News Items from UNC Greensboro

This fundraising event will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at the campus of UNCG. The 5K event will begin at 9 a.m. on the lawn of Jackson Library. It is being held by the Autism Society of North Carlina. UNCG’s Division of Continual Learning is helping to to organize this fund raising event, which will partly […]

Sheryl Oring, assistant professor of art, seeks donations of vintage typewriters for a public performance, “Collective Memory,” to be held in New York City over the Sept. 11 weekend. Oring, who has a long history of creating interactive public art projects, is organizing a pool of 10 typists who will set up a public office […]

UNCG Athletics introduces the Spartan Rookies Club as an opportunity for kids 12 and under to experience Spartan Athletics in a kid-friendly way. For a $15 membership fee, all club members will receive a free Spartan Rookies T-shirt, a 10 percent discount on summer camp registration and free popcorn from the concession stand when you […]

A two-day Wedding Planning Certification program will be presented by The Bridal Society. This is not affiliated with UNCG. It will be in Eberhart Building, Room 161, on Sept. 17-18. Reservations are required. There is a fee. UNCG faculty, staff and students’ online promo code is UNCG, for a discount. Information is at http://www.thebridalsociety.org.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KoqqGg1eZI[/youtube] UNCG and ELCF’s partnership with several local school systems in the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy (PTLA) is on display in this short clip by Jennifer Brooks (GCS). It highlights 21 PTLA participants who are also ELCF students.

Tim Johnson, J.D., is Student Affairs’ new director of housing and residence life. He joined the university in July. He came to UNCG from Rutgers University – Newark where he served as associate dean of students/director of housing and residence life. He served Rutgers for 13 years and prior to that served as assistant director […]

Dr. Jill Beville joined UNCG on Aug. 1 as Student Affairs’ director of campus recreation. She comes to UNCG from the University of Alabama where she was associate director of university recreation for the past 10 years. Prior to this role, she served as assistant director for recreational services and coordinator of fitness and wellness. […]

Alexandra Marchesano is Student Affairs’ new director of campus activities and programs, having arrived on Aug. 8. She joins us from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, where she has been the Director of Student Activities for the past nine years. Prior to that, she served Lehigh University as associate dean of students. An […]

Dr. Bruce K. Kirchoff (Biology) this summer co-organized the symposium “Inflorescences: Diversity, development, ecology and evolution” with Dr. Regine Classen-Bockhoff from the University of Mainz as part of the International Botanical Congress, in Melbourne. These congresses are held once every six years, and draw botanists from all over the world. He also taught weekend workshops […]

Dr. Michael Kane, Dr. Thomas Kwapil and Dr. Paul Silvia (Psychology) have received a three-year, $418,500 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine cognitive “executive functions” in laboratory and daily-life contexts. Executive functions — the brain mechanisms allowing for self-regulation of behavior, emotion and thought — vary in effectiveness from person to […]