News Items from UNC Greensboro

NotesIconFree admission UNCG is removing ticket costs for all home regular-season contests except men’s and women’s basketball. The move is an extension of the Athletic Department’s mission to increase visibility of its teams and expand outreach to the community – a new charge of the university’s strategic plan. “We want people in Greensboro and surrounding communities to know that there is a great experience waiting for them at UNCG athletic events,” said Kim Record, athletic director. “Chancellor Brady has put an emphasis on our university reaching out into the community more frequently and we felt like this was a great way to assist with that mission. We want to expand on some of our past efforts to help in the community as we have with Relay for Life and FOX 8 Gifts for Kids. We also understand the difficult economic times that many people continue to experience,” said Record. “In an effort to extend a hand to our community, we made a decision to remove some of our admission charges for athletic events.” The first men’s soccer match under the new ticket policies will be an exhibition match against preseason No. 2 UNC Chapel Hill on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.

Budget Central The UNCG Budget Information web site has several recent updates, including this one: http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/compensationguidelines.pdf

Health information security breaches; 2,500 being notified Computer security breaches at two UNCG clinics allowed unauthorized access to information about more than 2,500 individuals. The university has mailed letters to the last known addresses of those whose personal information was exposed and posted notices on the clinics’ web sites. The two computers infected with malware via the internet were in the university’s Speech and Hearing Center and Psychology Clinic. Although it was determined that the malware would have allowed access to data on the computers, it is unknown whether any information was actually taken from the computers.

Faculty partnering with Career Services The Career Services Center (CSC) is ready again to partner with faculty members to provide career-related content for their classes. In 2009-10 CSC presented for 230 classes. Specifically, CSC designs presentations and activities related to career planning and research, internships, resume development, interview skills, job search and more. Additionally, Career Services can partner with faculty to develop career-related student projects using writing, research or speaking skills. For further information or to schedule a presentation for Fall 2010, call the CSC at 4-5454 or email career_services@uncg.edu. If you wish to require a class assignment involving the CSC, it is important to call ahead so they can be prepared to assist your students. Assignments involving individual counselor contact require careful scheduling to ensure that students’ needs can be met in a timely manner.

Part-time Job Fair for students On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the annual Part-time Job Fair will be held 12:30-4 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, EUC. The job fair, sponsored by the Student Employment Office and the Career Services Center, helps students locate part-time jobs at the beginning of each academic year. Employers from campus and throughout the Triad can recruit part-time job candidates, collect resumes and schedule interviews with students at the job fair. UNCG Career Services staff will also be available to give students career advice and resume critiques. Last year, over 600 students attended the event. The Student Employment Office works to offer employment opportunities and resources for UNCG students while encouraging students to make meaningful decisions about job choices, connecting part-time experience to career and academic goals. In addition, it serves as a resource for campus employers who hire UNCG students for part-time employment, providing free job postings on SpartanCareers, supervisor trainings, supervisor handbooks, and other valuable tools. For more information, visit http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/seo/.

Women’s track & field, women’s tennis academic recognition The UNCG women’s track & field team was one of 151 teams who earned the distinction of being named an All-Academic team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. In order to be eligible for this award the team must post a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better. The Spartans had a GPA of 3.22 this past season. Earlier, the UNCG men’s track & field team was honored as an All-Academic team. In women’s tennis, six UNCG student-athletes received academic awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Valerie Behr, Lucy Dougherty, Jessica Eblen, Mikayla Rogers, Arielle VonStrolley and Alex Whitehead all earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status from the ITA this week. UNCG was one of eight teams nationally to have six or more student-athletes earn All-Academic honors, joining Brown, Cornell, Creighton, Hartford, Rutgers, S.F. Austin, and UNC Wilmington. The Spartans also earned a team academic award from the ITA, making them one of 37 Division I schools to do so.

Book a meeting in Alumni House You may know that the portal for reserving rooms in the EUC and campus spaces such as The Fountain, College Avenue, The Quad, Foust Park, and Stone Lawn is reservations.uncg.edu. Anyone with questions about making a reservation may contact Linda Alexander, manager of Reservation Services, at 4-5378 or linda_alexander@uncg.edu. Some members of campus may not know that five rooms in the Alumni House, including the Pecky Cypress Room and the Horseshoe Room, may be reserved for meetings free of charge, if the meetings are during normal business hours. For the Alumni House’s largest room, Virginia Dare Room, the only cost is the equipment fees for tables, chairs, podium, etc. To learn more or to reserve a room in Alumni House, contact Julie Landen at julie_landen@uncg.edu or 6-1466.

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