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August 2013

Dean’s Welcome Back Reception

August 23, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dean’s House (physical address found on invitation)

To celebrate the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, Dean Wixson will be hosting a Welcome Back Reception at her home (5201 Bodie Lane, Greensboro NC 27455) on Friday, August 23 from 5-8pm. SOE faculty, staff, and their significant others are welcome to attend. To RSVP for the event, please respond to the invitation sent out via email, or contact Annie Smith ( if you have any questions.

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September 2013

Storyteller/Musician Bill Harley on Campus

September 9, 2013

2-time Grammy Award Winner, NPR commentator, and acclaimed storyteller/musician Bill Harley will perform in Greensboro and Winston-Salem Greensboro: Monday, September 9, 7 pm – Elliott University Center Auditorium, UNCG campus Winston-Salem: Saturday, September 7, 12:30 pm and 4 pm BOOKMARKS Festival, Arts District (Main Stage) Both events are free and open to the public, with book signings following Sponsored by the University Libraries at UNCG, with support from the Pam and David Sprinkle Children’s Book Author and Storyteller Series Fund

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In the Shadow of Segregation: The Rise of the African-American Variety of Sign Language

September 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
EUC Joyner Room

facilitated by Dr. Joseph Hill (part of the Conversations with the Community series sponsored by the African American Studies Progam) The African American Studies Program presents the first event this year in the Conversations with the Community series. The effects of segregation may be seen in the study of education and language of deaf African-American people who attended special schools for the deaf during the era of segregation—otherwise known as Jim Crow. Dr. Joseph Hill will discuss the history of…

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Online Webinar: Scholarly Writing and Publishing for LIS Students

September 12, 2013

(from the LIS Department) Dear friends, The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve is planning the launch of a column that will gather articles from LIS students on their experiences and knowledge of library services including interlibrary loan, document delivery, reserves, digitization, and electronic accessibility.  To kick off this column, we’d like to share what we know of scholarly publishing and are offering an online webinar:  Scholarly Writing & Publishing for LIS Students on September 12, 2013 at 1-2:30…

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All School Meeting

September 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virginia Dare Room, UNCG Alumni House

All UNCG School of Education faculty and staff are invited to attend the All School Meeting, where Dean Wixson will provide an reviewof the 2012-2013 year, highlight school-wide accomplishments, and discuss the strategic vision and plans for SOE for the 2013-2014 school year.

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5th Annual Deaf “Kiss-Fist”

September 21, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Elliott University Center Auditorium, UNCG Campus

Showcasing talent by deaf children and adults in celebration of Deaf Awareness Week Cost: $5.00 per person, $3.00 for children age 6 – 12, FREE for age 5 & under (Parking is FREE in Walker Ave Parking Deck) Come enjoy a variety of entertainment by Deaf children and adults – ABC stories, Deaf jokes,skits, playing with fingerspelling, etc.  Lots of fun and lots of laughs! Exhibits will be on site of crafts/talent and professional work by Deaf people, as well as…

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Student Scholarship Stewardship Event (For SOE student scholarship recipients only)

September 24, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
School of Education Building Room #301

(Invitation Only Event) SOE student scholarship receipients will be invited to attend a dinner to write thank you letters to donors of their received scholarships.

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October 2013

Textured Dialogues: A Tapestry of Immigrant Perspectives on the Meaning of Education Gala – Saturday, October 5

October 5, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
School of Education Building Front Lobby at UNCG,
1300 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, 27403
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You are invited to attend the gala to celebrate Textured Dialogues: A Tapestry of Immigrant Perspectives on the Meaning of Education on Saturday, October 5, from 4-6pm in the SOEB Front Lobby. This project brought together diverse cultural communities throughout Greensboro to create a tapestry and accompanying book to illustrate the perspective on the meaning of education in their community. Representatives from each community who worked to complete the tapestry will share their experiences with this project. Event is free…

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2013-2014 Homecoming SOE Alumni Awards & Reception

October 26, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
School of Education Building Room #120

Please join Dean Karen Wixson and the UNCG School of Education in honoring alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of education. Dr. Larry Coble, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium and recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Career Award, will be the keynote speaker. Reception immediately following Awards presentation. Event is free and open to the public.

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SOE Alumni Tent Reception

October 26, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kaplan Commons – EUC, West Lawn

Join fellow School of Education alumni for a tent reception and Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center. Games will include: No Golf Balls Left Behind, Back to Basics Bocce, Common Corn Hole and EOG Toss. A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free) There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

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