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News: 07-15-2013


Note: SOE News will be published every other Monday during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be sent out on Monday, July 29. 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, July 26.

SOE staff took part in a day of team building and tree-climbing as part of their retreat on July 10. Congrats to Deb Ackerman, Matt Fisher, Meggan Reagan, Jennifer Stephens, and Breon Williams for making it to the ‘top of the pole’!!!


LIS Welcomes Visiting Scholar Ragna Seidler-de Alwis

We welcome Professor Ragna Seidler-de Alwis who will be a Visiting Scholar in the LIS department from July 8th to the 26th.  She is a faculty member at the Institute of Information Science, University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.  She is an expert in Market and Competitive Intelligence in Information Organizations and Businesses, and has published on tacit knowledge and innovation in the success of organizations.

She will be at UNCG LIS to explore research collaborations, especially in the area of multicultural librarianship, learn techniques in online education, and share her expertise.  Please come by and say hello to her in SOEB room 453, or send her an email.


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)


2013-2014 Faculty Assembly Retreat and Meeting Dates

Below please find the dates for the 2013-2014 Faculty Assembly Retreat and monthly meeting dates. All monthly meetings are scheduled to take place from 2:00pm-3:30pm; the Retreat times are TBD and will be sent out soon. For questions, please contact Annie Smith at

August 23 – Faculty Assembly Retreat in Virginia Dare Room (time TBD)

September 10, 2013 – EUC Claxton

October 8, 2013 – EUC Kirkland

November 19, 2013 – EUC Kirkland

January 28, 2014 – EUC Kirkland

March 4, 2014 – EUC Kirkland

April 15, 2014 – EUC Kirkland


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:

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

Dean Karen Wixson and ELC chair Rick Reitzug were featured in last week’s Campus Weekly People section: Campus Weekly People


Several CED alumni have been appointed to senior positions on the new editorial staff for the Journal of Counseling and Development, the flagship journal for the counseling profession.

  • Dr. Sylvia Nassar-McMillan was named a Senior Associate Editor.
  • Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy was named an Associate Editor for Practice and Theory.
  • Dr. Donna M. Gibson was named Associate Editor for Qualitative Research.
  • As previously announced. Dr. Kelly Wester in CED is an Associate Editor for Quantitative Research.

Congrats to all!


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