UNCG Campus Weekly

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Looking Ahead: Sept. 20, 2017

Strategic Plan website launches
Wednesday, Sept. 20

General Education Program Assessment Forum
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. and Thursday, Sept. 21, noon, Room 140, McIver Building

General Faculty Meeting & Convocation
Sept. 20, 3 p.m., Alumni House

Vintage Viands: North Carolina Edition
Friday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m., Jackson Library Reading Room, main level

‘As You Like It,’ directed by John Gulley
Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Theatre

‘Comanche: Hero Complexities’
Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Guest Artist Recital: Ko Eun Lee, piano
Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

Asian Autumn Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., EUC

Men’s Soccer vs. Appalachian State
Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Sculpting Memories: Confederate Statues in Historical Context

UNCG History faculty will analyze the history of Confederate statues in the South at a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Weatherspoon Museum Auditorium. Panelists include Dr. Watson Jennison, Dr. Mark Elliott and Dr. Benjamin Filene. Dr. Linda Stine will be the moderator. This panel discussion is co-sponsored by the History Department, UNCG’s Humanities Network and Consortium and the UNCG Lloyd International Honors College.

 

Looking Ahead: Sept. 13, 2017

Public Talk: Becky Wai-Ling Packard
Thursday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m., School of Education Room 120

Poetry Reading: Stuart Dischell
Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., UNCG Faculty Center

UNCG Trustees meeting
Friday, Sept. 15, Alumni House, 8:30 a.m.

Volleyball vs. High Point
Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Men’s Soccer vs. UNC Asheville
Saturday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

‘South Pacific’ presented by UC/LS and Triad Stage
Sunday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St.

Sustainability Series Film: ‘Chasing Coral’
Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Dance performance: ‘Comanche: Hero Complexities’
Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Gaylor Callahan memorial service Sept. 21

A memorial service for Gaylor Callahan (University Libraries) will be held on September 21 at 3 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room. A reception in the Mary Foust parlor will follow. Donations in Gaylor’s memory may be made to the Warren Ashby Residential College. The obituary may be seen here.

Mental health and recovery: two events on campus

“Check Up from the Neck Up” will be held Thursday, September 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at both the Student Health Center and the Office of Intercultural Engagement (EUC 062). Drop by for a quick and easy mental health check-up.

The talk “Celebrating Recovery with Dr. Rita Linger” will be offered Wednesday, September 27, in the EUC Maple Room at 6 p.m. A community leader and organizer, recovery advocate and a mother, Linger brings over three decades of leadership and advocacy experience, a deep connection to the recovery community, and a commitment to a life of service. Dr. Linger is an Integrative Health Practitioner with a background and practice in Contemporary Neuroscience, Psycho-Physiology, Mind-Body Medicine, Psychology, Holistic Therapy and Business. She is also a mother who has lost two children to addiction as well as two nephews and her younger sister. She commits her life to service and is internationally renowned.

Volunteers sought for two research studies

Two research studies at UNCG need volunteers:

 

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Research participants needed for a study examining gait patterns before, at and after an expected trip while walking.

Principal investigator: Brian L. Cone, MA CSCS (UNCG)

Faculty Advisor: Christopher K. Rhea, PhD (UNCG)

WHO CAN BE IN THIS STUDY?

  • FEMALES and MALES:
    • Healthy adults 70 years or older
    • No neuromuscular conditions (e.g. joint injuries, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Huntington’s disease) that affect balance or walking ability

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

  • You will walk on a treadmill for 40 minutes while your gait is recorded with a series of different methods (3D motion capture).  You will be asked to complete several questionnaires and balance tasks.  Total time commitment is approximately 120-150 minutes.

WHERE?

  • Testing takes place in the Virtual Environment for Assessment and Rehabilitation Laboratory (VEAR Lab) in Coleman Building Room 247 at UNCG.

COMPENSATION

  • There is no compensation for this study.

