Faculty Senate Forum “The Role of Faculty Governance in the Restructuring Process” will be the topic of the forum today (Wednesday, Nov. 17), 3 – 5 p.m., Alexander Room, EUC. According to information distributed by Faculty Senate, this Faculty Senate Forum will deal with the topic of the role of faculty governance in the restructuring process that will merge some programs in the School of Human Environmental Studies with some programs in the School of Health and Human Performance to form a new unit that will focus on Health and Human Development. Those faculty who attend may share ideas and help identify the role the Faculty Senate will play in the process.
Obama at midterm The Center for Legislative Studies will be have its final lecture in the series “Obama at Midterm: Polarization and Backlash.” Dr. David Rohde of Duke University will present, “The Midterm Elections and Their Consequences” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weatherspoon Auditorium. There will be a reception following his presentation.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Campus Weekly will not publish Wednesday, Nov. 24. Publication will resume Wednesday, Dec. 1. The final issue of the semester will be Wednesday, Dec. 8, the first day of final exams. The first issue of the spring semester will be Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Helping students at Jackson Library University Libraries and the University Writing Center are teaming up to help students with end-of-the-semester papers. Writing Center consultants will be available alongside Reference and Instructional Services in Jackson Library from 9 p.m. to midnight for five nights after the Thanksgiving holidays and before Finals Week. Refreshments will be served all five nights. Cathy Griffith, the assistant head of Access Services, and Mary Ann Graham, the 24/5 night manager, both in the University Libraries, received an Innovation and Enrichment Grant to bring the writing tutors to the library. The grant will cover the costs of three tutors each night, plus the food. The program will be repeated again in April.
Honoring slain student Kyle Harris Our campus will hold a candlelight vigil for slain student Kyle Harris on Thursday, Nov. 18. The vigil, organized by the UNCG Residence Hall Association, will begin at 6 p.m. on the lawn outside the Quad. Attendees should wear Carolina Blue, Harris’ favorite color. Harris, a 19-year-old sophomore sociology major, was fatally shot Nov. 6 during a robbery while he worked at a Fayetteville pawn shop. He was concentrating in criminal justice and aspired to earn a law degree.
Task force to focus on aiding military veterans UNCG is establishing a Military, Veterans and Families Task Force to make recommendations designed to facilitate the enrollment and the success of UNCG students who are active duty members of the military, military veterans and military dependents. See details.
Men’s soccer took title With a 1-0 victory over Furman in Sunday’s SoCon tournament title game, the men’s soccer team claimed the championship. Sophomore Hakan Ilhan, the SoCon’s leading scorer, had the winning goal. The team will face Georgetown on Thursday, Nov. 18, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
American Indian heritage A Native American cultural Fair and Dance Demonstration will be Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Cone Ballroom, EUC, beginning at 11 a.m.
The current G-cast On the university’s official Facebook page, Dr. Donna Duffey (Kinesiology) is featured in a G-cast. G-cast is a way to ask campus experts questions about various topics. Duffy can answer questions via G-cast about athletics – from the role of women in athletics to how athletes should manage media to how a student can combine athletics with academics. You’re invited to post questions.
“Bound to Please: The Custom Bookbindings of Don Etherington & Monique Lallier” Don Etherington and Monique Lallier are two highly respected bookbinders. Born in England and Montreal, respectively, they have undertaken projects for clients around the globe, and they have spent much of their careers teaching others the art and craft of what they do. They now live in Summerfield, where Don’s reference library and papers are in the Special Collections of the University’s Library. Through Dec. 22, some of their custom bindings will be on display in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library.
University Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award Students may submit their research projects for consideration. The award is given in recognition of an outstanding UNCG undergraduate research project by an individual or a group that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from library resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original research project in any media. The winning entry will receive a $500 prize funded by the University Libraries and awarded at April’s Undergraduate Honors Convocation. Applicants must 1) Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate during Spring 2011 at UNCG in any discipline; 2) Have completed a research project for a credit course or supervised independent study at UNCG during the spring, summer, or fall semesters in 2010; 3) Agree to contribute a copy of their paper or project to the UNCG Institutional Repository; 4) Submit their paper by March 1, 2011. Last year, Theatre and Media Studies student Mary Robinson won the award for “Poetry in Motion: The Divine Sarah on the English Stage,” a paper written for Professor Christine Woodworth’s Theatre 501 class. See more details.
UNCG Dining Services will hold their annual Thanksgiving lunch in the Spartan Restaurant from 11a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. They will have all your Thanksgiving favorites from fresh carved turkey, ham & stuffing to authentically mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Greensboro Urban Ministry and UNCG Dining will match pound for pound all donated items. As a way of saying thank you, Dining Services will also offer a discount when you donate items: lunch would be $6. For more information, visit www.dineoncampus.com/uncg or call 4-5116.
Project Clean Plate initiative Dining Services was able to reduce food waste in the Spartan Restaurant by 15 percent recently. As a result UNCG Dining Services will donate 500 pounds of food to the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Project Clean Plate is a program that Dining Services conducts twice a year to promote not only healthy eating, but sustainability as well. This semester the program ran for eight weeks and began with a weekly amount of more than 4,000 pounds of food being wasted in the Spartan Restaurant.
Course Reserve Deadlines for winter, spring terms Faculty members, it’s time again to set up your course reserves at the University Libraries. To be available by the first day of class, lists are due by Friday, Dec. 10. Visit http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/access_services/reserves/ to create your lists, or contact the reserve staff at email@example.com or 6-1199 for more information.
UNCG Bookstore Faculty & Staff Appreciation Sale Dec. 1 Find something for all the Spartans on your holiday shopping list! In addition to your current 20 percent Faculty/Staff discount, take an extra 10 percent off non-book items (magazines, bargain books, sale items, computer hardware and software not included.) Present your SpartanCard to the cashier to receive your discount.
“Staying Ethical in a Changing World” That’s the title of the UNCG Counseling & Educational Development Mini-Conference on Nov. 19, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 251, Ferguson Building. There will presentations by first-year master’s students. The mini-conference addresses ethical challenges counselors face in a rapidly changing world. Sessions include posters and handouts on a variety of topics, including the following: preventing LGBTQ bullying in schools; finding the middle ground in dual relationships; self-disclosing through social networking sites; understanding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; and implication of spiritual competencies. The mini-conference is free and open to all.
Habitat for Humanity blog Work continues on UNCG’s Habitat for Humanity house. Keep up with progress at the blog https://uc.uncg.edu/prod/uresites/habitat.
How to prepare for winter weather Each year, winter weather has the potential to impact the Triad and the UNCG community causing significant delays and adverse impacts. This year is no exception. What does winter weather mean for you as an employee if classes are cancelled and the University is open, but you cannot make it to work? And what exactly does a “warmer and drier winter” mean? Come join the Office of Emergency Management and Human Resource Services to learn more about how to prepare for winter weather, what the university has in place to respond to winter events, and what winter weather means for you as an employee. Two workshops are currently scheduled. The first is on Nov. 30 from 11-11:45 a.m. and the second is on Dec. 1 from 10-10:45 a.m.. To register for a workshop or find out more information, contact the Office of Emergency Management – Phone: 6-8639 or email: BeReady@uncg.edu. Space is limited, so register soon.