News Items from UNC Greensboro

NotesIconShare the ride to work A new private rideshare community for UNCG is being launched. It’s called Zimride. This social network for ridesharing makes it easy to find friends and colleagues making the same drive. It’s free and the process for using it is easy, says Suzanne Williams, associate director, Campus Access & Travel Demand Management. 1) Visit http://zimride.uncg.edu and sign up, 2) Add your ride offer or request, 3) Review your matchlist and start “Zimriding.”

Losing weight Looking to begin its fourth consecutive 17-week session, the HRS sponsored Weight Watchers at Work program will hold an open house for anyone interested in learning more or renewing their membership on Wednesday, July 7 from 12:15 – 1:15 in the HRS training room, Bryan 113. A minimum of 20 participants is needed to continue the program. To date, the past three sessions have experienced a combined weight loss of over 1100 pounds. Those interested in joining but who are unavailable to attend the open house may contact Jason Morris or Elizabeth L’Eplattenier at 334-5009 by July 7 to express their interest. The fee to join the program is $186 for the entire 17-week session including online access to e-tools. Fees may be divided into three separate payments if participants sign up during or before the open house. Fees may also be charged to a health care flexible spending account if prescribed by a doctor. Download the brochure.

What are you reading? Reading a good book right now? Have others on your summer reading list? Let CW know, for possible inclusion in a big, future piece on what everyone’s reading this summer. Email mdharri3@uncg.edu.

Blue tennis courts The tennis courts are being resurfaced, the Sports Information Office notes. And they’re now Spartan blue. See them, as work continues.

Faculty who’ve retired A number of faculty members have retired over the past 12 months. Last year, Dr. Nancy Fogarty, Dr. Gerald Meisner, Dr. John Jellicorse, Dr. Frank Melton, Dr. Marsha Paludan and Dr. A. Edward Uprichard retired. Dr. Mary Floyd retired in the winter. Dr. Sheldon Balbirer, Dr. Anthony DeCasper, Dr. George Kiorpes and Dr. Karl Schleunes are retiring this summer.

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