Alternative Spring Break Awardees

The Library and Information Studies program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Alternative Spring Break Service Learning Award.  This project is a joint effort between the State Library of North Carolina and UNCG LIS.

Students will be embedded in service learning projects during Spring Break, March 13 – 17 at public and academic libraries around North Carolina.  They will be working on challenging projects such as, processing, cataloging and digitizing local history and genealogical collections, creating pathfinders and designing and delivering instruction for patrons, and conducting a needs assessment.

Congratulations to the students who received the award: Samantha Bardarik, Aly Bolton, Devin Decanio, Caroljean Gavin, Chase Hanes, Kelly Jones, Della Owens, Lindsey Sprague, and Hannah Welborn. Each student is awarded a small stipend and funding for travel and lodging, made available by UNCG LIS. Students will conduct service learning projects at the following North Carolina libraries: The George H. & Laura E. Brown Library in Washington, Randolph County Public Library, Roanoke Rapids Public Library, Rockingham County Public Library, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University.

This is the first year for this program. UNCG hopes to expand this program to include additional partners and host sites next year.

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline


Working Papers in Education

We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 2 of the UNCG Working Papers in Education Thank you to the editors Saed Qunbar (ERM), Patrick Hales (TEHE), Carrie Hart (ELC), and to J.B. Weir (ERM) and Cherese Childers-Mckee (ELC) for their dedication. This issue features three papers by Robyn Thomas Pitts and Oksana Naumenko; Lalenja Harrington, Kimberly D. Miller, Denise Sumiel; and Kelly M. O’Donnell. Thank you to the authors for the contributions to the journal!
The focus of the journal has shifted to for our next issue be inclusive of all graduate programs in the School of Education. Please see the attached flyers with details of the Call for Papers (January 20, 2017 deadline) and upcoming workshops.
Contact faculty advisor Jamie Schissel with your questions.
wpjcfp2017 wpe_workshops


SOE Strategic Planning Town Hall Meeting

The strategic planning process for the SOE is now underway. Based on initial work of the Strategic Planning Committee, along with input from Faculty Council (Staff Assembly will be able to provide input at their next meeting), we have developed an initial set of strategic directions that align with the four Areas of Distinction of the SOE Visioning Framework. This is considered to be just a starting point for us, and will be revised as input is received from across the SOE.

At this point, your input on the strategic directions will be extremely valuable in helping us continue to shape the directions and targets of the strategic plan. To help facilitate the collection of input, there will be a Town Hall Meeting on:

January 24 from 10:00-12:00 in the EUC Alexander Room

During this meeting, I will present the initial draft of strategic directions and targets and allow for an open discussion of these directions and any others that you feel should be considered. Given that this is early in the strategic planning process, it is an opportune time to share your thoughts on these issues. I hope you are able to attend.

If you are unable to attend, we will be sharing the meeting materials with you and providing an opportunity to submit your input online (details to come shortly).

Get Free: Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy

Chinese New Year Celebration

SOE International Social


Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm


NVivo to be Removed from UNCG Network – July 31, 2017

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs


Dr. Ayesha Boyce (ERM) is the Co-PI of the recently awarded $230,000 National Science Foundation HBCU-UP grant: “Integrating Soft Matter Into Undergraduate General and Physical Chemistry Courses.” She will use a values-engaged, educative approach to evaluate the efforts of the Chemistry Department at North Carolina Central University to include polymer systems in their core chemistry curriculum.