Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Politics, Media and Information: An Evening with Ray Suarez

Tickets are on sale for the Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner, and they’re going fast.


The event for UNCG’s Libraries will be March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Elliot University Center’s Cone Ballroom. The guest speaker will be Ray Suarez. He is the author of three critically-acclaimed books including, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a NationThe Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America and The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration
Tickets, which include dinner, are $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Table sponsorships are available for $650 and include 8 tickets, special pre-reception, preferential seating and recognition at the event.
Reservations are required and may be purchased through Triad Stage by visiting http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=24297&pid=8399027 or calling 336-272-0160. The deadline to purchase your ticket is March 22. For more information about sponsoring a table, contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at hdsteven@uncg.edu or 336-256-0184.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Believe In the G: 100 Gifts. 48 Hours. February 15-16, 2017

Believe in the G is a 48-hour giving challenge during which our alumni family can invest in the future of UNCG. It's a time to come together and celebrate what makes our community great: loyalty, generosity, innovation and a commitment to lifelong learning for people from all walks of life. This year, Believe in the G is February 15-16, and there are three big ways that alumni can participate: wear blue and gold, spread the word on social media using the hashtag #BelieveInTheG and make a gift online. Our goal is 1,000 gifts by midnight on February 16, and we'll be updating our progress toward that goal at Believe in the GTo mail a gift in early, send it to: University Advancement Services, PO Box 26170, Greensboro NC 27402. Be sure to put "Believe in the G" in the memo line of the check so that we can count it toward our goal. Make a gift online today.   

Thursday, February 2, 2017

University Libraries Now Accepting Applications to Recognize Outstanding Research Projects or Papers by Undergraduates in Any Discipline

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award (ULURA) is given in recognition of an outstanding original research project or paper in any media. Created by an undergraduate student or students at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), successful individual or group projects will demonstrate the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information from scholarly resources. The winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize funded by the University Libraries. Review eligibility, requirements, submission guidelines, evaluation criteria and download your application materials here. Nominations are due by March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Motszko, University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award Committee Chair at j_motszko@uncg.edu or 336-256-1111. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Diversity and Global Exchange Expo

University Libraries will host a Diversity and Global Engagement Expo on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 2 – 5 p.m. in the Reading Room on the first floor of Jackson Library. The expo will feature a collective sharing of music, food, culture and values. Drawings for prizes will also be included. Join UNCG faculty and staff in conversation promoting the importance of diversity and multiculturalism on campus with a panel discussion beginning at 4 p. m. with Dr. Omar Ali. The event is cosponsored by the University Libraries, the Department of International and Global Studies, the Office of Intercultural Engagement, UNCG Campus Activities and Programs and the International Programs Center.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Stipends Will Provide Support for Information Literacy and Librarian Involvement

The UNCG University Libraries will award stipends to three faculty members to provide support for the revision of their spring 2017 courses to more fully integrate information literacy and increase librarian involvement into the classes.
The stipend recipients are:
  • Shana Scudder, English 305
  • Daniel Christen, Chemistry 355
  • Liz McNamara, Honors Seminar 228 

Dr. Scudder will collaborate with Jenny Dale, University Libraries’ liaison to the English department, and Armondo Collins, Head, University Libraries’ Digital Media Commons, on her contemporary rhetoric class. Students will complete scaffolded information literacy assignments throughout the semester culminating in a final multimedia project.
Dr. Christen will collaborate with Karen Grigg, University Libraries’ liaison to the Chemistry department on his intermediate organic chemistry laboratory. Students will learn information literacy skills through writing formal lab reports and creating a guide for important resources in chemistry.
Dr. McNamara will collaborate with Beth Ann Koelsch, University Libraries’ curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), and Lynda Kellam, University Libraries’ liaison to Political Science, on her honors course, entitled, eagles, dragons, bears and bulls: introduction to international relations. Students will use the primary sources in the WVHP as well as secondary sources to complete papers and a debate.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Book Discussion

Join UNCG University Libraries at its next book discussion of
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson. The event will be led by Saundra Westervelt, Ph.D., professor of sociology at UNCG and will be held on February 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library. For more information, please contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at
hdsteven@uncg.edu or 336-256-0184.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ray Suarez Announced as Guest Speaker for UNCG’s Friends of the Library Annual Dinner on March 29

Ray Suarez will be the guest speaker at this year’s UNCG Friends of the Library annual dinner on March 29. He is the author of three critically-acclaimed books including, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America and The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration. Suarez engages audiences, even on difficult and complex topics, with a warm and accessible style, while his presentations are passionate, quick-witted and establish a strong connection to listeners.

Tickets, which include dinner, are $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Tickets for the program, only, are $20. Table sponsorships are available for $650 and include eight tickets, preferential seating and recognition at the event. The event will be held in the Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets will be available soon. For more information about sponsoring a table, contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at 336-256-0184 or hdsteven@uncg.edu.