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Basketball kick-off event, for faculty and staff Wednesday, Nov. 3, noon, Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m., Maple Room, EUC. Performance/reading, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building. Forum, “Islam and Democracy: Attitudes of Lay Muslims to Democracy and […]

Dr. Kelly Ritter has been director of composition and associate professor in the English Department since 2008. The manuscript she has completed – it’s now with the publisher – is about Woman’s College, looking at our campus from the 1940s to ’60s, and particularly looking at how writing was taught. She loves UNCG’s archives.

Dr. James C. Petersen, who has been dean of the Graduate School since 2002, is stepping down from the position effective June 30, 2011. A search committee will be named soon, said Provost David H. Perrin, who praised Petersen’s work. “The new doctoral and master’s degree programs established during Jim’s tenure as dean helped UNCG attain its current Carnegie classification as a Research University with High Research Activity,” Perrin said. “His tireless advocacy for additional support for graduate students has enhanced our competitiveness for the top students throughout the state and nation.” Petersen is a tenured professor in the Department of Sociology and plans to teach after stepping down as dean. During Petersen’s years, UNCG has added 12 doctoral programs, six master’s degree programs and 22 graduate certificates.

Items this week include Lovelady gives Child and Family Research Network talk; Faculty Center reservations now available through the EUC Reservations Office; New name; Education options for staff members; In memoriam; Commemoration of Veterans Day; Employment Fair for PhD and master’s students; Award for Residence Hall Association; India festival; The ship was carrying marble; Basketball event