Soups for Hoops
The UNCG Department of Athletics, Wesley-Luther, and OLSL have challenged student groups to collect as many non-perishable food items as possible in the month leading up to Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. All food items will go back to fellow Spartans through the Spartan Open Pantry! The winners will be recognized on-court at the men’s Basketball Spartan Showcase Game against Presbyterian on Monday, November 14th at 7:30pm.
Feel free to email me with any questions/concerns,
Working Papers in Education
“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.”
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.
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Financing Higher Ed in the US
International Education Week
Join us in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) on Nov. 12-18 this year! Learn about the tapestry created by local immigrant families from various countries of origin and reflect on the meaning of education in a global context. The tapestry will be on display in EUC. Take a selfie with the tapestry or the poster of tapestry, share your thoughts on education in a global context, and participate in the tapestry selfie photo contest. Winner of this contest will be announced at the IEW closing event on Friday, Nov. 18.
How to Participate:
- Take a selfie with the tapestry or tapestry poster
- Write a brief comment regarding your understanding of the tapestry project and education in a global context
- Submit your photo and comment on the SOE Global Facebook group: https://goo.gl/v4NrRR
- Share your submission with friends & the UNCG Community by adding #SOEGlobal #IEW2016
- The photo/comments with the most ”likes” will win the contest
For more information about SOE Global, check out our website (soe.uncg.edu/global) and the artifact display in Mossman Building and UNCG Library!
The Miracle Worker
Runs November 14-20 at the Studio 1 theater in Holy Hill Mall (Burlington)
UNCG’s Professions in Deafness program is once again thrilled to be teaming with Studio 1 in Burlington to present our third Sign Language Shadowed production. This year is especially exciting because we have 7 Deaf people involved as shadows and one as an actor! The play is “The Miracle Worker”- you won’t want to miss it! Showtimes areNovember 14-19 at 7:30 and November 19 & 20 at 2:00. Tickets are available online at http://www.studio1online.org/
A “Shadowed” production is unique! The Sign Language interpreters are onstage with the actors and work with the actors to become part of the story onstage. This means deaf audience members have full accessibility to everything happening onstage!!
So You Have a Deaf Kid in Your Class…Now What?
SOE Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
Join us in the TRC on Friday, December 16 from 1-3 p.m. for hot chocolate and desserts before the winter break!
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
SOE Instructional Technology: Canvas Arc
UNCG ITS has paid for a trial of Canvas Arc for Spring 2017, an interactive video management system integrated with Canvas.
“Arc is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video through all elements of Canvas with a Rich Content Editor (Pages, Discussions, Assignments, etc).”
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.
Ayesha Boyce of ERM featured on the UNCG RISE Network website for being awarded the 1st RISE Small Grant Research Award. https://rise.uncg.edu/first-rise-small-grant-research-award/
Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor in UNCG’s department of Library and Information Studies, will have a chapter in the forthcoming book Participatory Heritage, edited by Henriette Roued-Cunliffe and Andrea Copeland, to be released in February. More information can be found here. Congratulations, Noah!