For more information and to participate, contact Brian L. Cone, blcone@uncg.edu

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY EXAMINING STRESS, EMOTIONS, EATING BEHAVIORS AND WEIGHT among African American women

The study includes African American women, 18 to 40 years of age, not pregnant or breast feeding, and in generally good health. The participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires about their stress, emotions, eating behaviors, and have weight, height, waist circumference measured. Participants also will be asked to provide a sample of scalp hair for stress hormone (cortisol) measurement. The entire session may take up to 45- 90 minutes to complete. Participants will receive $20.00 for their time and effort.

Interested persons should contact Dr. Stephanie Pickett at s_picke2@uncg.edu.

Humanities Network and Consortium welcome back event

Recognizing that the humanities are at the core of the university’s mission, the Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) brings together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to promote faculty research and to engage the broader public. Join in to connect with colleagues, hear about this year’s programming and enjoy food from Jerusalem Market and cake from Delicious Bakery.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m.

Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Looking ahead: Sept. 6, 2017

Reception: UNCG Faculty Biennial Exhibition
Thursday, Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Music: Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr, Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., EUC Auditorium

Colloquium: “Historical erosion, sediment budgeting and legacy sediment in southeastern U.S. steeplands”
Friday, Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m., Graham 106

Women’s Soccer vs. Longwood
Friday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

National Folk Festival
Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10, downtown Greensboro

UNCG Collage: Atlantic Crossings
Saturday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium

Men’s Soccer vs. Presbyterian
Saturday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Women’s Soccer vs. VCU
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

EUC Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m., Cone Ballroom, EUC

Faculty Talk: George Dimock, Family Photographs
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 12:00 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

This post has been updated to show correct date for UNCG Collage concert. It will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale; visit https://vpa.uncg.edu/collage/collage-gso.

 

Weight Watchers open house

UNCG Weight Watchers @ Work’s next open house is Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at noon in MHRA 3501.

Interested in joining the UNCG Weight Watchers at Work Program? Come to the Open House. Attending provides you an opportunity to see how a meeting is conducted, meet current participants and have your questions answered by group leader Donna Sexton.

The Weight Watchers at Work program consists of a 12 week series of informative and motivational group meetings. Meeting time ranges from 45 minutes to one-hour weekly on Wednesdays in MHRA 3501 from 12:15-1 p.m. These meetings are open to the entire UNCG community including faculty, staff and students.

For more information, contact Elizabeth L’Eplattenier at 256-1091 or email ebleplat@uncg.edu.

Looking ahead: Aug. 30, 2017

Panel discussion: ‘Race and the University’
Thursday, Aug. 31, noon, Alexander Room, EUC

First Look: ‘South Pacific’ with Bob Gatten
Thursday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Faculty Reading: Holly Goddard Jones (Creative Writing)
Thursday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Scuppernong Books

Volleyball vs. Presbyterian (Spartan-Aggie Invitational)
Friday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Men’s Soccer vs. UNC Chapel Hill
Monday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Lecture on German election, Dr. Peter Pfeiffer (Georgetown)
Friday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m., Bryan 172

65 or older? You can audit courses, if space available

Beginning this semester, the General Assembly authorized the UNC Board of Governors to establish rules permitting those who have attained the age of 65 to audit courses tuition-free on a space available basis (see below).  

Senior citizens 65 and older who wish to take advantage of this tuition-free opportunity and audit a class must submit a completed Visiting Auditor Registration Form to UNCG Online.  The UNCG Online staff verifies that space is available and obtains instructor permission for the audit.

SECTION 10.12.(a) Chapter 115B of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

Ҥ 115B-2.2. Senior citizens may audit classes.

