The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 10-29-2012


Holiday Safety

As the holiday season approaches please remember to lock all offices and labs.


Online Learning Workshop & Online Learning Fair

Please join us for a School of Education Online Learning Workshop & Online Learning Fair.

Date:             Friday, November 9, 2012

Time:            Workshop:  9:00 AM—11:00 AM

Fair:               11:00 AM—12:00 PM (A light lunch will be provided.)

Place:            To Be Confirmed  (On the UNCG Campus)

Note:             Bring your laptops!

Workshop topics will include demonstrations, hands-on practice, and conversations about using online synchronous learning tools to enhance learning and build a classroom community.

Present at the Online Learning Fair!

Please consider sharing your ideas, best practices, or a demonstration of how you teach online by presenting a “virtual” poster at the Online Learning Fair.  For additional ideas and to sign up to present, please visit the Online Learning Fair Presentation Form.

RSVP for Lunch!

The School of Education Dean’s Office has agreed to provide a light lunch!  Please RSVP if you will be joining us for lunch by Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

These events are being co-sponsored by the UNCG Department of Information Studies, the School of Education Online Learning Team, and the School of Education Dean’s Office.  For more information, please contact:

Beth Martin, LIS, Distance Education Coordinator  (phone: 704-900-3246)

Anthony Chow, SoE Director of Online Learning (phone: 336-334-3411)

Becky Croxton, SoE Online Learning Coordinator (phone: 704-661-3638)


4th Annual iDEAL Summit

iDEAL Summit
Department of Library and Information Studies
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

iDEAL Summit,  Information Literacy Across the Lifespan, November 10, 2012

We would like to invite you to attend and participate in the 4th Annual iDEAL Summit, Information Literacy Across the Lifespan , at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Saturday, November 10, 2012  from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.  This conference will explore information literacy theory and instructional practice in a variety of information organizations and examine approaches for addressing the needs of users at all stages of life.

Registration for the conference is free.  You can register to attend at Registration.  Registration must be submitted by November 5th, 2012.  Additional information is available on the UNCG LIS website at

The keynote Cora Paul Bomar lecture will be presented by Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is a past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries as well as current co-chair of the association’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee. Lisa is a professor in the University Library at Urbana-Champaign and a sometimes-adjunct in the university’s library school.

There will be an opportunity for individuals to present their research, ideas, and best practices during the afternoon poster session.  Please submit your proposals for the poster session at Poster Session Proposals.  Poster proposals can be either research oriented or based in practice.  We are interested in topics broadly related to information literacy with students, patrons, and staff.

We hope to see you at the iDEAL Summit on November 10, 2012.

Nora Bird and Sandra Andrews, Co-Chairs,
iDEAL Summit
Department of Library and Information Studies

Click here to download the flyer.


SOE Social Committee Dues Form

Dear SOE,

Attached is the SOE social committee dues form. Click here to download
Please print and remit to your social committee rep. and/or directly to Daphne Slaughter who manages our Social Committee fund. Our internal deadline is to collect all dues by no later than Friday December 2nd in preparation for the Reading Day luncheon.
All funds are used to support our two Reading Day luncheons, cards/flowers of condolence for GAs/faculty/staff/alumni, housekeeping holiday gifts, retirement parties, and other social activities managed by the SOE social committee. Our formal charge is attached.
The first department whose entire faculty and staff turn in their dues will win a $50 faculty/staff party of their choosing sponsored by the social committee. Your social committee rep. will be updating our list through Google docs so please let her/him know. LIS is the reigning champion :-).
Have a great weekend and take a moment to enjoy the amazing fall leaves….



Dean’s Coffee Talk
Please join Dean Wixson for an upcoming “coffee chat”. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome. The next sessions will be held in SOEB 301 on the following dates/times:
11/13 – 9:00


Trojanowski giving up the ‘ghosts’

Many know Hermann Trojanowski (University Libraries) for the tours he has led of UNCG for many years.  A popular tour each year has been of campus ghost tales. Click here to read more.


Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

David Ayers was interviewed about university governance in the St. Louis Dispatch-Post. Click here to read the article.

David Ayers volunteered as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking parents receiving refurbished computers at Hunter Elementary.


Dr. Linda Gann, LIS Department, along with Dr. Karen Gavigan, University of South Carolina (and formerly Director of the TRC), have published an article on young adult dystopian literature in the peer-reviewed journal VOYA:

Gann, L. & Gavigan, K. (2012). The Other side of dark: Is it really the end of the world? Examining the nature of young adult dystopian literature.  VOYA, 35(3), 234-238.

The article presents research findings that reveal recent publishing trends and common characteristics in young adult dystopian literature.


Dr. Keith Mobley, Clinical Associate Professor in CED, received the 2012 LPC of the Year award from the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina at their Annual Conference in Greensboro last week. He was honored for the numerous roles and commitments he has assumed with the organization, which advocates for the counseling discipline in NC and provides continuing education and professional development to LPCs across the state.


Based on a survey of Division 15 (Educational Psychology) members in the American Psychological Association, our colleague Dale Schunk was one of 4 for the most productive educational psychologists. Selections were made on the basis of contributions, visibility and influence. He was joined in this honor with Patricia Alexander, Richard Mayer, and Barry Zimmerman. Beyond his incredible productivity, his work was noted for its focus on “the application of self-efficacy research to educational practice.”


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