News Items from UNC Greensboro

NotesIconGerontology The Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA) presents the UNCG Gerontology Program with funds toward a gerontology graduate student’s educational expenses. The award is given to a continuing gerontology graduate student who is committed to the well-being of older adults and enhancing the lives, policies and environments of older adults and society in general. Jessica Mroz, pursuing the MS in Gerontology degree, is TRLA’s first 2009-2010 award recipient.

In memoriam Madge Hubbard died Jan. 14, of cancer. She was employed in the UNC system for over 17 years. From 2006, she served as the director of the UNC Exchange Program (UNC-EP), housed at UNCG.  She was former Deputy Director of Study Abroad at UNC Chapel Hill.

Pink Zone Women’s basketball returns to action Saturday, Feb. 6, when the team will host Davidson at 3 p.m. at Fleming Gym. The game will be the Spartans’ annual Pink Zone game, to raise awareness about breast cancer. It will also be Coach Lynne Agee’s 900th career contest.

Online books @ your virtual library Are you doing any web design or programming? Desktop publishing? Involved in online business ventures? Check out a resource available through the university libraries: Safari Books Online. Books such as Photoshop CS4 Visual QuickStart Guide, Learning ASP.NET, Online Marketing Inside and Out are examples of the more than 2,000 electronic books you may view on your computer. These Safari ebooks and more ebooks can be found in UJNCG’s library catalog or on the ebooks page.  Questions? Ask.

Gerontology services Erin Russell King, social research associate with the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services and an alumnus of the UNCG Gerontology Program, will present an update on state-wide planning for aging services across North Carolina and talk about her career path.  She will highlight communities and businesses deemed “senior friendly.” The talk will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 p.m., MHRA, Room 2210.

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