsibility of FTLC.
  • Substantially expand faculty development. “We’ll change how we’ll do business,” says Roberson.

The FTLC will be that, a commons, he explains. A place to commune, to research issues, and share and learn how to better teach different types of courses. “Not a place of service delivery, but of getting faculty together.”

The different title is symbolic of the new focus, he says, and it is intended to help the university be competitive for national talent – as is the new position title, “executive director.”

Roberson hopes the new FTLC will link faculty with other faculty. The experiences of great proven teachers, such as those who’ve received the Alumni Teaching Excellent Award, can benefit others. He also envisions a much more protracted new-faculty development function, in addition to support and development for new department heads – a way for department heads with more experience to share their experiences.

The search committee for the executive director is narrowing the list of candidates. John Sopper is chair of the committee, and he says there will be opportunities for the campus community to meet the candidates.

By Mike Harris

Baseball, softball come to bat

UNCG Baseball will kick off the 2012 season on Friday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. as they host the Hornets of Delaware State for a three-game series. Coming off a 34-20 season and 22-8 mark in league play, the Spartans were pre-season tabbed fifth in the SoCon. Junior catcher Trever Edwards was tabbed to the preseason all-conference first team. All UNCG Baseball home games are free admission.

UNCG Softball was picked to finish fifth in the SoCon and put a league-best three student-athletes on the preseason all-conference first team in Katelyn Bedwell, Alex Emeterio and Aisha Figueroa. They will play several home games the weekend of Feb. 24-26, as they host the Spartan Classic. Their first home game is Friday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m. against Rider. All home softball games are free admission.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

A subcommittee of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will facilitate two focus group sessions on LGBTQQI Faculty and Staff Concerns Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m. and Feb. 29, noon-2 p.m. The location will be shared with participants before the sessions. The goal of the focus groups is to provide faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQQI the opportunity to share their recommendations and ideas for how UNCG can be supportive and inclusive of LGBTQQI faculty and staff. Confidentiality will be respected and names will not be used in the data analysis and reporting. If you are interested in participating or if you have questions, contact Jay Poole at kjpoole@uncg.edu or 334-4097; or Jeffrey Coleman at jkcolem2@uncg.edu or 334-3702.

If you are not able to participate in either of the focus group sessions and/or prefer to share your perspective via a confidential survey, please complete the online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6VCVVC3 by March 2, 2012. As with the focus groups, confidentiality will be respected and names will not be used in the data analysis and reporting.

Winning designs honored at NYC gala

The fourth year interior architecture design studio in fall 2011, directed by Associate Professor Tina Sarawgi (Interior Architecture), participated in the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) 2011 Annual Student Design Competition, sponsored by Sephora. The competition’s design challenge was to design a 1,000 sq.ft. pop-up retail environment for Sephora, conceived as a more temporary and concentrated brand experience.

Two student entries were honored: Tracey Wright won the $1500 third place and Hope Talley won a $500 honorable mention out of 427 entries received by PAVE. The Department of Interior Architecture received $1000. The two students were recognized at the 15th Annual Gala in New York in December. To read more about the competition, visit http://www.paveinfo.org/competition/comp_2011winners.cfm

To view Tracey and Hope’s projects, visit http://www.paveinfo.org/competition/comp_2011winnerimages.cfm

L to R: IAR students Hope Talley and Tracey Wright with Associate Professor Tina Sarawgi at the gala

Looking ahead: Feb. 15, 2012

Talk/panel discussion, with Karen Gordon Mills
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2:30 p.m., EUC Auditorium

Talk, “Workplace Privacy in the Facebook Era”
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m., Bryan 122

Men’s basketball vs. College of Charleston
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Music, University Band
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

Men’s basketball vs. Wofford
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Music, Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Aycock Auditorium

Talk, “Democratization and Drug Violence in Latin America,” Dr. Guillermo Trejo
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Auditorium.

