UNCG Campus Weekly

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

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Notes


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…]