Forums for early/middle college of health and human sciences at UNCG As many as 50 ninth-graders will attend class on the UNCG campus in the fall through a new partnership between the university and Guilford County Schools. Focused on health and human sciences careers, this early/middle college will serve students who may be disengaged or who may struggle to adapt to the traditional high school setting. To find out more about this new school and to discuss opportunities for collaboration, attend one of two upcoming forums – at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, and at noon Tuesday, March 1 – both in EUC’s Kirkland Room. Tom Martinek, professor of kinesiology, will serve as UNCG’s liaison to the school. He’ll be speaking at the forums, but he’ll also be listening. “We’re looking for partners to mentor these students and for innovative ways to introduce these students to health careers,” Martinek says. “We want to include all the different ways UNCG promotes health. Along with medical careers like nursing, we want to help these students learn more about counseling, gerontology, nutrition, therapeutic recreation and other opportunities in this rapidly growing field.”
Budget web site updates The governor’s proposed budget and the state’s general fund revenue forecast are among the recent updates, at http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral.
Community engagement in departmental P&T guidelines Have you been “volunteered” by your department to write community engagement into your promotion and tenure guidelines? Come and learn how others are surviving and thriving. Bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided. Guest speakers will be Dr. Sherrill Hayes (Conflict Studies & Dispute Resolution), Dr. Benjamin Filene (History) and Dr. Patrick Lucas (Interior Architecture). The workshop will be Tuesday, March 1, noon, in the EUC’s Ferguson Room. Email email@example.com for details.
UNCG Dining has launched Balanced U, a new health and wellness program, within UNCG Dining operations. The Balanced U program is built on the belief that maintaining a balanced lifestyle is truly at the heart of staying healthy. Key motivating trends and interests of today’s students have been identified, and Dining Services has developed educational culinary topics to engage and influence the most finicky eaters about making healthier selections. With a focus on the immediate benefits of eating healthier foods, students will begin to make the connection and understand that how they feel, look and perform is a result of what they eat. For more information, visit www.dineoncampus.com/uncg.
Sophomore Hoadley national semifinalist for Sullivan Award Golfer Robert Hoadley, All-SoCon as a freshman last year, was named by the Amateur Athletic Union as one of 12 semifinalists for the Sullivan Award, presented annually to the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. The Sullivan is “based on qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship and the ideals of amateurism,” according to the AAU. It predates the Heisman Trophy by five years. Hoadley, who plans on majoring in marketing in the Bryan School, is a Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List student. He and other teammates volunteer in the First Tee program, bringing golf to boys and girls who may never have played the game, Rob Daniels and Phil Perry note. Hoadley won the Pinehurst Intercollegiate and had a 15th-place finish in the Southern Conference championship as a freshman.Vote for Hoadley at http://www.usatoday.com/sports/quickquestion/2011/february/popup47029.htm.
Men’s and women’s cross country teams were honored last week as they both earned All-Academic team honors. Junior Ashley Schnell also claimed All-Academic Cross Country status as an individual. Schnell, a music major, was one of just 99 female athletes from around the nation to earn All-Academic Cross Country honors. She became the first-ever Spartan to earn All-Region honors after finishing in 14th place at the NCAA Southeast Regionals. The men’s team was one of 152 teams in the nation to claim All-Academic Cross Country Team honors after the team had a cumulative GPA of 3.36. The women’s team wasn’t far behind as they had a 3.31 GPA and was one of 192 teams recognized.
Gaski hits 600 Men’s baseball won two games this weekend, with large crowds enjoying the warm weather. They also saw Coach Mike Gaski get his 600th win in the Spartans’ 21 season history, as they won Saturday over Delaware.
Physical inactivity, the biggest public health problem of the 21st century? That’s the topic of March 17 HHP Lawther Lecture. It will be in Bryan 160 at 7 p.m. It is sponsored by the School of Health and Human Performance and the Department of Kinesiology. Steven N. Blair, the speaker, is a professor in the Departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology/Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Blair is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, Society for Behavioral Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, and American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education; and was elected to membership in the American Epidemiological Society. He was the first president of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, and is a past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His research focuses on the associations between lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition and chronic disease. He has published more than 500 papers and chapters in the scientific literature, and is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists, with more than 25,000 citations to his work. He also was the Senior Scientific Editor for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health.
Renovations at Jackson The Jackson Library renovation project has begun. The primary goal is to renovate the third floor to the main building in order to expand the University Archives and Special Collections area. To follow the progress of the renovations, visit the library’s blog at http://jacksonlibrenovation.blogspot.com/
For African-American boys The African American Studies Program was awarded a $2,500 grant by NCBS Community Education and Civic Engagement Grants Program to fund an enrichment program for African American boys. Workshops include: art workshop on March 27, finance workshop on April 30 and career development on May 21. Also, there will be a field trip to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum on Feb. 26. All workshops are at UNCG. For times and locations, visit www.uncg.edu/afs and click “AFS Calendar.” The program is free and the cultural workshops are presented by African American Studies faculty. Contact Tara T. Green at 4-5507 for more information.
In memoriam Dr. Laura G. Anderton died Feb. 19 at age 92. A former lieutenant in the military WAVES during WWII, she was on UNCG’s Biology department faculty from 1948 to 1987. She served as associate dean in three of those years, and received the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award in 1964. See Anderton’s obituary and see her entry in UNCG Archives.
Spring break for CW Campus Weekly will not publish on March 9, which is the week of Spring Break. CW will resume publication on March 16.