News Items from UNC Greensboro

After a national search, Dr. Karen K. Wixson, professor of education at the University of Michigan, has been named dean of UNCG’s School of Education. Her tenure begins Jan. 1, when she will succeed the current dean, Dr. Dale H. Schunk. “I was immediately attracted to UNCG because of its reputation as an engaged institution, in general, and specifically in the area of education,” Wixson said. “My meetings and conversations with university administrators and School of Education faculty, staff, students and alums served to reinforce this impression and helped me gain an appreciation for the collaborative, collegial environment at UNCG.” Wixson served as dean of Michigan’s School of Education from 1998-2005. “As former dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan, Dr. Wixson has proven leadership with administrative management, budgetary responsibility, fund-raising, and grant-getting experience,” said Provost David H. Perrin.

Items this week include The CNNC fall colloquium “Immigrant Children in the Triad: Issues, Resources & Research Opportunities”; Digital collections; Workshop on submitting proposals to NIH; Cards for veterans; A contest for free trees; Women’s soccer will host first round of tourney; Weight Watchers @ Work; Living off the grid, in a one-room cabin