Call for proposals for annual Conference on African American Culture and Experiences (CACE) The conference, hosted by UNCG’s African American Studies Program Oct. 14-16, will have the theme “Exploring Black Masculinities across Multiple Landscapes: A Global Perspective.” Dr. Tara Green, program director, says, “In the spirit of the theme, we invite participants to share their scholarly, literary, and/or artistic expressions in any one or more of the following formats: Individual Paper, Poster, and Panels. Send proposed abstracts (100 words) in Word or RTF to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Aug. 31. Panel proposals are highly encouraged. Student panels are welcomed. Send inquiries to email@example.com. For more information and registration, visit www.uncg.edu/afs. Papers will be considered for inclusion in the new Journal of Black Masculinity.
Princeton Review The Princeton Review has included UNCG in its “The Best 373 Colleges,” an honor earned by only about 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges. The 2011 edition of the book hit store shelves this month. Princeton Review surveyed 122,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the colleges. In addition to student feedback, choices also reflect institutional data, campus visits, and opinions of the Review’s staff and its 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. “UNCG is delighted to be included in Princeton Review’s listing of ‘Best Colleges,’” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “Student opinions matter.” Students quoted in the guide praised UNCG for its overall value, strong faculty, specialized programs and support for non-traditional students. One student wrote that UNCG offers a “high-quality of education at a significantly reduced rate, while having the smaller classes allowing closer bonds between faculty and students.”A sidebar to the UNCG profile in the guide says students also give UNCG high marks for student diversity, student happiness and relations with the local community as well as laboratory and computer facilities.
Department of Environmental Health and Safety The name of the Office of Safety has changed. It is now the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. The department’s interim director, Tim Slone, said the change “will help better represent the services the we provide.” It is also in accord with the name of most universities’ offices with their mission and responsibilities, he explained. Details on ways the department, which is part of Business Affairs, serves the university are at http://www.uncg.edu/sft/
A charter member The Department of Counseling and Educational Development has been approved as a charter member of the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (IRCEP), an international affiliate of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. All programs (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Couple and Family Therapy, School Counseling, College Counseling and Student Development, and Counselor Education and Supervision) have been approved by IRCEP. The purpose of the registry is to foster relationships among students, counselors and counselor educators worldwide, while furthering the global recognition of the counseling profession.
Volunteers and Fundraising A panel discussion last week allowed individuals in University Advancement and many university officials to hear a panel of volunteers share information about what inspires their voluntarism and keeps them engaged in the fundraising process. The panel was moderated by Richard “Skip” Moore, president of the Weaver Foundation and former vice chancellor for university advancement. Dr. Kate Barrett, a Board of Trustees member and former professor, introduced the speakers, including Amelia Hopkins, Randall Kaplan, J.J. McEachern, Dabney Sanders, Jana Wagenseller and Sarah Warmath.
Campus Book Delivery for Faculty & Staff During the Fall 2010 semester, the Libraries will offer a trial delivery service to all UNCG faculty and staff. Any circulating, available items from Jackson or Music libraries can be requested through the online catalog by clicking on the “Faculty delivery” icon beneath the title. Requests will be delivered to Departments, and most requests will be filled within two business days, says Joe Williams, Head of Access Services, University Libraries. Faculty and staff can return the materials to Jackson or Music library, or to any Libraries book drop on campus. For more information on the full range of delivery services available to UNCG students, faculty, and staff, please visit the Delivery web page, http://library.uncg.edu/services/delivery.aspx, or contact Access Services at 4-5304.
Albion Tourgee On Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Central Library, Dr. Mark Elliott (History) will discuss the book Undaunted Radical, which he co-edited. This book provides previously unpublished writings and speeches of Albion Tourgee.