News Items from UNC Greensboro

NotesIconWeight Watchers Interested in being more fit? UNCG Weight Watchers @ Work will host an Open House on June 29 at 12:15 p.m. in Bryan 113. New members can enroll at anytime during the session at a pro-rated membership cost. This session will be for 12 weeks with 14 weeks of e-tools included. There must be 15 paying members in order for a new session to start. The open house provides an opportunity to see how a meeting is conducted, meet current participants, and have your questions answered by our group leader, Bobbie Gaski. To date, participants have lost over 1500 pounds. For more information, visit http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Training/Weightwatchers.pdf or contact Elizabeth L’Eplattenier at 334-4297 or ebleplat@uncg.edu.

WAM web site Madmonk Interactive received an Excellence Award in the “Interactive” category at the 17th annual Communicator Awards. They received it for their work on the Weatherspoon Art Gallery web site.

Nominations sought for Governor’s Award for Excellence Friday, July 15, is the deadline for nominations for Governor’s Awards for Excellence to be received in Human Resource Services. Nominations must be permanent SPA (Subject to the Personnel Act) and EPA (faculty and administrators who are Exempt from the State Personnel Act). Nomination rules are attached to the form, which can downloaded at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/PolicyManuals/StaffManual/Section12/ on the HRS web page. Award categories are Outstanding State Government Service; Innovation; Public Service; Safety and Heroism; Human Relations; and Spirit of North Carolina. Campus coordinator will be Mary Russell (334-5166).

Speaking Center news The National Association of Communication Centers has found that CST 390, the three credit speaking center theory and practice course offered by UNCG’s communication studies department, provides appropriate training for communication tutors, says Kim Cuny. director of the University Speaking Center. As a result, the CST 390 course that UNCG’s Speaking Center staff is required to take before working at the center is now nationally certified.

Bert Goldman, Special Crimes Scenes unit It sounds like a TV drama. Actually, it’s a stint of volunteering in retirement. Professor emeritus Dr. Bert Goldman (School of Education) offered to volunteer with the Greensboro Police. He promptly was placed on the CSI unit, assisting with fingerprinting two days a week. He dons his CSI uniform, and takes electronic fingerprints for the many individuals for whom it’s required: teachers receiving licenses, nurses, doctors, daycare workers, anyone adopting a child or applicants for police positions. “It’s fascinating,” he says, adding “It keeps me off the streets.” His work has gained attention from Chief of Police Ken Miller, who is enlisting Goldman’s academic expertise on a research project. They appear together in a video interview that has appeared regularly on Time-Warner’s local access channel 13.

Lots of visitors at Health Center The Medicat UNC Client Conference will be at the Student Health Center July 11-12. Medicat is a provider of healthcare information technology to colleges and universities.

Research Participants Needed Male and female participants needed for a study that will investigate how your white blood cells alter protein production in response to acute exercise. You are eligible if you are African American; are between the ages of 18-45; are healthy; are willing to do one acute exercise session; and meet the study’s height/weight requirements. Participants will be compensated after all aspects of the study have been completed. For information, contact Laurie Wideman, Department of Kinesiology, at 334-3234 or lauriewideman@uncg.edu.

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