News Items from UNC Greensboro

R. David Sprinkle joining Board of Trustees David Sprinkle, retired CEO of The Todd Organization Inc., has been named to the UNCG Board of Trustees. He will fill the expiring term of trustee Stephen C. Hassenfelt. Sprinkle’s business career was with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company from 1970 to 2006, and with the Todd Organization Inc., an executive benefits planning company, from 1981 to 2006. Sprinkle currently serves as co-chair of the UNCG Board of Visitors. He serves on the Davidson College Board of Trustees chairing the Audit & Budget Committee and serving on the Executive and Presidential Search Committees. Sprinkle also chairs the National Advisory Board of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is a 1966 graduate of Davidson College. He went on to earn an MBA in marketing from UNC Chapel Hill in 1968 and an MS in financial services from The American College in 1978. He served with the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1970, receiving a bronze star for his service as a first lieutenant in Vietnam.

Interior Architecture will join College of Arts & Sciences The Department of Interior Architecture, currently housed in the School of Human Environmental Sciences, will join the College of Arts & Sciences, with an effective date of July 1, 2011. The Interior Architecture department head, Dr. Anna Marshall-Baker, following discussions among her faculty and with Dean Tim Johnston, Dean Laura Sims, Provost Perrin and the Academic Restructuring Committee, requested approval for this move. Johnston took the request to the College Administrative Council. It supported the request. The provost is appointing a transition team to work out the administrative details of the move. A more comprehensive story will be posted on the University News web page.

Sustainability shorts film competition The UNCG Sustainability Committee, Office of Sustainability and WUAG present the second annual sustainability shorts film competition. Prizes will be awarded to winners: $500, $300, $200 or equipment of equivalent value. You are eligible if you 1) Create a short film about sustainability (shorter than 10 mins) and 2) Turn it (and form) in to Sarah Dorsey by Feb. 25. For rules and application form, go to: http://www.uncg.edu/fac/sustainability/ and click on Community Engagement or contact Sarah Dorsey at 4-5610 or sbdorsey@uncg.edu. The entries will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film Series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at 6:30 on the evenings of March 24 and 25. Judging will be based upon criteria that will include, but not be limited to, concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, and writing.

READ posters The Student Government Association (SGA) and University Libraries have partnered to promote literacy with the unveiling of SGA READ Posters. For over thirty years, the American Library Association has created celebrity READ Posters. The University Libraries create READ Posters each year to honor faculty on their attainment of promotion or tenure, and were excited to work with SGA on student-focused posters. Megan George, SGA Publicity Chair, approached the University Libraries about the project after seeing the READ posters of Chancellor Brady and former Chancellor Sullivan hanging in Jackson Library. The SGA READ Posters will be displayed in the Information Commons area of Jackson Library, near the EUC Connector entrance. The posters feature members of the 88th SGA Session, including President Katie Marshall and Vice President Jeff Hux. Each poster depicts a student holding their favorite book, from children’s classics such as “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak to political classics such as Barry Goldwater’s “The Conscience of a Conservative.” Each student also wrote a statement about the significance of the books in their lives, a snippet of which is included on the poster. When the 2010-2011 SGA Senate term concludes, posters of members of the 89th Session will be displayed, and the SGA and University Libraries plan to continue the partnership.

Budget outlook A new UNCG budget site update provides detailed state revenue outlook: http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/RevenueOutlookJan11.pdf

250-pint goal set for blood drive Schedule your donation appointment and help the EUC reach its 250-pint goal for February. The drive will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. in Elliott University Center, Cone Ballroom. All presenting donors for the November EUC Blood Drive will be entered for the chance to win a pair of Delta Air Lines tickets! Be sure to come prepared when giving blood. Have a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your Red Cross donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification. And bring the names of any medications you are currently taking. For more information, and to schedule your donation appointment, visit http://www.uncg.edu/euc/blooddrive. Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome.

Undergraduate Research Assistantships The Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting proposals for the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program. Proposals deadline is Jan. 28 for those requesting the first funding period of summer I and/or summer II. The next proposal deadline is March 18 for those requesting the first funding period of fall 2011 and/or spring 2012. The URA program offers highly motivated students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on his/her research, scholarship or creative activity. Students may earn up to $3,000 ($1,500 per funding period) for their work. A presentation of research findings must be displayed at the Undergraduate Research Expo, UNCG’s celebration of undergraduate research held in the spring semester. For more information, visit http://www.uncg.edu/our/URAindex.html or call OUR at 4-44776.

Spartan Summit 13th Annual Rock Climbing Competition Hosted by UNCG Outdoor Adventures, the competition will be Feb. 26 at Student Recreation Center. The cost is $10. Register at Outdoor Adventures by Feb. 1 and receive a free t-shirt. Climbers compete in either beginner, intermediate or advanced levels in both men’s and women’s categories. Last year every climber walked away with a prize, such as great climbing gear, outdoor apparel, and gift certificates from local and corporate sponsors.

The Carver Institute on Experiential Education is scheduled for Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piney Lake. This interactive workshop explores the theory and practice of how our teaching methods do and can better educate students to be responsible in their communities, participate in civic programs and develop the capacities to pursue just solutions in our society. It is sponsored by ELC. Contact the leader of this initiative, Dr. Marin Burton, director of Team QUEST, at meburto4@uncg.edu for more information.

Career Expo Krispy Kreme and WXLV-TV will be among the many representatives from government, business, industry, health, communications, non-profit organizations and graduate and professional schools at February’s Career Expo. The will meet with students and alumni in Cone Ballroom of EUC, Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 p.m.– 4 p.m.. This year’s fair, sponsored by the Career Services Center. UNCG students in all majors as well as alumni can learn about careers and internships. Students should bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally. Professional attire is at least business casual—no blue jeans, please. The Career Services Center values faculty participation; your participation can greatly assist in developing solid relationships between employers and UNCG. Additionally, a demonstration of faculty support encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity. For more information, contact Lisa Tandan at 4-5454 or e-mail lctandan@uncg.edu. A listing of participating universities, companies, and agencies can be found at http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/.

Ping-pong, anyone? This semester, Campus Recreation is once again running an intramural table tennis league and will also be starting up a brand new intramural racquetball league. This is a great way to stay active in a fun way and meet people with a love for the game. Registration for table tennis and racquetball opens Monday, Feb. 24, and closes Friday, Jan. 28. To sign up, please come to the fourth floor office at the Student Recreation Center between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Both singles and doubles leagues will be available. Cost is $5 per person per sport. The leagues will consist of one match per week on a “Play By” schedule. This means you will be responsible for contacting your opponent(s) to determine a day, time, and location to play your match and report your score before the “Play By” deadline that week. The leagues will run for approximately five weeks with a single elimination playoff tournament at the end. Intramural sports are open to all currently enrolled fee paying students and faculty/staff members with a current SRC membership. More information is at http://campusrec.uncg.edu/programs/intramurals/

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