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
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 http://workshops.uncg.edu 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
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.