Any person who is at least 65 years old may audit courses offered at the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and the community colleges as defined in G.S. 115D-2(2) without payment of any required registration fee or tuition for the audit provided the audit is approved in accordance with policies adopted by the Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges for their respective institutions, and there is no cost to the State. A person shall be allowed to audit a class under this section only on a space available basis. Persons auditing classes under this section shall not be counted in the computation of enrollment for funding purposes. This section does not apply to audits of courses provided on a self-supporting basis by community colleges.”

Any additional questions may be directed to the University Registrar’s Office or UNCG Online.

Looking Ahead: August 23, 2017

Women’s Soccer vs. Elon
Thursday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Cram and Scram sale
Friday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m., EUC Cone Ballroom

Reframe Fall 2017 Learning Series
Friday, Aug. 25, noon, Faculty Center.

Spartan Cinema: Jurassic World
Friday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., film at sunset, LeBauer Park

Volleyball vs. Wake Forest
Saturday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium

Women’s Soccer vs. Clemson
Sunday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Men’s Soccer vs. High Point
Monday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Dick Gregory remembered

Dick Gregory, civil rights activist, social critic and comedian, died last weekend at age 84. He holds a special place in UNCG history as he was keynote speaker at UNCG’s first MLK Celebration (see the listing on the UNCG Multicultural Engagement page.) He was followed by John Lewis and Ralph Abernathy in those first three years. Gregory is the only person to twice be the keynote speaker, as he spoke again in 2013.

Looking Ahead: August 16, 2017

Hop into History with UNCG archivists
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m., Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company

Spartan Cinema: La La Land
Friday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., sunset, LeBauer Park

UNCG Night at Greensboro Grasshoppers game
Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., First National Bank Field

Spartan Service Day (volunteering in community)
Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. See olsl.uncg.edu

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Monday, Aug. 21- Friday, Aug. 25

Updated Aug. 16, to remove eclipse event. There are a limited number of eclipse glasses for that event.

Looking ahead: August 9, 2017

Staff Senate Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Creatives on Call with Barbara Campbell Thomas and Chris Thomas
Thursday,  Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Spartan Cinema: Zootopia
Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., movie at sunset

Women’s Soccer vs. Campbell (Exhibition
Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Chancellor’s New Student Convocation (NAV1GATE))
Monday, Aug. 14

Fall classes begin
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 8 a.m.

In memoriam: Gaylor F. Callahan

Gaylor F. Callahan (University Libraries) died on August 3, 2017. She received her BA (1974), MA (1977) in English and MLIS degree (1990) from UNCG and pursued graduate studies at Duke University. Most of her career was devoted to the University Libraries. She worked in Circulation and Reserves while a student and after graduating worked in the Serials Department. Since 1984 she served as the Interlibrary Loan Borrower and helped countless researchers across campus obtain the materials they needed to complete their projects successfully. Associate Dean Kathryn Crowe notes that if you look at the acknowledgments in many UNCG faculty publications you will see the faculty’s gratitude for her invaluable assistance. Callahan also taught English at Elon University, UNCG and Duke.

Entrepreneurship speaker for your classes this year

I am the Coleman Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence for 2017-2018, and would appreciate the opportunity to visit and speak in your classes on various topics in Entrepreneurship that relate to your courses. I would like to schedule times for the Fall 2017 now. If you are teaching in the spring, then we can schedule a time in November for the Spring Semester.

This is my second year in this position and I look forward to working with all of you this year. Please email me at wnreynol@uncg.edu to discuss a topic and arrange a time to visit one of your classes for Fall 2017 if you are teaching this semester.

Thank You,

Noah Reynolds, CPA MBA

Coleman Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence

2017-18 Legislative increase guidelines for SHRA employees

Greetings Colleagues,

The Appropriations Act of 2017 (SB 257) became law (SL 2017-57) on June 28, 2017, and is effective July 1, 2017. The act provides a salary increase, effective July 1, 2017, for all eligible State employees subject to the North Carolina Human Resources Act.

