The CNNC fall colloquium “Immigrant Children in the Triad: Issues, Resources & Research Opportunities” will be in Room 219, Stone Building, Wednesday, Oct. 27, noon-2 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. This event will feature Latino staff from the Center for New North Carolinians and representatives from community agencies working with Latino families. Colloquium leaders hope paricipants can gain a deeper understanding of the issues, resources, strengths and opportunities within this thriving group of new arrivals to North Carolina. The series’ next colloqium will be “Health Access Issues for Immigrants and Refugees in the Triad” on Nov. 10 (same time and location).
Digital collections of manuscript materials relating to music, the result of gifts by composer Harold Schiffman and Jane Perry-Camp, are now available online. John Deal, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, said “While Harold did not attend UNCG, his early musical education was gained here, and we are delighted that he has chosen to establish this collection at UNCG.” Schiffman’s University Libraries archive is now available to researchers at http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/Schiffman.php. Deal adds, “Harold and Jane’s relationship with the family of Egon Wellesz also made it possible for UNCG to acquire this Wellesz collection of historically important works, again due to the generosity of Harold Schiffman and Jane Perry-Camp.” This collection is also now available at http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/Wellesz.php.
Workshop on submitting proposals to NIH will be Thursday, Nov. 4, 2 to 4 p.m. in Moore HRA, room 2711. Participants will be introduced to the NIH electronic submission process, walk through the SF424 (R&R) application and PHS forms for paper submissions. Michael Preuss (OSP) will lead this program. Participants will have wireless access and are invited to bring a laptop for hands-on access and assistance during the program. Participants should contact OSP to assure registration in the NIH eRA Commons prior to the workshop. Sign up at https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops/list_by_category.jsp?cat_id=77001240#
Cards for veterans Students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to sign ‘thank you’ cards for veterans from WW II through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The veterans are hospitalized in the Salisbury VA Hospital, says Lisa McGuire (CAP). Tables will be in the EUC Commons on Nov. 1, 2 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Dining Hall Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campus Activities & Programs is still looking for volunteers to help staff these tables. If you are interested in volunteering some time, send your name and availability (days and hours) to Lisa McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org by the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 27.
A contest for free trees Tree Campus USA invites UNCG supporters to vote for UNCG – a Tree Campus USA university – and win free trees for their campus in the Root for Your Home Team contest. To vote, go to www.arbordaynow.org/root, sign up to become a Tree Planter and select UNCG to receive your vote. The university with the most votes will receive $2,500 in free trees. Anyone can sign up to be a Tree Planter and vote until Nov. 5. Those who register to vote will then receive messages about tree-planting opportunities in their area as well as monthly messages with ways to make a positive impact on the environment.
Women’s soccer will host first round of tourney They will be the top seed in the SoCon Tournament, playing at home in the first round Oct 31. Their home record this year is an unblemished 8-0-0. The recent Senior Day win improved UNCG’s senior class to 59-17-5 in its career. Goalkeeper Kelsey Kearney, a junior, has extended her UNCG career record number of shutouts to 28, pulling her into a tie for second place in SoCon history, Phil Perry (Athletics) notes. The SoCon record-holder, Andie Hinshaw, had 36 for Furman from 2002-05.
Weight Watchers @ Work The campus’ fifth Weight Watchers @ Work program begins with an open house on Nov. 3 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m in Bryan 113. If you’re curious about the program and are considering joining, please plan to drop by. No sign-up is necessary. Participants within the past four sessions have lost a combined total of 1336 pounds! For more information, visit http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Training/Weightwatchers.pdf. If you’re unavailable to attend the open house but have interest/questions, contact Jason Morris at 4-4408 or Elizabeth L’Eplattenier at 4-4297.
Living off the grid, in a one-room cabin William Powers will speaking Friday, Nov. 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 217, Music Building. He recently wrote “Twelve By Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream,” which tells the story of Dr. Jackie Benton, a physician living in the North Carolina woods. Powers introduces readers to Benton who lives in a 12’ x 12’ cabin and the surrounding acres she cultivates and practices “permaculture” – “the things your grandparents knew and your parents forgot.” Powers takes her place in the cabin, and writes about the transformative nature of “living small.” Powers has led development aid and environmental initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Washington, DC. His essays on global issues have appeared in media including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Slate. He has been interviewed on programs including Fresh Air and Living on Earth and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. Powers lives part-time in New York City. His web site is www.williampowersbooks.com. The event is sponsored by UNCG Sustainability Committee, UNCGreen, EcoSpartans, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Green Library Group, and the Office of Sustainability.