The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund
The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August of 2011 by the UNC Staff Assembly in memory of UNC-TV employee Janet B. Royster. This scholarship promotes staff development for permanent, full-time, non-faculty employees, as well as recognizes and honors Janet’s leadership and dedication to all UNC employees.
The maximum award amount per academic year is $1,000. Awards are not automatically renewable. The scholarship can be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books, or registration fees. Payment will be made directly to the school, provider, or vendor.
Deadline for Spring 2017 has been extended to October 31, 2016.
For more information and to apply:
Request for Magazines
The SELF Design Studio needs to resupply its magazine stock – if you have any magazines that you would like to get rid of, bring them to the studio!
Working Papers in Education
ELC School Supply and Notecard Drive
“Make the Dean Pay” – A SECC Challenge
School of Education Dean Randy Penfield recently announced an incentive for SOE participation in the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). SOE faculty and staff, he said, could “make the Dean pay” if at least 60% make a pledge to the campaign. If the SOE reaches 60% participation, the Dean will donate $1 for each employee who participated in the campaign – over and beyond his own individual pledge.
In addition, SOE SECC solicitor, Ramon Martinez, offered SECC-donated prizes to the first five persons in the SOE to complete their pledge.
These incentives are in line with the “friendly competition” initiative by this year’s UNCG SECC campaign committee, said campaign chair DiAnne Borders. “We hoped some of UNCG’s leaders would offer such incentives to help us reach our 2016 goal of $199,999 – a realistic and fun goal. In fact, Chancellor Gilliam has said that, if we reach that goal, he will donate a dollar to make the total $200,000.”
Borders added, “I very much appreciate Dean Penfield’s support, and hope departments and offices in the SOE will think about their own goals for this year – and perhaps issue a challenge or two of their own.”
The SECC distributed over $3.8 million to charities and agencies across the state in 2015. The most popular charities supported by UNCG faculty and staff included Greensboro Urban Ministry, the Triad Health Project, Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, and Hospice and Palliative Care in Greensboro. In addition, two UNCG entities, the Center for New North Carolinians and Beyond Academics, also received pledges.
Across all SOE departments and offices, 40.5% of faculty and staff pledged $18,396 in 2015. The SOE’s participation rate was the 4th highest across the seven academic units at UNCG.
Around this year’s campaign, Dean Penfield noted, “The SECC is an amazing cause that supports so many important services in our community. The key here is participation. Having as many people as possible participating is critical, and I am excited to join the generosity of others in the School of Education to help the SECC reach its goal.”
Martinez added, “There is truly no amount too small for this campaign. If you make a donation of just $1 a week, your $52 a year can provide five grocery bags filled with essential food items to a local family in need. As recently as 2014, the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area was ranked No. 1 in the nationwide hunger list by the Food Research and Action Center. Every donation is greatly appreciated, and your participation will directly impact your community and help countless individuals.”
All SOE faculty and staff should have received a SECC packet with information about the 1,000 charities supported by SECC this year as well as pledging information. Each employee also should have received several emails from the SECC and from the Chancellor with a link to the e-pledge site. Those who prefer paper pledges may return their envelopes (provided in the SECC packet) to Roman Martinez (Dean’s Office). Payroll deduction (starting in January 2017) is available through either pledge option. The campaign runs through November 9, 2016.
Be a part of The Power of UNCGGiving!
Coalition for Diverse Language Communities (CDLC) Grant Applications Available
Applications are due November 6. Please visit this link for grant application information.
UNCG Researchers Seeking Participants for Survey on Relationships and Families in Guilford County
Researchers in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro are conducting a study to inform the new Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI), which is a community-wide initiative to infuse the local community with resources and information to support safe, healthy, and satisfying relationships. The HRI is being launched in partnership with the Phillips Foundation and a number of other community partner organizations.
The focus of this study is to learn about the perspectives and resource needs related to relationships and families among residents of Guilford County. To be eligible to participate in this study, prospective participants must be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in Guilford County, NC. Eligible volunteers will be asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire that will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The study will be conducted anonymously, and participants who complete the survey will be eligible to enter a drawing for one of two $100 store gift cards.
To learn more or participate in this research study, please visit the following website: goo.gl/rEiOkX
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at UNCG. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this study, please contact Dr. Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor in the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development, at 336-334-3426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Workshop
Thursday, October 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SOE 301
North Carolina College Personnel Association Conference
October 27-28, Elliott University Center
Friends & Colleagues,
I am happy to announce that registration for the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) conference (celebrating it’s 50th anniversary) is now up and available on the NCCPA website. Come help us celebrate 50 years of student affairs and higher education in North Carolina on the beautiful campus of UNCG October 27-28, 2016. Register now to take advantage of early-bird rates!
Finally, recognize your colleagues for all the great work they’re doing in student affairs and higher education in support of our students. Submit nominations for one of the many awards that NCCPA will give out at its annual conferenceOctober 27-28, 2016. For more information, click here.
Please pass this information along to your student affairs/student life colleagues–we want to get the word out as widely as possible.
On behalf of the Executive Board of NCCPA, we look forward to hopefully seeing you at the 50th anniversary celebration and/or the Careers in Student Affairs conference as well as reading your award nominations!
Beppie Van den Bogaerde Presentation
November 4 at 10 a.m. in EUC Alexander Room
The Miracle Worker
Runs November 14-20 at the Studio 1 theater in Holy Hill Mall (Burlington)
Internal Research Awards applications (New Faculty Research Awards and Regular Faculty Research Awards) are due Oct. 19.
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.
- Introduction to Online Surveys using Qualtrics
11/2/2016, 3:00-4:30 pm
- Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG
Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
On September 20th, Apple will release macOS Sierra to the public. SOE IT ask that everyone in our MAC community hold off on updating your systems for a minimum of 30 days while we assess the impact of the new operating system.
Fall Instructional Technology Training
Turnitin Integration with Canvas
Classroom Technology Support
Contact classroom technical support at 334-5207 for technical and training assistance in UNCG classrooms and conference rooms.
Noah Lenstra (LIS) will present the paper, ‘Community informatics in an aging society: Studying public libraries and senior centers to understand the digital literacy of older adults.’ The U.S. is aging, and more and more older adults, especially those in the age range 65-85, remain actively involved in their local communities. Many active older adults are coming to spaces like public libraries and senior centers to maintain and expand their digital literacy in retirement. Based on a year-long ethnographic study, this paper discusses how learning currently takes place in these spaces, and how it could be better supported by better understanding this growing population.