News Items from UNC Greensboro

NotesIconGive the gift of life during the November EUC Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 9.a.m-7 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, EUC. It is sponsored by the staff of Elliott University Center, who report that the 130-pint goal during the September EUC Blood Drive was surpassed. All presenting donors for the November EUC Blood Drive will be entered for the chance to win a pair of Delta Air Lines tickets. To schedule your donation appointment, visit http://www.uncg.edu/euc/blooddrive. Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome. A photo ID is required.

Have you read Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”? Here’s your chance to read some of it, and hear all of it, non-stop, from cover to cover. The “24 hours of Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace'” event will begin Friday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. and continue through Sat. Nov. 13, at approximately 1 p.m. They invite volunteers to help in reading the classic novel. “We definitely still need readers to volunteer! We will gather at the Minerva statue on the EUC lawn at 1 p.m. We will read continuously for 24 hours – to the end – but will move inside to the LIHC parlor [in Spencer] for the overnight part of the reading,” said Dr. Kathleen S. Macfie. Those interested in reading may contact her at kathleen_macfie@uncg.edu

Chevrolet Campus Promotions program UNCG is one of 23 schools throughout the country participating in the Chevrolet Campus Promotions program. Students in Consumer Behavior (MKT 424) led by Dr. Norwood McMillian have created an in-class working marketing agency, The Marketing People, responsible for researching, implementing and evaluating an integrated marketing campaign aimed at increasing awareness for several car brands among the Generation Y target market.

Easier to get blue and gold apparel You probably knew that you could get Spartan shirts and accessories at the UNCG Bookstore and online via the Athletics web site. Now, local Walmart stores are carrying Spartan apparel. You can find your blue and gold at Walmart Supercenters on West Wendover Ave, Pyramid Village Blvd. and W. Elmsley St. The apparel is displayed in the Men’s clothing section. For additional stores selling Spartan gear check out the Campus Enterprise web site “We want our Blue and Gold” and click on the “Find a Retailer”.

Some of my favorite weird beliefs The Great Conversation continues with this year’s Exemplar Lecture with Dr. Rob Guttentag (Psychology) on “Some of my Favorite Weird Beliefs.” It will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Center. It is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. We are all aware of how common it is for other people to hold beliefs that we think are odd, weird or just plain wrong. Some of these beliefs relate to matters of opinion, but others involve beliefs in “facts” that are, in fact, not true. Guttentag will discuss a few of his own favorite weird beliefs – which are his favorites because they involve “factual” beliefs that are very widely held and that he once held – but that are simply wrong. He will also discuss some of the psychological processes that contribute to the formation of these kinds of weird beliefs.

Women Soccer SoCon champions Having completed its sweep of the Southern Conference regular-season and tournament championships and having secured an NCAA tournament bid, the women’s soccer team is ranked No. 10 in the current national  NSCAA poll. UNCG ran its winning streak to a school-record 16 games as they captured the conference tournament title last weekend, Phil Perry (Athletics) reports. The team improved to 19-1-1 on the season. The 19 wins are tops in NCAA Division I this season, and only No. 22 Denver can match the win total with a 19-2-1 record for the year. They will face South Carolina, who has been ranked this season as high as No. 12,  in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.

Campus Weekly will not publish Nov. 24 Next week, Campus Weekly will publish. However, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Campus Weekly will not publish Wednesday, Nov. 24. Publication will resume Wednesday, Dec. 1.

iDEAL Summit Library and Information Studies will host the second iDEAL Summit on Monday, Nov. 15, noon-6 p.m. in the EUC. Full details are at http://lis.uncg.edu/ideals. The theme is “LGBTQI out on the open shelves: Serving Hidden Communities.” A keynote panel, from 1:30-2:45, will include several speakers who will talk specifically about the library needs of the LGBTQI community. The panelists include Mario Ascencio, Director, Corcoran Library in Washington, DC and recent past president of REFORMA, Polly Thistlewaite, head of Public Services, City University of New York Graduate Center Library and long-time volunteer and chronicler of the Lesbian Herstory Archives; Jim Carmichael, Professor of Library and Information Studies, UNCG and renowned historian of LGBT issues within librarianship; and Trae Middlebrooks, MLIS Student and Academic and Cultural Enrichment Scholar, UNCG. Nathan Belyeu, Master of Education Student and Coordinator for LGBTQI Health, The Wellness Center of Student Health Services, will moderate. The University Libraries, along with the LIS, are sponsoring the panel. The entire program is free and open to the public.

Campus garden work day The campus garden at 123 McIver Street is taking shape. The next work day is Saturday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Volunteers are welcome.  “We plan to lay down shade cloth and mulch in between the beds. Please bring gloves and rakes with you,” says Dr. Susan Andreatta.

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