The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

News: 06-03-2013


Note: SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be sent out on Monday, June 17. Please make sure to email News items to as early as possible for the publication. The deadline to submit SOE News items for the next publication is 9:00am on Friday, June 14.

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It’s official! Silvia Bettez (ELC), Ye (Jane) He (TEHE), and Amy Vetter (TEHE) have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Congratulations!


SOEB Fire Alarm Testing – All Day Tuesday, June 4

Please be aware on June 4, 2013 Facilities Operations will conduct mandatory Fire Alarm Testing in the SOEB beginning at approximately 7am and lasting possibly until 5pm. The test WILL include sounding of the Horns and Strobe lights flashing.

SOEB building occupants are not required to exit the building while this testing takes place.

Please feel free to contact Angel Biegert at (336) 340-0827 or if you have questions and/or concerns.


The Office of Undergraduate studies will host the Veteran and Military Affiliate Education institute on June 6-7, 2013 (see ad above).  All faculty participants will receive a stipend of $420 for attending the two-day institute.

The goal of the institute is to equip faculty with information, tools, and skills, which will better prepare you to provide effective learning environments and opportunities for military populations at our institution. Faculty will participate in a series of information sessions over the course of the two-day period, addressing topics which include:  Understanding UNCG’s military demographic, The Value of Veterans in the Classroom, Hearing the Stories of Transition for our Military Population, Curriculum Design for Military Populations, and Opportunities for Research.

The workshop will take place on both days from 10am-4pm. Please RSVP to Love C. Keys at Keep in mind that space is limited.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities

The CWS Immigration and Refugee Program needs volunteers for the following event. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Shannon Green at to RSVP for the day and time you would like to volunteer.

  • June 8th in two-hour increments between 9am-10pm. You can choose a two (or more) hour time slots to volunteer at the Mosaic Festival: International Food, Art, and Music in downtown Greensboro. To learn more, visit and click here.


Free Angela & All Political Prisoners Movie Screening – Wednesday, June 19

(sent from Dara Nix-Stevenson, ELC alumna)

You are cordially invited to the upcoming Greensboro screening of Free Angela & All Political Prisoners which will premiere Wednesday, June 19th 7:30-9:30 pm at the Carousel Cinema. Advanced ticket purchase, by June 12th, is required. Advanced tickets can be purchased from

Directed and written by Shola Lynch, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners tells the dramatic story of how a young professor’s social justice activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a bloody shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.  In this historical verite style documentary, marking the 40th anniversary of the acquittal on charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy, Angela Davis recounts the politics and actions that branded her a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide movement for her freedom as a political prisoner.  At its core, the story wrestles with the meaning of political freedom in a democracy negotiated between the people and its government.  Strong, attractive, and engaging, Angela Davis is one such person who became a symbol at the center of this still relevant power struggle. Please view the movie trailer at the link below.

Peolpe are encouraged to purchase tickets sooner rather than later.  If you cannot attend, please consider making a ticket donation to an associate, friend, or family member.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dara Nix-Stevenson (ELC alumna) at

For those on facebook, an event has been created at the following link:

Click here to download poster


SOE All Staff/EPA Non-Faculty Retreat – Wednesday, July 10

Please mark your calendars for the SOE all Staff/EPA non-faculty retreat on Wednesday, July 10th from 8:30am-4:30pm. It will be held at Piney Lake and lunch will be provided.

Meggan Reagan will be sending a medical release and a participant release closer to the retreat. Meggan will need to have a final head count 2 weeks prior, so if you cannot make it please let her know at


SOE Book Club Update

Thanks for all who have participated in our book club throughout the year. We have had some great discussions! We are going on hiatus for the summer and will reconvene in August/September. This gives everyone a chance to check off some reading on their personal lists.

The next book we are going to read is going to be the UNCG freshman summer read, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Stay tuned for campus wide events and discussions surrounding the book.
Hope to see some new faces in the fall! Everyone is welcome!

