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News: 09-23-2013


OSS Spartan Spirit

OSS staff members show off their Blue & Gold Spartan Spirit.


Applications Now Being Received for 2013-2014 CDLC Fellowships.

(Message from Micheline Chalhoub-Deville)

It is time for our second-year CDLC Fellowship applications.

Please find the guidelines/information for the 2013-2014 application submissions by clicking here.  I will be sending this announcement to different groups on campus.  However, please feel free to disseminate these guidelines to all in the SOE and across campus.  Remember that this year, we have secured additional funding to support fellowships from faculty across units on our campus.  Funding for the 2013-14 Fellowships comes from CDLC, the SOE Dean’s Office, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.  Many thanks to all of you who work and support CDLC and our constituencies.


New Videophone Installed in Jackson Library To Provide Video Interpreting Service to UNCG and the Community

Last week, a new videophone and television monitor donated by Sorenson Communications (an international video interpreting service) was installed in Room #263 of Jackson Library. Sam Parker (SES) served as coordinator for the project, and the goal of having this installed in the library is to offer accessible phone services to deaf students who are part of the greater University population. This service is also available for the general public. Anyone wanting to use this service can go to Jackson Library, check out the key to Room 263 from the main desk, and access the videophone for free.


Recommendations for First-Year Summer Read 2014 Now Being Accepted

The New Student & Spartan Family Programs office is now accepting recommendations for book suggestions for the First-Year Summer Read 2014. For more information and to submit a recommendation for a book, visit:


SOE Book Club – Wednesday, September 25

SOE Book Club is back!

Hope everyone is enjoying The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

We will be meeting to discuss the book on Wednesday, September 25th at 12pm in SOEB room #336 (or outside if it is really nice).

Hope to see some new faces! Everyone is welcome!

(from Meggan Reagan)


Center for Legislative Studies Fall Lecture Series Event – Wednesday, September 25

The Center for Legislative Studies will be presenting the first program of their Fall Lecture Series on Wednesday, Sept 25, at 7:30pm in the Curry Building Auditorium (room 225). Dr. Kristin Goss, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University will be presenting After Sandy Hook: Gun Rights, Gun Reform, and the Politics of Mobilizing for the Long Haul. The event is free and open to the public with a reception following the talk. For more information, please view the event flyer.  (Please add link to CLS Flyer PDF here)


Teachers Academy Council of Program Coordinators Partners Meeting – Friday, September 27

The Teachers Academy Council of Program Coordinators will be hosting a Partners Meeting on Friday, September 27 from 9:00am-2:00pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. In preparation for our NCATE accreditation visit, each licensure program is inviting their school partners to campus to learn more about what they/we do and to discuss our licensure programs. For questions, please contact Barbara Levin at 334-3437 or


Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013-2014 SOE Alumni Awards – Deadline Friday, September 27

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 SOE Alumni Awards, to be presented during UNCG Homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Alumni Awards will be presented in the following categories: Early Career, Distinguished Career, Outstanding Achievement, and Distinguished Service Awards. To submit a nomination form online, please visit:

The deadline to submit Alumni Award nominations is Friday, September 27. Winners will be selected and announced in early October.


UNCG Asian Autumn Festival – Saturday, September 28

The annual UNCG Asian Autumn Festival will be held from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, September 28 this year in the Sullivan Science Building.

International and Global Studies at UNCG invites you to celebrate the rich diversity of East and Southeast Asian cultures. This free event offers fun and entertaining demonstrations, exhibits, food samples, cultural performances and children’s activities. Everyone welcome! Admission and parking (McIver Street parking deck) are free.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Matlosz,


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

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 and open to the public – light snacks & beverages will be served. For more information, view the event flyer.


SOE “All Staff Lunches” – Fall Semester

“All Staff Lunches” for SOE staff will be held on the first Monday of each month (12:00-1:00pm) and the first dates are set for October 7 and November 6. More information to come!

alumni awards ceremony


Careers in Student Affairs Conference – Friday, October 18

Registration is open for the Careers in Student Affairs Conference, hosted by TEHE, which wil be held on Friday, October 18 from 10:30am – 5:00pm in the Elliott University Center on campus. The link to the conference website with more information can be found here:


First American Indian UNC System Faculty Forum – Monday, November 11

The first American Indian UNC System Faculty Forum, cosponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) (NCSU); the College of Education (NCSU); the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNC General Administration; and the American Indian Center at UNC Chapel Hill is scheduled for November 11th (8 am – 5 pm) at the Friday Institute on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. The keynote speaker is Dr. Bryan Brayboy (Lumbee), Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice and Director of the Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University.

The primary goal of this event is to promote networking and collaboration among American Indian faculty at the UNC member institutions and ultimately to assist in retaining American Indian faculty.

Online registration is available at:

We are in the process of developing a website for this event. Please check the address below for updates (e.g., forum agenda) throughout the semester:

If you have questions or need additional information regarding this event, please contact Susan Faircloth, Associate Professor of Education/Faculty Liaison, OIED, NCSU by phone at 919-515-6249 or by email at


 SOE Technology Orientation Available Online 

For an overview of technology services and resources available to faculty and staff in the SOE and campus, click on the School of Education Technology Orientation.


Training and Educational Resources

The Technology Steering Committee and Instructional Technology Group are committed to supporting faculty by providing training and educational resources for developing online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments. Click here for more information.


SOE In the News…

Kathy Matthews (TEHE) was featured in a NC Science Now segment on UNC-TV last week for her work to protect the state’s box turtles. UNCG Now reported on the story, and you can watch the video here.

Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni Accomplishments

Julie Catanzarite, 2010 SPAHE alumni (TEHE), was named the North Carolina College Personnel Association’s 2013 Outstanding New Professional of the Year.  Julie is current the Student Retention Manager at Forsyth Technical Community College.


Meredith Vaughn, a current 2nd year student in the M.Ed. in Higher Education (SPAHE) program (TEHE), was named North Carolina College Personnel Association’s 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year.  Meredith is currently the Graduate Assistant for the Division of Student Affairs Office at UNCG.


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