Please use the following link to read the full text of the Legislative Increase Guidelines memorandum: http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/whatsnew/17-18_SHRA_LI_Guidelines.pdf

Michelle Lamb Moone
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer

Looking Ahead: August 2, 2017

Spartan Cinema: The Lego Batman Movie
Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., movie at sunset

State of Campus Address
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., UNCG Auditorium

Student  Move-In begins
Wednesday, Aug. 8

Creatives on call with Barbara Campbell Thomas, Chris Thomas
Thursday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Looking ahead: July 26, 2017

Spartan Cinema: The Peanuts Movie
Friday, July 28, 7 p.m., LeBauer Park, movie at sunset

Business Affairs Conference and Expo
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m., Elliott University Center

Surplus Sale at UNCG Surplus Warehouse
Friday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m., 2900 Oakland Ave.

State of the Campus Address, followed by luncheon
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., UNCG Auditorium

Housing and Residence Life Student Move-In
Wednesday, Aug. 9, to Friday, Aug. 11

Workshop for 6th, 7th and 8th graders

On August 3, 2017. from 1 – 5 p.m. in Jackson Library, a free workshop will immerse rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in an environment that encourages critical thinking, civil discourse, information literacy and a lifelong love of learning. Middle schoolers will learn how to find quality information, evaluate sources, communicate ideas effectively and develop informed opinions. Registration is required and the deadline to reserve your space is July 28. Snacks will also be provided. The event is cosponsored with Onward! and the UNCG Department of Communication Studies. For more information, to download the flyer or to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/realtalkuncg.

Looking Ahead: July 12, 2017

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting
Thursday, July 13, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House,

Creatives on Call with Jina Valentine
Thursday, July 13, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Summer Music Camp concerts
Friday, July 14, see CW post for times/locations

Chamber Music @ UNCG, Eastern Music Festival
Monday, July 17, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building

Spartan Cinema: “Beauty and the Beast”
Friday, July 21, 7 p.m., LeBauer Park

WAM Tour: More Than Meets the Eye
Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

State of the Campus Address
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., UNCG Auditorium

Looking ahead: June 28, 2017

UNCG Surplus Sale (Dorm Furniture)
Friday, June 30, 8-11 a.m.. University Warehouse

Eastern Music Festival’s Chamber Music @ UNCG
Monday, July 3, 8 p.m,, Recital Hall, Music Building

Independence Day: Classes dismissed; offices closed
Tuesday, July 4

Housing Hangout: Youth Homelessness
Friday, July 7, noon, MHRA 1607

Eastern Music Festival’s Chamber Music @ UNCG
Monday, July 10, 8 p.m,, Recital Hall, Music Building

Noon at the ‘Spoon public tour
Tuesday, July 11, noon, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Millennials in the workplace

Millennials. This much talked-about and largest generation is firmly established in the workplace, but many businesses still have questions about recruiting and retaining this population. Lizzy Tahsuda, Manager of Career and Professional Development for the Bryan School (and a proud millennial herself), has researched this generation and shares tips with area employers on leveraging their talents.

Join the Bryan School on Thursday, July 13, at 8 a.m. for a free presentation on the M-Factor: Recruiting and Retaining Millennials. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required.

See details and RSVP at bryan.uncg.edu/m-factor.

Launch of new CW email

Your UNCG Campus Weekly email newsletter is “new and improved” – with visuals and additional info for several top stories and an overall enhanced experience for you. Send us a note if you have any questions or ideas for stories – and let us know what you think of this new email format.

Thank you for reading UNCG Campus Weekly!

Looking ahead: July 14, 2017

“Creatives on Call” with Lien Truong
Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

“More than Meets the Eye” tour
Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Summer Session I final exams
Wednesday, June 21

Sondheim Concert Series: ‘Sweeney Todd’ preview
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m., Triad Stage

First classes for Summer Session II
Thursday, June 22

13th Annual WAM Summer Solstice Party
Friday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.