(from Meggan Reagan)


SOE Kayaking Group

We would like to get a group together for a guided “Night Paddle” one evening during the week.  The paddle is usually 2 hrs starting at 7PM in May and 8PM starting in June for rest of the season.  Please contact Sheila Gambardella if interested in participating.  If we get at least 10 commitments we can have our own guide/session.  Less than 10 we will need to go to a Wednesday night paddle.

Also, we should start to look for interest in a day of kayaking, canoeing or tubing the Dan River this June.  Those interested should also contact Sheila Gambardella at


 Summer Building Security Reminder

From Angel Biegert:

As the summer begins I’d like to remind all individuals of the importance of securing our buildings, (SOEB, Curry & Ferguson Buildings).  Please remember to lock your office doors, even when stepping away for only a few minutes.
Also, departmental workrooms, mailrooms, GA offices, etc. should remain closed and locked unless an individual is occupying the space.

Thank you in advance for your assistance regarding the importance of securing office equipment and your personal items.
If you have questions and/or concerns please contact me at 336-340-0827 or


UNCG HR Information

Fidelity Holding Individual Counseling Sessions This Summer

Fidelity is holding individual counseling sessions at UNCG and invites you to attend.

Joshua Soucy, our Fidelity Investments Representative will be conducting 1:1 Retirement Planning Sessions this summer. Consider meeting with your Fidelity Workplace Planning & Guidance Consultant if you need help with:

• Managing your retirement savings goals
• Choosing from among a wide range of investments
• Building a plan that’s easy to put into action

Sessions can be scheduled during the following time periods:

June 27th 8:00AM – 5:00PM MHRA Building Room 2603
July 26th 8:00AM – 5:00PM MHRA Building Room 3603
August 8th 8:00AM – 5:00PM White Oak Room (EUC)
August 23rd 8:00AM – 5:00PM White Oak Room (EUC)

To schedule an appointment, please go to or call 1-800-642-7131.


Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni Accomplishments

Robert Henson (ERM) received an award from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for the project “Developing an Empirically tested Learning Progression for the Transformation of Matter to Inform Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Design.”

Todd F. Lewis (CED) has been honored by the American Counseling Association as winner of the Best Practice Award that recognizes an ACA member best practice research projects.  The Award was presented at ACA’s annual conference in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Lewis is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and several of its divisions, including the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the American College Counseling Association (ACCA).  Dr. Lewis is currently a member of the ACA Governing Council.  He has held the positions of treasurer and president of IAAOC.  In his career as a counselor educator, Dr. Lewis has twice received the IAAOC Exemplary Research Award. Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Counseling Association is the world’s largest private, not-for-profit organization for professional counselors.

Dr. Bert Goldman, emeritus professor in the School of Education, received the Police Volunteer of the Year Award at the Police and Citizens Appreciation Dinner May 16 at Greensboro’s Sheraton.

Teacher Candidates in TED 618 completed a service learning/leadership project this past spring semester which was highlighted on the Office of Research and Development’s website and will become a sustained effort between IPC and local schools. Read more on the project here:

The project team consisted of two international students, one visiting scholar, one M.Ed. student and one MAT project ENRICH student working together to initiate this effort. Congratulations to our students on a job well done!


Recent Faculty Publications and Presentations

On Thursday, May 2, a celebration was held in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library to celebrate the many faculty authors whose books the University Libraries acquired over the past year. Many SOE faculty were recognized, including the following: Todd Lewis (CED), Christine Murray (CED), Carol Mullen (ELC), Sandra Andrews (LIS), Joseph Hill (SES), Barbara Levin (TEHE), Dale Schunk (TEHE), and Edna Tan (TEHE).  Click here for a full listing of publications honored at the celebration. Congratulations to all of our faculty authors in 2012-2013!



Todd F. Lewis (CED) recently published his first solo-authored book entitled “Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment: Practical Application of Counseling Theory” published by Pearson. In addition to basic concepts of substance abuse and addictions counseling, Dr. Lewis emphasizes the how-to’s of addictions work, with counseling theory as the foundation. A consistent case study is used throughout the entire book to illustrate different treatment approaches and techniques.


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