Launch party March 15

The date has been set for the debut of the first phase of UNCG’s new integrated marketing initiative. The campus community is invited to the launch party and kickoff Thursday, March 15, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon at the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. After two years of research and planning, the Integrated Marketing and Strategic Communication committee is excited to share their results in this first phase.

That’s not silver, that’s gold

UNCG’s new School of Education building gets the gold when it comes to sustainability.

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the 110,500-square-foot building on Spring Garden Street LEED Gold certification.

Gold certification requires a total of 39 points on the Council’s scorecard; silver certification requires 33 points. The School of Education Building earned 41 out of 69 possible points.

Full story at UNCG News.

Dining Hall renovation update

The Dining Hall renovation project has been put a little behind schedule. “This project is extremely complicated,” says Scott Milman, director of UNCG’s auxiliary services. “We have a project that calls for keeping the dining hall open and serving as many people as it does now. When you combine that with with the age of the building, it has caused us all to have to sharpen our pencils to get the project moving forward and I think we are almost there.”

Milman believes in the next few weeks the project team will have a better idea of the new timeline for the project.

Physiological responses to discrimination

The talk “Racial Protective Factors and Mood and Physiological Responses to Discrimination” will be given by Dr. Enrique Neblett (UNC CH). The talk, sponsored by the Department of Psychology, will be on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at 3:15 p.m. in Sullivan Science 200.

Regional Science Olympiad Feb. 18

Hundreds of middle and high school students from seven counties will compete in the regional North Carolina Science Olympiad on our campus Saturday, Feb. 18. Teams of up to 18 students will compete in events including building a battery-powered vehicle to traverse a specific course; testing a white powder to determine as many properties as possible; reading maps; and solving astronomy problems.

Faculty members Robert Muir, Meg Horton and Jerry Walsh are directors of the regional competition, which is supported by dozens of faculty and student volunteers from across the campus.

Full story at UNCG News.

Summer Camp Job Fair

Do you know of students looking to work at a summer camp? The Summer Camp Job Fair is open to all UNCG students in all majors. The Career Services Center will host its 2012 Summer Camp Job Fair on Monday, Feb. 20, from 12:30-4 pm, in EUC’s Cone Ballroom. Area summer camps are looking to hire UNCG students for their summer job openings. A number of camps from the Carolinas and Virginia will be in attendance. To view a listing of participating camp employers visit www.uncg.edu/csc and click on Summer Camp Job Fair on the right hand side of the page. Questions? Email career_services@uncg.edu.

First garden workday of the semester

The UNCG Garden is having its first garden work day of the year Feb. 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the Facebook page.

Ready to Zumba?

February is Healthy Heart Month. UNCG will host a Zumbathon charity event for the local chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA) on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Student Rec Center. All proceeds will go to AHA. It is a family friendly event, children under 12 are free. The event is a collaboration among UNCG Campus Recreation, EUC, Campus Activities, Greater Greensboro YMCAs, The Rush, Heart & Sol and SportsCenter. We will have local Zumba instructors (including two of our own) and a Zumba Jammer. For more information, email ifitness@uncg.edu or visit campusrec.uncg.edu/programs/fitness.

Understanding by design

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, UNCG’s Division of Continual Learning will sponsor a one-hour talk by Grant Wiggins. The title of his presentation is “Achieving Learning Goals by Design Instead of by Good Fortune.”

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 114, School of Education Building.

Wiggins earned his Ed.D. from Harvard and is the co-author of “Understanding by Design,” on curriculum development. His body of work has been backed by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

See this link for more information.

UNCG Sustainability Shorts Film Competition

This third annual competition is open to one and all, says Sarah Dorsey. Prizes will be $500, $300 and $200.

All entries of short films (10 minutes or shorter) must address the theme of environmental sustainability. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 24, 2012, to Sarah Dorsey – sbdorsey@uncg.edu.

The films will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film Series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Judging will be based upon criteria that will include, but not be limited to, concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, and writing.