GPA record year for Athletics

UNCG Athletics set a program record with a 3.22 grade-point average for the 2016-17 year. They also set a new mark for a single-term with a 3.25 GPA during the spring semester. Twelve student-athletes finished the 2016-17 year with a 4.0 cumulative GPA, and 32 student-athletes posted a 4.0 GPA for the 2017 spring term.

Looking Ahead: May 31, 2017

UNCG LimeBike launch celebration
Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m., Walker Circle behind Jackson Library

Sondheim Concert Series: ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ (preview)
Thursday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Triad Stage

UNCG 125th celebration launch
Friday, June 2

Housing Hangout: Recovery Housing
Friday, June 2, noon, MHRA, Room 3605

NCAA Tournament: UNCG Baseball at Clemson
Friday, June 2, 7 p.m., ESPN3

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

“Creatives on Call” with Lien Truong
Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Looking ahead: May 17, 2017

First day of classes for Summer Session I
Thursday, May 18

“Art on Paper” opening reception
Saturday, May 20, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Memorial Day: No classes, offices closed
Monday, May 29

Looking Ahead: May 10, 2017

Board of Trustees meeting
Thursday, May 11, 8:30 a.m., Alumni House

Staff Senate meeting
Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m., Moran Commons, Room 109

UNCG May Commencement
Friday, May 12, 10 a.m., Coliseum

Baseball vs. Citadel
Friday, May 12, 6 p.m., UNCG Baseball Stadium

Looking Ahead: May 3, 2017

Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, May 3, 3 p.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House,

Exams begin
Thursday, May 4

Guest Artist: The New Baroque Chamber Players
Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Organ Hall, Music Building

Softball vs. ETSU (Doubleheader)
Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m., UNCG Softball Stadium

Concert, Dancers Connect
Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Dance Theater

Noon at the  ’Spoon
Tuesday, May 9, 12 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

May Commencement
Friday, May 12, 10 a.m., Greensboro Coliseum

Housing Hangout: rural housing

The Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS) will host a Housing Hangout this Friday, May 5, at noon in MHRA 1607. The focus is on rural housing, and there will be three speakers: Trevor Nuttall, Community Development Division Director of Asheboro; Margrit Bergholz, Senior Supportive Housing Development Officer for the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency in Raleigh; and Phillip Sheldon, from the research staff of CHCS. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

UNCG’s plants: A walk on the wild side May 16

UNCG’s next Staff Senate workshop is titled Walk on the Wild Side.

Interested? You may register at http://workshops.uncg.edu/workshops-by-category.jsp?cat_id=77001540.

Learn about the herbs, medicinal and edible plants on the UNCG campus. The Staff Senate sponsored tour will be led by Stacey Krim, UNCG librarian and amateur herbalist and wildcrafter.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – noon-1 p.m. – Meet in front of EUC – Raindate is May 23, 201

 

For event  accommodations, contact Lisa McLaughlin, lmmclaug@uncg.edu.

Diversity in Language and Culture Conference coming in fall

The Diversity in Language and Culture conference will take place Sept. 23, 2017, and this year’s theme is “Teaching Today’s Evolving Learners: A Commitment to Critical Approaches and Pedagogies.” The three keynote speakers are Dr. Django Paris, Dr. Jennifer Leeman and Dr. Imagni Goffney.

Looking Ahead: April 26, 2017

Sustainability Short Film Competition
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

Concert, University Band
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Theatre

Arbor Day event: ‘Lorax’ reading and tree planting
Friday, 11 a.m., The Fountain at Moran Plaza

Miles Davis Jazz Ensemble with guest drummer Matt Wilson
Friday, April 28, 8 p.m., Taylor Theatre

Concert, Association of Graduate Students in Dance
Sunday, April 30, 6 p.m., Dance Theater

Concert, University String Orchestra /Sinfonia
Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 2, 10  a.m.,  EUC Auditorium

Student Honors Convocation
Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m., EUC Auditorium